An ad for a piece of audio gear got my attention and prompted me to post here. Basically, in describing the functionality of this item, the ad describes how the product helps to "time align frequencies so that the highs reach our ears first, which provides superior spatial imaging and richer harmonic content." So here are my questions. 1. Is it true that its better (or clearer, anyways) when the highs reach the listeners ears just before the lows? I'm a moderate newbie so this was sort of news to me. 2. Other than just buying this thing, what sort of things can be done in the recording and mixing process to make the highs arrive earlier? I'm of course familiar with EQing, but I am not aware of how to move certain frequencies ahead or behind in time. 3. I have a very modest recording setup - I've got decent mics, but they're just running into a Firepod and Digital performer 5. I still take recording very seriously, but I'm wondering if this is an issue that I should even bother being concerned with? Thanks a lot folks! *The product in question is the sonic maximizer by BBE Sound. The ad I saw was on page 128 of the March 2009 Musicians Friend catalog.