The right answer to the question “What can I do to improve the sound of my car audio system?” used to depend on the quality and configuration of your system’s particular components. Today’s answer is, “Just get a JBL® MS-8 System Integration Digital Processor.” The MS-8 is a new kind of car audio component, an automatic equalizer that can optimize any vehicle’s performance in about ten minutes flat. Just follow the step-by-step setup procedure and the MS-8 maximizes frequency response, bass performance, dynamics, clarity, detail and stereo imaging – every important parameter of sonic greatness – from virtually any combination of factory-installed and/or aftermarket components. And after it works its magic? You’ll be left with a 31-band graphic equalizer and a full set of preamp controls to fine-tune day-to-day operations.

Superior Performance from Any System Improves every measure of audio performance, frequency response, bass performance, dynamics, clarity, detail and stereo imaging from any combination of OEM and aftermarket components.
Easy, Step-by-Step Setup Simple menu-driven calibration based on detailed input from a binaural headset microphone.
Optimizes Up To Eight Input Channels Produces a smooth response, full-bandwidth signal from up to eight input channels.
DSP Equalization Improves tonal accuracy by automatically compensating for the sonic characteristics of the speakers, electronics and vehicle interior.
DSP Time Correction Automatically ensures that the sound from all speakers arrives at the listener’s ears simultaneously, in up to four individual seating positions, dramatically improving clarity and imaging.
Sophisticated Crossover Functions Precise, user selectable crossover points and crossover slopes for up to eight separate outputs.
Logic 7® Surround Processing Creates a realistic 5.1- or 7.1-channel surround experience from 2-channel source material.
31-Band Graphic Equalizer Override automatic equalization to suit personal taste
Preamplifier Controls Control system volume, subwoofer volume, left/right balance, front/rear fader, bass/mid/treble tone controls, override DSP equalization, time correction and Logic 7 processing.
Favorite Settings Store up to five custom settings for one-button recall
LCD Display Five-line, 128 x 64-pixel screen displays setup menus and operation status
Wireless RF Remote Controls menu navigation, volume and mute.
  Onboard 20 Watts x 8 Amplifier, Eight-Channel Preamp-Level and Speaker-Level Inputs and Outputs, Full-Range Stereo Aux Input

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