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Do I pick up a DBX 166 for $45?
Old 13th November 2009
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Do I pick up a DBX 166 for $45?

Do I pick it up? I already have a RNC.
Old 13th November 2009
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Originally Posted by PEImatrix ➑️
Do I pick it up? I already have a RNC.
I would fwiw.
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fukk yeah!!!


i would openly give $100 for one, and have! for any variation(i have one of each)
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Sure... for $45 its a good deal...
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I don't like it as much as the 160, but I used a 166 for years (reel to reel and adat days). That's a great deal if it works properly.
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Yes.

Yes. Unless it has been in a house fire and the knobs are melted off.

I have a manual for the 166 with schematics around here somewhere.

Cheers.
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Another yes from me. It's a very usable compressor, and that's a great price.
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Get it!
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Yeah, it's a cool comp. Not as loved as the 160, etc. But it's one of my fav comps. Easy to mod as well. For $45, it's a great deal.
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Originally Posted by RusRant ➑️
Yeah, it's a cool comp. Not as loved as the 160, etc. But it's one of my fav comps. Easy to mod as well. For $45, it's a great deal.
Hey Rus
do you have any info on the actual mods for the 166
Rolo.
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Hey Rus
do you have any info on the actual mods for the 166
Rolo.
yeah, spill the beans!
Old 15th November 2009
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Originally Posted by PEImatrix ➑️
Do I pick it up? I already have a RNC.
YES.

Is it the black & blue version or the one with the rainbow knobs? The black & blue 166A is amazing and awesome and totally un / underrated. I use it every day.
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If you don't buy it you should let me know who's selling. I'll buy it. Make sure it does work properly though.
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Originally Posted by rolo95 ➑️
Hey Rus
do you have any info on the actual mods for the 166
Rolo.
There was a few people Modding these for $ so don't want to step on any toes. I've heard Jim williams mod is very good, but not sure if he is still doing it.

The 166 multi colored knob version is the one I'm refering to. Never liked the 166a as much.
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Originally Posted by JDM ➑️
I would fwiw.
what do you think!?thumbsup
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