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Re: Dead FM Broadcasting Technologies

IIRC, isn't DBX used for TV stereo sound ?

At 10:22 AM 12/1/02 -0500, Brian Vita wrote:
>In the opinion of many, DBX was a superior format in that it applied the
>compression across the entire audio spectrum rather than fragmenting it into
>1 high end only(consumer) or 4 (professional) bands.  It seemed to be a bit
>more tolerant of the differences between one deck to another (ie. recorded
>in the studio, played back at home).
>The major problem with the format was a total lack of non-dbx playback
>compatibility.  Dolby could be fudged on playback.  DBX recordings sounded
>like hell if not decoded.
>I actually have 2 dbx rack mount dbx units at the shop that came in with
>some tape decks that I bought.  I also ended up with a few DBX encoded LP's
>(The Carpenters ?) that would playback through the units.  They were totally
>unlistenable (program content aside) without the DBX units.
>Brian T. Vita, President
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Lou" <lspin@attbi.com>
>To: <bri@bostonradio.org>
>Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 10:13 AM
>Subject: RE: Dead FM Broadcasting Technologies
> > I have always played my Dolby-encoded tapes with the Dolby turned off.
> > It was definitely too muddy!  Even though there was hiss present, highs
> > were nicely enhanced.
> >
> > I have an Akai cassette deck from several years ago that has dbx noise
> > reduction (in addition to Dolby B and C).  The dbx seemed to be a more
> > dynamic system.  Lows and highs were boosted dynamically.  But you
> > couldn't really enjoy playing dbx-encoded tapes on anything else but a
> > dbx unit.  I the dbx tapes sounded better than the Dolby tapes, but I
> > couldn't play them in my car.  It's no wonder the dbx system didn't
> > catch on.
> >
> > -Lou
> >
> >
> >
> >