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dbx 286s Stereo 2-Way, Mono 4-Way Crossover with Mic XLR connectors

by dbx
4.6 out of 5 stars 256 ratings

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  • Studio quality mic preamp/channel strip processor
  • Classic dbx compression puts great sound within easy reach
  • Frequency tuneable de-esser reduces sibilance and high frequency distortion
  • Enhancer increases the detail and definition of the high and low frequencies
  • Program adaptive expander/Gate. Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Input: 1/4" TRS (x2) and XLR (x1); output: 1/4" TRS (x1)
  • Operating voltage: 120VAC 60Hz, 100VAC 50/60Hz
  • Purchase includes: dbx286s, power cord, operation manual, and rack mount screws and washers (x4)

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Item Dimensions 19.00 x 5.75 x 1.75 inches 1.93 x 1.93 x 4.72 inches 4.50 x 2.00 x 2.00 inches 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 inches 9.00 x 2.00 x 6.60 inches

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The dbx 286s is a full featured channel strip processor that delivers a studio quality microphone/instrument preamplifier and four processors that can be used independently or in any combination. Why mic up vocals and instruments through a noisy, blurry mixer? The sonically pristine dbx 286s mic preamp has all the features you need, including wide-ranging input gain control, switchable +48V phantom power, and an 80Hz high-pass filter to remove low frequency hum, rumble or wind. Use the patented dbx over Easy compressor to transparently smooth out uneven acoustic tracks or deliver that classic "in your face" Vocal performance that only a dbx compressor can. Eliminate vocal sibilance and high frequency distortion from instruments such as cymbals with the frequency Tenable De-Esser. Fine-tune the Enhancer HF detail control to add sparkle and Crispness to your tracks and make adjustments to the lf detail control to add fullness and depth to vocals and bass instruments while cleaning up the muddy low midrange frequencies. The separate threshold and ratio controls on the expander/gate allow you to subtly reduce headphone leakage or radically gate noisy guitar amps. And, the dbx 286s offers a full compliment of metering and status LEDs to visually guide you to achieving the right sound.

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The cost and hassle of patching together multiple processors for use on one track can be frustrating. The dbx 286s provides you with all the mic processing you need in one box, with the shortest, cleanest signal path to keep your music sounding its best! The floating balanced XLR mic input Accepts balanced or unbalanced inputs to easily connect to professional and home studio microphones. The additional 1/4" TRS line input can accept balanced/unbalanced signals to process live electronic instruments or pre-recorded tracks at mix down. Use the insert jack to interface between the mic preamp and the signal processing sections to "Loop out" to external processors (such as EQ or delay unit) or to mix the mic preamp's signal out to an external destination.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Right unit, works very well. Wrong mains lead supplied to UK user
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for a professional voiceover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product and well worth it for such a price. Does what it supposed to do
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Size and fully functional
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5.0 out of 5 stars Considering the price it's excellent. I wasn't looking for an accurate eq but ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have if you’re in to voice recording
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gutes Teil mit Mini-Macken
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
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