Audison bit One HD DSP
When it comes to the world of DSP processing for car audio, one of the leading products for the last seven years has been the Audison bit One. Because Audison is so passionate about audio and relentlessly working towards producing ever better gear, we now have the new bit One HD. The bit One HD presents a whole new era of DSP performance, with the implementation of the most powerful DSP chipset available. Operating at 450 MHz/32 bits, the new processor provides the computing power to make the bit One HD capable of processing high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24 bits. The new flagship processor has a suggested retail price in the U.S. of around $1,700, and has already garnered a coveted EISA award. carefully because this is a complicated device. A guiding hand from your local Audison dealer wouldn't be a bad idea either. In addition to the manual, a handy fold-out quick start sheet with simple graphical instructions is also printed and enclosed. As software updates become available, the bit One HD is easily updatable as well, thanks to its open platform design.
When a product is this powerful, getting the installation dialed in is critical.
Thanks to an automated calibration process, the bit One HD can automatically adjust and make corrections for up to 12 different channels of input, including fixing factory equalization and channel delay issues. The unit comes with two different discs (CD and DVD) that have specially developed audio setup tracks on them. Calibrating the input levels, correcting the factory EQ, and even compensating for the channel delays in OEM systems is done automatically by simply following some on-screen prompts. The software walks you through your system architecture, and even has provisions if you happen to be using some passive crossovers. While the guided process works fine and is very simple to use, and I completely understand why the input sensitivity setup process has been automated, I'm sort of old school and I would prefer the option of setting it myself. If you're like me, fortunately you can manu-