About the Orion Cobalt CO8001
Orion's Cobalt amps provide you with the raw power that'll drive your music to new heights without emptying your bank account. These dependable amps can take some punishment, yet still deliver a clean, powerful signal to bring out your music's nuances and detail.
The CO8001 mono subwoofer amp sends out up to 400 watts RMS to your subwoofers, using an efficient power supply that delivers a big sound with low distortion. A variable low-pass filter, a phase switch, and a bass boost help you get the most out of your subwoofer system.
This compact Cobalt amp doesn't take up a lot of space, and its channeled terminal covers protect connections, hiding wires for a clean look. The blue illuminated strip adds a touch of style to your installation. The speaker-level inputs feature an automatic turn-on circuit, so you don't have to run a remote wire from your car stereo.
- mono subwoofer amplifier
- 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (400 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
- variable low-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
- selectable bass boost (0, 6, 12 dB)
- CEA-2006 compliant
- speaker- and preamp-level inputs
- preamp output
- fuse rating: 30A x 2
- 8-gauge amp wiring kit recommended wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
- 13-7/16"W x 2-1/16"H x 8-1/16"D
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # CO8001
What's in the box:
- Mono amplifier with two 30A fuses installed
- RGC-2 Remote gain control with attached 16' cable (terminated with a 3.5mm miniplug)
- 4 Self-tapping screws (3/8" length)
- 9" Speaker level input harness
- Four 1" self-tapping screws
- 4 Rubber washers
- Owner's manual (Eng/Fren/Span + 3 other languages)
- Product registration card
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Features & specs
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
300 x 1 |
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||800 x 1|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||400 x 1|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||---|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||---|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||20-30k Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||0.9%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||80 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-500|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/oct|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost||6dB, 12dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||44 Hz|
|Fuse Rating||30 x 2|
|Speaker Level Inputs||Harness|
|Preamp Outputs||1 pair|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Inputs: The CO8001 offers both line-level and speaker-level inputs. The supplied speaker-level input harness allows you to connect the input to a receiver without preamp outputs, either aftermarket or factory. When the speaker-level inputs are used, a signal sensing circuit turns the amp on automatically when it receives an input. The amp turns off after approximately one minute without an input.
Line Output: Additional amplifiers can be added to the CO8001 easily using the full range RCA line output.
Internal Crossover: The amplifier's internal crossover can be set to LPF (low-pass filter) or Full (full range, the crossover is bypassed). The crossover's slope is 12dB/octave and the crossover point is continuously variable from 50Hz to 500Hz.
Bass Boost: The Bass Boost circuit is switchable; select a 0 dB, 6 dB, or 12 dB boost. The bass boost can also be controlled using the included wired remote bass control. The bass boost's center frequency is 44 Hz.
Phase: A switch allows you to reverse the phase of the outputs: 0° or 180°.
Bridging: Two identical CO8001 amps can be bridged together to power one speaker (minimum impedance 4Ω). The amplifiers' phase switches must be set to opposite positions.
Power Indicator and Protection LEDs: There is a blue LED on the control panel (left side) and a blue LED bar across the top of the amp to indicate the power is on. A red LED on the control panel indicates the protection circuit has engaged and turned the amp off.
Protection Circuit: The Cobalt series has six protection circuits and the amp automatically turns off when it encounters a problem with overheating, short circuit, under voltage, over voltage, over current, or DC Offset.
Power Connections: The power and ground inputs are set-screw terminals. They will accommodate up to 4-gauge wire and require a 3mm Allen wrench to tighten (not included). The remote turn-on input is also a set-screw terminal. It will accept up to a 10-gauge wire and requires a 2mm Allen wrench to tighten (also not included).
Note: The manual states that 4-gauge power and ground wire is recommended, however, an 8-gauge amplifier wiring kit is sufficient to cover the 60-amp fuse rating of the amplifier.
Speaker Connections: Although this is a mono amp, there are two speaker output terminals, internally wired in parallel. The speaker outputs are set-screw terminals. They will accommodate up to 12-gauge wire and require a 3mm Allen wrench to tighten (not included).
CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Orion for the Cobalt CO8001 amplifier comply with the new CEA-2006 Amplifier Power Standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.