It is really difficult to decide which one to buy between dbx X and dbx XT, I have done lots of research on the forum: Some people said. 0% Financing, ✅ FREE Shipping, and ✅ FREE Warranty for your dbx X! In the world of compressor/limiters, the X is one of the standard – and with good . Description. The X is probably the best-known of the classic dbx compressors. The original was a half-width 2U box and the X was the first of the.

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If you hit this compressor with a very hard signal you will hear the compression and the sound of the unit. The sound of the unit is not what I want in a compressor for all things. I used this for very specific instruments such as snare drum or at times a kick drum, but not on vocals. For vocals, even at a mere 2: I don’t think you would want this for studio applications. I would buy a better compressor such as the Empirical Labs or a really high end unit.

The unit lay out is about as simple as you can get. Threshold, ratio, output, bypass I have seen many dhx producers use this compressor and use it the wrong way. For the price it is a bit high for my liking and I would not get this unit for the studio but that is my opinion and I am sure that there are many studios that use them in-house for vocals and other instruments but for me it is way to compressed sounding even on a light ratio and with 160xx much input gain it can be heard.

I tried it on bass guitar a few times and it is really a great unit for that but that was live and when I used it for vocals live it picks up so much bleed that I had to go back to using it for bass and guitars. When I have tried it in the studio it 160 does not sound like some of my compressors that cost about the same.

I like the Blue Tube better for the studio personally. If dvx have not it will be confusing. The manual will only help you if you know compression and how much to use or not to use. I only like DBX on bass guitar or snare. The hardest hitting instruments. I also use it on kick or room mics. If you like colored compressor this unit will suffice but if your not use to compression this will be over your head. DBX has a very distinct and so you have to be very careful as to how much to use.

I have tried this on Live Sound and snare is the most common use for it or in a guitar rig it is great. I have seen a lot of them in guitar racks for some time. If you are not use to the sound of the DBX compressors it is very distinguishable to my ears. I love DBX xbx live but not my favorite in the studio. For this money I would shop around for a studio compressor.

Did you find this review helpful? This analog limiter is a rack able unit that can also be used as a compressor as well. This unit is a high quality piece of gear and should not be over looked especially if you need a great limiter. This limiter can not be compared to a software limiter because it is just so much better than any software limiter to me.


I have been using this limiter off and on for bout 7 years now, im not sure when it was created probably way before I started using it but comparing it to any software limiters is a mistake. Nothing will give you great compression and limiting like the dbx x can. Using this unit you wont be able just to click on different limiting presets and compression presets. You will have a lot of control over your music but you can do the same with software as well except the software limiters just arent as good, unless you spend a ton of money on a limiter and compression plug in and in that case the dbx x would be cheaper to go with because it is not expensive at all anymore.

I hardly never use a software limiter or compressor if im in the main studio or even at home most of the time. It has XLR connections in the back and is rackable – it will take up a single rack space.

The metering is smartly made and the bright LEDs help you to see exactly where you level is at. It has a knob to set the threshold, a knob to set the output gain, and a knob for compressor ratio.

It then has a buttons for bypass and to change the display of the metering. I don’t have a manual for this so I don’t know if it helpful or not, but the unit is easy enough to use that most shouldn’t need it except maybe during set up or troubleshooting.

It is good for drums and guitars, but lacks the full quality I would look for in a vocal compressor. It is nice to have a few of these at once while you are tracking if you like to track drums with compression.

While this isn’t the best sounding compressor out there, it is very solid and works great for drums. The price is what will draw most to these, as they are quite cheap, but not cheap enough that they can be considered an entry level compressor. These definitely sound better than the dbx andbut is a bit more expensive than both. If you are looking for some compressor that are a reasonable price and sound good, the dbx X is worth a look.

Everything has been said, it’s a great machine. On bass and percussion. Modif easy to do for qq’un who really knows a bit of soldering components. Purchased on ebay usa, from a vendor that I know.

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A super mono compressor, stupid: Over a button-easy for a more gradual compression, and a bypass, a truth, which directly connects the input jack to output jack. Stereo linkable with a simple TRS. A function that is often overlooked: On this terminal, there is a jumper between the compressor inlet and the detection input: On the Athis entry exists in jack, the terminal has disappeared.

There are two versions X: And A are made in China We chose a ratio, and adjust the Threshold watching small LEDs that work well: Finally, we can give a little gain with the last pot.

Live, it’s happiness can not hope to find a compressor that adjusts so quickly and that sounds dbxx the time. Dbd you use two X stereo from time to time, you can leave the jack coupling continuously. When you need it, it triggers the button “slave” on dbc of two compressors, and it made all the settings on the other. Not only does it once the settings for both, but it behaves like a “real” 160xx There are other very real compressors, much more expensive as the or the dbxLA2A This X has no color, it gets bigger, it wakes up the details buried in his home, but added nothing.


1660x output gain is monstrous: This machine gives an impression of “his own”.

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The over-easy is the voice or if you just want to smooth the level of an instrument without audible compression effect. Once it was removed, it was a more punchy, more honest with attacks. For cuts of pork, we can push beyond the ratio of the infinite! And have a sound that loses the level when it exceeds the threshold.

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And then pump it damn, if that’s what we’re looking There are other hardware compressors that attract me much, but they are so much more expensive Mono Analog Compressor Rack 1U in height. I have not read the manual, it’s stuff that “feels”, I mixed the whole weekend with and I wonder if I’ll really take the trouble to read the manual Sbx mainly placed above the bass, then taken to the mix with a different setting each time. It is true that we hear a clear improvement when going through something.

I think dbz to others later, because it does not cost too much to chance SOUND QUALITY The compression effect is very well “calibrated” I’ll try to pass bass drums and snare to see what it looks but I’m pretty confident in the outcome Both bassists who have used it in the studio were both thrilled, one playing rock vintage, the other Hard, each with a different db, were able to make their 1160x sound The sound comes off fairly well with the Bass Drum which itself goes into a via a bus the tablewhich is exactly what I was looking He had with him-among others-2 dbx X.

He mixed all of his guitars in a stereo bus dedicated to this pair of compressors. It was a “big sound”, but not bold or aggressive, just the guitars were much more present, all the time, no color, no further aggression According to the titles I have to mix, they serve me on any style of source vocals, bass drums, guitars, bass, synths, 160d, One of my friends told me that ingestion front of people “known” Veronique Sanson and others used it on each slice of the table, but also on their table every ride!!

To describe the somewhat “universal Swiss Army knife” of the craft I own or have owned a few compressors: And this is not the case autrezs “big” references What I like least: Value for money monstrous opportunity between and Euros I want to buy many more!

Rackable For the English doc is here: I did not have the manual but I found the site DBX see abovethere is also dhx of the A same thing but easier to read in English only.