Helix DSP Ultra Processor

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What’s in the Box:
  • 1 x Signal processor HELIX DSP ULTRA
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x Mounting material
  • 1 x Instruction manual
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Made in Germany, HELIX produces the most sophisticated car Hi-Fi components with its decades of experience.

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$2,599.00
$2,599.00

The HELIX DSP ULRA justifies its name in terms of functionality and sound quality, with its straightforward and timeless design that is still compact – ideal for a simple installation.

The new HELIX DSP ULTRA is equipped with two of Analog Devices’ most powerful 64-bit audio signal processors. Incredible 2.4 billion MAC operations per second enable the twelve separately processed channels and a slew of new sound features, which are made possible by the high sampling rate of 96 kHz (resulting in an audio bandwidth of over 40 kHz). The DSP ULTRA not only has the latest generation ADEP.3 circuit, but it also has a notably wide input sensitivity adjustment range.

Main Features:

 

  • TwinDSP Power – two extremely powerful “fixed point” Audio DSPs with 64?Bit resolution and 2.4 billion MAC operations per second
  • State-of-the-art 32 Bit AD and DA signal converters from AKM
  • Virtual Channel Processing (VCP) allows even more flexible configuration for highly complex sound systems
  • ACO – Advanced 32 Bit CoProcessor platform for numerous new system and DSP features like:
    • ISA (Input Signal Analyzer) and InputEQ for easy analysis and compensation of input signals
    • SFX (DSP Sound Effects) – Augmented Bass Processing, StageXpander, RealCenter & Co.
    • 10 internal memory locations for sound setups
  • HELIX Extension Card slot (HEC) for additional input / output modules like Bluetooth® Audio Streaming, High Resolution Audio Streaming via USB etc.
  • Smart 8-channel highlevel input with ADEP.3 circuit
  • Start-Stop capability down to 6V supply voltage
  • “Ground lift” switch to avoid ground loops
  • Control input for connecting remote controls and accessories
  • Time alignment with up to 20 ms delay time per channel, additionally reverse time alignment for in-phase summation of the inputs
  • Freely definable signal routing with separate matrices for line, SPDIF and HEC/AUX
  • Inputs: 8 x RCA/Cinch, 8 x Highlevel, 1 x optical SPDIF and 1 x coaxial SPDIF
  • Outputs: 12 x RCA/Cinch with max. 8 Volts output voltage

 

Note: The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Audiotec Fischer GmbH is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

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Specifications

Dimensions
17 × 17.7 × 4 cm
availability

Online, Store

inputs

8 x RCA / Cinch 8 x Highlevel speaker input 1 x Optical SPDIF (12 – 96 kHz) 1 x Coax SPDIF (12 – 192 kHz) 1 x Remote In

Input Sensitivity

RCA / Cinch 1 – 8 Volts
Highlevel 4 – 32 Volts

outputs

12 x RCA / Cinch 1 x Remote Out

Output Voltage

8 Volts

frequency response

10 Hz – 44,000 Hz

DSP Resolution

64 Bit

DSP Power

2 x 295 MHz (2.4 billion MAC operations/second)

Sampling Rate

96 kHz

DSP Type

2 x Audio signal processor

Signal Converters

A/D: Asahi Kasei 32 Bit
D/A: Asahi Kasei 32 Bit

Signal to Noise Ratio

Digital Input: 117 dB (A-weighted)
Analog Input: 111 dB (A-weighted)

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N)

Digital Input: < 0.0004 % Analog Input: < 0.001 %

IM Distortion (IMD)

Digital Input: < 0.002 % Analog Input: < 0.004 %

Crosstalk

> 90 dB

operating voltage

9.6 – 18 Volts (max. 5 sec. down to 6 Volts)

power

DC 12 V ⎓ 1.2 A max.

Current Draw

650 mA

Max. Remote Output Current

500 mA

Additional Features

HEC slot, Ground lift switch, Control Input, 32 Bit CoProcessor, ADEP.3 circuit, Auto Remote switch

The HELIX DSP ULRA justifies its name in terms of functionality and sound quality, with its straightforward and timeless design that is still compact – ideal for a simple installation.

The new HELIX DSP ULTRA is equipped with two of Analog Devices’ most powerful 64-bit audio signal processors. Incredible 2.4 billion MAC operations per second enable the twelve separately processed channels and a slew of new sound features, which are made possible by the high sampling rate of 96 kHz (resulting in an audio bandwidth of over 40 kHz). The DSP ULTRA not only has the latest generation ADEP.3 circuit, but it also has a notably wide input sensitivity adjustment range.

Main Features:

 

  • TwinDSP Power – two extremely powerful “fixed point” Audio DSPs with 64?Bit resolution and 2.4 billion MAC operations per second
  • State-of-the-art 32 Bit AD and DA signal converters from AKM
  • Virtual Channel Processing (VCP) allows even more flexible configuration for highly complex sound systems
  • ACO – Advanced 32 Bit CoProcessor platform for numerous new system and DSP features like:
    • ISA (Input Signal Analyzer) and InputEQ for easy analysis and compensation of input signals
    • SFX (DSP Sound Effects) – Augmented Bass Processing, StageXpander, RealCenter & Co.
    • 10 internal memory locations for sound setups
  • HELIX Extension Card slot (HEC) for additional input / output modules like Bluetooth® Audio Streaming, High Resolution Audio Streaming via USB etc.
  • Smart 8-channel highlevel input with ADEP.3 circuit
  • Start-Stop capability down to 6V supply voltage
  • “Ground lift” switch to avoid ground loops
  • Control input for connecting remote controls and accessories
  • Time alignment with up to 20 ms delay time per channel, additionally reverse time alignment for in-phase summation of the inputs
  • Freely definable signal routing with separate matrices for line, SPDIF and HEC/AUX
  • Inputs: 8 x RCA/Cinch, 8 x Highlevel, 1 x optical SPDIF and 1 x coaxial SPDIF
  • Outputs: 12 x RCA/Cinch with max. 8 Volts output voltage

 

Note: The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Audiotec Fischer GmbH is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

5

Specifications

Dimensions
17 × 17.7 × 4 cm
availability

Online, Store

inputs

8 x RCA / Cinch 8 x Highlevel speaker input 1 x Optical SPDIF (12 – 96 kHz) 1 x Coax SPDIF (12 – 192 kHz) 1 x Remote In

Input Sensitivity

RCA / Cinch 1 – 8 Volts
Highlevel 4 – 32 Volts

outputs

12 x RCA / Cinch 1 x Remote Out

Output Voltage

8 Volts

frequency response

10 Hz – 44,000 Hz

DSP Resolution

64 Bit

DSP Power

2 x 295 MHz (2.4 billion MAC operations/second)

Sampling Rate

96 kHz

DSP Type

2 x Audio signal processor

Signal Converters

A/D: Asahi Kasei 32 Bit
D/A: Asahi Kasei 32 Bit

Signal to Noise Ratio

Digital Input: 117 dB (A-weighted)
Analog Input: 111 dB (A-weighted)

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N)

Digital Input: < 0.0004 % Analog Input: < 0.001 %

IM Distortion (IMD)

Digital Input: < 0.002 % Analog Input: < 0.004 %

Crosstalk

> 90 dB

operating voltage

9.6 – 18 Volts (max. 5 sec. down to 6 Volts)

power

DC 12 V ⎓ 1.2 A max.

Current Draw

650 mA

Max. Remote Output Current

500 mA

Additional Features

HEC slot, Ground lift switch, Control Input, 32 Bit CoProcessor, ADEP.3 circuit, Auto Remote switch