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Audiobahn A8000T

1600W Max, Monoblock Intake Series Amplifier

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The new Intake series amplifiers are Audiobahn's newest line of full-throttle beauties. Each amp is equipped with an air induction cooling fan to keep the unit running cool for hours. Combined with optional accessories such as a digital voltmeter and remote bass control, the Intake amplifiers provide both performance and customization to your sounds.

Key Features:

  • 1600W Max, Intake Series Monoblock Amplifier
  • RMS Power Output:
    • 400 watts x 1 chan. @ 4 ohms
    • 800 watts x 1 chan. @ 2 ohms
  • Max Power Output: 1600 watts @ 2 ohms
  • Class A/B MOSFET Circuitry
  • PWM MOSFET Power Supply
  • Semi-double Sided Glass Epoxy Circuit Board
  • 4-way Protection Circuitry: Thermal, Short Circuit, Overload and DC Offset
  • Air Induction Cooling Fan
  • Cobalt Blue Illumination
  • Speaker level (high-level) inputs
  • Preamp outputs
  • Nickel-Plated Block Terminals
  • Optional Remote Bass Control (Audiobahn ABR100T sold separately)
  • Optional Remote-mount Digital Volt-meter display (Audiobahn ADM100T sold separately)
  • Variable Bass Boost Control: 0-18dB @ 45Hz
  • Variable Low-Pass Crossover: 50-120Hz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 100dB
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-40kHz
  • Variable Subsonic Filter: 20-50Hz
  • THD: 0.02%
  • Phase Control: 0 or 180°
  • Input Sensitivity: 200mV-8V
  • Dimensions: 11-7/8"L x 11-1/16"W x 1-7/8"H
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended. Contact us for information regarding a discount on a select amplifier kit when purchased together.
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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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.

400 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.

800 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.

1600 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.
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.

AB
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.

1600 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.
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
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.
0.02%
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)
Full (AP)
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 - 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
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
30A 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.
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.

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
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
85%
4 Star
6%
3 Star
6%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
4.7
Usability
4.5
ryguy

orchard park NY

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GREAT AMP!!!

August 25, 2013

i have one 10 dual 4ohm kicker solo x it takes 2500 watts rms and i have ithooked up at 2 ohms to this amp in a 5.5 cubic foot box tuned at 26hz and i am shocked how amazing this little amp powers it wow its no 2500 watt amp but holy cow it really moves really well and loud in the lows if you dont have much money buy this amazing!!! GOOD JOB AUDIOBAHN

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DJ MAMBO

Providence, RI

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Great Amp

July 21, 2013

It is clean and very powerful. I've used it to power an audiobahn tube sub, then the sub and a little sub box with 3, 6.5" subs and the 12" tube. then an aw1208t, and later to power some voice speakers (Selenium 10's and tweeters) the amp has always BANGED powerfully and cleanly.

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Mitch

Corydon Indiana

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Beast

March 5, 2011

I bought this amp and hooked it up on 3 subs 2 are 12 inch NYC and other 15 inch Kicker CBC in my s10 ext cab... I didn't think it would last but I'm tearing the subs up more then the amp it's a beast works great good deal awesome amp... Couldn't b more pleased

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Justin

Hanover, VA

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Great Amp Worth The money

February 5, 2009

got this amp pushing two jbl gto1220d's wired at two ohms. once i took it out and hooked it up i was amazed at the power it put out. at first i wasn't too happy but then read the manual i had the lp switch on the wrong setting after i got that straight my subs drop/hit so hard. bottom line buy it I'm thinking about getting another.

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Travis

Akron, IN

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CANT BEAT IT

April 18, 2006

I HAVE FOUR OF THIS AMP AND IT IS GREAT. I HAVE HAD 2 OF THEM FOR 2 YEARS AND NOW I BoUGHT TWO MORE. THIS AMP IS GREAT. IF YOU WANT A GOOD AMP BUY THIS ONE.

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derek

Madera, CA

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not the best

February 25, 2006

This would be a good amp if u just want little bass. Otherwise don't buy this amp.. This amp distorts worse than any other amp i have ever owned..

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Marlon

Staten Island, NY

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Monsterous...

February 17, 2006

I've own this amplifier for about 6 months now. I first tested it out with a Rockfosgate 400 rms 10 inch sub that i use to have, but decide to change it because the amplifier was going to rip it apart. Later i got an Alphasonik PSW610J 10" 600 Rms sub, and wired it for a 2 Ohm load(Big mistake). This amplifier moved the sub, like the wind moves the leaves. The sub was hitting rock hard within every range (low, mids and high bassline). It apparantly worked so well that by the 2 month the amplifier had digested the inside of the subwoofer and consequently it stoped working.lol. I learned my lesson and so i bought an Audiobahn ABP-122n dual 12" 800 watt rms bandpass system. It is hitting extremely hard. i haven't tested it yet, but some one wrote in a review that this amp with that box puts out 139 db. which means i better get some ear plugs before i go deaf.

Pros: Very Reliable, Very Presice, Very Powerful, Blue Neon color lights are awesom, mosfet circuitry, well vetilated, will digest any single sub less then 700 watts rms.

Cons: has over heated once in a while, but only under very stressful conditions. but cools down rather quickly.

Overall: Exellent Amp for the price. Especially in this website. Because i bought mine for $210.

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Charles

Anniston, AL

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A GREAT amp for the price

February 17, 2006

I really think it would be hard to find a better amp at this price, if not impossible. I have this amp pushing 2 Kicker 12s and it gives great power along with a clean sound. I also have the 400 watt for my highs. This amp is definitely the best deal around.

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Keith

Atlanta, GA

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Good Budget Sub Amp

January 23, 2006

I have this hooked up to an audiobahn aw1006t sub and it really drives the sub good. it gets good lows and impressive mids but i would recommend this amp for smaller subs b/c mine overheats periodically in 80+ temp. due to the power its pushing. good looking amp too

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Eddie

Kalkaska, MI

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audiobahn

January 22, 2006

This amplifier is loud!!! I have it hooked up to two 6x9's and the sound quality is amazing. You can tweek it to your own comfortable listening level down to the nearest fraction.The high and low pass is always clear and it is worth every dollar.

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Matt

Danville, CA

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great amp

January 17, 2006

the is a great amp for the money, with 400 rms @ 4 ohms for only 150, how could you go wrong?!?!? if your looking for a good basic amp go with this, you will not be dissipointed

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Dennis

Portland, OR

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Audiobahn... a good choice...

December 15, 2005

My brother and I bought a bandpass enclosure with two Jensen SUBS [1200 max. 600 rms] and hooked it up to our old amp [Audiobahn A4002T] which runs 400 watts max. Well the amp took the beating from the speakers pretty good for quite some time, but it usually heats up or the protection light turns on, if its turned up too loud. So we decided we needed a new amp. We went to Walmart and he bought a Sony 1200 watt amp and hooked it up, it pounded the SUBS but it didn't sound good. To make the story short, we went to a dealer and purchased this Audiobahn 8000T, hooked it up and man I tell you. This is amp took those two subs like nothing. We had to turn the gain control almost all the way down b/c it might pop the subs. Now were thinking of finding new subs that can take the amps beating, cuz this amp ROCKS 4 da BUCKS... the only problem was the BASS CONTROL wasn't available, but I think they sell it here...

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Thomas

Saint Charles, MO

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Nice Amp for the Money

November 10, 2005

I was looking for a high powered amp for a low price and came across this. I have it hooked up to 3 10"subs and its only overheated once on a REALLY hot day after 45 minutes of running. I Highly recommend this product if your a little tight on money but want a real nice product.

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Ed

Henriettahenrietta, NY

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coming back for more

November 6, 2005

I have one of these pushing a 12" audiobahn sub and it hits so good im buying a second set. Its gonnd kill my neighbors eardrums when i come home.

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Anthony

Boynton Beach, FL

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The Best

September 30, 2005

This Amp Is The Best. I Have 3 A8000Ts Pushing 6 Audiobahn Aw121t's. Thats 350watts RMS to Each Sub. I Have It In 1990 Caddy Sedan Deville, I Even hit A 146DBs At 1 Point. I Have Plans On Buying 2 More, Then Getting 5 Audiobahn Aw1206Ts. 1 Amp For Each Speaker Just Buy The Amp Its Worth It!!!!!!!!!

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Nelson

Los Angeles, CA

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Small and Powerful!

September 14, 2005

I was able to install this small amp under my driver side seat, where it firt perfectly. I am running two 12 inch Rockford Fosgate HX2 subs with an RMS wattage of 500 EACH. Running at 2 ohms this amp picks them up really good for what little it costs. This amp works and looks really great!!

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Jed

Frederick, MD

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Not too bad

August 4, 2005

Its loud, pounds my two MTX Thunder8000 12" subs pretty hard. Doesnt get too hot. Blue lights look sweet. So far I am impressed with this amp. Good buy.

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Troy

Clarksville, VA

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great

July 29, 2005

This amp is really nice i am hoping to buy some for my flame Q's

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Dylan

Mason, MI

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nice amp, pushes 12

July 12, 2005

this is a nice amp i bought from my friend. It pushes my 12" aw1206t (flame q) nicely. it pushes it at 800 watts and it pretty loud for one 12"

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Jonathan

Tupelo, MS

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Audiobahn

July 12, 2005

After long hard use the amp overheats even in the winter, in the summer the amp overheats without being used hard and when in overheats you have to wait 1-2 mins for it to cool down, but after about 5 mins of music it overheats again. It's over rated on top of that, it barely pushes my memphis m-class subs. Although it looks good I will never buy another one

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

A8000T

UPC

651718008859

Weight

12.00lbs

Internal SKU

a8000t

Internal Product ID

72

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 A8000T