Tag: mono amp

Eclipse XA1200 Mono Amplifier


By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

When it comes to amps, you don’t want to skimp on power. Did you know that slightly over-powering your subwoofers is actually better than slightly under-powering them? With the Eclipse XA1200 mono amplifier, power will not be a problem. If you wire this amp at 4 ohms, it will produce an impressive 500 watts of RMS power. Better yet, at 2 ohms it can produce 600 watts of RMS power. The advanced MOSFET power supply ensures a steady flow of wattage will be fed into the subwoofer from the amplifier. This amp is also designed with the special ICEpower technology, which means that for its power, this amp requires less energy and space than the average amp.

The Eclipse XA-1200 includes a wired remote bass level control, a key user-friendly feature. The bass remote allows you to adjust the bass output without having to access the amp itself. You can boost the bass from 0-8 decibels. In terms of heat dissipation, its heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink allows you to push the XA1200 at the top output levels without overheating. While in action the amp’s blue led indicator lights up to signal that the power is flowing. This complements the black and silver finish.

With two 40A fuses and a built-in variable low-pass filter (40-500 Hz), this amp is well-equipped and will provide superior sound quality to your vehicle. Besides this amp, all you need is an amp wiring kit to install the missing piece to your great system. We recommend using a 4-gauge power and ground installation kit when it comes time to install your amp. And once you hook this amp up, you will be able to hear and feel the difference from the way your subs pound!

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Soundstream Di475.1 Monoblock Amplifier


By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

The award winning Soundstream brand has produced high performance car audio products for the past 20 years. The Soundstream box emblazoned with the familiar tarantula logo represents a quality brand name you can trust. The Di475.1 Class D mono amplifier continues the Soundstream tradition of great products at great prices. The high quality circuitry is designed with special fiber glass material to ensure that your amp will last a long time. When you think amps, you think power, and this amp will get your system bumping to the beat.

Because they provide power, car amplifiers are the lifeblood of your car audio system. Amplifiers usually have switches on their panel that allow you to adjust the bass as well as other sound settings. The Soundstream Di475.i also includes a bass remote, which makes it even easier to find a setting that will suit your ears. This “Extreme Bass Machine” generates power from its internal PWM MOSFET power supply. With power like that, you won’t be disappointed. This amp also offers multiple wiring options include RCA outputs and speaker level inputs. You can connect the Di475i amplifier to your system through either set of terminals.

At four ohms, the Di475i amplifier can provide 350 watts of power. If you want even more power, you can wire your subwoofer at 2 ohms, and the Di475i amp will produce 475 watts. This amp will generate enough bass to keep your system sounding great. It can generate plenty of power even though it is a relatively small amp. It produces a lot of power considering it weighs only 8 pounds. When it comes time to connect the amplifier to your subwoofer, you will need to use 8-gauge power and ground cables. Once it is installed, the power will flow to the amp and the LED power indicator will be illuminated. You are now ready to pump up the volume!