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RE: I gave up on all of them.

I have developed a *perfect* full quality DolbyA decoder, so I know what I am talking about... Don't use NR unless you really need it... Using the compander NR systems for high quality audio is a devils bargain. I can go into all kinds of theory, but that shouldn't be necessary to give this word-to-the-wise... Decoding Dolby (and encoding) naturally create modulation distortions, and so the results will never be perfect. Also, some schemes create too much noise pumping (any DBX), etc. Even TelcomC4 has its problems (esp since the units drift into failure.) Best to avoid NR -- my project is to be able to recover the old archives from consumer materials that are actually stealth DolbyA (really cool in a way), but no matter what -- the NR systems are ALWAYS devils bargains.

John Dyson


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