What is it?A channel strip rack unit incorporating a microphone preamplifier and four processors that can be used independently or in any combination. DetailsThe dbx 286s features wide-ranging input gain control, switchable +48V phantom power and an 80Hz high-pass filter to remove low-frequency hum, rumble or wind. It incorporates dbx’s patented OverEasy compressor plus a frequency-tunable de-esser to eliminate vocal sibilance and high-frequency distortion. The design also features an built-in enhancer with an HF Detail control said to add “sparkle and crispness” as well as providing greater depth to vocals and ‘cleaning up’ muddy low/mid-range frequencies. Separate threshold and ratio controls on the expander/gate make it possible to subtly reduce headphone leakage or radically gate input signals. The dbx 286s includes a full complement of metering and status LEDs together with a floating, balanced XLR mic input and ¼” TRS line input for both balanced/unbalanced sources. Output frequency response is quoted at 20Hz – 20kHz (+/-0.5db) and THD distortion at <0.08% (+10dBu).