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Compressors

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by avkid, Feb 12, 2006.

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Which Compessor is the better choice for US $150 or less?

  1. Tapco Squeez

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  2. Alesis 3630

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  3. dbx 166XL

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  4. other

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  1. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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  2. Eboy87

    Eboy87 Well-Known Member

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    With my limited knowledge, I'd go with dbx, they seem the most reliable and best sounding. I have the Alesis 3630 here at home, and have been less than pleased with it.
     
  3. mbenonis

    mbenonis Wireless Guy Administrator

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    dbx is the standard for medium to high end compressors and equalizers. Go with the dbx - you won't regret it.

    By the way, shop around and see who has the best deal. Call a few places too; don't just look at online resellers.
     
  4. soundlight

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    Northernsound.net will give you a good deal, but you have to call/email them for it, because their prices are below the minimum advertised price.
     
  5. PATech

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    From what I've seen, DBX compressors are really an industry standard. The sound-heavy touring shows that come through my university almost always spec DBX 160 compressors.

    Not that DBX processing is always the best on the market, though. We were looking for a system processor and did a shootout between the DBX Driverack and the BSS Omnidrive. Everyone agreed that the Omnidrive sounded better with the same settings.
     

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