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These include dbx’s patented OverEasy™ compressor, HF and LF controls to sculpt the sound, a De-Esser for eliminating vocal sibilance and an Expander/Gate offering threshold and ratio encoders. The 286s is definitely a value buy, easy to use and offers the complete recording package outside-the-box, in the one single rack-unit style box. The dbx 286s would be a great addition to a computer-music setup that does minimal recording and needs a quality all-in-one solution.
The dbx 286s offers a full compliment of metering and status LEDs to visually guide you to achieving the right sound. The floating balanced XLR Mic Input accepts balanced or unbalanced inputs to easily connect to professional and home studio microphones. The additional 1/4" TRS Line Input can accept balanced/unbalanced signals to process live electronic instruments or pre-recorded tracks at mixdown. Use the Insert jack to interface between the Mic Preamp and the signal processing sections to "loop out" to external processors (such as EQ or delay unit) or to mix the Mic Preamp's signal out to an external destination.
The cost and hassle of patching together multiple processors for use on one track can be frustrating. The dbx 286s provides you with all the mic processing you need in one box, with the shortest, cleanest signal path to keep your music sounding its best!
Studio quality Mic Preamp/Channel Strip Processor
Classic dbx Compression puts great sound within easy reach
Frequency tunable De-Esser reduces sibilance and high frequency distortion
Enhancer increases the detail and definition of the high and low frequencies
Program adaptive Expander/Gate
Insert jack allows you to add an external processor
Full compliment of meters and status LEDs
+48V Phantom Power
Precision detented controls
1.75" x 5.75" x 19" (4.5cm x 14.6cm x 48.5cm)
4.5 lbs/2.04 Kgs
6.54 lbs/2.97 Kgs