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
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.
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
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.
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
- 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