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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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.