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DBX 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover with XLR Connectors

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About DBX 160A Sound Processing

The dbx 160A belongs to the dbx 160 family of compressor/limiters. The same classic sound, easy set-up and no compromise metering is now married to an improved signal path and stronger chassis design. The result is industry standard compressor/limiter which is digital-ready and road tough.

Featuring switch-selectable OverEasy and Hard Knee compression curves along with extremely wide-ranging threshold, ratio and output controls, the dbx 160A is up to any task. True RMS level detection provides the most natural-sounding dynamics processing available, from subtle compression to "brick wall" peak limiting. Choose low ratios and OverEasy compression to transparently smooth out fluctuating vocal and instrumental levels or use the 160A's Hard Knee compression and high ratios (up to and beyond:1 and over 60dB gain reduction) for bombproof protection against overload distortion in digital recording, P.A. systems and broadcast signals.

The 160A is fully compatible with +4/-10dB and balanced/ unbalanced systems and its electronically balanced output stage is an outstanding line driver for long cable runs (an output transformer is optional). The 19-segment, switchable input/ output LED metering can be easily calibrated to any operating level. 12-segment gain reduction LEDs provide precise analysis at a glance.

The dbx 160A's unique "INFINITY +" inverse-compression mode actually decreases the audio output level below unity gain when the input exceeds threshold, a real life saver for correcting overbearing vocal choruses and controlling runaway house mix levels. A detector input can be used with an equalizer for de-essing sibilant vocals and selectively smoothing out boomy notes on acoustic guitar and bass. And two 160As can be stereo-coupled to process an entire mix or instruments mic'd in stereo, without shifting the left/right image. Its musical sound, easy operation and unequaled versatility made the original dbx 160 a world standard.

The 160A follows that tradition, while meeting the challenges of a digital world.ent in the mix, or overall characteristics of 4 independent signals or control the gain leveling on a couple of stereo pairs, the dbx 160A is for you.

DBX 160A Sound Processing Features

  • OverEasy or classic hard knee compression with dbx's ultra-musical program dependent attack and release times
  • Compression ratio variable from 1:1 through infinity:1 to negative compression
  • Precision dual RMS LED display monitors input or output and gain reduction over a wide range and calibrates for different operating levels
  • Over 60dB of gain reduction available
  • Exclusive Infinity+ compression allows negative compression
  • Independent balanced and unbalanced outputs can drive 600 loads to +24dBm simultaneously. New floating balanced output stage drives any load
  • Strappable with another 160A for true RMS stereo summing operation
More Information
Mfr Part No223xs
Upc Number691991401275
Return AllowedYes
Stock StatusSpecial Order
Input: Connectors
XLR (pin 2 hot)
Input: Type
Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Input: Impedance
Balanced >50k ohm, unbalanced >25k ohm
Max Input Level
>+22dBu balanced or unbalanced
Output: Connectors
Output: Type
Electronically-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Output: Impedance
Balanced 60 ohm, unbalanced 30 ohm
Max Output Level
>+20dBu balanced/unbalanced into 600 ohms or greater
Crossover Frequencies: Stereo Mode
Low/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
Crossover Frequencies: Mono Mode
Low/Mid: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
Mid/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
Crossover Frequencies: Filter type
Linkwitz-Riley, 24 dB/octave, state-variable
Functional Frequencies: Front Panel
Low Cut: Activates 40 Hz Butterworth, 12 dB/octave high-pass filter, one switch per channel
Functional Frequencies: Phase Invert
Inverts the phase at the output, one switch per output
Functional Frequencies: Rear Panel
x10: Multiplies the crossover frequency range by 10, one switch per channel
Mode: Selects stereo/mono and 2/3-way operation
LF sum: Selects normal (stereo) or mono-summed low frequency operation
Indicators: Stereo Operation
Green LED
Indicators: Mono Operation
Yellow LED
Indicators: Low Cut
Red LED per channel
Indicators: x10
Green LED per channel
Indicators: Phase Invert
Red LED per output (3 per channel)
System Performance: Bandwidth
20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
System Performance: Frequency Response
< 3Hz to > 90kHz, +0/-3 dB
System Performance: Dynamic Range
>106dB, unweighted, any output
System Performance: THD + Noise
<0.004% at +4dBu, 1kHz
<0.04% at +20dBu, 1 kHz
System: Interchannel Crosstalk
<-80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
System Performance: CMRR
>40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
System Performance: Signal-to-Noise
Ref: +4dBu
0% of 100
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