dbx 286s Microphone Preamp Processor Used

dbx 286s Microphone Preamp Processor Used

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An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Full manufacturer’s warranty and free one year extended warranty from Gigasonic.

dbx 286s Microphone Preamp Processor provides concise and intuitive controls for all your mic processing needs, whether you use a microphone to record vocals and acoustic instruments, sample acoustic sounds, or for a public address system installation. The 286s also provides effective processing for electronic instruments, individual mixer tracks, and other mono sound sources.

The dbx 286s features wide-ranging input gain control, switchable +48V phantom power, and an 80Hz high-pass filter to remove low frequency hum, rumble or wind. The dbx OverEasy compressor can transparently smooth out uneven acoustic tracks, or deliver the classic “in your face” vocal performance. Vocal sibilance can be tamed or even eliminated and high frequency distortion removed from instruments such as cymbals with the frequency tunable De-Esser.

You can fine-tune the Enhancer HF Detail control to add sparkle and crispness to your tracks and make adjustments to the LF Detail control to add fullness and depth to vocals and bass instruments while cleaning up the muddy low midrange frequencies. And, the separate threshold and ratio controls on the Expander/Gate allow you to subtly reduce headphone leakage or radically gate noisy guitar amps.


Studio quality Mic Preamp/Channel Strip Processor

Classic dbx Compression puts great sound within easy reach

Frequency tunable De-Esser reduces sibilance and high frequency distortion

Enhancer increases the detail and definition of the high and low frequencies

Program adaptive Expander/Gate

Insert jack allows you to add an external processor

Full compliment of meters and status LEDs

+48V Phantom Power

Precision detented controls


Mic Preamp Connector: XLR Floating balanced, Pin 2 Hot

Mic Preamp Input Impedance: ~4.2kΩ

Mic Preamp gain: 0dB to +60dB

Mic Preamp Phantom Power: +48VDC, applied to XLR pins 2 and 3 through 6.81kΩ resistors

CMRR: >40dB, typically 55dB

Mic Preamp max input level: 0.2Vrms, Gain = 30dB

Mic Preamp Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -125dBu, 22Hz-22kHz, 150Ω source impedance

Input Connectors: (line) Floating balanced, TIP Hot

Input Impedance: (line) 10kΩ unbalanced, 20kΩ balanced

Max Input: (line) >+21dBu, balanced or unbalanced

Input Gain Range: (line) -15dB to +45 dB

Insert Connector: 1/4″ TRS: Normalled; tip is Send, ring is Return

Insert Impedance: >5kΩ (ring-return); 100Ω (tip-send)

Insert Max Level: >+21dBu; >+20dBm (600Ω load-tip)

Insert Noise: <-84dBu, unweighted (20Hz-20kHz); LINE GAIN Control set to 0dB

Insert Distortion: <0.01% THD, 20Hz-20kHz, +10dBu

Output Connectors: 1/4″ Balanced/Unbalanced TRS Connectors

Output Impedance: 100Ω unbalanced, 200Ω balanced

Max Output: >+21dBu, >+20dBm (600Ω load)

Gain Adjustment Range: -30dB to +10dB

Noise: <-80dBu unweighted (20Hz-20kHz); Both Gain Controls set for 0dB, all processing controls OFF

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0.5, -0.5dB

THD: <0.08%THD, 20Hz-20kHz, +10dBu, all Processing Controls OFF

Compressor Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu

Compressor Threshold Characteristic: OverEasy®

Compressor Ratio: >4:1 For input levels beyond 20dB above threshold

Max Compression: 30dB

Compressor Attack Time: Program-Dependent; >1s for small level increases, down to 10ms for larage increases

Compressor Release Time: Program-Dependent; adjustable between approximately 1dB/sec and 75dB/sec

Compressor Distortion: Typically <0.05%THD, 20Hz-20kHz, 15dB G/R, +10dBu Output, DENSITY @ 0

IMD: SMPTE: <0.05%; 60Hz/7kHz 4:1, 15dB G/R, +10dBu Output Level, DENSITY @ 0

De-esser Characteristic: Wideband Gain Reduction

De-esser Frequency Range: 800Hz to 10kHz High Pass, 12dB/octave

De-esser Release Time: 12dB/octave Program-Dependent; approximately 1mS/dB

Enhancer HF Detail Characteristic: Program-controlled shelving equalizer, approximately 15dB maximum HF boost

Enhancer LF Detail Characteristic: Bell-shaped boost @ 80Hz, bell-shaped cut @250Hz, ratio is approximately 2:1

Expander/Gate Threshold Range: OFF to +15dBu

Expander/Gate Ratio: Adjustable 1.5:1 to 10:1

Expander/Gate Max Depth: >50dB

Expander/Gate Attack Time: Program-Dependent, approximately 2mS (at maximum attenuation)

Expander/Gate Release Time: Program-Dependent, approxiamtely 10mS/dB

Expander/Gate Dynamic Range: Typically 105dB

Power Consumption: 15W

Operating Voltage: DO: 120VAC 60Hz, 100VAC 50/60Hz; EU: 230VAC 50/60Hz

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)

Dimensions: 1.75″ x 5.75″ x 19″ (4.5cm x 14.6cm x 48.5cm)

Unit Weight: 4.5 lbs/2.04 Kgs

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