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DBX 160SL Classic Dual-Channel Compressor

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DBX 160SL Classic Dual-Channel Compressor

The 160SL emulates the performance of the classic dbx 160 and 165A compressors, but adds the voicings of the newer-type dbx compressors, offering everything you need to perfectly process a variety of signals to your taste. Features include ultra high-drive transformer-coupled outputs, dbx Type IV conversion, and a system digital output option. Of course there's OverEasy & Reg; and hard-knee switchable settings, program-dependent auto attack, a release switch, and a front panel sidechain enable switch.


  • New patent-pending AutoVelocity Dynamics circuit
  • 127dB Dynamic Range
  • High-Drive output transformer drives 1000 ft. of Belden at .007% THD
  • Hard-knee/OverEasy® switchable
  • Program-dependent "Auto", AutoVelocity Manual, or fully variable attack and release modes


Number of Channels 2
Controls Threshold, Compression (Ratio), Output Gain, Attack, Release, Stop Level (PeakStopPlus)
Threshold -40dB to 30dB
Ratio 1:1 to Inf
Frequency Response 2Hz-200kHz
Side Chain Insterts Yes
Inputs 2 x XLR
Outputs 2 x XLR
Sidechain I/O 2 x XLR (Send), 2 x XLR (Return
Rackmount Spaces 2U
Height 3.5"
Depth 11.25"
Width 19"
Weight 20.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 160SL

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