Owner's manual

SAX-1200D SAZ-1500D SAZ-2500D SAZ-3500D

Your new amplifier has been built to the highest standards of quality and is intended to serve you for years to come. misuse. At the sole discretion of Sundown Audio your amplifier will be either repaired or replaced. We are so certain of the quality of our equipment that even if you are at fault for causing damage to your amplifier we will offer you a new unit at a reduced cost compared to MSRP.Congratulations on your purchase of a Sundown Audio high performance car audio amplifier. In the event of shipping damage due to improper packaging of the return the customer is liable for the cost of all damages. necessary repairs. or replacement. if the unit is truly defective the replaced or repaired unit will be shipped back prepaid. improper wiring.com WARRANTY: Your new Sundown Audio amplifier is covered by a 2 year limited warranty if purchased from an authorized Sundown Audio dealer. This warranty is transferrable provided the original invoice or receipt is still with the unit so that its new owner can prove date and place of purchase. For faster warranty service please contact us at sundownz@sundownaudio. Mooresville NC. This warranty does not cover improper installation.com to request a return authorization code. operation of unit outside of listed specifications. As is the case with standard warranty claims the return MUST be sent prepaid and with a copy of the original invoice or receipt. or any product that has been modified or repaired by anyone other than Sundown Audio.sundownaudio. even though we doubt you will ever need to! This offer applies ONLY to the original purchaser of the unit and is not transferrable like the 2 year limited warranty. Be sure to properly pack your return! Sundown Audio also offers a 5 year guarantee to our customers for a discounted replacement unit. Contact us via e-mail to take advantage of this offer. All warranty returns must be sent freight prepaid to Sundown Audio and be accompanied by the original sales invoice or receipt. accidental damage. 28115 -2- . abuse. Visit us online at http://www. RETURN ADDRESS: Sundown Audio ATTN: WARRANTY SERVICE 151 Rebel Hill DR. If no defect is found and the unit must be shipped back the customer is responsible for return freight.

at 100Hz 24dB/Oct Variable Crossover Multi-Way Protection Circuitry (Thermal/Over Current/Speaker Short/Speaker DC Protection) RCA Line Input and Master Output 24dB Octave Crossover Slope 24dB Octave Variable Subsonic Crossover Slope Variable Bass Boost Variable Low Pass Filter Variable Phase Shift Zero(0) Gauge Power Supply Connectors T ested Voltage & THD : 14.4V & Less than 1% THD Operating Voltage : DC 10V~16V Wired Remote Controller SAZ-1500D Digital Class-D Linkable Mono Block Amplifier Double Sided Through Hole Epoxy PCB 1 Ohm Stability Daisy-Chain Through Output RCA Efficiency : 86% @ 4 ohm. at 100Hz 24dB/Oct Variable Crossover Multi-Way Protection Circuitry (Thermal/Over Current/Speaker Short/Speaker DC Protection) RCA Line Input and Master Output 24dB Octave Crossover Slope 24dB Octave Variable Subsonic Crossover Slope Variable Bass Boost Variable Low Pass Filter Variable Phase Shift Four(4) Gauge Power Supply Connectors T ested Voltage & THD : 14.4V & Less than 1% THD Operating Voltage : DC 10V~18V Wired Remote Controller -3- .Features SAX-1200D Digital Class-D Linkable Mono Block Amplifier Double Sided Through Hole Epoxy PCB 1 Ohm Stability Daisy-Chain Through Output RCA Efficiency : 86% @ 4 ohm.

4V & Less than 1% THD Operating Voltage : DC 10V~18V Wired Remote Controller -4- . at 100Hz 24dB/Oct Variable Crossover Multi-Way Protection Circuitry (Thermal/Over Current/Speaker Short/Speaker DC Protection) RCA Line Input and Master Output 24dB Octave Crossover Slope 24dB Octave Variable Subsonic Crossover Slope Variable Bass Boost Variable Low Pass Filter Variable Phase Shift Zero(0) Gauge Power Supply Connectors T ested Voltage & THD : 14.4V & Less than 1% THD Operating Voltage : DC 10V~18V Wired Remote Controller SAZ-3500D Digital Class-D Linkable Mono Block Amplifier Double Sided Through Hole Epoxy PCB 1 Ohm Stability Daisy-Chain Through Output RCA Efficiency : 86% @ 4 ohm.Features SAZ-2500D Digital Class-D Linkable Mono Block Amplifier Double Sided Through Hole Epoxy PCB 1 Ohm Stability Daisy-Chain Through Output RCA Efficiency : 86% @ 4 ohm. at 100Hz 24dB/Oct Variable Crossover Multi-Way Protection Circuitry (Thermal/Over Current/Speaker Short/Speaker DC Protection) RCA Line Input and Master Output 24dB Octave Crossover Slope 24dB Octave Variable Subsonic Crossover Slope Variable Bass Boost Variable Low Pass Filter Variable Phase Shift Zero(0) Gauge Power Supply Connectors T ested Voltage & THD : 14.

5%) Dimensions--------------------------------------------------.40A x 4 Input Sensitivity ------------------------------------------.40A x 3 Input Sensitivity ------------------------------------------.1200W x 1CH -RMS power.86% Fuse rating--------------------------------------------------.0~180 degree Frequency response-------------------------------------.1% Efficiency @ 4 ohm----------------------------------------.3000W x 1CH -RMS power.D @ 4 ohm---------------------------------------------.>90dB Low pass frequency crossover --------------------.H.D @ 4 ohm---------------------------------------------. 2 ohm mono ------------------------RMS power. 1 ohm mono -----------------------.1% Efficiency @ 4 ohm----------------------------------------.10Hz~60Hz Bass boost @ 45Hz ------------------------------------.5%) Dimensions--------------------------------------------------.252(W) x 58(H) x 434(L)mm -5- .86% Fuse rating--------------------------------------------------.0~6dB Phase shift control---------------------------------------.0~180 degree Frequency response-------------------------------------.<0.10Hz~350Hz (+/.Specifications SAX-1200D Rated power output -RMS power.>90dB Low pass frequency crossover --------------------.H.200mV to 6V (+/. 2 ohm mono ------------------------RMS power. 2 ohm linkable/dual mono -----.10Hz~60Hz Bass boost @ 45Hz ------------------------------------.200mV to 6V (+/.10Hz~350Hz (+/.35Hz~300Hz Subsonic filter ---------------------------------------------. 2 ohm linkable/dual mono -----.1dB) T.1dB) T.252(W) x 58(H) x 310(L)mm SAZ-1500D Rated power output -RMS power. 4 ohm mono------------------------800W x 1CH 400W x 1CH Signal to Noise Ratio ----------------------------------. 4 ohm mono------------------------720W x 1CH 360W x 1CH Signal to Noise Ratio ----------------------------------.1500W x 1CH -RMS power. 1 ohm mono -----------------------.<0.2160W x 1CH -RMS power.35Hz~300Hz Subsonic filter ---------------------------------------------.0~6dB Phase shift control---------------------------------------.

200mV to 6V (+/. 2 ohm linkable/dual mono -----.0~180 degree Frequency response-------------------------------------.0~6dB Phase shift control---------------------------------------.1% Efficiency @ 4 ohm----------------------------------------.1% Efficiency @ 4 ohm----------------------------------------.<0.250A (external type fuse) Input Sensitivity ------------------------------------------. 4 ohm mono------------------------600W x 1CH Signal to Noise Ratio ----------------------------------.252(W) x 58(H) x 512(L)mm SAZ-3500D Rated power output -RMS power.86% Fuse rating--------------------------------------------------.252(W) x 58(H) x 660(L)mm -6- .35Hz~300Hz Subsonic filter ---------------------------------------------. 1 ohm mono -----------------------.10Hz~350Hz (+/.2500W x 1CH -RMS power.H.1dB) T.>90dB Low pass frequency crossover --------------------. 4 ohm mono------------------------750W x 1CH Signal to Noise Ratio ----------------------------------.<0.10Hz~60Hz Bass boost @ 45Hz ------------------------------------.1200W x 1CH -RMS power.D @ 4 ohm---------------------------------------------.10Hz~60Hz Bass boost @ 45Hz ------------------------------------.35Hz~300Hz Subsonic filter ---------------------------------------------.5%) Dimensions--------------------------------------------------.1dB) T.7000W x 1CH -RMS power.86% Fuse rating--------------------------------------------------.0~180 degree Frequency response-------------------------------------.1750W x 1CH -RMS power.350A (external type fuse) Input Sensitivity ------------------------------------------.10Hz~350Hz (+/. 1 ohm mono -----------------------.200mV to 6V (+/.Specifications SAZ-2500D Rated power output -RMS power. 2 ohm mono -----------------------. 2 ohm mono -----------------------.H.D @ 4 ohm---------------------------------------------. 2 ohm linkable/dual mono -----.5%) Dimensions--------------------------------------------------.>90dB Low pass frequency crossover --------------------.3500W x 1CH -RMS power.5000W x 1CH -RMS power.0~6dB Phase shift control---------------------------------------.

RCA Connection SAX-1200D / SAZ-1500D / SAZ-2500D / SAZ-3500D Single Amp Input Connection IN PUT BR OUT GAIN SUBSONIC LPF BASS BOOST PHASE POWER Min Max 10Hz 60Hz 35Hz 300Hz 0dB 6dB 0 180 PROTECTION REMOTE IN PUT BR IN CLASS-D LINKABLE MONO BLOCK amplifier HEAD UNIT Wired Remote Controller Dual Amp Input Connection "MASTER UNIT" (MASTER & SLAVE RCA Connection) to SLAVE UNIT "BR IN" IN PUT BR OUT GAIN SUBSONIC LPF BASS BOOST PHASE POWER Min Max 10Hz 60Hz 35Hz 300Hz 0dB 6dB 0 180 PROTECTION REMOTE IN PUT BR IN CLASS-D LINKABLE MONO BLOCK amplifier * BR OUT (BRIDGEABLE OUTPUT) * BR IN (BRIDGEABLE INPUT) HEAD UNIT "SLAVE UNIT" Wired Remote Controller IN PUT BR OUT GAIN SUBSONIC LPF BASS BOOST PHASE POWER Min Max 10Hz 60Hz 35Hz 300Hz 0dB 6dB 0 180 PROTECTION REMOTE IN PUT BR IN CLASS-D LINKABLE MONO BLOCK amplifier -7- .

Be certain that the chassis ground point is free of rust. Keep this cable as short as possible (not longer than 10 inches). REMOTE Connect the REM terminal to either the remote output lead from the radio or another switched 12V supply such as the power antenna wire. Make sure you install in-line fuse holder from the terminal of battery. the +12V wire must always be fused at the battery for protection against possible damage. Make sure that the fuse is not installed while you are connecting the + wire to the battery terminal to avoid sparking and possible injury or damage. Recommend 250 Ampere fuse. Make sure you install in-line fuse holder from the + terminal of battery. GROUND Disconnect the battery and connect the GND (ground) terminal to the cars chassis. Caution First make the ground connection.(SAZ-2500D) Recommend 350 Ampere fuse. It may result in a serious hazard to use a fuse of a different type or rating. If you need to replace the power fuse. replace it with a fuse of the same value. then +12V wire connection and finally the remote connection.(SAZ-3500D) BATTERY +12V Power Connect the +12V terminal of the amplifier to the + terminal of the battery using a large gauge power wire (preferably 1/0 gauge). -8- . To +12V DC GROUND to REMOTE Turn-on from HEAD UNIT Caution CAR STEREO HEAD UNIT This amplifier is not supplied with internal fuse in itself.Power Connection AX-1200D SAZ-1500D POWER FUSE POWER GND REM B+ FUSE GND REM B+ To +12V DC GROUND to REMOTE Turn-on from HEAD UNIT To +12V DC GROUND to REMOTE Turn-on from HEAD UNIT CAR STEREO HEAD UNIT BATTERY CAR STEREO HEAD UNIT BATTERY SAZ-2500D / SAZ-3500D GND REM B+ SPEAKER POWER Caution This amplifier is not supplied with internal fuse in itself. and grime to ensure a solid electrical connection. Furthermore. It is critical to utilize an in-line fuse within 8 inches of the battery to ensure safe operation of the amplifier. paint.

Single Amp Speaker Connection SAX-1200D POWER FUSE SPEAKER + 1~4 ohms GND REM B+ A B + - POWER FUSE SPEAKER + - 2~8 ohms GND REM B+ A B 2~8 ohms - SAZ-1500D / SAZ-2500D / SAZ-3500D + GND REM B+ SPEAKER OUTPUT POWER + - 1~4 ohms GND REM B+ SPEAKER OUTPUT POWER + - 2~8 ohms 2~8 ohms - -9- .

. tremendous output potential. Connecting a lower impedance load can damage the amplifier and void your warranty -10- . so ensure that your subwoofers can handle such a large amount of power.Dual Amp Speaker Connection SAX-1200D "MASTER UNIT" POWER FUSE SPEAKER GND REM B+ A B Use 8 Gauge(AWG) wire cable "SLAVE UNIT" + 2~8 ohms POWER FUSE SPEAKER GND REM B+ A B SAZ-1500D / SAZ-2500D / SAZ-3500D "MASTER UNIT" GND REM B+ SPEAKER OUTPUT POWER + - Use 8 Gauge(AWG) wire cable "SLAVE UNIT" - 2~8 ohms GND REM B+ SPEAKER OUTPUT POWER Using a dual amplifier configuration. the positive terminal of the subwoofer's voice coil must be connected to the positive terminal of the MASTER Amplifier and the negative terminal of the subwoofer's voice coil must be connected to positive terminal of the SLAVE Amplifier Be advised that the dual amplifier configuration has . the MASTER amplifier has total control over the SLAVE amplifier When using dual amplifier to operate subwoofer. Caution When utilizing the dual amplifier configuration it is important to note that the connected speaker load can be no lower than 2 ohms.

Disconnect all RCA inputs from the amplifier. Check all fuses. If the amplifier shuts down due to excessive heat. SOUND TOO LOW-DISTORTED SOUND Check Check Check Check that the input level control is set to match the output level of the unit. check it with a good RCA interconnect. refer to the list below and follow the suggested procedures.8V DC remote connection. FUSE BLOWING Check that the minimum speaker impedance is correct.Trouble Shooting This power amplifier has protection features to prevent any damages from misuse or faulty conditions. Remove speaker wires and reset the amplifier. Then check the component driving the amplifier. OVERHEATING Check that the minimum speaker impedance is correct. Check that there is a good airflow around the amplifier. AMPLIFIER IS NOT POWERED UP Check Check Check Check that there is battery power on the +12V terminal. you should turn all levels down and all power off and carefully check the installation for wiring mistakes or short. -11- . and the system will be turned off. HIGH HISS-ENGINE NOISE IN SPEAKERS Check a good ground and for speaker shorts. Check speaker shorts. Check short on power cable and vehicle chassis. the head unit volume. the protection indicators will light. then the amplifier is faulty. that remote terminal has at least 13. In order to check the occurred problem. a good ground connection. the protection indicators will not light : simply allow time for the unit to cool. the protection LED is not lit. short circuited speakers or overload. PROTECTION LED ILLUMINATES WHEN AMPLIFIER IS POWERED UP Check shorts on speaker wires. If the unit senses excessive heat. Before removing your amplifier. If the protection LED still comes on. speaker shorts. If hiss/noise disappears. that crossover frequencies have been properly set. Always test the speakers and their wires first.

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