Soundstream Picasso Nano PN5.640D
Compact 5-channel car amplifier 60 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 350 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
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Item #: 530PN5640D
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Instead of filling your old clunker's trunk with amps and a sub like you did in your youth, you can now power a complete speaker and subwoofer system in your more up-to-date vehicle with one single Soundstream Picasso Nano PN5.640D. This 5-channel amplifier will power your entire system, yet it will fit in some pretty tight locations because of its incredibly compact size. And there's no doubt that the stalking tarantula logo looks pretty cool too.
The Picasso Nano PN5.640D puts out 4 channels of 60 watts RMS to your full-range speakers and up to 350 watts to your sub — that's a great balance of power between speaker and sub levels. Or, if your rear speakers don't concern you, you could power high-performance front components with 200 watts RMS each, along with 350 watts for the sub.
Soundstream gives you all the control features you'll need to craft the sound to match your different components. High-pass filters on the front and rear channels keep low bass out of your full-range speakers so they'll play louder and cleaner. The subwoofer channel features a variable low-pass filter and bass boost, so you can get the best possible performance from your sub. The amp can handle preamp or speaker-level signals so you can use it with a factory receiver that doesn't have preamp outputs.
PN5.640D control panel with input harness connections
You might think you don't need an amp because you have a 400-watt system in your car, or because your new stereo puts out 50 watts a channel. But those are peak wattage ratings, which may boil down to 15 or 20 watts per channel, using the more realistic RMS rating. An amp sends your speakers the power they need to deliver your music with clarity and impact, whether you're using factory speakers or high-performance components. And low-frequency reproduction requires lots of power, so an amp is an absolute must if you're adding a sub to your system.
Works well with and powers the 2 JL Audio subs, 4 Kicker door speakers and head unit purchased.
Pros: Compact and does the job well
Cons: limited warranty on self-install and manual has flaws
With such limited space in my convertible Z I thought I would try this amp out. I was very skeptical when I unboxed the amplifier but after getting it installed I was amazed at the sound it put out. It's driving my front components, rear 2 way and my 10 inch sub and it sounds great. I wanted crisp audio with the top down I was not looking for or expecting a crazy over the top system like in my 20's but I think I would have been ok with my current system when I was younger which is saying something.
Pros: Clean, efficient sound with a tiny footprint
Cons: Sensitive gain control, plan on putting some time into tuning
Sounds good for the price. The 1/2 and 3/4 channels are reversed, but not a big deal. I have it powering 4 kicker ds door speakers and a kicker 10" sub and it sounds pretty good for the $$.
Cons: Channels are reversed
Pros: Haven't installed it cause the installation instructions does not support this model. I'll have to do a trial and error type deal and hope I don't blow it up. The Crutchfield techs,who recommended this unit, have been No help!
Cons: Same as the pros.
I needed a compact amp that would drive 4 channels and a sub for a BMW Z3 and this unit did the job, barely. Even with this small amp it was a close fit replacing one of the existing trunk amps. Paired this with a Clarion CZ505, Polk Component Speakers and a Kicker 6 3/4" sub woofer. Provides much better sound than the old stock system. Very impressed. Too bad they, like many car electronic vendors it seems, only provide a 90 day warranty if not professionally installed.
Pros: Compact, easy to install, external sub woofer gain control a plus.
Cons: Level sensitivity is 12v max not 6v as stated in the manual. Warranty only 90 days if not installed by approved dealer.
Great small amp with a lot of power. Used it to upgrade my factory stereo in my 2012 Ram 1500 Quad cab, easily fit under passenger seat. Powers 3 1/2" dash speakers and 6 1/2" front door speaker off of channels 1 and 2 , 6"x 9" rear door speakers off of channels 3 and 4, and one kicker 10" sub off of the 5th channel. Sounds great.
Pros: Small and compact with plenty of power at a great price !!!
Overall I am happy with the amp. The 3 star rating is because of the installation issues i encountered along the way and the shear lack of documentation that came with the product.
I decided I was going to use the factory deck because I didn't want to lose any built in features. So My plan of attack was to run 2 speaker cables to each door. 1 would tie into the speaker level inputs. The other from the amp output to the speakers themselves. I only wired up the drivers side door so I could test the setup first before wiring up the rest if the vehicle.
I tied the speaker level input to the channel 1 Input on the amp using the propriety speaker level wire harness that came with it. I then wired the speaker to the channel 1 output of the amp. When I turned on the radio, nothing came out.
Soooo, to make a long story short, after a bunch of troubleshooting, calls to Crutchfield, and 2 amps later it was discovered that the channel 1 speaker level input outputs on channel 2 of the amp. So for all of you who are beating your head against the wall in rightfully assuming that channel 1 input would output on channel 1, please just simply move your output wires to channel 2 and you will have sound....
Now, had I wired up all 4 doors at the same time, I would have never had this problem. But because I did 1 at a time, it ended up costing me a week in installation delays and migrain headaches.
Pros: Small. Light. Accepts high and low voltage inputs. Price.
Cons: Channel 1 speaker lvl input outputs on channel 2. Channel 2 speaker lvl input outputs on channel 1. Channel 3 speaker lvl input outputs on channel 4. And channel 4 speaker lvl input outputs on channel 3. You can see how this would cause problems if you were testing 1 door at a time.........
Great performance and value.why spend more when this does such a great job.
Pros: Crisp clear with plenty punch nice and small
Cons: Cons are in prison
Sound production and clarity exceeded expectaion, especially considering I'm still driving factory speakers and a 10" Kicker sub. Has enough adjustments to tailor output to what you have, small enough to get almost anywhere. Runs very cool for such robust output. The only caveat is the owner's manual; it doesn't address how to connect the 5 channel version to power the sub. Otherwise great "sound per pound."
Pros: Seems to have more power than rated. Compact size, runs cool, speaker level inputs. Great price.
Cons: Owners manual doesn't include diagrams or explanation on connecting the PN5 version to the sub.
Awesome amp- provides plenty of power! Have in Jeep Wrangler driving 4 6.5 and 4 2 inch tweeters via cross overs...and a 6 inch bazooka sub...sounds amazing
Pros: Size Power Price Clarity
Just about all of us has purchased an amplifier and realized that the rated power on the amp did not reflect its true output. I will have to say that this thing has blown my expectations out of the water. I am running this after an AudionControl LC6i and pushing 4 Polk DXI6501 components with a JL 10" sub using my factory head unit. The clarity and power was very unexpected. I am currently running low gains and it gives high volume with clear; precise audio. I might purchase this same AMP for my Titan. Very compact size with solid; easy to get to speaker connections.
I am not that fond of the pigtail style RCA input adapters it uses as it made it a little difficult to get a nice clean amp display in the hatch of our Note. Although I can understand why this method was used because of the compact size of the amp.
Pros: Size Unexpected power output Solid speaker connections Easy access of hi/low pass filter and gain settings
Cons: Pigtail syle inputs
Nice amp for tight space. Love it
Pros: Small and powerful
Does the job. Installed to run my 4 Polk Audio db651s & Bazooka BT8024DVC 8" Sub. Happy as can be.
Very powerful amp in a very small size. Powers front/rear Kicker speakers and 10" Infinity sub. Make sure your engine is running if playing music because this amp will drain your battery if engine is off.
Pros: Powerful, small size, clean sound
Cons: May drain car battery is playing music when engine not turned on. Make sure engine is running.
Amazing sound from such a small package. Sub woofer sound and control is beautiful. Clarity of the 4 channels is super. Size made hiding a non issue.
Pros: Great sound in a small size.
Installed this AMP in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, I used the factory head unit and tapped into the signal after the factory amplifier. Did not even use a low pass adapter and it sounds extremely clean. I am running Polk 6.5 components model is (db 6501) in the front and 6.5 coaxials, model is (db 651) in the sound bar with a Memphis Audio 8" MClass sub in a ported box. The amp is very small for the amount of power it produces. I could not ask for more and have run JL audio amps along with Kenwood and Alpine and do not think I would consider anything else but the soundstream. It is top quality with the sound to match
powering my four MTX thunder dome speakers and an MTX 10'' sub just fine, and it fits great under my passenger seat, had a little problem with the wires causing some feedback, but that's because I really don't have it secure
Pros: size and power
Very powerful amp for it size
Pros: Very small for a 5 channel amp
Cons: No remote wire
Powers my 4 speakers and my 10" sub perfectly. Makes great sound!
Awesome size. Mounted under my rear seat. Controls are awesome. Amp has ran for 2 months now with no issues.
Pros: Great controls. Awesome filter. Good power.
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
60 x 4
200 x 1
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||80 x 4|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||160 x 2|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||4|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||10-35k Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||0.5%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||70 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||35-250 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||35-250 Hz|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|Bass Boost||0-12 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||45|
|Speaker Level Inputs||Harness|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Channel Configuration: The SoundStream PN5.640D is a 5-channel amp; essentially two full range 2-channel amps and one mono subwoofer amp built into one chassis. Both full range sections are bridgeable, so the it can be configured as a 5-channel, 4-channel, or 3-channel amplifier.
Signal Inputs: Both RCA harnesses and speaker level harnesses are included to plug into the three input ports on the amp.
Auto Turn-on: When using a speaker level input, the amp will turn on automatically when it senses the input signal.
Level Control (Gain): The input levels are independently adjustable for channels 1/2, 3/4, and 5. The input range is 0.5 Volts to 12.0 Volts.
Crossover: The amp has independent crossover controls for channels 1/2, 3/4, and 5. The crossover slopes are all 12 dB/octave:
Bass Boost: The bass boost on channel 5, centered at 45 Hz, is continuously variable from 0 dB (flat) to +12 dB.
Wired Remote: A wired subwoofer level control is included (channel 5 only). The remote has integrated flanges and screws are included to mount the unit under the dash. It includes a 16-1/2' cable to connect to the amplifier.
Note: The wired remote measures approximately 1-5/8" wide (2-1/4" including the mounting flanges) x 1" tall x 1-5/8" deep (2-1/4" including the knob and cable).
Power Input: Two set-screw terminals are provided for connecting the power and ground cables. The terminals accept up to 8-gauge wire. The set screws are tightened/loosened with a Phillips head screw driver (not included).
Speaker Outputs: The five pair of speaker output set-screw terminals will accept up to 8-gauge wire. The set screws are tightened/loosened with a Phillips head screw driver (not included).
Signal Input: The amplifier has three proprietary signal input jacks, for use with either the included RCA harnesses or the included speaker level harnesses.
Remote: The wired remote cable plugs into another proprietary jack on the amp. The remote turn-on wire is also found in this harness.
Fuses: The amp has one 40-amp ATO fuse.
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reviews price [ ANTONIO X Dec 24, 2015 ]
Just got this little baby going in my Aunt Toni's '87 Caddy. Now we got us an Xwing ! Seriously, this little dope will help you find all those loose screws and nuts that'd been driving you crazy for the last 25 years! Feel the force Luke, it'll take you to a much better place beyond this planet!ð?¤?ð??¿ [ Kevin Dec 22, 2015 ]
Price and reviews. [ CRAIG Dec 18, 2015 ]
price was right for application [ AARON Dec 10, 2015 ]
Quality [ Shane Dec 05, 2015 ]
Right now we are running the four channels and the subs two tens at 2 ohms I believe. [ Dennis Jan 01, 2016 ]
No it will not [ RALPH Jul 03, 2015 ]
No.. [ Joshua Jul 03, 2015 ]
T will move them no problem. Very clean hard hitting too. Im about to by another one for my new truck. Good luck and hope everything goes well with your install. [ GUSTAVO Jul 03, 2015 ]
YEspir it will with NO Trouble, also 4 other channels crisp and clean [ Delvin Jul 01, 2015 ]
No, I have it powering just one 12", but the other 4 channels don't have enough amps to power another. Honestly just called customer service, I found them to be very helpful. [ Gabriel Jul 01, 2015 ]
i had this amp for about 7 months and it fried... Can't answer you're question about the two 12's but I wouldn't recommend it regardless. Good luck. [ SHAWN C Jul 01, 2015 ]
Don't buy this amp though I had issues with mine 4 months after I bought it. Then I could not get Sound Stream to warranty it they wouldn't send a RA terrible customer service. [ DANIEL Apr 06, 2015 ]
Yes [ DANIEL Apr 05, 2015 ]
I just installed the amp and it's quite easy to install but as stated in the other replies, you will need an amp install fit for this one. I had some issues getting the bass dialed in and will probably end up taking it somewhere to dial the audio in. Currently I'm getting too much bass in the front and rear speakers but not enough from the sub. Tried dialing it in myself but after an hour was only able to get something I consider satisfactory. I'm not an installation novice either. Unless you really know what you're doing, I think this amp may be a bit tricky to dial in properly. Otherwise sounds great though. Way louder than I can handle. [ Richard May 18, 2015 ]
Bob J, did you purchase the Picasso Nano? How did you figure out bass signal input from 4 channel head unit. I have same situation that I am trying to figure out. Thanks in advance. [ Will Dec 14, 2014 ]
Hi, Bob! You can contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695). They should be able to help answer your question. Thanks! [ Krissy Oct 28, 2014 ] Staff
Hi Krissy, Thank you for responding. This is a pre-purchase question. I looked at the online installation manual, but I still have that question. Who can I contact at Crutchfield before I order? Thank you, Bob [ Bob J Oct 28, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Oct 28, 2014 ] Staff
Hi Marcel, I just installed this amplifier with an Audio Controls LC2i LOC. The basics for connecting are there but some knowledge is needed to adjust / tune it. I am not an audiophile so I had to do some research on You Tube. To be fair this seems to be a common complaint on many audio accessories, that is why I purchased from Crutchfield. In addition to the amp you will need to buy a power cable that will connect direct to the battery. This amp draws less current then most but even it needs a heavier power lead then what is connected to the cars radio. I am pleased with my purchase. [ MICHAEL Aug 18, 2014 ]
not the greatest instructions but if you have basic knowledge of how a stereo system works, you should be able to figure it out. don't forget you can always get help from tech support. [ MICHAEL D Aug 17, 2014 ]
There are instructions but they are not step by step like furniture. You will need some common knowledge on this type of stuff. It can be done tho. Awesome amp! Runs my whole system [ edward matthew Aug 16, 2014 ]
Yes [ LANDON Aug 16, 2014 ]