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(B-Stock) dbx - '286S' Microphone Pre-Amp Processor

(B-Stock) dbx - '286S' Microphone Pre-Amp/Channel Strip Processor (Factory Refurb)

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Scan code: LN121161 Manufacturer code: 286S
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(B-Stock) dbx - '286S'
Microphone Pre-Amp Processor

dbx 286S Microphone Pre-Amp Processor

Please note: This item is B-Grade. Packaging may be damaged or missing and there may be cosmetic imperfections and slight signs of use.

sonically pristine foreverThe dbx® 286s is a Channel Strip Processor packed with features that offers studio quality microphone/instrument preamplifier and four processors that can be used separately or in any combination. The sonically pristine dbx 286s Mic Preamp has all the features you need, such as wide-ranging input gain control, switchable +48V phantom power, and an 80Hz high-pass filter to eliminate low frequency hum, rumble or wind. The patented dbx OverEasy® compressor can be used to transparently smooth out uneven acoustic tracks or add that classic "in your face" vocal performance that only a dbx compressor is capable of.

Use the frequency tunable De-Esser to remove vocal sibilance and high frequency distortion from instruments like cymbals. Fine-tune the Enhancer HF Detail control to add clarity and detail to your tracks and adjust the LF Detail control to add fullness and depth to vocals and bass instruments whilst reducing the muddy low midrange frequencies. The separate threshold and ratio controls on the Expander/Gate allow you to subtly reduce headphone leakage or radically gate noisy guitar amps.

Amazing Features • Frequency tunable De-Esser reduces sibilance and high frequency distortion
• Enhancer increases the detail and definition of the high and low frequencies
• Classic dbx Compression puts great sound within easy reach
• Insert jack allows you to add an external processor
• Program adaptive Expander/Gate

Sound Your Best!

dbx 286S Microphone Pre-Amp Processor

Effective ProcessingThe dbx 286s is fully compliment of metering and status LEDs to visually guide you to getting the sound you need. The floating balanced XLR Mic Input accepts balanced or unbalanced inputs to connect easily to professional and home studio microphones. The additional 1/4" TRS Line Input can accept balanced/unbalanced signals to process live electronic instruments or pre-recorded tracks at mixdown.

Use the Insert jack to interface between the Mic Preamp and the signal processing sections to "loop out" to external processors, like an EQ or delay unit or alternatively mix the Mic Preamp's signal out to an external destination. The price and trouble of patching together multiple processors for use on one track can be irritating. The dbx 286s gives you all the mic processing you need in one box, with the shortest, clearest signal path so your music can continue to sound its best.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Mic Preamp Connector XLR Floating balanced, Pin 2 Hot
Mic Preamp Input Impedance ~4.2kΩ
Mic Preamp gain 0dB to +60dB
Mic Preamp Phantom Power +48VDC, applied to XLR pins 2 and 3 through 6.81kΩ resistors
CMRR >40dB, typically 55dB
Mic Preamp max input level 0.2Vrms, Gain = 30dB
Mic Preamp Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) -125dBu, 22Hz-22kHz, 150Ω source impedance
Input Connectors (line) Floating balanced, TIP Hot
Input Impedance (line) 10kΩ unbalanced, 20kΩ balanced
Max Input (line) >+21dBu, balanced or unbalanced
Input Gain Range (line) -15dB to +45 dB
Insert Connector 1/4" TRS: Normalled; tip is Send, ring is Return
Insert Impedance >5kΩ (ring-return); 100Ω (tip-send)
Insert Max Level >+21dBu; >+20dBm (600Ω load-tip)
Insert Noise <-84dBu, unweighted (20Hz-20kHz); LINE GAIN Control set to 0dB
Insert Distortion <0.01% THD, 20Hz-20kHz, +10dBu
Output Connectors 1/4" Balanced/Unbalanced TRS Connectors
Output Impedance 100Ω unbalanced, 200Ω balanced
Max Output >+21dBu, >+20dBm (600Ω load)
Gain Adjustment Range -30dB to +10dB
Noise <-80dBu unweighted (20Hz-20kHz); Both Gain Controls set for 0dB, all processing controls OFF
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +0.5, -0.5dB
THD <0.08%THD, 20Hz-20kHz, +10dBu, all Processing Controls OFF
Compressor Threshold Range -40dBu to +20dBu
Compressor Threshold Characteristic OverEasy®
Compressor Ratio >4:1 For input levels beyond 20dB above threshold
Max Compression 30dB
Compressor Attack Time Program-Dependent; >1s for small level increases, down to 10ms for larage increases
Compressor Release Time Program-Dependent; adjustable between approximately 1dB/sec and 75dB/sec
Compressor Distortion Typically <0.05%THD, 20Hz-20kHz, 15dB G/R, +10dBu Output, DENSITY @ 0
IMD SMPTE: <0.05%; 60Hz/7kHz 4:1, 15dB G/R, +10dBu Output Level, DENSITY @ 0
De-esser Characteristic Wideband Gain Reduction
De-esser Frequency Range 800Hz to 10kHz High Pass, 12dB/octave
De-esser Release Time 12dB/octave Program-Dependent; approximately 1mS/dB
Enhancer HF Detail Characteristic Program-controlled shelving equalizer, approximately 15dB maximum HF boost
Enhancer LF Detail Characteristic Bell-shaped boost @ 80Hz, bell-shaped cut @250Hz, ratio is approximately 2:1
Expander/Gate Threshold Range OFF to +15dBu
Expander/Gate Ratio Adjustable 1.5:1 to 10:1
Expander/Gate Max Depth >50dB
Expander/Gate Attack Time Program-Dependent, approximately 2mS (at maximum attenuation)
Expander/Gate Release Time Program-Dependent, approxiamtely 10mS/dB
Expander/Gate Dynamic Range Typically 105dB
Power Consumption 15W
Operating Voltage DO: 120VAC 60Hz, 100VAC 50/60Hz; EU: 230VAC 50/60Hz
Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Dimensions 1.75" x 5.75" x 19" (4.5cm x 14.6cm x 48.5cm)
Weight Unit Weight: 4.5 lbs/2.04 Kgs
Shipping Weight: 6.54 lbs/2.97 Kgs
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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
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RTB Period:
24 months
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(B-Stock) dbx - '286S' Microphone Pre-Amp Processor
(B-Stock) dbx - '286S' Microphone Pre-Amp Processor