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If I understand it correctly you want to use 2 different analog sources connected directly to the amp (Head unit and media player), using 4 of the 6 RCA inputs?

I think you need to make two separate configurations, load both, and switch between them on the Director for each time you want to swap sources. One preset that use inputs A+B to send signals to A to F outputs, and another preset that use inputs E+F to send signals to A to F outputs.
 

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If I understand it correctly you want to use 2 different analog sources connected directly to the amp (Head unit and media player), using 4 of the 6 RCA inputs?

I think you need to make two separate configurations, load both, and switch between them on the Director for each time you want to swap sources. One preset that use inputs A+B to send signals to A to F outputs, and another preset that use inputs E+F to send signals to A to F outputs.
that is correct. So this means 2 setups then, as you mentioned. I thought i can do one and switch between inputs

kindly I have 2 questions please :

1- I was wondering do I need to play around with jumpers and sensitivity my digital player is cowon plenue D. Do i need to open the helix and move the jumpers, as the cown plenuse D has Output 1Vrms, Output Impedance 0.5Ω

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Another question please, what is the advised volume that I should set on my cowon which has no full line out, what volume shall I set the volume on my cowon plenue D

2- can anyone tell me how to setup the gain on inputs a/b and e/f, shall i play some kind of noise file and at what volume shall i keep my headunit?
 

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I've just gotten my p six myself, and is just trying to get to grips with the software/setup on the computer now, before I install it. So I can't say for sure that it will work that way, but it's the only way I see it working with multiple RCA sources.
 

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I've just gotten my p six myself, and is just trying to get to grips with the software/setup on the computer now, before I install it. So I can't say for sure that it will work that way, but it's the only way I see it working with multiple RCA sources.
I see, how will you set the sensitivity of p six, what is the process to do this, as i assume that is the starting pointing before fine tuning and using eq
 

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Have connected everything but the speakers, some installation work left, trying out the dsp settings and seeing if things will work.

No sound on subwoofer out, no signal received on amplifier or when trying an old p-dsp.

But to my biggest surprise, felt like an dream when the volume was turned up and music plays out of the amplifier itself!

Anyone?

Used in this setup:

Pioneer f60dab, nex in eu format.
Audison bit play hd, hdmi to pioneer, optical to psix
Helix p6dsp mkII.
Dls a6 mono, rca from p6 and sub connected.
 

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I've had a P Six installed upside down on the rear deck of a VW CC for around 14 months.

Played solidly for 4 hours 2 or 3 times a week (and at least 2 x 40 minutes every week day) at a time on loud music and it never put a foot wrong. (Drive for a living)

It is in the UK so ambient is never too hot and the amp was in free air as such. I'd say it got warm but never hot enough to question.

Load wise it was powering the front components actively and the remaining two channels paired through software and ran into a DVC sub.

Was also playing in SPL mode software wise, although gains and EQ never pushed it too hard into the red.

Hope this helps.
 

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Yup, both of those help a little. It'd probably be for the best having it under the front seat of my mkiv golf. Plus the shorter runs to the front speakers would be nice, along with a shorter spdif from head unit.
 

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Hello guys.I am new to the car audio.
I came across to the Helix amp 2 weeks ago and the sound is just amazing.
The shop is very professional and skilled.
However the price in Hong Kong here is way higher than in U.S.
So if i order the unit online and ship to Hong Kong. Could a regular car audio shop install and tune the unit properly? (I drive a golf GTI mk6)

Thanks in advance!!
 

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Hello guys.I am new to the car audio.
I came across to the Helix amp 2 weeks ago and the sound is just amazing.
The shop is very professional and skilled.
However the price in Hong Kong here is way higher than in U.S.
So if i order the unit online and ship to Hong Kong. Could a regular car audio shop install and tune the unit properly? (I drive a golf GTI mk6)

Thanks in advance!!
Yes, all you need is a home computer/laptop to run the tuning software and the skill to tune a car audio system.
 

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Can anyone tell me if the USB to change settings via a windows tablet can charge the tablet at the same time so it can be permanently connected.

So I can change settings as and when, have full apps from the tablet and play everything via Bluetooth.


I basically want to use a tablet instead of a headunit. But trying to decide which is to use as all my music is alac from my iPod.

It would be a bonus if I could use a windows tablet that has iTunes on it, can access the helix software and be charged by the helix.
 

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Can anyone tell me if the USB to change settings via a windows tablet can charge the tablet at the same time so it can be permanently connected.

So I can change settings as and when, have full apps from the tablet and play everything via Bluetooth.


I basically want to use a tablet instead of a headunit. But trying to decide which is to use as all my music is alac from my iPod.

It would be a bonus if I could use a windows tablet that has iTunes on it, can access the helix software and be charged by the helix.
Might have two different things confused here..

There's currently one USB for PC connection for the software. It does not stream audio into the DSP.

For streaming, you'd go through the USB HEC that's coming out, and I think it does also have a charge-back voltage for devices. However you don't run the software tuning tool through the USB HEC.

So you tune via the panel USB (or Director USB port). Stream through USB HEC in the HEC slot. Two different USB's for different purposes.
 

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No, the question was simpler than that, it says that he wants audio output through Bluetooth (with the BT module presumably).

While using the tablet to control the DSP separately, but the question is does the USB connection for the DSP also provide charging for whatever's connected to it?
 

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No, the question was simpler than that, it says that he wants audio output through Bluetooth (with the BT module presumably).

While using the tablet to control the DSP separately, but the question is does the USB connection for the DSP also provide charging for whatever's connected to it?


Yep that's what I meant. My English is bad because I'm from Leicestershire in the UK. All Leicester folk speak weird.

So yes basic system setup.

Tablet up front, ideally windows based so I can use iTunes for my audio and connect to the dsp to change settings. All audio goes via Bluetooth.

Failing that it will be an Android tablet via Bluetooth and separate iPod with a Cambridge audio id100 output via spdif into the helix.

Director up front anyway. And change dsp settings with a separate laptop.


It would be a bonus for the tablet to be connected at all times, have full alac audio via iTunes and a wifi hard-drive all using Bluetooth.


It's an idea anyway.

I'm trying to go lightweight and remove my drz9255 and 4 Genesis amps but gain satnav and usual app features upfront from a tablet. Plus video and much tube video porn.

I'll be getting the helix p six no matter what.
 

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Interesting subject, I haven't really though about a windows based tablet - but it would be nice to control the DSP from a "head unit" rather than a dragging along a laptop. I have the p six myself.

But if you use the director, I think you hook your laptop/tablet etc directly to this for adjusting the DSP software? Instead of the actual amplifier?
 

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I have sent Audiotec fischer an email to see what they say about usb charging. Im pretty sure it can't charge which isn't an issue.

My main issue was trying to use or ditch my ipod with over 5000 songs of ALAC on it and have an upfront tablet for sat nav and video etc.

Im not an apple fan, everything i have is Android however i have had ipods since day one and my latest ipod is 256bg ssd and used in my other vehicle brilliantly with the Alpine X801D-U


I have just downloaded Poweramp onto my HTC m10 and test its music ability with itunes files on android and im stunned at how easy it is, fast and a better user interface than itunes or ipod.

I should be able to transfer my entire library to a 256gb micro sd card in the tablet or wifi hard drive and use an android 7" tab with aptX bluetooth as a headunit and have full lossless audio with the aptX module for the Helix. Ill have a complete high quality audio in car setup from android with this amazing P six dsp.
Plus full Hondata engine management analasys from the Hondata app.

So no wires at all apart from power and speaker. (should remove my alt whine i have never been able to remove in 7 years of owning the car)


I think ill go down this route.
 
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