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NVX JAD900.5

True 900W RMS, Full Range Class D 5-Channel Amplifier with Bass Remote

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General Features:

  • Class D 5-Channel Amplifier with Bass Remote
  • CEA-2006 Compliant
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 70 watts x 4 chan. + 220 x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 115 watts x 4 chan. + 440 x 1 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 230 watts x 2 chan
  • Sonic Electronix Certified Power Rating*:
    • 4 ohms: 95 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 158 watts x 4 chan.
    • 4 ohms: 302 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 462 watts x 1 chan.
  • Non-regulated efficient S.M.P.S power supply design
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • High speed rectifying diodes
  • Soft start turn-on
  • 5/4/3 channel operation
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Variable high-pass filter (40-4000 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (80-4000 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable subsonic filter (20-38 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Input Sensitivity: 200mV-6V
  • Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • 4 gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier
  • Dimensions: 6-7/10"W x 12-8/10"L x 1-8/10"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Extend your NVX Manufacturer's Warranty to 2 Years when you install your new NVX amplifier with a compatible NVX power installation kit! This offer is only available through Authorized NVX dealers and will only last for a limited time. With this amplifier, the following power kits will qualify for the extended warranty program: NVX XAPK1D, NVX XKIT44, or NVX XAPK4

*The Sonic Electronix Certified Power Ratings listed are based on a test of a specific sample amplifier. Actual power ratings may slightly vary between amps.

Specifications

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Width
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Color
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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
90 days
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
Warranty Provider
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Why did you choose this?
Sonic Electronix Store
It had good reviews and looks to meet my needs
Marshall A on Dec 7, 2016
Same amp as the ppi 900.5 and a few other 5 channel amps
Michael H on Jun 9, 2016
it just sounds like a good deal
Raul A on Nov 2, 2016
Good reviews, small foot print, no exaggeration of the the amp's wattage, and NVX actually shows the build quality of the amp internals.
Nathan N on May 28, 2016
I have read that if you're going to mount an amp sideways that the fins on the sides need to be vertical. would it be bad to mount them horizontally? So in the case of this amp I would be mounting it as shown in the picture, with the long narrow sides (13"x2") facing up and down while the long wide side (13"x6") would face away from the wall it is being mounted on. The short narrow sides (2"x6") would be vertical and everything would be pretty well ventilated...
Thanks for any help!
Nick F on Sep 21, 2016
Best Answer: The mounting of the amp is not as important as how the amp is mounted. By that I mean giving proper air flow to the amp you don't want any tight space. When you mount the amp just make sure that it has proper airflow front back sides the best way for the back side where you and Mona 2 A/C box you and you need to use a spacer so it's not tight to it to allow proper air flow sometimes even mounting a fan for 9 bucks from RadioShack will make a huge difference in the performance and longevity of the amp
Reply · Report · Ryan B on Sep 22, 2016
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Which is a better amp nvx jad900.5 or alpine pdr-v75?
Carlos B on Nov 10, 2014
NVX JAD900.5
NVX JAD900.5
NVX JAD900.5-ob
NVX JAD900.5-ob
Alpine PDR-V75
Alpine PDR-V75
Best Answer: I'm not able to say anything about the alpine amp. But the nvx has done me well. I have 4 type s alpine speakers (2 component, 2 2-way) and a jl cp108 micro sub. Running from a Kentwood headunit. It powers everything perfectly. I actually hav to turn down the gain on the door speakers a bit because they're drowning out the sub. Could use a bigger sub. But I'm pleased with the overall sound. Would recommend this amp to anyone. Clean and powerful with a small footprint.
Reply · Report · Psylane B on Nov 11, 2014
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I have this exact amp but it tends to get really hot after about 5 minutes of play. It also gets hot even at zero volume. I have this hooked up to all my factory Logic 7 HK speakers in my w211. Any clue to why this is happening? Thanks
David T on Jul 18, 2016
Best Answer: Not sure this would answer why his amp is getting so hot but couple things to consider or look at might include:
1) did you use appropriate gauge power and ground wire? I used 4 gauge.
2) are your speakers rated at appropriate impedance for this amp? I'm running Polk mm651 at 2 ohms.
3) have you adjusted your front, rear and subsonic levels or are they all jacked up all the way to the right? (200mV) reduce down if so.
4) did you mount your amp where it can breath and get some air flow?

My amp does not get hot.
Reply · Report · Thomas M on Jul 20, 2016
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Hello. Can anyone help me?
My question is - How does this NVX JAD900.5 amplifier compare to say the JL HD900/5 , Alpine PDX-V9, Arc Audio XDiv2 1100.5 in terms of car system electrical efficiency?
Does it pull current where I would need to upgrade my alternator & add a second battery. I once had the a JL HD900/5 and it pulled next to no current and I had a constant 14.0 v reading... is this NVX amp comparable? My car is a stock 2006 Honda Pilot . Any answers would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!
CHRISTOPHER C on Jan 31, 2016
Best Answer: I have two of these amps, in separate vehicles,both running on stock alternator with only the stock battery. However each of those vehicles also have had the big 3 upgrade done which will make sure you charging system is the best It can be. They also both have good AGM batteries in them. I have not had any voltage issues, light dimming issue, or the like and they both read over 14v all the time. I think you will be fine with the big 3 upgrade and making sure everything else in the system is at its best. I added a link to NVX big three kit which should have what you need in it.
NVX Big-3-Package-NVX
NVX Big-3-Package-NVX
Reply · Report · Brandon on Jan 31, 2016
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I only have one set of RCAs from my deck. Can I run the whole system with one set or do I need two in order for the sub channel to operate properly?
Brian M on Dec 30, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Brian,

By "one set" I assume you mean one "Pair" (Just 1 Red & 1 White). Which will NOT work. Technically, you can split the RCAs, but that will Dramatically degrade the signal to the amp, and you will not get the desired performance. The fifth channel will - in theory - work with just a pair, but then you will NOT get signal to given pair of channels.
You have a few options to work around this.
1) A new headunit will be the easiest solution. Maybe not the most cost effective, but definitely the most practical.
2) Using a Processor or LOC. This will allow you to take the 4channels of HIGH LEVEL outs from your headunit, and convert them to RCA. Two Kicker KISLOC or one AudioControl LC7i. The KISLOC will be the Cheapest solution, but will only be "so-so" Sound Quality. The LC7i is a processor, so it will give you Superb SQ!
3) Using an Equalizer. EQs like the NVX EQ7 & Clarion EQS746 have the ability to take ONE input (like the Only one your headunit provides) and PROPERLY splitting that signal to give you THREE Channels (Front/Rear/Sub). In addition, it is obviously an EQ, so now you can fine tune the system as well.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Dec 31, 2014
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Hello.

I have a 2007 Honda Pilot- all stock.

How efficient is this amp with a stock electrical system?

I am looking into this amp compared to the JL XD series but I am kinda broke. Does anybody have any advice on it working fine with my electrical system... I don't want to get a High Output alternator- would I need one with this amp?

Can somebody help?

Thanks

Jimmy
CHRISTOPHER C on Sep 12, 2016
Best Answer: To be honest, this amp is as eficient as it can be for the size. Compared to a 10yr old class A/B 75 x 4 channel and 420 x 1 class D I had before this amp, there's no more dimming lights anymore and the battery doesnt drain while tuning on accessory power for 30min. It does get hot, but not much.
Reply · Report · Edwin N on Sep 12, 2016
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Just wondering, can you run the four full range channels on a 4 ohm load while at the same time running the subwoofer channel on a 2 ohm load?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2015
Best Answer: The full range channels (for speakers) and subwoofer channel are separate so yes, you can hookup the system as you described.

Full range channels: 70W x 4 channels (for 4-ohm speakers) or 105W x 4 channels (for 2-ohm speakers)
Subwoofer channel: 210W x 1 channel (for 4-ohm subwoofer) or 380W x 1 channel (for 2-ohm subwoofer)
Reply · Report · Tuan-Anh T on Sep 4, 2015
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Can this be mounted upside down?
Jason F on Mar 25, 2015
Best Answer: I have mine mounted on the back of my seat, I would Imagine upside down would be fine as there's no moving parts aside from the fan. It's a pretty small amp considering the 5 channels.
Reply · Report · Dustin T on Mar 25, 2015
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Bought this amp for 8 sub for now but idk how to set up the gains and etc need help ajusting for one sub start finish?
hec j on Aug 22, 2016
Best Answer: 8 " sub or for 8 subwoofers. 1. Either way any amp u set the gains all the way down to start.
2. Turn radio volume up to about 90 percent.
3. Start to turn up gains on amp starting with rear channels just to right before the diistortion kicks in.
4. Now do same for the front gain.
5. Now do the sub gain.
6. Now u have a starting point. U can lower the gains on ya channela to make the sound fealmore likesurround
Reply · Report · Ryan B on Aug 22, 2016
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Can you run one front channel at 2ohm back channel at 4ohm and then the subwoofer at 2ohm?
Shane M on Nov 30, 2015
Best Answer: Yes. The amplifier is stable at those impedances. Use high quality power wire, make sure you have a proper ground, and mount the amp where it will have ample clearance for cooling purposes...you shouldn't have any issues, Shane.
Reply · Report · Jeremy H on Nov 30, 2015
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Is this amp compatible with differential-balanced inputs?
A shopper on Oct 23, 2015
Best Answer: I have talked to NVX technicians on numerous occasions they are very helpful and will probably answer any questions that the customer has that's what I would recommend
Reply · Report · Mark G on Oct 23, 2015
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Can I use this amp, and just use for subs now and then add components? or use door and not subs? and will this drain my battery, dim lights, etc... If it helps, I've got a red optima battery? [Moderator Edit: Fixed punctuation.]
hec j on Aug 3, 2016
NVX JAD900.5
NVX JAD900.5
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Best Answer: -Can I use this amp, and just use for subs now and then add components? or use door and not subs?

Yes. But please give our sales team a call so that they can make sure your figures and plan match correctly.

-and will this drain my battery, dim lights, etc... If it helps, I've got a red optima battery?

That is impossible to tell. We don't know the current state of your electrical system. Generally speaking, it will likely Not dim/drain/etc..
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Aug 3, 2016
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Does this amp have "Balanced signal RCA inputs"?
Robert C on Jan 16, 2016
Best Answer: Yes
Reply · Report · Edward C on Jan 16, 2016
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I need a wiring diagram for installing 2 Nvx jad900.5 amps. Is it possible to do? Any help is welcome. Came to Sonic Electronix for answers due to the knowledge I've seen Brent & Allen show on YouTube. Hopefully someone can help me. Btw keep up those clean installs guys.
Brad M on Dec 26, 2015
Best Answer: Hey Brad,

Possible? Absolutely. You can wire up infinite amount of amplifiers in a vehicle. The only limitation is the electrical load and physical space. There isn't anything fancy about wiring two 5-Channel amps, however. As such, there aren't any "diagrams" to provide - it is a very basic install. Simply pick up a Dual Amplifier Wiring Kit or Build one of your own. The NVX XAPK1D is a good example of what you need; A 0 Gauge main, a distribution block, and enough 4 Gauge wiring for for both power and ground for each amplifier respectively. Again, this is a very basic install, as you are just performing the install Twice over as you would for a "typical" install. We highly recommend consulting a hands-on professional if it gets beyond your comfort.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_45060_NVX-XAPK1D.html
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Dec 27, 2015
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I recently purchased the NVX JAD900.5 and the PPI P65c3. Does it make sense to run the amp in bridge mode and have the PPIs running bridged on the passive crossover or switch to 4 channel mode, take the woofers off the passive crossover and on the amp's rear channel, with the mids and tweets still on the passive crossover using the front channel? The head unit is a Pioneer AVH-X4800. Thanks!
Ron S on Sep 13, 2016
NVX JAD900.5
NVX JAD900.5
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Precision Power P65c3
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How do i set the level for the sub? idk if i wired right i set subsonic at 20 hz switch to lpf source to int lpf to 80hz
hec j on Aug 24, 2016
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I have Nissan titan with a powered factory sub took out installed Rockford loc and 5 channel amp took factory sub out and installed Rockford 8 inch dvc 250 rms but sounds about the same as factory sub did can anyone old powered sub was a dvc idk if i wired wrong i wired sub to 4 ohm idk if i set label,subsonic,lpf or maybe i just set the switches on amp wrong ?n
hec j on Aug 24, 2016
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I bought this amp i was going to hook up to 8 inch dvc 2 ohm sub at 4 ohms idk how to set up for just the sub and no speakers will come later i took to someone qui knows about audio installa but he didn t know how to set the amp switches and dials can someone help me dial it in to power just this sub idk much first setup ??
hec j on Aug 20, 2016
NVX JAD900.5
NVX JAD900.5
Rockford Fosgate P2D2-8
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Rich F on Jan 23, 2015
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

JAD900.5

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

ls-jad9005-obi271581

Internal Product ID

123921

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: NVX JAD900.5