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Sound pioneer Ray Dolby dies at 80

Discussion in 'The OT' started by phrelin, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    From Sound pioneer Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories dies at 80:

  2. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule!

    Mar 22, 2004
    His name is prominent on both theater and home sound systems. RIP, Mr. Dolby
  3. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

    Aug 22, 2006
    RIP, Ray.

    I still have about a hundred cassette recordings I made in the 70s and 80s of live performances by the NY, Boston, Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, broadcast in Dolby FM by WQXR in New York. QXR used to periodically broadcast a Dolby digital test tone which allowed me to properly set my recording levels. I'd record with Dolby "off", because the source was already encoded, and play back with Dolby on, with virtually no cassette tape hiss. Great stuff, back in the day. :)
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  4. juniormaj

    juniormaj Legend

    Feb 9, 2009
    RIP Ray Dolby.
    And on a lighthearted note:

    Jeanine: You know, it might have been better if the, uh, album had
    been mixed right.
    David: Well I suppose you could cry about that, of course it's
    true. I mean it's true.
    Jeanine: It wasn't...it was mixed all wrong, wasn't it?
    Nigel: It was mixed wrong?
    Jeanine: Yeah....
    Nigel: Were you there?
    Jeanine: ...you couldn't hear the...
    Nigel: How do you know it was mixed wrong?
    David: But she's...she's heard the...she's heard the record.
    Jeanine: No, but I've heard the album.
    Nigel: So you're judgement is it was mixed wrong.
    Jeanine: You couldn't hear the lyrics on all of it.
    David: You don't agree that you can't hear the vocals?
    Nigel: No, I don't. I do not agree. No.
    David: Well I think maybe....
    Nigel: It's interesting that she's bringing it up.
    David: Well she'd like to hear the vocals.
    Nigel: I mean it's like it's me saying, you know, you're using
    the wrong conditioner for your hair. It looks sort of...
    David: Don't be stupid.
    Jeanine: You don't, you don't do heavy metal in dobly, you know,
    I Mean...it's
    Nigel: In what??? In what???
    Jeanine: In dobly...
    Nigel: In doubly!?! What's that?
    David: She means Dolby, alright? She means Dolby, you know?
    You know perfectly well what she means.
    Nigel: ...ha ha...
  5. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    When the guy who invented Sensurround dies, we'll all cheer!
  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    We Home Theater enthusiasts owe you Ray......R.I.P.
  7. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Very nice to see it on the news page.
  8. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Yes it is. When I started this thread I wasn't sure where to put it since so many of my generation are dying every week. I wasn't sure who is "news" for us here at DBSTalk.
  9. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    I distinctly remember when the "hiss" went silent.

    Rest in Peace, Ray.

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