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Speaker arrangement

krokus

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I run a West Mountain Radio CLEARSPEECH DSP Speaker in the big truck, and the difference between AM and Scanner feeds is amplified by that device. I wind up making small adjustments to favor one function or the other
By difference, are using the mentioned speaker in a wired subtraction set? (Like how the old Dolby Surround was a L-R signal.) If so, what sound are you getting from that arrangement, and what benefit does that make? If not, what are you calling the difference?
 

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Thx for asking clarification. The nature of the audio is different (across this unit), more so than with a standard external speaker.

1). Best volume setting on one source isn’t best on the other.
2). Where it’s possible to influence Bass/Treble (so to speak) by indirect means of controls change.

3). With this speaker it’s easier to understand that a separate audio output for Scan would be best, IMO.

— This “difficulty” has to do with capturing the physical distance differences in AM, and the much less pronounced “range” across the scanner. The different types of radios being monitored.

Lack of DSP audio filtration across AM significantly degrades CB signal clarity. One might hear but can’t understand (IOW, what the next 10,000 experienced operators believe CB is capable).

This is a side issue to use of the U-885. My experience in getting the most from it as a tool is via a sophisticated external speaker using DSP Filtration. Combined audio can be tricky to not wind up favoring one source over the other.

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slowmover

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As to Speaker Arrangement in a different sense, location above & behind the left ear is outstandingly better.

Radio is a different — better — experience while mobile versus any other location.

With this as a starting point it’s much, much easier to know how to set Audio controls. Not minor, but major for extended listening.

(Yes, I realize the difficulty of this location for most private vehicles. Experiment.)
 
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