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The DBX X is a simple compressor/limiter that comes as a single channel unit . It is an analog piece of gear, and only takes up half a rack. Five Star Guitars in Hillsboro, OR Presents:dbx X Compressor/Limiter The dbx X rack mounted Compressor/Limiter provides traditional dbx sonic quality . The X is a great little compressor. i have a dbx , which is a stereo while it is also unbalanced (the hookups are actually on rca.

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Unfortunately, the lowest and highest frequencies are a little bit attenuated, especially during heavy compression. If you just want something easy to use, that sounds reasonably good, for a low price, this one will do the job.

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Write a user review Ask for a user review. This item is in excellent, close-to-brand-new condition.

The inputs and output are unbalanced. Unit is Tested and Functions Well. The standard input and output jacks on the rear panel are designed for operation at the line le Storage in the my stereo cab for awhile 136x my powered speakers have been sold.

In several ways it blurs the line between a rack unit and a pedal. It’s really easy to get a quick dbc, which is also a big plus with this, as it allows you to see quickly if it will work for the application you’re trying to use it for. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Functional condition is described above.

I don’t think that it sounds full enough on lead vocals, but it depends on the dxb. There is no bypass switch of any kind. I’ve used this in a higher end professional studio, but since they are pretty easy to find at a cheap price, they are definitely a 16x fit for a home studio as well.


Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this page using the link text “compressor reviews”. Also, most are older units and dnx need their pots and buttons sprayed or cleaned. It isn’t up there with the DBX A andbut it has a more than respectable sound that is useful more times than not. Did you find this review helpful?

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I haven’t ever needed to look at the manual for this, so I don’t know anything about it. See pictures for condition includes rack width adapter for dnx rack see pictures for type and condition. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. Log in Become a member. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe.

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The action is smooth, with some decent punch, but it is not adjustable apart from the “more” slider. It is a soft-knee system that automatically applies higher ratios to your stronger peaks, and lower ratios for lower level signals.

It is an analog piece of gear, and only takes up half a rack space, so if you had two of these you could fit them perfectly in a single space in a traditional rack casing. Some people say the older A and the wood-paneled no letter suffix are more desirable because the components inside supposedly have better tone qualities, but I have not tested this to confirm.

This is a one-channel rack unit in a half rack width. This sale is for a Revive Audio modified DBX x compressor limiter that is works and sounds excellent.


If it were a guitar pedal, avoid sticking Velcro on it and Russia are limited to these limits. Used in the studio only. This page was last updated: It also has a jack and a button on the back for making a stereo pair with another X, where the controls of one unit affect the second connected one.

Otherwise it is very clean and in very good condition. 163c compressor reviews and FAQ. In general I use these for mixing drums, but again they are definitely suitable for use with other instruments as well.

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Thus preventing any possible “rack rash” or scratches. It also does have a series of LED lights for metering your compression level. Skip to main content. As with most half-rack units, it is db surprisingly difficult to mount into a rack rig, unless you find a set of the factory dbx rack ears for it.

So I mainly recommend it for home recording. That’s everything there is to know about the make up of the X, so as you can tell this is a very simple piece of gear. Generally I’m a much bigger fan of the older DBX gear, but the X has a more modern compression sound. It’s good for a variety of applications, but I’ve had success using it mostly on drums. Also shop in Also shop in.