Salt Lake City, UT (October 16, 2014)—Harman dbx has introduced its new 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip, a vacuum tube-based preamplifier for live sound applications.
The dbx 676 employs a high-gain, Class A tube preamp section based around a 12AU7 vacuum tube that can be adjusted to be clean and pure-sounding or dirty with harmonic character. The 676 incorporates the Compressor/Limiter design from the dbx 162SL and a 3-band parametric EQ.
The dbx 676 offers 1/4-inch and XLR inputs and outputs, a front-panel instrument input and a side chain insert. An optional digital output card is available. The compressor/limiter section provides flexible control of dynamics including threshold, attack, gain and release, auto attack and release, hard and soft knee compression, AutoVelocity manual and OverEasy modes and PeakStop limiting algorithm, among other functions. The 676’s 3-band parametric EQ allows adjustment of level and bandwidth at frequencies.