DBX DriveRack 260 Loudspeaker Management System


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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
Stock StatusDiscontinued
Mfr Part No260
Upc Number691991400483
Return AllowedYes
Inputs: Number of Inputs
(2) Line inputs. (1) RTA Mic input
Inputs: Connectors
(2) Female XLR line inputs. XLR RTA Mic input
Inputs: Type
Electronically balanced/RF filtered
Inputs: Impedance
>40k ohm
Maximum Input Level
+30dBu with input jumpers in +30 position
Inputs: CMRR
>45 dB
Inputs: RTA Mic Phantom Voltage
+15 VDC
Inputs: RTA Mic ETN
<-110 dBu, 22 Hz - 22 kHz, 150 ohm
Analog Outputs: Number of Outputs
Analog Outputs: Connectors
Male XLR
Analog Outputs: Type
Electronically balanced, RF filtered
Analog Outputs: Impedance
Maximum Output Level
A/D Performance: Type
dbx Type IV Conversion System
A/D Performance: Dynamic Range line
>114 dB A-weighted, >112 dB unweighted
A/D Performance: Type IV dynamic range
>119 dB, A-weighted
Dimensions22.5 x 11.5 x 3.5
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