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AudioControl DQ-61 (Espresso Black)

6 Channel Line Out Converter with Signal Delay, AccuBass, and EQ, with 5-year warranty*!

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• Accurately Tune Your OEM and Aftermarket System
• 14 EQ Bands
• User Friendly Signal Delay
• Patent Pending AccuBASS Corrects for Bass Roll-Off
• Truly Take Control of Your Car Audio Sound

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AudioControl DQ-61

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Product Highlights


• Accurately Tune Your OEM and Aftermarket System
• 14 EQ Bands
• User Friendly Signal Delay
• Patent Pending AccuBASS Corrects for Bass Roll-Off
• Truly Take Control of Your Car Audio Sound

Description


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For over two decades, AudioControl has been designing and manufacturing award-winning autosound products at our factory located in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. During this period, countless sound-off winning contestants have chosen AudioControl products to give them the competitive edge. "Can you really win without AudioControl", was part of an article written commenting on competition winning systems. Nothing sounds better than an awesome recording played back on a kickbutt system. Unfortunately, the acoustics of your vehicle can take away from your systems performance. While AudioControl products do not change the laws of physics (although they act like they do), autosound enthusiasts have long known that AudioControl products "make good stereo sound better".


DQ-61 - 6 channel line out converter

The environment of today's automobiles present challenges for the installation of a performance car audio system when matched to a factory source unit. Less than ideal speaker locations coupled with an acoustically unfriendly environment can compromise the experience. Fortunately for audio enthusiasts, the new AudioControl DQ-61 delivers the processing power necessary to maximize the audio experience.

AudioControl engineers designed the DQ-61 to be an extraordinary processor, so subsequently it is equipped with a number of installer friendly features that simplify the OEM connection and calibration process.

User friendly Signal Delay controls allow the listeners the ability to align themselves between the left and right speakers plus seamlessly blend in the subwoofer to the listening environment. Discrete equalization controls provide listeners with powerful processing to properly "tune" their audio systems and enjoy truly amazing sound.

Designed for maximum sound quality and enhanced audio performance, the DQ-61 is the latest AudioControl processor to incorporate AccuBASS™. This patent pending process automatically corrects for the bass roll-off that is common with many factory-installed audio systems.


Key Features:

Signal Delay:

Because of speaker placement limitations and the seating positions in a car, it is almost always the case that the driver of the vehicle is in an incorrect acoustic alignment. This exists because the driver is close to the left side speakers and further away from the right side speakers. Thus, the sound from the left side arrives much sooner than the right side. By delaying the appropriate speakers for just a few milliseconds, the DQ-61 is able to allow the signal to arrive at the same time putting the driver in perfect acoustical alignment.

AccuBASS:

To protect OEM speakers, car manufactures often limit the bass frequencies at higher volumes. AudioControl has developed a patent pending circuit called AccuBASS circuit to compensate for this factory roll-off. The AccuBASS circuit automatically engages at a preset volume level and reverses the factory bass roll-off to give you the music the way the artist intended it to be heard.

Speaker Level Inputs with Selectable Summing:

The DQ-61 is equipped with six high-impedance speaker level inputs that allow it to accept amplified signals from any factory installed amplifier, even Bose. Unlike an inexpensive passive line output converter, the DQ-61 offers the highest possible sound quality and performance.

Equalization for Maximum Control and Performance:

Like all of AudioControl's high performance signal processors, the DQ-61 is designed to offer maximum audio performance and control. All six output channels are equipped with highly accurate graphic equalization filters. This equalization allows for the taming of the most demanding car acoustical challenges or correction of factory radio response curves.





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Line Out Converter 2 Channel 6 Channel 6 Channel 8 Channel 6 Channel 6 Channel
High Level Inputs
GTO™
Channel Summing
AccuBASS™
Remote Included
Auxiliary Input
Equalizer
Signal Delay
Input Level Control


General Features:

  • 6-channel Line Out Converter
  • Designed to bring ultimate control and great sound
  • Includes 6 speaker-level inputs
  • AudioControl Signal Delay
  • Creates new level of audio performance
  • Dramatically improves in-car entertainment experience
  • Designed to simplify the overall installation and calibration process
  • Equalization Control
  • Includes 21 discreet EQ knobs (14 Total Bands)
  • 7-band graphic EQ on front, rear and subwoofer channels
  • Provides simple and precise system tuning
  • AccuBASS
  • Discreet input and output level controls
    • Input level controls with maximization indicator LED
    • Output level controls match amp inputs
  • AutoMode creates subwoofer channel when needed
  • ACR-3 dash-mount subwoofer remote included
  • Internal channel summing
  • GTA (Great Turn-On)
    • Powers the processor up when it detects a signal on the main speaker level input
  • Color: Espresso Black
  • Also available in Blue
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty (*when installed by an authorized AudioControl dealer)

DQ-61 Specifications:

  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01%
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-22kHz
  • Equalizer Frequencies (front/rear): 125Hz, 175Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 8kHz
  • Equalizer Frequencies (sub): 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100HZ, 125Hz
  • PFM Frequency: 20Hz or 30Hz selectable
  • Signal Delay Max (Left/Right): 10ms
  • Signal Delay Max (Front/Sub): 35ms
  • Speaker Level Inputs Inputs: 3 (6 channels)
  • Maximum Input (Speaker Level): 400w per channel at 4Ω
  • Input Impedance: 20kΩ
  • Preamp Outputs: 3 (6 channels)
  • Maximum Output Level: 7.5Vrms
  • Output Gain: ±12dB
  • Output Impedance: 150Ω
  • Power Supply: High Headroom PWM Switching
  • Current Draw: 350mA
  • Recommended Fuse Rating: 2A
  • Weight: 3.0lbs (1.4kg)
  • Dimensions: 5.00"W x 8.60"D x 1.25"H
Check out the AudioControl DQ-61 Owner's Manual

Product history:

AudioControl DQ-61 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
AudioControl DQ-61 BLACK thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by AudioControl DQ-61)

Specifications & Details


General Specifications
Equalizer Bands
14 band
Built-in Crossover
None
Built-in Bass Reconstruction
Yes
Line Driver
Yes
Speaker Level Inputs
Yes
Total Number of Inputs
6
Total Number of Outputs
6
Equalizer Frequencies
31.5 - 8000 Hz
Max Output Level
7.5 volts
Frequency Response
10 - 22000 Hz
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
0.01%
Width
8.60"
Height
1.25"
Depth
5.00"
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
5 years
Labor Warranty Duration
5 years
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Item Details


Manufacturer:

Model Number:

DQ-61 BLACK

Weight:

5.00lbs

Internal SKU:

dq61-black

Internal Product ID:

76123

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Durability
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Value
5
Features
5
Design
4
Usability
4.5

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I really like this thing!

For a processor that is all externally controlled and does not require a computer for programming, this thing does it all!

Channel summing (for crossed over factory radios), pre-fader gain control (for factory fade correction), Auto-On feature that, in most cases, does not require an external remote turn-on source, very quiet sound output, inaudible unit power up, easy jumper settings and, unlike the LCQ-1 (which I owned before this unit), there is the addition of the 40hz sub eq sectioin..

Time correction and Accu-Bass, though very easy to dial in and a fantastic feature, is just the cherry ontop!

I have installed this in my 2012 Ford Focus SE, Non-Sony application, and have had ZERO issues. I now have bass clear down to 20hz (between the Accu-Bass and a low tuned sub box).

No complaints, five stars all around! Only things I won't vote 5 stars is Durability (I haven't had it long enough) and design (its not a great design but it is very functional)...

But, because of the success of this install, I now have 5 other install orders lined up!

I would suggest the addition of a 25hz bass knob on the sub EQ section, and on the channel 1 & 2 section, it would be great to have 6khz and somewhere between 12-15khz Hi resolution knobs to really control your ugly factory HU's. That's no complaint, just a suggestion...

By Surge on January 17, 2015

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Just what I needed!

I just bought a 2016 Ford Transit with the $2000.00 iSync sound system. I love the features that came with it but the sound was pure CRAP! the DQ-61 allowed me to keep my integrated system and change out the amp and speakers. The EQ on the DQ-61 was way better than i thought it would be and the Accu-Bass circuit works great. The remote sub control works better than the one that came with my amp.I can't say enough about this thing!

By Dave on December 15, 2015

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