AudioControl introduced at CES this month, one of the first in-car digital signal processors to work with an app on your smartphone.
Through an iPhone’s microphone, an app can pick up white noise generated by a CD in the car radio, as an example, and then measure the acoustics of the car cabin. It can then set the proper signal delay for the new AudioControl DQ-61 DSP, said AudioControl’s Tom Walker.
The DQ-61 DSP has six input and output channels with level controls and it has six active speaker level inputs for up to 400 watts per channel.
It comes with its own remote to adjust the volume for bass and other controls.
AudioControl’s Chris Kane said the unit solves a problem for the digital signal processor market; “Everyone likes the performance of a system calibrated exactly for their car, but it needs to be a little more cost effective and the set up process needs to be a little more straight forward.”
The DQ-61 is expected to ship in March at $399.
Other features include signal-sensing turn on and dual bandwidth equalization controls on all 6 channels plus internal channel summing.