DBX 1066

Stereo Compressor / Limiter / Gate

OUR PART #:  1066

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dbx's 1066 is a Stereo Compressor/Limiter/Gate.Want to instantly add that classic dbx response to your mix?  It's there at the touch of the "Auto" button.
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dbx's 1066 is a Stereo Compressor/Limiter/Gate.

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 dbx's 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 dbx's 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, the PeakStopPlus™ does all previous circuits one better. 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. Lightpipe technology replaces standard LEDs 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 dbx's V2 VCA. Developed especially for the 1066, 1046, and other 10 series products to come, this VCA boasts superb dynamic range characteristics while maintaining very low distortion and almost immeasurable noise characteristics. The bottom line is this: a VCA working in conjunction with world class design makes the dbx 1066 perform better than compressors selling for hundreds more.

State-of-the-technology VCAs, meticulous component selection, and scrupulous testing procedures are just a few more reasons that the dbx 1066 is the latest in a long line of pedigreed dbx signal processors.

dbx 1066 Specifications:

  • Limiter
    • Threshold Range: 0 dBu to +24 dBu (off)
    • Ratio: :1
    • Limiter Type: PeakStopPlus two-stage limiter
      • Stage 1: PeakStop® brickwall limiter
        • Attack Time: Zero
        • Release Time: Zero
      • Stage 2: Predictive intelligent program limiter
      • Attack Time: Program-dependent
      • Release Time: Program-dependent
    • Expander/Gate
    • Threshold Range: Off to +15 dBu
    • Ratio: 1:1 to 30:1
    • Attack Time: < 100 µsec
    • Release Time: Program-dependent
  • Compressor
    • Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
    • Ratio: 1:1 to :1
    • Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
    • Attack/Release Characteristic: AutoDynamic
    • Attack/Release Modes: Selectable Manual or Auto
    • Manual Attack Time: Scalable program-dependent
    • Manual Release Time: Scalable program-dependent
    • Auto Attack Time: Program-dependent
    • Auto Release Time: Program-dependent
    • Output Gain: -20 to +20 dB
  • Output Connectors
    • XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
    • Type: Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    • Impedance: Balanced 30 Ohm, unbalanced 15 Ohm
    • Max Output Level: > +22 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced
  • Input Connectors
    • XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
    • Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    • Impedance: Balanced > 40 kOhm, unbalanced > 20 kOhm
    • Max Input Level: > +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced
    • CMRR: Typically > 50 dB at 1 kHz
  • Sidechain Input Connector
    • 1/4" TS
    • Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
    • Impedance: > 10 kOhm
    • Max Input Level: > +22 dBu
  • Sidechain Output Connector
    • 1/4" TRS (tip hot)
    • Type: Impedance balanced, RF filtered
    • Impedance: Balanced 2 kOhm, unbalanced 1 kOhm
    • Max Output Level: > +21 dBu balanced or unbalanced
  • Power Supply
    • Operating Voltage: Switchable: 100-120 VAC 50/60 Hz or 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    • Power Consumption: 20 Watts
    • Fuse:
      • 100-120 VAC: 250 mA Slow Blow
      • 200-240 VAC: 125 mA Type T
    • Mains Connection: IEC receptacle
  • Physical
    • Dimensions: 1.75"Hx19"Wx9"D (4.4cmx48.3cmx20.1cm)
    • Weight: 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
    • Shipping Weight: 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg)
  • System Performance
    • Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/0.5 dB
    • Frequency Response: 0.35 Hz to 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB
    • Noise: < -96 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
    • Dynamic Range: > 118 dB, unweighted
    • THD+Noise: 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
    • IMD: < 0.1% SMPTE
    • Interchannel Crosstalk: < -80 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing


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