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Quad Compressor Limiter By DBX Professional (1046) MCM Part #555-20640

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Quad Compressor / Limiter

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.

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

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:555-20640
DBX Professional Part #:1046
Package Specifications & Dimensions
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:365 days
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