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DBX 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter

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Product Description

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

dbx 1046 Features

  • Four independent channels of operation, stereo linkable in two pairs
  • PeakStopPlus limiting control sets max 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 inch 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
Each of the 1046's four channels has the following controls
  • Threshold - Set the level at which the compressor starts affecting the gain
  • OverEasy - Select between soft or Hard Knee compression, based on dbx 160
  • Ratio - Sets the slope of gain reduction affecting the signal/threshold level
  • In/Out Meter - Checks for max signal-to-noise ratio for the best level matching
  • Output Gain - Adjust the output level to meet the needs of the application
  • Bypass - Hear how the compressor is affecting your signal
  • PeakStopPlus - Set the max signal level with minimal distortion
  • Stereo Link - 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 inch 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.

Product Specifications
DBX 1046 Quad Compressor Limiter Specifications

Input
  • Connectors: XLR and 1/4 inch TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
  • Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Impedance: Balanced > 40 kOhm, unbalanced >20 kOhm
  • Max Input Level: > +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced
  • CMRR: Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz
Output
  • Connectors: XLR and 1/4 inch 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 90 kHz, +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 20 Hz 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: Switch between monitoring input and output levels
  • Bypass: Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire bypass
Operating Level
  • Rear panel: Switches the nominal operating level between -10 and +4 dBu
  • ST Link: Links channels in stereo pairs
Indicators
  • Gain Reduction Meter: 8 segment LED bar graph; 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 dB
  • Input/Ouptut Meter: 8-segment LED bar graph; -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
Power Supply
  • Operating Voltage: Switchable: 100-120; 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
  • Mains Connection: IEC receptacle
Physical
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.75 x 19 x 9 inches (4.4 x 48.3 x 20.1 cm)
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs (2.4 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 7.6 lbs (3.5 kg)


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Phone:  801-568-7660 Warranty:  2 Years
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