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Phoenix Gold TLD22

8 Volt, 2-Channel Line Driver

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The Phoenix Gold Tantrum Series TLD22 line driver will enhance audio signal output from any factory or aftermarket head unit receiver. It will accept a signal from 1-5 volts and increase it up to over 8 volts. The result will be much better sound quality, unwanted distortion reduction, and a far improved dynamic range. Take advantage of the unit's 2 channel inputs and outputs, and prepare your audio system for a high quality 8 volt signal output!

The higher the preamp output voltage, the better signal to your amp and the louder your system will be able to go. It will also help offset the loss of voltage when driving multiple amplifiers from the same pre-amp output.

The higher signal level will also assist in eliminating unwanted noise from the vehicle into the audio system. For example, engine noise or whine that gets carried through the audio system will drop significantly or completely when the TLD22 is installed.

Don't be fooled by the low price. We bought over 1500 pieces from Phoenix Gold and it's one of the best line drivers on the market. They are one of the best companies in car audio and we've seen this line driver in both sound quality and SPL (loud) competitions. It's the best we carry and the lowest price... an awesome combination.

Key Features:

  • 8 Volt, 2-Channel Line Driver
  • Independent 2-channel connections
  • Frequency response: 15-20000 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.02%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 110dB
  • Input impedance: 100 Kohms
  • Output impedance: 30 ohms
  • Maximum input or output voltage: 8 volts RMS
  • Power source: 13.8 volts DC
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Line Driver Specifications

Max Output Level
The maximum level (in volts) of signal output. A higher level will increase the clarity and boost your signal.
8 volts
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.
Total Number of Inputs
This is the total number of input connections that go into the unit.
Total Number of Outputs
This is the total number of output connections that the unit will produce.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
15 - 20,000 Hz
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
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.
0.02%
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.
110 dB

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
81%
4 Star
16%
3 Star
3%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.8
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5.0
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4.4
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4.5
Usability
4.8
Tmac

Birmingham, Al.

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Great item

July 20, 2010

This line driver woke my sleeping subs up! My head unit has a weak sub output but you couldn't tell it does now I highly recommend this unit.

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John

Ca

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Decent

April 8, 2010

This thing really does wonders if you have low RCA voltage on your stereo..... I have a Sony headunit that puts out 2 volts and I installed this and was amazed how much more my bass was hitting I had to turn down the gain settings all the way down on my amp because it made my RCA voltage much more stronger and cleaner ..... Great product highly recommend

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CapCityTrapstar804

Richmond, VA

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A Great Buy

September 23, 2010

I was looking to increase the sound of my car audio system. I looked into this unit as well as a bass processor. I went with this and I have never looked back. The amount of output from this unit is great. It increased my system by leaps and bounds. I would recommend this product to anyone. And excellent shipping to me as usual form Sonic. A+ Will do business again. A great buy for the money.

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Vin

Placentia, CA

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Great product!

July 12, 2010

I bought this for a customer to boost up his headunit with 2v preouts. We instantly noticed a night an day difference with it installed behind the head unit. I really like the fact that it has dual gain pots under the cover, I was able to play with left/right amplitude and it improved the staging and center presence.
When properly installed and adjusted this will improve nearly any system.
Overall a great product from one of the pioneers of high quality car audio equipment.

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hispls

Cape Cod, MA

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Nice item, good value

May 11, 2010

Nice little line driver, solidly built and made in the USA. I don't particularly care for the style terminals but they're functional. Top pops off easily to adjust gains. The only real problem with this is there's no mounting holes or brackets so you'll have to get creative. Also keep the gains down unless you really need them up high. I had some overheating issues after swapping out head units to something with more output.

If your amp needs high voltage inputs this is a great piece to get it done with.

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leezand

Modesto CA

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Found Gold TLD22

April 30, 2010

I think most people use this in car system but use it for my home outside stereo.It takes my creative ZEN to three receiver inputs on a pass through wiring. It does it well at half the gain possible. Very clean Too. The best of Three products I have tried in this system.

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

LAS VEGAS , NEVAdA

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WORK AWESOME ...LOT OF POWER

March 27, 2010

I BOUGHT THIS 2 DAYS AGO AND INSTALLED IT YESTERDAY IT HAS LOTS OF POWER IF U OPEN THE BOX UP U CAN SEE IT HAS THE ADJUSTMENTS IN THE INSIDE I ONLY TURN IT 4 NOTCHES AND IT IS VERY LOUD I WAS SHAKING THE GARAGE DOOR ..AND ALL WINDOWS AT HOME ..... I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THIS IF U WANT LOUDER CLEANER BASS.....

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Luke

Minneapolis, MN

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Amazing

February 2, 2010

I had no idea this would work so well. I don't even have the adjustments at 50 percent and now my amp gain is at 10 percent compared to 60 percent. It helps with the power draw from my amp so my lights don't dim near as bad. This definitely clears up the bass and makes it louder. Be careful with the gain after this product!

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mike

asheboro n,c,

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great product

September 20, 2010

bought the phoenix gold tld22 because i was not able to get enough volume out of my sansa mp3,it was very easy to hook up between the mp3 and the amp,now it rocks.would highly recommend this product

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bassass

albany, GA

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made in usa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 11, 2010

This is a nice little unit. Well thought out and very usefull. It really helped clean up the signal to my bass amp. I was also able to lower the
input gain in turn made the amp run cooler and sound cleaner . Great unit for $20.00 delivered.

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Michael

Sterling Heights, MI

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The Best

March 14, 2010

Works awesome, converts 2 through 5 volt pre out and boosts them to 9 to 12 volts, awesome clean reception over long rcas like 7 or more feet wire i would recommend this product, cleans lots of distortion with clean power. Better on the whole system, the if you want to hook up ten amps it still keeps strong and clean signal. Very nice.

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Richard

Garden City, MI

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Nice unit

March 12, 2011

Was able to drive more signal into my stock subs when using an aftermarket radio. Worked great, didn't introduce any noise.

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kwillie

Getzville, New York

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Pre-amp for my iPod

September 15, 2010

I purchased the TLD22 to boost the output of my iPod on the way to a small car amplifier. They are together in a box, which is powered by the car battery. I use it as a portable, better than stock, car stereo that can be moved from car to car, friends' cars, etc. I did not want to have to include a head unit (in the box) to go between the iPod and the amp. It has worked perfectly, just as conceived. Since the gain controls on the TLD22 and on the amp are obscured by the box enclosure, I only have the iPod to control the volume. That would be the only design weakness of this project. But the TLD22 is a great little signal booster with an amazing price. I did this entire project for under $100, not including speakers. I use an old pair of Polk all weather patio speakers. Perfect for tailgating and car camping.

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Mario

South lake Tahoe ,ca

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Best purchase ever

August 11, 2010

It gave me more gain and excellent response to my competition sound system thank you very much.

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drew

cottonwood, Ca

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great

July 21, 2010

It is easy to use, and does what its supposed to.

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Timothy

Milwaukee, WI

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order this now!

August 17, 2010

I bought this because the volt from my in dash was low and i need to add some power, ... This thing is 100% GREAT!!! It made all my amps sound almost twice as loud no BS, this is a steal.

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Earl

Las Vegas, NV

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work very well

March 29, 2010

This product works very well....it made my subs 3x louder....set off all types of stock alarms....lol

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SKI-DOO

Norway

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Perfect

March 2, 2010

This product is really good if you are building a big car stereo.
For my car stereo it works great!!!!

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Mil

Irvington, NJ

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Phoenix gold tld22

December 30, 2009

it made my radio play louder then before would refer to friends

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samm

Trinidad and Tobago

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phoenix gold TLD22

December 10, 2009

this is a great item for the price, it made my system sound a whole lot better, this is great for head units which claim to have 2-5v pre out...Excellent item......no regrets

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Blake

Crysta, MN

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Great Product

July 9, 2009

I have a sony deck and it only has 0.1v pre out at listening volume. I have the tld22 tuned to 4.0 volts and i barely have to use my gain on the amp!

Makes the bass 10x cleaner!

I recommend a line driver in every one of my installs.

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BMW 540i

New Zealand

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Excellent Unit

May 7, 2009

I have used this unit to amplify the output from my Harman-Kardon Drive+Play Ipod dock, before it interfaces with my BMW factory headunit.
Without this unit, the volume was too low, but this unit installed easily and was able to be adjusted, so the volume matches other sources on the Headunit - Great! Recommended to all, seems to be a well constructed unit.

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Larry

Seattle, WA

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excellent product and does exactly what it's supposed to do

February 2, 2009

If you have a low output voltage from your deck (2.0 volts on my Alpine) then this is the way to go. A really cheap way to really boost your input into your amp. Increased my outputs several dB. I've been very pleased with the product.

The only slight negative on the product is you can't mount the thing because there aren't screw holes anywhere, so you have to tuck it away instead of displaying it.

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Blake

Crystal, MN

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WORKS GREAT!

January 17, 2009

I have a Sony deck that only outputs ~ 0.4v for the preouts and that made it so I had to turn the gain all the way up on the amp to reach the output desired. The Phoenix Gold TLD22 allowed me to have the gain set at only 1/4th of the way!

I tuned it to exactly 4v on each channel and I couldn't be happier!

Great product and a great price!

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Scott

Scottsdale, AZ

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Amazing Item, Value

June 5, 2010

I have used these personally in my audio shop for the last 2 years.
Customers who were looking to Ditch/Replace amps have been blown away EVERY TIME that a line driver of this quality has increased the output of there amp(s) due to the low preamp input from ANY DECK/LINE LEVEL CONVERTER.

This does NOT make the amp put out more power than it can.Simple explanation, aftermarket headunits still fail to provide enough true output voltage (due to weak preamps internally with a high resistance.)
These have a true High output PREAMP unlike anything available in a deck.

For example, Maxxsonics branded amps especially benefit as the input section needs a higher voltage input than any deck currently provides.

Simply, most amps can not be driven with enough deck input voltage without a line driver. And especially still have a CLEAN input signal.

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Nick

Bryan, Texas

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Great BUY!!!!

April 13, 2010

I would totally recommend this to anyone who is looking for more bass, without upgrading their components or someone like myself who has a system running off the stock headunit, which doesn't put out much signal voltage.

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Dan

Chicago

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Works great

October 18, 2009

this things works just like it says, definitely made my system hit harder, its just a little black box you can mount almost anywhere, nice solid housing, and very simple connections

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Aaron

Canada

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HOLY CRAP

July 13, 2009

I never thought that such a small box could do so much. For once, I had to turn the bass volume on my amp down from +15. It's currently sitting at +4 and I currently leave my sub volume on the head unit at 0. So, don't waste your money on a $300 line driver, get one of these and you will not be disappointed. Install was fairly straight forward too. Instead of putting it behind your head unit, fold down two of the four tabs that hold the driver together and then screw it onto your sub box. All in all though, not a waste of money.

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RAJ

Sioux Falls SD.

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good product

June 11, 2009

I have had the tld22 installed for about 3 months without any problems, I have owned a few phoenix gold products and they make some of the best equipment in car audio.

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Eric

Queensbury, NY

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great for the price

April 8, 2009

For the price, this is a great product, I was only getting 1.4V from my deck and adding this made it run a little better, the only downside is no way to control the how much power it puts out, and it's not easily mountable, mine's just hidden below the seat

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rsjerry

Ireland

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Fantastic Product

January 31, 2010

After fitting three amplifiers and a active eq to my car and not wanting to use a headunit , I needed something to increase the output from my Ipod to drive into the eq. This Phoenix Gold TLD22 did the trick.
I was able to get the exact level required.
Excellent Product.

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Phil

Citrus Heights, CA

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i read the reviews and still had no idea!

November 18, 2009

I read the reviews and was apprehensive at first because i already ran an eclipse 3100 that boasts the ability to push a 5v signal. I had good SQ sound with decent low end bass, but like most people addicted to car audio i wanted more......
i thought i would give this line driver a test, with its 8v output maybe i could get even more bass. I had no idea! this product rocks! MY bass is cleaner, tighter, and louder even at a lower volume. so weather your head unit pushes a 5 or .5V signal, rest assured this line driver will make a difference and improve your system's quality. straight forward design and connection makes this product an ease to install. WOW!

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Flemo

Trinidad and Tobago

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good product

September 7, 2009

this product works very good, i have gotten 100% percent improvement in the output of my amplifiers

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Andrew

Vermont

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Great

February 9, 2009

works great...takes the wimpy 2 volt preouts of my Alpine deck and cranks them up to 8 volts! Made my 1000 watt sub amp sound like its kicking out 3000!!!!

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Randy

Madison Heights VA

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Phoenix gold

January 31, 2009

I recommend this product to anyone who needs a little boost to preamp voltage or using a older deck.

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Nick

Fort Myers, FL

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Dramatic difference!

September 16, 2008

This driver makes a huge difference in the quality of sound! Makes any head unit sound great! Really makes a difference in the quality of the sound, and eliminates the whining caused by most noise sources. I would recommend this to anyone!

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Pulsar

Serbia

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Best price.

September 2, 2009

I have used this unit to amplify subwoofer output from carputer to amplifier and this unit does the job, but don`t increase signal too much or you can loose SQ. Great product for really low price. Fantastic customer service and fast shipping to Europe.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TLD22

UPC

083713059312

Weight

1.01lbs

Internal SKU

tld22

Internal Product ID

13857

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: Phoenix Gold TLD22