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DRVN Series 5-channel car amplifier 50 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
Item # 105AX3205D | MFR # KS-AX3205D
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Our take on the JVC KS-AX3205D by Crutchfield's Buck Pomerantz
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.
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!
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
- 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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Features and Specs
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
50 x 4
200 x 1
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||---|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||65 x 4|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||130 x 2|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||4|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||5-50k Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||60 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-200 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||18 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-200 Hz|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|Bass Boost||0-18 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||45 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||Harness|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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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