Modification Services for DBX 166 Compressors
On the 166 (applies to all versions), we offer two different tiers of modifications with our Gold and Platinum Modification Packages.
Both package options include free return shipping.
Read Below to learn more about the different upgrade packages we provide.
Simply select the package that you would like for your classic 166 dual compressor
Once your purchase is complete you will be contacted with Mailing instructions, Work Order# and Work Order form for our mail in service.
Includes a full analog path modification plus power supply modification: $179.99
Platinum Package with VCA and Germanium mod:
Includes all of the Gold package options+ an "A" Rated Dual VCA upgrade and sidechain modification for the Lowest distortion possible, also includes Germanium Limiter modifications: $249.99
Here is what the service includes:
1) Burr Brown input and output stage modifications (gives the unit a more full detailed three dimensional sound with increased frequency response).
2) PSU re-cap and modification: lowers noise, re-rejuvenates and helps increase the current supply. It also gives the unit a fuller sound.
3) Germanium Limiter modification for smooth limiting response.
4) Cleaning of all electro-mechanical switches and potentiometers.
5)Sidechain modifications for less pumping with low frequency materail for a nice thick low end.
The result is a Professional compressor that Pro Studios and Project studios will find daily use for.
With the Dual VCA upgrade our one 166 is called the SSL modification for a reason as it has all the character of a classic SSL Buss comp.