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dbx 286S Single Channel Channel Strip

The dbx 286s is a full-featured Channel Strip Processor that delivers a studio quality microphone/instrument preamplifier and four processors. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.


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The DBX 286S Mic Pre-amp Processor combines 4 separate analog processers into one convenient, great sounding easy to use channel strip.

The 286S mic preamp features a wide-ranging input-gain control, switchable +48v phantom power for your condenser mics and an 80Hz high-pass filter helping to cut out any low frequency hum and rumble.

DBX’s famous and patented OverEasy compressor is the next stage of processing. DBX OverEasy is known for its smooth, transparent leveling of the audio signal and its simple controls. You can dial in a subtle, transparent amount of compression or set to stun for an obvious “in-your-face” treatment of the audio. Next up is the frequency tunable De-esser. It helps to eliminate vocal sibilance and high frequency distortion from instruments. You can add some definition, high-end sparkle and low frequency detail to your signal by dialing in the Enhancer HF Detail control. It enables you to add some depth to vocals and bass while it cleans up muddy low-midrange frequencies. Adjust to taste!

Rounding out the individual processors of the DBX 286S Mic Pre-amp Processor is the Expander/Gate. It gates unwanted leakage and keeps your post audio editing work to a minimum.

Easy to read metering and status LEDs visually guide you to keep your levels properly adjusted for the recording task at hand.

Rear panel connections include an XLR Mic Input, ¼” TRS Line Input, ¼” Insert jack (to integrate another external processor) and ¼” output.

The DBX 286S Mic preamp Processer gives you all the tools you need to track in pristine DBX style as well as sweeten up some of your already recorded tracks. It’s priced within the budget of the home or project studio but its sound quality is decidedly “Pro”!

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Used? I don't think so. Amazing ..



Fantastic results going into the box


I've gotten fantastic results from this right away as my recordings on vocals are much tighter going in. No more fix it in the mix!


Lilburn, Georgia




This processor turned out to be a life saver while using lavalier mics in various indoor pa situations such as meetings and church services with poor acoustics, live open rooms with hard services everywhere, etc. By implementing the features of this box, I am able to make a lav sound much like a good hand-held mic! Plus the gating option reduces, or eliminates, room reverb and noise in general. It is also the answer if you are streaming your video sound on the Internet, and producing digital copies of events that are usually played back in noisy conditions such as automobiles and modern media sources. Overall device is typical of dbx, excellent broadcast quality, and tough as nails!


South Florida


286S Single Channel Channel Strip

5.0 3


Model 286S
Warranty Info:

286S Single Channel Channel Strip

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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