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Focal FPX 1.1000

Performance Series mono subwoofer amplifier — 1,000 watts RMS at 1 ohm

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Focal's Performance Series FPX 1.1000 mono amplifier will drive your subwoofer with up to 1,000 watts RMS. This impressive power comes from a compact chassis that's just a little smaller than one of my Size 10 bedroom slippers, so it'll probably fit just about anywhere in your vehicle. And the good news is that it can handle a 1-ohm load, so it can power a multitude of subs in various wiring configurations.

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Focal's Performance Series FPX 1.1000 mono amplifier will drive your subwoofer with up to 1,000 watts RMS. This impressive power comes from a compact chassis that's just a little smaller than one of my Size 10 bedroom slippers, so it'll probably fit just about anywhere in your vehicle. And the good news is that it can handle a 1-ohm load, so it can power a multitude of subs in various wiring configurations.

Tone control for subs

A low-pass filter lets you optimize the signal for the best tone without distortion. The controls include a variable bass boost, variable subsonic filter, and adjustable phase control that'll dial in and focus the bass in your vehicle. Focal includes a wired remote so you can adjust the bass level from your front seat.

Focal FPX 1.1000

Focal FPX 1.1000 input and control panel

Confused about impedance? Check out our article on matching subs and amps.

Product Highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 420 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (700 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • 1,000 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • Class-D amplifier design
  • variable low-pass filter (50-250 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • variable subsonic filter (10-50 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 45 Hz)
  • variable phase control (0-180 degrees)
  • wired remote level control included
  • preamp inputs and outputs
  • frequency response: 15-250 Hz
  • fuse rating: 30A x 3
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 11-3/4"W x 2-1/8"H x 5-1/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Mono amplifier
  • FPX Remote Control
  • 16.5' Remote control cable (RJ14 modular plugs on both ends)
  • Three 30A ATM fuses
  • 2mm Allen wrench
  • 4mm Allen wrench
  • Four M4 x 65mm Allen-head screws
  • 2 Self-tapping screws (M4 x 15mm)
  • User Manual
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Focal FPX 1.1000

Mario from Sahuarita, AZ on 8/24/2017

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this amp is replacing a 18yr old RF 250.1 mono punch amp. I needed an amp 1ohm stable or 1000 watts at 4 ohms. This was the more cost effective option and had the smallest foot print. So far it's powering two M Series Kove Armageddon 12" DVC subs and not breaking a sweat at 1 ohm. I'm happy with the amp but I would have preferred to purchase a FPD amp that supported what i needed. There's a big improvement on sound as i have been under powering my subs for years which might be way they have lasted me nearly 20 years. I do wish it had a full range option since i'm using a DSP.

Pros: Small Foot print, great power

Cons: No clip light, no Full Range setting

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CEA-2006 Compliant: CEA-2006 is a system of testing and measurement methods for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates a uniform method for measuring 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 4Ω load, with 1% or less Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise (THD+N), and over a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz (for full range amplifiers). Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4Ω. CEA-2006 standards allow consumers to compare amplifiers on an equal basis.

Amp Overview: The Focal FPX 1.1000 is a full-range Class D mono amplifier. Class D amplifiers are compact, but very powerful. Its Class D design and thick aluminum chassis (3/8" on top, 11/16" on the sides) offer efficient dissipation of heat for reliable performance. The amp can be configured for two-channel or mono operation. It has a built-in low-pass crossover and a subsonic filter. The FPX 1.1000 comes with a wired remote with a 16.5' cable.

Power Output: The amplifier has the following power output:

  • 420 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
  • 700 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • 1000 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm

Compact Footprint: The Focal FPX 1.1000 comes with 2-1/2" long mounting screws that secure the amplifier without external mounting tabs. The mounting holes are placed inside of the amp's 11-3/4" x 5-1/4" footprint and extend the entire thickness of the amp.

Protection Circuits: The amplifier is equipped with protection circuits for the following: short circuits, low impedance, power drop, thermal overload, reversed polarity, or DC offset.

Controls

Level Control (Gain): The Focal FPX 1.1000 is equipped with line level inputs. The input level range is 0.2 Volts to 5.0 Volts. There is a rotary gain control that can be adjusted by a standard flat-head or Phillips screwdriver (not supplied).

Crossover: The amp features a high-quality low-pass crossover that has a variable cutoff frequency from 50Hz to 250Hz. The crossover has a slope of 24dB per octave.

Subsonic Filter: In addition to the low-pass filter, the amp has a subsonic filter that eliminates extremely low frequencies that cause distortion and that speakers typically can't handle. The 10-50 Hz subsonic filter has a steep slope of 24dB per octave.

Remote Control: The FPX 1.1000 comes with a wired remote control that lets you control the bass level from the driver's seat. The small control module can be mounted on a console or under the dash with the supplied screws.

Phase Control: The 0° to 180° phase control lets you adjust the output of the connected subwoofer so that it is in phase with the rest of the speaker system. The rotary control is adjustable with a small screwdriver.

Bass Boost: The amp features a bass boost circuit that is variable from 0 to 12dB with a center frequency of 48 Hz.

Connections

Power Input: Two set-screw terminals are provided for connecting the power and ground cables. The terminals can accept up to 4-gauge wire. The set screws are tightened/loosened with the included 4mm Allen wrench.

Fuses: The amp comes with three 30A ATM (mini-blade) fuses in the box. There are no built-in fuse holders on the amplifier. The fuses (or a 90A equivalent) should be installed on the power wire within 18" of the battery.

Remote Turn-on: The remote turn-on set screw terminal will accept up to 12-gauge wire. The set screw is tightened/loosened with the included 2mm Allen wrench.

Speaker Outputs: The amplifier includes two pairs of speaker output terminals, wired together internally in parallel. This allows you to connect two subwoofers, or wire both voice coils of a DVC speaker, to separate terminals. The set-screw terminals will accept up to 12-gauge wire and are tightened/loosened with the included 2mm Allen wrench.

Signal Input: The amplifier features a pair of stereo RCA inputs for connecting the input signal from the source unit to the amp via RCA cables.

Signal Output: In addition to the line outputs, the FPX 1.1000 has a set of line outputs that can send the audio signal to a second amplifier.

Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 15Hz - 250Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.08%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >76dBA
  • Standby Current: 1.75A
  • Dimensions: Width 11.719" Height 2.083" Depth 5.216"
  • Weight: 5.62 pounds

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I hope this is going to fit with my focal 40 kx sub. [ Jesse  Mar 05, 2018 ]
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