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DBX 165 Compressor/Limiter #01179 (Vintage)

Mono compressor/limiter

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  • Product Description

    The dbx 165 is an upgraded version of the venerable 160 VU, featuring the new Over Easy compression function. Great on kick, snare, bass, vocals, etc.

    • Power switch (with LED indicator)
    • Stereo coupler (with slave LED indicator). Each 165 is equipped with matched rms detectors for stereo-strapping operation without the signal-summing errors of conventional strapped compressors.
    • Compression ratio: continuously variable, 1:1 - 20:1 and infinity
    • Attack: continuously variable, 400 - 1 db/msec
    • Release: continuously variable, 4k to 10 db/sec
    • In manual mode, variable attack and release rates allow the 165A to be used as an ultra-fast or slower rms-detecting limiter.
    • Auto attack/release (with LED indicator). In automatic mode, compressor attack and release times are determined by program material dynamics.
    • Meter switching: input, output, gain change. Analog rms meter is switchable to read input or output levels or the amount of gain reduction over a 30dB range.
    • System bypass
    • Output gain: continuously variable, -20 to + 20dB
    • Meter adjustment screw
    • Separate detector input allows compression pre-emphasis and other effects.
    • Active balanced input for hum and RF rejection.
    • 24dBv input/output capability.

    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
    • THD: 0.2%, maximum compression, 1 kHz, 0 dBV
    • Noise: - 90 dBV
    • Maximum Input: + 24 dBV
    • Maximum Output: + 23 dBV
    • Input Impedance: 22k ohm differential, 11k ohm unbalanced
    • Output Impedance: Low single ended, for driving 600 ohm or greater
    • Gain: - 20 to + 20 dB
    • Threshold Range: - 40 to + 20 dBV (Compressor), - 2 to + 24 dBV (PeakStop)
    • Maximum Compression: Greater than 60 dB

    Attack Times
    • Auto: 15 ms for 10 dB, 5 ms for 20 db, 3ms for 30dB;
    • Manual: variable from 2.5 us to 1 ms per dB
    Release Times
    • Auto: 8 ms for 1 dB, 80 ms for 10 dB, 400 ms for 50 dB; (125 dB/s rate);
    • Manual: variable from 250 us to 100 ms per dB
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    Condition Used / Vintage
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