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Crunch P1800.4

1800W Max, PowerZone Series 4-Channel Amplifier

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  • PowerZone Series 4-Channel AB Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 112.5 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 225 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 450 watts x 2 chan.
  • Dynamic (Peak) Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 225 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 450 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 900 watts x 2 chan.
  • MOSFET power supply
  • LED power and protection indicators
  • Tuned Bass EQ (0-12 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Speaker-level inputs with soft turn-on
  • DC, short, thermal, overload protection
  • Illuminated CRUNCH logo
  • Variable high-pass filter (60-1200 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable input level control: 0.2V-5.0V
  • Frequency response: 30-1,200 Hz
  • Dimensions: 14.96"L x10"W x 2.16"H
  • 4-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

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.

112.5 watts x 4 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.

225 watts x 4 channels
Bridged RMS Power

Bridging refers to combining two channels on an amplifier to create one channel with double the voltage and an increased power output. A 2-channel amplifier will bridge down to 1-channel and a 4-channel amplifier can bridge to create 2-channels. An amplifier is most commonly bridged to drive a subwoofer.

Remember, once you bridge two channels down to one its final impedance will be 4 ohms unless otherwise specified. This rating lists the RMS power created once an amplifier is bridged.

450 watts x 2 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.

900 watts x 2 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.
4
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.

1800 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.

900 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.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
4 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.
0.05%
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.
Yes
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)
High-pass (HP)
Full (AP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
The high-pass crossover frequency can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable high-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies above the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies below 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.

60 - 1200 Hz
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.

30 - 250 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.
90 dB
Channel Separation
Also referred to as crosstalk. The amount of interference on one stereo channel caused by the leaking of the other stereo channel. The higher the rating in decibels (dB), the better the Channel Separation.
80 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.
No
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 2 
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.
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
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
70%
4 Star
10%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
4.6
Usability
4.0
PeePShow

Fred, VA

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Bad A$$ Amp

August 15, 2010

This Amp Is Nice . Works great i have it hooked to 6 1/2" alpines in the front and 4x6" infintys in the back and it sounds great!!!!! I would buy it again if i had too.

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Chris

Orlando, FL

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Very Bad Amp

March 14, 2010

Ive had this amp for a little over 2 weeks hooked up to 12 kicker ds650 and it has given me so many problems. It overheats after about 3-5 minutes of use and shuts off sound. Also it smokes a lot. Idk whether i received a bad amp or something but plz don't waste your money on this amp

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Blue

Sac Town, CA

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Not very good

November 13, 2009

There was no way this thing was putting out the power it said it was. And it didn't. Switched it out with another amp that was 125x2 and it blew the crunch out of the water. No sound quality or power. I bought it for $125 also. I hate the knobs too. Very cheap plastic and not thought out too well.

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wheelchair bandit

miami, florida

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good amp for mids

October 11, 2009

i told u that i have one of these and that i would let u know how it is, well i am well satisfied with this amp. it very clear and loud. for that reason i would tell u that this a good buy. It doesnt clip, it plays forever. i have four 8's on it and it sound so dang good.

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Bandit

Miami ,Florida

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for sure nice

September 24, 2009

my homeboy has this amp running two 8" and four 6" and it sound soooo dang on good. its very clear and very very very loud. it sound so good i went and brought me one and i will be hooking it up next week to two 8" & two 6" eminence. i will keep u informed. this is a great buy and a steal.

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allen

florida

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cool

May 24, 2009

i had this amp hooked to some infinities got fed up of the lack of noise from the 6x9 so i went out and bought 4 audiopipe 6 inch for my back dash rated 400 watts 200w rms and i actually am very proud of the performance of the amp. not only am i loud but i sound darn good.

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Shaun

Tampa, Fl

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Great Power

April 17, 2009

Crunch Amps are by far an amazing product for the price. I have used Crunch Amps in about 5 vehicles. If you want good, reliable power, with a nice clean base I would personally recommend Crunch Amps.

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yoyojoe

FLINT, MI

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Good Amp

March 21, 2009

Great amp..had it for about 6 months now. no problems with it, hits very hard on my 2 12" subs and x4 alpine speakers.

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JOE

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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CRUNCH QUALITY

March 13, 2009

I AM OLD, I AM NOT TEENAGER I AM 51, I have owned over 15 amps and I am an Electronic Engineer, I understand Mosfet, and power supplies, and Class AB amplifiers and switching a push - pull and output transistors. CRUNCH MAKES a High Quality product at a very reseanable price. Installed and tested it blew 5 amp fuses with ease
10 amp fuses went about the same time my ears lost hearing.

I bought the 4 Channel Amp because it had the abilty and power to
drive a Sub woofer and two midrange speakers.

MY Sub is a 4ohm 10" Infiintty subwoofer and it thumps very nicely with NO distortion from abrupt amplifier Clipping, the amp just kept running smoothly as sound level was increased.

My mids are 6 1/2" MB Quartz component Speakers and it drove them
precisely with NO audiable Harmonic Distortion

comparable amps - Orion, Pioneer, Alpine but all cost almost twice as much for same RMS Power per channel.

For the money and versatility CRUNCH makes a GREAT AMP!

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allen

florida

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sounds great

February 20, 2009

i had this amp hooked to a pair of 5.5inch alpine type s and 2 6x9 alpine type s after about 14 days playing it loud the alpines blew out the tweeter that's molded onto the speaker broke off which is amazing. so i went out and bought some higher power infinities and the sounds quality is now much more crisp and clean its sounds great and i have the infinities for 3 months now. this amp is great i also have a ground pounder 1500w running a memphis mojo m3 15inch which is a killer. this amp is great, cost effective and good sound/power

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

P1800.4

UPC

806576215042

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

cru-p18004

Internal Product ID

11754

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 P1800.4