Rockford Fosgate - T1000-4ad - POWER AD - 4-Channel Amplifier 4 X 250WRMS @ 4 OHMS

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  • 4-channel car amplifier
  • 250 watts RMS x 4 at 1 to 4 ohms
  • 500 watts RMS x 2 bridged output at 2 ohms (2-ohm stable in bridged mode)
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • Dynamic Thermal Management cooling system
  • Differential Input circuitry eliminates hum
  • variable high- and low-pass filters (50-500 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • variable bass/treble boost (0-18 dB at 45 Hz, 0-12 dB at 12k Hz)
  • optional remote bass/treble boost
  • Class-AD amplifier design with Constant Power
  • preamp inputs and outputs
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads and a 150-amp fuse recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • no onboard fuses — when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 150-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and the amplifier is recommended
  • 14-7/8"W x 2-1/4"H x 9-1/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years

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Class A/D: The T1000-4ad is a Class A/D amplifier, using dynamic switching frequency control to combine the sound quality characteristics of Class-A with the efficiency of Class-D. This technology allows the amplifier to produce more power with less current draw from the vehicle charging system.

Constant Power: The amp is 1Ω stable and the power output doesn't vary with impedance; 250 watts RMS x 4 at 4Ω, 2Ω, and 1Ω, and 500 watts RMS x 2 (bridged) at 4Ω or 2Ω.

Differential Inputs: Differential input circuitry measures the voltage of both the positive and negative sides of the input signal, then subtracts the voltage common to both conductors (noise), resulting in only the original signal. This allows only clean signal to enter the amplifier.

Cast Aluminum Heatsink: The cast aluminum heatsink dissipates heat generated by the amplifier's circuitry. The inherent advantage of casting provides a 30% improvement of cooling over conventional extrusion heatsink designs.

Dynamic Thermal Management (DTM): DTM Evenly distributes excess heat across entire amplifier heatsink.

MEHSA³: MEHSA³ (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application-Third Generation) is a Rockford Fosgate proprietary process that increases the heat transfer from the MOSFET devices to the heatsink. The multi-layer insulated metal MEHSA substrate operates with minimal thermal resistance, spreading heat both downward and outward to quickly dissipate heat from each device across the heatsink. This allows greater power output, enhanced thermal stability, and maximum reliability.

NOMAD: NOMAD (NOn-Multiplying Advanced Decision) is an intelligent protection circuit that uses an analog computer to make real time decisions regarding temperature, voltage, current and impedance. The unit is protected without limiting sound output unless needed.

DSM (Discrete Surface Mount): In the manufacturing process high speed robotics are used to place 1% tolerance parts and large board traces. DSM improves the efficiency of the circuit, decreases cross-talk from other discrete components and lowers operating temperature.

Power and Protection LEDs: The LEDs are located on top of the amplifier. A blue Power LED illuminates when the amplifier is on. A red Thermal LED will illuminates if the amplifier overheats. The yellow Protect LED illuminates if a short circuit or too low an impedance is detected at the speaker connections.


Gain Control: The amplifier has independent gain controls for the front and rear amplifier sections, each is continuously variable from 150mV to 5V.

Crossovers: The amplifier's internal front and rear crossovers have independent controls; each can be set to high-pass, all-pass (full range), or low-pass. The crossover point is continuously variable from 50-500 Hz and the slope is 24 dB/octave.

Punch EQ: Punch EQ works along with the crossover switches, and like the crossovers there are independent front and rear Punch EQs dials. When the crossover is set to low-pass, Punch EQ acts as a variable bass boost; 0-18 dB at 45 Hz. When the crossover is set to high-pass, the Punch EQ acts as variable treble boost, 0-12 dB at 12 kHz. When the crossover is set to all-pass, both the bass and treble boost circuits are active.

2/4-Channel Switch: The 2/4-channel switch changes the T1000-4 between 4-channel and 2-channel input mode. When operating in the 2-channel mode, the amplifier produces 4-channels of output with connections to only the front channel inputs.


Power Connections: The power and ground terminals are nickel plated captive c-clamp wire connectors and will accommodate up to 4-gauge wire. An external 150-amp fuse (not included) must be installed on the power wire. If a wiring kit is used that includes a fuse with a value other than 150-amps, that fuse should be replaced with a 150-amp fuse. The remote turn-on terminal is also a captive c-clamp and will accept wire sizes of 12- to 24-gauge. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver (not supplied) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.

Speaker Connections: The 4-channel nickel plated clamp wire connectors will accept 8-gauge to 18-gauge wire. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver (not supplied) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.

RCA Input Jacks: The front and rear RCA input jacks are nickel-plated to resist signal degradation caused by corrosion.

RCA Output Jacks: The RCA output (Pass-Thru) provides a convenient way to daisy-chain an additional amplifier without running an extra set of RCA cables from the front of the vehicle to the amplifier location.

Remote Punch EQ (PEQ): An RJ-45 jack is provided for connecting an optional wired remote PEQ control (sold separately). If you use the remote PEQ, the rear Punch EQ control on the amp is disabled, and replaced by the remote.

Note: Previous model (prior to 2007) Punch Bass and Para-Punch remotes will not work with this amp.

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