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Soundstream PN4.1000D

1000W 4-Channel Picasso Nano Series Class D Amplifier

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Soundstream PN4.1000D

1000W 4-Channel Picasso Nano Series Class D Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Picasso Nano Series 4-Channel Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 140 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 250 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 500 watts x 2 chan.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Speaker-level (high-level) inputs
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Input sensitivity: 200mV - 6V
  • High-pass/low-pass filter: 80 Hz, 24 dB/octave
  • 4 gauge 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: 4.75"W x 10.25"L x 1.50"H
  • 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.

140 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.

250 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.

500 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.
Picasso-Nano (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.
4
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.

1000 watts
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.
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.
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)
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.

No
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.
No
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

Rating Distribution

5 Star
33%
4 Star
67%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
5.0
Features
4.7
Design
4.0
Usability
4.3
Jarrod

Kalama, WA

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Great Value

November 10, 2016

Paired this with some Hertz Mille's and it gets the job done and well. My only gripe is that it won't fit 4 gauge power wire; I thought my KnuKonceptz 4 gauge might just be oversized so I bought some stinger 0to4 gauge reducers, but the reducers won't fit either. Not a huge deal; 8 gauge works fine, but SoundStream needs to do a better job of making it clear in the specs.

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Brian

Florence, SC

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March 27, 2016

Still surprising. I was running the Soundstream 4520 on my Harley with (6) 6x9's. I was pretty satisfied before but now, wow! Huge power in a small package and fits snugly in a saddlebag. Pushing (4) Kicker cs 6x9's and (4) Kicker cs 6x9 components at 2 ohms stereo. It really drives hard, has great tonal quality and has plenty of headroom. No complaints, it was a great upgrade for my application and a really good bang for the buck. They're maybe be better out there, but if your looking for a great amp on a blue collar budget, this is it.

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Jim

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SS PN4.1000D

February 14, 2016

I have Biketronics Pro series 7.1 in the top fairing of my 09 Strret Glide and ARC 602 Motos in the lower fairing. This amp really drives those power hungry speakers nicely.

Cons: it's a small project to make room for this 10x8 amp in a motorcycle fairing but......it can be done. How long this amp lasts will be the true test.
Today in NJ its minus 1 below zero so I won't be hitting the highway any time soon. Make it smaller for bikes.

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Strongly suggested by HDForums members.
Bryon M on May 23, 2016
I heard great things about this amp and wanted to try it.
Stacey T on Oct 27, 2015
Forum members highly recommended
Eric W on Nov 18, 2015
Does this amp not have fuses? Or am I missing them?
Robert W on May 13, 2015
Best Answer: I looked all around before I bought this and couldn't find a good answer. The amp DOES have fuses. There are two 40 amp ATC fuses located inside the amp just behind the terminals. There is a small adhesive plastic cover on the bottom to allow replacing the fuses without breaking the warranty seal.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PN4.1000D

UPC

709483050198

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

pn41000d

Internal Product ID

94433

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 PN4.1000D