If you ever walk into the showroom of Bay Area Audio Visions in Corpus Christi, chances are the subject of great-sounding audio will come up. During the conversation, we will likely talk about a DSP, or digital signal processor. At that moment, the eyes of our customer may start to glaze over until we explain the following:
What is a digital signal processor and why do you need one?
Factory Signal Adjustment
The stereo system in your modern vehicle is very different from in years past. Vehicle engineers will often modify the musical signal coming out of your factory stereo system in the hopes of making it sound better. Unfortunately, they rarely succeed, and you end up with a musical signal that needs some real help if your car audio system is going to sound great. That is where the processor comes in.
Stand-Alone, Or Integrated DSP’s
When Bay Area installs a processor in your vehicle, it is only one piece of a full car audio install that often includes amplifiers and speakers. An important note is that Helix makes a powered processor that includes an amplifier and processor, all in one package.
The Process Of Processing
- The first step is integrating the processor with the speaker outputs of your factory stereo system. The second step is getting your musical signal back to an unmodified state. We do that by removing the equalization that your stereo adds to the music. If the stereo system has divided up the musical signal, we also sum it back to a full-range signal. At this point, we now have a great musical signal for building your car stereo upgrade.
- The next step in the process is taking that musical signal and getting it ready for every speaker in your vehicle. The DSP allows us to maximize the sound quality of every speaker in your vehicle. If you can imagine Bay Area Audio Visions fine-tuning the crossover, output level, equalization and digital delay for each and every speaker, you are right on point. Our team uses our laptop and sophisticated testing equipment to “tune” every speaker for maximum clarity, imaging and output.
Now, assuming we do our job properly, you end up with a completely transformed sound system. When you sit in the driver’s seat, the sound is not biased to the driver’s door any longer. You hear music that stretches across the dash as though you had the best seats at your favorite concert. The cymbals come through with crystal clarity, vocals sound clear and natural, and guitar and piano sound like you were getting a private jam session. In short, your stereo will sound incredible.
Stop By Today To Hear Digital Signal Processor Effects Firsthand
We invite you to stop by Bay Area Audio Visions in Corpus Christi and get to know us. If you love great-sounding music, chances are a sound processor may be in your future.