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AudioControl ACR-1

Wired remote for select AudioControl processors

26 Reviews | 2 questions - 12 answers

Item # 161ACR1

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Our take on the AudioControl ACR-1

You use this handy wired remote control with select AudioControl sound processors to change the level or bass output. Its 2-color LED glows brighter as you increase output, then dims as you dial it back. Mount it on your dash so you can make on-the-fly level adjustments. The package includes a 20-foot cable and a mounting plate.

Product Highlights:

  • remote level/bass control for select AudioControl processors:
    • 6XS Crossover
    • Epicenter bass processor
    • LC6i and LC7i 6-channel line converters
    • Overdrive PLUS line driver
    • LC2i 2-channel line converter
    • Matrix Plus line driver
  • 20' cable and mounting plate included
  • 2-9/16"W x 1-1/2"H x 2-1/2"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Remote dash mount control
  • 20' RJ-14 cable. Mounting Instructions on packaging

AudioControl ACR-1 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(26 Reviews)

AudioControl ACR-1

Jacob from York, PA on 11/4/2017

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Small and compact with long cord



LC7i remote

Robert from Upland, California on 5/22/2017

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You need this when installing the LC7i. Works perfect.

Pros: Works perfect

Cons: Should be included with the LC7i.

AudioControl ACR-1

Anonymous from Menomonee Falls, WI on 4/28/2017

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Works very well and it's convenient to use. Highly recommended.



Great Addition To Factory Stereo!

Anonymous from TX on 3/27/2017

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Works as expected. Paired with a AudioControl LC7i. Gives me control of the subwoofers added to the factory stereo. Easy install due to size and the ability to remove from the supplied mount and customize the installation.



AudioControl ACR-1

michael from North Carolina on 3/6/2017

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This is a replacement knob for my epic center like the more compact design vs old knob works the same just smaller make for easier install

Pros: Smaller

Cons: None

Good product

Casey from Illinois on 2/28/2017

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Works as advertised. Easy to mount and is of solid construction. Cool yellow light, if you like that kind of thing. The knob itself feels solid when turning.

Pros: Small, LED light, quality construction

Cons: Price

AudioControl ACR-1Great little unit.

Lazaro from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 1/22/2017

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Good addition to any audio control perfect for amps that do not have this feature.



arrived quick

Austin from Los Angeles, CA on 11/28/2016

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It works great. Made controlling my epicenter alot easier.



AudioControl ACR-1

Rafael from Mason, OH on 9/19/2016

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Very simple to install, and there is a indicator light so you know it's on and working.



AudioControl ACR-1

Ralo from Hormigueros, PR on 8/24/2015

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Works great with CL2

Pros: Very easy to install, controls the bass

Cons: None

solid product

chris, NH from New Hampshire on 4/7/2015

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I bought this with an LC2 line level upconverter. This gain controller works very well. I like its small size and the LED lets me know its hooked up. It works good to crank up the bass or tone things down.

Pros: easily mounted, small size,LED status light. solid feel


Audio control

Todd from Pikeville, Ky on 2/27/2015

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As always just a great product and great service

Pros: Easily controls the bass from my subs


ACR-1 good construction

FishEagle from Franklin,Va on 9/3/2014

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Good quality product. Changing of LED color is a bonus. Nothing is perfect, so 4 stars.

Pros: Looks good in dash of Silverado.

Cons: Adjustment knob indicator line difficult to see and feel.

Great Product

Foxman from Lockport,il on 7/21/2014

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Great Product gives you easy control over the sound you want

Pros: Easily mounted where you want it. Gives you options for adjustment on the go.


Works Great

Chevy Guy from Northwest on 6/15/2014

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Very pleased with this product. Especially, that it is specifically designed for "in dash" mounting which we did. A high quality product that is very handy to have with the LC2i.

Pros: Very easy install and good instructions noting the proper drill sizes for in dash mounting. Wiring is as easy as it gets.

Cons: None

Nice product

David from Giddings, TX on 12/20/2013

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Love it

Pros: Works great

Cons: Haven't found any

AudioControl ACR-1

Ivan from Bayamon ,P.R on 9/11/2013

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Works as advertized

Pros: easy to installed

Cons: none


gman9966 from MA on 6/13/2013

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Works as advertized

Pros: lets you adjust the sound from a convient place instead of having to dial it in from the unit.

Cons: only attenuates the signal. so you must turn the accubass up quite a bit at the LOC and then the knob lets you take it down from there.

Simple product that makes life easier

dt from Hampton VA on 5/20/2013

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Great addition to any system to adjust your bass without navigating through your radio. I had an easy time installing it and have been using it more than expected. When going from alternative to rap, having this knob makes life easier.

Pros: Functionality. Design. Easily integrated into a lot of areas.

Cons: None so far.

Does what it says

Jason Q from Annapolis, MD on 4/8/2013

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Great line out converter. Easy to install and works well with factory head unit. Does not allow for as fine a tuning as aftermarket head units would, but still does a nice job of tying subs and amp into a factory system

Pros: Easy install, remote control option

Cons: Does not fine tune bass output as well as aftermarket head units

Nice to have, works well

Chris S from York, PA on 11/4/2012

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I like the way this adjusts the sub level but wish it would kill it completely. The adjustment range is fairly good though but I think I could've gotten by fine without it. The bracket assembly is really rugged but was also a little tough to mount. I found I have nowhere in a Prius that has 3" without a curve and no easy under-dash places. I tried to figure out how to get the unit apart to do a custom mount but gave up, the instructions to me seemed much easier said than actually done and I didn't wanna risk throwing my $40 in the trash as a broken heap. I use this with an LC6i since I decided to keep my factory head unit. With no subwoofer control on the stereo and the amp in the trunk, I do find that in spite of it all, it is useful.

Pros: On-the-fly subwoofer adjustment with a factory stereo

Cons: Not so easy to mount.

Good remote

Nick from Cincinnati, Ohio on 9/9/2012

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This switch works just like a remote switch does for a sub amp. The only draw back, mounting it is not very plausible. There's no bottom, side, or back to this switch. I have an 03 Ranger and there are no flat surfaces where I can mount this. The only spot that I could put this was in my glove department. Which is the last place this thing needs to be mounted.And if you want to know how loud the switch is set to, good luck finding it without turning it all the way down or using white out to mark a dot on it first. The white dot that is put on the dial comes off with a gentle rub.

Pros: Works great.

Cons: No where to mount it with easy access and no way to tell where the knob is turned to without marking it yourself.

Does the Job

Jellybean from Kewanee, IL on 6/15/2012

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Works perfectly. I mounted the remote in the center console of my '09 Cooper S with some double sided tape (didn't feel like putting holes in anything) and I was able to route the cable throughout my car completely unseen. I thought they gave me too much cable , but I ended up only having like 6 inches to spare, which worked out perfectly. The control over the LC2i driving my sub is a godsend. No more having to go through menus on the stock radio to get to the bass control just to drop the bass down. Other thoughts: I am going to cut a little notch in the top of the knob so I can have some reference to where the volume is set...the little indicator dot is impossible to feel and you need a light to see it. Easy mod though and it will make for a much easier reference point on the knob.

Pros: Easy install for quick and precise control over subwoofer volume.

Cons: A bit pricey

Perfect addition

kevwot from Anchorage, AK on 4/25/2012

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This remote gain knob was a byproduct of the need for the Audiocontrol Matrix in my car's stereo upgrade. I love having control over my sub channel. My head unit can do it too, but not as precise as this knob. It's very smooth and tight. The knob is actually metal so it doesn't feel cheap. The wire is so long. I ran it on the wrong side of the car and it was still long enough. I don't have the same problem that the other reviewer had. My knob has plenty of rotation. My sub it completely off before the knob has been turned all the way to the left, and more bass than I can handle before it is all the way to the right.

Pros: High quality feel. Metal parts. Smooth operation. Well worth the price

Cons: None.

Good but not great

Justin from PA on 4/2/2012

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I paired this with an AudioControl LC6i (not sure if it would work with other devices). Installation was very easy (one wire). The unit is relatively small and has a nice quality feel to it. I used two-sided tape to mount it down by my cigarette lighter. My only complaint (but I feel it's a big one) is the range of subwoofer gain (basically volume) control it gives you. I hope this isn't too confusing! There are now three places in my car where I control subwoofer volume. On the amp, on the LC6i, and this knob. Before the knob, I had the LC6i set to about 90% and the amp set to about 50%. I'll call this combination the "EXISTING VOLUME". For me, the EXISTING VOLUME represented about the MAX subwoofer volume I'd ever want, but it was frequently too loud. I assumed the knob, when turned all the way down/up, would basically zero out/max out the EXISTING VOLUME, respectively. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. I feel that this knob allows me to control the EXISTING VOLUME from about 40% of what it was before the knob all the way up to 100% of what it was before the knob. And for me, this 40% is still sometime too loud. As I find it the most important to be able to basically turn off the sub when I want, I find myself making a compromise by turning down the volume on the amp/LC6i so the knob can get the sub to basically 0. This limits the max though. I would have given it 5 stars if it gave me control from 0%-100% of the EXISTING VOLUME.

Pros: Easy to install, high quality, attractive, relatively inexpensive

Cons: Lack of control

AudioControl ACR-1

Anonymous from goodyear az on 3/7/2012

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certainly recommend this item

Pros: great product

Cons: little expensive


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: Using this wired remote (ACR-1) you can easily adjust the output level of channel 3 of the AudioControl LC6i/LC7i, often used for a subwoofer. The remote is designed to be dash mounted, within reach of the driver; it can be mounted under the dash with the supplied bracket, or the bracket can be removed and the knob and LED can be custom mounted through the dash.

Mounting Options: The dash  control may be mounted under the dash using its own bracket or through a custom hold in the dash. It should be within reach of the driver and in a spot where the LED is plainly visible

  • Bracket Installation: The dash control mounts with two screws, which attach to the underside of the dashboard. Slide under the dash and place the dash control in its mounting position, mark the two mounting holes, drill pilot holes, and secure with two screws.
  • Custom Installation: For that custom, finished look, the dash control can be flush mounted directly on the dash-board (or anywhere else). Disassemble the dash control from the mounting bracket. Start by pushing the LED from its holder followed by removing the circuit board and rotary control from the bracket. Drill a 9/32" hole in the dashboard for the control along with a 1/8" hole for the lock tab and a 13/54" hold for the LED holder. Reassemble the dash control components on the dashboard.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

It will complement the Lc2i and make it easy to adjust bass levels in the cockpit. Cant wait for it! [ Jorge  Jan 14, 2018 ]
I had a similar stereo system in the past that I loved, but I regretted not buying the ACR-1 for quick adjustments when changing music genres. This will allow me to quickly make adjustments without fumbling through multiple radio controls on my stock head unit to adjust the bass levels. [ Paul  Jan 07, 2018 ]
My factory radio didn't have RCA outputs [ Colton  Nov 13, 2017 ]
Recommened by crutchfield support for the line out converter [ Ford  Oct 05, 2017 ]
To put the bass up louder when I donâ??t want to hear my wife talk while in the car [ Robert  Aug 30, 2017 ]
The guy at cruchefield told me about it and sounded good to me. [ Darin  Mar 27, 2017 ]
Trying to get more control of volume of subwoofer with lc2i.. [ CHRISTOPHER  Mar 01, 2017 ]
Bass control [ apalmtree  Jan 30, 2017 ]
Advisor recommended this . [ L  Dec 23, 2016 ]
Goes Great With The Audio Controls for LC2i for talioring the bass with this ACR-1 control knob. [ Matthew  Oct 24, 2016 ]
I purchased this to remotely adjust my bass level in my Audio Control LC2iB 2-channel line output converter. Some music is heavy in bass and it gets annoying having to adjust the levels back and forth from the box in the trunk, pretty much the same as any other amp bass level remote. [ Rafael  Oct 10, 2016 ]
Needed an external knob for my Audiocontrol Overdrive Plus. [ Aaron  Aug 31, 2016 ]
I added the controller so i can enjoy the convenience of controlling the bass from inside my car during play. [ Kerrick  Jun 21, 2016 ]
Looks like the right thing for my needs [ Kristifer  Mar 28, 2016 ]
for future order [ CESAR  Dec 17, 2015 ]

2 questions already asked

Yes. You can take the knob apart from the bracket that it comes on. [ Austin Cole  Jun 12, 2017 ]
I don't have mine flush, but it is possible to put it behind the lower dash and just have the knob exposed. [ Kerrick  Jun 12, 2017 ]
Yes [ LEROY L  Jun 10, 2017 ]
Yes, I drill a hole and flushed mounted on to my center console. It comes with the bolt and washer to secure tightly. 2015 Tacoma Access Cab [ Tu  Jun 10, 2017 ]
Yes, the ARC-1 can flush mounted. It just requires you to take off the surface mount bracket and drill a hole and install. [ Brett  Jun 10, 2017 ]
Yes, it actually comes with instructions in the box with pictures showing how to. [ Aaron  Jun 10, 2017 ]
ANY amp will work as far as I know. [ JASON  Aug 15, 2015 ]
No, this is for controlling the bass level on certain AudioControl units (crossovers, line output converter, OEM integration processors). I am using it with the LC2i Line output converter to control the bass level going from the LC2i to my subwoofer amplifier. In this sense it can be used to control any sub amp, but from the processor itself. If you don't have an AudioControl piece with this function, it will not control the bass level. [ Juan  Aug 15, 2015 ]
Any amp [ MICHAEL B  Aug 14, 2015 ]
Ny amp [ MICHAEL B  Aug 14, 2015 ]
The end is a telephone plug so unless your amp has the same connection then you probably can't use it without cutting and splicing a new connector on. [ James  Aug 14, 2015 ]
I bought my knob to control my epicenter and you can connect an epicenter to any amp [ shaun  Aug 14, 2015 ]