Dale, Our favorite musical electronics supplier, American Musical Supply, phone rep didn't know about DBX, and their tech support staff is out for training until tomorrow, so I can call them back then and ask about this. He did say there is a company called DBX that makes various units, but he didn't know anything about reduction of tape hiss. If the tape player produces the hiss from friction, then it would produce it on playback too? Then I suppose the thing to do might be to get some kind of signal processor that would go between the tape deck and the speakers, to process the noise out. I'll try AMS tech support tomorrow. BTW, the Marantz has 'off-B-C' Dolby, but nothing called DBX. The Dolby actually removes some of the finer signal highlights and deadens the sound somewhat, so I never use it. But if we can figure out what to get, and use it with the Marantz, I would be all for it. Oe6 Madrachod-at-aol.com |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx| wrote: > > > In a message dated 2/9/2005 5:05:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, > 0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: > Sorry, you lost me, but you've definitely got my attention now. > What is DBX? > > > DBX is a form of Dolby noise reduction. Most things recorded in the past > 15 to 20 years have used it. Dolby A, B & C each progressively get rid of > more and more noise from a recording, not so much pops and scratches from > banged > up records, I can do that here on the puter, but it get's rid of (dare I say) > inherent noise produced by the recording deck or some other device. > DBX goes a step further and actually gets rid of tape hiss itself! A, B, > & C don't do that. Tape hiss comes from the tape itself "scraping" away > across the heads on playback or record. If you have a recorder that has DBX, > put > in a completely blank tape and play it through your stereo quite loud without > using the DBX function. From the time you hit the play button you'll here a > hiss come through the speakers. Now, turn on the DBX and listen to the hiss > vanish. > To demonstrate where the noise comes from, just rub your fingers up and > down on your arm. Hear that hiss? That's basically the same thing you hear > when the tape crosses the heads. That's what DBX gets rid of. > However, now that today's stuff is mostly being recorded straight to > computer via programs like Pro Tools, there's no longer much of a need for > DBX > because there's no tape being used. It's just digital information now. > > Dale > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. > > > > -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.8.7 - Release Date: 2/10/05 For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.