EDIT: The audio on this post is extremely overdriven due to incorrect recording levels on the PC. I have updated this with the correct setting in a new post at:
There has been a lot of discussion lately on one of the mailing lists that I subscribe to pertaining to the audio tweaking that is possible on the Kenwood TS-590S. I am far from an audiophile, so I thought that I'd do some playing around this evening and record some test files to hear what the different default options sound like.
Thus far, I have to say that I like the sound of the rig without the EQ on for ragchews, but I think that the High Boost options are great for DX. Take a listen and let me know which ones you think sound the best! I tried to record each file with the same configuration as far as what I say, where the mic is, ambient noise in the room, etc. I am currently using the stock mic, but am hoping to upgrade to the Shure SM-7b in the near future at the suggestion of a friend in the A/V world.
So, without further adieu, here are the files:
So, if you listened to all of those files, you are quite the patient person! Hopefully the sound of my voice wasn't too unpleasant, at least I hope it was better than sticking a rat-tail file in your ear.
On a different note, look for an upcoming post regarding the EZNEC antenna modeling program and some PERL scripts that I wrote to make it easier to do certain things in it.
With that I'll say 73 for this evening and wish you the best for you and your family and GUD DX!