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B~Rad~Y
Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:07 am Reply with quote
Joined: 19 Feb 2008 Posts: 379 Location: Tigard, Oregon
Wow! I just got this information from the guys over at Exile. Looks like a great addition to the Marine Audio Line. I will be upgrading to one of these for sure.



PORTLAND, USA – Exile Audio introduces the “SAMSON HARPOON 1K”, a 2 Channel 1000 Watt Limited Edition Wake Sports Amplifier. Sure to be enjoyed by its listeners for best in class output power, HARPOON 1K will ultimately be treasured by the Captain for its unique ease of use features. Designed with our innovative tower speakers in mind, HARPOON effortlessly powers 1 pair of tower HLCD speakers with 300 x 2 watts of continuous power at 4 ohms. Or double up with four speakers and drop this weapon down to a 2 ohm load and slam 500 x 2 watts output power.

The Build of HARPOON 1K. Weighing in at 16 lbs and measures 18 inches long, this audio weapon is built from a solid 6063-T5 aluminum chassis supporting more than 9 grams of aluminum per millimeter (most amplifiers average 6g/mm). Why so much you ask? Because it’s critical for marine performance and we designed it to absolutely play all day long at full volume at 4 ohms or 2 ohms in a harsh environment! We’ve coated the PCB with a corrosion emulsifier to protect against oxidation and we’ve selected stainless steel hardware wherever applicable to protect the amplifier from the elements.

This Exile limited edition amplifier offers the Captain of the boat two very special master control functions:

Thrust Control: In a typical wake sport boat installation this remote controller allows the Captain to adjust the overall volume of his tower speaker output levels. When his rider drops, he simply adjusts the thrust controller back to eliminate the full force of the tower sound. The ThrustTM controller can be remotely mounted in a number of handy locations.

Throttle Box TM Control: An optional add-on remote controller that allows the Captain to actively shape the sound of the tower speakers depending on the real world listener position i.e. wake boarding (far out), wake surfing (close in) or cove (stationary). Whatever the case may be, Throttle Box TM tunes your tower speakers from full throttle (wide open) to Sound Quality (completely engaged). It’s so unique; were even applying for a patent. The Throttle Box TM controller can be remotely mounted in a number of handy locations.

HARPOON 1K also offers very special design features that make this a one of a kind limited edition Exile marine grade amplifier:

ISD Monitoring: Built in backlit display that shows the end user what is
Happening inside the amplifier. The ISD circuit is constantly monitoring the
Throttle Box, Signal, power output and protection conditions of the amplifier.

Ice Cooling: High density aluminum fins within the vented die cast end caps are engineered to work in sync to keep the amplifier running cool and impossible to overheat.

Easy Click Crossover: All crossover frequency potentiometers have 41 detents or “clicks” so the end user can set the exact crossover frequency desired.

Selectable logo illumination: Flip the switch to choose blue or white logo color. When the amplifier turns on, the color will be the opposite for a few seconds as it slowly changes/fades to the color selected by the switch.


HARPOON 1K Ratings
Into 4 ohm Stereo 300 x 2
Into 2 ohm Stereo 500 x 2
Into 4 ohm Bridge 1000 x 1
Onboard Fuse Size: 40 amp x 2
Power/Ground Wire Size: 4 Gauge
Dimensions: 18”L x 10”W x 2.45”H

HARPOON 1K Specifications:
Frequency Response: ± 1dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: >110dB
High and Low Pass Crossovers: 18dB per Octave
Low Pass Crossover Range: 40Hz to 400Hz
High Pass Crossover Range: 20Hz to 400Hz
Input Sensitivity: 200 millivolts to 8 volts
Lowest Recommend Load: 2 ohm
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