The DBX 162SL Stereo Compressor With High Precision Input Stages Followed By The World's Widest Dynamic Range [127Db] Vca. Highly flexible, affordable studio or live sound compression with precise control.
The DBX 162SL has a striking front panel, machined from 1/4 inch aircraft aluminium, handcrafted solid aluminium knobs, Leds mounted individually in machined stainless steel housings, custom VU meters with peak indicators and heavy gauge chassis marking the 162SL as a leader for decades to come. The 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 and release as well as the hard knee threshold characteristics of the classic dbx 160, the 162SL offers AutoVelocity manual mode, in addition to our classic dbx Over Easy mode, made standard by the legendary dbx 165A. And speaking of the 165A, all of its features, including variable attack and release controls, as well as dbxs latest limiting algorithm Peak Stop Plus, are included in the 162SL.
The main features of the DBX 162SL include:
Super fast manual attack and release
High-Drive Jensen output transformers
Hard-knee/Over Easy switchable
Ultra-low distortion compression for unheard of clarity even under extreme gain reduction