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    dbx 266XS Dual Compressor and Gate

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    SKU: DBX 266XSV


    Item Condition: Brand New

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    New Top-Brand Gear From An Authorized US Dealer

    You get top-brand gear, new from the factory, from an authorized US dealer. Our products are shipped from the vendor to our warehouse, and then from the warehouse to you. There is no detour through a retail store, where the boxes are opened, the products put on display, and then sold as leftovers. When you shop online, make sure you are comparing new gear from authorized US dealers. 

    Special Opportunities: When It's Not New, We Tell You

    We occasionally have opportunities to buy B-stock merchandise to offer at special discounts. We also sometimes get returns in less than perfect condition. Sometimes we will offer these products to you - but we always identify it clearly as such using the classifications below. So unless it says otherwise, it's new from the factory.

    Important Guarantee: Your 100% Satisfaction

    Regardless of the condition described on our site, what you should remember is that if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it (though exceptions apply for some products). Of course, if you know you will only be happy if a product is 100% cosmetically perfect, then you shouldn't order B-Stock or Blemished merchandise - it's just not a good gamble. And if you will only be happy if a product has never been touched by another human, well then the Resealed products aren't a good choice for you. But if you are looking for even more impressive values than our already-low prices, then these options will be very attractive when available.

    These are our best descriptions of the quality and condition of this merchandise. Because of the highly efficient, automated nature of our warehouse, and the high volume of products we stock and ship, there is no way for us to provide any additional detail on the condition of any individual item. Just remember our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

    Warehouse Resealed

    A warehouse resealed product is usually a customer return. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals* and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Blemished

    This is typically a customer return with minor cosmetic imperfections, such as superficial scratches or scuffs on the finish. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly. It may be less attractive than Warehouse Resealed inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Scratch and Dent

    This is typically a customer return that shows general wear and tear, along with dents and scratches. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly, but will show signs of use. It may be less attractive than Blemished inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Factory Resealed

    A factory resealed product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    B-Stock

    A B-stock product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products may be cosmetically blemished, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 


    *Warranty coverage for non-new gear varies by manufacturer. To see if the non-new product you’re interested in has warranty coverage, click the "What is Blemished/Warehouse Resealed/etc." text link near the price on the product page.

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    Product Condition

    New Top-Brand Gear From An Authorized US Dealer

    You get top-brand gear, new from the factory, from an authorized US dealer. Our products are shipped from the vendor to our warehouse, and then from the warehouse to you. There is no detour through a retail store, where the boxes are opened, the products put on display, and then sold as leftovers. When you shop online, make sure you are comparing new gear from authorized US dealers. 

    Special Opportunities: When It's Not New, We Tell You

    We occasionally have opportunities to buy B-stock merchandise to offer at special discounts. We also sometimes get returns in less than perfect condition. Sometimes we will offer these products to you - but we always identify it clearly as such using the classifications below. So unless it says otherwise, it's new from the factory.

    Important Guarantee: Your 100% Satisfaction

    Regardless of the condition described on our site, what you should remember is that if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it (though exceptions apply for some products). Of course, if you know you will only be happy if a product is 100% cosmetically perfect, then you shouldn't order B-Stock or Blemished merchandise - it's just not a good gamble. And if you will only be happy if a product has never been touched by another human, well then the Resealed products aren't a good choice for you. But if you are looking for even more impressive values than our already-low prices, then these options will be very attractive when available.

    These are our best descriptions of the quality and condition of this merchandise. Because of the highly efficient, automated nature of our warehouse, and the high volume of products we stock and ship, there is no way for us to provide any additional detail on the condition of any individual item. Just remember our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

    Warehouse Resealed

    A warehouse resealed product is usually a customer return. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals* and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Blemished

    This is typically a customer return with minor cosmetic imperfections, such as superficial scratches or scuffs on the finish. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly. It may be less attractive than Warehouse Resealed inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Scratch and Dent

    This is typically a customer return that shows general wear and tear, along with dents and scratches. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly, but will show signs of use. It may be less attractive than Blemished inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Factory Resealed

    A factory resealed product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    B-Stock

    A B-stock product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products may be cosmetically blemished, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 


    *Warranty coverage for non-new gear varies by manufacturer. To see if the non-new product you’re interested in has warranty coverage, click the "What is Blemished/Warehouse Resealed/etc." text link near the price on the product page.



    Product Description


    Adding a dbx 266XS Compressor/Gate to your live sound rig or studio gives you more dynamic control to help create a more polished, professional sound. Having compression in your audio chain gives you the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up your drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of your mix -
    - adding greater clarity and making them stand out from the surrounding instruments.

    Features:

    - Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
    - Gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
    - Program-adaptive expander/gates
    - Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material
    - Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
    - Stereo or dual-mono operation
    - Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4 inch TRS and XLR connectors
    - Side Chain insert
    - Classic dbx Auto modedbx knows compressors...after all, they invented them! The 266XS is in a long line of the world's most successful compressors from the inventors of the technology. Its patented Overeasy compression technology provides smooth and musical performance while the AutoDynamic attack and release controls, found only on dbx compressors, puts great sound within easy reach. The 266XS can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4 inch TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.

    Specifications


    Inputs:
    - Connector: 1/4 inch TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
    - Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    - Impedance: 40k ohm balanced, 20k ohm unbalanced
    - Maximum Level: >+22dBu Balanced or Unbalanced
    - Outputs:
    - Connector: 1/4 inch TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
    - Type: Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    - Impedance (+4dBu): 100 ohm balanced, 50 ohm unbalanced
    - Impedance (-10dBu): 1k ohm balanced, 500 ohm unbalanced
    - Maximum Level:
    - -- >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2k ohm or greater
    - -- >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600 ohm)
    - Sidechain Insert:
    - Connector: 1/4 inch TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); Tip = Input (return)
    - Impedance: Tip = >10k ohm (Input), Ring = 2k ohm (Output)
    - Maximum Level: Tip = >+22dBu (Input), Ring = >+20dBu (Output)
    - Compression:
    - Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
    - Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy or hard knee
    - Compression Ratio: 1:1 to Infinity:1
    - Attack Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic
    - Release Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic
    - Expander/Gate:
    - Threshold Range: -60dBu to +15dBu
    - Expansion Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1
    - Attack Time: <100uSec
    - Release Time: Program-Dependent
    - System:
    - Bandwidth: 0.35Hz - 90kHz, +0/-3dB
    - Frequency Response (Flat): 20Hz - 20kHz; +0/-0.5dB
    - Noise: <-93dBu, unweighted (22kHz measurement bandwidth)
    - THD + N: <0.2%; Any Amount of Compression at 1kHz
    - Intermodulation Distortion: <0.2% SMPTE
    - Dynamic Range: >114dB, unweighted
    - Interchannel Crosstalk: <-95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
    - CMRR: >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
    - Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing
    - Power:
    - Power Consumption: 15 Watts Maximum
    - Operating Voltage: 100 VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230 VAC 50/60 Hz
    - Physical:
    - Dimensions: 1.75 x 5.75 x 19 inches (4.45x14.6x48.26cm)
    - Weight: 4.84 lbs (2.19 kg)

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