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Thread: the DBX 4800 Auto Warmth feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1audiohack View Post
    They are going to loose their -1's for a pair of plain old 1500Al's though pretty soon.
    Hi Barry

    What are you going to do with those -1's ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pos View Post
    Hi Barry
    What are you going to do with those -1's ?
    Hi Thomas!

    The 1501-1's are going in the Everest cabinets.

    Barry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbleboy76 View Post
    Haha.
    I would love to see a pic from your part of the Hifi-Matrix.
    I will reload and return.

    Barry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1audiohack View Post
    Hi Thomas!

    The 1501-1's are going in the Everest cabinets.

    Barry.
    Drop me a line if you ever replace them with -2's down the road

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    Why do not more stuff have this function in them?? Adaptive loudness. It's so simple and so right.

    What is the catch?

    Is it a patent?

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    Isn't it amazing? It can be down right transformational. It works so well and sounds so natural one would think it would be widely available. If I were a systems designer it would be one of my best kept secrets.

    They did it right for sure. I am glad you like it.

    Barry.
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    They should skip all the gimmicks in the HT receivers and add this one instead.
    Reportedly, Trinnov, ADA, Audessey Pro etc has some kind of adaptive loudness.
    But this should be for the masses.

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    I remember older Yamaha receivers having a similar function although it may have had a simpler implementation. You set the gain with the volume control to the maximum listening level you needed and then used a variable loudness control to turn down the system when you wanted to listen at reduced volumes. It basically gave you control over the bass boost to match the Fletcher-Munson curves rather than an all or nothing loudness button that was common in the day.

    I see DBX 4800's have been discontinued for nearly a decade, surprising to see they are still going for over $2000 on ebay. I thought if they were cheap I might pick one up to play with.

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    Discontinued for some months, not a decade.
    And the 4820 is the same thing, without all the external buttons and knobs.

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    HI Dr;

    The DBX4800 was discontinued at the end of 2014. The 4820 is the no front panel access version. it costs about $700 less than the 4800. I hazard the guess that since most of these get loaded in a rack, set up once and forgotten about that the 4820 sells better than the 4800.

    The least expensive way to get this (DBX Auto Warmth) is with a DBX Zone Controller. You have to do your homework on these though, some are configured with mic inputs, or not and some other little things that might be a deal breaker for a home rig but, they have do have RCA inputs and remote input selection and volume control. They are not as powerful or as flexible as a DR260 and a long way from the 48XX series.

    As a side note, the new DR360 is made in China. I don't know if all DBX manufacturing has been moved there or what will become of the factory in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just another sad page in a still unfolding story.

    All the best,
    Barry.
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