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Modifications for dbx 160 series comps Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 29th August 2007
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Modifications for dbx 160 series comps

I have a few dbx 160a and 160xt compressors lying around. i like them, but i've heard of a few mods that can be done, such as adding/modifying output transformers and the like. Any information on what, how, etc.?
Old 29th August 2007
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I wish they had an on/off switch heh

schematic included
http://classes.berklee.edu/mpe/pdf_f.../dbx_160xt.pdf
Old 30th August 2007
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Output transformers can be added, but that doesn't get you anything. The 2150 VCA's suck and should be replaced with 2180's. The 353 and 5534 opamps are 30 years old now and about 50 better choices are available. The power supplies are weak and in need of serious filtration.

Jim Williams
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Old 29th November 2012
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I've heard of your work my Williams, and I so wish your workshop was located here in Australia.
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