New Axxess AX-DSP Packages and Plug-N-Play T-Harnesses to be Introduced at 2018 CES

Jan 4, 2018

New Patent-Pending Technology Creates an All-in-One Solution Designed for Select Hyundai/Kia and GM Vehicles with MOST50 or SPDIF Digitally Amplified Systems
Holly Hill, FL - January, 2018 – Axxess® will introduce two new all-in-one AX-DSP Packages at this year’s CES, designed to retain the OE functionality for digitally amplified systems. Packages include the patent-pending Digital Signal Processor (AX-DSP) by Axxess, a vehicle-specific T-harness and amplifier bypass harness. For Hyundai/Kia 2010 and up* vehicles with SPDIF digitally amplified systems, the AX-DSP-HYKIA2 will retain the ability to work with the SPDIF digitally amplified system, and includes the AX-DSP and a plug-n-play harness. For GM 2014 and up* vehicles with MOST50 digitally amplified systems, the AX-DSP-MOST1 will retain the ability to work with the MOST50 digitally amplified system, and includes the AX-DSP and a plug-n-play harness. It will retain features like text message reading, navigation prompts and OnStar®. For both of the AX-DSP Packages, the amplifier does not need to be retained and installation of the AX-DSP must be done at the amplifier location.
AX-DSP Plug-N-Play T-Harnesses
Axxess is doubling their current line of AX-DSP Plug-N-Play T-Harnesses, by introducing nine new solutions at CES for select Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Mazda, and Toyota applications. These vehicle-specific T-harnesses will significantly reduce the AX-DSP installation time for installers.
New for 2018:
AX-DSP-CH3 for Chrysler 2011-2014
AX-DSP-HON1 for Honda 2010-2014
AX-DSP-HON2 for Honda 2016 and up*
AX-DSP-HYKIA1 for Hyundai/Kia 2010 and up*
AX-DSP-HYKIA3 for Hyundai/Kia 2016 and up*
AX-DSP-MAZ1 for Mazda 2010 and up*
AX-DSP-NIS1 for Nissan 2007 and up*
AX-DSP-NIS2 for Nissan 2010 and up*
AX-DSP-TY1 for Toyota 2003 and up*
*View up-to-date vehicle specific applications at
The AX-DSP Fills a Gap in the Market
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. For amplified vehicles or vehicles with chimes, see the AX-DSP application chart for more information.
Now, with the addition of these nine new T-harnesses, the AX-DSP can be installed into a wide range of vehicles, even faster than before. With the introduction of two new AX-DSP Packages, a complete solution is available for the digitally amplified MOST50 and SPDIF systems for select and Hyundai/Kia and GM applications. To learn more about the AX-DSP features, visit To view instructions, technical specifications and the AX-DSP application chart, visit
AX-DSP Demonstrations at CES
Two AX-DSP demonstrations will be offered each day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11am and 2pm at Metra’s CES booth #5211 in the North Hall, 1/9 to 1/11. Attendees will see a live demo of the AX-DSP in a digitally amplified system and learn how installation using the AX-DSP compares to traditional DSP installation, saving the installer both time and money. Those interested in attending should visit for more information. See all of the new 2018 products from Metra’s 12 volt brands at CES booth #5211 in the North Hall.
About Metra Electronics
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 over 70 years. Our brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic® and AmmoTenna®.  Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to their 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. For Metra Home Theater Group ordering information and pricing, visit or call 866.839.9187.
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