After producing the worlds most renown series of compressors the task of producing a new compressor worthy of our reputation would be daunting for most engineers. Not for dbx. Our engineers know audio like no one else in the world. Now the fruits of their talents are available to you in the form of the 1066 Stereo Compressor/Limiter/Gate.
Want to instantly add that classic dbx response to your mix? Its there at the touch of the Auto button. Or use the independent Attack and Release controls to tailor the 1066 to your specific needs. Unwanted frequencies or mic bleed in the signal path? Frequency dependent gain control is a snap to set up and execute with our Side Chain External button (SC Ext). Use the Side Chain Monitor button (SC Mon) and your favorite EQ to dial in the specific frequencies you want to trigger the device. As has become our standard the contour switch allows entire mixes to be easily smoothed with soft compression while keeping low frequencies from punching holes in the overall mix. Selectable input and output metering allow you to make sure that everything is matched up level-wise maximizing your signal-to-noise ratio. For overall speaker protection our new PeakStopPlus does all previous circuits one better. With a new design the PeakStopPlus represses those unwanted transients from blowing your drivers while minimizing the distortion common to many other “hard” limiters. Selectable Hard-Knee or OverEasy characteristics make the 1066 ideal for your gain control needs whether youre looking for “heavy” almost-special-effects compression or soft smooth gain leveling. New lightpipe technology replaces standard LEDs found on most other units making the 1066 both very easy to read and much easier to operate. In the studio broadcast facility or on the road with a P.A. system the 1066 is designed for perfectly simple operation. The 1066 allows you to eliminate unwanted signals flexibly control overall signal gain and guard your overall mix in dual mono or stereo operation. At the heart of the 1066 is our new dbx V2 VCA. Developed especially for the 1066 1046 and other 10 series products to come this revolutionary VCA boasts superb dynamic range characteristics while maintaining very low distortion and almost immeasurable noise characteristics. The bottom line is this: a new VCA working in conjunction with world class design makes the dbx 1066 perform better than compressors selling for hundreds more. Specifications INPUT Connectors:XLR and 1/4″ TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot) Type:Electronically balanced/unbalanced RF filtered Impedance:Balanced > 50 kOhm unbalanced >25 kOhm Maximum Input Level:> +24 dBu balanced or unbalanced CMRR:Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz OUTPUT Connectors:XLR and 1/4″ TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot) Type:Servo-balanced/unbalanced RF filtered Impedance:>Balanced 120 Ohm unbalanced 60 Ohm Max Output Level:> +21 dBm balanced > +20 dBm unbalanced SIDECHAIN INPUT Connector:1/4″ TS Type:Unbalanced RF filtered Impedance:>10 kOhm Max Input Level:>+24 dBu SIDECHAIN OUTPUT Connector:1/4″ TRS (tip hot) Type:Impedance balanced RF filtered Impedance:Balanced 2 kOhm unbalanced 1 kOhm Max Input Level:>+21 dBu balanced or unbalanced SYSTEM PERFORMANCE Bandwidth:20 Hz to 20 kHz +0/0.5 dB Frequency Response:0.35 Hz to 90 kHz +0/-3 dB Noise:< -96 dBu unweighted 22 kHz measurement bandwidth Dynamic Range:> 118dB unweighted THD + Noise:0.008% typical at +4 dBu 1 kHz unity gain 0.08% typical at +20 dBu 1 kHz unity gain < 0.1% any amount of compression up to 40 dB 1 kHz IMD:< 0.1% SMPTE Interchannel Crosstalk:< -80dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz Stereo Coupling:True RMS Power Summing? COMPRESSOR Threshold Range:-40 dBu to +20 dBu Ratio:1:1 to infinity:1 Threshold Characteristic:Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee Attack/Release Chracteristic: Auto Dynamic? Attack/Release Modes:Selectable Manual or Auto Manual Attack Time:Scalable program-dependent Manual Release time:Scalable program-dependent Auto Attack Time:Program-dependent Auto Release Time:Program-dependent Output Gain:-20 to +20 dB LIMITER Threshold Range:+4 dBu to +24 dBu (off) Ratio:infinity:1 Limiter Type:PeakStopPlus? two-stage limiter Stage 1:PeakStop? brickwall limiter Attack time:Zero Release Time:Zero Stage 2:Predictive intelligent program limiter Attack Time:Program-dependent Release Time:Program-dependent EXPANDER/GATE Threshold Range:Off to +15dBu Ratio:1:1 to 30:1 Attack Time:< 100 µsec Release Time:Program-dependent FUNCTION SWITCHES SC Ext.:Routes the external sidechain input signal to the detector SC Mon:Routes the sidechain signal to the output interrupting the normal audio OverEasy®:Activates the OverEasy compression function Contour:Activates the frequency-dependent detector function Auto:Activates automatic program-dependent attack and release times disabling the manual Attack and Release controls I/O Meter:Switches between monitoring input and output levels on the Input/Output Level meter Bypass:Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire relay bypass. Relay automatically hard-wire bypasses unit at power-down and provides a power-on delay of 1.5 sec. Operating Level (rear panel):Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneoulsy for both input and output levels ST Link:Link both channels for stereo operation. Channel One becomes the master INDICATORS Gain Reduction Meter:12-segment LED bar graph at 1 2 4 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 and 30 dB Input/Output Meter:8-segment LED bar graph at -24 -18 -12 -6 0 +6 +12 and +18 dBu Compressor Threshold Meter:3-segment LED bar graph at Below (-) OverEasy and Above (+) Exp/Gate Threshold Meter: 2-segment LED bar graph at Below (-) and Above (+) Limiter Threshold Meter: 1 LED to indicate PeakStopPlus limiting Function Switches:LED indicator for each front-panel switch Dbx PA-DJ-and-Lighting ABY
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dbx 1066 Dual Compressor / Limiter / Gate