TEMPE, Ariz. – Sept. 19, 2017 – Rockford Fosgate (www.rockfordfosgate.com) has announced that the new DSR1 Digital Signal Processor is now available. With an MSRP of $249.99, the DSR1 was co-developed with ADS using their iDatalink Maestro interface technology, combining a full-featured 3Sixty digital signal processor with a flashable iDatalink Maestro integration module.

“The DSR1 allows for a seamless upgrade to aftermarket amplifiers, speakers, and subwoofers in most vehicles,” explained Jake Braaten, Rockford’s V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “It can accept a quick flash download to add vehicle specific firmware to the unit enabling integration without the loss of factory equipped controls and features in vehicles that require it.”

The DSR1 utilizes the power processor found in Rockford’s patented 3Sixty.3 for features such as adjustable crossovers with selectable slope and crossover type, time alignment, and 239 bands of equalization, as well as flexible connections including 4-channel balanced differential RCA inputs, 4-channel high level inputs with signal sense turn on, 8-channels of 4-volt capable RCA outputs, remote Turn On/Off Function with adjustable Turn On delay, and auxiliary RCA and SPDIF coaxial inputs. For added installation flexibility, the DSR1s advanced tuning capabilities are accessed through an easy-to-use app for wireless tuning from Apple and Android devices.

“The DSR1 is the first real solution for replacing the factory amplifier and speakers in Ford and Chrysler vehicles,” Braaten continued. “The DSR1 uses the full-range, flat audio signal from the factory head unit. After the built-in Maestro interface is flashed with the vehicle-specific firmware, the factory head unit CAN messages are used to control the internal signal routing of the DSR1. Prior to the DSR1, installers had no choice but to add amplifiers after the factory amplifier which required complex signal summing as well as de-equalization and time alignment.”

Vehicles covered with integration at launch include 2011 to current Ford and Lincoln vehicles with 8-inch My Ford Touch radio and Sony amplifier and 2012 to current Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles with 8-inch radio and factory amplifier.

“When used in late model Ford and Chrysler vehicles, the DSR1 can be installed with one of three plug-and-play harnesses available at launch,” Braaten continued. “After installation, the factory tone controls and sound field settings are remapped to control like adjustments within the DSR1. For example, the use of the factory bass control is used as the sub-volume adjustment of the DSR1 eliminating the need to install extra controllers or knobs. With a retail price of only $249.99, there is no reason that every audio system shouldn’t have the benefit of a DSR1.”

Additional DSR1 specifications and features include:

  • Frequency response: 20 – 20k +/- 0.5 dB
  • 239 Bands of equalization for aftermarket tuning
  • Adjustable crossovers with selectable slope and crossover type
  • Crossover Frequency: 20 – 20k Hz
  • Time Alignment of up to 10msec of delay on each channel
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for convenient setup
  • Interactive Tuning Interface Controlled via Android/ iOS App
  • Optional PLC2 Level Controller with assignable functions
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.12 in. x 4.04 in. x 1,26 in.
  • CE Compliant

For more information on Rockford Fosgate, please visit www.rockfordfosgate.com.


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