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Pyramid PB717X

1000W Max 2-Channel Arctic Series Car Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Arctic Series 2-Channel Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 50 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 75 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output: 500 watts x 2 chan.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Selectable bass boost (0, 6, 12 dB at 60 Hz)
  • Soft Start Turn-on
  • Variable gain control
  • 2/1 Channel operation
  • Speaker-level (high-level) inputs with signal sensing for automatic turn-on
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 200mV
    • High level: 5V
  • Variable high-pass filter (120-3,000 Hz)
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-250 Hz)
  • Frequency response: 10-70,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 10"L x 10"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 from our website (SonicElectronix.com) when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's 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.

50 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.

75 watts x 2 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 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.

500 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.

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.

1000 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.

150 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.
0.04%
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
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.

120 - 3000 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.

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.
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 1 
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.

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
64%
4 Star
36%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
5.0
Features
4.2
Design
4.4
Usability
4.9
David

Mount Olive, MS

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Excellent Choice!

July 1, 2014

I recommend this product because of it's richness, power, and endurance of its capabilities. You can't and won't go wrong with this item. If BOOM is what you're looking for, then look no further than right here. You will enjoy it as much as I do and more.

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ronald

calhoun falls, SC

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want another 1

October 17, 2013

this is a very clear sound this amp makes makes my 12'' kenwoods bounce and hit very hard

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wrenchin39

florida

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pretty good amp

July 5, 2013

Been pumping this amp for six months without a problem. It sounds great and the cost was also great.

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cika

wheeling wv

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great amp for the price

April 28, 2013

I bought this amp to pair with a single 12" Cerwin Vega HED sub (sub rated at 150 rms so there a perfect match. The amp get a tad warm fairly quick, but after long pounding sessions it doesnt stop thumping. For its price it offers hi n low imputs, pre amps, etc.. just ignore the 1k wattage. But 150 rmdls bridged for the price.

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William

Panama City, FL

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Completely satisfied

February 11, 2013

I bought this amp and it's hooked to a 12" Pyle sub in a single box (no port). At 8 ohms it's plenty of bump for me. I have a Sony headunit hooked to it and I have no complaints. It's in an 82 CJ7 and has to endure some pretty harsh rides and weather. I have had it several months now and no issues whatsoever. I would recommend it without hesitation.

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lexus

jersey city, nj

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Pyramid PB717X

January 13, 2013

The item works perfect, better than what I expected. Excellent customer service, and fast shipping

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Timothy

poplar bluff, MO

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great amp especially for the price

September 9, 2012

I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a great amp without breaking the bank and it'll still push what it should.

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chris

henderson, ky.

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Awesome

August 21, 2012

The product i bought is awesome! Looks and sounds awesome too. i would recommend this product to a friend, and i would buy this product again!!

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Quicksilver48457

Deridder, la

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A great addition!!!!!

July 31, 2012

I bought this for my 2 750 watt 12's and the sound great with the 2 10's I am running as well. It's affordable and reliable so I recommend for anyone on a budget that wants a great sounding system!

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BigR

Detroit, ME

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Okay amp

January 28, 2012

This is an okay amp overall. The power is more than you would expect, even though it only puts out 50 watts rms my 12's were still pounding. The only bad part is that this amp gets hot fast and shuts off. I honestly wouldnt recommend this amp unless you really need something cheap.

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joe

lakeville, MA

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Great Deal

December 13, 2011

This was a great buy if you are looking for good power and little money this is it. Have not had a single problem. i would highly recomend this amp.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PB717X

UPC

068888879347

Weight

6.25lbs

Internal SKU

pb717x

Internal Product ID

42336

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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