DBX 163 vintage compressors. pairs or quad SOLD SOLD SOLD

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BOWIE
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DBX 163 vintage compressors. pairs or quad SOLD SOLD SOLD

Post by BOWIE » Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:09 pm

SOLD! THX JONAH! THX ROSS!



I will be putting these on ebay unless someone here wants to grab em' first.
I have two racked pairs. They are colorful and not to be confused w/ modern DBX. These are USA made. Great for things that need some snap and crunch.
$110 to $150 a pair.

Paypal ok. International ok.
I have a lot of ebay and gearslutz feedback.

UPDATE: LOOK A FEW POSTS DOWN FOR PICS AND MORE INFO.
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dbx 163

Post by jmpizzoferrato » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:25 pm

which version of the 163 are these?

BOWIE
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Re: dbx 163

Post by BOWIE » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:05 am

jmpizzoferrato wrote:which version of the 163 are these?
They are the originals. Not 'X' or 'A' revisions. Just 163.

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Post by FlowersForHuman » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:14 am

If I'm not mistaken they are the ones with a long series of gain reduction LED's and a slider right? What is the function of the slider? Is it threshold or ratio?

They probably have RCA -10db inputs, correct?

I may be interested.

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Post by operator_tape » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:02 pm

have any pics of the comps?

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Post by cleantone » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:22 am

How many rack units is a pair?

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Post by BOWIE » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:10 am

I finally got a chance to do some good A/B comparisons w/ the 163s and an 1176 today. They sounded surprisingly good in the test tracks. The 163s had more of a presence and bass bump whereas the 1176 had greater midrange focus. The 163s were brighter but the 1176 was a little more airy. 163s were actually quieter than the 1176. They also jusped out in the mix with more aggression though they weren't quite as transparent. Definitely not an audiable $1,500 difference between the 163 and 1176. The 160XT I just sold for $250 (one mono unit) did not sound as good as these IMO.

They have the slider in the front which controls the threshold. They run either +4 or -10 with a switch on the back.
The top pair (a pair being two units) is riveted together. The bottom two are secured to a rack tray.
Both have been wired together for power so one plug powers two units (easily reversible).

Because the rivet job on the first pair leaves a little gap and there's one slider cap missing, I'll offer those super cheap; $110.
The other pair has the knobs and the rack mount is a really nice one so I'd like to get $150 for them.

Hope tyhat answered everyone's questions. If you need to know anything else, you can reach me here or @ ProAudioTubes@aol.com.

Paypal OK, International shipping OK.

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