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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...

<L>

Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689


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:
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>> You would be wsting money and not happy with the results, I
>> feel
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> 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.
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