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JL Audio Marine Series M6600

6-channel marine amplifier — 75 watts RMS x 6

Item # 136M6600

JL Audio M-Series marine amplifiers combine legendary high-end technology and rugged construction, so you can enjoy...

JL Audio M-Series marine amplifiers combine legendary high-end technology and rugged construction, so you can enjoy...

Discontinued item

Item # 136M6600

Since 1974

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About the JL Audio Marine Series M6600

Built for performance on the water

JL Audio M-Series marine amplifiers combine legendary high-end technology and rugged construction, so you can enjoy world-class sound that'll keep playing strong in the demanding marine environment.

Built for performance on the water

JL Audio M-Series marine amplifiers combine legendary high-end technology and rugged construction, so you can enjoy world-class sound that'll keep playing strong in the demanding marine environment.

Amp interior JL Audio tests their M-Series amplifier designs in the most extreme conditions to ensure reliable performance. Powder-coated aluminum panels and heatsinks, along with stainless steel connectors and screws, ensure flawless performance in humid and corrosive conditions. Each amplifier features an advanced protection system that doesn't shut your amp down when the going gets tough. Instead, it rolls back peak voltage demands to protect the amp, while continuing to play your music at a safe power level.


Powerful sound and precise control

M6600 controls The M6600 6-channel amplifier puts out 75 watts RMS to each channel, or 200 watts to three channels in bridged mode. JL Audio's patented Class-AB amp circuitry delivers exceptional, natural sound with extremely low distortion. "Differential-balanced inputs" isolate the signal's ground from the chassis ground, reducing noise and making this amp compatible with almost any system. A tunable low-pass filter and a bass boost give you precise control over your sound. The optional RBC-1 remote lets you dial in your bass from the comfort of the cockpit.


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Product highlights:

  • 6-channel marine amplifier
  • 75 watts RMS x 6 at 4 ohms (100 watts RMS x 6 at 2 ohms) at 14.4 volts
  • 55 watts RMS x 6 at 4 ohms (75 watts RMS x 6 at 2 ohms) at 12.5 volts
  • 200 watts RMS x 3 at 14.4 volts (110 watts RMS x 3 at 12.5 volts) at 4 ohms
  • differential-balanced inputs
  • Advanced Rollback Protection System
  • variable high- and low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • switchable bass boost on ch. 5 and 6 (0, 6 dB at 48 Hz)
  • optional wired remote bass boost
  • Absolute Symmetry™ Class-AB amplifier design
  • MOSFET power and output stages
  • preamp-level inputs
  • speaker-level input with optional converter
  • 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 amplifier is recommended
  • 17-3/4"W x 2-1/2"H x 9-1/4"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 98097

What's in the box:

  • 6-Channel system marine amplifier
  • 2.5mm Allen wrench
  • Owner's Manual

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Marine Rated: The JL Audio Marine Amplifiers (M-Series) take the basic design of the JL Audio G-Series car audio amplifiers and adapt them for use on the water in your boat or vessel. The JL Audio Marine-rated amplifiers are constructed from UV-resistant materials with corrosion-resistant hardware.

Six-Channel System Amplifier: The JL Audio M6600 is a class AB system amplifier that is rated at 75 Watts RMS x 6-channel in 4 ohm at 20 to 20,000Hz with a signal-to-noise-ratio of  104 dB and a total harmonic distortion of 1% while receiving 14.4 Volts or 55 Watts RMS x 2-channel in 4 ohm with a total harmonic distortion of 1% while receiving 12.5 Volts. The amplifier can be bridged to output 200 Watts RMS x 3-channel in 4-ohm at 14.4 Volts or 150 Watts RMS x 3-channel in 4-ohm at 12.5 Volts. The main purpose of a 6-channel system amplifier is to give you the ability and convenience to power two pair of full-range speakers and a pair of subwoofers simultaneously with one amplifier.

Absolute Symmetry A/B Circuitry: The JL Audio full-range amplifier benefits from a patented technology called Absolute Symmetry to deliver amazing fidelity with extremely low distortion over a wide range of load impedances. The JL Audio amplifier features a revolutionary Class A/B circuit that employs identical N-Channel MOSFET transistors for push and pull with true buffering from the load impedance. This is accomplished via a patented circuit that reverses the operation of one of the transistors in each pair to achieve absolute power symmetry and extremely low distortion over a wide range of load impedances.

Simplified Gain Setting: The M-Series amplifier makes setting the gain level of the amp via the input sensitivity control very simple. All you need is Digital AC Voltmeter (142TK12V, sold separately) and a Test CD Disc (503CD104, sold separately) with a sine-wave test-tone recorded at 0 dB reference level in the frequency range to be amplified for that set of channels (50 Hz for subwoofer channels, 1 kHz for a midrange application).

Differential-Balance Inputs: The JL Audio amplifier features differential-balanced input architecture to effectively control noise and ensure compatibility with a wide variety of source units, including many OEM systems. Without resorting to line output converters, you can directly connect most OEM source units to the JL Audio amplifier without creating any noise or compatibility issues. Unlike conventional single-ended inputs, the differential-balanced design does not connect one side of the audio signal to chassis ground.  This eliminates any voltage sensitivity between one input terminal and ground and greatly reduces the incidence of alternator whine in a typical car audio installation. The M6500 amplifier provides range switching on each of its inputs via the "Input Voltage" switch. This permits connection to a wide range of source voltages while retaining excellent sensitivity setting precision.

Note: The Channel 5 & 6 input section is designed to accept only line-level signals. You will need two speaker wire to RCA adaptors (136CLR2SW, sold separately) to connect this amplifier to your headunit via speaker-level.

Input Mode: The M6600's input section allows you to send signal to the amplifier section through the use of two, four or six differential-balanced inputs. Input connections on the amplifier are via three pairs of traditional RCA-type jacks. You can send six discrete channels of audio signal into the amplifier by connecting all six inputs to the six preamp outputs on back of your headunit via three sets of stereo RCA cables. You can also connect the amplifier using only channels 1, 2, 3 & 4 and the amplifier will sum those channels to create an audio signal for channels 5 & 6. If you use only two channels of input to deliver signal to all six amplifier channels, it will be necessary to split the two signals with an RCA Y-adapter to connect to channels 1, 2, 3 & 4 so those inputs can sum the input of channels 5 & 6.

Active Crossover: The A-series amplifier provides a crossover network to fine tune your system effectively and accurately. The A6600 offers the following independent crossover adjustments for the 1 & 2, 3 & 4, and 5 & 6 channels.

  • Filter Mode: The amplifier allows you to select either a Low Pass, High Pass or Full-Range operation of the amplifier's 1 & 2 channels, 3 & 4 channels, and 5 & 6 channels.
  • Variable Frequency: You can set the amplifier's Low Pass or High Pass crossover from 50 to 200 Hz for channels 1 & 2 and channels 3 & 4.

Bass Controls: The bass boost circuit of the M-Series amplifier offers the following controls that only effect channels 3 & 4 of the amplifier.

  • Bass Boost: The amplifier is equipped with a fixed +6dB, 48 Hz Bass Boost.
  • Remote Bass Port: The amplifier is equipped with a connection for a wired Remote Bass Control (136RBC1, sold separately) that allows fully variable boost control (0-12dB) from the front of your vehicle.

Advanced Rollback Protection: Should an M-Series amplifier ever overheat, its intelligent, unregulated power supply reacts by limiting available peak voltage until the amplifier returns to a safe temperature range. Likewise, if an impedance lower than optimal for the amplifier is present at the outputs, the M-Series amplifier will roll back peak voltage to protect itself without shutting down.

Note: There is only one condition that will shut down the M-Series amplifier completely and that is if the battery voltage of your vehicle drops below 10 volts.

Protection Circuitry With Status Indicator Lights: There are two status indicator lights on the right side of the amplifier.

  • Power (Green): This LED lights green to indicate that the amplifier is turned on and operating normally.
  • Protect (Red): The Protection LED lights Red to indicate the amplifier's protection circuitry has been activated to prevent product failure due to a short-circuit or a dangerously low impedance connected to the amplifier's outputs.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

Left Side Of Amplifier:

  • Power and Ground: The JL Audio amplifier's set-screw Power and Ground connections are designed to accept 8 to 4 AWG power wire.
  • Remote Turn-On: The M-Series amplifier's set-screw turn-on lead will accept 18 to 12 AWG  wire.
  • Speaker Outputs: The M6600 amplifier's eight set-screw speaker terminals will accept 16 to 8 AWG speaker wire.

Note: The amplifier is not equipped with an onboard fuse. A 60-amp inline AFS or MaxiFuse is recommended when installing the amplifier's power wire.

Right Side Of Amplifier:

  • Preamp Inputs: The amplifier features three sets of differential-balanced RCA jack inputs. The amplifier's input level can be set to Low (200mV-2V RMS) when connecting the amplifier to a low-level preamp signal or set to High (800mV-8V RMS) when connecting the amplifier to a high-level speaker signal.
  • Remote Bass Port: The amplifier is equipped with a connection for a wired Remote Bass Control (136RBC1, sold separately).

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