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Wet Sounds HT-2

575 Watt Hydro-Tech Series Full Range 2-Channel Class D Marine Amplifier (WetSounds)

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Wet Sounds HT-2 Hydro-Tech Series 2-Channel Marine Amplifier

Conformal Coated PCB Boards Wet Sounds HT-1

Wet Sounds Hydro-Tech Series Marine Amplifiers are designed to be a complete solution for every type of extreme marine application. The Hydro-Tech amplifiers use superior performance circuitry by utilizing Class Power Supplies. These amplifiers have extreme power output packed inside a small chassis, thermal overload protection, flexible crossovers, optional elevated feet, extended inputs. Hydro-Tech amplifiers are a well balanced match for all of the Wet Sounds products.



Conformal Coated PCB Boards Wet Sounds HT-2

Built for the Marine Environment

Marine amplifiers must be designed to a higher standard than the typical car amplifier because they have to be able to withstand the marine environment. The Wet Sounds HT-2 amplifier features true marine grade conformal coated PCB circuit boards as well as a fully polished stainless steel chassis to withstand the constant barrage of damaging moisture and UV elements.

Microprocessor Controlled Amplifier Wet Sounds HT-2

Built to Last

Wet Sounds designed the HT-2 amplifier with an advanced internal microprocessor protection circuit for voltage, thermal overload and short circuit protection. This microprocessor also controls forced fan cooling to keep the amp running cool through all of your most demanding playlists. With the HT-2, you won't be replacing your amp after a season on the lake.

Microprocessor Controlled Amplifier Wet Sounds HT-2

Customizable to Personal Preference

Wet Sounds Knows that every boater is unique with their own unique style, and that some times customization is key. To set your gear apart from everyone else, you can paint the accent stripes and removable wiring and control covers to match your boat's finish! You can even place the back-lit logo badge horizontally or vertically, for the perfectly symmetrical setup.



General Features:

  • Hydro-Tech™ Series Full Range 2-Channel Class D Marine Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 165 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 300 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 575 watts x 1 chan.
  • Total RMS power output: 575 watts
  • Completely Sealed Salt Water Compliant High Mass Heat Sink
  • Removable Wire Plugs
  • LED Backlit Logo Badge power (blue) and protect (red) indicators
    • Once the amplifier is ready for use the l.e.d. light will change to blue. If the amplifier is in protection mode the L.E.D. light will turn red.
  • Conformal Coated PCB
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Microprocessor Controlled
  • Thermal Overload & Short Protection
  • Wet Sounds™ Extensive Crossover Network
  • Crossover Switch: Hi/Full/Lo
  • Variable Crossover Filter & Bass Boost Control
  • Back Lit Logo Badge Horizontal or Vertical Placement
  • Amplifier Signal Inputs/Outputs to daisy chain audio signal
  • Removable Wiring and Control Covers (paintable)
    • Designed to accept a 12 AWG - 16 AWG wire
  • Accent Stripes for Customization (paintable)
  • Snap on Mounting Feet for Raised Mounting
    • Allowing you to space the amplifier off the mounting board and run wiring behind the amplifier for a clean install
  • Input Sensitivity: Variable from 200mV to 5V
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz
  • Bass Boost: 0db - 12db
  • High-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50Hz - 250Hz
  • Low-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50Hz-250Hz
  • THD @ 4ohm: <.08
  • THD @ 2ohm: <.08
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: >95dBa
  • Idle Current Rating: 1.4A
  • Max Current Rating: 50A
  • Fuse Rating: 25A x 2
  • Crossover Type: Switchable Hi/Lo/Full
  • Turn on Delay: 4S
  • Operating Voltage: 10V-16V
  • 4 gauge OFC power and ground wiring is recommended for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Dimensions: 7.20"W x 11.80"L x 2.80"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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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.

165 watts x 2 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.

300 watts x 2 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.

575 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.
Marine Certified
Marine certified means that the unit has been designed and manufactured with a marine use in mind. It will withstand the harsh conditions that come from marine use. Generally, they are treated against UV rays and treated with special protective coatings.
Yes
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.
2
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.

575 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
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.
<0.08%
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
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)
Full (AP)
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.

50 - 250 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.

50 - 250 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.
>95 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.
No
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
25A x 2 
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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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

HT-2

UPC

853414005075

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

ht2

Internal Product ID

93093

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: Wet Sounds HT-2