Harman''s dbx Intros 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip
Oct 10, 2014 4:27 PM
SALT LAKE CITY� Harman''s dbx introduces its model 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip, a vacuum tube-based microphone preamplifier that offers flexible sound-tailoring options to deliver audio quality.
The dbx 676 employs a high-gain, Class A tube preamp section based around a 12AU7 vacuum tube that can be adjusted to be clean and pure-sounding or dirty and full of harmonic character. The 676 incorporates the Compressor/Limiter design from the highly sought-after dbx 162SL and a 3-band parametric EQ, enabling exacting control of dynamics and tonal balance.
The dbx 676 offers �-inch and XLR inputs and outputs, a front-panel instrument input and a side chain insert. An optional digital output card is available. The 676 allows for precise tailoring of input and output levels which can be monitored by its large multi-function VU meter.
The compressor/limiter section provides flexible control of dynamics, including threshold, attack, gain and release, auto attack and release, hard and soft knee compression, dbx-exclusive AutoVelocity manual and OverEasy modes and PeakStop limiting algorithm and many additional functions. The 676''s three-band parametric EQ allows adjustment of level and bandwidth at frequencies that have been chosen for musical effectiveness.
The dbx 676 is designed for ease of use with vintage-style controls and VU metering. The 676 features military-grade build for reliability and mounts in a 2U rack space.
The dbx 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip will be available in January.