The value-featured HD Series power amps from Carvin deliver exceptional sound and reliability, ultra-light weight under 10 pounds and made in the USA engineering and quality. You'll appreciate the ultra-light feature, which comes in part from its heavy-duty aluminum frame. High power, uncompromised sound and maximum reliability is at its best for both touring systems and fixed installations. Each amp is Audio Precision™ tested, which includes a burn-in under full load to assure reliability & specs. The concert stage is the ultimate test of professional audio. Concert audio has to be uncompromising, reliable and efficient and that's where the HD performs night after night, year after year. The HD is an American made workhorse backed by 40 years of manufacturing excellence.

The CLASS D topology features high current MOSFET output devices produceing huge output currents when needed while delivering high slew rate performance for crystal clear highs and chest pounding bass – every note is vibrant, pure and natural. The HD's headroom reveals its high dynamic power from the Switchmode power supply that operates at 100,000 Hz. The high efficient Switchmode supply is a league above toroids saving not only AC power from the wall but reducing internal heat. The HD easily handles the most difficult mismatched or reactive loads and is AC generator friendly. The soft-start gently turns the HD on to prevent tripping AC breakers. The Class D output design raises power amp efficiency to the extreme. The high efficiency heat transfer system offers the most advanced cooling. Together these features are the keys to the HD high reliable power. The internal aluminum heat sink is nearly running cool with just convection, but the added multi-speed fan keeps it cool and runs quiet under 2 ohms loads in high power operation. Air is pulled from the rear and exhausted to the front to keep the rear of your rack cool.

The HD1000 amp delivers an impressive 1000W bridged at 4 ohms providing plenty of power. Its clarity surprises everyone with its fast 50uv output stages delivering superb natural sound. It's designed to run at 2 ohms delivering 500w per channel, 280w at 4 ohms (1000w bridged) and 160w at 8 ohms (bridged 560w). Features include 94% efficient CLASS D amps, 100 Hz subwoofer crossover, built in limiters protecting drivers and balanced 1/4" and XLR inputs and Speakon™ and binding post outputs. The 2RU rack aluminum chassis holds the weight down to 9 pounds.

Unlike comparable amps in this price range, the HD1000 is fused at 15 amps allowing you to get the full rated output at 2 ohms/channel or 4 ohms bridged. The best news is that it's made in the USA where nothing else in its category is manufactured.


  • 100 Hz crossovers for subwoofers
  • Built-in limiters help protect drivers
  • LED indicators: power, clip, 3 levels, protect, bridge
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4" inputs
  • 1/4" /Speakon™ combo output connectors
  • Heavy-duty output binding posts for bridging
  • Rear switches: bridging, channel paralleling, 100HZ crossovers
  • Recessed knobs offer better protection against damage
  • Each amp is Audio Precision™ tested, which includes a burn-in under full load



1 CHANNEL RMS continuous

  • 8 ohms: 200 watts
  • 4 ohms: 350 watts
  • 2 ohms: 600 watts

BOTH CH RMS continuous

  • 8 ohms: 160/160 watts
  • 4 ohms: 280/280 watts
  • 2 ohms: 500/500 watts

BRIDGED RMS continuous

  • 8 ohms bridged: 560 watts
  • 4 ohms bridged: 1000 watts
  • 4 ohms bridge peak power: 1400 watts


  • Frequency Response: +0/-3 dB 20 Hz20 kHz
  • THD< 0.1% @ 50% output, <.2% 20-20 kHz @ 90% output
  • Output Topology: 94% efficient CLASS D "Green" design
  • Power Supply: Switchmode40% reserve
  • Damping Factor: >500
  • Slew Rate: bridged mode >50v/µs
  • Sensitivity (@ 4Ω): 1.0 Vrms
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: Greater than 106 dB
  • Input Impedance: >20K ohm balanced
  • Speaker Guard™ DC production for drivers
  • Soft-start power-ups: prevents AC breakers from tripping
  • Over-Current: protected
  • Under-Voltage: protected
  • Thermal: protected
  • Fan: variable speed
  • Shock-proof SMT construction
  • FR4 fire retardant circuit boards
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Air Flow"rear to front" for cooler rack
  • AC generator friendly
  • AC auto switching: 90-250VAC 50-60Hz
  • Fuse: 15 amps
  • 2RU rackmount
  • Dim: 19" (48cm) wide x 10.5" (26.6cm) deep x 3.5" (9cm) high
  • Weight: 9 lbs (4kg)

Made in the USA
3 year warranty