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160a 160s 160x 161 162 etc. Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 4th December 2005
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I was wondering how some of the other newer units (166, 1066) compare to the older 160s. They all say that they will give that "classic DBX sound." Opinions?
Old 24th July 2009
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Ain't nuthin' like a real 160

>>Jay, the reason I saw it as a cheap shot is that you should KNOW that we DO currently make stuff that sounds like the 160VU.

NOBODY has made anything that sounds anything like a real 160 since (the old) dbx made the original 160.

(Wish it were true.)

Old 24th July 2009
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My dbx 160 xt says made in Hong Kong on it. Sounds great.
Old 25th July 2009
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Sorry to hijack this thread but I am hoping that someone here can help me bring my much loved 160X back from the dead.
Bought myself a 160X a few month back and it has been used on many sessions since. However, when i went to use it the other day I found that I couldnt get any output out of it. It powers up ok and the controls seem operational as the the input/output and gain reduction meters seem to correspond but I cant get any sound out. If i select 'bypass' i hear the uncompressed signal but as soon as i deactivate 'bypass' all I get is hum.
I have posted a thread over in the Geekslutz forum but I thought it was worth a post here too. Anyone here had a similar problem? Anyone any idea as to what the problem may be?
Many thanks in advance.
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