About the Pioneer GM-A3602
Plays loud and clear
Plays loud and clear
Many people never think to upgrade their car's audio system, suffering with subpar sound when they listen to music. Pioneer's GM-A3602 2-channel amplifier will greatly improve the sound quality in your vehicle, so you'll look forward to spending time on the road. This punchy little Pioneer amp will power a pair of speakers with 60 watts RMS each, which is a huge jump over the power supplied by your car radio. You'll hear more of the little details in your music, even when you turn your system up to compete with the road noise.
You can put this versatile amp into 1-channel mode, switch on the low-pass filter, and run a subwoofer with up to 180 watts RMS, for some rockin' bass. Speaker-level inputs allow you to add the GM-A3602 to a factory radio. This amp's small footprint and reasonable price make it a great choice for almost any vehicle needing a sonic upgrade.
- 2-channel car amplifier
- 60 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (90 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms)
- 180 watts RMS x 1 in bridged mode (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
- CEA-2006 compliant
- selectable low-pass filter (80 Hz, 12 dB per octave)
- Class AB amp technology, MOSFET power supply
- preamp and speaker-level inputs
- fuse rating: 25A x 1
- 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
- 9-1/2"W x 2-3/8"H x 7-1/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # GM-A3602
What's in the box:
- 2-Channel amplifier
- 25amp ATO fuse (installed)
- 4" Speaker-level input harness
- Four 5/8" Self-tapping screws
- Owner's Manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
- Warranty information
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Features & specs
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
60 x 2 |
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||200 x 2|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||90 x 2|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||180 x 1|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||4|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||10-70K Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||78 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||80 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost Frequency||N/A|
|Speaker Level Inputs||---|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
CEA-2006 Compliant: CEA-2006 is a system of testing and measurement methods for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates a uniform method for measuring an amplifier's RMS power output and signal-to-noise ratio. The criteria for measuring power uses a DC input voltage of 14.4 volts and the RMS power output is measured into a 4Ω load, with 1% or less Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise (THD+N), and over a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz (for full range amplifiers). Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4Ω. CEA-2006 standards allow consumers to compare amplifiers on an equal basis. Using CEA-2006 criteria, the Pioneer GM-A3602 is rated at 60 watts RMS x 2 channels, with a 78 dBA signal to noise ratio.
Specifications: The manual also lists these non CEA-2006 compliant specifications:
- 2Ω: 90 watts x 2 channels (14.4 volts, 1 kHz, no more than 1% THD+N)
- Bridged: 180 watts x 1 channel (into 4Ω, 14.4 volts, no more than 1% THD+N)
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 95 dB (at rated power)
Gain Control: To accommodate the varying range of signal levels coming from today's factory and aftermarket radios, the input gain is adjustable (300mV-6.5V line level, 3V-26V speaker level).
Gain Control Caution: If the gain control level is set too high, Pioneer's Gain Control Caution feature will automatically reduce the amplifier's output until the headunit volume is decreased to acceptable levels. This added layer of protection helps prevent damage to the amplifier and the connected speakers due to improper gain control adjustments.
LPF: A two position switch turns the low pass filter (LPF) on/off, the crossover point is fixed at 80 Hz and the slope is 12dB/octave.
Power Connections: The power and ground connections are 0.54" wide screw terminals, the remote turn-on screw terminal is 0.325" wide. A Phillips-head or flat blade screw driver (not included) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals. Spade connectors are recommended for the power, ground, and remote wires.
Speaker Connections: The speaker screw terminals are 0.325" wide. A Phillips-head or flat blade screw driver (not included) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals. Spade connectors are recommended for the speaker wires.
RCA Input: The amplifier features one pair of stereo RCA line level inputs (left/right).
Speaker Input: The included speaker level input harness allows you to connect your OEM radio (or aftermarket radio that does not have the typical RCA-type outputs) without having to buy an adapter.
Auto Power On: When using the speaker level input, a circuit senses the input signal and turns the amp on automatically. This feature makes it easier to add an amplifier to a factory radio or to a receiver with no preamp outputs.
Fuse: The amp is protected by a single 25-amp ATO blade fuse.
The Pioneer GM-A3602 replaces these items
- 150 watts RMS x 1 bridged at 4 ohms
- preamp and speaker-level inputs
- switchable high- and low-pass filters
- 235 watts RMS x 1 bridged output at 4 ohms (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
- variable low-pass filter (40-300 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
- variable high-pass filter (40-300 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
- 185 watts RMS x 1 bridged
- selectable low-pass filter
- speaker-level and preamp inputs
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