DBX 586 Dual Vacuum Tube Preamp (USED) – Unit is in good condition, fully operational, thoroughly tested, slight scratch on enclosure (see pictures), comes with power cable
Mic preamps have long been a part of dbx’s reputation as the leader in signal processing technology. In keeping with that proven tradition, dbx proudly enters the vacuum tube domain with the 586 Dual Vacuum Tube Preamp. The 586 is loaded with all the standard features you’d expect to find in a mic preamp including custom designed analog VU meters that monitor tube level, insert path or output levels, +48V Phantom Power, 20dB pad, phase invert, and low cut filter. Line/Instrument and mic inputs make the 586 versatile enough to use with virtually any source device. Add to this comprehensive list of standard features extras like a three band EQ with sweepable mids and selectable mid Q (with EQ hardwire bypass), available insert loop, and the new PeakPlus™ limiting topology and you have the latest in a long line of dbx achievements.
All this would be enough, but our customers have come to expect more from us than just “enough”, and we deliver the goods with the 586. Hand selected and matched premium 12AU7 vacuum tubes ensure the ideal triode gain matching, distortion, microphonics and drive characteristics. What does all that mean? It means you get the best tube sound with the most versatility available today. Have you ever wanted to go directly from the wonderfully warm sound of tube processing to the digital domain without loosing that great sound? Well, now you can. With the optional dbx TYPE IV™ Conversion System output, you can capture the essence of tube processing directly into the digital world, without leaving the box. The digital output offers the ability to communicate in either AES/EBU or S/PDIF at up to 16 or 20bit word lengths. In addition, TYPE IV™ offers the ability to select Noise shape algorithms and dither types that best suit your music and your medium. Never before has so much flexibility been offered to digital users. The 586 has all the rear panel versatility and connectivity that make it easy to setup and patch into any system. No custom cables or adapters. Gold plated Neutrik® connectors for the audio ins and outs ensure solid connections and pristine sound every time. Separate 1/4" connectors for the insert sends and returns, as well as +4/-10 operating level switching make it a snap.
Hand selected and matched Premium 12AU7 vacuum tubes in path
Mic or line/instrument inputs on each channel. +4/-10 operation
Drive control for a wide variety of great tube effects
PeakPlus™ limiting control
3-Band EQ with sweepable frequency, wide / narrow Q and hardwire bypass
Optional TYPE IV™ Conversion System outputs
Separate 1/4" insert sends and returns on each channel
Custom designed analog VU meters monitor tube drive, insert, or output levels