DBX SL. 2-channel Compressor/Limiter Patent-pending AutoVelocity™ circuit dB of Dynamic Range High-Drive output transformer. The dbx S is a stereo compressor could not be more complete consists of a multitude of rotary pots, buttons, LEDs, and two good old. Despite being both smaller and lighter, this new compressor yields little in performance to Dbx’s flagship SL. The name Dbx is pretty much synonymous with.

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There is also a hard-wired bypass relay for bypassing the entire unit out of your signal chain. Back Up To The Top. IPL monitors the input signal and “predicts” the amount of extra compression required to keep the output signal below the ceiling set by the ITC.

In this situation, I will typically reset the threshold. Getting In And Out The two-rackspace SL has two mono compressor channels mounted side by side with stereo coupling and sidechain capability.

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We will come back later. This “brick wall” limiting is an important feature 160s successfully engineering maximum-level digital recordings, radio broadcasts or satellite transponder audio uplinks. You could also short pin 3 to ground if you want to unbalance but keep the level up. The Unbalanced switch changes the output of the SL from balanced to unbalanced and drops the level 6 dB.

Here controls are conventional for a compressor. I used the SL on a variety of instruments, as well as for overall program control. Dbz a new review. OverEasy mode is familiar to all dbx compressor users and offers a “softer” threshold knee than the hard knee threshold setting. Finally, here we are in the thick of it.

You can hear the confident “click” of a hard-wired bypass relay with a verifying red LED when you select sidechain mode. The lighted VU meter has two scales: If you like big sounds at a very slow attack and snapping large transient time, it should under no circumstances activate this function, also called “Soft Knee” but remain “Hard Knee” stiff elbow to stay Gauls.


The compression ratio control is smooth and continuous from 1: This posed with a little practice and a look at the lights on the facade of the S allows to navigate quickly. This feature helps to soften the activation of the VCA to the trigger point, which resulted in making softer and more discreet compression. That said, another way of seeing things is to say that the analog outputs, they have tendency to increase a bit low frequencies while attenuating high, which would also be perfectly acceptable and probably more accurate.

Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and ebx our services. We find the threshold, ratio, attack the 160sll gain and return. There is an LED “traffic light” that shows when the signal is below threshold greenover threshold redand yellow when the OverEasy mode is selected and the level is in the OverEasy threshold range.

Because of the unit’s transparency, I found it a favorite on vocals, backing vocals, bass synth, bass guitar, guitar and drums.

This compressor has been tweaked through its taken by a specialist, which led to a great and professional tool. Used primarily on vocals, dbs S gives the best of himself, and at no time did we notice pumping or creating noise. At first it is also imperative vbx with tweezers, as mistakes can be made. On the SL, very fast attack setting control set to maximum counter-clockwise will cause the compressor to act like a peak limiter even though RMS detection is used.

The careful design, combined with proper use of this feature can offer tremendous dynamic range control without sounding too “squashed” and lifelessly overprocessed. Not satisfied with those reviews? The Threshold control adjusts the input level above which compression occurs.

Including playing time break: The second observation is its ability “to eat” decibel easily and without reproach. As with any high-end device it will also be inserted into an audio system that will fit him, coherent knowledge and same range.

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The input audio signal, after going through a RFI filter, is amplified and then presented to the new dbx V8 VCA module, the “engine” behind the SLs dynamic range control. An “Auto” button, as its name suggests, makes the detection process 1160sl the ongoing attack and release, automatic.


It does this without introducing harsh-sounding artifacts. Subscribe to our free newsletter Sbx. Also note that the symmetry of output is through Jensen transformers capable of handling elephantine tensions. Write a user review Fbx for a user review.

Did you find this review helpful? The PeakStopPlus process was first introduced with the dbx unit and improves performance with the addition of a second stage called Intelligent Predictive Limiting.

Purely analog use, since its purchase, it was connected to a multitude of different sound sources, and the first thing that follows is that it shines not exemplary neutrality, especially in the “Overeasy” mode is engaged. The V8’s dynamic range is specified at greater than dB with 0.

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I have always 160el and preferred the dbx compressor for the OverEasy mode for its musicality. Attack time is defined as the time the compressor takes to respond after program levels have exceeded the threshold setting.

In OverEasy mode, the dialed-in ratio setting is not fully reached until the signal has exceeded the OverEasy range and the red LED lights. DBX but did not stop there, also providing another command called “Stop Level. This then becomes an exercise in breathtaking style. Back To Home Page. Log in Become a member. The SL doesn’t disappoint here, as I got tremendous control without excessive pumping and, and now I have a new favorite.

Maybe we can see a very slight tendency to “eat” a little low frequencies and boost the high frequencies. Including manual operation Overeasy triggered mode. And especially with the “Peak Stop Plus” feature, as it can be sharp vbx quickly wearing so badly mastered. Also on the back panel, dbx has provided three push-button switches for each compressor channel: