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    dbx 1066 Dual Compressor/Limiter Gate

    Dual-channel compressor limiter gate driven by the dbx V2 VCA featuring True RMS Power Summing stereo operation.
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    dbx 1066 Dual Compressor Limiter Gate
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    dbx 1066 Dual Compressor Limiter Gate Product Description

    After producing the world's most renown series of compressors, the task of producing a compressor worthy of dbx's reputation would be daunting for most engineers. Not for dbx. Their engineers know audio like no one else in the world. Now the fruits of their talents are available to you in the form of the 1066 Stereo Compressor/Limiter/Gate.

    Want to instantly add that classic dbx response to your mix? It's there at the touch of the "Auto" button. Or use the independent Attack and Release controls to tailor the 1066 to your specific needs. Unwanted frequencies or mic bleed in the signal path? Frequency dependent gain control is a snap to set up and execute with the Side Chain External button (SC Ext). Use the Side Chain Monitor button (SC Mon) and your favorite EQ to dial in the specific frequencies you want to trigger the device. As has become dbx standard, 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 allow you to make sure that everything is matched up level-wise, maximizing your signal-to-noise ratio.

    For overall speaker protection, the PeakStopPlus does all previous circuits one better. The PeakStopPlus represses those unwanted transients from blowing your drivers while minimizing the distortion common to many other "hard" limiters. Selectable Hard-Knee or OverEasy(R) characteristics make the 1066 ideal for your gain control needs, whether you're looking for "heavy" almost-special-effects compression or soft, smooth gain leveling. Lightpipe technology replaces standard LED's found on most other units, making the 1066 both very easy to read and much easier to operate.

    In the studio, broadcast facility or on the road with a P.A. system, the 1066 is designed for perfectly simple operation. The 1066 allows you to eliminate unwanted signals, flexibly control overall signal gain, and guard your overall mix in dual mono or stereo operation.

    At the heart of the 1066 is the dbx V2 VCA. Developed especially for the 1066, 1046 and other 10 Series products to come, this revolutionary VCA boasts superb dynamic range characteristics while maintaining very low distortion and almost immeasurable noise characteristics. The bottom line is this: a VCA working in conjunction with world class design makes the dbx1066 perform better than compressors selling for hundreds more.

    Features:
    Selectable auto (classic dbx) or manual (variable Attack and Release) compression

    Contour switch removes unwanted low frequency information from detector circuit

    Selectable OverEasy or Hard Knee compression modes

    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 differentially balanced gold-plated XLR and 1/4 in. inputs and outputs.

    True RMS level detection

    Precision metering of input level, output level, and gain reduction

    True stereo or dual mono operation

    Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operation per channel

    Proudly designed, manufactured, and tested in the USA

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of DBX products.

    dbx 1066 Technical Description

    Input
    Connectors: XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
    Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: Balanced > 50 kOhm, unbalanced > 25 kOhm
    Max Input Level: > +24 dBu balanced or unbalanced
    CMRR: Typically > 50 dB at 1 kHz

    Outputs
    Connectors: XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
    Type: Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: Balanced 120 Ohm, unbalanced 60 Ohm
    Max Output Level: > +21 dBu, > +20 dBm

    Sidechain Input
    Connector: 1/4" TS
    Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: > 10 kOhm
    Max Input Level: > +24 dBu

    Sidechain Output
    Connector: 1/4" TRS (tip hot)
    Type: Impedance balanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: Balanced 2 kOhm, unbalanced 1 kOhm
    Max Output Level: > +21 dBu balanced or unbalanced

    System Performance
    Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/0.5 dB
    Frequency Response: 0.35 Hz to 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB
    Noise: < -96 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
    Dynamic Range: > 118 dB, unweighted
    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
    IMD: < 0.1% SMPTE
    Interchannel Crosstalk: < -80 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing

    Compressor
    Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
    Ratio: 1:1 to :1
    Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy(R) or hard knee
    Attack/Release Characteristic: AutoDynamic
    Attack/Release Modes: Selectable Manual or Auto
    Manual Attack Time: Scalable program-dependent
    Manual Release Time: Scalable program-dependent
    Auto Attack Time: Program-dependent
    Auto Release Time: Program-dependent
    Output Gain: -20 to +20 dB

    Limiter
    Threshold Range: +4 dBu to +24 dBu (off)
    Ratio: :1
    Limiter Type: PeakStopPlus two-stage limiter
    Stage 1: PeakStop brickwall limiter
    Attack Time: Zero
    Release Time: Zero
    Stage 2: Predictive intelligent program limiter
    Attack Time: Program-dependent
    Release Time: Program-dependent

    Expander/Gate
    Threshold Range: Off to +15 dBu
    Ratio: 1:1 to 30:1
    Attack Time: < 100 usec
    Release Time: Program-dependent

    Function Switches
    SC Ext: Routes the external sidechain input signal to the detector.
    SC Mon: Routes the sidechain signal to the output, interrupting the normal audio.
    OverEasy: Activates the OverEasy compression function.
    Contour: Activates the frequency-dependent detector function.
    Auto: Activates automatic program-dependent attack and release times, disabling the manual Attack and Release controls.
    I/O Meter: Switches between monitoring input and output levels on the Input/Output Level meter.
    Bypass: Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire relay bypass. Relay automatically hard-wire bypasses unit at power-down and provides a power-on delay of 1.5 sec.
    Operating Level (rear panel): Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneously for both input and output levels.
    ST Link: Links both channels for stereo operation. Channel One becomes the master.

    Indicators
    Gain Reduction Meter: 12-segment LED bar graph at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, and 30 dB
    Input/Output Meter: 8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, and +18 dBu
    Compressor Threshold Meter: 3-segment LED bar graph at Below (-), OverEasy, and Above (+)
    Exp/Gate Threshold Meter: 2-segment LED bar graph at Below (-) and Above (+)
    Limiter, Threshold Meter: 1 LED to indicate PeakStopPlus limiting
    Function Switches: LED indicator for each front-panel switch

    Options
    Output Transformer
    Per Channel: Jensen JT-123-dbx or JT-11-dbx, BCI RE-123-dbx, or RE-11-dbx

    Power Supply
    Operating Voltage: 100-120 VAC 50/60 Hz 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption: 20 Watts
    Fuse: 100-120 VAC: 250 mA Slow Blow
    200-240 VAC: 125 mA Type T
    Mains Connection: IEC receptacle

    Physical
    Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75 x 19 x 9" (4.4 x 48.3 x 20.1 cm)

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of DBX products.
    Shipping Weights and Dimensions
    Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 12 x 4 in

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