Powered 12-speaker Bluetooth® soundbar
Our take on the PowerBass XL-1200 by Crutchfield's Alexander H.
Mud, sand... rock!
When you're muddin' or dune ridin', you need power for your tunes to rock the great outdoors. PowerBass's XL-1200 Bluetooth soundbar delivers the goods with twelve speakers driven by 500 watts RMS. PowerBass packs it all into a rugged, water-tight aluminum body built for the off-road world. Add it to your choice for your RV, UTV, small boat, golf cart, or any other off-road vehicle.
Nothing can stop the music
Protected from the elements by a conformal coating on its circuitry, the XL-1200 will withstand the same abuse as your vehicle and still crank tunes with clarity. Six square polypropylene woofers, two 3" full-range speakers, along with four 1" Mylar soft dome tweeters are backed by a built-in DSP processor for powerful yet low-distortion sound. PowerBass designed all these drivers to handle lots of power at high volume, so you can count on hearing your music loud and clear.
Keep your listening easy by pairing with the XL-1200 via Bluetooth and stashing your smartphone. An included AUX input is handy for plugging in another audio source, and you can use the 2-volt audio outputs to drive external components if you need to.
Mount it like a light bar
PowerBass includes a universal L-bracket mounting system for straightforward installation, but the optional XL-SBCLAMP roll bar clamp makes this soundbar even more versatile. Gain easier contol of the XL-1200 with the optional XL-SBCON wired remote.
- 12-speaker amplified sound system with LED back-lit control panel
- six square 3-1/2" polypropylene woofers
- two full-range 3" speakers
- four 1" Mylar soft dome tweeters
- built-in amplifier (250 watts RMS x 2)
- marine-rated speakers and rugged aluminum exterior
- included universal L-brackets for mounting
- built-in DSP processor
- Bluetooth music streaming
- large center-mount controls
- power via direct vehicle battery connection
- frequency response: 50-22,000 Hz
- inputs: 3.5mm AUX
- outputs: 3.5mm output; 2-volt preamp outputs
- dimensions: 35-1/2"W x 4-3/4"D x 4-3/4"H
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Amplified soundbar speaker
- 12.5' Wiring harness (inline 15A fuse)
- 2 Mounting brackets
- Three M8 x 50mm bolts
- Three M8 x 25mm bolts
- 3 Nuts
- 8 Washers
- Application Guide
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Amplified Powersports Soundbar: The PowerBass Xtreme XL-1200 is an amplified powersports soundbar designed to provide high-fidelity sound in almost any terrain. The Soundbar is equipped with a total of twelve speakers and 500 watts of continuous power (1000 watts peak). The XL-1200 is equipped with four 1" Mylar dome tweeters, two 3" full-range marine-grade poly cone woofers, and six 3.5" premium marine-grade rectangular woofers. The tweeters and woofers are powered by a 250 watt x 2 channel (RMS) amplifier with a built-in precision tuned DSP for optimum output with low distortion.
Rugged Design: The PowerBass Xtreme XL-1200 features a heavy-duty, military-grade extruded aluminum water-tight housing that is able to withstand the harshest of environments. The soundbar's circuit board has been conformal coated with a layer of transparent material that protects the parts against moisture, dust and temperature extremes. In addition, stainless steel hardware is supplied to resist rust and corrosion.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: Built-in Bluetooth 4.0 with support for A2DP/AVRCP allows you to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your Bluetooth source device (such as your smartphone or tablet) to the PowerBass Xtreme XL-800 amplified powersports soundbar speaker. You can control Volume and Previous/Next Track functions from the soundbar. You can only have one Bluetooth source device paired and connected at a time. The XL-1200 has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 32'.
Note: Bluetooth hands-free phone (HFP) communication is not supported.
Aux Input: A 3.5mm Aux input (250mv-3V) allows you to make a wired audio connection to your smartphone, tablet, or portable digital audio player.
2V Line Output: The PowerBass Xtreme XL-1200 is equipped with a 2-volt, 3.5mm line output for adding a second soundbar, powered sub, or external amplifier. The line output is a full-range variable output that is controlled by the soundbar.
Controller: The PowerBass Xtreme XL-1200 is outfitted with a front-panel controller to operate the soundbar. The controller provides Power On/Off, Source (Bluetooth or Aux), Volume Up/Down, and Previous/Next Track functions. An optional wired remote controller (151XLSBCON, sold separately) offers the same controls as the integrated front-panel controller, but allows you to mount it flush in your ATV's dash for easier access. The XL-SBCON wired remote plugs into the multi-pin proprietary connector on the side of the soundbar speaker.
Mounting Options: Universal "L" mount brackets offer easy installation for many applications. Optional mounting brackets are available for square or round tubes (sold separately - see Accessories tab). Find an unobstructed mounting location where the soundbar will be easily heard and out of the way so no harm will come to any individual in or around the vehicle. A prime location to mount the soundbar in an off-road vehicle would be on the roll bar preferably in the front of the cockpit.
Note: The XL-1200 amplified soundbar's chassis measures 35.5" (w) x 4.75" (h) x 4.75" (d), and weighs 16.8 lbs. It measures 37.5" (w) with wiring harness connected.
Wiring Harness: The PowerBass Xtreme XL-1200 comes with a 12.5' wiring harness terminated with a proprietary multi-pin connector on one end that plugs directly in the amplified soundbar speaker. The other end of the wiring harness features a +12V switched lead (red) with an inline 15A fuse and is terminated by a 0.1875" ring-terminal, a ground wire (black) terminated by a 0.1875" ring-terminal, a female 3.5mm Aux input (gray), and a female 3.5mm Aux output (white).
Note: This amplified soundbar is designed for operation in vehicles with 12-volt Negative ground electrical systems only.
Auto Turn Off & Protection Circuit: An auto turn-off circuit eliminates battery drain while unit is not in use. After 10 minutes of non-activity this circuit will turn off the soundbar automatically. To resume play back after the auto-turn off circuit has been engaged, simply press the power button. A red protection light will turn on if the soundbar is detecting over or under voltage. This is a built-in protection circuit that prevents damage to the electronics.
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