I am curious about your complaint about the receive audio on your
Omni VI. I have read numerous complaints about the receive audio on Omni
VI, yet I have not experienced anything bad about the audio from my Omni
VI. Most of the complaints are about audio in SSB mode. (I think there
are a lot of people who want it to sound like a two meter FM rig or HF
AM.) I don't recall many complaints like yours about the CW RX audio.
At least one person has complained that since the receive audio passes
though DSP system, even when you are not using DSP, it sounds bad all
the time. I have been tempted to bypass the DSP (it should be easy by
unplugging those little coaxial connectors and rerouting one of them) to
see if I notice an improvement.
I consider myself to be a fairly critical and astute listener. I
protect my ears from loud noises that most people simply ignore. For
example I use "headphone style" hearing protection whenever I use our
shop vac or Skil-Saw. I'm 53 and, because I protect my ears, my hearing
is better than many people I know who are in their 30s and 40s. So if
there was something "wrong" with my Omni VI audio, I would be able to
I am not disputing your report of your Omni VI audio. I'm sure you
really did hear what you say you heard, and it caused fatigue as you
say. I wonder if there was really a fault in your rig, that is not
"normal" for all Omni VI. Since you don't have the Omni VI anymore, it
may be difficult, but could you describe what it was about the audio
that you did not like?
Andrew Moore wrote:
> Omni VI / VI+ / etc... I've owned two in the past, loved them, but found the
> audio (CW) fatiguing to listen to. Kept wanting to change the pitch or
> tweak the VFO or filters to reduce the fatigue. Ended up going back to
> Corsair II. No disrespect to the VI/VI+, which is superb in most other
> respects. I love nearly everything about that rig.
> I've never heard anyone else mention this though.
> --Andrew, NV1B
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