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1200W Max, Evolution Series 2-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier with Remote Level Control

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1200W Max, Evolution Series 2-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier with Remote Level Control

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Amplifier Features:

  • Evolution Series Two-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 230 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output:
    • 2 ohms: 600 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 1200 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 12"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.

230 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.

1200 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.
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.

1200 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.

460 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.
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)
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.
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 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

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
73%
4 Star
9%
3 Star
9%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
9%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.6
Features
4.1
Design
4.5
Usability
4.5
Jimbo

Cairo, MO

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Not that great

July 24, 2011

I would only recommend this product if you don't turn your volume up very loud. It's not stable at 2 ohms, like it says it is, and it doesn't put out near what it says it does. Bridged, It's all I can do to keep it from going to protect when it hits lows. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone.

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jason

odessa

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Awsome products

November 7, 2012

I would recommend Sonic for all car audio needs good value.

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B.

Atlanta, Georgia

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Soundstorm (SSL) EV2.1200

August 12, 2015

I have used this amp for 2 years now with Zero Fails whatsoever. I was not so sure about this amplifier when I purchased it a couple of years ago. The price was definitely within most folks budget for the watts it produces. Couldn't find much else cheaper with outstanding quality like this amplifier produces. This is a "poor man's amplifier" I was told when I bought it. And I refused to buy a major brand like: Ken Wood, Alpine, Rockford Fosgate Etc Etc.

Don't be fooled by the price as this Amplifier performs and Performs and PERFORMS some more. It gets a little hot when used for long periods, But it never has shut off on me from any heat issues. I would for sure suggest this amplifier to anyone on a budget or Not. There are more expensive amplifiers on the market and you get what you pay for. But with this amplifier I got Way MORE Then I Paid For.

No fancy High End Brand Name here to pay big $$$ for. You get what you pay for with out all the advertising bloat. This is by far the BEST Bass Amplifier I have owned for the Price it is sold for. I would suggest you spend the money and have a "Wave Box" built before you shell out the cash for a 1,000 to 2,000+ watt amp to get more bass. People do not realize how important the build of their "Bass Box Truly Is." If your Box is built to the "speaker specs," THEN you will get more Bass with lower wattage. Its not all about the wattage you are using. Do the research and save your money for other car add-ons down the road.

I went to a car show recently and I was parked next to guy pushing twice the 1,200 watts the amp here is rated for. And Yes I know the True RMS of the Evolution 1200 Amplifier which is Half the RMS Peak output. But I will say that it sounds so much better out of my custom built "Wave Box." Beating the guy next to me with his 2,000+ Watt "Name Brand Amplifier." He had a hard time believing how much deeper and clearer my bass was, compared to his bass out of his mass produced standard Chinese sub-woofer box. The Only thing that has failed or gone bad on me is the "Bass control Knob." I think it continues to fail because it is Made VERY Cheaply. I have had to re-order another knob at the rate of One replacement a year so far. I am on my third one in three years.Again Bass Knob Built Cheaply but Amp built VERY WELL. Looking for a better Bass knob that will work with this amplifier.

Two things I would change if I produced this amplifier would be as follows:
1. Philips screws to hold the Speaker wire, Power wires etc.

2. Build a much better Bass Control Knob. The one you package with your amps is GARBAGE!

From What I have seen you already changed how wires attach to this amp. So if you build a quality "Bass Control Knob" like your competitors then you will have a customer like me for Life.

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kendall

Oklahoma City, OK

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Great

September 10, 2014

Great amp for regular speakers. Perfect for my Rockford Fosgate p165-s and Infinity 6432cf

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jmvette427

new lisbon , wi

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sound storm ev2.1200

June 25, 2014

have installed in my boat for subwoofer . it rocks ! it actually can shake sides of boat making waves on the water !!!

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rave kid

atl Ga

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good buy

April 24, 2012

just bought one of these amp for my cvx kicker 12 it hits pretty hard but the amp seems under rated
good amp low price

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David

CA

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Sweet amp!

July 8, 2011

Its got plenty of power, looks really clean, its got my 12" Kickers hitting REAL nice. And it doesn't cost hundreds either, overall real happy with my choice.

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TDUB

Jefferson, Oregon

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Great product for the price.

December 17, 2010

Have one of these allready. Gonna buy another one right away. Lots of clean power.

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terry

west monroe, LA

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October 22, 2014

haven't installed yet but comes with high ratings when install I will be glad to give a good review on it thanks.

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Barney

Lutz, FL

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November 13, 2011

I use this amplifier to push a 600 watt subwoofer on a 30 Cruiser. The sound is full and rich, great unit.

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Bradley

Hopkinsville, KY

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Nice amp if your pushing low power subs

May 13, 2012

I had this amp on 2 pioneer 12s that were rated at 250 rms a piece and I had the gain and bass boost all the way up when wired at 4 ohms and it would play all day, but when I bridged it down to 2 ohms i could have the bass boost all the way up and the gain just barely turned up, barely away from the lowest setting, and it would shut off at around 15/34 volume level. So this amp does not like voltage drop at all, but if your pushing low power level subs at 4 ohms then this is a good amp for the price. It has a good design too. And this amp is still working and I've had it for a year now and have ran it at its max for that time.

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Sonic Electronix Store
I have this exact amp it lasted me for about 2-5 years and is no longer pushing 1200 anymore i was really happy with it and i want its same features because im used to it and its killing me to not have sub woofers. lol
Josh W on Apr 14, 2015
chose this item because of the value
Gabriel G on Aug 24, 2014

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

EV2.1200

UPC

791489112659

Weight

8.50lbs

Internal SKU

ev21200

Internal Product ID

23048

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) EV2.1200