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How do I turn off Dolby NR on the cassette player?

macvette

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I tried using an MP3 player with a cassette adapter in the stock Bose Gold AM/FM/Cassette/CD player this morning. It played, but it sounded muffled. I noticed that this cassette player has Dolby B Noise Reduction which would explain the muffled sound (kinda like a blanket over each speaker when playing a source that was not encoded with Dolby). Unfortunately I don't see a way to turn off the Dolby NR. I read through the manual and there is not any mention of Dobly NR at all.

Should I get one of those FM transmitters from Arkon?

http://www.buy.com/retail/electronics/product.asp?sku=90102595&loc=14644

http://www.arkon.com/SF120.htm

I'm not sure which is worse:
muffled sound through cassette or piping the sound through FM.


I'm about to drive 8+ hours to Bowling Green this weekend and I need lots of good tunes for the trip!

Thanks,
Jim
 

Ken

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I hope your Bowling Green trip went well and you were able to listen to pleasant tunes on the drive.

There is no way that I know of to turn Dolby off. :(

_ken :w
 

vigman

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You cant!

Your stuck... unless you remove ( Bypass the chip inside)

Buy a new radio....

Sorry!

Vig!
 

macvette

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Don't bother with an Arkon FM transmitter

I ended up buying the FM transmitter before the trip. It's WORTHLESS! It has a terrible static problem and the sound would not come through in stereo as the literature states. I might try a different model produced by iRock.

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10318470&loc=101&queryType=comp

This one costs much more but supposedly has a more powerfull transmitter than the Arkon model.

It's hard to believe that the folks at Delco/Bose thought that every cassette played in this unit would be encoded with Dolby noise reduction. What about the tape of little Susie at her first band concert?

Oh well!
 

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