Overview: M-Series Amplifiers

Our best selling marine amplifiers deliver huge value.

Utilizing JL Audio's high-speed NexD™ Class D switching technology, M-Series Amplifiers deliver stunning power output and incredible efficiency. Our Advanced Rollback Thermal protection system keeps the music playing, even under the most demanding conditions. All M-Series amplifiers are equipped with studio-grade signal processing with full variable crossover controls beneath a gasketed, aluminum cover. For added system control, amplifier levels can be remotely adjusted from the captain's chair using the HD-RLC remote level control (optional). M-Series amplifiers represent outstanding performance and reliability in compact, space-saving forms. Return to M-Series amplifiers.

JL Audio M600/1 Marine Amplifier JL Audio M1000/1v2 Marine Amplifier JL Audio M200/2 Marine Amplifier JL Audio M400/4 Marine Amplifier JL Audio M600/6 Marine Amplifier

Model

M600/1
(Monoblock Class D
Marine Subwoofer Amplifier)

M1000/1v2
(Monoblock Class D
Marine Subwoofer Amplifier)

M200/2
(2-Channel Class D
Full-Range Marine Amplifier)

M400/4
(4-Channel Class D
Full-Range Marine Amplifier)
(24V Version)

M600/6
(6-Channel Class D
Full-Range Marine Amplifier)
(24V Version)

Continuous RMS Power
@ 14.4 V

400 W x 1 @ 4 Ω
500 W x 1 @ 3 Ω
600 W x 1 @ 2 Ω

600 W x 1 @ 4 Ω
800 W x 1 @ 3 Ω
1000 W x 1 @ 2 Ω

75 W x 2 @ 4 Ω
100 W x 2 @ 2 Ω
200 W x 1 Bridged @ 4 Ω

75 W x 4 @ 4 Ω
100 W x 4 @ 2 Ω
200 W x 2 Bridged @ 4 Ω

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

Continuous RMS Power
@ 12.5 V

300 W x 1 @ 4 Ω
400 W x 1 @ 3 Ω
500 W x 1 @ 2 Ω

500 W x 1 @ 4 Ω
650 W x 1 @ 3 Ω
800 W x 1 @ 2 Ω

60 W x 2 @ 4 Ω
90 W x 2 @ 2 Ω
180 W x 1 Bridged @ 4 Ω

60 W x 4 @ 4 Ω
90 W x 4 @ 2 Ω
180 W x 2 Bridged @ 4 Ω

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

Frequency
Response
(+0,-1dB)

7 Hz - 500 Hz

7 Hz - 500 Hz

12 Hz - 22 kHz

12 Hz - 22 kHz

12 Hz - 22 kHz

S/N Ratio (re rated power)

>87 dBA (20 kHz bandwidth)

>83 dBA (20 kHz bandwidth)

>104 dBA (20 kHz bandwidth)

>104 dBA (20 kHz bandwidth)

>104 dBA (20 kHz bandwidth)

Damping Factor

>1000/ 50 Hz @ 4 Ω,
>500 / 50 Hz @ 2 Ω

>1000/ 50 Hz @ 4 Ω,
>500 / 50 Hz @ 2 Ω

>150 / 50 Hz @ 4 Ω,
>75 / 50 Hz @ 2 Ω

>150 / 50 Hz @ 4 Ω,
>75 / 50 Hz @ 2 Ω

>150 / 50 Hz @ 4 Ω,
>75 / 50 Hz @ 2 Ω

THD+N @ Rated Power

<1% @ 2 Ω

<1% @ 2 Ω

<1% @ 2 Ω

<1% @ 2 Ω

<1% @ 2 Ω

Crossover Filter Modes, Slope, Frequency Range

Low-Pass, 12/24 dB,
50 - 500 Hz, defeatable

Low-Pass, 12/24 dB,
50 - 500 Hz, defeatable

Low-Pass/High-Pass,
12 dB, 50 - 500 Hz, defeatable

Low-Pass/High-Pass,
12 dB, 50 - 500 Hz, defeatable

Low-Pass/High-Pass,
12 dB, 50 - 500 Hz, defeatable

Infrasonic Filter, Sub Polarity

30 Hz/defeatable,
N/A

30 Hz/defeatable,
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Input Voltage
Range

100 mV - 4 V RMS (RCA)

200 mV - 2 V RMS (RCA Low), 800 mV - 8 V RMS (RCA High)

100 mV - 4 V RMS (RCA)

100 mV - 4 V RMS (RCA)

100 mV - 4 V RMS (RCA)

Input Mode Switch

N/A

N/A

N/A

2 / 4 channel

2 / 4 / 6 channel

Pass-Through
Preamp Output

Yes, buffered

Yes, buffered

Yes, buffered

Yes, buffered

N/A

Remote
Controller Option:Model,
Control Mode

HD-RLC,
level

HD-RLC,
level

HD-RLC,
level

HD-RLC,
all or rear ch. level

HD-RLC,
2, 4, all ch. level

PWR-GND Wire /
Fuse Rating

4 AWG / 50 A

4 AWG / 80 A

8 AWG / 30 A

4 AWG / 50 A
(24V Version:
4 AWG / 20 A)

4 AWG / 50 A
(24 V Version:
4 AWG / 30 A)

Dimensions

2.05in x 8.52in x 7.09in /
52mm x 216mm x 180mm

2.05in x 14.73in x 7.09in /
52mm x 374mm x 180mm

2.05in x 6.85in x 7.09in /
52mm x 174mm x 180mm

2.05in x 8.52in x 7.09in /
52mm x 216mm x 180mm

2.05in x 10.23in x 7.09in /
52mm x 260mm x 180mm

 

JL Audio M800/8v2 Marine Amplifier JL Audio M500/3 Marine Amplifier JL Audio M700/5 Marine Amplifier JL Audio M1000/5v2 Marine Amplifier

Model

M800/8v2
(8-Channel Class D
Full-Range Marine Amplifier)
(24V Version)

M500/3
(3-Channel Class D Full-Range Marine System Amplifier)

M700/5
(5-Channel Class D
Marine System Amplifier)

M1000/5v2
(5-Channel Class D
Marine System Amplifier)

Continuous RMS Power
@ 14.4 V

75 W x 8 @ 4 Ω
100 W x 8 @ 2 Ω
200 W x 4 Bridged @ 4 Ω

75 W x 2 Main @ 4 Ω
100 W x 2 Main @ 2 Ω
200 W x 1 Main Bridged @ 4 Ω
180 W x 1 Sub @ 4 Ω
240 W x 1 Sub @ 3 Ω
300 W x 1 Sub @ 2 Ω

75 W x 4 Main @ 4 Ω
100 W x 4 Main @ 2 Ω
200 W x 2 Main Bridged @ 4 Ω
180 W x 1 Sub @ 4 Ω
240 W x 1 Sub @ 3 Ω
300 W x 1 Sub @ 2 Ω

75 W x 4 Main @ 4 Ω
100 W x 4 Main @ 2 Ω
200 W x 2 Main Bridged @ 4 Ω
400 W x 1 Sub @ 4 Ω
500 W x 1 Sub @ 3 Ω
600 W x 1 Sub @ 2 Ω

Continuous RMS Power
@ 12.5 V

60 W x 8 @ 4 Ω
90 W x 8 @ 2 Ω
180 W x 4 Bridged @ 4 Ω

60 W x 2 Main @ 4 Ω
90 W x 2 Main @ 2 Ω
180 W x 1 Main Bridged @ 4 Ω
180 W x 1 Sub @ 4 Ω
240 W x 1 Sub @ 3 Ω
300 W x 1 Sub @ 2 Ω

60 W x 4 Main @ 4 Ω
90 W x 4 Main @ 2 Ω
180 W x 2 Main Bridged @ 4 Ω
180 W x 1 Sub @ 4 Ω
240 W x 1 Sub @ 3 Ω
300 W x 1 Sub @ 2 Ω

60 W x 4 Main @ 4 Ω
90 W x 4 Main @ 2 Ω
180 W x 2 Main Bridged @ 4 Ω
360 W x 1 Sub @ 4 Ω
480 W x 1 Sub @ 3 Ω
600 W x 1 Sub @ 2 Ω

Frequency
Response
(+0,-1dB)

12 Hz - 22 kHz

Main 12 Hz - 22 kHz,
Sub 10 Hz - 1 kHz

Main 12 Hz - 22 kHz,
Sub 10 Hz - 1 kHz

Main 12 Hz - 22 kHz,
Sub 10 Hz - 1 kHz

S/N Ratio (re rated power)

>104 dBA (20 kHz bandwidth)

>84 dBA (20 kHz bandwidth)

>84 dBA (20 kHz bandwidth)

>104 dBA (20 kHz bandwidth)

Damping Factor

>150 / 50 Hz @ 4 Ω,
>75 / 50 Hz @ 2 Ω

>120 / 50 Hz @ 4 Ω,
>60 / 50 Hz @ 2 Ω

>150 / 50 Hz @ 4 Ω,
>75 / 50 Hz @ 2 Ω

>150 / 50 Hz @ 4 Ω,
>75 / 50 Hz @ 2 Ω

THD+N @ Rated Power

<1% @ 2 Ω

<1% @ 2 Ω

<1% @ 2 Ω

<1% @ 2 Ω

Crossover Filter Modes, Slope, Frequency Range

Low-Pass/High-Pass, 12 dB,
50 - 500 Hz, defeatable

Ch 1 & 2: High-Pass, 12 dB; Sub-Ch. Low-Pass, 12/24 dB,
50 - 500 Hz, defeatable

Ch 1 & 2: High-Pass - 50-5 kHz,
Ch 3 & 4: High-Pass/Bandpass - 50-500 Hz, 12 dB; Sub-Ch. Low-Pass - 50-500 Hz,
12/24 dB,  defeatable

Ch 1 & 2: High-Pass - 50-5 kHz,
Ch 3 & 4: High-Pass/Bandpass - 50-500 Hz, 12 dB; Sub-Ch. Low-Pass - 50-500 Hz,
12/24 dB,  defeatable

Input Voltage
Range

200 mV - 2 V RMS (RCA Low), 800 mV - 8 V RMS (RCA High)

100 mV - 4 V RMS (RCA)

100 mV - 4 V RMS (RCA)

200 mV - 2 V RMS (RCA Low), 800 mV - 8 V RMS (RCA High)

Input Mode Switch

2 / 4 / 6 / 8 channel

2 / 4 channel

2 / 4 / 6 channel

2 / 4 / 6 channel

Pass-Through
Preamp Output

N/A

Yes, buffered

N/A

N/A

Remote Controller Option: Model, Control Mode

HD-RLC,
2, 4, all ch. level

HD-RLC,
all or sub ch. level

HD-RLC,
all or sub ch. level

HD-RLC,
all or sub ch. level

PWR-GND Wire /
Fuse Rating

4 AWG / 80 A
(24V Version: 4 AWG / 40 A)

4 AWG / 50 A

4 AWG / 60 A

4 AWG / 80 A

Dimensions

2.05in x 14.73in x 7.09in /
52mm x 374mm x 180mm

2.05in x 8.52in x 7.09in /
52mm x 216mm x 180mm

2.05in x 10.23in x 7.09in /
52mm x 260mm x 180mm

2.05in x 14.73in x 7.09in /
52mm x 374mm x 180mm

M-Series Amplifiers include the following JL Audio technologies and features:

NexD Logo Advanced Rollback Protection XDv2 Spec ICON

NexD™ Switching Technology

Advanced Rollback Protection

v2 Spec

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

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.

An enhanced set of features added to M-Series amplifiers that bear the "v2" designation make these models more versatile than ever.

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