dbx Revamps S Series Compressors, Crossovers & Equalizers
dbx has revamped its S Series product line with new versions of their graphic equalizers, compressors and crossovers. All products in the dbx S Series feature a platinum front panel.
The dbx S Series:
» 231s dual 31-band graphic equalizer
» 215s dual 15-band graphic equalizer
» 131s single 31-band graphic equalizer
» 266xs compressor/gate
» 166xs compressor/limiter/gate
» 234s/234xs stereo 2-way/mono 3-way/mono 4-way crossover
» 223s/223xs stereo 2-way/mono 3-way crossover
dbx invented the compressor, and the 266xs compressor/gate and 166xs compressor/limiter/gate continue the dbx heritage of sonic excellence. Both feature patented Overeasy compression technology that transparently smooths out fluctuating vocal and instrumental levels. Both models offer exclusive dbx AutoDynamic scalable program-dependent attack and release controls that continually adjust the actual attack and release times to match the program material, rather than standard compressors that only provide pre-set attack and release functionality.
The 266xs and 166xs also enable classic hard-knee compression, and allow users to manually and precisely adjust threshold, ratio, attack, release and output gain. New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics available. The 266xs and 166xs can be used in stereo or dual-mono mode, and include balanced inputs and outputs with XLR and 1/4-inch TRS connectors, along with a TRS sidechain insert.
dbx Graphic Equalizers
The dbx 231s dual 31-band, 215s dual 15-band and 131s single 31-band graphic equalizers are designed for exceptional sound and rugged reliability, to meet the needs of the most demanding sound reinforcement and studio environments. Each offers 1/3-octave constant Q equalization with switchable boost/cut ranges of ±6 or ±12dB, with a ±12dB input gain range.
The 231s, 215s and 131s all feature 4-segment LED ladder meters that provide ready indication of output levels, and their 20mm nonconductive sliders enable smooth, quiet operation. All models have XLR and 1/4-inch TRS inputs and outputs, and offer a frequency response of <10Hz to >50kHz with greater than 108dB dynamic range.
A multi-way speaker system can only sound as good as its crossover – and the dbx 234s/234xs stereo 2/way/mono 3-way/mono 4/way crossover and 223s/223xs stereo 2-way/mono 3-way crossover ensure that multi-way speaker systems will perform at their best. Both models utilize precision, industry-standard Linkwitz-Riley filters to separate the audio signal and direct the correct frequencies to the loudspeaker drivers, enabling a system’s amplifiers to operate more efficiently with lower distortion. The result is cleaner, clearer and better sound.
The dual-channel 234s/234xs and 223s/223xs offer independent output gain controls for precise level matching, output phase inversion, a 40Hz low-cut filter, selectable stereo/mono operation and low-frequency summing for the subwoofer output and many additional useful features. The 234s and 223s feature 1/4-inch TRS inputs and outputs, while the 234xs and 223xs provide XLR connections.
More information on dbx’s S Series.