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Clarion APA5240 5 channel Amp

I have a Clarion APA5240 amplifier. Its a 5 channel. I want to know the specs and how to wire this thing it has many switches/dials. I can't find any online info. I found this one place Herman electronics they have what I want but they want to charge me $80.00 for shipping a cd rom. NUTS
If anyone has info on the CLARION APA5240 I'll be a very happy man.


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Re: Clarion APA5240 5 channel Amp

Try this it has worked for me in the past,..Contact Clarion by e-mail .Tell them your a student and learning electronics and in need of installation ,owners manual..ask if they can help and mail you info you need.Or try this link ..Its for a APA5241 could be very similar..

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

Re: Clarion APA5240 5 channel Amp

S. No Brand Descripition Model Watts 1 Sony Music Player CDX - R3300S 52w X 4 2 JBL Front Compound System GTO 506 ce 5" Speaker - 165w 1/4" Tweeter - 55w 3 JBL Mid Range GTO 426 e 4" 2 Way - 105 W 4 Sony Rear Speaker XS - GT 6945 300 w 5 MTX Sub Woofer 6 Sony Amplifier XM - 444 4 channel 7 Sony Amplifier XM - 222 2 channel
my existing car audio which is fitted in a honda city doesn't have the punch. can anyone suggest me what amp should i upgrade to have good performance

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