I have a Pioneer VSX-521 as part of my Home Theater system.
Like most people over 60 I have high frequency loss in my hearing. The wife hears things I don't like ringing phones, bells, etc that I do not. If I turn the volume up I can hear them but its too loud for her. In the old days I could insert a equalizer between the pre and power amp as most amps had pre amp out and amp in connectors. Now they don't and the freq adjust is just not enough.
I have decent speakers and a 67" 3D Tv. Is there anything I can do to boost the highs without having to buy a new separate pre amp and power amp? Do they make anything I can put between the amp and speakers that wont break the bank? or does sombody have any ideas? I can't be the only one with this problem.
As I said "Now they don't and the freq adjust is just not enough." Besides my remote control doesn't have a treble control. ;<)
The treble adj on my AMP is not enough and earphones are a pain since I wear glasses. Yes maybe a super tweeter would work but what did happen to them. Everything is getting like gloves, one size fits all.
I was just looking at some, their pretty cheap and people report that some I looked at boosted the highs 6-8db. My system uses a harmon kardon 5.1 surround sound speaker set. The surround left right and center speaker are pretty small about 10" x 4 x 4. The amplified sub woofer is about 18x12 x 12. I supposed its worth a try. As for the wife their pretty directional so I could aim them at my end of the couch. Might be worth a try.
Sorry, I was kind of joking about the super tweeters. Yeah, I wonder if you tried to boost the treble if other listeners might find that annoying.
I take it you still have some ability to hear higher freqs? If not, I don't think boosting HF will help.
Well if turn up the volume I can hear what she hears. If I use earphones I can also hear it I have tried wireless ones but loose the surround and the phones hurrt my head due to the glasses.
Not really a joke all the old speaker systems had them just to balance out the highs with the mid and low range.