The dbx 286s is a full featured Channel Strip Processor that delivers a studio quality microphone/instrument preamplifier and four processors that can be used independently or in any combination. Why mic up vocals and instruments through a noisy, blurry mixer™ The sonically pristine dbx 286s MicPreamp has all the features you need, including wide-ranging input gain control, switchable +48V phantom power, and an 80Hz high-pass filter to remove low frequencyhum, rumble or wind. Use the patented dbx OverEasy compressor to transparently smooth out uneven acoustic tracks or deliver that classic "in your face" vocal performance that only a dbx compressor can. Eliminate vocal sibilance and high frequencydistortion from instruments such as cymbals with the frequency tunable De-Esser. Fine-tune the Enhancer HF Detail control to add sparkle and crispness to your tracks and make adjustments to the LF Detail control to add fullness and depth to vocals and bass instruments while cleaning up the muddy low midrange frequencies. And, the separate threshold and ratio controls on the Expander/Gate allow you to subtly reduce headphone leakage or radically gate noisy guitar amps.
The dbx 286s offers a full compliment of metering and status LEDs to visually guide you to achieving the right sound. The floating balancedXLRMic Input accepts balanced or unbalanced inputs to easily connect 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 Insertjack to interface between the MicPreamp and the signal processing sections to "loop out" to external processors (such as EQ or delay unit) or to mix the MicPreamp's signal out to an external destination.
The cost and hassle of patching together multiple processors for use on one track can be frustrating. The dbx 286s provides you with all the mic processing you need in one box, with the shortest, cleanest signal path to keep your music sounding its best!
Studio quality MicPreamp/Channel Strip Processor
Classic dbx Compression puts great sound within easy reach
Frequency tunable De-Esser reduces sibilance and high frequencydistortion
Enhancer increases the detail and definition of the high and low frequencies
Program adaptive Expander/Gate
Insertjack allows you to add an external processor
Full compliment of meters and status LEDs
+48V Phantom Power
Precision detented controls
MicPreamp Connector: XLR Floating balanced, Pin 2 Hot
MicPreamp Input Impedance: ~4.2kΩ
MicPreampgain: 0dB to +60dB
MicPreamp Phantom Power: +48VDC, applied to XLR pins 2 and 3 through 6.81kΩ resistors
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