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Author Topic: He'll Parametric Receive System  (Read 666 times)

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« on: January 01, 2019, 11:30:00 PM »

Let me begin by saying that I like Heil products. I own a microphone as well as a headset. I find them very helpful for a rag chew as well as working DX. I am not here to denigrate Bob Heil or his but instead ask questions.

In April 2018 Heil released a Parametric Receive System. It's basically a device that plugs into your speakers that allows you to use a three band equalizer to improve the readability by peeking the 2.5 khz sweet spot. He adds to this simple three band parametric equalizer an amplified two-way speaker. Only a two-way speaker? How are you going to get the sweet spot if it's right in the middle of the crossover range? He provides it with a +/- 15dB cut/boost. He's offering this whole kitten kaboodle for $500  to me seems quite high for what it does.

I'm curious other than the one operator that posted a review on it giving it a score of 5. Looking at the picture of the 3-band EQ it doesn't look like it's extremely well-constructed like audio equipment usually is. Let me also say for the record that I'm not one of those in favor of 4 khz SSB. I'm not running a commercial radio station. I especially don't like them in a contest when they come in and completely cover a narrow banded station that is more effective working DX. But that's just me.

I bring this up because I want to get the most out of my station possible. I know that my contest radio has a built-in 3 band parametric equalizer and using software to save the settings such as rag chew and working DX. My question there therefore why not do it a better way and get more functionality for the same price?

Why not use a dbx dual channel 15 band parametric equalizer that comes off of Alexis 8-channel mixer into a Presonus E44 3-way active 55w/35w studio monitor? Bob appears to have an Alesis mixer on his desk
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