Model AXTM-600
600 Watt Mono Block
MOSFET Amplifier
OWNER'S
MANUAL
INDEX
Specifications.....................................................................3
Precautions........................................................................4
Installation Instructions...................................................... 5
Wiring Instructions........................................................ 6 - 7
Input Wiring Diagram........................................................ 8
Output Wiring Diagram..................................................... 9
Operation.................................................................. 10 - 11
Warranty...........................................................................12
HIGH PERFORMANCE STEREO AMPLIFIER
This power amplifier has been designed to provide high Quality performance with a
minimum of maintenance. However, it's performance will only be as good as the care
and quality of components with which it is installed. We therefore advise that you
read these instructions very carefully to familiarize yourself with the product and it's
features.
Should you require assistance with the installation or wiring so this unit, please call
our toll-free "HELP" line at 1-800-645-4994 during the days/hours shown.
HELP!
1-800-645-4994
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 7:00pm Eastern
Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern
SPECIFICATIONS
Maximum Output Power:
600 Watts
300 Watts RMS
@ 4 Ohms
Output Impedance:
2 - 8 Ohms (Mono)
Frequency Response:
10 - 30KHz. 1 dB
Signal / Noise Ratio:
90 dB
Input Impedance:
Low-Level 10K Ohms
High-Level 100 Ohms
Low-Level 200 mV - 8 V
High-Level 2V - 10 V
Input Sensitivity:
Filter type:
Filter Crossover:
Bass Boost Level:
Bass Boost Frequency:
Supply Voltage:
Fuse Rating:
Dimensions (W X H X D):
Selectable Full/Low-pass
Crossover @ 18dB/Octave
LPF 50-250 Hz (variable)
HPF 50-250 Hz (Variable)
0 - 18dB (Variable)
40 - 80Hz (Variable)
12 volts, negative ground
20 amps.
295 mm X 54.3 mm X 230 mm
11-5/8" X 2-1/8" X 9”
* Due to continuing improvement, Audiovox reserves the right to change features and design without notice.
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PRECAUTIONS
1. Although this unit is designed with built-in self-protection circuits, there may be a possibility of damage if it is not wired
correctly. Please follow the wiring instructions carefully for the type of system being used.
2. The last lead to be connected is the wire to the positive(+) terminal of the battery. Connect this wire only after having
completed and checked all other connections to the amplifier.
3. By nature of its design, a power amplifier generates heat and requires good air circulation around it to dissipate that
heat. Do not install the amplifier in an enclosed area which does not permit adequate air circulation. Should the
temperature of the unit rise too high, the internal thermal sensors will shut off operation until it has cooled down
sufficiently.
4. If fuse replacement is necessary, use only fuses of the same ampere rating as originally supplied with the unit. The
use of fuses with incorrect ratings may cause serious damage to the amplifier. If fuses blow consistently, carefully
check all electrical connections to the unit.
5. Supply of adequate battery voltage is critical to the proper operation of the power amplifier. The leads to the battery
and chassis ground must be of a thick enough gauge to provide this voltage to the amplifier. We recommend #10 gauge
wire or thicker (smaller gauge #) for the battery and ground leads.
6. Make certain that the speaker(s) to be used with this amplifier are capable of handing the output power (wattage) of
the unit. Use of speaker(s) not rated for the output of this amplifier may cause damage to or failure of the speaker(s)
for which Audiovox will not be liable.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLATION DIAGRAM
1. Select a mounting area where the amplifier will
have sufficient air circulation for proper cooling.
Inadequate air circulation will cause the temperature
of the amplifier to rise and will trigger the thermal
protection mode.
2. Place the amplifier on the mounting surface and
mark the locations of the four mounting holes as
shown in the illustration.
3. Remove the amplifier and drill a 1/8" hole at
each of the four locations.
CAUTION: Before drilling the holes, look at the
underside of the mounting surface. Always check
carefully to avoid drilling into wiring, braces, fuel
or brake lines.
CHECK BEFORE YOU DRILL!
4. Secure the amplifier to the mounting surface using
The self-tapping screws provided.
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WIRING INSTRUCTIONS
The wiring of your amplifier will depend on the system and speakers you are using but will either be a stereo, mono, or
mixed-mono application. The following pages illustrate the input and output wiring for these types. please refer to the
appropriate diagrams for the system configuration you are using. The power and speakers wire connections for this amplifier
are made via screw tightened terminal blocks. Loosen the screw for the connection to be made and fully insert the wire
(strip 1/2" of insulation from the end) under the respective screw on the side panel (crimp-on "U" terminals are provided
to simplify wiring and we recommend their use). Tighten the screw down to secure the wire.
1. Power Connection
The battery terminal (BATT) must be connected directly to the positive terminal of the vehicle battery to provide an
adequate voltage source and minimize noise. Connecting the battery terminal lead to any other point (such as the fuse
block) will reduce the power output and may cause noise and distortion. Use only #10 gauge or thicker (smaller gauge
#) wire for this lead and connect it to the terminal of the battery after all other wiring is completed.
2. Ground Connection
The ground terminal (GND) connection is also critical to the correct operation of the amplifier. Use a wire of the same
#10 or thicker) and connect it between the ground terminal (GND) of the amplifier and
gauge as the power connection (#10
a metal part of the vehicle close to the mounting location. This wire should be as short as possible and any paint or rust
at the grounding point should be scraped away to provide a clean metal surface to which the end of the ground wire can
be screwed or bolted.
3. Remote Turn-On Connection
The amplifier is turned on by applying +12 volts to the remote turn-on terminal (REM). The wire lead to this terminal
should be connected to the "Auto-Antenna" lead from the car stereo which will provide the +12 volts only when the car
stereo is turned on. If the car stereo does not provide an Auto-Antenna lead, the remote turn-on lead may be wired to
an "Accessory" or "Radio" terminal in the car's fuse block. This will turn the amplifier on and off with the ignition key,
regardless of whether the car stereo is on or off. The remote turn-on lead does not carry large currents, so #20 gauge
wire may be used for this application.
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WIRING INSTRUCTIONS
4. Speaker Connections
Depending on the type and number of speakers used with the amplifier, wire them to the speaker terminals as per the
appropriate wiring diagram. For most applications, #16 gauge wire should be used for the speaker leads but in no case
thinner than #18 gauge. For leads in excess of 10 feet, #14 gauge is recommended. When wiring the speakers, pay
careful attention to the polarity of the terminals on the speakers and make certain they correspond to the polarity of the
corresponding terminals on the amplifier. DO NOT ground any speaker leads to the chassis of the vehicle.
5. Input Connections
This amplifier features both high and low-level input capability. Use either the low-level or high-level inputs, not both.
If low-level outputs are provided from the car stereo, it is recommended that the low-level inputs be used for lowest
distortion and best performance. Use good quality shielded audio cables with RCA plugs at both ends to connect
the stereo to the amplifier and keep the cable lengths to a minimum to avoid noise.
If the car stereo does not provide low-level outputs, the amplifier may be connected via the speaker (high-level)
outputs from the stereo. Wire the speaker leads from the car stereo to the 5-pin adaptor harnesses as shown in the
diagram (shielded cable is not required for this application) and plug the connectors into the mating High-Level Input
socket on the amplifier. Carefully splice and insulate all wire connections.
CAUTION: Use either the low-level or the high-level inputs on the amplifier.
DO NOT use both input levels at the same time.
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INPUT WIRING DIAGRAM
CAR STEREO
Right Speaker
Left Speaker
Gray
Brown
Black
RCA TYPE SHIELDED
EXTENSION CABLES
(NOT INCLUDED)
Green
White
HIGH-LEVEL (SPEAKER) INPUT
(WIRE SIDEVIEW)
IMPORTANT
USE EITHER HIGH-LEVEL OR
LOW-LEVEL INPUT, NOT BOTH.
LOW-LEVEL INPUT
HI-INPUT
X-OVER
PWR
R
L+
PRT
R+
L
R
LPF
GND
MIN
L
MAX
50Hz
GAIN
120Hz
LPF
-8-
0dB
18dB
BASS
BOOST
FULL
40Hz
80Hz
BASS BOOST
FRQ
OUTPUT WIRING DIAGRAM
EXISTING SCREW OR BOLT CLEAN PAINT, RUST, DIRT
OR GREASE FROM AREA FOR GOOD CONNECTION.
GROUND METAL
SECTION OF VEHICLE
FUSE
BATT
SPEAKER
REM
GND
USE #10 GAUGE
WIRE (SEE TEXT)
SPEAKER2(MONO)
2-8 OHM
GROUND
CAR STEREO
BATTERY
FOR 12 VOLT USE ONLY
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AUTO-ANTENNA LEAD
OPERATION
2 1
3
5
4
8
6
7
HI-INPUT
FUSE
X-OVER
PWR
R
L+
PRT
R+
R
L
LPF
GND
MIN
L
MAX
GAIN
0dB
18dB
BASS
BOOST
50Hz
250Hz
LPF
HPF
FULL
50Hz
250Hz
HPF
SPEAKER1
After initial set-up, the amplifier should not require any
further adjustment unless there is a change in the car
stereo or speaker system with which it is used.
1 Power Indicator Lamps
The Power Indicator Lamps will light to indicate that the
unit is connected to the battery and that the Remote
Turn-On terminal is receiving +12 volts, thus turning
on the amplifier
2 Protection Mode LED
The LED illuminates red to indicate that the selfprotection circuits have been activated and have shut
off operation of the amplifier. The protection circuits
may be triggered By the temperature of the unit rising
above a safe level or by an overload condition. If
activated by a rise in temperature, the unit will resume
operation after cooling
SPEAKER2
BATT
REM
GND
Off to a normal operating range. If activated by an
overload condition, the source of the overload must be
found and corrected to resume operation of the amplifier.
Most overload conditions are caused by mis-wiring or
operation into incorrect speaker loads. Re-check all
wiring and connections if this situation occurs and correct
as necessary.
3 Level (Gain) Controls
The amplifier is capable of operating from sources
supplying a wide range of input levels. The Level controls
should initially be set to the mid-rotation position.
If it is found that there is not enough output even when
the volume control on the car stereo is at its maximum
setting, adjust the Level control to increase the output
from the system.
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If, however, there is still output from the amplifier when
the car stereo volume control is at its minimum setting,
or the output level increases too fast with a small
rotation of the volume control, adjust the Level control
to decrease the output from the system.
Once the correct setting is found, these controls should
not require any further adjustment.
4 Sub-Woofer Crossover Selector
6 HPF Crossover Frequency Control
This Control selects the crossover frequency when the
Sub woofer Crossover Selector 4 is in the "HPF" setting.
Adjust it to the appropriate position for the characteristics
and crossover frequency requirements of the speaker
system with which the amplifier is being used.
7 Bass Boost Frequency Control
Allows the addition of up to +18dB increase in sound
This switch allows selection of the frequency filters that
level in lower frequencies (0~18dB).
permit the amplifier to be used to reproduce the entire
audio range or just the bass range.
8 Fuse
In the "FULL" position of the switch, the response is
The circuitry of the amplifier is protected from damage by
flat and unaffected so the entire audio frequency
an automotive-type fast-blow fuse. If fuse replacement
range is reproduced by the amplifier. Use this setting
is necessary, use only fuses of the of the same ampere
if the amplifier is being used to power a full range
rating as originally supplied with the unit. The use of fuses
speaker system.In the "LPF" (Low-Pass Filter)setting,
with incorrect ratings may cause serious damage to the
only the bass frequencies below the frequency set by
amplifier. If fuses blow consistently, carefully check all
the Crossover Frequency Control 5 will be amplified
electrical connections to the unit.
and fed to the speakers. Use this setting if the
amplifier is being used to power a sub-woofer speaker
system.
5 LPF Crossover Frequency Control
This Control selects the crossover frequency when
the Sub woofer Crossover Selector 4 is in the
"LPF" setting.Adjust it to the appropriate position for
the characteristics and crossover frequency
requirements of the speaker system with which the
amplifier is being used.
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90 DAY/12MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
Applies to car stereo power amplifiers, equalizers and accessories.
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should this product or any part thereof,
under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship within 90 days from the date of original purchase, such
defect(s) will be repaired or replaced with new or reconditioned product (at the Company's option) without charge for parts and repair labor.
After the initial 90 day period and for a period of 12 months from the date of original purchase, the Company will supply at no charge a
replacement for any defective part(s) but will charge for the labor to repair the product.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated
bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to an approved warranty station or the Company at the address shown below.
This Warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to correction of antenna problems, to costs incurred
for installation, removal or reinstallation of the product, or damage to tapes, compact discs speakers, accessories, or vehicle electrical
systems.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the Company, suffered or has been damaged through
alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, or accident, or by removal or defacement of the factory serial number/bar code
label(s). THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR
THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY
WARRANTY HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 30
MONTHS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR
INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. No person or
representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage
so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rightswhich vary from state to state.
U.S.A.
CANADA
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: CALL 1-800-645-4994 FOR LOCATION OF WARRANTY STATION SERVING YOUR AREA
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