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Since its introduction in the mid 1970's, the dbx 160 series has been the world's most popular line of audio compressors. The classic 160 is  used daily in many world class studios.

Solid construction, fool proof operation, great sound, at-a-glance metering and a bulletproof output stage all contributed to its popularity with musicians, recording studios, consultants and installers, and broadcast media production people alike.

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The dbx® 160A is a legendary dbx® 160 family of compressor/limiters. The same classic sound, easy set-up and no compromise metering is now married to an improved signal path and stronger chassis design. The result is industry standard compressor/limiter which is digital-ready and road tough. Featuring switch-selectable OverEasy® and Hard Knee compression curves along with extremely wide-ranging threshold, ratio and output controls, the dbx 160A is up to any task. True RMS level detection provides the most natural-sounding dynamics processing available, from subtle compression to "brick wall" peak limiting. Choose low ratios and OverEasy® compression to transparently smooth out fluctuating vocal and instrumental levels. Or use the 160A's Hard Knee compression and high ratios (up to and beyond :1 and over 60dB gain reduction) for bombproof protection against overload distortion in digital recording, P.A. systems and broadcast signals.

The 160A is fully compatible with +4/-10dB and balanced/ unbalanced systems, and its electronically balanced output stage is an outstanding line driver for long cable runs (an output transformer is optional).

The 19-segment, switchable input/ output LED metering can be easily calibrated to any operating level.

12-segment gain reduction LEDs provide precise analysis at a glance.

The dbx® 160A's unique "INFINITY +" inverse-compression mode actually decreases the audio output level below unity gain when the input exceeds threshold, a real lifesaver for correcting overbearing vocal choruses and controlling runaway house mix levels.

A detector input can be used with an equaliser for de-essing sibilant vocals and selectively smoothing out boomy notes on acoustic guitar and bass. And two 160As can be stereo-coupled to process an entire mix or instruments mic'd in stereo, without shifting the left/right image. Its musical sound, easy operation and unequaled versatility made the original dbx® 160 a world standard.

The 160A follows that tradition, while meeting the challenges of a digital world entertainer in the mix, or overall characteristics of 4 independent signals or control the gain levelling on a couple of stereo pairs, the dbx 160A is for you.

Features

OverEasy® or classic hard knee compression with dbx's® ultra-musical program dependent attack and release times

Compression ratio variable from 1:1 through infinity :1 to negative compression

Precision dual RMS LED display monitors input or output and gain reduction over a wide range and calibrates for different operating levels

Over 60dB of gain reduction available

Exclusive Infinity+ compression allows negative compression

Independent balanced and unbalanced outputs can drive 600 loads to +24dBm simultaneously. New floating balanced output stage drives any load

Optional output transformer capable

Strappable with another 160A for true RMS stereo summing operation

Delivery/Pick Up

We do delivery/install for an affordable rate, it's up to you.

Based in Kensington we are on the edge of North Melbourne near the CBD. Central Melbourne audio visual business customer pick ups and deliveries are available, we deliver to the inner city but also well out of town.

Our fees on simple delivery is all dependant on the time our staff will be prepping, packing in the vehicle, transporting and unloading the equipment and vise versa for pickups. We'll do our best to accomodate you into our schedule so that you spend less on delivery.

Our friendly and knowledgable techs can be there to install, operate and remove the audio visual equipment if need be at fair cost to you.

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