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FOUR CHANNEL HIGH PERFORMANCE
POWER AMPLIFIER
PB317X
PB417X
PB617X
PB717X
PB1217X
PB1617X
TWO CHANNEL HIGH PERFORMANCE
POWER AMPLIFIER
TWO CHANNEL HIGH PERFORMANCE
POWER AMPLIFIER
FOUR CHANNEL HIGH PERFORMANCE
POWER AMPLIFIER
FOUR CHANNEL HIGH PERFORMANCE
POWER AMPLIFIER
TWO CHANNEL HIGH PERFORMANCE
POWER AMPLIFIER
All Pyramid products are carefully constructed
and thoroughly tested before shipment, products
purchased in the USA are warranted to be free of
defects in material and workmanship for two (2)
years from the date of purchase. This warranty is
limited to the original retail purchase.
Should the product fail due to factory defects in
material or workmanship, your unit will be
repaired or replaced at the sole discretion of
Pyramid.
To obtain warranty service you must first call our
Consumer Return Hotline number at (718) 2366948 to obtain a Return Authorization number.
This R . A . # Must appear on the outside of your
package and on all paperwork relating to your
return.
R. A. #
Pyramid Service Center
1600 63RD Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
limited warranty policy
You must also include the following items:
A copy of your sales receipt or other proof of
purchase
A brief letter indicating the problem you are
experiencing
include in your letter your return address,
daytime phone number, and R. A. Number
also include a check or order for $18,00
for return shipping, handing, and insurance,
or provide your Visa/MC number with
expiration date.
Our obligation under this warranty is limited
to the repair or replacement of the defective
unit when returned to us prepaid. This
warranty will be considered void if the unit
was tampered with, improperly serviced, or
subject to misuse, neglect, or accidental
damage.
congratulations...
On your purchase of a Pyramid Arctic Series
amplifier. This amplifier extends the pyramid
tradition into a totally new series of amps, designed
from the ground up to deliver the power,
performance and flexibility the modern car audio
enthusiast demands.
When you check the list of features offered by
the PB317X,PB417X,PB617X,PB717X,PB1217X,
and PB1617X, you’ll know you made the right choice
with a Pyramid Power amplifier.
precautions
Do not operate the amplifier when it is unmounted,
Attach all audio system components securely within
the automobile to prevent damage, especially in an
accident.
Do not mount this amplifier so that the wire connections
are unprotected, or in a pinched condition, or likely to be
damaged by nearby objects.
.
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, do so only with a fuse
identical to that supplied with the amplifier. Using a fuse of a
different type or rating may result in damage that isn’t covered
in the manufacturer’s warrantly.
notes
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Protection circuitry
troubleshooting
No output.
Confirm that all terminal strip connections are secure and tight.
Check both in-line and built-in fuses. Both the +12V and the Remote terminals
must have +12V referenced to chassis ground.
Confirm that the audio signal source(car radio, equalizer, etc.) Is connected
and is supplying output signal. To check if the amp is supplying signal, unplug
the cables from the signal source(but leave them plugged into the amp).
Briefly tap the center pin of each of the disconnected RCA plugs with your finger.
This should produce a noise)feedback) in your speakers.
The built-in protection circuitry in the pyramid
Arctic amplifiers will disable the amplifier if it
senses an input overload, a speaker short
circuit, or extreme temperature conditions.
When the protection circuit is activated by any
of these conditions, the Protection LED will be
illuminated.
If this occurs ,carefully inspect the system to
determine the source of the problem.
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If the shutdown was a result of a thermal overload
condition, allow the amplifier to cool down before
attempting to restart it.
If the shutdown was a result of an input overload,
or speaker short circuit, be sure to corr the
condition before restarting.
The amplifier can be restarted by turning the
remote power OFF and then ON again.
Only one channel works.
Confirm that all terminal strip connections are secure and tight.
Check the Balance control on the head unit(or other source) to verify that it
is set to its midpoint.
If you are using the Low Level RCA input , reverse the input plugs at the
amplifier(i.e.,switch the L with the R). If the channels which is silent switches
to the other side, the problem is either in the head unit/other source or the
connecting cables.
Weak output.
Readjust the Input Level Control(s) to better suit the input signal.
Noise in the audio.
If the noise is a “whine” whose pitch follows the engine speed, confirm that
the amplifier and any other signal sources(hesd unit, etc.) Are properly ground.
If the noise is a “clicking” or “popping” noise whose rate follows the engine
speed, this usually means that the vehicle is equipped with resistor spark
plugs and wires, or that the ignition is in need of service.
Check the routing of the speaker and input wires to make sure they are not
adjacent to wire which interconnect lights and other accessories.
If the above steps fail to improve or clear noise interference, the system
should be checked by a professional mobile audio installer.
table of contents
general features
features and specifications
2ch amp PB317X PB717X
2ch amp PB1217X
4ch amp PB417X PB617X
4ch amp PB1617X
electrical connections
2ch amp PB317X PB717X
2ch amp PB1217X
4ch amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X
2-3
4- 5
6-7
8- 9
10- 11
12
13
14
stereo input connections
2CH amp PB317X PB717X PB1217X
15
mono input connections
2CH amp PB317X PB717X PB1217X
16
2/4 channel input connections
4CH amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X
17
mono input connections
4CH amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X
18
speaker connections
2ch amp PB317X PB717X
19
2ch amp PB1217X
20
4CH amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X
21-22
mounting and installation
23
protection circuitry and troubleshooting
24
precautions
25
1
general features
PB317X
PB717X
High Performance 800Watt 2 channel
Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier
.400 Watts×2 Output
.800 Watts×1 Bridged Output
.Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network
.Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)
.Variable Input Level(Gain)Control
.Remote Turn on/Off
.RCA Inputs
.High Level MOLEX Indicator
.Power ON LED Indicator
.LED Protection Indicator
.S/N Ratio: >95dB
.THD :<0.2%
.Thermal Protection
.Overload Protection
.Short Circuit Protection
.Anti-Thump Turn-On
High Performance 1000Watt 2 channel High Performance 1600Watt 2 channel
Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier
Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier
.800 Watts×2 Output
.500 Watts×2 Output
PB1217X
.1000 Watts×1 Bridged Output
.Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network
.1600 Watts×1 Bridged Output
.Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network
.Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)
.Variable Input Level(Gain)Control
.Remote Turn on/Off
.RCA Inputs
.
High Level MOLEX Indicator
.Power ON LED Indicator
.LED Protection Indicator
.S/N Ratio: >95dB
.THD :<0.2%
.Thermal Protection
.Overload Protection
.Short Circuit Protection
.Anti-Thump Turn-On
.Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)
.Variable Input Level(Gain)Control
.Remote Turn on/Off
.RCA Inputs
.High Level MOLEX Indicator
.Power ON LED Indicator
.LED Protection Indicator
.S/N Ratio: >95dB
.THD :<0.2%
.Thermal Protection
.Overload Protection
.Short Circuit Protection
.Anti-Thump Turn-On
2
mounting and installation
Your new PYRAMID Arctic Series amplifier comes complete with required mounting hardware.
When determining a suitable location in your vehicle for the amp, please remember that it is a highpower electronic device capable of generating high heat.
For this reason, always choose a location in your vehicle which has low vibration, adequate
ventilation, a minimum of dust, and no moisture. Be sure to mount the amp in such a manner as
to allow reasonable airflow over the cooling fins.
Mark the location for the mounting screw holes by positioning the amp where you wish to install
it and use a scribe (or one of the mounting screws) inserted in each of the mounting holes to mark
the mounting surface for the mounting surface. If the mounting surface is carpeted, measure the
hole centers and mark with a felt tip pen.
Before attempting to drill the mounting holes, take note of any wires, lines or otherdevices
in your vehicle which may be located behind the mounting surface! Then drill pilot holes in the
mounting surface for the mounting screws and insert them. Tighten the screws securely.
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When making electrical connections to your amplifier, please observe the following:
Use at least 8 gauge wire for power and ground connections.
Wire the amplifier directly to the car battery.
For the ground connection, use the shortest possible wire to a good chassis ground point.
Wire the Remote connection to the auto start lead of your head unit, equalizer or power antenna.
About power fuses:
Pyramid Arctic Series amplifiers feature built-in fuse systems. These fuses protect both the
amplifier and the electrical system in your vehicle from fault conditions. If you ever need to replace
the fuse in your Pyramid Arctic Series amp, use a fuse of exactly the same type and rating. A
different type or rating of fuse may result in damage or fire.
speaker connections
4ch amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X
2CH Bridged Output Mode With Subwoofer Output
PB417X
PB617X
L
SPEAKERS
R
SUBWOOFER
MINIMUN
SPEAKER
IMPEDANCE
4OHMS!
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PB1617X
general features
PB417X
High Performance 1000Watt 4 channel
Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier
.250 Watts×4 Output
.500 Watts× 2 Bridged Output (250W×2+500W×1)
.Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network
.Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)
.Variable Input Level(Gain)Control
.Remote Turn on/Off
.RCA Inputs
.High Level MOLEX Indicator
.Power ON LED Indicator
.LED Protection Indicator
.S/N Ratio: >95dB
.THD :<0.2%
.Thermal Protection
.Overload Protection
.Short Circuit Protection
.Anti-Thump Turn-On
PB617X
PB1617X
High Performance 1600Watt 4 channel High Performance 2000Watt 4 channel
Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier
Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier
.500 Watts×4 Output
.400 Watts×4 Output
.800 Watts× 2 Bridged Output (400W×2+800W×1)
.Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network
.1000 Watts× 2 Bridged Output (500W×2+1000W×1)
.Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network
.Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)
.Variable Input Level(Gain)Control
.Remote Turn on/Off
.RCA Inputs
.High Level MOLEX Indicator
.Power ON LED Indicator
.LED Protection Indicator
.S/N Ratio: >95dB
.THD :<0.2%
.Thermal Protection
.Overload Protection
.Short Circuit Protection
.Anti-Thump Turn-On
.Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)
.Variable Input Level(Gain)Control
.Remote Turn on/Off
.RCA Inputs
.High Level MOLEX Indicator
.Power ON LED Indicator
.LED Protection Indicator
.S/N Ratio: >95dB
.THD :<0.2%
.Thermal Protection
.Overload Protection
.Short Circuit Protection
.Anti-Thump Turn-On
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features and specifications
2ch amp PB317X PB717X
PB317X
L
R
PB717X
low level inputs
output level
high level inputs
input level control
high pass frequency control
crossover mode selector
low pass frequency control
bass boost level
power LED
protection LED
speaker connections
power fuse
power terminals
4
speaker connections
4ch amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X
4CH Output Mode
PB417X
PB617X
L
FRONT speaker
PB1617X
21
RL
REAR speaker
R
Bridged Dual Mono Output Mode
R
speaker
MINIMUN
L SPEAKER
IMPEDANCE
4OHMS!
speaker connections
2ch amp PB1217X
Stereo Output Mode
20
PB1217X
RIGHT speaker
LEFT speaker
Bridged Mono Output Mode
speaker
MINIMUN
SPEAKER
IMPEDANCE
4OHMS!
features and specifications
2ch amp PB317X PB717X
crossover mode selector
input level control
PB317X PB717X
when used with normal, full range systems, set this switch to “FULL”. If
you wish the internal crossover to power a driver of specific frequency
range , use the “LOWPASS” or “HIGHPASS” settings.
use this control to match the outputs of you head unit to the amplifier.
Starting with your head unit set at about the 2 o’clock position, increase
the amp level control until distortion begins to occur, and reduce slightly
from this point.
output power@14.4v DC, 1KHz
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
40Watts×2
50Watts×2
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
60Watts×2
75Watts×2
400Watts×2
500Watts×2
Maximun Power Output
frequency response
10Hz-70KHz
input impedance
low pass frequency control when the crossover selector switch is in “low pass” mode, this control
sets the upper frequency limit for audio program sent to the speakers.
high pass frequency control when the crossover selector switch is in “high pass” mode, this control
sets the upper frequency limit for audio program sent to the speakers.
bass boost level control
this control permits adjustment of the bass level up to an increase of
approximately 18 dB.
low level inputs
this amp features gold-plate RCA input jacks for high impedance input.
Use these with car stereo output which uses RCA-type connector cables.
high level inputs
if your car stereo lacks RCA-type output jacks, you may connect speaker
output leads to these input connectors.
power LED
this indicator is illuminated when power is applied.
protection LED
this indicator is illuminated when built-in protection circuitry is activated.
power fuse
the fuse protects the amplifier and your car’s electrical system from short
circuit conditions.
power terminals
use these connectors to deliver power, ground and remote turn-on control
to the amplifier.
speaker connections
these terminals are 14K gold plated to guarantee high conductivity and
minimum signal loss.
low level inputs
10K Ohms
high level inputs
100 Ohms
input sensitivity
low level inputs
power supply voltage
5
200 mV
high level inputs
5V
14.4V DC Neg.Ground (10.5-16V)
matching speaker impedance
stereo mode
2-4 Ohms
bridged mode
4-8 Ohms
maximum current draw
20A
30A
56×48×220
56×48×270
2.24×1.92×8.8
2.24×1.92×10.8
dimensions(W×H×L)
mm
inches
features and specifications
2ch amp PB1217X
L
R
PB1217X
low level inputs
output level
high level inputs
input level control
high pass frequency control
crossover mode selector
low pass frequency control
bass boost level
power fuse
power terminals
power LED
protection LED
speaker connections
6
speaker connections
2ch amp PB317X PB717X
Stereo Output Mode
PB317X
19
PB717X
RIGHT speaker
LEFT speaker
Bridged Mono Output Mode
speaker
MINIMUN
SPEAKER
IMPEDANCE
4OHMS!
mono input connections
4CH amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X
4ch mono input connections using low level inputs
PB417X
head unit
RIGHT REAR Audio Outputs
RIGHT FRONT Audio Outputs
LEFT REAR Audio Outputs
PB617X
18
96.8
LEFT FRONT Audio Outputs
2ch mono input connections using low level inputs
PB1617X
R
Y adaptors L
96.8
features and specifications
2ch amp PB1217X
crossover mode selector
input level control
when used with normal, full range systems, set this switch to “FULL”. If
you wish the internal crossover to power a driver of specific frequency
range , use the “LOWPASS” or “HIGHPASS” settings.
use this control to match the outputs of you head unit to the amplifier.
Starting with your head unit set at about the 2 o’clock position, increase
the amp level control until distortion begins to occur, and reduce slightly
from this point.
output power@14.4v DC, 1KHz
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
75Watts×2
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
120Watts×2
Maximum Power Output
800Watts×2
frequency response
10Hz-70KHz
input impedance
low pass frequency control when the crossover selector switch is in “low pass” mode, this control
sets the upper frequency limit for audio program sent to the speakers.
high pass frequency control when the crossover selector switch is in “high pass” mode, this control
sets the upper frequency limit for audio program sent to the speakers.
bass boost level control
this control permits adjustment of the bass level up to an increase of
approximately 18 dB.
low level inputs
this amp features gold-plate RCA input jacks for high impedance input.
Use these with car stereo output which uses RCA-type connector cables.
high level inputs
if your car stereo lacks RCA-type output jacks, you may connect speaker
output leads to these input connectors.
power LED
this indicator is illuminated when power is applied.
protection LED
this indicator is illuminated when built-in protection circuitry is activated.
power fuse
the fuse protects the amplifier and your car’s electrical system from short
circuit conditions.
power terminals
use these connectors to deliver power, ground and remote turn-on control
to the amplifier.
speaker connections
these terminals are 14K gold plated to guarantee high conductivity and
minimum signal loss.
low level inputs
10K Ohms
high level inputs
100 Ohms
input sensitivity
low level inputs
high level inputs
power supply voltage
200 mV
5V
14.4V DC Neg.Ground (10.5-16V)
matching speaker impedance
stereo mode
2-4 Ohms
bridged mode
4-8 Ohms
maximum current draw
25A×2
dimensions(W×H×L)
mm
inches
56×48×340
2.24×1.92×13.6
7
features and specifications
4ch amp PB417X PB617X
power LED
protection LED
PB417X
PB617X
CH1/2 high pass frequency control
CH1/2 crossover mode selector switch
CH1/2 low pass frequency control
CH1/2 bass boost level control
CH1/2 input level control
CH1/2 level inputs
CH3/4 high pass frequency control
CH3/4 crossover mode selector control
CH3/4 input level control
CH3/4 level inputs
CH3/4 output level
power fuse
power terminals
CH3/4 speaker connections
CH 1/2speaker connections
8
2/4 channel input connections
4CH amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X
4ch input connections using low level inputs
PB417X
L/R FRONT
Audio Outputs
L/R REAR
Audio Outputs
96.8
PB617X
PB1617X
head unit
2ch input connections using low level inputs
head unit
L
Y adaptors R
96.8
17
mono input connections
2CH amp PB317X PB717X PB1217X
using low level inputs
R
L
To a sencond amplifier
PLEASE NOTE! If using high level inputs,
do not use the low level RCA inputs at the
same time!
96.8
Y Adaptors
16
head unit
PB317X
using high level inputs
PB717X
L
PB1217X
R
To a sencond amplifier head unit
96.8
L
wiring harness
L
R
R
from speaker terminals
wiring harness
features and specifications
4ch amp PB417X PB617X
dual crossover mode selectors
when used with normal, full range systems, set this switch to “FULL”. If output power@14.4v DC, 1KHz
you wish the internal crossover to power a driver of specific frequency
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
range , use the “LOWPASS” or “HIGHPASS” settings.
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
dual input level controls use this control to match the outputs of you head unit to the amplifier.
Maximum Power Output
Starting with your head unit set at about the 2 o’clock position, increase
the amp level control until distortion begins to occur, and reduce slightly
frequency response
from this point.
input impedance
CH1/2 low pass frequency control when the crossover selector switch is in “low pass” mode, this control
low level inputs
sets the upper frequency limit for audio program sent to the speakers.
high level inputs
dual high pass frequency controls when the crossover selector switch is in “high pass” mode, this control
sets the upper frequency limit for audio program sent to the speakers.
input sensitivity
CH1/2 bass boost level control this control permits adjustment of the bass level up to an increase of
approximately 18 dB.
dual level inputs this amp features gold-plate RCA input jacks for high impedance input.
Use these with car stereo output which uses RCA-type connector cables.
if your car stereo lacks RCA-type output jacks, you may connect speaker
output leads to these input connectors.
level output use it connect to the second amplifier.
power LED this indicator is illuminated when power is applied.
protection LED this indicator is illuminated when built-in protection circuitry is activated.
power fuse the fuse protects the amplifier and your car’s electrical system from short
circuit conditions.
power terminals use these connectors to deliver power, ground and remote turn-on control
to the amplifier.
dual speaker connections these terminals are 14K gold plated to guarantee high conductivity and
minimum signal loss.
PB417 X
35Watts×4
50Watts×4
55Watts×4
60Watts×4
250Watts×4
400Watts×4
10Hz-70KHz
10K Ohms
100 Ohms
5V
14.4V DC Neg.Ground (10.5-16V)
matching speaker impedance
stereo mode
2-4 Ohms
bridged mode
4-8 Ohms
maximum current draw
20A×2
25A×2
56×48×300
56×48×340
2.24×1.92×13.6
2.24×1.92×12
dimensions(W×H×L)
mm
inches
9
200 mV
low level inputs
high level inputs
power supply voltage
PB617X
features and specifications
4ch amp PB1617X
power LED
protection LED
CH1/2 high pass frequency control
CH1/2 crossover mode selector switch
CH1/2 low pass frequency control
CH1/2 bass boost level control
CH1/2 input level control
CH1/2 level inputs
PB1617X
CH3/4 high pass frequency control
CH3/4 crossover mode selector control
CH3/4 input level control
CH3/4 level inputs
CH3/4 level output
power fuse
power terminals
10
CH3/4 speaker connections
CH 1/2speaker connections
stereo input connections
2CH amp PB317X PB717X PB1217X
using low level inputs
L
head unit
L/R Audio
Outputs
PLEASE NOTE! If using high level inputs,
do not use the low level RCA inputs at the
same time!
96.8
PB317X
R
using high level inputs
PB717X
L
R
PB1217X
head unit
wiring harness
96.8
R
from speaker terminals
R
L
L
15
electrical connections
4ch amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X
PB417X
PB617X
14
+12V battery
head unit
PB1617X
96.8
to remote turn-on +12V
features and specifications
4ch amp PB1617X
dual crossover mode selectors
dual input level controls
when used with normal, full range systems, set this switch to “FULL”. If
you wish the internal crossover to power a driver of specific frequency
range , use the “LOWPASS” or “HIGHPASS” settings.
use this control to match the outputs of you head unit to the amplifier.
Starting with your head unit set at about the 2 o’clock position, increase
the amp level control until distortion begins to occur, and reduce slightly
from this point.
output power@14.4v DC, 1KHz
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
75Watts×4
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
120Watts×4
Maximum Power Output
500Watts×4
frequency response
10Hz-70KHz
input impedance
CH1/2 low pass frequency control
dual high pass frequency controls
CH1/2 bass boost level control
dual level inputs
level output
power LED
when the crossover selector switch is in “low pass” mode, this control
sets the upper frequency limit for audio program sent to the speakers.
when the crossover selector switch is in “high pass” mode, this control
sets the upper frequency limit for audio program sent to the speakers.
this control permits adjustment of the bass level up to an increase of
approximately 18 dB.
this amp features gold-plate RCA input jacks for high impedance input.
Use these with car stereo output which uses RCA-type connector cables.
if your car stereo lacks RCA-type output jacks, you may connect speaker
output leads to these input connectors.
use this control to match the speakers of the head unit to the amplifier.
this indicator is illuminated when power is applied.
protection LED
this indicator is illuminated when built-in protection circuitry is activated.
power fuse
the fuse protects the amplifier and your car’s electrical system from short
circuit conditions.
power terminals
use these connectors to deliver power, ground and remote turn-on control
to the amplifier.
these terminals are 14K gold plated to guarantee high conductivity and
minimum signal loss.
dual speaker connections
low level inputs
10K Ohms
high level inputs
100 Ohms
input sensitivity
low level inputs
high level inputs
power supply voltage
200 mV
5V
14.4V DC Neg.Ground (10.5-16V)
matching speaker impedance
stereo mode
2-4 Ohms
bridged mode
4-8 Ohms
maximum current draw
30A×2
dimensions(W×H×L)
mm
inches
11
56×48×380
2.24×1.92×15.2
electrical connections
2ch amp PB317X PB717X
PB317X
PB717X
+12V battery
head unit
12
96.8
to remote turn-on +12V
electrical connections
2ch amp PB1217X
PB1217X
13
head unit
96.8
+12V battery
to remote turn-on +12V
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