Pyramid Car Audio PB317X, PB1217X, PB617X, PB1617X, PB417X, PB717X User Manual

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POWERAMPLIFIER FOURCHANNELHIGHPERFORMANCE

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PB1617X

POWERAMPLIFIER TWOCHANNELHIGHPERFORMANCE

PB1217X POWERAMPLIFIER TWOCHANNELHIGHPERFORMANCE

PB717X POWERAMPLIFIER

FOURCHANNELHIGHPERFORMANCE PB617X POWERAMPLIFIER

FOURCHANNELHIGHPERFORMANCE

PB417X POWERAMPLIFIER

TWOCHANNELHIGHPERFORMANCE PB317X

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

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.

limited warranty policy

congratulations...

On your purchase of a Pyramid Arctic 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.

when it is unmounted, components securely within damage, especially in an

so that the wire connections pinched condition, or likely to be

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power connections in your system, 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.

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Protection circuitry

troubleshooting

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.

No output.

Confirm that all terminal strip connections are secure

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 RCAplugs with your finger. This should produce a noise)feedback) in your speakers.

If this occurs ,carefully inspect the system to determine the source of the problem.

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.

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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

2-3

mono input connections

 

 

features and specifications

 

4CH amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X

 

 

 

 

 

 

2ch amp PB317X PB717X

4-5

speaker connections

 

 

2ch amp PB1217X

6-7

2ch amp PB317X PB717X

19

 

4ch amp PB417X PB617X

8-9

2ch amp PB1217X

20

 

4ch amp PB1617X

10-11

 

4CH amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X

21-22

 

electrical connections

 

 

 

mounting and installation

 

 

2ch amp PB317X PB717X

12

23

1

2ch amp PB1217X

13

protection circuitry and troubleshooting

24

4ch amp PB417X PB617X PB1617X

14

 

 

 

stereo input connections

 

precautions

25

 

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

 

 

 

general features

PB317X

High Performance 800Watt 2 channel Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier

PB717X

High Performance 1000Watt 2 channel Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier

PB1217X

High Performance 1600Watt 2 channel Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier

400 Watts

2 Output

500 Watts

2 Output

800 Watts

2 Output

 

800 Watts

1 Bridged Output

1000 Watts

1 Bridged Output

1600 Watts

1 Bridged Output

 

Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network

Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network

Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network

 

Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)

Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)

Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)

 

Variable Input Level(Gain)Control

Variable Input Level(Gain)Control

Variable Input Level(Gain)Control

 

Remote Turn on/Off

Remote Turn on/Off

Remote Turn on/Off

 

RCA Inputs

 

RCA Inputs

 

RCA Inputs

 

 

High Level MOLEX Indicator

High Level MOLEX Indicator

High Level MOLEX Indicator

 

Power ON LED Indicator

Power ON LED Indicator

Power ON LED Indicator

2

LED Protection Indicator

LED Protection Indicator

LED Protection Indicator

S/N Ratio: >95dB

S/N Ratio: >95dB

S/N Ratio: >95dB

 

THD :<0.2%

 

THD :<0.2%

 

THD :<0.2%

 

 

Thermal Protection

Thermal Protection

Thermal Protection

 

Overload Protection

Overload Protection

Overload Protection

 

Short Circuit Protection

Short Circuit Protection

Short Circuit Protection

 

Anti-Thump Turn-On

Anti-Thump Turn-On

Anti-Thump Turn-On

 

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 ampin such a manner as to allow reasonable airflow over the cooling fins.

Mark the location for the mounting screw holesby 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! Thendrill pilot holes in the mounting surface for the mounting screws and insert them. Tighten the screws securely.

When making electrical connections to your amplifier, please observe the following: 23

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

PB1617X

 

 

 

MINIMUN

L

 

R

SPEAKER

SPEAKERS

IMPEDANCE

 

 

 

4OHMS!

SUBWOOFER

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general features

PB417X

PB617X

PB1617X

 

High Performance 1000Watt 4 channel

High Performance 1600Watt 4 channel

High Performance

 

Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier

Bridgeable MOSFET Amplifier

Bridgeable MOSFET

 

250 Watts

4 Output

400 Watts

4 Output

500 Watts

4 Output

 

500 Watts

2 Bridged Output (250W 2+500W 1)

800 Watts

2 Bridged Output (400W 2+800W 1)

1000 Watts

2 Bridged Output (500W 2+1000W 1)

Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network

Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network

Variable Hi/Lo Electronic Crossover Network

 

Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)

Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)

Variable Bass Boost(0-6-+12dB@60Hz)

 

Variable Input Level(Gain)Control

Variable Input Level(Gain)Control

Variable Input Level(Gain)Control

 

Remote Turn on/Off

Remote Turn on/Off

Remote Turn on/Off

 

RCA Inputs

 

RCA Inputs

 

RCA Inputs

 

3

High Level MOLEX Indicator

High Level MOLEX Indicator

High Level MOLEX Indicator

 

Power ON LED Indicator

Power ON LED Indicator

Power ON LED Indicator

 

LED Protection Indicator

LED Protection Indicator

LED Protection Indicator

 

S/N Ratio: >95dB

S/N Ratio: >95dB

S/N Ratio: >95dB

 

THD :<0.2%

 

THD :<0.2%

 

THD :<0.2%

 

 

Thermal Protection

Thermal Protection

Thermal Protection

 

Overload Protection

Overload Protection

Overload Protection

 

Short Circuit Protection

Short Circuit Protection

Short Circuit Protection

 

Anti-Thump Turn-On

Anti-Thump Turn-On

Anti-Thump Turn-On

 

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