Item# DBX1066V
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The dbx 1066 compressor / limiter / gate is a high performance multifunctional unit designed to deliver all the flexibility and power that a professional user demands. The dbx 1066 incorporates the new advanced dbx V2™ VCA figh system performance.or h
At a Glance:
  • Selectable auto (classic dbx®) or manual (variable Attack and Release) compression
  • Contour switch removes unwanted low frequency information from detector circuit
  • Selectable Overeasy® or Hard Knee compression modes
  • PeakStopPlus™ limiting for setting maximum allowable level with minimal distortion
  • SC Ext and SC Mon for setting up and monitoring external devices for gating function
  • True 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
  • True stereo or dual mono operation
  • Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operation per channel
What's in the Box:
  • 1 x 1066
  • 1 x AC power cord
  • 1 x Operation manual
  • 1 x Registration card
  • 4 x Rack mount screws and washers
Want to instantly add that classic dbx response to your mix? It's there at the touch of the "Auto" button. Or use the independent Attack and Release controls to tailor the 1066 to your specific needs. Unwanted frequencies or mic bleed in the signal path? Frequency dependent gain control is a snap to set up and execute with our Side Chain External button (SC Ext). Use the Side Chain Monitor button (SC Mon) and your favorite EQ to dial in the specific frequencies you want to trigger the device. As has become our standard, the contour switch allows entire mixes to be easily smoothed with soft compression while keeping low frequencies from punching holes in the overall mix. Selectable input and output metering allow you to make sure that everything is matched up level-wise, maximizing your signal-to-noise ratio. For overall speaker protection, our new PeakStopPlus™ does all previous circuits one better. With a new design, the PeakStopPlus represses those unwanted transients from blowing your drivers while minimizing the distortion common to many other "hard" limiters. Selectable Hard-Knee or OverEasy® characteristics make the 1066 ideal for your gain control needs, whether you're looking for "heavy" almost-special-effects compression or soft, smooth gain leveling. New lightpipe technology replaces standard LED's found on most other units, making the 1066 both very easy to read and much easier to operate. In the studio, broadcast facility or on the road with a P.A. system, the 1066 is designed for perfectly simple operation. The 1066 allows you to eliminate unwanted signals, flexibly control overall signal gain and guard your overall mix in dual mono or stereo operation. At the heart of the 1066 is our new dbx V2 VCA. Developed especially for the 1066, 1046 and other 10 series products to come, this revolutionary VCA boasts superb dynamic range characteristics while maintaining very low distortion and almost immeasurable noise characteristics. The bottom line is this: a new VCA working in conjunction with world class design makes the dbx 1066 perform better than compressors selling for hundreds more. State-of-the-technology VCA's, meticulous component selection, and scrupulous testing procedures are just a few more reasons that the new dbx 1066 is the latest in a long line of pedigreed dbx signal processors.
Manuals & Downloads:
General Specifications:
20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/0.5 dB
Frequency Response
0.35 Hz to 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB
< -95 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
Dynamic Range
> 118dB, 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/Release Modes
Selectable Manual or Auto
Compressor Manual Attack Time
Scalable program-dependent
Compressor Manual Release Time
Scalable program-dependent
Compressor Auto Attack Time
Compressor Auto Release Time
Compressor Output Gain
-20 to +20 dB
Limiter Threshold Range
+4 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
Expander/Gate Threshold Range
Off to +15dBu
Expander/Gate Ratio
1-to-1 to 30-to-1
Expander/Gate Attack Time
< 100 µsec
Expander/Gate Release Time
SC Ext. Switch
Routes the external sidechain input signal to the detector
SC Mon. Switch
Routes the sidechain signal to the output, interrupting the normal audio
OverEasy® Switch
Activates the OverEasy compression function
Countour Switch
Activates the frequency-dependent detector function
Auto Switch
Activates automatic program-dependent attack and release times, disabling the manual Attack and Release controls
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 relay bypass. Relay automatically hard-wire bypasses unit at power-down and provides a power-on delay of 1.5 sec.
Operating Level Switch
(rear panel) Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneoulsy for both input and output levels
ST Link Switch
Link both channels for stereo operation. Channel One becomes the master
Gain Reduction Meter
12-segment LED bar graph at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30 dB
I/O Meter
8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, and +18 dBu
Compressor Threshold Meter
3-segment LED bar graph at Below (-), OverEasy and Above (+)
Expander/Gate Threshold Meter
2-segment LED bar graph at Below (-) and Above (+)
Limiter Threshold Meter
1 LED to indicate PeakStopPlus™ 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
100-120 VAC 50/60 Hz 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 > 50 kOhm, unbalanced >25 kOhm
Max Input
> +24 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 120 Ohm, unbalanced 60 Ohm
Max Output
> +21 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced
Sidechain Input Connector
1/4" Unbalanced (Tip-Sleeve)
Sidechain Input Type
Unbalanced, RF filtered
Sidechain Impedance
>10 kOhm
Sidechain Max Input Level
>+24 dBu
Sidechain Output Connector
1/4" Balanced TRS (tip hot)
Sidechain Output Type
Impedance balanced, RF filtered
Sidechain Output Impedance
Balanced 2 kOhm, unbalanced 1 kOhm
Sidechain Max Output Level
>+21 dBu balanced or unbalanced
1.75 in (4.4 cm)
19 in (48.3 cm)
9 in (20.1 cm)
5.1 lbs. (2.3 kg)
Shipping Weight
7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg)

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