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Precision Power PPI BA1000.4

1000W 4-Channel Black Ice Series Class AB Car Amplifier

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Precision Power PPI BA1000.4

1000W 4-Channel Black Ice Series Class AB Car Amplifier

$84.99

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General Features:

  • Black Ice Series 4-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 80 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 125 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 250 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output: 1000 watts
  • Variable 12dB high, low and subsonic crossovers
  • Double sided PCB with surface mount technology
  • Direct short, thermal and overload circuit protection
  • 8 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
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 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.

80 watts x 4 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.

125 watts x 4 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.

250 watts x 2 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.
Black Ice (Precision Power)
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.
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.

1000 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.
8 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
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
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)
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
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.5
Features
4.5
Design
4.0
Usability
4.5
Sicboy

Tucson, AZ

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Great value, nice looking, impressively clean sounding power!

February 9, 2015

I bought this amp in December and have been using it to push an NVXVSP65 kit and a pair of VSP65 coaxial speakers in my Chevy Tahoe. I am also running a jl audio j2 500.1 to push a diamond audio D3 12" and let me tell you the crisp clean sounding mid and highs that this PPI amp produces is more than a pleasant/welcome surprise! I even waited a full 3 months to send this review to see if I developed any complaints but have found zero! This amp has performed flawlessly, never gets close to hot, and produces such clean sound that I feel appreciative everyday I drive. Also equally surprising is that I could find no reviews of this amp prior to ordering this amp (which made me a lil wary). Highly Recommended! Clean power!!

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Aaron

Omaha, NE

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Looks Great and Performs Well

June 17, 2015

I ordered this amp as an upgrade for my sub, in addition to amplifying my rear speakers. I have two channels bridged for my sub, and it hits cleaner and harder than my previous amp. Also does well with the rear speakers, they get pretty loud. Only complaint is there was no speaker level input for the rear speakers, but I used a line output converter and it looks better with just RCA input. Another great order from Sonic Electronix.

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Joey

Cerritos, CA

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PPI BA1000.4

October 24, 2015

The Ba1000.4 model from PPI, (Black Ice) performs as claimed. the SQ is pretty good for the price i paid. Compared to a JL Audio JX360/2 in terms of SQ, there is a noticable difference. not good nor bad, just a different tone
if you have run active, this should not pose a problem.
I highly suggest this unit. the power is good enough to drive a pair of Silver Flutes (90db) and NVX Tweets (also 90 db)
runs cool and has a delayed start. just note that this model has only 80 watts X4 (4 ohms) so this is not really a good choice for power hungry speakers or if you are after SPL. ( i was after SQ anyway)

I like to let you know that my unit has a "hiss" when powered on. i have run this unit of mine for about 45 to 50 hours now. the hiss was there when i initially powered it up, became more apparent after i tweak my equalizers.
it does not bother me, as when the music comes on, i could not hear it anyway. even on soft passages of chamber music, the hiss is not apparent at all (YMMV)

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Gamer99

JACKSONVILLE, FL

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Pretty good

November 13, 2015

Was installed with Kenwood performance 6.5 components into a 96 C1500. Pushes well low heat and nice. little large but its not bad.

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I bought this for replacing an old amp.
Thomas R on Aug 14, 2016
Really good deal. Perfect for the application I'm setting up.
Dontae B on Nov 26, 2014
GOOD NAME BRAND LOW PRICE
RENARD C on Oct 12, 2015
What are the the dimensions of this amplifier, as i plan on mounting it under a seat?
A shopper on Oct 28, 2015
Best Answer: 16.5 x 4 x 11 inches
As per Amazon
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Can it be bridged to mono?.
A shopper on Sep 20, 2015
Best Answer: No but the 4 main channels can be bridged to 2 channels x 270 watts per channel at 4 ohms
Reply · Report · George P on Sep 20, 2015
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Can this amp be operated in 3ch mode?
Tyrone G on Sep 28, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Tyrone,

Yes, but you must set up the amp up in the traditional '3ch' fashion. In that, there isn't a switch that is going to send the signal for you; All Channels must have their own dedicated Input AND the 'bridged' channels are OBLIGATED TO A 4OHM FINAL LOAD!!
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BA1000.4

UPC

709483048072

Weight

7.60lbs

Internal SKU

ba10004

Internal Product ID

77167

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: Precision Power PPI BA1000.4