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dbx 1046

Classic Pro Quad Compressor Limiter

Product Code: 1488

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In today’s recording and sound reinforcement environments, the need for multiple channels of high quality, easy to use compression is growing rapidly. The new dbx
1046 is designed to provide the audio professional with just that: 4 channels of great sounding dbx compression for a variety of applications. Incorporating the
industry standard dbx designs and the latest available manufacturing techniques, the dbx 1046 provides pristine sonic quality with that classic dbx sound.
In Depth

Connectors: XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)

Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

Impedance: Balanced > 40 kOhm, unbalanced >20 kOhm

Max Input Level: > +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced

CMRR: Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz


Connectors: XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)

Type: Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

Impedance: Balanced 30 Ohm, unbalanced 15 Ohm

Max Output Level: > +22 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced

System Performance

Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

Frequency Response: 0.35 Hz to 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB

Noise: < -96 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth

Dynamic Range: > 118 dB, unweighted

THD+Noise: 0.008% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz unity gain

0.08% typical at +20 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain

< 0.1% any amount of compression up to 40 dB, 1 kHz

IMD: < 0.1% SMPTE

Interchannel Crosstalk: < -80 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing


Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu

Ratio: 1:1 to :1

Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee

Attack/Release Characteristic: AutoDynamic

Attack Time: Program-dependent

Release Time: Program-dependent

Output Gain: -20 to +20 dB


Threshold Range: 0 dBu to +24 dBu (off)

Ratio: :1

Limiter Type: PeakStopPlus two-stage limiter

Stage 1: PeakStop® brickwall limiter

Attack Time: Zero

Release Time: Zero

Stage 2: Predictive intelligent program limiter

Attack Time: Program-dependent

Release Time: Program-dependent

Function Switches

OverEasy®: Activates the OverEasy® compression function.

I/O Meter: Switches between monitoring input and output levels on the Input/Output Level meter.

Bypass: Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire bypass.

Operating Level

(rear panel): Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneously for both input and output levels.

ST Link: Links channels in stereo pairs. Channels One and Three become the master channels.


Gain Reduction Meter: 8 segment LED bar graph at 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 dB

Input/Ouptut Meter: 8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, and +18 dBu

PeakStop®: 1 LED to indicate PeakStop® limiting

Function Switches: LED indicator for each front-panel switch


Output Transformer

Per Channel: Jensen® JT-123-dbx or JT- 11-dbx, BCI RE- 123-dbx or RE-11-dbx

Power Supply

Operating Voltage: Switchable: 100-120 VAC 50-60 Hz or 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption: 20 Watts

Fuse: 100-120 VAC:250 mA Slow Blow

200-240 VAC: 125 mA Type T

Mains Connection: IEC receptacle


Dimensions: 1.75"Hx19"Wx9"D (4.4cmx48.3cmx20.1cm)

Weight: 5.2 lbs. (2.4 kg)

Shipping Weight: 7.6 lbs. (3.5 kg)

Item Number: dbx 1046 [DBX1046]    1488 2-2
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