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The dbx 1046 quad compressor / limiter is a high performance multifunctional unit designed to deliver all the flexibility and power that a professional user demands. The dbx 1046 incorporates the new advanced dbx V2™ VCA for high system performance.
At a Glance:
  • Four independent channels of operation, stereo linkable in two pairs
  • PeakStopPlus™ limiting control for setting maximum allowable level regardless of compressor settings
  • Independent Threshold and ratio controls
  • Switchable OverEasy® or Hard Knee compression
  • Classic dbx® compression
  • Differentially balanced gold-plated XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs
  • True RMS level detection
  • Precision metering of input level, output level, and gain reduction
  • Dual True stereo or quad mono operation
  • Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operation per channel
What's in the Box:
  • 1 x 1046
  • 1 x AC power cord
  • 1 x Operation manual
  • 1 x Registration card
  • 4 x Rack mount screws and washers
In today's recording and sound reinforcement environments, the need for multiple channels of high quality, easy to use compression is growing rapidly. The new dbx® 1046 is designed to provide the audio professional with just that: 4 channels of great sounding dbx compression for a variety of applications. Incorporating the industry standard dbx designs and the latest available manufacturing techniques, the dbx 1046 provides pristine sonic quality with that classic dbx sound. The 1046 provides 4 channels of smooth classic dbx OverEasy® or Hard Knee compression that are perfectly suited for use on individual tracks of your multitrack recorder, and in virtually all applications the separate channels can be individually interfaced and used for entirely independent purposes. Additionally the newly developed PeakStopPlus™ is ideal for protecting your system from the oppressive peaks that can take out valuable drivers in your sound reinforcement rig or studio monitors.
Manuals & Downloads:
General Specifications:
20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
Frequency Response
0.35 Hz to 90kHz, +0/-3 dB
< -96 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
Dynamic Range
> 118 dB, unweighted
>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
< 0.1% SMPTE
Interchannel Crosstalk
< -80 dB 20Hz to 20 kHz
Stereo Coupling
True RMS Power Summing
Compressor Threshold Range
-40 dBu to +20 dBu
Compressor Ratio
1-to-1 to infinity-to-1
Compressor Threshold Characteristic
Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
Compressor Attack/Release Characteristic
Compressor Attack Time
Compressor Release Time
Compressor Output Gain
-20 to +20 dB
Limiter Threshold Range
0 dBu to +24 dBu (off)
Limiter Ratio
Limiter Type
PeakStopPlus® two-stage limiter
Limiter Stage 1
PeakStop® brickwall limiter
Limiter Stage 1 Attack Time
Limiter Stage 1 Release Time
Limiter Stage 2
Predictive intelligent program limiter
Limiter Stage 2 Attack Time
Limiter Stage 2 Release Time
OverEasy® Switch
Activates the OverEasy compression function
I/O Meter Switch
Switches between monitoring input and output levels on the Input/Output Level meter
Bypass Switch
Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire bypass
Operating Level Switch
(rear panel) Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneously for both input and output levels
ST Link Switch
Links channels in stereo pairs. Channels One and Three become the master channels
Gain Reduction Meter
8 segment LED bar graph at 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 dB
I/O Meter
8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, and +18 dBu
PeakStop™ Indicator
1 LED to indicate PeakStop™ limiting
Function Switches
LED indicator for each front-panel switch
Output Transformer Options
Jensen® JT-123-dbx or JT- 11-dbx, BCI RE- 123-dbx or RE-11-dbx
Operating Voltage
Switchable 100-120 VAC 50-60 Hz or 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
20 Watts
100-120 VAC-250 mA Slow Blow, 200-240 VAC-125 mA Type T
Power Connector
IEC receptacle
Audio Specifications:
Input Connectors; XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
Input Type
Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Input Impedance
Balanced > 40 kOhm, unbalanced >20 kOhm
Max Input
> +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced
Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz
Output Connectors
XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
Output Type
Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Output Impedance
Balanced 30 Ohm, unbalanced 15 Ohm
Max Output
> +22 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced
1.75 in (4.4 cm)
19 in (48.3 cm)
9 in (20.1 cm)
Unit Weight
5.25 lbs. (2.4 kg)
Shipping Weight
7.6 lbs (3.5 kg)

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