It's not surprising that the 266xs compressor/gate is so versatile and effective — after all, dbx invented the technology. What is a little surprising is the rugged design and build quality at this price. Adding the 266xs to your live sound rig or studio will give you more dynamic control, which can help you create a more balanced, polished mix. Having compression in your audio chain means you can smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, and fatten up your drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals forward in your mix, helping them stand out from the surrounding instruments.
Choose from automatic modes or full manual
If you're tired of having a surprise transient peg your meters and spoil an otherwise perfect recording, you'll appreciate the 266xs's capabilities. Its patented Overeasy® compression technology provides smooth and musical performance while the AutoDynamic™ attack and release controls, found only on dbx compressors, put great sound within easy reach. If you're the "set and forget" type, classic dbx "Auto" mode makes smoothing out levels nearly 100% foolproof. Choose from stereo or dual-mono operation, and there's a "link" button to operate the two channels in concert to prevent stereo image drift.
Bright and easy-to-read LED indicators and backlit buttons let you easily keep an eye on levels and gain reduction.