The Audiophiliac is a blog over on CNET written by Steve Guttenberg, a former movie projectionist turned hi-fi and home theater journalist. He wrote about his experience listening to the DEQX HDP-Express ($1995, now discontinued and replaced with the HDP-Express II.) providing speaker and room correction in a system with $30k Focal Utopia speakers:
"when my host switched on the DEQX speaker correction, the sound of the "Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues" CD snapped into focus. Every instrument in the large jazz band was clearer and more present. High-frequency detailing and "air" were much improved, and bass definition firmed up. Then we turned on the DEQX's room correction, and the sense of listening to a live performance was heightened. Switching off the processing was a letdown; the music became less present and realistic.
As Steve concluded: "DEQX room and speaker correction processors can transform the sound of very good hi-fi and home theater systems, and make them great".
We agree Steve! And that's why Acoustic Frontiers is happy to be a DEQX dealer. We are based in the USA but offer free global shipping on DEQX products as well as free after sales support to help you get your system up and running. If you have a moment, please head over to the HDP-Express or HDP-3 product pages to find details on the features and benefits of these processors as well as a number of interesting videos that highlight what makes this product so great. DEQX HDP-Express has been discontinued and replaced with the HDP-Express II.
Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers