My take on it is that the processing is done in the DSP modulator stage, but
there is no clipping. I see very little increase in average output, even at
heavy settings, and I don't hear the kind of sound that the old Alpha Vomax
or Datong clippers used to give. I think it needs to be more aggressive to
be effective, although there is some subjective loudness increase by using
fast AGC action. But it's not like real clipping. I may take my old Vomax
out of mothballs.
BTW, there is a good audio compressor in the mic preamp. The SSM2166 chip
is the same one the W2IHY EQplus uses in the compressor/downward expander
stage, but I don't think the noise gate function is enabled. You can read
about this powerful little IC at:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion Speech Compressors
>>> I would have thought that
>>> this would be done using DSP
>> It's done in DSP.
> Glad to hear that. I wonder if people using external speech processing
> in stead of or in addition to the built in DSP TX processing are really
> getting better results, or just feel better about it?
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