AB-Class Amplifier Design: The Focal FPS 4160 amplifier
features an AB-class amplification design for excellent sound quality.
Symmetrical Design: The Focal FPS 4160 utilizes dual mono symmetric
construction (PCB circuits in perfect mirror-image) that clearly increase the
independent performance of each of the amplifier's channels, while improving the
staging and the stereo disassociation.
Channel Design: The Focal FPS 4160 can be configured as a
4-channel, 3-channel, or 2-channel amplifier. The amplifier is stable down to
2-ohms in stereo, and 4-ohms when bridged.
CEA 2006 Compliant: The FPS 4160's power ratings are
measured according to the strict standards dictated by the Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA). These standards allow you to accurately compare the rated
power output of all CEA 2006-compliant amplifiers, even if they come from
different brands. Manufacturers who adhere to the standards can display the CEA
2006 logo on their products and packaging.
- CEA 2006 Rating: 120 watts x 4-channel in 4-ohms @ 20
to 20,000 Hz with 1% THD+N
2-Ohm Stable: The amplifier is stable down to 2-ohms in stereo, and
4-ohms when bridged.
- 2-Ohm Rating: 200 watts x 4-channel in 2-ohms @ 1kHz
with 0.07% THD
- Bridged (4-ohm): 380 watts x 2-channel in 4-ohms @ 1kHz
Soft-Clipping: The amplifier's dynamic soft clipping feature protects
your connected speakers from distortion.
Controlled Cooling System: The Focal FPS 4160 utilizes a progressive
controlled cooling system to regulate the amplifier's temperature by controlling
air flow through an active fan and integrated cooling fins. Even before the thermo-regulated
3-1/8" low-noise cooling fan begins rotating at 122°F, the "T"
shape of the amplifier's cooling fins permits 17% of active surface heat dissipation while
guaranteeing extreme rigidity to the chassis.
Note: The cooling system only works when the amplifier temperature
exceeds 122°F. The rotation speed of the cooling system depends on the
Protection Circuitry: The Focal FPS 4160 amplifier employs
the following protection circuits- short circuit, thermal overload, over
voltage, polarity reversal.
LED Indicators: The green LED "Power" indicator means the amplifier is
on and operating properly. The red LED "Protect" indicator means that the
amplifier has shut-down and is under protection.
Anti-vibration Feet: The Focal amplifier is equipped with four
integrated damping rubber feet to resist vibration.
High-Cap Compatible (optional): The optional Focal High-Cap (091FPSCAP,
sold separately) is an external power supply module. Once connected to the Focal
amplifier, it increases the amplifier's power supply. The resulting benefit is a
higher-fidelity audio signal from the Focal amplifier and overall better music
performance, with enhanced dynamic behavior, improved speaker control and
Note: The FPS 4160 requires two Focal High-Caps.
Front-mounted Controls: The amplifier has controls
conveniently mounted on the front panel.
Gain Control: You can adjust the level of the input signal
for the front and rear channels of the amplifier independently. Range is 0.2
Volts to 5.0 Volts.
Fader Switch: A two-way switch for configuring the amp for
two-channel or four-channel inputs. If you have a 4-channel input signal, you
should push in the fader switch so you can fade from front to back using the
head unit fader. If you have only a two-channel input signal, the switch should
be in the Off position so all 4 channels of the amplifier can be fed with the
2-channel input signal, with no fading available.
Crossover Switch: This 3-way switch lets
you select the crossover operation for the front and rear channels of the
amplifier independently. You can choose from High-pass, Band-pass, or Low-Pass
Frequency: Using this rotary control, you can select a
cutoff frequency (50-500 Hz or 500-5,000 Hz) for the front and rear crossovers. The crossovers
have a slope of 12 dB/octave.
Direct Mode: You can defeat the crossovers for the
amplifier's front and rear channels, so that the audio signal of the Focal FPS 4160 is directly
amplified without any crossover adjustments.
Wired Bass Knob: The Focal FPS 4160 comes with a wired bass-level
control knob. The bass-level is adjustable from -9 to +9 dB. The bass-level knob
also features a mute button to completely attenuate the audio coming from the
amplifier. The bass-level knob features integrated flanges and comes with two
screws to mount the unit under the dash. It includes a 16' cable to connect to
Note: The wired remote measures 2.625" (w) x 1.0625 (h) x 2.4375"
Front-mounted Terminals: The Focal FPS 4160 has all of the cable connections on the front of the
amplifier for a clean installation.
Power Input: Two set-screw terminals are provided for
connecting the power and ground cables. The terminals can accept up to 2-gauge
wire, however, a 4-gauge wiring kit is sufficient for the 60-amp rating of the
built-in fuse. The set screws can be tightened/loosened with the supplied Hex
Remote Turn-on: A set screw terminal for connecting the remote turn-on lead. The terminal will
accept up to 10-gauge wire. The set screw can be tightened/loosened with the
supplied Hex wrench.
Speaker Outputs: 4 pairs of set-screw terminals are provided for connecting speakers. The terminals
can accept up to 8-gauge wire. The set screws can be tightened/loosened with the
supplied Hex wrench.
Pseudo-Balanced Inputs: The amplifier is equipped with two
pair of left & right gold-plated RCA jacks (front/rear)
for the input signal from the head unit. These pseudo-balanced inputs help to
reject ground noise.
Remote Control: An RJ-14 jack for connecting the supplied
remote bass control module.
Maxi Fuses: The amp is equipped with two 40-amp
Maxi fuses. Two spare fuses are included with the amplifier.