DBX 1046 Quad Compressor/Limiter

DBX 1046 Quad Compressor/Limiter

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The DBX 1046 Quad Compressor/Limiter is a 4-channel, rack-mounted compressor/limiter with huge functionality, a ton of features and that classic DBX sound that is perfect for any studio
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Description

In today's recording and sound reinforcement environments, the need for multiple channels of high quality, easy to use compression is growing rapidly. The new dbx 1046 is designed to provide the audio professional with just that: 4 channels of great sounding dbx compression for a variety of applications. Incorporating the industry standard dbx designs and the latest available manufacturing techniques, the dbx 1046 provides pristine sonic quality with that classic dbx sound.

The 1046 provides 4 channels of smooth classic dbx OverEasy or Hard Knee compression that are perfectly suited for use on individual tracks of your multitrack recorder, and in virtually all applications the separate channels can be individually interfaced and used for entirely independent purposes. Additionally the newly developed PeakStopPlus is ideal for protecting your system from the oppressive peaks that can take out valuable drivers in your sound reinforcement rig or studio monitors.

All four channels have the following controls: Threshold

Allows you to set the level at which the compressor starts affecting the gain

OverEasy

Allows you to select between soft compression for overall gain control or Hard Knee compression based on the characteristics of the original dbx 160.

Ratio

Allows you to set the slope of gain reduction affecting the signal over the threshold level.

Input/Output Meter

Allows you to set the meter to check the input and output levels for maximum signal-to-noise ratio and best level matching.

Output Gain

Allows you to add make-up gain or to adjust the output level for that channel to match the next device's input gain.

Bypass

Hard wire bypass allows you to hear how the compressor is affecting your signal.

PeakStopPlus

Allows you to set the maximum signal level you want to pass through this channel. While it's virtually impossible to eliminate distortion, the PeakStopPlus circuit does it gracefully and effectively with minimal distortion.

Stereo Link

Allows you to link channels 1&2 and 3&4 for two channels of true stereo compression.

All four channels feature balanced gold plated XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs, and switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operating level to interface each individual channel with any other device.

So whether you need to control the level, placement in the mix, or overall characteristics of 4 independent signals or control the gain leveling on a couple of stereo pairs, the dbx 1046 is for you.

SKU DBX-1046
MPN 1046
Features DBX 1046 Features:
  • Four independent channels of operation, stereo linkable in two pairs
  • PeakStopPlus limiting control for setting maximum allowable level regardless of compressor settings
  • Independent Threshold and Release 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
Specifications
DBX 1046 Specifications:
INPUT
Connectors:XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)Type:>Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered Impedance:>Balanced > 40 kOhm, unbalanced >20 kOhmV Max Input Level:>> +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced CMRR:>Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz
OUTPUT
Connectors:>XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot) Type:>Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered Impedance:>Balanced 30 Ohm, unbalanced 15 Ohm Max Output Level:>> +22 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced
SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
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 Ratio:>1:1 to infinity:1 Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee Attack/Release Characteristic: AutoDynamic™ Attack Time:>Program-dependent Release Time:>Program-dependent Output Gain:>-20 to +20 dB
LIMITER
Threshold Range:>0 dBu to +24 dBu (off) Ratio:>infinity: 1 Limiter Type:>PeakStopPlus® two-stage limiter Stage 1:>PeakStop® brickwall limiter Attack Time:>Zero Release Time:>Zero Stage 2:>Predictive intelligent program limiter Attack Time:>Program-dependent Release Time:>Program-dependent
FUNCTION SWITCHES
OverEasy®:>Activates the OverEasy compression function. I/O Meter:>Switches between monitoring input and output levels on the Input/Output Level meter. Bypass:>Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire bypass.
OPERATING LEVEL
(rear panel):>Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneously for both input and output levels. ST Link:>Links channels in stereo pairs. Channels One and Three become the master channels.
INDICATORS
Gain Reduction Meter:>8 segment LED bar graph at 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 dB Input/Ouptut Meter:>8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, and +18 dBu PeakStop™:>1 LED to indicate PeakStop™ limiting Function Switches:>LED indicator for each front-panel switch
OPTIONS - Output Transformer
Per Channel:>Jensen® JT-123-dbx or JT- 11-dbx, BCI RE- 123-dbx or RE-11-dbx
POWER SUPPLY
Operating Voltage:>Switchable:100-120 VAC 50-60 Hz Power Consumption:>20 Watts Fuse:>100-120 VAC:250 mA Slow Blow, 200-240 VAC:125 mA Type T Mains Connection:>IEC receptacle
PHYSICAL
Dimensions:>1.75"Hx19"Wx9"D (4.4cmx48.3cmx20.1cm) Weight:>5.2 lbs. (2.4 kg) Shipping Weight:>7.6 lbs. (3.5 kg)
System Requirements
DBX 1046 System Requirements:
120 Volt Power
Package Contents
  • (1) DBX 1046
  • (4) Rack Screws
  • (2) USA Plug Power Cord
  • [120v 60Hz]
  • (1) Owners Manual
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
DBX 1046 1 Year
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Description

Description

In today's recording and sound reinforcement environments, the need for multiple channels of high quality, easy to use compression is growing rapidly. The new dbx 1046 is designed to provide the audio professional with just that: 4 channels of great sounding dbx compression for a variety of applications. Incorporating the industry standard dbx designs and the latest available manufacturing techniques, the dbx 1046 provides pristine sonic quality with that classic dbx sound.

The 1046 provides 4 channels of smooth classic dbx OverEasy or Hard Knee compression that are perfectly suited for use on individual tracks of your multitrack recorder, and in virtually all applications the separate channels can be individually interfaced and used for entirely independent purposes. Additionally the newly developed PeakStopPlus is ideal for protecting your system from the oppressive peaks that can take out valuable drivers in your sound reinforcement rig or studio monitors.

All four channels have the following controls: Threshold

Allows you to set the level at which the compressor starts affecting the gain

OverEasy

Allows you to select between soft compression for overall gain control or Hard Knee compression based on the characteristics of the original dbx 160.

Ratio

Allows you to set the slope of gain reduction affecting the signal over the threshold level.

Input/Output Meter

Allows you to set the meter to check the input and output levels for maximum signal-to-noise ratio and best level matching.

Output Gain

Allows you to add make-up gain or to adjust the output level for that channel to match the next device's input gain.

Bypass

Hard wire bypass allows you to hear how the compressor is affecting your signal.

PeakStopPlus

Allows you to set the maximum signal level you want to pass through this channel. While it's virtually impossible to eliminate distortion, the PeakStopPlus circuit does it gracefully and effectively with minimal distortion.

Stereo Link

Allows you to link channels 1&2 and 3&4 for two channels of true stereo compression.

All four channels feature balanced gold plated XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs, and switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operating level to interface each individual channel with any other device.

So whether you need to control the level, placement in the mix, or overall characteristics of 4 independent signals or control the gain leveling on a couple of stereo pairs, the dbx 1046 is for you.

SKU DBX-1046
MPN 1046

Features

Features DBX 1046 Features:
  • Four independent channels of operation, stereo linkable in two pairs
  • PeakStopPlus limiting control for setting maximum allowable level regardless of compressor settings
  • Independent Threshold and Release 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

Specs

Specifications
DBX 1046 Specifications:
INPUT
Connectors:XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)Type:>Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered Impedance:>Balanced > 40 kOhm, unbalanced >20 kOhmV Max Input Level:>> +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced CMRR:>Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz
OUTPUT
Connectors:>XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot) Type:>Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered Impedance:>Balanced 30 Ohm, unbalanced 15 Ohm Max Output Level:>> +22 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced
SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
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 Ratio:>1:1 to infinity:1 Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee Attack/Release Characteristic: AutoDynamic™ Attack Time:>Program-dependent Release Time:>Program-dependent Output Gain:>-20 to +20 dB
LIMITER
Threshold Range:>0 dBu to +24 dBu (off) Ratio:>infinity: 1 Limiter Type:>PeakStopPlus® two-stage limiter Stage 1:>PeakStop® brickwall limiter Attack Time:>Zero Release Time:>Zero Stage 2:>Predictive intelligent program limiter Attack Time:>Program-dependent Release Time:>Program-dependent
FUNCTION SWITCHES
OverEasy®:>Activates the OverEasy compression function. I/O Meter:>Switches between monitoring input and output levels on the Input/Output Level meter. Bypass:>Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire bypass.
OPERATING LEVEL
(rear panel):>Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneously for both input and output levels. ST Link:>Links channels in stereo pairs. Channels One and Three become the master channels.
INDICATORS
Gain Reduction Meter:>8 segment LED bar graph at 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 dB Input/Ouptut Meter:>8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, and +18 dBu PeakStop™:>1 LED to indicate PeakStop™ limiting Function Switches:>LED indicator for each front-panel switch
OPTIONS - Output Transformer
Per Channel:>Jensen® JT-123-dbx or JT- 11-dbx, BCI RE- 123-dbx or RE-11-dbx
POWER SUPPLY
Operating Voltage:>Switchable:100-120 VAC 50-60 Hz Power Consumption:>20 Watts Fuse:>100-120 VAC:250 mA Slow Blow, 200-240 VAC:125 mA Type T Mains Connection:>IEC receptacle
PHYSICAL
Dimensions:>1.75"Hx19"Wx9"D (4.4cmx48.3cmx20.1cm) Weight:>5.2 lbs. (2.4 kg) Shipping Weight:>7.6 lbs. (3.5 kg)

Sys Req.

System Requirements
DBX 1046 System Requirements:
120 Volt Power

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) DBX 1046
  • (4) Rack Screws
  • (2) USA Plug Power Cord
  • [120v 60Hz]
  • (1) Owners Manual

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
DBX 1046 1 Year

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