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Precision Power PPI BK1300.1D

1300W RMS Monoblock Class D Black Ice Series Car Amplifier

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  • Black Ice Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 900 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohms: 1300 watts x 1 chan.
  • Black Acrylic Surface
  • PWM MOSFET power supply
  • Variable Bass Boost (0, 6, 12 dB at 55 Hz)
  • SMT(Surface mount technology) Circuity
  • Variable 12dB high, low, & subsonic filters
  • Dash mount remote gain control included
  • Balanced signal input
  • Turn on/off delay
  • Single-channel monoblock operation
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink efficient heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Damping factor: >200
  • Variable 180° phase control
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%
  • Input sensitivity: 0.2V-5V
  • Dimensions: 16"L x 8-1/4"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
  • 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.
900 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.
1300 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.
Black Ice (Precision Power)
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 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.

1300 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
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)
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.

35 - 250 Hz
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
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
35A x 4 

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
78%
4 Star
11%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
11%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
4.7
Usability
4.6
Chalio

Fort Worth, TX

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Great amps!

October 30, 2012

Great amp for the price. I purchased two to power a set of Pioneer TS-W3002D4's each running 2ohms. The amps play strong, generating little heat (or they may be really good at dissipating it). The look and design is sleek and should blend in with any interior. My only regret is that the RCA input doesn't function as a throughput like some other amps.

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JonS3

Toms River, NJ

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Great amp for the money

November 23, 2013

I've had many amps in the past, mostly highend. Heard A LOT of great things about PPI'S Black Ice series, so I had to try one. Awesome for the money. Puts out clean power. One thing I don't like are the Phillips head terminal screws, definitely the cheap way out.

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mulisha559

fresno, ca

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great amp for a great price

September 24, 2013

This amp is worth every penny. Cheap price and it always performs without any issues. Even after hours of maximum volumes it doesn't shut off. I would buy this amp again for sure.

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gary

jessup, MD

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A dependable and powerful amp.

July 19, 2013

Bought this to power 2 10" SD-2 10's and it performed well.Then I upgraded to 2 SWR-T10's, again no issues. Now this amp is pushing two 12" POLK MM1240DVC's without flaw. It pounds for about an hour each day. It doesn't get hot. It hasn't given me a moments trouble. I highly recommend this amp and this line of amps. I also own a BK520.4. I could not be happier with PP or the Black Ice line. If you're looking for high quality at a reasonable price look no further.

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XXXX

Canada

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Happy Camper

June 21, 2013

The PPI BK 1300 1D is a great amp. It packs a great deal of power. I am impressed not only with the price and looks. It's the raw power that I enjoy. I am driving twin Alpine 12R's with ease.

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capt kirk

ohio

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lights dont dim

June 17, 2013

this amp has good output, using 4 awg got 3 12w3v2-d2 running 1.3 ohm and it is still very loud. Just wish you could turn off subsonic filter

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malakai

New Zealand

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This a Monster...

October 15, 2012

dangg dis amps a BEAST!!...recently had the BK650 now upgraded to this wun and mann does this POUND eardrums lol I recommend to all. People here in New Zealand dont know the brand 'Precision Power' But I know it as one of the best in the U.S. ( from what I heard)...sweet Im OWT!! Peace! PRECISION POWER ALLL DAEEE!!!

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MaldeeH

New Zealand

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The a MONSTAHH!!! haha

October 15, 2012

Trust me mann dis product is a BEASTT!!....had the BK650 now upgraded to this OHH dis destroys eardrums haha...I recommend to all, not much people know this 'Precision Power' brand here in New Zealand...But I know these are One of the best in the U.S!!! Im reping it all day!! im out Onelove From NZ>>>

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guthrybastron

hawii

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its trash.

June 8, 2012

I dont not recomend this amp. I had my subs going for not even 3 minutes before the amp started to spark and smoke.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BK1300.1D

UPC

709483038950

Weight

11.25lbs

Internal SKU

bk13001d

Internal Product ID

43837

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: Precision Power PPI BK1300.1D

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