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Clarion XC1410

Compact 4-channel amplifier — 50 watts RMS x 4

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Clarion's XC1410 4-channel amp delivers 50 watts RMS per channel from a chassis that's about as long and wide as a dollar bill. This micro-sized amp can fit almost anywhere, even behind many dashboards. And Clarion managed to pack more watts per square inch inside the XC1410 than almost any other 4-channel amp made.

It's a micro powerhouse

Clarion's XC1410 4-channel amp delivers 50 watts RMS per channel from a chassis that's about as long and wide as a dollar bill. This micro-sized amp can fit almost anywhere, even behind many dashboards. And Clarion managed to pack more watts per square inch inside the XC1410 than almost any other 4-channel amp made.

Super-clean signal

The XC1410's circuit design resists the electronic noise common in cars, so you will enjoy clean, distortion-free music. Soft turn-on and turn-off circuitry prevents potentially damaging thumps to your system as it powers on or off. Selectable high-pass filters help you clarify the sound by eliminating the extremely low bass that your speakers can't reproduce. You'll appreciate the high-level inputs that give you the ability to hook this amp up to almost any system, even those like factory stereos without RCA-type connections.

Great amp with plenty of power . Compact and easy to install. Tech support staff is the best I have ever experienced.

Anonymous, Grosse Ile, MI

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What's in the Box:

  • 4-Channel amplifier
  • 25-amp ATO fuse (installed in-line)
  • 7.5" Power/Ground harness
  • 7.5" Speaker-level output harness
  • Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • 4-channel car amplifier
  • 50 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms (75 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms)
  • non-bridgeable, 2-ohm stable per channel
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • Class D amp technology
  • built-in ground loop isolation circuitry reduces input noise
  • selectable high-pass filters (60 or 90 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • 10-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • fuse rating: 25A x 1
  • dimensions: 8-1/4"W x 1-9/16"H x 2-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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RCA Inputs: The Clarion XC1410 has two pair (front and rear) of female RCA inputs. When using these inputs, set the gain switch to Low.

Speaker Level Inputs: The speaker-level inputs are 9-1/2" wires attached to the amp. When using the speaker-level inputs, set the gain switch to High.

Crossover: The built-in high pass crossover can be set to 90 Hz, 60 Hz, or Flat (the crossover is bypassed and the output is full range). The crossover slope is 12 dB/octave.

Power Harness: The included power harness plugs into a pigtail harness attached to the amp, for a total of 15" power and ground wires. The power wire should be connected directly to the battery, so it will likely need to be extended; Clarion recommends 10-gauge as the minimum power and ground wire size. An in-line fuse holder on the power wire holds the included 25-amp ATO style fuse.

Speaker Output Harness: The included speaker output harness plugs into a pigtail harness attached to the amp, for a total of 15" speaker wires. The remote turn-on wire is also in the speaker output harness.

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Why did you buy this?

4 channel right wattage [ john  Jun 02, 2017 ]
too power speakers after reading crutchfield info /advice [ David  Apr 16, 2017 ]
Small and compact amplifier, has enough power output to improve sound without cluttering vehicle. [ Roman  Feb 12, 2017 ]
Needed a bit more power for all the speakers in an Toyota FJ. This little jewel did the trick. Plenty of power and small enough to fit IN the dash behind radio. Highly recommend. [ WILLIAM T  Jan 23, 2017 ]
Needed small amp to for small boost to receiver. This is easy to install and hide behind the dash so that you don't lose any space in your trunk or under your seat. decent sound upgrade [ JEREMIAH  Jan 05, 2017 ]
Recommended [ Pennie  Jan 02, 2017 ]
Size, reviews and crutchfield recommendation. [ Wayne  Dec 31, 2016 ]
Based on recommedation of advisor, to keep within a budget but upgrade the stock system. [ Lance  Dec 21, 2016 ]
compact design [ kenyatta  Sep 02, 2016 ]
To drive the front and rear Clarion component speakers that I also purchased/installed. [ PHILLIP R  Aug 02, 2016 ]
Compact size, power rating, advisor recommendation and clarion name. [ Russell  May 26, 2016 ]
i wanted a hidden booster AMP [ Douglas  Apr 14, 2016 ]
It is compact and would fit well with my application. The price is also reasonable. [ Clnt  Apr 10, 2016 ]
It's nice [ Chris  Apr 08, 2016 ]
The size and just enough power for my pontoon boat ! ! [ JOE  Apr 07, 2016 ]
I liked the small size, I installed it under the dash, in the console. I'm very pleased with it's performance. [ PHILLIP  Feb 13, 2016 ]
Highly recommended by my Crutchfield advisor. [ Gary  Dec 09, 2015 ]
suggested by my advisor, after looking at the specifications it is exaclty what we need, small, but powerful [ Ashley  Dec 07, 2015 ]
Small Compact size. [ ANTHONY  Dec 07, 2015 ]

23 questions already asked

If your are running two 4 ohms speakers your run them both in parallel. This means positive of one speaker to positive of another, negative to negative. This puts the load at 4 ohms Make sure the amp is stable at 2 ohms. [ John  Apr 08, 2017 ]
You should be able to. I used it on my stock 2012 F150. I installed the amp behind the dash and just cut the factory speaker wire to use as in and output. [ Justin  Mar 20, 2017 ]
I don't see why not. I installed one in a 95 Jeep Wrangler and another one in a 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse. They are both installed inside the dashboard, which is the main reason I bought this amp; it's small size. It has good sound quality, too. [ MARTIN  Mar 19, 2017 ]
I'm not familiar with the UVO system but as long as long as there's nothing between the radio and the speakers (besides a direct wire) you should be fine. My ford has bluetooth, aux input, etc. and it works fine. Some cars these days don't have a ACC cable so if you're car doesn't have that you want to get an amp that can detect if the car is on/off via the speaker feed itself. Otherwise, you'll have an amp that's always on (aka run battery dead) or an amp that turns off when the engine is off (then you can't hear the radio when you turn off the engine and you want to still listen or use the bluetooth/phone) If you're not getting new speakers too, you'll want to be sure the factory speakers can handle the wattage. The factory speakers in my car were rated to 25W which would have been way under for this amp. I upgraded to some Polk speakers rated at 55w and they sound great with this amp. [ Ted  Nov 02, 2016 ]
No [ Brent  Nov 01, 2016 ]
Crutchfield could tell you that [ gordon  Nov 01, 2016 ]
Judy, You wil be able to retain the use of the fade and balance controls on your head unit. This Clarion amp has both line level and speaker level inputs for both front and rear speakers. This means that this amp can connect to a factory head unit or aftermarket head unit and you can still control the fade and balance. I've been very pleased with the sound quality and functionality of this amp. Good luck! Chris [ Christian  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yes you will for sure [ RYAN  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yes, fade and balance still work. [ Houston  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yes you do. [ Alphonse  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yes, FADE, BALANCE, TONE controls will be the same. [ STEVEN  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yep. The only thing that will change is the maximum power output to your speakers :) [ Matt  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models, install methods, and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Kenny  May 16, 2016 ]  Staff
Dont run AMPS in series ! You need to match your AMP to your SPEAKERS. Match the RMS ratings, dont pay attention to PEAK power. 50 Watt RMS speakers will match to a 50 Watt RMS AMP etc. [ STEVEN  Sep 23, 2016 ]
You could power 4 of the speakers in your system with this amplifier but you would have to bypass the stock amp by running new speaker wires from the outputs of the Clarion directly to the speakers. If you plan to keep the factory speakers, you'll have to be very careful with the volume control as they are not rated to handle the additional wattage. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Apr 11, 2016 ]  Staff
For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will integrate with factory wiring and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Feb 15, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes. I would use the speaker/ high level inputs for the front and rear. Saving the preamp/ sub out for a sub woofer. I.e. Bypass the clarion with the sub out. [ Tim  Jan 11, 2016 ]
Wish I could help. Had mine professionally installed [ JOEL  Jan 08, 2016 ]
I don't think so. The manual only shows two installation scenarios, using all four rca inputs or all four speaker level inputs; using a mix of the two is not mentioned. Additionally, there is only one gain switch for the unit, not one for the front and one for the rear -- the gain switch is used to switch the amp between high-level and rca-level inputs. they make (and crutchfield sells) level matching devices, but that may be more complication/expense than you are looking for. [ ANDRE  Jan 08, 2016 ]
Installation instructions are very easy to follow. I would highly suggest purchasing a vehicle specific wiring plug adapter. with the instructions and adapter, installation is almost fool proof. make sure grounding procedures are followed to eliminate engine noise in the receiver. [ Lawrence  Oct 17, 2015 ]
This amp is pretty easy to install even my 16 old boy can do it, it comes with instructions and you can call Crutchfield and they help you install it my friend .K.S [ KENNETH  Oct 17, 2015 ]
As long as your pre amp conections are RCA jax this amp should work fine. [ CLARK  Aug 08, 2015 ]
As long as yor pre amp conections [ CLARK  Aug 08, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Mar 30, 2015 ]  Staff
I Would as good practice. For example if you pull off the power and it hits the ground that would short but not blow the internal fuse. But if you had an inline fuse as close as possible to the battery, you'd be protected [ JACOB A  Mar 27, 2015 ]
Mine is mounted in a motorcycle fairing. I do have the hot lead coming from an added fuse block that powers all of my accessories but you do not have to wire it that way with the included inline fuse. [ ERIK  Mar 27, 2015 ]
I would its a added protection [ ERIC  Mar 27, 2015 ]
Yes- that is what I did. Fuses never hurt to have either Especially if you don't want to replace your battery and wires. Fuse it up! [ MATTHEW R  Mar 27, 2015 ]
There is really no point in adding an addional fuse, it will only increase resistance. I have had this unit operating for two years now without incident. The amp kits you buy are for much bigger amps, dont waste your time or money. Just buy some quality wire the same size that is on the amp, i think it was either 12 or 10awg [ SCOTT  Mar 27, 2015 ]
If your stereo has RCA output jacks you use them for the inputs. The XC1410 also has wires that you can go to your speaker wires. If you look at the picture, see the wires that come out near the RCA leads ? Those are all inputs to the amplifier, use either set. The other side of the amplifier is the power in and wires that go out to the speakers. Am very happy with this amplifier. [ JEFF  Feb 12, 2015 ]
They are low level inputs from the receiver. The speaker wire on that end of the unit are the high level inputs. Use the high level with a factory receiver and the low level with an aftermarket receiver with RCA outputs. [ KEVIN  Feb 10, 2015 ]
I used them with some extension rca wires to plug into the back of my reciever. That way i got 4 channels. You can also use the wires for input. I suppose you get a cleaner input from the shieded rca inputs. It is a very good amp for the size and money [ SCOTT  Feb 07, 2015 ]
on the back of your aftermarket radio you will see corresponding rca jacks. its one of 2 ways to hook it up. the other is through the speaker wires. if you use the rca jacks. plug one end of wire to front red/white and the same on back of radio. then rear speaker same way [ KENNETH M  Feb 06, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Dec 31, 2014 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Dec 08, 2014 ]  Staff
This will be based on available diagrams and length of your factory HU harness. I was able to find a detailed diagram for my Subaru Legacy HU harness and tapped r.left spk,r.right spk.,power constant, and ground all behind the stock HU. Then just ran the rca's up to the loc and the control knob out. [ Jesse  Sep 20, 2015 ]
depends? is there a current amp installed you can pilfer rca and speaker wires from? if not it will require some knowledge of electrical systems, etc. depending on year that can be perplexing. good luck. i had one of these. make sure you vent it well. mine would get really hot under prolonged loud volume, eventually just popping once and dead. i would not recommend this amp. [ KENNETH M  Dec 01, 2014 ]
Very easy the hardest thing is finding a place to mount it. [ JERMAINE  Dec 01, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Jul 06, 2014 ]  Staff
Yes [ BRIAN D  Jun 12, 2014 ]
Yes [ TANYA  Jun 11, 2014 ]
No; incoming voltage switches (transistor) the unit on. [ JOSHUA  Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes it has remote turn on and has been a great. You will love it and will be surprise at sound. [ WILLIE  Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes it sure does, I has worked flawlessly since install last May also [ SCOTT  Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes [ JERMAINE  Jun 11, 2014 ]
yes it does. it is on the blue wire harness in the picture. [ KENNETH M  Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes, the wiring harness on this amp includes a remote wire. It was probably blue. I tapped mine into one of the 12v power jacks in the console, which turns on/of with my vehicle. [ PHILLIP R  Jun 11, 2014 ]
It does. [ Ian  Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes it does. [ JACOB A  Jun 11, 2014 ]
Yes it does. [ RONALD  Jun 11, 2014 ]
Actually i use it to run four Three way Pioneer 6.5 speakers nice sound. [ WILLIE  Jun 11, 2014 ]
By design it is a 50 watt per channel amp, so it would be 50 watt to each channel regardless of number of speakers connected. I've seen 2 subs wired to 4 channel amps (utilizing all 4 channels) in the past, but I don't know the wire configuration. I don't think it would be the best use of this specific model though. This is a really good little amp for pushing the highs and mids in my Jeep Wrangler. [ TIMOTHY  Jun 02, 2014 ]
there are 4 leads coming off the unit itself connected internally so the answer is no, unless you splice the rt front and rt rear leads together and do the same with the left side then it might work. this unit does not have a switch to change it from 2 channel to 4 channel, its strictly meant for 4 speakers. I used a 4 speaker setup and it sounds great. its definitely not going to win any sound competitions but it is a nice boost over just the deck. [ DAVID  Jun 02, 2014 ]
As far as I know this is a 4 channel amp so the power would be the same on two speakers as it would be with four.I am running four speakers and it sounds good in my wifes car. [ MARK  Jun 01, 2014 ]
I used this Clarion amp to push 4 Sony XS-GS1621 6-3/4" speakers in my 2007 Mercedes and it sounded awesome. By far the loudest and best sounding stereo I ever built. Very well built product. I also used an Audio Control LC7i line converter in front of it so I could retain the factory stereo and clean up any signal distortion from it. All in all I was very happy and impressed with the amp and would definitely buy it again. [ KEVIN  May 30, 2014 ]
You can't go wrong with these. Infinity Primus PR6500cs 6-1/2" component speaker system - also fit 6-3/4" openings For the price they are clean crisp and loud! They will get the most out of this little amp, which is deceiving for its size. [ SCOTT  May 30, 2014 ]
thanks timothy. Do you re-call the brand and model speakers you installed? thanks donny [ donny  May 29, 2014 ]
thanks Brad. Do you re-call which model of pioneer they were? thanks donny [ donny  May 29, 2014 ]
I purchased alpine 6 3/4 speakers (4) from crutchfield, and installed the amp into my 2008 Silverado. Freakin awesome set-up. My son is 16 wanting to do a system in his S-10, and his only hope is its as good as mine. The bass is great, with no sub. JVC headunit great also. Can hide that amp in elcky pretty easy im sure. Glove box is huge compared to mine. Friend bought same size alpine amp for his jeep with good results. Jeep cant get good sound from soundbar. No depth for speakers to work right. Good luck. [ TIMOTHY  May 29, 2014 ]
Get some good quality speakers. .This amp will surprise you [ LONNIE W  May 29, 2014 ]
I use Polk Audio Speakers and they work great with this Amp .I use 4 51/4 inch speakers in my Jeep, sounds great. [ BOB  May 29, 2014 ]
I use a set of 6.5 inch components(pioneer) and they play loud without distortion even with volume turned up to max [ BRAD  May 29, 2014 ]
Great match for ur 6inch speakers..I power a pair of 6.5 components and a 6.75inch kicker sub with this amp..been using this amp without any problems for bout 2yrs now...great buy and sounds awesome..good luck [ BRAD  May 29, 2014 ]
ooooops.... 71 days after install it died.... [ KENNETH M  Dec 01, 2014 ]
No; you can use a distro block. Remember though, wire gauge is derived from current draw. You will need to determine your initial size from the battery to the distro block based off all of your amps combined current draw. [ JOSHUA  May 11, 2014 ]
You don't need any separate kit it can be connected to your original hornet and don't let the size deceive you this amp is powerful. I use it to power my mids & highs exalent sound quality. [ JEREMIAH  May 10, 2014 ]
Ecellent. Thanks for the reply. [ Jason  May 10, 2014 ]
I have it installed in the fairing of my motorcycle. I only have 10 gauge leads and it rocks. Folks 3-4 motorcycles back can hear it loud and clear. It gets a little warm but so far has not missed a beat. [ KENNETH M  May 10, 2014 ]
You don't need any separate kit it can be connected to your original hornet and don't let the size deceive you this amp is powerful. I use it to power my mids & highs exalent sound quality. [ JEREMIAH  May 10, 2014 ]
For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Mar 06, 2014 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory wiring. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 26, 2013 ]  Staff
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