Aftermarket car audio signal processors back in the day were, well, basically terrible. Instead of processing the music for sound quality, they added faux DSP effects such as Club, Church, or Disco. Reverb and phase shifting was the order of day. Fast forward a few years and next generation of processors added EQ and crossover settings, with the very best adding time alignment. These systems can be quite pricey and require hours of tuning by a professional.
Enter Kicker’s Front Row Digital Signal Processor- ZXDSP1. This box takes analog music, shifts it to the digital domain, does the processing, and shoots it back to analog again. The icing on the cake- the controls remain analog so you can tune on the fly via a remote control. So you can tweak between tracks on your iPod.
We love aftermarket products that let your sound like a studio, yet are still easy to use. You can score the unit for right around $250. We recommend an MECP-certified installation technician hook it up for the best results.