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Sony XM-1600GSD

300W x 1 Car Amplifier

Item # 158XM1600

Need power for some smashing bass? For serious performance, check out the Sony Xplod XM-1600GSD mono amp —...

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Need power for some smashing bass? For serious performance, check out the Sony Xplod XM-1600GSD mono amp —...

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Item # 158XM1600

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About the Sony XM-1600GSD

Need power for some smashing bass? For serious performance, check out the Sony Xplod XM-1600GSD mono amp — an efficient, Class D monster that's stable down to 1 ohm. For instance, hook up three 4-ohm subs (a 1.3-ohm load) and the XM-1600GSD will crank out an awesome 810 watts — that's 270 watts per sub!

Need power for some smashing bass? For serious performance, check out the Sony Xplod XM-1600GSD mono amp — an efficient, Class D monster that's stable down to 1 ohm. For instance, hook up three 4-ohm subs (a 1.3-ohm load) and the XM-1600GSD will crank out an awesome 810 watts — that's 270 watts per sub!

A variable (50-300 Hz) crossover lets you tune bass output for your car's acoustic environment. Add in MOSFET power supplies, MOSFET output stages, gold-plated connectors, and built-in bass boost (0-10 dB at 40 Hz), and you'll agree — the XM-1600GSD is the ruler of the low-frequency kingdom.

Xplod amps are the perfect choice if you want a professional-looking, clean installation. Since the controls and gold-plated connectors are hidden under one side of the heat sink, none of the screws or terminals are visible from above the amp.

Important Note: A 4-gauge amp wiring kit alone is not sufficient for installing this amplifier. Please call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 for wiring recommendations. (See "Wiring Recommendations" in "Detailed Info" for more information.)

Details:

  • 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
  • 600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • 1,000 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
  • 1-ohm stable
  • Class D circuitry
  • 50-300 Hz low-pass filter, 12 dB/octave
  • 0-10 dB bass boost centered at 40 Hz
  • MOSFET power supply and output stage
  • preamp outputs
  • speaker- and preamp-level inputs
  • built-in test tone generator
  • gold-plated connectors
  • 3-way protection circuitry
  • 14-1/16"W x 2-1/8"H x 10-3/16"D
  • 1-year warranty
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What's in the box:

  • Red and black mono amplifier
  • Three 25-Amp blade fuses (installed)
  • 4 Mounting screws
  • Owner's manual (English/French)
  • Warranty sheet
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Features

Class D Technology: Class D amplifier design is used to maximize efficiency, while maintaining the ability to drive difficult loads. This design allows the amp to deliver a lot of power without generating as much heat as other amplifier designs, and it can drive a 1-ohm load.

Crossover: This amplifier includes a 12dB/octave low-pass crossover, continuously variable from 50-300 Hz. Since this amplifier is made specifically for driving subwoofers, the crossover is always active; it is not possible to obtain full range output from this amplifier.

Bass Boost: Bass response may be boosted from 0 to +10dB for frequencies around 40 Hz.

Test-tone: The amplifier includes a built-in oscillator that can be activated to check system performance, if the test-tone button is pressed and tones are heard through your speakers, the amplifier is operating normally.

Protection circuitry:

  • Over current: Shuts off the amp when the input signal overloads
  • Offset: Shuts off the amp when the output voltage is too high
  • Thermal: Shuts off the amp when the operating temperature is too high

Line-out: One set of RCA stereo jacks is provided for easy connection to a second amp, the output signal is a full-range pass through signal from the inputs.

Specifications

Specifications:

  • Supply voltage for power ratings: 14.4V DC
  • RMS power at 4 ohms: 300 watts x 1 (20-300Hz, at 0.2% THD)
  • RMS power at 2 ohms: 600 watts x 1 (20-300Hz, at 0.6% THD)
  • RMS power at 1 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 (20-300Hz, at 1.2% THD)
  • Max power output at 4 ohms: 600 watts x 1
  • Max power output at 2 ohms: 1200 watts x 1
  • Operating voltage: 10.5-16V allowable
  • Current consumption (at rated output): 40 A

Inputs and Outputs

Inputs:

  • +12V (power): Screw terminal (0.55" wide)
  • GND (ground): screw terminal (0.55" wide)
  • REM (remote turn-on): Spring terminal (accepts 16- to 22-gauge wire)
  • Speaker-level inputs: Spring terminals (accept 16- to 22-gauge wire)
  • Line-In: Two RCA jacks
  • Fuse: Three 25 amp fuses (installed)

Outputs:

  • Speaker outputs: Screw terminals (0.36" wide)
  • Line-Out: Two RCA jacks

Note: There are two +/- pair of speaker terminals, but they are shorted together (wired in parallel) internally and they provide mono output. If two 4-ohm speakers are connected, one to each set of terminals, the amplifier will see a 2-ohm load.

Wiring Recommendations

Wiring Recommendations: This amplifier uses three 25-amp fuses, so its fuse rating (75-amps total) exceeds that of typical 4 gauge wiring kits, which tend to include 60-amp fuses. You may use a pre-packaged 4 gauge wiring kit and purchase an 80 amp AGU fuse, use a pre-packaged 4 gauge wiring kit and purchase an ANL-style fuse holder and an 80-amp ANL wafer fuse (a 75 amp is not available), or the items for the wiring can be purchased separately.

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