DBX 166XS COMPRESSOR-LIMITER-GATE-EXPANDER

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  • Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New 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″ TRS and XLR connectors
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® “Auto” mode
  • Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New 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″ TRS and XLR connectors
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® “Auto” mode

 

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Compressos Expander Gate Kimiter DBX 166XS Stereo
Overview Bring a more professional sound to your mix

Adding a dbx® 166xs Compressor/Limiter/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. To protect your expensive amps and speakers the PeakStop® limiter provides an absolute ceiling for peak excursions or large transients that could damage your equipment.

dbx knows compressors…after all we invented them! The 166xs is the latest 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 166xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4″ TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.

Specifications

Input Connectors 1/4″ TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Input Impedance >50kΩ balanced, >25kΩ unbalanced
Max Input >+24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced
Input Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Sidechain 1/4″ TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
Sidechain Impedance Tip = >10kΩ (Input), Ring = 2kΩ (Output)
Sidechain Max Input Level >+20dBu (tip/input); >+20dBu (ring/output)
Output Connectors 1/4″ TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Output Impedance 120Ω balanced, >60Ω unbalanced
Max Output +21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kΩ or greater; >+18 dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600Ω)
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz; +0, -0.5dB, Typical 3dB points are 0.35Hz and 110kHz, unity gain
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Weight 2.00 kg

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Description
  • Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New 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" TRS and XLR connectors
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® "Auto" mode
ContentCompressos Expander Gate Kimiter DBX 166XS Stereo Overview Bring a more professional sound to your mix Adding a dbx® 166xs Compressor/Limiter/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. To protect your expensive amps and speakers the PeakStop® limiter provides an absolute ceiling for peak excursions or large transients that could damage your equipment. dbx knows compressors...after all we invented them! The 166xs is the latest 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 166xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches. Specifications
Input Connectors 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Input Impedance >50kΩ balanced, >25kΩ unbalanced
Max Input >+24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced
Input Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Sidechain 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
Sidechain Impedance Tip = >10kΩ (Input), Ring = 2kΩ (Output)
Sidechain Max Input Level >+20dBu (tip/input); >+20dBu (ring/output)
Output Connectors 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Output Impedance 120Ω balanced, >60Ω unbalanced
Max Output +21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kΩ or greater; >+18 dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600Ω)
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz; +0, -0.5dB, Typical 3dB points are 0.35Hz and 110kHz, unity gain
Noise

Features
Enhance switch to restore spectral balance of compressed signal
Switchable Mode - Dual Channel or Stereo linked
Above or Below Threshold LEDs
Balanced XLR and Jack Inputs and Outputs
Intuitive, user friendly layout
Flawless performance

Innovation
The ARX COMPO? is a unique compressor/limiter designed for use in any
professional audio dynamics control application, packaged in a compact 1
RU chassis.The COMPO operates as two independent compressor/limiters,
with 'industry standard' variable Threshold, Ratio and Output gain controls.
A Stereo Link switch on the front panel lets both channels track as a stereo
pair in a Master/Slave configuration.
Enhance Switch
The COMPO features an 'Enhance' switch, which provides frequency restoration
to preserve the spectral balance of the audio signal, compensating for the sagging
Low and High frequency response of compressed program material.
The best way to think of it is as a 'smart' loudness control.
Wide Scale metering
There is comprehensive LED indication of all operating functions and status. Above
or Below Threshold LEDs on each channel give you instant visual confirmation of
compressor activity, as well as easy to read LED Gain Reduction meters.
Balanced Inputs and Outputs
On the rear panel, each channel has true differential Balanced inputs and outputs,
on both XLR and TRS jack connectors. Other features include an Active/Bypass
switch for each channel, and passive RFI filters on the inputs.
Universal AC Power
AC power range is a universal 100 to 120V or 220 to 240V AC, and is connected to
the unit via a removable power lead and standard 3 pin IEC connector, with built-in
fuse and voltage change switch.
ARX Quality
With its smooth compression, intuitive user friendly layout, high density precision
circuitry, and extensive user-variable operating parameters, the ARX COMPO is the
ideal installation 'set and forget' compressor, and is also equally at home in Studio,
Broadcast and Sound Reinforcement environments.

Every day, ARX Audio interface products solve audio problems for thousands of people
around the world.


T E C H N I C A L S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Input Impedance Balanced 20 Kohms, Unbalanced 10 Kohms
Input Headroom + 22 dB
CMRR >60 dB, 20 Hz-20 KHz
Output Impedance Balanced 300 ohms, Unbalanced 150 ohms
Output Level (Max) + 22 dB
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20KHz ±0.4dB
Signal to Noise ratio -85 dB Unweighted, -99 dB 'A' weighted
Distortion .02% THD @ 0dB,1KHz
Dynamic Range 107 dB
Enhance Section
Low Enhance 50 Hz, High Enhance 10 KHz
Power Requirements 100/120 V AC, 220/240 V AC
Weight 5 lbs/2.2 Kg
Dimensions 19“W x 1?“H x 6“D, 482 x 44 x 155mm
Input/OutputConnector type XLR, Balanced Jack

Front Panel Controls
Channel A Active/Bypassed IN/OUT switch
Threshold, Ratio and Output Gain controls
Numbered marker panel for labelling compressor assigns
5 segment LED Gain Reduction display
Above/Below Threshold status LEDs
Enhance switch and status LED
Stereo link switch and status LED
Channel B controls identical to Channel A
Rear Panel Connectors
Balanced XLR Input and Output connectors.
Balanced TRS jack Input and Output connectors.
AC input connector, with voltage switch and fuse.
 

OPTIMOD-FM 5500 puts coveted five-band and two-band OPTIMOD processing into a single rack unit package and brings it to you at the most affordable price ever.

Quality sound is what 5500 is all about-sound that attracts audiences by providing a polished, professional presentation regardless of format and source material. Exceptional versatility allows you to adjust the processor's audio texture to brand your audio, knowing that the resulting signature sound will remain consistent, cut-to-cut and source-to-source. Branding builds businesses and no other processors have the consistency to brand your sound like OPTIMOD.

With the 5500, your signature sound is just a preset away. An easy, one-knob Less/More adjustment allows you to customize any factory preset, trading cleanliness against processing artifacts according to the requirements of your market and competitive environment. Full Control gives you the versatility to customize your audio further. And, if you're a hard-core processing expert, you can explore Advanced Control to tweak presets at the same level as Orban's factory programmers. This versatility makes the 5500 a superb choice for any format. Its five-band processing is ideal for any pop music format (even the most competitive and aggressive CHR), while phase-linear two-band processing yields ultratransparent sound for classical, classic jazz, and fine arts formats. Regardless of your choice, 5500's optimized technology ensures unusually high average modulation and coverage for a given level of subjective quality. Unlike many lesser processors, the 5500 handles speech particularly well. It's always clean, even when you process for loudness.

If you're concerned about latency because you need to feed live talent headphones off air, be assured that the 5500's ultra-low-latency (5 ms delay) processing will keep the most finicky talent happy. Or use optimum latency (15 ms delay) processing for the most competitive sound with delay that's still low enough to satisfy most any talent.

Versatility doesn't stop with sound.

The 5500 can also be used as a superb stand-alone stereo encoder with latency as low as 2 ms and full overshoot limiting in both the left/right and composite baseband domains.

When used in this mode, the 5500 must be driven (usually via an STL) by a full-featured FM audio processor (like Orban's 8600) that incorporates pre-emphasis aware HF limiting and peak control. In both modes, the 5500's stereo encoder helps deliver a transmitted signal that's always immaculately clean and perfectly peak limited, with full spectral protection of subcarriers and RDS/RBDS regardless of the amount of composite limiting.

It is the ideal choice for network broadcasters who process with Orban's flagship OPTIMOD-FM 8600 at the network origination point and who need a processor at every transmitter to eliminate STL overshoots (using the 5500's stand-alone stereo encoder mode) and/or to process local insertions while also eliminating network STL overshoots (using the 5500's audio processor / stereo encoder mode). Moreover, the 5500's two modes make it easy for large government and network broadcasters to manage its inventory of spares because any 5500 can be used as a stereo encoder with or without audio processing.

Available in both modes, the built-in, defeat-able ITU-BS412 multiplex power controller allows the 5500's output to meet even the most stringent European government regulations.

A 10 MHz frequency reference input allows the stereo pilot tone frequency to be locked to GPS or another high-accuracy frequency standard. This improves the performance of single-frequency networks in areas where coverage of the transmitters overlaps.

The 5500's built-in stereo encoder, AES/EBU digital inputs and outputs, and analog I/O permit hasslefree interfacing to any broadcast plant, whether the 5500 is located at the studio or the transmitter. Tight band limiting to 15 kHz means you can use any uncompressed digital STL to pass 5500- processed audio from studio to transmitter without compromising on-air loudness - there's no need to use STL's having 44.1 or 48 kHz sample-rate.

The stereo encoder's stereo sub-channel modulator can operate in normal double sideband mode and in an experimental compatible single sideband mode (SSB/VSB) that is offered to enable users to compare and assess the two modes.

Analog Fallback to Digital control that allows Silence Sense to switch the active input from Analog to Digital if silence is detected in the analog input signal but not on the digital input signal. This function works vice versa as well on both analog and digital AES input. The silence sense parameters apply to both simultaneously and both detectors are available to drive the 5500's tally outputs and sending SNMP Traps/Alerts.

If you want to locate the 5500 away from the studio, you'll be pleased by its three separate remote control ports - GPI contact closures, RS232 serial and built-in Ethernet for TCP/IP networks. The serial and Ethernet ports are supported by the supplied 5500 PC Remote Control application. This Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 application allows you to do even more with the 5500 than you can do through its front panel, making remote control a pleasure.

5500 PC Remote software allows you to access all 5500 features and allows you to archive and restore presets, automation lists, and system setups (containing I/O levels, digital word lengths, GPI functional assignments, etc.)

Built-in clock-based automation lets you automatically day-part the processing. You can control many other 5500 operating parameters too.

The 5500's feature set fully exploits the processor's DSP and computer-based control architecture. To ensure absolute accuracy, you can automatically synchronize the clock to an Internet timeserver. It has a cool-running, energy-efficient switching power supply and uses the latest dual-core DSP chip technology from Freescale Semiconductor.

 

Interactive Reference-Class 2-Channel Expander/Gate/Compressor/ Peak Limiter with
Integrated De-Esser, Dynamic Enhancer, Tube Simulation and Low Contour Filter 

Whether you?re recording, mixing or mastering, the COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600
gives you total dynamic control. It includes all of the features you would expect from
a reference class compressor?plus a voice-adaptive de-esser, a new dynamic
enhancer, authentic tube emulation and much more. These are some of the indispensable
tools for producing clean, consistent audio with virtually no loss in signal quality.

Features:
Switchable IKA (Interactive Knee Adaptation) program-adaptive compression circuitry
combines the advantages of hard-knee and soft-knee characteristics
Integrated de-esser with switchable male/female voice recognition removes excessive
sibilance from your vocal tracks
IGC (Interactive Gain Control) peak limiting circuitry combines clipper and program
limiter for reliable and inaudible protection against signal peaks
Switchable dynamic enhancer for brilliant, lively audio even with heavy compression
IRC (Interactive Ratio Control) expander/gate circuitry for virtually inaudible
noise suppression
Switchable tube simulation for the extra warmth and transparency of classic
tube circuitry
Automatically or manually adjustable attack and release times
Switchable low contour filter prevents "pumping" due to low-frequency
dominated compression
Stereo couple function with independent output level settings
Switchable side chain input with side chain monitor function
Ultra low-noise 4580 operational amplifiers and state-of-the-art THAT¬ VCA's
Separate 12-segment LED meters for input/output levels and gain reduction
Dedicated "traffic light" threshold and de-esser level displays
High-quality detented ALPS¬ potentiometers and illuminated switches
Servo-balanced inputs and outputs with ? in. TRS and gold-plated XLR
connectors
Relay-controlled hard bypass switch with auto bypass function in case
of power failure
Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
 

Shure DP11EQE Dynamics Processor Specification:

    GENERAL:
        Frequency Response: 20 to 20k Hz +/- 1.0 dB re 1 kHz
        Dynamic Range: 104 dB minimum, A-weighted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
        Sampling Rate: 48 kHz
        Digital-to-Analog, Analog-to-Digital Conversion: 20 bit resolution
    Voltage Gain:
        1 dB +/- 1dB (power off)
        12 dB +/- 2 dB (input 10 dBV, output +4 dBu)
        12 dB +/- 2 dB (input +4 dBu, output 10 dBv)
        0 dB +/- 2 dB (equal input and output sensitivities)
    Impedance:
        Input: 47 kilohms +/- 20% actual
        Output: 120 ohms +/- 20% actual
    Input Clipping Level
        +18 dBu minimum (at +4 dBu setting)
        +6 dBV minimum (at 10 dBV setting)
    Output Clipping Level
        +18 dBu minimum (at +4 dBu setting)
        +6 dBV minimum (at 10 dBV setting)
    Total Harmonic Distortion
            LED Signal Indicators
        Signal: 40 dB
        Clip: 6 dB down from input clipping
    Propagation Delay from Input to Ouput
        0.8 ms (all filters flat, no dynamics processing, 0 ms delay), up to 2.1 ms (all processing enabled)
    Polarity
        Input to output: inverting optional (default: non-inverting)
        XLR: pin 2 positive with respect to pin 3
        1/4-inch TRS: tip positive with respect to ring
    Operating Voltage
        DP11EQ: 120 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 50 mA max
        DP11EQE: 230 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 25 mA max
        DP11EQJ: 100 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 50 mA max
    Temperature Range
        Operating: 0 degrees to 60 degrees C (32 degrees to 140 degrees F)
    Fuse
        DP11EQ: 120 Vac. Fuse: 100 mA, 250V time delay
        DP11EQE: 230 Vac. Fuse: 50 mA, 250 V time delay
        DP11EQJ: 100 Vac. Fuse: 100 mA, 250 V time delay
    Dimensions
        219 mm x 137 mm x 44 mm (8-5/8 in x 5-3/8 in x 1-3/4 in)
        Weight: 930 g (2.05 lbs)
    DYNAMICS PROCESSOR
        Gate and Expander:
        Threshold: 72 to 1 dB, 0.5 dB resolution
        Attack: 1.0 to 200 ms
        Decay: 0.05 to 1 second
        Gate Hold Time: 0 to 0.5 seconds
    AGC Leveler
        Threshold: 72 to 1 dB, 0.5 dB resolution
        Attack: 0.2 to 3 seconds
        Decay: 0.5 to 5 seconds
        Hinge: Threshold to 1 dB, 0.5 dB resolution
    Compressor and Limiter
        Threshold: 72 to 1 dB, 0.5 dB resolution
        Attack: 1.0 to 200 ms
        Decay: 0.05 to 1 second
        Knee: Hard or Soft selectable
    No Overshoot Peak Limiter
        Propagation delay: 1 ms
        Threshold: 72 to 1 dB, 0.5 dB resolution
        Attack: 0 msDecay: 100 ms
    PARAMETRIC EQUALIZER
        Parametric Filter Frequency Bands
        Up to 9 bands, variable frequency, variable Q
    Boost/Cut Range
        +6 dB to 18 dB per band
        Q Range
        1/40-octave to 2 octave
    High and Low Shelf/Cut Filters
        Shelf, +6 to 18 dB per filter
        Cut, 12 dB per octave nominal
    DELAY
        Up to 1.3 seconds, 21 microsecond resolution

Bring a more professional sound to your mix Adding a dbx® 266xs Compressor/Limiter/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. dbx knows compressors...after all we invented them! The 266xs is the latest 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" TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches. Features
  • Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New 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" TRS and XLR connectors
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® "Auto" mode
Specifications
Input Connectors 1/4" TRS and female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Input Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Input Impedance 40kΩ balanced/unbalanced
Max Input >+22dBu Balanced or Unbalanced
Output Connectors 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Output Type Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Output Impedance +4dBu: 100Ω balanced, 50Ω unbalanced; -10dBu: 1kΩ balanced, 500Ω unbalanced
Max Output >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kΩ or greater; >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600Ω)
Sidechain 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
Sidechain Impedance Tip = >10kΩ (Input), Ring = 2kΩ (Output)
Sidechain Max Input Level Tip = >+22dBu (Input)
Sidechain Max Output Level Ring = >+20dBu (Output)
Compressor Threshold Range -40dBu to +20dBu
Compressor Threshold Characteristic Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
Compressor Ratio 1:1 to Infinity:1
Compressor Attack Time Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™
Compressor Release Time Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™
Expander/Gate Threshold Range -60dBu to +15dBu
Expander/Gate Ratio 1:1 to 4:1
Expander/Gate Attack Time
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