Synergistic Research FEQ (Frequency Equalizer)
This is a new development from Synergistic Research. This device, placed in the listening room makes a dramatic improvement to the sound. The FEQ is an active device, available in 120V (with US plug) and 240V (with Schuko plug). Place the FEQ (7 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches in size) behind your stereo or home cinema system, approximately the middle of the room close to the wall, or between your main speakers, plug it in, turn it on and let it do its magic.
The effect of Synergistic's HFT (High Frequency Transducers) will be multiplied with the use of the FEQ (Frequency Equalizer).
What is it doing:
- Actively enhances system performance and room acoustics
- Lends weight and definition to low frequencies
- Dramatically improves high frequency air and refinement
- Improves mid-range palpability
- Significantly expands soundstage layering
- Multiplies the benefits of HFTs in system and room
- Like a SR Tranquility Base for your listening room
- Unconditional no-risk 30-day money back guarantee
- Available for 120V and 240V
- $995 international retail price
This is one of Synergistic's recent developments and a room tuning system extraordinaire! The HFT and FEQ work independently from each other, but when combined the results are even better than its parts.
Mike Girardi, StereoTimes wrote:
"...the largest component in one’s system is the listening room yet it the one component that is commonly overlooked and misunderstood. The HFTs are tiny high frequency transducers that clean up high frequency harmonics in your listening room by cancelling the harmonic noise generated by room resonances. The FEQ is an ultra low frequency RF pulse generator that acts as a low frequency dither to overpower the ambient RFI and EMI fields. The combination of the FEQ and HFTs has made the biggest improvement in my system’s performance since I been reviewing high end audio components over the last 11 years. Considering the physical size of the HFTs and FEQ as compared to all other room acoustic enhancement devices and their comparative performance, the FEQ and HFT resides in the best in class category for room acoustic treatment. From an ergonomic and aesthetic standpoint alone they are revolutionary in the application of room acoustic enhancement. Happy was the day I removed my previous reference room acoustic treatments and replaced them with the FEQ and HFT's (and it wasn’t a secret that my family felt the same way). The combination of the FEQ and HFT is a paradigm shift in room treatment device design and delivers on its promised performance..." Check it out
Reviews: Steve Plaskin, Stereophile's AudioStream.com, Oct.2013:
"...I have never heard anything that was as effective in elevating the performance of a high end system as the combination of the Synergistic Research HFT and the FEQ... soundstage, noise floor, bass detail and dynamic power, midrange and high end clarity all improve with the use of these products... the Synergistic Research High Frequency Transducer and Frequency Equalizer will become a permanent part of my audio system. Removing these components is simply unthinkable given the quality of the sonic enhancement achieved with their use..." Check out the whole review.