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AudioControl Overdrive

2-channel line driver (White)

Item # 161OVERDRW

The Overdrive line driver boosts the signal from your receiver up to 24 dB, right up to the maximum level accepted...

The Overdrive line driver boosts the signal from your receiver up to 24 dB, right up to the maximum level accepted...

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Item # 161OVERDRW

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About the AudioControl Overdrive

Get maximum performance from your amps

The Overdrive line driver boosts the signal from your receiver up to 24 dB, right up to the maximum level accepted by your amplifier or processor. The high voltage level keeps the noise out of your system, while feeding your amps the signal they need to deliver top performance.

Get maximum performance from your amps

AudioControl created the Overdrive with one goal in mind — to ensure that your amp sees the cleanest signal possible. Many modern car stereos boast 4- and 5-volt preamp outputs, but they're rated at full output. Turn your stereo to a normal volume level, send the signal through a 20-foot cable, and your amps may end up with just a couple of volts. That's why AudioControl made the Overdrive.


Higher voltage = lower noise

The Overdrive line driver boosts the signal from your receiver up to 24 dB, right up to the maximum level accepted by your amplifier or processor. The high voltage level keeps the noise out of your system, while feeding your amps the signal they need to deliver top performance.


Easy adjustment

Once connected, the Overdrive makes it easy — turn up the gain knobs until the light indicates 2-, 5-, or 7.5 volt output, and you're all set. Balanced inputs reject noise caused by your vehicle's electrical system, but you can switch to unbalanced operation if necessary. The Overdrive's low-impedance output keeps your signal going strong through long cable runs.


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Product highlights:

  • line driver provides up to 24 dB of gain (9 volt RMS maximum)
  • white steel chassis with gold-plated RCA jacks
  • top-mounted controls for easy adjustment
  • 2-channel preamp inputs and outputs
  • balanced inputs and outputs eliminate noise
  • light indicates 2-, 5-, or 7.5 volt output
  • frequency response: 10 to 100,000 Hz
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 110 dB at full output
  • maximum output level: 9.5 volts RMS (13 volts peak)
  • fuse rating: 1 amp
  • size: 5"H x 4-1/4"W x 1-1/4"D
  • weight: 2 pounds
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 8410271

What's in the box:

  • Pre-amp Line Driver
  • Owner's manual
  • QC checklist
  • Product registration card

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Features

Line Driver: To achieve the best possible signal to noise ratio and dynamic range from your amplifier, a line driver can increase the head unit's output voltage up to 24 dB (maximum is 9.5 volts RMS/13 volts peak).

Input Gain: The input gain is adjustable up to +24 dB, allowing you to increase the head unit's line voltage to the top of your amp's input range; up to 9.5 volts RMS/13 volts peak.

Output Voltage Indicators: As the gain is turned up, four LEDs indicate the output voltage; 2 volts, 5 volts, 7.5 volts, and Maximized (9.5 volts).

Balanced Input/Output: Using the balanced differential input circuit cancels noise picked up in the transmission line between the Overdrive and the the source unit, or between the Overdrive and the amplifier. The inputs and outputs can be individually set to balanced or unbalanced, incase your amps don't accept balanced inputs.

Ground Isolation: The power supply ground is switchable, in case of ground loop noise. The factory position is fully isolated (typically the best choice), but can be changed to Ground or 200Ω.

Terminal Block: The power/ground/remote terminal is removable; the wiring is attached to the block, then the block is plugged into the Overdrive.

Specifications:

  • Frequency response: 10Hz-100kHz;±1dB
  • THD: 0.005%
  • S/Noise Ratio: >110dB
  • Input Impedance: 20 kΩ
  • Output Impedance: 45ohms
  • Input Gain: 0-24dB
  • Power Supply: Transformer isolated PWM DC/DC converter

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