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dbx 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate

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With the dbx 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate impressive noise and THD performance specs are the essentials, but the 1066 doesn't stop there. Features li...Click To Read More About This Product

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Featuring better performance for a lower price!

With the dbx 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate impressive noise and THD performance specs are the essentials, but the 1066 doesn't stop there. Features like sidechain (with SC Monitor), Contour, True RMS Power Summing, Neutrik XLR audio connectors, OverEasy or hard-knee compression algorithms, auto or manual attack and release times, and PeakStopPlus limiting also serve to set the dbx 1066 Compressor unit out front in the world of high-performance compression.

FEATURES
  • Impressive noise and THD performance specs
  • Sidechain (with SC Monitor)
  • Contour
  • True RMS Power Summing
  • Neutrik XLR audio connectors
  • OverEasy or hard-knee compression algorithms
  • Auto or manual attack and release times
  • PeakStopPlus limiting

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dbx1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

My experience with the 1066

By ChaosoahC

from Laurinburg, NC

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Comments about dbx 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate:

I originally purchased the 1066 for my bass rig, which consists of: Ampeg SVPCL preamp, Alembic F-1X preamp, Crest Audio CA-4 power amp, and two Aguilar 2x12 cabs. The performance of this unit was disappointing. There was an obvious fluttering, uneven sound, especially on the lower notes. Regardless of how I tweaked this thing, the problem still remained. So I figured I'd try it out in the project studio to see if it might work better for other instruments. It's performance on drums and guitar, though not as bad as it was on bass, was still poor, there was still a floppiness and unsteadiness to the sound, here again most noticeably on lower notes. When it was tried on vocals, it performed much better, but not any moreso than units costing one-third the price. But at least it wasn't fluttering here. It definitely seems that this unit is not well-suited for anything with a lot of low end, and for vocals you'd save a lot of money and aggravation getting something else altogether. DBX has made some top notch equipment over the years, but they flopped on this one!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

the proof is in the sound

By ATLengineer

from Atlanta

Comments about dbx 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate:

this unit has been in my company's (and personal) racks for over 5 years and has always been a solid performer. I can attest to its flexibility and ability to work without removing the music from the sound. This unit has always been my first choice for instrumentation, such as drums, perc., bass, guitars, keys, etc. For vocals, i don't like gates so i lean more towards a 160a or a bss dpr-404 since it has a de-esser (an absolute must for some situations). Like it, love it, give it a test run. Play on!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Compressor

By Marko2900

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about dbx 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate:

    I love this compressor! I have two that I use for drums on 4 channels, and they are incredible. This unit will fatten your drum tracks, and your cymbals and tom-toms can be effectively compressed (using the 1066's Sidechain) to help prevent tape saturation. I think people struggle with using these because of their experience level, but if you buy one just take a few hours and experiment. Read the manual for some good suggestions and simply let your creativity flow! "A great investment, with incredible specs and a great price." The PeakStoPlus feature helps keep your system safe, but also allows for some very cool creativity.

     
    5.0

    Great Compressor

    By Media Director

    from Aiken, SC

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful
    • Professional Functions
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about dbx 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gate:

      Our church started live web streaming recently using Boxcast. During our first streaming service, I realized that the audio was clipping in the digital converter. I researched multiple compressors and this one sounded like it was the best option based on the specs and reviews. The instruction manual provides information for how to set the compressor to prevent digital clipping, but I didn't like the distortion it produced, so I configured it for regular compression as though I was sending the sound directly to speakers. I worked with the settings until I found a good level with very little distortion that gave the most natural sound possible. I don't need the gate for what I need this for, so I cannot comment on that. I initially worked with the limiter and it did it's job well, but the settings were all too high to be effective to prevent clipping. The settings I have to use on the compressor don't even allow the signal to reach the limiter. This is a good quality product that I have been very pleased with.

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