Pioneer GM-D8601 (Ships as 2019 model: Pioneer GM-D8701)

800W RMS Class D Monoblock GM Digital Series Amplifier

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• RMS: 300W x 1 @ 4 ohms, 500W x 1 @ 2 ohms, 800W x 1 @ 1 ohm
• Total Peak Power: 1500W
• CEA-2006 Compliant
• Variable Bass Boost: 0 to +18 dB
• Class D Circuitry
• Dimensions: 10-7/16"W x 2-3/8"D x 7-7/8"H

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Pioneer GM-D8701

OUR PRICE: $230.00

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Product Highlights

• RMS: 300W x 1 @ 4 ohms, 500W x 1 @ 2 ohms, 800W x 1 @ 1 ohm
• Total Peak Power: 1500W
• CEA-2006 Compliant
• Variable Bass Boost: 0 to +18 dB
• Class D Circuitry
• Dimensions: 10-7/16"W x 2-3/8"D x 7-7/8"H



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General Features:

  • GM Digital Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 800 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 1500 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 +18 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • High-density split-dome convection heat-sink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 200mV-6.5V
    • High level: 0.8V-16V
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-240 Hz, 12 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: 10-7/16"W x 2-3/8"D x 7-7/8"H
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Product history:

Pioneer GM-D8701 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Pioneer GM-D8601 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-D8701)
Pioneer GM-D7500M thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-D8601 (Ships as 2019 model: Pioneer GM-D8701))
Pioneer GM-D7400M thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-D7500M)
Pioneer GM-7300M thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-D7400M)
Pioneer GM-7200M thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer GM-7300M)

Specifications & Details

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
300 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
500 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
800 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
1500 watts
Total RMS Power Output
800 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
1 pair
Built-in Crossover
Low-Pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
10 - 240 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
100 dB
Bass Boost
0 - 18 dB
Remote bass/level controller
Fan Cooled
Fuse Rating
40A x 2 
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 amp for the $$$$

Great amp with the budget people in mind. Pounds my two pioneer 10s in a sealed box amazingly. Bought this amp because of TRUE res wattage, and it definitely puts out. I have these and two ts-w260d4 subs in the smallest box I could find inside my 2014 fiesta titanium. Using a scoche 5 gage amp kit and 500 micro farad cap. Great for metal and ok for bassy music. I would give it a 9/10 due to screws coming loose on speaker terminals after a couple weeks of pounding. XD

By Allen on March 27, 2014


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Amp is compact, nice looking, installed under Jeep seat and gives my 2 12" Rockford Fosgate subs the power they need for loud and pounding bass.

By Leilani on September 20, 2014


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great sound amp

I have this amp wired down to 1 ohm and this thing makes my 12s hit good clear bass. easy to tune and great power for the dollar

By Raymond on March 10, 2014


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Strong for only pushing 800 watts!

Decent amp for the price I got for it. Size is my favorite. Would recommend.

By Timothy on February 16, 2014


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Great amp!

I simply love this amp! I simply hate Pioneer customer service! I got it from Amazon, and after a month the amp died. Little did I know, Amazon was not an authorized online distributor, so the warranty wasn't valid. Luckily, Pioneer said, based on the manufacturing date, they will replace it for free. Lucky me, right! Anyway, I know Pioneer and their amps and great quality and I just happened to get the short end of the stick this time. I will eventually get the higher power version of this amp. Still, this is a great amp!

By Derek on September 24, 2013


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Great Amp with a few minor drawbacks.

Installed this amp a few days ago and so far am impressed with it. I currently have it running 1 Rockford 10 P3D4 at 500 watts at a 2 ohm load. I used the supplied speaker level RCA input harness and while I was a little nervous that it wouldn't work as good as regular pre amp inputs it was pleasantly surprised. The amp turns on and off instantly with the radio and seems to be putting out quality sound from this input signal.

The few grips I do have are minor, first is the writing on the side of the amp indicating positive and negative and what inputs are what. This writing is a dark white color on a silver panel, making it very hard to see. I don't know why they didn't use black writing. Something you don't want to mix up shouldn't be hard to read. The other thing I didn't care for was the lack of bass boost on the amp without the remote, you can get the bass boost to work with the remote, but you have to leave it plugged in for it to work. If you unplug it you loose the signal. It would be nice if they some type of memory for when you unplugged it or a stand alone knob on the amp itself if you didn't want to run the remote.

By Mr Holmolka on September 12, 2013


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One of the Best Budget Amps

I bought this amp to power a '13 Kicker CompR 12" and it hits hard and stays clean. Amp stays cool. Paired with Pioneer Head Unit. The new Kicker CompR has an impedance selector to switch it from 4ohm to 1ohm. This amp is 1ohm stable at 800w RMS which is exactly what the woofer is rated for, so its a perfect match.

By Josh on September 11, 2013


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nice amp

For that price,its a nice deal. Just that the bass boost knob acts like the volume itself. Overall,you should buy it.To

By cheetamun on January 15, 2015


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Great product

Easy to install, works well and is worth the price.
~Only problem was the fuses

By Mariah on October 31, 2013


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Great, handling two subs

Immediately after I bought this amp it has been there upto my expectations. right now I'm running two pioneer D4's and it completely handles them. the bass is insane if i turn the bass knob... loving it... no heating issues as well

By Taz on April 12, 2013


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