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A gripe with Q106 (your new audio processing settings SUCK)

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A gripe with Q106 (your new audio processing settings SUCK)

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:44 am

Someone made adjustments to the audio chain recently, and I cannot stand it!

The high end (treble) is cranked so off the charts that it makes for a fatiguing listening experience. Reminds me of nails on a chalkboard.

Too bad - because I generally love the music choices on the station. The unbearable audio had me searching for other options when I was driving I-96 thru the middle of the state Easter weekend.

Down the hall at Duke FM, the artificial sounding reverb has been turned off. That is a change I actually like.


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Re: A gripe with Q106 (your new audio processing settings SUCK)

Post by bmw » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:40 pm

Can someone explain to me what it is that makes it so difficult for audio engineers to make their stations sound good? Is it really rocket science? Because it blows my mind how many stations on the FM dial sound like utter garbage from a technical standpoint. This is something that should be a non-issue in the 21st century.



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Re: A gripe with Q106 (your new audio processing settings SUCK)

Post by Colonel Flagg » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:33 pm

bmw wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:40 pm
Can someone explain to me what it is that makes it so difficult for audio engineers to make their stations sound good? Is it really rocket science? Because it blows my mind how many stations on the FM dial sound like utter garbage from a technical standpoint. This is something that should be a non-issue in the 21st century.
Simple answer. Very few qualified "audio engineers" remain on the job. In fact, quite a few are in the cemetery.

Additionally, today's I.T. guys, and in-house computer nerds are all streaming stuff. They have most likely never heard an old school Marantz or Sansui stereo system. So, that flat, tinny sound is probably what sounds right, or normal to their tone deaf ears.


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