Inputs, Outputs, & Controls
Patented PWM MOSFET Switching
Power Supply: This type of power
supply is used for maximum power output and protection.
Adaptive Class D Technology: While
typical Class D amps tend to generate high frequency energy that must be
filtered to prevent harmonic interference in the FM radio frequency range,
Adaptive Class D Technology directs the amp's switching energy away from FM
radio ranges as the amp's load and output increases. This improves the amp's
overall signal-to-noise ratio and eliminates interference generated by more
common Class D amps.
Pure N-Channel Design:
The pure N-channel design is more linear than typical N-Channel designs, so the
speaker you connect to the amplifier will be better controlled. The signal
travels through fewer parts so the signal-to-noise ratio is enhanced, the power
rating is better, and the amp runs louder, longer.
Low Impedance, High Power
Transformers: These provide more power
and produce less heat.
Circuit: This is a new feature that
prevents clipping even at high SPL levels and protects the speakers against
potential damage at high volumes. It is switchable for those SPL competitors who
may run their amplifiers into clipping intentionally. Note: Damage to
speakers may occur when the Compression Circuit is "off".
Protection Circuit: The protection
circuit makes sure your amp is operating within safe parameters for maximum
power and protection.
Turn-on/Turn-off: A circuit that
prevents turn-on/turn-off "thump" is included to eliminate turn-on/off
Rubber Insulated Iso-FeetT:
Four rubber Iso-Feet are attached to the amplifier. The rubber feet let you
mount the amp securely, while preventing the mounting screws from coming into
contact with the amp's chassis.
Buffered, Isolated RCA
Outputs: In addition to the set of
preamp inputs, there is a set of full-range RCA preamp outputs. The outputs
allow you to daisy-chain one amplifier to another. Also, the RCA output jacks
allow for multiple bass amplifiers to be level controlled using one EBC (sold
EBC (Electronic Bass Control)
2: This amplifier includes an
Electronic Bass Control Port that will accept the cable from an optional EBC.
When an EBC is connected, you have access to an additional 3dB of gain and 23dB
of attenuation from the driver's seat. If the optional EBC is installed, the
bass level will be able to be adjusted to overcome noise and other interference.
With EBC 2, multiple compatible amps can be controlled.
Intelligent Surface Mount
Technology: Features substantially
shorter internal and external lead lengths, reducing stray capacitance and
inductance, which results in cleaner and more accurate musical reproduction with
less noise interference.
Thunder EQ: Thunder
EQ is a continuously variable Bass Boost (0-18dB) centered at 40Hz.
This amplifier includes a 24dB/octave, low-pass crossover that is always active.
There is a crossover frequency control, continuously variable from 40Hz to
200Hz, that allows you to dial in the low-pass cut-off frequency of your choice.
terminals are nickel-plated, heavy-duty screw terminal connectors.
MTX tests each amplifier, and the technician records the "actual"
power output on the Certified Performance Certificate included with each amp.
The amp must meet or exceed the rated specification in order to leave the
Peak (Dynamic) Power (measured
at 14.4 Volts DC):
- 850 Watts x 1 into 4 Ohms
- 1500 Watts x 1 into 2 Ohms
Outputs, & Controls
- Gain Control: allows
you to match the input sensitivity of the amplifier to the particular source
unit you are using
- Thunder EQ Control: a
rotary control that allows you to set the bass boost applied to the speaker
- Frequency Control: a
rotary control that allows you to select a low-pass crossover frequency from
40Hz to 200Hz
- Left and Right RCA Input Jacks
- Left and Right RCA Output
Jacks: RCA preamp output jacks,
which allow you pass full-range signals from this amplifier to another amp
in a daisy-chain configuration
- EBC Port: this
is a phone-style jack made to accept the cable from and optional EBC
(Electronic Bass Control)
- Power Terminal: set
screw terminal designed to accept cables as large as 1/0 gauge
- Ground Terminal
set screw terminal designed to accept cables as large as 1/0 gauge
- Remote Turn-on Terminal:
- Speaker Terminals: (0.34"
wide) there are two +/- pairs of terminals, but they are connected together
internally and they provide mono output; if two 4-ohm speakers are
connected, one to each set of terminals, the amplifier will see a 2-ohm
load, because the terminals are internally connected, in parallel with each
This amplifier requires a 150-amp fuse, so its fuse rating exceeds that of stock
wiring kits. Since pre-packaged amplifier wiring kits cannot be used, you must
purchase all the necessary items separately. The separate parts and wiring
needed to install this amplifier are as follows:
- One ANL wafer-style fuse holder
capable of accepting 1/0 gauge wire
- One 150 amp ANL wafer fuse
- 2 power rings for 1/0 gauge cable
- 1/0 gauge power cable (to connect
the battery to a fuse holder and the fuse holder to the amplifier)
- 1/0 gauge ground cable
- Remote turn-on cable (speaker wire
can be used as remote turn-on cable)
- One set of stereo RCA patch cables
- Speaker wire