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Yes  I'm currently looking for a 363. Looks like the best option and get
rid of the 361's

The software option is very interesting Richard. I'd played around with
Satin a bit wasn't convinced. Would certainly like to know more about it.
Feel free to contact me off list if you prefer.

Richard


On Wed, 6 Jan 2021, 22:01 Richard L. Hess, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Please allow me a shameless plug...
>
> Have you considered a software decoder for Dolby A recordings?
>
> My friend John Dyson has coded one and if you don't mind running command
> line on Windows, I think you'll get a competent decode without the
> headaches of hardware.
>
> Let me know.
>
> I agree with Corey Bailey, I'm using only 363s now for SR...the
> difference between the Cat 280 card in the 361 frame compared to the 363
> decoder is much greater than the difference between the Dolby A Cat 22
> in an M-frame (transformerless) vs the 363. So, I don't know how much of
> Corey's improvement is the 361 frame or the Cat 22. I suspect it's a bit
> of both.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Richard
>
> On 2021-01-06 4:48 p.m., Corey Bailey wrote:
> > Although I don't know of a repair service in the UK, I would recommend
> > Dolby 363's in the interim. Much better sounding because of improved
> > electronics.
> >
> > Be safe,
> >
> > ~CB
> >
> > Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> > www.baileyzone.net
> >
> > On 1/6/2021 11:11 AM, Mint Records wrote:
> >> Does anyone know of anyone in the UK who might look at my Dolby 361's
> and
> >> Cat22 cards for me? There must be somebody somewhere who can look at
> >> them!
> >>
> >> Likewise, anyone in the UK that can lend/hire any Dolby A decoders.
> >>
> >> I have a pile of tapes from Sony ready to transfer and one of my 361's
> >> has
> >> gone wrong, and I'm struggling to find anyone to help. FX copyroom
> >> have the
> >> on their hire list, but won't hire them to me as they are too busy using
> >> them themselves and the company they suggested who might fix them say
> NO.
> >>
> >> Thanks for any help and advice you may have.
> >>
> >> Richard
>
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