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DBX 566 Dual Vacuum Tube Compressor

DBX’s traditional spot atop the pro audio industry continues with the introduction of its new “Silver Series.” The inclusion of 2 vacuum tubes makes the 566 Vacuum Tube Compressor no ordinary compressor. Of course, it’s loaded with all the features you’d expect from a compressor, including custom designed analog VU meters that monitor tube level, gain reduction, or output levels. The 566 Vacuum Tube Compressor also has full sidechain functionality, including sidechain monitor, and DBX’s unique Contour function, which allows low frequency material to pass through the threshold without triggering unmusical compression effects. It also includes the DBX OverEasy® threshold characteristic, and Auto attack and release. Line/Instrument and mic inputs make the 566 versatile enough to use with virtually any source device. Add to this impressive list of standard features extras like a sidechain insert loop, True RMS Power Summing™, and the new patent-pending PeakPlus™ limiting topology and you have a compressor that strengthens DBX’s outstanding reputation.

Features:

  • Hand selected Premium 12AU7 vacuum tubes in path
  • +4/-10 operation
  • Drive control for a wide variety of great tube effects
  • PeakPlus™ limiter on each channel
  • Complete sidechain, OverEasy®, and Auto functions
  • Optional TYPE IV™ Conversion System outputs
  • Separate 1/4" sidechain insert send and return
  • Custom designed analog VU meters monitor tube drive, gain reduction, or output levels

Specifications:

  • COMPRESSOR
    • Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
    • Ratio: Infinity: 1
    • Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee curves
    • Attack/Release Characteristic: AutoDynamic™
    • Attack/Release Modes: Selectable Manual or Auto
    • Manual Attack Time: Scalable program-dependent. Typically 3 dB/msec to .04 dB/msec
    • Manual Release Time: Scalable program-dependent. Typically 250 dB/sec to 5 dB/sec
    • Auto Attack Time: Program-dependent. Typically 15ms for 10 dB, 5ms for 20 dB, and 3ms for 30 dB.
    • Auto Release Time: Program-dependent. Typically 125 dB/sec rate.
    • Output Gain: -15 to +15 dB
  • LIMITER
    • Type: PeakPlus™ Limiter
    • Threshold Range: 0 dBu to > +22 dBu (off)
    • Ratio: Infinity : 1
    • Attack Time: Program-dependent, typically < 5 msec
    • Release Time: Program-dependent, typically 22 dB/sec
  • SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
    • DRIVE Control Range: +15 dB to +15 dB
    • LEVEL Control Range: -15 dB to +15 dB
    • 0.5 dB Bandwidth: 15 Hz to > 90 kHz +0/-0.5 dB
    • Frequency Response: <10 Hz to >200 kHz +0/-3.0 dB
    • THD + Noise:
      • 0.04% typical (Drive control at minimum, Level control at maximum)
      • 3.5% typical (tube saturation with Drive and Level controls at 50%)
    • Deviation From Linear Phase: < 10 degrees, 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
    • Interchannel Crosstalk: Typically -98 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
  • POWER SUPPLY:
    • Operating Voltage: Switchable between 100, 120, 230, and 240VAC, 50/60 Hz
    • Power Consumption: 30 Watts max.
    • Fuse: 100/120V: 500mA 250V Slow Blow 5mm X 20mm
    • 230/240V: T250 mA 250V 5mm X 20mm
    • Mains Connection: IEC 320 Receptacle
  • PHYSICAL:
    • Dimensions: 3.5”H X 19”W X 8”D
    • Weight: 12 lbs. (5.5 kg)
    • Shipping Weight: 13 lbs. (5.9 kg)

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