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Sony XM-1505SX

40W x 4 + 150W x 1 Car Amplifier

Item #: 158XM1505S

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Sony built enough power and features into the Xplod XM-1505SX 5-channel amplifier to run your entire system — front speakers, rear speakers, and subwoofer! This aggressively-styled amp features efficient MOSFET output devices so the juice will be there when you need it.

Sony built enough power and features into the Xplod XM-1505SX 5-channel amplifier to run your entire system — front speakers, rear speakers, and subwoofer! This aggressively-styled amp features efficient MOSFET output devices so the juice will be there when you need it.

Convenient high-pass/low-pass crossovers (variable from 50-300 Hz) let you tune your system for maximum efficiency. All wiring terminals are recessed under the edge of the heat sink for a neater-looking installation.

Details:
  • 120 watts x 2 + 150 x 1 in bridged mode
  • 60 watts x 4 + 180W x 1 into 2 ohms
  • requires 8-gauge power and ground leads — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • MOSFET power supply and output stages
  • front and rear high-pass/low-pass filters variable from 50-300 Hz, 12 dB per octave
  • variable bass boost (0-10 dB at 40 Hz)
  • line-level inputs
  • frequency response 20-50,000 Hz
  • signal-to-noise ratio 100 dB
  • dimensions:14-1/8"W x 2"H x 10-1/2"D
  • 1-year warranty

What's in the Box:

  • Red and black Xplod amplifier
  • 30-amp blade fuse (installed)
  • 4 self-tapping mounting screws
  • Owner's manual (English/French)
  • Warranty sheet
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  • Red and black Xplod amplifier
  • 30-amp blade fuse (installed)
  • 4 self-tapping mounting screws
  • Owner's manual (English/French)
  • Warranty sheet

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Specifications

Controls and Indicators

Inputs/Outputs

Features

Pulse Power Supply: The pulse power supply regulates fluctuating voltage from the car's battery to keep the output power of the amplifier from fluctuating with the input voltage; this results in consistent power delivery despite input voltage fluctuations.

2-Channel Input/5-Channel Output Capability: Although this unit includes six RCA inputs, only the two front RCA inputs need to receive a signal to produce output from the front, rear and subwoofer channels. This allows you to use a receiver with only two RCA outputs to provide signals to all channels, without the use of "Y" adapters.

Crossovers: This amplifier includes continuously variable crossovers for the front, rear and subwoofer channels. The front and rear channels are processed by a 12dB/octave high-pass filter that is active at all times; the cut-off frequency settings are continuously variable from 50 to 300Hz. The subwoofer channel is processed by a 12dB/octave low-pass filter that is active at all times; the subwoofer crossover frequency setting is continuously variable from 50 to 300Hz.

Test-tone: The amplifier includes a built-in oscillator that can be activated to check system performance; if the test-tone button is pressed and tones are heard through your speakers, the amplifier is in good working condition.

Protection circuitry:

  • Over current: shuts off the amp when the input signal is too high
  • Offset: shuts off the amp when the output voltage is too high
  • Thermal: shuts off the amp when the operating temperature is too high

Specifications

Specifications:

  • Supply voltage for power ratings: 14.4V DC
  • RMS power at 4 ohms: 40 watts x 4 (front: 50-20kHz, rear: 20-20kHz) + 150 watts x 1 (20-300Hz), at 0.04% THD
  • RMS power at 2 ohms: 60 watts x 4 (front: 50-20kHz, rear: 20-20kHz) + 180 watts x 1 (20-300Hz), at 0.1% THD
  • Bridged mode: 120 watts x 2 (50-20kHz, 0.1% THD at 4 ohms) + 150 watts x 1 (20-300 Hz at 0.04% THD at 4 ohms)
  • Peak output: 80 watts x 4 + 300 watts x 1 at 4 ohms
  • Operating voltage: 10.5-16V allowable
  • Current consumption (at rated output): 42 A

Controls and Indicators

Controls:

  • Crossover frequency controls: inset rotary controls that set the crossover cut off frequency; there are three controls, one for the front channels, one for the rear channels and one for the subwoofer channel
  • Level controls: inset rotary controls used to set the amplifier's input sensitivity to match the level of the incoming signal; there are three controls, one for the front channels, one for the rear channels and one for the subwoofer channel
  • Test Tone button: allows for system condition check; if tones are heard when the button is pressed,  the system is in good condition
  • INPUT MODE select switch: when no input lead is connected to the subwoofer input RCA terminals, this switch can be used to change the sub output as follows:
    • F: uses the signal that is input to the front RCA inputs to feed the subwoofer channel
    • F+R: combines the signals that are input to the front and rear RCA inputs, then feeds the summed signals to the subwoofer channel

Indicators:

  • Over Current LED: illuminates in red when receiving a powerful signal
  • Offset LED: illuminates in red when the voltage going out to the speaker terminal or the pin jack is too high
  • Thermal LED: illuminates in red when the temperature rises to an unsafe level
  • Power LED: illuminates green when the unit is on

Inputs/Outputs

Inputs:

  • +12V (power): screw terminal (0.428" wide)
  • GND (ground): screw terminal (0.428" wide)
  • REM (remote turn-on): push-pin spring terminal (accepts 16- to 22-gauge wire)
  • Line-Inputs: six RCA jacks (2 front, 2 rear and 2 subwoofer)
  • Fuse: 30 amp fuse (inserted)

Outputs:

  • Speaker outputs: ten screw terminals (0.35" wide)

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