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Power Reference PR Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier

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  • Power Reference Series Class D Monoblock Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 600 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
  • Remote bass level input (remote level control sold separately)
  • LED power and protection indicators
  • Tuned Bass EQ (0-18 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Preamp RCA outputs
  • Internal cooling-fan
  • RCA level inputs
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-350 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic Filter (20-50 Hz)
  • Frequency response: 10-400 Hz
  • Dimensions: 12.6"L x 10"W x 2.3"H
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

Memphis 16-PR1.1000 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Memphis 16-PRD1000.1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Memphis 16-PR1.1000)

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

RMS Power @ 4 ohms

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

300 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

600 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 1 ohm, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

1000 watts x 1 channels

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

RMS Power @ 4 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 1 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent or low bass hit. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. This is the peak power output for the amplifier's 5th channel.

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Series
This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

D
Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
1 - Mono
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

1000 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
4 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
THD at Rated RMS Power
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
0.75%
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
No
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
1 pair
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

50 - 350 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
20 - 50 Hz
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 18 dB
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
Yes
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
30A x 4 
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

No
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
93%
4 Star
7%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
5.0
Tevin

Longs sc

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More then amazing

April 19, 2014

I've had this amp for 3yrs and no problems yet it went beast on every sub I put on it and my rf p3d4 15s loved it. Now I'm going to put it on a l7 15 and see how it slams in my new car

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crunchy1991

Effingham, illinois

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Best Amp I have ever seen.

April 29, 2012

So this is kind of late, seeing that this amp has been discontinued and you can no longer buy this model, but I love talking this one up that much. I use to work at a memphis audio authorized dealer and this is the amp that we used more than anything else. For the amount of value you get out of this amp you can't find a single 1000w monoblock that compares. Memphis is known to throw more than expected with their products and this amp is one to prove that this company doesn't take short cuts. I ran this on a single mojo 12, multiple sets of memphis PR series woofers, two C3 series woofers, and countless other setups that wired to one ohm and this amp pushed anything I threw at it without breaking a sweat. I HIGHLY recommend if you have a local dealer still sitting on one of these, or if you can find one online somewhere BUY IT, because this is a solid amp well worth the money. Also it looks great and easy to wire up.

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matthew

Las Vegas

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the best

April 4, 2012

This amp is my fave! I have it hooked up to the 12" memphis mojo and 3 12" kicker cvrs. i love it!!! it has never got hot or shut off. i have had it for years and just this month its time for a new cooling fan

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foosa

settle wa

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amazing power

December 24, 2010

i would recommend this amp. i have an Audiobahn immortal 12 down to .5 ohms and it hits hard and the amp is only half up. its stable at .5 ohms and thats hard to find. im over 140db wit hit. its an amazing amp for the money

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Dazz

Temecula

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Great Bang for the Buck

March 26, 2010

I have this pushing a single Alpine Type R 12" at 2ohm in tuned custom enclosure, full Memphis Power Reference Coax speakers in all doors powered by M Class 200W multi-channel, so my focus is SQ more than SPL. Gotta say this amp slams my sub perfectly at 600W. If I want to show off I have plenty of headroom to turn heads. Great value for the money

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Cam

Columbia, TN

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Very Good Amp

March 18, 2010

I have this amp running my L7 15" and was extremely surprised by the results! This amp has that L7 slamming way harder then i thought it would. Plus this amp has never ever even gotten close to getting hot once. Best amp i have owned

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Patrick

Groveland, Fl

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WOW! It's amazing.

December 31, 2009

Holy crap this amp is wild. It is the strongest and hardest hitting amp I have ever used. This thing also has the cleanest sound even when it is turned all the way up. The amp is under rated so you do not need to max anything out, It will push anything you got without a problem. I love this thing. I highly recommend this amp, you will be amazed at it raw clean power and also to boot this amp does not get hot so it will last.

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MemphisMan

Beecher City, Il

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The best 1000w amp out on the market!

August 6, 2009

this thing is no joke. it is so versatile and very user friendly. it has the same or even better quality than a more expensive kicker amp with features not found on other amps in its price range. i have had one since 2007 and never had a problem. iv pushed many different sub setups off this amp and im still in awe at how it performs. i even used it for an spl comp build i did with a 12'' mojo. pushed it to 146.9db in the kick panel. it is very under rated and at its very peak it can hit over 2000w which it wont be shy to do that. not to mention this thing is very stylish. the blue neon ring around the "M" logo looks awesome at night and the blue and gray is a great color combo!

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T

TX

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INSANE!!!

July 29, 2009

Got this amp 5 days ago and have it pushin 2 15s rated at 2000W a piece. Never heard so much bang. Recommend to anyone needin to push at least 1000W. Thinkin about addin 2 12s and another one of these amps.

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H

flint, michigan

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great amp

April 30, 2009

i have owned this amp over a year. i have it pushing two kenwood 12's rated 1500 watts a pieace it pushes them really well. if you want a amp that never get hot and cut off i really mean never cuts off i suggest go with memphis or kicker amps and sonic has both brands at reasonable prices. i have brought cheap brands before and was always disappointed just because the amp says it gives 2000 or more watts for 150 dollers doesn't mean it's proformes any where near your memphis or kicker amp at half the watts these amps give true watts be smart and research your next amp

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john

aiken, sc

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yea

December 22, 2008

this amp pushes out the strongest 1000 watts I've ever seen. i have it powering 1 FI Q 18 and this thing kicks. i love it, even giving out like 350 watts at 4 ohm it would make you think different, this is a very very solid amp i love it.

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Anthony

Ardmore, OK

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Very nice amp

July 3, 2008

This amp has a very good cooling fan to keep it cool even when you have the gain all the way up. I would play for 30min straight with the bass all the way up and the amp would barely get warm. The only problem is you could pay half the price and get a similar amp but it wouldn't have the durability of this amp compared to others. One extra thing I don't get is why some amps don't have fans. A fan would be nice in some cheaper amps.

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Brandon

McallenMcAllen, TX

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Trunk rattlin'

April 23, 2008

Got this amp on two 12" Premier Championship subs. Bangs tha sh%t outta my trunk! I'm fixin to buy 2 more subs and another 1.1000. I don't play!

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aaron

Monticello, AR

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October 5, 2007

this amp is wicked i have it pushing my 4 Memphis 12s the amp is set half way and it pushes the subs like crazy the sound is amazing. im hitting 152 on dash. people stair in amazement. get this amp you cant beat it for the price.

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Accessory Tools and Products

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Your Price $59.99

Kicker Big 3 Package 1/0 Gauge Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $151.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

StreetWires FB4

4 AWG / 4 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

StreetWires FB0

1/0 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

Your Price $17.99

NVX XIX25 X-Series RCA Interconnect Cable

16.4 ft. of 4-Channel X-Series RCA Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

Your Price $18.99

NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

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Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

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0.25 Meter (0.86 ft) Hyper-Flex RCA cable w/ Serpentine-Cut Nickel Plated Connectors

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

16-PR1.1000

UPC

702588118831

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

16pr11000

Internal Product ID

10349

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Memphis 16-PR1.1000