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SoundStorm (SSL) EV2.2000

2000W Max Evolution Series 2-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier with Remote Level Control

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Amplifier Features:

  • Evolution Series 2-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 350 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output:
    • 2 ohms: 1000 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 2000 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
  • 2/1 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)
  • Variable high-pass filter (120-1,000 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Frequency response: 9,000-50,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 10"D x 16"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 - 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.

350 watts x 2 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.

2000 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.

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.
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.

2000 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.

700 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.

120 - 1,000 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.

45 - 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.
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).
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
20A 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.


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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Buckeye, AZ

Amazing Sound

January 26, 2011

This amplifier is great, there are many features that can be used on the high and low pass channels. This amplifier works like a god made it and looks great. I still have yet to turn it up all the way but first i need some more woofers in which ill be looking for on this website.

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tuscaloosa, al

"amp"le power

September 29, 2012

Great product. Better price! Pushin 2 1000 watt 15's hard every day for months and no probs!

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Rockford, IL

'Dont believe the lies'

August 5, 2012

After i purchased this amp i had some people tell me how cheap and unreliable this amp was, but upon recieving this amp i found it to be well constructed and looked very nice. I ended up having it professionaly installed and it worked great, so if your on a buget like myself this is a good amp for the money.

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Saint Cloud, MN

Awesome Value!

March 18, 2012

This thing is awesome, I'm running two Rockford Fosgate R2 12's off of this and it puts out way more power than those subs can handle, but it sounds excellent. This amp looks incredible, works flawlessly for 6 months now, and costs 1/4 as much as it should! I got a three year warranty for an extra 10 bucks which was a steal, I love this amp!

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Kansas City, MO

They provide the Bass needed

November 29, 2013

This amp provides the amount of power needed to make your subwoofers kick. Although the remote bass never worked. It was given and it does nothing. That really disappointed me, but other than that this amp provides power. I have it on two 12 inch Kenwoods at full power and they hit hard. I recommend it, but if you are looking at an amp with a working bass control like I was do not buy this one.

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Murray, Utah

Good Hell!!!

July 27, 2012

SSL knows what their doing!!!
These amps can and should be stacked up against ANY other amp on the market!!!!

I own 4 different SSL amps now and they all freaking RULE!!

What's more, I used to be a pro level designer and installer with many trophies to boot. When I first used one of these amps, I was totally skeptical! No way in hell can an amp that cost that little perform like a fosgate, alpine, orion, etc!!!
Good freaking h*** was I wrong!!!

I heard an SSL rep once say, they have purposly lowballed the prices on all amps to get all users 'hooked like meth'. then, once the pro level public knows their worth, they will slowly up the prices to make their investors happy.

Buy now while they are still new and cheap!!!


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Thunder Storm


Get It Fast

April 11, 2013

I used this amp for a couple of 10's I got for 20 bucks, banged them till they blew, I now have 12" PYLE chopper seriers not the best subs but the amp sure know how to make them really stand out and make that cristal sound you want. Sound Storm Labs is making its way up the list of top quality amps get one while their cheap

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Fayetteville, NC

Its the real deal....

March 16, 2011

I bought this amp for my two 12's that are rated 250 RMS each at 4 ohms. I was a little skeptical because the amp specs. sounded too good to be true. But I took my chances and bought it and this thing is REALLY pumping out the watts it says it does. If I had to compare, I would say its pretty close to the JL audio 750/1, which I listened to daily for about 4 months. I was surprised! My trunk vibrates with every little bass note, you can hear me when I pull up somewhere. AND it doesn't get hot for hours....and I got it bridged! Although, if you do buy this amp, make sure you have like some type of extra battery power because each time the bass hits, my battery stick on my dash moves greatly! And I have a gold duralast. Overall, the features are amazing! The amp itself is surprisingly quite heavy. I wrote this review because there are scarcely no reviews on this amp. If your debating in your head rather it does the damage it says it does, think no more, I'm here to tell you, IT DOES!!

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Holland, MI


March 11, 2013

Perfect amp for any two 12 inch subs you prefer. Power upkeep is perfect, I haven't a capacitor & it doesn't dim my lights or drain my battery but keeps up with any song I decide to play.

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Steve Miller

Longview, Washington

It' a pretty good amp!

March 20, 2011

I have had this amp now for probably over a year now and the only thing I don't like about it is that sometimes when I'm bumpin' on the way 2 work, the protection mode always kicks on and the only way 2 fix that is that I gotta turn my car off every time that happens. I prefer my old Kenwood KAC-9103D over this anyday! It was 1800 watts but it hit a lot harder than this one.

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Denver Colorado

So much for the $$

August 6, 2014

I've had the amp for about 2 months but only got it installed about a month ago. I don't think that I have installed it for the conventional purpose - seems all others are using it to drive a sub. I'm using it to drive 2 x Evid speakers on the tower of my wakeboard boat. I was very skeptical and actually bought the amp as a temporary fix while the RF amp I wanted was on back order. I like this amp so much that I've canceled the other order. This amp drives my speakers louder and just as clear as my old RF amp (was in place for 7 years). I'm impressed! Especially for the $$. I've used this amp all day everyday for a week in Lake Powell and it did awesome! Also have used it a few times since that trip and it's durable and has great clear sound. Very surprised in a very good way!!!

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Good choice with the Subs
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to run 2x NVX124
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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.

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