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JL Audio XD700/5v2

5-channel car amplifier — 75 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

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Our take on the JL Audio XD700/5v2

by Buck Pomerantz
JL Audio

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.

This amp will power your whole system

JL Audio XD700/5v2

Compact design applies to internal components too.

JL Audio's XD700/5v2 amp packs a wallop far beyond what you'd expect from something so small. Proprietary NexD™ amplifier technology allows this compact amp to play your music with true fidelity and impressive impact, without straining your car's electrical system. A cast alloy heatsink and an advanced cooling system keep this amp at optimal temperature, eliminating thermal shut-downs so your music keeps going strong without interruption.

Versatile amp

This 5-channel amp can deliver 75 watts RMS to each of your front and rear speakers, while powering a sub with up to 300 watts. You can also switch to 3-channel mode, and power a pair of high-performance speakers with 200 watts each, while still driving a sub with 300 watts.

And for those who run 3-way, or active speaker systems, the XD700/5v2's front channels can be high-passed to run tweeters, the rear channels band-passed for midrange or mid-bass speakers, and the sub channel low-passed for bass.

Works with almost any vehicle's system

"Differential-balanced" inputs keep the signals clear of outside noise, and allow you to connect this amp to just about any in-dash stereo, even a factory radio. The speaker-level inputs feature two auto turn-on modes so you can readily incorporate this amp into a factory system — no need for RCA connections or a remote turn-on lead. An optional wired remote lets you tweak the level of the subwoofer or the whole system from your front seat.

JL Audio XD700/5v2

                                              XD700/5v2 connection panel

Highlights:

  • 5-channel car amplifer
  • 75 watts RMS x 4 + 180 watts RMS x 1 (at 4 ohms)
  • 100 watts RMS x 4 + 300 watts RMS x 1 (at 2 ohms)
  • 200 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • channel 1 & 2: variable high-pass filter (50-5000 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • channel 3 & 4: variable high- or band-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/octave) — band-pass uses ch. 1/2 setting as its low-pass setting
  • sub channel: low-pass (50-500 Hz, 12 or 24 dB/octave)
  • optional wired remote controls sub or system level
  • Class D amplifier design with NextD™ switching amp technology
  • differential-balanced inputs eliminate noise coming from your vehicle's electrical system
  • Advanced Rollback Protection System prevents thermal shut-down
Connection Features
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs (speaker wire to RCA adapter required for speaker-level input)
  • high-level inputs — up to 8 volts RMS (about 16 watts)
  • DC offset or signal sensing auto turn-on eliminates need for remote lead
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads and a 60-amp fuse recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • no onboard fuses — when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 60-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and the amplifier is recommended
  • 10-1/4"W x 2-1/16"H x 7-1/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Preliminary info from the manufacturer
Features and Specs
Performance
RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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75 x 4
180 x 1
Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)
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100 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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THD at Rated RMS Power
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Signal to Noise Ratio
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Input Voltage
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Features
Amplifier Class
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D
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
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50-500 Hz
Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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12 or 24 dB/octave
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
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50-500 Hz
High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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12 dB/octave
Bass Boost
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Bass Boost Frequency
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Fan Cooled
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Fuse Rating
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60
Speaker Level Inputs
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RCA
Preamp Outputs
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No
Width (inches)
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10-1/4
Height (inches)
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2-1/16
Depth (inches)
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7-1/8
Parts Warranty
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2 Year
Labor Warranty
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2 Year
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5 out of 5

xd700/5

Written By chinderlit, indianapolis, in on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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Wow this is a very compact amp. Great for sleeper systems. Easy to conseal. Very efficient resulting in less heat.
Pros:
Compact Efficient and low heat User friendly Fully adjustable
Cons:
I wish it included the acessory to adjust the sub. Bass knob sold separately.
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5 out of 5

great amp

Written By Paul, Gardiner ME on Sunday, June 29, 2014
 
Size doesnt matter! I replaced two larger sized (physically) amps with this little bundle of joy. made a nice looking install. Also installed remote volume knob and glad I did. Makes my Rock Warrior "Rock"
Pros:
small foot print, lots of power
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

JL Audio XD700/5v2

Written By frankie, Fort Lauderdale florida on Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Great amp well worth the money. .it's like mighty mouse small in size but packs a punch. ..
Pros:
Best amp I ever owned. .perfect size perfect sound....
Cons:
Have not found and cons with amp
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5 out of 5

JL Audio XD700/5v2

Written By mbrien, Louisiana on Friday, June 13, 2014
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What a great amp!!! It is small, but more than able to back it up with ample punch!!! I`m driving 4 Focal splits and two JL 10" subs and it is more than up to the task of powering them all in a small package. Being a full class D, with more efficiency and runs cool. It deifinately has to be one of the best 5-channel amps out there A++++.
Pros:
Good power output, decent warm sound for class D, clean solid design. Everything we have come to know and love about JL Audio is there.
Cons:
none
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome!!!

Written By Anonymous, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 08, 2014
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This amplifier was easy to install and very simple to set up. I also is a perfectly small and compact, it is very minimalistic in occupying space in my trunk.
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