What is it?|
Perfect Declipper improves the audio quality of too loud recordings. This includes most modern CD's and MP3's (see 'Why should I use it' on the right).
It does this by calculating the missing (clipped) information from the data that is still available.
Clipped input signal
Perfect DeClipper output signal. Note that even in larger clipped areas the higher frequencies are restored. This does not depend on how many samples there are before another clipped area starts!
Why should I use it?|
In the 1980's, CD's were expensive and only available in high-end systems - and hence most CD's were recorded at the best possible quality.
In the last two decades, due to what is called the loudness war, music has
been released at continuously increasing volume levels. This has come at a cost: Reduction of dynamics and clipping. Clipping means
that the loudest spikes in the music are cut off, which causes digital clipping distortion. In the last few years, it has gotten so
bad that in some cases you can even clearly hear the distortion on laptop speakers.
Perfect Declipper can restore the clipped parts of the audio, in many cases the result is indistinguishable from the original, not clipped,
recording. In the process, it also restores part of the dynamics.
Do I need high-end audio equipment to hear the difference?
No! In fact, I've received many emails and messages from people who stated that their cheap equipment suddenly sounded like a high-end system
to them. Even on the cheapest headphones the difference in quality is amazing. Just check the samples on this site.
Products that have Perfect Declipper built-in
Perfect DeClipper technology is available in the following products:
Omnia.9 by Leif Claesson ($10,000)
Stereo Tool 6.20 and higher (€ 120-160)
Interested to build it into your product? Contact us via the email address at the bottom!