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Default Short Dayton DSP-408 Review

After my PPI DSP-88r decided to puke out on me I picked up a MiniDSP 2x4 (thanks JSCoyne) and while it worked pretty well I wasn't happy with how sensitive to levels it was and since I had a few extra buck in my Paypal I picked up the Dayton on eBay.

Install was straightforward and like any other DSP I've ever used. I'm feeding it a signal from an Audio Control LC2i which is fed from the factory Honda radio because the OEM starts clipping around 26 (of 40) and even at that point it seems too much for most processors. I've adjusted the output of the LC2i so that it's not clipping the input of the processor.

The software is easy enough to use once you learn how to link channels. I used the measurements that I'd previously used with my PPI unit and I have to say that it sounds really good! I've done ZERO EQ tuning only TA and Xover. Noise floor is practically non-existent, turns on and off silently, and the wired remote works well enough.

For $150 it's a great unit. Would recommend!

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Default Re: Short Dayton DSP-408 Review

You have anymore detailed updates on this unit? Looking to possibly order it this weekend. Did you try the bluetooth dongle? Can you control volume through hu without the wired remote?

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Default Re: Short Dayton DSP-408 Review

I've not used the BT dongle. I have the volume set at 50 on the remote and it's just left in my center console and the volume is controlled by my head unit. Works pretty well that way.

I'm actually selling mine because I really want to play with the MiniDSP 6x8 unit and it's auto EQ functions (I buy and sell gear a lot). My car has probably never sounded better (at least DIY'ing it) than it has with this processor.

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Default Re: Short Dayton DSP-408 Review

They have Open Box Untis for $70 right now. Just ordered one.
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You have anymore detailed updates on this unit? Looking to possibly order it this weekend. Did you try the bluetooth dongle? Can you control volume through hu without the wired remote?
If your factory H/unit has bluetooth the answer is yes
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Just picked one up and hoping to install it soon. With the Bluetooth you can tune with an Android tablet correct?

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Just picked one up and hoping to install it soon. With the Bluetooth you can tune with an Android tablet correct?

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Just picked one up and hoping to install it soon. With the Bluetooth you can tune with an Android tablet correct?

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I've been able to connect with my android phone and tune it but so far I haven't been able to get my chromebook to connect. I'm probably doing something wrong.
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They have Open Box Untis for $70 right now. Just ordered one.


There are open box Dayton 408s for $70? Where?!


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There are open box Dayton 408s for $70? Where?!


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Oh well, it’s no longer available.


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Sorry. I picked one up the other day and it showed available earlier this morning.

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Looks like you've got to be on the site at the right moment for those. Noticing the same thing with the UMM-6

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Default Re: Short Dayton DSP-408 Review

It looks like the 70 buck Daytons are back in stock for those looking
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Confirmed they are back that is a great price indeed.
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Default Re: Short Dayton DSP-408 Review

Thanks for the heads-up - for $70, it's hard to pass up. I think they are already down to 1 left in stock - so if you want one, better grab it quick!

For that price, I'll just use it for a learning tool for now - and may eventually replace my DSR-1 with it (would also need a $250 Pac Audio AmpPro 4 as well to replace the DSR-1).

EDIT: Never mind - now they are out of stock again (minutes after I posted this)...
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