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Jensen POWER1500.5D

760W RMS Power Series 5-Channel Class D Car Amplifier (POWER 1500.5D)

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General Features:

  • Power Series 5-Channel Class D Car Amplifier
  • Channel 1-4 RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 60 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 90 watts x 4 chan.
  • Subwoofer Channel RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 230 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 400 watts x 1 chan.
  • RMS power output: 760 watts total
  • High Current Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply and Output Transistors
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Soft start turn-on
  • 5/4/3/2 or Mono channel operation
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Level: 400mV-5V
  • Variable high-pass filter (16-160 Hz)
  • Variable low-pass filter (Sub Channel Only: 30-160 Hz)
  • Subwoofer infra-sonic filter: continuously variable 16-60 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: 8-1/8"W x 12-13/16"L x 2"H
  • 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.

60 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.

90 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.

190 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.
230 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 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 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.

1500 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.

760 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.
1/0 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
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.
0.02%
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.
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.

16 - 160 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.

30 - 160 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.
100 dB
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.
Yes
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 2 
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
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
No

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
54%
4 Star
23%
3 Star
15%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
8%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.6
Features
4.2
Design
4.2
Usability
4.2

fernell

johnsonville, SC

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love this amp

May 22, 2014

amp is amazing and works like a champ also drives everything in car

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cyuluz

Adrian, MO

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pretty good amp

March 15, 2014

I have only had this amp for about 1 month, but it seems to be holding up pretty well. easy to install. good sound quality. I like the remote (wired) sub gain control. very handy to make base louder or softer for each song. gave it 4 stars just because I have not had it long enough to see if the quality lasts.

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John

Canada

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You get what you pay for

March 6, 2014

First amp blew right away, didn't even crank the volume. Given I don't live in the states the warranty shipping is on me and it was a third the cost of a new one. Second amp arrives and it works but it has way too much noise in the channels. Some noise filters cure most of that - add that expense to the cost of using this thing. The new amps bass control does not work, and lastly the gain knobs do not work properly. Do I care to get it fixed? Nope, I am sick of dealing with it and find its best to just leave around as a constant reminder to make better decisions on my purchases.

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Tim

Grand Rapids, MI

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Very Happy with this (CEA-Compliant) amp

January 14, 2014

I bought this amp over 5 months ago and its still strong. 01 jeep grand Cherokee HU: ★ Pioneer DEH-P8400BH Powered by Jensen POWER1500.5D 760W RMS Power Series 5-Channel Class D Car Amplifier running CL-69SUB/CF - CDT Audio 6"x9" in front doors Wired in parallel to sub channel pushin (CEA 170W) to each, sounds/feels excellent. I also added a pair of CDT Audio HD 6EX.2 (2 Ohm version) 6.5" coaxial 2-way speaker system to the rear doors (CEA 87W each) WHAT A COMBINATION, Polk db351 3.5" in the dash wired parallel to Polk db1001 Tweeters velcro just above front pillar I am all smiles now :)

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michael

lubbock, TX

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Good Product

January 10, 2014

No problems

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Wesley

Norfolk, VA

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Nice if on a budget

December 18, 2013

I picked this amp obviously because it was way cheaper than any of the other 5 channel amps. I am powering all 4 speakers and a sub. Its small enough to be able to be secured on top of my sub box, which I like. The gain and hpf adjustments are hard to set, but Install was very easy, although there is a steady buz sound from the speakers that can be heard whenever the music is low or turned off. Ive made sure the wires are correctly attached and that there was proper grounding. Ill continue to troubleshoot and update once I figure out the problem.

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Brian

Dallas, PA

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Good Value, Nice Aesthetics

December 2, 2013

I bought this amp while replacing the sound system in my 98 BMW 323. It now powers 2 - Pioneer TS-D1320C(overwatt) 5.25", 2 - Pioneer TS-A6965R 6x9", and an old Audiobahn 400w sub that I can't even remember the model number of. Driving this is a Pioneer DEH-X7500S. Car sounds good, I'm surprised how much bass from the sub came through the notoriously sealed trunk. I don't listen to radio or CD's but from my Zune and I can hear a bit of hiss from the speakers between songs I think this is a sound volume problem as the his goes away when I turn the Zune's volume down. Compared to it's competitors in the same price range this Amp looks so much better without all that crap on it(led's, clear plastic...) Features wise I would have liked to see some better markings for adjust gain more accurately, this also affected my Ease of Use score because it's a bit harder to tune than a 2 channel amp.

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robert

QuakertownQuakertown, PA

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can't beat the price!

November 19, 2013

Nicely made, compact, easily adjusted, not a bass thumping amp for a 5 channel, but works good for a class D amp, sounds good!

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el

socal

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Good amp for the price

October 7, 2013

I bought this amp as a temporary setup. I'm running four MTX 5x7's and two kenwood 12's. Sounds great, clear and loud. Bass sounds good too, good amp on a budget.

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Joe

Boston, MA

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Great value for the price - but don't expect amazing audio quality

September 19, 2013

I purchased this product to replace two large and older amps that were taking up too much room in my car. I was on a budget and knew full well that the industry standard is to pay $1/watt. This rings in hundreds of dollars below and I wasn't expecting amazing sound quality. Hookup was easy and straightforward, and everything seems to work well. When setting the gain, I used test tones and found clipping to occur at rather low volumes (relatively speaking). In addition, my main gain is at about the halfway mark, but the sub gain and bass boost are completely down to zero - it seems to put out a ton of bass signal to the sub. Finally, there is a loud humming through some of the cables which did not exist previously. The amp and all the wires are in the exact same place as the previous amp, so I'm not sure what's going on with that. I resolved it with a noise filter, except for a super high pitched sequel that comes on when the AC kicks in. Cannot get rid of that one. I would recommend only if you are willing to sacrifice on sound quality for the sake of budget.

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Edward

San Antonio, TX

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Great Amp for just getting a cleaner crisper sound. Able to really crank it up.

September 18, 2013

If you are looking for a clear power boost, this is the amp for you. I did not need a crazy amount of power for my car but this amp provided enough power to hear everything in my music. You can hear every instrument in the band and not just a loud blur. Matched it to the rest of the components and it was perfect.

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Scott

Youngtown, AZ

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Decent Amp

July 21, 2013

Solid amp, the bass controller is a plus. Not every song requires high bass notes so this is nice to have if you wanna turn it down/up. It is very well made and has not overheated on me yet. I live in Hell (Phoenix, Arizona) we see 130 degree heat as a high and like 110 normal in summer i mounted this in my trunk and I havent had a problem yet. If you are looking for a nice amp this is it, if you are looking for some crazy SPL thing dont bother. With sonic prices I haven't found this amp cheaper anywhere else, good value/price.

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SandMan

Oswego

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Great Price Great Amplifier

May 28, 2013

This amplifier is a real workhorse for the price paid. Does not get too warm & have yet to have it shutdown on me from jammin it for hours. I am running 4 Alpine SPR-60 6-1/2 @ 60 RMS each & a single Kicker C104 (10C104) overpowered by 80 watts RMS running at 230 RMS total @ 4 ohms. I have been running the amplifier & gear for about 2 months or so now without problem as mentioned earlier in this review. I have the gear in a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder & it sounds terrific in my opinion. The amplifier is definitely worth every penny I am completely satisfied with my amplifier choice. If you are looking for a 5 channel amplifier that packs a descent punch @ an affordable price than look no farther you have found your new 5 channel amplifier. I have no plans on replacing my amplifier anytime soon will be keeping it until it cooks.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

POWER1500.5D

UPC

043258304896

Weight

8.00lbs

Internal SKU

power15005d

Internal Product ID

69681

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.

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