The RIOT amplifier line expands with this heavyweight. Based on the same fullbridge tech as the RIOT 7500, but with twice the power and performance. Rated at 16,000 watts and with over 175 volts of output, this bad boy packs a punch equivalent to a TKO.   


With this much power comes the responsibility of having the current to back it up. Don’t cheapen on your electrical and buy the biggest amp you can to save some money. In the long run it is a catastrophy waiting to happen. Plan adequately before entering the big boy league of amps. It is critical that you have proper power capacity. 

The 1200 A fuse rating might have you fooled, but the RIOT16000 has a higher efficiency circuit vs traditional half bridge designs. At peaks the amp can easily exceed the fuse rating by 30%, so I guess it makes sense having more batteries than you initially planned for?


8000 watts is still considered a big amplifier today, but 8000 watts at 4 ohm goes beyond the sanity of mankind! A surfboard you may think, actually no. The amplifier is still compact, a mere footprint of 24.4″ x 8.85″ / (62 x 22.5 cm) makes the amplifier fit in most installs today.  To increase the surface area of the heatsink, the RIOT 16000 has fins on the top, slightly deviating from the sleek heatsink of the M and Zero series. In addition there’s multiple high speed fans positioned in a suck and blow mode to help keep things cool when your voice coils aren’t!  

Even though it should be common knowledge by now, the fullbridge amps are not strapable. Basically because they are already bridged internally.  Due to the output inductor circuit design of the RIOT 16000, (optimized for greater power), it is not recommended to power up the amplifier WITHOUT a load on the speaker terminals. Failure to doing so could potentially cause a circuit malfunction  which will leave the amplifier stuck in protect. 

RIOT 16000 manual

Frequency Response:10 Hz ~ 20 KHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: >80 dB
Input Sensitivity:5 V ~ 0.2 V
Low Pass Crossover 24 db/ Oct: 80 Hz ~ 20 KHz
High Pass Crossover 12 dB / Oct:15 Hz ~ 500 Hz
Subsonic Crossover 12 dB / Oct:15 Hz ~ 500 Hz
Bass Boost: 0 ~ 12 dB
Bass Boost Frequency Range:
35 Hz ~ 70 Hz
Damping Factor:>200
Power Terminal gauge:
0 GA x 2
Fuse Rating:1200 A (Peak >1500 A)
Operational voltage:9 V ~ 16 V
Dimensions:24.49" x 8.85" x 2.63"
620 x 225 x 67 MM
Power @ 4 Ω 13.8 V:
Power @ 4 Ω 14.4 V:
7000 w
8500 w
Power @ 2 Ω 13.8 V
Power @ 2 Ω 14.4 V:
10500 w
12500 w
Power @ 1 Ω 13.8 V:
Power @ 1 Ω 14.4 V:
16000 w
16000 w
*In order to get the full power output of the amplifier, it is crucial that your electical system is correctly (over) dimensioned. Failure to upgrading will constrain the power output & lower the efficiency which can cause damage to the amplifier &  void the warranty. This also includes ohm loads below of what is written in the manual. Do take your time and read the manual thoroughly prior to installing! **Marine capable products are not to be subjected directly to water, but has the ability of being functional in humid conditions.