DEQX Audio Processors

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The new DEQX Gen4 speaker calibration and room correction processors feature an order-of-magnitude improvement in resolution, all-new digital and analog hardware and unparalleled connectivity.

Coming in 2022

A new range of components that redefine the state-of-the-art in home audio. From all-in-one integrated to advanced HD-Active.™

LS-1 Integrated Power

For the first time, a DEQX processor with amplification in the same chassis. The ultimate combination of high-end audio and convenience.

Pre-4 Digital Preamp

The perfect high-end separates component. Speaker calibration, room correction, subwoofer management and unparalleled integration.

Pre-8 Advanced HD-Active

The ultimate DEQX HD-Active™ preamp processor for active speakers. Now capable of stereo 4-way in a single chassis.

Key features

  • Introducing the DEQX Cloud

    The DEQX Gen4 processors interface over the network to the DEQX Cloud™. The result is intuitive, cross-platform, zero-install speaker calibration and room correction.

  • Stunning audio performance

    An ESS Sabre Pro ADC and DAC embedded in our custom circuitry and ultra-low noise power supplies deliver –115 dB THD+N (preliminary) from analog input to analog output. Our most transparent audio processor ever.

  • Unlocking next-gen performance

    DEQX Gen4 massively surpasses our previous models in processing horsepower. A powerful hexacore ARM processor delivers higher time-domain resolution and better low-frequency phase resolution.

  • Unsurpassed usability

    We've refocused on hardware usability, with a carefully selected set of features for each model, a large volume control with LED readout and 5.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with customised glass front.

Three models, next-gen connectivity

Click on each tab to view the rear panel layout of the corresponding model.

LS-1 Integrated Power

Pre-4 Digital Preamp

Pre-8 HD-Active™

Panel layout, features and specifications subject to change without notice.

Feature comparison

 

   

  • Digital Inputs
  • Roon Ready (certification pending)
  • Bluetooth and Network Streaming
  • Analog Inputs
  • Phono Preamp (optional)
  • Balanced Outputs
  • Digital Outputs
  • Speaker Calibration
  • Subwoofer Integration
  • HD-Active™
  • Room EQ
  • Remote Control
  • AMOLED Touchscreen
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Output
  • Power Amplification

LS-1
Integrated Power

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  • Digital Inputs
    5*1
  • Roon Ready (certification pending) ✔︎
  • Bluetooth and Network Streaming ✔︎
  • Analog Inputs 3
  • Phono Preamp (optional) ✔︎*2
  • Balanced Outputs
  • Digital Outputs
  • Speaker Calibration ✔︎
  • Subwoofer Integration ✔︎
  • HD-Active™
  • Room EQ ✔︎
  • Remote Control ✔︎
  • AMOLED Touchscreen ✔︎
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Output ✔︎
  • Power Amplification 2x200W (4Ω)

Pre-4
Digital Preamp

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  • Digital Inputs
    5*1
  • Roon Ready (certification pending) ✔︎
  • Bluetooth and Network Streaming ✔︎
  • Analog Inputs 3
  • Phono Preamp (optional) ✔︎*2
  • Balanced Outputs ✔︎
  • Digital Outputs 1
  • Speaker Calibration ✔︎
  • Subwoofer Integration ✔︎
  • HD-Active™
  • Room EQ ✔︎
  • Remote Control ✔︎
  • AMOLED Touchscreen ✔︎
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Output ✔︎
  • Power Amplification

Pre-8
Advanced HD-Active™

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  • Digital Inputs
    5*1
  • Roon Ready (certification pending) ✔︎
  • Bluetooth and Network Streaming ✔︎
  • Analog Inputs 3
  • Phono Preamp (optional) ✔︎*2
  • Balanced Outputs ✔︎
  • Digital Outputs 4
  • Speaker Calibration ✔︎
  • Subwoofer Integration ✔︎
  • HD-Active™ ✔︎
  • Room EQ ✔︎
  • Remote Control ✔︎
  • AMOLED Touchscreen ✔︎
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Output ✔︎
  • Power Amplification
*1 Physical digital inputs including USB Audio. All models also include digital audio playback via Bluetooth and wired/wireless network.
*2 Optional add-on. An internal link allows the phono input connectors to be used as an additional line input.
Features and specifications subject to change without notice.

Can I still get an HDP or PreMate processor?

We're sorry, but the PreMATE, PreMATE Plus, HDP-4, HDP-5 and HDP-Express II are no longer available. We are devoting all our energy to bringing the new line out as soon as we can.

Which Gen4 models do speaker calibration and room correction?

All models do. Some models also provide HD-Active™ – the ability to create precise linear phase digital crossovers for the ultimate speaker accuracy.

Is there any downside to getting an HD-Active processor if I plan to use only stereo speakers to start with?

No. You can use the HD-Active processor for stereo speakers with optionally a subwoofer, and expand to HD-Active later on.

Where can I hear one for myself?

We regularly attend and exhibit at audio shows, including the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Once the Gen4 processors are released, many of our dealers will have one set up for audition.

Will I be able to trade in my current DEQX?

Yes. As always, we will ensure that existing customers have attractive trade-in offers.

Will you continue to support the current DEQX processors?

Yes, support for all DEQX products will continue as before. We are proud that we continue to support DEQX products released more than 15 years ago.

DEQXpert

Included with every new DEQX

Every purchase of a new DEQX includes an initial remote/online DEQXpert™ consultation to get you started with your new DEQX.

  • Get started quickly

    Book a DEQXpert right after receiving your DEQX. Your initial DEQXpert session will get you calibrated and running quickly. 

  • Get advice on placement

    Your DEQXpert will offer advice on placement of your speakers and subwoofers to obtain the best results.

  • Go active

    Your DEQXpert will help you develop your initial driver calibration and linear phase crossover (HD-Active-capable models).

  • Ask for more

    At any time in the future, you can request additional DEQXpert consultation for further development or refinement.*

†HDP-Express II excluded
* Additional fees apply

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