dbx 160A Compressor


dbx 160A Compressor


The dbx 160A is part of the legendary 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 a industry standard compressor/limiter which is digital-ready and road tough.

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  • Input Connectors: 1/4" TRS and XLR, Floating Balanced; XLR: Pin 2 hot Phone: Tip Hot
  • Input Impedance: 40k Ω
  • Max Input: +24dBu, Balanced or Unabalanced (Absolute)
  • CMRR: >45dB (any frequency)
  • Detector Input: 1/4" TRS phone, Floating Balanced
  • Detector Input Impedance: >200k Ω
  • Detector Input Max Level: +28dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced
  • Output Connectors: 1/4" TRS phone, Unbalanced; XLR, floating balanced; pin 2 hot
  • Output Impedance: Balanced 200 Ω, unbalanced 100 Ω
  • Max Output: (Balanced): +24dBm; <0.3% THD; (Unbalanced): +20dBm; <0.3% THD
  • Noise: <-90dBu, Unweighted (20Hz - 20kHz)
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • THD: <0.2%, Typical, any amount of compression up to 40dB @ 1kHz
  • Compressor Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic: OverEasy® or hard knee
  • Compressor Ratio: Variable 1:1 to :1 thru to -1:1; >60dB maximum compression
  • Compressor Attack Time: Program dependent; typically 15ms for 10dB, 5ms for 20dB, 3ms for 30dB
  • Compressor Release Time: Program Dependent; Typically 8ms for 1dB, 80ms for 10dB, 400ms for 50dB; 125dB/sec rate
  • Dynamic Range: >113dB
  • Gain Adjustment Range: -20dB to +20dB
  • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power summing
  • Summing: 1/4" TRS phone jack
  • Operating Voltage: 200-250VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Power Connector: IEC receptacle
  • Dimensions: 4.45cm x 48.2cm x 16.51cm
  • Weight: 1.99 kg