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CottonTail sound is distorted/LoFi. Playing 2 sounds simul increases likelihood of distorted playback as vol increases
January 8, 2018
Works...um... "decent". The fidelity and audio quality of SOME sounds are kinda poor. Some of the calls like CottonTail Distress are more distorted and quieter than some of the other calls on it.
Hrmm... so far I've had a Hawk attack it. Had Gray Fox sorta come in to it. (I blew that one be trying to alert partner of their presence across the canyon, they heard my whispers) And this weekend I botched it on a Bobcat set, where unbeknownst to me, the BobCat had come up to like 10-15yds from it in my right periphery.
What seems to have helped it to work better for me is not just letting *it* play the sounds in it's own looping fashion. I think maybe it repeats the sounds loop just a bit to early/often.
I've now begun letting it loop and do like 2 "paragraphs" of it's sound... then I hit STOP... count to like 60+, then start the sounds again, and this seems to have helped.
Be careful pressing the buttons!!! It's very easy to mess-up and accidentally press a different button nearby the one you intended if you have larger fingers!! Then you have to nervously scramble to STOP that one and start the one you intended!
This is my first eCaller so I don't have experience with higher end models to compare it to yet. This will likely do the job. I just wonder if what I perceive to be porr sound quality for what is undoubtedly everyones goto call.. the cottontail... may be working against me.