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dbx 162SL Stereo Compressor/Limiter   

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The first thing you'll notice about the dbx 162SL Stereo Compressor/Limiter is its striking front panel, machined from 1/4" aircraft aluminum. The 16...Click To Read More About This Product

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The 162SL will be a leader in signal processing for years to come !

The first thing you'll notice about the dbx 162SL Stereo Compressor/Limiter is its striking front panel, machined from 1/4" aircraft aluminum. The 162SL is adorned with handcrafted solid aluminum knobs, LEDs mounted individually in machined stainless steel housings, custom VU meters with peak indicators, and a heavy-gauge chassis. On the inside, the dbx 162SL combines the best features of all the great dbx compressors, past and present, and gives you more versatile performance than ever before. In addition to having the auto attack/release and hard-knee threshold characteristics of the classic dbx 160, the 162SL offers AutoVelocity manual mode and classic dbx OverEasy mode. Variable attack and release controls, as well as dbx's latest limiting algorithm PeakStopPlus, are included in the 162SL.

The dbx 162SL also features dual proprietary dbx VCA modules. This state-of-the-art implementation of dbx's original Blackmer decilinear VCA boasts an unheard-of dynamic range and ultralow distortion seen only previously in the Blue 160SLs.

It's built of the best parts available including Jensen transformers on each output standard and also takes full advantage of dbx's advanced manufacturing.

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  • Super-fast manual attack and release
  • High-drive Jensen output transformers
  • Hard-knee/OverEasy switchable
  • Ultralow distortion compression for clarity even under extreme gain reduction

Pure enough for the studio, rugged enough for the road, the 162SL delivers sonic clarity wherever you go. Call or click to order now!


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  • 2 channels
  • Easy To Use
  • Sounds crisp and clean
  • Very little "coloration"


  • None so far

Best Uses

  • Btween micpre and daw
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about dbx 162SL Stereo Compressor/Limiter:

Hope to try out the limiter in a mastering session soon

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