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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It is an analog piece of gear, and only takes up half a rack db, so if you had two of these you could fit them perfectly in a single space in a traditional rack casing.

This page was last updated: I’ve used 163c 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.

Thus preventing any possible “rack rash” or scratches. Functional condition is described above.

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.

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Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. Copying is prohibited, 163xx please feel free to link to this page using the link text “compressor reviews”. Used in the studio only. It is a soft-knee system that automatically applies higher ratios to your stronger peaks, and lower ratios for lower level signals.


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The action is smooth, with some decent punch, but it is not adjustable apart from the “more” slider. The standard input and output jacks on the rear panel are designed for operation at the line le This sale is for a Revive Audio modified DBX x compressor limiter that is works and sounds excellent.

See pictures for condition includes rack width adapter for 19″ rack see pictures for type and condition. Also, most are older units and may need their pots and buttons sprayed or cleaned. This is a one-channel rack unit in a half rack width. Skip to main content.

I haven’t ever needed to look at the manual for this, so I don’t know anything about it.

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Unfortunately, the lowest and highest frequencies are a little bit attenuated, especially during heavy compression. This item is in ddbx, close-to-brand-new condition. It’s really easy to get a quick 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.

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See each listing for international shipping options and costs. Extensive 163z reviews and FAQ. Otherwise it is very clean and in very good condition. It’s good for a variety of applications, but I’ve had success using it mostly on drums.

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If it were a guitar pedal, avoid sticking Velcro on it and Russia are limited to these limits. 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.


Log in Become a member. Storage in the my stereo cab for awhile since my powered speakers have been sold. In general I use these for mixing drums, but again they are definitely suitable for use with other instruments as well.

ddbx Unit is Tested and Functions Well. Generally I’m a much bigger fan of the older DBX gear, but the X has a more modern compression sound. Did you find this review helpful? It isn’t up there with the DBX A andbut it has a more than respectable sound that is useful more times than not.

Subscribe to our free newsletter Dbbx. Browse Related Browse Related. 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. There is no bypass switch of any kind. 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.

So I mainly recommend it for home recording.