Hi Bob - Yes all true except for the Orion and Orion II speech processor.
There is NO distortion even at higher levels of compression. That is because
the algorithm used in the DSP does the compression correctly. Same in my
hearing aids. The compression does not add ANY distortion. Hardware
processors always do what you say. Correctly done DSP processors do not.
I have run many tests in the shack and on the air. Folks cannot tell I am
running a processor.
73, Tom, W7QF
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> I find that speech processors do indeed increase the average
> SSB PEP output.
> That is what they are intended to accomplish. Some are better
> performers than others. However, what they degrade from
> audio quality is another topic for discussion. Some have
> artifacts found to be less desirable than others but in the
> final analysis, the quality is compromised, but the end
> result of increased talk power is realized.
> Bob, K4TAX
> > "Close" is highly subjective, adn for thousands of dollars
> > it DOES "Come close."
> > mike
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