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Dual XPE2700

400W Max, 2-Channel MOSFET XPE Series Power Amplifier

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  • XPE Series 2-Channel Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 50 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 75 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 150 watts x 1 chan.
  • Dynamic power output: 400 watts
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Bi-color LED status indicators
  • Selectable bass boost (0, 6, 12 dB at 45 Hz)
  • Soft Start Turn-on
  • 2/1 channel operation
  • Speaker-level inputs with signal sensing for automatic turn-on
  • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Silver-plated RCA level inputs
  • Silver-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 125mV-5V
    • High level: 250mV-10V
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 8-15/16"L x 8-13/16"W x 2-1/16"H
  • 10-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.
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

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.

50 watts x 2 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.

75 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm

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 1 ohm, 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.

Not Stable
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.

150 watts x 1 channels
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

200 watts x 2 channels

Amplifier Specifications

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.

AB
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.
2
Total Peak Power Output
The total peak power output is measured as the wattage per channel multiplied by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

It is measured during a brief musical burst, such as a sudden drum accent. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal.

The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

400 watts
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.

150 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.
10 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.
4 ohms
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.
Yes
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.
No
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)
Full (AP)
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
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 12 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.
No
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.
30A 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.

Yes

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
44%
4 Star
38%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.4
Features
3.9
Design
4.3
Usability
4.7

Jeremy

Davenport, Iowa

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Dual 400 Watt Amp

March 13, 2013

Pushing 2 ol skool rockford fosgate 12's perfectly, was skeptical at first but am pretty amazed by the performance.

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brent110397

nc

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great cheap amp

January 23, 2013

i bought this amp to power one 2nt orion sub its a 10 inch and it shakes my mirrors in my little s10 its hits hard

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Magdiel perez

fort worth texas

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Dual's greatest kicks

May 13, 2012

So my dad got this amp at his work inside a crashed car. The amp is brand new, I have it connected to my pyramid 20 amp power supply with a pioneer headunit 2 12's in ported box 1 kicker 300 watts max 150 rms and a sony 1000 watts max and guys I swear it sounds like so damn nice and clean. 0 distortion and no dimming at all in my power supply. It doesn't even over heat :) I would highly recommend this amp :] can't go wrong.

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sea biscuit

releigh nc

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okay for the price!!!

December 30, 2011

I would reccomend this amplifier to anyone that is pushing no more than one subwoofer at a time. I had it hooked up to a 400 watt RMS Kenwood sub and it sounded very good. Pro's for this sub are that the ground and power cable weren't right beside each other. No cons and great amp for the money.

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jd

tiffin, oh

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VERY NICE

October 24, 2011

I own this amp, have been using it for 6 months now, pushiing a 10" sealed box. Couldn't be happier. Never fails or over heats. Plenty of power if tuned correctly. Solid brand at a great price. You will not be let down.

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jonathan

concord, NC

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cheap but good

September 4, 2011

CEA compliant measures to what it sayd good stuff lol only at Sonic.

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Cali_bliss

Canyon Country, CA

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Great amp to add some bass

June 16, 2011

I bought this amp to add some bass to my system. It is bridged and paired with a single 12" Kicker Comp in a sealed box. I recommend this unit if you want to add some bass and get the full range of frequency for your music. I listen to alternative/rock music with some R&B and Pop. I don't want other people to hear my bass thumping. The music I play is just for me and people inside my car. This amp has not overheated because I only have my volume on my head unit halfway and it is already loud. This little amp works as promised and would recommend it to anyone. This is a CEA-2006 compliant amp that delivers the full 150 watt RMS it says in the box.

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Andrew

Rutland, VT

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Very good amp

May 31, 2011

I borrowed this amp off a friend. For only a 400 watt amp I'm impressed. This thing pushes my 12's about the same as my old Power Acoustik 2000 watt amp.

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Colin

Mankato, MN

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Good but not Great

April 29, 2011

I run my Alpine Type S speakers off this and they work well but I get too much bass from the amp and have to turn it almost all the way down to listen to it loud. Overall it works well and im content with it. It makes my speakers sound much better then without the amp but I know they could sound much better

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fuzzypuppy

Southern Ca.

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Not a bad little amp

April 20, 2011

I have it bridged running an 8" kicker comp in a sealed box I made, "a little less money on hand then when I bought my pioneer stuff", I have only good to say about it so far "2 weeks of listening", definately not as strong as my pioneer setup but my pioneer stuff was overkill since I don't want to be heard more than a block away, it hits clean and clear, and doesn't go protect at just over half volume on my Alpine head unit which is enough to feel at a half a block. It's a great little amp for the price.

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imtheguy247

Fountain, Colorado

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Good for Speakers

January 11, 2011

Hooked it up to my Four Rockford Fosgates, and it sounds decent. Not like a Rockford Fosgate Amp would, but hey, for 60 bux, it'll keep my content till i get a RF Amp.

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Angelo

NY

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Amazing for the price!

January 9, 2011

This may only be a small 2 channel amplifier but don't let it's small size decieve you, it packs a punch! I use it to drive my Kicker KS6930's and they are 5x louder and clearer than when I ran them off my HU. Bridged it has enough power to run a decent sub but it's not going to set off car alarms going through town. Overall a very good product for the price, I would definitely buy it again and I highly recommend for anyone looking for more volume and clarity out of their speakers

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jnjjbhbh

oregon

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dual amp

January 2, 2011

this amp is perfect i have it hooked up to a 12 inch sub and it pounds ppl can hear me a block away

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Matt

Phil a, pa

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January 2, 2011

I have no idea what this guy above me is talking about I have a kicker comp. 12 and as long as u bridge it which he didn't it will hit as hard as u want it with the kicker being at 150w rms the amp puta out exactly 150rms which I why I bout it and I cant complain one bit it's also paired with a pioneer avh4200 and alpine spr 61/2 components and spr51/4 so he might not have all that but it's a great amp for anything running 150w rms or below bridges of course....

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bama

Gulf Shores, Al

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ok

January 22, 2011

its a decent amp i just hooked it up in my jeep pushing 2 kicker comp 10's and i have it bridged, and it's beating pretty hard but the bad thing is it has already over heated on me 4 times in 38 degree weather... i dont recommend

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Michael *lefty*

greensburg, indiana

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ehh....

December 15, 2010

not really the best for subs. i had one Kicker comp 300w max power and this barely ran it at 400w. i guess it would b ok for your mids/highs but not for subs

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

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

Your Price $79.99

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 $149.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

Universal Remote Level Bass Control

Controls bass level and frequency via RCA/Interconnect connectors on any amp.

Your Price $7.99

Small Universal Remote Level Bass Control

The Scosche RLC is a smaller universal bass remote that connects via RCA inputs.

Your Price $11.99

StreetWires FB8

8 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

Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

Your Price $89.99

NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft 2-Channel RCA Audio Interconnect Cable with Twisted Pair Construction

Your Price $11.99

Kicker KI24 K-Series RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

4 Meters (13 ft.) 2-Channel K-Series RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

Your Price $16.95

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

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High Frequency Test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XPE2700

UPC

827204103265

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

xpe2700

Internal Product ID

31702

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: Dual XPE2700