Digital signal processor with built-in 8-channel amplifier
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Item #: 975PP82DSP
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The Match PP82DSP signal processor will greatly improve the sound quality of your factory audio system without cutting wires or changing your vehicle's look. This compact box holds a wealth of sound processing tools, along with an 8-channel amplifier that can power a variety of systems. After the PP82DSP works its magic, you'll be able to hear music like you were in the front row of a concert, instead of outside in the parking lot.
First, you'll need to purchase a vehicle-specific adapter harness that plugs in between your car's stock radio and speakers, then connects to the PP82DSP. The PP82DSP then takes the signal from the factory radio and transforms it into focused, clear, and powerfully moving music.
The processor's built-in amplifier puts out 55 watts RMS to each of your car's front and rear speakers, along with up to 280 watts RMS to an optional Match PP10E-D subwoofer so you'll definitely feel your music's impact. For you subwoofer fans who want more bass than that, the PP82DSP also includes outputs for hooking up your own larger amplifier and sub.
You can also set up the PP82DSP to run an active speaker system, driving your tweeters, midbass drivers, and subwoofers with separate channels.
Warning: Because of its high power and digital connections, setting up and running this processor improperly could damage your speakers. Please read the instruction manual carefully before you connect your Match PP82DSP.
The main control panel for the PP82DSP, as it appears on your computer screen
If you're a constant tweaker who's crazy about sound quality, then you will have a blast with the PP82DSP. It works with your Windows-operated personal computer to offer a world of sonic adjustments that can maximize the performance of almost any car audio system.
Once you've downloaded the application and software from Audiotec Fischer, you plug your PC or laptop into the processor's USB port. A detailed control panel will appear on your computer screen that lets you set virtually every tunable audio parameter, so you achieve the highest musical fidelity possible in your car. The visual display shows the resulting sound curve of each setting, so you'll know for sure how your adjustments are affecting audio output.
The PP82DSP processing includes a 30-band graphic equalizer on every channel, to compensate for all the dips and bumps in your speakers' responses inside your car, so each speaker will sound its best. The EQ section also features a fine tuning adjustment that lets you get in between the preset bands to smooth out any rough spots. The time alignment feature lets you correct for each speaker's placement, so the sound from each speaker gets to you at the same time, centering the stereo image for your sitting position.
You can configure almost any type of high-pass and low-pass filter on each channel. Not only can you adjust a crossover's frequency, but you can also choose the slope, its "filter characteristics" (see Highlights below), and adjust its "Q-factor," which widens or tightens the bump at a particular crossover point. Filters and EQ can be set separately for each channel, or channels can be linked together for common settings.
Don't worry, you won't have to drive around with your computer plugged in. You simply download your settings to the PP82DSP, after saving them on your laptop. The PP82DSP can store two settings at once, so you can toggle between them to see which sounds better. You can also use an optional microSD memory card to store and transfer settings to your PP82DSP, which comes in handy when you want to switch settings without plugging in your laptop.
An auxiliary input lets you plug in other sources like an MP3 player or a navigation device. The PP82DSP senses when a signal is present there and automatically switches to AUX mode to play it. If it hears nothing for 2 seconds, it switches back to the receiver's signal.
You can use the URC-2A remote control (not included) to control several functions of your processor from the front seat, without having to plug in a computer. You can adjust the main and subwoofer volumes, switch between your receiver and auxiliary sources, and even quickly switch back and forth between two previously saved processor setups. You can re-configure some of the URC-2A's functions using the DSP-PC Software.
The PP82DSP also features an optical digital input so you can play music directly from a compatible device and maintain the highest sound quality possible. You'll need to get the URC-2A remote in order to activate this input and control your digital source's volume.
Many newer vehicles feature accessory circuits that remain on for several minutes after the engine shuts off, so an aftermarket amplifier could possibly drain your vehicle's battery. The Match PP82DSP solves this problem by turning off the amps connected to its remote output after not sensing music for 60 seconds. It will turn them back on within a second after sensing the signal.
For more details and tips, check out Audiotec Fischer's DSP Special Sound Tuning Magazine, which includes the operation and adjustment manual for the Match PP82DSP.
Important Note: This Match upgrade system plugs in between your vehicle's factory radio and speakers, so it will not work in a premium sound system equipped with a factory amplifier. You must identify your vehicle to order a Match Plug and Play upgrade system online. Or, if you prefer, call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to make sure you get the upgrade system that works in your vehicle.
Mode switches set amp gains and remote control functions.
Once I finally located the radio under the cargo panel by the right rear tail light the PP 82DSP hooked up very easy and I didn't have to reroute anything but, I did need to run a power cable to the unit from the battery and ground to the vehicle for this unit.
Pros: Easy Plug and Play and sounds great with the dedicated sub woofer PP 10e-d and the stock speakers. The unit stays cool during operation. Very flexible foundation in which to build onto with more amps and speakers if one would desire. Crutchfield Replacement was very fast and easy for a DOA issue. No cutting into wiring.
Cons: The first Unit I received was DOA and deemed to be defective. That's why only 4 stars. Hey It happens!
Overview: The Helix PP 82DSP is an amplifier and digital signal processor, designed to be used with a Helix vehicle specific adapter to create a plug & play upgrade to a factory stereo system. Once the PP 82DSP is installed, the vehicle specific profile containing customized EQ and time alignment data is downloaded from the Helix web site to a MicroSD card and loaded into the DSP (be sure to check their site before purchasing to confirm they have a profile for your car). This allows you to upgrade your vehicle's factory sound, while leaving all the factory features and controls intact. If no profile is available for your vehicle, extensive adjustments can be made to the EQ, crossover, and time alignment using Audiotec Fischer's DSP PC-Tool software, downloaded free from their web site.
Channel Layout: The PP 82DSP is an 8-channel amp with two distinct sets of outputs. The channels are labeled A through H, with A through D wired through the System Connector harness back to the factory speakers (Front Left, Front Right, Rear Left, and Rear Right). Each of these main channels has a full range, 30-band equalizer, both high pass and low pass crossovers, and time alignment adjustment. Channels E through H are on a separate harness, designed to power the optional Helix PP 10E-D or PP 8E-Q subwoofer. Each of these channels has a 12-band equalizer along with the high pass and low pass crossovers, and time alignment adjustment. Even though E through H are designed as subwoofer channels, the crossovers offer full range options, so they can be used to drive other speakers. Unfortunately no harness is included that plugs into the port (either sub includes the necessary cable).
Computer Controls: These controls are on the Helix PC-Tool software, downloaded to your computer from their web site (If a vehicle specific profile is downloaded, its settings cannot be changed using the PC-Tool):
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I don't have a kicker subwoofer, but I see no reason that you couldn't drive it with this. I'm driving the dual-coil subwoofer from a OEM+ system using it, with 2 of the channels assigned (1 per coil). Hope that helps! [ Odic Nov 24, 2015 ]