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Power Acoustik BAMF-1600/4

1600W 4-Channel Class A/B BAMF Series Amplifier

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Power Acoustik's BAMF amplifier series is the perfect amplifier for those that are looking for quality performance, while wanting to save some cash. Each amplifier in the BAMF series feature a die-cast aluminum heat sink that dissipates heat from three sides of the amplifier. For convenience, all the connections and control functions can be found on one side of the amplifier.
  • 1600W Max 4-Channel BAMF Series Class AB Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 150 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 180 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 360 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output: 1600 watts
  • MOSFET power supply
  • Power and Protection LED power indicators
  • Adjustable Tuned Bass EQ (0-12 dB bass boost)
  • PWM Circuitry
  • Full Selectable Crossover (HI,Full,Low)
  • Three-way protection circuit
  • 2-Ohm Stable stereo
  • Tri-mode capable
  • System Distress Indicator
  • Die-cast aluminum heat sink designed for massive heat dissipation from three sides of the amplifier
  • Platinum RCA level inputs
  • Platinum screw terminals
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-250 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 97 dB
  • Frequency response: 10-30,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 13-3/4"L x 8-1/4"W x 2-1/8"H
  • 4 gauge power and ground wiring is required and recommended for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Power Acoustik BAMF1600/4D)

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.

150 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.

180 watts x 4 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.

Not Stable
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.

360 watts x 2 channels

Amplifier Specifications

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.
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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.

1600 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.

720 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.
1%
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)
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.

50 - 500 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
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
15 - 50 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.
97 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.
25A x 2 
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

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
33%
4 Star
28%
3 Star
6%
2 Star
28%
1 Star
6%

Average Attribution Rating

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3.3
Value
4.4
Features
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4.2
Usability
4.6

jordan

chesterton IN

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good for the price

March 1, 2010

this amp was great!! it defiantly made my stereo come to life. my system got surged though and ever sense then i have all kinds of stuff going wrong. i bought a second one of these to replace the first one because i was getting a bad interference later i found out it was the head unit that was causing it. after i bought a new head unit from about a week after installing it this amp got fried it was going between the green led that states its on to the red witch means its in protection so i thought it was just a bad on out of the bunch well i installed the second bamf 1600/4 i had and a week later the same thing happened to it. witch makes me think it was a bad head unit so i took it back. its weird i never had problems until i bought the new head unit. this amp made my speaker sound so clean and so loud.

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Toplait

Clinton, MO

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My BAMF AMP

September 17, 2013

Used it to power my door speakers. Soon as I got the amp and hooked it up channel 3 did not work. The next day on my way home from work it over heated and went into protective mode....Fried the amp in less then 40 miles of traveling.....at half gain.

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Ben G

Vienna, VA

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Sleek, quality, good price

December 11, 2011

I bought this for my Toyota Celica. I have it rigged up with an Alpine Type-R speaker system and sub. The amp puts more than enough power to my Alpine Type-R 10" sub and plays extremely clearly. The sub plays nice up to about 800 watts, and the amp puts power to the sub nicely up to around 1200 watts, so it is more than enough power for a very nice subwoofer. The amp looks very nice and performs very well. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to power a high quality sub.

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SubSonic

Austin, TX

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BAMF-1600/4

July 27, 2011

I have 2 of these amplifiers. Power and ground are 2 ga. on both setups One is running a set of Kicker mids/highs, and a pair of 12" Kicker subs. Sounds awesome... 2000 Chevy Z71 extended cab The other 1600/4 was repurposed as a sub amp in my car out of necessity. It is running a Audiobahn DVC 2ohm Titanum cone ultra high excursion woofer. It is running bridged 1/2 and bridged 3/4 mode, LPF set at 65hz.... 50% bass boost. SPL is high enough to force the trunk to open on just bass alone...2008 Jetta sedan... These amps put out some raw power if you feed them properly. The SQ is really good for an inexpensive amp, but they are definitely not cheaply made by any standard. I would recommend this product! Just make sure you have enough cooling for the amp if you are going to take it down past 4 ohm.

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Adrian

Tamarac, FL

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Don't buy

May 9, 2011

All I can say is....internal error! Pos when it worked, for the whole month it did, it was great. Couldn't s in my car for too long at full volume. Then all of a sudden....trunk space filler!

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Aaron

Charleston, SC

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Amp that could've been(part2)

January 18, 2011

Owned for 10months+ Cont'd from 1st review: It took PowerAcoustik(which is previously or owned by Soundstorm) about 2 weeks of back & forth with their support about the issue i was having. All together, it took about a WHOLE month to get my amp back. I had to pay $20 shipping & another $20 to them to send me back my amp. The only thing good is that they did send me a Brand new amp. Haven't hooked it up, yet. I deeply concerned about the other amp I bought from the same maker & line. Issue: the protection light & power light will blink intermittently.

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H@ns206

French Polynesia

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Great Product!

December 6, 2010

This amp is great, it pushes my doors 6.5" speakers and my 6.5 midbass drivers in custom-made box. The coolest thing is that it doesn't even get hot (thanx to the shape of the amp ), just a little bit warm and it does what it's supposed to, and for the price, I recommend this product, great buy from Sonic Electronix!

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Aaron

charleston, SC

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Amp that could've been

December 3, 2010

Pros: 1) Good price 2) Plastic top part, reason for having the "heat sink" feature 3) Fairly small size amp for 4ch Cons: 1) Speaker/power terminal; must insert cable at an difficult upward angle 2) Amount of sound is not loud enough(cheap price, go figure) 3) Mine died at 6-7months of use(at 75% power output & only use twice a week, not blasting the music) Conclusion: DON'T BUY unless you get an extended warranty. On the PA manual, it states: If not installed by certified installer, warranty valid for only 6 MONTHS...WTF. I'm submitting a RMA request, we'll see what kind of service I'll be dealing with. Lucky for me, I bought an extended warranty. I will right a follow up review with the RMA & how long the process took. Buy this product at your risk, hope this review is helpful.

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ABDUL

Virgin Islands (British)

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good amp

November 22, 2010

I ordered this amp because of the ( RMS ) and the price , I was not sure it would play clean at a loud volume pushing my four alpine 5"x7" type S series, but I am sure now it's a very good amp for the price and I will recommend to any one sweeeeeeeet.

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Shelby

Fulton, MO

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Great sound, but didn't last long

November 14, 2010

During the 4 months or so that this amp lasted, it sounded and worked great, then suddenly quit working. All it would do is flash between the power and protection modes, which someone told me was an internal error. Thus I set out to try and reset the internal memory because the warranty was terrible, 90 days because it wasn't installed by a "professional". There's no memory reset switch on it, so to me, it's now junk. I wouldn't recommend this amp to anyone unless they need lots of power that quickly dies out.

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Chris

lake ronkonkoma, NY

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Not the best amp I've used

October 26, 2010

After installing this amp it blew 2 of my crossovers, so i checked it with a multimeter. I found that the brand new amp was putting out dc voltage and causing my crossovers to explode.

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Kris

Canada

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Good for an everyday amp

October 19, 2010

Have been using it 6 months no issues, works perfect every time. Pushing 1 w3, going to add one more!

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Freddy

Fresno Ca

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Best Bamf for your money

September 17, 2010

I found Power Acoustik a couple years ago, Specs were good so I tried them. Now thats all I buy, Value for your dollar, something everybody needs in this economy. Try them, you wont be disappointed either

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Tyler

Iron Station, NC

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Awesome Amp

May 24, 2010

This amp was great for the short time I used it for about nothing. I still have it in the closet for backup. It has great options and puts out plenty of power for any speakers and it won't take up much space. I definitely recommend it if you can't afford much.

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nick

mo

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sucks

January 11, 2010

lasted 6 months running 4 alpine type r components. worked great but quit working, there was an internal error. If I would have bought it from sonic it would be covered under warranty

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Alexander

Ooltewah, TN

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1600

August 9, 2009

more power than i would ever use, but deffinately would not choose one with less with all the sound and power options this amp gives you it makes it so you can really tune in to the exact sound and power you want.

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Xplosive

New york, NY

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Awesome amp

August 6, 2009

I recently purchased this amp and i couldnt be any happier. my voice speakers sound great, my system is the loudest and better sounding without breaking my bank. i've owned top name amps before that cost twice as much but now im a power acoustik fan. i would really recommend this product for anybody who wants a powerfull and detailed amp.

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Josh

Colorado Springs, CO

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Plenty of Power

June 4, 2009

This amp is more than enough to power my 4 6.5" Alpine Type R speakers. definitely worth the money, my system sounds incredible now :D

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Accessory Tools and Products

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NVX XKIT44 4-Gauge 4-Channel Wiring Kit

4-Channel 100% OFC Complete True 4 Gauge Amp Kit with RCA Cables and Speaker Wire

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T-Spec V8-4DAK 4-Channel 4-Gauge Wiring Kit

Get everything you need to hook up your new amplifier!

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NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

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

Your Price $79.99

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 $149.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

Universal Remote Level Bass Control

Controls bass level and frequency via RCA/Interconnect connectors on any amp.

Your Price $7.99

Small Universal Remote Level Bass Control

The Scosche RLC is a smaller universal bass remote that connects via RCA inputs.

Your Price $11.99

StreetWires FB4

4 AWG / 4 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

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Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

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StreetWires ZN9 Series Interconnect Cable

16.4 ft. of 4-Channel RCA Cable with Rhodium-plated contacts and ZeroNoise construction for clear signal transfer!

Your Price $99.95

NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

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

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NVX XWS1250 Speaker Wire

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

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NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

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Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $14.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $12.99

SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector

Set the gain of an audio amplifier quickly and accurately

Your Price $149.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High Frequency Test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BAMF-1600/4

UPC

709483028609

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

bamf16004

Internal Product ID

14909

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: Power Acoustik BAMF-1600/4