dbx, Inc. is an American producer of professional audio recording equipment. It was founded by David E. Blackmer in 1971. The original company goal was: "To get closer to the realism of a live performance." Respected by professionals across the globe for products that are reliable and well made, dbx is the go to choice for any installation for any size venue. Its early products were based on the concept of using decibel expansion which gave the company its name
The mic preamps developed by dbx are so widely used and respected by sound engineers that the name of one of their most popular preamps – the 286 – has become a universally used term that means “mic preamp.” Their mic pre’s set the standard in the broadcast and studio worlds by providing sound engineers all the processing they need for their mics.
The ZonePRO® products have long been the obvious choice for managing commercial audio applications. They’re easy to install and use – thanks to step-by-step setup wizards – and they’re backed by long track record of dbx reliability. The fact that so many are in use in locations worldwide speaks to their popularity and dependable performance.
When dbx created the first digital loudspeaker management system, an entire new category was born. A series of award-winning, standard-setting products soon followed, taking the sound reinforcement world by storm. The dbx combination of inspired innovation, ease of use, and rock-solid reliability landed DriveRack® products in small and large venues around the world. The DriveRack® series are a diverse group of processors that provide control of equalization and loudspeaker management. Used and appreciated in every kind of venue, from houses of worship to big-name world tours, the DriveRack series are the most popular loudspeaker management systems.
When the pros need an EQ, they turn to dbx. With a proven track record of ruggedness and reliability, dbx EQ’s are widely known as the industry standard at all levels. They just work, in the studio or on the road. The respected dbx heritage includes over 30 years of experience, patents, and awards, and these EQ’s maintain that tradition of excellence.