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Pioneer PRS-D800

Compact 2-channel car amplifier — 125 watts RMS x 2

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Pioneer's PRS-D800 2-channel amplifier delivers 125 watts RMS of crystal-clear power per channel, ideal for driving high-quality speakers and components. Switch over to 1-channel mode, and this amp will send 300 watts RMS of clean bass power to your sub. This pure, full-range amplifier doesn't include any frequency filters or bass boosts that'll sidetrack the sound from its direct path to your speakers.

High fidelity comes to your car

Pioneer's PRS-D800 2-channel amplifier delivers 125 watts RMS of crystal-clear power per channel, ideal for driving high-quality speakers and components. Switch over to 1-channel mode, and this amp will send 300 watts RMS of clean bass power to your sub. This pure, full-range amplifier doesn't include any frequency filters or bass boosts that'll sidetrack the sound from its direct path to your speakers.

The PRS-D800 offers the superior performance of Pioneer's full-range digital amplifier technology, along with the cool-running operation of Class D design — all in a chassis that's only 10" long and a little over 4" wide. This amp will truly go where other amps don't have a prayer of fitting.

PRS-D800 control panel

Ultra compact — technologically loaded

Several innovations contribute to the incredible, distortion-free fidelity this little amp will give to your music. Custom-made capacitors keep output stable when you're driving the amp hard, and allow the amp to reproduce sudden peaks without distortion. Anti-vibration material promotes internal stability, eliminating a cause of distortion found in many inferior amps. Pioneer uses a high-performance amplifier section and oxygen-free copper coils to create a superior connection between amp and speakers, so you enjoy clean, accurate reproduction of your music.

Product Highlights:

  • 2-channel car amplifier
  • 125 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (150 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms)
  • 300 watts RMS x 1 bridged output at 4 ohms (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • Class FD amplifier technology
  • frequency response: 10-30K Hz
  • Total Vibration Control and custom-made capacitors minimize distortion
  • high-performance high-speed op-amps for accurate analog-to-digital conversion
  • oxygen-free copper coils make bass output tight and clear
  • preamp inputs
  • fuse rating: 30A x 1
  • 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 10-1/16"W x 2"H x 4-1/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Incredible sound! Pushing this amp through 90 watt rms components and the clarity is unreal. Lots of punch, but no distortion. Great choice!

Jerrod, Chillicothe, OH

What's in the Box:

  • 2-Channel amplifier
  • 2 Endcaps (pre-installed)
  • 4 Mounting brackets
  • 4 Screws (3mm x 8mm)
  • 4 Self-tapping screws (4mm x 18mm)
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Span)
  • Warranty Sheet
Reviews

Pioneer PRS-D800 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Pioneer PRS-D800, a very clean, balanced and detailed amp.

Anonymous from New Jersey City on 7/5/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a very nice and well made device. I use it to power a pair of Monitor Audio in my boat. It is driven by a DAP for low power consumption. This amplifier is way above the previous Blaupunkt I had til now. Extremely clean, balanced and very detailed sound. There is obviously good technology inside. Now I can hear that the DAP is not up to speed with this new amplifier... The ordering process at Crutchfield was extremely good and they kept me well informed about the whole process and any issues. The packaging was done very professionally. Good job. Thanks Crutchfield.

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Rod from Dickinson, ND on 5/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have 2 of these. One on my front channels and one on rear channels, both running my mids and tweeters which are all alpine 6.5",Type R components. They sound wonderful on these type R speakers and match up nicely as they push 125rms per channel and the type r's, to get the best out of them anyway, are power hungry little speakers. You could also bridge this amp for 300rms to push a sub. Arguably the cleanest amps I've ever owned and paired w/my deh 80 head unit, and a decent sub, well, I have a very nice sounding system. Thanks to Crutchfield, I found these beauty's at a great price too.

Pros: Small footprint for the power they make. Simple compact design. Seperate gain controls for each channel. Great specs. The money is inside this thing, not lipstick. Easy to tuck and hide under seats and small area's.

Cons: Not fancy looking, no dramatic shape or color or cool and gaudy end caps. Just a power light and all the controls you need to adjust an amp to your system.

Buy this!

Gabe from Menifee, CA on 2/6/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very impressed by this little amplifier with big, clean sound. It doesn't have annoying crossovers and bass boost, instead they put the build costs into high quality components. And that's great because I'd rather have a compact, great sounding amp. Most car stereos have nowadays have built in pre-amp crossovers anyway.

Pros: Compact, great build quality, great sound

Cons: None

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Jerrod from Chillicothe, OH on 12/13/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Incredible sound! Pushing this amp through 90 watt rms components and the clarity is unreal. Lots of punch, but no distortion. Great choice!

Pros: Clarity, punch, power, simplicity, compact

Cons: Prolly a lil too much fir my speakers ?? Lol

Real HiFi in a little package

Tombs from Wayne, NJ on 10/4/2016

I have three of these to drive component speakers and 6x9's and a Pioneer flat12" enclosure. One of my favorite systems ever! lots of power super clean using flac music. True to the Pioneer PRS name!

Pros: Size, power, quality, fidelity!

Cons: Should retail for less

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Features

CEA 2006 Compliant: The Pioneer PRS-D800 2-Channel Power Amplifier power ratings are measured according to standards provided by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards allow you to accurately compare the rated power output of all CEA2006-compliant amplifiers, even if they come from different brands. Manufacturers who adhere to the standards can display the CEA2006 logo on their products and packaging. CEA2006 Specifications for this amplifier are:

  • Two-Channel: 125 watts RMS x 2 at 4-ohms, 14.4 V, and 1% THD+N (150 watts x 2 at 2-ohms, 14.4 V, and 1% THD+N)
  • Bridged: 300 Watts x 1 at 4-ohms, 14.4 V, and 1% THD+N

Class-FD Amp: A Class-D amplifier offers higher power in a smaller chassis than conventional Class-AB amp designs. Pioneer's exclusive Class-FD design not only delivers full-range Class-D amplification, but is more efficient than other designs. The result is clear and vivid sound in an extraordinarily small amplifier. The ultra-compact design provides a multitude of installation options.

PRS Amp Design: The PRS amplifier includes high-performance, high-slew rate amplifier circuitry from Linear Technology Corporation which accurately generates PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signals from analog input signals. The use of electrolytic capacitors create a wide frequency response and dynamic range for high-end tone and detail. Anti-vibration materials under the power transformer eliminate vibrations that are detrimental to sound, giving you a higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower distortion.

Controls

Input Select Switch: The amplifier's input select switch (on the bottom of the chassis) allows you to choose between a 2-channel or 1-channel mode. The 2-channel mode requires connecting a pair of RCA cords to the amplifier's Channel A and Channel B RCA inputs, while the 1-channel mode only requires you to run a single RCA cord to the amplifier's Channel A RCA input. In 2-channel mode, you can run a stereo or bridged mono configuration. In 1-channel mode, you can run two speakers on a single channel, such as left front and left rear, or one speaker in a bridged configuration.

Independent Gain Controls: The Pioneer PRS-D800 features independent adjustable gain controls for Channel A and Channel B. This means that no matter what kind of radio is connected to this amplifier, the appropriate gain control adjustment can be made to ensure loud, clear, distortion-free music. The Gain Control range is 400mV (0.4V) to 6.5V.

No Crossovers: The PRS-D800 does not have built-in crossovers. You should use the crossovers built into the head unit, or a separate electronic crossover, to filter the audio signals to the amplifier.

Connections

Power Connections: The power and ground connections will accommodate up to 4-gauge wire. The remote turn-on terminal will accept up to 8-gauge wire. The terminals measure 0.3125" wide with a 4mm screw. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver can be used to tighten and loosen the terminals.

Note: Based on the 30A fuse rating and power output of the amplifier, an 8-gauge amplifier wiring kit is recommended.

Speaker Connections: The speaker output terminals will accommodate up to 8-gauge wire. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver can be used to tighten and loosen the terminals.

RCA Input: The amplifier features a pair of gold-plated stereo RCA inputs (Channel A/Channel B).

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