Toys or tools? Signal processors shape your sound. Equalizers are necessary for overall sound contouring, as well as elimination of acoustical feedback. Compressor/limiters control dynamics, and are the device of choice when it comes to eliminating signal peaks while improving perceived loudness. Noise gates and expanders clean up a signal's noise floor.
Special effects are the extra layer of texture and flavor, offering subtle enhancement or mind bending manipulation of the source's sonic profile. Parts Express also stocks all of the various interface devices such as splitters, combiners, isolators, convertors, preamps, and more. Toys or tools? The answer is yes! No matter how great your system sounds, it can always be made better through the judicious and correct application of signal processing.