Compressor choice

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Compressor choice

Post by MesaMan » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:09 pm

I'm looking for a compressor suitable for bass and kickdrum. Anyone experience with the DBX166? Anyone using it? There appears to be a 166xs and 166xl? Not sure yet on what the differences are. Any help appreciated. Chris
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Re: Compressor choice

Post by bronzet » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:19 pm

I recommend that you look at this website about reviews on compressors http://www.ovnilab.com/

I personally like and own/use the Rane DC24 for bass. DBX also have some good compressors too. It is best if you get to try out the compressor before you buy it to decide if you like it or not
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Re: Compressor choice

Post by MesaMan » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:22 pm

Thank you very much for your reply I'll check that out. Chris
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Re: Compressor choice

Post by cjj » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:22 am

I use the Rane DC-24 too, great unit! Unfortunately, they are no longer made so you have to find one used somewhere such as ebay. Most were made for the US and so will have a 120V transformer. They used to sell a 240V transformer, but ran out of those several years ago.

But, you can get transformers and wire them up yourself. I did that when I moved to NZ...

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Re: Compressor choice

Post by foal30 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:10 am

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I recommend that you look at this website about reviews on compressors http://www.ovnilab.com/

I personally like and own/use the Rane DC24 for bass. DBX also have some good compressors too. It is best if you get to try out the compressor before you buy it to decide if you like it or not
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