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Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator

B&H # TEVR1 MFR # VR1
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The Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator delivers a consistent, quality audio level while channel surfing or changing between A/V sources, without adjusting the volume. Features Advanced Digital Signal Processing technology that automatically adjusts sound levels without introducing additional noises.

With the Noise Reduction technology automatically reduces any hiss already present in audio. This clarifies whispers and articulates quiet scenes to a level that you can enjoy. Its Dual Band Automatic Gain Control adjusts bass and treble signals separately for improved dialog. With response as quick as .002 seconds, It delivers consistent audio levels when sudden loud noises such as explosions are present. Easy to install and is compatible with any A/V device. Its compact design allows for out of sight installation.

You can adjust the volume as much as twenty five times an hour. Volume Regulator allows you to focus on the entertainment and not the volume control. Once installed, you can set the VR-1 to your desired level and enjoy quality audio.
Automatically matches the volume of commercials to the program level, eliminating those sudden, loud noises that disturb the household or neighbors. By making dialog more intelligible and reducing blaring music or sound effects, the VR-1 is a great solution for the home theater enthusiast.
Compatible with any A/V device using RCA-type connectors.
Once installed, no further action is needed.
Compact, low profile design can be installed out of sight.
Set and forget volume level.
High-quality components low loss for excellent sound performance.
Video Carrier Output Level 60-69.5 dB uV
RF Output Channels Not Applicable
Impedance Not Applicable
Audio Input Impedance 13 + 3K ohms
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.18 x 3.87 x 1.43"
Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator
  • VR-1 TV Volume Regulator
  • DV-1210 AC Adapter with Attached 6' Cord (DC Output: 12 VDC/100mA)
  • 6' Stereo Audio Patch Cord with Male RCA Plugs
  • User Manual
  • Product Brochure
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Terk TechnologiesVR-1 TV Volume Regulator
     
    3.6

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    73%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to setup (16)
    • Improved audio/video (12)
    • Simple controls (12)
    • Attractive (11)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (13)
      • Entertainment (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (10), Power user (5), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Get back at those loud commercials.

      I just bought a second Terk volume regulator, so we now we have one for each TV. And it doesn't just work during normal watching hours.My wife and I often use the TV to...Read complete review

      I just bought a second Terk volume regulator, so we now we have one for each TV. And it doesn't just work during normal watching hours.My wife and I often use the TV to put us to sleep at night. But my wife constantly complained that loud commercials often waked her up in the middle of the night, and she couldn't go back to sleep. The Terk regulator solved the problem, at a terrific price,[...]. Most important, I almost bought the Terk from another company who was about to zap me with S&H charges, when they implied they would not. I jumped to B&H's website and bought both.It's a pleasure dealing with a company that just does what it says, and does it in a professional and transparent way.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works fair

      I have an older model TV and cable TV service. Before I got this product commercials were very loud. Volume regulation has improved with the use of this product however it does not always...Read complete review

      I have an older model TV and cable TV service. Before I got this product commercials were very loud. Volume regulation has improved with the use of this product however it does not always seem to work and commercials are sometimes still too loud.

      Reviewed by 23 customers

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      5.0

      Impressive Gadget

      By kwebster7327

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Setup
      • Improved Audio/Video
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

        I needed a way to level out audio on streaming content from Hulu, Netflix, etc. I was initially skeptical about anything in this price range actually doing anything, but decided to risk it when I saw how much the other solutions were.

        I placed the unit between the audio-out on the TV and the video-in on the amplifier and turned it on. An hour later, the wife realized that we hadn't had to adjust the volume once. If she's happy with *any* technology, it's an instant 5 star from me.

        This device works so well for us that I'm really curious about how folks who have reviewed it poorly are using it.

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        • No

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        2.0

        Too good to be true!

        By Ray B

        from Trinity, NC

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Does Not Improve Audio/Video

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

        Easy to install/add to your system but barely works on some channels, not at all on most. May work on Stv but not on Digital!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Amazing "REAL" Audio Level Control CHEAP

        By Sam

        from Indy

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Improved Audio/Video
        • Simple Controls
        • VERY inexpensive

        Cons

        • Fool by hi dynamic range
        • NOT for audio PURIST

        Best Uses

        • Home TV stereo audio

        Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

        Simple stereo audio RCA input & output is trivial to set up between TV & Amplifier (or between Tuner-/Cable-Box & TV). For price, does amazing job of raising/lowering levels between (and within) TV channels. Not perfect as pro compressor literally costing 10X$--sometimes "pumps" or clicks if source has wide dynamic range--but that's why there's a "Bypass" switch.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Terk vr 1 works ok. Good price

        By Tl

        from Bronx,NY

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Setup
        • Improved Audio/Video
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

            make some noise at begining of music. The box makes some electronic buzz. Overall, work as it support to be. Recommend to friends

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It really works!!

            By wetaught

            from Grand Rapids, MI

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Setup
            • Improved Audio/Video
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

              Can't believe that we aren't looking for the remote to mute the commercials. This product actually does what it claims.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              A GREAT AID FOR HARD OF HEARING

              By Bob

              from Houston, Texas

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Fast Setup
              • Improved Audio/Video
              • Need to show bypass Switc
              • Simple Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                SO FARE THIS PRODUCTS SEEM TO BE DOING WHAT IT SAYS IT WILL.tHE ONLY TIME IT DOES SEEM TO HAVE A PROPLEM IS WHEN BACK GROUND MUSIC IS REALY LOAD LIKE ON THE NEW SHOW ABOUT AAL STEWARDS.

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                • No

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                2.0

                it did the job but a annoying sound

                By rich

                from ohio

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improved Audio/Video

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                    loud noise comes out when chging channels ,coming out after pause

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    I WOULD BUY THIS ITEM AGAIN

                    By LEN FINK

                    from NEW JERSEY

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Improved Audio/Video

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Professional

                      Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                      VERY EASY TO HOOK IT UP. IT SERVES MY PURPUSE.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      VR-1 - easy to set up and use

                      By Mike P

                      from Racine WI

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Setup
                      • Improved Audio/Video
                      • Simple Controls

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                        The VR-1 Volume Regulator was extremely easy to use... just ran RCA video and audio cables from the back of my cable tuner (AV outputs) to the RCA inputs on my 25" CRT tube TV. Would work just as well on a flat screen display.In my home installation, I'm using a Kramer VS-41AV switcher, so I can also attach a DVD/VCR combo, a Roku video streaming box, and the cable tuner as three seperate inputs.I read some three year old reviews of the VR-1 on the internet, that said that owners heard "popping sounds" when the compressor/limiter is working, and that it was annoying. I was delighted that this problem has gone away.Once in a while, if the source sound ramps up very quickly, there seems to be a minimal delay, and the sound is slightly garbled, but not enough to be a serious annoyance (unless you're an audiophile).Some reviews said that there is some delay in the audio (looks like "lip syncing") but with the difficulties in broadcasters delivering digitally stored video, who's to say what really is the problem. Yes, I have noticed some of this on my TV, but again, what REALLY is the problem?Performance/price... I am totally delighted. I expected $100+ for such performance. There's not much of a manual, but this device is so simple to install and use.It came with a AV cable, but I used one of my own, because I needed longer cable length to get from my cable tuner box to my Kramer AV switcher.[...]

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        VR-1 Volume regulator works well

                        By antioch01

                        from Plant City

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Setup
                        • Reasonable Price

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                        We read the negative reviews and wondered if this product worked. Tried it since it was reasonably priced. Worked as advertised. We do not get any pops or cracks and the volume seems to stay even.

                        One suggestion would be to make one of these with an adjustable volume control so you could actually make the comercials volume lower than the programs.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Don't judge a book by its cover

                        By stressed61614

                        from Peoria, IL

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Fast Setup
                        • Improved Audio/Video
                        • Simple Controls

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Office

                        Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                        Does the job but it crack & pops when it does its thing.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        2.0

                        Should be called a volume "enhancer"

                        By Bob

                        from Bear De.

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Setup

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                          I've not been happy with this device.It seems to enhance not level out the sound.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          This product did not work for me

                          By Margie

                          from Memphis, TN

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                                I did not realize that this product is for analog tvs and not for digital, so I can't use it.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                1.0

                                returned merchandise

                                By Pickles 75455

                                from Mt. Pleasant, Tx.

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Setup

                                Cons

                                • Does Not Improve Audio/Video

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                                The product had a defect and it would make popping sounds everyfew minutes.[...]

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Very affordable

                                By Mitch

                                from Idaho Falls, ID

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Fast Setup
                                • Improved Audio/Video
                                • Simple Controls

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Movies

                                  Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                                  I love this product because it provides volume equalization during changing channels and between my show and the commercials.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  This is the second one

                                  By Buckskinner

                                  from West Virginia

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Setup
                                  • Improved Audio/Video
                                  • Simple Controls

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home

                                    Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                                    This product works as advertised. I liked it so well that I ordered a second unit. The set up is easy, and the loud commercials are gone forever.

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                                    5.0

                                    VR-1 TV Volume Regulator by Terk

                                    By Greg

                                    from Newbury Park, CA

                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Cables are just the right
                                    • Fast Setup
                                    • Improved Audio/Video
                                    • Simple Controls

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                                      The unit was easy to install and work great as long as the sound on the TV was selected to Standard. Sound in the compressed mode varied, but with the TV at Standard and feeding the Bose system allowed best performance. Of course to avoide closed captions during mute, we left the volume setting at minimum to avoide the display of the CC words. Nice not to hear the loud commercials booming in anymore.
                                      Greg

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                                      1.0

                                      Does not work with HDMI cable .

                                      By Fred

                                      from Algonquin IL

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Fast Setup

                                      Cons

                                      • Does not work

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                                        They need regulator that connects to HDMI cabel.

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                                        3.0

                                        Nice looking and small unit.

                                        By fivedraw

                                        from Kissimmee, FL

                                        About Me Power User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Fast Setup
                                        • Simple Controls

                                        Cons

                                        • Power on LED too bright

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                                        It does keep the commercials loudness from running you from the room, but, isn't there always a but, it has a tendency to increase the background music to the levels of speaking sometimes. It may not be the unit, you never know how the audio is broadcast on the networks. This may just be an anomaly and overall I am pleased with the product and would recommend it.

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                                        5.0

                                        Like A Charm

                                        By UptownDJ

                                        from Greenville, SC

                                        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Entertainment

                                          Comments about Terk Technologies VR-1 TV Volume Regulator:

                                          I would rate this 99.9 out of 100. It handles all volume changes within a single TV channel great. It does seem to help when channel surfing but not perfect when flipping around channels. Once you settle on a channel, it's awesome, and a great price.

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