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HELIX URC 2A

Wired remote control for a HELIX DSP

Item # 975URC2A

If you use a HELIX DSP processor in your system, the URC 2A remote control can control several functions of your...

If you use a HELIX DSP processor in your system, the URC 2A remote control can control several functions of your...

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About the HELIX URC 2A

Make adjustments to your HELIX DSP from the front seat, without a computer

If you use a HELIX DSP processor in your system, the URC 2A remote control can control several functions of your processor from the front seat of your vehicle, without having to plug in a computer. You can adjust the main and subwoofer volumes, switch between your digital and analog 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 your HELIX DSP's DSP PC-Tool Software.

Make adjustments to your HELIX DSP from the front seat, without a computer

If you use a HELIX DSP processor in your system, the URC 2A remote control can control several functions of your processor from the front seat of your vehicle, without having to plug in a computer. You can adjust the main and subwoofer volumes, switch between your digital and analog 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 your HELIX DSP's DSP PC-Tool Software.

Controlling a digital source

If you're using the digital input on your HELIX DSP processor, the signal from your device contains no volume level data, so you'll need this remote in order to control the volume.

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Product highlights:

  • wired remote control for a HELIX DSP processor
  • works with HELIX, MATCH, and BRAX DSP devices
  • 16.25-foot cable
  • controls include:
    • main and subwoofer volume
    • switch between digital and analog inputs
    • switch between stored DSP settings Setup 1 and Setup 2
    • bypass all processing
    • Fun Control: high-, mid-, and low-frequency shelf filtering
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # URC 2A
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What's in the box:

  • Wired remote control module

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easy to handle

gerardo from Calexico, CA on 11/23/2017

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good product does the essential I can control the volume of the subwoofer for example.

Pros: none

Cons: I hoped that I could do more

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PERFECT!

Brian from Texas on 10/15/2017

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Works perfectly. easy to hold in the hands. I set control 1 as mater volume , control 2 as subwoofer volume, and the mode button to switch between analog and digital input. Works perfectly. I used a small setup of parts to get my Tablet to play into the optical input on my Helix DSP. Those parts cost me 44$ plus this remote and now I can play high resolution audio and retain my factory radio and did not have to buy the expensive Helix HEC USB module. I could not be happier with this setup.

Pros: Easy install and setup. Mode button and controls can be customized for use.

Cons: None yet..

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 3/20/2017

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It's more compact than expected (a good thing). It does what it's supposed to do and it's well made.

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Ugly, clunky, and too dang expensive

JB from Williamsburg, MA on 3/5/2016

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I bought this to go with the Helix DSP and it's required to have an external volume control if you're using optical in. It looked ugly in the picture but I had no idea how ugly it would be when I actually got it. Turns out you can make your own easily. This is an expensive unit that consists of two knobs and a button switch. Anyone could make their own and had I known, I would have saved my money. You MUST have something like this with your Helix DSP but it doesn't have to be this overly priced thing. I'll likely end up hacking it apart and mounting the knobs and switch in my dash. It is too much plastic for too much $$$. Save yourself the money; Google how to make your own Helix DSP remote.

Pros: Enables control of volume when using optical in Convenient to have volume and sub volume in one remote

Cons: Too large Too expensive Feels cheap Knobs are too big LED is too bright

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Works perfectly

Bruce from Montreal QC on 1/17/2016

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Works as advertised.

Pros: Adjustable sub volume. Switch between 2 different dsp profiles , one for when there is only one person in the car, one for when there are passengers.

Cons: None so far. Drove 2200km without disconnecting

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Not quite there

nightraven from Tucson, AZ on 9/12/2014

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This remote is great in theory however it misses big time in reality. Once again, the instructions are vague at best and to program the remote using a laptop connected thru the Helix DSP is confusing. Just an example is that control 1 can be selected to operate the "Fun" function. What is that? No where in the instructions does it define "Fun" function or really give you many options to program. I will say it is great to be able to control the subwoofer level but that is all I can really find useful for this remote. The plug that connects it into the DSP is very weak and it falls out constantly which powers down the entire system. They should have put some kind of clip or locking device on it just as they did the rest of the cabling. Mine is installed in a GTI and it is popping out left and right, I can't imagine it staying put in a 4X4 or off-road vehicle as the vibrations will give you fits trying to keep it plugged in. In fact, I bet it will eventually break because of this flaw. I will be calling customer service for tips on how to secure this better or anything else that might help.

Pros: Subwoofer control

Cons: Confusing, instructions are severely lacking. Very weak cable input into Helix DSP. Remote is rather large for its function.

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Features

Functionality: The functions of the two dials and one switch vary based on what DSP is installed, and can be changed using Audiotec Fischer's DSP PC-Tool software:

  • PP 52DSP:
    • Control I (dial): auxiliary input volume, master volume, or Fun Control (similar to a variable loudness control)
    • Control II (dial): subwoofer volume, auxiliary input volume, or Fun Control
    • Mode (two position switch): bypass EQ (compare the system with DSP vs. without DSP), Aux mode (on/off), or Setup Switch (switch between two DSP profiles loaded in memory)
  • PP 82DSP:
    • Control I: auxiliary input volume or master volume
    • Control II: subwoofer volume or auxiliary input volume
    • Mode: bypass EQ (compare the system with DSP vs. without DSP), Aux mode (on/off), Setup Switch (switch between two DSP profiles loaded in memory), or optical input mode (on/off)
  • Helix DSP:
    • Control I: master volume, optical input volume, Track analog signal (dial has no function, optical input volume is controlled by the incoming analog signal), or off
    • Control II: subwoofer volume, off
    • Mode: optical input mode (on/off), Setup Switch

Connection: The attached cable has an eight pin connector that plugs into the DSP.

Dimensions:

  • Width: 1.542"
  • Height: 0.95"
  • Length: 4.32"

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I bought this to use as a subwoofer control for a Helix Match DSP. [ Stephen  Jun 07, 2018 ]
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Simple addition to the Helix DSP PRO car audio processor to allow System Volume Control when using a Toslink Optical Digital Input to the Helix DSP PRO. [ William  Jun 18, 2016 ]
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remote control of BimmerTech (Audiotec-Fischer) pp82dsp... I want to remotely adjust subwoofer level and switch between driver and 4 passenger setups. [ Bruce  Jan 03, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

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Hi this HELIX URC 2A - Remote is new? Can be used with Helix DSP 2. ? Thanks
[ Pornchai  Jun 18, 2017 ]
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The URC 2A has been available for a few years now but it is compatible with the MK2 series of Helix DSPs. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Jun 23, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can this be used with helix Cdsp ?
[ waqas  Nov 01, 2014 ]
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Yes you can
[ PROSCAPES INC /  Nov 03, 2014 ]

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