dbx 560A Limiter/Compressor 500 Series Module
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|dbx 560A Limiter/Compressor 500 Series Module|
I found the same parameter values including the "Infinity" compression ratio and negative compression ratios. The 560A has improved distortion, dynamic range and noise specs than the older model and it uses dbx's laser-trimmed V2B VCA chip to change gain. Without transformers, both the input and output use electronically-balanced line receivers and drivers.
I tried both of the dbx 560As in my daily music mix routine. They worked well as utility compressors for keeping things steady such as individual electric guitar tracks, stereo Fender Rhodes® pianos, or for bass guitars using low 2:1 or 1.5:1 compression ratios.
|Inside The dbx 560A Limiter/Compressor 500 Series Module|
For a parallel processed individual track mixed with the original source, this offers a wide range of modern sounding VCA-based dynamic effects that sound great. In this case, blending the super-squashed version of the snare drum with the original allows for careful control of the attack portion of the snare drum hits.
Like the dbx 160X, 160XT and 160A models, attack and release times do not have front panel controls but attack time is program-dependent and usually around 15ms for 10dB. Release is also program-dependent and fairly fast at 8ms for a 1dB change.
A couple of great little jewels in my 500 rack now, the dbx 560A Compressor/Limiters are solid workhorses and will make it into every mix from now on around here.
They sell for $299.95 each. There is much more at: dbxpro.com/en-US/products/560a#description.
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