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Alpine Announces Automatic Sound Tuning Processor with Optim8™

The Optim8™ simplifies the tuning process to five minutes
Auburn Hills, Mich. (February 3, 2023) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”) announces the Alpine Optim8™ 8-Channel Hi-Res Sound Processor and Amplifier with Automatic Sound Tuning. The Optim8™ offers automatic sound-tuning controls that can tune a factory system in less than five minutes.
“We’re excited to introduce the Alpine Optim8™ believing it will eliminate the pain points that are associated with most aftermarket processors,” said Mike Anderson, Executive Director at Alps Alpine North America. “The Optim8™ makes it easier than ever for both dealers and customers to quickly and effectively tune a factory sound system.”
With a built-in internal 8-channel amplifier and High-Resolution processing (96kHz/24Bit), the Alpine Optim8™ is the all-in-one solution to amplify and sound tune a factory or aftermarket head unit. The amplifier offers 50W x 6 @ 4Ω + 150W x 2 @4Ω or 50W x 6 @2Ω + 300W x 2@ 2Ω, for a solution that’s able to power a full sound system. Digital inputs include Coax and USB (DAC) while a high-level speaker input of up to 30V allows the Optim8™ to connect to a factory amplifier. Outputs include 8-channel 4V RCA.
Automatic Sound Tuning
To address the pain points and intricacies associated with sound system tuning, the Alpine Optim8™ features automatic sound tuning through PC App or IOS App for the iPhone that guides users through quick and simple measurements of their factory or aftermarket sound system. Guided motions on the app instruct the user where to place the external microphone (KTX-CSP1 Tuning Microphone for PC, sold separately) or built-in mic on the iPhone in the front cabin of the vehicle for accurate measurements. This advanced software, partnered with Alpine’s Matrix summing capabilities, eliminates the margin of error when placing the microphone and brings the measurement time down to a mere five minutes.
TheAuto-EQ software, a technology Powered by Eilex PRISM®, analyzes the vehicle’s acoustic response and automatically corrects it in both amplitude and phase domains. The user is then able to tune the sound system to their listening preference by choosing a target curve that is applied to the system in real time.
Contrary to competitor processors that use filter devices such as Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) or Finite Impulse Response (FIR) to measure and tune sound systems, the Optim8™ uses a Variable-Resolution Impulse Response (VIR®) that features a wide bandwidth for High-Resolution audio (10Hz – 48kHz @ 96kHz), making it the ideal product for High-Resolution systems. VIR filters also use lower MIPS (millions of instructions per second) for increased speed and accuracy during tuning, giving the Optim8™ the ability to tune a system in under five minutes.
The Alpine Optim8™ PXE-C80-88 will be available in Spring 2023 for $999.95 and can be purchased at Alpine Authorized retailers and Preferred Online Stores. Please check the store locator on www.alpine-usa.comfor details.
Alpine PXE-C80-88 Optim8™ 8-Channel Hi-Res Sound Processor and Amplifier with Automatic Sound Tuning
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit)
  • Intuitive Realtime Sound Set-Up with 5 Minute Vehicle Self Tuning
  • Manual & Automatic Sound Tuning with PC App Control
  • Automatic Sound Tuning with iPhone App
  • Anti-EQ for OEM System (Eliminates Factory EQ Curve)
  • Auto-EQ Powered by Eilex PRISM® with APVD Collection which Quickly Creates a Flat Vehicle Response
  • 31 Band Parametric & Graphic EQ
  • Outputs: 8-Channel 4V RCA
  • Digital Inputs: Coax, USB (DAC)
  • Speaker Input: Up to 30V
  • Built-in Internal Amplifier: 50W x 6 @ 4Ω + 150Wx 2 @ 4Ω or 50W x 6 @ 2Ω + 300W x 2 @ 2Ω
  • Compatible with KTX-CSP1 Tuning Microphone (sold separately)
“Eilex PRISM” is a registered trademark in US, Japan and EU.
VIR is a registered trademark in US, Japan and EU by Eilex International, LLC.
Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice. 
Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, has brought the world numerous “First 1” and “Number 1” products since its founding in 1948. The Alps Alpine Group currently operates 110 bases in 26 countries and regions, supplying roughly 40,000 different products and solutions to around 2,000 companies worldwide. Those offerings include devices such as switches, sensors, data communication modules, touch input panels, actuators and power inductors; electronic shifters, remote keyless entry systems and other automotive units; consumer electronics like car navigation and audio-visual systems; and systems and services such as digital keys based on smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring.
Alps Alpine North America Media Contact  
Allison Saunders   
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