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Focal FPP 5300

5-channel car amplifier — 60 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

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by Buck Pomerantz
Focal

My system has plenty of power. Who needs an amp?

You might think you don't need an amp because you have a 400-watt system in your car, or because your new stereo puts out 50 watts a channel. But those are peak wattage ratings, which may boil down to 15 or 20 watts per channel, using the more realistic RMS rating. An amp sends your speakers the power they need to deliver your music with clarity and impact, whether you're using factory speakers or high-performance components. And low-frequency reproduction requires lots of power, so an amp is an absolute must if you're adding a sub to your system.

Focal Power Performance (FPP) amplifiers give your music the clean, powerful boost it needs to sound its best. Their ultra-high frequency response reproduces all the harmonics and overtones that make vocals and instruments sound natural.

All-in-one amp solution
You can use the FPP 5300 5-channel amp to drive two sets of speakers with 60 watts RMS each, plus send up to 300 watts to your subs. Not concerned with powering your rear speakers? You can bridge the front and rear channels together into 2-channel mode to drive your high-performance front component speakers with 200 watts RMS each, while still driving your sub with 300 watts. However you set it up, Focal power will give you superior performance for your system.

Reliable and easy-to-use
The FPP 5300 sports a heavy aluminum chassis that disperses heat efficiently, so it runs cool even when you're pushing your system hard. This FPP amp also includes high-level inputs with signal-sensing, so you can hook one up to any receiver — even a factory stereo — without needing a separate turn-on lead. Focal includes a remote control that allows you to control your bass from the front seat.

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Highlights:

  • 5-channel car amplifier
  • 60 watts RMS CEA-2006 x 4 at 4 ohms + 160 watts RMS CEA-2006 x 1 at 4 ohms
  • 120 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • 200 watts RMS x 2 bridged output at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • variable high- and low-pass filters (50-150 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-9 dB at 50 Hz) on subwoofer channel
  • subsonic filter (35 Hz 24 dB/oct) on subwoofer channel
  • wired remote included
  • Class-AB amplifier design
  • differential-balanced inputs help eliminate noise from your vehicle's electrical system
  • frequency response: 10-60,000 Hz
  • speaker-level and preamp inputs
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • fuse rating: 40A x 2
  • 20-1/8"W x 2-3/8"H x 7-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Performance
RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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60 x 4
160 x 1
Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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N/A
Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)
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120 x 4
Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)
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200 x 2
Minimum Impedance Bridged
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4
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
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2
Best Frequency Response
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10-60k Hz
THD at Rated RMS Power
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1%
Signal to Noise Ratio
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85 dB
Input Voltage
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14.4v
Features
Amplifier Class
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AB
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
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50-150 Hz
Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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12 dB/oct
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
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50-150 Hz
High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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12 dB/oct
Bass Boost
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0-9 dB
Bass Boost Frequency
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50 Hz
Fan Cooled
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No
Fuse Rating
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80
Speaker Level Inputs
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Harness
Preamp Outputs
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No
Width (inches)
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20-1/8
Height (inches)
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2-3/8
Depth (inches)
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7-7/8
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Black five-channel amplifier
  • Four 40 amp ATO fuses (two installed)
  • Four 2-3/4" Allen-head self-tapping screws
  • Two 12" Speaker-level input harnesses (each with a 4-pin Molex plug on one end)
  • External remote control
  • 15' External remote control cable (RJ-14 plug on both ends)
  • 5mm Allen wrench
  • 3mm Allen wrench
  • 2.5m Allen wrench
  • 2mm Allen wrench
  • 4 Adhesive backed rubber washers
  • User Manual (English/ French)

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Features

Overview: The Focal Power Performance series amplifiers feature a class-AB design for excellent sound quality. The aluminum chassis efficiently dissipates heat to protect the amp from thermal overload. The front-mounted connections and top-mounted controls are easily accessible for a clean installation.

CEA-2006 Compliant: CEA-2006 is a new system of testing and measurement methods for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates a uniform method for determining an amplifier's RMS power output and signal-to-noise ratio. The criteria for measuring power uses a DC input voltage of 14.4 volts and the RMS power output is measured into a 4-ohm load, with 1% or less Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) plus noise, and at a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (for full range amplifiers). Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4 ohms. CEA-2006 allows consumers to compare car amplifiers and receivers on an equal basis. Following the CEA-2006 criteria, the FPP 5300 is rated at 60 Watts RMS x 4 channels + 160 Watts RMS x 1 channel (subwoofer) with an 85dBA signal to noise ratio.

2-Ohm Stable: All five speaker outputs are stable down to 2-ohms. The amplifier is rated at 120 Watts RMS x 4 channels + 300 Watts RMS x 1 channel in 2 ohms.

Bridgeable: Either half (channels 1-2 and/or channels 3-4) of the four channel section of the FPP 5300 can be bridged to one channel. If both sides are bridged, the power output is 200 Watts x 2-channels into 4 ohms. Bridging channels 1-2 and/or channels 3-4 has no effect on the subwoofer output.

Top-mounted Controls: The amplifier has controls conveniently mounted on the top panel under a removable cover. The controls include:

  • Gain Controls: independent rotary controls for channels 1-2, channels 3-4, and the subwoofer channel; continuously variable from 0.2 volts to 5.0 volts for the line level inputs and 0.4 volts to 9.0 volts for the speaker level inputs
  • Crossover Switches: independent 3-way switches for channels 1-2 and channels 3-4; select the crossover operation as High-pass, Full-range, or Low-Pass
  • Frequency: independent rotary controls for channels 1-2, channels 3-4, and the subwoofer channel; the crossover points are continuously variable from 50 Hz to 150 Hz; the slope is 12 dB/octave
  • Subsonic: 2-position switch the turn the subwoofer channel's subsonic filter on/off; the subsonic filter crossover point is 35 Hz and the slope is 24 dB/octave
  • Bass Boost: rotary control to adjust the subwoofer channel's bass boost; 0-9 dB, centered at 50 Hz

Front-mounted Terminals: The FPP 5300 has all of its connections on the front of the amplifier for a clean installation. The terminals include:

  • Full Range Speaker Outputs: four pair of set-screw terminals for connecting speakers; they accept up to 10-gauge wire; tightened/loosened with the supplied 2mm Allen wrench
  • Subwoofer Outputs: one pair of set-screw terminals for connecting the subwoofer; they accept up to 8-gauge wire; tightened/loosened with the supplied 2.5mm Allen wrench
  • External Remote: RJ-14 jack for use with the included external remote control; the external remote controls the output level of the subwoofer channel
  • Line Inputs: Left and right channel 1-2, left and right channel 3-4, and left and right subwoofer channel RCA jacks for the input signal from the head unit
  • Hi Level Inputs: two 4-pin Molex jacks for use with the supplied speaker level input harnesses
  • Fader: when only one set of inputs is used (channels 1-2 and not channels 3-4), engaging the Fader button sends those inputs to channels 3-4 in addition to channels 1-2
  • Fader Sub: when the subwoofer channel line input is not used, engaging the Fader Sub button sends the channels 1-2 input signal to the subwoofer channel (in addition to channels 1-2)
  • Fuses: the amp is protected by two 40-amp ATO-type fuses; spare fuses are included with the amplifier
  • Power: two set-screw terminals for connecting the power and ground cables; they can accept up to 3-gauge wire; a 4-gauge wiring kit is recommended for this amp; tightened/loosened with the supplied 3mm Allen wrench
  • Remote: set screw terminal for the remote turn-on lead; will accept up to 7-gauge wire; tightened/loosened with the supplied 3mm Allen wrench

External Remote Control: The amp has an RJ-14 jack for use with the included external wired remote control. The amplifier also includes a 15' cable to connect the remote to the amplifier. This remote allows you to adjust the output level of the subwoofer channel from your listening position. The remote features a rotary knob and a power LED that illuminates when the amplifier is powered on. The remote has two screw holes and can be mounted under the dash (mounting screws not included). The wired remote dimensions are:

  • Width: 1-5/8"
  • Height: 1"
  • Depth: 1-3/4" (2-3/8" including knob and wiring)

Auto Power On: When using the speaker level input, the Auto Power On circuit senses an input signal and turns the amp on automatically. This feature makes it easier to add an amplifier to a factory radio or to a receiver with no preamp outputs.

Protection Circuitry: The FPP amplifiers employ four protection circuits: short circuit, thermal overload, over voltage, and polarity reversal.

 
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WEAK sub power...

Written By Lucas, Grants Pass on Thursday, March 27, 2014
 
I would definitely not say that this is a BAD amp by any means. It would be great for someone who does't want a ton of bass, has maybe a shallow mount sub or something, because it gives great power to my speakers, 60 watts RMS. But it's only giving 160w RMS to my sub because it's 4 ohm, and when I crank it it sounds distorted. Even if you have a 2 ohm sub it still only gives 240 watts. Basically it doesn't give hardly any power to your subwoofer, and it's way overpriced for what it is. I just picked up a Rockford Fosgate T600-4 and a T600-2 for my sub, so my speakers will be getting 100 watts each and my sub will get 600 at 4 ohms, so that should sound way better.
Pros:
Great power, clarity and frequency adjustment to the speakers. More compact then it looks, it's not to big. Supports 4 gauge power wire. Comes with all the allen keys and stuff to install and tighten everything
Cons:
Not even close to enough power to the sub. I want like at least 400 watts and at 4 ohms it only gives 160.
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