AudioControl ACR-2

Wired remote for select AudioControl processors

Item #: 161ACR2

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Use this handy wired remote control with select AudioControl sound processors to change the overall level or bass output. Its 2-color LED glows brighter as you increase output, then dims as you dial it back. Mount it on your dash so you can make on-the-fly level adjustments. The package includes a 20-foot cable and a mounting plate.

Product Highlights:

  • remote level/bass control for select AudioControl processors:
    • LC7 line converter
    • DQL-8 line output converter
    • LCQ-1 6-channel processor
    • The Epicenter Plus bass restorer
  • 20' cable and mounting plate included
  • 2-9/16"W x 1-1/2"H x 2-1/2"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Remote dash mount control
  • 20' RJ-14 cable. Mounting Instructions on packaging

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Overview: This wired remote (ACR-2) controls either the subwoofer output level or the master volume of the AudioControl DQL8, LCQ-1, or the Epicenter Plus; which one is selected in the menu. The remote is designed to be dash mounted, within reach of the driver; it can be mounted under the dash with the supplied bracket, or the bracket can be removed and the knob and LED can be custom mounted through the dash. Pressing the knob engages the auxiliary input.

Mounting Options: The dash  control may be mounted under the dash using its own bracket or through a custom hold in the dash. It should be within reach of the driver and in a spot where the LED is plainly visible

  • Bracket Installation: The dash control mounts with two screws, which attach to the underside of the dashboard. Slide under the dash and place the dash control in its mounting position, mark the two mounting holes, drill pilot holes, and secure with two screws.
  • Custom Installation: For that custom, finished look, the dash control can be flush mounted directly on the dash-board (or anywhere else). Disassemble the dash control from the mounting bracket. Start by pushing the LED from its holder followed by removing the circuit board and rotary control from the bracket. Drill a 9/32" hole in the dashboard for the control along with a 1/8" hole for the lock tab and a 13/54" hold for the LED holder. Reassemble the dash control components on the dashboard.

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Written By Ryan, Peoria, AZ on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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Works exactly as specified which is pretty cool but the LED is so freaking bright! Additionally, the LED blinks, and its not a rhythmic blinking but a completely erratic blinking that is very distracting especially at night. I ended up disconnecting the LED completely.

As for the mounting, I ended up mounting it in the same box as my amp's external control but for those without an existing place to mount, this may be a distraction.

Pros: It works well

Cons: LED

Nice addition

Written By Tony, South Florida on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What I thought would be a more or less semi-useless gadget turned out to be a nice addition. Smooth, continuous control of the sub output, with the A/B feature, both on the same control. Extremely easy to install (plug & play), too.

My only gripe - the mounting bracket is a simple bent piece of aluminum, with the "guts" of the unit exposed on the sides, bottom & back. I'd have expected a fully enclosed housing, but this is a minor issue, and can be easily rectified with an aftermarket box.

Pros: Extremely simple hookup, and convenient to use. Smooth functionality.

Cons: The LED is a little too bright, even in daylight (way too bright at night). And the aforementioned bracket that should be enclosed.

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