• Goof proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
  • Program-adaptive expander/gates
  • Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material
  • Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
  • Stereo or dual-mode operation
  • Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4″ TRS and XLR
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® “Auto” mode
Input Connectors1/4" TRS and XLR, Floating Balanced; XLR: Pin 2 hot Phone: Tip Hot HI
Input Impedance40kΩ balanced/unbalanced
Max Input+22dBu
CMRR>40dB (Any Frequency)
Sidechain1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
Sidechain Impedance>10kΩ
Sidechain Output Impedance≤2kΩ
Sidechain Max Input Level+21dBu
Output Connectors1/4" TRS phone and XLR floating balanced, XLR: Pin 2 and Tip Hi
Output Impedance200Ω balanced, 100Ω unbalanced
Max Output+21dBu into 600Ω
Frequency ResponseFlat: 20Hz-20kHz, +0, -0.5dB
Noise<-93dBu unweighted
THD+NoiseTypically <0.2%; Any Amount of Compression @1kHz
IMDTypically <0.2% SMPTE
Compressor Threshold Range-40dBu to +20dBu
Compressor Threshold CharacteristicSelectable OverEasy® or hard knee
Compressor Ratio1:1 to Infinity:1
Compressor Attack TimeScalable program-dependent
Compressor Release TimeScalable program-dependent
Expander/Gate Threshold Range-60 to +10dB
Expander/Gate Ratio1:1 to 4:1
Expander/Gate Max Depth>60dB
Expander/Gate Attack Time<100µs
Expander/Gate Release TimeAdjustable, 30ms to 3sec (to 30dB attenuation)
Limiter Threshold Range0dBu to +20dBu
Gain Adjustment RangeVariable; -20dB to +20dB
Interchannel Crosstalk<-93dB @ 1kHz
Dynamic Range>114 dB, unweighted
Stereo CouplingTrue RMS Power Summing™
Power Consumption15 Watts Maximum
Dimensions1.75" x 19" x 6.75" (4.45 cm x 48.2 cm x 17.15 cm)
Unit Weight5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Shipping Weight7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Reference0dBu = 0.775Vrms