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JVC KS-AX3205D

DRVN Series 5-channel car amplifier — 50 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

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JVC's DRVN Series car amplifiers are all about power… with style. These amps feature aggressive looks, strong value, and plenty of power packed into a rugged housing. The DRVN KS-AX3205D 5-channel amplifier, for example, can power your whole system with 50 watts RMS for each of your front and rear speakers, along with up to 300 watts RMS for a subwoofer. Or, you can put the KS-AX3205D into 3-channel mode and run a pair of high-power components with 130 watts RMS each and still have that 300 watts RMS available for a sub.

Bold styling keeps up with performance

JVC's DRVN Series car amplifiers are all about power… with style. These amps feature aggressive looks, strong value, and plenty of power packed into a rugged housing. The DRVN KS-AX3205D 5-channel amplifier, for example, can power your whole system with 50 watts RMS for each of your front and rear speakers, along with up to 300 watts RMS for a subwoofer. Or, you can put the KS-AX3205D into 3-channel mode and run a pair of high-power components with 130 watts RMS each and still have that 300 watts RMS available for a sub.

Versatile features

The KS-AX3205D comes with the controls you need to get music sounding right in your vehicle. Separate front and rear high-pass filters help you to eliminate unwanted bass frequencies, too low for your full-range speakers to reproduce. You can also adjust the front channels and the rear channels to drive different speaker sizes, like 5-1/4"s in your front doors and 6"x9"s on your rear deck. The subwoofer channel includes its own low-pass filter to keep high notes away from your sub, and a variable bass boost to add some foundation to your music when you need it.

Simple installation and excellent performance!

Wes, Mississippi

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What's in the Box:

  • 5-Channel amplifier
  • Two 30 amp ATO fuses (installed)
  • 8" Speaker level input harnesses
  • Four 3/4" Self-tapping screws
  • Instructions (English/ Russian/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • 5-channel car amplifer
  • 50 watts RMS x 4 + 200 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
  • 65 watts RMS x 4 + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • 130 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • separate variable high-pass filters (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave) on front and rear channels
  • variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 18 dB/octave) on subwoofer channel
  • fixed subsonic filter and variable bass boost (0-18 dB at 45 Hz) on subwoofer channel
  • Class D amplifier design
  • MOSFET power supply and output stage
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • fuse rating: 30A x 2
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 13-13/16"W x 2-1/4"H x 7-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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5-Channel Design: The JVC KS-AX3205D is made up of three sections, two full range stereo amps (front and rear) and a mono subwoofer amp. The front and rear amps are independently bridgeable, meaning the KS-AX3205D can be used as a 5-channel, 4-channel, or 3-channel amp. The minimum impedance for all channels is 2Ω (4Ω when the full range sections are bridged).

CEA-2006 Compliant: CEA-2006 is a system of testing and measurement methods for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates a uniform method for measuring 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 with 1% or less Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise (THD+N) over a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz (for full range amplifiers). Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4Ω. CEA-2006 allows consumers to compare car amplifiers and receivers on an equal basis. Using CEA-2006 criteria, the JVC KS-AX3205D is rated as follows:

  • Power Output:
    • 4Ω: 50 watts x 4-channels (full range) + 200 watts x 1-channel (subwoofer)
    • 2Ω: 65 watts x 4-channels + 300 watts x 1-channel
    • Bridged: 130 watts x 2-channels (full range channels into 4Ω)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 60 dBA

Crossover: The front, rear, and subwoofer sections of the amplifier have independent crossovers. The front and rear crossovers have a 12 dB/octave slope and can be set to high-pass or off (full range). The subwoofer's low-pass crossover is always engaged and has an 18 dB/octave slope. The crossover point for all three is continuously variable from 50 Hz to 200 Hz.

Bass Boost: The subwoofer amplifier has a bass boost circuit centered at 45 Hz, continuously variable from 0 to +18 dB.

Input Mode: Select the 5ch position if your source unit has a dedicated subwoofer output (in addition to front and rear), otherwise select the 4ch position.

Power Connections: The power and ground terminals are nickel-plated screw terminals. They will accept spade connectors or ring terminals up to 0.5" wide. The remote turn-on terminal will accept a spade connector or ring terminal up to 0.35" wide.

Speaker Connections: The speaker outputs are also nickel-plated screw terminals and will accept spade connectors or ring terminals up to 0.35" wide.

Speaker Level Input: A 4-channel speaker level input harness is included, making it easier to add an amplifier to a factory radio or to a receiver with no preamp outputs.

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