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AudioControl ACM-1.300 ACM Series compact mono subwoofer amplifier — 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

Item # 161ACM1300

It's always a problem finding a good spot for a sub amp in smaller vehicles.

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It's always a problem finding a good spot for a sub amp in smaller vehicles.

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About the AudioControl ACM-1.300

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Play your bass loud and clear

It's always a problem finding a good spot for a sub amp in smaller vehicles. AudioControl comes to the rescue with their compact ACM-1.300 mono amp, which delivers up to 300 watts RMS to your subwoofer. This tiny, hand-size amplifier will fit almost anywhere in almost any kind of vehicle, improving the bass and the power of your music. Even better, it features high-level inputs with signal-sensing turn-on, so it'll work with almost any stereo system, even one using a factory radio.

Play your bass loud and clear

It's always a problem finding a good spot for a sub amp in smaller vehicles. AudioControl comes to the rescue with their compact ACM-1.300 mono amp, which delivers up to 300 watts RMS to your subwoofer. This tiny, hand-size amplifier will fit almost anywhere in almost any kind of vehicle, improving the bass and the power of your music. Even better, it features high-level inputs with signal-sensing turn-on, so it'll work with almost any stereo system, even one using a factory radio.

Practical features

To simplify setup, a "Maximized" LED indicates when you've set the amplifier's gain for optimum performance. AudioControl's tunable AccuBASS™ circuitry restores and enhances the low-frequency punch in your system, which factory radios often attenuate to protect the stock speakers. An optional wired remote will let you control the bass level from the front seat of your car.

AudioControl ACM-1.300

ACM-1.300 controls and connections

Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams

To see sample wiring diagrams for all common subwoofer/amplifier combinations, check out this informative article.

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Product highlights:

  • Featured in our article: Best subwoofer amplifiers for 2024
  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 175 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • Class D amp technology
  • selectable low-pass filter (bypass, 80, 120 Hz at 12 dB/octave)
  • fixed subsonic filter (24 Hz)
  • AccuBASS® processing improves bass performance
  • optional ACR-1 wired remote available
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
    • GTO™ (Great Turn On) signal-sensing turn-on with speaker-level input
  • fuse rating: 30A x 1
  • wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
    • 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended
  • dimensions: 9-1/2"W x 1-13/16"H x 3-9/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # ACM-1.300

What's in the box:

  • Mono amplifier with 30A ATO fuse installed
  • Quick Start Guide

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Overview: This AudioControl ACM-1.300 mono amplifier allows you to add a subwoofer to car stereo system, whether it's a factory system or an aftermarket one. The amp will accept speaker-level or line-level inputs. The ACM-1.300 features a black brushed aluminum chassis, with black powder-coated cast alloy heat sinks and bottom panel in one piece. A black brushed aluminum cover is provided to protect the amp controls from tampering. A small Phillips screwdriver (not supplied) is needed to remove the cover.

Power Output: The ACM-1.300 has the following output:

  • 175 watts RMS x 1 at 4Ω
  • 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2Ω

Subsonic Filter: The AudioControl ACM-1.300 has a full-time 24 Hz subsonic filter. Filtering out super-low frequencies that typically cannot be cleanly reproduced by car speakers saves amplifier power and reduces distortion.

AccuBASS: The patented AccuBASS processing circuit compensates for factory bass rolloff to improve bass performance, especially with most factory installed sound systems. The circuit has two rotary controls: the Threshold lets you dial in the level at which the AccuBASS will begin to work, while the Level control raise or lower the level of AccuBASS compensation.

Controls: The ACM-1.300's controls are located under a removable protective panel. A small Phillips screwdriver (not supplied) is needed for removing the panel during setup. A slot-head screwdriver (not included) is needed to adjust the rotary controls. The amp's controls are as follows:

  • GTO Signal Sense: If you are connecting the amplifier to a factory stereo, or an aftermarket unit without preamp outputs and a remote turn-on lead, you can set the GTO Signal Sense to "On" and the amplifier will turn on when an audio signal is detected on the line-level or speaker-level inputs. After a period of time with no signal input, the amp will turn itself off.
  • Low Pass Crossover Frequency: A 3-way switch lets you set the cutoff frequency of the Linkwitz-Riley Low Pass Crossover: 80Hz, Bypass, or 120Hz.
  • Gain: This rotary gain control adjusts the overall output of the amplifier. An LED next to the dial will glow when the gain has been maximized for optimum performance.
  • AccuBASS: The AccuBASS circuit enhances the bass performance of the amplifier.
    • Threshold: The Threshold control selects the level at which the AccuBASS will begin to work.
    • Level: This dial adjusts the level of the AccuBASS.
  • Optional Wired Remote Control: With the addition of an optional wired remote (161ACR1, sold separately), you can easily adjust the output level.

Connections: The ACM-1.300's connections are aligned along the front of the amplifier for ease of installation. The amp's connections include:

  • Fuse: One 30A ATO blade-type fuse is installed in the amplifier.
  • Power: Set-screw terminals are provided for connecting +12V Power, Ground, and Remote In. The set screws can be tightened/loosened with a Phillips-head screwdriver (not included). The Power and Ground terminals will accept up to 8-gauge wire, while the Remote In terminal accepts up to 6-gauge. A 30A fuse should be placed in-line on the power wire, no more than 18" from the battery.
  • Line Level Inputs: One pair of RCA jacks is provided for connecting the amp to the source unit via an RCA cable.
  • Speaker Level Input: One removable Phoenix (or Euroblock) connector is provided for connecting the source unit via speaker-level input. The speaker wires are inserted into the connector and tightened with a screwdriver (5/64" Precision Phillips-head, not supplied).
  • Speaker Output: A removable Phoenix connector is provided for connecting speaker wire up to 12 gauge. The amplifier will accept a load impedance of 2Ω or higher. The speaker wires (for 2 speakers) can be inserted into the connector and tightened with a screwdriver (9/64" Precision Phillips-head, not supplied).
  • RJ-14 Jack: The RJ-14 jack is used to connect an optional wired remote (161ACR1, sold separately).

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I have an 8 ohm dual coil speaker that is connected to a bafrica amplifier from an AUDI Etron. I want those 4 cables that go from the subwoofer to the ACM 1,300 amplifier. Can I use the two output pairs to connect the two subwoofer coils in parallel?
maxzuc  Sep 15, 2023
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We do not advise installing high-powered amplifiers like the AudioControl ACM-1.300 amplifier in electric vehicles like your Audi Etron, Maximo. This is due to the fact that any additional electrical draw on the vehicle can impact your safety. Connecting your two 8-ohm coils in parallel like you described will result in 4-ohms. I hate to deliver bad news, but I hope this helps!
bo  Sep 15, 2023 (Staff)
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I have an 8 ohm dual coil speaker. I want to connect with this ACM 1.300 amp. Can I use the two output pairs to connect the two coils in parallel?
maxzuc  Sep 15, 2023
1 answer
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It would be possible to connect each voice coil of your speaker (presumably a subwoofer) to each of the output speaker wire connections on this amplifier. Doing so will internally connect each voice coil of the subwoofer together in parallel, which means the amplifier will be presented with a total 4-ohm impedance. The amplifier will provide 175 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms.
zachary  Sep 15, 2023 (Staff)
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Can this amp be powered by a 10awg wire on with a shorter run about 7 feet? It's within the specs for a 10awg cable at that length
ted  Aug 02, 2023
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We always over engineer our packages for the best possible performance, Ted. Even with a short run of 7-feet, I would advise using 8-Gauge wiring like the Crutchfield CK8 in the link below with the powerful AudioControl ACM-1.300 ACM. We do not want to starve the amp for juice when it needs it most during heavy usage or large bass. The Crutchfield kit is extra length, but you get a discount when paired together with your amp! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_007CK8/Crutchfield-CK8.html
bo  Aug 02, 2023 (Staff)
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How would I connect one 2 ohm single voice coil subwoofer to this amp?
fantom  May 03, 2023
1 answer
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If you're only connecting one sub, then you'll only use one set of the positive/negative terminals on the amplifier. The other two terminals would be left unconnected.
zachary  May 03, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Will this work with a single Voice coil -4 ohm JL Audio 10w1v2?
damien  Feb 24, 2023
1 answer
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Yes that amplifier would be compatible with that JL audio subwoofer.
arielle  Feb 24, 2023 (Staff)
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Hello. Are you able to wire this amp to a vehicle's single subwoofer output? The input on the amp is to sum left and right signals as it is stated. Can you just use one input? (10th gen Honda accord Touring)
cooper  Feb 22, 2023
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It would be ideal to use both inputs and simply use additional wire to split the signal coming from the factory subwoofer wires.
zachary  Feb 23, 2023 (Staff)
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Hello, I am hoping to use this amplifier with a shallow mount 2 Voice Coil JBL sub. Each voice coil is rated 2 ohm. The DVC would be wired in series for a 4 ohm load on the amplifier. - Which outputs do I use off this amp? Do I use the Left and Right of one of the channels or the Left of one channel and the Right of the other? The instructions do not address this situation.
torr42  Dec 27, 2022
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Greetings Torr42,a nd thank you for your question. The AudioControl ACM-1.300 is a single channel amp. It has two sets of terminals for the individual wanting to connect two subwoofer boxes. Most single channel amps are like that now. Just use either sides +/-, not both sides.
hogan  Dec 27, 2022 (Staff)
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I have a 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring, It has the twelve speaker audio system in it. I want to replace the factory sub with something better. Can I use this amp using the speaker wire running to the stock sub even though its powered from the factory amp?
lawrence  Dec 06, 2022
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Greetings Deno172, and thank you for your question. Most Audio Control amps can take a 40 volt or 400 watt signal in via speaker level. The ACM-1.300 included, so its safe for you to run in your amplified signal off your factory sub.
hogan  Dec 06, 2022 (Staff)
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Hi there. I'm pairing this with a JL Audio stealthbox for my 2019 Tahoe - Item #: 13694644. Do I need the PAC APSUB Interface to go with it? I want to make sure that there are no changes to any of the OEM features.
albert  Oct 26, 2022
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We will need more information about your specific 2019 Tahoe in order to answer this question. Please reach out to use via chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
zachary  Oct 27, 2022 (Staff)
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Will this work with jl audio stealtibox subwoofer?
alvin  Oct 03, 2022
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Depending on which specific JL Stealthbox Alvin, maybe! Specifically the JL Single 10" for the 2018 Taco this is a pretty good match. That specific Stealthbox has a 400 RMS max wattage, and this little Audiocontrol beast delivers 300 watts at 2 ohms. In my book this is right in the sweet spot, and will provide great bass. If you are looking for maximum possible performance you would want to hit that 400 watt mark RMS wise with your mono sub amp, but if you just want nice clean and musical bass this would be a solid call Alvin.
bo  Oct 04, 2022 (Staff)
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I am only driving one sub. Can I use both outputs on the same sub and does that offer me any advantage?
robert  Oct 16, 2021
2 answers
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I am driving only one subwoofer at 2omhs with a single output. I understand from the user manual that you can use both outputs both you need to run two subwoofer.
jose  Oct 17, 2021
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A mono block amplifier has only 1 channel and cannot be bridged. The 2 outputs of a mono block amplifier are there to easily connect multiple subwoofers
jason  Oct 16, 2021
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I am only driving one sub. Can I use both outputs on the same sub and does that offer me any advantage to do so?
robert  Oct 16, 2021
1 answer
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The speaker outputs are wired in parallel to the one channel in this amp. They are there to help make it easier to wire 2 subs to the amp. There is no reason to use both on one subwoofer.
jason  Oct 19, 2021 (Staff)
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Will this amp be good enough for one JL 10TW3 D4? Thank you, John
j  Feb 18, 2021
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I believe so, that is what I am using it for. Amp dynos at about 350rms at 2ohm load.
john  Mar 04, 2021
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best 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 amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
kristina  Mar 04, 2021 (Staff)
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How long does it take after the signal stops for the amp to turn off? What is *after a short time*..?
william  Feb 15, 2021
1 answer
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From ignition off to on is about 7 seconds (light on amp fully illuminated). From ignition on to off is about 2 seconds (power light on amp slowly fades to black). Maybe for everyone the time to start and stop varies. That could be why they don't give a specific time amount.
sam  Feb 15, 2021
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will this amp accept a balanced input signal from a factory system?
nickolaus  Apr 08, 2018
1 answer
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This amp is designed to take unbalances signals from a radio. It can take both preamp and speaker level signals of this type My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
jason  Apr 24, 2018 (Staff)
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