The DSP-IV II Series.
Two years ago, Zapco introduced the new DSP-Z8 IV signal processor. It was designed to bring true audiophile sound quality to an affordable DSP. And it did just that! The DSP-Z8 IV provided sound quality superior to units costing even twice as much. Even competition cars are using the Z8 IV, right up to one of the top Master Class SQ cars. The DSP-Z8 IV has been a true giant killer. But, as we have always said, and always will say, “We believe we can still do better”. This year we present the Zapco DSP-Z8 IV II and the ADSP-Z8 IV-8 Amplifier. What’s new with the Series IV II? Just about everything, new form, new features, new control… even improved sound quality with a lower noise floor.
The sharp new look matching the Black and Copper theme of the AP amplifiers is only the beginning. The hardware inside is where the magic begins. A quick fact: You can only be as good as your source material, and the DSP-Z8 IV II series greatly expands your potential for the best possible source material. The Toslink optical input accepts the digital signal from your head unit or from a portable HD player, but the IV II series doesn’t stop there. The DSP-Z8 IV II units also have digital Bluetooth streaming so you can stream digital music. Speaking of hardware, we have added the ADSP-Z8 IV-8 this year. So you can have the DSP Z8 IV II with an on-board 8-Channel full range Class D Amplifier.
New features, new control… even improved sound quality.
You can only be as good as your source material, and the DSP-Z8 IV II series greatly expands your potential for the best possible source material. The Toslink optical input accepts the digital signal from your head unit or from a portable HD player, but the IV II series doesn’t stop there. The DSP-Z8 IV II units also have digital Bluetooth streaming so you can stream digital music. An interactive digital port will expand your options even more. The port accepts the control input from the included Dash Remote so you can change input source, change memory presets, control the master volume and even control the output of your system’s bass amps. But beyond that, this special port will let you upgrade to the 3” digital touch screen remote for more control (available September 2018). And in November 2018 you will even be able to connect an external HD player, with its own integrated remote. Also available in November 2018, is the iPhone interface that will let you play up to 192kHz HD music files direct from the iPhone’s digital output.
Setup and tune your system with your smartphone
The Zapco DSP-Z8IV II apps for Android and iOS are identical and allow you to setup and tune your system with your smart phone or tablet.The goal here was to have a control system that made sense in a smaller platform but would allow the user to do everything necessary for a complete setup and tune.
When you open the ZIV II APP your smart device will sync to the settings that are in the active preset in your DSP, so you will always open the app to the settings you are listening to. From the Channel Page, you can assign the function of each speaker, choose which input channel the speaker will have, Check the Phase for polarity, and adjust the individual channel gains. When you set the speaker functions in the Channels page the system will assign default crossovers to protect your valuable speakers from frequencies that can be dangerous to them. You can customize the crossovers to fit the needs of your individual system. The Delay Page lets you enter centimeters or Inches and immediately give you the applicable Delay in milliseconds for a rock solid and accurate front stage.
The EQ page holds the heart and the brains of the App. You can use either the Graphic or the paragraphic EQ’s. The EQ bands slide to reveal all 31 bands. You have adjustments for Gain, frequency, and Q factor. You can work on channels individually or you can link them into pairs with the link icons. At the top of the page you can save a setup-and-tune to the DSP, and you can also save it to a file on your phone or tablet. You can also choose to load a preset from the DSP or from a file on your phone or tablet. The graph shows how your adjustment are affecting the signal going to the amp and you can choose to have just the active channel show on the graph or have more show, with the drop-down menu.