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Features

100W x 8 RMS output power

Enjoy dynamic sound with an output power of 100W x 8 (330W x 4 bridged) RMS at 4 ohms/165W x 8 RMS at 2 ohms. The highly efficient class-D amplifier provides a variety of speaker configurations to suit any car and impress any audio enthusiast.

The Way The Artists Truly Intended

The Way The Artists Truly Intended

Listen to the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Feel as if the artist was performing right in front of you.The XM-8ES 8-channel amplifier is engineered to enhance every trackโ€”including High-Resolution Audio files. A range of premium circuit components work together for ultimate efficiency and pitch-perfect sound reproduction, giving every road trip the soundtrack it deserves.

Enhanced logical control and connection placement

Enhanced logical control and connection placement

Controls and connections are logically placed for easy understanding and use. The carefully considered layoutย ensures both intuitive operation and simple installation.

Signal summing for seamless connection to factory audio

Signal summing for seamless connection to factory audio

The signal summing feature combines filtered audio signals from modern factory car audio systems, such as those for the separate tweeter, woofer and subwoofer, accurately amplifying the full stereo frequency range easily. And you can even send the consolidated line-level signal onto other mono or stereo amps in the chain, allowing for flexible installation in various types of vehicles and audio system setups.

Powerful sound with astonishing clarity

Powerful sound with astonishing clarity

Our Class-D digital amplifiers are designed for remarkable power in a small footprint. However, the concentrated digital audio processing here presented a significant electro-magnetic interference challenge for our designers. Fortunately, Sonyโ€™s expertise and long years of digital engineering experience in both signal processing and amplification has made it possible toย realise a compact and powerful amplifier, with absolutely uncompromising sound quality.

Optimised power blocks

Optimised power blocks

The power supply block is optimally designed for low-noise, highly efficient electric power transmission,ย and a DC converter with a toroidal core transformer is chosen for less electromagnetic interference. To reproduce delicate ultra-high-frequency sound, each channel block and the class-D amplification are all isolated with their own ground circuitry, minimising any signal interference.

Select components for superior sound

Select components for superior sound

Upgraded inductors with OFC wires are selected for lower internal resistance and improved sound character, while the high-capacity electrolytic capacitors contribute to precise and responsive bass.

Sturdily built structures

Sturdily built structures

The rigid, 1.2 mm, cross-braced bottom plate reduces resonance by approximately 50% and shifts resonance peaks away from the harsh vehicle vibration frequency bands, upgrading damping performance dramatically. The yellow curve in the chart represents damping characteristics of Mobile ES amps, and the grey curve indicates that of the current models with no cross-braced bottom plate, while 10-150 Hz means the typical vehicle vibration band.

High-quality speaker terminal

High-quality speaker terminal

The speaker terminal features hex-key screws, providing a durable method of tightening the wire connections while accepting bare wire or wire ferrules (up to AWG 8ga) for superior electrical performance, high-quality sound, and safe connection.

Clear labels and values

Clear labels and values

The redesigned control panel is logically grouped, and clearly labelled for setup.