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Planet Audio AC1600.4

1600W Anarchy Series 4-Channel MOSFET Power Amplifier with Remote Level Control

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  • Anarchy Series 4-Channel MOSFET Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 2 ohms: 300 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 600 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output:
    • 2 ohms: 400 watts x 4 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
  • Bridgeable Tri-mode operations
  • Chrome-plated connections enhance durability
  • Variable high and low pass crossovers
  • Illuminated logo
  • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Low level and high level inputs
  • Heavy-duty set-screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 100mV-2V
    • High level: 2V-8V
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (45-90 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 102 dB
  • Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 12-3/8"L x 10"W x 2-3/16"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 @ 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.

300 watts x 4 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.

600 watts x 2 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 occurring. 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.

400 watts x 4 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.

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.
4
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.

1600 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.

1200 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.
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.

50 - 500 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.
102 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.
No
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.
20A 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
64%
4 Star
18%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
18%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.1
Features
4.0
Design
4.4
Usability
4.4
richard

inverness, FL

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super buy

May 29, 2013

This amp is more than enough for me in fact have it turned down some it powers everything 2- 6.5 2-6.5 +tweeters plus 12in sub sounds awesome

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Bray

Orem ut

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Planet audio amp

February 23, 2013

I love this amp it works great haven't had any problems with it yet works good sounds clear bumps hard one of the best amps I've owned

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Black-Ice

adelanto, CA

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A Must Have

June 19, 2012

Ordered both this and the 2 channel version matched with the infinity reference's through a kenwood H.U. I am blown away by the clarity and shear power. I cant even turn it up to the max it's so loud. Did I mention no distortion?

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kdbjeep

ladson sc

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definitely worth it

March 12, 2012

Clean signal great power for low price. I got this amp pushin my dash and door speakers in my grand cherokee, sound is clean crisp and loud.

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alfonso

tulsa, OK

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planet audio

August 18, 2011

Great super cheap 4 channel shops around here were asking almost twice the price found it here for far less super deal

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Zeke

Winter Haven, Fl

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Great Amp

June 16, 2011

I love this amp. I've put this lil thing through soo much hell. Right now I have 4 Sony 6x9s running off 1/2 channel and 3/4 have a Kicker CVR 15in sub its a great amp for highs and decent for lows i wouldnt really approve this for full time lows but full time highs and mids Definitely yes. Currently at the moment im updating the system to two Kicker 15in L7s running off of a Power Acoustik 2000/1 BAMF Series with a Planet Audio Equalizer and Boss Bass Expander. If your in Polk county Florida just keep an eye out for a blue Jeep on 35s with a big ol Cvr in the back youll hear a jeep beat down

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Onixxf

Madison, AL

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I like em!

April 6, 2011

Soon as I received this amp I installed it in my 2005 X-Runner. It drives two component sets of boss audio; thats 4 x 6.5 with 4 x 2 tweeters. Paired with my Pioneer AVIC-F700BT, it sounds great and delivers a crisp clean sound! No clipping, no fading when I drive it hard and it runs pretty cool compared to some other amps Ive had. I was so impressed with it that I purchased the Mono amp to match it and they look and sound great in my truck. For my small cabin I get all the sound separation I need, clarity and good kick bass accompanied by deep, hard hitting bass from the AC 1500.1. There is no way Im getting all the power these amps claim to be capable of but they are good budget amps if you are simply going to install them for sheer listening pleasures only. They are not competition amps. Im a 43 year old man who enjoys listening to hip-hop on a regular basis and I love the quality of sound I receive from my Anarchy series Amps!

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Justin

Sacramento, CA

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Questionable

February 22, 2011

I don't own this amp but do own the Planet Audio 600.2 version (just got it a month ago and now it's no longer available on here...hmmnnn..) Either way - just a quick review on the brand itself. PA amps put out good power, definitely more than enough for my Kicker Comp set up but the "high level input sensor" didn't work and kick on the amp in lieu of a remote wire and the "Bass Knob" is completely useless - wasted my time running the extra wire and connecting it under my dash for nothing.

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Rick

Tampa, FL

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So you gave it a bad review because it's advertised in max rating.

January 10, 2011

Everyone is advertising their stuff at max wattage these days. The specs of the amp clearly back your statements. And I agree that it only delivers the RMS power that it advertises. Wow. I cannot believe you left a negative 1-star review trashing this amp just because it's advertised at max rating and not RMS rating. Everyone does that.

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grandam88

houston, tx

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planet audio 1600 watt amp JUNK

December 9, 2010

It seems Planet Audio has gone to Boss audio like quality. Planet Audio used to be pretty good and actually under rated their amps. This amp carrys two 20 amp fuses. The calculation for watts is voltsxamps=watts. so thats 14 volts(which most people aren't running) times forty amps= 560 watts. Thats until the fuses pop. So you ask "why would a company design an amp that would pop the built in fuses when turned up". That's becuase they don't. It's roughly a 500 watt amp. not 1600. If you want to pay 90 bucks for a 600 watt amp go ahead. You can find better things for that price to wattage ratio.

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preston

mission viejo, CA

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horrible

January 25, 2012

I got this amp twice both of the times i got this amp the fuses were blown and i would to hook it up after i replaced the fuses and it wouldnt even turn on worthless peice of crap dont waste your money on this.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AC1600.4

UPC

636210103660

Weight

12.00lbs

Internal SKU

ac16004

Internal Product ID

25324

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 AC1600.4