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MB Quart ONX1.1000D

1000W RMS ONYX Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier (ONX-1.1000D)

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Success is a Measurement of Quality and Power

The success of any car audio amplifier depends on system quality and construction, ease of installation and configuration, and sound enhancing features. MB Quart engineers built the all new Onyx series amplifiers from the ground up to be an affordable amplifier with the audiophile and performance enthusiast in mind. This series is composed of value-packed class-D and A/B class amplifiers that boast affordability without sacrifice to power or quality. All Onyx Amplifiers come clothed in a beautiful new age piano black finish which accents interiors and brings a whole new level of sophistication to swallow. To match, the line of Onyx Speakers shows off the same piano black finish applied to their polypropylene cone woofers. It’s a perfect match every time.

Speaking of features, Onyx amplifiers bring the full tuning spectrum to your fingertips with variable high-pass, low-pass and subsonic filters built-in. To increase endurance, MB Quart designed Onyx amplifiers with military grade printed circuit boards and built-in system diagnostics that keep these amps running strong. High speed MOSFET output devices are used in the power supply to give you the best watts-per-dollar ratio. It’s not hard to see how success has been written all over these amplifiers, though with a piano finish that looks that good, we know you will be staring.

  • ONYX Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 475 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 750 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) MOSFET power supply
  • MB QR-2 Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +10 dB bass boost at 45 Hz
  • Mono channel operation
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 4-Way System Protection circuitry (DC, thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Piano black gloss finish with illuminated logo
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy convection heatsink for superb heat dissipation
  • Silver-plated RCA level inputs
  • Silver-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 200mV-6V
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic filter (24 dB at 15-35 Hz)
  • Damping factor: >200
  • Frequency response: 15-250 Hz
  • Dimensions: 13-11/16"L x 9"W x 2-1/2"H
  • 2-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

Product History:

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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.
475 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.
750 watts x 1 channels
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.
1000 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.
Not Specified

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.

D
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 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.

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.
2 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 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.
0.10%
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.
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)
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
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
15 - 35 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
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 - 10 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.
70A 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.

Yes

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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
73%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
3%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

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4.5
Value
4.7
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4.5
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4.7
Usability
4.8

David

Cleveland, OH

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Nice Amp!

August 12, 2010

I bought this to power my two Alpine type r's and this is a great amp! Really nice style and a clean black finish I love the look of it! But enough of that. This is a strong amp it pushes my two type R's to the limit but it still does this with a nice clean sound this amp it great if your looking for something with great power but also nice sound I would recommend this amp and anything Maxxsonic at that matter! They make great products and this one is definitely included! I highly recommend this amp, buy it you won't be disappointed!

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Jeremy

Holiday, FL

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Great amp with lots of power

May 11, 2013

I have this amp running a single RE Audio SEX12D2 at 1ohm. I had my friwnd set it to 750 watts rms using his o-scope. Pushes the sub great. Just to see what the amp could do we use a 45hz tone and was able to get 1098 watts before it started to clip. This was at 14.4 volts using my friends power supply but it showed it will do rated. I definitely recommend this amp if you need 1000 watts on a budget.

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Jeremy

Holiday, FL

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Great amp with lots of power

May 11, 2013

I have this amp running a single RE Audio SEX12D2 at 1ohm. I had my friend set it to 750 watts rms using his o-scope. Pushes the sub great. Just to see what the amp could do we use a 45hz tone and was able to get 1098 watts before it started to clip. This was at 14.4 volts using my friends power supply but it showed it will do rated. I definitely recommend this amp if you need 1000 watts on a budget.

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Josh

Fontana, CA

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Good power doesnt get hot

March 10, 2013

Just installed this amp it is cea-2006 compliant but I feel doesn't give as much as rated power but it does pretty close. They do rate at 14.4v. Its a solid build and doesn't get hot. I have it running at 2ohms and after an hour or so its still like ice. Powering 2 infinity reference 1260w and they sound great and hit hard. Clean power.

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Vaughn

Canada

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Good

March 4, 2013

Can't complain, doesn't heat up, and for the cost it produces at 1 ohm stable.

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seemore

san antonio

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mb quart raw power great price

January 29, 2013

awesome just like there reputation not hype real power clean worth the price get what you pay for

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Jordan

Horizon, TX

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Amazing amp for the price

December 9, 2012

I have this powering two kicker CVR 12's @1 ohm and my car starts shaking at 1/4 volume. This is the second mb quart amp I have owned and definitely will not be my last.

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Teddy Bear

Monroe, LA

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great amp

September 24, 2012

I got this amp pushin 3 12" Digital Desgins @ 1 ohms and this thing rocks. Never shut down or got too hot. I also have mb quarts onx4.125 @ 2 ohms 2 pair of kenwood "6x9" and 4ohms on kenwood 6 1/2 im told you can hear me cumin at lease 3 blocks (LOL). Got a ticket to prove it great amp great price I had a kicker 1200w D class and it almost hits just as hard.

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Patrick

Springfield, KY

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Awesome!

September 10, 2012

Works awesome, it's taken 6 months of solid abuse every day for about 6-8 hours a day and still looks/works like it did the day I got it.

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Justin

Houma, LA

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Buy this amp!!

August 14, 2012

I installed this amp for my cousin with two used sony comps. I told him that Sonic asked me to leave a review and this is what he said: tell them that it knocked my mirror off got me sick and buckled the roof yes it kicks!!!!

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John

Houston, TX

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average amp

August 5, 2012

I have this powering a 12" alpine type r wired to 2 ohms so it should be getting ~750w rms from this amp. Decided to get this amp because i wanted to get more power to my sub so i switch from a 5 channel JL 500/5 to (2 amps) an MB Quart ONX4.80 and an MB Quart ONX1.1000D. Don't get me wrong, this amp has power but what i find weird is that it doesn't sound that much more powerful than my JL Audio 500/5 amp that only puts 250wrms to the sub. Also, the JL definitely sounds cleaner and the mb quart is just slightly louder, like really slightly. Also, i do like that the amp runs cool and has never shut off on me. That's always a plus. Overall decent.

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Cadillac Corey

Sauk Village, IL

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Not too good to be true

August 4, 2012

This amp is the truth. I have the 1.1000D pushing 2 rockford fosgate p2's and the sound is awesome. I also have the 4 channel pushing factory speakers and it sounds great. Can't wait to hear how it will sound with my rockford fosgate 6.5 door speakers!! If you want great sound for an affordable price, this amp is the way to go.

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woofer cooker

kellogg idaho

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great amp!

July 17, 2012

This is an impressive amp; loads of power. So far, I have had a subwoofer to match the power. First one was a 12" Infinity 1220W single 4 ohm, so the amp was at 475watts, the subwoofer was rated at 600-1200watts, it melted within a week. Then, a new 12" Kicker 07CVR122 dual 2 ohm wired at 1 ohm, the amp was at 1000 RMS; too much for that poor subwoofer. I recommend a high end subwoofer with over 1000 watts RMS, or two or more woofers for this amp. It can handle it with ease. Even though I was pushing it hard, it was cool to the touch and have never felt it heat up once. Best amp I've ever had for that price! I will be getting a 4 channel onyx amp to finish off my setup.

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manny

san jose, CA

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Very Good Amp For The Price!

July 10, 2012

Bought this amp for the girlfriends car 5 months ago, for a used 1000 rms Fi Audio Q 12 i gave her. i knew the amp was not going to push the sub to its full potential, but to be honest i just wanted an amp that would just push the sub enough for it to sound good. When i hooked it up i must say it did surprise me. it pushes it pretty loud. Enough to where my girl has the bass knob below half way most of the time. For the price i dont think you can get a better (brand new) amp.

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Spiff

Guam

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Great Power

July 3, 2012

This amp puts out good power. I have it hooked up at 2ohms, pushing a single twelve and it certainly does its job. I trust the MB Quart name.. especially after using this amp. 6 months and it's still bumping hard!

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SteveO

Cave Creek, AZ

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Good budget amp

May 19, 2012

When I purchased this amp I was concerned about how well it would hold up in the heat as well as its general performance because it's so cheap. Also I've heard some negative attitudes about the parent company. So far it has exceeded my expectations. Its had no over heating issues and it seems to put out clean, rated power. I think we're at a point where technology has allowed companies to make a decent product at an affordable price. So far I have not heard anything regarding the longevity of these so I will keep my fingers crossed.

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chad

st. cloud mn

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Excellent amp

February 27, 2012

The amp is an excellent it holds up very well with my 2 12" mb quart 800watt dual voice coil subs running at 2 ohms. I like the ability to control the amp bass from a plug in control box. I would purchase another one of these if i need because you cannot beat the price and you get excellent quality. VERY SATISFIED!!!

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drivingcrzy

Newport Beach, CA

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Compact and Powerful

February 9, 2012

This amp is a great buy. I'm running 2 10" MA Audio subs that peak at 1,000w and rms at 500w and it has a great punch to them. The power is very clean and the amp is so small attached to the back of my seat in the trunk. I would reccomend this amp to anyone. I had a 2,400w amp in my old car and it was way too much power. This amp is perfect for your everyday driving to working bumping some music.

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Andrew

cape may court house,nj

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More then worth the money

January 3, 2012

I've had this amp for 4 months now and WOW. This amp pushes my Alpine SWR-1223D effortlessly with no heat or protection issues. I have to keep the amp turned down a bit or the bass is just overwhelming in my zx3. I recommend this amp to anyone. Great bang for the buck.

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Matt

Minneapolis, Mn

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Great amp for the money

December 22, 2011

Very impressed with the accuracy and overall sound quality of this amp for the money. RMS power ratings seem to be accurate, runs for hours and stays cool, doesn't overrun my stock charging system. Very impressed for the money!

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You only get great sound when you use great wire. This Stinger kit will do the trick! Don't forget the RCA's!

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Belva BPK0D Dual Amp 0/4-Gauge Wiring Kit

Enough wire for 2 amps! Don't forget the RCA's!

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NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

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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StreetWires FB4

4 AWG / 4 Gauge Firewall Bushing

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Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

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Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

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NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft of V-Series 2-Channel RCA Audio Premium Interconnect Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

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NVX XIX25 X-Series RCA Interconnect Cable

16.4 ft. of 4-Channel X-Series RCA Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

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NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

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Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector

Set the gain of an audio amplifier quickly and accurately

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Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

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AutoSound 2000 CD-102

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ONX1.1000D

UPC

806576216971

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

onx11000d

Internal Product ID

23874

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: MB Quart ONX1.1000D