PQM series

The PQM series is our flagship touring grade 4 channel amplifier. Exemplifying over 15 years of research and development by SAE Audio, they feature our most advanced technologies in both Regulated Switch Mode Power Supplies and our patented Class I™ power modules. The PQM Series amplifiers deliver a massive power density (2500W per channel @ 2Ω with the largest PQM13) with unprecedented sonic quality from a very lightweight 2 rack-space amplifier. With this rock solid performance and extreme efficiency, the PQM Series amps represent the industry standard for world-class professional touring sound reinforcement applications.

  • SAE Audio’s renowned Regulated SMPS power supply.
  • High efficiency Class I™ power modules.
  • Differential Amplifier balanced inputs for improved CMRR and noise rejection.
  • High grade components for a superior sonic quality.
  • Maximum stability at continuous full-power operation at 2Ω loads.
  • XLR input and signal link connectors.
  • SpeakON NL4 and binding post output connectors.
  • Input sensitivity selector on the back panel (26dB / 28dB / 32dB / 1.4v / 1v / 0.775v).
  • Routing mode selector on the back panel (stereo / bridge-parallel).
  • Channel independent temperature, protection, VHF and clip warning indicators on the front panel.
  • Channel independent -5dB/-10dB/-15dB/-20dB/signal presence and mute indicators on the front panel.
  • Power and bridge/parallel indicators on the front panel.
  • Lightweight design (16kg on the highest power model PQM13).

Model PQM8 PQM13
Output power (AC 220v/50Hz. +/-10%. All channels driven output power, THD=1%)
8Ω Stereo* 800W x4 1300W x4
4Ω Stereo** 1400W x4 2100W x4
2Ω Stereo** 1600W x4 2500W x4
8Ω Bridge** 2800W x2 4200W x2
4Ω Bridge** 3200W x2 5000W x2
Other specifications
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz, +0/-1.5dB 20Hz – 20kHz, +0/-1.5dB
THD+N ≤ 0.05% ≤ 0.05%
S/N Rate ≥ 80dB ≥ 80dB
Damping Factor ≥ 800 ≥ 800
Inputs CMRR ≥ 70 ≥ 70
Input Sensitivity 0.775v / 1v / 1.4v / 38dB / 32dB / 26dB 0.775v / 1v / 1.4v / 38dB / 32dB / 26dB
Input Impedance (bal/unbal) 20kΩ / 10kΩ 20kΩ / 10kΩ
Voltage Gain 40.3dB 42.3dB
Cooling Air flow from front to rear Air flow from front to rear
Dimension / Weight
Product Dimensions (mm) 483 x 451 x 89 483 x 451 x 89
Packing Dimensions (mm) 595 x 565 x 170 595 x 565 x 170
Weight 15.5kg 15.7kg