Loading recommendations for this item...

Added to Cart

Not Added

Item is in your Cart

View Cart

Not Added

There was a problem adding this item to Cart. Please try again later.
Sorry, we're having trouble showing recommendations right now. Please try again later.
Continue shopping
& FREE Shipping
Only 4 left in stock - order soon.
$199.95 + Free Shipping
Ships from and sold by Full Compass Systems.
Include Add a Protection Plan:

4 Year Music Accident Protection Plan

from Asurion, LLC
  • No deductibles or added costs. Parts, labor and shipping included.
  • Drops, spills and cracked screens covered from day one.
  • Other breakdowns covered after the manufacturer's warranty expires.
  • Includes 24/7 tech support.  File a claim online or by phone 24/7.
  • If we can't repair it, we'll replace it or reimburse the purchase price with an Amazon e-gift card.

3 Year Music Accident Protection Plan

from Asurion, LLC
  • No deductibles or added costs. Parts, labor and shipping included.
  • Drops, spills and cracked screens covered from day one.
  • Other breakdowns covered after the manufacturer's warranty expires.
  • Includes 24/7 tech support.  File a claim online or by phone 24/7.
  • If we can't repair it, we'll replace it or reimburse the purchase price with an Amazon e-gift card.
FREE Shipping. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Small cosmetic imperfection on top, front or sides of item. Small cosmetic imperfection on bottom or back of item. Accessories may have cosmetic damage. Item will come repackaged.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$219.00
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Dale Pro Audio
Add to Cart
$219.00
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: 8th Street Music
Add to Cart
$219.95
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: PitbullAudio
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

4 Year Music Accident Protection Plan

from Asurion, LLC
$44.99
  • No deductibles or added costs. Parts, labor and shipping included.
  • Drops, spills and cracked screens covered from day one.
  • Other breakdowns covered after the manufacturer's warranty expires.
  • Includes 24/7 tech support.  File a claim online or by phone 24/7.
  • If we can't repair it, we'll replace it or reimburse the purchase price with an Amazon e-gift card.

dbx 286s Microphone Preamp & Channel Strip Processor

by dbx
4.6 out of 5 stars 115 customer reviews
Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately.
Amazon's Choice for "dbx 286s microphone preamp processor"

Price: $219.00
Sale: $199.95 & FREE Shipping
You Save: $19.05 (9%)
Discount Provided by Amazon. Details
  • This item is sold by a third-party seller. The discount is provided by Amazon.
  • This is a limited time discount.
  • Discount does not apply to digital content.
  • Discount good while supplies last or until withdrawn by Amazon.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to pre-discounted prices.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the discount at any time.
  • If any of the products or content related to this discount are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
  • Studio quality Mic Preamp/Channel Strip Processor
  • Classic dbx Compression puts great sound within easy reach
  • Frequency tunable 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)

Frequently bought together

  • dbx 286s Microphone Preamp & Channel Strip Processor
  • +
  • Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
  • +
  • Monoprice XLR Male to 1/4in TRS Male Cable - 3 Feet | 16AWG, Gold Plated - Premier Series
Total price: $606.43
Buy the selected items together


Special offers and product promotions

  • Sale: $199.95 — Discount Provided by Amazon. Here's how (restrictions apply)

Have a question?

Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews

Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.

Don't see what you're looking for?
There was a problem completing your request. Please try your search again later.
All Product Information Customer Q&A's Customer Reviews

From the manufacturer


Compare with similar items


dbx 286s Microphone Preamp & Channel Strip Processor
Cloud Microphones CL-1 Cloudlifter 1-channel Mic Activator
BEHRINGER Audio Interface 1x XLR/TRS 1x 1/4" 2X RCA USB, Black 1-Channel UM2
ART ProMPAII Two Channel Discrete Class A Microphone Preamp
Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200 Audiophile Vacuum Tube Microphone/Line Preamplifier
dbx 580 Compact, Professional Mic Preamp
Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart
Customer Rating 4 out of 5 stars (115) 4 out of 5 stars (152) 4 out of 5 stars (1297) 4 out of 5 stars (65) 3 out of 5 stars (80) 5 out of 5 stars (3)
Price $219.00 $149.00 $39.99 $299.00 $99.99 $129.99
Shipping FREE Shipping on orders over $25 FREE Shipping on orders over $25 FREE Shipping on orders over $25 FREE Shipping on orders over $25 FREE Shipping on orders over $25 FREE Shipping on orders over $25
Sold By Full Compass Systems BCCK Amazon.com Pro Audio Land Front Row Electronics Alto Music
Item Dimensions 19 x 5.75 x 1.75 in 1.93 x 1.93 x 4.72 in 5.04 x 4.65 x 1.97 in 8.74 x 18.98 x 3.46 in 19.02 x 8.54 x 1.75 in 9 x 2 x 6.6 in

Product description

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 OverEasy 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 tunable 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.

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.

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!


Product information

Technical Specification

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Feedback

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Questions & Answers

115 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

April 11, 2018
Verified Purchase
37 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
August 16, 2015
Verified Purchase
135 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
September 30, 2015
Verified Purchase
66 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
January 1, 2017
Verified Purchase
21 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
July 16, 2015
Verified Purchase
17 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
June 4, 2017
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

dbx 286s Microphone Preamp & Channel Strip Processor
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: dbx 286s Microphone Preamp & Channel Strip Processor
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: dbx equipment, studio amp, studio preamp, studio amplifier, best microphone, mic preamp for vocal