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dbx 166 dual compressor limiter.

Frequency response: 20-20kHz 0.5dB
THD: 0.2% at max compression
Equivalent input noise: -85dBv
Max input: +24dBv
Max output: +21dBv
Input impedance: 25kΩ
Output impedance: low 600Ω
Threshold range: comp: -40 to +20dBv
gate: +10 to -60dBv
peakstop: 0 to +21dBv
Max compression: >60dB
Power requirements: 90-135V (USA model) or 200-260V (Europe model)
Power consumption: 15W
Dimensions: 483 x 230 x 45mm

dbx 166 stereo compressor limiter

Classic dbx over-easy compression. Stereo version of the legendary 160A. For natural sounding, subtle program dependant dynamic control. With separate brick wall peak limiter and expander gate.


  • expander gate with switchable fast or slow release
  • Variable threshold and compression ratio controls
  • Gain reduction LED meter, peak stop level control and output gain
  • Switchable dual mono or stereo operation, sidechain monitor and bypass
  • Connections: balanced TRS jack inputs. TRS jack outputs. TS jack sidechain inputs
  • Suitable for vocal compression, instruments, system control and peak limiting

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