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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See each listing for international shipping options and costs. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Otherwise it is very clean and in very good condition. This sale is for a Revive Audio modified DBX x compressor limiter that is works and sounds excellent.

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Skip to main content. In general I use these for mixing drums, but again they are definitely suitable for use with other instruments as well. The standard input and output jacks on the rear panel are designed for operation at the line le Functional condition is described above.

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Generally I’m a much bigger fan dgx the older DBX gear, but the X has a more modern compression sound. If you just want something easy to use, that sounds reasonably good, for a low price, this one will do the job. Used in the studio only.

Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. In several ways 1163x blurs the line between a rack unit and a pedal. It is an analog piece of gear, and only takes up half a rack space, so if you had two of these you could fit them perfectly in a single space in a traditional rack casing.


It also has a jack and a button on the back for making a dbs pair with another X, where the controls of one unit affect the second connected one.

Also shop in Also shop in. Unit is Tested and Functions Well. So I mainly recommend it for home recording. Storage in the my stereo cab for awhile since my powered speakers have been sold. Russia are limited to 136x limits. There is no bypass switch of any kind. It also does have a series of LED lights for metering your compression level.

I haven’t ever needed to look at the manual for this, so I don’t know anything about it. I don’t think that it sounds full enough on lead vocals, but it depends on the singer. It’s good for a variety of applications, but I’ve had success using it mostly on drums. Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this page using the link text “compressor reviews”. Also, most are older units and may need their pots and buttons sprayed or cleaned.

I’ve used this 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. This item is in excellent, close-to-brand-new condition.

Thus preventing any possible “rack rash” or scratches. If it were a guitar pedal, avoid sticking Velcro on it and It isn’t up there with the DBX A andbut it has a more than respectable sound that is useful more times than not. The action is smooth, with some decent punch, but it is not adjustable apart from the “more” slider.


Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. 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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This is a one-channel rack unit in a half rack width. Unfortunately, the lowest dbc highest frequencies are a little bit attenuated, especially during heavy compression. 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. Log in Become a member.

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This page was last updated: The inputs and output are unbalanced. 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. Write a user review Ask for a user review.

Did you find this review helpful? 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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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. See pictures for condition includes rack width adapter for 19″ rack see pictures for type and condition.