Behringer Dynamics Compressor DC9
Behringer Dynamics Compressor DC9

Dynamics Compressor DC9 , Compressor/Sustainer for Guitar from Behringer.

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Average Score:3.3( 3.3/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Audiofanzine FR03/09/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

Behringer Dynamics Compressor DC9
(Originally written by SlapKid/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I've been using this compressor for three weeks. I was looking for a simple and effective device and it is exactly the tool I needed.

My first surprise was that it has a true bypass (without battery and PSU the signal just goes through...).

Second surprise: you must remove the housing screws to access the battery, which is really stupid.

Third surprise: once you open the housing you can see a small brass screw to make adjustments. I didn't touch it because I'm satisfied with the sound of the DC9 and my Telecaster.


Very easy... I love it.

The level control affects only the output level. With the sensitivity control you set the level at which the compressor starts working, depending on the guitar (each guitar requires its own sensitivity setting).

It's great because you still have the trim pot inside to fine tune.

It won't take you long to set the compressor correctly.


I don't own the Dynacomp (the one I tested at the shop sounded like a hair blower and it altered the signal) but I own many compressors (they all have disadvantages so I'm always for new models...).

First of all, the DC9 sounds transparent and intelligible without saturation. It also adds high frequencies. It's like adding a pinch of salt to the food, it enhances the taste.

The compression is not that strong (no pumping effect compared with other pedals).

I insert the DC9 between my guitar and the amp (a 30 watts Line6 Spider3) and it enhances the overall sound response (clarity, punch, definition).

And it's the same thing when connected between my Sansamp Triod and a clean amp. The DC9 doesn't amplify too much the noise.

It's the ideal effect with the neck pickup of my Telecaster: without effect I get a jazz sound while with effect I get a perfect sound for funky rhythm parts.


I give it a 10. However, if you want an extreme compression it's not the right pedal for you. Perhaps the trim pot can change that.

The CS100 sounds clear but it saturates. The Boss CS3 sounds awful like the Ibanez CP5.

The DOD Milkbox creates too much noise and colors the mids. The Fat Burner is too expensive and it doesn't sound natural. The Compnova is not effective enough but it offers the best quality among effect pedals.

I think all these compressors use the same technology (Ross-type). If you want a product in another category try the BBE Orange Squash, which has a fully different technology. But it's much more expensive (too expensive for me)!

The DC9 is very useful and it is always on. I use it as a soft and discreet enhancer, and it is exactly what I expected.

entwine13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Dynamics Compressor DC9
In appearance it is pretty simple and it makes no more fake than a boss or a mxr.


Very easy to use, a knob for compression to gain another.


Personally, this is where it's not good.
I would post one, it adds too much treble, and more if I put the volume pot output volume in the middle of my Chow gain pedal I am forced to grow up enough to find the sound level I before the pedal is active the problem is that it makes me breath disgusting ...
Button to complete the "sensitivity" crackles when you move ...
I think in fact we would not at all a separate compressor for me to add treble is all it is.
Incidentally ca not add absolutely not sustain my guitar.
I wanted to make an opinion on the pedal behringer.
Now I will buy it rained on nothing at home.


I use it for one day, I tried everything to make a beautiful sound but with no Euroguitar sent home through the "money back"

LDpicker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Dynamics Compressor DC9
everything has been said already


Simplicime use everything that I need.


very surprised by the sound coming out of this little box. I know nothing but what compressor is on it is that the sound of the guitar (acoustic or electric) is gaining in clarity and definition, the level of compression can be very quiet until fairly important but not too exaggerated .

Also note the lack of breath and truebypass.


I bought 37 euros in stores in Annecy and it gives the sound I expected from my guitar on my amp. It really gives a lot of realism and electroacoustic sound punchy and well defined with my Tele. A simple choice, cheap and efficient and the more it looks beefy!

manson.reznor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Dynamics Compressor DC9
Copy of "unofficial" of Dynacomp
1 volume
Sensitivity 1 (compression level)
2 jack sockets
A 9v power supply jack on the right ct

Almost identical copy of the famous Dynacomp


It RULES compression ratio and output level. Not rocket science!


By L against the plumage of the DC9 is not related to the warbling of Dynacomp:
It adds to the high contrast and compresses the Dynacomp less.
It was not the "plop" of Dynacomp CHARACTERISTICS or staining.
It adds some sustain trs.
The effect is that of a plutt limiter. However, its silent operation can be used as a lightweight booster.


Do not think have a good copy of the Dynacomp with the pedals. As usual Behringer product generally honorable see excellent copies (the TO800 - Tube Screamer clone), as is the compltement rat!
It really has nothing do with Dynacomp except appearance.
I RPET, but it takes more Whereas the pedals as a limiter / booster that as a real compressor.
Behringer really on this one the