Axxess Expands its DSP Product Line with the New AX-DSP-X Series

CES 2019 New Product Rollout

Holly Hill, FL –  January 3, 2019 – Axxess Integrate® by Metra Electronics®  is introducing its next generation of DSP products at CES 2019, improving upon the original AX-DSP product line. The new AX-DSP-X Series has 10 individually assigned output channels and an option to password protect settings via the Axxess DSP app for phones and tablets. This digital signal processor with chime control and digital amplifier turn-on capability has all of the other features of the original patented AX-DSP (which has a 6 channel output without password protection settings). It is also available in a water resistant model, the AX-DSPX-WR, designed for marine and powersports applications.

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Complete Tuning Control: Installers will have full control to fine-tune each of the 10 channel outputs individually, controlled via Bluetooth® in the free app. The app makes tuning easy with a 31 band graphic EQ and up to 10ms time delay for each channel, with independent high, low and bandpass filters. Once tuning has been completed, installers can password protect their settings to prevent anyone else from adjusting and the information is stored for future recall.

Retain Features with a Built-in Interface: Utilizing Axxess’s data interface technology, the AX-DSP-X goes beyond what a traditional DSP can do and retains many of the features commonly lost when upgrading a sound system. Voice prompts, parking sensor chimes and other factory chimes are retained with adjustable volume control that many traditional DSPs cannot offer. This is a cost-effective solution for customers who want to retain their factory radio and improve their vehicle sound quality, while still retaining systems like SYNC® or OnStar®.

One Solution, Many Applications: The AX-DSP-X solution already works with a wide range of vehicle applications and systems, including OE or aftermarket, and digitally controlled amplifiers or analog audio, in addition to non-amplified vehicles that do not have chimes. The AX-DSP-X works with all of the existing AX-DSP harnessing and accessories and still offers the same easy installation behind the radio.

Vehicle-Specific Plug-n-Play Packages for GM, Mercedes, Hyundai/Kia and Harley-Davidson

For faster installation, vehicle-specific harnessing and other accessories will be included in new AX-DSPX Series packages, retaining the ability to work with MOST50, MOST25 and SPDIF amplified systems. For Harley-Davidson®, the water-resistant AX-DSPX-WR with a water-resistant plug-n-play harness is included. For all of these vehicle packages, the amplifier, if equipped, does not need to be retained.


Designed for select GM 2014-up* vehicles with MOST50 digitally amplified systems


Designed for select Mercedes 2012-2017 vehicles with MOST25 amplified systems


Designed for select Hyundai/Kia 2010-up*  vehicles with SPDIF digitally amplified systems


Designed for select Hyundai/Kia 2017-up*  vehicles with SPDIF digitally amplified systems


Designed for select Harley-Davidson 1998-2013 motorcycles

Includes water-resistant case and harnessing


Designed for select Harley-Davidson 2014-up* motorcycles

Includes water-resistant case and harnessing

*See the AX-DSP-X application chart at for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.  

Product Specifications:

  • New! 6 Inputs, 10 individually assignable outputs
  • New! Each channel has independent two-way/three-way crossovers
    in-line with the EQ
  • New! Password protect feature available in the mobile app
  • 31 Band graphic EQ
  • Selectable high and low level inputs
  • Each channel can be delayed independently up to 10ms
  • Easy behind the radio installation
  • Can be used with OE and aftermarket radios
  • Chime control for GM/Chrysler vehicles
  • Clipping detection and limiting circuits
  • Bass knob included
  • Retains OE voice prompts (SYNC® and OnStar®)
  • Retains factory chimes including parking sensor chimes
  • Settings adjusted via Bluetooth® in a smart device application (tablet or mobile phone), compatible with both Android and Apple devices
  • Read, write, and store your configuration for future recall
  • Micro “B” USB updatable
  • Exclusive technology – AX-DSP Patent Number 9,875,078

All of the new products will be on display at CES in the Metra Electronics booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8-11, 2019. New Axxess products can also be seen online at starting January 8.

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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