This catches so many people out. These new rigs all run the RX and TX audio through various DSP stages, and as a result there is a noticeable delay on RX and TX. When you listen on a monitor radio in your shack, it almost always sounds like echo or reverb. "Did I leave the echo on?" No, you didn't! hihiThe audio on the Ares 2 sounds great, but I think I hear a little something. Maybe others can confirm, I think the TX has a slight reverb sound. With the echo and TX noise reduction off, I hear a slight reverb in my monitor radio. Nothing bad, probably cant hear it on the other end, just wondering if anyone else has noticed it?
This same thing happens with all radios that do this digital processing - SDR's like the Flex and ANAN series as well. It's a thing. High gain microphone stages that work wonders on processing voice, and some DSP processing delay. It creates this exact scenario.
Go to http://www.kiwisdr.com/public/ (or similar) and find a remote SDR that can hear you. Use the built-in wav file record feature to record yourself, with the PC speakers all muted, and the volume of the ARES 2 down, (no chance of the 'mic to speaker' echo occuring.). Play this back. Your transmission will sound perfect with no echo and no reverb.