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Autotek AT1000 (AT-1000)

1000W, 2-Channel Super Sport AT Series Car Amplifier

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General Features:
  • Super Sport AT 2-Channel Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • Dynamic (Max) Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 250 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
  • Total Max power output: 1000 watts
  • Twin coil MOSFET auto step power supply
  • LED power and protect indicators
  • Bass Boost/EQ (0-12 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • 2/1 channel operation
  • Speaker-level inputs with signal sensing for automatic turn-on
  • Preamp RCA outputs
  • Pro-Fi MOSFET outputs
  • 4-Way System Protection circuitry (DC, thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Soft start turn-on
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Silver-plated RCA level inputs
  • Silver-plated screw terminals
  • Variable high-pass filter (60-1,200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Damping Factor: >200
  • Frequency response: 30-1200 Hz
  • Dimensions: 9-7/8"L x 10-1/16"W x 2-1/16"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

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.

500 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.
2
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.

1000 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 - with included adapter
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 - 1,200 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.

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.
95 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.
70 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.
2A x 30 
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
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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.5
Value
5.0
Features
4.7
Design
4.5
Usability
4.8
Big Dave

La Jara, Colorado

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Awsome quality!!!!!!!

June 1, 2013

The dude on top must have had gains and bass levels all the way up and thats why his blew in the first year. Anyway have had mine for two years now and its still bumpin. Only overheated once but when its 98 degrees outside its hard to keep an amp cool. Have them hooked up to a set of JL Audios. Why not get a JL Audio amp? Well i aint got no extra $500 to spend. The quality of this amp is just tremendous. This is an amp that should be priced higher than it is but for the price there isn't anything that can beat it. The only true down fal is the the power and ground terminals won't fit 4 gauge wire unless you split it.

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bmxfreekonwheelz1

Oklahoma City, OK

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Buy cheap, buy every week...

December 9, 2012

Blew this amp within a year. Very disappointed with the built-in crossover. Sounded amazing before it blew the internals.

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jb

Corbin, KY

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SUPER AMP / SUPERB SOUND

January 1, 2011

I bought this amp for my 16 yr. old son. This thing is connected to two 12 inch Audiobahn Dubs with dual voice coils. The amp is set at 4 ohms and my son is sooo happy. This thing sounds amazing and hits so hard with no distortion. I think the subs are rated at 700 watts RMS each. I know the amp is not putting out that much power but what it does put out is crisp and clean. We have only used them for a few weeks now but if it will last-it is unbeatable for the money.

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DesiKraus

Illinois

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Awesome!

November 28, 2010

I bought this amp and have been nothing but extremely happy with it. I am pushing two 12 Pioneer TS1000's and they hit incredibly hard. The amp gets warm but never overheats which is awesome. I would highly recommend this amp to anyone because it is cheap and amazing. Worth way more than the $80 I paid for it. All I can say is that this product is AMAZING and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Jon

RI

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Great value, great buy

September 30, 2010

The amp is in good working order as if i bought it yesterday. I needed an amp that would be powerful enough but not to big or to small for my crew cab truck. The amp powers 2 10" subs and the Autotek AT1000 (AT-1000) is more than enough. The sound is amazing and i recommend the Autotek AT1000 (AT-1000) to anyone who is looking to buy it.

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Boxwell

middletown oh

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GREAT AMP

May 21, 2010

This is a great amp for the price i got it hooked to 2 JL 1v2s and a kicker L7 and boy do they slam!
Only prob is that it barley fits 4g wire.

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peler

Angleton,TX

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autotek AT1000

April 18, 2010

I bought this amp 6 months ago I hooked up my jl audio 12w3 to it and they bang and hit harder than any amp i had hooked up if your looking for an amp the autotek amp is for you

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Juan

Miami, Florida

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autotek at1000

April 12, 2010

What can i say about the Autotek besides another great product. I'm currently pushing to pioneer 12s and shaking the car to pieces literally. I definitely would recommend this amp to everyone who is looking for fairly priced and deliver good power.

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Luigi

Louisville, KY

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great budget amp

April 2, 2010

I have this powering 2 Hifonics 12-inch subs at 2-ohms. They hit very hard with this amp and I don't have it bridged. I would recommend this amp to anyone on a budget.

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Keaton

Longview TX

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Pretty good

March 23, 2010

Its worth your money got it and like enjoy it.

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Mikey

Indy, IN

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nice

October 19, 2009

I got 2 of these pushin 2 lanzer vibes in a ported box.... an its a match made in heaven..... can hear me commin from 500 foot away .... amps are flawless... so are the lanzar vibes..... had the set up for 4 months now...

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tom

everett wa

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great buy

October 11, 2009

love it it has my two 10' jbl gt5 subs rocking my car , the only problem is you need a special connector if your hooking up 4 gauge wire to it .

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Tim

Roanoke AL

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amazing amp amazing price

May 31, 2009

This was my first ever amp about a year and a half ago and so far its been the one thats made my subs hit the hardest yet its very durable i've dropped it on concrete a few times while installing it and it still plays strong i had it powering 2 polk audio 12s at a 1ohm load! the amp never cut off tho it claims it isnt stable at 1ohm its was wired that way for 4 months and no problems it did get slightly warm but other than it it performed great I recommend to Any beginner or even the pros!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AT1000

Weight

9.00lbs

Internal SKU

at1000

Internal Product ID

18613

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: Autotek AT1000 (AT-1000)