Pioneer GM-D9601 (Ships as Pioneer GM-D9701)

1200W RMS GM Digital Champion Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier

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• RMS: 500W x 1 @ 4 ohms, 800W x 1 @ 2 ohms, 1200W x 1 @ 1 ohm
• Total Peak Power: 2400W
• CEA-2006 Compliant
• Variable Bass Boost: 0 to +18 dB
• Class D Circuitry
• Dimensions: 12-3/8"W x 7-7/8"D x 2-3/8"H

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Product Highlights

• RMS: 500W x 1 @ 4 ohms, 800W x 1 @ 2 ohms, 1200W x 1 @ 1 ohm
• Total Peak Power: 2400W
• CEA-2006 Compliant
• Variable Bass Boost: 0 to +18 dB
• Class D Circuitry
• Dimensions: 12-3/8"W x 7-7/8"D x 2-3/8"H



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Product Details:

  • GM Digital Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 800 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1200 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 2400 watts x 1 chan.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • Soft start turn-on
  • Mono channel operation
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-240 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 10-240 Hz
  • 4 gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Dimensions: 12-3/8"W x 7-7/8"D x 2-3/8"H
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

*Receive an automatic upgrade to the Pioneer GM-D9701 when you purchase this model

Product history:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-D9701)

Specifications & Details

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
500 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
800 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
1200 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ .5 ohm
Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel
Peak Power @ .5 ohm
Amplifier Specifications
GM Digital Series
Marine Certified
Amplifier Class
Number of Channels
1 - Mono
Total Peak Power Output
2400 watts
Total RMS Power Output
1200 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
1 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
Not Bridgeable
Frequency Response
THD at Rated RMS Power
Speaker Level Inputs
Preamp Outputs
Built-in Crossover
Low-Pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
40 - 240 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
100 dB
Bass Boost
0 - 12 dB
Remote bass/level controller
Fan Cooled
Fuse Rating
40A x 3 
Total Fuse Rating
CEA-2031 Compliant
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Not Tested
Amp Bluetooth Connectivity
Hi-Res Certified
Low-Level Input Sensitivity
High-Level Input Sensitivity
What is in the box?
User manual
WITB: Amplifiers
Wired gain knob (wire attached)
Other Accessory #6
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

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Great price, true power, looks awesome!

Never really followed pioneer for anything other then headunits till now. My system has been built up over two years of buying stuff and selling stuff from it. I blew an old Sony 800W Max amp running a 2011 Rockford Fosgate P2 and was looking for a new amp that wouldn't break the bank and didn't fake the ratings, which is hard to do especially for the common folk. I'm not new to systems, built mine with no planning and learned from trial and error.

I accidentally came across this amp while bored, searching for a new amp while I had a custom box built. What interested me the most was it was 1ohm stable and my current setup could be ran at 1ohm. Asked a few trusted audio friends and they said to go for it. Bought it the next day, shipping was quick, and the product looked great besides the cheesy looking packaging. Cracked it open, had some beefy components and even the fuses match up to the stated 1200rms rating they give you.

Installed it once the new box was built. At the time it was wired to 1ohm, on a P2 that had a 400rms power rating, with 10awg CCA wire. Everything ran awesome, amp never heated up, and the sub eventually gave up a few months later. Went ahead and bought my dream sub a Rockford Fosgate T1D412 . Installed that to 1ohm and the same previous setup. Sounded absolutely amazing untuned for 15 seconds. Amp did a great job of recognizing the resistance from my cheap CCA power wires and went into protect so it wouldn't over heat the amp. Eventually ordered Cadence 4G150MP-B wire, installed that. I was shaking the Glasses rack at my local 7-Eleven. Thanks to the bass boost knob, I'm able to listen to it comfortably and turn it up for demos and laughs.
Eventually though I started to smell burning plastic coming from the trunk after long periods of use. Come to find out, it wasn't my coils cooking, it was my wire terminal in the back of the sub box melting cause I had 16awg while from amp to the sub. Just ordered a new terminal and 8awg Cadence wires to fix that issue.

All in all guys, the sub has only gotten hot cause of my cheap wires and protected itself from disaster just like a good amp should. Looks awesome, stays cool, easy to use, and this amp has been tested to put out 1200+rms all for $169. Can't beat that decision. Feel free to look me up if you want info on the setup, will be tested, and tuned after new wires are ran.

By Matthew T Anderson on July 10, 2013


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Good but....

Everything seems great as far as the amp goes,it looks nice and seems to run my subs more efficintly than my alpine mrp-500 did. I use two jl 12w1-v3 good for 300rms a peice. The thing is...the bass control knob doesnt do ANYTHING, no decernable difference between max and minimum. That was one of the reasons i bought this amp. Maybe i got a defctive bass knob? Im sure they would want me to return the whole amp and that seems like a hassle when my head unit can still do the same function. Other than the bass knob its a great amp.As a side note, its MUCH cheaper here on sonix than anywhere else.

By Audiophile 2.0 on March 8, 2014


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Great price hits hard

Great price hits very hard I hooked it up to my 15 inch L7 and it shakes everything!

By Frederick on September 17, 2013


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good amp

This is a pretty good amp that does what it says, i would recommend running it no lower than 2ohms if you want power. Even at 2 ohms bumping it hard for 30min-1hr it barely gets warm and its underneath a seat. If you are having problems with your bass knob make sure you plug in the wire and the knob from pioneer, i thought i could get away with leaving my old bass knob from my previous amp in there and even the pioneer knob would not work with the old wire plugged into the amp.

By jack on March 23, 2014


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Nice amp

Replaced a kicker 2 channel amp bridged. Hooked it up to a Kicker 10" Shallow truck box which is installed under the back seat of an F150 Crew.
This amp has a ton of power. At 4 ohms it produces a nice tight bass that plays across all genres. Also only has two settings to adjust. Gain and LP crossover. By far, the easiest amp install to date. Great product.

By schambo on October 29, 2013


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Pioneer GM-D9601

I have always been a big fan of Pioneer head units and speakers but not their amps until now. These amps are by far the best. they don't get hot and have an excellent response with no distortion. Great price

By Jaime on October 14, 2014


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Solid performer

For the price level this amp is in, it works great. I currently have it hooked to two Dual 12" subs, it does not disappoint. Not a good amp for most DVC subs as you lose upper lows....

By Liam on April 4, 2014


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great amp,and good value

i would recommend this product to anyone. I bought this amp to go along with my 2 pioneer champion pro series subs and everything sounds sweet.

By Shawn on November 6, 2013


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WOW, this amp is unbelieveable. slams my two sa-12's. And by the way they have the fuse rateing on the description wrong. it has 3 (40amp) fuses. anyway ive spent a fortune on numerous amps always trying to find the best for value. this is by far the best, so clean, stays cool, and the price is unbelieveable. I would not own any other pioneer products, but when it comes to the gmd amps they realy know what their doing. By the the way mine tests out at 1268 rms @ 1 ohm.

By truthsayer on December 6, 2012


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Good amp!

This is my second purchase of the same amp. Pushing 2 12's at 1 ohms good. Except sometimes it can get really hot and won't bass as hard.
It's a good size amp.

By Tvong on March 20, 2014


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