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Rockford Fosgate DSR1

Digital signal processor with Maestro AR amp replacement module — add an aftermarket amp without losing important features

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About the Rockford Fosgate DSR1

Upgrade your system

Your car computer controls its audio system, so upgrading the sound has to include integrating with your car's digital network. Rockford Fosgate's DSR1 combines an integration module with a full-featured digital signal processor so you can add an aftermarket amplifier without losing any of your factory controls or audio notifications, and achieve the high-fidelity sound the system lacked.

Upgrade your system

Your car computer controls its audio system, so upgrading the sound has to include integrating with your car's digital network. Rockford Fosgate's DSR1 combines an integration module with a full-featured digital signal processor so you can add an aftermarket amplifier without losing any of your factory controls or audio notifications, and achieve the high-fidelity sound the system lacked.

A simpler way

In the past, in order to upgrade a factory system you'd have to first sum all the outputs, reduce the signal strength to line-level, remove the factory EQ and crossover settings, and then apply your custom audio processing and amplification. The DSR-1 simplifies this process by using the unprocessed line-level signals from the factory receiver, so you can tune the sound without fighting the factory settings. Your factory radio still works like it always has, and you retain all your vehicle's features.

Rockford Fosgate + iDatalink Maestro = good times

The DSR1 includes an iDatalink Maestro AR amplifier replacement module, which can use a vehicle-specific T-harness (sold separately) to supply a clean audio signal plus digital control data to the processor. Using a Windows PC, you go to iDatalink's website and download the firmware for your specific vehicle to your DSR1. It will then be able to translate your vehicle's digital instructions, like turning down the music and making only one speaker active during Bluetooth calls, for example.

Fine-tune your sound via your mobile device

The DSR1 uses the same technology as Rockford Fosgate's 3Sixty.3 digital signal processor to help you obtain and enjoy amazing sound quality from your vehicle's sound system. After connecting — via Bluetooth to an iOS or Android device — and loading the PerfectTune app, the main user interface screen displays your speaker configuration, an EQ graph, the EQ controls, and more.

8 channels handles almost any system

Each channel has its own crossover network, level adjustment, time alignment setting, polarity switch, and 31 bands of equalization, so there's no excuse for anything but perfect sound. The DSR1 offers eight output channels of processed signal for your amplifiers to send on to your tweeters, speakers, and subs.

Important Note: This Rockford Fosgate processor can either be used with an iDatalink harness in "Vehicle-specific" mode, or it can operate without needing a vehicle-specific harness in "Universal" mode, when upgrading a standard, non-premium factory or aftermarket system. See "Configuration Menu" under the Details tab for more information.

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Product highlights:

  • digital signal processor with factory digital amplifier replacement module
  • add an aftermarket amplifier without losing any factory controls or audio notifications
  • requires Windows PC with internet connection to download vehicle-specific firmware to the module
  • includes iDatalink Maestro AR interface to retain factory premium audio features
  • works with an optional vehicle-specific T-harness (sold separately)
  • supplies control data as well as audio
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs for use with a non-premium system and no vehicle-specific harness
Digital Processing:
  • digital processing technology from Rockford Fosgate's 3Sixty.3 processor
  • digital processing: 147 MIPS speed, 32-bit precision, 72-bit accumulators
  • analog to digital: 24-bit precision, 105 dB dynamic range, -98 dB THD+N
  • digital to analog: 24-bit precision, 108 dB dynamic range, -98 dB THD+N
    • settings and adjustments made via Bluetooth connection to a iOS or Android device running PerfectTune app
    • 8 assignable inputs
    • 4 auxiliary RCA and 1 optical TOSLINK (S/PDIF) inputs
    • 8 preamp outputs (up to 4 volts)
    • 31-band parametric EQ on all channels
    • crossover filters can be set as all-pass, high-pass, low-pass, bandpass, high-shelf, or low-shelf filters
    • selectable slopes and filter characteristics
    • phase switch on every channel
  • dimensions: 5-1/16"W x 1-1/4"H x 4"W
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DSR1

What's in the box:

  • Digital signal processor
  • 7" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • 18-pin input harness
  • 16-pin output harness
  • Quick-start guide

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Garbage!!

Antonio from GREENVILLE, IL on 8/30/2019

2018 Ram 1500

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You were warned!! This thing was the worst car audio equipment I have ever experienced. I ordered the part and of course Crutchfield sent it within a couple of days. Got it connected all my wires and triple checked it was right. Plugged it in and the sound quality sucked. Re installed updates and software same results. I begin trouble shooting when I noticed the rear roof speakers where playing from the driver side only. More trouble shooting and I noticed that particular speaker was playing through the center speaker! Re checked wiring and all was correct. I trouble shot some more and noticed the roof speaker connections did not work at all! Contacted Crutchfield and tech support sent a new one out with Maestro harness just in case. 4 days later the harness arrived and the DSR1 was in space some where. Contacted Crutchfield and was told it should have been in the same box. My truck is apart waiting for this and nothing. Immediately requested my money back because I would have to wait 5 days to get the replacement part. I was upset at Crutchfield but unfortunately a business that size is going to have thieves some where. I have been installing systems for 30 years and this product which is the altimate blame flat out is horrible. I wanted this to work so bad it was crazy. I don't know what I am going to do at this point but all my amps speakers wiring and all is installed already. God have mercy. I will figure something out and update you all. SMH

Pros: I really wish I had one.

Cons: The sofware update was a nightmare and nothing worked. I don't know who is responsible but back to the drawing board Maestro and Fosgate

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Big Difference! Well worth the price.

Pat from Corolla, NC on 8/28/2019

2014 Ford F-150 Lariat

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After multiple tries at flashing and software refreshing the DSR 1, was finally able to get it to respond correctly to the vehicle's existing system. Would have given 5 Stars if the flash/software update was easier. Very pleased to remove the poor performing Sony amp that was in since new. Instillation is straight forward with the Ford harness. Updating the software...not so much. With the existing amp connections under the center console it's not that easily available. Finally got the right flash combination and the DSR 1 is working great! Thanks to the Crutchfield folks for being so easy to work with.

Pros: Great sound through JL Audio 6 channel amp. Lots of options to configure the sound to individual taste

Cons: Software/firmware very challenging to get right.

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DSR1

Crutchfield customer from Dunlap, IL on 8/17/2019

2016 Ford Mustang

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Love the convenience and ease of install but the product itself is a bit glitchy.

Pros: Very easy install, and the t harness is awesome. The Perfect Tune App is pretty cool and easy to use

Cons: Glitch interface, low output voltage on preamps. Bluetooth connection is fickle

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Rockford Fosgate DSR1

Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, LA on 6/10/2019

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I was hoping for a bit more out of this product, with a little less problems. While it does do everything they claim. On the software, equalizer side, I wish they would provide a few pre loaded equalizer settings, that would allow you to make small mods, rather than starting from scratch. And I'm a GM customer, so obviously, I would love for Maestro module embedded in this thing, to hurry up and add GM to their list of supported vehicles. It's GM for goodness sake. There aren't enough GM vehicles on the road to warrant the time and investment to support us?

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2013 Ford Edge

Crutchfield customer from Medford, NY on 6/3/2019

2013 Ford Edge

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I've installed this on a 2013 Ford Edge Sony System. Works just as I expected. Was able to remove factory amp completely. Set-up was easy. And have the Perfect Tune app to dual in my crossover. I did purchased the T-harness which works flawless. Opens up my sound stage with no restrictions. Running Focals up front (5-1/4). Alpine in the rear (6x8) kicker in the back pillar and sub. All purchased through Crutfield. Having a 4 channel Alpine Amp and mono for the sub. Just download the necessary update through Idatalink and Rockford. And Enjoy

Pros: Easy install

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Rockford Fosgate DSR1

Crutchfield customer from South Pittsburg, TN on 5/5/2019

2014 Chevrolet Impala Limited

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The purchase process was easy and efficient. Tech support is great. The updating of the dsr1 can be a little confusing. But great experience overall.

Pros: Great tech support. Nice equipment.

Cons: Updating can be confusing

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Junk

Crutchfield customer from Manassas, VA on 4/21/2019

2016 Subaru Outback

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Documentation is poor. Major problems integrating it to my Subaru. Updated all 3 firmwares but continues intermittently disconnect Bluetooth. During configuration, radio volume control goes away and system will not turn off when car is off. Rebooting the DRS1 is he only way to recover. Not sure if this is an app problem or firmware problem. Rockford support very limited. This is my second DRS1 both had problems. Running iOS 12.2

Pros: Cable labeling is good.

Cons: App or firmware problems.

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This customer is currently working with our Tech support team to resolve the issue. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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If there was another alternative, would not buy this...

Norman from Randolph, NJ on 3/2/2019

2017 Ford Focus

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If the standalone Maestro had better amplifier selection, I wouldn't have bought this. Perfect Tune App is wonky to use, zero instructions. Had to watch non Rockford videos on youtube for an overview on how to use. Had to flash the Maestro side, six times in a row before it would allow me to use the App to tune my system.

Pros: It finally worked as intended

Cons: Zero manufacturer instructions on how to use the app.

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Works Great

Jim from Central IL on 1/7/2019

2017 Dodge Challenger

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Works great in my 17 Challenger. I'm glad I went against Crutchfield support and went with this instead of the pac unit. My setup has been bug free. I can't imagine (and couldn't find) anything comparable at the same price when replacing a factory amp.

Pros: Tons of tuning can be done with this to get it as close to perfect as your system will allow

Cons: Tons of tuning to do because I want my system as perfect as I can get

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Must have to replace sony audio in F150!

Robert from Texas on 12/11/2018

2014 Ford F-150 FX4

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Excellent product. Very happy with the ease of installation. I have a 2014 F150 with sony audio. I was able to bypass the sony amp completely and added a 4 channel amp for my door speakers along with a mono amp for my subs. No hiss, no strange noises, everything works like it did before (nav, door chimes, back up sensors, Bluetooth audio). I added the 4 meter extension which ended up being too long but better safe than sorry. Only thing I would like to point out as others have is the Bluetooth connectivity. It seems that it takes a few tries to connect with my iPhone but once I have a stable connection i'm able to tune the device with no issues. Very happy customer.

Pros: - Easily integrate aftermarket audio with stock sony system - Very nice DSP for tuning the system - Small and compact - Must have for aftermarket audio systems with sony audio in the F150!

Cons: - Bluetooth connectivity with iPhone seems spotty but like I mentioned once it finally grabs hold of the device no issues with tuning and setting everything up.

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Awesome DSP

Romulo from Atlanta, GA on 11/9/2018

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Awesome DSP. Skeptical at 1st because of previous issues with Axxess DSP (almost same form factor), but it was unbelievable that it can make your factory head unit so tunable. Takes a lot of time if your using the advance tuning. Basic tuning is the best way to start. Used as stand alone unit on my 2018 Honda CRV EXL. For best possible outcome utilized a car audio professional for installation and tuning.

Pros: Affordable, small form factor.

Cons: None

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Rockford Fosgate DSR1

Thomas from Austin, TX on 10/16/2018

2015 Ram 1500

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Easy to integrate with factory system with dedicated harness. Great DSP with a ton of options. Small, so can be mounted virtually anywhere.

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Cons: Firmware upgrade

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Rockford Fosgate DSR1

Eric from Springfield, IL on 10/14/2018

2013 Ford Escape

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Wish this was out when I bought my car the dsp I had was good but this one you control with phone or tablet and gives you a 31 band equalizer and crossover controls for each set of speakers and you don't have to spice into the factory wiring like I did with the old dsp I gave this only 4 stars because of all the programing and lack of good instructions (by the way this does work with windows 10 just have to use internet explorer not edge despite what other people say) also bluetooth signal isn't real strong and disconnects often but overall great unit glad I got it

Pros: Don't have to run power or cut into factory wiring Can make adjustments from your seat 31 band equalizer Crossover controls

Cons: Had to program it several times to get the right settings because couldn't find any instructions saying what each option does and how to adjust warning chimes and phone volume The phone or tablet disconnecting but it does reconnect

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Works great once updated

John from Chicago Heights, IL on 9/19/2018

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It is easy to work with once it has been flashed and updated, which is why I gave it 4 stars. The build date on my unit was from July of this year, but I had to flash the module with a higher firmware update from over a year ago. Shouldn't this already have the most recent information built in? Also you have to use internet explorer as your browser for these updates. On the Android platform (Samsung Galaxy S9) App crashes when trying to adjust frequency (Gain and Q works), on Apple, works fine. Other than that, the app is easy to use and easy to program the EQ curve into the module. The unit is very responsive to adjustments. This unit is on the small side, I have it installed in my 2017 Harley Roadglide fairing.

Pros: Small Easy to wire Responsive

Cons: Update needed out of the box Must use internet explorer for update App may crash during frequency adjustments on the Android platform

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Necessary Evil

Chad from Kentucky on 8/26/2018

2015 Ford Explorer

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Using this on my 2016 Ford Taurus SHO. It's the only integration module that works with a 16 so I'm stuck with it. I have it mostly working now, but the amp turns on by itself randomly and sometimes stays on all night. It's drained my battery more than once. Will have to find an alternate amp turn on source. The initial flashing is buggy and confusing. You have to flash BOTH Rockford Fosgate firmware and Idatalink. They don't tell you that anywhere. The flash utility will not work in windows 10. I had to drag out an old win7 machine, and it took many tries with that. The Bluetooth is terrible. It fails to connect frequently and barely has any signal 5 feet from the module. The preamp voltage is super weak. I barely get 2V peak with the volume all the way up playing a 1khz reference tone at -5 dB. To make it worse, idatalink support is non existent. I've been waiting 2 weeks on a response to my last support post and have asked 2 more unanswered questions since then. They should be ashamed. The DSP functions do work well, and I got an almost flat RTA curve fairly easily, but since the amp gains have to be so high, there's more hiss than I'd like. If you have a choice, pick something else.

Pros: Easy hookup with Maestro cable, good DSP

Cons: Poor noise floor, weak preamp outs, buggy, Bluetooth barely works, horrible initial setup and poor support

Crutchfield response on 8/28/2018
Chad, we're sorry you're having issues with your DSR1. If the problem continues and you'd like our help, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Excellent option for CAN Bus amp replacement

Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 8/17/2018

2018 Toyota Tundra

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Easy to configure and allowed me to keep my stock head unit. Works flawlessly and was super easy to install. Surpassed expectations and love the App which allows for configuration via my iPhone. Highly recommend.

Pros: Solution to remove stock JBL amp and upgrade system with aftermarket and much needed JL component speakers.

Cons: None

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On the right path.....

Lee from Ft Mitchell, AL on 8/9/2018

2017 Ford F-250 Lariat

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This thing has a ton of potential. The flexibility and ease of wiring aided by the vehicle specific harness is really impressive. When it's all installed properly it sounds great! The software and vehicle specific flash are difficult to upload to the device. Multiple websites and a series of plug/unplug/plug to get it to link up and sync should keep this thing from being released publicly. I've seen other reviews mention the chime adjustability. It does have some odd reactions. I recommend if you're willing and capable of dealing with that. My local audio shop was not....... 2017 F250 with factory Sony radio

Pros: Flexibility and tuning options. Ease of wiring.

Cons: Software and vehicle specific flash need work still.

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Dissapointing

Juan from Orlando, FL on 7/12/2018

2017 Ford Focus

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2017 Ford Focus Titanium I purchased the DSR1 to upgrade the sound system in my Focus. The factory amplifier is, to say the least junk. The first DSR1 came dead on arrival. As usual, Crutchfield's customer service was top notch. I had to wait 30 days since the DSR1 was out of stock. When the new one came, it took several attempts to flash it properly. I updated the firmware and no luck. Finally, I was able to flash it. One of the issues was that the parking chimes came really loud and I was not able to adjust them. Also, the DSR1 would not save new settings. I called Rockford, and they kept sending me to IDatalink as they felt the issue was software related and not hardware. The sound was good while it worked, but I think the unit had too many glitches. Also, it would get really hot. Finally, after a week of using it stopped working. To be honest, I do not know if I had a lemon or is just a bad product, but after two replacements, I decided not to keep trying. Crutchfield's customer service tried their best.

Pros: -The promise of better sound. -I sounded good while it worked

Cons: -I was not able to flash it more than once -Unreliable -It gets really hot -Software glitches -Rockford Customer service was less than adequate.

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Inexpensive, flexible, & awesome!

Brandin from Pottstown, PA on 6/4/2018

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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No maestro model for my VW, but it is easy enough to use the speaker wire, high level inputs. I've had many EQs in the past, but this thing is awesome! Extreme felixibility with the independent EQ for each channel. Ability to change the tuning frequencies, Q, and gains. It has time delay and very flexible crossovers. I used a free rta app on my phone to see the baseline frequency response and the effects of the changes. You can dial in whatever sound you like! Very easy to smooth things out with a tap on your phone! Love it!

Pros: Easy to set up and use Inexpensive for dsp Time delay really works! Super flexible XOs & EQs

Cons: No input clipping indication, but once you set up or change the gains on your amps, it's really not a big deal

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Great DSP

Crutchfield customer from Wesley Chapel, FL on 4/27/2018

2018 Honda Accord Sport

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This is an excellent and affordable DSP with everything you need to get your system sounding perfect. I like that you can change setting on the spot with no wires and no laptops or controllers, everything is done using your cellphone or tablet. The only feature I would love for it to have is a De-EQ feature. This item is used for integrating amplifiers into factory systems, so expect a lot of EQ and filtering from the factory system. I noticed one bug so far with presets, when applying a preset sometimes the volume is lowered and another preset needs to be applied before applying the intended one before the volume will go back to normal. Other than that, everything worked perfect.

Pros: Easy to use ad install. With a Phone measuring microphone, tuning can be done with just a cellphone and a tablet. Takes all kinds of input signal (High level, Low Level, SPDIF)

Cons: Some problems connecting via Bluetooth but all was fixed after a software update. Sometimes presets need to be applied twice for the levels to normalize. No De-EQ feature

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Rockford Fosgate DSR1

JD from Wadsworth, OH on 4/14/2018

2014 Ford Fusion

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I Had to wait for the weather to warm up. Once it did I hooked the DSR1 in about 4 hours. This included running power wire and installing 2 amps. I had already install some infinity 6 1/2 in all 4 doors of my car. I immediately could tell the difference with the DSR1 and amps. The gains were at about 30% for my 4 channel Rockford and my mono Memphis amp. I should have taken some pictures but I was to busy playing with the app for the DSR1 it's very nice and not hard to figure out. I made some of my first adjustment to the EQ and I'm very impressed on how my system sounds. I know a guy that has a RTA, so I'm looking forward to tuning and getting the most out of my system

Pros: Plug and play, plus the remote turn on. My factory amp is in the trunk so all my wiring and amps are all together in 1 spot. Plus you retain all your factor functions.

Cons: Right off the bat I don't see any cons. One thing to be aware of your factory chimes and Bluetooth will sound different. Not in a bad way just be prepared for it to change.

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Rockford Fosgate DSR1

Crutchfield customer from Fort Sill, OK on 3/31/2018

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Awesome processor. It's small and can mount any where. Really improved the sound of the factory stereo. It's a great buy for the price.

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Cheapo Product with Poor Support

Chris from Orem, UT on 3/29/2018

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The USB connector broke right off when I unplugged the cable after updating the firmware. When I got an RA from Rockford they refused to pay return shipping so I had to pay to return their defective product to them. On top of that they told me it's out of stock and they won't ship a new one for another month (!). They don't bother to keep any in reserve to replace a defective unit. Even though they have plenty of dealers that have them in stock they refused to try and get me one that way so I don't have to wait a month. Really poor customer service. The app is glitchy and the product seems pretty cheap overall.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Terrible customer service Glitchy app Poor construction

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Great product

Bill from Fontana,Ca. on 3/20/2018

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A buddy bought a DSR 1 2 weeks ago from Crutchfield. We installed it after downloading the software for a 2018 Charger. The update firmware was the only issue we had. Simple to figure out. We set tuning using a RTA. Set time alignment etc. Very easy to use with your IPhone etc. For the cost, it's a great starter for anyone breaking into high end sound.

Pros: Simple to use with bass gain control via cell phone.

Cons: Hard to get the firmware. Had to go through a series of updates just to get the firmware

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Rockford Fosgate DSR1

Rodrica from Waldorf, MD on 3/11/2018

2012 Ford Edge

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Got it installed yesterday (The installers recommended I use the DSR-1 in-lue of the LC7I). DSR1 was used to connect the factory system (keeping all factory radio functions) to a 5 channel Pioneer 9605 external amp. Downloaded the Perfect Tune app and the system sounds amazing. Haven't noticed any glitches thus far.

Pros: Compact can be install s in small places. Perfect Tune phone app is amazing.

Cons: None so far

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Great concept, Needs a little work.

Dom from Austin, TX on 2/12/2018

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UPDATED 3/20/18: I bought this unit 11/17. I was excited that someone had figured out how to bypass/remove the factory Sony amp and dsp from my 2016 f150. The idea of what Maestro and Rockford are trying to accomplish is great, the software just needs work. Since I've owned this unit, there have been quite a few software updates and some issues have been fixed but there is still a lot to be desired in regard to certain features that others DSP's gladly offer. At this point, my biggest issue is lack in input and output gain settings when flashed with vehicle specific firmware. I'm running an AudioControl 6.1200 for my mids and highs. Using both AudioControls built in clipping/input level indicators and an SMD DD1 to set my gains, the gain on the amp has be turned 3/4 of the way up before you reach a clipping state, this is a problem in regard to noise though the system. Gain is not a volume control and in all my years in car audio, I have never had this issue unless there is a source problem. I ordered a second unit just to see if mine was bad but that did not solve my problem. If Maestro/Rockford would allow the input and output sensitivity to be changed by the end user, this problem would be solved.

Pros: Factory integration is as clean as it gets from a wiring perspective. User interface on iphone and ipad is good. Nice adjustment. Customer service is solid, there's just a delay in resolution having to communicate between both Rockford and Maestro but we are making progress. Small compact design.

Cons: Software and firmware still need some work. Limited to phone and tablet. I'd like to be able to use this on my laptop so I can input my data from REW. Sound quality isn't quite there yet, I don't have a PAA3 to test the output signal of the dsp but I suspect there are deficiencies. Could be wrong but my sound just isn't there even after a tune in REW, having gain problems doesn't help either. Fingers crossed it gets better!

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Dsr-1 factory integration

Christian S from Orlando, FL on 1/21/2018

2017 Audi A4

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I bought this product for my 2017 Audi A4 (no maestro piece available)- however, I was able to use the high (speaker level) front output of the factory head unit, to get the signal to this piece. The app is a little difficult, at first, since there are not much instructions, but once you learn to navigate it, you can truly dial the adjustments in! (I've made 2 online videos on this). You can use the dsr1 as a piece to maintain all your factory controls, etc, or you can use this piece with after market head units too??! I chose this piece because I no longer own a laptop, like the other manufacturers to adjust. Btw, I would normally use the pioneer 80prs head unit active, and this piece, for me, and my Audi application, just as good, if not better, than an 80 prs (I run my system active.) IM EXTREMLY HAPPY, Ive been into car audio for 20 plus years, and I have NEVER heard a piece of equipment that takes a factory, dirty , low output signal, sound so CLEAN till this dip!!!!! EXCELLENT JOB ROCKFORD!

Pros: Budget friendly, small, does what it advertises

Cons: Plastic molex plugs, MAKE SURE & push them ALL the way in

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Rockford Fosgate DSR1

Jesus from Los angeles ,California on 1/15/2018

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I bought this device because it said it would divide the sounds from bluetooth and music audio which it did but didn't take in mind the parking sensors audio. Doing so it blew out my tweeter from how loud it is. Would be nice if that feature of adjusting parking sensor volume was included in the next update.

Pros: Installation and rockford fosgate app

Cons: No adjustment for parking sensor volume

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Jesus, if you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Dsr1

Jesus from Los Angeles, CA on 1/8/2018

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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This product is awesome at first to updated its a little complicated but ones u install it the sound quality is excellent u must get the rockford fosgate app gotta play with it for a bit to dial it in

Pros: Rockford fosgate app

Cons: Update a little complicated

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Can't recommend

Shaun from Cleveland,OH on 10/30/2017

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I bought the AR with the Kenwood DSP amp. I wanted the ability to pick any amp so when I saw the DSR-1 I was very excited. However, even after getting the latest firmware, it still wouldn't lock my pre-sets. Upon shutting off the vehicle and exiting all the per-sets went away and it went back to the default settings. I had to turn the bass boost all the way up to get the same amount of response I would get from a standard monoblock. I'm a AV tech by trade and I have to say the Kenwood app and DSP is much better. Sorry RF but I'm going back to my original setup.

Pros: Ability to choose any app

Cons: App would not lock presets

Crutchfield response on 11/20/2017
Mark, a representative from iDatalink, noticed the not-so-complimentary reviews received on the Rockford Fosgate DSR1. iDatalink helped design this piece for Rockford Fosgate, and Mark let our in-house Vehicle Integration guru, Darren, know that iDatalink and Rockford have worked to release updates to solve these early problems. On behalf of iDatalink, Mark apologized for any early issues and encourages customers to update the DSR1 with the latest software before using.

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DSP price too good to be true

John from Worcester, MA on 10/19/2017

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The concept of this Digital Signal Processor is sound but I own a JL TwK 88 that has set the standard for me. I basically swapped this out for my Twk 88 to see how it compared. The adjustability although very good isn't as fine as the JL. I found the frequency steps to be course in comparison. I found the software frustrating and slow to tune and couldn't directly input my settings from REW like I can with the JL. I couldn't make adjustments offline while not connected to the DSR1. Worse I thought I could do that with the default factory preset but when I first started to upload that preset, it erased everything I had spent over an hour adjusting. Good thing I left the tweeters unconnected or it would have sent a full range signal to them, possibly damaging them. The Bluetooth range is short as I lost signal as soon as I stepped out of my truck. About the only thing I found nice about the app was that the graph showing the crossover points and EQ is large and gives you a good picture of what is happening. The whole point of not needing a laptop/PC is kind of moot because you still need one to flash this especially if you use this as a replacement interface for your factory amp. I used this as a stand alone DSP. Another thing is compared to the TwK this thing feels cheap and weighs much less. I also set the input/output settings and level control for each speaker to the same as my JL but when I played music through it they were not the same nor was the volume for each speaker the same.

Pros: Good graphs to show you what the settings look like. Can replace factory amp and bypass factory EQ. Can be used as a stand alone DSP. potential good bang for buck if they fix the software and your willing to spend hours more than need to tune. I only buy these kind of things from Crutchfield because their support is the best when there is a problem and you're not satisfied.

Cons: The app/software needs a lot of work in my opinion as it's cumbersome to use. No protection for your tweeters when running an active setup like with the JL where it automatically mutes them. Can't tune offline. Short Bluetooth range. Cheap light plastic body. No DAC specs, what are they hiding. Doesn't hold a candle to my JL TwK 88. Should have known better than to think a DSP at this price point could be good.

Crutchfield response on 11/20/2017
Mark, a representative from iDatalink, noticed the not-so-complimentary reviews received on the Rockford Fosgate DSR1. iDatalink helped design this piece for Rockford Fosgate, and Mark let our in-house Vehicle Integration guru, Darren, know that iDatalink and Rockford have worked to release updates to solve these early problems. On behalf of iDatalink, Mark apologized for any early issues and encourages customers to update the DSR1 with the latest software before using.

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More details on the Rockford Fosgate DSR1

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Features
Specifications

Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate DSR1 is an interactive signal processor designed to allow you install an aftermarket amplifier and still keep the factory radio along with all its controls and features. Co-developed with ADS (Automotive Data Solutions), the DSR1 combines key features of Rockford's 3Sixty digital processor with a flashable iDatalink Maestro module, and is capable of being used out of the box with either high or low level outputs from a factory or aftermarket radio. It has 4 input channels, a coax digital input (S/PDIF), and a stereo RCA AUX input, all of which can be assigned to the 8 output channels. The DSR1 module can also be flashed with vehicle specific firmware for select Ford and Chrysler vehicles and, along with an optional T-harness (sold separately), allows an aftermarket amp to be installed while bypassing the factory amplifier. After initial flashing, Rockford's PerfectTune app, for Android and iOS, will allow setup and configuration of the DSR1 to be done from a Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet.

Computer Requirements: Simply download Weblink Desktop (for Windows and Mac) onto your computer to access the appropriate firmware. System requirements include -

  • Windows PC (10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000) or Mac OS X (Mojave [10.14], HighSierra [10.13], Sierra [10.12], El-Capitan [10.11])
  • Available USB port (version 2.0 or 3.0)
  • 4GB RAM or more
  • 200MB available space on HDD
  • Internet connection

Note: Not compatible with Chromebook and other operating systems not listed above.

Configuration Menu: The initial module flashing is where the DSR1 will get configured for either Vehicle Specific or Universal modes.

  • Universal Mode: In Universal mode the processor does not compensate for any factory EQ curves, only in Vehicle Specific mode, and there's no input signal summing with the DSR1. Six pairs of RCA input plugs along with a coax digital (S/PDIF) are provided on the Input Harness. If using with an aftermarket headunit, these will get attached directly to the radio's pre-outs. If using a factory radio without a vehicle specific harness, or an aftermarket radio with no pre-outs, speaker wire to RCA adapters such as the XD-CLRAIC2-SW or the KISL (both sold separately) will be required.
  • Vehicle Specific: In Vehicle Specific mode, using a T-harness, the processor will read the factory data signals allowing use of the factory radio's controls such as volume, balance, and fade. In either mode, the DSR1's 4 input channels (front/rear) are combined to provide the subwoofer output signal. After the initial flashing is complete, Rockford's PerfectTune app will then be used for the setup and configuration of the DSR1. The PerfectTune Home screen includes two main controls, Sub Level and Punch EQ (bass boost), as well as soft-keys for Setup, Tune, and Bluetooth connectivity. From this screen, the user can also pick either Main or Aux, which allows all of the tuning options to be applied to both the Main inputs as well as the Aux input, if being used. This gives a combined total of over 248 bands of channel EQ. The Basic Tune section includes a Master EQ with 7 bands of equalization that affect the entire output. The following options are available from the PerfectTune Home screen:
  • Preferences: The Preferences menu allows you to assign the two Home-screen "sliders" (Default is Sub Level and Punch EQ), as well as options for Auto Close and Crossover Plot Overlay with the choices being On or Off.
  • Device Setup: This screen allows you to quickly view the main settings after running the Setup Wizard. This will display the Device Mode (Stand-alone or Vehicle Specific), overall System Gain, PLC knob function if used, and the Input/Output configuration.
  • Setup Wizard: This menu is used for initial configuration of both the Main inputs as well as the Aux input.
    • Device Mode: This determines how the DSR1 will be used, either Stand alone or Maestro T-harness (Vehicle Specific).
    • Input Source: This setting determines the type of input signal: Low Level (RCA), High Level (Speaker), and S/PDIF (Digital).
    • Input Level Switch Position: After selecting either RCA or Speaker level, this option is a reminder to move the physical switch on the DSR1 to either High Level or Low Level.
    • Headunit Sensitivity: This sets the input sensitivity range based off of the headunit's pre-out voltage. Choices are from 0.5 Vrms to 4+ Vrms.
    • Input Channel Configuration: Determines what input types will be connected. Choices are: Fronts (2-ch), Fronts + Rears (4-ch), and Fronts + Sub (4-ch). A convenient pictogram shows which plugs on the DSR1 will be used.
    • PLC2: The DSR1 includes an RJ-45 jack for the optional PLC2 Remote Level Control. This is a rotary control that can be mounted under the dash for quick, on-the-fly adjustment of one of three options: Subwoofer Level, Punch Bass, or Master Level. This menu option determines if the PLC2 will be used and what function it will control.
  • Tune: This setting will give 2 options: Basic Tuning, and Advanced Tuning.
    • Basic Tuning: This is a 7 Band equalizer that affects the entire output of the DSR1 signal. The Bands can range from 63 Hz to 15.9 kHz with Q factor and Gain settings for each. The Gain can vary each Band's level from + 6 dB to - 17 dB.
    • Advance Tuning: This option allows more detailed settings to be edited for each of the 4 sets of output channels (Front, Spare, Rear, and Subwoofer).
      • Trim Level: Dual level controls allow volume offset for each of the 4 sets of outputs. Left and Right channels for each can be varied independently or can be linked together. Each speaker can be muted from this page as well.
      • Time Alignment: Each output channel can individually be delayed from 0 - 10 msec. Delay can be set in either milliseconds, inches, or centimeters and also include a phase-reversal option for each channel.
      • Crossover: All 4 pairs of outputs can be filtered if needed. Crossover options include:
        • Filter Type: All-pass, Band-pass, Low-pass, and High-pass
        • Filter Slope: This determines how steep the cutoff slope will be. Choices are: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, and 48 dB/octave slopes.
        • Frequency: This allows you to pick the frequency of the cutoff point. The Band-pass setting gives 2 frequency options; High-pass and Low-pass. A wide range of frequencies is provided and will vary depending on the Filter Type selected.
      • Equalizer: The Advanced Tuning EQ offers up to 31 bands of equalization for each of the 4 sets of outputs.
        • Band: Selects which frequency band will be adjusted. Range is 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
        • Q: Determines how many frequencies around the cutoff point will be affected by the boost or attenuation. Range is from 0.1 to 10.0.
        • Gain: This controls the amount of boost or attenuation at the Cutoff point. Range is from -24.0 dB to +6.0 dB divided into 0.5 dB increments.
  • Preset Management: The DSR1 allows you to save all of the settings as a Preset in one of 4 memory locations, which can be saved and retrieved via the PerfectTune app.
  • Bluetooth: Pairing of a Bluetooth enabled device for setup and configuration is done with this setting.

Module: All of the inputs and outputs of the DSR1 are as follows:

  • Input Side:
    • 18-pin input harness: Includes Front, Rear, and Aux In RCA connectors, S/PDIF coax digital input, and 18 AWG wires for power, ground, remote in and remote out.
    • Vehicle: This socket is where one of the vehicle specific T-harnesses will plug into.
    • Exp: A 4-pin Expansion port for future use.
    • USB: The micro-B USB port is used for firmware updates and configuration of the DSR1.
    • Status LED: Shows the status of the module: White = OK, Blue = Busy, and Red = Error.
    • Input Level: This is a 2-way switch used to change the input sensitivity range. Choices are High (= / > 4.1 V RMS) and Low (= / < 4 V input).
  • Output Side:
    • 16-pin output harness: This all RCA harness includes outputs for: L/R Front, L/R Rear, L/R Spare (input taken from front channels), and L/R Sub outputs.
    • PLC: This port is an RJ-45 socket for the optional Rockford Fosgate PLC2 remote Level Controller.

Specifications:

  • Processor Type: Digital
  • Operating Voltage: 9 - 16 VDC
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB
  • Input Impedance: 20k Ohms
  • Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Signal to Noise:
    • RCA: > 100 dBA
    • AUX: > 100 dBA
  • THD: < 1.0%
  • Inputs: 4 RCA, 4 High-level, 2 AUX RCA, 1 S/PDIF coax digital
  • Outputs: 8 RCA
  • Input Voltage:
    • Low Level (RCA): Up to 4 V
    • High Level: Up to 12.5 V
    • Remote Turn-On: 4 V - 16 V
    • AUX: Up to 2 V
  • Output Voltage: Up to 4 V RMS
  • Crossover Types: High-pass, Low-pass, Band-pass, All-pass
  • Crossover Class: Linkwitz-Riley
  • Crossover Frequency: Variable - 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Crossover Slope: Selectable - 6/12/18/24/30/36/48 dB per octave
  • EQ Channels: Front/Spare/Rear/Sub
  • EQ Bands: 31 per channel
  • EQ Q Setting: Selectable - 0.01 to 10.0
  • Smartphone Compatibility:
    • Apple: iOS 10.0 or later, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
    • Android: Marshmallow 6.0 or later (Optimized for 5-inch screen or larger)
  • Dimensions: Length - 5.06", Width - 4.0", Height - 1.25"
  • Weight: 0.5 lbs.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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The first step in improving the audio in my Subaru - can't tune new speakers or add an amp easily without it. [ John  Aug 04, 2019 ]
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To install aftermarket 4 channel amp installation of kenwood dsp preferred selection [ Tre'  Jul 13, 2019 ]
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Because it is 8 channel and fully adjustable. I like the fact that the Maistro T harness plugs directly into the DSR -1 and no additional harness is needed. [ Kevin  May 06, 2019 ]
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This was the most fitting processor for the project I am planning. [ Mason  Mar 14, 2019 ]
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settings can be done by bluetooth [ troy  Jan 17, 2019 ]
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for my 2018 harley road glide [ john  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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I want the cleanest signal possible and more control over my stereo system ultimately the best cleanest sound possible. [ MICHAEL E  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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I wanted to add an aftermarket amp without disturbing my factory setup. [ Stephine  Dec 24, 2018 ]
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Some kind of magic box or whatever. [ A  Sep 04, 2018 ]
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i want to remove the junk sony in my ford f150 [ markus  Jul 29, 2018 ]
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I chose this to upgrade the factory system in my Taurus SHO [ Arthur  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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Because my factory amp and radio has poor sound quality, and very limited adjustments. [ BRANDON KEITH  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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Processor [ James  Apr 12, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield advisor Rusty [ Rodrica  Feb 01, 2018 ]
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This will bypass the factory amplifier in my Ford Taurus with Sony system and allow my aftermarket amplifiers to receive a cleaner signal. improving sound quality [ Kevin  Oct 26, 2017 ]
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13 questions already asked

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Can you use a PC for tuning besides just updating? There are some mixed answers on the web but I can't find a way to do it and there is no please to download the software from.
[ Yia  Jul 18, 2019 ]
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Not sure. Sorry. I tuned my stereo system through the amp. I just setup the DSR1 through the PC. I called Rockford customer support to make sure I was doing it correctly.
[ Christian  Jul 30, 2019 ]
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Hello, I'm not sure if you will be able to use a pc for tuning. I hand found that the best method of tuning can be achieved by listening to music and adjusting the sound while seated in the vehicle.
[ Rodrica  Jul 30, 2019 ]
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I have never tried to tuning from a PC, I dont believe the DSR1 has a USB port. I believe the only way to tune is from your phone or from a tablet via bluetooth.
[ JASON  Jul 30, 2019 ]
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I have a 2016 Ford Explorer Sport and based upon my research, it looks like it doesn't have an amp (only the Platinum model does). Will this amp work with my Sony audio in my Sport? I also plan to change the speakers in all 4 doors.
[ dawn7321  Apr 01, 2019 ]
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It sounds like you are saying that your 2016 Explorer has the factory Sony sound system in it. If that is correct, then this Rockford Fosgate DSR1 digital signal processor can work with the stock radio once you get the vehicle specific wiring interface for it. Here it is: www.crutchfield.com/p_794HARFO2/item.html This setup allows you to add any amp with RCA audio inputs to the system. Feel free to contact an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for personalized help on building a system and getting the right amp to use with this process. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Apr 15, 2019 ]  Staff
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Do the timing adjustment come through in real time? Or do you have to save and upload the settings before hearing the difference?
[ WarzHen  Jul 30, 2018 ]
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I'm afraid Rockford does not specify whether the Time Alignment adjustments are made in real time; or if you have to save them in the PerfectTune app first. For more details on that you may want to check with Rockford Fosgate directly--you can find their support website here: https://rockfordfosgate.com/support/ Please feel free to contact a Crutchfield Advisor by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat if you'd like to discuss further.
[ Larry  Aug 07, 2018 ]  Staff
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I have a 18 ram 1500 with the 8.4 inch touchscreen. I was considering going with a audiocontrol D-6.1200. I talked to an installer and they recommend the DSR-1. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each?
[ Justin121881  Jun 21, 2018 ]
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I have a 2013 Ford edge sport and I was originally going to use an LC7I also by audio control. both my installers to Best Buy and Crutchfield salesman recommend using the Rockford Fosgate DSR-1. I am running a kicker CompRT Radiant 12 along With a five channel pioneer 9605 amp. Some of the advantages I know what it was that I was able to replace the factory amplifier in and use the DSR one to keep all of my features such as navigation steering wheel controls and Bluetooth capabilities. In addition with Van Ness is that you're able to tune your audio system with the DSR-1's Cell phone app. Some of the disadvantages that I have noted was that initially I did not have any issues with the system until I try to use my vehicles factory navigational System and I was unable to hear any voice commands. This is been a common occurrence and each time that I have taken it back to the installer which is four times , The installers have re-flashed with the DSR-1 and the issue keeps occurring. I've also had issues concerning the deer DS or one not turning off when the vehicle is off and this is killed my vehicles battery on four separate occasions. The last time that I had the DSR-1 flashed I did not download the app for the Bluetooth connectivity although this seem to work best in my system I now have lost the ability to actively control the sub, so I had the DSR-1 re-flashed, but I did not download the app for the Bluetooth connectivity although this seem to work best in my system I now have lost the ability to actively control the sub, so I will have to Install the base knob that came with my pioneer amplifier. One good thing is that when I spoke with a Crutchfield sales reps they will be replacing the DSR-1 free of charge, possibly because it is a defective item. I don't know if any other people have these similar issues but for me this piece of equipment has been a huge pain and I wish I could have used the LC7I,
[ Rodrica  Jun 27, 2018 ]
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Not sure how it will work with you set up. I am using the DSR1 in my motorcycle. But I can say if you are some what knowledgeable with audio and how to tune you set up. The DSR_1 is very user friendly and you can break down your whole by each speaker. there are a few helpful links out there but not many. American hard bag has some good info.
[ Kerri  Jun 22, 2018 ]
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Advantages I would say the size and install. You can put it anywhere. Disadvantage would be the chimes and sounds from your dash or door being open and startup change. Not in a bad way just different. And may only come from the from driver speaker. The DSR1 has lots of toning with the app via Bluetooth is really cool. Seeing the changes you make in real time is great plus toning by ear is easier with the visuals
[ Jonathan  Jun 22, 2018 ]
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The DsR1 is super customizable. Extemely easy as well. I would definitely recommend that over the audiocontrol. However, i would actually get the alpine pxe-0850s over both of them. It just came out. But it will be the new king.
[ Cameron  Jun 21, 2018 ]
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I was thinking of going with a audiocontrol d-6.1200 what are the advantages disadvantages of the audiocontrol amp with dsp and the dsr1?
[ Justin121881  Jun 21, 2018 ]
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We have advisors that you can call on 1-800-324-9695 who will be happy to discuss this with you and your goals to give you a recommendation on which is better My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Jul 02, 2018 ]  Staff
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Having issues with DSR-1 about a month after install. Issues started with my vehicle's navigation voice being inop. Had Bestbuy techs troubleshoot and they reinstalled firmware on a Sunday. By Thursday, Bluetooth connection for DSR-1 failed and I'm unable to turn the volume up on my factory radio. Anyone else have these issues or can recommend corrective actions?
[ Rodrica  May 17, 2018 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  May 25, 2018 ]  Staff
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I bought the Dsr1 and I have some questions before install it. My 5 channel amp just have 1 rca input for subwoofer and the Dsr1 has 2 sub outputs. I dont know if I just connect one of them to the amp or use a Y cable to connect both outputs to the amp. Other question: the Dsr1 will be installed after a fuse block, what number of fuse should I use to protect it? Thanks.
[ Marcelo  May 02, 2018 ]
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Use a y connector and you will be fine, the fuse should be rated for the same value as the amp, the DSR1 has no direct power supply
[ Brian  May 14, 2018 ]
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I would use the Y cable. I'm not sure if it sends a mono sub out or if thats a option. For the fuse I'm not sure I have a metro wiring harness on my set up.
[ Jonathan  May 14, 2018 ]
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Most sub amps are mono so I suppose 1 will do. Also I used a 5 amp on my dsr1 All of the power leads have a separate fuse on mine I know its overkill but I wanted to make sure i protected my investment. Also the app is pretty good I haven't had any issues so far and I have had it almost 10 months.. Good luck with your install
[ danielcolon219  May 14, 2018 ]
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First you only need to connect one of the rcas to the amp. Just set the sub output to mono, and leave the other disconnected. Second you can use a 10 or 15 amp fuse.
[ Joseph  May 14, 2018 ]
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Is the Bluetooth signal strong enough to install the unit behind the dash and still be able to reliably connect & tune? I want to put the DSR1 in a space above the CD player / audio control module in my fusion (with base stereo) which is behind the climate / radio control faceplate.
[ Russell  Apr 13, 2018 ]
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I installed a dsr1 under the passenger seat and the bluetooth connects outside the car on the drivers side so you shouldn't have a problem putting it in the dash
[ Joseph  Apr 20, 2018 ]
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Yeah that shouldn't be much of a concern Russell. As long as your phone is in proximity to the DSR1, the Bluetooth signal would be strong enough to go through the dash. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
[ Larry  Apr 18, 2018 ]  Staff
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I am not sure; I haven't install my unit yet
[ DeQuarry  Apr 18, 2018 ]
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Any more reviews? Thinking getting this DSR1 to go active and make a 3 way front stage in my F150. I downloaded the app and set up the crossovers and all that and it seem fairly easy. Just wOndering how it actually works for people. A lot cheaper than other options and it has Bluetooth so it's appealing to me. A lot of mixed reviews on the product. Not looking for the idatalink harness or anything down that path just using it for the DSP software. Thanks
[ Tyler  Mar 08, 2018 ]
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Honestly I just got this piece because it was the only piece available that replaced my factory which blew out!! Works fine the radio comes in staticky but Bluetooth and AUX work just fine!! I have a 2 1000 Phoenix gold amps running to it one for the highs and the other for the amps!! With your setup I'm sire it'll work, but you do need the harness piece to setup to your aftermarket stereo!
[ MARK A  Mar 26, 2018 ]
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Tyler, I have had the DSR 1 installed for about 3 weeks in my 2013 Ford Edge Sport along with. Pioneer 9605 amp and 1 (12) inch Kicker radiant subwoofer and 4 Infinity6x8s and it is amazing. I was skeptical at first but after playing with the app and tuning my system, I would highly recommend using this device. The software is very straight forward and you can use the tutorials on the app if you need clarification on any questions you may have. I don't know if the people having issues did self installs, but I purchased this item on the recommendation of my Best Buy tech, who also did my install. I would highly recommend using this device.
[ Rodrica  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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I like the ability to customize everything from my phone. However, I'm not sure you can use it without the maestro idatalink. I'm using it to bypass my factory amp on 2017 Ford Focus ST. No issues thus far
[ DESHAWN  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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WOrks great! Totally worth the money.
[ kimberly  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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As a DSP, it has worked great for me. The app is easy to use and it seems to do a great job of summing the signal and spitting out a clean flat signal. I've just had problems with the idatalink in my Dodge truck. Some things are just way too loud like text message notifications and back up camera. But as a DSp, I'm really happy with the sound.
[ glenn  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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It's great as a processor but the first one I got mine of the out puts worked and crutchfield had to send me another one nothing on crutchfields part manufacturer's defect. But man it took my sound system in my truck to a whole nother level and I absolutely love it.
[ JASON  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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Will this work with 2018 Tundra non JBL stereo?
[ Steve  Jan 29, 2018 ]
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to give you the details on fitment and what you need for installation. Thanks!
[ Larry  Feb 05, 2018 ]  Staff
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I have a 2013 dodge charger with the alpine system Do i need to add an amplifier with the sound processor in Order to add a subwoofer?
[ ayo  Dec 03, 2017 ]
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The primary purpose of the DSR1 is to add an aftermarket amplifier to power all of the speakers & sub(s). You'll also need the compatible iDatalink HRN-AR-CH2 harness for connection to the factory wiring in your Charger: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_794HARCH2/item.html For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Dec 06, 2017 ]  Staff
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i have a 2015 ford escape with the sony system and i went to the website its not listed to flash this but your website says it is. what should i do befor i buy this?
[ danielcolon219  Nov 20, 2017 ]
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When combined with the HRN-AR-FO2 Maestro AR harness, the DSR1 is recommended for your vehicle: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_794HARFO2/item.html For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Nov 29, 2017 ]  Staff
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