Seattle - AudioControl has begun shipping an in-dash version of its Epicenter bass-restoration processor, which at a suggested $249 adds multiple features over an existing model that mounts under the seat or in the trunk.
Like the previous Epicenter, the half-DIN in-dash model looks for the harmonics of low-bass frequencies, then restores the fundamental bass frequencies lost because of digital compression or poor recording methods, said CEO Alex Camara, who joined the company in January.
The in-dash model adds parametric EQ controls to fine-tune bass response and let users choose the center frequency for maximizing bass output, he said. The component also adds an SPL meter and microphone to measure bass output.
Like the previous model, the Epicenter In-Dash has speaker-level inputs for interfacing with factory radios.
The original Epicenter, though designed for under-seat or trunk mounting, features a remote bass-restoration knob that can be installed in the dash to control the level of bass restoration. The in-dash version can be mounted in a glovebox as well as in the dash.
Camara was previously president of NCR Entertainment.