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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Generally I’m a much bigger fan of the older DBX gear, but the X has a more modern compression sound. As with most half-rack units, it is actually surprisingly difficult to mount into a rack rig, unless you find dbbx set of the factory dbx rack ears for it. Extensive compressor reviews and FAQ.

Functional condition is described above. Storage in the my stereo cab for awhile since my powered speakers have been sold.

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. Unfortunately, the lowest and highest frequencies 136x a little bit attenuated, especially during heavy compression.

Unit is Tested and Functions Well. Log in Become a member. It is a soft-knee system that automatically applies higher ratios to your stronger peaks, and lower ratios for lower level signals.

So I mainly recommend it for home recording. This page was last updated: Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Russia are limited to these limits. Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this ddbx using the link text “compressor reviews”.


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See each listing for international shipping options and costs. This is a one-channel rack unit in a half rack width. Also shop in Also shop in. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Did you find this review helpful? This item is in excellent, close-to-brand-new condition. 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.

It’s really easy to get a xbx 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.

The action is smooth, with some decent punch, but it is not adjustable apart from the “more” slider. In several ways it blurs the line between a rack unit and a pedal. If it were a guitar pedal, avoid sticking Velcro on it and 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.

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It also does have a series of LED lights for metering your compression level. It’s good for a variety of applications, but I’ve had success using it mostly on drums.

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. It also has a jack and a button on the back for making a stereo pair with another X, dvx the controls of one unit affect the second connected one.


The standard input and output jacks on 163 rear panel are designed for operation at the line le In general I use these for mixing drums, but again they are definitely suitable for use with other instruments as well. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

I don’t think that it sounds full enough on lead vocals, but it depends on the singer. Also, most are older units and may need their 613x and buttons sprayed or cleaned.

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Skip to bdx content. There is no bypass switch of any kind. See pictures for condition includes rack width adapter for 19″ rack see pictures for type and condition. Browse Related Browse Related. If you just want something easy to use, that sounds reasonably good, for a low price, this one will do the job.

It isn’t up there with the DBX A andbut it has a more than respectable sound that is useful more times than xbx.

This sale is for a Revive Audio modified DBX x compressor limiter that is works and sounds excellent. I haven’t ever needed to look at the manual for this, so I don’t know anything about it.