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DBX 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter

4 Channel Racmount Compressor / Limiter

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  • DBX 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter Details

    The dbx 1046 is designed to provide the audio professional with 4 channels of great sounding dbx compression for a variety of applications. Incorporating the industry standard dbx designs and the latest available manufacturing techniques, the dbx 1046 provides pristine sonic quality with that classic dbx sound. 

    The 1046 provides 4 channels of smooth classic dbx OverEasy or Hard Knee compression that are perfectly suited for use on individual tracks of your multitrack recorder, and in virtually all applications the separate channels can be individually interfaced and used for entirely independent purposes. Additionally PeakStopPlus is ideal for protecting your system from the oppressive peaks that can take out valuable drivers in your sound reinforcement rig or studio monitors. 

    All four channels have the following controls:

    • Threshold - allows you to set the level at which the compressor starts affecting the gain
    • OverEasy - allows you to select between soft compression for overall gain control or Hard Knee compression based on the characteristics of the original dbx 160.
    • Ratio - allows you to set the slope of gain reduction affecting the signal over the threshold level.
    • Input/Output Meter - allows you to set the meter to check the input and output levels for maximum signal-to-noise ratio and best level matching.
    • Output Gain - allows you to add make-up gain or to adjust the output level for that channel to match the next device's input gain.
    • Bypass - hard wire bypass allows you to hear how the compressor is affecting your signal.
    • PeakStopPlus - allows you to set the maximum signal level you want to pass through this channel. While it's virtually impossible to eliminate distortion, the PeakStopPlus circuit does it gracefully and effectively with minimal distortion.
    • Stereo Link - allows you to link channels 1&2 and 3&4 for two channels of true stereo compression.
    • Four independent channels of operation, stereo linkable in two pairs
    • PeakStopPlus™ limiting control for setting maximum allowable level regardless of compressor settings
    • Independent Threshold and ratio controls
    • Switchable OverEasy or Hard Knee compression
    • Classic dbx compression
    • Differentially balanced gold-plated XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs
    • True RMS level detection
    • Precision metering of input level, output level, and gain reduction
    • Dual True stereo or quad mono operation
    • Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operation per channel



    • Connectors:  XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
    • Type:  Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    • Impedance:  Balanced > 40 kOhm, unbalanced >20 kOhm
    • Max Input Level:  +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced
    • CMRR: Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz


    • Connectors:  XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
    • Type:  Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    • Impedance:  Balanced > 30 kOhm, unbalanced >15 kOhm
    • Max Input Level:  +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced

    System Performance

    • Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
    • Frequency Response: 0.35 Hz to 90kHz, +0/-3 dB
    • Noise: -96 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
    • Dynamic Range: 118 dB, unweighted


    0.008% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz unity gain
    0.08% typical at +20 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain

    • IMD: 0.1% SMPTE
    • Interchannel Crosstalk-80 dB 20Hz to 20 kHz
    • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing
    • Dimensions: 4.4 x 48.3 x 20.1 cm
    • Weight: 2.4 kg
    • Shipping Weight: 3.5 kg
  • Detailed Shipping & Return Policy Information

    Postage Prices

    • Free Delivery - 3 to 5 Days
    • Express Delivey ($20) - 1 to 3 Days
    • Store Pick Up (South Melbourne) - Free


    Delivery Time frame

    Soundcorp will ship all goods the first business day once all funds have cleared.


    Refunds and Returns

    Defective or dead on arrival items, will be exchanged within 14 days. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.

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