JL audio said it will introduce two Car audio digital signal processors this year that can be used together or separately.
One model is the FiX, which is an OEM integration processor that can take the analog signal (or set of signals) from a Car radio, analyze them, sum them up and correct them to create a clean signal in order to add aftermarket components to the system.
It’s joined by the TwK (Tweak), which is JL Audio’s first tuning processor. It can be used with a laptop computer to analyze the car audio system for tuning adjustments.
JL Audio says it helped launch the DSP/OEM integration market with the CleanSweep a decade ago. VP Marketing Manville Smith, said “The FiX will be the descendent of the original CleanSweep but with much more capability. It will address some of the challenges that today’s cars are presenting.”
He said the FiX will be easy to use with a simple set up. “Put in a CD, play a track, press a button and move on with your day. That’s the idea.”
JL Audio revealed no other details, except that the processors are expected by the end of the year.
|Thankfully, JL Audio is working on two new products that will solve this problem: the Fix and the Twk (pronounced Tweak). The Fix will address an issue that all other processors on the market do not seem to address. It will account for and correct factory time correction before auto equalization which will allow for an even cleaner signal than ever before. Additionally, it will have 4 channel summing built in. For additional equalization control, the Twk can be added. The Twk adds 8 analog inputs and 2 optical inputs, 10 band equalization adjustable separately for left and right channels. It will have multiple EQ preset options for various driver preferences and driving scenarios. You know what it’s really going to do? It will give Audison’s Bit One and Alpine’s PXA-H800 Processor a run for their money. JL Audio is still in the process of developing the product and software at this point. JL Audio probably has at least another 9 months to a year in development. Details on pricing have not been released yet, but I’ve been told by we will all be pleasantly surprised.|