DSR1 from Rockford Fosgate

by Robert Nimocks

Rockford’s answer to factory integration for Ford and Mopar owners is the DSR1. Many vehicles are running a full range flat audio signal from the factory head unit that cannot be routed directly through aftermarket amps and speakers. While changing the radio/media unit may be an option, some consumers prefer to retain their factory unit utilizing navigation, steering wheel controls and voice commands. Before the DSR1 came along, the only option was an expensive array of sound processors such as JL audio cleansweep and summing device, then add a good processor like the Mosconi 6to8 followed by an expert to tune, balance and set delays for the speakers to center the sound.

Rockford Fosgate DSR1 upgrade factory sound

Rockford Fosgate worked with ADS iDataLink, the company responsible for most plug play wire harness and aftermarket automotive electronics. The DSR1 combines their great performing 3Sixty digital signal processor with DAS integration. The unit can utilize high or low signals and can be loaded vehicle specific firmware allowing you to maintain your factory system and controls. Having personally used the iDatalink Maestro for my own vehicle installs I can verify the ease of uploading the latest firmware for my vehicle with ease. Another great feature of this all in one device is the tuning software available as an app for Apple and Android devices. No longer must you spend time with a laptop and a skilled tuner to adjust your system saving you time and money for those less skilled in audio. The DSR1 allows up to 10mSec delay on each channel and 245 EQ bands for tuning along with Bluetooth connection and for an affordable list price of $249.99 at the time of writing. The Rockford Fosgate DSR1 received a best product award from SEMA. More information avaible at Rockford Fosgate

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