DBX Model 160XT Compressor/Limiter

DBX Model 160XT Compressor/Limiter
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Used DBX Model 160XT Compressor/Limiter

The 160XT is an industry standard compresor/limiter that is digital ready and road tough.
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  • Condition: Used
  • Status: In Stock
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DBX Model 160XT Compressor/Limiter

This DBX 160XT comes with an attached Power Cable.

This unit is in good condition with normal wear, including some minor scratches on the top that won't be visible when racked, and some tape remainder on the back over the Detector Input jack. This unit has been fully tested and works great. Please see pictures for details on item condition.

Product Details:
The dbx 160XT is a legendary dbx 160 family of compressor/limiters. The same classic sound, easy set-up and no compromise metering is now married to an improved signal path and stronger chassis design. The result is industry standard compressor/limiter which is digital-ready and road tough.

Featuring switch-selectable OverEasy and Hard Knee compression curves along with extremely wide-ranging threshold, ratio and output controls, the dbx 160XT is up to any task. True RMS level detection provides the most natural-sounding dynamics processing available, from subtle compression to "brick wall" peak limiting. Choose low ratios and OverEasy compression to transparently smooth out fluctuating vocal and instrumental levels. Or use the 160XT's Hard Knee compression and high ratios (up to and beyond :1 and over 60dB gain reduction) for bombproof protection against overload distortion in digital recording, P.A. systems and broadcast signals. The 160A is fully compatible with +4/-10dB and balanced/ unbalanced systems, and its electronically balanced output stage is an outstanding line driver for long cable runs (an output transformer is optional). The 19-segment, switchable input/ output LED metering can be easily calibrated to any operating level. 12-segment gain reduction LEDs provide precise analysis at a glance.

The dbx 160XT's unique "INFINITY +" inverse-compression mode actually decreases the audio output level below unity gain when the input exceeds threshold, a real lifesaver for correcting overbearing vocal choruses and controlling runaway house mix levels. A detector input can be used with an equalizer for de-essing sibilant vocals and selectively smoothing out boomy notes on acoustic guitar and bass. And two 160XTs can be stereo-coupled to process an entire mix or instruments mic'd in stereo, without shifting the left/right image. Its musical sound, easy operation and unequaled versatility made the original dbx? 160 a world standard. The 160XT follows that tradition, while meeting the challenges of a digital world.

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