The IKOS IMPULSE – taking your audio experience to a whole new level. In this blog post, we will not only tell you why we are proud of the IKOS IMPULSE, but also give you valuable tips on how to make the most of it in your long shortwave reception sessions, QSOs with friends and chasing DX stations.
Stereo quality for communication receivers
We are all used to receiving audio information via two channels (stereo) in order to determine the direction of the sound source and create a spatial sound image. Until now, communication receivers usually only offered mono quality, which can be stressful in the long term, especially with weak signals. This is where the IKOS IMPULSE comes in and generates a signal in quasi-stereo quality. This is not only to prevent fatigue, but also to make it easier to distinguish weak SSB signals. A breakthrough in the world of communication receivers!
Getting started made easy
Before you put the IKOS IMPULSE into operation, take a look at the first steps in the operating instructions. The package includes not only the IKOS IMPULSE itself, but also everything you need to get started: 2x audio adapters, 1x audio cable, 1x manual in English and German, and 1x power cable.
Simply follow these steps:
- Apply 9-16 volts DC to the power input jack – the LED will light up.
- Connect your audio source to the AUDIO INPUT socket.
- Connect your headphones to the AUDIO OUTPUT socket.
- Activate the stereo effect by pressing the “Effect” switch.
- Adjust the phase shift with the delay control.
Tips for the perfect sound experience
A special feature of the IKOS IMPULSE is the adjustable digital phase shift control. Experiment with it to find the ideal setting for your personal listening preferences. This allows you to customise and optimise the listening experience.
Care and maintenance
To ensure that you will be able to enjoy your IKOS IMPULSE for a long time, we recommend a simple care routine. Keep the device in a dry and dust-free environment. Clean it with a soft, dry cloth and avoid using solvents or abrasive cleaners.