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1600W Max, Class D Monoblock Amplifier

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  • Ryval Series Class D Monoblock Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 600 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 800 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 1600 watts x 1 chan.
  • High efficiency amplifier
  • Low pass level input (remote level control sold separately)
  • LED power and protection indicators
  • Tuned Bass EQ (0-12 dB bass boost)
  • Speaker-level inputs
  • Preamp RCA outputs
  • Extruded aluminum heat sink
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-400 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Frequency response: 10-300 Hz
  • Dimensions: 13.15"L x 9.30"W x 2.25"H
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended. Contact us for information regarding a discount on a select amplifier kit when purchased together.
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com 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.

600 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 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.

800 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 speakers or subwoofers equals 1 ohm, 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.

Not Stable
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.

Not Bridgeable
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

1600 watts x 1 channels

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.
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.
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.
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent or low bass hit. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. This is the peak power output for the amplifier's 5th channel.

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.
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 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.

1600 watts
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.

800 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.
Not Bridgeable
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 - 400 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.
90 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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
No
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
30A x 3 
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
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.

Yes
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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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
83%
4 Star
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3 Star
6%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
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4.2
Design
4.6
Usability
4.6
Some Dude

Long Beach, CA

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Some Dude

October 7, 2009

DO NOT LET THE PRICE FOOL YOU! This is a that can take a beating both in terms of power and durability. I have it hooked up to 2 kenwoods and they drop hard! This amp made them shake so loud that it blew my 6x9's out of their mounting. With the right subs you will set off car alarms. As far as durability, they can handle it. The idiots who hooked up my system somehow had this amp piggy backing off my amp running my components. Needless to say, my amp running my highs blew. But this amp is still running strong.

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Obijaf

Avon, OH

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Great Value

September 7, 2009

This amp is very high quality. It gives you great sound and a lot of wattage for a great price!

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Pitzl

Sioux Falls, SD

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Great amp, wouldn't trade it for anything else.

September 1, 2009

Have used some great amps over the years, including a Rockford Fosgate one that I believe can't even come close to this one in value and performance. Though i haven't heard some extreme lows (probably because this runs my only sub I have on the whole system), it can make my 12" Pioneer Gold pound pretty well. I have moved this to a couple different vehicles and never gets hot where its at and that sub can handle 1,000 watts and I've never even put the gain up on this thing and almost blew the sub when it was it's break-in stage. This thing has never disappointed me, spent alot of time finding the right amp and this one was perfect. DON'T HESITATE, BUY THIS AMP YOU WON'T REGRET IT.

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cj

henderson texas

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great value

August 30, 2009

I owned this product for about six months and haven"t had a problem with it I recomend it to anyone great amp for the price.

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andy

anchorage, ak

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great amp

August 24, 2009

ive always know phoenix gold to make great quality products, after my last amp fried i needed a new one and didn't want to spend a lot of money. I was going to buy a sony from b*** b** until I started looking online and found this one. I paid less for a better brand name and better quality amp. I haven't had any problems at all and it sounds a whole lot better then my last amp.

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chris

Humble, TX

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wow

July 17, 2009

this amp was a risk when i bought it having never herd of phoenix gold before and i am very very glad i took the risk. they very very easily overpower my two 12" subs and i have to keep the head unit at -7. well worth the money

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Lunatik

Denver,Co

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good product

July 12, 2009

have owned this product for a while now, and it really powers my subs, only ting i dont like is when i turn the HU on and it powers the amp on, the amp makes a loud clicking noise, dont really like that but it doesnt affect performance, not sure exactly why it makes the clicking noise eather, oh wel... i still would take this over an alpine or infinity anyday, great performince to price ratio!!! good buy!!

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Isaiah

tacoma wa

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Good amp at a great price

June 29, 2009

I got this amp because the Price is cheap and the company is good. Im running a re audio se sub and have the gain at 85% the amp doesnt get hot i ran it off a stock radio for now and used the low pass that is has built in it all the other good brands are about 150 and up over the price of this one with less power so i would get this again great amp

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Jazz Khanna

CA

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Good amp, but not feature rich

June 4, 2009

This amp is pretty decent, I use it to power a JL8W7, and does get it to hit pretty hard. I've compared it with a Memphis 500 watt amp and it sounds fairly similar. The Memphis' power is underrated and PG's power may be a bit overstated. Here are the pros and cons.

PRO's
-Outstanding price point
-Slick black and chrome body
-Decent amount of power
-Variably adjustable X-over, bassboost, and input gain

CON's
-Remote bass knob is optional at $35
-The adjustable knobs are plastic and the flathead groove is not very deep ( difficult to turn at times compared with amps that have metal adjustment knobs)
-No infrasonic filter

In retrospect, I wouldve sprung an extra 20-30 bucks for an amp with metal adjustment knobs had I known these were plastic because I tweak my system a lot. However if you're a set it and forget it type, and don't need the bass control upfront or the infrasonic filter, than this amp should keep you happy.

**If you need the PG bass knob and have a half din space available get the Clarion 7 band EQS746 instead, it includes bass control and much more at a great price.

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slimzou812

lancaster

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Phoenix Gold V8001

April 29, 2009

this amp is the best ting that i have bought in a long time and for a price that i could not beat. I'm thinking about buying another. This time a four channel for my mids and highs.

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jay

Canada

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amp more than worth the price

April 27, 2009

This amp provides more than enough power for anyone who is looking for alot of bass. I currently have it hooked up to a set of kicker cvr's and now I need to dynamat my trunk cause the bass is rattling my trunk.

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kevin

Corpus Christi, TX

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Simple Ground Pounder

April 12, 2009

This amp is straight forward. It has a price that can't be beat and it delivers DEPENDABLE immense power without draining your battery much or getting too hot. There's a very small trade off though..it isn't bridgeable nor is it 1 ohm stable. I've got a DVC L5 2 ohm so it would be extremely nice to have an amp that was 1 ohm stable, but it's such a small trade off that I don't really care too much!

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Antonio

Honolulu, HI

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It's worth it

January 15, 2009

Oh man. I got my shipment of this right quick and slapped this baby in... and oh man I'll tell you, I'M GOING DEAF. Tell you guys man, if you want a good pack of punch, go ahead and get this. Tune it right, it stays cool like crazy. It's worth it. I'm definitely picking up more things from Sonic Electronix.

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Billy

California

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Phoenix Gold ryvalv8001

December 28, 2008

This is a great amp. not only did i get fast delivery, the product is awesome. i have two cerwin vega '12's that sound so nice. There are no cons that i have about this amp. it is exactly what i was looking to get. this is a true BASS amp. I almost want to get another one because the price is right.i am looking forward to more great deals from sonic.

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Alexandra

Albuquerque , NM

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Great amp for the Price

October 20, 2008

This amp great for the price. I have two 10 inch sony xplodes and this amp pushes them like nothing. I could not belive the price for this amp and expect the performance, but d*** this is a deal this amp pushes and makes your subs hit. It has true power, Im very happy with this purchase, if your looking for an amp for a good price this is it. If you have knowledge for amps you know that phoenix gold is at the top and this amp is clearly one of the best that I ever own.

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Anthony

Ardmore, OK

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Clean power and great sq bass from pioneer paid $153

September 10, 2008

This amp is sweet and great SQ. I just got this amp a a few weeks ago and currently have pounded my pioneer premiers very hard breaking them in with it and this amp stays very cool after long pounding. This amp hits very hard as well because my front mirror is blurred where I can barely see out of it. I have the amp currently wired at 4ohms 600w rms cea 2006 true watts and the bass is very clean and accurate even with the gain half way up. The best thing about this amp is that its going to last a long time unlike all of the other amps because it has a built in temperature protection so if it gets to hot it will shut off and it has never shut off yet and it has all the other protection features with the digital power supply. I used to own a memphis amp power series 500.l and it had to run at 1ohm to just get to 500w rms and the bass was very unclear and just pure bass no sq on the subs even at low volume. So memphis vs. phoenix gold kinda no brainer phoenix gold wins. My memphis amp cost $300+ from a dealer and my Phoenix gold amp cost $153 thats with shipping because they have a 105% lowest price guarantee 2x cheaper than memphis and thats how phoenix gold is awesome. Only negative thing I could say about this amp is they don't have a subsonic filter but still sounds way better than my memphis with one.

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Bogdan

Phoenix, AZ

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Good amp, great price

March 5, 2008

definitely one of the easier amps to install due to the power connector style, the fuses are 3x30A not 3x35. Dialing in the sensitivity can be touchy/annoying. other than that, the sound quality is good, i have it pushing 2 JBL 1004D, and I can tell it can overpower them with relative ease.

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Greg

Walnut Creek, CA

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Awesome product!!

February 20, 2008

The most power you can get for the price. Clean, nonstop power constantly pushing my Infinity Kappa Perfects (350rms each) easily. Sounds awesome, so much bass!! Sonic Electronix has the best prices around and their customer service is so helpful!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

V8001

UPC

083713070430

Weight

11.50lbs

Internal SKU

pg-v8001

Internal Product ID

9795

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: Phoenix Gold Ryval V8001