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Audiobahn A2300HCT

4800W Max, High Current 2-Channel Amplifier

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Audiobahn A2300HCJ

OUR PRICE: $519.99

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  • 4800W Max, High-Current 2-Channel Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 300 watts x 2 chan. @ 4 ohms
    • 600 watts x 2 chan. @ 2 ohms
    • 1200 watts x 2 chan. @ 1 ohm
    • Bridged:
      • 600 watts x 1 chan. @ 4 ohms
      • 1200 watts x 1 chan. @ 2 ohms
      • 2400 watts x 1 chan. @ 1 ohm
  • Max Power Output: 4800 watts @ 1 ohm
  • Wired Remote Bass Level Control Included with Blue Illuminated Knobs
    • Also illuminates red to indicate when amplifier is clipping
  • High-Current, Non-Regulated Power Supply
  • Preamp Outputs
  • Cobalt Blue LED Illuminated Heat Sink Design (on/off switch for your preference)
  • Thermal Regulated, Air Induction Dual Cooling Fans
  • Double Sided PCB (Circuit Board)
  • High Gloss Chrome Plated Finish
  • Unique, Clean Chrome Fire/Flame Design
  • Blue Illuminated VU Meters Indicating Output Response
  • Clear Power and Speaker Connectors
  • Variable Bass Boost: 0-18dB @ 40-100Hz
  • Variable Low-Pass Crossover: 40-120Hz
  • Variable High-Pass Crossover: 50-750Hz
  • Variable Subsonic Filter: 20-50Hz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 100dB
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-40kHz
  • THD: 0.05%
  • Channel Separation: 50dB
  • Input Sensitivity: 200mV - 8V
  • 1/0- or 2-gauge power and ground leads recommended. Contact us for information regarding a discount on a select amplifier kit when purchased together.
  • Dimensions: 25-5/8" L x 11-15/16" W x 2-1/2" H
    • Note: Flames add an additional 1" to the height
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Audiobahn A2300HCJ)

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.

300 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.

600 watts x 2 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.

1200 watts x 2 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.

2400 watts x 1 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.

4800 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

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.

4800 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.

2400 watts
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.
1 ohm
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.
0.05%
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.
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)
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.

50 - 750 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.

40 - 120 Hz
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.
100 dB
Channel Separation
Also referred to as crosstalk. The amount of interference on one stereo channel caused by the leaking of the other stereo channel. The higher the rating in decibels (dB), the better the Channel Separation.
50 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
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).
Yes
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
40A x 4 

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
93%
4 Star
7%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.9
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8

Darryl of Baltimore

Baltimore, Md.

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VERY CLEAN POWER

April 26, 2010

PROS: I have had some nice amps like Kicker, Alpine, Power accoustix & Nakamichi (I think I spelled it right). But this amp is it. I have it hooked up to 1 eclipse 12 inch sub that I paid a &1000 for & this amp just does what i ask it to do. If I say give me 800 watts it says ok with no problem. CONS: I live in Baltimore, Md. so I had to hide it or someone would probably steal it because @ night it just looks so dam good.

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Kyle

Indianapolis, IN

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WOW! Excelent Value! Most Power For The Money.

October 13, 2009

It is very user friendly - being able to run it at 1 ohm in either stereo or bridge mode is great. I currently have it run in bridge mode, hooked up to 2 12" Kicker CRV D-4's and 1 12" JL Audio W3 V2 D-4. The subs are run in series/parallel @ 2.67 ohm. The amp is pushing roughly 1,000 watts rms. Make sure you run at least a 1 farad cap though, cause these amps pull some major power.

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harjit

Ceres, CA

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this the best amp!!!!!!!!!

November 16, 2007

i love this amp..i have one of these amphooked up to 2 12" CVX's which make my eyes roll around inside my head! Amazing! it put out what it says..

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Chaz

Broaddus, TX

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Oh Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 4, 2006

This is and excellent buy, no doubt! I used to own this amp and it pushed my to Audiobahn 12" s with ease. I mean who could pass up a great amp and it has an awesome design on it as well??

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R

League City, TX

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Boom Baby!!

January 26, 2006

Very good amp, i ahve it powering 2 15" kicker solo-baric L7's. I can rattle things playing country that most can't with 50-cent playing. The only draw-back is the low pass freq., I don't think it goes low enough, I get ALOT higher sound quality now that I added a cross-over. The biggest plus with this amp is the fact that it won't over heat.

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Matthew

Woodbridge, VA

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Sick

December 20, 2005

I have two of these amps hooked up mono style to two Audiobahn AWT12X's in a ported box.It is insane no one that I have meet can match the max output of my system.

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James

Monroe, NC

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Great Amp

November 8, 2005

This Amp can really put out some tremendous power. I had this amp hooked up to the 2005 Immortal 10s and they POUNDED!!!!

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John

Tyler, TX

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fu@*ing BANGIN!

November 1, 2005

I've got two of these hooked up to a 4800 watt amp and in a custom sealed box and no one in town can match it!! CRAZY!

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james

casper, WY

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this amp is the best ive found

October 17, 2005

i have this amp in my burban pushing 4 dub1200s.it has never gotten hot or shut down. this thing has it all. audiobahn is simply the best.sonic has the best price on it 2. since i paid 750 4 mine.

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Timothy

Nacogdoches, TX

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My favorite Bahn Amp

July 9, 2005

I own a 2300HCQ which is last years model but the same. This amp is very very dependable compared to digital amps which tend to have a life span of 1-2 years @ 1 ohm. I have been running this amp with dual 1 ohm loads for 2 years now, it will get luke warm from time to time, but so far im very impressed with it. Its power hungry and the more power you can get to it the cooler it will run and the more output you get. I love this amp so much im getting this years model and im gonna run one on each of my linear compression 12's. Bottom line if you want a long lasting amp that can compete with a class D, this is the one for you.

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Brian

Dickinson, ND

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WOW!!

May 25, 2005

Bought this amp and very, very, impressed hooked up to an audiobahn immortal at 2 ohms 1200 watts to it hits 149.7 dbs in my 92 firebird it rocks slamming bass with 1200 watts to spare!?!?!?

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Lithuania

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BEST AMP!!!

April 20, 2005

I have this amp and i love it. Quality and power... Highest-end!!!

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yang

rapids, WI

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dam....

February 11, 2005

i didnt buy this item from this site but damn the one i got pounds like crazy. shatters plastics inside my car like crazy! very loud. thinking about finding some imortal series audiobahns and thumping two or maybe switching over to mono amps and gettin two of the top mono amps. good bump for doe

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Robin

Ofalon, MO

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THE BEAST

February 3, 2005

MY MOST FAVORITE AMP EVER! I'LL BE RUNNING THREE DUB500 15" SUBS ON IT SUMMER 05' AND JUST BOUGHT A CASE OF EARPLUGS!THIS AMP IS THE S--T!!

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jason

Canada

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This AMP KILLS IT HITS HARD

January 14, 2005

I bought this amp for 499.99 of sonic it pounds good I have aw1206t it shakes my car like crazy I love it I don't know if it is really 2400 watts but I don't care it is better then any thing I have ever heard for the money. good buy

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

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

Your Price $79.99

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 $149.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

StreetWires FB0

1/0 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

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

Your Price $17.99

Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

Your Price $89.99

NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft 2-Channel RCA Audio Interconnect Cable with Twisted Pair Construction

Your Price $11.99

Kicker Q-Series RCA Interconnect Cable

16.5 ft. of 2-Channel Interconnects with twisted pair conductors, K-cut gold plated contacts, and hyper-flex technology for easy installation!

Your Price $32.95

NVX XIX25 X-Series Interconnect Cable

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

Your Price $26.99

NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $39.99

NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $13.99

Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $14.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $12.99

SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector

Set the gain of an audio amplifier quickly and accurately

Your Price $149.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High Frequency Test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

XIX2025 Strapping RCA

0.25 Meter (0.86 ft) Hyper-Flex RCA cable w/ Serpentine-Cut Nickel Plated Connectors

Your Price $12.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

A2300HCT

UPC

651718008743

Weight

32.00lbs

Internal SKU

a2300hct

Internal Product ID

61

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: Audiobahn A2300HCT