Ecreso Sound Processor - A Natural, Powerful Sound
Sylvain Cavet, Broadcast Audio Processing Consultant, Broadcast & Associés
"Imagine if we could offer our listeners a sophisticated listening experience which delivered quality, space, transparency and avoided listener fatigue. Imagine if we could offer a sound that was simply a joy to listen to."
I regularly test new equipment and I have been very pleasantly surprised by the sound quality delivered by the new 5 Band sound processing option that is built-into the new Ecreso FM transmitter range.
The user interface is clear to use and reassuringly, offers several simplified features so a user can easily create their own signature sound. The presets provided enable various contemporary formats such as classical, jazz, acoustic, talk and more.
I was particularly struck by the quality offered by the sound processor, notably the following elements:
- fidelity of the timbre
- spectral balance
- maintenance of stereo image
- the outstanding treble
- perfect drum transients for Jazz music
- the transparency of the filtering for FM broadcasting all made a very positive impression.
The wideband AGC which is a very important stage for program stability reacts well and keeps the program content dynamic. The 5 Band stages create a calibrated sound that is completely stable.
The enhancers play their part perfectly adding nice little touches, especially on the bass and the clipper delivers excellent broadcast-quality audio within a reasonable MPX power range.
Overall this is an exciting new processor enhanced further by the fact it is based on a digital modulator platform with the option of future software updates. For the price level, it offers a very high quality of sound processing and an excellent integrated solution.