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The DBX DX5 features three unique dbx signal processing circuits:

DAIR (digital audio impact recovery), a 2-band design for adding impact to musical transients.

Compression control, also a 2-band design, for background listening, making car cassettes, and easier taping of CDs.

Ambience control, for adding and subtracting difference information in the midrange and treble, increasing/decreasing the spaciousness of the sound.


Disc format: CD

Digital converter: 2 x PCM56P, 16 bit, linear phase

CD Mechanism: SF-86

Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz

Dynamic range: 96dB

Signal to Noise Ratio: 100dB

Channel separation: 90dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.003%

Line output: 2V

Dimensions: 17-1/8 x 3-1/2 x 11-7/8 inches

Weight: 11lbs



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Reviewed Apr 09th, 2012 by megawatt13

This cd player happens to be an awesome deck and worth the right money



re: DBX DX5 tray belt

I remain the original owner of a DX5 purchased 1988. The rubber CD tray drive belt hardens with age, began to slip, and finally refused to open the tray. OEM belts are not available, and there is no source of belts that I have found on the net. Today I purchased a 30mmID x 2mm thick rubber o-ring at my local Ace Hardware. Installation is tricky, but not complicated once you have studied the exploded parts diagrams available in the HFE Library. After installation the CD tray works like new.

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