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SoundStorm (SSL) EV1500M

1500W Max, Evolution Series Monoblock Power Amplifier

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Amplifier Features:

  • Evolution Series Single-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 600 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 900 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output:
    • 2 ohms: 1500 watts x 1 chan.
  • MOSFET PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) power supply)
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • Power and protection LED indicators
  • Variable tuned bass EQ (0-18 dB bass boost)
  • 2 Ohm stable
  • 1 channel monoblock operation
  • Selectable input sensitivity (100mV-2V or 2V-8V)
  • Thermal and speaker short protection
  • Soft turn-on circuit
  • Remote turn-on/turn-off circuit
  • Variable input gain control
  • Dark gray anodized heatsink
  • Large aluminum heatsink for excellent heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Variable low-pass filter (45-90 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Frequency response: 9-90 Hz
  • Dimensions: 10"D x 15-1/2"W x 2-3/8"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
Package Includes:
  1. Evolution Series Amplifier
  2. Remote subwoofer level control
  3. High input cable with connector
  4. Four mounting screws

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.
600 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.
900 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.
1500 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.
Evolution (Soundstorm SSL)
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.
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.

1500 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.

600 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.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
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.
0.01%
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)
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.

9 - 90 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.
105 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.
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
49%
4 Star
29%
3 Star
9%
2 Star
11%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

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4.5
Value
4.4
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3.8
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4.4
Usability
4.6

Dylan

Livingston, MT

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good

October 9, 2010

Got this hooked up to 2 Kenwood 10's rated at 300 RMS a piece and it seems to push them good. The price seems about right tho, i had a Kenwood 1000W max amp that was very high end, and it sounded better with less RMS output but she gave up finally and I go this one. Pleased with the product for the price. would recommend this to anyone who is not looking for spending a ton on sound.

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Jr

Worcester ma

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Great value!

August 14, 2014

It is loaded with adjustments to fit your needs and the power to back it up at a great price

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Matty

GA

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LOVE THIS AMP

January 23, 2013

I have had it for a while and have hasnt given me any problems. It slams my sub in its ported box!! Plus the wife likes the bass nob so i dont kill her EARS..

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R & S Racing

Richland, MS

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Graet amp!

July 30, 2012

I installed this amp on 2 12" Fosgate P2 Shallow mounts in a 2006 Chevy Ex. Cab. The amp runs cool and has plenty of power. I will use this amp again!

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George

Boston, MA

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Think Twice Before You Buy!

May 27, 2012

I bought this amp and I currently have it hooked to 2 dual 2 CVRs wired to 2 ohms. This amp got the subs moving only okay. My car doesn't have any deadening in it and even still there was basically no rattle/flex. So I hooked the amp up to an O-scope to see what the amp was actually doing. And I found that the amp would only push about 130RMS before it would start clipping. I checked to see if my car's electrical was part of the fault but it was running 14 volts solid. It wouldn't dip even when I played tones. So this amp can only do 130RMS at 2 ohms, not the 900RMS that it is "rated" for. Maybe I have a defective unit, but everything else works fine. I mean most smaller companies amps usually don't do their rated power but this is in a different league of BS. Sure its cheap, but for what you get there are way better amps. I would definitely recommend to not get this amp as there are so many better options.

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alec

Ogden, UT

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(SSL) EV1500M

May 17, 2012

Bought this amp due to its power rating and small size. I power a Treo SSI 15" DVC 4ohm wired 2ohm Sub in a slot vented enclosure. This amp makes thunderous, precise bass and pounds my sub! I am more than pleased with this. The price is dirt cheap! I've owned much more expensive amps and this tops them all! My Hummer H3 booms like a high dollar system! Only slight draw back is the power/ground terminals are a little on the cheap side and small for the the proper gauge wire needed to effectively run this amp. But with a little tweaking, worked the connections out. Outstanding value and performance! You won't be disappointed!

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Pipes

Michigan

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I would buy this amp again and again.

February 21, 2012

This amp is one of the best buys I have ever made. It is powerful, I had to buy a new sub because it couldn't handle this amp at even half power.

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Dan

Las Vegas, NV

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Nice Amp

January 28, 2012

I totally recommend this amplifier for its price and for the bass it puts out, I just threw it together for my home system and it hits hard with my Alpine 12" Type R wired @ 2 Ohms in a QLogic 1.27 ported box. It really surprised me because I wasn't expecting it to push it as well as it did. If you're looking to power a single sub in your car around 600w RMS, this will push it hard and put out clean sounding bass and it's a cheap way of throwing together a system. The only thing I didn't like was a few minor aesthetic problems with the amp, though it was brand new there were some scratches in the bottom steel plate that connects to the plastic screw holes. Overall though, extremely happy with this purchase. On another note I knew before buying that it was supposed to come as a 25amp fuse regulated amplifier, although it came with a 30amp fuse, I guess they made some changes.

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Avery

Tucson, AZ

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Amazing what it can do for its price

January 9, 2012

I currently have 2 10" 4Ohm (sadly, really wanted 2Ohm-er's) Kicker CVR's in an actually under sized sub box and this amp makes them hit hard as hell even when they're in the trunk of my '66 Ford Falcon. it puts out enough power to make those subs hit hard enough to be heard over my enigne with a blown exhust pipe gasket. Only problem i have with it is that it gets hot fast and the pass over adjustment settings.

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Joseph hernandez

Anaheim

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SSL EV1500M

January 7, 2012

This was the best amp I have purchased in a long time! And Sonic Electronix has great service! Says delivery in 7 business days, but always comes in 3!

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Joseph hernandez

Anaheim

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SSL EV1500M

January 7, 2012

This was the best amp I have purchased in a long time! And Sonic electronics has great service! Says delivery in 7 business days, but always comes in 3!

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Birdman

Northern California

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Solid Amp!

December 5, 2011

I bought this amp about 7 months ago to power my Boss P126DVC sub. Have had no problems with the amp so far at all, and it doesn't seem like I will be having any in the near future either! I'd definitely recommend this amp to anyone, even a friend! In fact, I have four friends who have all purchased this same amp, and agree that it does a fantastic job for what it is. Especially the price!

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micah

nevada

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horrible

November 20, 2011

I hooked this up to one kicker CVR 12" and the amp had to be turned all the way up for the sub to even move. Spend a little more money and get something that can actually push a sub.

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omar

San Luis, AZ

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nice does the job

November 13, 2011

i wasnt sure of buying this brand but it was worth it. Does the job and very low price.

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Jesse

Mount vernon, OH

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Good

October 20, 2011

I would have to say it's not a half bad amp it ran my kicker l7 12" just fine plus it's small very small.

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El Seven

Utah

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do not waste your money

September 26, 2011

I bought this amp to power a JL Audio 12w0 and this amp sucks the bass it produces just sucks. Don't buy this amp.

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Joe

Holly springs NC

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ehh.

September 23, 2011

I kind of recommend this product.. its a great amp for starters but if you are looking to upgrade then dont get this.. this amp only has 1 fuse and i had it hooked up to my 12 inch L5 kicker it produces quality sound and bass but i highly doubt it has an RMS rating of 900 @ 2 ohms.

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dog24fret

Valley view, TX

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Better than expected

September 22, 2011

This amp is performing quit well. There has been no noise or protection mode for heat. Which after passing 139.6 degree trunk in Texas heat wave says a lot for dependability. I would recommend this amp. Also would recommend a fan or good air movement for amp does run a little warm. This amp is pushin 2 10" JBL 350 watt RMS subs in sealed inclosure. With plenty of power to spare excellent.

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Kenneth

Las Vegas, NV

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ehh

August 16, 2011

Not a very good amp. Didn't put out the power it said it would but what do you expect for the price? It's a decent amp for a temporary system.

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MR.HATCHBACK

EVERETT,WASH

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QUALITY AMPS

July 8, 2011

Was looking for budget amps for my ride and thought I would give these SSL EV amps a try, wow!! Great sound and exstream power. Have used Diamond and MA audio and these amps for the price wrip them up!!! Look amazing too! Another home run Sonic!

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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

EV1500M

UPC

791489112550

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

ev1500m

Internal Product ID

23045

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: SoundStorm (SSL) EV1500M