About the Pioneer GM-D8601
Pioneer's sharp-looking GM-D8601 mono amplifier can send up to 800 watts RMS to your sub setup, for powerful bass that'll get you and your car rockin'. Highly efficient Class D technology keeps this powerful amp running as cool as it looks, and allows for a compact chassis that fits in a lot of out-of-the-way spaces. And this little workhorse can handle a 1-ohm load without breaking a sweat, so you never have to worry about impedance matching when you add subs to your system down the road.
Connecting and tuning made simple
If your car stereo doesn't have RCA outputs, you can use the speaker-level inputs to hook this amp into your system — the amplifier switches its input mode automatically when it detects the high-level signal. The amp's got a low-pass filter that lets you quickly sharpen and focus the bass to suit your car's interior, and also includes a wired remote boost that lets you control the bass from the front seat.
Putting together a bass system with this amp? Check out this Crutchfield-approved amp/sub package.
- mono subwoofer amplifier
- 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
- 800 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
- CEA-2006 compliant
- Class D amp technology
- variable low-pass filter (40-240 Hz, 12 dB per octave)
- wired remote controls variable bass boost (0-18 dB at 50 Hz)
- preamp inputs and outputs
- speaker-level inputs via supplied RCA-type adapters
- fuse rating: 40A x 2
- 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
- 11"W x 2-3/8"H x 7-7/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # GM-D8601
What's in the box:
- Mono subwoofer amplifier
- Remote bass boost control
- 19' Remote cable (RJ-25 plug on both ends)
- Two 40 amp ATO fuses (installed)
- 8" Speaker-level input adapters
- 3mm Allen wrench
- Four 5/8" Self-tapping screws
- Two 3/8" Self-tapping screws
- Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
- Warranty information
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Features & specs
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
300 x 1 |
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||1600 x 1|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||500 x 1|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||1|
|Best Frequency Response||10-240 Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||75 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||40 -240 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost||0-18 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||50 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||RCA|
|Preamp Outputs||1 pair|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
CEA 2006 Compliant: The Pioneer GM-D8601 mono subwoofer amplifier power ratings are measured according to the Consumer Electronics Association's CEA-2006 standards. These standards allow you to accurately compare the rated power output of all CEA-2006 compliant amplifiers, even from different brands. Manufacturers who adhere to the standards can display the CEA-2006 logo on their products and packaging. CEA-2006 Specifications:
- Power Output:
- 300 watts x 1 at 4Ω with <1% THD+N
- 500 watts x 1 at 2Ω with <1% THD+N
- 800 watts x 1 at 1Ω with <1% THD+N
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 75 dBA
1Ω Stable: The GM-D8601 is capable of powering load impedances down to 1Ω.
Auto Turn-on: When using a high voltage speaker level input, a signal sensing circuit will automatically turn the amp on and off along with the source unit.
Gain Control: The gain control is continuously variable from 200 mV to 6.5 V.
Crossover: The low pass crossover is always engaged, and is continuously variable from 40 to 240 Hz.
Bass Boost: The bass boost circuit is variable from 0 to +18 dB, centered at 50 Hz. Adjustment is made using the included wired remote.
Wired Remote: The bass boost circuit is controlled using the included wired remote, which can be mounted within easy reach of the driver. The remote has integral flanges on both sides to mount the unit under the dash. The remote measures:
- Width: 1.73" (2.63" including mounting tabs)
- Height: 0.75"
- Depth: 1.62" (2.2" including control knob and cable)
Power: The power and ground connections are set screw terminals that will accommodate up to 4-gauge wire. The included 3mm Allen wrench is used to tighten and loosen the terminals. Pioneer recommends different power and ground wire gauges based on the length of the wire:
- 6-Gauge: up to 11' 10"
- 4-Gauge: up to 21'
Remote Turn-on: The remote connection is a set screw terminal that will accommodate up to 8-gauge wire. The included 3mm Allen wrench is used to tighten and loosen the terminals.
Speaker Connections: There are two pair of speaker output set screw terminals, internally shorted together so it's easy to connect two subwoofers. The terminals will accommodate up to 8-gauge wire. The included 3mm Allen wrench is used to tighten and loosen the terminals.
Signal Input: The amplifier features one pair of stereo RCA inputs. If no line level signal is available, use the included speaker wire to RCA adapters.
RCA Output: One pair of preamp output jacks provide a convenient way to daisy-chain an additional amplifier without running another set of RCA cables from the front of the vehicle to the amplifier location. The output is not affected by the internal crossover.
The Pioneer GM-D8601 replaces these items
- 475 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (765 watts RMS at 2 ohms)
- high current Toshiba output transistors
- frequency response: 10-300 Hz
- 200 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
- variable low-pass filter (40-240 Hz)
- selectable bass boost (0, 6, 12 dB at 50 Hz)
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