The first stand-alone DSP that deserves to be called a HELIX. The new HELIX DSP is more than convincing proof that noisy, distorting sound processors are fi nally a thing of the past. Excellent technical specs are combined with a feature package that could hardly be more impressive in actual practice. Intuitive operation thanks to a clearly structured graphical PC interface enables any ambitious sound freak to optimize the sound virtually any which way.
Made In Germany.
- Powerful "fixed point" Audio DSP with 56 Bit resolution
- Freely configurable inputs and outputs
- Paragraphic 30-band EQ per channel with ultra-precise 0.25 dB steps
- fine adjustment of the individual bands in 1/24 octave steps and a quality setting between 0.5 and 15
- Time-alignment adjustment in narrow 7 mm steps
- Various filter characteristics with 6 - 30 dB slope available
- Inputs: 6 x RCA, 4 x highlevel, 1 x optical
- Outputs: 8 x RCA and remote output
- Extremely compact dimensions: 40 x 177 x 120 mm; 1.6 x 7 x 4.75"
Power Save Mode
The Power Save Mode is incorporated in the basic setup. It allows to significantly reduce the power consumption of the amplifiers that are connected to the HELIX DSP once there’s no input signal present for more than 60 seconds. Please note that in many up-to-date cars with “CAN” or any other internal bus structures it may happen that the radio remains “invisibly” turned on for up to 45 min. even after leaving the car! Once the “Power Save Mode is active the “Remote Output” and therefore the connected amplifiers will be turned off. The HELIX DSP will reactivate the “Remote Output” within a second if a music signal is applied. It is possible to either modify the turn-off time of 60 sec. or completely deactivate the “Power Save made” via the PC-tool software.
The switched power supply of the HELIX DSP assures a constant internal supply voltage even if the battery’s voltage drops to 6 Volts during engine crank.
Automatic Digital Signal Detection
Switching from analog input to the digital input is done automatically as soon as an signal is detected on the optical input. This feature can be deactivated in the PC-tool software. Alternatively you can use the optional cable remote control URC 2A for manual switching between analog and digital inputs.
6 x RCA
RCA/Cinch 4 Volts (internally adjustable) - default 4 Volts
8 x RCA
1 x Remote out
|Output voltage||Max. 4 Volts RMS|
|Frequency response||10 Hz - 22,000 Hz|
|DSP resolution||56 Bit|
|DSP processing power||172 MHz|
|DSP type||Audio signal processor|
Signal-to-noise ratio - digital input
Signal-to-noise ratio - analog input
112 dB (A-weighted)
107 dB (A-weighted)
Total harmonic distortion (THD+N) - digital input
Total harmonic distortion (THD+N) - analog input
< 0.001 %
< 0.003 %
IM distortion (IMD) - digital input
IM distortion (IMD) - analog input
< 0.003 %
< 0.007 %
> 90 dB @ 10 kHz
|Operating Voltage||9.2 - 18 Volts, short drops down to 6 Volts acceptable|
|Current draw||< 450 mA|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||40 x 177 x 120 mm / 1.6 x 7 x 4.75“|