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160X / XT vs. 160A
Old 1st February 2007
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160X / XT vs. 160A

If I'm interested in getting a couple dbx 160s for drums, is it worth looking for an older 160x or 160xt (and which one), or will I attain the same end with a new 160a?

(The x and xt versions often go, used, from reputable dealers, for right around the same price as the new 160a models.)

Thanks...
Old 1st February 2007
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If I'm interested in getting a couple dbx 160s for drums, is it worth looking for an older 160x or 160xt (and which one), or will I attain the same end with a new 160a?

(The x and xt versions often go, used, from reputable dealers, for right around the same price as the new 160a models.)

Thanks...
Pass on the 160a get an x or xt. big difference.
Old 1st February 2007
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Hold on there ....mojojojo

Umm....not so sure about the above statement.

I have had 160x's in the past, and am currently using a 160a right now.....

The difference is not what I would call a "big difference".

There IS a difference. I would call it subtle....but maybe one man's 'subtle' is another person's 'huge'.

FWIW....I think the 160a is perfectly servicable.

Are there other, more sexy choices? yeah....

Will the 160x/xt/a do fine as a bread and butter comp.....I think so.....that's why I have one.

Best option would be to try them out and see which one you like the feel of.

Cheers
Old 6th February 2007
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Umm....not so sure about the above statement.

I have had 160x's in the past, and am currently using a 160a right now.....

The difference is not what I would call a "big difference".

There IS a difference. I would call it subtle....but maybe one man's 'subtle' is another person's 'huge'.

FWIW....I think the 160a is perfectly servicable.

Are there other, more sexy choices? yeah....

Will the 160x/xt/a do fine as a bread and butter comp.....I think so.....that's why I have one.

Best option would be to try them out and see which one you like the feel of.

Cheers
When I did a comparison it was night and day for me. A lot of high end loss. I tested only with guitar maybe it sounds better on other sources.
Old 11th March 2007
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did you guys find the 160A less open sounding? What about the balanced issue, the X is not, the XT is?
Old 28th April 2007
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did you guys find the 160A less open sounding? What about the balanced issue, the X is not, the XT is?
The 160x is balanced, it doesn't have XLR however.
Old 28th April 2007
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My 160A's aren't going anywhere.
Old 28th April 2007
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Stereo linking is a big difference. With a pair of 160a's you have to remove the TRS strapping cable from the backs of the units to fully defeat the stereo linking (in addition to using the link button on the front). With 160x's and xt's you can leave the rear cable in place.
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