dbx 676

dbx 676 – Tube Microphone Preamp Channel Strip

SKU: dbx 676 

Tube Microphone Preamp Channel Strip

Our Price: $999.95

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Description

dbx 676

THE PEDIGREE OF PROFESSIONAL AUDIO.

At dbx Professional Products we are proud to introduce the all new 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip. The dbx 676 represents all of the best of dbx’s more than 40 years of dynamics processing.

Our dbx 676 offers a pristine high-voltage, Class-A tube preamp section that runs on 250 volts, so your signal can be as crystal clean or dirty as you need it to be. The 676 also incorporates the compressor/limiter design from the highly-sought after dbx162SL, as well as a 3-band parametric EQ with sweepable mids.

The 676 provides audio professionals with the perfect channel strip for recording and live applications alike with its military-grade build, vintage-inspired controls and VU metering.

Features

  • Class-A Vacuum Tube Preamp with High Voltage Gain
  • High-Visibility Vintage VU Meter
  • Compressor designed from the dbx162SL
  • 3-Band Semi-Parametric EQ
  • 1/4” and XLR Inputs and Outputs
  • Front Panel Instrument Input
  • Side Chain Insert

Specifications

  • Mic Preamp Connector Female XLR Pin 2 Hot; Electronically balanced/unbalanced
  • Mic Preamp Input Impedance 1.9 kΩ
  • CMRR >85 dB from 20 Hz to 3 kHz, >70 dB from 3 kHz to 20 kHz
  • Instrument Input Connector Tip-Sleeve ¼” Jack
  • Input Type (instrument) Unbalanced
  • Instrument Input Impedance 500 k Ω
  • Max Input (instrument) +21dBu unbalanced
  • Preamp Insert
    • Connector Tip-Ring-Sleeve ¼”, RF filtered
    •  Type Unbalanced, Tip = send, Ring = return
  • Line Outputs (Preamp & Compressor/Limiter)
    • Connector Male XLR and Tip-Ring-Sleeve ¼” (Pin 2 and Tip hot)
    • Type Servo-balanced/unbalanced
    • Impedance Balanced 30 Ω, unbalanced 15 Ω
    •  Maximum Output Level > +21 dBm (into a 600 ohm load)
  • Compressor Sidechain Insert
    • Connector Tip-Ring-Sleeve ¼”, RF filtered
    •  Type Unbalanced, Ring = output, Tip = input
    • Impedance 1 kΩ (output), 50 kΩ (input)
  • Vacuum Tube
    • Type 12AU7A / ECC82
    • Grid Power Supply +250V DC
    • Heater Power Supply +12V DC
  • Frequency Response
    • (Mic Input) 20 Hz to 50 kHz, +0/-1dB, 40 dB gain
    • (Instrument Input) 30 Hz to 70 kHz, +0/-1dB, unity gain
  • THD + Noise
    • (Mic In to LIne Out) 0.25% typical at 0 dBu out, 1 kHz, 40 dB gain
    • (Instrument In to Line Out) 0.2% typical at 0 dBu out, 1kHz, unity gain
  • Equivalent Noise Level Typically > -123 dBu with a 150 Ω source load, 22 Hz to 22 kHz
  • Noise Floor Mic Insert to Comp Output: <-93 dBu, unity gain, EQ flat and no gain reduction
  • Preamp Function Switches/Controls:
    • Instrument Input Selects between microphone XLR input and front panel ¼” instrument input
    • +48V Sends +48 VDC through 6.81 kΩ resistors to pins 2 and 3 of the microphone input
    • 20dB Pad Attenuates the microphone input by 20 dB
    • Polarity Invert Reverses pins 2 and 3 of the microphone input XLR
    • 80 Hz Low Cut Enables an 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave high pass filter in the microphone and instrument signal path
    • Gain Control Range -∞ to +55 dB for Microphone Input; -∞ to +40 dB for Instrument Input
    • Post Tube Attenuation -∞ to 0 dB
    • Peak Indicator Illuminates RED when the Preamp is within 3 dB of clipping
  • EQ
    • Low Frequency 100 Hz, Low-pass shelving filter
    • High Frequency 10 kHz, High-pass shelving filter
    • Mid Frequency Sweepable from 100 Hz to 8 kHz
    • Function Switches/Controls: Narrow Selects the “Q” of the MID Frequency EQ. “OUT” position Q = 0.9; “IN” position Q = 2.9
    • Gain (All Bands) Sweepable from –15 to +15 dB
  • Compressor Threshold
    • Range -40 dBu to +20 dBu
    •  Characteristic Selectable OverEasy™ or Hard Knee
  • Compressor
    • Ratio Variable 1:1 to ∞:1; 60 dB maximum Compression
    • Attack/Release Modes Selectable Manual or Auto
    • Manual Attack Time Scalable program-dependent; Typically 400 dB/msec to 1 dB/msec
    • Manual Release Time Scalable program-dependent; Typically 4000 dB/sec to 10 dB/sec
    • Auto Attack Time Program-dependent, typically 15 ms for 10 dB, 5 ms for 20 dB, 3 ms for 30 dB
    • Auto Release Time Program-dependent, typically 120 dB/sec
    • Output Level Control Range -20 dB to +20 dB
  • Limiter
    • Type dbx PeakPlus™
    • Threshold Range -4 dBu to + 22 dBu (off)
    • Ratio ∞:1
    • Attack and Release Program-dependent
  • Power Supply Universal switch-mode
  • Operating Voltage 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Requirements 20 Watts
  • Fuse T2.5AL 250V
  • Turn-On Time Approximately 2 seconds
  • Dimensions 3.5”H X 19”W X 8”D (88.9mmH X 482.6mmW X 203.2mmD)
  • Weight 8.1 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • Shipping Weight 11.0 lbs (5.0 kg)