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Memphis Audio 16-PRX1000.1

Power Reference mono subwoofer amplifier — 1,000 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm

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Memphis Audio's PRX1000.1 Power Reference mono subwoofer amplifier can deliver up to 1,000 watts RMS to your...

Memphis Audio's PRX1000.1 Power Reference mono subwoofer amplifier can deliver up to 1,000 watts RMS to your...

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About the Memphis Audio 16-PRX1000.1

Best seller plays bass and looks good

Memphis Audio's PRX1000.1 Power Reference mono subwoofer amplifier can deliver up to 1,000 watts RMS to your subwoofer, giving you heavy-duty bass impact while adding some cool accent lighting to your installation. Speaker-level inputs let this amp work with almost any car sound system, even a factory radio.

Best seller plays bass and looks good

Memphis Audio's PRX1000.1 Power Reference mono subwoofer amplifier can deliver up to 1,000 watts RMS to your subwoofer, giving you heavy-duty bass impact while adding some cool accent lighting to your installation. Speaker-level inputs let this amp work with almost any car sound system, even a factory radio.

Tone controls for superior bass

Controls hidden under the magnetic "M" badge give you the power to tune the amp's signal for optimal subwoofer efficiency and tone. Low-pass and subsonic filters clear the way for smooth bass sound, while a variable bass boost lets you add the right amount of wallop if you need it. Memphis includes a wired remote with this amp for adjusting bass level from the driver's seat.

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Product highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 400 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (700 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • 1,000 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
  • variable low-pass filter (50-180 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 45 Hz)
  • variable subsonic filter (20-50 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
Other Features:
  • preamp inputs and outputs
  • speaker-level inputs
  • wired remote level control included
  • removable magnetic "M" badge conceals top-mounted controls
  • LED accent lighting
  • fuse rating: 40A x 3
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • frequency response: 20-180 Hz
  • dimensions: 12-7/8"W x 2-1/16"H x 7-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 16-PRX1000.1

What's in the box:

  • Mono amplifier
  • Six 40A ATO fuses (3 installed)
  • 12" Speaker input harness
  • 4mm Allen wrench
  • 2mm Allen wrench
  • PRX Remote module
  • 16.25' Remote cable (RJ14 plugs on both ends)
  • 2 Mounting screws for remote (3/8" length)
  • 4 Self tapping screws (3/4" length)
  • 4 Flat washers
  • 2 M3 x 8mm screws
  • Product Manual & Installation Guide
  • Warranty sheet
  • Certified Power certificate

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Guest from Missoula, MT on 2/7/2018

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I have a 8 year old og memphis 1300w monoblock, this will be next on my list, my og is still going with no over heating issues still.. i rock with 2 alpine type r, 650 rms a piece needless to say im gonna get a newer one to keep the memphis going, proud owner!!

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awesome amp!!

joshua from Montgomery city on 8/19/2017

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i have this amp on two 12 mtx square 6500 this thing pounds them with my gain level a little over half way up the build sheet said it was pushing out about 1065 rms so long story short this amp is a monster!!!! and for my first Memphis product ever owned i will say im impressed.

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Great Pounding bass

Tom from Moreno Valley, CA on 2/5/2017

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This is a bad amp that won't clip if it go over power limit I'm pushing 2-10 eclipse thrust sw7200 at 2ohms this amp is little small light weight the sound close to my jl 750/1 hd which I use to have no matter what you do dont buy kicker cx dx 1200.1 it's sux it clipped so generic amp cheesy

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Features

Overview: The Memphis Car Audio PRX1000.1 is a Class D Power Reference series mono amplifier for driving your subwoofers. The amp features a compact aluminum chassis, LED accent lighting, and a magnetic M-badge control cover. The PRX1000.1 comes with a PRX Remote level control, a speaker-level input harness, spare fuses, and mounting hardware.

Output Power: The PRX1000.1 outputs 400 watts RMS x 1 at 4Ω, 700 watts RMS x 1 at 2Ω, and 1000 watts RMS x 1 at 1Ω.

Controls: The amplifier has a magnetic control cover on the top panel featuring the Memphis Car Audio M-badge logo. You will need to remove the cover to access the controls, and make adjustments with a flat-head screwdriver. The amp has the following controls:

  • Sensitivity: The Sensitivity (or Gain) Control helps you match the amplifier to the output of the source unit. This adjusts the amount of signal required to drive the amplifier to full output. The amp will accept low level signals between 200mV and 6.0V, and high level signals between 800mV and 10.0V.
  • Low Pass Filter: The variable low pass filter lets you adjust the upper frequency limit of the amplifier's output. You can set the crossover point between 50Hz and 200 Hz. The low pass filter has a slope of 12dB per octave.
  • Infrasonic Filter: The variable Infrasonic Filter sets the lower frequency limit of the amplifier's output. The crossover point can be set between 20Hz and 50Hz. The Infrasonic Filter helps the amp run more efficiently by cutting out super low frequencies that cannot be cleanly reproduced. The infrasonic filter has a slope of 12dB per octave.
  • Bass Boost: The Bass Boost increases the bass response up to 12dB at 45Hz. The control is continuously variable from 0-12dB.
  • Auto On: You can set the amplifier to automatically turn on when an audio signal is detected on the input (Signal Sense). This is helpful when you are connecting the amp to a factory stereo that does not have a remote turn-on lead. The Auto On switch (located on the side panel) can be set to Signal ("SIG") and Off.

Remote Level Control: Included with the amplifier is the PRX Remote Level control module. The module mounts under your dashboard or on the center console, and allows you to adjust the output of the amplifier from the front of the vehicle. The Remote Level control comes with an 16.25' cable and mounting screws.

Protection Circuitry: The amplifier features built-in circuitry to protect the amplifier against overload, short circuit, overheating, and reverse polarity. A Protect ("PRT") LED on the side of the amplifier will glow red when the amplifier shuts down due to any of the above causes.

Connections: The PRX1000.1 has the following connections:

  • High Input: The amp includes a 12" 2-channel speaker-level input harness for connecting the amp to a source unit that doesn't have RCA preamp outputs (such as a factory radio or factory amp). You should splice the left and right speaker outputs from the source unit to the harness wires and plug the harness into the amp's 5-pin Molex connector.
  • Low Input: A pair of RCA jacks is provided for connecting the amp to the source unit's preamp output via an RCA patch cable.
  • Preamp Output: A pair of RCA jacks is provided for feeding the input signal to another amplifier, allowing you to daisy chain a second amp from this amp. This prevents you from having to run another RCA cable from the front of the vehicle.
  • Fuses: Three 40A ATO (blade) fuses are installed in the amplifier, giving the amplifier a 120A fuse rating. Three spare fuses are included, as well. You should also install a 120A fuse on the power wire within 18" of the battery.
  • Power/Ground: The amplifier features platinum-plated set-screw terminals for connecting the power and ground wires. The platinum plating resists corrosion and maximizes power transfer. The terminals will accept up to 4-gauge power wire. Due to the 120A fuse rating of the amp, a 4-gauge amplifier wiring kit is recommended. A set-screw terminal for the remote turn-on lead is also provided. The power/ground set screws can be tightened/loosened with the supplied 4mm Allen wrench, while the remote turn-on lead set screw uses the supplied 2mm Allen wrench.
  • Speaker Output: Platinum-plated set-screw terminals are also provided for connecting the speaker output wires to the amp. The terminals will accept up to 4-gauge wire, and can be tightened/loosened with the 4mm Allen wrench.
  • Remote: The PRX Remote Level Control cable connects to the amp's RJ14 modular "phone" jack.

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I was told that this amp is powerful and has a crisp clear bass [ Tiane  Mar 28, 2017 ]
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My vehicle currently has a Memphis audio 4 channel amp to run my mids and highs and am pleased with the performance. Now I'm looking to add some bass and want to keep my system all Memphis audio. [ PETER  Dec 11, 2016 ]

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Whats the best recommended single subwoofer for this model amp?
[ C  May 10, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best sub for your amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the sub models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  May 10, 2016 ]  Staff

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