DBX Professional Products S Series

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DBX Professional Products S Series

Jan 28, 2011 11:30 AM, By Erin Shipps, associate editor

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Signal processors

The newly updated dbx S Series products feature a platinum front panel. This series includes 231s dual 31-band graphic equalizer, 215s dual 15-band graphic equalizer, 131s single 31-band graphic equalizer, 266xs compressor/gate, and 166xs compressor/limiter/gate. The graphic equalizers offer 1/3-octave constant Q equalization with switchable boost/cut ranges of �6 or �12dB, with a �12dB input gain range. The compressors feature patented Overeasy compression technology that transparently smooths out fluctuating vocal and instrumental levels. Both models offer exclusive dbx AutoDynamic scalable program-dependent attack and release controls.

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