Meaning of dbx in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdiːbiːˈɛks/


mass noun Trademark
  • Electronic circuitry designed to increase the dynamic range of reproduced sound and reduce noise in the system.

    ‘The newest dbx DriveRack for live sound, the DriveRack 260, picks up where the PA left off.’
    • ‘For the music beds recorded at Bearsville, Holbrook relied on dbx 160X or 160s on bass and guitars, while the piano got a Neve stereo compressor.’
    • ‘Acoustic guitar and bass receive treatment from a dbx 120 subharmonic processor.’
    • ‘I checked out the MC6 with vocals, guitar and drums, and was greeted with the characteristic flattering unsubtlety that I've always thought the hallmark of the dbx sound.’
    • ‘With the launch of the dbx 160, the music industry sat up and took notice of the new company with the three lower-case initials--dbx.’


1970s from dB‘decibel’ + x (representing expander).