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Power Acoustik A3000DB

3000W Max, Class D Monoblock Amplifier

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  • High Speed Digital Circuitry
  • Fully Regulated PWM Power Supply
  • Four Way Protection Circuit
  • 1 Ohm Stereo Stable
  • Bridging Synchronization
  • Variable Low Pass
    • 50 Hz - 150 Hz
  • Variable Subsonic Filter
    • 15 Hz - 40 Hz
  • Phase Switch
    • 0 - 180
  • Frequency Response
    • 15 Hz - 150 Hz
  • Variable Subwoofer EQ @ 45 Hz
  • System Distress Indicator
  • Mono Speaker Output Connector
  • Remote Dash Mount Low Level Gain Control with Cable
  • Gold Plated Heavy Duty Power & Speaker Terminals
  • Dimensions: L 16.8" W 11" H 2.3"
  • 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.

1100 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 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.

1800 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 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.

2300 watts x 1 channels
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.

Not Bridgeable
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.

3000 watts x 1 channels

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.
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.
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.
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. 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. This is the peak power output for the amplifier's 5th channel.

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.
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 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.

3000 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.

2300 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
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.
0.50%
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)
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 - 150 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.
100 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 - 18 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
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
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.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.5
Value
4.8
Features
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Design
3.8
Usability
4.8
Raptor660

Eaton Rapids MI

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Cheap Powerhouse!

November 27, 2010

I had this amp lying around.... and once I sold my MA Audio HK2000D I thought I minus well try this amp out. I was pretty impressed. I have it hooked up to a 15" Fi Q in a 3 cu ft box tuned to 35 hz wired to 1 ohm. And it really slams hard. But this amp it putting a hurtin on my alternator. My volt gauge bottoms out at high volumes. All the way down to 8v. So I would recommend at least a 140a alt along with the big 3 upgrade done in 0 gauge wire.

But for the price this thing is unstoppable. Its stout! Fan cooled also.

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liquidswords50

michigan

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good value

February 2, 2010

Just bought this amp to push a couple older round solo barics. It delivers for the money. I think this amp is a little overrated on power, but what do you want for 300.00 bucks. Power draw is reasonable, only a little dimming from lights. It is a little big, so you better have the room for it. I would recomend this amp to anybody looking for a stout amp at a dirt cheap price.

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Stereoman

G.R.MI

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Dam good buy the Best

January 15, 2010

I bought this 3000 watt amp to push my (2) 1100-watt SPL 12" subwoofers in a Ported box with ports on each side and power acoustik 800-amp capcell and cap-4 with Optima yellow cap battery it hit so dam hard I had to buy another 3000-D and man let me tell you each amp is running each sub in my SUV it was making my eye water and ears pop and my roof push up even after i put dymat in there she pound so hard now when I get a head ache I just turn up my music to about 3 to 4 and my head is gone and my back feel so good. I would always buy power acoustik I should have keep my MoFo 12" best subs ever made until they made the Orions they just cost to much but the best subwoofer around in a ported box.

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Boosted77

Atlanta Georgia

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Massive Power for cheap!!!

January 12, 2010

I researched several brands for a cpl. months before deciding between the PA A3000DB and a Hifonics BXi1610, and I mean a lot of research. You can look at the circuit board to see how many caps it has, mosfets, etc.. It has all the right stuff and a ton of it that other really expensive brands do too. Look at the inside of this amp and then look at the inside of a Pyramid amp and you'll see what I'm talking about. Then you'll understand why some amps are called "overrated". It takes a 150 amp external fuse. Granted it (is) a clone amp, so the board is the same as the Kole Q1 3000D, the O2 Audio OAD3000.1, the Planet Audio TT2250d, and several other overpriced amps. Heck it's almost identical to the Lanzar OPTI 2000D also, but that amp is waaay more expensive, and the PA has more Caps! Check it out for yourself on "AmpGuts". Point is I have read feedback from these car stereo sheep that are bashing one manufacturer and praising the other, not even knowing that the board inside the amp is identical. Why? Because they paid 5 times as much for their amp. SUCKER! Don't fall for the hype. Do your research before you buy.

So how does the amp perform? Friggen awesome! It has so much power that I toasted a brand new PA FUBAR 12 ran at 2 ohms in a couple days with the gain set at about half, and the bass boost OFF, and the amp barely got warm. But since PA is such a cool company, and have great customer service their gonna let me upgrade to a brand new MOFO 12 for a few more dollars, and all I have to do is send this busted up sub back. The guy on the phone said that the FUBAR can't handle the power of this amp. He's not kidding. What does that tell you when one of their (own) techs I had on the phone is like "you can't run that sub at 2 ohms with that amp, the sub can't handle it". The FUBAR 12 handles 1800 watts btw! It takes power to make power, so already I know that I'm gonna have to get a bigger alternator, because even with my cap, it's not enough. The bass is sharp, and deep. Transitions are sudden and clear. Not muddy like my old amp.

I recommend this amp for a few reasons. One, it's built bullet proof, and has some really high-end features that are available on other amps that cost much much more. Two, if you give this amp the power it needs to perform, you will be astounded at how hard you subs will sound, but make sure you have subs that can handle like a 1000 watts RMS. Three, the customer service at PA is top notch, they've been around for years and they know what their doing. Don't be a sheep and fall for the hype. It's whats on the inside that counts!

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JJ Wright

dallas, tx

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destroying and desecrating

October 12, 2009

I bought this amp and put it on two 15's and cooked them... Then I decided to try something else and once again I cooked two 12's about a month later.. Now I have two new 12's in seal boxes and one 15 in a ported box.. Wired at 1 Ohm and it SLAMS HARD.. All in a single cab F150(2000).. But wanting to add another one... I must say this has been a really good amp and at a very good price.

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keizer_j

Lakeland, FL

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Great Amp

May 7, 2009

i have one of these hooked up to 2 alpine type r's at one ohm i hit just over 140 dbs in a box tuned to about 42 hertz if i had one tuned to 35 hertz i'd probably get to about 143 or so definatly, highly recommend for the price its the best amp out there.

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Bigg boy

Atlanta,ga

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great amp

April 21, 2009

This is a very powerful amp for this price. Combo this amp with 4 kicker cvr and watch it work, in atlanta this is a well known amp. I sell a lot of these amps, power acoustic has made good amp!!!!!

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paul

miami, FL

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November 14, 2008

this amp surprised me, i had 4 kicker cvx's on a autotek 5000 mean machine, and my boys kept on tellin me about this amp to try it out on them, and i did. man i wish i would have new that it would have sounded so good 6 months ago i would have saved well over 500 hundred dollars difference. now i have the autotek under the bed and the POWER ACCOUSTIC doing the dirty work.

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Scott

Stirum, ND

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Beastly for the Price

October 20, 2008

I just ordered this amp and have it hooked up to an 18" Fi BL. I have it wired at one ohm and pounds the s*** out of my car. I would take this amp over the BXI 2006D that Hifonics makes. I ran this amp for a while but it doesnt put out anything like the PA3000DB. This amp is great for the money and it is strappable so you can get tons of watts for still a cheap price. Great Amp

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Kevin

West Mifflin, PA

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Ridiculous

March 4, 2008

My boy had this amp running (2) 12" Audiobahn Alum subs and he could be heard over 2 blocks away. People were coming out of there houses as he would drive down the street to see where all the noise was coming from. Not only that, but the 1/4 inch steel latch on his trunk busted from the bass hitting so hard. While this amp doesn't have a great design, it's very powerful and durable for your needs.

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Jeffrey

Jacksonville, FL

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Great amp for a great price

August 18, 2006

This amp is real good, especially for the price you pay. Obviously its not as good as the top rated amps u pay 2grand for but its still good. This things pushes out alot of power. I had this powering my audiobahn awis10p , 3000w immortal. It pushed it hard. But yeh, great amp, i plan on purchasing another one to bridge together to power up a 6400w hifonics goliath xx....
one thing i had a problem with was overheating(though it was my fault), make sure it can vent good, i had it shut down on me twice playing it long n hard on a hot day

this amp IS BRIDGEABLE....the description on this site says it isnt

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gary

inglewood, CA

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Great amp, Great price

March 27, 2006

Power Acoustik??? well this time they have made an incredible amplifier that will put out the massive amount of watts that u want. this amp is also bridgeable so u can connect 2 of this amps for a total of 6,000 watts at 1ohm.

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Robby

Houston, TX

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power acoustik

February 25, 2006

this is a very good amp very powerful and is easy to operate and set up in your car.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

A3000DB

UPC

709483010222

Weight

18.00lbs

Internal SKU

a3000db

Internal Product ID

6191

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: Power Acoustik A3000DB