AudioControl 6XS Crossover - Black (Open Box)

Concert Series 6-Channel Electronic Crossover with 5-year warranty*!

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For over two decades, AudioControl has been designing and manufacturing award-winning autosound products at our factory located in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. During this period, countless sound-off winning contestants have chosen AudioControl products to give them the competitive edge. "Can you really win without AudioControl", was part of an article written commenting on competition winning systems. Nothing sounds better than an awesome recording played back on a kickbutt system. Unfortunately, the acoustics of your vehicle can take away from your systems performance. While AudioControl products do not change the laws of physics (although they act like they do), autosound enthusiasts have long known that AudioControl products "make good stereo sound better".

6XS - 6 channel Electronic Crossover

The 6XS does it all. Sharp 24dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley alignment crossover with remote level control for the bass. Automode™ input switching automatically configures the 6XS for two, four or six channels of input with up to eight channels of output. Includes bass management with the Programmable Frequency Match (PFM) circuit and a high tech PWM power supply for maximum voltage in all conditions.

When using an electronic crossover in your system, one of the most important considerations is the type of slope. Lesser quality crossovers will cause phase shift errors, speaker crossover nulls, and improper speaker performance. Like other AudioControl crossovers, the 6XS contains an audiophile 24 dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley alignment design that provides linear phase response over the entire audible frequency range.

Key Features:

AutoMode™ Inputs:

Whether your source unit has two, four, or six outputs, the 6XS will automatically switch the inputs to match.

24 dB/Octave Linkwitz-Riley Alignment Crossover:

The programmable 24 dB/Octave audiophile caliber crossover in the 6XS is the same topology as in many other award winning AudioControl components. Needless to say, it is a far cry from the wimpy crossovers that find their way into many amplifiers these days. What is the benefit of fine tuning your system if you cannot accurately route the proper frequencies to the proper amplifier channels?

Remote Mounted Subwoofer Level Control:

Need a little more bass to impress your buddies? Or maybe you want to tone it down to not scare off your date. Whatever the case, the 6XS has a subwoofer output level control that allows you to control the amount of signal that goes to your subwoofer outputs. In addition, you have the ability to mount the chassis of the 6XS in the rear of the car (we recommend staying away from the bumper), and mount the dash control in some easily accessible location. The dashboard of your car comes to mind.

13 Volt Pre-Amp Line Driver:

The 6XS offers a high quality line driver that takes the low output voltage of a source unit and increases it up to 13 volts peak. This allows you to maximize the signal-to-noise of your system and drive your amplifiers to their maximum output without clipping. No hiss, clicks, or pops plus maximum sound quality.

PFM Subsonic Filter:

This unique feature is legendary with many AudioControl fanatics for its ability to fine tune the bass response of any system. Why waste power on nasty subsonic information when your Programmable Frequency Match (PFM) filter can help you clean things up?

General Features

  • Item Condition: Like New, Open Box
  • Six Channels in + Eight Channels Out
  • State-Variable, 24dB per Octave, 2-way Active Crossover
  • Audiophile Crossover Performance
  • Output Level Controls
  • High Voltage Outputs
  • Low Impedance Line Driver
  • Remote Subwoofer Level Control
  • PFM Subsonic Filter
  • Balanced inputs
  • Remote Bass Output Control
  • Color: Black Blue
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty (*when installed by an authorized AudioControl dealer)

The 6XS Specifications

  • Maximum output level: 9.5 Vrms / 13.5 Vpeak
  • Input/output channels, Selectable: 2, 4 or 6 channels
  • Signal gain: 0 to +12 dB front/rear & 0 to +18 subwoofer
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 100,000 Hz; ±1dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.005%
  • Crossover slope: 24 dB/Octave Linkwitz-Riley
  • Crossover frequency: Programmable 15 to 3500 Hz
  • PFM subsonic filter slope: 18 dB/Octave Chebyshev
  • PFM frequency: Programmable 15 to 100 Hz
  • Signal to Noise ratio: - 110dB
  • Input Impedance: 20 K ohms
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohms
  • Power supply: High headroom PWM
  • Power draw: 400 mA
  • Recommended fuse rating: 2 amps
  • Size: 7.25" W x 7.7" D x 1.25" H
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs.
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.

Check out the AudioControl 6XS Owner's Manual

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by AudioControl 6XS Crossover - Black (Open Box))

Crossover Specifications

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.

250 - up 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 - 250 Hz
Built-in Bass Reconstruction
Bass reconstructors, or bass enhancers, improve low frequency reproduction in a car audio system with at least one subwoofer. These bass expander products will help your subs produce accurate bass thumps.
Line Driver
A line driver is a small amplifier used to support the strength of the audio signal coming from the source unit.
Equalizer Frequencies
The frequency range that allows control of the center frequency of each equalization band.
15 - 3500 Hz
Max Output Level
The maximum level (in volts) of signal output. A higher level will increase the clarity and boost your signal.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
10 - 100,000 Hz
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
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.
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.
110 dB
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
5 years
Labor Warranty Duration
5 years
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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: AudioControl 6XS Crossover - Black (Open Box)