Originally Posted by javi404
Anyone using anything like these devices in their HT setup?
The audio control device seems similar to the dbx-120 subharmonic synthesizer that I own, which takes the bass that occurs between 55 to 100Hz and divides it by two to create lower 28 to 50Hz fundamentals.
It works quite well with some songs, but it can make other songs just sound weird. I can't leave it turned on all the time.
The dbx unit just used op-amps and D-type flip-flops inside because DSPs weren't around back in the 1980's. (Not at affordable prices at least)
I know Audio Control made something similar back then so it wouldn't have used DSPs either, but they may make use of them now on newer units.
The Behringer device seems to be similar to the old "Aphex Aural Exciter", which was just a pleasing distortion adding device.
If you have songs that just don't sound very good as they are, then the Behringer SX3040 might make them listenable.
If I were you I'd try to demo these devices before you buy them. They may not sound anything like you think they might, which can be good - or bad.