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5500W Max, Class D Monoblock Gothic Series Amplifier

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  • Gothic Series Class D Monoblock Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 1700 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 2500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 3200 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 5500 watts
  • MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power indicators
  • Bass Boost (0-18 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • 180 Degree phase shift
  • Pulse width modulation circuitry
  • Mono channel operation
  • Bridged Synchronization (strap amps together to double power)
  • Preamp RCA outputs
  • 3-Way system protection circuitry (short, thermal and overload)
  • Gunmetal gray anodized finish with chrome accents
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink
  • RCA level inputs
  • Screw terminals
  • Low level inputs (200mV-8V)
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic Filter (12 dB at 20-50 Hz)
  • Frequency response: 15-150 Hz
  • Dimensions: 19-1/8"L x 10-5/8"W x 3"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.
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

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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.
1700 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 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.
2500 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 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.
3200 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. 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.
5500 watts x 1 channels

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 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.

5500 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.

3200 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.
1 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.
.5%
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 - 200 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
20 - 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.
100 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 - 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.
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
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
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
65%
4 Star
18%
3 Star
6%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
6%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.4
Features
4.1
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4.5
Usability
4.6

D813

Tampa FL

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good for a week

March 10, 2012

I had this amp for about a week and it banged no doubt. It was nuts but its like a disposable camera you buy use it for a short time take awesome pictures and throw it away. I've read online the clamp test of this amp at 15 volts is roughly 1650 rms at 1ohm at those ratings id get a CEA compliant amp such as Hifonics. I bought a Brutus BRZ1700.1D which is guaranteed 1700 rms at 14.4v. Cost about the same. lets look at this in-perspective you can get true ratings guaranteed from hifonics or you can get the power acoustik amp which gives you the social wow factor "hey dude i got 5500 watts its crazy" but really its no where near that and is not very durable at least at 1ohm. I am still waiting for my new amp in the mail. Ill keep you posted, hope this helps in your decision i say save the hassle of shipping this amp back and get Hifonics (however power acoustik mofo's are great product probably the only good item from this company).

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ddhobbz

daytona beach, fl

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Awesome!!!

January 5, 2012

Great amp. Lots of power. Ggood quality. Havent really put them to the ultimate test. Got it hooked up to two 800 watt dvc 12's with a tiny gauge power wire still beat the bajeezus out of em... highly recommend!!!

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KABOOM

glencoe, MN

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!!!!!!!GREAT BUY!!!!

December 9, 2011

2004 Chevy Trailblazer Straight 6. Stock ALT 150amps. Upgrade to 250 amp ALT. Power Acoustik OVN1-5500D and the amp itself is 200 amps so im still low 100 amps have had for almost a year now running 2 Power Acoustik P3-15W. Have both wired together to creat 2 ohms and i have it half way up on the amp. Works and sounds like a dream LOW DEEP BASS!!! PERFECT PRICE AND O YEAH ITS STACKABLE!

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sharma

Canada

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hmm..

September 24, 2011

Bought this amp to power 2 RF T2's but didnt really do me any good. like the last guy said, mine fell into protection within 2 weeks too. Had a good battery and everything but i guess it just didnt have the power to feed the twin beasts. Guess i'm going to be upgrading to something cea compliant. This one would be good enough to power anything but competition subs. Worked awesome for the two weeks i had it!!

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Ryan

omaha, nebraska

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Dont buy!!

April 4, 2011

I owned this amp for about a week maybe two weeks before it fell into protection mode. It was set up using an osciliscope so clipping wasn't a factor, I've got the big 3 done, h/o alternator, 0 gauge wiring all around, plus two extra batteries so I know it wasn't from low voltage and I never saw it go as low as 13v flat. I tried getting it replaced and was just given the run around. Bottom line is if you want an amp that will put out what this amp claims to put out buy something else cause this amp won't do it and it's just junk! I will never this brand again!

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Mike

CO

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LOTS OF POWER!!!

January 16, 2011

I have this amp powering two Mofo 15's and it pounds. I get clear deep bass with the bass nob 1/4 the way up! Easy to hook up and I am very pleased.

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E

Ludowici, GA

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NIce Power For The Bread

January 9, 2011

I got this amp pushin out 2500w at 2 ohms on two mofo 15's and a Kinetik battery 1400amps in my trunk and this amp is getting everything it needs. I can play it all for a long time with it maxed out and it will only get warm. Good amp and I would highly recommend if you just want good sound and even if you want to beat the block down.

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Vince

Detroit, MI

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Great Working

December 21, 2010

I have been running this amp at .3 ohms even though its only rated for 1 ohm and higher, its been running like that for about 1 year now with no problems. Pros: Can be used with 0 gauge wire, sounds very clean yet powerful at the same time, and built to last long. Cons: The REMOTE bass gain knob only gains up to half way, passed that point it does nothing. ( This is different then the Gain on the amp itself. )

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Colton

Abilene tx

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Great amp! Great price!

September 10, 2010

I bought this amp from dealer cost car audio and I sent it in for warranty about a year ago and still haven't gotten it back! I called Armen at sonic electronics and he had heard the same story numerous times and helped me out tremendously! This amp is great! Awesome BANG for your buck! I have one of these on two l7 15s and they hit like a champ!

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CT tha god

gulfport, ms

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Bass

August 30, 2010

This amp is amazing! I have it pushing 3 L7 15's and it pounds! Never gets hot so that's not a problem cause mines is under a seat flush with the carpet. Good but rather cheap and it can take one hell of a beating.

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crucial24

Cayman Islands

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Good Amp

June 17, 2010

Bought this because of the price at the time. So far cannot complain its pushing 2 dual 1ohm kicker solo x subs and it doing a good job so far. I really cant turn up the bass for too long if I am driving the steering wheel shakes, rearview mirrors dances and the works...

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bass junky

victoria tx

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good bang for the bucks

February 9, 2010

i have 8, yes 8 of these bad boys hooked up to 8 hcca 12" 2 subs @ 1 ohm . they are getting the full 3200 rms per sub in a wall in my 2003 dodge 1 ton thats over 25,000 rms the wall was tricky to build. the box, 1.5 per sub ported and tuned to 29 hz. these amps r awesome the video is coming soon to you tube ive heard allot of amps in my day but this amp kicks if you hook it up right with enough power i turned the radio up to volume 6 and it already was hard to breath sitting in the truck so if u want good bang for the bucks buy this amps

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Robert

Norway

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god amp

January 13, 2010

I've probably had it for about 8 months, and am very pleased. I used a Rockford Fosgate Punch P1200.2 on my Mofo-12 before. to say it was a change with OVN1-5500D player dobelt so good now. F. ... Rockford!

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Parkermite

Abbeville, al

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Great Choice

December 23, 2009

I have had this amp for 6+ months. I ran it to two 12w7s which I also bought from this site. It has ran perfect and I have had no problems. My car is the loudest one in the city. I give it two thumbs up

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La'Marr

oakland,ca

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like MC Donalds im lovin it

August 17, 2009

let me tell u i put this beast on 4 fubar 12 by pa they are 1800 watts max 800 watts rms and let me tell you this amp pushes them on point, im only running my amp at 2ohms and im shutting stuff down, what we say in Oakland CA "CLAPIN". I love this set up and would rec this amp to anyone who wants bang for their buck this amp does the full sound like a i gotta band in my trunk.

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DONKEY NOSE

PLAQUEMINE

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MONSTER

May 17, 2009

I HAVE THIS AMP ON TWO JLW6 12'S IN A PORTED BOX AND I TELL YOU WHAT. WOW. YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE THIS THING PUTS OUT. TRUST ME YOUU GET YOUR MONEYS WORTH OUT OF THIS AMP

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KL

PLAQUEMINE

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PERFECT IF YOU WANT TO SLAP HARD

May 17, 2009

THIS AMP IS A MAN AMONGST BOYS. I HAVE TWO OF THESE ON 6 PIONEER CHAMPIONSHIP PRO SERIES TWELVES AND I PROMISE YOU IT BANGS. I WAS ON JBL HARD UNTIL MY COUSIN GOT A PA3000D ON 4 JLW3'S AND IT CHANGED MY LIFE. I HAVE LOST MY TRUNK EMBLEM, CRACKED MY GAS TANK AND WORKING ON MY SECOND WINDSHIELD. NOW JUST ABOUT EVERYONE I KNOW HAS ONE OF THESE GANGSTERS NOW. YOU GET YOUR BANG FOR LOW BUCKS TRUST ME. IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF

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

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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.

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Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

OVN1-5500D

UPC

709483031234

Weight

18.00lbs

Internal SKU

ovn15500d

Internal Product ID

17529

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 OVN1-5500D