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AudioControl The Epicenter - Salmon Gray

Concert Series Digital Bass Reconstruction Processor (Bass Booster Expander) with Remote & 5-year warranty*!

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All About That Bass: Restores bass lost due to digital music file compression!!! 5-year warranty*!

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For over two decades, AudioControl has been designing and manufacturing award-winning autosound products at our factory located in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. During this period, countless sound-off winning contestants have chosen AudioControl products to give them the competitive edge. “Can you really win without AudioControl”, was part of an article written commenting on competition winning systems. Nothing sounds better than an awesome recording played back on a kickbutt system. Unfortunately, the acoustics of your vehicle can take away from your systems performance. While AudioControl products do not change the laws of physics (although they act like they do), autosound enthusiasts have long known that AudioControl products “make good stereo sound better”

The Epicenter - Bass Restoration Processor

AudioControl’s legendary bass restoration circuitry, The Epicenter, brings out the best bass in any system. Whether you like rock, jazz, hip hop, country, banda, classical, CD’s, MP3’s, or cassettes, you will love how The Epicenter makes your system sound. More Bass… Louder!!

The unique bass restoration circuit of The Epicenter, originally patented by AudioControl, looks at the low frequency harmonics that are in the upper frequencies and uses them to recreate the lower bass fundamentals that have been compressed, rolled off, or simply removed. The chart Linked Here shows what it does for the signal. What it does for you, is provide deep earth-shaking bass that you’ve never heard before.

Key Features:

Patented Bass Maximizer™

The Epicenter contains a bass maximization circuit that accurately recreates and injects low frequency information back into the signal path. What that means in everyday terms is that The Epicenter will give more bass impact to your best compact discs or even your old tapes. US Patent #4,698,842

Para-Bass ™

What’s the use of having good bass if you can’t control it? The Epicenter has a unique equalization circuit that contours the restored bass to your speaker system.

Dash Mount Control

The Epicenter is designed to be mounted anywhere in the vehicle, with the exception of the front bumper or radiator. It comes with a dash mountable control that allows you to enjoy the effects of The Epicenter without having to leave the drivers seat. The dash mount control also has a dual color LED indicator that can be rainforest green or sunshine amber. This LED will grow brighter as you add more bass or dimmer when you decrease it.

Bass Maximizer Indicator

Not only does The Epicenter Concert Series provide magic to your ears, but it also gives you some visual enjoyment as well. On the chassis of The Epicenter is a backlighted logo that flashes when the bass maximization circuit is activated. Special effects in your trunk!

PFM Subsonic Filter

This unique feature is legendary with many AudioControl fanatics for its ability to fine tune the bass response of any system. Why waste power on nasty subsonic information when your Programmable Frequency Match (PFM) filter can help you clean things up?

Bass Output Control

The Epicenter circuitry has the ability to produce large amounts of deep, mind shattering bass without damaging your speakers. The Bass Output Control circuit allows The Epicenter to maximize the bass output of any autosound audio system while restraining destructive bursts.




General Features:

  • Brand new Epicenter in box
  • Digital Bass Reconstruction Processor
  • Patented Bass Maximizer™
  • Dash mount control
  • Bass restoration lighted display
  • Parametric bass control
  • PFM Subsonic Filter
  • Balanced inputs
  • Bass Output Control
  • Color: Salmon Gray
  • Also Available In Sierra White
  • Weight: 1.70lbs
  • Dimensions: 8"W x 5.50"D x 1.20"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty (*when installed by an authorized AudioControl dealer)

The Epicenter Specifications

  • Maximum pre-amp input level: 9.5 Vrms
  • Maximum speaker-level input: 400 watts @ 4ohm
  • Maximum output level: 9.5 Vrms
  • Frequency response: 10 - 22,000 Hz ; +/-1dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.003%
  • Signal to Noise ratio: -130dB
  • Balanced input noise rejection: >60dB
  • Input Impedance: 20 Kohms
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohms
  • Power supply: High headroom PWM
  • Power draw: 285mA
  • Recommended fuse rating: 2 Amps
  • Maximum remote trigger output current: 1 Amp
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.


Check out the AudioControl The Epicenter Owner's Manual




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  • Un epicenter nuevo en su caja
  • Procesador de Reconstrucción Digital Bass
  • Control remoto con cable
  • Ilumina palabra Epicentro
  • Respuesta de frecuencia: 10 - 22.000 Hz
  • Distorsión armónica total: 0.003%
  • Relación señal-ruido: >130 dB
  • Máxima voltaje : 9.5 Vrms
  • Color: Gris Salmón
  • También disponible en Blanco Sierra
  • Dimensiones: 8"W x 5-1/2"L x 1-1/4"H
  • Distribuidor autorizado internet
  • 5 año de garantía de fabricante (*cuando se instala en un concesionario autorizado AudioControl)


Bass Reconstruction Processors Specifications

Input Connection Type
This is the type of input that the unit accepts.
RCA
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
Output Connection Type
This is the type of output that the unit accepts.
RCA
Maximum Input Voltage
This is the maximum voltage that the processor is able to accept.
9.5 Vrms
Maximum Output Voltage
This is the maximum voltage that the processor is able to output.
9.5 Vrms
Adjustable Center Frequency
This function allows you to adjust the center frequency of the signal proccessing.
Yes
LED Indicators
This refers to any LED illumination present on the unit. This includes Power Indicators, Clipping Indicators, illuminated logo's, etc.
Bass
Illuminated Logo
Bass/Gain Remote
If the unit 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
Auxiliary Input
This refers to whether or not the unit has an auxiliary input for connecting additional accessories.
No
Total Number of Inputs
This is the total number of input connections that go into the unit.
1
Total Number of Outputs
This is the total number of output connections that the unit will produce.
1
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 normally used with subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, which is normally used with speakers.
No
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
10 - 22,000 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.
130 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
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.
0.003%

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
5 years
Labor Warranty Duration
5 years
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.6
anthony

cape coral, FL

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BASS HEAD

February 2, 2008

I installed and have been using this epicenter for 3 years and it work/looks like new.Buy this and watch you bass clearly get louder.

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JW

Bethel Springs, Tn

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Big in small package

May 22, 2012

The best add on to any system! Produces low rattling bass. Awesome product, been a believer since the 90's when I first seen it in action in my uncles silverado. Just buy it, no regrets!!!

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MIKE

DORAL, FL

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The Bass Master

August 10, 2010

This product is by far the best bass processor on the market. It produces bass by observing the true or fundamental note and drop it a few octaves down and wham you are hit with mind shattering lows. It also contains a Chip that you can build to suite your systems settings. Don't think twice if it's low bass you want, this is the product for you.

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Ben

Liberty, KY

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make every song have bass!

January 23, 2008

This is a great add on to anyone who wants every song they play to have bass. The bass knob makes it easy to control, and the LED gets brighter as you turn it up. The knob can be custom mounted in several locations. Audio Control is top of the line equipment. This unit is more expensive than other units that work similar, but this unit is the best, Audio Control pioneered bass restoration.

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james

Great Britain

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deep dirty bass

July 12, 2007

I bought one of these a few months ago to add to my system and boy you get such a good felling when you drop the bass every system needs one safe lads

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Keith

Demopolis, AL

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A hair raising experience for deep bass lovers.

June 23, 2013

I bought the audio control epicenter from sonic electronix six months ago and boy let me tell ya. The deep clear quality sound it puts out is amazing when adjusted properly. This works mostly for blues and r&b tracks. Country music sounds phenomenal through it as well. I heard rock sounds nice through it if you're into that kinda thing.

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Omar

Palestine

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Audiocontrol Epicenter

June 11, 2010

I received this product as described and the product was easy to use and I would order from this company again and again !!! Thanks !!!

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MJ

Kansas City

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Best Thing Ever

February 9, 2015

The Best Bass processor I have ever owned. Really brings out the 808s in music that was produced before 808s ever created. By this and your world will change crazy crazy lows.

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CHRISTIAN

Los Angeles, CA

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best engineering ever

June 5, 2011

Mandatory to have this master piece trust me I have 3

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keko

fort valley, Ga

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i recommend it

May 2, 2012

If you're looking for bass this is the thing you need. Any kind of music from rock to country , corridos to opera it will boost your bass.

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Brent

Canada

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Epicenter cool technology

January 22, 2012

I bought this as I use an Ipod connected to my car stereo. The Ipods are notorious for not providing much bass. The little gadget lets me create bass on songs that really have none to start with. I noticed a few times that it creates bass that doesn't make sense, but I would say that 95% of the time it is accurate and quite good. A good purchase in my opinion.

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chivo

pinedale wy

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good price

March 8, 2011

good product

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rico

long beach, ca

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Great product

February 13, 2011

I would recommend this epicenter to anyone. It is well worth it compared to sound stream and other no name brand epicenters.

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Jason

Olympia, WA

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Best bang for your buck

June 15, 2009

This product lives up to its name. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who would like to enhance their listening experience with a whole new dimension of low frequency extenstion, No matter what type of music you like to listen to, the epicenter will provide your system with deep rich bass that will submerse the listener in sound. When buiding a system, I count on the epicenter to give me the sound that I am looking for.

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Big Al

Northern Indiana

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GREAT FOR THE PRICE!

March 28, 2009

I ordered this epicenter a few months back, and its been pretty good so far. Its really easy to put in, and its small enough to put anywhere. I like to listen to the hard hitting bass songs and I though this would make them better but its actually better off with out it. On the other hand those songs that dont' have much bass it works great, so I would recommend this to anyone who likes to listen to rock, or spanish music that doesn't have much bass in there songs this would make it sound 10x better !

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Corey

Penn Yan, NY

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Sick Little Unit

July 19, 2007

This unit helps you get the most out of every song, weather it be rock, rap, country, jazz or etc. This unit helps restore / increase low end bass. Awsome little unit here by the guys at AC. Dont hesitate to try other Audio Control products, i never had a problem with any of mine.

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RAMIREZ

INDIANA

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AC EPICENTER

April 23, 2013

This the best bass enhancer hands down, awesome for corridos banda whatever Mexican music you like highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Geovanni

Elizabeth NJ

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Phenomenal Bass Response

November 15, 2012

Never expected to hear bass so true to form like this its the power of your amp focused on what you need from it good bass.

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juan

chicago

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audiocontrol

February 16, 2011

Audio control epicenter is the best epicenter and is easy to use

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Slim thing

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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Great item

December 14, 2010

This was a great product, would tell anybody about it.

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Keithley

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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Great Product

October 12, 2010

When it comes to reproducing those bass notes this is the ideal tool, a must buy!

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augusto

Brooklynbrooklyn, NY

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great product

December 16, 2009

The Epicenter is an incredible piece...I don't know how i got along without it

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fidel

las vegas, NV

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The best!!!!

July 13, 2014

Great quality bass audiocontrol just the best!!! Thanks sonic for the smooth service

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Hank

Alaska

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Oh my... how I forgot..!

November 18, 2012

So it's been awhile since I've had an epicenter, probably 10 years or more.... WHAM!
I've got an AudioQue 2200D slammin 2 Skar Vvx-12's in my truck. I dialed in the amp with the epicenter knob all the way off, using my oscilloscope and tuning cd's I have a clip free signal. The bass sounds alot fuller and deeper. It does start to sound a little crazy when you crank up the epicenter for rap/dubstep/bass music but it sure works great to crank up the bass for the Beastie Boys!! lol

Great product, if set up properly you are surely to enjoy as I am! Thanks AudioControl

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Tatyana

Corsicana, TX

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great product

August 6, 2010

This product worked great! it added bass to blow my trunk. for the price it's really it good but i recently got a kicker Kx3 crossover and it added bass to all of my songs not only some which the epicenter did. i would recommend the kicker crossover it's cheaper and it adds raw bass to the digital.

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Michaelwe6942

Henryetta, Oklahoma

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Epicenter on Soundstream 1000

January 5, 2010

It did ad more bass, but dash mount control knob was more like a volume knob for bass which now is a very hard bass. Manual is not really clean or unit is not marked at what frequencies the control knob is adjusting like on their 4.1 EQ. The other adjust the width of the bass. I have it with a 25 Hz sub sonic filter using Alpine Rs in a ported to Alpine's Optimum Specs of 1.7 c.f. For me the bass hits to hard and not as musical, but maybe some of you guys like that. JVC head unit with EQ and Surround Sound adjustment does OK and just wanted to be able to restore what they said was lost bass, but it seemed harsh to me, not sure of Ipods etc with loss bass only use CDs FM some HD FM.

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Brad

Canada

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Fun...But Not Sure If Necessary

September 29, 2009

I have this unit in my vehicle as a part of a large system. I bought it for when I play mp3s and older music that don't have much bass. It's fun to play with, but it can really muddy up the bass. Maybe it's my fault ...but on the other hand, I maybe could do a better job at adjusting the settings on this unit if the company Audiocontrol would spend more time explaining how to tweak the only two adjustable parameters rather than inserting their cute little jokes in their manual. So my take: get an audiocontrol 30 band eq and with some good quality subs FIRST, then if you have the money to blow, buy this piece...an afterthought more than anything.

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Yel

Midwest City, OK

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Awesome Product

May 1, 2009

Epicenter is a great addition to any car audio system.

It removes sub sonic harmonics allowing the amp to put more power where it's wanted - in your music.

It has a control knob that allows instant modification of the amount of base gain. This is excellent for instantly turning up the base without having to navigate through the head unit's interface (allows you to keep your eyes on the road).

The controls allow you to tune the Epicenter to put a base line into music that didn't previously have it. I can't say whether it's dropping the frequency of the lower mid range or just amplifying what is there but in the dirt as far as power levels go.

This product will allow you to get the most out of your subs, however if it is turned up too far either it's output will be distorted or your subs will blow. Be careful.

The manual is probably the best I've read in a while. It is very informative, but with a sense of humor.

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Dave

French Polynesia

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Massive bass but...

April 15, 2009

OK, with this sound processor, you can get out massive bass from any sub that can take the beat; but i found it hard to adjust (the 2 knobs). I mean, when you turn the gain remote, the bass is so sensible that the smallest distortion in the song will higly affect the sound and it's like the thunder is in your car; the tempo is broke. Still even a good product.

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Michael

Saint Lucia

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Earth Moving Bass

December 28, 2008

Do you want more /better sounding/ deeper/ lower / louder / more responsive / alarm tripping / thunderous bass. Look no further, this is the answer. Of all sound system products I have purchased, this is the one I cannot ever regret. This will make your $500 system sound like $2000. Forget about these high power amplifiers trying to get more bass, try this product before making another purchase.

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Radek

Canada

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Only for music with lack of Bass

August 30, 2013

Positives...
1. Very easy to hoop up
2. Knob
3. Restore bass very well which means it makes a huge difference in bass ...music

Negatives
1. Most important ... it makes distortion in signal very quickly, easy to blow subwoofers if u turn up more bass on knob ... watch out with that. Sound wave will be distorted.

2. It does not give more nicer bass for tracks which already got bass like hip hop or dubstep or decaf. Epicenter gives only nice bass for music with lack of bass !!!

Overall... worth it

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Rudy

France

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Great value

December 6, 2010

the Epicenter is better than the Turbobass.

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Cuyocarlos

Glendale hts Illinois

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Greet value

October 25, 2010

Best please to buy

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Jaime

Elgin, IL

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Awesome Bass!

July 28, 2008

This thing adds bass to songs that you didn't even know had bass. It is great for the kind of music I listen to, it works well with all types of music as well. Get this now if you love big bass.

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Ben

Anaheim, CA

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Works great....

July 14, 2013

This unit works great with some rap music, but I use it mostly for Spanish. I always thought of buying it but kept putting aside until a cousin of mine bought one & showed me how it works. I was amazed of how it restored & added deep clear bass to music that had none or little of it. This a must have if planning to add a sound system to you're vehicle, installation is easy took me about 10-15 minutes. Sonic has the best price for it.

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Best Answer: Yes for sure! The Epicenter will add more "umph" and bottom end with the P3SD4 especially if you listen to hip hop or latin music.
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Product Summary

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THE EPICENTER-GRAY

Weight

4.00lbs

Internal SKU

epicenter-gray

Internal Product ID

7994

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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