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Memphis Belle 16-MCH1300

1560W RMS, The Memphis Belle 5-Channel MClass Amplifier

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  • 5-Channel MClass Series Amplifier
  • Class-AB / Class-D Hybrid Amplifier
  • Compact Aluminum Chassis with Custon Black Pearl Finish
  • Gold Plated RCA Connectors
  • Full MOSFET Design
  • Fully Variable Crossover: HP/LP (40 Hz - 6 kHz) (Channels 1-4)
  • Fully Variable Crossover: LP (50 Hz - 250 Hz), Subsonic (20 - 50 Hz) (Channel 5)
  • 4-Way Protection Circuitry
  • Platinum Finish Wire Connections
  • Accepts 4 Gauge Power and Ground Wire
  • Optional Wired Remote Gain Control
  • RMS Power Ratings:
    • 75 watts x 4 chan. / 300 watts x 1 chan. @ 4 ohms
    • 115 watts x 4 chan. / 600 watts x 1 chan. @ 2 ohms
    • 1100 watts x 1 chan. @ 1 Ohm (ONLY CHANNEL 5 IS 1 OHM STABLE!)
  • Adjustable Input Sensitivity: 200mV - 4V
  • Dimensions: 25.81" L x 7.6" W x 2.4" H
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

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.

75 watts x 4 chan. + 300 watts x 1 chan.
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.

115 watts x 4 chan. + 600 watts x 1 chan.
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.

1100 watts x 1 channel for the 5th channel (Channels 1-4 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.

230 watts x 2 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.

Channels 1-4: A/B, Channel 5: 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.
5
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.

460 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 (Channels 1-4), 1 ohm (Channel 5)
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.
0.03%
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)
Full (AP)
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 - 6000 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.

Channels 1-4: 40-6000Hz and Channel 5: 50-250Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
20 - 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.
95 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.
30A x 6 
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
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.7
Features
4.0
Design
4.2
Usability
4.2

Ray

englewood, CO

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Great 5 channel amp just a little pricey

October 8, 2008

I have had this amp in my audi for 3 years now it powers 2 sets of polk momos and a memphis mojo 10 inch sub, and i could not be happier with this amp it sounds much better the the mtx thunder 5 channel in my wifes car. the only down side is that it is a little pricey, and i don't like how you have to buy a specail adapter for the sub channel.

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James

Melber, KY

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Awesome amp

April 9, 2008

This is an amazing amp but its not intended for raw power. I would suggest getting a bigger amp for such a job. I own this amp and a JL Audio 1000/1. NO COMPARISON! I had a MCD-1500 and sold it to a buddy and bought the memphis belle MCH-1300. But Just to let you know how good they are power wise. My 1000/1 would exceptionally louder and clearer than the MCD-1500.

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matt

gulfport, MS

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January 9, 2008

i have this amp in my malibu wakeboard boat and it is amazing it runs all my speakers and my sub and it is LOUD!!

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Brenda

Scott City, MO

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Awesome Amp!!!

October 3, 2007

Ive had this amp for over 1 1/2 years. ive never had a problem with it. i had perfects 6.1, perfects 4x6 and memphis 15's hooked up to this amp and they screamed and thumped!! this is a cheaper than what i paid as well!!

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Edgar

North Highlands, CA

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Probably the last amp you will ever need.

July 13, 2007

In this day and age of car amplifiers, no company has gotten closer to a perfect 5 channel amp than Memphis. The Belle is the one to look for when you want teeth chattering bass and 4 channels of power. The sub channel is stable down to 1 ohm and throws out an astonishing 1100wrms. And those are real watts, not overbloated figures given out by the less superior brands. But the goodness doesn't stop there: it has four other channels to drive the rest of your speakers, whether you want to go active or just take the simpler route. No amps are perfect, however, and this one isn't either. The only thing that would have perfected this would be if the crossovers were bandpassable, for it would truly then be perfect, but I'm not complaining. I used this in my show car because it simplified the wiring and was good looking at the same time! If you have the money, get this amp for it is the last and only one you will ever need.

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Billy

Phoenix , AZ

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This is all you need for your system

March 22, 2006

This amp is way nice its a 5 channel amp plus its a class D. You might think its a lot of money for a amp that just puts out 1100rms to the subs but its a great deal. 1100rms is more than enough for the bass lovers. This amp also runs your mids and highs. This is all you need 1 amp for subs and speakers. Great price two.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

16-MCH1300

Weight

17.00lbs

Internal SKU

16mch1300

Internal Product ID

4033

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: Memphis Belle 16-MCH1300