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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Thus preventing any possible “rack rash” or scratches. 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.

It’s good for a variety of applications, but I’ve had success using it mostly on drums.

It also does have a series of LED lights for metering your compression level. In several ways it blurs the line between a rack bdx and a pedal.

The inputs and output are unbalanced. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. 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.

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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 isn’t up there with the DBX A andbut it has a more than respectable sound that is useful more times than not. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. The standard input and output jacks on the rear panel are designed for operation at the line le 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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Extensive compressor reviews and FAQ. Functional condition is described above. Russia are limited to these limits. 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.

Dbbx is a soft-knee system that automatically applies higher ratios to your stronger peaks, and lower ratios for lower level signals. I dbbx think that it sounds full enough on lead vocals, but it depends on the singer. Unfortunately, the lowest and highest frequencies are a little bit attenuated, especially during heavy compression. Generally I’m a much bigger fan of the older DBX gear, but the X has a more modern compression sound.

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.

So I mainly recommend it for home recording. Otherwise it is very clean and in very good condition.

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Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. The action is smooth, with some decent punch, but it is not adjustable apart from the “more” slider. Also shop in Also shop in. Used in the studio only. 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.


If it were a guitar pedal, avoid sticking 163 on it and Browse Related Browse Related. This sale is for a Revive Audio modified DBX x compressor limiter that is works and sounds excellent. There is no bypass switch of any kind. Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this page using the link text “compressor reviews”. Also, most are older units and may need their pots and buttons sprayed or cleaned.

In general I use these for mixing drums, but again they are definitely suitable for use with other instruments as well. This page was last updated: See pictures for condition includes rack width adapter for 19″ rack see pictures for type and condition.

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This item is in excellent, close-to-brand-new condition. Unit is Tested and Functions Well.

This is a one-channel rack unit dgx a half rack width. Log in Become a member. I haven’t ever needed to look at the manual for this, so I don’t know anything about it. Skip to main content. Did you find this review helpful? Write a user review Ask for a user review.

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