dbx 565 Dual-Band Optical Compressor

705.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 68564

  • Compatible with all dbx 500-Series Systems
  • Independent Compression, Attack Time and Release Time Controls
  • Linkwitz-Riley 4th-Order (24db/Octave) Crossover Slope
  • 16-Stage Frequency Range Selector and Circuit Bypass Switch
  • TRS Balanced Input and XLR + 1/4'' Jack Outputs

dbx 565 Dual-Band Optical Compressor


The dbx 565 Dual-Band Compressor is a 500 series dual-chassis optical compressor, ideal for any discerning musician seeking a professional optical compressor for studio or live sound applications. The dbx 565 features a multi-frequency-band optical compressor, Linkwitz-Riley 4th-order crossover slope, gain reduction LED display, independent compression, attack time and release time controls and a circuit bypass switch. The powerful and intuitive 565 is compatible with any 500 series power supply rack, and is the perfect addition to any tour or studio setup.

Product Ref: 68564

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  • Suitable for use in all 500-series-compatible systems
  • Dual-channel multi-frequency-band optical compressor
  • Linkwitz-Riley 4th-order (24dB/octave) crossover slope
  • Master level display; VU meter with -20dBu to +3dBu range
  • Gain reduction LED display
  • Dual input gain controls
  • 16-stage frequency range selector
  • Independent compression, attack time and release time controls
  • Circuit bypass switch
  • Independent channel mutes
  • Master output level control


  • Mic/Line Input: TRS Balanced
  • Impedance: 3k Ohms
  • Mic Input Gain: 10dB - 60dB
  • Phase Reversal: Switchable
  • Phantom Power: +48V, Switchable
  • Instrument Input: 1/4'' Jack Unbalanced (Or XLR from Rear Panel)
  • Instrument Input Gain: 0dB - 45dB
  • Outputs: XLR + 1/4'' Jack
  • Line Input Frequency Response: 6Hz - 40kHz within 1dB
  • Compressor Ratio: 1:1 - 10:1
  • Compressor Attack: 1ms - 100ms
  • Compressor Release: 0.1s - 3s
  • Crossover: 70Hz - 3.6kHz
  • Slope: 24dB
  • VU Meter: -20dBu - +3dBu
  • THD: 0.022% (Weighted)
  • Signal to Noise: >101dB
  • Power Supply: 198ma from Standard 500-Series Power Chassis - Sold Separately
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