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Axxess Expands on AX-DSP Product Line with New Solutions for 2017-Up* Ford Models

SEMA Show 2018 New Product Rollout

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 29, 2018 – Axxess Integrate ® by Metra Electronics ® is introducing Ford 2017-up* AX-DSP packages at the 2018 SEMA Show. The patented Axxess Digital Signal Processor (AX-DSP), a vehicle-specific T-harness, A2B data interface and amplifier bypass harness is included. “The Axxess Digital Signal Processor product line we introduced at last year’s SEMA Show was met with great demand, so we’ve been working to develop even more AX-DSP packages and harnesses for our customers,” says Juan Lugo, Director of Product Development for Axxess. Other new solutions for this product line will include the AX-DSP-HD1 and HD2 harnesses to cover select Harley-Davidson ® 1998-up* models. The low-profile AX-DSP size makes it ideal for motorcycle audio and the new T-harnesses will reduce installation time.

Ford A2B Plug-n-Play Packages with AX-DSP

This complete DSP package is designed to retain the OE functionality when upgrading a sound system. Designed for select Ford 2017-up* vehicles with a Sony A2B amplifier (AX-DSP-A2B1) or 2018-up* vehicles with a Bang & Olufsen A2B amplifier (AX-DSP-A2B2), this technology will retain SYNC voice prompts (if equipped), parking sensor chimes and other factory chimes. All chimes and voice prompts will go through the aftermarket amplifier and have an adjustable chime level. The amplifier does not need to be retained and installation of the AX-DSP must be done at the amplifier location.


Designed for select Ford 2017-up* vehicles with Sony A2B amplifier


Designed for select Ford 2018-up* vehicles with Bang & Olufsen A2B amplifier

Product Specifications:

● Includes AX-DSP and plug-n-play harnessing for the AX-DSP
● Includes A2B data interface and an amplifier bypass harness
● Retains factory chimes
● Retains factory parking sensor chimes
● Retains SYNC voice prompts (if equipped)
● All chimes/voice prompts go through the aftermarket amplifier
● Adjustable chime level
● Micro “B” USB updatable

About the Patented AX-DSP Technology

The AX-DSP is a cost-effective solution for customers who want to retain their factory radio and improve their vehicle sound quality, while still retaining systems like SYNC ® or OnStar ® . This digital signal processor sets itself apart with on-board digital amplifier turn-on capability, chime retention with volume control, and fully adjustable 31 band graphic EQ with time delay. All features and adjustments are controlled via Bluetooth ® to the Axxess smartphone application, available for iOS and Android devices. The AX-DSP, which began shipping in the summer of 2017, already works with a wide range of vehicle applications, including non-amplified vehicles that do not have chimes. *See the AX-DSP application chart at for up-to-date, vehicle specific

Additional new product information can be seen in the Axxess website news section . All of the new products will be on display at SEMA in the Metra Electronics main booth 11629 (North Hall). Metra
Electronics will have off-road, truck and powersports accessories at booth 37011 in the South Hall Upper Level.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess ® , T-Spec ® , The Install Bay ® , Heise LED Lighting Systems ® , iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems ® , Shuriken High Performance Batteries ® , Raptor ® , Ballistic ® , AmmoTenna ® , Metra PowerSports ® , and Metra Marine ® . Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group ® . For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at or call 800.221-0932.

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