DBX 286S Mic Preamp Channel Strip

Not In Stock Not In Stock, But We'll Order It In For You
This item is not in stock, but can usually be back in our warehouse within 4 to 10 days, depending upon stock levels at DBX. This time frame is not guaranteed, rather an estimate based on historical data. Order now! We'll notify you promptly if we hear of any delay.
Free Shipping FREE Ground Shipping to the contiguous U.S. (details)
$199.95
As low as $25/mo.
X

To apply for financing, simply add items to your cart, checkout and choose one of these financing options as the payment method. Questions? Call us at 877-435-4327 or click here to chat!


  • Designed for the individual, not a business.
  • Subject to credit approval, this process takes only seconds after which you can complete your purchase.
  • 3, 6 or 12 months to pay over time, rate range from 10-30% APR. You will see your total at check out.
  • No hidden fess or confusing terminology.
  • May be used with purchases totaling up to $17,500.
  • More details at Affirm.com

  • Can be used for purchases up to $3,000, based on your available credit.
  • Subject to credit approval, this process takes only seconds after which you can complete your purchase.
  • Easily apply for a FuturePay account in seconds during checkout. You will never need a credit card – ever.
  • At the end of every billing period you can pay your balance in full or carry your balance a month longer for as little as $5/month.
  • Your information is kept secure by using the latest in fraud prevention and security tools.
  • More details at Futurepay.com

  • Designed for the individual, not a business.
  • PayPal Credit is a line of credit from Comenity Capital Bank that gives you the flexibility to pay for your purchase now, or pay over time.
  • It’s easy to apply and easy to use. Simply choose PayPal at checkout and select PayPal credit from within your PayPal account.
  • Must have or apply for a PayPal account.
  • More details at PayPal.com

VIP Price:

dbx 286s
dbx 286s DBX 286S Mic Preamp Channel Strip
Images may show accessories or configurations not packaged with this item.

Be the first to review this product

The dbx 286s is a full featured Channel Strip Processor that delivers a studio quality microphone/instrument preamplifier and four processors that can be used independently or in any combination. Why mic up vocals and instruments through a noisy, blurry mixer? The sonically pristine dbx 286s Mic Preamp has all the features you need, including wide-ranging input gain control, switchable +48V phantom power, and an 80Hz high-pass filter to remove low frequency hum, rumble or wind. Use the patented dbx OverEasy compressor to transparently smooth out uneven acoustic tracks or deliver that classic "in your face" vocal performance that only a dbx compressor can. Eliminate vocal sibilance and high frequency distortion from instruments such as cymbals with the frequency tunable De-Esser. Fine-tune the Enhancer HF Detail control to add sparkle and crispness to your tracks and make adjustments to the LF Detail control to add fullness and depth to vocals and bass instruments while cleaning up the muddy low midrange frequencies. And, the separate threshold and ratio controls on the Expander/Gate allow you to subtly reduce headphone leakage or radically gate noisy guitar amps.

The dbx 286s offers a full compliment of metering and status LEDs to visually guide you to achieving the right sound. The floating balanced XLR Mic Input accepts balanced or unbalanced inputs to easily connect to professional and home studio microphones. The additional 1/4" TRS Line Input can accept balanced/unbalanced signals to process live electronic instruments or pre-recorded tracks at mixdown. Use the Insert jack to interface between the Mic Preamp and the signal processing sections to "loop out" to external processors (such as EQ or delay unit) or to mix the Mic Preamp's signal out to an external destination.

The cost and hassle of patching together multiple processors for use on one track can be frustrating. The dbx 286s provides you with all the mic processing you need in one box, with the shortest, cleanest signal path to keep your music sounding its best!

Studio quality Mic Preamp/Channel Strip Processor
Classic dbx Compression puts great sound within easy reach
Frequency tunable De-Esser reduces sibilance and high frequency distortion
Enhancer increases the detail and definition of the high and low frequencies
Program adaptive Expander/Gate
Insert jack allows you to add an external processor
Full compliment of meters and status LEDs
+48V Phantom Power
Precision detented controls

Additional Information

UPC N/A
SKU 286S
Manufacturer DBX
Product Condition New
Returnable Yes

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: DBX 286S Mic Preamp Channel Strip

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Quality