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RE Audio DTS-1500.1 (DTS15001)

2000W, Monoblock Class D DTS Series Car Amplifier

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  • DTS Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating (14.4V)):
    • 4 ohms: 410 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 700 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
  • Dynamic power output: 2000 watts x 1 chan.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Bridgeable with multi link technology (MLT)
  • Mono channel operation
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 2-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal and short circuit)
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • Heavy duty brushed aluminum alloy convection fan cooled heatsink for efficient heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated 12AWG screw terminals
  • Input Impedance: 20 K-Ohm
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 100mV-6V
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-180 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic filter (17-50 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Bass frequency (30-80 Hz)
  • Effective damping factor: 150 @ 4 ohms
  • Frequency response: 17-180 Hz
  • Dimensions: 14-9/16"L x 8-11/16"W x 2"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.
410 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.
700 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.
1000 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.
2000 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 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.

2000 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.

1000 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
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)
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 - 180 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
17 - 50 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).
Yes
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
40A 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

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
82%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
5%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

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4.6
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4.8
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4.9
Design
4.8
Usability
4.5

austin

Deland, FL

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Steady Bumpin

February 22, 2012

This amp i ordered and installed in a friends truck on 2 rockford p3's and this thing gets down, he and i were happy with what RE Audio did with this little monster.

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Will

Tiptonville, TN

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Defective

January 15, 2013

Had this hooked up to 2 RE Audio SEX 10" subs had them sounding amazing bought the extended 3 year warrenty when i barely turned it up i had people running out of my truck but then after only having it hooked up for 9 days the amp started smoking from the inside and wasnt due to the install because it was pro installed personally a little pissed because it is still brand new and now i have to pay to send it back to sonic so they are just trying to get even more money out of me because i have a defective product. Don't know if i will continue to do business with sonic anymore or not

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Matt

Topeka, KS

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love it

January 5, 2013

Have this hooked up to two alpine 1223 12" subs and i dont even have to turn the amp up all the way to get them to bump. i love the included analog volume control really good for killing your subs quick if you need to.

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Jaime

Mercedes, TX

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Release The Beast

January 4, 2013

This amp is no joke with 3x40amp fuses. It will easily put out rated after taking consideration of efficiency, it is a great value for the price. Even if they are now assembled in china it still carries US design and engineering. Solid construction and having a cooling fan is a big plus.

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Justin

Richmond, TX

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Great Value

December 3, 2012

Have this amp pushing 2 JBL 1214GTO and couldn't be happier. Good price for all 3 and wasn't expecting anywhere near this kind of output.

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Ray

Birmingham, AL

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Great Amp!

October 9, 2012

I didn't exactly know what to expect from this amp (since it's not from a huge name). But I must say, I'm quite blown away. I've been using this amp for several months now and it kicks just as hard as the day I installed it. It's very powerful and doesn't get very hot (great for a 1 ohm amp!). Anyway, I'd recommend this amp to anyone looking for some power in the trunk that isn't going to break after a couple months.

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sHaMaTiK

American Samoa

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ReLeasE ThE BeasT

August 14, 2012

hooked up this amp to an RE SX18 series with a 6 farad cap... perfect amp for purchased if your looking into some serious deep BASS all i gotta say is Release the beast out of my sound system...never gets overheated, fan cooled is one of the best about this item..

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Brian

Massachusetts

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DTS-1500.1

April 8, 2012

Amp has plenty of high quality power and stays cool even under a heavy load. I tried my solobaric l5 on my brothers 2000 watt kenwood amp and it over-heated in 30 seconds. I have yet to over-heat this amp and i can push it as hard as i want. I highly recommend this amp for it's performance and price! It is semi-difficult to set the dials exactly where you want because it has a bass frequency booster knob, but once your all set up its well worth the investment.

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veteran

little elm, tx

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wooow!!!

April 6, 2012

this is a really great powerful amp, man this amp is pushing my 2 twelves re audio s_e_x speakers. my truck is ruuummmmbling and the bass gain barely be turn up. I would recommend this amp to anyone. tune it right and you will see!!!

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Ryan

Taylorville, IL

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1 ohm stable.....bs

March 27, 2012

Great amp for about 5months and at one ohm it doesn't last it starts clipping and then it will catch fire. Sending my second one back soon hoping they give me credit for it

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Timothy

opa-locka, FL

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Great Value!

March 23, 2012

This amp is a very good amp. You really have to tune the amp, but once you do that man oh man you have a very good amp. TIM DADDY OUT OF THE MIA (305)

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Big Will (youtube @ hwe13161)

acworth, ga

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Major Push

March 7, 2012

This RE amp is causing my Re SXX 10.4 to cry. It is abusing the heck out of this woofer. I am glad that the woofer can take the abuse cause the DTS 1500 has power (wattage) and stamina (following through the long bass notes). I play my electronic music through 17 to 45 Hz. I play it pretty loud, (Bass, I love you, Bass for my van, I love big speakers, Hypnotized) with extreme songs.. I can say this, I feel my endorphins release at each bass note and I only run one woofer. GET this amp if you want to be happy with your sound, and if you want to blow the street competition away. One drawback is that the bass knob is only responsive from its minimum setting to about half. The rest has no additional bass effect. I give it an overall high rating for its watt range and price. One more thing, this amp is extremely light weight. My old mono block Fosgate is about 15 lbs. Design and durability includes alot of plastic so I can see future plastic warping and scathing happening. I had the Fosgate for 16 years without a single problem but that one is 100% aluminum.

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kyyyle

memphis,tn

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great amp

February 20, 2012

I've had this amp for about 3 months now, pushing 2 Memphis Mojo's. For the price this amp is a power wagon! I have it wired at 2 ohms and have everything set as it came due to not haveing time or good place to tune it. It still sounds great and hits the low notes great too! Highly suggest this for budget build!

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Mike

Portsmouth, Va.

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BUY IT!!!! IT'S WORTH THE MONEY

February 8, 2012

I originally purchased (2) RE Audio SRX 10's (2ohm) to go with a Kenwood amp as a package. Well the Kenwood was defective, it never worked right out of the box. It was obviously a circuitry problem, because I was getting very odd readings with my OHM meter upon investigating if there was a problem with my install-which there wasn't as evidenced when I got my DTS-1500.1. I did nothing more then attach the power and ground in the same configuration-WALLAH!! Anyway, I sent it back they gave me full credit and I am glad I spent the extra $30 - you talk about worth it. First if you call RE Audio's technical service dept, you are actually calling the CELL PHONE of the engineering tech rep named GREG - he is a brain. Whether it be a simple hook up question or something like how barometric pressure change rate effects speaker oscillations and surround flexibility-Yeah we got talking that deep and he knows his stuff. The speakers are in a series parallel configuration to the amp. Now I'm going to have to upgrade these speakers because this amp does NOT quit. I've got it set @ roughly 75% so I don't blow them, however it doesn't even get the remotest bit of warm. This is my normal setting, except for when I watched some YouTube videos after researching the abilities of these speakers. Yeah, I maxed the settings @ 100% the speakers took it, but I didn't let happen too long. This amp again never got warm, never clipped, never flashed a single light. I'm using 6 gauge wire to the amp, 8 gauge grounding wire, going to a grounding bus bolted to the inside of the trunk, and 12 gauge wire inside my speaker box. This will help any amp, use the correct wiring for it - bigger IS better!!! Needless to say the power this thing gives out is TRUE RMS power. The sound is crisp, never muddy and the bass level knob is great when your changing the type of music you're listening to and want to change the gain to match. I wish the hook ups for the wiring were a little easier to access, only because of my location of install.

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kenny

santa rosa , CA

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best amp for the money !

January 9, 2012

Got this amp and hooked it up @2ohms to my audioque sdc2.5 15" in my 96 civic. Before this amp i had an Alpine mrp-m500 and for only 200 watts more difference this amp blows the alpine out of the water! Not to mention the sound quality was amazing as well. I only have a stock battery still but once i upgrade to a kinetik i will drop it to 1 ohm, very excited to see what will happen considering im getting at least a good inch of flex on my back window. I would highly recommend it to anyone, i have found no cons and ive had it for 6 months. It never has gotten hot even in 100degree california summers. Very underrated amp it is a must buy you will not find anything more powerful for the money!

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jimboi

Morriston,FL

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Excellent Quality an output for Great Price!

December 14, 2011

I have this hooked up to 2 of the RE Audio 15's in a ported box in hatchback and it shakes everything in the car. I only have the amp turned up about 60% of the way. I would highly recommend this amp to anyone for the price and qualiy and power.

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Anthony

Minot, ND

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Great Product

November 24, 2011

I bought this amp to power one 12" Memphis M Class 12 in a bandpass enclosure at 2ohm mono (750 watts). This amp is definitely worth the money. It powered my sub without a glitch. Never ran hot and I pushed it to its limits. I recommend this amp to everyone looking for a beast of an amp at an awesome price.

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Audio man

Springfield il

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The beast

September 12, 2011

This is an awesome amp Iv got to RE sex 12's hooked up to it and the hit so hard.

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Jeffrey

Sherman Oaks, CA

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Reasonable Price to Wattage.

September 6, 2011

I would recommend this amp simply because its a good price and has a few different power options. Awesome for me because im always wanting more subs. The only thing I would agree with on one of the above reviews, is TUNING it , Gain, LPF, Sub-Sonic, Bass Freq, and Bass Boost. Im constantly adjusting it cant seem to get it where I want it. I know its a good amp and when I get it tuned right its gonna BANG on my Earthquake Tremor X.

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awsome amp

August 17, 2011

i have this hooked up to my alpine r 10s and sounds great. Hitting 143.6db(tested) and another great us amps product (us amps makes the re audio amps).

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DTS-1500.1

UPC

611892980594

Weight

7.50lbs

Internal SKU

dts15001

Internal Product ID

32466

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 DTS-1500.1 (DTS15001)