1 vs 1 Comparison

Today Music Critic will be comparing the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 to the DBX 286s. Our tests and reviews can help point you towards models and brands that suit your needs. You might also be interested in our article The Top Microphone Pre Amp For Vocals

 Focusrite Scarlett 18i20Contestant number one is the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20.

 DBX 286sThe challenger is the DBX 286s.


Focusrite Scarlett 18i20

DBX 286s


+ Compact
+ Easy to work with
+ Features a range of pro tools

+ The ‘go-to’ preamp for vocalists
+ Wide ranging functionality
+ Extremely high levels of output clarity
+ One of the powerful units on the market


One of the best things about the Scarlett 18i20 is how compact it is. Take it anywhere you need to go with ease. This model will see you through all your audio needs.

DBX are a top class outfit. They have been releasing exceptional preamps for decades now and are masters of their craft. For a powerful preamp that delivers outstanding clarity and precision with a very reasonable price tag, nothing beats the DBX 286s.

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