dbx 286A Mic Pre-Amp Compressor De-esser Enhancer Processor
dbx 286A Mic Pre-Amp Compressor De-esser Enhancer Processor

dbx 286A Mic Pre-Amp Compressor De-esser Enhancer Processor

Regular price $299.00 $0.00 Unit price per

Condition: Used, very clean condition, tested working, ships with power cable and manual. Sold with our "no-hassle" 30-day return warranty.

The dbx® 286A's Mic Preamp and Five processors can be used independently or in any combination. Why mic up vocals and instruments through a noisy, blurry mixer? The dbx 286A's sonically pristine Mic Preamp has all the features you need, including wide-ranging input gain control, switchable 48V phantom power and an 80Hz high-pass filter. Use the 286A's newly designed and patented OverEasy® Compressor to transparently smooth out uneven acoustic tracks or deliver that classic "in your face" rock vocal. Take out vocal sibilance and high frequency distortion in cymbals with the 286A's frequency tunable De-Esser. Fine-tune the Enhancer's HF Detail control to add sparkle and crispness to tracks. LF Detail control adds fullness and depth to vocals and bass instruments while simultaneously cleaning up muddy low midrange frequencies. And, the Expander/Gate's separate threshold and ratio controls allow you to subtly reduce headphone leakage or radically gate noisy guitar amps.

The dbx® 286A's full complement of metering and status LEDs visually guide you to achieving the right sound. The floating balanced XLR mic input accepts balanced or unbalanced inputs. An additional 14" TRS phone jack can accept balanced/ unbalanced line signals to process live electronic instruments or pre-recorded tracks at mixdown. An insert jack between the 286A's Mic Preamp and signal processing sections can be used to "loop out" to external processors (such as EQ) or to mix the Mic Preamp's signal out to an external destination.

  • Frequency control for De-Esser
  • Expanded meter to show heavy De-Essing
  • Above/Below threshold indicator for gate
  • +48VDC Phantom Power
  • Precision detented controls
  • Mic Preamp Connector XLR Floating balanced, Pin 2 Hot
  • Mic Preamp Input Impedance 1.75kΩ
  • Mic Preamp gain +10dB to +60dB
  • Mic Preamp Phantom Power +48 V
  • CMRR >40dB, typically 55dB
  • Mic Preamp max input level 0.2Vrms
  • Input Connectors (line) Floating balanced, TIP Hot
  • Input Impedance (line) 30kΩ unbalanced, 60kΩ balanced
  • Max Input (line) >+21dBu, balanced or unbalanced
  • Input Gain Range (line) -20dB to +30 dB
  • Insert Connector 1/4" TRS: Normalled; tip is Send, ring is Return
  • Insert Impedance >5kΩ (ring-return); 100Ω (tip-send)
  • Insert Max Level >+21dBu
  • Insert Noise <-84dBu, unweighted (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Insert Distortion <0.01% THD, 20Hz-20kHz, +10dBu
  • Output Connectors 1/4" Balanced/Unbalanced TRS Connectors
  • Output Impedance 100Ω unbalanced, 200Ω balanced
  • Max Output >+21dBu, >+20dBm (600Ω load)
  • Gain Adjustment Range -30dB to +10dB
  • Noise <-80dBu (typically -85dBu, unweighted (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +0.5, -0.5dB
  • THD <0.08%THD, 20Hz-20kHz, +10dBu, all Processing Controls OFF
  • Compressor Threshold Range -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic OverEasy®
  • Compressor Ratio >4:1 For input levels beyond 20dB above threshold
  • Max Compression 30dB
  • Compressor Attack Time Program-dependent; adjustable
  • Compressor Release Time Program-dependent; adjustable
  • Compressor Distortion Typically <0.05%THD, 20Hz-20kHz, 15dB G/R, +10dBu Output, DENSITY @ 0
  • De-esser Characteristic Wideband Gain Reduction
  • De-esser Frequency Range 800Hz to 10kHz High Pass
  • De-esser Release Time 12dB/octave Program-Dependent; approximately 1mS/dB
  • Enhancer HF Detail Characteristic Program-controlled shelving equalizer, approximately 15dB maximum HF boost
  • Enhancer LF Detail Characteristic Bell-shaped boost @ 80Hz, bell-shaped cut @250Hz, ratio is approximately 2:1
  • Expander/Gate Threshold Range OFF to +15dBu
  • Expander/Gate Ratio Adjustable 1.5:1 to 10:1
  • Expander/Gate Max Depth >50dB
  • Expander/Gate Attack Time Program-Dependent, approximately 2mS
  • Expander/Gate Release Time Program-Dependent, approxiamtely 10mS/dB
  • Expander/Gate Dynamic Range Typically 105dB
  • Power Consumption 15W
  • Operating Voltage DO: 120VAC 60Hz, 100VAC 50/60Hz; EU: 230VAC 50/60Hz
  • Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
  • Dimensions 1.75" x 5.75" x 19" (4.5cm x 14.6cm x 48.5cm)
  • Unit Weight 4.68 lbs/2.13 Kgs
  • Shipping Weight 6.54 lbs/2.97 Kgs