Originally Posted by Jedimindtriks
Slow down with the attitude buddy. we are just trying to figure it out here
Just got this from a dev over at another forum.
EDIT* Looks like you owe me a fiver lol.
Once again, not remotely convinced by the snake oil on that site or of the photo above.
Your suggestion is that the PX5 Xtrons and similar units don't have a DSP. They clearly do. The one above definitely has a dedicated DSP (which I was merely using to backup up my earlier point). The others have DSP's built into the chipset, rather than a dedicated DSP board. You understand this right? That is clearly the case otherwise you wouldn't be afforded the control you get. 10 band EQ which can be extended to 15 and quite a lot of customisation of the amplifier. You're also aware that you can own the biggest DSP dong on the planet..... but if your amplifier is ****, your sound will be ****. Joying have been using crappy amp chips for ages hence they sound garbage even with Viper4Audio. Finally Xtrons, Eonon and the like are using the tda7851 which is a much improved chipset and provides clear, surprisingly crisp audio. I've had people comment on the quality of audio in my car, it blows the OEM radio away and that was a BMW Professional which isn't their base unit.
The original MTCB units had no DSP at all and their amps were limited, so they had some simple software EQ'y rubbish that did bass mids treble. This carries over from the old WinCE units too. The newer PX5 and probably PX3 units have DSP's and better amplifiers. Once again, what you are talking about is a dedicated DSP and quite frankly, I'm still not convinced it isn't snake oil. You'll get a few extra tweaky options that'll provide minimal improvement.
Its your money though. If you're an audiophile mate, stop pissing around with these units altogether. Go and spend a good grand on audio equipment for your car because that's what it takes to get top quality audio. Simples