Re: DSP units and questions regarding their use and my system
Unfortunately DSP's don't come cheep.
The DEH-80Prs headunit is probably the cheapest way to get a fairly good DSP with time alignment AND left and right independant 16 band EQ.
Since the the goal of a DSP is optimum tunability to achieve pinpoint soundstage (in front of you), and life like tonal reproduction. The better the DSP the better the results CAN be.
IMO The equipment is about only about 25% of the equation, you also have to know how to tune the DSP, and results can vary greatly. A skilled tuner can make a 80prs sound pretty darn good, were i alone couldn't make a $1000 dsp sound near as good.
I do wonder how the new cheaper PPI DSP-88r will perform. It's substantially cheaper than any other stand-alone DSP's, it looks like it could be a good entry level choice.
Pioneer Prs DEH80
PPI. P-1000.1 -- P-900.4 -- P-1000.1
AP Arians 6.5", NVX XSPTW 29mm tweeters,
IDQ 10" sealed, up front & Dayton Audio DVC 12" TL box in the back