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JL Audio DRC-205

Digital remote control — works with select JL Audio amps and processors

Item # 13698128

JL Audio's DRC-205 Digital Remote Controller for their VXi amplifiers lets you adjust the  master...

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About the JL Audio DRC-205

Remote control for a JL Audio VXi amplifier

JL Audio's DRC-205 Digital Remote Controller for their VXi amplifiers lets you adjust the  master volume, subwoofer level, switch between up to six preset tunings, and indicates the amp's status via LED. Although offered as an option, you'll need the DRC-205 to adjust your system's volume if you want to maintain accurate processing at all levels, and retain your factory system's front-to-rear fade feature.

Remote control for a JL Audio VXi amplifier

JL Audio's DRC-205 Digital Remote Controller for their VXi amplifiers lets you adjust the  master volume, subwoofer level, switch between up to six preset tunings, and indicates the amp's status via LED. Although offered as an option, you'll need the DRC-205 to adjust your system's volume if you want to maintain accurate processing at all levels, and retain your factory system's front-to-rear fade feature.

Better sound for phone calls too

In addition to volume and bass control, the DRC-205 features a Handsfree Optimization Mode that disables the VXi's time-correction and adds a high-pass filter to the audio to clarify the sound when making hands-free phone calls. A multi-colored LED reports the operational status of the processing, so you'll know what's going on from the driver's seat:

  • Green: system OK
  • Red: signal clipping — reduce source volume
  • Amber: Handsfree Mode active
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Product highlights:

  • wired digital remote control
  • connects to the JLid-CTRL port on select JL Audio amps and processors
  • works with VXi amplifiers and FiX and TwK processors
  • dual-concentric rotary controls with stops
  • master and subwoofer volume control
  • push-button mode/preset selector
  • amp status indicator (RGB LED)
  • control functions assignable via TüN software
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 98128
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What's in the box:

  • Control knob with harness jack (RJ45) and 35" connecting cable
  • 18' Control cable (with RJ-45 plugs on each end)
  • 3 Mounting rings (7/8" diameter)
  • 2 Self-tapping screws (length 3/4")
  • Instructions

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Features

Overview: The JL Audio DRC 205 is a digital dual rotary controller for use with VXi-series amplifiers, as well as the TwK System Tuning DSP and the FiX OEM Integration DSP. The control knob mounts to your dashboard or console, allowing you to make adjustments to your sound system or DSP. The DRC 205 comes with mounting hardware, and 18 feet of cable that plugs into the JLid port in the amp or processor.

Compatible Units: The DRC 205 is compatible with the following amplifiers and processors:

Operation: The DRC 205 has two concentric rotary knobs, each with roughly 300° of rotation. The inner button also has a push-button mode selector and an integrated LED status indicator.

Uses: The DRC 205 can be used to adjust the master volume or subwoofer volume in a connected system. You can also search for and select various presets or modes. Specific functionality is dependent upon the device it is connected to.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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flexibility [ DAVID  Feb 07, 2019 ]
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it goes with the VXI amp for preset switching [ Taylor  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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I own a fix 86 and my stock head unit sounds different with respect to bass level from radio, CD, bluetooth, and USB. My hope it to allow easy adjustment of bass level when switching source. [ MARK J  Dec 14, 2018 ]

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I have a TWK88. Will the DRC-205 handsfree call improvement work with the TWK88 or does it only work with the VXi amps?
[ Chris  Dec 21, 2018 ]
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It will cut out the bass frequencies when you push in the center knob to reduce echo. You can also select at what frequency it does it through the free tun software. It has several modes on the push button that you can select and adjust through the tun software. But in short this controller works with fix, the two, and vxi systems.
[ James  Dec 27, 2018 ]

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