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Overview: The Focal Power Performance series amplifiers feature
a class-AB design for excellent sound quality. The aluminum chassis efficiently
dissipates heat to protect the amp from thermal overload. The front-mounted connections
and top-mounted controls are easily accessible for a clean installation.
CEA-2006 Compliant: CEA-2006 is a new system of testing and
measurement methods for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates
a uniform method for determining an amplifier's RMS power output and signal-to-noise
ratio. The criteria for measuring power uses a DC input voltage of 14.4 volts and
the RMS power output is measured into a 4-ohm load with 1% or less Total Harmonic
Distortion (THD) plus noise. Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute
decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4 ohms. CEA-2006 allows consumers
to compare car amplifiers and receivers on an equal basis. Following the CEA-2006
criteria, the FPP 1000 is rated at 300 Watts RMS x 1 channel with an 85dBA signal
to noise ratio.
2-Ohm Stable: The FPP 1000 is stable down to 2-ohms.
The amplifier is rated at 500 Watts RMS x 1 channel in
Top-mounted Controls: The amplifier has controls conveniently
mounted on the top panel under a removable cover. The controls include:
- Gain Control: rotary control; continuously
variable from 0.2 volts to 5.0 volts for the line level inputs and
0.4 volts to 9.0 volts for the speaker level inputs
- Subsonic: 2-position switch the turn the
subsonic filter on/off; the subsonic filter
crossover point is 35 Hz and the slope is 24 dB/octave
- Frequency: rotary control to adjust the
low pass crossover point; continuously variable from 50 Hz to
150 Hz; the slope is 12 dB/octave
- Bass Boost: rotary control to adjust the
bass boost; 0-9 dB, centered at 50 Hz
- Phase: 2-position switch to easily reverse
the subwoofer's polarity; 0°/180°
Front-mounted Terminals: The FPP 1000 has all of its connections
on the front of the amplifier for a clean installation. The terminals include:
- Speaker Output: one pair of set-screw
terminals for connecting a subwoofer; accepts up to 7-gauge
wire; tightened/loosened with the supplied 2.5mm Allen
- External Remote: RJ-14 jack for use with
the included external remote control; the external remote
controls the output level of the subwoofer
- Line Input: Left and right channel
RCA jacks for the input signal from the head unit
- Line Output: Left and right channel RCA
output jacks to daisy-chain another amplifier without having
to run an additional set of cables
- Hi Level Inputs: 4-pin Molex jack for
use with the supplied speaker level input harness
- Fuses: the amp is protected by two 25-amp
ATO-type fuses; spare fuses are included with the amplifier
- Power: two set-screw terminals for connecting
the power and ground cables; they can accept up to 3-gauge wire; a
4-gauge wiring kit is recommended for this amp; tightened/loosened
with the supplied 3mm Allen wrench
- Remote: set screw terminal for the remote
turn-on lead; will accept up to 7-gauge wire; tightened/loosened
with the supplied 3mm Allen wrench
External Remote Control: The amp has an RJ-14 jack for use
with the included external wired remote control. The amplifier also includes a
15' cable to connect the remote to the amplifier. This remote allows you to
adjust the output level of the subwoofer from your listening position. The
remote features a rotary knob and a power LED that illuminates when the
amplifier is powered on. The remote has two screw holes and can be mounted
under the dash (mounting screws not included). The wired remote dimensions
- Width: 1-5/8"
- Height: 1"
- Depth: 1-3/4" (2-3/8" including
knob and wiring)
Auto Power On: When using the speaker level input, the Auto
Power On circuit senses an input signal and turns the amp on automatically. This
feature makes it easier to add an amplifier to a factory radio or to a receiver
with no preamp outputs.
Protection Circuitry: The FPP amplifiers employ four protection
circuits: short circuit, thermal overload, over voltage, and polarity reversal.