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DBX 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate

2-Channel Compressor/ Limiter/ Gate

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  • DBX 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate Details

    After producing the world's most renown series of compressors, the task of producing a new compressor worthy of our reputation would be daunting for most engineers. Not for dbx. 

    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 our 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.

    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, our new PeakStopPlus does all previous circuits one better. With a new design, 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 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. New lightpipe technology replaces standard LED's found on most other units, making the 1066 both very easy to read and much easier to operate.

    • 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" 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



    • 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


    • 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 Input Level:  +21 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm 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-80dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing
    • Dimensions: 4.40 x 48.3 x 20.10 cm
    • Weight: 2.3 kg
    • Shipping Weight: 3.4 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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