Good question..Go-24 said:
So your saying that we would notice no difference at all while listening to a scanner?MacombMonitor said:The "DSP" speakers are intended more for shortwave equipment, to assist in filtering out the interference that is present along with the signal itself. They would do little to improve the sound on a scanner radio.
A DSP speaker will function similar to graphic equalizer on your stereo. It allows you to tailor the sound characteristics by clipping the high, and/or low audio frequencies, which will have the effect of enhancing the midrange voice frequencies. While it might help in reducing some background hiss, it won't make a weak signal stronger.MB said:So your saying that we would notice no difference at all while listening to a scanner?
I have never heard any shortwave communications, so I wouldn't know about the interference.
What about some of the static with weak scanner communications. Would the DSP speakers filter this out?
Actually I did own a Timewave DSP-599zx Digital Noise Filter. While not an actual speaker, it was between the radio, and the speaker, so basically the same. I used it with various shortwave HF receivers. But to be honest, I was less than impressed, and felt the device was way overpriced (almost $400.00!), and way overrated as well. It helped, but I think that amount of money would be better spent in upgrading the entire receiver.kb2vxa said:Hi all,
Just my 2c worth;
"Anyone have any experience with the DSP speakers?"
No, but plenty with DSP. Hams ans SWLs find it invaluable on HF under difficult conditions, it sure cleans up a lot of crap in the receive audio.
One last thought;
"A DSP speaker will function similar to graphic equalizer on your stereo."
If that's all it does it's a piece of crap, you may as well use an analog EQ. I suggest you look into what's available in the way of external audio DSP units so you can wonder what all those bandpass, bandstop, bandwidth, peak, null, invert, depth, NR, level, etc. knobs are for.
When you get them, let us know how they are. I am in the market for some new speakers also. I am sick of the Radio Shack speakers.Go-24 said:I looked at that one too MB, the specs look pretty good and the reviews are great, but at this time I think its a little big (10x10x12) for my shack layout.
I picked up a couple of the MJF cleartone speakers I mentioned above - small and cheap enough to roll the dice. Figured they will at least get my feet wet in speakers - hahaha!
So how does it work? How does it compare to the Motorola speakers?n2pqq said:I have one of these a uniden bearcat speaker ESP20.