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Old 23rd January 2015
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DBX 500 Series?

Mix online says they have a few new modules at namm. Anyone see these? I couldn't find a thread on them here.

HARMAN’s dbx Introduces 500 Series Processors at NAMM 2015 | Mixonline
Old 23rd January 2015
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id like to hear that de-esser
Old 23rd January 2015
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So is the 560A pretty much a dbx160 in 500 format???
Old 23rd January 2015
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So is the 560A pretty much a dbx160 in 500 format???
From DBX "Featuring the same switch-selectable OverEasy® and Hard Knee compression curves as our industry-standard dbx 160A rackmount processor"
Old 23rd January 2015
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From DBX "Featuring the same switch-selectable OverEasy® and Hard Knee compression curves as our industry-standard dbx 160A rackmount processor"
I guess that answers my question lol. I have a 160xt at home but never ran drums thru it, only vocals. I always wanted a distressor or the new tweaker but a pair of those is way out my budget. I would be happy with a pair of these to run my drums thru, especially if this has the same harmonics/color as the 160.
Old 23rd January 2015
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I guess that answers my question lol. I have a 160xt at home but never ran drums thru it, only vocals. I always wanted a distressor or the new tweaker but a pair of those is way out my budget. I would be happy with a pair of these to run my drums thru, especially if this has the same harmonics/color as the 160.
Do your vocals come out pretty well going through the 160?
Old 23rd January 2015
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Do your vocals come out pretty well going through the 160?
Yes they do! Using a neumann,summit tube pre and the 160xt
Old 23rd January 2015
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I always heard that 160's were the king of drum comps especially for hip-hop drums. Ill be at NAMM tomorrow to check these out in person.
Old 23rd January 2015
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very nice. the compressor/limiter looks nice, if they can bring the same quality/punch from the 19inch version, that be dope. 500 series is on fire right now
Old 23rd January 2015
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Picture of the DBX 500 series products at NAMM 2015


Last edited by Gigazaga; 23rd January 2015 at 02:19 PM..
Old 23rd January 2015
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Pricing for the dbx 500 Series Lunch Box processors is as follows:

560A Compressor/Limiter, $399;
530 Parametric EQ, $399;
580 Mic Pre, $499;
520 De-Esser, $299;
510 Sub Harmonic Synth, $299.

The 560A will be the first product in the series to ship available in April 2015, with the others following soon after.
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Old 23rd January 2015
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I like on how the Mic pre, the meter is not tacked on externally like everyone does it with a VU meter but instead is visible through a window cut in the faceplate. Looks classy.
Old 23rd January 2015
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That's a great addition to the 500 family from a classic brand. Thumbs up!!
Old 23rd January 2015
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Talking about meters - I can´t remember a 500 module with a 19 LED In/Out level-meter and 12 LED gainreduction-meter, like the 560A has...
Old 23rd January 2015
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At that price for the 560a....I think it's a no-brainer decision, at least for me. Love these on drums and vocals when u need that aggressive tone. Now, are they stereo linkable? Golden question.

Edit: the price is actually only $30 less than the 19" inch 160a...thought it was a bigger difference in pricing. Just an observation. Nothing more or less.
Old 23rd January 2015
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Given they had their own modular system, I'm surprised it's taken this long to do this. Kudos. Studio staple now in the in-demand format.

For me, this would be more appealing for putting together a compact live rig. 10 space rack with comps, a few deessers, and maybe a sub generator and you've got a lot of handy tools in a small footprint.
Old 23rd January 2015
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I like on how the Mic pre, the meter is not tacked on externally like everyone does it with a VU meter but instead is visible through a window cut in the faceplate. Looks classy.
When all i could see was a blurry picture that was first posted, i was REALLY hoping that was the compressor.
Old 23rd January 2015
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Those 560a's are attempting to push me into the 500 series realm right quick! Great looking addition to an already great brand!
Old 23rd January 2015
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Nice prices! A pair of those comps are a no brainer
and a pair of deesser might be interesting for mastering
Old 23rd January 2015
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Now the 160 VU in a 500 series ..that would be something!
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Now the 160 VU in a 500 series ..that would be something!
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Old 23rd January 2015
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I realize this comment will most likely get scrubbed by the mods as similar ones have in the IK thread hae but I think it's really weird that all these audio companies are giving products such confusing names. API already makes a 560A (and in the 500 series) IK and Roland both have new products called "UA" (universal Audio) even Waves Digigrid has a model called the iOS (apple?)

But I am excited about checking these out... wonder how they'll sound with my AKG 1073 though my SSL U47 pre
Old 23rd January 2015
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wonder how they'll sound with my AKG 1073 though my SSL U47 pre
Old 24th January 2015
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Sweet! Looking forward to some 530s.
Old 24th January 2015
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Get ready for 900 racks to get even cheaper! Will be interested to hear 900/500 comparisons once these are out there for awhile.
Old 25th January 2015
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What are the fundamental and audible differences between 160A vs 160X?
Old 25th January 2015
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I'm Hoping to gain some insight on what the 560A is going to sound like
Old 25th January 2015
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Pricing for the dbx 500 Series Lunch Box processors is as follows:.....
510 Sub Harmonic Synth, $299......

Ouch.

Seems expensive.
Old 25th January 2015
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I predict the 560A will be a good seller.
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