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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We apply a kind of counter gate so long as there’s content, when the decay drops farther the sustain shuts off.

I love the BBE. From a bibliographical standpoint, I’m an absolutely horrid reviewer.

Nothing wrong with that but it is like comparing Apples and Oranges. But unlike an EQ, the Aural Exciter’s harmonic processing doesn’t boost the signal’s output level, so it maintains a clear and balanced sound. Graphic EQ should be used to help match the system to the environment you are working in. For more than 35 years, the Aural Exciter’s patented technology has been the audio professional’s secret weapon, a powerful way to improve and enhance sonic quality more naturally than with equalization.

I miss that single-ended, Class A tube preamp, and if I could pull a redo, I wouldn’t have traded it as part of a system in exchange for a motorcycle. You’ll need cables to and from theand they better be the good stuff. DJ – In the eternal quest for more volume and more bass, the Aural Exciter delivers, while also addressing the need for brightness and definition without the use of speaker-damaging EQ. If you’ve ever heard a live kick drum, you’ve probably noticed that most recorded kick drums don’t sound anything like the real thing.

I’m not even saying that it sounds good despite a lack of neutrality.

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But you can get better sound yet and you will find more usefull a good eq, dbx makes very good eqs for their price mamual. However, from a listening experience amnual may be of benefit that the bass be slow enough to catch our attention.


One size, color, or shape in no way fits all. It doesn’t restrict the speed or dynamic range at all during the leading edge of the attack, and so we get our fast hit, theoretically, but it does keep that following decay around just a little longer, and how it does this is really interesting indeed.

Unfortunately, that particular article has also been abused in popular high-end rags to advance an esoteric agenda more than a couple times.

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I found that I typically wound up turning the mix level down just a bit after having set it by first impressions, very much like setting a subwoofer level by ear.

I own both units. Then we eventually notice that some other weakness, prevalent perhaps manuual different conditions, arises with never-ending despair and in our weaker moments of fading enthusiasm, disgust. I’m not one to get judgmental about what other people like, so long as they keep their personal preferences as such and don’t pretend to use it as proof of what others should be doing. In most of my tests, the Aural Exciter combined with the Big Bottom improved my subjective listening experience, and I think the two processes are typically complementary.

It was a really good article, if not a bit misplaced in consumer electronics, as it was actually talking about how the distortion spectra behaved when the distortion levels were relatively high as a result of clipping. After clearing myself of the dubious practice of arbitrarily adding foreign reverb majual electronically paste an unrelated environment on top of my own, or for that matter whatever might be left in the recording, the topic of the Aphex unit returned, and Barry mentioned that one was coming.

The Aphex is not an EQ iether. Too often they just get used to boost top and bottom end This can be done with Bass and Treble controls.

Truth be told, I really admire these guys. Tight, smooth, and with a bit of kick, and in most cases, sounding more natural. I don’t know if the audio output of my CD player was just higher than usual, but I tended to keep the drive control on the low side, meaning shorter than recommended sustain, or quicker punch vs.


Conclusions Despite having worked myself into a rather upset state with the precariousness of a product that has the potential to aphe a listener dependent on a constant fix of one more box, in my incredulousness at standards of the music recoding industry in general, I can only demonstrate my opinion that the processes offered by the Aphex are of undeniable benefit to the recreational listener.

And, unlike most products that offer the benefit of subjective experience through coloration, admittedly or not, the Aphex has a more practical advantage. After all, anyone with a history of shopping for audio components based on quick and impulsive listening experiences can testify that swapping equipment for the best sound with a shifting music library can easily turn into a never-ending process. Great for generating earth shaking Sub Bass but if your manuxl and speaker setup is not up to scratch then things get fried.

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I was once bamboozled out of a pair of loudspeakers in trade for another pair when I auditioned the speakers for trade with just such a device. But, back on track, How it works. Multiple times we arrive upon a particular elixir, and the music sounds like music. The only polyester pants I ever owned were made by Ben Davis. DBX supposedly made one for Disco use, before my time. Playback qphex a system with fairly flat, extended frequency response, low distortion, and let alone any kind of soundstage, is rarely the case.

For vocals and spoken dialog, it can dramatically increase intelligibility.