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  #1

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

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

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  #2

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: $174.00 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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List Price: $174.00 | Used Price: $159.99

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  #3

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 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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  #4

TC Helicon Perform-VE Vocal Effect Processor With Sampling And Looping

Model: Perform-Ve   |    Mpn: Perform-Ve   |    Ean: 5706622023162   |    PartNumber: Perform-Ve   |   Asin: B073X1JY1W

A Revolutionary Vocal Manipulator with Vocal Sample Synthesis and One-Button Drum Looper,PERFORM-VE lets you instantly create iconic vocal sounds from today s most popular EDM, Pop and Dance recordings. With everything from real-time pitch flattening and extreme sample manipulation to tried and true spatial effects, altering, and looping - PERFORM-VE turns every show into a captivating performance. Record your vocal samples live, modify them, and then replay them via MIDI control to give a truly interactive and dynamic performance.

Features

Brand: TC-Helicon   |   Manufacturer: TC-Helicon

Item Dimensions: 6.6 x 3.6 x 6.7 inches (16.8 x 9.1 x 17.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.7 x 6.61 x 6.81 inches (9.4 x 16.8 x 17.3 cm)

Amazon Price: $199.00 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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  #5

Pigtronix FAT Philosopher Overdrive and Compressor Pedal

Model: FatPhilos   |    Mpn: FATPHILOS   |    Ean: 0181118000219   |    PartNumber: FATPHILOS   |   Asin: B00A8E491Y

Guitar Pedals & Effects - Pigtronix Custom Shop's FAT Philosopher gives your guitar instant attitude. Clean sustain and overdrive are mother's milk to your sound, and the FAT Philosopher gives you the best of both in one convenient pedal that delivers the essence of two must-have Pigtronix pedals, FAT Drive and Philosopher's Rock. The FAT Philosopher - a Sweetwater exclusive - gives you infinite clean sustain without noise, tube-emulated analog overdrive, and everything in between. There's a switch for adding harmonic Germanium distortion, a blend control for parallel compression, and an FX loop insert. Nail any classic electric guitar style, with the Pigtronix FAT Philosopher.Sweetwater Pigtronix Fat Philosopher Overdrive and Compressor Pedal at a Glance:Two effects: use them individually or stack 'emInfinite clean sustain, plus tube-emulated analog overdriveEpic overdrive, from dynamic breakup to rich, dripping saturationTwo effects: use them individually or stack 'emYou can deploy the Pigtronix FAT Philosopher's two effects individually or together to produce everything from studio-grade parallel compression juiced with amp-like overdrive, to modern liquid high-gain lead tones that sustain for weeks. Imagine being able to conjure all this, independent of your volume! Want to further augment your tone? The FAT Philosopher also offers an effects loop, so the sky's really the limit, in terms of where you can take your guitar sound.Infinite clean sustain, plus tube-emulated analog overdriveInside the Pigtronix FAT Philosopher is a modified Philosopher's Rock with an added parallel blend control, for premium-quality compression, sustain, and distortion, with an option for parallel compression. Flick the little chrome "Grit" switch and you get an additional smorgasbord of yummy overdrive. Unless you're amp is of a particularly high-gain design, you know you need a little help to send your tone over the top. The Philosopher's Rock circuitry in the FAT Philosopher is jus

Features

  • Fat Philos. Comp/Sust/Dist. Pedal
  • The Guitar Pedal Mojo You Need Pedal Compressor/EQ s:pigtronix-discounts:exclusive-pedal
  • Sweetwater-exclusive Pigtronix Guitar Pedal with FAT Drive and Philosopher's Tone Functions
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Brand: Pigtronix   |   Manufacturer: Pigtronix

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  #6

dbx 166xs Compressor/Limiter / Gate with Microfiber and Free EverythingMusic 1 Year Extended Warranty

Model: 166xs   |    Mpn: DBX166XSV   |    Ean: 0632317256162   |    PartNumber: DBX166XSV   |   Asin: B07FX1SJ2N

Includes 1 Year EverythingMusic Extended Warranty Free.

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 PeakStop 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 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 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
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Brand: dbx   |   Manufacturer: dbx

Item Dimensions: 1.75 x 19 x 6.75 inches (4.4 x 48.3 x 17.1 cm)   |   

Amazon Price: $259.00 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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List Price: $259.00

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  #7

dbx Multi Effect Processor, 1.75 x 5.75 x 19.00 inches 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: $148.95 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
Availibility: Usually ships in 3-4 business days
List Price: $148.95

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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  #8

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: $219.00 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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List Price: $219.00

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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  #9

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: $299.00 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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List Price: | Used Price: $274.99

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  #10

Behringer Compressor MDX4600 V2

Model: MDX4600 V2   |    Mpn: MDX4600 V2   |    Ean: 0653341311238   |    PartNumber: MDX4600 V2   |   Asin: B07KDRFW72

BEHRINGER MDX4600 V2 Reference-Class 4-Channel Expander/Gate/Compressor/Peak Limiter with Dynamic Enhancer and Low Contour Filter

Features

  • Switchable IKA (Interactive Knee Adaptation) program-adaptive compression circuitry combines the advantages of hard-knee and soft-knee characteristics
  • IRC (Interactive Ratio Control) expander/gate circuitry for virtually inaudible noise suppression
  • Switchable dynamic Enhancer for brilliant, lively audio even with heavy compression
  • IGC (Interactive Gain Control) peak limiting circuitry combines clipper and program limiter for reliable and inaudible protection against signal peaks
  • Switchable Low contour filter prevents pumping due to low-frequency dominated compression
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Brand: Behringer   |   Manufacturer: MUSIC Group

Item Dimensions: 1.73 x 5.87 x 19.02 inches (4.4 x 14.9 x 48.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4.3 x 9.5 x 20.4 inches (10.9 x 24.1 x 51.8 cm)

Amazon Price: $159.99 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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List Price: $159.99

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

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  #11

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: $259.00 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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List Price: $259.00 | Used Price: $150.00

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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  #12

KLARK TEKNIK 76-KT

Model: 1176KT   |    Mpn: 1176-KT   |    Ean: 4033653080606   |    PartNumber: 1176-KT   |   Asin: B01N2884UT

KLARK TEKNIK 76-KT Classic FET-Style Compressor with Class-A Line Level Amplifier and MIDAS Transformers

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)   |   Package Dimensions: 6.5 x 8.5 x 21.3 inches (16.5 x 21.6 x 54.1 cm)

Amazon Price: $499.99 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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List Price: $499.99 | Used Price: $358.10

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

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  #13

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: $399.99 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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List Price: $423.13 | Used Price: $389.99

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

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  #14

dbx 160A Professional Audio Compressor/Limiter Dynamic Processor

Model: 160A   |    Mpn: 160A   |    Ean: 0798304329377   |    PartNumber: 160A   |   Asin: B0002H0QGE

Since its introduction in the mid 1970's, the dbx 160 series has been the world's most popular line of audio compressors. After the classic 160 (which is still used daily in many world class studios), came the 165, the 160X and the 160XT. The 160X/XT were the models that truly became the industry standard. 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. 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.

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
  • Inputs: TRS, floating balanced XLR, and pin 2 hot XLR
  • Outputs: TRS, floating balanced XLR, and pin 2 hot XLR
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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 x 22 inches (6.4 x 27.9 x 55.9 cm)

First Available: 2010-03-10

Amazon Price: $737.19 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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Warranty: 2 year warranty.

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Samson S-com 4 4-Channel Compressor/Gate

Model: S-com 4   |    Mpn: SA-SCOM4   |    Ean: 5053959417226   |    PartNumber: SA-SCOM4   |   Asin: B0002D0672

The S com 4 is a compact and versatile single-rack space device that provides four channels of high quality dynamics processing with an Expander/Gate and Compressor/Limiter on each channel. The four channels operate independently or in stereo pairs. Its multi-segment LED metering displays input/output level as well as gain reduction. The Expander/Gate section features a continuously variable Threshold control as well as a switch for fast or slow release times. The Compressor/Limiter section includes variable Threshold, Ratio and Output levels. S com 4's Enhancer switch restores high frequencies that are sometimes diminished by heavy compression. This wide-ranging combination of features makes the S com 4 an efficient and versatile audio tool for a wide variety of applications. Its clean and quiet audio characteristics make it ideal where high sonic integrity is imperative.

Features

  • 4 Channel Compressor/Limiter, Expander/Gate with Enhancer, Linkable in two Stereo pairs
  • Expander/Gate with variable Trigger control and switchable Fast/Slow Release
  • 5 Segment LED meters for Input/output levels and Gain Reduction on each channel
  • Advanced circuit design utilizing Low Noise Operational Amplifiers and High Quality VCA's
  • Servo Balanced Inputs and Outputs on XLR and 1/4 connectors, SKD (Smart Knee Detector)
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Brand: Samson Technologies   |   Manufacturer: Samson

Item Dimensions: 4.25 x 11 x 23.5 inches (10.8 x 27.9 x 59.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4.5 x 11 x 23.25 inches (11.4 x 27.9 x 59.1 cm)

Warranty: 1 year parts and labor.

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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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Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor

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

The WA76 Limiting Amplifier is a modern reproduction of the Classic 1176 Revision D. Every effort was made to remain faithful to the original designs including the use of Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design that was originally used. The classic 1176 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology - the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound - and set the standard for all limiters to follow. The ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound have lured legendary artists and studio moguls alike to the 1176 - Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell, and Mike Elizondo are just a few names on a list that's continued to grow, for nearly 50 years.

Features

  • True to the Classic 1176 compressor in design and performanceCompletely discrete signal pathModeled after the D revisionUtilizes USA made CINEMAG input and output transformersSupports the famous "all buttons in" ratio settingUltra fast attack timeClass A line level output amplifier
  • Every effort was made to remain faithful to the original designs including the use of Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design that was originally used
  • The classic 1176 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology - the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound - and set the standard for all limiters to follow
  • The ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound have lured legendary artists and studio moguls alike to the 1176 - Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell, and Mike Elizondo are just a few names on a list that's continued to grow, for nearly 50 years
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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)

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ART TransY FET Compressor/Limiter

 Ean: 0840402044802   |    PartNumber: TRANSY   |   Asin: B07NSCDG2R

2-channel FET Compressor/Limiter with Servo-controlled FET Gain-reduction Circuit, De-esser, and Custom Output Transformers

Features

  • 2-channel FET Compressor/Limiter with Servo-controlled FET Gain-reduction Circuit
  • Custom Output Transformers
  • De-esser
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Brand: ART   |   Manufacturer: ART

Item Dimensions: 10 x 11 x 14 inches (25.4 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)   |   

Amazon Price: $399.00 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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Chandler Limited TG Opto Compressor

 Ean: 0615435500348   |    PartNumber: TG Opto   |   Asin: B076XRGSRH

1-channel 500 Series Optical Compressor with Selectable Sharp and Rounded Knees, Continuous Controls for Input, Attack, Release, and Output, VU Meter, and True Bypass

Features

  • 1-channel 500 Series Optical Compressor with Selectable Sharp and Rounded Knees
  • Continuous Controls for Input
  • True Bypass
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Brand: Generic   |   Manufacturer: Chandler Limited

Item Dimensions: 7 x 9 x 10 inches (17.8 x 22.9 x 25.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 7 x 9 x 10 inches (17.8 x 22.9 x 25.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $1,195.00 | as of 03/21/2019(11:06am pst)
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