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Sound Storm SSL F4.800

800W Force Series 4-Channel Amplifier with Bass Remote Level Control (SoundStorm F4800)

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  • Force Series 4-Channel Class A/B Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 85 watts x 4 chan.
  • Max power output: 800 watts
    • 2 ohms: 200 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 400 watts x 2 chan.
  • Bridgeable
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power/protect indicators
  • Protection (thermal, overload and speaker short)
  • Bass Boost (0-18 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • Tri mode operation
  • 2/1 channel operation
  • Line and speaker-level inputs
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink
  • Variable input gain control
  • Chrome-plated RCA level inputs
  • Chrome-plated screw terminals
  • Variable high-pass filter (200 Hz Fixed)
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-150 Hz)
  • Frequency response: 9-50,000 Hz
  • Damping Factor: 125
  • Dimensions: 11-1/8"L x 10"W x 2-7/16"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 Manufacturer's 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.

85 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.

200 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.

200 watts x 4 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.

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.

800 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.

400 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.
8 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.
.01%
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.
No
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.

200 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.

40 - 150 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.
103 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.
90 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
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
30A x 1 
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
78%
4 Star
11%
3 Star
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2 Star
11%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
3.9
Usability
4.8

Old Guy

Ohio

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Good 300 watt amp

January 16, 2014

I am using this amp to run all of my factory speakers on the front channels and a JBL GT-5 12 inch sub bridged on the rear channels. All speakers are performing well and the sub has more presence than I expected. There is no audible distortion with the gains set at a reasonable level. This is by no stretch of the imagination a 800 watt amp and I knew that when I bought it. It is a good 300 watt amp and nothing more.

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Justin

Canada

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Does the job

August 12, 2013

This amp gives a great bang for the buck. Currently powering 4 speakers from Rockford Fosgate's Power series and this amp makes them shine. Only problem was that the low pass filter setting doesn't seem to work and when it is activated there is no sound output at all, even though the speakers should be able to reproduce that low sound (although not necessarily well). Luckily, I don't need the low pass filter for my needs. Although I hope that I just received a defective amp. Overall, it does what I needed and exceeded my expectations.

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Brandon

Mount vernon, WA

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Sound storm amp

December 26, 2012

Is not a very good amp. You get what you pay for and even then there is much better quality avaliable. I used mine for four months and it slowly got worse and worse and it was just not good sound. The build quality is alright. Doesnt put out rated power at all. If you need a cheap amp to run some cheap speakers it's your guy

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Gaurav

Clemson, SC

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great for the money

September 3, 2012

This is a very good buy for the money. It produces good highs and especially good lows, and not that cheap BOOM BOOM sound. I recommend it to all who are looking for an economical way to get good sound.

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Zachary

Hanska, MN

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Great Amp!!!

February 13, 2012

This amp is amazing. Have it running a pair of SSL F396 6x9's and a pair of Kenwood KFC-4675c's 4x6's and man is it beautiful sound! It paired up well with the SSL speakers. I would highly recommend this amp!

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dan m

Bethlehem PA

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thanks

August 29, 2011

Love this amp it powers my infinity referance 8" sub 2 6-1/2" 3way speakers and 2 tweets

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Joe

NW PA

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Great for 2-ways! (not like that!!)

March 27, 2011

Picked up this amp for running my 6.5" 2-ways all around and it does an outstanding job! I originally had the speakers running only off of the head unit and once I put this in and fine-tuned it (was surprised at level of settings for an inexpensive amp) my mids and highs are screaming! I figure I'm giving about 80w rms to each speaker that is rated to handle 100 rms and the match up is great! Would recommend again simply for the cool run of the device and clarity it produces as compared to higher-end systems! Would buy again any day!!

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K-Car Driver

Leesburg, VA

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Excellent Amp

December 29, 2010

I purchased this amp to drive a pair of Boss 10" subs and a pair of Kicker 6x9s. I am very pleased with the quality and performance of the amp. It has plenty of power and produces great sound. There are also a lot of options to tune the installation (built-in crossovers, variable crossover frequency, bass-boost, and more). I especially like the remote sub-woofer level control. I have mounted this under the dash of my car and I can easily adjust the amount of sound coming through the subs to match the style of music. It also is a very nice-looking unit. The instructions were also very helpful, but be warned, this is not a trivial installation. I took plenty of time to figure out exactly how I would use the amp and spent a lot of time running the wiring and then testing different options to tune it right. But it came out great. I highly recommend.

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austin881

Boise, Idaho

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So far so good

March 11, 2010

I'm happy with this amp. Nothing to complain about. Does a nice job running my 4 speakers but it is a very versatile amp and could run subs or anything because there are adjustments and fine tuning all over this amp. High pass, low pass, you name it. Great price and I'm glad I bought it.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

F4.800

UPC

791489110822

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

f4800

Internal Product ID

17630

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: Sound Storm SSL F4.800