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1800W 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: 700 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1100 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohms: 1800 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: 19-3/4"L x 8-1/4"W x 2"H
  • 0-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.
700 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.
1100 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.
1800 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.

1800 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.
1/0 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.
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)
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
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
10 - 50 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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
5.0
Features
4.8
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9
SStumpf

Champaign IL

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Great amp, For a Great price.

December 27, 2013

I was not sure about this amp at first, because the price was so low. But went ahead and got it. This amp is great, I would say that it does get the rated power, but I have not clamp tested it. My old Memphis mojo went out after 6 years, and it was going to be $1200 to replace, and I really didn't want to spend that right now. So I was looking around for a cheaper option to run for now, I am running 2 JL w7's with it at 1.5ohm. This amp does great with them, barley even gets warm after an hour straight of running at full volume. I've had it for 1 month and no problems so far. I would defiantly recommend this amp to anyone looking for a great priced amp. This amp should be more like a $400 amp in my opinion, the quality is there.

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BobbyBlingo

Bridgeport, TX

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ppi is one of the best amps

March 28, 2013

i recommend ppi. sorry jl audio but ppi is on top of thier game. this amp ppi1800d is so cheap and the 1800 r.m.s is crazy power.

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Rey

Cusseta, GA

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Powerful,Performance and Value

June 17, 2012

Just getting back into car audio from the early 90S and still very satisfied with these amps. This 1800 is pushing 2 xfl 15's without breaking a sweat. Can't belive there so cheap. I highly recommend this amp you won't be disappointed.

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Eddie

Boston, MA

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Great Value

September 14, 2014

I would recommend this because it was a great price and so far since I had it installed, it's been great in my car.

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TSR

Rockford, IL

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Awesome

August 22, 2014

Love this amp. It runs all day long at near full volume in a storage area of my boat and feels cool to the touch.

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Yuepheng

St. Paul, Minnesota

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black ice

June 9, 2014

I would recommend this amp to anyone who wants power for cheap. Best amp I've ever owned and bumps my single 12' NVX @ 2ohm perfectly and is much louder than other 12s and dual 12s I've seen and compared!

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Yuepheng

St. Paul, Minnesota

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black ice

June 9, 2014

I would recommend this amp to anyone who wants power for cheap. Best amp I've ever owned and bumps my single 12' NVX @ 2ohm perfectly and is much louder than other 12s and dual 12s I've seen and compared!

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Jim

Taylorville, IL

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Great amp

May 30, 2014

At this price, I do not know how you would beat the value. Solid amp. Running at 1 ohm, installed in car running ~14 volts the amps measured output is 1843 watts. Will have to see about longevity.

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jason

sumner, WA

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Great buy for the price

May 29, 2014

Wonderful amp. The only negative thing I could say about it is that with the notched adjustments it lacks the finer tuning ability that one may want. Great value, wonderful build quality, seems very capable for the price.

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Patrick

ASHEVILLE, NC

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Highly recommended

April 7, 2014

Running this amp with my Alpine Type R 12D4 Subwoofer. No issues at all, does everything advertised at an unbeatable price. Easy to install and use. Does advertised wattage. Highly recommended!

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josh

orangeville, PA

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Precision Power PPI BK1800.1D

March 17, 2014

Well to start off its a great looking amp.And i believe it does rated easily or even more on the right power.Has nice big 0 Gauge power/ground inputs.Very sturdy feeling And i found a picture of the guts online and they look very promising.The board Looks similar to BC2000D crescendo So it should do rated power fine.Pretty hefty amp also Very solid feeling Especially compared to my old Audiopipe APSM 1500.Only thing i wish would be changed is to make it strap able so you could get double power.But to be honest at first it scared me a little to buy this amp cause it made by the same company who owns Power acoustik and well we all know that there numbers are BS.There bamf 5500 only does 2k clean.But with this PPi they must have tried to keep the quality of the old school PPi and i will say they kept in pretty well.I would recommend this amp to anyone looking for good clean power for this great price

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bert

greenup ky

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perfect

March 17, 2014

Best amp for the price, only bad thing is no fuses in the amp so must get 160 amp inline fuse.

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Hogue

Tulsa, Ok

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Great heatsinking ability

March 3, 2014

I would recommend this amp for entry up to mid level systems. It barely gets warm while running my two 300 watt RMS subs at 2 Ohm on full blast for hours.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XKIT02 True 0-Gauge Wiring Kit

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Stinger SK6201 0-Gauge Wiring Kit

You only get great sound when you use great wire. This Stinger kit will do the trick! Don't forget the RCA's!

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Belva BPK0D Dual Amp 0/4-Gauge Wiring Kit

Enough wire for 2 amps! Don't forget the RCA's!

Your Price $59.99

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $59.99

Kicker Big 3 Package 1/0 Gauge Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $151.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

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StreetWires FB0

1/0 Gauge Firewall Bushing

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Stinger Gauge Reducer (0/1 AWG to 4 AWG)

Chrome gauge reducer allows 0/1 AWG cable to fit in 4 AWG inputs

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NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

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NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft of V-Series 2-Channel RCA Audio Premium Interconnect Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

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NVX XIX25 X-Series RCA Interconnect Cable

16.4 ft. of 4-Channel X-Series RCA Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

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NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

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NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

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Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector

Set the gain of an audio amplifier quickly and accurately

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Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BK1800.1D

UPC

709483038967

Weight

13.50lbs

Internal SKU

bk18001d

Internal Product ID

43838

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 BK1800.1D

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