New Hx1 Telephone Hybrid Shows Superior Sound in Recording Studio

19 January 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Everything changes. Keith Brown, owner of Crystal Sound Recording Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, can attest to this. He has been in the recording business since the early '70s — and although the purpose of his business hasn’t changed, the way he produces his product certainly has.

“I have a major client that used to fly executives to our studio to record phone calls from staff for use in company informational CDs," Brown reminisces. “Today, those execs don’t fly in. They want to conduct those same phone interviews remotely, but still expect ‘studio quality.’ I urgently needed a way to deliver that quality to keep my clients happy; luckily, I found the Telos Hx1."

After research and testing, Brown found that the new Hx1 digital hybrid solved his problems. His clients could interact naturally with remote callers; their interviews once again became “a conversation, where the tech doesn’t get in the way" says Brown.

“The Hx1 is a sleek, professional looking piece of hardware that looks first-class in the studio and produces superior sound," says Brown. “Everything needed to produce great-sounding phone conversations is in there. With EQ and compression part of the Hx1, I save time and effort in post-production; the audio already sounds so good that I don’t have to massage it."

The Telos Hx1 is packed with new hybrid technology – the most advanced digital signal processing ever. Hx hybrids bring even the most unruly mobile phone audio into submission. Audio processing from Omnia automatically manages levels and EQ. Built-in auto answer, caller disconnect detection, ingenious audio-leveling and anti-feedback routines for enhanced open speaker studio applications, call screening and line-hold features, front-panel send, receive audio metering and an internal universal power supply are all standard on the Hx hybrids.

The Hx is a part of the Telos broadcast telephony line, the world’s most trusted family of singleline hybrids and multi-line phone systems.


Telos Systems, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with offices in Europe, is a leading manufacturer of audio codecs for ISDN and IP connections, and POTS and VoIP telephone interface products for talk-shows, teleconferencing, audio production, remote broadcasts, and intercom applications.