Actually, dbx playback is an expander. dbx compresses at 2:1 with
treble boost on record, expands 1:2 with treble reduction on
playback. Not a good idea.
Though they did make some variations on the process, such as 2bx and
3bx, but they are a cheesy effect at best. They got some rave reviews
by some users (<http://www.audioreview.com/cat/accessories/others/dbx/
3bx-iii/PRD_117811_1590crx.aspx>) but are not recommended for
accurate archival use, just a thrill on playback...
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On May 21, 2009, at 6:52 PM, David Breneman wrote:
> --- On Thu, 5/21/09, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> You would be wsting money and not happy with the results, I
> Playing a non-encoded source through a dbx decoder produces an
> effect much like running the audio through a really heavy-handed
> compressor. A really, really heavy-handed compressor.