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Perfect size fits behind my head unit b
Pros: Size Output
Cons: Tiny bit of engine noise when the radio volume is at 0
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Item #: 020XC1410
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Clarion's XC1410 4-channel amp delivers 50 watts RMS per channel from a chassis that's about as long and wide as a dollar bill. This micro-sized amp can fit almost anywhere, even behind many dashboards. And Clarion managed to pack more watts per square inch inside the XC1410 than almost any other 4-channel amp made.
The XC1410's circuit design resists the electronic noise common in cars, so you will enjoy clean, distortion-free music. Soft turn-on and turn-off circuitry prevents potentially damaging thumps to your system as it powers on or off. Selectable high-pass filters help you clarify the sound by eliminating the extremely low bass that your speakers can't reproduce. You'll appreciate the high-level inputs that give you the ability to hook this amp up to almost any system, even those like factory stereos without RCA-type connections.
Perfect size fits behind my head unit b
Lonnie, Chapel Hill, NC
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Perfect size fits behind my head unit b
Pros: Size Output
Cons: Tiny bit of engine noise when the radio volume is at 0
Awesome! Unbelievable power for the size! I have this running 4 Polk component speakers at 2 ohms, and the 75 watt @ 2 ohms is really no joke out of this little guy! It is small and easy to hide for a ton of mounting options. The clarity is second to none as well. I cant hear any distortion whatsoever, and I am extremely finicky about tuning my system. I honestly could not be happier about this choice. I usually go for stuff with much higher price tags, and to be completely honest, anything more would have been a waste. I found exactly what I wanted for much less than I thought I would spend!
Pros: Great clarity, small size with big punch!
I really like the amp. It's compact, mounts easily and looks CLEAN! It almost has a factory look and doesn't take up space in my trunk. It's powering two Kenwood 6x9s and sounds great. I think the two complement each other nicely.
Pros: Compact Clean look
Cons: No input control
Small enough to fit behind the after-market head deck. Have this pushing 2 pairs of Infinity REF-8602cfx 6" x 8"/5" x 7" 2-Way Car Speaker, and the sound is great! Everything just sounds much crisper with added bass. It helps that the speakers measure at 2.4 O, so I get a bit more power than the 50x4.
Pros: Size and power for it's size
Cons: None at the moment
I researched extensively for options for my 2016 Jeep Wrangler. I finally settled on a Clarion XC1410 amp (along with Polk db6501's and a Blaupunkt GTb 8200 A subwoofer). It all sounds great! I will admit, however, I wasn't willing to cut into the wiring harness on my new vehicle, since a plug-in adapter wasn't available, so I did have a local shop wire the amp for me.
Pros: Sounds great Small size Reasonable cost
Cons: No adapter for plug-in meant I had to get it professionally wired
works great at low volumes but cuts out when you try and turn it up, can make it to volume level 25-28 on a pioneer headunit that goes from 0-50, a decent head unit by itself will treat you better, save your money or go bigger
Pros: small size
Cons: low power, cuts out, poor sound quality even when being fed with 4-5v RCAs.Crutchfield response on March 14, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
Pioneer AVH-5700 DVD, Highs and Mids: Clarion XC1410 Pushing, 4 Polk Audio Tweeters, 4 6x8 Infinity Kappa 682.11, For Bass: Prime 1200 Amp, 2 12" Shallow Mount MTX My highs, mids and bass are so loud and clear that everyone wants to know what I used speakers and amp wise.
Pros: Small, fits behind my head unit even with all of the wires needed to retain steering controls with my head unit. Has LOTS off power and no clipping or distortion, even at high volumes (pioneers go all the way to 40 on volume).
Cons: NONE at this time
Low power output from this unit. I was running 4 speakers at 4 ohm and if i turned the radio up past 20 it started to cut out.
Cons: low power output not very stable
Easy to install and fits nicely behind the dash. Doubled the volume of my aftermarket radio.
Pros: Easy to install. Very compact. Clean sound
Cons: Needs gain adjustment
It really made a difference with my OEM stereo
Pros: small enough to fit in small places
Cons: all the wires need to be connected there is no harness come with it
I had this unit professionally installed in my 2013 Tacoma with the factory head unit, and had a problem with a high-frequency buzz on all sources (the tech said it was because of a lack of a gain control on the unit), and also occasionally the source would have a delayed response and finally come on with a 'pop.' We swapped it out for the Alpine KTP-445U, and the improvement was substantial.
Pros: The Clarion amp improved the overall sound level, but the Alpine has a much cleaner sound.
Cons: Muddled sound quality, high frequency buzz, delayed response.
Sound is great out of the speakers. Whats not so great is the noise this thing makes. Sounds like a whirring sound. Its in the center console on my open top Land Rover Defender. When I can hear anything other than road noise, you know the whirring is loud.
Cons:Crutchfield response on September 29, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Small compact easy to hide, a breeze to put in. Great sound with good speakers, maximum sound for size of 92 Toyota pickup. Bluetooth and iPhone easy to pair. Makes a 61 year old male fell young again. Almost. Bub61
Pros: Great sound, easy pairing Bluetooth, iPhone, iPad. Small compact, maxs out my speakers.for great sound. Easy to hide amp.
Cons: As of 2 weeks into installation no problems everything working.
My aftermarket receiver I put in my 2013 Chevy Silverado did not have enough power to overcome road noise or my air conditioning when it was on high. I hooked up this little Clarion amplifier under my passenger seat and what a transformation. Suddenly I have the extra power to drive my speakers to new heights. I have more than enough power to fill the cab of my truck. It's hard to believe such a small amp could make such a big difference.
Pros: Small size. High level or low level compliant. 2 ohms stable.High pass crossover
Great value and great amp. So far no complaints. I installed one in a boat I sold and just installed 2 more in my new boat. They are power friendly and really make a set of Polk DB65's sound great.
Pros: Marine Rated, COMPACT, not power hungry
Cons: None at this time.
This little amp is a good upgrade from you're factory set up it provides good clear full spectrum sound in a small easy to install package. If you're looking for a little extra power and clear sound this is your amp.
Pros: Small easy to install
Cons: Haven't found any for my application
Excellent little amp. Driving a pair of Kicker component speakers in the front and a pair of Kicker coax in the overhead sound bar. Small so finding location to mount was easy. Very pleased
Pros: Great sound easy install
This amp is awesome I just installed it in my 2013 Chevy Impala lt it sound great even with the stock speaker can't wait to see how it sounds with my new kicker speaker after they are installed the only issue was that the crimp on the fuse holder end was not crimped enough so fell out I just crimped it and all fixed . Just a heads up any one putting in the amp in a 2013 impala might want to use the power windows for the blue wire to turn amp on it will stay on after you turn car off for the ten minutes or till door is open .very glad I found this amp!!
Pros: Smal compact over all easy install fits pretty much anywhere.
Cons: Poor craftsmanship on power wire fuse holder
This amp was so easy to install and set up. Sounds great. I couldn't believe the simplicity and ease of installation and the great sound that it puts out. I've only installed it a week ago so I don't know the longevity of the amp but it sounds great out of the gster. Small and compactact. Fit right in withe same hole as my 2 din radio. I was so surprised everything fit just as I planned in my head. That almost never happens. I would recomend this to any one who's looking to boost their stereo sound. The sound is crisp, no distortion. I'm very happy with my purchase.
Pros: Simple, color coded wiring, nothing to it if your a hands on type person. Easy to fit in small area. I spent about three hours connecting everything from the 10 gage wiring form the battery to the unit for proper power, installing an inline fuse close to the power source (battery). Connecting stereo to amp and amp to speakers then positioning amp to fit behind 2 din stereo. I looked at many amplifiers before I purchased clarion and now I'm glad I did and happy I settled with this amp.
Cons: None that I can find. Only installed it a week ago, so I'll have to see how much abuse it will take
First.. Could not beliveve the small size of this amp. Was easy to hide.. 2 the power is great. Got it going to 4 kicker speakers and it is great.
Cons: Non yet
Have to jump on the love fest for this little amp that puts out big, clear, detailed sound. Bought for my 98 Wrangler like many other TJ owners out there, but I would buy this little bugger again for any car. I'm using it to power Boston Pro Components in the front and 6 1/2" Boston coaxes in the soundbar. The DSP in my JVC head unit combined with the power of this amp is just sonic bliss. My wife thinks the stereo is now too loud which is why I'm giving it 5 stars. For those needing to fill out the low end, I recommend the JL Audio XD 200 combined with a JL 8" Microsub. That combination worked exceptional for me in my GTI and the same setup is now being used in the Wrangler while taking up minimal cargo space.
Pros: Small footprint Great value Impressive clean power output Coated circuits perfect for open top Jeep Easy to install
Cons: None so far
Bought this for my 2000 Jeep Wrangler to go along with a new Sony head unit. The reason I bought it was add some loudness to my new kicker 4x6s and 5 1/4's. More importantly was the size of the amp. I was able to mount it behind the dash right under head unit. It fit like a glove and I didn't have to extend any of the wires for the speaker wire that were right there. Sound is clear and crisp for the price. I'm lacking some lows, but I think that's out the reach of this system. A powered sub box is in my future.
Pros: Size, price, sound
Cons: Small cheap labels on the speaker wires would have saved a few minutes.
Powerful little amp that fits snuggly under the console of my boat (the only dry area in the boat). Adds the perfect volume -good bass- and great clarity to the Bazooka MAC 6510's mounted in the console......
Pros: Size and power.......
I am happy i found this amp. It was easy to install and made a big difference. I am very happy with it.
Pros: Small size fit behind my stock head unit.
Cons: Amplified my blinker sound.
Very easy to install hooked up to 4 kicker 6x8s very clean sound much much improved over stock the factory ford speakers are the worst after replacing them quicky learned they were under powered I was able to hide this in the kick panel directly below the factory stero and hvac controls
Was looking for a small amp for my Jeep Wrangler. Had this one installed along with 4 Polk Audio speakers and can not believe the improvement in sound. Its very clear and sounds great with the top and doors off. The amp fit great behind the dash away from the elements and prying eyes.
Pros: Size and sound.
Small, powerful unit does the job!
Pros: Small, Weather resistant , Versatile
Awesome little amp, fits behind my deck, adds a ton of clarity to my components. Strong response through the entire range.
Pros: Small, Clear sounding, aluminum body, simple install
Cons: None really, the wiring you don't use can be in the way I guess.
Great Amp lots of power in a slam package. love the small design fits almost any where, Much easier to mount then a standard Amp.
Pros: Easy to hook up, small size lots of power.
This unit was full of surprises and stunning sound. Definitely the way to go in a good sound system. Easy to install also.
Pros: Sound, installation friendly, and did I mention compact everything you could want in an amp
Great sound, like the small size!!
Pros: Size and quality
I own a highly modified Jeep YJ and have been dealing with cheap radios for trail tunes for years due to destroying sound systems because of the elements. Those cheap systems lead to barely serviceable sound. This is the second of these I've purchased. The first was for the GF's Cherokee. After setting her sound system up with this, JVC head unit and new speakers, I was very impressed. Music was clear, had a punch without being overwhelming and just flat out sounded good. Since the system I put in my GFs XJ made me a bit jealous, I decided it was time to upgrade the sound in my YJ and this unit fit the bill for the very limited amount of room in a Jeep. Larger amps can easily sit under seats, etc, but because of the use of my vehicle, I needed it up and out of the way. The size of the JVC digital media receiver and this Clarion amp was the best combination to make what I have work. The head unit and amp are being run into a sound bar tied into the cage in the front and the rear speakers are 6x9s in a VDP sound wedge.
Pros: Compact size. Good clean, crisp power.
Cons: None. Any limitations are due to the size and price range of the amp. If you need more power and more features, then look for a bigger amp. This amp does *exactly* what it was designed to do.
Forget what they have always told you, "size doesn't matter!". Its how you use it. This little thing will do the trick. Its also small enough to stick it anywhere. Very happy with this amp.
The AMP increased the sound quality and volume of my stock Honda Accord radio.
Pros: Size is perfect for mounting inside the dash
Love this amp great clean power as advertised very loud with components.
Very nice amp. Compact for tight locations. Produces quality sound without all the bells and whistles. Worked well with a Kenwood head and polk speakers.
I purchased the Clarion XC1410 amp to compliment the Kenwood head unit and Kicker speakers that I was installing in my 2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible to replace the dying Harman Kardon sound system. Once finished, this little amp drives the new speakers harder than the HK system did with the factory speakers. The sound quality is crisp, clear, and the bass is better than the HK ever delivered, even before I added the Sound Ordnance powered amp to the setup a few days later. I am very happy with this product, and its small size allows it to fit neatly in the back of the vehicle and behind the side panel, like a factory-installed product would. I was skeptical that I could top the sound quality and performance of the HK system, but this amp in combination with the Kenwood KDC-358U blows the HK away. Add to it the Sound Ordnance B-8PTD powered subwoofer, and this MINI is a rockin'! Keep in mind, if you are replacing the MINI HK sound system with a new one, you need to run new speaker wires, and I did, but it was not as hard to do as I thought it would be. Get yourself a Chilton's or similar MINI service manual, and it will show you how to pull everything apart in the MINI that you need to pull out to run the new wires. Crutchfield's notes do not show a lot of this, but their technical support team was top-notch in responding to my questions via phone.
Pros: Small size, good power, excellent sound quality.
Great little amp, fits and works great in a '97 Wrangler.
I was pleasantly surprise with the sound in my car after installing this mini amplifier. It's compact, versatile, powerful, can easily be placed in the dashboard. This unit is one of the best amplifiers that I've owned if not the best.
Pros: The compact size, big sound.
This mini amp proform well for mids and tweeters, love it, sounds clean...
Pros: Very small and clean sounds
Cons: lack punch for more than mids and highs
Installed this in my 82 Jeep CJ7 about two weeks ago and thus far it works great! Fit beautifully under back seat so it's hidden and relatively hidden from the elements. Amazing the difference in sound quality from just the stereo, which is not the best of quality. Easy to install.
Pros: Easy Installation Great Sound Compact
Cons: None so far
Great little amp. Well concealable in any auto. Easy to install plenty of power.
Cons: Needs gain adjustments
First off, I tend to research hours and hours before buying something like an amp even if it is only in the $100 range. I seen these when the first came out a year or so ago and was a little skeptical so I waited until some reveiws started showing up. Well, I pulled the trigger on one of these last week. I am running it in an 04 SCrew Ford with a Kenwood Excelon 697 deck and 6x8 infinity kappas all around. The main reason for getting an amp is because the Kappas would make my old Kenwood clip out after listening to it loud for about 5 minutes. So this is what brought me to this Clarion. Install is very simple with basic stereo knowledge. Got it all hooked up last night and WOW!! My Kappas scream now. Can't even believe how much this amp makes a difference. If this thing impresses me it is sure to impress you as I am very picky and it takes a lot to impress me on items like this, especially for a little over $100. Worth every penny. I will be getting another one for my CJ7 no questions asked. Turn it up!
Pros: small, hides almost anywhere. Easy install. Basically just as advertised.
Cons: Not a single one as of yet.
This amp is solid, not too heavy and small. The amp surprised me when we fired up the system, very little distortion at full tilt. This amp fit right behind my Kenwood KDC-BT755HD. If you lack mounting space, this amp should be on your short list. Don't forget to connect the "blue wire" to your stereo's blue wire (you will know what I mean, if your amp doesn't power up).
Pros: Night and Day difference in sound. Output Power to physical Size ratio is fantastic. Super easy to install. Fit right behind my stereo (Jeep TJ)
I would of paid way more for this amp! Easy install and it fit behind my head unit.
Pros: power and size
I'm thrilled with the crystal clear performance of this amp! It's got the power I wanted in a size that fits easily in a tight space.
Pros: Performance, clarity, power, size and value
I think my ears are still ringing from this summer
Pros: Loud crisp sound for the size and money
I am very satisfied with this product and will continue to use this product brand.
Pros: compact size
Seems like a good product.
Pros: Small, powerful enough to power my speakers.
Cons: I wanted something I could use the existing factory wiring, not run new wires.
Great little amp. Can't believe how much power it puts out. i have it an 85 diesel k5 blazer with no insulation or sound damping in it what so ever, so its really loud. I would have to play my radio at full volume and it would always distort the sound. With this amp i play the radio at just over half and can't even hear the truck any more my speakers sound 100x much better.
Pros: Super Compact Easy Install Great Sound
Easy to install. Compact size fits easily behind a truck seat.
Pros: Power, size, ships fast! Instant help if you need it!
Great little amp. Have it in use for my door speakers and is so compact that it is hidden away under the glove box.Just the right amount of power for my Fosgate speakers in the doors.
Great value especially for the price. Provides my 4 kicker door speakers with great constistent crisp sound.
Pros: Small size.
Installed on my wife's Harley road glide easy fit under fairing also easy install. Sounds great, small and easy to install. Getting another for my bike.
Pros: Great power for size
Cons: None at this time
I bought this for my wife and her 'soccer Mom cruiser'. Unit is paired with the Kenwood DDX-470 head and Kenwood speakers. Main reason this unit was selected was for the compact size. This unit delivers the right amount of clean power for a soccer mom mobile where the Mom likes to turn-it-up once and awhile.
Pros: compact size, clean sound
Cons: none for me.
I had an aftermarket Pioneer Nav unit installed, there was an improvement over stock in sound quality, but nothing spectacular. I ordered Alpine 6x8's for the front and kickers for the rear, the sound quality was bumped up a bit again. I decided to give this amp a shoot as it would be more than double the RMS wattage of the deck, but was small enough to fit behind the dash. I am impressed with the improvement in sound and that it can be cranked up quite a bit and still be clear. I recommend this amp for those limited on space, but need the clarity at a higher volume than the deck amp can provide. Easy install other than the color of the remote trigger wire was different than in the documentation.
Pros: Great improvement in Sound and good value for the price
Cons: instructions weren't 100%
Installed in a Polaris Ranger and it sounds great pushing 2 Kicker 40CS6934 and 2 Kicker 40CS54
Pros: Small size and amount of power.
Cons: None so far.
Ridiculous power from such a small package. Very impressed and would definitely recommend buying it for door and deck speakers
The clarion XC1410 amplifier does pack a lot of output power into a small space. That being said, I was disappointed with several aspects of the amplifier once installed. First negative was that the audio input harness is molded into the amplifier and cannot be unplugged. The second negative I had is a bit more subjective. When pushing the amp a little, it quickly developed a "harshness" in the sound quality when reproducing higher frequencies. Third, after having the amp installed for a few days, I began to have start up problems with it. about 1 in 15 times while starting the vehicle, the amplifier would not unmute the speakers, producing no audio output. The only way to restore normal operation was to either shut off the vehicle, or pull the power fuse to the amp. I cannot recommend the Clarion, especially since the much more capable Alpine KTP-445U is only a few dollars more.
Pros: Small, powerful, & efficient
Cons: Intermittent power up problems, no connector for input harness, much less flexible than the Alpine KTP-445U.Crutchfield response on September 26, 2013 Clarion sent us the following response to this review: Thank you for purchasing the XC1410. We are very sorry that the amplifier has not performed as expected. We strive for continued innovation and improvement of our products; to that end, we would really appreciate the opportunity to gather more information about this symptom. Please give us a call at 800-347-8667 and select option #2 and we can discuss some potential remedies and/or determine if the XC1410 needs to be serviced. If so, we can work with Crutchfield to get that set up as well, quickly and painlessly.
Nice and small. Replaced the amp under my seat on my '05 Jeep Wrangler which got ruined when I went wheeling through a real deep mud hole. So I got this and put it in the bottom of my Tuffy center console. Works great, super easy install. Each wire has printed on it what it's for i.e. front right speaker, rear left speaker.
Pros: Small, powerful for size, simple, easy connections, intuitive
I used this little amp in a cooler radio pushing 2 pairs of Polk MM 691. The amp did get warm but never shut down or missed a lick! It was understandable seeing how there's no ventilation with the lid locked down. Excellent product for the size and price! Easy to install and set up. Circuit board is coated so, its not splash proof, but I would not hesitate to put one on my Mule or four wheeler where weather may play a part in the operation.
Pros: Size! Small enough to fit anywhere. clean and crisp from the lows to the highs and crystal clear.
Cons: Can not think of one right now.
Nice little amp, love the size and the power output is surprising. I am using this as a replacement for the 8 channel factory amp in a 2002 Trans Am. Required a little research and some extensive splicing to take out the factory amp, but seems to be worth it so far. It is powering 4 6" dual speakers. It is just a start until I can get a sub amp and get the hatch speakers powered up also.
Pros: size, it is mounted in my glove box with room for my manuals and everything else. Power output, clarity.
Cons: none yet
this amp is great quality and tiny
Pros: doesn't use much space, good quality, reasonable price
Cons: haven't found any
this amp is small in size and big in sound , it cranks I put it on my Fat Boy behind the windshield,now I can here the music over the sound of my exhaust pipes.
Pros: excellent sound and size for tight spaces.
It's only been in use for a month, but appears to be a well made, high quality product. The compact size of this Amp made it possable for me to mount it behind my head unit.Has two controls "gain and frequency" so it is very easy to set up. There is a WOW factor to this Amp. Small in size, but big on sound! Now i know how mid and high frequencies are suppose to sound.This Amp will bring new life to your sound system!
Pros: Compact size, great sound!
just installed, purchased to improve sound quality from factory radio (2003 honda civic), seems to work as advertised, noticeable improvement
Pros: small size - worked just as i expected
Cons: none at this time
I purchased a new head unit and awesome speakers for my boat and was disappointed with the distortion at higher volume. This amplifier greatly improved my system by clearing up that distortion and boosting the output and volume. I now have clean mid and low ranges and great bass.
Pros: Compact and easy to mount and hook up.
Cons: none so far.
This amp is amazing it did exactly what i needed in my 2005 Dodge Ram truck. They take up no space and boost the sound remarkably. Even in low volume the clarity is amazing! the packaged arrive 2 days earlier than expected. The crutchfield team pulls no stop on satisfying their customers. Thanks guys
Pros: amazing clarity, boost all sounds, low volume clarity
Cons: yet to find any
This amp worked great on my street glide I installed it myself with the help from crutch field very highly recommend
This amp is incredible its extremely small, Powerful & Easy to install. I was debating on what amp to put on my 2003 Honda Odyssey as I am a DJ and I use my Odyssey to transport my DJ equipment., So I did NOT want a BIG Amp.or want to re-wire any speakers. This Amp is small It fit inside the dash under my single din radio on my 2003 Honda Odyssey I im powering 4 Polk audio Component speakers and it sounds GREAT. NOTE: If you want to add 10 speakers to your car and expect it to SCREAM this is not the amp for you this Amp has enough power for 4 speakers remember its 50 watts RMS NOT 200 watts RMS......Over All I will def. Recommend this Amp Great Value for the $$$
This unit rocks.I have installed this in my 1976 Sea Ray 220 SRV. I have a Kenwood 550u connected to it with Polk Audio 4 by 6 plates in front with Bose 151,s in back. Also I have a Polk Audio db840dvc sub connected to an old Jensen 250 watt bidgable amp. Wow, what clarity, I can turn the volumn all the way to max. and it is still perfectly clear. Great job Clarion.
Pros: Great sound, seams to be efficient
This is one on the best amps I've ever owned. This small amp really holds its ground! Try it and you will not be disappointed!
Pros: Everything about the amp is awesome!
I was looking for that little extra boost and had a limited amount of room to work with in my boat. I added this amp to my Clarion head unit and bought some JL speakers to complete the package. It was easy to hook up and adds the clarity to the higher volume levels that I was looking for. Great bargin.
Pros: easy to install
Cons: need to make sure you ask about the wiring. This amp has a limited wire harness; meaning you will probably need more power and ground wire.
Great amp!! Perfect size for installation inside my motorcycle faring. Great sound, took away all distortion. Not pricey like the ones normally used for motorcycles.
Pros: Light weight, compact size, easy installation
This amp is a class D amp good for subs only and it has no range. (I learned something new today) It was recommended by Crutchfield because I wanted something small to fit under the dash (not an ideal location for any amp and it ended up under the seat) I was very disappointed in the quality of sound from this unit. It got a few good reviews and I bought it. Bought this as part of my replacement of my factory system including: Kenwood KDC-X997, Polk Audio db5251, component speaker system, Kenwood KAC-8405 amp. Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Subwoofer and the steering wheel control module. Re-wired the entire system (speakers, power, and remote on) The Kenwood amp is what this amp wishes it was.
Pros: Easy to install, small size
Cons: Sound quality, lack of adjustmentsCrutchfield response on September 26, 2013 Clarion sent us the following response to this review: Thanks for purchasing the Clarion XC1410. We haven't come across this issue before and we are very sorry to hear that the sound quality of the XC1410 was disappointing. We would really like the opportunity to gather some further information regarding the experience. Please give us a call at 800-347-8667 option #2 and one of our technical product experts will be there to offer assistance.
I purchased the Clarion XC 1410 to add extra power to my Clarion CMD8 Marine Receiver with Clarion Speakers. I Used the power amps RCA connectors to hook into the Receivers RCA connectors. Installation was very simple. The Amp works great for what I wanted, as I wasn't expecting a ton of thunder (sound) coming out of my speakers in my 18ft fishing boat, but it really did boost the performance of my receiver and speakers dramatically , giving me great sound. I was very surprised! I added a on/off switch to the units power turn on lead, as I don't need the extra power to listen to the Baseball or Football game on AM radio. With the flip of the switch, I can turn off the amp saving me battery power. I don't get any humming or popping when the amp is on, just clean power.....If I was a wake boarder, water skier, or lake cruiser I would want a higher power amp than the XC 1410, but I'm at the lake to fish, not listen to loud music. Overall, Crutchfield and Clarion offer a great price to power amplifier.
Pros: small size to power ratio, price.
Big performance in a small package. I am using this amp in combination with a Clarion CMS 1 head unit and 4 Polk 4" 2 way speakers in the fairing... I used the RCA connections to hook the amp to the stereo and couldn't be happier. The amp fit easily inside the fairing of my touring bike, the wiring was simple, and the sound quality is fantastic. The CMS 1 by itself was actually OK, but with the added power and sound quality the amp added, road and wind noise at (even illegal) highway speed is great. And so far power consumption is lower than I had imagined it might be. Once my 26 year old classic is above idle speed my amp gauge runs at 13.6 volts or a bit higher. Power consumption is also stable in as much as I have it wired to just a 15 amp fuse on my accessory panel. I did leave the 20 amp fuse inline as well. Future plans include installation of a total of 8 speakers on the bike, as soon as I come up with locations for the other 4. I can get away with this because the amp is stable to 2 ohms.
Pros: Great sound , value, and ease of installation
Excellent amp,Put this amp in my wifes Ford Edge with some Polk DXI-570 in the front and rear doors and wow.You can not go wrong,sound is excellent like it should.Love the 60,90 and full range settings on the amp.The size is great so you can install under the radio in this car..Thanks Crutchfield
The main reason I bought this amp was due to it's small size and the stated amplification level. Also I am placing it in a very small car plus I didn't want to drill any holes in the aluminum frame of my car. I wasn't really expecting much in the amplification of the sound but i was extremely wrong. Just a dramatic increase in sound and clarity from my old stereo without amplification. The ease of installation was also a pleasant surprise and I will definitely buy another one of these tiny Clarion amps for my other project car!
Pros: Small size that you can place in any open place in your vehicle, even under the dash!
Cons: None so far.
Great little amp. Good power and very clear even through the high volumes. Have it paired with 2 sets of srq-1722s 6-3/4" components custom installed in my doors and rear deck. Install was a breeze for me just added some new bullet connectors and a few short RCA cables and done. Tucked it right under my center console. The bass delivered through the pairing is very good too
Pros: Power size install time price
Cons: Only thing I can think is not being able to use your own wiring which made no difference to me
I bought this Amp due to it size and power for the DBS 21 Polk Audio 5 1/4" speakers I have adapted into the front speakers and Sound bar on my 2004 Jeep Wrangler. I have a Clarion Stereo which I bought from Crutchfeild and the system works excellent! The amp is small, so I could fit it under the dash because there is not a great deal of room in a Jeep. The Quality is excellent! Great Choice.....
Pros: Excellent sound and volume with no top on the Jeep. Small and fits under the Dash, great Choice for the Jeep owner and not too expensive.
Cons: Haven't found any yet, love the Amp.
Very easy to install. Chose to use 10 Gauge ground instead of using stereo's grounding.
Pros: +Great Sound for the Price +Small and easy to install
Cons: -Unit has a very low hum through amp when lights are turned on even with a legit ground to battery
I have a Alpine CDE-HD149BT head unit. I am using RCA inputs and running four Infinity Kappa 682.11cf's (2ohms). This unit is absolutely putting out more power than the Alpine KTP-445 amp that I was using! There is no turn on "pop" at all. The music is crystal clear and freaking LOUD in the cab of my Ranger super cab! The unit is small like the other amp I mentioned. It can be used with RCA (which I am, along with my head units remote turn on lead) or speaker level inputs. They recommend at least 10 gauge power and ground wires. The manual says to use low gain for RCA inputs and high gain setting for speaker level inputs. There is a high pass filter on it with Flat (off), 60hz, and 90hz settings. This amp is outperforming my old one by a fair amount and I would recommend. Installation is pretty simple and straight forward. I feel that it is a exceptional value for the low price. I took a chance on this new product and am very glad that I did. I haven't taken my head units power much above half and it is almost crazy inside my truck cab. SWEET
Pros: Loud, Clear, no "Pop" turning on, an inexpensive way to upgrade your sound system
Cons: none, I love it
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
50 x 4
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||75 x 4|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||20-20k Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||0.1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||80 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||60 Hz, 90 Hz|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|Bass Boost Frequency||N/A|
|Speaker Level Inputs||Harness|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
RCA Inputs: The Clarion XC1410 has two pair (front and rear) of female RCA inputs. When using these inputs, set the gain switch to Low.
Speaker Level Inputs: The speaker-level inputs are 9-1/2" wires attached to the amp. When using the speaker-level inputs, set the gain switch to High.
Crossover: The built-in high pass crossover can be set to 90 Hz, 60 Hz, or Flat (the crossover is bypassed and the output is full range). The crossover slope is 12 dB/octave.
Power Harness: The included power harness plugs into a pigtail harness attached to the amp, for a total of 15" power and ground wires. The power wire should be connected directly to the battery, so it will likely need to be extended; Clarion recommends 10-gauge as the minimum power and ground wire size. An in-line fuse holder on the power wire holds the included 25-amp ATO style fuse.
Speaker Output Harness: The included speaker output harness plugs into a pigtail harness attached to the amp, for a total of 15" speaker wires. The remote turn-on wire is also in the speaker output harness.
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Clarion's XC1410 4-channel amp delivers 50 watts RMS per channel from a chassis that's about as long and wide as a dollar bill.
compact design [ kenyatta Sep 02, 2016 ]
To drive the front and rear Clarion component speakers that I also purchased/installed. [ PHILLIP R Aug 02, 2016 ]
Compact size, power rating, advisor recommendation and clarion name. [ Russell May 26, 2016 ]
i wanted a hidden booster AMP [ Douglas Apr 14, 2016 ]
It is compact and would fit well with my application. The price is also reasonable. [ Clnt Apr 10, 2016 ]
It's nice [ Chris Apr 08, 2016 ]
The size and just enough power for my pontoon boat ! ! [ JOE Apr 07, 2016 ]
I liked the small size, I installed it under the dash, in the console. I'm very pleased with it's performance. [ PHILLIP Feb 13, 2016 ]
Highly recommended by my Crutchfield advisor. [ Gary Dec 09, 2015 ]
suggested by my advisor, after looking at the specifications it is exaclty what we need, small, but powerful [ Ashley Dec 07, 2015 ]
Small Compact size. [ ANTHONY Dec 07, 2015 ]
I'm not familiar with the UVO system but as long as long as there's nothing between the radio and the speakers (besides a direct wire) you should be fine. My ford has bluetooth, aux input, etc. and it works fine. Some cars these days don't have a ACC cable so if you're car doesn't have that you want to get an amp that can detect if the car is on/off via the speaker feed itself. Otherwise, you'll have an amp that's always on (aka run battery dead) or an amp that turns off when the engine is off (then you can't hear the radio when you turn off the engine and you want to still listen or use the bluetooth/phone) If you're not getting new speakers too, you'll want to be sure the factory speakers can handle the wattage. The factory speakers in my car were rated to 25W which would have been way under for this amp. I upgraded to some Polk speakers rated at 55w and they sound great with this amp. [ Ted Nov 02, 2016 ]
No [ Brent Nov 01, 2016 ]
Crutchfield could tell you that [ gordon Nov 01, 2016 ]
Judy, You wil be able to retain the use of the fade and balance controls on your head unit. This Clarion amp has both line level and speaker level inputs for both front and rear speakers. This means that this amp can connect to a factory head unit or aftermarket head unit and you can still control the fade and balance. I've been very pleased with the sound quality and functionality of this amp. Good luck! Chris [ Christian Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yes you will for sure [ RYAN Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yes, fade and balance still work. [ Houston Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yes you do. [ Alphonse Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yes, FADE, BALANCE, TONE controls will be the same. [ STEVEN Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yep. The only thing that will change is the maximum power output to your speakers :) [ Matt Sep 23, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models, install methods, and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Kenny May 16, 2016 ] Staff
Dont run AMPS in series ! You need to match your AMP to your SPEAKERS. Match the RMS ratings, dont pay attention to PEAK power. 50 Watt RMS speakers will match to a 50 Watt RMS AMP etc. [ STEVEN Sep 23, 2016 ]
You could power 4 of the speakers in your system with this amplifier but you would have to bypass the stock amp by running new speaker wires from the outputs of the Clarion directly to the speakers. If you plan to keep the factory speakers, you'll have to be very careful with the volume control as they are not rated to handle the additional wattage. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Apr 11, 2016 ] Staff
For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will integrate with factory wiring and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny Feb 15, 2016 ] Staff
Yes. I would use the speaker/ high level inputs for the front and rear. Saving the preamp/ sub out for a sub woofer. I.e. Bypass the clarion with the sub out. [ Tim Jan 11, 2016 ]
Wish I could help. Had mine professionally installed [ JOEL Jan 08, 2016 ]
I don't think so. The manual only shows two installation scenarios, using all four rca inputs or all four speaker level inputs; using a mix of the two is not mentioned. Additionally, there is only one gain switch for the unit, not one for the front and one for the rear -- the gain switch is used to switch the amp between high-level and rca-level inputs. they make (and crutchfield sells) level matching devices, but that may be more complication/expense than you are looking for. [ ANDRE Jan 08, 2016 ]
Installation instructions are very easy to follow. I would highly suggest purchasing a vehicle specific wiring plug adapter. with the instructions and adapter, installation is almost fool proof. make sure grounding procedures are followed to eliminate engine noise in the receiver. [ Lawrence Oct 17, 2015 ]
This amp is pretty easy to install even my 16 old boy can do it, it comes with instructions and you can call Crutchfield and they help you install it my friend .K.S [ KENNETH Oct 17, 2015 ]
As long as your pre amp conections are RCA jax this amp should work fine. [ CLARK Aug 08, 2015 ]
As long as yor pre amp conections [ CLARK Aug 08, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Mar 30, 2015 ] Staff
I Would as good practice. For example if you pull off the power and it hits the ground that would short but not blow the internal fuse. But if you had an inline fuse as close as possible to the battery, you'd be protected [ JACOB A Mar 27, 2015 ]
Mine is mounted in a motorcycle fairing. I do have the hot lead coming from an added fuse block that powers all of my accessories but you do not have to wire it that way with the included inline fuse. [ ERIK Mar 27, 2015 ]
I would its a added protection [ ERIC Mar 27, 2015 ]
Yes- that is what I did. Fuses never hurt to have either Especially if you don't want to replace your battery and wires. Fuse it up! [ MATTHEW R Mar 27, 2015 ]
There is really no point in adding an addional fuse, it will only increase resistance. I have had this unit operating for two years now without incident. The amp kits you buy are for much bigger amps, dont waste your time or money. Just buy some quality wire the same size that is on the amp, i think it was either 12 or 10awg [ SCOTT Mar 27, 2015 ]
If your stereo has RCA output jacks you use them for the inputs. The XC1410 also has wires that you can go to your speaker wires. If you look at the picture, see the wires that come out near the RCA leads ? Those are all inputs to the amplifier, use either set. The other side of the amplifier is the power in and wires that go out to the speakers. Am very happy with this amplifier. [ JEFF Feb 12, 2015 ]
They are low level inputs from the receiver. The speaker wire on that end of the unit are the high level inputs. Use the high level with a factory receiver and the low level with an aftermarket receiver with RCA outputs. [ KEVIN Feb 10, 2015 ]
I used them with some extension rca wires to plug into the back of my reciever. That way i got 4 channels. You can also use the wires for input. I suppose you get a cleaner input from the shieded rca inputs. It is a very good amp for the size and money [ SCOTT Feb 07, 2015 ]
on the back of your aftermarket radio you will see corresponding rca jacks. its one of 2 ways to hook it up. the other is through the speaker wires. if you use the rca jacks. plug one end of wire to front red/white and the same on back of radio. then rear speaker same way [ KENNETH M Feb 06, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Dec 31, 2014 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Dec 08, 2014 ] Staff
This will be based on available diagrams and length of your factory HU harness. I was able to find a detailed diagram for my Subaru Legacy HU harness and tapped r.left spk,r.right spk.,power constant, and ground all behind the stock HU. Then just ran the rca's up to the loc and the control knob out. [ Jesse Sep 20, 2015 ]
depends? is there a current amp installed you can pilfer rca and speaker wires from? if not it will require some knowledge of electrical systems, etc. depending on year that can be perplexing. good luck. i had one of these. make sure you vent it well. mine would get really hot under prolonged loud volume, eventually just popping once and dead. i would not recommend this amp. [ KENNETH M Dec 01, 2014 ]
Very easy the hardest thing is finding a place to mount it. [ JERMAINE Dec 01, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Jul 06, 2014 ] Staff
Yes [ BRIAN D Jun 12, 2014 ]
Yes [ TANYA Jun 11, 2014 ]
No; incoming voltage switches (transistor) the unit on. [ JOSHUA Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes it has remote turn on and has been a great. You will love it and will be surprise at sound. [ WILLIE Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes it sure does, I has worked flawlessly since install last May also [ SCOTT Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes [ JERMAINE Jun 11, 2014 ]
yes it does. it is on the blue wire harness in the picture. [ KENNETH M Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes, the wiring harness on this amp includes a remote wire. It was probably blue. I tapped mine into one of the 12v power jacks in the console, which turns on/of with my vehicle. [ PHILLIP R Jun 11, 2014 ]
It does. [ Ian Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes it does. [ JACOB A Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes it does. [ RONALD Jun 11, 2014 ]
Actually i use it to run four Three way Pioneer 6.5 speakers nice sound. [ WILLIE Jun 11, 2014 ]
By design it is a 50 watt per channel amp, so it would be 50 watt to each channel regardless of number of speakers connected. I've seen 2 subs wired to 4 channel amps (utilizing all 4 channels) in the past, but I don't know the wire configuration. I don't think it would be the best use of this specific model though. This is a really good little amp for pushing the highs and mids in my Jeep Wrangler. [ TIMOTHY Jun 02, 2014 ]
there are 4 leads coming off the unit itself connected internally so the answer is no, unless you splice the rt front and rt rear leads together and do the same with the left side then it might work. this unit does not have a switch to change it from 2 channel to 4 channel, its strictly meant for 4 speakers. I used a 4 speaker setup and it sounds great. its definitely not going to win any sound competitions but it is a nice boost over just the deck. [ DAVID Jun 02, 2014 ]
As far as I know this is a 4 channel amp so the power would be the same on two speakers as it would be with four.I am running four speakers and it sounds good in my wifes car. [ MARK Jun 01, 2014 ]
I used this Clarion amp to push 4 Sony XS-GS1621 6-3/4" speakers in my 2007 Mercedes and it sounded awesome. By far the loudest and best sounding stereo I ever built. Very well built product. I also used an Audio Control LC7i line converter in front of it so I could retain the factory stereo and clean up any signal distortion from it. All in all I was very happy and impressed with the amp and would definitely buy it again. [ KEVIN May 30, 2014 ]
You can't go wrong with these. Infinity Primus PR6500cs 6-1/2" component speaker system - also fit 6-3/4" openings For the price they are clean crisp and loud! They will get the most out of this little amp, which is deceiving for its size. [ SCOTT May 30, 2014 ]
thanks timothy. Do you re-call the brand and model speakers you installed? thanks donny [ donny May 29, 2014 ]
thanks Brad. Do you re-call which model of pioneer they were? thanks donny [ donny May 29, 2014 ]
I purchased alpine 6 3/4 speakers (4) from crutchfield, and installed the amp into my 2008 Silverado. Freakin awesome set-up. My son is 16 wanting to do a system in his S-10, and his only hope is its as good as mine. The bass is great, with no sub. JVC headunit great also. Can hide that amp in elcky pretty easy im sure. Glove box is huge compared to mine. Friend bought same size alpine amp for his jeep with good results. Jeep cant get good sound from soundbar. No depth for speakers to work right. Good luck. [ TIMOTHY May 29, 2014 ]
Get some good quality speakers. .This amp will surprise you [ LONNIE W May 29, 2014 ]
I use Polk Audio Speakers and they work great with this Amp .I use 4 51/4 inch speakers in my Jeep, sounds great. [ BOB May 29, 2014 ]
I use a set of 6.5 inch components(pioneer) and they play loud without distortion even with volume turned up to max [ BRAD May 29, 2014 ]
Great match for ur 6inch speakers..I power a pair of 6.5 components and a 6.75inch kicker sub with this amp..been using this amp without any problems for bout 2yrs now...great buy and sounds awesome..good luck [ BRAD May 29, 2014 ]
ooooops.... 71 days after install it died.... [ KENNETH M Dec 01, 2014 ]
No; you can use a distro block. Remember though, wire gauge is derived from current draw. You will need to determine your initial size from the battery to the distro block based off all of your amps combined current draw. [ JOSHUA May 11, 2014 ]
You don't need any separate kit it can be connected to your original hornet and don't let the size deceive you this amp is powerful. I use it to power my mids & highs exalent sound quality. [ JEREMIAH May 10, 2014 ]
Ecellent. Thanks for the reply. [ Jason May 10, 2014 ]
I have it installed in the fairing of my motorcycle. I only have 10 gauge leads and it rocks. Folks 3-4 motorcycles back can hear it loud and clear. It gets a little warm but so far has not missed a beat. [ KENNETH M May 10, 2014 ]
You don't need any separate kit it can be connected to your original hornet and don't let the size deceive you this amp is powerful. I use it to power my mids & highs exalent sound quality. [ JEREMIAH May 10, 2014 ]
For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff Mar 06, 2014 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory wiring. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Dec 26, 2013 ] Staff