Contact us
Close contact box
Connect ID #
357 094 238 4
Connect ID #
357 094 238 4
Don't wait on hold. We'll call you back when it's your turn to talk with the next available .
Please enter your name  
Please enter your phone number  
Please enter a message  

Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

We are located in Virginia USA.

Thank you. We will be calling you .
We're sorry. We have encountered a problem.

MATCH UP 8DSP Compact 8-channel car amplifier with digital signal processing — 65 watts RMS x 6 at 4 ohms + 160 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms

Item # 975UP8DSP

The MATCH UP 8DSP car amplifier and sound processor from Audiotec Fischer will help you achieve exceptional...

Find what Fits your vehicle


Checking fit...

The MATCH UP 8DSP car amplifier and sound processor from Audiotec Fischer will help you achieve exceptional...

4 questions - 4 answers

Item # 975UP8DSP

In stock

Other options

About the MATCH UP 8DSP

Buck Pomerantz

High power and super fidelity

The MATCH UP 8DSP car amplifier and sound processor from Audiotec Fischer will help you achieve exceptional sound in your car. This 8-channel amp supplies up to 65 watts RMS to each of your front-highs, front-mids, and rear-channel speakers, sends up to 320 watts RMS to two subs, and provides computer-controlled digital signal processing that'll let you tweak the sound to high-fidelity perfection. 

High power and super fidelity

The MATCH UP 8DSP car amplifier and sound processor from Audiotec Fischer will help you achieve exceptional sound in your car. This 8-channel amp supplies up to 65 watts RMS to each of your front-highs, front-mids, and rear-channel speakers, sends up to 320 watts RMS to two subs, and provides computer-controlled digital signal processing that'll let you tweak the sound to high-fidelity perfection. 

Installation options

This amplifier can be installed in almost any vehicle as a stand-alone amp, with speaker-level inputs and outputs hard-wired along with power and ground. To make things easier, MATCH offers a few vehicle-specific wiring harnesses that plug into select factory sound systems. They also offer optional extension cards that let the amp use standard analog RCA, Bluetooth®, or USB inputs.

Computer-controlled sound processing

You download the DSP PC-Tool app from Audiotec Fischer, then plug your PC or laptop running Windows (IOS not supported) into the amplifier's USB port. A detailed control panel will appear on your computer screen that lets you set virtually every tunable audio parameter to get the best musical fidelity possible in your vehicle. 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 and time alignment

The built-in processing includes a 30-band graphic equalizer on every channel to compensate for all the dips and bumps in speaker response inside your car, so each speaker will sound its best. The time alignment feature lets you correct for each speaker's placement, so the sound from each speaker gets to you at the same time, providing a perfect stereo image at your sitting position.

Other DSP features

You can configure almost any type of high-pass and low-pass filter on each channel, so every speaker can play at peak efficiency. Filters and EQ can be set separately for each channel, or channels can be linked together for common settings. Augmented Bass Processing optimizes bass response, StageXpander widens the stereo image, while the RealCenter function allows you to focus the sound for both driver and passenger, using your vehicle's center-channel speaker.


MATCH DSP PC-Tool software control panel


Product highlights:

  • 8-channel car amplifier with digital signal processing
    • 65 watts RMS x 6 at 4 ohms + 160 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms (90 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms)
    • non-bridgeable
  • inputs: 6 assignable speaker-level, 1 optical SPDIF,
  • output: 8 powered, mono preamp (3 volts RMS)
Sound processing:
  • 9-channel digital processor
  • DSP adjustments and settings made via computer (Windows only) or optional remote control
  • built-in Real Time Analyzer for tuning your system
  • channel settings can be separate or linked together
  • control button toggles between 2 presets
  • time alignment in 3.5 mm (0.0105 msec) increments
  • equalization:
    • 30-band graphic EQ with fine tuning
    • 1-band parametric EQ
  • crossover filters:
    • adjustable high- (20-20,480 Hz) and low-pass filters (20-300 Hz)
    • selectable filter slopes (6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB/octave)
    • selectable filter characteristics (Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz, Chebyshev, and self-defined)
  • phase adjustment:
    • adjustable in 11.25° increments on front, rear, and center channels
    • adjustable in 5.625° increments on sub channels
  • special sound effects:
    • Augmented Bass Processing
    • StageXpander
    • RealCenter
Other features:
  • includes system connection harnesses, mounting bracket, and USB cable
  • Advanced Diagnostics Error Protection prevents factory receiver error messages
  • Power Save Mode turns amp off when there's no input signal
  • Start-Stop capability down to 6 volts
  • MATCH Extension Card (MEC) slot for connection options
  • fuse rating: 25A x 2
  • 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended when not using factory harness for power
  • dimensions: 9.04"W x 1.83"H x 5.13"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • MFR # UP8 DSP

What's in the box:

  • 8-Channel DSP amplifier (two internally installed 25A mini-APS fuses)
  • 2 Mounting plates
  • 5' USB-A to mini-B cable
  • 8" NanoFit adapter
  • 12" 20-Pin input/output harness
  • 12" 8-Pin output harness
  • 12" 4-Pin input harness
  • 12" 2-Pin remote input harness
  • 2-Pin power & ground connector
  • Four 3/4" screws
  • Four 5mm counter-sunk screws
  • Owner's manual (English & German)

Customer reviews for MATCH UP 8DSP

Loading reviews...

Average review:

5.0 out of 5 stars
1 review

Thanks for submitting your review

Filter by rating

Customer photos

Customer provided image, click to load a larger version.
Customer provided image, click to load a larger version.

Sort reviews

Sort by:
Items per page:
View page:

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee review (What's this?)

Reviewed on

This review was collected as part of a promotion



Crutchfield response
Customer provided image, click to load a larger version.
<< >>

More details on the MATCH UP 8DSP

Mark G.

Product Research


Overview: The Match UP 8DSP is a universal amplifier/DSP sound processor. It offers 6 speaker-level inputs and an optical digital input that can be freely routed to any of the 8 amplified outputs. The amplified outputs include 6 channels x 65W RMS (4Ω) and 2 channels at 90W (4Ω) or 160W (2Ω) for powering subwoofers. The Match UP 8DSP's powerful DSP uses a 295 MHz/64-bit processor for detailed control of your sound and flexible configuration with up to 9 channels of DSP processing. BurrBrown A/D and D/A converters, with a 48 kHz sampling rate, provide a signal-to-noise ratio of 104 dB on the analog input and 106 dB on the digital input.

ACO: The Match UP 8DSP features Match's proprietary 32 Bit ACO technology for ultra-fast processing of audio functions, sound effects such as Augmented Bass Processing and Real Center processing, as well as channel-separated input EQ including Input Signal Analyzer (ISA) for easy signal analysis and EQ adjustment.

DSP: Configuration of the DSP is made using Audiotec-Fischer's DSP PC-Tool V5 software (Windows 10 & 11, 32/64 bit; MAC not supported). Adjustments include:

  • Main: allows independent modification to the audio signal for each of the eight amplified outputs and one preamp output; adjustment options include:
    • 30-Band Equalizer: graphic or parametric; -15 dB to +6 dB range in ¼ dB steps; fine center frequency adjustment, including graphic EQ; adjustable Q, 0.5-15 in 0.1 steps
    • Crossover: high-pass and low-pass; crossover point range 20 Hz to 20.48 kHz; 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, or 42 dB/octave slope; filter type Butterworth, Bessel, Tschebychev, Linkwitz, and Self-Defined
    • Additional Adjustments: the main screen has quick adjustments for phase, polarity, and time alignment, as well as the ability to mute any of the outputs
  • DCM: Device Configuration Menu:
    • Remote Control: activate and assign functions to the URC.3 or Director wired remote controls (both sold separately); buttons on the remote can be assigned different functions; master volume, sub volume, digital volume, etc. The optional remote can also be used to select any of the 10 internal memory locations for sound setups.
    • Power Save Mode: have the amp turn off after a period with no input signal; set to 10-600 seconds
    • Signal Management: set the detection sensitivity and priority for each of the inputs
    • PC-Tool Configuration: change the gain resolution for the channel output level and EQ; change EQ view mode; enable an allpass filter
  • FX Menu:
    • TuneEQ: TuneEQ is an easy-to-use process for automated frequency response correction. A measurement setup microphone (sold separately) can be used for individual channel analysis and correction.
    • RealCenter Processing: RealCenter emphasizes the mono information from the left and right channels; ClarityXpander emphasizes the high frequency response for crisper/brighter output
    • Augmented Bass Processing: Audiotec Fischer's proprietary Augmented Bass Processing consists of two sound features; Dynamic Bass Enhancement, boosts bass response in relation to volume (center frequency and gain adjustable); SubXpander, adds subharmonic tones to existing fundamental bass notes
  • I/O: input/output configuration; assign any of the input channels (analog, digital, and MEC) to any of the output channels (drag-and-drop the icons)
  • Time: adjust the time alignment (distance), phase, and polarity of each output channel
  • RTA: the built-in RTA (Real-Time Analyzer) gives you a visual representation of the frequency response inside the vehicle (microphone not included)

Virtual Channel Processing: Audiotec Fischer's Virtual Channel Processing (VCP) adds an additional layer of channel processing between the Input and Output stages of the DSP, providing eight additional virtual channels and nine processed output channels. VCP lets you configure complex sound systems with cross-channel group equalizers that affect several output channels simultaneously, and multi-way speaker configuration of DSP sound effects.

Class GD Technology: The Match UP 8DSP uses Audiotec Fischer's proprietary Class GD amplifier topology, providing higher efficiency than conventional Class D amplifiers. Class GD technology can vary the internal supply voltage in several areas depending on the amp's input signals, significantly reducing idle losses and boosting overall efficiency. This also produces minimal heat, allowing the use of smaller heat sinks and decreasing the overall chassis size.

Advanced Diagnostics Error Protection, 3rd Generation (ADEP.3): The amplifier utilizes a new ADEP circuit to allow the processor to be integrated with new factory car stereos. Newer stereos detect the presence of connected speakers, and when typical amplifiers are connected (instead of speakers), the radio will often mute its outputs or lose fader function. The ADEP.3 circuit avoids these problems without loading the speaker outputs of the factory stereo at high volume.

Automatic Digital Signal Detection: Switching from analog to the digital input is done automatically as soon as a digital signal is detected on the Optical input. This feature can be deactivated in the DSP PC-Tool V5 software and can be switched manually with an optional remote control.

Start-Stop Capability: The switched power supply provides a constant internal supply voltage even if the battery's voltage drops to 6 volts during engine cranking. If the supply voltage drops below 10.5 volts for more than five seconds, the amplifier goes into protect mode (Status LED will light red) to avoid any further battery drain.

Power Save Mode: Power Save Mode will automatically turn off the internal amplifier stages and the remote outputs when the input signal has dropped off for more than 60 seconds. When a signal is re-applied, the amplifier and remote outputs reactivate within a second. This feature was developed because many newer vehicles use a bus system that "invisibly" keeps the factory radio on for up to 45 minutes after the vehicle has been turned off, thus, keeping the sound system active. The turn-off time can be changed or deactivated completely using the DSP PC-Tool software.

Match Extension Card Slot (MEC): The Match UP 8DSP features an extension card slot for installing an optional input card (sold separately). Options include Analog, which adds two more speaker level channels and a 3.5mm stereo preamp input; Bluetooth, for wireless audio streaming from a Bluetooth-enabled device; and USB, for USB music playback. To install an extension card, the bottom plate must be removed, providing access to the inside of the unit.

Note: The UP 8DSP can only accommodate one extension card.

Speaker Input & Output Wiring: The 6 speaker-level inputs and 8 speaker outputs are provided on pre-configured harnesses, along with a Remote In terminal. The speaker level inputs can activate the amp automatically, so remote turn-on wiring may not be necessary.

Power & Ground: A 2-pin connector provides the Power and Ground connections; an 8-gauge amplifier wiring kit is recommended and is sold separately.

Additional Connections & Controls:

  • USB Input: USB Mini-B (2.0) port; connect to your PC with the provided cable; compatible with Windows 10 & 11 operating systems; MAC not supported
  • Control: button used for switching between DSP profiles (one and two) and reset the amplifier
  • Status LED: indicates operating mode and current DSP profile
  • SCP Input: multi-pin Smart Control Port; for optional wired remote (Director or URC.3, both sold separately); a NanoFit adapter is included if required by the wired remote control.
  • Optical Input: Toslink digital input; PCM stereo (SPDIF)
  • Auto Remote: an On/Off switch allows the UP 8DSP to be activated through the high-level inputs or via the Remote Input terminal.
  • Line Out: a single RCA jack can provide a mono preamp signal for running to an additional amplifier


  • Output Power (RMS):
    • Channels A-F: 6 x 65W @ 4-ohms
    • Subwoofer Output G-H: 2 x 90W @ 4-ohms or 2 x 160W @ 2-ohms
  • Amplifier Class: GD
  • Inputs:
    • Speaker: 6 Speaker-level
    • Optical Digital: Toslink (SPDIF); PCM stereo, 12-96 kHz
  • Input Sensitivity (High-level): 2.8-11 Volts
  • Input Impedance (High-level): 9-33 Ohms (with ADEP.3)
  • Outputs:
    • Speaker: 8
    • Line: (1) RCA preamp (3V RMS)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 22 kHz
  • DSP Resolution: 64 Bit
  • DSP Power: 295 MHz (1.2 billion MAC operations per second)
  • Sampling Rate: 48 kHz
  • Signal Converters: BurrBrown (A/D and D/A)
  • Signal/Noise (Digital Input): 106 dB (A-weighted)
  • Signal/Noise (Analog Input): 104 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD: < 0.03%
  • Damping Factor: >100
  • Operating Voltage: 10.5-18 Volts
  • Current Draw: 380 mA
  • Max. Remote Output Current: 500 mA
  • Fuse Type: two 25-amp mini-APS fuses (internally mounted in the amplifier chassis)
  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 9.04" (including wiring)
    • Height: 1.83"
    • Depth: 5.13"

Loading accessories...

Customer Q&A

4 questions already asked

Need plug and play harness for 2013 335I with HiFi system. What P/N do I order?
e46f30bmwguy411  Aug 27, 2023
1 answer
Unfortunately, we do not have a plug-and-play harness for this project.
zachary  Aug 27, 2023 (Staff)
will this be plugnplay with a 2022 bmw m240i without buying any harness?
ryetye  Jun 01, 2023
1 answer
Greetings Ryan, and thank you for your question. You are going to need a plug and play harness, as one is not included with the amp. I am listing one for the 2022 2 series, but without the factory HiFi Most, or Harman Kardon factory systems.
hogan  Jun 01, 2023 (Staff)
Hello, I have a BMW Z4 2009. Do you provide the right connectors to "plug&play" your amplifier to my car? I have the professional radio (ten speakers) According to videos in Youtube I should be able to connect/install the amplifier directly to my car. Thank you. Victor
victor  Feb 23, 2023
1 answer
Greetings Victor, and thank you for your question. Match may have a Z4 specific harness we do not have in our system. As the Match UP 8DSP comes it has only hardwire connections. Currently we only have a plug and play harness for 2019 and up BMWs.
hogan  Feb 24, 2023 (Staff)
How can I get vehicle specific harnesses ? MATCH PP-PAC 76 to ISO MATCH PP-ISO 2 PRO
j  Dec 05, 2022
1 answer
The MATCH PP-ISO 2 PRO we no longer carry but the MATCH PP-PAC 76 to ISO we may be able to special order or refer you to someone that may have it. If you give us a call at 800.324.9695, one of our advisors can help see if we can get what you need.
arielle  Dec 05, 2022 (Staff)

Loading articles...

Compare the sound