Arc Audio ARC Series 1000.4 Audiophile Grade 4ch Amplifier w/ Built-in DSP - Sounds Good Stereo Online
Arc Audio ARC Series 1000.4 Audiophile Grade 4ch Amplifier w/ Built-in DSP - Sounds Good Stereo Online
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Arc Audio ARC Series 1000.4 Audiophile Grade 4ch Amplifier w/ Built-in DSP

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Arc Audio ARC Series 1000.4 Audiophile Grade 4ch Amplifier w/ Built-in DSP

The new ARC Series of amplifiers are the most technically advanced and best-equipped amplifiers ARC Audio has produced to date. Featuring the latest designs from Robert Zeff, the three new ARC Series amplifiers represent a bold step forward in how consumers and retailers perceive mobile amplification.

The ARC Series Amplifier Family includes three primary 1000 watt foundation models sharing a common high-pressure die-cast aluminum heat sink with a rough-grain black anodized finish and CNC-machined accents. The amplifiers feature integrated mounting feet in the corners of the heat sink and include plastic hex-head trim caps for a finished look once installed.

Known for their computer-controlled forced induction cooling solutions, the new ARC amps draw cool air in through vents at the ends of the heat sink. That cool air passes over the power supply switching and output devices and is exhausted through an opening on the front edge of the amp. The onboard micro-controller controls the cooling fan speed to keep the amp quiet.

All three Arc Series amps produce roughly 1000 watts of power. The four-channel ARC 1000.4 produces 250 watts per channel into 2 or 4 Ohms and is bridgeable to a two-channel configuration, each of which can produce 500 watts into a 4-Ohm load. All amplifiers feature fully balanced differential inputs to reject common electrical noise and allow for connectivity to OEM amplifiers. Speaker level input adapter plugs attenuate the signal from a factory amp by to simplify OEM integration. Each pair of channels has an adjustable sensitivity control. Multi-channel amps include a source selection switch to negate the need for Y-Cables. All three amplifiers include dual DC offset and signal detection remote turn-on detection circuits.

Signal Processing Functions ARC Audio designed the ARC Series for use with premium source units that include crossovers or in DSP controlled systems. As such the ARC Series 1000.4 doesn't include any crossovers. The two pairs of outputs next to the RCA inputs provide a full-range signal (when using the default analog input signal card) to drive additional channels of amplification. Another way the new ARC Series amplifiers set themselves further apart from the competition is their compatibility with the brand new ARC Audio IPS 8.8 DSP Module. By removing eight screws on the bottom of any of the amplifiers, the 8-channel IPS 8.8 DSP (Sold separately) module replaces the analog input board that comes with the amp. With dual signal mixers, advanced crossovers, precise signal delay, 248 bands of equalization and full compatibility with the ADS Maestro AR amplifier replacement modules (Sold Separately); the IPS 8.8 establishes a new benchmark for mobile signal processing, OEM integration flexibility, and precision system tuning capabilities.
The ARC Series amplifiers produce massive amounts of power from a compact 15-3/8 by 6-3/8 by 2-1/4-inch footprints. Their simple and elegant cosmetic design, amazing sonic transparency and efficient performance make them perfect for integration into almost any audio system. One their own, or when combined with the IPS 8.8, the new ARC Series amplifiers will redefine how consumers enjoy music in their vehicles.

4-Channel Amplifier
Microprocessor Class-D design.
Removable Analog Front End Input Stage
Designed and Engineered by Robert Zeff.
Adjustable Frequency Class D Design For Improved Signal Transparency And Overall Sound Quality While Reducing The Possibility Of Interference And Noise.
Remote Bass Boost Control (Included).
Cast Aluminum Chassis Design
Full Range Amplifier Design
Single Side Connection Design.
Nickel Plated RCA Terminals.
Quick Disconnect Speaker Terminal Plugs.
Audiophile Class D Output Filter Networks.
Detailed Micro Processor Controlled Protection.
Large, High-Frequency Switching Power Supplies.
Balanced Differential RCA Inputs Are Compatible With Hi-level Inputs.
Fault Codes Storage Of The Last Protection Code Detected.
High Signal To Noise Ratio Without Compromising Power Output.
Ultra Low ESR, High Capacity Power Supply Storage Capacitors.
Next Generation High-Speed Class-D Technology Powering All ARC Series Amplifiers.
Bridged Mode Auto Detect Turn-On Works With Most Chip Based OEM Headunits.
Compatible With The IPS8.8 Integrated DSP Module Solution (Sold Separately)
Precision Filtering Isolates The Power Supply Reducing Unwanted Interference In Radio Reception.
Block Type Terminal Connections.

4- Channels @ 4 Ohms 250 Watts
4-Channels @ 2 Ohms 250 Watts
2-Channel @ 4 Ohms (Bridged) 500 Watts
2-Channel @ 2-Ohms (Bridged) Not Recommended
Frequency Response 5Hz - 30kHz
Analog Crossovers Included No
Bass Boost No
Remote Level Control Included No
IPS 8.8 Compatible (Low) Yes (Sold Separately)
Input Sensitivity (Low) 200mV - 4V
Input Sensitivity (Speaker Level w/pigtails) (Sold Separately) 400mV - 8V
Input Sensitivity (Speaker Level w/IPS8.8) (Sold Separately) 500mV - 32V
Fuse 3 x 30 Amp
Dimensions 15 3/8"(L) x 6 3/8"(W) x 2 1/4"(H)

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