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700W RMS, 5-Channel Class D XD Series Car Amplifier

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Quality, Efficiency, and Convenience with JL Audio XD Amplifiers

JL Audio's XD700/5 5-channel XD series amplifier encompasses high quality at an affordable price. When JL Audio sets out to make an affordable amplifier the one thing that you can bet they will not do is compromise on quality and performance. XD amplifiers feature NexD Class D Technology, that reduces distortion and increases efficiency. The use of an Advanced Rollback Protection system will allow the XD amplifiers to maintain both thermal and low-impedance protection by either limiting available peak voltage when overheating or rolling back peak voltage when low impedance is presented at the outputs. In order to minimize engine whine or alternator noise, XD amplifiers feature differential-balanced inputs that eliminate voltage sensitivity between one input terminal and ground thus reducing the occurrence of interference. Apart from all these great technologies, XD amplifiers also feature a relatively small chassis, making them easily mountable in any vehicle without extraneous hassle. When looking for a space-saving amplifier loaded with the latest technologies and unsurpassed quality and performance, then look no further than JL Audio's XD series car amplifiers.

  • XD Series 5-Channel Class D Car Amplifier
  • Main Channels RMS Power Rating (14.4V):
    • 4 ohms: 75 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 100 watts x 4 chan.
  • Bridged RMS Power Rating (14.4V):
    • Bridged, 8 ohms: 150 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 200 watts x 2 chan.
  • Subwoofer Channel RMS Power Rating (14.4V):
    • 4 ohms: 180 watts x 1 chan.
    • 3 ohms: 240 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
  • Main Channels RMS Power Rating (12.5V):
    • 4 ohms: 60 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 90 watts x 4 chan.
  • Bridged RMS Power Rating (12.5V):
    • Bridged, 8 ohms: 120 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 180 watts x 2 chan.
  • Subwoofer Channel RMS Power Rating (12.5V):
    • 4 ohms: 180 watts x 1 chan.
    • 3 ohms: 240 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
  • Unregulated MOSFET switching type power supply
  • NexD Ultra-High Speed Class D topology
  • Wired JL Audio HD-RLC remote level control sold separately
  • LED power (green) and protect (red/yellow) indicators
  • Independent input sensitivity controls
  • State-of-the-art microelectronic components
  • 5/4/3/2 channel operation
  • Advanced Thermal Rollback System completely eliminates annoying thermal shut-down events
  • Studio-grade signal processing with fully variable crossover filters
  • Extruded aluminum alloy system setting security cover
  • Total amplifier efficiencies exceeding 80%
  • Noise-killing, highly flexible differential-balanced inputs
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty compact unitary cast alloy heat sink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Silver-plated RCA level inputs
  • Silver-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Level: 100mV-4V
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/octave Butterworth)
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/octave Butterworth)
  • Damping factor: >150 @ 4 ohms per chan./ 50Hz
  • Frequency response: 12-22,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 8-9/16"L x 7-1/8"W x 2-1/16"H
  • 4-gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by JL Audio XD700/5v2)
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio XD700/5)

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

RMS Power @ 4 ohms

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

75 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

100 watts x 4 channels
Bridged RMS Power

Bridging refers to combining two channels on an amplifier to create one channel with double the voltage and an increased power output. A 2-channel amplifier will bridge down to 1-channel and a 4-channel amplifier can bridge to create 2-channels. An amplifier is most commonly bridged to drive a subwoofer.

Remember, once you bridge two channels down to one its final impedance will be 4 ohms unless otherwise specified. This rating lists the RMS power created once an amplifier is bridged.

200 watts x 2 channels

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

RMS Power @ 4 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
200 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
400 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Series
This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
XD (JL Audio)
Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

D
Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
5
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

700 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
4 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
THD at Rated RMS Power
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
1.0%
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
No
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
1 pair
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-pass (LP)
High-pass (HP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
The high-pass crossover frequency can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable high-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies above the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies below the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

50 - 500 Hz
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

50 - 500 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
>104 dB
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
No
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
60A x 1 
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

No

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
80%
4 Star
10%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.5
Features
4.8
Design
4.7
Usability
4.8
JR

Dallas, TX

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Nice power amp but it didn't make it a year...

September 8, 2012

Pros: Good power output, decent warm sound for class D, clean solid design. Everything we have come to know and love about JL Audio is there.

Cons: No built in fuse (so more parts to buy), Mine didn't last a year and just sent it back for warranty replacement. Sound started cutting out intermittantly and then back to normal volume a few minutes later, then cut out. Replaced amp with my Kappa Five while I'm waiting for warranty replacement. Sonic's Service agent said it was defective after testing. (Here's to hoping the new one is better)

Overall: I bought it for the power and it seems to have plenty for my setup ( listed below). The design is not flashy it's a clean conservative look, and the size is perfect for stealth installs. The XD700/5's sound is pretty good although my Infinity Kappa Five has more clarity on the high end frequencies. Kappa Five lacks the power on the Sub channel even though the XD700/5 and Kappa Five are rated roughly the same power-wise.

I will be installing my replacement XD700/5 for sure, I just hope my first one was just one of those things and the new one is what I would expect from JL Audio.

Thanks Sonic Electronics for the easy return / exchange process. I've spent some $$$ with you guys over the years and you haven't let me down.

KW-AVX840 Head, Infinity Kappa 63.9c, Infinity Kappa 693.9I, JL Audio CP212-W0v3 Subs.... Cruisin' in my Impala, Just waiting on more power.

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Canada

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Tight!

September 30, 2013

This amp is easier to install as all the inputs are on the same side and the adjustments are all on top. The guide to set the preset levels were easy to follow. This amp is small and fits easily behind the seat of my chevy crew cab. I powers Infinity reference components x4 and a10" Rockford Fosgate shallow sub. I would recommend this product.

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JR

Bartlett, TN

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Good Product

July 24, 2013

Used this amp to add Alpine SPR-60c (front) and SPR60 (rear) to 2013 GMC with factory HU. Speakers needed more power and this amp worked just fine but doors were deaden to enhance the mid bass.

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SLIM

Henderson, NV

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Beware of this Amp

October 20, 2012

Purchased this amp late last year new from Sonic. It made it only a few months before I started having problems with it, same issues posted by JR on 09/08/12. I sent the amp back to Sonic for repair and got it back 2.5 months later only for them to say "could not duplicate problem". Prior to the return, I did extensive testing on RCA's, Speakers, Passive Crossovers, etc and it is definitely the amp. On a positive note, the amp was pretty darn impressive while it lasted.

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E

AZ

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JL Audio "KICKS"

August 23, 2012

This amp is awesome, compact & very clean. Thought about buying another one for wife's car.

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mihail

Australia

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JL AUDIO XD700/5

May 30, 2012

What a great amp!!! It is small, but more than able to back it up with ample punch!!! I`m driving 4 Focal splits and two JL 10" subs and it is more than up to the task of powering them all in a small package. Being a full class D, with more efficiency and runs cool. It deifinately has to be one of the best 5-channel amps out there A++++.

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Rod

Australia

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Rod Cooke

April 23, 2012

Beautifully designed & featured amplifier. Performs magnificantly. Would recommend this amp to any one who needs a compact amp.

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JP

Pierre, SD

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JL AUDIO XD700/5

March 7, 2012

Have had this amp installed for about 6 months now with zero problems. It has done everything it advertised it would do and was small enough to easily hide. I would buy this again!!

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Exavier

Deltona, FL

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Powerful little amp

December 19, 2011

This amp is not only beautiful but powerful. The amp size is equal to a Nintendo Wii. Yes it is that small but its built tough. I only had it for a couple of days but I love the amp features. I love that the amp is a class d and won't draw a lot of current. The music is nice, clean and very detailed. I have this amp powering (4) rockford fosgate speakers and a Boston acoustics 12 g2 in a sealed box. I look for excuses to drive my car so I can play my music. I have no regrets I am satisfied customer. Great job JL audio.

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Jason

MI, MI

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A+ amp

December 31, 2010

Ok this amp is great. I bought mine to replace my huge kicker amp. There is no alt. whine or, hiss from the speakers while the volume is low. Very good signal to noise ratio. This amp pushes my entire system with out any distoration, even at very high volume. But the very BEST part of the amp is its size. My kicker amp was 3 times the size. The JL amp fit under my front seat along with a 1 Fared Cap.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XKIT44 4-Gauge 4-Channel Wiring Kit

4-Channel 100% OFC Complete True 4 Gauge Amp Kit with RCA Cables and Speaker Wire

Your Price $99.99

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Get a JL Audio wiring kit to match your new JL amplifier! Don't forget the RCA's!

Your Price $119.95

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $59.99

Kicker Big 3 Package 1/0 Gauge Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $151.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

JL Audio HD-RLC

Remote Level Control for Select JL Audio Amplifiers

Your Price $34.95

StreetWires FB4

4 AWG / 4 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

Your Price $17.99

Stinger SI4617 4000 Series Interconnect Cable

17 ft. 6-Channel 4000 Series Audio Interconnect Cable

Your Price $41.99

NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $39.99

NVX XWS1250 Speaker Wire

50 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $29.99

NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $13.99

Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $14.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $12.99

SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector

Set the gain of an audio amplifier quickly and accurately

Your Price $149.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

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0.25 Meter (0.86 ft) Hyper-Flex RCA cable w/ Serpentine-Cut Nickel Plated Connectors

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XD700/5

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

xd7005

Internal Product ID

28013

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: JL Audio XD700/5