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Power Acoustik CPT1-1500

1500W Max, CRYPT Series Monoblock Amplifier

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  • CRYPT Series Monoblock Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 650 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 1500 watts
  • DC-DC Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • PSU MOSFET Transistors
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • Black texture finish with silver trim cast metal badge
  • Variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 45 Hz)
  • Soft Start Turn-on
  • Mono channel operation
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty extruded aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Silver-plated RCA level inputs
  • Silver-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Level: 250mV-6V
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-250 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Frequency response: 15-41,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 13"L x 9-13/16"W x 2-5/16"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.
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 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.
500 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.
650 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.
1500 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.
Crypt (Power Acoustik)
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.
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.

1500 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.

650 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.
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.
0.05%
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)
Full (AP)
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 - 250 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.
90 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.
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.
25A x 2 
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
36%
3 Star
7%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
7%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.3
Features
4.0
Design
3.9
Usability
4.5

Meanie

Greensboro Georgia

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Platinum south

November 16, 2011

I'm very happy with my purchase and recommend them to all my friends that's looking for high quality at the lowest price.

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Meanie

Greensboro Georgia

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Platinum south

November 16, 2011

I'm very happy with my purchase and recommend them to all my friends that's looking for high quality at the lowest price.

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Chad

Perkasie, PA

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Perfect starter!

October 19, 2011

Got this powering a earthquake dbxi-12d atm. Plenty power to the woofer with this amp. Great for starter. Only thing I was bummed with was the casing. In pictures it looked metal but it's some sort of plastic. Other than that I am very happy with this purchase! Amp is a beast!

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Jake Snake

Canada

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This ampplifier is overrated

October 12, 2011

its say 650 rms at 2ohm, pretty close of 200 rms at 2ohm, i got a clarion apx-640.2 320rms at 4 ohm and it way stronger, need reduce gain to hear the power acoustic, driven two pioneer 12 inch one 2dvc the other 4dvc each 400rms one with the clarion one with the power acoustic.

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jon

wr ga

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awesome

October 3, 2011

Awesome paired it to one power acoustic square 10 n hits amazing.

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tdogg

longs sc

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great amp

September 8, 2011

I bought this amp for 2 kicker 12s n i only hve it a lil under half way to break them n an it beats harder then i thought awsome buy.

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Jon O

Cypress, TX

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great amp

August 30, 2011

I purchased this amp to push a thin sub and it actually over powered the 700watt thin sub. I sent the amp back to upgrade to a bigger amp and bigger subs. So overall I would say this amp is a great product. Looks very sharp as well.

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jon

wr, ga

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A+

July 24, 2011

Hooked up to one ten square Power Acoustik and running it at max for 6 mnths now and no prolems very easily installed and well sized for hide ability great amp would recomend to anyone.

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Jake

new iberia, Louisiana

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Amp

June 14, 2011

My amp from Power Acoustic was a 1500 watt. It powered my 15 inch Kicker perfectly. I would never go with any other brand needless to say my amp got stolen out of my truck two weeks ago:(

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josh

fishers, IN

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Hot, but clean.

June 5, 2011

I was extremely skeptical of this amp, having not dealt with PA before, the price being so rock bottom, and the overdone "crypt" theming. After running this amp for around 2 weeks, though, i can say for sure that this has recieved my stamp of approval. The bass controls work well, with bass boost and gain both preforming their respective functions well. The crossover is also well made. The only downside i can see for this amp is that it gets extremely hot on the heatsinks. That can be taken two ways; 1. the heat is at least leaving through the heat sinks, or 2. this thing is stupid hot. Either way, it hasn't gone into "protect" mode for me yet, so I guess everything's hunky-dory.

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noneya

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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Great Buy!!

May 1, 2011

I love this amp, I got it 2 days ago its powerful! I have it running at 2 ohms pushing 2 12" Polk Audio db's and it pushes them great! I would but this amp again!

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Jon

Wr , ga

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Decent

April 17, 2011

Decent amp very easy installation performs well

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Trapp

Longs,sc

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One bad amp ;)

September 20, 2013

Ok I've Owed this amp a year and I had it on multiple setups and it slammed everyone of them pretty loud also had it on 2 12 kicker comps and 15s at the Same time and everybody knew it was me from 2miles den the rd but will get very hot tho but it held up till my Memphis amp came. I would recommend for starter systems or breaking in subs.

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Trapp

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ok amp

June 3, 2012

Ok I have this pushing 2 12 kicker comps and its loud but it does get hot but still plays. I switched to a Kenwood and it was much louder and the amp was turned down more than the Power Acoustik but it's worth the money.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CPT1-1500

UPC

709483034761

Weight

9.00lbs

Internal SKU

cpt11500

Internal Product ID

27847

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: Power Acoustik CPT1-1500