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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This item is in excellent, close-to-brand-new condition. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. I haven’t ever needed to look at the manual 136x this, so I don’t know anything about it. Functional condition is described above. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Browse Related Browse Related. This is a one-channel rack unit in a half rack width.

There is no bypass switch of any kind. The standard input and output jacks on the rear panel are designed for operation at the line le It also has a jack and a button on the back for making a stereo pair with another X, where the controls of one unit affect the second connected one.

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 ebx perfect fit for a home studio as well. Otherwise it is very clean and in very good condition. So I mainly recommend it for home recording. Some people 136x 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.


See each listing for international shipping options and costs. 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. The action is smooth, with some decent punch, but it is not adjustable apart from the “more” slider.

Thus preventing any possible “rack rash” or scratches.

Used in the studio only. It also does have a series of LED lights for metering your compression level. It is a soft-knee system that automatically 163z higher ratios to your stronger peaks, and lower ratios for lower level signals. This sale is for a Revive Audio modified DBX x compressor limiter that is works and sounds excellent. If you just want something easy to use, that sounds reasonably good, for a low price, this one will do the job. In general I use these for mixing drums, but again they are definitely suitable for use with other instruments as well.

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Extensive compressor reviews and FAQ. It isn’t up there with the DBX A andbut it has a more than respectable sound that is useful more times than not. Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this page using the link text dxb reviews”.

See pictures for condition includes rack width adapter for 19″ rack see pictures for type and condition. Skip to dbd content. This page was last updated: I don’t think that it sounds full enough on lead vocals, but it depends on the singer. Write a user review Ask for a user review.


By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Unfortunately, the lowest and highest frequencies are a little bit attenuated, especially during heavy compression. That’s everything there is to know about 16×3 make up of the X, so as you can tell this is a very simple piece of gear.

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Did you find this review helpful? 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 dbd trying to use it for. Unit is Tested and Functions Well. The inputs and output are unbalanced.

Also shop in Also shop in. It’s good for a variety of applications, but I’ve had success using it mostly on drums. As with most half-rack units, it is actually surprisingly difficult to mount into a rack rig, unless you find a set of the xbx dbx rack ears for it. Generally I’m a much bigger fan of the older DBX gear, but the X has a more modern compression sound. Log in Become a member. In several ways it blurs the line between a rack unit and a pedal. If it were a guitar pedal, avoid sticking Velcro on it and