Manuals and user guides for Aphex professional audio equipment. , Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom, User Manual. , Two Channel Tube Mic and. aural exciter and big bottom. optical. Instruction Manual P/N Revision 2 Released 09/01/ Manufactured by. Aphex Systems Ltd. When we originally modeled the unit, replicating its sound in both insert and aux send/return modes, we realized that each mode had its own unique sound.
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I say initial experience because dynamic expanders have an inherent problem. What’s more, the box performed better in the enhancement realm than any single tweak boutique gear ever did, giving me a flood of sensuality, presence, tickling detail, warmth, slam, kick, splash, and sizzle upon request, no questions asked.
When a signal goes through, mahual does the noise, but the signal, being much higher in level that the noise, masks it from our hearing. Too often they just get used apheex boost top and bottom end This can be done with Bass and Treble controls. Truth be told, I really admire these guys. Doors rattled, windows creaked and groaned in panic, but the bass just didn’t seem quite all there.
For this, they heavily compress it. This is a great piece of work, in my opinion, and the made it just that much better. I didn’t really like the higher harmonics settings for much of anything.
Let’s go back to the side chain. I really manuql an opportunity to talk manjal someone obsessed and knowledgeable about audio, particularly when they’re not above telling me that any one of my listening habits might be idiotic.
Picking up on a qualification I made about accurate equipment not helping bad recordings sound good, or even interesting, shortly after that review Barry started yammering about this Aphex company and a gizmo capable of breathing life back into recorded music, almost as if it could put back what was lost in the recording process, and at a minimum do a pretty good job at faking it.
But you can get better sound yet and you will find more usefull a good eq, dbx makes very good eqs for their price range. If you’re getting distortion from clipping in a playback system, either your power amplifier is not up to task, your gain settings are screwed up somewhere in the chain, or a piece of gear is broken.
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That is, the signal is split, and one half passes through to the output unfettered, making the purists in us feel good, and the other half goes to the processing leg, to be mixed back apyex the original signal as desired. All the way down obviously defeats the purpose. Too much harmonic enhancement, and it gets brittle, harsh, and pasty. Aphex is very clear that the is used entirely and exclusively for subjective enhancement it aaphex good. But, of the single components I’ve seen that exist for the purpose of enhancing the listening experience, this is one of the most useful I’ve met.
I had heard more magical, more sensual sounding equipment, but in the end avoided it, as long-term listening left me feeling as if I weren’t being dealt with honestly, as that magic remained constant, and such seemed to be characteristic of the gear, not the music. In most cases, we’re lucky if it’s even pleasant under the spectacles of a high fidelity audio system.
Turn it down, and you’ll get more midrange body. In addition, anyone can reference this article and use it to refute any of my opinions kanual showing where I admitted that I preferred the path of the infidel. Any comments will be appreciated They create, synthesize frequencies that are not actualy present A form of distortion in itself.
We had tipped over into the topic of DSP enhancement modes for stereo two-channel sources, and in my mere mentioning of DSP stadiums, churches, and rock halls, I felt the woods drop a few degrees right before Barry let loose a few comments on that subject and steamed it right back up. The obvious conclusion was that Jewel has a crush on me, and she’s got it something bad.
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As I’ve auditioned many piece of gear in an obsessive quest for audio inner peace, I have gravitated toward what I felt were manhal neutral, more reliable components, but mnual side effect is that because most recordings lack anything of drama, the presentation follows.
And, even though the Aphex has only been on the market for about years, the mxnual has been around since the 70s in recording studios and it is just a phenomenal component to add to any rig. Then we eventually notice that some other weakness, prevalent perhaps under different conditions, arises with never-ending despair and in our weaker moments of fading enthusiasm, disgust. Overall, the is addictive. I can look up any artist or album name via my remote, but since I entered all the information manually on a spread sheet, laziness prevented me from including the more numerous individual track names.
The Aphex also mentioned that the Aural Exciter adds selective phase shift.
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I won’t say there’s anything necessarily wrong with this family of enhancers. Conclusions Despite having worked myself into a rather upset state with the precariousness of a product that has the potential to render a listener dependent on a constant fix of one more box, in my incredulousness at standards of the music recoding industry in general, I a;hex only demonstrate my apyex that the processes offered by the Aphex are of undeniable benefit to the recreational listener.
When defeating the process for comparison, the results were monotonous and less interesting. However, distortion in certain situations can actually make things sound clearer.
I could possibly then defend myself and counter by pointing out that others have preferred the same, but without the honesty, but what’s the point? There is a catch though. I love the BBE. Let us know if we need to take a look at this page or fix a bug.
manyal Used properly, it’s no mere boom boom, tizz tizz widget. When it comes to reproduction, the most accurate playback systems still have enough wiggle room between them for hours of yelling between proponents.
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Manuual this period of the song, the Aural Exciter brought the voice just a little more out of the box and emphasized the distortion. Where is our power as consumers?
But, the point is that tubes do indeed sound good in such a case where the harmonic distortion is substantial enough to hear manusl not so high as to be noticed as distortion. One size, color, or shape in no way fits all.