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Soundstream RUB1.1600D

1600W RMS, Rubicon Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier

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  • Soundstream Rubicon Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 700 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1100 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1600 watts x 1 chan.
  • MOSFET power supply
  • Remote gain control included
  • Midnight blue finish w/ brushed accents
  • LED protection indicator will be illuminated when the amp has gone into a self preservation mode
  • Twin Stack Technology TM (strap amps together for double power)
  • Tri-Mode Capable
  • Three-Way Protection Circuitry (Thermal, Short, Impedance)
  • SMT built in cooling fan
  • Monoblock channel operation
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Chrome-plated RCA level inputs
  • Chrome-plated screw terminals
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-150 Hz @ 12dB)
  • Subsonic Filter (10-40 Hz @ 12dB)
  • Bass Boost: 0-18 dB @ 45 Hz
  • Damping factor: >250
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 105 dB
  • THD (Total harmonic distortion): 0.5%
  • Frequency response: 15-150 Hz
  • Dimensions: 17-3/4"L x 8"W x 2-3/8"H
  • 4-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.
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

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.

700 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 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.

1100 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 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.

1600 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

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.

1600 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.
4 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.
0.5%
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.
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.

50 - 150 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
10 - 40 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
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).
Yes
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
40A x 4 
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
50%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.5
Features
4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
4.7
skitzo

Vancouver washington

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Bad Ass

May 3, 2012

This amp is bad ass. You can run it all day and it will not cut out or anything. BAD ASS!

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kevin

Moreno valley

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plenty of power

January 2, 2015

I have one pushing two jbl gto's and it pushes them with little any power needed and it don't get hot at all I love my sound stream amps

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dario

la Puente, CA

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good price for the amp. i recommend

March 16, 2015

I have one on one Alpine SWR-10D4 and it blurs my vision... good amp for the price!

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Calico

Archdale, NC

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Good Value, Great Sound.

August 6, 2014

Beats the heck out of my 2 kicker L7's wired to 1ohm. Solid built and does recommended power i believe. Gets a little warm but nothing alarming. The remote that comes with it is not a bass boost but a gain control. Great for turning the gain down on bass heavy songs or if you just have the kids in the backseat ;)

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Tdawg

Saint louis MO

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Good budget amp

September 22, 2014

Good amp for the money im running it at 1 ohm on two massive audio kilo 10s.. got the amp up just a quarter way and its working them subs hard..clean too..fyi this amp might pull ur electrical down depending on ur set up but if u give it the power it will do rated..not the best amp but for $200.00 u wont regret it..

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Dazedeyes

Grand Rapids

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this is ok

August 10, 2014

I had this amp running 3 mtx 10s bluethunder an 1 12 kicker cvx and it started out gd hit gd and strong then put car down for a week star it up and the amp started to clip ing and shorten out an other than that it bumps wire at 1ohm

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this amp is a beast
mike r on Oct 25, 2014
Its very awesome and chip
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

RUB1.1600D

UPC

709483032392

Weight

13.90lbs

Internal SKU

rub11600d

Internal Product ID

23984

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 RUB1.1600D