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Reviews Summary for W2IHY 8 Band Audio Equalizer / Noise Gate
W2IHY 8 Band Audio Equalizer / Noise Gate Reviews: 202 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $249.99 assembled or 204.99 kit
Description: 8 band equalizer and noise gate
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W9OWO Rating: 5/5 Apr 26, 2019 12:38 Send this review to a friend
Professional Audio Control for Hams  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This EQ 'system' should be your first purchase for phone communications. W2IHY has produced a truly professional equalizer that earns spontaneous signal compliments.
Before you spend money on expensive microphones (mostly made for music), get this equalizer that makes any mic sound great! Use it for "relaxed rag-chew" or "punching" through pileups. "Instant gratification."
WA6LDI Rating: 5/5 May 18, 2017 09:48 Send this review to a friend
Par Excellence Customer Service!   Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had the pleasure of conducting business with Julius (W2IHY) for a number of years and cannot stress enough of the OUTSTANDING customer service this wonderful man has provided! In today's business world, this is indeed a "breath of fresh air"... Julius has always been there to assist in any way possible to resolve issues, that are usually those of customer error rather than product design or poor quality.

On a personal note, I have used his 8 band equalizer, EQ Plus, I-Plus for many years and have not experienced any issues... My most recent acquisition from Julius is his excellent 3x4 Switch Plus along with two 1x4 Antenna switches. He assisted me over the phone when I had some questions with the installation. Julius provided extremely helpful suggestions which resulted in all of my equipment operating flawlessly. I can now switch between 3 transceivers and 3 different linear amplifiers and one antenna; all interfaced with W2IHY's designed audio system and 3x4 Switch Plus! Thank you, Julius, for your wonderful customer service and exceptional equipment design that you've provided to the amateur radio community!
KD6CCP Rating: 5/5 Feb 20, 2017 15:55 Send this review to a friend
Feels like I'm cheating  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Having used the EQPlus for some time with great results I thought I might try adding on the 8 band EQ. Well my first dx contact started off with " what a nice signal you have" followed up with a 5-9-9 etc. Cut through other stations contact made on the first key down. These products and top notch and you feel like your cheating with some type of secert weapon lol. W2IHY is an audio god....
K1PJR Rating: 5/5 Feb 11, 2016 19:00 Send this review to a friend
True professional  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I purchased the 8 band equalizer and it's a wonderful piece of equipment. When I received my credit card statement I was overchrged $100. I knew it was an honest error and emailed Julius. I get a phone call a half an hour ago at 9:30 PM. It's Julius. He was out of state and called me to let me know he would fix the error. Like I said: a true professional an an honest one at that.

Thanks Julius!
VA3MLV Rating: 5/5 Aug 20, 2015 19:41 Send this review to a friend
5++++  Time owned: more than 12 months
W2IHY 8 Band EQ / Noise Gate is a great addition to any station , currently in line with Yaesu MD-100 desk top microphone to Yaesu FTDX 3000D & Yaesu FT 990AC transceivers. Noise Gate works good & the EQ is nice. Was used on the FT990/ MD-100 mic & SB1000 linear always on 80m delta loop for a long while. Setting adjustments are easy & effective. For FTDX 3000 its at same settings as FT990. It's nice to use even just with 100W on transceiver as it has mic in & mic out underneath the unit so adjusted properly will increasing the audio presence. Overall I always use it on the two transceivers I mentioned.
WO8USA Rating: 5/5 May 31, 2015 14:51 Send this review to a friend
Great addition to any station  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Met Julius a few years ago and always wanted one; saw it used on I had a few problems and Julius offered "if we can't find the problem send it back and I will look at it for free". Ended up being a cable/grounding issue which he replaced.

My FT1000 MkV has always gotten audio compliments but since adding the W2IHY 8-band have heard "FM-quality" become the norm. Set it and forget it, use it on any rig.

You cannot go wrong with the unit or service/owner. If you have ever thought of buying one do not wait any longer, I wish I would have 5 years ago.

Chris WO8USA
N6NBV Rating: 5/5 Feb 21, 2015 12:51 Send this review to a friend
Great for Accurate Modulation !!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have two complete units, EQ Plus & 8 Band EQ/ Noise Gate. (one for the main shack & another for "Studio G")
I orignially had the need for the "limiter" for the EF Johnson Desk KW and wound up getting the complete system. The 8 Band EQ was modified for AM operation appropriate for my stations. Three capacitors were changed allow AM bandwidths of 10KHz. I have received nothing but excellent reports from many AM operators !!

KC8GL Rating: 5/5 Dec 12, 2014 13:36 Send this review to a friend
You can NOT beat this product or the service ANYWHERE!!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I purchased this 8 band graphic EQ to bring out the best in my Electro-Voice RE20. First of all, great product, simple hookup. - Julius, CEO of W2IHY contacted me directly to fine tune the settings. The EQ sounds fantastic and really allows all the audio that is me to reach the air. Robust, clear, crisp, intelligible audio; great for DX and the ragchew. If you want to bring out all your rig has to offer, buy this EQ; no matter what you think about your onboard adjustable audio settings/abilities. - You won't be disappointed.

Pros: As stated above

Cons: There aren't any. I truly wish all vendors were of this caliber.

WB4YAL Rating: 5/5 Jul 11, 2014 07:07 Send this review to a friend
EXCELLENT S E R V I C E!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I purchased the W2IHY 8 Band Audio Equalizer / Noise Gate a couple of months ago. The first unit had some problems and Julius worked diligently with me to troubleshoot the problem. When its was established that the unit was probably defective, Julius sent out a new unit. When the new unit arrived, he helped me get this unit setup perfectly. I have nothing but praise to give to Julius and to his fine product. On the air reports of my audio have been stellar and I would recommend this product wholeheartedly!
NN2X Rating: 5/5 Jul 10, 2014 17:02 Send this review to a friend
10+++++  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The owner of this company, had 30+ years at IBM, and therefore, knows something about professional service.

There has to be a number 1 in customer service, and no questioned, an absolute fact, W2IHY is this place holder. I have large quantity of various products from Ham manufactures, and W2IHY service is in a total different class not even in the same category.

Besides Julius’s (CEO for W2IHY), integrity, morals, business ethics, he has the formal training on the essence of customer support, which came from his 30+ years at IBM.

The term professional is used way to often, especially in the Ham community, however, this word is reserved for Julius (The CEO for W2IHY).

Yes indeed the product is outstanding, anyone who has ever heard the W2IHY units, (8 Band Equalizer, and EQPlus) knows the product works well. I believe no one would purchase the product unless you heard the Audio on the air. Literally the product speaks for itself. My on the air reports, is (Outstanding Audio), but we all know this to be a fact..

Let me explain what real professional service, in which I received from Julius.

I had a problem with RF Feedback, (Had nothing to do with W2IHY products). I had this problem before purchasing the 8 Band Equalizer, and EQPlus)

The CEO of the company (Julius) had spent without any embellishing, or exaggeration, every day for over 12 days. He would spend time in the morning and again in late afternoon. He would send special cables, capacitors, other MIC’s on a daily basis without charge. For the record he sent 5 different times (Over night delivery) with special products for my RF feedback problem. Let me repeat this.. The RF Feedback had nothing to do with his product, as of a matter of fact while trouble shooting my RF Feedback problem, the W2IHY product was not even in line.

For the record the problem was I had a hail storm here in Dallas several weeks ago, in which two of my antennas got destroyed, and since I had a Christmas Tree set up the antennas started to interact with each other and causing RF feedback..

Solution.. In line Balun, Capacitors across the DC power supply (.0.1uf), a special cable for Heil MIC which grounds the MIC to ground, in line chokes, and a host of others solutions!

Julius…Trouble shot this problem, over the phone…

After the problem was resolved, he then instructed me to put his products in line (8 Band Equalizer and EQPlus)…Julius again, spent another day or two to adjust the audio to my particular voice pattern, and result in perfection of audio.

Julius did not charge me one penny for all his consultancy!

The best customer service I have ever seen in my 38 career in Telecommunications & Satellite communications, and traveling in 69 countries.

Congratulations, Julius, on a fantastic product, and yes, number one customer support I have ever witnessed.

NN2X, Tom Wright
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