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PA

D1000.1

M O N O B L O C K

A M P L I F I E R

1

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

INPUT

SUB 1

SUB 2

SUB

SUB INT

LEVEL

SUB

SONIC

SOURCE

FULL

6V 200mV

REAR

HPF

20Hz 38Hz

FULL

HPF

BPF

FRONT

40Hz 4000Hz

HPF

6V 200mV

LEVEL

LPF

REMOTE LEVEL CONTROL

40Hz 220Hz

80Hz 4000Hz

LPF

40Hz 400Hz

HPF

6V 200mV

LEVEL 4CH

CHANNEL

MODE

ST

FL

FR

INPUT

RL

RR

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

2 3 4a 5a 9a 10a 11 12

L

LEVEL HPF

X-OVER

LPF

X-OVER

FREQ x 1

FREQ x 10

BPF

FULL

HPF 4CH ST

FREQ x 1

FREQ x 10

BPF

FULL

HPF

LPF

R

6V 200mV 20Hz 400Hz

REAR

50Hz 500Hz

CHANNEL

MODE

HPF LEVEL

50Hz 500Hz 20Hz 400Hz

FRONT

6V 200mV

4b 5b 6 7 8 9b 10b

L

R

ENgLISH

INTrOduCTION

Thank you for your purchase of a Polk Audio PA D Series amplifier . Each PA D Series amplifier is designed to be the leader in its class offering the most power, advanced features, and extreme ease of use . In high-end sound systems or high SPL systems, PA D Series amplifiers will give you years of trouble-free performance .

PA d1000.1—1200W x 1 RMS @ 1 Ohm; 800W x 1 RMS @ 2 Ohms; 500W x 1 RMS @ 4 Ohms .

Note: Improper installation will not only limit the performance of your Polk Audio PA D Series amplifier but also potentially compromise the reliability of this amplifier . To ensure proper sonic results and component reliability, please refer to your authorized dealer for installation assistance or advice . If you decide to perform the installation yourself, be sure to read the entire manual before beginning the installation (see Installation Guidelines on page 8) .

rECOrd THIS INFOrmATION FOr yOur rECOrdS

model:__________________________________________________

Serial Number:____________________________________________

date of Purchase:__________________________________________

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

• Polk Audio Amplifier

• Phillips Screws (8)

• Owner’s Manual

• Online Registration Card

• Remote Level Control

• Remote Level Control Wire

• Terminal Block Adaptor

Important Note: If anything is missing or damaged, or if your Polk Audio amplifier fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately . We recommend keeping your original carton and packing materials in case you need to ship the unit in the future .

TOOLS OF THE TrAdE

2 3a 3b 4a 4b

Listed next are the majority of the tools required to perform an installation .

Having the proper tools will make the installation that much easier .

1

LPF

X-OVER

HPF

X-OVER

FULL

HPF

• Permanent ink marker or pencil

• Safety glasses

• Wire strippers and cutters

FREQ x 10

• DMM or VOM

50Hz 500Hz 20Hz 400Hz

• Nylon tie straps

• Wire crimper

• Electrical tape

• Amplifier Power Wire

5

LEVEL

6V 200mV

R

6

INPUT

7

OUTPUT

R

• Grommets for passing wires through metal car walls

ENd PANEL LAyOuTS

PA d1000.1 Line Level Inputs/Outputs/Controls

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1

1. Status LEds (on top of amplifier): Power and Protection—Power will illuminate to indicate

the amplifier is on and operating normally; protection will illuminate if the amplifier shuts down

due to short circuit, DC offset, or overheating detected by onboard protection circuitry .

2. remote Level Control—Connects remote bass control module .

3. LPF Variable Control—Adjusts the low pass filter frequency to attenuate frequencies

above the setting on the control .

4. Sub Sonic Filter—Variable from 20Hz - 38Hz.

5. Bass Boost Control—Variable bass gain from 0dB - 12dB.

6. Level Control—Adjusts the gain of the channel to match the output voltage from your head unit .

7. Line Level Inputs—Accepts Line level input from a source unit, preamplifier, or equalizer .

8. Line Level Outputs—Provides a full range signal for easy connection to additional amplifiers .

PA D5000.5

PA D4000.4

PA D2000.2

PA D1000.1

1 2 3 4 5

SUB RL RR FL FR

GND REM 12V

40A 40A SUB RL RR FL FR

1 2 3 4 5

RL RR FL FR

GND REM 12V

40A 35A RL RR FL FR

1 2 3 4

GND REM 12V

25A 25A

5

BRIDGED

L L R R

1 2 3 4 5

1

1

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

INPUT

SUB

SUB 1

SUB 2

SUB

INT

LEVEL

SUB

SONIC LPF

REMOTE LEVEL CONTROL

SOURCE

FULL

6V 200mV

REAR

HPF

40Hz 4000Hz

HPF

20Hz 38Hz

6V 200mV

LEVEL

FULL

HPF

BPF

FRONT

40Hz 220Hz

80Hz 4000Hz

LPF

40Hz 400Hz

HPF

6V 200mV

LEVEL 4CH

CHANNEL

MODE

ST

FL

FR

INPUT

RL

RR

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

2 3 4a 5a 9a 10a 11 12

L

LEVEL HPF

X-OVER

LPF

X-OVER

FREQ x 1

FREQ x 10

BPF

FULL

HPF 4CH ST

FREQ x 1

FREQ x 10

BPF

FULL

HPF

LPF

R

6V 200mV 20Hz 400Hz

REAR

50Hz 500Hz

CHANNEL

MODE

HPF LEVEL

50Hz 500Hz 20Hz 400Hz

FRONT

6V 200mV

4b 5b 6 7 8 9b 10b

L

R

2 3a 3b 4a 4b

FULL

HPF

BPF

LPF

X-OVER

FREQ x 1

LPF

HPF

X-OVER

FREQ x 1

HPF

FREQ x 10

50Hz 500Hz

FREQ x 10

20Hz 400Hz

5 6 7

L

LEVEL

6V 200mV

R

INPUT OUTPUT

L

R

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1

PA D5000.5

PA D4000.4

PA D2000.2

PA D1000.1

1 2 3 4 5

SUB RL RR FL FR

GND REM 12V

40A 40A SUB RL RR FL FR

1 2 3 4 5

RL RR FL FR

GND REM 12V

40A 35A RL RR FL FR

1 2 3 4

GND REM 12V

25A 25A

5

BRIDGED

L L R R

PA d1000.1 Power Inputs/Speaker Outputs

1 2 3 4 5

1000.1

Speaker Wiring diagram PA d1000.1

The Polk Audio PA D1000 .1 amplifier offers two positive and two negative output terminals for ease of connecting the speakers to the amplifier . Since this is a mono amplifier, connections are wired in paralleled internally .

The amplifier is stable to 1 Ohm .

1. gNd (ground)—Connect this terminal directly to the 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 +12V 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 .

2. rEm (remote Turn On)—This terminal turns on the amplifier when +12V is applied to it.

Connect it to the remote turn on lead of the head unit .

3. +12V 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" of the battery terminal connection.

4. Fuse—These fuses (40A x 3) protect the amplifier against internal electrical damage and are meant

to protect only the amplifier . All other power connections should be fused at the power source .

5. Speaker Output—Connect your subwoofers here .

6. Terminal Adaptor—The adaptor enables the use of cable up to 0000AWG

for the ground and +12V connections (see illustration below).

AmPLIFIEr WIrINg

Power Connections

6. Terminal Adaptor

• PA D1000.1 Fuse Size: 3 x 40 AMP ATC.

• Power connections accept up to 4 AWG wire.

• 4 AWG power and ground wire recommended for optimal performance.

• Connect +12V to the battery through fuse holder. This connection provides

+12V main power to the amplifier.

• Power wire must be fused within 12" of the battery.

• Ground the amplifier using a good chassis ground as close as possible to the amplifier.

• Connect REM terminal to remote turn-on lead from the head unit. This connection

provides +12V power to turn-on the amplifier.

• Add extra ground wire between the negative terminal of the battery and the chassis.

1 Ω min 2 Ω min

2 Ω min

2000.2

AmPLIFIEr INSTALLATION

mounting Locations

The location of your amplifier will depend on several important issues . Due to the low profile and compact size of the Polk Audio PA D Series amplifier, there are many possible installation locations that will yield satisfactory amplifier performance . Always mount the amplifier in a place that protects the amplifier from the elements .

In addition, mount the amplifier on a stable, flat surface .

WArNINg! DO NOT mOUNT any amplifier in the engine compartment . Amplifiers are not designed

GND

L L R R 25A 25A L L R R

Passenger Compartment

If you are going to mount the amplifier in the passenger compartment, make sure you have adequate room for ventilation. When mounting your amplifier under a seat or similar area, keep a minimum of 1" of clearance around the amplifier for adequate cooling .

Trunk Compartment

Mounting your amplifier in the trunk provides excellent performance as long as you do not restrict the airflow

This type of mounting will yield the best cooling due to the convection effect of the amplifier chassis .

4000.4

RL RR FL FR RL RR FL FR

2 Ω min 2 Ω min 4 Ω min/bridged

2 Ω min

2 Ω min 2 Ω min

RL RR FL FR

GND GND REM REM 12V 12V

40A 40A 35A RL RR FL FR

2 Ω min

4 Ω min/bridged

4 Ω min/bridged

5000.5

SUB RL RR FL FR SUB RL RR FL FR

SUB RL RR FL

GND

FR

REM 12V

40A 40A SUB RL RR FL FR

1 Ω min 2 Ω min 2 Ω min

2 Ω min 2 Ω min

1 Ω min 4 Ω min

4 Ω min

INSTALLATION guIdELINES

Power for systems with a single amplifier can be supplied by most automotive electrical systems . Systems with multiple amplifiers may require a higher capacity battery, alternator or the use of a storage capacitor . Polk Audio PA D Series amplifiers do generate a certain amount of heat as part of normal operation. Be sure the area around the amplifier is unobstructed to allow adequate air circulation . Remember, beach blankets, last week’s laundry, school books and homework papers placed on top of the amplifier impede air flow and may cause damage .

1. Please read this owner’s manual carefully before installing your 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 metal . Do not use factory ground locations,

seat bolts, or brackets that are spot welded .

7. Always fuse your power connection within 12 inches of the 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 1 to 8 Ohms . Keep in mind

that heat is the long-term enemy of automotive electronics and the 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 .

Step By Step Installation

1. Determine the location for the amplifier . Refer to the Mounting Locations section

of this guide for detailed information .

2. Decide on the system configuration for your amplifier . For system suggestions,

refer to the Speaker Wiring Diagrams section of this guide .

3. Run all the wires from the amplifier location to the speakers, source unit, and battery . Do not connect

the battery at this time. Be sure to run Line levels and power and speaker wires away from factory

electrical wires and system as they pose a great potential for induced system noise .

4. Pre-drill amplifier mounting holes. Be sure to “think before you drill.“ Gas tanks, fuel lines, and other

obstructions have a nasty way of hiding themselves . For best results use a marking pen to mark the

mounting holes and pre-drill these holes with a standard 1/8" drill bit.

5. Mount the amplifier . Make sure the amplifier is mounted on a flat surface . If this is not possible,

do not over tighten the screws so that the chassis of the amplifier is twisted or bent .

6. Turn the vehicle’s key switch to the off position .

7. Disconnect the vehicle’s battery ground terminal .

8. Connect power wires to the amplifier (ground first, then +12V and REM).

9. Connect the line level and speaker wires to the amplifier . Check the quality of your speakers and signal

connections . This will determine the ultimate performance of your Polk Audio PA D Series amplifier .

Refer to the Line Level Inputs/Outputs/Controls and Speaker Wiring Diagrams sections of this guide

for correct wiring instructions .

10. Reconnect the ground terminal to the battery after power, speaker, and line level connections are completed .

11. Set crossovers . Refer to the Line Level Inputs/Outputs/Controls section of this manual for detailed instructions .

12. Once satisfied that all connections and settings are correct, install the fuse located near the vehicle’s battery

and proceed to the Testing the System section of this manual .

WArNINg! NEvER exceed the recommended fuse size of this amplifier . Failure to do so will result in the voiding of your warranty and possible damage to the amplifier .

SET uP ANd TrOuBLESHOOTINg

Testing the System

After you have completed the installation, you need to test the system . This will help ensure years of trouble-free operation . Please refer to the listed steps below when testing the sound of your Polk Audio PA D Series amplifier .

1. Check all the wiring connections to be sure they are correct and secure .

2. Turn the signal source volume control all the way down . Set any tone controls

to their flat or defeated positions . This includes the loudness control .

3. Turn the level controls of the amplifier to their minimum positions .

4. Turn the head unit on . Check to see if the power LED located on the connection side of the amplifier

is on . If not, please refer to the Power Inputs/Speaker Outputs and the Troubleshooting Tips sections

of this manual for instructions .

5. If using an aftermarket head unit, turn the level controls of the amplifier about one quarter of a turn

counterclockwise . Slowly increase the volume level of the head unit so that you can hear the output

of the system . If no sound is heard or if the output is distorted, turn the system off immediately . Refer

to the Power Inputs/Speaker Outputs and the Troubleshooting Tips sections of this manual to solve

your installation problems .

6. Check to make sure the output for each channel is correct . If the active crossovers are used, check to make

sure that each output is correct from the amplifier . When using active crossovers on midrange and tweeters,

do not use crossover frequencies lower than recommended . If the system is not configured properly,

refer to the Line Level Inputs/Outputs/Controls section of this manual and take corrective action .

7. If the output is clear and undistorted, continue to the Adjusting the Sound of the System section of this manual .

Adjusting the Sound of the System

Once you have checked the system’s operation, adjust the sound of the system . Adjusting the sound of the system is accomplished by setting the level controls and adjusting the internal crossovers

(see Line Level Inputs/Outputs/Controls on page 5) .

1. Turn the signal source volume control all the way down . Set any tone controls

to their flat or defeated positions . This includes the loudness control .

2. Turn the level controls of the amplifier to their minimum positions .

3. Choose music with high dynamic content that you like, with which

you are familiar, and will be used most often in the system .

4. Turn the head unit’s volume control up to its highest undistorted output level . If you lack

test equipment, this point occurs between 3/4 to full volume depending on the quality

of your head unit . Listen for any audible distortion . If any distortion is audible, reduce

the volume of the head unit until you have an undistorted output . Leave the volume

control at this position during your system tuning .

5. While listening to your chosen dynamic music, turn up the level control corresponding

to the midrange output until you hear slight distortion and turn the level control back slightly

for an undistorted output . Depending on your system, the midrange and tweeter output may

be on the same output channels .

6. Turn up the level control corresponding to the tweeter output until you hear slight distortion

and turn back the level control slightly for an undistorted output . Depending on your system

the midrange and tweeter output may be on the same output channels .

7. Fine-tune the output level between midrange and tweeters . Refer to the Line Level

Inputs/Outputs/Controls section of this manual for detailed instructions .

8. Repeat Steps 5-7 for the rear speakers . If you do not have rear speakers continue to Step 10 .

9. Set levels between the front and rear midrange and tweeters for optimum front/rear balance .

10. Turn up the level control corresponding to the woofer output until you hear slight distortion

and turn back the level control slightly for an undistorted output .

11. Fine-tune the output level between satellite speakers and the woofers . Refer to the Line Level

Inputs/Outputs/Controls section of this manual for controls . Adjust the level to the bass output

of the woofer to match the sonic requirements of the system .

12. Enjoy your awesome Polk Audio PA D Series amplifier .

TrOuBLESHOOTINg TIPS

Symptom Probable Cause

No output

Low or no remote turn-on .

Fuse blown .

Action To Take

Power wires not connected .

Audio input not connected .

Speaker wires not connected .

Speakers are blown .

Check remote turn-on at amplifier and repair as needed .

Check power wire’s integrity and check for speaker shorts . Fix as needed and replace fuse .

Check power wire and ground connections and repair or replace as needed .

Check line level connections and repair or replace as needed .

Check speaker wires and repair or replace as needed .

Check system with known working speaker and repair or replace speakers as needed .

Audio cycles on and off

Thermal protection engages when amplifier heat sink temperature exceeds 85° C (185° F) .

Loose or poor audio input .

Make sure there is proper ventilation for amplifier and improve ventilation as needed .

Loose power connections .

Check line level connections and repair or replace as needed .

Check power wires and ground connections and repair or replace as needed .

distorted output

Amplifier level sensitivity set too high exceeding maximum capability of amplifier .

Impedance load to amplifier too low .

Readjust gain . Refer to the Adjusting the Sound of the System section of this manual .

Shorted speaker wires .

Speaker not connected to amplifier properly .

Check speaker impedance load if below 1 Ohm, rewire speakers to achieve higher impedance .

Check speaker wires and repair or replace as needed .

Check speaker wires and repair or replace as needed .

TrOuBLESHOOTINg TIPS

Symptom distorted output

Probable Cause

Internal crossover not set properly for speakers

Speakers are blown

Action To Take

Readjust crossovers . Refer to the Amplifier Settings section of this manual for detailed instructions .

Check system with known working speakers and fix or replace as needed .

Poor bass response

Speakers wired with wrong polarity causing cancellation at low frequencies .

Check speaker polarity and fix as needed .

Crossover set incorrectly .

Impedance load at amplifier is too low .

Check speaker impedance load if below 1 Ohm, rewire speakers to achieve higher impedance .

Battery fuse blowing

Reset crossovers . Refer to the Line Level

Input/Output/Control section of this manual .

Short in power wire or incorrect wiring .

Check power wires and ground connections and repair or replace as needed .

Fuse used is smaller than recommended . Replace with proper fuse size .

Actual current exceeds fuse rating .

Check speaker impedance load if below 1 Ohm, rewire speakers to achieve higher impedance .

Amplifier fuse blowing

Fuse used is smaller than recommended . Replace with proper fuse size .

Impedance load at amplifier is too low .

Check speaker impedance load if below 1 Ohm, rewire speakers to achieve higher impedance .

Speaker is blown with shorted outputs .

Check system with known working speakers and fix or replace as needed .

Actual current exceeds fuse rating .

Check speaker impedance load if below 1 Ohm, rewire speakers to achieve higher impedance .

POLK AUDIO CAR AMPLIFIERS

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