The dbx 676 offers ¼-inch and XLR inputs and outputs, a front-panel instrument input and a side chain insert.
The dbx division of Harman has introduced a new vacuum tube-based microphone preamplifier, called the model 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip, that offers a host of flexible sound-tailoring options to deliver pristine audio quality in recording and live sound application
The dbx 676 employs a high-gain, Class A tube preamp section based around a 12AU7 vacuum tube that can be adjusted to be clean and pure-sounding or dirty and full of harmonic character. The 676 incorporates the Compressor/Limiter design from the company’s existing dbx 162SL and a 3-band parametric EQ, enabling exacting control of dynamics and tonal balance.
The dbx 676 offers ¼-inch and XLR inputs and outputs, a front-panel instrument input and a side chain insert. An optional digital output card is available. The 676 allows for precise tailoring of input and output levels that can be monitored by its large multi-function VU meter.
The compressor/limiter section provides extremely flexible control of dynamics including threshold, attack, gain and release, auto attack and release, hard and soft knee compression, dbx-exclusive AutoVelocity manual and OverEasy modes and PeakStop limiting algorithm and many additional functions. The 676’s 3-band parametric EQ allows adjustment of level and bandwidth at frequencies that have been carefully chosen for maximum musical effectiveness.
With its vintage-style controls and VU metering, the dbx 676 is designed for ease of use and mounts in a 2U rack space. The dbx 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip will be available in January 2015 at a U.S. street price of $999.95.
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