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#1 Marc

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:51 AM

UPDATE: Please note I have merged the various threads on the PS8 Processor from Arc Audio into this one.
Be sure to read through the thread for more information, updates from Fred Lynch himself, and reviews and other information further in.

Full features and specifications now available:
http://www.mobileele...from_arc_audio/

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Exciting times!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:52 AM

Yep, it is :)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:14 PM

Very impressive.

Two questions;
What is damping, and what is Q in the "Crossover" section?

Oh yeah, and the generic "how much" question :silly:

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

Andrew from MAS might be able to answer a couple of those questions, but the RRP is probably undecided until closer to launch.
From everything I've been told, it's a reasonable price given the promised quality and now obvious features in respect to similar products on the market.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:18 PM

All of niceness :)
Looks like it'd suit a PDX amp install too :P

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

Yep, I am most keen after what info I have heard etc about this product. Mr Phillips can you please chime in :) haha

But Spyne, based on what I know, Andrew should have those answers

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:23 PM

Actually was just kidding about the "how much" - all in good time.

But I am curious about the damping and Q.
Q on equalisation I get, but on crossovers I don't understand.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

I can't really answer those either. I'm just passing on the spec.
We will need Fred to reply when he's over CES.
I'll send him the questions..

Price will be very competitive..

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

Hmm decisions! Might sell h800 and get one of these instead!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:12 PM

You're such a gear-s|ut, sean :P

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

Hmm decisions! Might sell h800 and get one of these instead!


Same here Sean :)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:41 PM

Weirdness... i posted in here earlier but it's now gone....

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:44 PM

lol :P

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

I'm sold already! :P

Is there a list for pre-orders? I better be close to the top! :lol:

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:09 AM

We better start a list I think...😳

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:07 AM

Omg and I'm about to get a BitOne. Maybe I shouldn't and wait for the PS8 instead.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:14 PM

Omg and I'm about to get a BitOne. Maybe I shouldn't and wait for the PS8 instead.

LOL Mathew, I was just thinking exactly the same thing.
Have a chat to Marty, see what he thinks. You could always just do the install and leave out the processor out for a month.
FWIW I'm sticking with the Bit-Ten for the Subie on 30th. Devil you know and all that and I only want it done once. There will always be new gear coming out just after you buy anything. I'll be pissed if it comes out at $500 though.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:40 PM

Features-wise it's a truly remarkable piece of kit. Hard to see it being cheaper than a BitOne, but hell, I'd pay up to $2k for a processor with that feature set.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:37 PM

You'll be happy...it will be competitively priced.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:46 PM

Hmm decisions! Might sell h800 and get one of these instead!

Same here Sean :)


*puts hand up for 'cheap' H800*

:thefinger: Arc Audio. Pffft.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:08 AM

The only real competition to this seems to be the Helix C-DSP, unfortunately there's been no real buzz about this product, likely due to the lack of distributor presence for Helix in Oz.

Either way, looks like Arc have a great product for the very niche end of the market.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:37 AM

LOL Mathew, I was just thinking exactly the same thing.
Have a chat to Marty, see what he thinks. You could always just do the install and leave out the processor out for a month.
FWIW I'm sticking with the Bit-Ten for the Subie on 30th. Devil you know and all that and I only want it done once. There will always be new gear coming out just after you buy anything. I'll be pissed if it comes out at $500 though.

Richard.


You're right Richard. You can't chase new gear all the time :)

I'll probably go with the BitTen on the 21st and then make the switch later when the product is truly well proven in the market. If this takes off, I'd imagine lots of cheap BitOnes, BitTens and H800s for sale lol which is good for us consumers. I mean those other products still works without a doubt.

And as Spyne says, there is the Helix and BitTune... lots of goodies for 2012 :)

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:16 AM

*puts hand up for 'cheap' H800*

:thefinger: Arc Audio. Pffft.

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Sold! pm me when/if you are ready! :lol:

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:25 AM

the max 10ms T/A might not cut it. Especially if yuo need 12 or 14 ms to counter group delay.

Crossover Q:
http://www.audioholi...or-loudspeakers

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:20 AM

ARC Audio has commented that they will announce the official expected release date and US MSRP of the PS8 in just a few weeks.

Also look out for full coverage of the PS8 on the new ARC Audio website when it launches next week...

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:32 PM

Good news :) I will be purchasing one soon!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:22 PM

Website has been updated with plenty of PS8 information.
Fred Lynch from ARC Audio was in Australia last week and held training courses with very detailed information on the PS8 processor, he also had a processor on hand at the seminars.
ARC Audio dealers are now up to speed on this great unit.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

:D :D!!!

http://www.arcaudio....ors/dsp/ps8.asp

Edited by syd-monster, 11 February 2012 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:54 PM

:D :D!!!

http://www.arcaudio....ors/dsp/ps8.asp



Mobile version of the site not up yet..
Just thought I'd add that if you're getting a blank page on your iPhone..

Edited by MAS Andrew, 11 February 2012 - 09:55 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:40 PM

Would be an improvement over the crappy options my source has.