PS8 PRO with PSC will do just fine here, in fact, more superior in my opinion for oem integration. I run arc and integrated successfully with it in a 2019 RidgeLine BE.I'm trying to ID DSP(s) that will work for my project so I know what to watch for in the classifieds (I know I'll not be buying new).
Must Have Requirements:
- >8-channel high-level speaker input: Center; FR Hi L&R; FR Lo L&R; Rear L&R; Sub
- >Ability to Sum: [(input 1) + (input 2/180) + (input 3/180)] = output 1 OR [(input 1) - (input 2) - (input 3)] = output 1
- >8-channel low-level RCA output: Center; FR Hi L&R; FR Lo L&R; Rear L&R; Sub
- >Usual complement of TA, EQ, and output XO tuning capabilities
(Background reason for some of the requirements is here if interested)
The end-goal is to have:
- Center = non-music vehicle tones and voices only
- 2-way active Front Stage
- Rear Fill
- tune optimized for driver-only position
The ability to easily 'toggle' to a second tune 'compromised' for two front occupants would be a bonus but is not a 'must have' (if that involves a significant extra expense such as Helix Director I'd probably do without for a long time).
My research indicates the Helix DSP Pro Mk2 with DSP PC-Tool Version 4 will meet all the above requirements. Can anyone confirm that (especially the input 'summing' capability part)?
Will the earlier Helix DSP Pro Mk1 / Helix DSP Pro meet those same requirements?
Any other DSP that can meet all those requirements?
I plan to use with JBL MS-A1004 and MS-A5001 amps I already have in hand if that makes any difference. Gonna miss the upmixed 'true center' of Logic 7 but the MS-8 can't deal with this vehicle's OEM 'tones and voices' scheme so it's out of the picture. It's a 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E, I will not consider an HU swap.
Thanks In Advance for informed guidance!
Also you will have more EQ control on the INPUT side to flatten the post honda amp signal. Helix is 5 bands. PS8 PRO is 12 bands 20hz to 20,000 all parametric with Allpass filters if needed.
You get way more flexibility with the PSC than you do with the HELIX. Tone controls are 3 bands vs 2. The PSC tucks nicely in the glasses holder see photo.
Helix will work, dont get me wrong, if you need a 2 seat tune and want to change the center then get helix for the true center option. i think the PS8PRO will get you there with more options from the psc controllers perspective.
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