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MATCH PP62DSP

Plug-and-Play digital signal processor with built-in 6-channel amplifier

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Overview

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The MATCH PP62DSP signal processor will greatly improve the sound quality of your factory audio system without cutting a single wire or changing your vehicle's look. After the PP62DSP works its magic, you'll be able to experience music like you were in a concert hall, instead of a noisy vehicle on the road.

Upgrade your vehicle's stock system for high-fidelity sound

The MATCH PP62DSP signal processor will greatly improve the sound quality of your factory audio system without cutting a single wire or changing your vehicle's look. After the PP62DSP works its magic, you'll be able to experience music like you were in a concert hall, instead of a noisy vehicle on the road.

The vehicle-specific Match Plug and Play system

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 PP62DSP. The PP62DSP then takes the signal from the factory radio and transforms it into focused, clear, and powerfully moving music that'll veritably dance across your dashboard.

Power features

The processor's built-in amplifier puts out 35 watts RMS to each of your car's four speakers — that's about three times more powerful than a typical factory radio. Another 160 watts RMS is available if you want to add an optional Match subwoofer or two, so you'll definitely be able to hear big improvement in your music's bass impact. For you super sub fans who want more bass than that, the PP62DSP also includes RCA outputs for hooking up larger aftermarket amps and subs.

The ultimate tune-up via PC

Helix Match PP52DSP

The main control panel as it appears on your computer (PP52DSP model shown)

If you're a constant tweaker who's crazy about sound quality, then you will have a blast with the PP62DSP. 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 can enjoy 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.

EQ, time alignment, and more

The PP62DSP 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 time alignment feature lets you correct for each speaker's placement, centering the stereo image for your sitting position. You can configure almost any type of high-pass and low-pass filter on each channel  so you can adjust the frequency, choose the slope, and change the "filter characteristics" for different speaker applications. Filters and EQ can be set separately for each channel, or linked together for common settings.

Save your settings

Don't worry, you won't have to drive around with your computer plugged in. You simply download your settings to the PP62DSP, after saving them on your laptop. The PP62DSP 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 PP62DSP, which comes in handy when you want to switch settings without plugging in your laptop.

Optional remote

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.

Power Save Mode

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 PP62DSP 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.

Online manual

For more details and tips, check out Audiotec Fischer's DSP Special Sound Tuning Magazines, which include setup guides, operation tips, and adjustment help for your Match PP62DSP.

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 Helix 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.

Product Highlights:

  • digital signal processor plus 6-channel amplifier
  • DSP adjustments and settings made via computer (Windows only), microSD memory card, or optional remote control
  • download DSP PC-Tool Software from helixhifi.com
  • built-in amplifier
    • front and rear channels: 35 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms (50 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms)
    • subwoofer channel: 160 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms (40 watts RMS x 4) can be configured for two outputs
  • Plug-and-Play connection for optional Match PP7E or PP10E subwoofers
  • auxiliary RCA outputs
  • Burr-Brown AD/DA converters
  • channel settings can be separate or linked together
Adjustment Details:
  • time alignment in 7 millimeter increments
  • 30-band graphic EQ with fine tuning
  • high- and low-pass filters with adjustable frequencies, selectable slopes, and selectable filter characteristics
  • phase adjustment: switchable 0/180 degrees on front and rear channels, adjustable 0 to 360 degrees on sub channels in 22.5-degree increments
Other Features:

What's in the Box:

  • Amplifier
  • 8' System connector w/ 20-pin plug on one end / dual male and female ISO connectors on other end
  • 59" USB cable (Type-A connector on one end
  • mini-B on other end)
  • Four 3/4" Phillips head screws
  • Owner's manual (English and German)

easy install. does boost wattage and improves sound.

Brent, Huntingtn Bch, CA

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MATCH PP62DSP

Brent from Huntingtn Bch, CA on 2/21/2018

2014 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy install. does boost wattage and improves sound.

Pros:

Cons: expensive, not many accessories available

MATCH PP62DSP

Alex from Miami, FL on 7/24/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A little bit more expensive than some other units. But, the plug and play and configurability make it worth while. The installation could not have gone easier in my 2014 Touareg. Took about 30 minutes and that was just due to the number of panels that needed to be removed to access the connection that needed to be bridged. The support from Helix sending over the config for my car was great and quick. They were there to assist in the setup if needed as well. The sound difference is night and day. The DSP does a great job at clearing up the audio from the stock speakers. The boost in amplification makes the system sound as it should have all along.

Pros: Super easy install and great support

Cons: None

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Features

Overview: The Match PP 62DSP is a 4-channel amplifier (6-channels optional) with a total of 8 available DSP channels. Designed for true "Plug & Play" ease of installation, the PP 62DSP includes an 8-channel interface harness that, when used with an optional vehicle-specific "T" harness (sold separately), allows the amp to be directly plugged into the vehicle's wiring while retaining the factory radio, making installation much easier. Specific vehicle configurations can be downloaded from the Audiotec-Fischer website onto a micro-USB card and loaded into the amp via its micro-USB port. Sound configuration can also be done using the DSP PC-Tool software, which offers full input and output routing for all channels, 30 bands of EQ, high and low pass filtering, time alignment, and more. The amp has 4 integrated channels at 35 watts each, an optional set of powered Subwoofer Outputs (harness not included), and a pair of RCA outputs.

Internal DSP: The PP 62DSP can be connected to your PC via USB with the supplied 59" USB cable. The DSP PC-Tool software can be downloaded to your PC from the Audiotec-Fischer website, and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. The "fixed point" Audio DSP features 56-bit resolution and includes a Real-time Analyzer (RTA), digital time alignment, phase adjustment, high-pass and low-pass filters, 30-band parametric EQ, and output level adjustment.

System Connector: The PP 62DSP is designed to interface a factory system using the supplied System Connector in conjunction with a vehicle-specific "T" harness that ties right into the wiring at the back of the factory radio. The System Connector has a 20-pin plug harness on one end, that snaps into a socket on the amplifier, while the other end has 2 sets of male/female, input/output, ISO connectors that either plug directly into the factory wiring (on select European vehicles) or into one of the optional "T" harnesses.

Match Extension Card slot (MEC): Match has included an Extension Card slot inside the amplifier to accommodate one of their optional Extension Cards (sold separately), which will add a specific feature such as Bluetooth connectivity, High Resolution Audio streaming via USB, etc. Each of the cards comes with a replacement side panel for the amp, which provides the necessary cut-outs for the additional ports. To access the Extension Card slot the end and bottom panels are removed by taking out three Philips-head screws from the end plate and sliding out the bottom panel.

Advanced Diagnostics Error Protection (ADEP): The amplifier utilizes a new ADEP circuit to allow it to be integrated with new OEM car stereos. Newer stereos can detect the presence of connected speakers, and when common amplifiers are connected, the radio will display failure messages with some features, such as fader function, being lost. The ADEP circuit avoids these problems without loading the speaker outputs of the factory stereo during high volumes.

Power Save Mode: The Power Save Mode will automatically turn off the amplifier if no input signal is present for more than 60 seconds. In many newer cars with CAN-bus or other bus systems, the factory radio can remain powered on for up to 45 minutes after the ignition is turned off. When the amp receives this signal, the internal amplifier stages and the remote output are immediately powered on again. The Power Save mode can also be modified or deactivated via the DSP PC-Tool software.

Auto Turn-On: The PP 62DSP comes ready to use a high-level input signal to power on the amp when using the System Connector, but includes an Auto Remote switch inside the amplifier. If turned off, a remote wire must be tied into the vehicle. The amp also includes a Remote Out terminal to activate other outboard equipment.

MicroSD: The provided MicroSD card slot on the PP 62DSP allows you to easily configure the DSP inside the amp without directly connecting a computer. A large number of car-specific setups are available for free from Audiotec-Fischer's web site, giving you a setup tuned specifically for your vehicle. Simply download the appropriate setup and copy it to a MicroSD card. When the car is inserted into the amp, the copy process will start automatically.

Specifications:

  • Output Power:
    • @ 4 Ω: 4 x 35 Watts  RMS / 70 Watts Peak
    • @ 2 Ω: 4 x 50 Watts RMS / 100 Watts Peak
  • Subwoofer Output @ 2 Ω: 4 Channels at 40 watts each
  • Amplifier Type: Class AB
  • Input Sensitivity: 5 - 11 Volts
  • Input Impedance (high level): 13 Ohms
  • Output Voltage (RCA): 3 Volts RMS
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • DSP Resolution: 56 bit
  • DSP Power: 172 MHz
  • Sampling Rate: 48 kHz
  • Signal Converters (A-D/D-A): BurrBrown
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 103 dB
  • THD: < 0.01%
  • Damping Factor: > 100
  • Operating Voltage: 10.5 Volts (6 Volts for less than 5 seconds)
  • Current Draw: 670 mA
  • Maximum Remote Output Current: 500 mA
  • Fuse: 1 x 20 A Maxi-fuse (APX) internally installed
  • Dimensions: Width - 5.49", Height - 1.75", Depth - 7.30"

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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best speakers for your amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Jul 14, 2018 ]  Staff
I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss the wiring options for the MATCH PP62DSP. They should be able to offer more details on the best wiring method for optimal sound quality. Thanks! [ Larry  Sep 13, 2017 ]  Staff
The Match PP62DSP does offer a pair of RCA pre-amp outputs for providing the signal to an external amplifier so, yes, you can add another amp if you want more watts for your aftermarket sub. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Mar 09, 2017 ]  Staff
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation. [ Kenny  Feb 22, 2017 ]  Staff
I used factory speakers and installed a powered subwoofer to add extra bass but this is optional. [ Henry  Jan 13, 2017 ]
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