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rack compressor...

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by swankfrank6, Apr 12, 2009.


  1. swankfrank6

    swankfrank6

    Feb 5, 2008
    so i have $200 to spend at musiciansfriend and other than strings there is not one thing i can think about buying. i just finished up building my rack and was thinking about putting something else in it. right now i have a GK 700rb-II, furman power conditioner (couldn't even begin to tell you which one, they all pretty much have the same name) and a korg tuner.
    also i'd like to have a compressor for recording purposes.
    any one know of a compressor for around $200 that is worth buying it for free?
     
  2. I use the dbx 166xl in my rack for compression. It has a limiter and gate also which I havent used. MF has them for 259.00
     
  3. For a rack compressor, I'd personally look no further than a dbx unit. I use a 166XL and love it.

    For god's sake, whatever you do, stay away from Alesis!!!
     
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Avoid the 266XL though, it's not up to dbx's usual quality standard.
     
  5. swankfrank6

    swankfrank6

    Feb 5, 2008
    haha yeah i've heard some really bad things about Alesis.
    i was thinking dbx or maybe bbe

    the bbe has a built in Sonic Maximizer. but that really means nothing to me though
     
  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The dbx is better-built, the BBE is more versatile.
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  8. swankfrank6

    swankfrank6

    Feb 5, 2008
    hmm i'd like for it to be rack mountable and $300 is a little to pricey.
    versatile sounds pretty good though. same it doesn't come in stock for several months
     
  9. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    If you mean the BBE, they have one for cheaper in the scratch'n'dent section.
     
  10. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    I have the Ashly in my rack and it is fantastic. Got it for about $200 used but I'm guessing you have to spend the money at MF and not somewhere else. Too bad MF doesn't carry the CLX-51 single channel version. Would probably be in your price range.
     

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