Alpine PXA-H800 Digital sound processor
he PXA-H800 features four Wolfson 24-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) — this is what turns the digital information from your iPod® or a CD into an analog signal your speakers can play. All systems have some sort of DAC, but the Wolfsons found in the PXA-H800 are normally only found in professional recording equipment — the same sort of equipment your favorite artist probably used to record your favorite song.
System Integration Audio Processor: The inherent sound quality inside a vehicle varies widely. Numerous factors; including media used, vehicle type, speakers, etc. contribute to this inconsistency. The Alpine PXA-H800 System Integration Audio Processor is able to compensate for many of these factors to optimize the sound automatically. The processor allows you to upgrade your vehicle's factory or aftermarket sound, in conjunction with an aftermarket amplifier, while leaving all of your factory or aftermarket equipment and controls intact. The Alpine PXA-H800 lets you keep the look and functionality of your vehicle's factory radio or your aftermarket head unit; including steering wheel controls, Bluetooth wireless technology, DVD video capability, navigation, iPod support, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Auxiliary inputs, and more. The PXA-H800 also maintains control over the sound using your vehicle's factory or aftermarket radio volume control. The PXA-H800 provides all the audio processing functions necessary to enable your factory or aftermarket system to reach the highest levels of sound quality.
- The Alpine PXA-H800 can be used with a factory or aftermarket radio. However, it does require the use of an aftermarket amplifier (sold separately).
- The Alpine RUX-C800 wired remote controller (500RUXC800, sold separately) is required to operate the PXA-H800 System Integration Audio Processor, unless using an older "Imprint"-compatible Alpine head unit (current Alpine receivers do not support direct connection of the PXA-H800 without the RUX-C800 controller).
- A Windows PC is required for the Sound Manager Software.