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2000W Monoblock Tarantula Series Class-D Amplifier

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2000W Monoblock Tarantula Series Class-D Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Tarantula Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 700 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1300 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 2000 watts x 1 chan.
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • Military grade SMT PCB maintains dynamic performance
  • Audiophile grade IRTM transistors
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • Mono channel operation
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-220 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic crossover: 13-43 Hz
  • Signal to noise ratio: 86dB
  • Three-way protection circuitry
    • Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier
  • Dimensions: 8"W x 18"L x 2"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

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.
700 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.
1300 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.
2000 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.
Tarantula (Soundstream)
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 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.

2000 watts
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 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.
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.
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)
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 - 220 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
13 - 43 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.
86 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 - 12 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
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
35A x 5 
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
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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5.0
Value
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Features
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Design
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Usability
4.7
Ronnie

Colorado Springs, CO

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rated 2k amp, its awesome

August 8, 2014

This amp definitely surpasses those in the same price range and price per watt is amazing. This amp is Korean built so it does what it says it will do. Have it hooked up to 2 Ampere Audio AA 2.5 8s and they love this 2k.

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Big Poppa

Omaha, NE

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This amp is a beast

July 14, 2014

I was decided on what amp to purchase because my belva bb3000d amp went out on me after 6 months of ownership. Sonix electronics is a good company and refunded me my money so I was deciding between this amp or the Hifonics BRX2000.1D. I decided to get this amp based upon thier old school reference amps of the 90's. I'm so glad I purchase this amp because I have more clean and accurate bass than the previous amp I had. I'm running 3 8 inch treo subs in a custom made box at 1 ohms. After 2hrs of testing the amp, it was barley warm to the touch. I have 0 gauge wire running to the amp with a SHURiKEN SK-BT80 battery that I also purchase from this company. Be warned that you need to upgrade your electrical system in your car because this amp is power hungery so I suggest that you do the big three and if possible, get a more powerful alternator. The only issue I have with amp is the positive and negative are big enough for a 4gauge wire. I had to order some 0gauge to 4 gauge adapters to solve that problem. If you feed this amp steady current, then this amp will put out 2000 rms at 1 ohm.

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BoomZoom808

Kona, HI

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Great amp for the price

July 2, 2015

Decided to give this amp a try and I was a little skeptical at first because of the price but it does put out a lot of power and has been used daily without any issues but I do have an upgraded electrical system. I would not suggest running this amp without doing that first.

I currently have it on my NVX VCW 124 at 2 ohms and it sounds great. I had it on a pair of Soundqubed HDS212's at 1 ohm and this amp was too much for those subs. I would say this amp does close to rated power

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i needed something good quality to power my subs after internet searching i chose this,power rating matches my subs looks good and all the reviews seem good ,good price nice branding,i hope it can live up to the specs.
lee c on Jan 16, 2015
Its this soundstream TA1.2000 new?
Rocio R on Sep 8, 2014
Best Answer: Rocio, I purchased this amp from Sonic Electronic and have nothing but good reviews over it. Package came very quickly and was boxed properly and the amp is New. I buy all my car audio products from Sonic not only for the good deals but also for the service they provide with quick delivery and additional warranty coverage. I have this amp running 2 12inch NVX 1000 WATT woofers. Amp does not over heat, strong connection ports, and easy tuning. if you are planning on purchasing a strong 2000 true watt amp I personally recommend it. again I am more than happy with this purchase and I am sure you will be too. Thanks
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which the best amp for 2 pioneer ts-w3003d4, i am thinking of NVX Jad1200, Hifonics BRX 2400 and sound stream TA1.2000D?
megamike on Feb 13, 2015
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Best Answer: hi there, im lee from united kingdom, I recently purchased a this soundstream amp ta1.2000d to power my 2 pioneer tsw 3002d4's 1000w rms spl subs, this amp kicks , sound quality is superb for a class d, its power hungary so make sure you run 0 gauge ofc or cca to it, but the inputs for power nd ground on the amp are very small,i had to buy knukonceptz 0 to 4 gauge reducers so I could give the amp more current but I even had to grind the reducers down a bit for them to fit.....I have a 150amp stock altenator with a optima yellow top battery running all knukonceptz 0 gauge ofc wire and it hits hard, I would defo recommend this amp for these subs,its sleak looking and does the job.if you can supply it with a good electrical system it WILL deliver.be carefull on the gains it can distort your subs.i also upgraded my wire to the subs too. hope this helped you out a bit.
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I need a amp that will power 3 rockford fosgate p312d4.I have all 3 wire at 8 ohm each .The subs are rated 600 rms each.Will this amp do the job?
James W on Jan 5, 2015
Best Answer: Hello James,

Assuming you have each individual subwoofer wired in Series to 8ohms, THEN the three wired together in parallel (use the link below to visualize), then you are showing a 2.667ohms.

http://www.the12volt.com/12voltimages/3_4ohm_dvc_267ohm.gif

With that said, you seek (according to your figures) ~1800w RMS @2.667ohms. Obviously no amp provides a rating at 2.667ohms, so we have to shoot a bit higher @2ohms to fall within the figures we need. In regards to the TA1.2000D, it shows " 2 ohms: 1300 watts x 1 chan. " , this means we can assume its doing ~1000w RMS @2.667ohms, making it NOT a good choice. The Belva BB5000D will be a better choice, without breaking the bank, as it will get you closer to the figures needed.
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Does it run on 0.5 ohm ?
maximilian on Sep 25, 2014
Best Answer: No, it does not.
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Is this amp 1 ohm stable? Does this amp take 0 gauge?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Yes; Soundstream does claim a 1ohm final load, implying that it is stable at that impedance. HOWEVER, they also specify "2-ohm Minimum Impedance Monoblock Operation" , which suggests that Although it is stable at 1ohm, it is Optimum at 2ohms.

The amp will NOT accept Most 0 Gauge Wiring. We still suggest running 0 Gauge, with the help of a gauge adapter like the Stinger SPT521 - http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_46119_Stinger-SPT521-Chrome.html

http://soundstream.com/store/ta1-2000d.html
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TA1.2000D

UPC

709483045125

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

ta12000d

Internal Product ID

79515

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: Soundstream TA1.2000D