75 W x 8 @ 4 Ohms (14.4v)
The JL Audio M800/8v2 is not only one of the best marine amplifiers available, it's also one of the most popular and one of the most versatile. These amplifiers used JL Audio NexD switching technology to deliver significant power that is super clean, all while keeping heat to a minimum.
The JL Audio M800/8v2 is amazing because you can rail on it all day, regardless of how hot it is outside, and this amplifier is going to deliver.
This amplifier puts out 75 watts to 8 channels at 4 ohms, 100 watts per channel at 2 ohms, and 200 watts per channel when bridged at 4 ohms.
JL is able to deliver this power while also staying cool, and minimizing distortion thanks to their NeXD switching technology.
The switching technology with NexD swtiches the amplifier with super high frequency, over 400 Khz, and reads the power supply voltage to cancel out any distortion due to
voltage fluctuation. This delivers unrivaled efficiency and less distortion means less heat. Less heat means that your amps run cooler, sound better, and you don't have to worry about them cutting out when
you are out at the sandbar and the party is rockin'
In addition to the NexD switching technology, the M800/8v2 also uses JL's Advanced Rollback Protection. The Advanced Roll Back Protection technology monitors the amplifiers temperature to eliminate shut-downs. There is nothing
worse than being out on the boat, having a great time, the music's turned up loud, it's hot, and waaah waaah wahhhhhhhhhh, your amplifier shuts off because it got too hot. Major party foul! With the M800/8v2 with Advance Rollback Protection
the amplifier cuts off ONLY the peak power output when it senses that it is getting too hot and it rolls back the power so that the music keeps playing, but because it's only at the peaks you don't notice. This allows the amplifier to cool itself down, and get back to normal operating temperatues
without you, your friends, and fellow party people even noticing. In addition, when the amplifier is back within "Normal" operating temperatures, it will automatically go back to full output. You don't have to turn the amp on or off. This allows everyone to continue the good times, without noticing any loss in sound quality, when it's hot out and
you have been blasting your stereo all day.
From a signal processing standpoint, the M800/8v2 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.
The M800/8v2 also features the v2 Spec feature set, which consists of automatic turn-on capability (via signal sensing or DC-offset sensing), and a dual-range differential-balanced input section able to handle a wide range of input voltage levels.
Don't forget to add an an HD-RLC remote level control (sold separately) if you are using this amp and bridging it to power a subwoofer or two. The MHD-RLC gives you the ability to control the level of two, four, six, or all eight of the amplifier's channel levels from the driver's seat.
Use it in one of many useful configurations:
- Eight-channel Satellite Amp: drive four pairs of speakers with 75 W x 8
- Six-Channel System Amp: drive front and rear satellites with 75 W x 4 @ 4Ω, plus two 4Ω subwoofers with 200 W each
- Staggered Six-Channel Satellite Amp: drive two speakers with 200 W x 2 @ 4Ω, plus four 4Ω speakers with 75 W each
- Big Four-Channel Satellite Amp: bridge to produce 200W x 4 @ 4Ω
- Four-Channel System Amp: drive left and right speakers with 200W x 2 @ 4Ω, plus two 4Ω subwoofers with 200W each
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.