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DBX 160SL Dual Compressor Limiter

DBX 160SL Dual Compressor Limiter
£1,500.00 (inc. vat)
£1,250.00 (ex. vat)

Brand: DBX

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The DBX 160SL is a 2U, dual compressor limiter featuring a blue 1/4" aircraft aluminium front panel, handcrafted solid aluminium knobs, LEDs mounted individually in machined stainless steel housings, custom VU meters with peak indicators, and heavy gauge chassis. This is a rugged piece of outboard!
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DBX 160SL

The DBX 160SL is a 2U, dual compressor limiter featuring a blue 1/4" aircraft aluminium front panel, handcrafted solid aluminium knobs, LEDs mounted individually in machined stainless steel housings, custom VU meters with peak indicators, and heavy gauge chassis. This is a rugged piece of outboard!

In addition to having the auto attack and release as well as a hard knee threshold characteristic, the 160SL offers AutoVelocity manual mode, in addition to DBX's classic OverEasy mode, made standard by the classic dbx 165A. And speaking of the 165A, all of its features, including variable attack and release controls, as well as dbx's latest limiting algorithm PeakStopPlus, are included in the 160SL.

DBX 160SL Features

  • Patent-pending AutoVelocity™ circuit
  • 127dB of Dynamic Range
  • High-Drive output transformer circuit drives 1000 ft. of Belden® cable at +30dBu with only .007% THD
  • Switchable between Hard-knee and OverEasy® Compression
  • Program-dependent "Auto," AutoVelocity™ or fully variable attack ad release manual modes

Specifications

  • Input Connectors: Female XLR Pin 2 hot, pin 1 lift switch
  • Input Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Input Impedance: Balanced > 20 k ohm, unbalanced > 10 k ohm
  • Max Input: >+30dBu balanced, > +26dBu unbalanced
  • CMRR: >100dB 20 Hz to 200 Hz, >80dB 200 Hz to 2 kHz, >60dB 2 kHz to 20 kHz
  • Output Connectors: Male XLR Pin 2 hot
  • Output Type: Transformer balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Output Impedance: Balanced 50ohm, unbalanced 25ohm
  • Max Output: Bal >+30dBm (into 600 ohm); Unbalanced (with UNBAL switch engaged) >+24dBm (into 600 ohm)
  • Sidechain Input Connector: Female XLR Pin 2 hot
  • Sidechain Input Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Sidechain Impedance: Balanced >20 k ohm, unbalanced >10k ohm
  • Sidechain Max Input Level: >+30dBu balanced or unbalanced
  • Sidechain Output Connector: Male XLR Pin 2 hot
  • Sidechain Output Type: Unbuffered, hard-wired to INPUT, RF filtered
  • Bandwidth: 01dB: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0/-0.1dB, no gain reduction, unity gain; 1.0dB: <4 Hz to >40 kHz +0/-1.0dB, no gain reduction, unity gain
  • Frequency Response: <2 Hz to >200 kHz +0/-3.0dB, no gain reduction, unity gain
  • Noise: <-92dBu, unweighted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz measurement bandwidth
  • Dynamic Range: >122dB
  • THD+Noise: 0.008% typical at +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain; 0.05% typical at +30dBu, 1kHz, unity gain; <0.1% any amount of compression up to 30dB, 1kHz
  • IMD: <0.02% SMPTE 4:1, no gain reduction, unity gain
  • Deviation From Linear Phase: <1.0 degree, <10 Hz to 200 kHz, 30dB of compression
  • Interchannel Crosstalk: <-100dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • VCA: dbx V8™
  • VCA Dynamic Range: >127dB
  • VCA THD + Noise: 0.006% typical at +4dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain
  • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing

Compressor

  • Compressor Threshold Range: -40 to +30dBu
  • Compressor Ratio: 1:1 to Infinity:1
  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
  • Compressor Attack/Release Modes: Selectable Manual or Auto
  • Compressor Manual Attack Time: Scalable program-dependent. Typically 400dB/msec to 1dB/msec
  • Compressor Manual Release Time: Scalable program-dependent. Typically 4000dB/sec to 10dB/sec
  • Compressor Auto Attack Time: Program-dependent, typically 15 ms for 10dB, 5 ms for 20dB, 3 ms for 30dB
  • Compressor Auto Release Time: Program-dependent, typically 120dB/sec
  • Compressor Output Gain: -20 to +20dB

Limiter

  • Limiter Threshold Range: +4dBu to >+30dBu (off)
  • Limiter Ratio: 4:1
  • Limiter Type: PeakStopPlus® two-stage limiter
  • Limiter Stage 1: Instantaneous Transient Clamp
  • Limiter Stage 1 Attack Time: Zero
  • Limiter Stage 1 Release Time: Zero
  • Limiter Stage 2: Intelligent Predictive Limiting
  • Limiter Stage 2 Attack Time: Program dependent, typically <5 msec.
  • Limiter Stage 2 Release Time: Program dependent, typically 22dB/sec

General

  • Dimensions: 3.5” H X 19” W X 11.25” D
  • Unit Weight: 20.5 lbs (9.3 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 25.0 lbs (11.3 kg)
  • Reference: 0dBu = 0.775Vrms
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer DBX
SKU SDBX160SL
Model 160SL
GTIN 0691991400063