Video: 2013 Pioneer car amplifiers
Compact and stable powerhouses
Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. Zak traces the roots of his interest in electronic gadgets to the Casio wristwatch with a built-in calculator he received as a gift one year as a child. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V team in 2007.
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Pioneer's versatile 2013 car amplifiers help you get needed power to your speakers and subs. They're compact, powerful, and even 1-ohm stable so it's easy to match subs.
Zak: I'm at the Pioneer booth at CES 2013, and Harry, I'm hearing good things about Pioneer amplifiers this year.
Harry: I'll bet you are Zak. We are, we've got a couple of new amps that are really killer, and they're very special designs - new designs from Pioneer. We're gonna start off with the GMD-8604. It's a four-channel Class D full range amp, okay. Max power on it is about 1200 watts, and it can go all the way down to 1-ohm, which is something that's pretty new for Pioneer.
Okay these two over here, GMD-8601 and right behind you 9601, okay. They're both monoblock amps, and pretty big power handling, or power output, okay - 1600 watts here and 2400 watts output power here. It's got a very cool carbon fiber look to the whole thing, which kind of matches up with some of our new subs, with a very cool carbon fiber look to them as well on the cone.
Zak: Great. Thank you, Harry.