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CEA 2006 Compliant: The Pioneer PRS-D800 2-Channel Power
Amplifier power ratings are measured according to standards provided
by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards allow you to
accurately compare the rated power output of all CEA2006-compliant amplifiers,
even if they come from different brands. Manufacturers who adhere to the
standards can display the CEA2006 logo on their products and packaging. CEA2006
Specifications for this amplifier are:
- Two-Channel: 125 watts RMS x 2 at 4-ohms, 14.4 V, and 1% THD+N (150
watts x 2 at 2-ohms, 14.4 V, and 1% THD+N)
- Bridged: 300 Watts x 1 at 4-ohms, 14.4 V, and 1% THD+N
Class-FD Amp: A Class-D amplifier offers higher power in a
smaller chassis than conventional Class-AB amp designs. Pioneer's exclusive
Class-FD design not only delivers full-range Class-D amplification, but is more
efficient than other designs. The result is clear and vivid sound in an
extraordinarily small amplifier. The ultra-compact design provides a multitude
of installation options.
PRS Amp Design: The PRS amplifier includes high-performance,
high-slew rate amplifier circuitry from Linear Technology Corporation which
accurately generates PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signals from analog input
signals. The use of electrolytic capacitors create a wide frequency response and
dynamic range for high-end tone and detail. Anti-vibration materials under the
power transformer eliminate vibrations that are detrimental to sound, giving you
a higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower distortion.
Input Select Switch: The amplifier's input select switch (on
the bottom of the chassis) allows you to
choose between a 2-channel or 1-channel mode. The 2-channel mode requires
connecting a pair of RCA cords to the amplifier's Channel A and Channel B RCA inputs, while the
1-channel mode only requires you to run a single RCA cord to the amplifier's
Channel A RCA input. In 2-channel mode, you can run a stereo or bridged mono
configuration. In 1-channel mode, you can run two speakers on a single channel,
such as left front and left rear, or one speaker in a bridged configuration.
Independent Gain Controls: The Pioneer PRS-D800
features independent adjustable gain controls for Channel A and Channel B. This
means that no matter what kind of radio is connected to this amplifier, the
appropriate gain control adjustment can be made to ensure loud, clear,
distortion-free music. The Gain Control range is 400mV (0.4V) to 6.5V.
No Crossovers: The PRS-D800 does not have built-in
crossovers. You should use the crossovers built into the head unit, or a
separate electronic crossover, to filter the audio signals to the amplifier.
Power Connections: The power and ground connections will accommodate up
to 4-gauge wire. The remote turn-on terminal will accept up
to 8-gauge wire. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver can be used to tighten
Note: Based on the 30A fuse rating and power output of the
amplifier, an 8-gauge amplifier wiring kit is recommended.
Speaker Connections: The speaker output terminals will accommodate up to 8-gauge wire. A
Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver can be used to tighten and loosen
RCA Input: The amplifier features a pair of gold-plated
stereo RCA inputs (Channel A/Channel B).