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Crunch GPV 1100.2

1100W Maxx Ground Pounder Series 2-Channel Class A/B Car Amplifier

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1100W Maxx Ground Pounder Series 2-Channel Class A/B Car Amplifier

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Crunch GPV 1100.2 Ground Pounder Amplifier

Sonic Electronix is now carrying the new 2011 line of Crunch Ground Pounder Series Amplifiers. These new amps come in a monoblock, 2-channel, and 4-channel configurations each featuring an illuminated Crunch V logo on the front panel. The Ground Pounder amplifiers are each equipped with a 0-9 dB Bass Boost (excluding monoblock), PWM Mosfet power supply, soft start sound, 4-way protection circuitry (DC, short, thermal, overload), and LED power/protect indicators.

This 2-channel version has a Maxx power rating of 1100 watts and is bridgeable @ 4 ohms. The GPV 1100.2 has built-in High-Pass, Low-pass, and Subsonic filters, Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation, and two 30 AMP fuses. If you need a high power 2-channel amp, we got just what you're looking for.

Product Features
  • Ground Pounder Series 2-Channel Amplifier
  • Max Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 275 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 550 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 1100 watts x 1 chan.
  • MOSFET PWM power supply
  • LED power/protect indicators
  • Bass boost (0-9 dB at 45 Hz)
  • Soft start sound
  • Protection (DC, short, thermal, overload)
  • Full range line output
  • Unbalanced input (RCA Jack)
  • High level inputs
  • Illuminated Crunch badge
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickle-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickle-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Input Level Control: 0.2V-5V
  • Variable High-Pass/Subsonic Filter (60-1,200 Hz)
  • Variable Low-Pass Filter (30-250 Hz, mono 24 dB/octave)
  • Frequency Response: 30-30,000 Hz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >90 dB
  • Damping Factor: >180
  • Channel Separation: >80 dB
  • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 0.05%
  • Dimensions: 11-9/16L x 9-3/4W x 2-1/8H
  • 8-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 SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

Peak Power @ 4 ohms
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. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 2 ohms
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. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 1 ohm
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. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Bridged Peak/Max 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 Peak/Max power created once an amplifier is bridged.

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

Peak Power @ 4 ohm
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. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 2 ohms
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. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 1 ohm
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. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

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.

1100 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.
0.05%
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.
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.
1 pair
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.

60 - 1200 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.

30 - 250 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
60 - 1200 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
Channel Separation
Also referred to as crosstalk. The amount of interference on one stereo channel caused by the leaking of the other stereo channel. The higher the rating in decibels (dB), the better the Channel Separation.
>80 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 - 9 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.
30A 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
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.
Amp Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature will tell you if the amplifier has the capability to connect to a Bluetooth device.
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

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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
17%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
50%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.7
Value
3.8
Features
3.2
Design
3.8
Usability
3.7
Scott

Las Vegas, NV

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
A little better than the 800.2 amp, but not much

June 14, 2012

Ok. So, I first bought the Crunch GPV 800.2 amp to power one 12" SUB in a vented box. That amp didn't cut it at all, so I returned it, and bought the next model up, this Crunch GPV1100.2 amp. Well, even in BRIDGED mode it would push the 12" sub, but it gets SUPER HOT after about 30min of music playing. Again, the 1100 watts maxx is misleading. This amp is putting out about 275 watts RMS at 14.4v, but in real world driving a car runs about 12.8-13.8v. So the amp is at 200-225 watts at best in mono bridged mode at 4 ohms. Needless to say, I am going with a MONO block Class D amp to power my 12" sub. I tried to save some money, but it ended up costing me more time and effort trying these 2 different Crunch amps.

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Kevin

Shepherdsville, KY

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Amp

June 14, 2012

Definitely recommend. It's a top two amp that's aesthetically pleasing. It has LOW bass and NO noise. It'll make a great stand-alone or additional amp. It pushes a pair of 550 watt, 10" subs and sounds real good.

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Willie

Odessa, Tx

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Awesome for a small amp

August 25, 2012

I'd recommend this amp cause for its size it delivers deep bass i was surpised when i hooked it up the level of bass i got from it.

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mo

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you get what you pay for

August 4, 2012

I had this amp pushing two 10" kicker cvr's, bridged at 4ohm final load. It hits for what it is but apply to much power it isnt a clean bass and gets WICKED hot. All in all it will push a sub but only so far and with only around 450 actual rms max.

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lawler

houston, texas

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February 21, 2012

This product performed as advertised. I would recommend it for stereo applications.

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Drummerboy

Morganton NC

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OKay Amp

May 29, 2012

its gets the job done in my car with my two kicker comp 12s

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Product Summary

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Model Number

GPV 1100.2

UPC

806576217602

Weight

7.50lbs

Internal SKU

gpv11002

Internal Product ID

33126

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.

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