S8 DSP


The ultra-compact S8 DSP is the perfect solution for integrating any OEM source into your audio upgrade project for cars, motorcycles, and boats! S8 DSP is a distilled essence of technology at the service of the highest audio quality in a corrosion-free case cast in metal and composite materials.


S8 DSP processes the audio signal with 96 kHz / 24-bit resolution and has obtained the Hi-Res certification from the JAS (Japan Audio Society), an acknowledgment that certifies the extreme level of audio performance achieved.


The powerful 32-bit DSP manages 6 high/low-level analog input channelsone digital coaxial inputand 8 output channels, offering maximum freedom of configuration to the specialist. The SPDIF coaxial input is ideal for digital connection with a Hi-Res playera solution that allows for maximum listening quality. For each of the eight output channels we have a level control, the 15-pole parametric equalizer, time delays, and crossover filter available. The 7-band parametric equalizer of the input signal allows obtaining a flat response from OEM sources, which often have an exaggerated emphasis on the low frequency.




Caractéristiques générales
POWER SUPPLY
Nominal Power supply voltage / fuse: 7 ÷ 20 VDC / 1A
Pulse operating voltage: 5 ÷ 24 VDC
Idling current: 0.34 A
OFF current (ART= OFF): <80 uA
OFF current (ART= ON): <80 uA
Remote IN 6 ÷ 20 VDC (10 mA)
Remote OUT 4 ÷ 20 VDC (150 mA)
ART - Automatic Remote Turn on/off from BTL speaker outputs (selectable): 1.5 ÷ 7 VDC
Input Stage
Analog low level Inputs 6 ch. (Differential input) (Molex microfit to RCAs)
Analog high level Inputs 6 ch. (Differential input) (Molex microfit to tripped ends) + USS (Universal Speakers Simulator)
Digital inputs Yes (Coaxial SPDIF; up to 24bit 96KHz) (Molex microfit to RCA)
Input sensitivity (low level) 0.8V – 6V RMS
Input sensitivity (high level) 2.5V – 21V RMS
Analog inputs management Audio input routing matrix type
Analog inputs eq 7 bands paragraphic for each input channel
ART Automatic Remote Turn-On/Off with Speaker-In
Output Stage
Analog outputs (rca) 8 channels
Max output level (rms) @ 0.05% THD 4V
95dBAAnalog outputs management The DSP controls each output channel: gain, crossover, EQ, delay, polarity
Bandwidth 10Hz – 40KHz (+/-3db)
Signal to noise ratio (A weighted) 105dBA (Analog Input) 112dBA (Digital Input)
THD+N (@ 1Vrms out, @ 1Khz) <0.005%
Crosstalk (channel separation) @ 1KHz >95dBA
Processeur Numérique de Signal
Sample rate 96KHz
Bit depth 24
Output equalizer 15 bands per channel w/ adjustable Q and Frequency
Equalizer resolution 1/10th dB per step +12dB / -12dB
Time alignment (distance) 0 ÷ 468.4 cm / 0 ÷ 184.4 inches
Time alignment (time) 0 ÷ 13.5ms
Time alignment (step) 0,08 ms; 2,8 cm / 1.1 inch
Time alignment (fine set) 0,02 ms; 0,7 cm / 0.27 inch
Crossovers AP/HP/LP/BP all channels
Crossover type Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley, Bessel (All Channels)
Crossover slope From 6dB/oct. until 30dB/oct. (6dB step)
Crossover steps 120 steps 20Hz-20KHz
Mute function I can mute every channel separately or all together.
Presets 4 presets
Presets selection 2 specific wires to control the 4 presets selection by extarnal switches.
Input selection by wire One specific wire to select the desired input between Analog or Digital.
Audio signal compressor on output stage Yes (enable/disable)
DSP chipset Analog Device: ADAU1451
DSP management by bt app (iOS/ Android) 1. CONFIGURATOR mode Mainly it’ll allow the DSP tuning. You can manage every DSP functon through your smartphone/ tablet/PC/MAC. 2. DRC mode The BT device becomes a remote control by using the dedicated app with a simple graphical user interface. Manage volume level, SUB level, select different setup files, upload a new setup file.
Setup file sharing via bt Upload a setup file via BT through the BT APP when in “Configurator” or “DRC” mode.
DSP management by pc / mac / ios / android Microsoft Windows (32/64 bit): Windows 10 (USB and BT BLE) Windows 11 (USB and BT BLE) Mac Os: 10.13 Hight Sierra or later (USB and BT BLE)
Specs. physiques
S8 DSP
Max size W x H x D (mm/inch) 130 x 33.8 x 88,3 / 5.11 x 1.44 x 3.47
Weight (kg/lbs) 0,66 / 1.45
Accessoires
S8 DSP
PACKAGING CONTENTS
Provided cable and screws
  1. Multipolar cable, Pre-IN/Digital-IN
  2. Multipolar cable, Speaker IN
  3. Multipolar cable PWR/REM
  4. Multipolar cable, Output
  5. USB cable 1.8 m
  6. Fuse 1 A
  7. 4 self-tapping, cross-head fixing screws 3,5 x 25 mm
  8. USB Memory Dongle Setup: S8 DSP Software (Windows) This User’s manual (.pdf) Audio Test tracks
S8 DSP
QSG

Printed Quick Start Guide

Fonctions
S8 DSP
Entrée/Sortie
S8 DSP
Technologies
S8 DSP
Hi-Res audio

Hi-Res audio (96 kHz/24-bit native resolution) for unparalled audio quality

S8 DSP
USS

Thanks to the built-in USS technology (Universal Speakers Simulator), S8 DSP can also be correctly connected to head units with “speaker load detection” function that monitors the presence of a low-impedance load to enable the audio outputs.

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Bluetooth 5.0

Upload a setup file via BT through the Bluetooth 5.0APP when in “Configurator” or “DRC” mode.

S8 DSP
APP CONTROL

Configurable with a PC, a Mac, an Android device, or an iOS device

  • IOS/Android control APPs (Bluetooth 5.0)
  • DRC control over app from iOS/Android devices
S8 DSP
ULTRA COMPACT

Compact size featuring all connections on one side to be installed anywhere.

 

 

S8 DSP
Conformal coating PCB

S8 DSP features a sturdy enclosure with an anti-corrosion-treated PCB to ensure years of listening pleasure in open nature.

Hertz S8 DSP

HI RES DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The ultra-compact S8 DSP is the perfect solution for integrating any OEM source into your audio upgrade project for cars, motorcycles and boats!

Hertz S8 DSP processor

S8 DSP is a distilled essence of technology at the service of the highest audio quality in a corrosion-free case cast in metal and composite materials.

 

S8 DSP processes the audio signal with 96 kHz / 24-bit resolution and has obtained the Hi-Res certification from the JAS (Japan Audio Society), an acknowledgment that certifies the extreme level of audio performance achieved.

The powerful 32-bit DSP manages 6 high/low-level analog input channels, one digital coaxial input, and 8 output channels, offering maximum freedom of configuration to the specialist. The SPDIF coaxial input is ideal for digital connection with a Hi-Res player, a solution that allows for maximum listening quality.

For each of the eight output channels we have a level control, the 15-pole parametric equalizer, time delays, and crossover filter available.

 The 7-band parametric equalizer of the input signal allows obtaining a flat response from OEM sources, which have an exaggerated emphasis on the low frequency.

All connections are arranged on one side to facilitate installation and use robust Molex connectors for inputs and outputs.

Integrated USS (Universal Speakers Simulator) technology neutralizes the « speaker load sensing » function of some OEM sources.

MULTI PLATFORM PC SOFTWARE

We can control every parameter of the DSP wirelessly using the CONFIGURATOR App for Apple and Android tablets and smartphones, thanks to the integrated Bluetooth® 5.0 receiver

PC Software is available for both PC and Apple OS.

Four configuration presets are supported, so you can choose the ideal setup for every listening condition.

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Apple IOS and Android tuning app

The specialist starts the tuning process by choosing the type of vehicle to install from three available options (Moto / Car / Free) and continues with the configuration of the speakers and all the other parameters.

PC Software
Apple IOS configurator App
Android configurator App
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Each output channel features:

  • All-Pass, High-Pass, Low-Pass Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley or Bessel crossover filter with 6dB to 30dB oct. with 6dB steps with phase inversion
  • 15-pole parametric equalizer
  • Time delays up to 471.2 cm (185.5 in.)

Remote control App for Android and Apple allows you to manage the main functions of the DSP (Volume Master, Volume Sub) from the mobile device, without using one of the preset input trigger leads. 

You can freely combine the six inputs on the eight outputs using a practical matrix, or rely on one of the predefined presets.

PLUS POINTS

SMALL AND WEATHERPROOF - PERFECT FOR MOTORCYCLES

• Compact size featuring all connections on one side to be installed anywhere
• Three different application setups: Car, Motorcycle, Free placement (Boat, van, pick-up)
• Party & Ride presets, to optimize the sound performance in all conditions

CONFIGURABLE WITH A PC, A MAC, AN ANDROID DEVICE, OR AN IOS DEVICE

• IOS/Android control APPs (Bluetooth 5.0)
• DRC control over app from iOS/Android devices

POWERFUL DSP WITH THE EXCELLENT SOUND QUALITY YOU EXPECT FROM HERTZ

• Hi-Res audio (96 kHz/24-bit native resolution) for unparalled audio quality
• 6-channel SPEAKER IN (2.5 – 21 Vrms) on a dedicated socket with built-in USS (Universal Speakers Simulator)
• SPDIF coaxial input (up to 96 kHz/24-bit)
• 8-channel / 4Vrms capable RCA outputs
• Signal Output Active Limiter prevents clipping

eID (Elettromedia Identification) is the exclusive technology providing the traceability of the Hertz products from their birth on.

Once the test phase has been passed, the code linked to destination country/market is applied. When purchasing the product the user can check through the web the information about the product and can log into the registration page; by filling it out, the user will be entitled to one additional year of warranty coverage*.

This way the user will have the certainty of owning a genuine Hertz product, purchased through the official channel.

*in those countries where the agreement with the partner has been made.