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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 compact size makes
the amp easier to install in tight places. 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, and at a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (for
full range amplifiers). 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 2100 is rated at 80 Watts RMS x 2 channels with an 80dBA signal
to noise ratio.
2-Ohm Stable: When powering two speakers the amplifier is stable
down to 2-ohms. The amplifier is rated at 140 Watts RMS x 2 channels in 2 ohms.
Bridgeable: The FPP 2100 can be bridged to one channel,
outputting 260 Watts x 1-channel into 4 ohms.
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
- Crossover Switch: 3-way switch; select the
crossover operation as High-pass, Full-range, or Low-Pass
- Frequency: rotary control; the crossover
point is continuously variable from 50 Hz to 150 Hz; the slope
is 12 dB/octave
Front-mounted Terminals: The FPP 2100 has all of its connections
on the front of the amplifier for a clean installation. The terminals include:
- Speaker Outputs: two pair of set-screw
terminals for connecting speakers; they accept up to 7-gauge
wire; tightened/loosened with the supplied 2.5mm Allen wrench
- Hi Level Input: 4-pin Molex jack for use
with the supplied speaker level input harness
- Line Input: Left and right RCA jacks for
the input signal from the head unit
- ATO Fuse: the amp is protected by a single
25-amp ATO-type fuse; a spare fuse is included with the amplifier
- Power: two set-screw terminals for connecting
the power and ground cables; they can accept up to 3-gauge wire,
however, an 8-gauge wiring kit is sufficient 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
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.