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RE Audio XT-1600.2V3

800W, 2-Channel Class A/B Digital Stereo Amplifier

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RE Audio XT Series Provide Quality and Power

Working in a successful car audio system requires careful planning and quality components. Working in more affordable pricing for high quality product is easier now more than ever with RE Audio’s introduction of the XT Series of amplifiers. The entire line is crafted with precision from the ground up, beginning with the perfectly symmetrical circuit boards – RE Audio designs these with pride showcasing their cleanliness from the circuitry up.

An elevated efficiency platform makes these amplifiers drain less strain on your vehicles charging system to allow for more power output with less draw from your vehicles battery and alternator. Great power output in an affordable package with clean power output is what’s desired from every amplifier on the market, and the RE Audio XT Series of amplifiers provides this with their Multi-Channel and Monoblock lineups.

Offering specific models for 2-Channel, 4-Channel, and Monoblock applications RE Audio has provided a plethora of options to use their amplifiers in, be it an entry level system to a high end competition system. XT Series Amplifiers provide some of the best available value, and don’t cut back on their quality – an amplifier that truly defines quality meeting value.

  • XT V3 Series 2-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 100 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 150 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
  • High speed digital stereo amplifier
  • Elevated Efficiency Platform guarantees the abundance of power, without a heavy drain on the vehicles charging system
  • Remote bass level input (remote level control sold separately)
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Screw terminal barrier strip speaker connector accepts 8-18 AWG speaker wire
  • Soft start turn-on technology
  • 2/1 channel operation
  • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for excellent heat dissipation
  • Convention cooling system
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Maximum Input Signal: 6V
  • Low level input sensitivity: 200mV to 8V
  • Fully adjustable butterworth high and low pass crossover filters
  • Variable high-pass filter (40-1,000 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic filter (15-40 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Average Efficiency:
    • 4 ohms: 70%
    • 2 ohms: 65%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 110 dB
  • Frequency response: 5-50,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 14-1/2"L x 10"W x 1-7/8"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.
  • Also Found As: RE Audio, US Amps, XT16002V3, XT-16002V3, XT1600 2V3, XT-1600.2V2
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
*There is a misprint on both the product manual and packaging that lists incorrect power output. As an Authorized RE Audio dealer, we have confirmed the accuracy of our specifications and are certain that our listed specifications reflect the corect information.

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.

100 watts x 2 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.

150 watts x 2 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.

Not Stable
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.

300 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.
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.

800 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.

300 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.
8 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.
0.02%
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.
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.

40 - 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.

40 - 250 Hz
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.
110 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 - 12 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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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 3 
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
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.

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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
33%
4 Star
56%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
11%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.3
Features
3.3
Design
4.1
Usability
4.2

Tweeter

Benton Harbor, Michigan

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Good for the money

January 13, 2011

I hooked one of these up in my friend's car. It's his first system. It's powering a 8 ohm single voice coil Kicker 18" (round) in a 3.1 cubic foot sealed enclosure. The amp pushes the sub well considering the 8 ohm load. The sound is a bit modest for my taste and I'm not sure if the amp is doing the 800-1,000 rms bridged at 4 ohms. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give that amp a 6 for performance and an 8 for value.

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ryan

Canada

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good value, confusing specs.

February 3, 2013

ive had this amp for nearly four years now with no problems. its powered a pair of rockford p3 12s @ 2 ohms each on their own channel. it came with two birth sheets.. one rating it at 400x2 at 2 ohms and another rating it at 500x2 at 2 ohms. i called and the tech told me it was 500. although it says on here its only 300. so i dont know. that being said, ive never had an amplifier last this long. i dont go easy on it at all it gets cranked daily and its never let me down. one thing though, it makes a high pitched noise for about five minutes til it warms up. 4 years and countless hours of enjoyment later shes still kicking

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MickE

Canada

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Cheap and Does the job.

August 11, 2012

Fast Shipping by Sonic. Item in A+ condition. Value -- 4 stars. Nice little amp to power a little subwoofer. Perfect for those who want better sound without pay much. Look/ Design -- 3 stars on design because you have to be careful with it since the edge can scratch car's plastic's and all.. Very sharp edges... Again nothing to fency about the look or the design so 3 stars seems legit to me. Durability - 5 stars since the amp is running fine for now. Can't say if it will be durable as of yet. Features - 2 stars. Then again... Nothing fency...You pay for what you got. Does the job. Ease of Use, - 5 Stars. Plug and play.. Really. You need to buy those since they don't come with the kit: 17'' of gauge 8 for power wire 4-5 feet of 8 gauge for ground 15'' of 16 or less gauge for remote control that goes behind the HU. 18'' or less of RCA interconnect 12'' or as you need of speaker wire for your sub (8 gauge maybe?) 2 8 gauge Ring connectors. Well.. like I said before.. Nice bang for your bucks. Don't expect anything fancy and you'll be happy. Hope it helps you guys ! Have a nice day.

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Joe

Clovis, NM

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Good amp for the $

February 20, 2012

Ok, so what I received was not as pictured on sites or box even and the paperwork was different in the box. I called RE and had a discusion with a tech and he explained they were a mid-production run and would power 2 12" Infinity's and he is right. Gain at 1/2 and its hitting well and putting out plenty of clean power, more then anyone can stand without earplugs. The power wire terminals could be bigger but i did get 4ga wires in after I soldered the ends. After seeing and hearing amps 2x the price this is a steal at $120.

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JDeb

Springfield, Il

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Good Value, deceitful advertising.

February 10, 2012

Hooked this up to one kicker 12 bridged at 2 ohms, amp can handle sub easily but its not running anywhere near the rms. Not to mention I had to work really hard to make all my four gauge wires fit. Amp works flawlessly other than actual rms though.

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porksoda

New Mexico

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Awesome amplifier!

March 30, 2011

I recently purchased this amplifier for my 2 JL 12w3v2's. My JL 500/1 died so I chose this amp to takes its place. This amplifier pounds just as hard as my 500/1 if not harder. Very easy to turn the amp sense the knobs are all on the side of the amp.

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charles

Greenbrier, TN

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great amp

March 16, 2011

i hooked this amp up to two 1000watt 12 in Power Acustik dual voice coil subs wired 2 ohm series. the subs hit hard and the amp holds its own with out any problems. good amp for the price. I have owned several amps and by farthis one is the best!

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scobe

Canada

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great amp

March 12, 2011

Awesome amp. I Have it hooked up, bridged to a 800watt single 4 ohm sub, the gain is at about 75%, sealed enclosure, and it drives the crap out of it. I shopped around a lot before I bought this amp, and it, by far has the best bang for your buck. Also I was worried that it being a digital amp would affect the output quality, but its perrrfect. Runs cool, even at 75% gain in the middle of summer. I would definatly recommend.

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david

miami FL

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not as advertised

February 6, 2012

No 4 gauge power and ground they are more like 8 same size as speaker outputs, no subsonic filter. No rca outputs, no long screws pictured, no bass knob input. Specs claim 500 watts per channel box says 400 @ 14.4v: not even close maybe 200. If it looks too good to be true it is. Pushing 1 10 @ 8ohms had a jl 500/1 before it died same configration not even close the jl would be 250 watts at 8 ohms.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XT-1600.2V3

UPC

611892980457

Weight

6.85lbs

Internal SKU

xt16002v3

Internal Product ID

27288

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: RE Audio XT-1600.2V3