Echo Users Can Crank Up the Bass

Echo Users Can Crank Up the Bass
Amazon's smart speakers now have a sound equalizer function that controls bass, midrange, and treble frequencies.

(CCM) — Amazon Echo users can now fine tune the sound produced by their devices to match their music preferences.

The new equalizer feature enables users to adjust the bass, midrange, and treble frequencies of music being played within a range of plus or minus 6 dB, according to a report on The Verge. This can be achieved using verbal commands such as "Alexa, set the bass to maximum," or "Alexa, turn up the treble," or manually using the Alexa app, or using on-screen controls on the Echo Show and Echo Spot.

Equalizer settings persist after they have been set, but they can be reset to the default positions (for example if the user wants to listen to a podcast) using the command "Alexa, reset equalizer."

The new equalizer capabilities are available to developers for creating third party skills, and are also available with devices like the Sonos Beam and Sound United Polk Command Bar, according to the report.

The equalizer feature will become available to Echo devices in the next few days, along with the voice controls for US English users only. Voice controls for other English variants will be rolled out in the near future.

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