Axxess Develops the AX-DSP-LITE with “Just the Essentials”

CES 2019 New Product Rollout

Holly Hill, FL –  January 3, 2019 – Axxess Integrate® by Metra Electronics®  announces the AX-DSP-LITE, as a “Lite” version to provide just the essentials for sound systems that do not need to utilize all of the features in the existing AX-DSP solution. The AX-DSP-LITE still provides Axxess’s cutting-edge technology to retain vehicle functions. Installers can use the AX-DSP-LITE with OEM or aftermarket radios to take six channels of fixed level/digitally controlled analog audio and convert it to six channels of analog signal for use with an aftermarket amplifier or DSP.

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While this may be a “Lite” version, it still provides retention of many important vehicle functions. The AX-DSP-LITE features chime control1, retains OEM voice prompts2 and sonar sensors3,  and has clipping detection and limiting circuits. There are six inputs and six outputs, including front, rear and subwoofer, and the front and rear outputs can be delayed independently up to 10ms. Unlike the AX-DSP, settings are adjusted through a Windows PC. Optional add-on accessories will include a TOSLINK® output and Bluetooth® streaming input. The existing AX-DSP plug-n-play harnessing will work with AX-DSP-LITE.

AX-DSP-LITE Specifications:

  • 6 inputs and 6 outputs, including front, rear and subwoofer
  • Front and rear outputs can be delayed independently up to 10ms
  • Easy behind the radio installation
  • Can be used with OEM and aftermarket radios
  • Chime control for vehicles with amp-generated chimes (When retaining OEM radio)1
  • Retains OEM voice prompts (SYNC® and OnStar®)2
  • Retains sonar sensors in vehicles where the tone is provided by the amplifier (When retaining OEM radio)3
  • Clipping detection and limiting circuits
  • Digital amp turn-on capability
  • Settings adjusted via Window PC

The AX-DSP-LITE will be on display at CES in the Metra Electronics booth #5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. New products will be online at starting January 8 with additional product press releases at

About Metra Electronics®

At Metra, 12 volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at or call 800.221-0932.

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