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RE Audio VLS-1

BassLithic One Band, Low Frequency, Digital Bass Processor

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Want more Bass in your Sound System?

By installing a RE Audio VLS-1 in your audio system will enhance the bass in your vehicle. RE Audio and US Amps has always been known in the audio industry as having deep, hard hitting bass. Their subwoofers, amplifiers, and sound processors are the secret to their success. This VLS-1 digital sound processor is a single band, low frequency, quantum sound processor designed to bring your bass to life. On the top of the unit there are Wide and Sweep control settings that will adjust from min to max for the perfect tuning of your sound preference. The single set of RCA inputs and outputs are designed for the RCA cables that are transferring your low frequency subwoofer signal. To make the processor that much more convenient, a remote dash mounted bass control is included. Get your bass to RE Audio standards with the VLS 1 digital bass processor!

Product Features:
  • BassLithic Digital Bass Processor
  • One Band, Low frequency adjustment for bass boost
  • Wide and Sweep adjustments
  • Bass equalization circuit
  • Dash mount remote control
  • Bass maximizer indicator
  • PFM Subsonic filter control
  • 1 Set of input RCAs
  • 1 Set of output RCAs
  • Nickel plated contacts for excellent signal transfer
  • Includes wired bass remote
  • Also found as: US Amps, Bass Mekanik, VLS1
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Technical Specifications:
  • Maximum Input Level: 15V RMS
  • Maximum Output Level: 13.5 Peak
  • Frequency Response: 10-100,000 Hz +/- 1 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.003%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N): -130 dB
  • Balanced Input Noise Rejection: >60 dB
  • Input Impedance: 10,000 ohm
  • Output Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Power Supply: High Headroom PWM
  • Power Draw: 150 mA
  • Recommended Fuse Rating: 1A
  • Dimensions: 4-3/8"D x 6-1/2"W x 1-1/4"H

Product History:

RE Audio VLS-1 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
RE Audio VLS-1-CLEAR thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by RE Audio VLS-1)

Bass Reconstruction Processors Specifications

Input Connection Type
This is the type of input that the unit accepts.
RCA
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
Output Connection Type
This is the type of output that the unit accepts.
RCA
Maximum Input Voltage
This is the maximum voltage that the processor is able to accept.
15 volts
Maximum Output Voltage
This is the maximum voltage that the processor is able to output.
13.5 volts
Adjustable Center Frequency
This function allows you to adjust the center frequency of the signal proccessing.
Yes
LED Indicators
This refers to any LED illumination present on the unit. This includes Power Indicators, Clipping Indicators, illuminated logo's, etc.
Bass
Clipping
Control
Bass/Gain Remote
If the unit comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Yes
Auxiliary Input
This refers to whether or not the unit has an auxiliary input for connecting additional accessories.
No
Total Number of Inputs
This is the total number of input connections that go into the unit.
Total Number of Outputs
This is the total number of output connections that the unit will produce.
Built-in Crossover
A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is normally used with subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, which is normally used with speakers.
No
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
10 - 100000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
130 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
0.003%

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
60%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
7%

Average Attribution Rating

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4.4
Value
4.2
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4.0
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4.3
Usability
4.1

Harry

Castaic, CA

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Good addition for my system.

May 16, 2011

Very easy to install, simply RCA in and RCA out. From what I can tell it cleaned up my bass signal and added some bass into otherwise not so bassy songs. Only use the bass knob if you don't mind your subs getting cut off at about 25hz, otherwise don't. Physically it is about the size of your hand and looks really cool when mounted next to an amplifier.

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Mv

Escondido, CA

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Highly recommend for the bass lovers!!

November 24, 2011

Way better than the Soundstream BX-15. I'm happy with this product. Muy buen producto para los que les gusta la música latina y quieren se retumba el bass.

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Rigo

Wichita, ks

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Great value and it extendes your bass more than twice!!!

October 16, 2011

Its a good way to adjust your bass and add bass to low bass songs. I bought a month ago and am very happy with it! It adds incredible bass to my songs!!! I just order another one for my truck. Recommended!!!

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JOEY

Los Angeles, CA

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RE Audio

October 9, 2011

This is one of the best investments I have made in my Sound system. This little sucker pack a kick when it comes to cranking up the BASS in your ride. I would recommend this product any day. =) GOD BLESS

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Jesse

Anaheim

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RE Audio

March 28, 2011

This product is really good for the price you can compare this to the SoundStream BX10 or BX15 but for me I would prefer RE Audio because its more heard of overall 10 out 0f 10

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Sam Watts

Canada

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Great Buy

November 23, 2012

Ordered This Tuesday Morning, Arrived Friday afternoon (very suprised) its everything id expected when purchasing it and more, strongly recommended

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JAMES

FULTON, MO

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Good product

October 28, 2012

Seems to lack some adjustability. Hard to get right amount of effect without too much increased level. I used to use a lot of eq now i use this. Great for music with with low amount of low bass. I would buy again.

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big la

valdosta

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great deal

August 14, 2012

One of the best processors on the market allows complete bass restoration for most music. Price is great fast delivery thanks

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Beau

Billings, Mt

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Great if you can figure out how to tune

April 15, 2012

I picked this up for the hell of it and after 10 days of adjustment i dunno what i would do without this thing. Turn all your boost down on the deck and the amp. The knob for bass really should not go past 3/5ths of the way up. The second knob will clean up the lows after you dial in the desired punch you would like. Good if you know what to do I guess.

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JimJim

St.Peters,MO

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Excellant Product,Value

April 5, 2012

This bass processor really gets power to the amps. I cant believe I've had stereos for years without one of these!

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Jeff

Broomfield, CO

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Pretty cool

February 29, 2012

Pretty cool and love the remote bass control! However seems to change alot of the sound. I have had it about 2 months and still tuning it, also doing some reading with the remote bass hooked up it will only get down to 35hz. If you unplug the remote it will go lower and just acts as a line driver at that point.

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Ben

Morrisville, NC

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FIRE!!!

January 12, 2012

I installed this processor thinking it would only help out my system, pushing the subs to the limit, which it did. Terribly. The whole time I was tuning it, I was worried that the subs might blow. But the last thing I expected was to see SMOKE coming out from the thing! Not even two weeks installed and the thing was BLOWN!!! But that's not the worst part, it opted to not die lonely and decided to take my amp WITH IT. Because of this thing, I have blown $60 AND I'm out an amp. While I agree it is not just to base an entire brand off of one product, I am never going to buy RE Audio again. I have read around and their products, much like Cerwin-Vega, have gone downhill in the past few years. Looking at this unit again, I noticed that the only vents are four small vents (if they were even designed to be vents at all, as they retain the screws that hold the chip inside the box to the casing) all on the bottom. That is a TERRIBLE way to design a car audio device. The unit sits flush against whatever you are mounting it to be it the floor, some wood, or, in my case, the cab wall. There is NO room for ventilation for the supposed "vents" and the lack of some kind of self-protection feature lead me to believe that this is a bad design. Now about the thing when it worked... The bass knob is an absolute joke. It really is that bad. It might as well be called the "distort" knob, because that was all that happens. When you turned up the knob, the subs played what seems like an octave or two lower and became frighteningly muddy with TERRIBLE SQ. It was atrocious. The dB's didn't even go up that much. When kept at "MIN" the signal comes out of the processor just like it came in, except with a (very) slight improvement in loudness and SQ. The sub-sonic filter on the bass remote (which has a minimum frequency of 35hz, which is technically not sub-sonic) would improve the sound quality a little, but at the expense of some dB's and some lower notes. Also, when the knob gets turned up, the little light next to it gets progressively brighter. This is a problem because this thing is WAY too bright when the knob is at MIN. Plus, the three lights on the unit itself flash to the beat of a song, and they are also too bright. I had this mounted on the back wall of my Ranger and I thought there was a cop pulling me over because the blue lights kept flashing and flashing right into my rear-view mirror. Plus, the Wide and Sweep knobs don't work all too well. The signal does get boosted as it comes out of the processor, but how much I don't know (7V is my best guess). Looking through the manual (which is vague and un-informative) I saw that it is in fact adjustable to something higher or lower, but you have to break the warranty seal and open the unit itself to get there. I thought this thing was a joke when I put it in but I only kept it because I waas too lazy to undo all of the work I had already did. Plus I thought it wouldn't really negatively affect me so I saw no harm in keeping it in. Boy, was I wrong.

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Renier

Portola, CA

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nice

December 21, 2011

Fast shipping and easy to deal with.

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koriano

mattawa wa

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re audio vls-1

December 9, 2011

This product right here is fine. I was use to the audiocontrol epicenter, but i ordered this one. For the price it gives you a really good sound. It gets good low frequencys. i recommend it.

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Sergio

Manitowoc, WI

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RE Audio Bass Processor

July 26, 2011

I have used this bass processor and it is night and day. I have tried it on two different subwoofers (12 inch); the JL Audio W7 and Pioneer Championship Series Pro, both great sounding subs. Spanish bass has come out amazingly and low bass tones are deeper. Best price on Sonic so get it while it's low.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

VLS-1

UPC

611892989221

Weight

1.79lbs

Internal SKU

vls1

Internal Product ID

27297

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: RE Audio VLS-1