JL Audio 500/1 Car Amplifier
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JL Audio 500/1 Car Amplifier

$115.00 1 store
  • Amplifier Type: Mono Channel
  • RMS Power at 4 Ohms: 500 W x 1
  • Bridgeable: Not Bridgable
  • RMS Power at 2 Ohms: 500 W x 1
  • Channels: Mono
  • Input Voltage: 11 volt
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well worth it

byruss010 Apr 11, 2007
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros looks, RMS
Cons built in screws
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this amp new in 2004 to push to 12" Kicker Solobaric L7s. It did that and more! It's now 2007 and I still have the amp and subs kicking tons of bass in my car. I am about to sell it all though only because I bought a new house and can use the extra $$ somewhere else.

You can't go... Read full review »


Lots of Power

byicondaly Feb 12, 2007
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Quality, musical amp
Cons Runs a bit hot. Nothing ridiculous though
Recommended it? Yes

JL power. Great amp. I have this powering a 12W6V2 in a sealed custom enclosure. This amp does what an amp should. Reproduces the signal it receives & stays out of the way. Went from a 250/1 to this. I gotta say though I felt that the 250/1 was probably giving out around 300 watts rms but my ears... Read full review »


Best Amplifier I've Ever Seen

bytreyday18 Oct 2, 2005
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros When hook up properly, the benefits are unexplainable. Never overheats
Cons I bought mines at $450 w/o tax and this was on sale
Recommended it? Yes

One word describes this wonderful piece of product: POWERFUL!!! I got my 500/1 running 2 12w3v2's somewhere around 150-175 apiece. The deal with JL amps, is that it puts out more pure wattage that it says. I have my subs turned down to
-6 (yes negative six) and I'm still setting off alarms in... Read full review »


BAM! this thing is made for bass

bywiznutz Apr 18, 2004
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros POWER, reliable name, small, good looking for comp
Cons price ($500), warranty
Recommended it? Yes

If you want to make some 12's shake and quake, then buy this amp! It is expensive. However, for a 500 watt amp you can not beat this thing. Absolute power from a good name brand. Now I am an Orion man, Lord knows you can not beat those amps, but this one is tight! I recommend it. Read full review »


Phenomenal Amp for SubWoofer Use

bynick1326 Jan 13, 2004
25 Helpfuls 26 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Powerful, flexible configuration, small, clean and clear
Cons Not quite enough for super-power-hungry subs- also, doesn't like 2 ohm loads
Recommended it? Yes

JL talked about introducing an amp line to the market for years before finally following through just a few years back. Since this introduction JL's line has expanded from the "Slash" series (to which the 500/1 or 500 SLASH 1 belongs) to the lower "E" series amps, which share alot of the same good... Read full review »


JL Audio 500/1

bygarticus Sep 17, 2003
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Beats like the devil, very loud and seems more powerful than rated
Cons Can't turn the amp gain down until you get no sound
Recommended it? Yes

The JL Audio 500/1 mono sub amp is a brute force. The
amp output (@ 500 watts) is more than enough power for
one or two strong subwoofers. You get 500 watts into 1.5 to 4 ohms. It has a parametric bass EQ, low pass crossover, subsonic filter & wired bass control (to control the bass... Read full review »


Great amplifier for intermediate to advanced users!!

byfredfunktified Sep 10, 2003
18 Helpfuls 19 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros RIPS, infrasonic filter, balanced inputs, low THD, crossover
Cons Pricey, Bass EQ poorly designed, built in alan screws, warranty
Recommended it? Yes

After all the years of talk and speculation JL Audio finally comes through on their promise to introduce an amplifier line to their customers. The 500/1 is their second best subwoofer amplifier next to the 1000/1. This amplifier was designed to put out 500 watts of clean power without putting a lot... Read full review »


Not worth the money - JL 500/1

bysolution123 Jun 24, 2003
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Low price for a Class D monoblock 500 watt amp.
Cons Only 500 watts - picks up induced noise through wires (Made in Korea).
Recommended it? No

I had two 500/1 amps powering two 15W3-D2 subs. O.K. but had a tendancy to slap the backplate on the subs. Did not control the speaker at high volumes. The amp also has a tendancy to pick up induced noise on the power side of the power supply. Being a former JL dealer, we had problems with them on... Read full review »



byschristie11 Oct 22, 2002
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Best Features ever seen! Best settings diagrams! Guaranteed output regardless of voltage...
Cons Not quite enough power for the greedy JL w7 sub...
Recommended it? Yes

This amp was awesome! But I had to upgrade from it to a more powerful amp.

I used a single JL Audio 10w7 sum and this amp was great... but not quite enough for me!

Then again I want to hit 151bd too!

If your satisfied with hitting 130-140 db then this amp will do you... Read full review »


The Ultimate Amp!!

bybdpolston Jun 2, 2002
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent output, Remote gain control, Plenty of wiring configurations
Cons No Cons.
Recommended it? Yes

The JL Audio 500/1 is a great amplifier. I have it hooked up to 3-JL12w3's and they are some of the cleanest hardest hitting subs i have ever heard. It accepts up to a 8ga. wire and is setup to accept a variety of voltage inputs. The remote gain control is an excellent addition. It allows you to... Read full review »

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Product Details General Features:STUDIO X Series 400W Max Monoblock Car Amplifiers Mono, 4 ohms: 1 x 225 Watts @ 14.4V Mono, 2 ohms: 1 x 375 Watts @ 14.4V T.H.D. + Noise: 0.07% @ 4 ohms 400 Watt total music power Channel separation 60dB THD .07%Damping factor 650 @ 4 ohms Frequency response 10-25kHz SN Ratio 87dB Input Gain control Low level 185mV- 7V Battery Voltage Range of Operation 11V - 16V LED indicator Red/Green Protection (Short, Thermal, Over current) Yes Crossover and Subsonic filter

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