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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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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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Originally Posted by: Charlie Go to Quoted Post
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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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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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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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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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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Tube Only Headphone Analog System:
Little Dot MKII Headphone Amp with Sovtek 6H30EB Super Power Tubes with Soviet 6H6N backup power tubes, G.E. matched Jan driver tubes(Main), Siemens 6AK5W Blue Glass matched & matched Mullard 6AK5W tubes(Both backups for rolling),Headphones: Sennheiser HD-650 (Main), Gotham 15' Nickle Plated Headphone Extension cable, Carver C-1 Solid State Headphone Amp, Carver C-1 Preamp/Pre-out 2's Provide Tone Controls/volume/ Little Dot MKII Tube Headphone Amp Tone Controls Needed: Bass at 40hz +3 DB and Treble 7 khz - 4 DB
C-1's Solid State Headphone Amp (No tone Controls Needed)

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Originally Posted by: Dadvw Go to Quoted Post
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 Analog System :
Carver C-1 Preamp, Carver TX-11 Tuner & "Rack Handles", 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,Denon 910 DVD/CD player, Toshiba DVD/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. Dayton Audio 12" Powered Sub, Sennheiser HD-650 & HD-598 Headphones, Little Dot MK II All Tube HeadphonAmp, C-1's Solid State Headphone Amp

Tube Only Headphone Analog System:
Little Dot MKII Headphone Amp with Sovtek 6H30EB Super Power Tubes with Soviet 6H6N backup power tubes, G.E. matched Jan driver tubes(Main), Siemens 6AK5W Blue Glass matched & matched Mullard 6AK5W tubes(Both backups for rolling),Headphones: Sennheiser HD-650 (Main), Gotham 15' Nickle Plated Headphone Extension cable, Carver C-1 Solid State Headphone Amp, Carver C-1 Preamp/Pre-out 2's Provide Tone Controls/volume/ Little Dot MKII Tube Headphone Amp Tone Controls Needed: Bass at 40hz +3 DB and Treble 7 khz - 4 DB
C-1's Solid State Headphone Amp (No tone Controls Needed)

Home Theater Digital System:
Yamaha 5.1 receiver HTR-6240, Yamaha BD-S671, Definitive Studio Monitor 450's, Front & Side,Definitive 2002 Center & Dayton Audio 12" bottom ported powered sub

Computer Monitor Station: Audio Source AMP-100, LG BD 550 CD Player, Definitive Bi-Pole 1.2x Monitor Speakers and Sennheiser HD- 598's, Schiit's mangi Solid State Headphone Amp


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