DBX SL. 2-channel Compressor/Limiter Patent-pending AutoVelocity™ circuit dB of Dynamic Range High-Drive output transformer. The dbx S is a stereo compressor could not be more complete consists of a multitude of rotary pots, buttons, LEDs, and two good old. Despite being both smaller and lighter, this new compressor yields little in performance to Dbx’s flagship SL. The name Dbx is pretty much synonymous with.

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The SL doesn’t disappoint here, as I got tremendous control without excessive pumping and, and now I have a new favorite.

Also note that the symmetry of output is through Jensen transformers capable of handling elephantine tensions. In OverEasy mode, the dialed-in dnx setting is not fully reached until the signal has exceeded the OverEasy range and the red LED lights. Did you find this review helpful?

Also on the back panel, dbx has provided three push-button switches for each compressor channel: This “brick wall” limiting is an important feature for successfully engineering maximum-level digital recordings, radio broadcasts or satellite transponder audio uplinks.

With this compressor the major risk is to take you to extreme settings where extensive experience is required under penalty of making big mistakes. Used primarily on vocals, the S gives the best of himself, and at no time did we notice pumping or creating noise.

I used the SL on a variety of instruments, as well as for overall program control.

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The so-called “Side Chain” feature allows to introduce in the loop detection S bike as an external equalizer, turning eg a de-esser to compet. Getting In And Out The two-rackspace SL has two mono compressor channels mounted side by side with stereo coupling and sidechain capability.


Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. 160zl AD dx board X: The Ground switch, when pushed in, references the center tap of the Jensen output transformer to chassis ground.

A short signal path is used for sidechain de-essing or ducking functions. In sidechain mode, the compressor responds to signals coming into the sidechain return connector rather than the normal input.

Purely analog use, since its purchase, it was connected to a multitude of different sound sources, and the first thing that follows is that it shines not exemplary neutrality, especially in the “Overeasy” mode is engaged. Release time is defined as the time the compressor takes to return to original levels after the last excursion over threshold. The lighted VU meter has two scales: Log in Become a member. To dbbx up a moment, PeakStop was first introduced with the dbx A compressor and ebx setting up an absolute ceiling for all fast transients that outpace or slip by the compressor’s gain reduction setting.

Noise is greater than dBu unweighted 20 to 20k Hz. And especially with the “Peak Stop Plus” feature, as it can be sharp and quickly wearing so badly mastered. This feature helps to soften the ebx of the VCA to the trigger point, which resulted in making softer and more discreet compression. It does this without introducing harsh-sounding artifacts. As with any high-end device it will also be inserted into an audio system that will fit him, coherent knowledge and same range.

You can hear the confident “click” of a hard-wired bypass relay with a verifying red LED when you select sidechain mode.


dbx SL Stereo Compressor-Limiter

At first it is also imperative handled with tweezers, as mistakes can be made. If you have arrived at a threshold level setting with OverEasy switched out and then switch it in, you will notice more gain reduction movement on the 160s. Dynamic range is greater than dB, 106sl total harmonic distortion is.

Because of the unit’s transparency, I found it a favorite on vocals, backing vocals, bass synth, bass guitar, guitar and drums. We find the threshold, ratio, attack the output gain and return.

dbx 160SL Blue Precision Stereo Compressor/limiter

By using our services, you agree to our use of dbxx. The compression ratio control is smooth and continuous from 1: Our members also liked: Though precise, the nomenclature can be confusing, especially since there is no established convention among compressor manufacturers as to whether fully clockwise is fastest or slowest.

There is an LED “traffic cbx that shows when the signal is below threshold greenover threshold redand yellow when the OverEasy mode is selected and the level is in the OverEasy threshold range. Mix Magazine “Compression And Compressors”. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.

That said some artistic applications, in my opinion it can not be regarded as regrettable as it is sometimes useful to make the finest and most sophisticated manipulations by hand.

This posed with a little practice and a look at the 160l on the facade of the S allows to navigate quickly.