DBX 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate

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DBX 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate -

The dbx 1066 dual mono/stereo compressor/limiter with gate carries both the classic dbx response, in addition to full manual control over the attack and release characteristics. Frequency dependent gain control is easy to set up and execute with the side chain and the Side Chain Monitor button helps with setting up the required EQ.
The contour switch allows entire mixes to be easily smoothed with soft compression, while keeping low frequencies from punching holes in the overall mix. Selectable input and output metering provides information to help match equipment level-wise, maximizing signal-to-noise ratio. For overall speaker protection, PeakStopPlus represses unwanted transients that could blow drivers, while minimizing the distortion common to many other hard-limiters. Selectable Hard-Knee or OverEasy characteristics make the 1066 ideal for gain control needs, whether for "heavy" almost-special-effects compression or soft, smooth gain leveling.
In the studio, broadcast facility, or on the road with a P.A. system, the 1066 is designed for simple operation. It allows the user to eliminate unwanted signals, control overall signal gain and guard the overall mix in dual mono or stereo operations.


  • Precision metering of input level, output level and gain reduction
  • True differentially balanced gold-plated XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs
  • PeakStopPlus limiting for setting maximum allowable level with minimal distortion
  • SC Ext and SC Mon for setting up and monitoring external devices for gating function
  • True stereo or dual mono operation
  • Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operation per channel
  • Selectable Overeasy or Hard Knee compression modes
  • Contour switch removes unwanted low frequency information from detector circuit
  • True RMS level detection
  • Selectable auto (classic dbx) or manual (variable Attack and Release) compression
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Compressor: Attack/Release Modes:Selectable Manual or Auto
Compressor: Auto Attack Time:Program-dependent
Compressor: Auto Release Time:Program-dependent
Compressor: Manual Attack Time:Scalable program-dependent
Compressor: Manual Release time:Scalable program-dependent
Compressor: Output Gain:-20 to +20 dB
Compressor: Ratio:1:1 to infinity:1
Compressor: Threshold Characteristic:Selectable OverEasy or hard knee
Compressor: Threshold Range:-40 dBu to +20 dBu
Compressor:Attack/Release Characteristic:Auto Dynamic
Dimensions (H x W xD):1.75 x19 x9"(4.4cmx48.3cmx20.1cm)
Expander/Gate: Attack Time:< 100 microsec
Expander/Gate: Ratio:1:1 to 30:1
Expander/Gate: Release Time:Program-dependent
Expander/Gate: Threshold Range:Off to +15dBu
Fuse:100-120 VAC: 250 mA Slow Blow 200-240 VAC: 125 mA Type T
Indicator: Compressor Threshold Meter:3-segment LED bar graph at Below (-), OverEasy and Above (+)
Indicator: Exp/Gate Threshold Meter:2-segment LED bar graph at Below (-) and Above (+)
Indicator: Gain Reduction Meter:12-segment LED bar graph at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30 dB
Indicator: Input/Output Meter:8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12 and +18 dBu
Indicator: Limiter, Threshold Meter:1 LED to indicate PeakStopPlus limiting
Input: CMRR:Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz
Input: Connectors:XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
Input: Impedance:Balanced > 50 kOhm, unbalanced >25 kOhm
Input: Max Input Level:+24 dBu balanced or unbalanced
Input: Type:Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Limiter Type:PeakStopPlus two-stage limiter
Limiter: Attack Time:Program-dependent
Limiter: Ratio:Infinity:1
Limiter: Release Time:Program-dependent
Limiter: Stage 1:PeakStop brickwall limiter
Limiter: Stage 2:PeakStop brickwall limiter
Limiter: Threshold Range:+4 dBu to +24 dBu (off)
Mains Connection:IEC receptacle
Operating Voltage:100-120 VAC 50/60 Hz 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Output Transformer Per Channel:Jensen JT-123-dbx or JT-11-dbx, BCI RE-123-dbx or RE-11-dbx
Output: Connectors:XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
Output: Impedance:Balanced 120 Ohm, unbalanced 60 Ohm
Output: Max Output Level:> +21 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced
Output: Type:Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Power Consumption:20 Watts
Sidechain Input: Connector:1/4" TS
Sidechain Input: Impedance:>10 kOhm
Sidechain Input: Max Input Level:>+24 dBu
Sidechain Input: Type:Unbalanced, RF filtered
Sidechain Output: Connector:1/4" TRS (tip hot)
Sidechain Output: Impedance:Balanced 2 kOhm, unbalanced 1 kOhm
Sidechain Output: Max Input Level:>+21 dBu balanced or unbalanced
Sidechain Output: Type:Impedance balanced, RF filtered
System Performance: Bandwidth:20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/0.5 dB
System Performance: Crosstalk:< -80dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
System Performance: Dynamic Range:> 118dB, unweighted
System Performance: Frequency Response:0.35 Hz to 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB
System Performance: IMD:< 0.1% SMPTE
System Performance: Noise:<-96 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
System Performance: Stereo Coupling:True RMS Power Summing
System Performance: THD+Noise:0.008% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain 0.08% typical at +20 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain < 0.1% any amount of compression up to 40 dB, 1 kHz
Weight:5.1 lbs. (2.3 kg)

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