Review of "Soundstorm SSL Evolution EV4.1600"

published 11/04/2012 | leemond09
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Pro Great looks , well built, good sound quality through the amp.
Cons Power output might not be what they claim but cant prove it . instructions a little vague.
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How is the Look & Design?
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"Easy install an set up of the ev4.1600"

Ive had plenty of different amps, speakers and headunits and spent way to much on all of them and sometimes have been disapointed for how much they cost and what little they offer. But this ticks all the boxes especially for the price.

At first glance the thing that stands out is the sleek stylish brushed aluminium housing of the amp , and when you pick the thing up it feels really well made and has a good weighty feel to it which to me also gives the feel that its made well .
the connections for the speakers and power cables are all on the same side which makes it easy for when wiring up the speakers and power cables .
on the other side of the amp you have got the 2 RCA connections for front and rear/sub. on the same side you also have inputs if you don't have any RCA outputs from your head unit.
On the side of the RCA connections are the level settings . you have the input sensitivity level changer dependent on the voltage coming from the head unit (usually 2-4 volts). You've got the gain level . with this you can change how much the amp will amplify the signal, this is useful if the speakers wired to the amp cant take the full power the amp has to deliver it can be turned down so that you are unlikely to damage the speakers by overloading them.
you've then also got a switch to switch between high /low pass and full mode.
The high and low pass option are only used for when you wire in a pair of speakers and a sub on the same pair of outputs . in this case the main speakers operate in stereo and the sub will operate in mono.If using this option its recommended that a high and low pass filter is used .
The full mode is used for when you want the full range frequency going to the speakers.

The instructions that come with the amp are a little vague in places regarding setting up the amp but a quick search on the net and you can find plenty of information to help you out. The instructions do have plenty of pictures and diagrams for easy wiring of different setups which helps a lot if you aren't to sure on how to wire your speakers up.
The part that gets a bit vague is when you need to know what to set everything to once you've got your system wired up .
At the back of the manual you have a troubleshooting list . so if your having a bit of trouble with your system this can be a great help . This is also quite detailed to help you sort the problem out if any .

so if your after a well built ,good powered amp then this is for you . For the price of the amp you cant go wrong . you could easily spend twice the amount on other amps and be disapointed with the power output and with little set up options .
Anything from a simple setup to a complicated one this can do it all .

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Long Name: SSL Evolution EV4.1600

Manufacturer: Soundstorm


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