About the AudioControl Overdrive Plus
AudioControl created the Overdrive Plus line driver to ensure that your amp sees the cleanest signal possible. Many modern car stereos boast 4- and 5-volt preamp outputs, but they're rated at full output. Turn your stereo to a normal listening level, send the signal through a 20-foot cable, and your amps may end up with just a couple of volts. The Overdrive Plus solves this problem by boosting the signal from your car stereo, and it also allows you to control your amp's level from the front seat with an optional remote.
Higher voltage = lower noise
The Overdrive Plus line driver boosts the signal from your receiver up to 24 dB, right up to the maximum level accepted by your amplifier or processor. The high-voltage level keeps the noise out of your system, while feeding your amps the signal they need to deliver top performance.
Once connected, the Overdrive Plus makes it easy to set the gain LEDs indicate whether you're just inside the Overdrive Plus's minimum working range or approaching its maximum voltage without clipping the signal. Balanced inputs reject noise caused by your vehicle's electrical system, but you can switch to unbalanced operation if necessary. The Overdrive Plus's low-impedance output keeps your signal going strong through long cable runs.
- line driver provides up to 24 dB of gain (9.5 volt RMS maximum)
- works with optional dash-mounted remote control
- gold-plated RCA jacks
- top-mounted controls for easy adjustment
- 2-channel preamp inputs and outputs
- balanced inputs and outputs eliminate noise
- lights indicate 1- and 8-volt output
- frequency response: 10 to 100,000 Hz
- signal-to-noise ratio: 110 dB at full output
- maximum output level: 9.5 volts RMS (13 volts peak)
- fuse rating: 1 amp
- size: 6"W x 1-5/16"H x 5-3/8"D
- weight: 1.3 pounds
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 841-059-8
What's in the box:
- Pre-amp Line Driver
- Owner's manual
- QC checklist
More details on the AudioControl Overdrive Plus
Line Driver: To achieve the best possible signal to noise ratio and dynamic range from your amplifier, a line driver increases the output voltage supplied by the head unit up to 24 dB, allowing you to increase the line voltage to the top of your amp's input range; up to 9.5 volts RMS/13 volts peak.
Output Voltage Indicators: As the gain is turned up LEDs indicate the output voltage at 1 volt and 8 volts.
Ground Isolation: The power supply ground is switchable, in case of ground loop noise. The factory position is fully isolated (typically the best choice), but can be changed to Ground or 200Ω.
Terminal Block: The power/ground/remote terminal is removable; the wiring is attached to the block, then the block is plugged into the Overdrive.
Optional Remote: The RJ-14 port on the Overdrive Plus allows you to add an optional remote (item number 161ACR1, sold separately) that will give you control of the line output from your dashboard.
- Frequency response: 10 Hz-100 kHz; ±1 dB
- THD: 0.005%
- S/Noise Ratio: >110dB
- Input Impedance: 20 kΩ
- Output Impedance: 45 Ω
- Input Gain: 0-24dB
- Power Supply: Transformer isolated PWM DC/DC converter
- Current Draw: 150 mA
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