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DBX encoded records?? Are these still around?
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#1 Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:15:53 PM(UTC)
 
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Hey everyone, does anyone know what DBX encoder you use for the DBX encoded records that were released back in the early 80's?
 
My dad owned one and had about 10 DBX encoded LP's that boosted the Dynamic Range and I'm looking for the decoder I need to play these records.
 
It was a small DBX unit that was just  looped into the C-1 preamp  that now belongs to meBig Grin
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#2 Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:27:27 PM(UTC)
 
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You need a DBX decoder such as the DBX model 21 or a DBX model 22 stand-alone to do what you want. I use DBX encode/decode on my reel tapes and they sound exceptional however the encode/decode circuitry is embedded in the TEAC X1000R decks I use. DBX-encoded vinyl is still around but only on eBay have I actually seen any for sale.  Here's a brief how-to on how DBX works on a tape deck in case you were wondering....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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#4 Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:31:35 PM(UTC)
 
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When looking for a decoder a model 222 or 224 will decode discs as well as offer tape encode/decode.
I have seen the 222 sell for under $20
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I actually have a DBX 224 sitting stored away. PM me.
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#3 Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:06:54 PM(UTC)
 
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Charlie;301323 wrote:
You need a DBX decoder such as the DBX model 21 or a DBX model 22 stand-alone to do what you want. I use DBX encode/decode on my reel tapes and they sound exceptional however the encode/decode circuitry is embedded in the TEAC X1000R decks I use. DBX-encoded vinyl is still around but only on eBay have I actually seen any for sale.  Here's a brief how-to on how DBX works on a tape deck in case you were wondering....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for the posting I enjoyed the read. I had a Technics cassette deck that had Dolby B, Dolby C, and DBX and I loved it. I used the DBX setting most of the time, except when I was recording for use in a car or my Walkman II. I even used metal tapes back in the day when they were really expensive. 
 
 
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Yamaha 5.1 to 7.1 receiver HTR-6240, Yamaha BD-S671, Definitive Studio Monitor 450's, Front & Back, Definitive Bi-Pole 1.2x side surrounds, Definitive 2002 center channel & SVS 12" powered sub, Audio Source AMP -100 used to add rear surround sound with Yamaha receiver.

Not used backup equipment:
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Special Thanks To:
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I have just learned about the records being "DBX encoded".  I didn't realize they made them.  I am going to try them out.  I just bought a DBX 222 from Ebay for $29.00.  I have always had a Yamaha DBX cassette deck (K-2000) in the house and at one time had a DBX Alpine car stereo (mid 80's).  Never had an DBX standalone unit, until now.  I like the technology and it's another toy to play with.........grin
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#8 Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 5:28:06 PM(UTC)
 
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DBX Type II NR was used to encode about 1,100 titles between 1973 and 1982. (I own a few dozen of them.)
The result was stellar (IMHO) with a dynamic range approaching 110dB and a vanishingly low noise floor.
Jazz and classical LPs benefit the most but don't overlook Joe Jackson - Night & Day and The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta.
 
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#9 Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 6:31:42 PM(UTC)
 
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Here's a fairly complete list of DBX units that will decode DBX-encoded LPs:
 
DBX II Model 122
 
DBX II Model 128 
 
 
DBX Model 140 (barrier strip connections only)
 
DBX Model 222
 
 
DBX Model 224
 
 
DBX Model 224x
 
 
DBX Model 228
 
 
DBX Model NX-40
 
 
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#10 Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 10:24:59 PM(UTC)
 
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Thanks everyone. That last DBX NX-40 is found on Ebay for about $40. However, the records are harder to find.
 
I saw a few on Ebay that were actually priced very low, but the selection is very limited............ 
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Home theater system:

Yamaha 5.1 to 7.1 receiver HTR-6240, Yamaha BD-S671, Definitive Studio Monitor 450's, Front & Back, Definitive Bi-Pole 1.2x side surrounds, Definitive 2002 center channel & SVS 12" powered sub, Audio Source AMP -100 used to add rear surround sound with Yamaha receiver.

Not used backup equipment:
Denon 910 DVD/CD player, Technics SL-Q2, Shure M97xE MM & Sumoko Black Pearl MM cartridges, Denon AVR-2800 Receiver, I.A., & stand alone Preamp

Special Thanks To:
Kevin P. (Up-graded my Onkyo C-7030 by adding a X-10D tube buffer at his cost), Charles H.(Gifted me a Sony SA-CD player), and the very nice guy that gifted me the Sumoko Black Pearl, sorry I don't have your name anymore.
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Dadvw;301439 wrote:
I have just learned about the records being "DBX encoded".  I didn't realize they made them.  I am going to try them out.  I just bought a DBX 222 from Ebay for $29.00.  I have always had a Yamaha DBX cassette deck (K-2000) in the house and at one time had a DBX Alpine car stereo (mid 80's).  Never had an DBX standalone unit, until now.  I like the technology and it's another toy to play with.........grin
John 
 
My thoughts exactly  Big Grin
Music Only:

Carver C-1 preamp, Carver TX-2 tuner, hafler DH 500 amplifier(Upgraded with new RCA Inputs & new S.B.P.), Onkyo C-7030 & (X10-D Tube Buffer Up-Grade by Kevin P. to a C-7030t), Onkyo Integra DX-C606 Muti-Disk CD player, Technics SL-Q2 with Denon DL-103 M.C., Adcom ACE 515 (AC Enhancer and component timer) Definitive Studio Monitor 450's on Steel Definitive Stands, SVS 12" 300 watt powered sub, Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

Home theater system:

Yamaha 5.1 to 7.1 receiver HTR-6240, Yamaha BD-S671, Definitive Studio Monitor 450's, Front & Back, Definitive Bi-Pole 1.2x side surrounds, Definitive 2002 center channel & SVS 12" powered sub, Audio Source AMP -100 used to add rear surround sound with Yamaha receiver.

Not used backup equipment:
Denon 910 DVD/CD player, Technics SL-Q2, Shure M97xE MM & Sumoko Black Pearl MM cartridges, Denon AVR-2800 Receiver, I.A., & stand alone Preamp

Special Thanks To:
Kevin P. (Up-graded my Onkyo C-7030 by adding a X-10D tube buffer at his cost), Charles H.(Gifted me a Sony SA-CD player), and the very nice guy that gifted me the Sumoko Black Pearl, sorry I don't have your name anymore.
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