DBX Mic Preamp / Channel Strip 286s

Vendor: DBX
DBX Mic Preamp / Channel Strip 286s The 286s designed by DBX is a full featured channel strip that is included with a studio quality microphone/instrument preamplifier and four processors which you can either use independently...
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DBX Mic Preamp / Channel Strip 286s

The 286s designed by DBX is a full featured channel strip that is included with a studio quality microphone/instrument preamplifier and four processors which you can either use independently or in any combination. The hassle of patching together multiple processors for use on one track can be frustrating. The unit offers the entire microphone processing chain needed in a single box, with the shortest, cleanest signal path.

Features include wide-ranging input gain control, switchable +48V phantom power, and an 80Hz high-pass filter for removing low frequency hum, rumble or wind. The DBX 286s OverEasy compressor can transparently smooth out uneven acoustic tracks, or deliver the classic "in your face" vocal performance. Vocal sibilance can be tamed or removed and high frequency distortion eliminated from instruments like cymbals with the frequency tunable De-Esser.

Dbx DBX286SV Specs

  • Number of Channels: Single
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR Microphone (p2 hot)
    1 x 1/4" TRS phone Line
    1 x 1/4" TRS phone Insert
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4" TRS phone Insert
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0.5/-0.5dB
  • Noise: <-80dBu unweighted (20Hz-20kHz); both gain controls set for 0dB, all processing controls OFF

Preamp

  • Gain Range: 0dB to +60dB
  • Maximum Output: 0.25Vrms, Gain = 30dB
  • Input Impedance: ~4.2kΩ
  • EIN: -125dBu, 22Hz to 22kHz, 150Ω source impedance
  • CMRR:  >40dB, typically 55dB
  • Phantom Power: +48VDC, applied to XLR pins 2 and 3 through 6.81kΩ resistors

Line Input

  • Impedance: 10 kΩ unbalanced, 20 kΩ balanced
  • Maximum Level: >+21dBu, balanced or unbalanced
  • Gain Range: -15 dB to +45 dB
  • CMRR: >40 dB, typically 55 dB

Insert

  • Impedance: Ring: >5 kΩ
    Tip: 100Ω
  • Maximum Level: >+21dBu, >+20dBm (600Ω load)
  • Noise: <-89dBu, unweighted (20Hz to 20kHz); Line Gain control set to 0dB
  • Distortion: <0.01% THD, 20Hz to 20kHz, +10dBu

Line Output

  • Impedance: 100Ω unbalanced, 200Ω balanced
  • Maximum Level:  >+21dBu, >+20dBm (600Ω load)
  • Gain Range: -30 dB to +10 dB
  • Noise: <-80 dBu unweighted (20 Hz-20 kHz); both Gain Controls set for 0dB, all processing controls OFF
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-0.5 dB
  • Distortion: <0.08%THD, 20Hz to 20kHz, +10dBu, all processing controls OFF

Compressor

  • Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Ratio: >4:1 for input levels beyond 20dB above threshold
  • Attack Time: Program dependent: >1S for small level increases, down to 10mS for large increases
  • Release Time: Program dependent: adjustable between approximately 1dB/sec and 75dB/sec
  • Slope: OverEasy
  • Sidechain: No
  • Distortion: Typically <0.05%THD, 20Hz to 20kHz, 15dB gain reduction, +10dBu Output, Density @ 0
  • SMPTE: Intermodulation Distortion: <0.05%; 60Hz/7kHz 4:1, 15dB gain reduction, +10dBu Output Level, Density @ 0

Equalizer

  • Filter Type: Not applicable
  • Frequency Bands: Not applicable
  • Bandwidth: Not applicable
  • Range (Boost/Cut): Not applicable

Light Indication

  • Threshold Range: Not applicable
  • Ratio: Not applicable
  • Attack Time: Not applicable

De-Esser

  • Characteristics: Wideband Gain Reduction
  • Frequency Range: 800Hz to 10kHz High Pass, 12dB/octave
  • Release Time: Program dependent approximately 1mS/dB

Enhancer

  • HF Detail: Program-controlled shelving equalizer, approximately 15dB maximum HF boost
  • LF Detail: Bell-shaped boost @ 80Hz, bell-shaped cut @250Hz, ratio is approximately 2:1

Gate

  • Gate Threshold: OFF to +15dBu
  • Expansion Ratio: Adjustable 1.5:1 to 10:1
  • Maximum Depth: >50dB
  • Attack Time: Program dependent, approximately 2mS (at maximum attenuation)
  • Release Time: Program dependent, approxiamtely 10mS/dB
  • Dynamic Range: Typically 105dB

Physical

  • Power Requirements: 120VAC 60Hz, 100VAC 50/60Hz
    15W consumption
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 19 x 5.75 x 1.75" (485 x 146 x 45mm)
  • Weight: 4.5 lb (2.04kg)
  • Specialties: Full compliment of meters and status LEDs

Packaging Info

  • Package Weight: 6.45 lb
  • Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 21.8 x 11.3 x 2.5"