BOSS Audio AR4000D Armor 4000-watts Monoblock Class D 1 Channel 1 Ohm Stable Amplifier with Remote Subwoofer Level Control
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- Class D Monoblock Power Amplifier
- Remote Subwoofer Level Control Included
- 4000W x 1 Max Power
- 1600W x 1 RMS Power
- > 105 dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
Boss AR4000D ARMOR 4000-Watt Mono D Amplifier
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Class D Topology
A class-D amplifier or switching amplifier is an electronic amplifier where all power devices (usually MOSFETs) are operated as binary switches. They are either fully on or fully off. Ideally, zero time is spent transitioning between those two states. In this way, power loss is significantly reduced, making a D class amplifier anywhere from 75 to 95 percent efficient. To maintain high efficiency, the filter is made with purely reactive components (inductors and capacitors), which store the excess energy until it is needed instead of converting some of it into heat. Some other advantages include reduction in size and weight, reduced power waste as heat dissipation and hence smaller (or no) heat sinks, and reduction in cost due to smaller heat sink and compact circuitry.
MOSFET Power Supply
Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor is a transistor used for amplifying or switching electronic signals in our computers, our telephones, game consoles, cars, electrical appliances, and in this case, our amplifiers. They are found in systems where information is processed or stored. A MOSFET is basically an electrical switch that allows the flow of electrical current. An electrical switch has two possible states, On or Off. This is where the MOSFET performs its most important role in our D Class amplifiers, by allowing or preventing the flow of power and creating an efficient amplifier.
Low Level Inputs with Pre-Amp Outputs
A low level input is measured in volts. It comes in the form of RCA (low level) outputs on the back of your head unit and goes to the RCA inputs on your amplifier (Right/ Left). With that in mind, you can take control of more power by connecting more amplifiers together using the RCA pre-amp outputs (Right/ Left) from your primary amplifier straight to the RCA inputs of a second or satellite amplifier (Right/ Left).
Variable Subsonic Filter
Subwoofers start to bottom out trying to reproduce low-frequency signals that are below their abilities to sound off. Bottoming out is a mechanical problem and happens when the subwoofer driver reaches the limit of its excursion and creates a clacking or flapping sound instead of the low frequency entering its voice coils. If your sub is bottoming out, short of changing the driver into one that has better low-frequency handling, you can try the AR4000D, which has a subsonic filter to filter out frequencies below its specified low frequency limits.
Subwoofers reproduce sound based low range frequencies. This process is called the crossover effect and occurs because the vast majority of audio systems cannot cover the entire spectrum sufficiently to minimize sound distortion and maintain an appropriate frequency ratio. In the case of our AR4000D amplifier, a variable crossover is offered so that you, the listener, can have the ability to set the frequency at which the crossover occurs, thereby setting precise sound specifications on your subwoofer.
You are able to strap your AR4000D amplifier to another AR4000D amplifier and double the power that is being sent to your subwoofer(s). You now have the ability to connect more subwoofers to take advantage of the extra power.
Variable Bass Boost
With the AR4000D amplifier you have Variable Bass Boost, which gives you control of exactly how much bass you want to pump out to your subwoofer(s).
1 Ohm Stable
The AR4000D is a one ohm stable amplifier which is able to continuously power loads of one ohm X one channel without encountering difficulties such as overheating. Almost all car amplifiers are at least four ohm stable and some are two ohm stable. 1 ohm stable amplifiers are typically made to power up subwoofers that demand the heavier power load requirements to be able to perform the way they were made to perform.
- Product Dimensions: 14.31 x 6.5 x 2.56 inches; 4.19 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 4.19 pounds
- ASIN: B004RS9UTI
- Item model number: AR4000D
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