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Dbx 160A vs Symetrix 501 - opinions? Dynamics Processors (HW)
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Dbx 160A vs Symetrix 501 - opinions?

So I just modded my 160A and after a good bit of work it sounds really good. Seeing as how my rack space is somewhat limited I'm inclined to keep the 160A and dispense with the 501. But I was curious if any other people have compared these two or just general opinions about them.

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There was a thread about 501's recently. My opinion was that I sold all my Symetrix, and the DBX are still hanging around.
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There was a thread about 501's recently. My opinion was that I sold all my Symetrix, and the DBX are still hanging around.
Cool, thanks Monkey. I reckon I agree. I used the 501 for a few things but I believe the 160a will be a better all around comp.

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When I had access to both a 160X (which is slightly different from the 160A) and a 501 -- so keep in mind this was 30-some years ago -- the dbx would always be the first choice unless it was for slap/pop bass, where the 501 seemed to rule. And then maybe one out of every 10 times I'd find the auto attack/release parameters on the dbx inappropriate so I'd switch to the 501 in those rare instances.
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I have a new DBX 560 and a 501.

I rarely use the 501, mostly due to lack of rack space and keeping my rig more simple lately...

But it does sound good, and one thing I can do with it that I can't quite do with the DBX is a fast release "1176-esque" thing on a snare drum.

glad I have them both, but could also live without both...
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