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DBX encoded records?? Are these still around?

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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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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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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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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
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DBX II Model 128 
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DBX Model 140 (barrier strip connections only)
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DBX Model 222
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DBX Model 224
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DBX Model 224x
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DBX Model 228
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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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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

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Holy crap..., I've been secretly collecting these...,Whistle  Anxious
 
Now the price will go up like Itch and LT have driven m500t prices...  Yikes  Brick wall  Big Grin  d'oh!
 
Lines are forming at record stores everywhere....,  (oh, wait, that might be for Record-Store-Day...)  Big Grin
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