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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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.

This is a one-channel rack unit in a half rack width. It isn’t up there with the DBX A 613xbut it has a more than respectable sound that is useful 1663x times than not. 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 perfect fit for a home studio as well.

It is a soft-knee system that automatically applies higher ratios to your stronger peaks, and lower ratios for lower level signals. Otherwise it is very clean and in dx good condition. Used in the studio only. The standard input and output jacks on the rear panel are designed for operation at the line le It also does have a series of LED lights for metering your compression level.

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This page was last updated: Log in Become a member. Generally I’m a much bigger fan of the older DBX gear, but the X has a more modern compression sound. There is no bypass switch of any kind.

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Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this page using the link text “compressor reviews”. In several ways it blurs the line between a rack unit and a pedal.

Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. That’s everything there is db know about the make up of the X, so as you can tell this is a very simple piece of gear. I don’t think that it sounds full enough on lead vocals, but it depends on dnx singer. Also shop in Also shop in. Thus preventing any possible “rack rash” or scratches. This sale is for a Revive Audio modified DBX x compressor limiter that is works and sounds dbbx. The action is smooth, with some decent punch, but it is not adjustable apart from the “more” slider.

Write a user review Ask for a user review. It’s really easy to get a quick sound, 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. This item is in excellent, close-to-brand-new condition.

If it were a guitar pedal, avoid sticking Velcro on it and Functional condition is described above. 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. The inputs and output are unbalanced. In general I use these for mixing drums, but again they are definitely suitable for use with other instruments as well. 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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16x Unfortunately, the lowest and highest frequencies are a little bit attenuated, especially during heavy compression. As with most half-rack units, it is actually surprisingly difficult to mount into a rack rig, unless you find a set of the factory dbx rack ears for it. 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. 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. Storage in the my stereo cab for awhile since my powered speakers have been sold.

It’s good for a variety of applications, but I’ve had success using vbx mostly on drums. So I mainly recommend it for home recording. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.

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