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Wet Sounds HT-2
2-channel marine amplifier — 165 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms
Item # 867HT2 | MFR # HT-2
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Our take on the Wet Sounds HT-2 by Crutchfield's Jon Paulette
Built for boating
Designed by boaters for boaters, Wet Sounds Hydro Tech™ amps are made for the harsh marine environment. A conformal-coated circuit board, a sealed, salt-water resistant heat sink, and stainless steel hardware ensure that your amp will stand up to salt, spray, high temperatures, and high volume levels for seasons to come.
A versatile full-range amp
The Wet Sounds HT-2 amp packs a lot of punch into a compact package. This 2-channel Class D amplifier can run multiple speakers, or it can be bridged to run a high-performance marine subwoofer. With high-pass and low-pass frequency filters, and a bass boost, you'll be able to fine-tune your system to get the sound you want.
Get the look you like
Because every boat installation (not to mention every boater) is unique, these amps let you create a great-sounding system that suits your boat — and your style. The HT-2's removable power/ground and speaker wire plugs help if you install your amp in a tight location, while snap-on mounting feet allow you to run wiring under the amp so more exposed installations look clean and neat. If you want to show off your gear, you can paint the accent stripes and removable wiring and control covers to match your boat's color combination. You can even place the backlit logo badge horizontally or vertically.
- full-range 2-channel marine amplifier
- Class-D design
- 165 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (300 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms)
- 575 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms mono
- frequency response: 10-20,000 Hz
- switchable low-pass, high-pass, and full-range crossovers
- variable bass boost: 0-12 dB @ 45 Hz
- rugged water-resistant design
- dimensions: 12"W x 7-5/16"D x 2-3/8"H
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Marine 2-channel amplifier
- Power terminal block
- Speaker terminal block
- 4 Mounting feet
- 2 End covers (installed)
- Four 25-amp ATO blade fuses (2 installed/ 2 spare)
- Four 1-1/2" Self tapping screws
- Eight 1/4" Screws (to install the feet)
- Wet Sounds logo badge
- 2 Adhesive backed accent stripes
Features and Specs
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||165 x 2|
|Frequency Response at Rated RMS Power||N/A|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||0.08%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||95 dB|
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||300 x 2|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||575 x 1|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||4|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-250 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-250 Hz|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|Bass Boost||0-12 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||45 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||No|
|Preamp Outputs||1 pair|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Marine Amplifier: The Wet Sounds Hydro-Tech series amplifiers, with conformal coated PCBs, are specifically designed for marine applications. However, the amps are not waterproof, and should not be mounted where they are likely to get wet.
Mounting Feet: Using the included mounting feet adds approximately 1/2" to the height of the amp, but allows you to hide the wiring under the chassis.
Logo: The Wet Sounds logo mounts over the status LED, on the top of the amp. It can be mounted vertically or horizontally.
End Covers: There are removable covers on both ends of the amp to help protect the controls and connections. The covers can be painted.
Note: A 3mm Allen wrench (not included) is needed to remove the covers. They must be removed during the installation.
Control Panel Cover: All the controls are protected by a rubber cover to help keep them dry.
Gain: The input gain is a continuously variable rotary control; 200 mV to 5 V.
Crossover: The 12 dB/octave crossover can be set to low pass, high pass, or full (crossover is bypassed and the amp output is full range). The crossover point is adjustable from 50 Hz to 250 Hz.
Bass Boost: The bass boost, centered at 45 Hz, is continuously variable from 0 dB (flat) to +12 dB.
Power Terminal Block: The amplifier has a power/ground terminal block that detaches from the amplifier, making it easier to connect the power and ground wires. Once the connections are made, the terminal block plugs into the amplifier. The power/ground block has set screw terminals and will accept 4 gauge wire.
Speaker Terminal Block: The speaker terminal block is also detachable from the amplifier. The speaker block has set screw terminals for two speakers and the remote turn-on lead; each will accept 12-16 gauge wire.
Preamp Inputs: The amplifier has one pair of RCA jack inputs.
Preamp Outputs: There is also one pair of pass-through preamp outputs, making it easy to connect another amplifier without running an extra set of RCA cables.
Note: The preamp inputs and preamp outputs are extended 5" from the amp on pigtail wires.
Fuses: The amplifier is protected by two 25-amp ATO blade-type fuses.
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