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Review: Arc Moto DSP, MMats Pro Audio Speakers

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I've been meaning to write a review on some new products. Two products we've been using with some success lately is the Arc Audio PSM DSP and the MMats pro audio speakers.

First lets talk speakers. At our shop, a competition audio focused shop the majority of our builds are multi speaker, multi amps with 10's, 8's, etc inside the bags. So when someone hears our bikes and then says what can you do for my bike with just fairing and tour pack pods that will come close to that....they make it really tough to deliver. Enter MMats! MMats is an audio brand that has been around for years mostly known for their made in the USA amps. Lucky for me they are about an hour or so north of me. A while back I visited their HQ's and received a tour of their facilities and saw how they build the amps from scratch BY hand. They have an amp the 6150 that is 6x 150 at 4ohm, 6 x250 at 2ohm and then channels 5 and 6 can go down to 500w x 2 at 1ohm. That's a 2000w amp of the highest sound quality. Thing with MMats is they are not a commercial brand, they are geared towards installers so you won't find much on them. I tried out their pro audio speakers and immediately knew they fit "somewhere" in my line up. They are not the loudest pro audio speakers, by comparision the DD VO 6.5 are louder ....the MMats however are the warmest sounding ones I've heard to date and rival the sound quality of Hertz SPL. These things are very nice. Two guys on the forum are currently running them. For this same bike we put those in the front with DD Horns cut into the fairing (I would not run these with tweeters, you need horns), and a set of AD CX62 in the back. I deleted the vid of the bike once it was complete but here's one as the customer drove off --- very happy. Not the best vid but give you an idea how loud the sound carries with them.

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The next one is the Arc DSP PSM. We love this thing and have used it on just about every build in the last month and half. Now.....there is a HUGE learning curve to get it to sound "right". The DSP is tiny about the size of a pack of cigarettes, it fits anywhere. The software is very intuitive and easy to navigate. One big downside compared to full size DSP's is that it only has 6 channels so that means you can really only use 3 different types of speakers. What's neat though is you can use just one set of RCA's to the "input" and then send 3 sets of RCA's for all the "outputs". Now the part that everyone is curious about -- how hard is this thing. To be fully honest I did not like the sound of the base EQ settings it comes with. It's advertised that this setting flattens the headunit signal. However every speaker is different, every customer is different, etc. We've done a different map for every single bike we've done with it. I would not be comfortable saying this is plug and play, it takes some work. What I can say with confidence is that it sounds significantly better than a Line Leveler and when done correctly it sounds like a different head unit. The sound we've achieved is truly impressive. This is a quick vid of us mid-tuning a bike with four 6.5's, two horns, and two 10's.

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Additionally, I know some guys have sent me some emails and calls that I have yet to answer or some have pending orders. I haven't forgotten about you guys...Im just swamped. I have a 9-5, then I spend all night at the shop. Doesn't leave me much time. I'll catch up with everyone this weekend. I'm super grateful and thankful for all the support here I hope you guys find the reviews and the new products useful. This is what myself and my partner are up against this weekend minus the trike that left yesterday!!! Oh and we have a T-Rex and a Slingshot coming in. SUBWOOFER TIME!!
Date: Apr 20, 2017   


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