The American Musical Supply tech guy said all they would have would be what's called a multiband denoiser, but they phased out their last one about a month ago, because with CDs and DVDs, it's a nonexistent problem. We did try processing the signal on computer using an expensive music software program, but it only reduced the hiss on the high pitch signal but not on the low pitch signal (or was it vice-versa), which accomplished nothing and actually made the problem stand out even worse. Madrachod-at-aol.com |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx| wrote: > > In a message dated 2/10/2005 3:56:38 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, > 0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: > 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. > I'm pretty sure you can actually buy a small, possibly single-space > rack-mount unit, that does nothing BUT put DBX into and out of action. I > just > bought a Tascam 4-track porta-studio about 2 years ago and it has DBX on it, > so it > can't be that out-dated that nothing comes equipped with it anymore. > > If the tape player produces the hiss from friction, then it would produce it > on playback too? > Yes. > > 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 think that's basically what DBX is, but in most cases it's onboard of > whatever tape player/recorder you have. > > 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. > I stopped using, too, years ago. If you record with Dolby and playback > without it the tape sounds twice as noisy. > > But if we can figure out what to get, and use it with the Marantz, I would be > all for it. > Go for it, go with it, go to it, go nuts, go absolutely WILD!!!! > > > 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.