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JL Audio M600/6 Marine 6-Channel Full-Range Amplifier

This is the Swiss Army Knife of marine power amplifiers – it can do just about anything. The six 100 watt channels can be combined in a variety of configurations to power your boat’s entire speaker system. It’s also amazing compact and easy to hide away in a compartment.
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Feature highlights
  • NexD™ Switching Technology
  • Advanced Rollback Protection
  • 6-Channel Class D Marine Full-Range Amplifier, 100 W x 6 @ 2 Ω / 75 W x 6 @ 4 Ω - 14.4V
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JL Audio M600/6 Marine 6-Channel Full-Range Amplifier
$599.99
$549.99
Item #: JLAM6006
 
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M600/6

6-Channel Class D Marine Full-Range Amplifier, 100 W x 6 @ 2 Ω / 75 W x 6 @ 4 Ω - 14.4V

This incredibly flexible amplifier packs a serious full-range punch, and delivers a staggering 100 watts to each of its six channels into 2 Ω (14.4V, 1% THD). The breakthrough that makes this much power possible in such a small chassis is our NexD™ ultra-high-speed switching design, which allows for full bandwidth Class D operation with extremely low distortion and outstanding efficiency.

With the M600/6, you have lots of great options. Use it as a six-channel satellite amplifier with 75 W x 4 @ 4 Ω, or bridge four of its channels to create a staggered power four-channel amplifier with 200W x 2 @ 4 Ω to one pair of satellites and 75 W x 2 @ 4 Ω to a secondary pair of satellites. You can also drive two subwoofers with 200 W each, plus a pair of satellites with 75W x 2. The M600/6 includes a 12 dB / octave filter for each channel bank, which can be configured as a low-pass or high-pass filter and offers continuously variable cutoff frequency selection from 50-500 Hz. With the addition of an HD-RLC remote level control (sold separately), you have the ability to control the level of two, four or all six of the amplifier's channel levels from a remote location.

This marine amplifier features white and gray powder-coat finishes, a gasketed cover for the controls and stainless steel hardware for durability in the marine environment.

NexD™ Switching Technology

NexD™ Switching Technology

Summary:
NexD™ amplifier technologies produce exceptional audio quality, unsurpassed total efficiency and high power from very compact amplifier designs.

Detailed Information:
Beginning with the original 'Slash' subwoofer amplifiers, JL Audio has been at the forefront of Class D amplifier design. Today, our flagship Single-Cycle Control™ technology sets the ultimate standard for Class D amplifier performance. The NexD™ amplifiers may be a bit less complex, more compact and more affordable, but they flow from the same minds that have set the trend in mobile amplifier technology for over a decade.

Let's get a little nerdy... A traditional PWM switching amp design uses a fixed switching frequency and varies the pulse width based solely on the audio input signal to the pulse modulator. This basic approach assumes some ideal conditions, like a rock-steady power supply, that do not necessarily occur in a real, in-car installation. Power supply sag with signal causes distortion at all power levels with these designs, even well below clipping. The cure for this is feedback (a corrective signal sent back to the input side), but this becomes impractical as the audio frequency increases, making it a good solution for band-limited (subwoofer) amps, but not for full-range amplifiers.

Taking the above into account when designing the NexD™ subwoofer amplifiers, we have taken the simple fixed PWM approach and enhanced it with a very high switching frequency: 240 kHz, which is about 4x higher than most Class D subwoofer amplifiers. This pushes the amplifier's bandwidth to at least 500 Hz with minimal distortion and improves efficiency, while keeping typically bulky circuity more compact. Your subwoofers will reward you with tight, rock-solid bass performance.

For the full-range NexD™ amplifiers and channels we applied a variable, ultra-high speed version of the NexD™ technology (switching at well over 400 kHz). In these designs, a self-oscillating modulator with "feed-forward" sends information about the instantaneous power supply voltage to the modulator, combining this with the input signal to cancel out any distortion due to supply voltage fluctuation. This reduces distortion prior to applying feedback, simplifying the overall feedback loop design.

The bottom line is simply great audio: clean, powerful and reliable.

 

Advanced Rollback Protection

Advanced Rollback Protection

Summary:
JL Audio's exclusive Advanced Rollback Protection circuit monitors the amplifier's thermal condition and adjusts amplifier operation to eliminate annoying amplifier shut-down events.

Detailed Information:
Should a JL Audio amplifier equipped with Advanced Rollback Protection reach an unsafe operating temperature, a special circuit rolls back peak power output, without changing gain, until the amplifier cools down to a safe operating temperature. The red "Thermal" LED will light to indicate this condition has been reached. Once the amplifier cools down, the circuit restores full peak power output and the red "Thermal" indicator reverts to its normal state. The operation of Advanced Rollback Protection is inaudible in most cases, but it ensures that your music keeps on playing, even under the most demanding conditions.


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Voted "Favorite Stereo Manufacturer"
– 2011 Reader's Choice Awards, Powerboat Magazine


"Our customers are thrilled with the incredible sound quality of the JL Audio systems we're installing in our boats."
– Ariel Pared, SeaVee Boats


"We tested a boat with a complete JL Audio system... The clarity and power emitted by this system was second to no other boat system on any boat, of any size, we have ever heard. It was a truly amazing experience."
– Tony Adelo, Mayor's Cup Magazine


"My JL Audio sound system can turn a bad day of fishing into a fun day on the water."
– Captain Rimmer Covington, Owner - Mexican Gulf Fishing Company

U.S.A. Warranty Information - Marine Amplifiers and Electronics


JL Audio Marine Amplifiers and Electronics are warrantied against defects in materials and workmanship for 

Two (2) Years from purchase date.

 JL Audio will, at its discretion, repair or replace any products that exhibit defects in materials and/or workmanship during the warranty period.



Please hold on to your sales receipt! All warranty service requires original sales receipt documentation. The warranty only applies to the original purchaser from an authorized retailer.


Note:

Products purchased from unauthorized dealers are not covered under warranty.




Warranty Limitations

The following is not covered under JL Audio's warranty program:


1. Product with defaced, altered or removed serial numbers (no valid, legible serial number = no warranty).


2. Product owned by anyone other than the original purchaser from an authorized JL Audio dealer. (The warranty is not transferable and will not apply to products purchased from unauthorized dealers.)


3. Product that has been physically abused (run over by a car or beat with a hammer, for example).


4. Product that has not been installed according to the instructions in the owner's manual


5. Product in which repair and/or modification has been attempted by unauthorized parties


6. Product damaged cosmetically due to improper handling or normal wear and tear


7. Product damaged in an accident, due to criminal activity (attempted theft, gunshot damage, etc.) or by 'acts of God' (flooding, lightning, locusts, etc.)


8. Custom finishes or other cosmetic treatments applied to products. (JL Audio will not be responsible for restoring or maintaining any custom finishes)


9. Installation and shipping costs associated with removing, re-installing or shipping the product to JL Audio for warranty service


Ask your dealer for details on warranty limitations.




If you need Service on your JL Audio Product:

All warranty returns should be sent to JL AUDIO freight prepaid through an authorized JL AUDIO dealer and must be accompanied by proof of purchase (a copy of the original sales receipt.) Direct returns from consumers or non-authorized dealers will be refused unless specifically authorized by JL AUDIO with a valid return authorization number. Warranty expiration on products returned without proof of purchase will be determined from the manufacturing date code. Coverage may be invalidated as this date is previous to purchase date. Return only defective components. Non-defective items received will be returned freight-collect. Customer is responsible for shipping charges and insurance in sending the product to JL AUDIO. Freight damage on returns is not covered under warranty. Always include proof of purchase (sales receipt).

Specifications:

14.4V

@ 4 Ω 75 W RMS x 6
@ 2 Ω 100 W RMS x 6
Bridged @ 4Ω 200 W RMS x 3

12.5V

@ 4 Ω 60 W RMS x 6
@ 2 Ω 90 W RMS x 6
Bridged @ 4Ω 180 W RMS x 3

 

Frequency Response 12 Hz - 22 kHz (+0, -1dB)
S/N Ratio, referred to highest rated power >104 dB below rated power (A-weighted, 20 Hz - 20 kHz noise bandwidth)
S/N Ratio, referred to 1 W >84 dB (A-weighted, 20 Hz - 20 kHz noise bandwidth)
Damping Factor @ 4 Ω >150 / 50 Hz
Damping Factor @ 2 Ω >75 / 50 Hz
THD+N @ Rated Power <1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.
Input Voltage Range @ RCA Inputs 100 mV - 4 V RMS
Min Copper Power / Ground Wire Gauge 4 AWG wire
Fuse Rating 50 A (AFS, AGU or MaxiFuse™)
Filter Modes Low-Pass or High-Pass
Filter Slope (dB/Octave) 12 dB
Filter Frequency Range 50-500 Hz
Detented, Calibrated Filter Freq. Potentiometers Yes
Filter Defeatable? Yes
Remote Level Control Optional (HD-RLC)
Remote Level Modes 2 or 4 or All Channels
Channel Input Mode Switch Yes (2/4/6 ch.)
Pass-Through Preamp Output Type None
Source Channel Selection for PreOuts N/A
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Height (H) 2.05 in / 52 mm
Width (W) 10.23 in / 260 mm
Depth (D) 7.09 in / 180 mm
Net Weight 5.8 lb / 2.63 kg

 


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