Overview: The JBL ProCoustics MS-2 is a pocket-sized digital processor
designed to enhance the listening experience of your portable compressed music
through your car stereo system. Instead of connecting your iPod/iPhone or other
portable player directly to your car audio system, you can connect it through
the MS-2; and enjoy dramatically improved sonic clarity and stereo imaging. The
MS-2 uses DSP (digital signal processing) equalization to optimize system
performance for the acoustic characteristics of your speakers, electronics, and
vehicle interior; and DSP time correction to ensure that all the sounds reach
your ears simultaneously, creating a coherent, richly detailed soundscape. Small
enough to fit in a shirt pocket and simple enough for even a novice to set up in
seconds, the MS-2 will enhance the listening experience of your iPod/iPhone or
other portable MP3 player through your car stereo system.
Simple Installation: The MS-2 works with all
music players and all car audio systems that include a 1/8" (3.5mm) auxiliary
input jack. Simply plug the power adapter into your vehicle's cigarette lighter,
and connect the MS-2 between the source player and your car audio system.
One-Button Setup: The JBL MS-2 pocket
digital processor couldn't be any easier to set up & use. Simply plug it in,
hold it at eye level (approximately 6-8" from your face), and press the 'Setup' button. In about 5 minutes or less,
you'll be enjoying your favorite music like never before.
Optimal Sound: The JBL MS-2 uses feedback
from a built-in microphone to optimize the signal from your portable player for
the best possible sound from your car audio system. It automatically improves
tonal balance, increases bass impact & definition, and maximizes sonic clarity &
stereo imaging; all with just a push of the 'Setup' button.
DSP Equalization: The MS-2 uses digital
signal processing to improve tonal accuracy by automatically compensating for
the sonic characteristics of your speakers, electronics, and vehicle interior.
DSP Time Correction: Time correction
automatically ensures that the sounds from all speakers arrive at your ears
simultaneously, dramatically improving clarity and imaging. For music to be
accurately reproduces and seem as though it comes from musicians spread across
the dashboard, instead of from only the speaker nearest you, the sound from the
left and right speakers must arrive at your ears at exactly the same time. To
achieve this, the MS-2 includes digital time correction.
Tone Controls: Individual
Bass, Treble, & Impact controls let you fine-tune the sound to suit
particular tracks and your personal preferences.
- Bass: This function boosts the Bass (such as low-frequency sounds
from bass guitar and bass drum). Two levels of bass boost are available.
- Treble: This function increases or decreases the level of the
Treble (such as high frequency sounds from cymbals or female vocals).
- Impact: This function adds Midbass punch to the sound (such as
the fullness of drums or the upper frequencies of a bass guitar). The impact
setting may also effect the sound of male vocals.
Bass Filter: The MS-2 has a special Bass filter that is designed to
protect small speakers from damage that may be caused by reproducing too much
Note: If your car audio system features speakers large enough to
reproduce bass, you can get fuller bass response by disengaging the special
Defeat Switch: A defeat switch lets you
compare system performance with & without the JBL MS-2.
USB Charging Port: The included vehicle cigarette lighter not only
powers the JBL MS-2, but also includes a female USB (type-A) charging port to
charge the battery of your connected portable digital audio player. USB charging
cable not supplied.
Maximum Audio Signal Input Voltage: 1.3V
MS-2 Power Supply Voltage Requirement: 10.5V-14.4V DC
MS-2 Power Connector Voltage Output: 6V DC @ 100mA
USB Charger Connector Voltage Output: 5V DC @ 500mA
Dimensions: 2.9375" (w) x 0.875" (h) x 5.25" (d)
Weight: 0.2 lbs