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Old 10 January 2005, 14:41   #1
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Omega Sound Enhancer

i had an "omega sound enhancer" back in the day, which then got butchered for use on my pc, and then dissapeared into my childhood, lost forever.

i remember opening it up and it was a single IC with a pot resistor, sound audio inputs and an LED.

anyone know what that IC was, anyone got a spec sheet of that little gizmo? it didnt look the same as the one here: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...sound+enhancer

it was smaller, but i suspect the internals were the same.
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Old 10 January 2005, 15:13   #2
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what was this for?
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Old 10 January 2005, 15:19   #3
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you plugged it between the amiga and hifi/amp you listend to the sound on, and at the press of a button it made the sound *much* better, "fuller" would best descibe it, anyone who's had one will vouch for it i'm sure.

not sure how else to descibe it.
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Old 10 January 2005, 15:25   #4
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it sounds nice, but I guess there is no way today to order one....
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Old 10 January 2005, 23:21   #5
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Hmmm, I think I got such thing somewhere stored in a box or something, I´ll have a look at it next weekend
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Old 10 January 2005, 23:41   #6
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I think Pyromania had one of these things, as well. Bill, you here?
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Old 10 January 2005, 23:51   #7
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It probably made a "wide stereo" delay effect, which makes the Amiga sound better in a stereo hifi system (otherwise it sounds too sepparated).

Try loading an Amiga mod in deliplayer and turning on "wide stereo", see if it is the same effect.

You could replicate this (like I did) with any delay multiFx box that has the 'wide stereo" effect. Mine was a Zoom EFX-300 multifx.
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Old 11 January 2005, 00:28   #8
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I also found it best to run the output of an Amiga thru an equilizer and/or sound processor/noise reduction unit. I used a Sanyo unit that I had imported from Japan that has both an equilizer and noise reduction, this made it sound mighty fine indeed, especially when I hooked up an extra pair of speakers to the rear
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try this thread...LINK
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Old 11 January 2005, 04:47   #10
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I also found it best to run the output of an Amiga thru an equilizer and/or sound processor/noise reduction unit.
And I thought I was a freak by passing it through the multifx for wide stereo
Good data! I should try it.

Are you sure this omega thing is just like the one mentioned in the other thread, bro?
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try this thread...LINK
i did, see my original post.
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Old 11 January 2005, 11:45   #12
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Are you sure this omega thing is just like the one mentioned in the other thread, bro?
it's not the same as the one in the other thread, but i did look around the web, and it's definitely THIS item:

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showha...gi?HARDID=1284
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Old 11 January 2005, 12:48   #13
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I have an Omega Projects Sound Enhancer plugged into my Amiga right now I've even still got the box it came in and the registration cards.

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It probably made a "wide stereo" delay effect
Nope, all it does is separate and amplify the base and treble and it's a low pass filter.
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it's not the same as the one in the other thread, but i did look around the web, and it's definitely THIS item:

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showh...cgi?HARDID=1284
Yup that is what I have... although whoevers that is... they certainly like their treble... That setting would almost damage your tweeters

Unfortunately the OSE box is Riveted shut and so I cannot take a look inside.

HOWEVER

Omega Projects are still going (although they dont sell them anymore and they've changed their name at least once) and it's such a small company that I bet someone who was technical still works there.

(looks for the URL)

I cannot find it... but the sound enhancer is still on their webpage in the history section
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So it is just like the one on the other thread. intersting thing, this...
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One thing I should point out that the one I have is a Omega Projects Sound Enhancer MK2. Not sure if the MK1 looked the same, but mine is definately a MK2.

People complained about not enough BASS and so the MK2 has better bass performance.
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i did, see my original post.
ha haaa! sorry!

I thought that they were the same....but it now looks like one is a mk1 and the other is a mk2?? I have got the version that you have linked to and it has no bass real so maybe this is the mk1...
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Old 12 January 2005, 21:33   #17
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this one pictured in the other thread seems to be a pyramid one.
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I thought that someone might be interested that there is one for sale

I am not the vendor

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...167165572&rd=1
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