The DBX X is a simple compressor/limiter that comes as a single channel unit . It is an analog piece of gear, and only takes up half a rack. Five Star Guitars in Hillsboro, OR Presents:dbx X Compressor/Limiter The dbx X rack mounted Compressor/Limiter provides traditional dbx sonic quality . The X is a great little compressor. i have a dbx , which is a stereo while it is also unbalanced (the hookups are actually on rca.

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This is a one-channel rack unit in a half rack width. So I mainly recommend it for home recording.

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Skip to main ebx. See pictures for condition includes rack width adapter for 19″ rack see pictures for type and condition. It is an analog piece of gear, and only takes up half a rack space, so if you had two of these you could fit them perfectly in a single space in a traditional rack casing. Storage in the my stereo cab for awhile since my powered speakers have been sold.

Otherwise it is very clean and in very good condition. Browse Related Browse Related.

It also does have a series of LED rbx for metering your compression level. Also shop in Also shop in. Generally I’m a much bigger fan of the older DBX gear, but the X has a more modern compression sound. This page was last updated: Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. This item is in excellent, close-to-brand-new condition. It is a soft-knee system that automatically applies higher ratios to your stronger peaks, and lower ratios for lower level signals.


I’ve used this in a higher end professional studio, but since they are pretty easy to find at a cheap price, they are definitely a perfect fit for a home studio as well.

I don’t think that it sounds full enough on lead vocals, but it depends on the singer. The inputs and output are unbalanced. Functional condition is described above. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.

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It isn’t up there with the DBX A andbut it has a more than respectable sound that is useful more times than not. If you just want something easy to use, that sounds reasonably good, for a low price, this one will do the job. See each listing for international shipping options and costs.

If it were a guitar pedal, avoid sticking Velcro on it and Did you find this review helpful? It’s good for a variety of applications, but I’ve had success using it mostly on drums.

It’s really easy to get a quick sound, which is also a big plus with this, as it allows you to see quickly if it will work for the application you’re trying to use it for. In general I use these for mixing drums, but again they are definitely suitable for use with other instruments as well.

By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Some people say the older A and the wood-paneled no letter suffix are more desirable because the components inside supposedly have better tone qualities, but I have not tested this to confirm. Russia are limited to these limits. Used in the studio only.


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That’s everything there is to know about the make up of the X, so as you can tell this is a very simple piece of gear. It also dbz a jack and a button on the back for making a stereo pair with another X, where the controls of one unit affect the second connected one. The action is smooth, with some decent punch, but it is not adjustable apart from the “more” slider. Also, most are older units and may need their pots and buttons sprayed or cleaned.

Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this page using sbx link text “compressor reviews”. In several ways it blurs the line between a rack unit and a pedal.

Log in Become a member. Thus preventing any possible “rack rash” or scratches. The standard input and output jacks on the rear panel are designed for operation at the line le Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe.

This sale is for a Revive Audio modified DBX x compressor limiter that is works and sounds excellent. As with most half-rack units, it is actually surprisingly difficult to mount into a rack rig, unless you find a set of the factory dbx rack ears for it.