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Inputs, Outputs and Controls
Class A 100% Discrete Driver
Circuitry Topology: The preamp stages use Class A topology for low
distortion and a high damping factor; the result is tight, controlled bass.
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.
Smart-Engage: When using the
speaker-level input, the amp automatically turns on when it senses signal from
the head unit, eliminating the need for a remote turn-on connection. In many
cases, this feature will allow you to install the amplifier without the need to
remove your radio.
Internal Crossover: The
built-in crossover is an 18dB/octave, 85Hz crossover. It can be set for
high-pass or low-pass operation, or it may be turned off
for full-range output.
Preamp Outputs: There is one
set of isolated, full-range preamp outputs for adding another amp.
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.
Real-time Computerized Protection
Circuit: The protection circuit makes sure you 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 noise.
Iso-Feet: 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; this helps prevent ground loops.
Terminals: The terminals are
nickel-plated, heavy-duty screw terminal connectors.
Performance Certificate: 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 factory.
Left Side of the Amplifier
- Gain control: allows you to
match the input sensitivity of the amplifier to the particular source unit
you are using
- Line-In: RCA stereo jacks
- Line-Out: RCA stereo jacks
- Crossover Switch: lets you
select high pass, low pass, or full range operation
- Speaker Level Input: a 4-pin
input for use with the included speaker-level input harness; allows the amp
to operate with source units that do not have preamp outputs
Right Side of the Amplifier
- Speaker Outputs: screw
terminals (each terminal is 0.34" wide)
- BATT (power): screw terminal
(terminal is 0.54" wide)
- GND (ground): screw terminal
(terminal is 0.54" wide)
- REM (remote turn-on): screw
terminal (terminal is 0.34" wide)
- Fuse: 30-amp blade fuse