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DSPeaker console

DSPeaker Console

The DSPeaker console lets you make further adjustments to the parameters of your Anti-Mode device. Currently this functionality is available for the Anti-Mode X2 and X2D.

To use the console application you will need a computer and a USB memory stick. Data transfer between the console application and the Anti-Mode device takes place using a special configuration file. Some options may not be available in older firmware versions.

Step 1: Acquiring the configuration file

  • Format a USB memory stick using the FAT32 file system

  • Plug the USB stick in the USB-A port located at the back of the unit

  • Power off the device using the remote controller, and power it on again

  • Wait until the boot sequence completes and the display shows the main screen

  • Unplug the memory stick from the Anti-Mode unit, and plug it in your computer

  • View the contents of the memory stick using file browser of your operating system (File Explorer on Windows)

  • Copy the configuration file (e.g. AM-X2.TXT) to a known location on your computer (e.g. the desktop)

Step 2: Launching the DSPeaker console app

Click here to launch the DSPeaker console. Alternatively, click dspeaker_console_v105.txt and change the suffix to .html if you want to save it on your computer. The app can be opened in any web browser in off-line mode if you prefer.

  • In the console, click the "Browse" button to begin

  • Navigate to the configuration file saved during Step 1

  • Click "Open" to select the file

Step 3: Making adjustments

The web app has various controls that let you adjust many parameters. Please refer to the bottom of the page for a description of each of them.

Step 4: Writing Configuration Back to the Anti-Mode Unit

Once you are satisfied with the changes, click the Save button to write a new configuration file. Please note that the browser will treat writing the file as a "download". The file will most likely appear in the "Downloads" folder on your computer.

  • Copy the configuration file back to the USB stick (please read "important notice" below!)

  • Plug in the USB stick in the USB-A port located at the back of the unit

  • Power off your Anti-Mode device

  • Power on the Anti-Mode

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please make sure the configuration file is named correctly. The name should be the same as it was when the configuration file was acquired. The web browser may rename the file if multiple instances of the data are saved (downloaded). The operating system may also suggest copying under a different name, rather than overwriting the file. The configuration file should not have any extra suffixes in the name e.g. "AM-X2(2).TXT". If this happens, rename the file manually to AM-X2.TXT before copying it to the memory stick.

If you need to read the settings back from the Anti-Mode unit, please remember to remove the configuration file from the memory stick. If the memory stick already contains a configuration file, the Anti-Mode unit will load this data and store it in its memory instead of updating the USB stick with new data.

Adjustable parameters for the Anti-Mode X2

  • Crossover Frequency: Defines the crossover frequency (40Hz to 200Hz) to use in the speaker configuration with a subwoofer ("2.1"). The cross-over is not active in the "2.0" configuration and in the subwoofer-only configurations ("0.1", "0.2" and "0.2M") since the 20230620 firmware.

  • Infrasonic Filter: Defines the frequency of the infrasonic filter (10Hz, 15Hz, 20Hz). The filter can be enabled and disabled in the main menu of the device.

  • Automatic Standby When Idle: When non-zero, defines the wait time in minutes without signal before going to standby. The console provides options: off, 10, 20, 30, and 60 minutes.  You can set other values up to 120 minutes manually.

  • Volume Control via USB: Checkmark disables volume control through the IR remote in USB mode, and enables volume control from the connected computer. Please be careful when using this setting as it is easy for the computer to make sudden changes in volume.

  • Parametric EQ, Bass Adjust Cutoff: Defines the 5 cut-off frequencies to be used for the bass adjustment shelving filter, altering the bandwidth of the filter. Use the UI on the device to select which of the 5 filters is active at a given time (=long press of middle button while the EQ mode is active)

  • Parametric EQ, Treble Adjust Cutoff: Similar to Bass Adjust Cutoff, but affects the treble filter instead

  • Parametric EQ, PEQ Bandwidth: Defines a bandwidth for the 5 parametric EQ alternatives. The rest of the parameters (center frequency, gain) can be adjusted via the user interface on the X2 device. The bandwidth is expressed as a Q value (or octave multiplier), because the exact bandwidth in Hz depends on the center frequency. Smaller Q values create filters with wider area of effect.

  • Input Volume Trim: define relative gain for each input separately. Can be used to make a certain source softer or louder. Please note that boosting the digital gain can cause clipping and degrade the audio quality. Subtractive adjustments should be preferred if possible.

  • Channel Delay: define channel delays manually for the main outputs. These values are filled automatically during the 2.1 calibration, but you can override the automatic using this control. Currently this is the only way to adjust delays for subwoofer only calibrations.

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