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Sony XM-1S

500 Watts Slim Series Class D MonoBlock Amplifier

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  • 500 watts, Slim Series MonoBlock Amplifier
  • RMS Power Output:
    • 4 ohms: 290 watts x 1 channels
    • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 1 channels
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 300 Hz
  • Low-pass Crossover: 50 Hz - 300 Hz
  • Variable bass boost (0-10 dB at 40 Hz)
  • Subsonic Filter: 15 dB
  • Class-D amplifier design
  • MOSFET outputs and power supply
  • Speaker-level inputs with high-level sensing turn-on
  • Preamp inputs and outputs
  • Fuse rating: 30A x 2
  • Dimensions: 8-7/8" L x 7-3/4" W x 1-3/4" H
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

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.
290 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.
500 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. 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. This is the peak power output for the amplifier's 5th channel.
900 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

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.
1 - Mono
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.

500 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
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.
0.1%
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.
Yes
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 - 300 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
15 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.
90 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 - 10 dB
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

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

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Average Attribution Rating

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4.9
Value
5.0
Features
4.8
Design
4.9
Usability
5.0

RANGER 1

St. Louis, Mo.

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POWERFULL!!!

November 18, 2011

I have this amp pushing 2, 10" sony shallow mounts @ 2 ohms, each sub in it's own .43 cu. ft. ported box tuned at 40hz. And man those Sony's POUND!!! Lots of power in such a small package. A must buy if your tight on space. Fits ANYWHERE!!!

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Lamarcus

Starkville, MS

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small but packed with power

April 26, 2013

I hooked this product to my Mtx road thunder subwoofers, pure sound, little distortion, great features. perfect punch for the price

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Alexander

Rock Springs

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Great compact amp!

April 16, 2013

I bought this amp about six months ago to power my one infinity 1262w subwoofer. This amp has more than enough power and never gets hot. I have not had good experiences with Sony car audio products in the past, but this little amp has been awesome.

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Dad

las vegas

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surprised

March 2, 2013

I have had a lot of systems in the years. Bought this to push 2 10" infinity reference subs in my 96 z28 ragtop. Was very surprised at how good the match sounded. Im a infinity guy so I knew they would sound gd but the amp is very small but packs a punch. Looks good and would buy again even tho im not big on sony products. Kinda curious about the matching 4 channel amp.

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Doug

Clinton Pa.

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Very nice amp

January 16, 2013

I have this pushing a single Kenwood 12" in a sealed box and it does a nice job. It puts out nice steady power and doesn't get hot. A very good deal for the price. Hopefully it will last a long time.

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levonte

McDonough, GA

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Awsome

January 4, 2013

Good amp have it hooked up to 12" pioneer i them alot nd it lights up a lil. Its small so it leaves you with alot of room. Good investment though

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Gunfighter

Corona, Calif

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WoW!

December 31, 2012

Pushing a 12" Sub in my 2011 Accord and it sounds great! Best deal on an Amp for the price.

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Terry

Newburgh, IN

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Strong Amp - Small Size

December 26, 2012

I have this in a JK Jeep driving two 8" subs......It hits hard, clean and does not get hot. (Class D CEA 2006)........I have always run top end Alpine/Polk amps, this was my first Sony Amp. The size and price (from Sonic of course) sold me. Solid power in small package. Nice sub amp for Jeeps.

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Ryan

Lakebay, WA

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sweat

December 18, 2012

Best Sony product I've ever owned and I usually stay away from Sony but the reviews got me on this one. It puts the bump in my single 15 in a custom sealed box and hasnt got hot at all always cold to touch for me. I have it on 4 gauge OFC just to be safe but ive also ran it on 8 gauge with a 50amp inline fuse for a while never blew the fuse and i bumped it pretty hard im using a 500w rms 15" sub with this and im super satisfied.

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Wayne

Corpus Christi, TX

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Awesome sounds!

October 11, 2011

I have a pair of these amplifiers powering 4 Sony 10's and the sound is awesome. I powered them for 4 days in a row for about 12 hours a day at the Dallas Auto Show and they performed flawlessly! If you are looking for an awesome amplifier at a great price for your subwoofers... get these asap!

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Pierre

Canada

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Small footprint and easy integration

September 3, 2011

This amplifier was very easy to install, because it is small and it has an automatic "turn ON, turn OFF". It was exactly what I needed to power a small 8" sub !

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David

Suisun City, CA

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Great amp for limited space application

April 25, 2011

Small amp that can put out lots of power with ease. Bought this because I have the 4 channel version and was satisfied with that one also. Driving two 8 inch kickers in a compact space and i am more than satisfied with the result.

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Pete

WEST TEXAS

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A PERFECT LITTLE AMP

February 7, 2010

I have this little amp in a 96 Cadillac Fleetwood and they are powering 2 Precision Power PPI PCX102, and it pushes them HARD!!!! Love the amp and the CHEAP PRICE TAG !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Geeno

San Jose, CA

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most power for size and dollar

September 27, 2009

Sony is still looked down upon a lot of times, but this product should not be overlooked. First of all this thing does 500 RMS WATTS! @ 2ohm load And it is so compact it can fit anywhere. It is probably the smallest with this type of power output. It powers my 12" FUBAR sub just fine. Has rca pass through to hook up the matching Sony XM-4S 4channel amp for your speakers to be powered, as that does not has a pass through.. Subsonic filter, variable low pass filter, and 40hz variable bass boost, mono class d spec amp, it really is the only amp for people who dont have a lot of space yet still wants some nice power output.

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Donald

Brook Park, OH

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Sony XM-1S

April 15, 2009

I have this powering a single Polk MOMO 8' sub. The install was very easy, and it does it's job well. The extremely small footprint was the selling point for me!

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Ricardo

Omaha, NE

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Class D mono

December 24, 2008

This amp does pretty well in my book. I have two of these pushing four 1100 watt 10inch subwoofers, they handle real nice.

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Lee

Canada

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Tiny foot print, big power

September 2, 2008

This amp is lots of power in a small package, with 2 30 amp fuses it certainly delivers. Like the xm-4s it looks great with the shiny chrome top but can also be removed to have the stealth black look. I was able to fit these amps in places no other amp could go, such as in between body panels, not much would fit in there. This is some great bang for the buck and almost impossibly small. They are pretty thin as well, alot thinner the most other full range class D amps out there such as alpine PDX, pioner PRS and the blaupunks. Variable xover, gains and led light up on top as well as all wire connections on the same side makes this an easy amp to install and tune. Love these sony's.

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NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

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

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Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

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StreetWires FB4

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XM-1S

UPC

027242699922

Weight

5.50lbs

Internal SKU

xm1s

Internal Product ID

8603

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: Sony XM-1S