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JL Audio Offers Up New XDM Amplifiers for Car and Marine Audio

JL Audio emphasizes compactness and installation flexibility with their new XDM amplifiers. There are 10 models to choose from.

JL Audio XDM Group Car / Marine Amplifiers

JL Audio, in addition to home audio speakers and components also makes high-performance car and marine audio solutions.The luxury automotive and marine audio segments are becoming very important to high-end manufacturers looking to expand their market penetration and build brand awareness outside of the audiophile community.

With that in mind, they have released its new XDM series compact amplifiers for the automotive and marine markets. Using marine-grade materials, these amplifiers are suitable for installation in boats, cars, trucks, and SUVs.

From Brian Power, Vice President of U.S. Retail Sales at JL Audio.“Our XD line of car amplifiers and M-series marine amplifiers have been the industry benchmarks for compact amplifiers…The XDM series of amplifiers is a welcome evolution to these product lines, simplifying inventory for our retail partners by working equally well in both car and marine applications.

JL Audio XDM logo

XDM series amplifiers are available in several channel configurations and power levels, offering versatility for a variety of setups. XDM amplifiers feature a rugged black powder-coated chassis, gasketed control cover, and are visually finished with JL Audio Blue accents.

JL Audio XDM 400 Car / Marine Amplifier
JL Audio XDM 400

Core Features

Here are the features that all of the XDM amplifiers share.

Differential Balanced Input: XDM series amplifiers are equipped with Differential-Balanced Inputs that minimized induced cable noise and allow the use of conventional RCA cables, while still delivering many of the benefits of true balanced connectivity. The amplifiers also feature an exclusive, selectable mode input filter that supports noise-free performance in boats or cars.

Tip: All amps have pass-through preamp outputs.

NexD™: The amplifiers include JL Audio’s NexD™ switching technology. This allows the delivery of powerful, audiophile-grade sound quality with very high efficiency while reducing excessive power draw from a vehicle or boat charging system and batteries.

Studio Grade Filter/Signal Processing Options:

  • Each subwoofer amplifier/subwoofer channel features a low-pass filter with a filter range of 50Hz to 500Hz and 12 or 24 dB/octave filter slope options. 
  • Full-range amplifiers/channels feature a high-pass filter with a 50Hz to 5KHz filter range, and some also add a bandpass filter option. Both high-pass and bandpass filters offer a 12 dB/octave filter slope.

Remote Level Control Port: XDM amps feature a remote level control port. This can be paired with optional JL Audio HD-RLC and MHD-RLC amplifier remote level controls.

Advanced Rollback Protection: This technology enables the stable operation of XDM amps in a variety of circumstances. For example, if an amplifier encounters unsafe operating temperatures, a special circuit lowers peak power output, without changing gain, until the amplifier cools down. Once the amplifier cools down, the circuit restores full peak power output.

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Tip: The following tables identify and list basic specifications and prices for each amp. For more detailed specifications tap on the model numbers for each amp on the top row of each table.

XDM Full-Range Amplifiers

JL Audio XDM 200/2 Amplifier
XDM Model XDM200/2XDM400/4XDM600/6XDM800/8
Amplifier TypeClass DClass D Class DClass D
Power Output (4 ohms2 x 75W4 x 75W6 x 75W8 x 75W
Power Output (2 ohms) 2 x 100W4 x 100W6 x 100W8 x 100W
Power Output (4 ohms – Bridged) 1 x 200W2 x 200W3 x 200W4 x 200W
Frequency Response (+0, -1dB)12Hz – 22 kHz 12Hz – 22 kHz12Hz – 22 kHz12Hz – 22 kHz
SNR (full power)>104 dB >104 dB>104 dB>104 dB
THD+N @ Rated Power<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.
Height 2.05 in / 52 mm2.05 in / 52 mm2.05 in / 52 mm2.05 in / 52 mm
Width 6.85 in / 174 mm8.52 in / 216 mm10.23 in / 260 mm14.73 in / 374 mm
Depth7.09 in / 180 mm7.09 in / 180 mm7.09 in / 180 mm7.09 in / 180 mm
Weight3.75 lb / 1.70 kg6.3 lb / 2.86 kg5.8 lb / 2.63 kgTBD
Price (MSRP)$499.99$649.99$799.99$1049.99

XDM System Amplifiers

JL Audio XDM 700/5 Amplifier
JL Audio XDM 700/5
XDM Model XDM500/3XDM700/5XDM1000/5
Amplifier TypeClass DClass DClass D
Channels3 (2 main + 1 subwoofer)5 (4 main + 1 subwoofer)5 (4 main + 1 subwoofer)
Power Output (4 ohms) 2 x 75W + 1 x 180W4 x 75W + 1 x 180W4 x 75W + 1 x 400W
Power Output (2 ohms) 2 x 100W + 1 x 300W4  x 100W + 1 x 300W4 x 100W + 1 x 600W
Frequency Response – Main Channels (+0, -1dB)12Hz – 22kHz 12Hz – 22kHz12Hz – 22kHz
Frequency Response – Subwoofer Channel (+0, -1dB)10Hz – 1kHz 10Hz – 1kHz10Hz – 1kHz
SNR (full power)>104 dB>104 dB>104 dB
THD+N Main Channel @ Rated Power<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.
THD+N Subwoofer Channell @ Rated Power<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.
Height 2.05 in / 52 mm2.05 in / 52 mm2.05 in / 52 mm
Width 8.52 in / 216 mm10.23 in / 260 mm14.73 in / 374 mm
Depth7.09 in / 180 mm7.09 in / 180 mm7.09 in / 180 mm
Weight4.8 lb / 2.18 kg6.15 lb / 2.79 kgTBD
Price (MSRP)$649.99$899.99$999.99

XDM Monoblock Subwoofer Amplifiers

JL Audio XDM300 Subwoofer Amplifier
JL Audio XDM300
XDM Model XDM300/1XDM600/1XDM1000/1
Amplifier TypeClass DClass DClass D
Power Output (4 ohms) 1 x 200W1 x 400W1 x 600W
Power Output (3 ohms)1 x 250W1 x 500W1 x 800W
Power Output (2 ohms) 1 x 300W1 x 600W1 x 1000W
Frequency Response (+0, -1dB)10Hz – 1kHz7Hz – 500Hz7Hz – 500Hz
SNR (full power)>100 dB >87 dB >83 dB 
THD+N @ Rated Power<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.
Height 2.05 in / 52 mm2.05 in / 52 mm2.05 in / 52 mm
Width 6.85 in / 174 mm8.52 in / 216 mm14.73 in / 374 mm
Depth7.09 in / 180 mm7.09 in / 180 mm7.09 in / 180 mm
Weight3.8 lb / 1.72 kg6.3 lb / 2.86 kgTBD
Price (MSRP)$499.99$599.99$799.99
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JL Audio XDM amplifiers are available through authorized dealers

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