DBX 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter
£507.00

DBX 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter

£507.00

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DBX 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter
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Take that classic dbx compression sound, apply it to four individual high-quality channels and package it up into an easy-to-use, compact rack-mount - and you have yourself the versatile 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter by dbx.

Four To The Floor

Designed for the ever-changing modern recording environment, dbx have recognised the increasing multiple-channel demands of recording studios and music professionals alike - remedying it by introducing their own studio-ready, rack-mountable unit with multiple channels of high quality, easy to use compression.  

DBX 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter Features:

  • Four independent channels of operation
  • Stereo linkable in two pairs
  • PeakStopPlus limiting control
  • Independent Threshold and ratio controls
  • Switchable OverEasy or Hard Knee compression
  • Classic dbx compression
  • Differentially balanced gold-plated XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs
  • True RMS level detection
  • Precision metering of input level, output level, and gain reduction
  • Dual True stereo or quad mono operation
  • Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operation per channel

Classic dbx, Modern Package

Incorporating the industry standard dbx design, the 1046 delivers pristine sonic quality combined with that classic dbx sound. From OverEasy to hard knee compression, you'll find the settings perfectly suited to your needs and taste.

Ideal for use on individual tracks or linked up to a multitrack recorder, the 1046 Quad Compressor can be used for any application, with independently configurable settings per channel, allowing for individual settings to run simultaneously.

Complete with the newly developed PeakStopPlus feature, you can be assured that any dangerously high peaks will be captured and tamed, protecting both your valuable equipment and your invaluable hearing.

DBX 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter Specifications:

  • Input Connectors: XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
  • Input Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Input Impedance:Balanced > 40 kOhm, unbalanced >20 kOhm
  • Max Input: > +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced
  • CMRR: Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz
  • Output Connectors: XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
  • Output Type: Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Output Impedance: Balanced 30 Ohm, unbalanced 15 Ohm
  • Max Output: > +22 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced
  • Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
  • Frequency Response: 0.35 Hz to 90kHz, +0/-3 dB
  • Noise: < -96 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
  • Dynamic Range: > 118 dB, unweighted
  • THD+Noise: >0.008% typical at +4 dBu (1 kHz unity gain), 0.08% typical at +20 dBu (1 kHz unity gain), < 0.1% any amount of compression up to 40 dB, 1 kHz
  • IMD: < 0.1% SMPTE
  • Interchannel Crosstalk: < -80 dB 20Hz to 20 kHz
  • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing
  • Compressor Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
  • Compressor Ratio: 1:1 to infinity:1
  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy or hard knee
  • Compressor Attack/Release Characteristic: AutoDynamic
  • Compressor Attack Time: Program-dependent
  • Compressor Release Time: Program-dependent
  • Compressor Output Gain: -20 to +20 dB
  • Limiter Threshold Range: 0 dBu to +24 dBu (off)
  • Limiter Ratio: infinity:1
  • Limiter Type: PeakStopPlus two-stage limiter
  • Limiter Stage 1: PeakStop brickwall limiter
  • Limiter Stage 1: Attack Time Zero
  • Limiter Stage 1: Release Time Zero
  • Limiter Stage 2: Predictive intelligent program limiter
  • Limiter Stage 2: Attack Time Program-dependent
  • Limiter Stage 2: Release Time Program-dependent
  • OverEasy Switch: Activates the OverEasy compression function
  • I/O Meter Switch: Switches between monitoring input and output levels on the Input/Output Level meter
  • Bypass Switch: Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire bypass
  • Operating Level Switch: (rear panel) Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneously for both input and output levels
  • ST-Link Switch: Links channels in stereo pairs. Channels One and Three become the master channels
  • Gain Reduction Meter: 8 segment LED bar graph at 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 dB
  • I/O Meter: 8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, and +18 dBu
  • PeakStop Indicator: 1 LED to indicate PeakStop™ limiting
  • Function Switches: LED indicator for each front-panel switch
  • Output Transformer Options: Jensen JT-123-dbx or JT- 11-dbx, BCI RE- 123-dbx or RE-11-dbx
  • Operating Voltage: Switchable:100-120 VAC 50-60 Hz or 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 20 Watts
  • Fuse: 100-120 VAC:250 mA Slow Blow, 200-240 VAC:125 mA Type T
  • Power Connector: IEC receptacle
  • Dimensions: 1.75"Hx19"Wx9"D (4.4cmx48.3cmx20.1cm)
  • Unit Weight: 5.2 lbs. (2.4 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 7.6 lbs. (3.5 kg)
More Information
Manufacturer DBX
SKU 97559
Shipping Weight (kg) 3.500000
MPN 1046
Warranty 2 Years

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