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Last Updated: 09/19/2019

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  #1

Donner New Version Rechargeable Wireless System DWS-3 Digital Guitar Bass Audio Transmitter and Receiver

Model: DWS-3   |    Mpn: .   |    Ean: 0747356955270   |    PartNumber: .   |   Asin: B07DHLCRKD

Specifications: 1.Latency time: 2.5ms. 2.Charge time: 2 hours. 3.Battery life: 6 hours (rechargeable Lithium battery).
4.Transmission distance: more than 100 feet range. 5.Charge port: Micro USB (USB cable include).
6.Transmission Modal: supports 4 sets working at the same time. 7.Plugin: 1/4 inch
8. Material: ABS plastic. 9. Size: 75*30*40mm. 10. Net Weight: 100G.
using method
1. Turn on the power switch of transmitter and receiver, receiver Green lights start flashing, the device enters the state of the connection;
2. The transmitter and receiver will be automatically connected and the red light to remain bright if the transmitter and receiver have been matched before;
3. If the transmitter and the receiver has not previously been paired good, press button(ch SEL) of transmitter and the receiver once, one of the channel LEDs will light on. 4. And then, please select channel of transmitter and receiver equally by pressing button(ch SEL) again. 5. Then, the transmitter and the receiver will automatically paired, red light and green light to maintain constant light;
6. Once the pairing is successful, it will be matched with a pair of memory. Don't need to repeat the reboot after matching operation. Note: DWS-3 supports 4 sets working at the same time, One to one or one-to-two or one-to- three transmission. When same models are used with other musical instruments together, It should set up per each set models separately.
package included:
1 x Donner DWS-3 Wireless system
1 x USB cables> 1x carry bag> 1 x user s manual.

Features

  • 1. High-quality tone, Ultra short delay, less than 2.5Ms latency, easy to use, Plug and play. 180 Rotatable head, Available for most electric music instruments, electric guitars, bass, electric-acoustic guitars, etc
  • 2. Uncompressed wireless transmitting, the transmission distance is more than 100 feet range. You are afforded the freedom to roam the stage for a truly dynamic performance
  • 3. Built-in rechargeable lithium battery, longer battery life-6 hours, and with USB port for charging. Recharge time is approximately 2 hours
  • 4. Supports 4 sets of devices working at the same time, one-to-one or one-to-two or one-to- three transmission
  • 5. 180 Rotatable 1/4 Plug, available for most electric music instruments, electric guitars, bass, electric-acoustic guitars, etc
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Brand: Donner   |   Manufacturer: Donner

Package Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.7 x 6.9 inches (7.1 x 11.9 x 17.5 cm)

Amazon Price: $98.00 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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Warranty: 1 year.

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  #2

dbx 166xs Professional Audio Compressor/Limiter/Gate Dynamic Processor

Model: 166xs   |    Mpn: DBX0117   |    Ean: 0714573520864   |    PartNumber: DBX0117   |   Asin: B004NDJRKO

Adding a dbx 166xs Compressor/Limiter/Gate to your live sound rig or studio gives you more dynamic control to help create a more polished, professional sound. Having compression in your audio chain gives you the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up your drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of your mix - adding greater clarity and making them stand out from the surrounding instruments. To protect your expensive amps and speakers the Peak Stop limiter provides an absolute ceiling for peak excursions or large transients that could damage your equipment. dbx knows compressors, after all we invented them! The 166xs is the latest in a long line of the world's most successful compressors from the inventors of the technology. Its patented Over easy compression technology provides smooth and musical performance while the Auto Dynamic attack and release controls, found only on dbx compressors, puts great sound within easy reach. The 166xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.

Features

  • Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
  • Program-adaptive expander/gates
  • Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material
  • Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
  • Inputs: TRS and female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Outputs: TRS and female XLR (pin 2 hot)
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Brand: dbx   |   Manufacturer: dbx

Item Dimensions: 1.75 x 6.75 x 19 inches (4.4 x 17.1 x 48.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.4 x 11.2 x 21.8 inches (6.1 x 28.4 x 55.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $225.95 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
Availibility: Usually ships in 24 hours
List Price: $259.00 | Used Price: $185.00

Warranty: This warranty is valid only for the original purchaser and only in the united states. 1. The warranty registration card that accompanies this product must be mailed within 30 days after purchase date to validate this warranty. You can also register online at www. Dbxpro. Com. Proof-of-purchase is considered to be the responsibility of the consumer. A copy of the original purchase receipt must be provided for any warranty service. 2. Dbx warrants this product, when bought and used solely within the u. S. , to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service. 3. Dbx liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or, at our discretion, replacing defective materials that show evidence of defect, provided the product is returned to dbx with return authorization from the factory, where all parts and labor will be covered up to a period of two years. A return authorization number must first be obtained from dbx. The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the product's use in any circuit or assembly. 4. Dbx reserves the right to make changes in design or make additions to or improvements upon this product without incurring any obligation to install the same additions or improvements on products previously manufactured. 5. The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and dbx neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume on its behalf any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product. In no event shall dbx or its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from any delay in the performance of this warranty due to causes beyond their control.

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  #3

dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate with (4) XLR- XLR Cable

 Ean: 0686924565728   |    PartNumber: DBX266XSV   |   Asin: B0784ZLRKM

The 266xs from dbx is a dual channel compressor/gate that when added to a live sound rig or studio, will deliver more polished, professional sound. The unit can function either as a stereo processor or in dual mono mode and features all the usual controls required for this kind of processor. The unit provides the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of a mix. For simplified operation the Overeasy compression technology returns smooth and musical performance, while the exclusive AutoDynamic attack and release controls puts great sound within easy reach. It comes with 4 peices of 20' 20' XLR Cable.

Box Contains

dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate
Auray WHF Series Foam Windscreens AC Power Cable Two (2) Year Warranty
(4) XLR-XLR Cable
Complete with a 90-day warranty

Features

  • Dual Channel
  • Stereo or Dual-Mono
  • Classic dbx Auto Mode
  • Side Chain Insert
  • Separate LED Displays
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Brand: dbx   |   Manufacturer: DBX

Item Dimensions: 2.6 x 11.3 x 21.9 inches (6.6 x 28.7 x 55.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.5 x 11.3 x 21.8 inches (6.4 x 28.7 x 55.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $169.00 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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  #4

dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate (266xs)

Model: 266xs   |    Mpn: DBX0112   |    Ean: 0632317252331   |    PartNumber: DBX0112   |   Asin: B004NDFRVC

Adding a dbx 266xs Compressor/limiter/gate to your live sound rig or studio gives you more dynamic control to help create a more polished, professional sound. Having compression in your audio chain gives you the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up your drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of your mix - adding greater clarity and making them stand out from the surrounding instruments. dbx knows compressors. After all we invented them! The 266xs is the latest in a long line of the world's most successful compressors from the inventors of the technology. Its patented overEasy compression technology provides smooth and musical performance while the autodynamic attack and release controls, found only on dbx compressors, puts great sound within easy reach. The 266xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4" Trs inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.

Features

  • Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New Gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
  • Program-adaptive expander/Gates
  • Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material
  • Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and Gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
  • Inputs: TRS and female XLR (pin 2 Hot)
  • Outputs: TRS and female XLR (pin 2 Hot)
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Brand: dbx   |   Manufacturer: dbx

Item Dimensions: 1.75 x 5.75 x 19 inches (4.4 x 14.6 x 48.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.5 x 11.25 x 21.8 inches (6.4 x 28.6 x 55.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $149.95 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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List Price: $169.00 | Used Price: $78.55

Warranty: This warranty is valid only for the original purchaser and only in the united states. 1. The warranty registration card that accompanies this product must be mailed within 30 days after purchase date to validate this warranty. You can also register online at www. Dbxpro. Com. Proof-of-purchase is considered to be the responsibility of the consumer. A copy of the original purchase receipt must be provided for any warranty service. 2. Dbx warrants this product, when bought and used solely within the u. S. , to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service. 3. Dbx liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or, at our discretion, replacing defective materials that show evidence of defect, provided the product is returned to dbx with return authorization from the factory, where all parts and labor will be covered up to a period of two years. A return authorization number must first be obtained from dbx. The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the product's use in any circuit or assembly. 4. Dbx reserves the right to make changes in design or make additions to or improvements upon this product without incurring any obligation to install the same additions or improvements on products previously manufactured. 5. The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and dbx neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume on its behalf any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product. In no event shall dbx or its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from any delay in the performance of this warranty due to causes beyond their control.

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  #5

FMR RNC 1773 Compressor Unit

Model: RNC1773   |    Mpn: RNC1773   |    Ean: 0410000151112   |    PartNumber: RNC1773   |   Asin: B0006I935Y

The RNC1773 Really Nice Compressor from FMR Audio is a stereo compressor in a 1/3 rack size which offers a high-fidelity audio path and versatile compression schemes, to help you control the level of vocals or create dynamic special effects for percussive instruments. The RNC1773 provides two modes of operation, controlled with five parameters. The Normal mode lets you set the compression's attack and release times to achieve snappy snares and popping basses. The Super Nice mode cascades three stereo compressors in series, reducing compression artifacts and producing near-invisible compression for natural-sounding vocals, acoustic guitars, program bus, and more. The Really Nice Compressor employs a microprocessor to replace analog components which can cause scratchy pot and switch problems. No audio flows through the front panel controls, giving you the accuracy and precision of digital control with the clean tonal character of an all-analog signal path. The unit comes with a sidechain input to make your sounds cut through the mix. Stereo compressor in 1/3 rack size, with high-fidelity audio path and compression scheme Normal mode for serious signal squashing very fast attack times allow positive control of percussive sources Super Nice mode for near-invisible compression this mode cascades three stereo compressors in series to reduce compression artifacts 5 parameter controls with attack and release Digital controls no audio flows through front panel controls, permitting short audio runs to avoid hum/noise pickup, and for accurate repeatability of your favorite settings Single 1/4 TRS-cable attachment to insert jacks 1/4 TRS sidechain insert for special effects Rugged, extruded aluminum and electro-galvanized steel enclosure Rack-mountable design0

Features

  • Size: 1/3 x 1 EIA rack unit
  • Connectors: 1/4 Unbalanced I/O (TS, or TRS forconsole inserts); L/R in & out, TRS sidechain
  • Controls and Displays
  • Operating Level: 0.775 Vrms (0 dBu) nominal
  • Noise: Less than -90dBu over 20-20kHz
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Brand: FMR   |   Manufacturer: FMR Audio

Item Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 6 inches (25.4 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.05 x 6.77 x 10 inches (5.2 x 17.2 x 25.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $189.99 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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  #6

Behringer Composer Pro-XL MDX2600 Reference-Class 2-Channel Expander/Gate/Compressor/Peak Limiter

Model: MDX2600   |    Mpn: MDX2600   |    Ean: 4033653010511   |    PartNumber: MDX2600   |   Asin: B0002E4ZKU

BEHRINGER COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600 Reference-Class 2-Channel Expander/Gate/Compressor/Peak Limiter with Integrated De-Esser, Dynamic Enhancer and Tube Simulation

Switchable IKA (Interactive Knee Adaptation) program-adaptive compression circuitry combines the advantages of hard-knee and soft-knee characteristics Integrated De-esser with switchable male/female voice recognition removes excessive sibilance from your vocal tracks IGC (Interactive Gain Control) peak limiting circuitry combines clipper and program limiter for reliable and inaudible protection against signal peaks Switchable dynamic Enhancer for brilliant, lively audio even with heavy compression IRC (Interactive Ratio Control) expander/gate circuitry for virtually inaudible noise suppression Switchable Tube simulation for the extra warmth and transparency of classic tube circuitry Automatically or manually adjustable attack and release times Switchable Low contour filter prevents "pumping" due to low-frequency dominated compression Stereo couple function with independent output level settings Switchable side chain input with monitor function Separate 12-segment LED meters for input/output levels and gain reduction Dedicated "traffic light" Threshold and De-esser level displays Servo-balanced inputs and outputs with 1/4" TRS and gold-plated XLR connectors Relay-controlled hard bypass switch with auto bypass function in case of power failure High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany Whether you're recording, mixing or mastering, the COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600 gives you total dynamic control. It includes all of the features you would expect from a reference class compressor-plus a voice-adaptive de-esser, a new dynamic enhancer, authentic tube emulation and much more. These are some of the indispensable tools for producing clean, consistent audio with virtually no loss in signal quality.

Features

  • Integrated de-esser with switchable male/female voice recognition removes excessive sibilance from your vocal tracks
  • GC (Interactive Gain Control) peak limiting circuitry combines clipper and program limiter for reliable and inaudible protection against signal peaks
  • Switchable tube simulation for the extra warmth and transparency of classic tube circuitry
  • Automatically or manually adjustable attack and release times
  • Stereo couple function with independent output level settings
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Brand: Behringer   |   Manufacturer: Behringer USA

Item Dimensions: 8.54 x 1.75 x 19.02 inches (21.7 x 4.4 x 48.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4.25 x 12.25 x 21 inches (10.8 x 31.1 x 53.3 cm)

First Available: 2008-03-01

Amazon Price: $129.99 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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List Price: $129.99

Warranty: Please refer to music-group website for warranty.

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  #7

ART Pro-VLA II Two Channel Vactrol-based Compressor

Model: PROVLAII   |    Mpn: PROVLAII   |    Ean: 0840402018254   |    PartNumber: PROVLAII   |   Asin: B0012MIVW4

2-channel Leveling Amplifier/Compressor with Optical Compression, Tube Gain Stage, and Mastering-quality Audio Path

Features

  • VCA-Less Vactrol Opto-Compression Design, Mastering Quality Audio Signal Path with Tube Gain Stage, Variable Threshold, Ratio & Output Controls
  • Enhanced Link Mode - While in stereo link mode, channel 1 level control acts as a master output level and channel 2 becomes a balance control between them, - optimizing the Pro-VLA II for use as a mastering tool
  • LED Backlit VU Input/Output Level Metering Indicates Both Average Level And Peak Hold
  • Accurate Ten Segment LED Gain Reduction Metering. +4dBu/-10dBu Mode Switch Optimizes Pro-VLA II For Interface with Professional OR Consumer Grade Components
  • Active Balanced XLR And -Inch Inputs & Outputs. Toroidal Transformer Reduces Mechanical & Electrical Hum
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Brand: ART   |   Manufacturer: ART

Item Dimensions: 5.9 x 12.4 x 21.8 inches (15.0 x 31.5 x 55.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5.5 x 11 x 22 inches (14.0 x 27.9 x 55.9 cm)

Amazon Price: $359.99 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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  #8

Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Audio Compressor

Model: EL8   |    Mpn: EL8   |    Ean: 0889406171961   |    PartNumber: EL8   |   Asin: B0064RW2C2

The Distressor offers a warm, vintage sound by using a custom designed gain control circuit. Unlike most analog compressor/limiters the Distressor is a digitally controlled audio device and actually incorporates several products into one by utilizing digital controls to switch totally different circuits in and out. The EL8 Distressor from Empirical Labs is an automatic gain (or volume) control device (AGC in engineering terms) designed for pro audio applications. Basically, the compressor electronically controls the volume of just about any source in a very pleasing, and "musical" manner - adding fullness, intelligibility, and especially in the Distressor's case - excitement. This type of device is often called a "limiter" or "compressor" by audio industry people. The Distressor Compressor's most probable use will be in recording studios, live sound situations, movie sound production, and radio broadcast production. Unlike most analog compressor/limiters the Distressor is a digitally controlled audio device and actually incorporates several products into one by utilizing digital controls to switch totally different circuits in and out. Years of beta testing and redesign went into the EL8 Distressor as will be the case with all Empirical Labs products. Besides offering a wide range of control and unique features, the Distressor offers a warm, vintage sound by using a custom designed gain control circuit. This "warmth" or vintage sound has become an important issue in the last 15 years, as the super clear and linear digital technology does very little (or nothing) to soften "harsh" sounds nor emphasize the bass frequencies in music sources. Older analog tape, vinyl records and tube equipment on the other hand, could not be prevented from coloring the sound, often to the frustration of recording engineers. However, many people have now realized that this coloring can be extremely pleasant and "musical". The current digital technology is often referred to as "cold" a...

Features

  • Classic knee sound - With modern noise specs and improved performance. Really grabs.
  • Programmable analog distortion/warmth - helpful in the pristine but unforgiving digital world. Three audio modes providing user programmable, warm harmonic distortion. Emphasized tube-like, 2nd harmonic in clean and Distort 2 mode. In Distort 3 mode, the distortion becomes dominated by 3rd harmonic, more similar to tape.
  • Distortion indicator lights - A 1% LED and a Redline (3%) LED. No hard clipping un
  • Basically, the compressor electronically controls the volume of just about any source in a very pleasing, and musical manner - adding fullness, intelligibility, and especially in the Distressor's case - excitement
  • This type of device is often called a limiter or compressor by audio industry people
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Brand: Empirical Labs   |   Manufacturer: Empirical Labs

Item Dimensions: 3.5 x 16 x 22.25 inches (8.9 x 40.6 x 56.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.5 x 16 x 22.25 inches (8.9 x 40.6 x 56.5 cm)

Amazon Price: $1,450.00 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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  #9

KLARK TEKNIK KT-2A

Model: KT2A   |    Mpn: KT-2A   |    Ean: 0653341315335   |    PartNumber: KT-2A   |   Asin: B07CWTF6XT

Klark teknik KT-2A classic leveling amplifier with vacuum tubes, optical attenuator and Midas transformers.

Features

  • Classic tube compressor/leveling amplifier modeled after the iconic Teletronix LA-2A*
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Premium selection 12AX7, 12BH7 and EL84 tubes
  • Lag-free optical attenuator based on original electroluminescent technology
  • Custom-built MIDAS input and output transformers
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Brand: KLARK TEKNIK   |   Manufacturer: Klark teknik

Item Dimensions: 3.46 x 19.02 x 6.22 inches (8.8 x 48.3 x 15.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 6.69 x 8.86 x 21.61 inches (17.0 x 22.5 x 54.9 cm)

Amazon Price: $397.97 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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List Price: $398.99 | Used Price: $399.99

Warranty: Please refer to http://www. Music-group. Com/warranty. Aspx.

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  #10

Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor, Silver

Model: WA2A   |    Mpn: WA2A   |    Ean: 0638142859097   |    PartNumber: WA2A   |   Asin: B01DCNDQO8

1-channel Tube Optical Compressor with All-discrete Signal Path, Custom Optical Photocell, and Cinemag Transformers

Features

  • 1-channel Tube Optical Compressor with All-discrete Signal Path
  • Custom Optical Photocell
  • Cinemag Transformers
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Brand: Warm Audio   |   Manufacturer: Warm Audio

Item Dimensions: 5.4 x 10.3 x 23 inches (13.7 x 26.2 x 58.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5.5 x 10.5 x 23 inches (14.0 x 26.7 x 58.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $899.00 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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List Price: $899.00 | Used Price: $700.00

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  #11

ART Tube MP/C Tube Pre-Amplifier/Opto-Compressor-Limiter Project Series

Model: Tube MP/C   |    Mpn: Tube MP/C   |    Ean: 0133587629767   |    PartNumber: Tube MP/C   |   Asin: B008879GO8

Tube Preamp/Opto-compressor with Independent Circuits, XLR and 1/4" I/O, Transformer-isolated XLR Output, and 12AX7a Tube

Features

  • A quarter inch unbalanced inputs and outputs.
  • Optical (VCA-less) compressor circuitry = transparent dynamics control.
  • Tube-based mic/line preamplifier with up to 80 dB of gain.
  • Hand-selected 12AX7a tube.
  • XLR balanced inputs and outputs.
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Brand: ART   |   Manufacturer: ART

Item Dimensions: 2.7 x 6.7 x 10.6 inches (6.9 x 17.0 x 26.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.6 x 6.93 x 10.79 inches (6.6 x 17.6 x 27.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $129.99 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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  #12

dbx 166XL Dual Compressor Limiter Gate

Model: 166XL   |    Mpn: 166XL   |    Ean: 0691991400070   |    PartNumber: 166XL   |   Asin: B0002H0QGY

The dbx 166XL Compressor/Gate provides two channels of noise gating, OverEasy or classic hard knee compression and PeakStop limiting to give complete control of signal dynamics to studios, sound reinforcement companies, musicians, or anyone who needs quality processing quickly and easily.

The dbx 166XL Compressor/Gate provides two channels of noise gating, OverEasy or classic hard knee compression and PeakStop limiting to give complete control of signal dynamics to studios, sound reinforcement companies, musicians, or anyone who needs quality processing quickly and easily.

Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material. The dbx 166XL processor is the result of an intensive engineering and product development effort aimed at taking advantage of the latest and best advances in manufacturing technology to deliver true dbx audio performance and reliability to our customers at the lowest possible cost. The 166XL puts a completely new level of compressor/gate performance within everyone's reach. Features include: Stereo or Dual Mono operation of gating, compression and peak limiting.
In Stereo couple mode, the Channel 1 controls become Master controls, and Channel 2 follows precisely to ensure a rock solid stereo image--even with high amounts of compression. Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR; 1/4-inch sidechain insert. 10-Segment LED Display for gain reduction (up to 30dB). Click above for enlarged front/rear views. Click to enlarge. OverEasy/Hard Knee Selection
Allows selection between our famous OverEasy compression curve and the classic "Hard Knee" curve popularized by the original dbx 160, 161 and 162. Expander/Gate Circuit
With variable release time and +15dBu maximum threshold. Selectable Low Frequency Shelf (via Contour button) in the Sidechain Path
Recommended when compressing mixed program material to prevent low frequency energy from "punching holes" in the sound. PeakStop Limiting
Provides control of maximum peak levels at the output of the 166XL regardless of any other control. PeakStop comes after the compression, gating and other circuitry including the output gain, so it sets an absolute limit for peak excursions before they reach the output. True RMS Level Detection
Senses the power in the program in a musical manner, much as human hearing does, giving results superior to peak or average detection. Hardwire System Bypass Buttons on both channels
Allow the audio to pass even if the unit is unplugged, and are also useful for comparing the processed and unprocessed signals. Separate LED Displays
Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup. Electronically Balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS Input and Output Jacks
Tip/Ring/Sleeve phone jacks and XLR-type jacks are wired in parallel; either input will accept an audio signal for processing by the 166XL. Separate Sidechain Inserts
Enables an outboard processor or signal to control compression or gating. DC-Controlled Parameters
The signal does not pass thru any of the parameter controls. Instead a DC voltage controls all functions; this eliminates any possibility of potentiometer noise developing over time. What's in the Box
166XL Unit, AC Power Cord, Operation Manual, Registration Card

Features

  • Goof proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
  • Program-adaptive expander/gates
  • Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material
  • Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
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Brand: dbx   |   Manufacturer: Harman Music Group

Item Dimensions: 2.5 x 11.5 x 22 inches (6.4 x 29.2 x 55.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.5 x 11.25 x 22.25 inches (6.4 x 28.6 x 56.5 cm)

First Available: 2010-03-10

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  #13

Warm Audio WA76 Limiting Amplifier

Model: wa76   |    Mpn: wa76   |    Ean: 0634041455019   |    PartNumber: wa76   |   Asin: B00HLTM7RW

Class A FET Line-level Limiting Amplifier with All Solid-state Circuitry and Cinemag Transformers

Features

  • Class A FET Line-level Limiting Amplifier with All Solid-state Circuitry
  • Cinemag Transformers
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Brand: Warm Audio   |   Manufacturer: Warm Audio

Item Dimensions: 6 x 10 x 25 inches (15.2 x 25.4 x 63.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 6 x 10 x 24 inches (15.2 x 25.4 x 61.0 cm)

Amazon Price: $599.00 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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  #14

LR Baggs Align Session Acoustic Saturation Compressor EQ Pedal

Model: Session Align   |    Mpn: Session Align   |    Ean: 0897042002228   |    PartNumber: Session Align   |   Asin: B07BDPZT52

Compressor/Saturator Pedal for Acoustic-electric Guitar

Features

Brand: LR Baggs   |   Manufacturer: LR Baggs

Item Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.15 x 1.18 inches (10.0 x 8.0 x 3.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.76 x 3.94 x 6.14 inches (7.0 x 10.0 x 15.6 cm)

Amazon Price: $179.00 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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dbx ZonePRO 640m 6x4 Digital Zone Processor

Model: ZonePRO 640m   |    Mpn: ZonePRO 640m   |    Ean: 0600599649057   |    PartNumber: ZonePRO 640m   |   Asin: B00788IO8M

The ZonePRO 640m offers fixed I/O, pre-configured architecture, configurable insert processing and optional duplication of audio channels to another ZonePRO device via a link bus.

The 640m features a total of six inputs and four outputs. Inputs include four balanced mic/line switchable terminal block inputs and two mono-summed pairs of unbalanced RCA inputs. Hardware-controlled microphone gain allows adjustment of microphone gain per channel.

The 640m device has a pre-configured architecture with input processing, a central matrix and output processing. Two input insert positions and one output insert position allow channel-specific insert processing to be configured. AutoWarmth, a psychoacoustic function that maintains full frequency bandwidth even when the signal level has dropped, is permanently available on each output zone.

Features

  • The ZonePRO 640m offers fixed I/O, pre-configured architecture, configurable insert processing and optional duplication of audio channels to another ZonePRO device via a link bus
  • 6 total inputs: (4) switchable Euroblock line/mic, (2) unbalanced, mono-summed RCA pairs
  • 4 balanced Euroblock outputs
  • Max Input/Output: +20dBu Euroblock, +12dBu RCA
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Brand: dbx   |   Manufacturer: dbx

Item Dimensions: 5.91 x 21.65 x 22.83 inches (15.0 x 55.0 x 58.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.6 x 11.4 x 22.2 inches (9.1 x 29.0 x 56.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $599.00 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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List Price: $599.00 | Used Price: $209.99

Warranty: See manufacturer's website for details.

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  #16

1176-KT FET-Style Single-Channel Compressor

 Ean: 0751889006590   |    PartNumber: 1176-KT-cr   |   Asin: B07RCZ6YQF

Features

  • Classic FET-style compressor modeled after iconic 1176LN*, D and E Revisions
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Class-A line-level output amplifier
  • Custom-built, MIDAS input and output transformers
  • Push button selection of compression ratios: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
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Brand: KLARK TEKNIK   |   Manufacturer: Klark teknik

Item Dimensions: 3.46 x 19.02 x 6.26 inches (8.8 x 48.3 x 15.9 cm)   |   

Amazon Price: $339.99 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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List Price: $339.99

Warranty: 90 days limited warranty.

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  #17

dbx 560A Compact, Professional Compressor/Limiter

Model: 560A   |    Mpn: 560A   |    Ean: 0691991000638   |    PartNumber: 560A   |   Asin: B00U2L0Q2Y

The dbx 560A Compressor/Limiter offers legendary VCA-based compression in the increasingly popular 500 Series format. dbx has a much-heralded history with modular processors dating back to our 900 Series and the 560A continues that tradition. Featuring the same switch-selectable Over Easy and Hard Knee compression curves as our industry-standard dbx 160A rack mount processor, the dbx 560A will be your new workhorse compressor! With extremely wide-ranging threshold, ratio and output controls and true RMS level detection providing the most natural-sounding dynamics processing available, the 560A will provide punch to drums, bass, vocals, almost anything! It's also versatile enough to go from subtle compression to "brick wall" peak limiting. Choose low ratios and Over Easy compression to expertly smooth out fluctuating vocal and instrumental levels, or use the 560A's Hard Knee compression and high ratios for bombproof protection against overload distortion in digital recording, P.A. systems and broadcast signals. The 560A's 19-segment, switchable Input/output LEDs and 12-segment Gain Reduction LEDs provide precise analysis at a glance. And, the dbx 560A'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 mix levels. Load up your 500 Series rack with some dbx 560A Compressor/Limiters and go to work!

Features

  • Over Easy or classic hard knee compression with dB's ultra-musical program dependent attack and release times
  • Compression ratio variable from 1:1 through infinity: 1 to -1:1
  • Precise RMS gain reduction and input/output meter displays with calibration control for different operating levels
  • True RMS level detection
  • Exclusive Infinity+ compression using negative ratios
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Brand: dbx   |   Manufacturer: DBX

Item Dimensions: 6.6 x 2 x 9 inches (16.8 x 5.1 x 22.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.6 x 6.2 x 10 inches (9.1 x 15.7 x 25.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $199.95 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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List Price: $203.44

Warranty: This warranty is valid only for the original purchaser and only in the united states. 1. The warranty registration card that accompanies this product must be mailed within 30 days after purchase date to validate this warranty. You can also register online at www. Dbxpro. Com. Proof-of-purchase is considered to be the responsibility of the consumer. A copy of the original purchase receipt must be provided for any warranty service. 2. Dbx warrants this product, when bought and used solely within the u. S. , to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service. 3. Dbx liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or, at our discretion, replacing defective materials that show evidence of defect, provided the product is returned to dbx with return authorization from the factory, where all parts and labor will be covered up to a period of two years. A return authorization number must first be obtained from dbx. The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the product's use in any circuit or assembly. 4. Dbx reserves the right to make changes in design or make additions to or improvements upon this product without incurring any obligation to install the same additions or improvements on products previously manufactured. 5. The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and dbx neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume on its behalf any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product. In no event shall dbx or its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from any delay in the performance of this warranty due to causes beyond their control.

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  #18

Fairfield Circuitry The Accountant

Model: The Accountant   |    Mpn: The Accountant   |    Ean: 4560440829617   |    PartNumber: The Accountant   |   Asin: B00GU3NRJW

This product has been played/demoed in store, used to make promotional materials, or returned in great condition. It may be missing its original packaging or inserts or show very slight signs of use. This item is backed with the same return policy and satisfaction guarantee as a new product, making it a risk free purchase.

Fairfield Circuitry The Accountant Compressor Every operation needs an accountant, and your signal chain is no exception. This little guy will fit right in, no questions asked. Call upon his services to crunch numbers, cook your books and calculate ratios in all confidence that your shit will remain tight. Were talking about a mostly utilitarian relationship here, but one of trust as well. Whether you enjoy slight, nuanced dynamics control or you just want to squeeze your signal into one dimension, you'll find a use for The Accountant. Featuring all analogue, JFET feedback compression, The Accountant works well with all signal sources; guitars, bass, vocals, synths, even whole mixes. A simple control interface allows you to change the threshold, compression ratio and makeup gain. Fairfield Circuitry The Accountant Compressor Features: All analogue JFET feedback compression The Accountant works well with all signal sources

Features

  • Continuous control of output level (VOL) with plenty of volume on tap
  • Three position input pad (PAD) switch controls compression threshold
  • Three position ratio (RATIO) switch controls amount of compression
  • Typical 9V input
  • True bypass
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Brand: Fairfield Circuitry   |   Manufacturer: Fairfield Circuitry

Item Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 3 inches (25.4 x 20.3 x 7.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.39 x 3.39 x 5.75 inches (8.6 x 8.6 x 14.6 cm)

Amazon Price: $200.00 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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RDL ST-CL2 Compressor Limiter Line Level, 10 Hz to 20 kHz Freq Response, 500ms Release Time - Power Supply Included

Model: RDL-3977   |    Mpn: ST-CL2   |    Ean: 0813721012296   |    PartNumber: ST-CL2   |   Asin: B00AVXJA8E

Input:10 k Balanced (may be connected unbalanced)Input Signal Range:-10 to +4 dBu, adjustable (for 6 dB gain reduction); +22 dBu maximumOutput:150 Balanced (may be connected unbalanced)Output Signal Range:OFF to +8 dBu, adjustableFrequency Response:10 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 0.2 dB) over full compression rangeNoise below +4 dBu output:

Features

  • Positive Audio Level Protection
  • Smooth Inaudible Gain Reduction
  • Tight Audio Peak Control
  • Very Low Noise Compressor
  • Multi Stage Incremental Gain Reduction
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Brand: Radio Design Labs   |   Manufacturer: Radio Design Labs

Package Dimensions: 1 x 3 x 3.5 inches (2.5 x 7.6 x 8.9 cm)

Amazon Price: $163.00 | as of 09/19/2019(12:17pm pst)
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List Price: $174.99 | Used Price: $129.90

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