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Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz 50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page

CONTENTS

2

Introduction

2

Features

3

What is included?

3

General precautions

3

Installation precautions

3

Mounting the amplifier

4

Connecting the amplifier

5

Important system considerations

5

Tips for a safe system

6

Low level input wiring

6

Speaker wiring

7

Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8

Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12

Troubleshooting

13

Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

Introduction

With the Sound Storm Laboratories

EVOLUTION Class D amplifier series, we are introducing three new

CLASS D amplifiers, all designed in the USA.

These EVOLUTION models feature variable low pass and subsonic filters and a variable input gain control. These amplifiers also incorporate a phase selector switch to help compensate for time delays in subwoofer applications.

For further flexibility in the use of a subwoofer, a variable 0-+18dB Bass

Boost control has been included.You

can control the subwoofer level with the remote level control module.

Sound Storm Laboratories understands that amplifiers are placed in many different kinds of installations, so we have also included an input sensitivity control to help you integrate the amp into your system regardless of the nature of your input source.

A special feature on this Class D amp is DataLink circuitry, which allows you to “strap” together (for example) two

EV5000D’s for an astounding total maximum output power of 10,000 watts.

Features

Your new EVOLUTION amplifier features the following:

• Class D operation

• MOSFET PWM (Pulse Width

Modulated) Power Supply

• One Ohm stable mono operation

• Thermal, overload and speaker

short protection

• Soft turn-on circuit

• Remote turn-on/turn-off circuit

• Variable input gain control

• Input voltage sensitivity selector

• Variable subsonic filter: 15-40 Hz,

12dB/octave

• Variable low pass filter: 50-150 Hz,

12dB/octave

• Variable 0-+18dB Bass Boost

• 0/180º Phase Shift selector

• Nickel-plated RCA low level inputs

• Nickel-plated speaker and power

terminals

• LED power and protection

indicators

• Dark grey anodized heatsink

• Remote subwoofer level control

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

What is included?

When first unpacking your new amplifier, please check first that the package contains all of the items below. If something is missing, contact the store where you purchased the amplifier.

• Class D amplifier

• Remote subwoofer level control

• Remote subwoofer control cable

• DataLink cable (for strapping two

identical EVOLUTION

Class D amps together)

• Four (4) mounting screws

General precautions

Before installing and using your new

Sound Storm Laboratories amplifier, please become familiar with all the information contained in this manual.

Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.

• Do not open or attempt to repair this unit yourself. Dangerous high voltages are present which may result in electric shock. Refer any repairs to a qualified service technician.

• To avoid risk of electronic shock or damage to the amplifier, do not permit any of this equipment to become damp or wet from water or drinks. If this does occur, immediately unplug the power wires and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible.

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

Installation precautions

Before you drill or cut any holes, investigate your car's layout very carefully. Take special care when you work near the gas tank, fuel lines, hydraulic lines and electrical wiring.

Never operate the amplifier when it is unmounted. Attach all audio system components securely to prevent damage, especially in an accident.

Before making or breaking power connections in your system, disconnect the vehicle battery. Confirm that your head unit or other equipment is turned off while connecting the input jacks and speaker terminals.

If you need to replace the power fuse, replace it only with a fuse identical to that supplied with the amplifier. Using a fuse of a different type or rating may result in damage to your audio system or your amplifier which is not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

Mounting the amplifier

1. Find a suitable location in the vehicle in which to mount the amplifier.

2. Make sure there is sufficient air circulation around the intended mounting location.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page

CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

Connecting the amplifier

Before doing any wiring, look through this manual and identify the diagrams to follow for power, input and speaker connections for your particular installation. Be sure you understand all the connections before you proceed.

1. Connect the amplifier’s power ground terminal to the closest point on the chassis of the car. Keep this ground wire to less than 39" (100 cm) in length. Use 4 gauge (or heavier) wire.

2. Connect the remote terminal to the remote output of the head unit using

16 gauge (or heavier) wire.

3. Connect an empty fuse holder within

18" (45 cm) of the car battery, and run

4 gauge (or heavier) cable from this fuse to the amplifier location.

The purpose of placing a fuse in this location is to protect your vehicle’s battery in the event that this wire accidentally touches the chassis ground on its run to the amplifier.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1 3000W x 1 2200W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

Don't misuse the level control!

Do not mistake the input level control for a volume control! It is designed

ONLY to match the output level of your audio source to the input level of your amplifier.

Do not adjust this input level to maximum unless your input level requires it.

Ignoring these instructions will result in an input overload to the amplifier, and excessive audio distortion. It can also cause the protection circuit to engage.

Tips for making your system as safe as possible

When making electrical connections to the amplifier, please observe the following:

• Always use 4GA or heavier wire for power and ground connections.

• Wire the amplifier directly to the car battery. Make sure there is circuit protection (such as a fuse) on the positive power lead within 18” of the battery.

• When making a ground connection, always use the shortest possible wire to a good chassis ground point.

• Wire the remote turn-on connection to the remote turn-on lead of your EQ or head unit. In some cases, this may be the power antenna lead of the head unit.

• Fuses protect BOTH the amplifier and the electrical system of your vehicle from faulty conditions. If you must replace a fuse on the amplifier, you must use a fuse of exactly the same type and rating. A different type of fuse or rating may result in damage or cause a fire.

SHOCK HAZARD! Do not open the case of this product.

There are dangerous voltages present within the unit. There are no user-serviceable parts within the unit.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1 3000W x 1 2200W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page

CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low Level Input Wiring

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

LINE OUT

R

INPUTS

R

INPUT

SENSITIVITY

INPUT

LEVEL

LOW

PASS

FILTER

SUBSONIC

FILTER

BASS

BOOST

PHASE

SELECT

POWER

PROTECTION

L L

100 mV– 2V

2V–8V

MIN MAX 50 150

Hz

15

Hz

40 0 +18 dB

0º 180º

SPEAKER

CONNECTIONS

C L A S S D M O N O B L O C K P O W E R A M P L I F I E R

E V O L U T I O N

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

LINE OUT

R

INPUTS

R

INPUT

SEN SITIVITY

INPUT

LEVEL

LOW

PASS

FILTER

SUBSONIC

FILTER

BASS

BOOST

PHASE

SELECT

POWER

PROTECTI ON

L L

100mV– 2V

2V– 8V

MIN MAX 50

Hz

15 0 15

Hz

40 0 +18 dB

0º 18 0º

SPEAKER

CONNECTIONS

C L A S S D M O N O B L O C K P O W E R A M P L I F I E R

E V O L U T I O N

Speaker Connections

LINE OUT

R

INPUTS

R

INPUT

SENSITIVITY

INPUT

LEVEL

LOW

PASS

FILTER

SUBSONIC

FILTER

BASS

BOOST

PHASE

SELECT

POWER

PROTECTION

L L

100 mV– 2V

2V–8V

MIN MAX 50 150

Hz

15

Hz

40 0 +18 dB

0º 180º

SPEAKER

CONNECTIONS

C L A S S D M O N O B L O C K P O W E R A M P L I F I E R

E V O L U T I O N

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

SPEAKER

IMPEDANCE

1-8 OHMS

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page

CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

LEVEL CONTROL

AMPLIFIER

MODE

SLAVE MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

FUSES

BATT + REMOTE GROUND

POWER

CONNECTIONS

Chassis ground point to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

FUSE Battery

With Stiffening

Capacitor

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

LEVEL CONTROL

AMPLIFIER

MODE

SLAVE MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

FUSES

BATT + REMOTE GROUND

POWER

CONNECTIONS

Chassis ground point

Battery

Distribution

Block

FUSE

Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page

CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

LEVEL CONTROL

AMPLIFIER

MODE

SLAVE MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

BATT + REMOTE GROUND

POWER

CONNECTIONS

ANL FUSE HOLDER (PROVIDED)

Chassis ground point to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

FUSE Battery

With Stiffening

Capacitor

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

LEVEL CONTROL

AMPLIFIER

MODE

SLAVE MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

BATT + REMOTE GROUND

POWER

CONNECTIONS

175A ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

Chassis ground point

Battery

Distribution

Block

FUSE

Chassis ground point to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1 3000W x 1 2200W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

LINE OUT

R

INPUTS

R

INPUT

SENSITIVITY

INPUT

LEVEL

LOW

PASS

FILTER

SUBSONIC

FILTER

BASS

BOOST

PHASE

SELECT

POWER

PROTECTION

L L

100 mV–2V

2V–8V

MIN MAX 50 150

Hz

15

Hz

40 0 +18 dB

0º 180º

SPEAKER

CONNECTIONS

C L A S S D M O N O B L O C K P O W E R A M P L I F I E R

E V O L U T I O N

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

+

SPEAKER

IMPEDANCE

2-8 OHMS

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

POWER

PROTECTION

L

INPUT

LEVEL

LOW

PASS

FILTER

SUBSONIC

FILTER

BASS

BOOST

PHASE

SELECT

2V–8V

MIN MAX 50 150

Hz

15

Hz

40 0 +18 dB

0º 180º

SPEAKER

CONNECTIONS

C L A S S D M O N O B L O C K P O W E R A M P L I F I E R

E V O L U T I O N

PLEASE NOTE:

In this MASTER AMP/SLAVE AMP configuration, the Slave amp receives its audio signal from the

Master Amp. Therefore, DO NOT

USE THE INPUTS ON THE SLAVE

AMP!

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

LEVEL CONTROL

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1 3000W x 1 2200W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

LEVEL CONTROL

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

Remote Subwoofer

Level Control

AMPLIFIER

MODE

SLAVE MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

FUSES

AMPLIFIER

MODE

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

SLAVE MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

BATT + REMOTE GROUND

POWER

CONNECTIONS

FUSES

PLEASE NOTE:

In this MASTER AMP/SLAVE AMP configuration, the Slave amp receives its audio signal from the

Master Amp. Therefore, DO NOT

USE THE SUBWOOFER LEVEL

CONTROL ON THE SLAVE AMP!

Chassis ground point

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

LEVEL CONTROL

AMPLIFIER

MODE

MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

FUSES

BATT + REMOTE GROUND

POWER

CONNECTIONS

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMPLIFIER

MODE

Battery

Distribution

Block

SLAVE MASTER

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

DATALINK

Chassis ground point

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

Chassis ground

BATT + point

REMOTE GROUND

POWER

CONNECTIONS to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REMOTE

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

POWER

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

Remote Subwoofer

Level Control

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

LEVEL CONTROL

AMPLIFIER

MODE

SLAVE MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

AMPLIFIER

MODE

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

SLAVE MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

BATT + REMOTE GROUND

POWER

CONNECTIONS

FUSES

PLEASE NOTE:

In this MASTER AMP/SLAVE AMP configuration, the Slave amp receives its audio signal from the

Master Amp. Therefore, DO NOT

USE THE SUBWOOFER LEVEL

CONTROL ON THE SLAVE AMP!

REMOTE SUBWOOFER

LEVEL CONTROL

AMPLIFIER

MODE

MASTER

DATALINK

E V O L U T I O N

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

Chassis ground point

BATT + REMOTE GROUND

POWER

CONNECTIONS

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMPLIFIER

MODE

SLAVE MASTER

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION ground point

Battery

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

BATT + REMOTE GROUND

Block

FUSE to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

POWER

CONNECTIONS

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM

Amplifier will not power up.

POSSIBLE REMEDY

Check to make sure you have a good ground connection.

Check that the Remote Input (Turn-On) has at least 3VDC.

Check that there is battery power on the (+) terminal.

Check that there is at least 12v.

Check all fuses, replace if necessary.

Make sure that the Protection LED is not illuminated. If it is lit, shut off the amplifier briefly, and then repower it.

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

No output.

Low output.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

Check that all fuses are OK.

Check that amplifier is properly grounded.

Check that the Remote Input (Turn-On) has at least 3VDC.

Check that the RCA audio cables are plugged into the proper inputs.

Check all speaker wiring.

Reset the Level Control.

Check the Crossover Control settings.

Audio present in only one channel.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Check the RCA interconnect cables.

Check all speaker wiring.

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

1600W x 1

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

1200W x 1

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz 50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLASS D MonoBlock Car Audio Amplifiers

EV5000D EV4000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1

EV3000D

1200W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz 50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz 15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

Introduction

EV5000D

EV4000D

EV3000D

CLASS D MonoBlock

Car Audio Amplifiers

Congratulations on your purchase of a Sound Storm

Laboratories EVOLUTION

Class D Amplifier.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of listening pleasure.

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

2 Introduction

2 Features

3 What is included?

3 General precautions

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 1

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLAS S D Mono Blo ck C ar Audi o Ampl if ie rs

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1 1600W x 1 1200W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz 50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L page CONTENTS

EV4000D

3 What is included?

purchase of a Sound Storm

3 General precautions

Class D Amplifier.

3 Installation precautions

3 Mounting the amplifier

4 Connecting the amplifier highest level of performance and

5 Important system considerations

5 Tips for a safe system

Thank you for making

6 Low level input wiring

6 Speaker wiring

7 Power connections

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

8 Bridging two EVOLUTION

CLASS D Amplifiers

12 Troubleshooting

13 Specifications

Introduction

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 2

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLAS S D Mono Blo ck C ar Audi o Ampl if ie rs

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

1600W x 1

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

1200W x 1

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz 50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L

EV5000D

Car Audio Amplifiers

EV4000D

EV3000D purchase of a Sound Storm

Class D Amplifier.

Connecting the amplifier highest level of performance and

Thank you for making

Sound Storm Laboratories your choice for car audio entertainment!

Normal and with Stiffening Capacitor

CLASS D Amplifiers

• If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the amplifier to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 3

3. Mark the location for the mounting hole screws by positioning the amplifier where you wish to install it. Use a scribe or mounting screw, inserted through each of the amp's mounting holes, to mark the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.

4. Drill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws. Place the amplifier in position, and attach the amplifier to the mounting surface securely using screws.

4. Check that the fuse holder is empty.

Then connect the fuse holder to the

"BATT+" connection on the amplifier.

5. If multiple amplifiers are being used in your system, either:

• Run a separate pair of cables from the battery and a chassis ground point to each amplifier. Each (+) cable must have its own inline fuse.

-or-

• Run a #0 cable from the fuse holder at the battery to a distribution block at or near the amplifier's location. Then run separate cables from the amplifier to this distribution block and to independent chassis ground points.

6. Connect all line inputs and outputs

(if used) using high-quality cables.

Connect all speakers, following the diagrams in this manual. Be sure to observe proper polarity to avoid audio phase problems.

7. Insert fuse(s) into the battery fuse holder(s).

8. Recheck all connections before powering up the amplifier.

9. Set all level controls to minimum position, and set all crossover controls/switches to the desired frequency points.

10. Power up the head unit and the amplifier. Then set the volume control on the head unit to about 3/4 volume, and adjust the amplifier’s input level control(s) to just below the level of distortion.

11. Further fine tuning of the various controls may be necessary to obtain best results.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 4

Important installation considerations for using this amplifier.

Your EVOLUTION Class D amplifier is designed to run with a minimum load of 1 Ohm.

Operating the EV3000D ,

EV4000D or EV5000D with a speaker impedance load below 1 Ohm may result in poor sound quality and damage to the amplifier circuitry. Such damage is not covered under the warranty for this product.

The fuse ratings for these amps is:

EV3000D: 60A (30A x 2)

EV4000D: 120A (40A x 3)

EV5000D: 175A (ANL type)

Although sufficient for normal working conditions, overloading the amp may result in blown fuses. Please try to avoid overloading the amp in this manner.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 5

Low-level (RCA) input wiring is preferred for best audio performance. Always use a high-quality RCA cable for best audio performance.

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Power Connections

EV3000D and EV4000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

To Audio Inputs of satellite amplifier

(if present)

Speaker Connections

SUBWOOFER

Speaker

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 6

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Power Connections

EV5000D

Without Stiffening Capacitor

With Stiffening

Capacitor

Chassis ground point

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 7

Bridging Two EV3000D, EV4000D or EV5000D Amplifiers

FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Front panel

To Audio Outputs of head unit or Subwoofer outputs of a signal processor

Bridging Two EV3000D or EV4000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

Bridging Two EV5000D Amplifiers

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS

MASTER

AMPLIFIER

Rear panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN MASTER

POSITION

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED)

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Front Panel

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 8

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 10

SLAVE

AMPLIFIER

Rear Panel

AMP MODE

SWITCH IN SLAVE

POSITION

Chassis ground point

175A

ANL FUSE

(PROVIDED) Chassis ground point

Distribution

Block to REMOTE TURN-ON terminal of head unit

Stiffening

Capacitor

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 11

Troubleshooting

If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous pages. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE REMEDY

Protection LED comes on when amplifier is powered up.

Check for short circuits on speaker leads.

Turn down the volume control on the head unit to prevent overdriving.

Remove speaker leads, and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on, then the amplifier is faulty and needs servicing.

High hiss in the speakers.

Disconnect all RCA inputs to the amplifiers. If the hiss disappears, then plug in the component driving the amplifier and unplug its inputs. If the hiss disappears at this point, go on until the faulty/noisy component is found.

It is best to set the amplifier's input level control as low as possible. The best subjective signal-to-noise ratio is achieved in this manner. Try to set the head unit as high as possible (without distortion) and the amp input level as low as possible.

Check for improperly grounded RCA interconnects.

Squealing noise from speakers.

Distorted sound.

Amplifier gets very hot.

Engine noise

(static type)

Engine noise

(alternator

whine)

Check that the Input Level Control is set to match the signal level of the head unit. Always try to set the Input Level as low as possible.

Check that all crossover frequencies are properly set.

Check for short circuits on the speaker leads.

Check that the minimum speaker impedance for the amp model is correct.

Check that there is good air circulation around the amp. In some applications, it may be necessary to add and external cooling fan.

This is usually caused by poor quality RCA cables,which can pick up radiated noise. Use only the best quality cables, and route them away from power cables.

Check that speaker leads are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the RCA grounds are not shorted to the vehicle chassis.

Check that the head unit is properly grounded.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 12

Specifications

MODEL

RMS POWER into 4 Ohms

MAX POWER into 2 Ohms

MAX POWER into 1 Ohm

Min. speaker impedance

Input impedance

Input sensitivity

Frequency response

Signal-to-noise ratio

Crossover/filter range low pass subsonic

Bass Boost

Phase Shift

Fuse rating

Dimensions:

10" x 2

-3/8

" x ...

(254mm x 59mm x...)

CLAS S D Mono Blo ck C ar Audi o Ampl if ie rs

EV4000D EV3000D

1800W x 1

3500W x 1

5000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

1600W x 1

3000W x 1

4000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

1200W x 1

2200W x 1

3000W x 1

1 Ohm Mono

10k Ohm

40Hz-150Hz

>105dB

50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

175A

19.5" (457mm)

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz

100dB

50Hz-150Hz 50Hz-150Hz

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

15Hz-40Hz

Variable 0 -+18dB

Selectable 0/180º

40A x 3

15" (381mm)

Selectable 0/180º

30A x 2

13" (330mm)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

EV3000D/EV4000D/EV5000D Amplifier User’s Manual - page 13

Notes Notes Notes

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