Overview: The DQ-61 is a 6-channel active line output
converter, with built-in signal delay circuitry, equalizer, and AudioControl's
Line Output Converter: The six channel active line output
converter allows you to keep the factory radio, and still dramatically improve
your car audio system performance. The DQ-61 accepts up to six channel (front,
rear, and sub) speaker-level input from your factory radio or amplifier(s), and
converts to six high voltage pre-amp signals, to feed aftermarket amplifiers.
The speaker level inputs are compatible with nearly any factory stereo system,
even most Bose systems. There are three pair of inputs that will accommodate up
to 400 watts per channel.
Time Alignment: By delaying the left speaker output a few
milliseconds, the Signal Delay feature lets you effectively center the listener
(driver) between the left and right speakers, thus optimizing the sound stage.
The Signal Delay feature also allows adjustment of the front speaker output
relative to the subwoofer, to effectively bring the subwoofer forward in the
car. AudioControl offers a free set-up app for iPhone and iPad, available at the
Equalizer: The front, rear, and subwoofer outputs have
independent 7-band equalizers. The front and rear EQ bands are centered at 125
Hz, 175 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, and 8 kHz. The subwoofer bands are
centered at 31.5 Hz, 40 Hz, 50 Hz, 63 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz, and 125 Hz. Each dial
is continuously variable from -12 dB to +12 dB and there's a notch at the center
position so it's easy to return to the flat setting.
AccuBASS: AccuBASS automatically corrects the intentional
bass roll-off common in many factory installed audio systems. This patent pending
(as of 10/2/13) circuitry maintains and restores the bass output level as the
volume is turned up, improving the overall audio performance.
Remote: The included ACR-3 wired remote gives you easy
access to the subwoofer output level. The remote is also used to program the
Signal Delay circuit, and to bypass the signal processor, for an A/B comparison
with and without the Signal Delay, equalizer, and AccuBASS circuits. 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 LEDs can be custom mounted through the dash. Dimensions:
- Width: 2.558"
- Height: 1.477"
- Depth: 1.811" (2.465"
Input/Output Level: The input gains and output levels are
set independently for the front, rear, and sub channels. To help correctly set
the input, a Maximized LED lights to indicate the input is just below clipping.
The adjustable output level allows you to increase the source line voltage to
the top of your amplifier's input range; up to 7.5 volts RMS.
Channel Summing: If your factory audio system has separate
amplifier channels with built-in crossovers, connected directly to tweeters,
midranges, and/or woofers, those signals will likely need to be combined (summed)
into a single full range signal. The DQ-61 has internal jumper settings that
allow you to select which input signals will be combined (none, front/rear,
Auto Turn-on: The GTO (Great Turn-On) Circuit turns on the
DQ-61 when it detects a signal on the front speaker level input. There is also
remote out terminal that provides a trigger to turn on your amplifier. The GTO
circuit can be turned off if you prefer a wired turn-on trigger.
Ground Isolation: The power supply ground is switchable, in
case of ground loop noise. The factory position is fully isolated (typically the
best choice), but can be changed to Ground or 200Ω.
AutoMode: Some cars have low level or other unusual signals
on their speaker leads that may not trigger the AutoMode circuit and result in
signal switching. When this occurs you can manually turn off the AutoMode function
by changing the internal jumper setting.
Terminal Blocks: The power terminal and the three speaker
level input terminals are removable; the wiring is attached to the block, then
the block is plugged into the DQ-61. Each terminal block will accommodate wire
up to 12 gauge.
- Maximum Speaker-Level Input: 400 watts
- Maximum Output: 7.5 volts RMS
- Output Gain: +/-12 dB
- Frequency Response: 10 Hz-22 kHz
- THD: 0.01%
- Input Impedance: 20 kΩ
- EQ Frequencies:
- Front/Rear: 125 Hz, 175 Hz, 250 Hz, 500
Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 8 kHz
- Sub: 31.5 Hz, 40 Hz, 50 Hz, 63 Hz, 80 Hz,
100 Hz, 125 Hz,
- Signal Delay:
- Left/Right: 10ms max
- Front/Sub: 35ms max
- Output Impedance: 150 ohms
- Current Draw: 350 mA
- Recommended Fuse: 2 amp
- Remote Trigger Output: 1 amp max