Summary: I used the predecessor of this for years and decided to add another source so this unit was needed. I love the clear difference this makes even with superb speakers to start with. Many audio products are hyped and the difference would not stand a double blind test in my opinion. This would easily.
Pros: Dramatic improvement in sound quality even with superb speakers.
Cons: Expensive and lots of wiring. Requires an external amp.
Summary: The information for this processor says the controller is optional and the processor can be programed by a pc. This is true, but you cannot turn the processor on without the pc, controller or a select number of Alpine head units.
Pros: Everything is just as described and pretty amazing.
Summary: I have 2 - JL12W7AE subs and 4 - JL CA570 door speakers with 2 fosgate amps. I was still not happy with the sound quality until I added the Alpine PXA-H800. The difference is night and day. I cant say enough about this processor. It literally sounds like I have the band in my truck with me.
Pros: Easy to set up, Best sound quality you can get. Took all the muddy out of my subs. Crystal Clear sound!
Summary: I have been buying car stereo equipment from Crutchfield since the 80's and have been happy with my equipment, but felt I never fully achieved a truly high-end sound in my cars. I had good HU's , top of the line speakers and amps, the system was loud but the sound quality was always lacking , in my...
Pros: Works with both Alpine Head Unit and any brand of Head Unit. Computer Software control is very flexible with multiple crossover points, separate R or L speaker EQ settings. Both parametric, and Graphic EQ's. Time correction, Autotune with imprint, Optical inputs. always worked fine, I have been u...
Cons: Not many, just that the software only uses 32-bit windows OS, but I heard a 64-bit is coming soon.
Summary: The Alpine PXAH800 Processor is an amazing hookup! I installed this in a 2013 Nissan Altima, with a JL W6 sub, Alpine PDX V9 amp and Infinity Kappa Speakers. Very rich sound, with the pxa controller I can have immediate access to all sound settings to transform the car into a power house without...
Pros: Excellent sound, easy hookup, easy to conceal as well
Cons: Biggest Con was the software issue I incurred. Had I known that before hand I probably would've waited but all works good now!
Summary: Great product, Easy to install but difficult to tweak. Needs a better manual and instruction guide. I have spent numerous hours adjusting it using both RUX C800 and laptop and I have finally gotten to a point where the sound is awesome.
Pros: Versatility Multiple products in one chassis Ability to tweak with RUXC800 Tuning options Supurb sound quality
Cons: Need for external controller Lack of informative user manual
Summary: First off this is a really nice piece, however... I was looking for a DSP that would do all I wanted without any external controllers. Spoke with Crutchfield sales and was told in fact this piece would work. I could integrate this into my 2012 F150, retain stock Nav head unit, and rock on. Wrong.
Pros: Good SQ, tons of tuning options.
Cons: No summing for all OEM systems, extra $$$ controller required.
Summary: I am still working on the adjustments but it sounds better than the PXA-H100 by a long shot. I have had this in process since talking to the alpine rep about the PXA-H900 not working with my head unit the way I wanted. Apparently it will only work with the F1 heads properly.
Summary: I came from JBL MS8 to this, I know there will be other units that you could do tuning of your SQ sound system. I was also considering BitOne unit as well. Well after doing some resourch, i decided to give a shot, this unit is great, I love that thing, I'm using Kenwood DNX9990HD, so I had no choice...
Pros: Many possibilities of tuning, great front stage setup, nice and looking controller, small and compact easy to hide.
Cons: Really nice unit, i have no reasons to give any negative feed backs, other than I had to wait over 5 month's when i put my order in!
Summary: I replaced a JBL MS-8 with this unit. The sound quality is significantly better. Crisper highs and much punchier mid-bass. Soundstage is much better. The tuning ability is incredible, and the sound manager software seems to provide endless tuning possibilities.
Pros: Sound manager software is awesome. Tuning features are endless.
Cons: I though I could just buy the PXA-H800 and use the laptop to set it up. Not so. YouMUST buy either the RUX-800 or have an Alpine head unit or the PXA-H800 will not turn on. I almost returned it because I thought it was broken, until I actually read through the manual and saw the fine print. Insta...