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  • DBX-560a

    DBX-560A 500 Series Compressor

    1 In Stock

    Finally DBX has made a 500 series version of their classic DBX 160 VCA compressor with Overeasy at a significantly reduced price. This is the go to compressor for recording drums and guitars. The DBX160 has a super fast attack so it's great for slamming snare drums. It's also very simple to use with controls for threshold, ratio and output gain. It has a great 19 segment gain reduction LED for metering.  


        Featuring the same switch-selectable OverEasy® and Hard Knee compression curves as our industry-standard dbx 160A rackmount processor, the dbx 560A will be your new workhorse compressor! With extremely wide-ranging threshold, ratio and output controls and true RMS level detection providing the most natural-sounding dynamics processing available, the 560A will provide punch to drums, bass, vocals, almost anything! It’s also versatile enough to go from subtle compression to "brick wall" peak limiting. Choose low ratios and OverEasy compression to expertly smooth out fluctuating vocal and instrumental levels, or use the 560A's Hard Knee compression and high ratios for bombproof protection against overload distortion in digital recording, P.A. systems and broadcast signals.

        The 560A's 19-segment, switchable Input/Output LEDs and 12-segment Gain Reduction LEDs provide precise analysis at a glance. And, the dbx 560A's unique "INFINITY +" inverse-compression mode actually decreases the audio output level below unity gain when the input exceeds threshold, a real lifesaver for correcting overbearing vocal choruses and controlling runaway mix levels.


        Input Type    
        Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

        Input Impedance     
        40kΩ balanced, 20kΩ unbalanced

        Maximum Input Level         

        CMRR  >40 dB; typically >55 dB at 1 kHz

        Output Type 
        Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

        Output Impedance  
        Balanced 30Ω , unbalanced 15Ω

        Maximum Output Level      

        Frequency Response           
        20 Hz – 20 kHz, + 0/-0.5 dB; 0.5 Hz – 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB

        <-97 dBu, Unweighted (22 Hz – 22 kHz)

        <0.005% typical, No compression, 1 kHz input at 0 dBu; <0.07% typical, Any Amount of Compression up to 40 dB @ 1 kHz

        Dynamic Range        
        >119 dB

        Compression Gain Adjustment Range       
        Variable from -20 dB to +20 dB

        Compressor Threshold Range        
        -40 dBu to +20 dBu

        Compressor Threshold Characteristic       
        Selectable OverEasy® or Hard Knee

        Compressor Ratio     
        Variable 1:1 to
        :1 thru to -1:1; 60dB Maximum Compression

        Compressor Attack Time     
        Program-Dependent; Typically 15ms for 10dB, 5ms for 20dB, 3ms for 30dB

        Compressor Release Time   
        Program-Dependent; Typically 8ms for 1dB, 80ms for 10dB, 400ms for 50dB; 125dB/Sec Rate

        Power Requirements           
        +/- 16VDC

        Current Draw           
        60mA per power rail

        Power Draw  
        1.92 watts

        Rack System Compatibility  
        500 Series Compatible Power-frame

        Rack Space    
        1 Slot

        Dimensions (H x W x D)      
        5.25” x 1.5” x 6” (13.34cm x 3.81cm x 15.24cm)

        1.3 lbs (0.59 kg)

        Shipping Weight      
        1.7 lbs (0.77 kg)

        * Requires a 500 series rack unit to operate. Sold Separately.

    Need more info on the 560A? Click HERE for the official dbx product listing >>>