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Soundstream VGA 800.5 Van Gogh 5-Channel ( VGA800.5 )

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This item has been discontinued

  • 5-Channel Van Gogh Series
  • RUBI™ (Rapid-Use Branched Impulse) proprietary power supply topology
  • STACT™ (STabilized Apex Current Topology) Reduces power supply stress 50%
  • Trident™ amplifier protection topology
  • Ultra-Low ESR Capactiance Bank ensure rapid power delivery for dynamic peaks
  • Hawkins Bass Control™ Proprietary bass equalization topology
  • IDI™ (Intelligent Distress Indicator) gives visual indication of amplifier protection status
  • Harmonic Bass Alignment™ produces tighter, more accurate bass
  • Fully regularted MOSFET power supply
  • Triple Darlington Output Circuitry
  • BIP™ Bias Input Protection
  • Rail Stabilization Protection Circuitry
  • Bi-linear selectable two-way crossovers for amplifier and line outputs
  • Continuously Variable High and Low Pass Crossovers
  • Balanced Line Inputs for the Highest Level of Noise Rejection
  • Platinum RCA Inputs and Outputs
  • Platinum 2-gauge Power Connectors
  • Tri-mode operation
  • Damping Factor: > 500
  • Input Sensitivity: 0.15-12.0 Volts
  • Crossover Frequency: 30Hz - 4kHz (at 12dB)
  • Dimensions: 11.2" x 2.6" x 19.7"

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.

50 watts x 4 ch, + 200 watts x 1 ch.
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.

100 watts x 4 ch, + 400 watts x 1 ch.
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.

200 watts x 2 ch, + 400 watts x 1 ch.
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.

1600 watts approx.

Amplifier Specifications

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.
5
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 (2 ohms for the sub chan in bridged mode)
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.
<0.02%
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.
Yes
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.
115 dB
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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.0
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
4.0

Mark

New Zealand

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Awesome performance

May 10, 2010

This amp is fantastic. I have a show room set up and this really contributes to my fantastic sound. Plenty of power and a great brand so you know it's quality. Couldn't recommend it any higher!!!!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

VGA800.5

Weight

24.00lbs

Internal SKU

vga8005

Internal Product ID

1891

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: Soundstream VGA 800.5 Van Gogh 5-Channel ( VGA800.5 )