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Inputs and Outputs
Class BD Design (Single-Terminal Alternating
Rail DUal Sampling Topology): STARDUST Class bd design offers
75% efficiency with a highly stable output.
Aluminum Heatsink: The cast aluminum heatsink
dissipates heat generated by the amplifier's circuitry. The inherent advantage
of casting provides a 30% improvement of cooling over conventional extrusion
(Tracking Operation Pre-Amplifier Zone): TOPAZ is
a circuit that simply eliminates noise. The TOPAZ circuit allows the amplifier
ground to move with the source unit ground, creating a "noise
elimination" zone just before the preamp section. If there is any noise in
the ground coming down the RCA line to the amplifier, TOPAZ amazingly tracks it
down and eliminates it. The result is a 30-40dB improvement of the isolation
between input ground and chassis ground.
Surface Mount): In the manufacturing process high speed robotics are used to
place 0% tolerance resistors and large board traces providing greater
reliability and efficiency.
Internal Crossover: The internal
low-pass crossover is a 24dB/octave Butterworth filter with a crossover point
variable from 50Hz to 250Hz.
Subsonic Filter: The subsonic
filter prevents frequencies below the audio range from being amplified. This
allows the amplifier to run more efficiently with increased power output.
feature allows this amplifier's power to be joined with the power of another
Class bd amplifier using a bd Sync cable (not supplied). Once joined together,
you can power a single woofer using both amplifiers.
Remote Punch Bass: The Punch Bass
helps correct for acoustical deficiencies in the listening environment by
helping reproduce full range sound without adding excessive boost. The Punch
Bass control has a narrow band adjustment centered at 45Hz, variable from 0dB to
+18dB. Using the mounting bracket, the supplied Punch Bass wired remote can be
mounted in any convenient location under your vehicle's dash. The wired remote
is 2.317" wide, 1.523" tall and 2.035" deep.
RCA Pass-Thru Jacks: The
pass-thru jacks provide a convenient source for daisy-chaining an additional
amplifier without running an extra set of RCA cables from the front of the
vehicle to the amplifier location. The pass-thru jacks output a full signal.
RF Center Badge: For installation
flexibility, the RF center badge can be rotated 180 degrees.
Left Side Of Amplifier:
- Subsonic Filter Switch:
Allows you to turn the subsonic filter On or Off
- Crossover Frequency: The
crossover frequency control is variable from 50Hz to 250Hz
- Gain: This variable gain
control allows you to adjust the output level of the amplifier
- Phase Switch: Allows you to
select 0 or 180 degrees
- Protect LED: Glows green when
the amplifier is in protect mode
Left Side Of Amplifier:
- Input: Gold-plated RCA jacks
- Pass-Thru: Gold-plated RCA
- Remote Punch Bass: RJ-45 jack
for use with supplied Remote Punch Bass wired remote
Right Side Of Amplifier:
- Speakers: Gold-plated set
screw terminals that will accept up to 8 gauge speaker wire
Gold-plated set screw terminal that will accept up to 4 gauge ground wire
- B+: Gold-plated set screw
terminal that will accept up to 4 gauge power wire
- REM: Gold-plated 0.250"
quick-slide for remote turn-on lead. Note: A female quick-slide is
- BD Sync: 6-pin mini-DIN
connector. Used to POWERsync this amplifier with another Class bd amplifier.
Note: The bd Sync cable is not supplied.