Any value to these?

#1 by Vidar Olavesen , Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:22 am

They are for sale, but not sure what's in them, what they're worth. Anyone can shed any light on these? Do they belong together?





 
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RE: Any value to these?

#2 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:49 am

I wouldn't even know what to do with equipment like that Vidar. What's it all for?


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#3 by Mats Abelli , Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:54 am

Hi Timothy!
It´s cinema sound equipment.


 
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#4 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:16 am

Thanks Matt's! You can tell it's some fancy stuff.


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#5 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:54 am

It's certainly professional cinema kit used for decoding and processing into separate amplifiers DTS soundtrack split into each of its discreet channels. With a RS 232 socket I'd say it is to be connected to a pc for either firmware updates or simply to control the processor perhaps?


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#6 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:58 am

It's certainly professional cinema kit used for decoding and processing into separate amplifiers DTS soundtrack split into each of its discreet channels. With a RS 232 socket I'd say it is to be connected to a pc for either firmware updates or simply to control the processor perhaps? The time code socket will allow the track to be synchronized from a separate source I think.

Someone like Gwyn would be able to tell you exactly how this kit connects and configures with cinema equipment no doubt. Maybe David also if the DTS format was already in use when he finished in cinema world.


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#7 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:19 am

The DTS bit of kit is pretty well useless to any one these days unless someone is still using
it at a Cinema. It was a processer used for the film soundtrack.
In the cinema there was a time-code printed on the film edge in order to keep the film
in synch with the DTS disc where the soundtrack was. This did not always work and
there were times when the film would go out of synch.
We stopped using them in the end. There is a certain irony in all this in the fact
that the DTS sound quality was more natural but softer than DOLBY DIGITAL or

Sony's S.D.D.S sound system.
Still maybe some Home Cinema enthusiast could make use of it for DTS at home from those
shiny discs. However I just don't know if that's possible.



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#8 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:41 am

Expert knowledge there David. Thank you!


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#9 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:00 am

I am not a sound engineer Andrew but maybe some one could use these but my gut instinct doubts it.
Its a shame really considering the hundreds or thousands of pounds they cost when new.
Maybe Gwyn could give some input on this. He may know something I don't.



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RE: Any value to these?

#10 by Vidar Olavesen , Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:53 am

Wenn Sie hier auf Links zu eBay klicken und einen Kauf tätigen, kann dies dazu führen, dass diese Website eine Provision erhält.

I just saw this on eBay

Werbung: http://www.ebay.com/itm/THX-D1138-crosso...qcAAOSwGvhUI9O~

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#11 by Gwyn Morgan , Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:52 pm

I pretty much agree with David on this one,as they say this type of equipment is now pretty much redundant.
I have not seen a print that requires the shiney disc for a long time,it's all very dated now.
Maybe as David said a home cinema enthouiast could make something of it.maybe even the electronics inside but other than that I would say try eBay at 99p and hope for a buyer...Sorry 📽📽


 
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#12 by Gwyn Morgan , Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:57 pm

Just looked at the eBay one I think he will be lucky to get any takers,there are a lot of cinemas in the states chucking away equipment and people think they can maybe make a few bucks quick.BUT unless you know what you are doing and have access to 35mm films and equipment etc I'd say forget it. 📽


 
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#13 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:59 pm

In answer to David's earlier remark to me, I agree, I don't believe it has a purpose for anyone's home cinema use nowadays.


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#14 by Gwyn Morgan , Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:00 pm

Then unfortunately end of story really. 📽


 
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#15 by Vidar Olavesen , Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:00 pm

Thanks, that's fine, I just wanted to know if it had value. I thought not, but saw a couple on eBay for wild prices (like the link above)


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#16 by Gwyn Morgan , Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:04 pm

Vidar watch the one on eBay if it sells off your stuff at half the price someone might take you up you never know? 📽


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RE: Any value to these?

#17 by Stuart Bowling , Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:55 am

Blast from the past, I used to work at Lucasfilm THX. The THX-D1138 is a programmable cinema cross over. you can program it for 2 way or 3 way speaker systems and it also allows you to monitor via the speaker any of the channels in the theatre 5.1 or EX. The DTS ES is the DTS box to decode the discrete rear surround channel in a theatre that has an ES encoded disc. if you have a home 35mm setup the crossover would be worthwhile, although its pretty old and the software for it was dos based to update it :0



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#18 by Stuart Reid , Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:29 am

THX-1138? Sounds familiar


 
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RE: Any value to these?

#19 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:36 am

Thank you Stuart for your expert level knowledge there. Most appreciated!
Ps..what gauge of projector are you looking to buy?


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