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dbx 266XL

Dual Compressor Gate

Product Code 1131

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When using the 266XL's AutoDynamic Attack and Release controls, artists and engineers will find that the center settings deliver classic dbx compression, while the full control range produces voicings that extend from slow "leveling" to aggressive "peak" limiting.

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MPN: 266XL


Flat: 20Hz-20kHz, +0, -0.5dB

Bandwidth: 0.35Hz-80kHz, +0, -3dB

Input impedance: 40k Balanced/Unbalanced

Max Level: +22dBu


Impedance: Balanced

+4dBu: Balanced: 200

Unbalanced: 100

-10dBV: Balanced: 1.5k

Unbalanced: 750

Max Level: +21dBu into 600


Input Impedance: >10k

Output Impedance: <2k

Max Level: +21dBu

Distortion + Noise: <0.2% any amount of

compression at 1kHz

Intermodulation Distortion:

<0.2% SMPTE

Noise: <-93dBu unweighted

Dynamic Range:

>114dB, unweighted

Crosstalk: <-93dB @ 1kHz

Common Mode Rejection:

>40dB (Any Frequency)

Stereo Coupling:

True RMS Power Summing

Threshold Characteristics:

Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee

Exp/Gate: Program Dependent Threshold

Compressor: -40 to +20dB

Expander/Gate: -60 to + 10 dB

Ratio: Compressor: 1:1 to :1

Expander/Gate 1:1 to 4:1

Attack Time:

Compressor: Scalable Program Dependent

Expander/Gate: <100 µsec

Release Time:

Compressor: Scalable Program Dependent

Expander/Gate: Program Dependent

Power Requirements:

15watts, 100 VAC 50/60 Hz, 120 VAC 60 Hz, 230 VAC 50/60 Hz


(H x W x D) 1.75"x5.75"x19" (4.45cm x14.6cm x 48.5cm)

WEIGHT: Net Weight: 5 lbs. (2.3 kg);

Shipping Weight: 7 lbs. (3.2 kg)

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