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800W RMS Class D Monoblock GM Digital Series Amplifier

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General Features:

  • GM Digital Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 800 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 1500 watts x 1 chan.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +18 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • High-density split-dome convection heat-sink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 200mV-6.5V
    • High level: 0.8V-16V
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-240 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 10-240 Hz
  • 4 gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Dimensions: 10-7/16"W x 2-3/8"D x 7-7/8"H
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Product History:

Pioneer GM-D8601 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Pioneer GM-D7500M thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-D8601)
Pioneer GM-D7400M thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-D7500M)
Pioneer GM-7300M thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-D7400M)
Pioneer GM-7200M thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-7300M)

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.
300 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.
500 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.
800 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.
GM Digital (Pioneer)
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 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.

1500 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.

800 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
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
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.
1%
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)
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.

10 - 240 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
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.
40A x 2 
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.
No
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.

Yes
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
73%
4 Star
18%
3 Star
5%
2 Star
5%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.8
Features
4.1
Design
4.5
Usability
4.6
Allen

Canada

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Great amp for the $$$$

March 27, 2014

Great amp with the budget people in mind. Pounds my two pioneer 10s in a sealed box amazingly. Bought this amp because of TRUE res wattage, and it definitely puts out. I have these and two ts-w260d4 subs in the smallest box I could find inside my 2014 fiesta titanium. Using a scoche 5 gage amp kit and 500 micro farad cap. Great for metal and ok for bassy music. I would give it a 9/10 due to screws coming loose on speaker terminals after a couple weeks of pounding. XD

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Leilani

Las Vegas, NV

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Amp'd

September 20, 2014

Amp is compact, nice looking, installed under Jeep seat and gives my 2 12" Rockford Fosgate subs the power they need for loud and pounding bass.

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Derek

Overland Park, KS

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Great amp!

September 24, 2013

I simply love this amp! I simply hate Pioneer customer service! I got it from Amazon, and after a month the amp died. Little did I know, Amazon was not an authorized online distributor, so the warranty wasn't valid. Luckily, Pioneer said, based on the manufacturing date, they will replace it for free. Lucky me, right! Anyway, I know Pioneer and their amps and great quality and I just happened to get the short end of the stick this time. I will eventually get the higher power version of this amp. Still, this is a great amp!

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Raymond

aurora il

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great sound amp

March 10, 2014

I have this amp wired down to 1 ohm and this thing makes my 12s hit good clear bass. easy to tune and great power for the dollar

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Mariah

Eagle Grove, IA

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Great product

October 31, 2013

Easy to install, works well and is worth the price.
~Only problem was the fuses

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Mr Holmolka

Congo

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Great Amp with a few minor drawbacks.

September 12, 2013

Installed this amp a few days ago and so far am impressed with it. I currently have it running 1 Rockford 10 P3D4 at 500 watts at a 2 ohm load. I used the supplied speaker level RCA input harness and while I was a little nervous that it wouldn't work as good as regular pre amp inputs it was pleasantly surprised. The amp turns on and off instantly with the radio and seems to be putting out quality sound from this input signal.

The few grips I do have are minor, first is the writing on the side of the amp indicating positive and negative and what inputs are what. This writing is a dark white color on a silver panel, making it very hard to see. I don't know why they didn't use black writing. Something you don't want to mix up shouldn't be hard to read. The other thing I didn't care for was the lack of bass boost on the amp without the remote, you can get the bass boost to work with the remote, but you have to leave it plugged in for it to work. If you unplug it you loose the signal. It would be nice if they some type of memory for when you unplugged it or a stand alone knob on the amp itself if you didn't want to run the remote.

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Timothy

Charleston, SC

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Strong for only pushing 800 watts!

February 16, 2014

Decent amp for the price I got for it. Size is my favorite. Would recommend.

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cheetamun

Mauritius

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nice amp

January 15, 2015

For that price,its a nice deal. Just that the bass boost knob acts like the volume itself. Overall,you should buy it.To

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Taz

India

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Great, handling two subs

April 12, 2013

Immediately after I bought this amp it has been there upto my expectations. right now I'm running two pioneer D4's and it completely handles them. the bass is insane if i turn the bass knob... loving it... no heating issues as well

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Josh

Lakewood, CO

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One of the Best Budget Amps

September 11, 2013

I bought this amp to power a '13 Kicker CompR 12" and it hits hard and stays clean. Amp stays cool. Paired with Pioneer Head Unit. The new Kicker CompR has an impedance selector to switch it from 4ohm to 1ohm. This amp is 1ohm stable at 800w RMS which is exactly what the woofer is rated for, so its a perfect match.

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Matt

Milwaukee, WI

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Prefect match.

September 18, 2013

I have this amp hooked up to a P2D4-8 with a stock stereo. If I was going to up grade the whole stereo (head unit, and ALL speakers) I would go bigger. But I'm not and this set up works very well to get that little extra bass missing with the stock stereo and more than a small all in one sub-amp-box.

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Joe

Littleton, CO

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Really really nice

December 16, 2013

I have zero complaints, the install was easy (like most amps), and I'm powering two 12's, it doesn't suck energy when the car is off, and I haven't noticed any distortion in the sound, very nice, very loud. The bass controller is a nice touch too.

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Matt

Scarborough, ME

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nice amp for the price

January 29, 2015

Great amp, good look to it really nice and glossy, nice connectors. Would of liked more tuning options but the lpf and gain do the trick.

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jb

Shreveport, LA

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a lot of bang for the buck!!!!

May 5, 2015

this amp has been great so far I would recommend it for anyone starting out and the price was great to

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jeepslam

tampa fl

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incredible

April 15, 2015

so this amp is awesome I just got it installed a couple of weeks a go and it slams . I have 2 alpine swa 12sin a ported box they are 250 rms a piece wired together for a 2 ohm load and this amp puts out 500 at 2ohms perfect match I have the gain set at a little over half its clean and loud stays cool I run it hard this amp shakes the windows on my house . so im about to do a upgrade add another 12 wow yep 3 12s .wired together to make . 1.33ohm load a total rms of 750 watts this amp will put out 800 rms of clean power at 1ohm and stay cool doing so .this amp gives some high power options so buy one

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lovelie

Canada

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really awsome

July 5, 2015

really good product works awsome pounds really hard really loud

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Drew

Canada

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Well....

July 24, 2015

I'm pretty sure this will do roughly do it's 300W RMS into 4 ohms, but 500W RMS into 2 ohms I think is pushing it pretty hard. As for 800W RMS into 1 ohms - I have very strong doubts about that (and if it does, it surely won't for very long at all). I normally run mine into a 2 ohm load, and the two single 4 ohm subs do sound great with excellent punch and clarity. However - I've got the gain dialed back to limit power to 250W RMS (so the sub's compliment the rest of my system as opposed to being louder) - and I notice the amp gets a little too warm to the touch (it's not burn your skin up hot, just it should run a little cooler). Features - well, the 18db bass boost is ridiculous. If you had this properly dialed to put out the 500W RMS, you really think a 3 db boost is good idea let alone an 18db boost? It's also at 50hz, and that is way too high up the frequency spectrum in my books. So I say it's better to control the sub with your deck's sub level if needed. The crossover is 2nd order and adjustable, and works fine. And thats it for features. Peaked at the internals, and some aspects impress while other's don't. Beefy transformers, appears to be a double sided board, no trace wires running around, only one short bus bar, but still built to a budget - couldn't help but not notice the short life capacitors (only rated for 2000 hours and a max temp of 105 degree's). Not sure who actually makes the board, but the model number etched into it is definitely not the Pioneer model - defiantly a rebadge. For the money, it can work for you (It does work fine and it has been reliable for me) - but frankly I'd skip over this amp as you can get much better bang for your hard earned money else where.

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domingo

Argentina

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PIONEER TS-W2502D2

September 2, 2015

TENGO ESTE PIONEER Y VA DE 10. CON ESTE WOOFER 800W RMS SON SUFICIENTES PARA MI LO RECOMIENDO Y GRACIAS A SONYELECTRONIX POR VENDER ESTOS PRODUCTOS . DESDE ARGENTINA UN ABRASO ENORME !!!!

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Fordf350

Virginia beach va

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1 month in and not a flaw

November 16, 2015

This amp, as stated is 1 ohm stable. I am running it in 1 ohm with 2 shallow mount fosgate 10s. Not a complaint. Included bass knob functions well. Nice sound and is a great fit for the truck!

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Judd

Almena, WI

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RMS lies

March 14, 2016

I'll save you a long review. I have this running 2 old school fosgates at 1 ohm. If this puts out 800 watts sustained at 1 ohm, I'm the Queen of Switzerland (Switzerland has no Queen). The sound quality is mediocre at best as well.

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TRM

Iowa city, Iowa

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Have only tested so far.

February 11, 2016

I actually installed this series of amp and subwoofer in a friend's car wired down to 1ohm. It makes your ear drums vibrate.

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Jason

Ponchatoula, LA

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Great value

December 11, 2015

I love this amp. I have had it for about a month and it does its job perfectly. The 2 best things are that it's 1 ohm stable and the watts for the money can't be beat.

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Charlie J on Dec 1, 2015
Pioneer is a good well made brand.
Matt J on Nov 1, 2015
great price and 1 ohm stable
Jason C on Nov 9, 2015
Its an exact match for my subs.
Tim M on Oct 30, 2015
I just bought 2 Pioneer TS-W310D4 subs. I'm new to this and confused about the wiring diagrams for this monoblock amp. I can't understand how to go go by the diagram when most enclosures have the subs separated. These diagrams don't really acknowledge that, and I think it would be helpful to all the beginners. ?
jonathan s on Nov 30, 2014
Pioneer GM-D8601
Pioneer GM-D8601
Pioneer TS-W310D4-OB
Pioneer TS-W310D4-OB
Best Answer: Hello Jonathan,

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=90022&picture_id=2190116

The link above shows the outputs. It is set up for situations where the subwoofers have their own chamber and terminal - like, I think, you are implying.
So, you are simply going to give Each Sub its own Output. The Pioneer TS-W310D4 can only be wired in Parallel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smw-6VRy5QY
The amplifier will then do the rest of the work.
You will essentially be wiring the setup like the following picture.
(IGNORE THE NUMBERS AND FIGURES, ONLY LOOK AT THE WIRING AND HOW IT IS CONNECTED TO THE AMP. I KNOW YOUR AMP IS A MONOBLOCK, I KNOW YOU WANT TO WIRE TO A 1OHM LOAD, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POINT THIS OUT, TRUST US.)

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/product/img/subwoofer_wiring/2_subs_DVC_4_ohm_2ch.jpg
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so I have two Pioneer TS-W310D4 will this amp power them equally. just to be sure before I buy amp.?
Jaime G on Mar 2, 2015
Pioneer GM-D8601
Pioneer GM-D8601
Pioneer TS-W310D4-OB
Pioneer TS-W310D4-OB
Best Answer: Hello,

Yes, it is a Perfect match.

Note: Disregard Daniel's response; Specifically the "2nd channel" reference. The outputs are NOT Channels, they are OUTPUTS wired in parallel internally. You can use ONE pair of outputs if the wiring becomes confusing.
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will this amplifier match with 2 fosgate 15" p2d4 600/800 watt rms?
Tim M on Oct 17, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, but you have to wire the subs correctly. The coils on each sub in parallel, thus creating a 2ohm load per sub. The amp has 2 sets of speaker outputs, but that is for situations like this - they are both attached to one channel. Hook up one 2ohm sub to one output, the other 2ohm sub to the second output, and that will in total create a 1 ohm channel, thus giving you the 800w the amp is rated for, and split between two subs, that's 400 a piece.

I will say you may want to look at getting a more powerful amp. While this is rated to do 800w RMS, I'm not sure it really does at 1 ohm. I replaced mine with the next model up.
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I have a Pioneer GM D9601, GM D8601, and two GM D8604, what would be a good amp wiring kit that will power these amps sufficiently?
Xerxes on Jun 24, 2015
Pioneer GM-D8601
Pioneer GM-D8601
Pioneer GM-D9601
Pioneer GM-D9601
Pioneer GM-D8604
Pioneer GM-D8604
Best Answer: I don't think they make a good enough wiring kit. You'll have to make your own. I bought 20' of power & ground (0gauge) wire from NVX. I ran that to their distribution blocks. Then used their 4 gauge wire to hook up 2 gm-d9601 & a gm-d8604. I fused it with a kicker 300amp fuse before the block & a 200amp fuse to each amp after the block. No troubles with wiring heating up & everything works great. NVX big 3 bundle is also good. Have the xs-d3400 under the hood & eventually a xp series battery in the back.
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Would this amp be a good match for two Pioneer TS-W311D4 (1400W Peak/400W RMS 12" Champion Series Dual 4 ohm) subwoofers? Thanks in advance!
Liz R on Apr 20, 2015
Best Answer: Absolutely, peak power makes no diff it's the RMS power your looking to see if the amp covers, and this amp will cover them just fine as I believe this amp is 800w RMS and is 1ohm stable. So 2 subs at 400w RMS= 8000w amp needed, you will also need to bridge the subs to 1ohm. Hope this helps
Reply (1) · Report · Chris W on Apr 20, 2015
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hi i want to plug the TS-w3003d4 on this but

this amp has 4 terminal can i use them all fot the 2 coils??
or i have to join the coil's fisrt and then plug it into the 2 terminals only??

thanks :D
Santiago E on Oct 30, 2015
Pioneer GM-D8601
Pioneer GM-D8601
Pioneer LS-TS-W3003D4-OBC
Pioneer LS-TS-W3003D4-OBC
Pioneer LS-GM-D8601-OBC
Pioneer LS-GM-D8601-OBC
Best Answer: Hello Santiago,

Technically, you can use all four. However, we highly suggest avoiding doing that if you are not experienced in putting together such a setup. So, to answer your question, simply use one pair of terminals. It doesn't matter which ones you use, as long as they are opposite polarity.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Oct 30, 2015
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Could I use this amp to power dual Polk db1222 12s at 720rms if i bridged it to 1 ohm?
Connor K on Oct 15, 2015
Best Answer: You shouldn't. That enclosure has a 2ohm impedance and this amp can't deliver that much power at 2ohms. You need to match the impedance of your amp mode and sub enclosure for best results to avoid problems.
Reply · Report · Ryan A on Oct 15, 2015
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i just bought the gm-d8601 pioneer amp to run 2 q power 4 ohm 600 watts 10 inch woofers i have them at 2 ohms going to the amp my question would be how to set or lower the gain so it doesn"t over power the subs i am running system off a stock radio ? thank you
SCOTT R on May 8, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

There is A LOT of information on the web that will show you the various ways to do so. There isn't one "right" way. Well, technically speaking , the "right" way would be by using an oscilloscope , but we doubt you have one laying around.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=how+to+set+car+amp+gain+tune+sonic

However, if there is a specific power output (watts) you are aiming for, the a bit of math and using the DMM method would be the best approach. HOWEVER, assuming the information you've provided us is correct, there is literally no physical way to "over power the subs" . We have no idea what subwoofers you are referring to (you didn't provide a model number) but 600w x 2 = 1200 w., The amplifier only provides 500w @ 2ohms. So we don't see where your "over power" concern comes from. Your biggest concern should be distortion, sense you are underpowering by so much (this statement is an assumption because, again, we don't know what subwoofer this is). So, we suggest setting the gain Properly to match the output of the headunit and not be concerned with the power output, you're going to need all you can get WITHOUT distortion sense you are Underpowering.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

GM-D8601

UPC

884938193085

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

gmd8601

Internal Product ID

63976

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: Pioneer GM-D8601