DBX 266XL Compressor / Gate

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The dbx® 266XL processor is the result of an intensive engineering and product development effort aimed at taking advantage of the latest and best advances in manufacturing technology to deliver true dbx audio performance and reliability to our customers at the lowest possible cost. The 266XL puts a completely new level of compressor/gate performance within everyone’s reach.


Brand DBX
Model 266XL


Type Compressor / Gate
Color Black


Input Connectors 1/4" TRS and XLR, Floating Balanced; XLR: Pin 2 hot Phone: Tip Hot HI
Output Connectors 1/4" TRS phone and XLR floating balanced, XLR: Pin 2 and Tip Hi

Physical Information

Power 120 VAC 50/60Hz, 15 Watts Maximum
Dimensions (WHD) 19 x 1.75 x 6.75 inches
Weight 5 lbs

Special Features

Features Classic dbx® "Auto" mode

Performance Data

Frequency Response Flat: 20Hz-20kHz, +0, -0.5dB
Impedence 200Ω balanced, 100Ω unbalanced
Signal/Noise <-93dBu unweighted
Max Output Level +21dBu into 600Ω
Attack Time Scalable program-dependent
Release Time Scalable program-dependent


  • XLR Balanced Audio Cable (M-F) x 25'
  • XLR Balanced Audio Cable (M-F) x 50'
  • 1/4" Phono TS Speaker Cable (M-M) x 25'
  • 1/4" Phono TS Speaker Cable (M-M) x 50'


  • IEC Power Cord

Patch Cables

  • XLR Balanced Audio Patch Cable (M-F)
  • 1/4" Phono TS (Instrument) Patch Cable (M-M)
  • 1/4" Phono TRS Patch Cable (M-M)