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2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Acura TL 5 Channel PNP Amplifier

(12 customer reviews)

Original price was: $279.00.Current price is: $259.99.

The third-generation Acura TL, spanning the years 2004–2005, 2006–2007, and 2008, comes equipped with a factory amplifier located in the passenger kick panel. The factory audio system in the Acura TL consists of 8 individual drivers, including the front speakers, the dashboard tweeters, the rear deck speakers, the subwoofer, and lastly, the center channel speaker.

When the factory amplifier is working with no issues, the factory audio system sounds rich and full. When your amplifier begins to fail or has failed, the system sounds tinny, and the volume output is very low. If you want to upgrade your sound system or if your factory amplifier has failed, this is a great option to consider. Our plug-and-play amplifier works with the factory radio or with an aftermarket radio if installed with our accessories. The plug-and-play amplifier will work with your factory speakers or aftermarket speakers. This is a five-channel amplifier that will retain all your speakers except for the center dashboard speaker.

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS. THIS LISTING IS FOR ONE PLUG AND PLAY AMPLIFIER WITH ALL THE NECESSARY CONNECTIONS.

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Description

The third-generation Acura TL, spanning the years 2004–2005, 2006–2007, and 2008, comes equipped with a factory amplifier located in the passenger kick panel. The factory audio system in the Acura TL consists of 8 individual drivers, including the front speakers, the dashboard tweeters, the rear deck speakers, the subwoofer, and lastly, the center channel speaker. When the factory amplifier is working with no issues, the factory audio system sounds rich and full. When your amplifier begins to fail or has failed, the system sounds tinny, and the volume output is very low. If you want to upgrade your sound system or if your factory amplifier has failed, this is a great option to consider. Our plug-and-play amplifier works with the factory radio or with an aftermarket radio if installed with our accessories. The plug-and-play amplifier will work with your factory speakers or aftermarket speakers. This is a five-channel amplifier that will retain all your speakers except for the center dashboard speaker.

This upgrade is plug-and-play so it doesn’t require any new power or ground lines. When installing the amplifier, you don’t have to run any wires to the speakers or to the battery.

These are the amplifier power ratings.

  • NEW AMPLIFIER With 2 OHM Speakers: 80 Watts to each speaker + 200 Watts to the subwoofer
  • NEW AMPLIFIER With 4 OHM Speakers = 40 Watts to each speaker + 100 Watts to the subwoofer
  • FACTORY AMPLIFIER With Factory Speakers: 20 Watts to each speaker + 40 Watts to the subwoofer

Impedance is rated in ohms. Impedance changes in a speaker as it begins to play music, but for the best results, you want speakers that have a resting impedance of 2 ohms. The amplifier will automatically send as much power as it can to each speaker, depending on the impedance of that speaker. There is no switch or setting on the amplifier for changing impedances; it is handled automatically by the electronics inside the amplifier. To take full advantage of this amplifier, we recommend installing 2 ohm speakers for the doors, deck, and subwoofer. We sell 2 ohm JBL, Infinity, and Audisonspeakers,s but there are other brands that also sell 2 ohm speakers. If you also plan to upgrade the subwoofer, the kicker subwoofer we offer is the best choice. There are other subwoofers, but you want one that has a 2 ohm final impedance.

The factory amplifier powers each speaker with roughly 15–40 watts, depending on the speaker; this results in a total power output of 140 watts. This amplifier has a total power output of 500 watts. The factory speakers are all 2 ohms in final impedance, so if your factory speakers are all in good condition, the amp will make them sound great. If some of your speakers are blown and you didn’t notice it before, this amplifier will make you notice it now.

When installing the amplifier, we highly recommend replacing the factory subwoofer at the same time. The factory subwoofer works with this amplifier, but you will have to be careful at higher volumes with heavy bass songs. The extra power can possibly damage your factory subwoofer. As for the factory door speakers, we have found they can handle the extra power as long as the high-pass filter is turned on. The amplifier is shipped pre-configured, so you don’t have to turn any knobs or flip any switches. We ship the amplifier configured based on the selections you make on this page. When shipped, the amplifier will have the proper level set along with the correct high-pass and low-pass filters selected for your application.

This amplifier is packaged with a plug-and-play harness and the accessories you need to install it. The amplifier also comes with a bass knob, so you can control the bass level on the fly. To install this amplifier, you will need to remove the passenger kick panel cover and unbolt the factory amplifier. Then you can proceed to unplug it and connect our plug-and-play amp in its place. The amplifier shares the same connectors as the factory amplifier, so no wiring is necessary. If you plan to install the bass knob that comes with the amplifier, you will have to snake the wire for the bass knob to your chosen location. To mount the amplifier, you can use the supplied screws or self-tapping screws to secure it in the factory amplifier’s location. The new amplifier will fit in the factory location; you will just need to maneuver the wiring harness into the area next to the glove box and then mount the amplifier.

While this amplifier is louder than the factory amplifier, it does not shake the doors off your car or make your window flex from the bass output. This amplifier is a great choice for someone who has a failing amplifier or wants just a little bit more bass from the subwoofer and the door speakers. If you are looking to make your car show stopping loud, you will want to check out our other high-power plug-and-play amplifier. This upgrade will make your car noticeably louder, and you will feel the bass, but you must have realistic expectations.

Please read this disclaimer. The loudness of sound can be subjective from person to person, along with the quality of sound. Almost all of our customers who have bought this amplifier have loved it, but there have been a select few who claimed it was not louder than the factory or that it did not sound better than the factory. We do not accept returns because you don’t like how it sounds or because the amplifier is not as loud as you expected. If you want loud and clear sound, check out some of our higher-end amplifier options.

If, after reading this description, you feel that this package does not have enough power, you can use our amplifier bypass kit to easily install your own amplifier. Please keep in mind that if you are going to power each speaker with more than 125 watts RMS, then we recommend running new speaker wires and suggest you do not use our amplifier bypass.

If you have questions regarding shipping or product availability, please check out our FAQ section.

FAQ

  1. Can I use the factory radio and factory speakers with this amplifier?
    Yes, you can use this amplifier with the factory radio and factory speakers.
  2. Can I use an aftermarket radio with this amplifier?
    Yes, but you must have installed that radio using our accessories.
  3. Can I use aftermarket speakers with this amplifier?
    Yes, we recommend using speakers from JBL or Infinity.
  4. Does the Tesla-style radio work with this amplifier?
    Yes, but you will not have fader and balance controls.
  5. Can I run this amplifier and another amplifier for subwoofers?
    Yes, you can either tap the lines of this amplifier (brown) or run an LOC of the rear subwoofer.
  6. Can I use the subwoofer output of this amplifier to run a 10″ or 12″ subwoofer in a box?
    Yes, if you don’t want to upgrade the 8-inch subwoofer, you can instead use it to power a subwoofer in a box.
  7. Is this amplifier louder than the factory amplifier?
    Yes, this amplifier is louder than the factory amplifier.
  8. If my factory amplifier has low audio, is it the amplifier or the factory radio?
    If you are having audio volume issues, it’s almost always the amplifier.
  9. How do I know if my speakers are blown?
    If you turn your radio up and set the bass to +3, your speakers should not make any weird noises. If they do, they might be blown.
  10. How do I mount this amplifier?
    The amplifier comes with four mounting screws, so you can secure it to the factory amplifier location.
  11. What speakers should I upgrade if I get this amplifier?
    We recommend getting two ohm final impedance speakers.

Additional information

Weight 49 oz
Dimensions 14 × 8 × 4 in
Year

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Radio

Factory Radio, Aftermarket Radio

Subwoofer

Factory Subwoofer, Kicker Upgraded Subwoofer, Customer Supplied Subwoofer, Slim 10 Inch Kicker Sub

12 reviews for 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Acura TL 5 Channel PNP Amplifier

  1. Joe Diaz

    Excellent product much needed to have my speakers come alive highly recommended plug and play easy to install

  2. OGBAMA

    Rating the 500.5 channel kit 4 stars. Why? The only knock came from the amp not being configured giving me a slight heart murmur thinking the speakers were bad. But overall this is a true plug n play system. Orlando takes out all the guesswork. Being an engineer I love to get involved in tuning and configuring so it might need a little brainpower to understand what speakers, power, and gains needed but for the avg person, you cannot go wrong getting this kit. The subwoofer bracket is slightly smaller than the stock holes but if you come at a slight angle they will conform after time. Wish the kit was even bigger with rears, front, center, and tweeter added. Paired the kicker with Alpine S65 rears and S65c front, and Infinity REF3022CFX 3.5 center. My sound has never sounded better. I’m more audiophile than bass head so only heaven sounds better than my Acura TL.

  3. Carlos Ramos (verified owner)

    I really like my new upgrade in my TL. The factory amp was not putting much power. With this amp kit, It gives it an extra boost without the hassle of splicing wires. They truly did make this plug and play. Taking the rear deck was the hardest part but after that it was a breeze. I wish the screws for the subwoofer mount were a bit longer. They’re not really biting into the mount but they will do for now. Make sure to take your time and use the Killamat provided in the kit to its extent to avoid rattling. Overall great purchase I’m impressed, Thank You!

  4. Carlos R

    Great upgrade to my TL. The factory amp was not putting out much power to the speakers and sub. With this kit, you don’t need to go through the hassle of splicing wires because they truly did make this plug and play. I wish the screws for the subwoofer mount were a bit longer because they’re not really biting into the mount but they will do for now. If you really take your time and cover the rear deck with the Killamat provided you shouldn’t get any rattle noises. Overall great purchase, thank you!

  5. Lawrence W

    Good deal for the money

  6. Matthew F

    It really is plug n play and my car is easily twice as loud!

  7. Pavle Lozevski

    FANTASTIC! Install was super simple, tuning it was easy and clean. Night & Day difference going from stock amp to this one, we have a set of JL Audio 12″s in the back and it sounds freaking incredible now! Thank you!

  8. Patrick R

    This product was exactly what I needed it added just the right amount of volume that I needed for my speakers the sound was Crystal clear. The installation was unbelievably easy. I am extremely satisfied with this amplifier.

  9. Anthony R

    Worked as promised and boosted my audio x2!

  10. garreltsdust (verified owner)

    Night and day difference

  11. Bert (verified owner)

    Easy solution. Tried a used OEM amp from Ebay and it wasn’t much improvement. This amp and custom harness made it very easy to swap out and get more sound than I believe the car has ever had. I purchased just the amp and harness and am running straight factory on the sub and everything else. The attenuator knob for the sub is a plus; turned it halfway down and hid it in the glove…

  12. Koen

    Good amp, sound quality is awesome and is good for the price. Thanks for the help!

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