Digital Time Lens

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Digital Time Lens

Post by m1.5tman » Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:02 am

Is the function of this unit obsolete considering the digital technology of today? How many were made? Opinions anyone

George

Post by George » Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:59 pm

According to the Carver sales pitches, early cd's didn't contain as much ambient info as vinyl. I had a stand alone DTL, and then a Carver TL-3300 cd player with the circuit built-in. I thought both boosted the mid-range and that's about it. I didn't find them particularly useful.

DBX had a line of cd players in the mid 80's (DX-3, DX-5) that also included a "ambience restoration" circuit that was defeatable.

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Post by m1.5tman » Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:03 am

Thank you for the input, George. You hit the nail on the head about boosting the midrange. I recently purchased a DTL unit and have been hard-pressed trying to convince myself that it produces any beneficial effect. I have it hooked up to one of the tape loops on my C-1. Most of the time it is bypassed, although on SOME live recordings it seems to increase the soundstage depth. Even though I rarely use it, I will probably keep it just because it matches my amp, preamp, and tuner rather nicely.

George

Post by George » Tue Jun 22, 2004 4:31 pm

Well, we hear the same that's for sure. I used the stand alone unit in the ext processor loop of a C-1 also. Never tried it for live recordings and I don't doubt it helps things there.

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Post by Pop » Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:38 pm

i HAVE 2 CD PLAYERS WITH dtl...SINGLE AND CARASEL

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