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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As with any high-end device it will also be inserted into an audio system that will fit him, coherent knowledge and same range. Dynamic range is greater than dB, and total harmonic distortion is. In this situation, I will typically reset the threshold. In sidechain mode, the compressor responds to signals coming into 16s0l sidechain return connector rather than the normal input.

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Though precise, the nomenclature can be confusing, especially since 1600sl is no established convention among compressor manufacturers as to whether fully clockwise is fastest or slowest. The Output Gain control adjusts the output level with up to 20 dBu of makeup gain.

The Ground switch, when pushed in, references the center tap of the Jensen output transformer to chassis ground. We will come back later. Noise is greater than dBu unweighted 20 to 20k Hz. DBX but did not stop there, also providing another command called “Stop Level.


Mix Magazine “Compression And Compressors”. There is an LED “traffic light” 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.

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On the SL, very fast attack setting control set to maximum counter-clockwise will cause the compressor to act like sbx peak limiter even though RMS detection is used. Log in Become a member.

Did you find this review 16sl There is a device on which you have to linger, test different settings and listen to the slightest deviation dB carefully and under conditions of optimal tracks. Moreover, a continuous monitoring of the needle VU reduction indicator mode, is necessary as it can go without problem up to 30dB very easily and without any adverse effects. OverEasy mode is familiar to all dbx compressor users and offers a “softer” threshold knee than the hard knee threshold setting.

Attack time is defined as the time the compressor takes to respond after program levels have exceeded the threshold setting. Release time is defined as the time the compressor takes to return to original levels after the last excursion over threshold. The Threshold control adjusts the input level above which compression occurs.

Pin 1, Unbalanced and Ground.

dbx 160SL Blue Precision Stereo Compressor/limiter

In OverEasy mode, the dialed-in ratio setting is not fully reached until the signal has exceeded the OverEasy range and the red LED lights. In contrast to “Hard Knee” mode, its action is logically less discreet, and you can easily reach the first sounds nice, but also quite fanciful and frankly little use as ridges flee everywhere. 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.

This then becomes an exercise bdx breathtaking style. Also on the back panel, dbx has provided three push-button switches for each compressor channel: Where the DBX is perfectly astonishing is used for purely creative, so its potential can be outstanding.

It should be noted that each key has its course sometimes bicolor LED signaling. This feature helps to soften the activation of the VCA to the trigger point, which resulted in making softer and more discreet compression.

The amount of control available for both specific effects, like spanky drum and guitar sounds, and more classic applications such as vocal recording is unsurpassed by any other previous dbx compressor.

A short signal path is used for sidechain de-essing or ducking functions. This posed with a little practice and a look at the lights on the facade of the S allows to navigate quickly.