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Crunch P1500.1

1500W Max, PowerZone Series Monoblock Amplifier (P15001)

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  • PowerZone Series AB Monoblock Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 187.5 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 375 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 750 watts x 1 chan.
  • Dynamic (Peak) Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 375 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 750 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1500 watts x 1 chan.
  • MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power and protection indicators
  • Tuned Bass EQ (0-12 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Soft turn-on
  • Preamp RCA outputs
  • DC, short, thermal, overload protection circuitry
  • Illuminated Crunch badge to maximize the appearance of your amplifier
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-150 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic Filter (24 dB at 15-55 Hz)
  • Variable input level control: 0.2V-6.0V
  • Frequency response: 15-300Hz
  • Dimensions: 16.53"L x 10"W x 2.16"H
  • 1/0-gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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Crunch PZA1500.1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Crunch PZ1500.1)
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(previous model, replaced by Crunch PZA1500.1)
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(previous model, replaced by Crunch PZT1500.1)
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(previous model, replaced by Crunch P1500.1)

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.

187.5 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.

375 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.

750 watts x 1 channels
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 occurring. 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.

1500 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.

AB
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 Peak Power Output
The total peak power output is measured as the wattage per channel multiplied by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

It is measured during a brief musical burst, such as a sudden drum accent. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal.

The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

1500 watts
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.

750 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.
1/0 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
2 ohms
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.
0.10%
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.

40 - 150 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
15 - 55 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
95 dB
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 - 12 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.
Yes
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).
No
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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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
81%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
6%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.8
Features
4.5
Design
4.4
Usability
4.6
BASSman!

Cleveland

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lots of bang for the buck!

February 23, 2010

This is an amp that puts out plenty good power for the price! I got two 12 inch type r subs with 1 each of these bad boys on each sub at 1ohm and I must say this setup slams!!! Of course I used all 1/0 ga power cable and 8 ga sub wire! I had a total of 3 of these with one being in my wife's car now and she loves it! Great amp!

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reggie

richmond, VA

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Crunch P1500.1

February 22, 2010

i had this amp last it was nice put the rite power to my pioneers 12 sound good this amp will nail any 12 that 750-800 rms really good

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scornis

Grenada

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the power is crazy

February 11, 2010

i've owned this amp for over six months now and wow! it's crazy! i have it pushing 2 dual coil audio pipes 12" 1200 watts each and it hits really really hard, i tried to figure out why it is soo cheap and the only thing that i came up with is the fact that it is an AB amp. i must admit that it draws heavy current when it's running at 1 ohm! but at 2 ohms its fine! I'm guessing that this amp is a present to crunch and sonic's customers cuz there is no way that this amp is worth so little ($160)

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jstmeconman

idaho

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The best bang for your buck period

February 7, 2010

This is with out a doubt the best bang for your buck online. Find me a monoblock amp for under $200 that will produce this amount of power and u will find its impossible!!!!!!!!

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kushman

all over

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excellent monoblock for budget systems

December 20, 2009

I have this on 2 Infinity 1262w's and it rattles my car so hard! I don't have any bass boost on as it seems to clip pretty bad after ~10 o'clock. Anyone who says anything bad about this amp doesn't know jack about car audio. The guy who said it doesn't put out good lows just has crappy subs.

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Blue

Sac Town, CA

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Allright amp

November 13, 2009

I used this on 2 15's and it did pretty well. I dont think it has any sound quality whatsoever but it does put out a decent amount of power. Dont expect to get 1500 out of it unless you system is over 14 volts. It seems like sonic has lowered its prices on all their crunch amps. I wouldn't buy it again. Overheated many, many times at 1 ohm. Hate the cheap knobs too.

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Dillon Phelps

Eddyville, Kentucky

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GREAT!

November 11, 2009

This amp is the best amp for your money its incredible i have it hooked up to my 2 kicker cv12s and they POUND 5*++++

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ERIC

COLUMBUS OHIO

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VERY GOOD AMP!! FOR THE PRICE

November 5, 2009

OK I BEEN IN AUDIO FOR 10 YRS NOW..IVE OWNED ALMOST EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!! AND I DO MEAN EVERYTHING I GOT THIS AMP BRAND NEW IN THE BOX FROM A FRIEND ACTUALLY..(KILLER DEAL).. I WANTED TO GO WITH ALL MAXXSONICS EQUIPMENT IN MY NEW CAR... SO I HAVE THIS 1500.1 AND 2 OF THE HIFONICS "HIFI" SERIES 12S.. IN A CUSTOM BOX I MADE THATS 3.2 CUBE FOOT TUNED TO 38 HERTZ.. IT SOUNDS AMAZING FOR MID GRADE SUBS..EVERYONE THOUGHT CRUNCH AND HIFONICS WERE JUNK...WRONG!! MY BUDDY WHO HAS 2 KICKER CVR 12S..SAYS MY SUBS SOUND BETTER..ITS ALL IN THE BOX!!! BUT ANYWAYS THE 1500.1 IS A PERFECT MATCH FOR THESE SUBS..MAKES REALLY CLEAN CLEAR POWER..DOES GET A LITTLE WARM THO..GIVE IT AIR FLOW..AKA WINDOWS DOWN..IT WILL PLAY ALL DAY LONG..COULNT BE HAPPIER...I WOULD FOR SURE BUY THIS AMP FOR THE PRICE..I MEAN COME ON FOR A 1 OHM STABLE AMP THAT DOES 750 800 RMS @ 14.4 VOLTS FOR 150 BUKS..YES!!!!... IN SHORT GET THIS AMP

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dedoc

Saint Kitts And Nevis

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Not bad at all.

November 2, 2009

Had this amp for a few months and really kicked down the place. Didnt give me the real low bass lines but the kick and higher frequencies were excellent. Clipped out a few times but worked well after that until i replaced it with the boss... ALPINE.

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the man

ohigho

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excellent budget monoblock

October 7, 2009

I have had this since mid April and I have the volume cranked all of the time and it doesnt seem to get bothered. The amp does run a little on the warm side and will get pretty hot when run at full volume for over 30mins. I'm running it at 1 ohm, which is what it really seems to like and be designed for. I just changed the mounting location to the seatback and I fold it down into the cabin and it does run a little cooler. This delivers a very good bang for the buck from the power output and 1 ohm stability in relation to price.

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john

San Diego, CA

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Earth shaking

June 11, 2009

Great amp! This amp draws a lot of amperage so make sure the cables are connected very securely to the amp. After 6 months the connection for the positive cable became loose because we didn't tighten down the bolt that squeezes the cable. This caused a hot spot at that connection and the connector started to melt. This was not the amps fault. Check the cable connections every once in a while to make sure they are on really tight. You need a good connection to be able to carry 50 amps or more. A 1.0 ohm drop will make a 50 watt hot spot.

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LeLe

New York

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One of the best!!!

June 4, 2009

This amp is the best, it blow up my trunk with just one BRUTO this it is the thing!!!

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Loud and Proud

California

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Hard Hitting and Disturbing The Peace

April 22, 2009

I would just like to start off by saying "WOW" This Amp hits hard. I have it hooked up to "4" Cerwin Vega V-Max 102 subs and have gotten so many complaints for noise disturbance. It has my rear windshield flexin and my subs bumping with SPL. This amp will be a great addition to any system, from sound quality to Serious BASS. I bought it a month ago and it still won't quit on my four tens. They are rated at 500 RMS 1000 Max each. I don't have a need to buy another but I will anyways to see what my S10 can really do. You just have to have a professional wirring kit or this thing will melt the average. Even with my 4.5 Farad capacitor my lights dim so you should get a bigger one to run at full potential I have been known to set off car alarms and my Extended Cab windows are starting to fall off. I have also been pulled over for Noise complaints and reported many times.

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KB

toledo ohio

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crunch p1500.1

April 17, 2009

I have this amp hooked up to a Power Acoustik P2-12 and it beats pretty hard. The amp gets fairly warm at just under half gain. No distortion. It is very close to its power rating carrying 120amps of fuse protection. Good amp for the money.

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livin' loud

lakeland, fl

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awsome amp

February 1, 2009

i have two kicker cvrs and they hit so hard with this amp. i only have the amp barely turned up.

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Brandon

portland, OR

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July 11, 2008

this is am okay amp definitely has a good price but power is no where near 1500 so you have to take that into account

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

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

Stinger Gauge Reducer (0/1 AWG to 4 AWG)

Chrome gauge reducer allows 0/1 AWG cable to fit in 4 AWG inputs

Your Price $8.99

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

Your Price $39.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $12.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

P1500.1

UPC

806576215073

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

cru-p15001

Internal Product ID

11671

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: Crunch P1500.1