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MB Quart OA800.4

800W 4-Channel Onyx Series Full Range Bridgeable Power Amplifier

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Onyx Amplifiers

MB Quart Onyx Q-Stasis

Q-Stasis Pre-Amp Stage

MB Quart has always been an amplifier brand that's been attributed with quality audio. Onyx amplifiers, although priced for a more competitive market, still retain this quality. Onyx amps are an exceptional first step in putting together your car audio system. They're high powered amplifiers that use quality components to ensure that they sound great.

The 2013 Onyx amplifiers use a Q-Statis pre-amplifier stage. This addition is designed to keep incoming noise from source units at nearly immeasurable levels, improving sound quality. MB Quart also incorporates more new technology on the amplifiers with their new Fluid-Fets output devices. These are able to efficiently produce power and mimic the sound quality of high end home amplifiers.



MB Quart Onyx MOSFETS

On-Board Equalization

The multi-channel amplifiers are equipped with Class SQ topology. This circuitry, when matched alongside the Q-Stasis preamp stage is capable of outperforming standard Class A/B amplifiers in sonic accuracy and clarity.

MB Quart multi-channel amplifiers are an exceptional choice when building out your next car audio system. These amps sound great, perform just as well, and even look extremely stylish. Their black finish and illuminating logo help them look awesome when running in your vehicle. Pick yours up today!

 

General Features:

  • Onyx Series 4-Channel Class SQ Car Amplifier
  • Max Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 100 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 200 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 400 watts x 2 chan.
  • FLUID-FETS MOSFET Circuit maximizing power efficiency while improving sound quality
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +9 dB bass boost)
  • Built-in system diagnostics
  • 4/3/2/1 Channel operation
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty Black Onyx aluminum alloy heat-sink with illuminated MB Quart design
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Level: 200mV-6V
  • Variable high-pass filter (10-1,200 Hz 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-150 Hz 24 dB/octave)
  • Frequency response: 10-45,000 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: 9-7/16"W x 11"L x 2-1/4"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

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.
Onyx (MB Quart)
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.

SQ
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.
4
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.

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.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
4 ohms
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)
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.

10 - 1200 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.

30 - 150 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 - 9 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.
No
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.

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.

Warranty and Return Policy

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

Rating Distribution

5 Star
89%
4 Star
11%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
5.0
Features
4.9
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9
mike

Chetek, WI

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Awesome amp

November 9, 2014

i have channels 1 and 2 powering 2 sets of Alpine SPR-60Cs and channels 3 and 4 powering one set!! i have this amp tuned with the DD-1 and CC-1 they play from 71hz and up subs play 71hz and down!! so far i love the amp every thing sounds awesome and clean!

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daniel

bronx, NY

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Very Nice

September 9, 2014

So far so good. First time owing MBquart for my voice. Gotta say its a rock solid amp. Clean signal no issues.

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Brad

Houston tx

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VERY powerfull

July 16, 2014

This is a very powerfull amp for the price cant beat it. I have two of them and love them.. Have them powering 4 6.5s 4 8s and 4 super tweets still needa add more mids..

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Tiburon

Parkers Prairie MN

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What A beast of on amp and it sounds so clean and can be tuned to all speakers

July 8, 2014

Use half the amp for a super nice JL and full car door speakers and it sounds super great! Im Impressed!

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Cutty

Avon, IN

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Love This Amp!

June 21, 2014

Installer, competitor, and general bass head and I love this amp. The sound quality is great even with cheaper speakers. Match this up with a great component set, some sound deadener on your doors and you have yourself an impressive set up.

I've owned a few now, end up selling them and starting fresh, love them all.

There are lots of settings with the HPF/LPF and gains, very great to tune.

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MARCOS

Brazil

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Great product

April 2, 2014

Product of good construction however is produced in china as we thought it would be an American product. But the quality is very good.

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Joao S

Brazil

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Great Amplifier !

March 27, 2014

This is a great amplifier. Got it brand new to install my Chevy Cruze along with a pair of Polk Audio component speaker set and a NAR 10" subwoofer. Perfect match !! Power rating are true, strongly recommend to anyone looking for sound quality with enough power.

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SPAMELOPE

Taiwan

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EXCELLENT PRODUCT

September 17, 2013

I installed this amp in a Suzuki Swift with 4 MB Quart speakers. The sound is brilliant! The products are excellent value for money and perform exactly as specified. Would recommend this to anyone.

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Fox

Canada

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Great amp!

September 17, 2013

This amp is fantastic! it puts out true rms, very clear on stereo and bridged for sub woofers. i would recommend this to anyone who needs a high power speakers or some subs. it was a bit tricky to set up the channels if you're new to car audio though, but over all, i would buy again. (and i did buy again) i pulled a stupid and wired it to 2 ohm bridged, but somehow it survived it... i love you mb quart.

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The reviews and price.
Brian F on Nov 7, 2014
looked on the inside and I liked what I saw, plus Maxxsonics stands behind their stuff.
frank g on Sep 22, 2014
MB Quart makes clean power in the form of AB Amplifiers. I can speak for this first hand. With the new pre-amp stage on this particular amp, improvement upon this already tried and true technology will be impressive to say the least. Best bang for your buck most definitely.
Terence C on Oct 26, 2014
provided the power i needed for my set up
victor j on Sep 5, 2014

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

OA800.4

UPC

806576220909

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

oa8004

Internal Product ID

67853

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.

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