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DBX II model 128 has a very effective expander which ive used to  an advantage of getting at least 6 db more music above the noise floor.
The results can be  a total reduction of surface noise up 15 db with out the artifacts  some software display.
Its a great addition to my rack of black boxes with blinking lights... and actually does something.
dnw 

--- On Sat, 5/23/09, Dave Radlauer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Dave Radlauer <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] What about using DBX noise recuction boxes for playback of 78's?
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009, 1:34 PM
> In a message dated 5/21/09 9:02:55
> PM, [log in to unmask]
> writes:
> 
> 
> > Unless they made a consumer device or open ended
> model, but I am not
> > familiar with such
> > 
> 
> DBX has made some single ended noise reduction products
> over the years.   
> But they are, in general, less effective than software
> solutions, in my 
> experience and IMHO.
> 
> Once again, best practice is transfers to digital should be
> done without 
> noise reduction.   Software and other tools
> for clean up once digitized will 
> continue to improve and fall in cost.   Once
> you've inserted a noise 
> reduction process before digitization it cannot be
> undone.   And in the past I 
> personally have done pre-digital NR which I now regret
> cannot be undone.
> 
> Dave Radlauer
> www.JAZZHOTBigstep.com
> 
> 
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