Directed Electronics d300.1 Specifications

model d300.1
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CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations for choosing a Viper
Audio power amplifier from Directed
Electronics, the industry leader in high
quality automotive security and audio
equipment since 1990.
With the introduction of Viper Audio
power amplifiers, Directed Electronics
continues to set new standards of
performance, reliability, and affordability
in the mobile electronics industry.
Featuring high-efficiency MOSFET power
supplies, flexible on-board crossovers,
and state of the art audio design, Viper
Audio power amplifiers will excite and
delight the mobile sound enthusiast with
years of high-quality audio reproduction.
Viper Audio power amplifiers come with
a two-year limited warranty if installed
by an authorized Viper dealer. If not
installed by an authorized dealer, Viper
Audio power amplifiers are covered by a
one-year, parts-and-labor limited
warranty.
Be sure to retain your original sales
receipt and refer to the warranty section
of this guide for full details about your
coverage.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Limited Two-Year Consumer Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Installation Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Wire Connector Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Front Panel Connections/Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Rear Panel Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Top Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Speaker Wiring Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Crossover Settings and Gain Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
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LIMITED TWO-YEAR CONSUMER WARRANTY
Directed Electronics, Inc. promises to the
original purchaser, to replace this product
should it prove to be defective in workmanship or material under normal use, for a
period of two years from the date of
purchase by the dealer as indicated by the
date code marking of the product
PROVIDED the product was installed by an
authorized Directed dealer. During this twoyear period, there will be no charge for this
replacement PROVIDED the unit is returned
to Directed, shipping pre-paid. If the unit is
installed by anyone other than an authorized Directed dealer, the warranty period
will be one year from the date of purchase
by the dealer as indicated by the date code
marking of the product. During this one-year
period there will be no charge for this
replacement PROVIDED the unit is returned
to Directed, shipping pre-paid. This warranty
is non-transferable and does not apply to
any unit that has been modified or used in a
manner contrary to its intended purpose,
and does not cover damage to the unit
caused by installation or removal of the unit.
This warranty is void if the product has been
damaged by accident or unreasonable use,
neglect, improper service or other causes
not arising out of defects in materials or
construction. ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPRESS
WARRANTY, IMPLIED WARRANTY,
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND
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WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ARE EXPRESSLY
EXCLUDED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
ALLOWED BY LAW, AND DIRECTED
NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES
ANY PERSON TO ASSUME FOR IT ANY
LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SALE OF THE PRODUCT. DIRECTED HAS
ABSOLUTELY NO LIABILITY FOR ANY AND
ALL ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING
ITS AUTHORIZED DEALERS OR
INSTALLERS. Unit must be returned to
Directed, postage pre-paid, with: consumer’s
name, telephone number, and address,
authorized dealer’s name and address, and
product description. IN ORDER FOR THIS
WARRANTY TO BE VALID, YOUR UNIT
MUST BE SHIPPED WITH PROOF OF
INSTALLATION BY AN AUTHORIZED
DIRECTED DEALER. ALL UNITS RECEIVED
BY DIRECTED FOR WARRANTY REPAIR
WITHOUT PROOF OF DIRECTED DEALER
INSTALLATION WILL BE COVERED BY THE
LIMITED ONE-YEAR PARTS AND LABOR
WARRANTY. Note: This warranty does not
cover labor costs for the removal and reinstallation of the unit. BY PURCHASING
THIS PRODUCT, THE CONSUMER AGREES
AND CONSENTS THAT ALL DISPUTES
BETWEEN THE CONSUMER AND Directed
SHALL BE RESOLVED IN ACCORDANCE
WITH CALIFORNIA LAWS IN SAN- DIEGO
COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.
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FEATURES
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Super-efficient Class D PWM design
runs much cooler than conventional
amps.
High-speed MOSFET switching
power supply.
High-current N-channel MOSFET
outputs stable into 2 ohm loads.
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Optional remote subwoofer level
control feature.
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Buffered RCA output jacks for biamped operation.
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Variable input sensitivity optimizes
match with different signal sources.
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Gold-plated screw-block plugs and
RCA jacks ensure maximum signal
transfer.
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Thermal, DC offset, reverse polarity
and short circuit protection.
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Continuously variable 12 dB/
octave low-pass crossover.
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Viper snake logo engraved in plexiglas and illuminated with blue LED.
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Switchable 8 dB bass EQ function.
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Switchable phase invert function.
Rugged one-piece extruded heat
sink finished with injection-molded
mounting feet.
WARNING
High-powered car audio
systems may produce sound
pressure levels that exceed the
threshold at which hearing loss may
result.
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They may also impair a driver’s ability to
hear traffic sounds or emergency vehicles. Use common sense and practice
safe listening habits when listening to or
adjusting your audio system.
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INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
1. Please read this owner’s manual
carefully before installing this amplifier.
2. Disconnect the battery ground
terminal prior to making any electrical connections.
3. Check for any hazards or obstructions such as gas tanks, fuel or
brake lines, and wiring harnesses
before mounting the amplifier.
4. Pick a mounting location that will
provide adequate access and ventilation and protect the amplifier
from heat, moisture, and dirt.
5. Avoid sharp metal areas when
routing cables to the amplifier, and
run RCA cables away from the
power cables and other potentially
noisy car harnesses.
6. The amplifier should be grounded
with a short, heavy gauge wire
connected directly to the car at a
bare metal surface, preferably
scraped body sheet metal. Do not
use factory ground locations, seat
bolts, or brackets that are
spotwelded.
7. Always fuse your power connection
within eight to ten inches of the
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battery terminal. Use a fuse or
circuit breaker rated slightly more
than the on-board fuse(s) of the
amplifier(s). The gauge of power
wire used should take into account
the total current draw of the
system, and the length of wire
used. IASCA and other auto sound
competition organizations have
charts available for this; you can
also find a chart in the MECP study
guide. Minimum wire gauge recommendations for the individual amplifiers are listed on the specification
page. Always use the same gauge
wire for the amplifier ground that
you use for the power wire. Be sure
to examine the battery ground
cable of the vehicle, and if necessary, upgrade it by adding an additional ground wire that is the same
gauge as the amplifier’s power
wire. Remember, the amplifier can
only deliver its rated output when it
is not current limited by the power
and ground supply wires.
8. This amplifier is designed to drive a
speaker load that measures from
two to four ohms. Keep in mind
that heat is the long-term enemy of
automotive electronics and the
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lower your speaker load, the more
heat is generated. For low impedance speaker applications or
restricted ventilation installations,
an external cooling fan may be
advisable.
9. Battery and ground connections to
the vehicle should be made with
crimped ring terminals of the appropriate size (surface area is what
counts); soldering the terminals
after crimping is also recommended.
10. Due to the high-frequency MOSFET
switching power supply, filtering the
power cable is not generally
required (remember that the amp
can’t deliver full output if the power
supply is restricted). Proper
grounding of the signal source is
mandatory for the amplifier to
reach its performance peak. If the
RCA inputs are not grounded
adequately via the signal source,
electrical noise from the vehicle
may be picked up in the system.
WIRE CONNECTOR PLUGS
Power and speaker wire connections on
Viper Audio power amplifiers are
performed with the use of specially
designed connectors that allow for ease
of wire termination and installation
convenience.
Poor connections are a common cause
of poor sound quality, or amplifier
performance. Making proper wire
connections is paramount to a reliable,
quality sound system.
3. Trim the wire ends so bare wire
does not protrude from the
connector after termination.
4. Always tighten the connector
screws firmly at least twice, once
during installation and once more
before returning the car to the
customer.
CAUTION: Over tightening the screws can cause them to
strip, creating loose connections. Tighten the
screws twice firmly for a permanent, solid
connection.
Please follow these recommendations to
ensure a problem free installation:
1. Always use the proper gauge wire
for the connector.
2. Cut wires to the minimum length
necessary.
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FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS/CONTROLS
1. RCA Output Jacks - These pass
through RCA jacks can be used to
send a signal to a second amplifier.
6. Bass EQ Switch - Adds an additional
eight db of boost to the subwoofer
output when on.
2. RCA Input Jacks - Accepts line level
outputs from head units or signal
processors at voltages between
150mV and 8 volts.
7. Status LED - Will light GREEN to indicate the amplifier is on and operating normally, and will be off if the
amplifier shuts down due to short
circuit, or DC offset. The LED will
remain on and output will cease if
the amplifier overheats.
3. Input Gain Adjustment - Controls
amplifier sensitivity and is used to
match the input level of the amplifier to the output level of the signal
source.
8. Remote Sub Level Control - Controls
the subwoofer amplifier gain
controls from a remote location for
ease of adjustment during listening.
4. Phase Switch - Changes the phase
of the subwoofer speaker output by
180 degrees
Warning: DO NOT connect a level control knob from other
manufacturers to the Remote Sub Level Control of
any Viper amplifier. Even though the connectors fit
properly, the control knob and connector pin positions may be different and the amplifier will be
damaged.
5. Crossover Frequency Adjustment Adjusts the crossover point for the
on-board active crossovers.
FIGURE 1—AMPLIFIER CONNECTIONS d300.1 FRONT
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REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
1. Sub out terminals - Connect
subwoofers to these terminals.
(Refer to the Speaker Connection
section of this guide.)
2. Remote Turn On - This terminal
turns on the amplifier when (+) 12
volt is applied to it. Connect it to
the remote turn on lead of the head
unit or signal source. If a (+) 12
volt remote turn lead is not available, a Remote Power Adapter
(P/N #55000) can be used to
supply a remote turn on signal. DO
NOT connect this terminal to
constant (+) 12 volt.
3. Power Fuse - This fuse protects the
amplifier against internal electrical
damage and is meant to protect the
amplifier only. All other power
connections should be fused at the
source.
4. (+) 12 Volt Power - Connect this
terminal through a FUSE or CIRCUIT
BREAKER to the positive terminal of
the vehicle battery or the positive
terminal of an isolated audio
system battery.
WARNING: Always protect this power wire by installing a fuse
or circuit breaker of the appropriate size within
12 inches of the battery terminal connection.
5. Ground - Connect this terminal
directly to the sheet metal chassis
of the vehicle using the shortest
wire necessary to make this
connection. Always use wire of the
same gauge or larger than the (+)
12 volt power wire. The chassis
connection point should be scraped
free of paint and dirt. Use only
quality crimped and/or soldered
connectors at both ends of this
wire. DO NOT connect this terminal
directly to the vehicle battery
ground terminal or any other
factory ground points.
FIGURE 2—AMPLIFIER CONNECTIONS d300.1REAR
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TOP PANEL FEATURES
Top Panel Cover
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To install the cover - Place the
straight end of the control panel
cover into the notched end of the
amplifier’s top panel while
elevating the curved end. Lower the
curved end of the cover until the
magnets make contact.
To remove the cover - Place a finger
on the curved end of the cover
while lifting up the straight end
with your thumb. When the
magnets loose contact, lift and
remove the cover.
Illuminated Window
Alignment
The illuminated window comes attached
to the control panel cover with a light
adhesive tape. An additional supply of
precut adhesive tape is included in the
hardware pack.
1. Firmly hold the control panel cover
while gently pressing against the
window from the top. If the
window will not release easily use a
small flat tool to pry it loose. Pry
slowly and evenly from several
points to avoid deforming or
cracking the window.
sure to apply the tape to the side
that makes contact with the cover.
Save the other two precut pieces of
tape for future use.
3. Turn the illuminated window so the
Viper snake logo will be in an
upright position when the cover is
re-attached to the amplifier. Press
the window onto the underside of
the control panel cover using the
positioning pins for alignment.
Viper Badge Mounting
The Viper Badge can be rotated in 90degree increments to accommodate the
amplifier’s final mounting position.
1. Determine the final mounting position of the amplifier.
2. Determine the position required for
the badge to be viewed horizontally.
3. Remove the protective cover for the
adhesive tape on the under side of
the badge.
4. Align the badge guideposts with the
holes in the amplifier top panel.
5. Press down firmly until the logo is
securely attached to the amplifier.
2. Apply two of the precut pieces of
adhesive tape to the corners of the
window that don't have tape. Make
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SPEAKER WIRING DIAGRAMS
Single subwoofer connection (bottom view)
Two subwoofer connection (bottom view)
NOTE:
The dual + and -- subout terminals of the d300.1 are paralleled internally and the combined load impedance should be taken
into consideration when connecting multiple subwoofers.
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CROSSOVER SETTINGS AND GAIN ADJUSTMENT
Your Viper Audio power amplifier needs to be adjusted carefully to achieve maximum
performance. These are some guidelines to follow when fine-tuning the amplifier.
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Because this amplifier is only designed for subwoofer applications, the low-pass
crossover is active at all times. The crossover point is adjustable to allow more
precise system operation.
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Try and keep the setting low enough to prevent image smearing (you should not
be able to hear male voices from the subwoofer) but not so low as to create a gap
between the subwoofer and the mid-bass/midrange speakers. It will be to your
advantage to spend some extra time with this adjustment, listening to familiar
music or system set-up discs to achieve the kind of musical reproduction that you
prefer.
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The gain adjustment allows you to set proper signal match for clean, quiet amplifier operation. Start by playing some music you are familiar with. With the gain
adjustment on the amplifier in the middle of its rotation, bring up the volume on
your head unit to the 3/4 volume setting or until you start to hear distortion or
clipping. If you hear distortion before you reach the 3/4 volume setting of your
head unit, reduce the gain setting on the amplifier and start to raise the head unit
volume again. When you can listen to the music at or slightly above 3/4 on your
head unit without audible distortion, slowly raise the gain of the amplifier until
distortion is heard, then back off the gain until the distortion is not audible. This
setting will allow you to reach full output with all but the quietest of source material, while avoiding excessive noise in the system.
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For systems using the Remote Sub Level Adjustment, increase the subwoofer gain
on the amplifier by 25% and set the Remote Sub Level knob to the center position
after making all system gain and filter adjustments. This will give the Remote Sub
Level Control a wider range of adjustment to the subwoofer output.
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You should take into consideration the effect that gain adjustment has on system
frequency response and staging. Again, plan on spending some time with music
that you know getting the gain and crossover settings the way you like. Test discs
and analyzers may help with this process, but in the end it's your ears that count
--listen to the music!
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SPECIFICATIONS
Viper model
300.1
RMS continuous power driven into 4 ohms from
20 to 250 Hz with less than 0.4% Total
Harmonic Distortion @ 14.4 VDC
200 watts
RMS continuous power driven into 2 ohms
from 20 to 250Hz with less than 0.6% Total
Harmonic Distortion @ 14.4 VDC
300 watts
Dynamic power rating (IHF-202 Standard) at
minimum load
350 watts
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Greater than 80 dB
Frequency Response
20-250 Hz +0, -1 dB
Damping Factor
50 (typical)
Crossover
Low-pass 12 dB/ octave
variable from 30 to 250 Hz
Bass Equalization
Switchable +8 dB,
centered at 40Hz
Input Impedance
20K ohms
Input Sensitivity
Variable from 150 mV to 8 volt
Output Impedance
2 to 4 ohms
Supply Voltage
10 to 16 VDC
Fusing and Power
25A
Minimum Cable Requirements (AWG)
(Per amp, trunk mounted)
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Since its inception, Directed has had one purpose, to provide customers with the
finest vehicle security, car stereo products, rear seat entertainment, and accessories
available. The recipient of more than 20 patents in the field of advanced electronic
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