W2IHY 8 Band EQ and W2IHY EQ Plus

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I am currently using a K3 with the W2IHY 8
Band EQ and W2IHY EQ Plus, and I get excellent on air audio reports. I will be purchasing the FLEX 6700, and I was wondering how does the Flex 6500/6700 downward expander and 10-Band EQ compare to using the W2IHY 8 Band EQ and W2IHY EQ Plus?

Thanks,

Reggie


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EMIL-DL8JJ

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Hey Reggie,

in my apinion the best results you can reach with Flexradio will be when you connect the MIC direct to it and use the internal equalizer.

PS. I done a lot of tests with Flex 5000 and W2IHY, but the best was without it.

Thanks,

Emil-DL8JJ


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Tony Hateley

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That does not answere my second question,what is the function of the volume control on the on/ off rotary control
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Thought it did. When you plug the headphones into 8 band eq to adjust MIC IN it adjusts headphone monitor level
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Tony Hateley

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Found the problem with first question there was a second ground to the shell of 8pin connector cut that off and now I can get de level down to fully ccw no problem
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Tony Hateley

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I thought you adjusted that with the monitor level control on bottom right of eqplus,sorry im thick lol.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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No problem Tony. You using a Heil cable from mic to 8 band? Heil continues to make the cable with a short piece of wire from the mic low pin out around the clamp of the connector shell. This creates a ground loop and introduces RFI. Modern radios work better with that jumper wire removed.

Dave, wo2x
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Sorry I disagree.
Have had the W2IHY stuff and it works far better than any internal  possibilities so far.


For personal preference  have found better.    But still nothing has came along that is easier to use with early success , than the W2IHY gear . Especially when you follow his mike sugestions and settings. 

Very few of us can just plug in a mike and have "Great audio" You know the kind that a un solicited report of "Man you sound fantastic"  

For "ME"  : I no longer use W2IHY gear 

I have also tried rack gear but now prefer Digital audio processing with VST's . Very low noise mike preamps, Studio grade mikes.Staged Compression , Multi track EQing. 

At least I have given up Asking  "How does my audio sound" 

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John n0snx

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I am curious to what VST's you are using?  I am very interested is Digital audio processing.
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np2g

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ok it depends on what I wish to acomplish . For easy to listen audio 
By track have tried as many as 8 tracks to 15 tracks 

Blue cat dynamics modler
Pro EQ
Blue cat MB5
Fabfilter Satern 
Ozone max 

There is a major change in DX style where I use max. Compression serious form cutoff filtering  in stages to keep the duty cycle up there . Have a hefty amp that really has a workout.

That  idea is LOUD     Hi 
by the way I also used the W2IHY stuff with a K3 Before the flex 

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Get great audio reports with SmartSDR set up DX+ and 10 band software equilizer.  Sold my W2IHY box as no longer needed.
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AH !!! Well I also have sold mine , Along with some pretty interesting rack gear , Now running electronic .  

What I have found is Audio is very subjective. And Carl , I am glad you like Yours .

There are so many avenues to play audio

. I have found out that internals  in the Flex for audio did  limit the result . 

 The 2 box approach W2IHY  Again for me fell  short on aspects of audio control. (The best results were with WO2X settings) 

Rack gear  for me was frustrating add another piece and you will get this and that . For  Some very good results .


As I  became  more Aware  of what and how to accomplish what I wanted  the Electronic Venue  offered  to me all  . 

Now it's in search of HD audio DUTY cycle .   More   FUN !!  
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