I assume these are for the bike crowd? I follow a guy on YouTube and he puts some small dsp on every Harley bagger build he does
I thought these were buggy, software issues, and pains to use. I just remember a lot of people that ran them always complainedOr I can get a Fosgate DSR1 for $269.99.......
OP sounds like you are just going to have to take a leap of faith on this. I would just look for a place like a Crutchfield that has a very good/friendly return policy in case you dont like it. I dont know who has it for sale though. All things considered, I dont think it would be bad at all.I just noticed the cerwin vega has a couple of new dsps and so does diamond audio. Looks like they are the same units just dressed different and the diamond audio is a little more expensive. These actually fit what I'm looking for in a dsp, just wondering if they are worth a poo for a budget unit in a budget system. (it looks like only the 6 channel is currently available but the 8 channel will be soon)
8 Channel Waterproof Micro Digital Single Processor (DSP)Diamond Audio expanded its Digital Signal Processor category by adding the very practical and easy-to-use all-weather MSDSP66 and MSDSP88 models. With the ability to integrate into any auto, motorcycle, boat, or powersports vehicle, adjusting time delay, equalization, and optimizing the sound...diamondaudio.com
8-Channel Digital Signal ProcessorCerwin-Vega Mobile expands its Digital Signal Processor category this year by adding the very practical and easy-to-use CVDSP66, CVDSP66LCD, and CVDSP88 models. Controlling your sound system and making acoustical system adjustments from the touch of your fingertips with its simple graphic user...cerwinvega.com
I dont know if you will find a lot of reviews on it. This is sorta the issue with the brand and price point and this is not to say it is a bad unit. We have a few dealers that have DS product close by. The people that purchase DS may not be interested in DSP. The people walking into shops inquiring about DSP, dont look at DS product. Here locally, the DS stuff plays really well with the like it very loud crowd, which is what I mention about might not find reviews. Buy it and install it, looks like you have 30 day return. My assumption would be you will find out in days if you like or dont like the unit.What about this unit? DS18 DSP8.8BT 8-Channel In and 8-Channel Out Digital Sound Processor with Bluetooth
It has all the features I’m looking for. Very in-depth instructions on how to set it up. The price is cheap enough. Signal to noise looks acceptable. I just can’t find but two reviews on it as it’s very new.
I remember that now. He was in a similar boat and wanted to try a cheaper DSP and thing ended up being poo poo@DasFriek Tried a DS18 DSP awhile back and it was a dud from what I remember, Maybe he will chime in with some info for you.
I would go with a quality used dsp before I gambled with 300.00 on this DS18 unit.
or buy used. That what I did to get a DSP. Grabbed one on the forum and I think I was 200 bucks in total. I also hate to say it but look on facebook. I fought joining that big bad monster until recently. It is amazing how much more traffic, discussion is happening there vs forums. After joining a few groups, I see how many things people are selling through the groups or on marketplace.I just can’t make up my damn mind! One minute I’m wanting this dsp or that dsp and then the next minute I’m thinking just use passive crossovers and then use the dsp-LF on my subs. Well I unhooked it about a month ago because the battery went dead in my car and this thing locked up and I didn’t feel like resetting it or messing with it anymore. Seems like the stereo sounded better without it. Then tonight I reset it and ran a self equalization on it but this time used a Dayton mic instead of my phones mic. Then made a couple tweaks. Now I’m really realizing I need a decent dsp. I know this little turd is a POS and if it makes it sound this much better, I’ll be happy with something at least as good or better but this one makes a little noise at idle (idle, I mean with volume down all the way and car off, it’s not alternator whine).
Truth be told, I’m dragging my feet because I have a wedding coming up for one of my kids and that’s going to cost me, so I’m trying not to waste 6, 7 or 800+$$$ on a dsp. That’s why I have a budget and I’m more or less cheaping out. I really keep considering a dsr1 unfortunately. Seems to work ok as a standalone. HAS TO BE better than this Dayton dsp.
I think I am similar to you in terms of getting into DSP. I hear some complain about the JL twk saying good but lacks some of the processing other units have. I dont know if I would notice because I am not that deep into DSP tuning.Thanks for warning me..... I'm gonna save up for a bit and get a good one. Be better to wait and spend 500-600$ than to throw $400 in the trash. The hertz or helix mini is what I have my eye on...or the JL twk88
I remember when a lot of people got these as refurbs from JBL.I saw that, went to JBL's website and saw it was the same price there too. So I started wondering if it was really on "sale" lol