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Planet Audio AC3000.1D

3000W Max Anarchy Series Class D Monoblock Power Amplifier

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  • Anarchy Series Class D Monoblock Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohms: 2100 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output:
    • 1 ohms: 3000 watts x 1 chan.
  • Pulse width modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Convenient remote subwoofer control
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost 0 to +18 dB
  • Chrome-plated connections enhance durability
  • Variable low pass crossovers
  • Illuminated logo
  • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Low level high inputs
  • Heavy-duty set-screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 100mV-2V
    • High level: 2V-8V
  • Subsonic filter: 15-40 Hz
  • Phase Shift: Switchable 0-180°
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB
  • Frequency response: 20-250 Hz
  • Strapping capabilities allow user to strap two amps together for twice the power using included DataLink cable (2 ohm only)
  • Dimensions: 13"L x 10"W x 2-3/16"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.
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

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.
1000 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.
1500 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.
2100 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.
Anarchy (Planet Audio)
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 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.

3000 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.

2100 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.
1 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
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)
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
15 - 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
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.

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
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4 Star
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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
Value
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Design
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Usability
4.9
AJ

cheyenne wyoming

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bangin with bucks

May 23, 2012

very nice amp hooked up to 2 Audiopipe TXX APX 15's and they pound hard in the paint nice bang for the buck product mostly pros barely any cons get it you wont be dissappointed really

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Jonathan

Spring Hill, FL

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Buy this amp and you will be so happy you did!

December 1, 2014

I have been using Planet Audio Amps in my sub woofer set-ups for more than 4 years and I am glad I tried them because I have bought and used more expensive brands and they really are not one bit better as far as sound quality and wattage goes. Plus for the money per wattage you cannot go wrong, unless you buy something cheaper then you get what you paid for. Stick with Planet Audio and save some hard earned $$$ for other sound items. I have 2- AC2600.2 units, one in each of my vehicles one pushing 2- 12s in a bandpass box that SLAMS! And another one replaced a fried Hifonix Brutus X-14 2200 D Class amp powering 2- NVX VCW124s in a X-large Q-bass box and honestly it hits so much harder,clearer and cleaner and they are only class AB amps! I tried the AC3000.1 unit on a 1000W RMS 18" Custome built 10ft3 home subwoofer box and I cannot even use all of the power at a 4 Ohm load (2 - 2 Ohm DVC wired in series). And another 3000.1 unit on another custom built 7ft3 home subwoofer 15" 800W RMS -also wired similar in series for a 4 Ohm load total and it still has headroom! The same power from a rackmount unit would have easily been double $$$ so I am very happy with these amps and plan on buying More!

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wesj

Safford, AZ

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Amp works great

November 30, 2014

Planet audio ac3000.1d Its a cheap amp that puts out pretty good power I have it hooked up to a power Acoustik mofo12 2 at 1 ohm and it pounds the heck out of it. Good buy if your in a tight budget and need 1 ohm.

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ROC

Watsonville, CA

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Nice Amp

November 28, 2014

Great price, great service from Sonic. Amp works great, has plenty of power to push my 12 inch sound qubed sub.

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kyle

Carmel, IN

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Can't go wrong

November 15, 2014

I have a pair of alpine 12 rs and my girlfriend loves them. So I got her this and a alpine 12 r wired to one ohm. I was scetchy about the buy because I've never heard of this company, but for 100 bucks.. 3000w (roughly) at one ohm it made me think. The reviews blew me away so I tried it. This amp pushes her sub very well. Its very comparable to my system running a crunch amp at 2000w. Needless to say I'm blown away by this amp. Slick design and it hits hard. I'm buying myself one also to replace the crunch amp. I just have to (4000w model probably) Can't pass up the price but most importantly the output of sound. You just Dont hear it with this one you feel it. Great great buy!!

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cole

Canada

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Great amp

September 28, 2014

I'm powering 2 pioneer tsw3003ds4 subs. And on half it hits just as hard as any more expensive setup. Perfect amp

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dirty d

Brenham,tx

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Good buy

August 28, 2014

It's a good product and an excellent price. You get the bang for your bucks

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chuy

mexia Tx

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planet audio

August 27, 2014

I realy like the planet audio that I bought cuz I like the way it sounds,
it sounds so clear and cuz it makes no noise I had a diferent brand amp and it would make some noise but ever sence I change to my planet audio the noise stoped.
its a grate product to buy, I recomend it to everybody.

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Supaman

Clinton

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GREAT!!!!

August 18, 2014

Got one hooked up to one MOFO 15 2ohm 3000 watts in it handles it wit no problem!!!!

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basshead

ky

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badassamp

August 14, 2014

I have the AC3000.1D pushing 3 planet audio 12s (1100rms-each) in a monte carlo..I set the gain to fully&tuned the bass boost half way up and my rear view mirror fell from the windshield. .

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richie

Los Angeles,California

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awesome

August 14, 2014

This is a great amp and for the price even greater..this thing slams my two 12s and doesn't cut out or stop at all,,I went ahead and ordered a 1600 watt one replacing a old 950 watt and it's little bro rocks as well. I recommend this amp as I been using it for 30 days without a hitch.
Has a cool blue light and nice design,great quality and not some junk..can't believe this product sells for so little.

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Alex

harrisburg PA

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planet audio 3000.1 class D

August 8, 2014

The best at best price fully recomend. Always powerful sound.

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german

chandler az

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good and economic

August 4, 2014

Loud amp.. I bought 4 already and all of them work fine

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matt

Canada

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amaxing product at a great deal!

July 28, 2014

These amps look great . All wires can get tucked away easily easy to install and are easily linkable. Great deal

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Isael

Edinburg, texas

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Great

July 8, 2014

I would definately reccomend this product.. Its a great value

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Ricky C/O UPS Store

Ogdensburg, NY

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Love the ac 3000 best bang for your buck

June 9, 2014

I have my ac3000 hooked to 2 mtx thunder 10inch9500 and the amp has been holdings strong will order one more

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matthew

Baltimore, MD

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Amazing

April 27, 2014

Love the amp super powerful all around great product for the price

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Bobby

Lathrop, MO

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great price for power

February 20, 2014

I ordered this amp for a friend cause of price. I know its not a true 3000 watts but didn't need that much. I would say a solid 1500 watts. Works great and has good sound output.

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andre

texarkana, AR

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straight power

February 6, 2014

This is one amp that comes convincing with the power it says it has.and the price and service that came with it...you cant beat it.my four 12s in my avalanche sets alarms off....case closed!!thanks sonic.

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Adam

st louis, MO

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Lots of power for the price

December 11, 2013

1 ohm stable and a lot of power without spending a lot and great pricing at sonicelectronix, great match for a Type R

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XKIT02 True 0-Gauge Wiring Kit

In case you didn't know, NVX has top notch wire for your new amp! Don't forget the RCA's!

Your Price $134.99

Stinger SK6201 0-Gauge Wiring Kit

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

Your Price $134.99

Belva BPK0D Dual Amp 0/4-Gauge Wiring Kit

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

Your Price $47.99

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $56.99

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.

Your Price $151.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $31.99

StreetWires FB0

1/0 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

Stinger Gauge Reducer (0/1 AWG to 4 AWG)

Chrome gauge reducer allows 0/1 AWG cable to fit in 4 AWG inputs

Your Price $8.99

NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

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

Your Price $17.99

NVX XIX25 X-Series RCA Interconnect Cable

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

Your Price $18.99

NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $39.99

NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $11.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $12.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

Your Price $21.99

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Why did you choose this?
Sonic Electronix Store
cheapest one i could find without having to pay a lot in shipping
Stefano F on Dec 22, 2014
Reviews are good. Seems like a good deal
Duncan M on Dec 8, 2014
Seems like a good amp heard a lot of things about it
Trevino T on Dec 9, 2014
It is the best bang for your buck! 2100 watts rms for only $90? I was only needing 800 watts but if I ever need to upgrade my system then there will be no issue! lol
Kelin Y on Nov 23, 2014
what amp wiring kit should i use?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

According to the features and specs, the amp requires a 0 Gauge Power/Ground.

Here is a link to proper 0-Gauge OFC Wiring Kits - http://goo.gl/Y3OOnz
and here is a link to all 0-Gauge kits in general - http://goo.gl/mvkfX2
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Aug 19, 2014
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What is the RMS wattage at 2ohms in real world application? Im assuming that the manufacturer specs are overstated.
A shopper on Nov 3, 2014
Best Answer: BUYER BEWARE!
You are right my friend! The specs are way over rated, over by 2000watts. Tested with a sound dyno @ 1 ohm it read 479 before clipping. Didnt do any better @ 2 ohms. They must not know RMS or Planet Audio is not having success with this amplifier.
Nice try planet Audio go back to the drawing board!!!
Reply · Report · Omar P on Nov 4, 2014
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Can you put 2 Alpine SWR-12D4 subs on this amp?
Brannon E on Nov 25, 2014
Best Answer: Of course I have connected l7 2 15 amp kicker, and it sounds like a perfect d4 alpine swr rms is except in alpine and sub could be heard, and we would have a good results
Reply · Report · Angel H on Nov 26, 2014
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what speaker works well with this amp?
A shopper on Nov 1, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

That depends on how much power you wish to push from the amp. We are partial to going with a 2ohm setup, which - if the specs are true - means 1500 watts @ 2 ohms , from this amp.
You also didn't specify a size, budget, or brand preference, but the specs would have us partial to the NVX VCW102 .
NVX VCW102
NVX VCW102
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I have 2 questions, Phase shift selector, what does it do? Input voltage sensitivity selector switch, what does it do as well?
Radar on Oct 31, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Rodney,

Phase Shift - changes the polarity of the outputs. Think of this as "pushing the sound backwards", instead of Out it goes In. There is more to this, but it will get confusing. Simply put, this changes the sound to match the Stage of your project. This will likely NOT be used.

Input Sensitivity - This is meant to match the Sensitivity of your headunit. If your headunit's PreOuts are 4v, then the switch needs to match that. If you have an entry level headunit, then unfortunately your PreOuts are sub-2v and will need help, so that is why the switch is there.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AC3000.1D

UPC

636210103752

Weight

11.00lbs

Internal SKU

ac30001d

Internal Product ID

25314

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: Planet Audio AC3000.1D