4-channel car amplifier — 60 watts RMS x 4
Item #: 109GXA604
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Item #: 109GXA604
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JBL has been designing and building sound systems for decades, so they know a thing or two about power. Their GX-A604 4-channel amplifier can send 60 watts RMS to each of your front and rear speakers, about five times the power of most factory radios. The GX-A604 includes speaker-level inputs, so it's perfect for upgrading the power in a factory system.
You can also use the GX-A604 in 3-channel mode, using the front channels to power your front speakers, and bridging the rear channels together to drive a subwoofer with 170 watts RMS. A high-pass filter cleans up the sound by removing extreme low bass from small full-range speakers, allowing them to play louder and cleaner. You can switch the rear filter to low-pass mode when you're driving a subwoofer, while the built-in bass boost adds some punch when you're in the mood.
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.
I really like this amp and would recommend it to anyone. Easy to install easy to tune
Amp does OK job more power is good.
Pros: Power, good price
Cons: Little Distortion
Very good amp for the money puts out good power.
Pros: good price, great clear sound
Cons: none so far
Would buy again for my other vehicles
I was recommended to use this amp in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler. I installed it I. The rear storage compartment. I can't be happier with the performance.
Pros: Install was easy, and performance and appearance is great.
Cons: None so far..
Great loud clear
Pros: Loud clear and well priced. I would buy again
Extremely well built amp by JBL. Very clean power.
Pros: Perfect size for under the seat, as well as sends very clean power. At this price point and the peace of mind with the JBL brand, this is a no brainer.
Solid amp, looks sleek and performs perfectly.
Pros: Style, output, price
Bought 2 of these amps. Bridging both of them into 2 channels each. Each channel is powering an Eminence DELTALITE 2510-4 speaker. 4 speakers total. They are 10", 4 ohm PA speakers. They are combined with 4 JBL GTO 1214D subwoofers. They are powered by a JBL GTO1001EZ amplifier. System is going into a Caprice station wagon. We just bench tested everything in the garage over the weekend. Not only is it super loud, but crystal clear. We popped the garage door open and walked out 40 feet. Amazing how crystal clear the vocals are. Mids and highs are great. This is with the amps high filters on and using our subs for the low end. I also tested the amps in full range with the sub system disconnected. That sounded excellent too. They really pushed them 10" Eminence speakers on the low end. Surprised me actually. Them speakers are rated at 250 rms each and I was only putting 170 rms through them. Super loud and clear. I recommend them if your needing a full range 10" speaker. The 604 amp really impressed me for its crystal clear output and volume. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another. Bet this amp would work good with some 6x9s that could handle its output. The only negative I have us that I wish it had a cover to hide the wire hook ups like the 1001EZ has. That still wouldn't keep me from buying another.
Pros: Excellent price for sound clarity and loudness.
Cons: None that would hinder purchasing.
I have this amp powering 4 door speakers, Polk Audio DXi6500 6-1/2" component speakers in the front and Polk Audio DXi 650s 6-1/2" 2-way shallow-mount speakers in the rear of a 2006 Dodge Ram truck. They are loud as anything and crystal clear using this amp. I first hooked them up just powering them with my Pioneer head unit and wow what a difference this amp made after installing it, very easy install and plenty of adjustments and power. Buy this amp and you will not regret it!!
Pros: Price Size Power
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
60 x 4
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||---|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||85 x 4|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||170 x 2|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||4|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||20-20000 Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||75 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||32-320 Hz (R)|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||80 (F) / 32-320(R)|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost||0, 12 dB (R)|
|Bass Boost Frequency||45 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||Harness x2|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Power Output: The JBL GX-A604 Class AB 4-channel amplifier delivers the following power output (RMS Power Output @ 1% THD+N, 14.4 VDC):
Protection Circuitry: The amplifier features protection circuitry for thermal overload, over- or under-voltage (<9V or >16V), and short circuits. The LED on the end of the amp glows red if the amp goes into protection mode.
Input Level: The GX-A604's rotary gain control let you match the amp's input sensitivity to the output of the source unit. There are independent input level controls for the front and rear channels. The input sensitivity range of the amplifier is continuously variable between 200mV and 12V. A small screwdriver (not included) is required to set the gain.
Input Mode: The amp's 4 channels can be driven by input signals from 4 channels. If you only have 2 channels of input, the Input Mode can be switched to "2CH" and all four channels will receive audio signal from the two connected inputs. The switch should remain at "4CH" if there are 4 inputs connected.
Crossover: The amp features separate crossovers for the front and rear channels. For the front, there is a selectable 80Hz high-pass filter with an On/Off switch. The rear channels feature a 32Hz to 320Hz variable crossover. A 3-way switch lets you configure the crossover for high-pass or low-pass operation, or switched to "flat" to defeat the crossover.
Bass Boost: The GX-A604 has a switchable 12dB bass boost, centered at 45Hz, for the rear channels. This is useful when using the rear channels of the amplifier in bridged mode to power a subwoofer.
Terminals: The JBL GX-A604 uses screw terminals for the +12V power, ground, turn-on (remote) lead, and speaker outputs. The screws can be tightened/loosened with a Phillips-head or flat-head screwdriver (not provided).
Power/Ground: The +12V Power and Ground terminals will accept spade connectors up to 1/2" wide. It is recommended that you use an 8 AWG power wire to the battery, with an in-line 50A fuse installed no more than 18" from the battery terminal. An 8 AWG ground wire (minimum) should be used, and attached to a metal area close to the amplifier.
Remote Turn-On: The Remote screw terminal will accept a spade connector up to 3/8" wide. Typically, an 18 AWG turn-on lead is included in an amplifier wiring kit.
Speaker-Level Input: The amp includes two Speaker Level Input harnesses for connecting the amp to a factory radio or aftermarket head unit without preamp outputs. You should splice left and right speaker wires from the head unit to each harness and plug the harnesses into the amp.
Line-Level Inputs: The amplifier is equipped with two pairs of RCA inputs for connecting stereo RCA patch cables from the head unit to the amp. If you are bridging the amplifier's rear channels and have only one input for the rear channel, a "Y"-adapter will be needed to connect the left and right rear RCA inputs.
Speaker Outputs: The amp features screw terminals for connecting speakers in 4-channel, 3-channel, or 2-channel configurations. In 3-channel mode, the front channels are connected in stereo and the rear channels are bridged (using Left + and the Right - terminals). For 2-channel mode, both pairs of speaker terminals are bridged. The terminals will accept a spade connector up to 3/8" wide.
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A lot of positive reviews on this item. [ CHARLES Jan 21, 2016 ]
After much research and speaking with advisors, I finally came across this amp. It does everything I need, all packed within a quality brand. Someone once told me that it's okay to buy cheap stuff for things that don't matter as much, but with electronics, especially car audio, you never buy cheap. [ ANDREW C Dec 24, 2015 ]
Advisor Larry recommended this amp. [ ERIC M Dec 05, 2015 ]
When powering those 2.3-ohm JBL/Infinity speakers with an external amplifier, you can expect your amp to provide roughly the same wattage output at 2-ohm as you would at 2.3-ohm. So with this amp for example, you would get approximately 85 watts RMS x4 when powering the 2.3-ohm speakers. [ Larry Nov 27, 2015 ] Staff
I believe tri-mode [ Jeremy Sep 02, 2015 ]
Yes, this amp can run iin 3-channel mode - the front channels are connected in stereo and the rear channels are bridged (using Left + and the Right - terminals). [ Jeff Aug 31, 2015 ] Staff
I mounted the amp under the driver's seat directly to the carpet using only the hook portion of 2" strips of self adhesive Velcro attached to the bottom of the amp since it didn't want to drill any holes into the floor of the vehicle for screws. I had the amp oriented such that the terminal blocks were facing towards the center console for easier input/output wiring. I put a 2" slice in the carpet next to the center console to pass the wires to the head unit, speakers and battery. The cut in the carpet was placed low enough so that you couldn't see it after the seat was reinstalled. This Velcro mounting system also allowed me to make minor adjustments to the amp's position under the seat for the best placement so the amp would not get kicked by a passenger in the back seat or get caught by any seat parts when the driver adjusted the seat forward and back. Hope this helps. [ FRED Apr 02, 2015 ]
Hi, I mounted it in the trunk, on a piece of board. The board is attached to the metal frame that backs up the rear seat. So it is in a vertical position. the car is a Nissan Maxima. Hope this helps. [ William Mar 30, 2015 ]