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JBL MS-A5001 (OPEN BOX COMPLETE)

Tested at 750W RMS on our Amp Dyno! (Rated 500W RMS by JBL), 1-Channel Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier with Digital Input Mixer and Graphical Status Display

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JBL MS-A5001 (OPEN BOX COMPLETE)

Tested at 750W RMS on our Amp Dyno! (Rated 500W RMS by JBL), 1-Channel Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier with Digital Input Mixer and Graphical Status Display

$169.99

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Sonic Electronix Power Certified Amplifier

JBL's MSA500.1 monoblock amplifier is a Sonic Electronix Certified Amplifier. This amp's power output has been professionally tested with our SMD Amplifier Dyno, bringing you it's true power ratings. Learn more about this amp's Sonic Electronix Certified Power Here!

Impedance
Claimed Output
Certified Results
Dynamic Results
4 Ω
500W @ 14.4v
468W @ 13.4v
510W @ 13.39v
2 Ω
500W @ 14.4v
692W @ 13.42v
826W @ 13.28v




JBL MS-A5001

Sophisticated crossover functions

Each of the MS-A5001’s outputs can be low-pass, high-pass or band-pass (low and high) filtered. You can choose among 97 different crossover points between 20Hz and 20kHz, and select crossover slope rates of 6dB, 12dB and 24dB per octave. For further flexibility, crossover settings are completely independent for each output.

DSP technology

The MS-A5001 uses digital signal processing (DSP) for all input-mixer, crossover and output-level controls. Compared with analog crossover circuitry, DSP circuits produce extremely precise results with a minimum of audible artifacts.


Connects to any analog signal

The MS-A5001 features RCA-to-bare-wire adapters to connect to all line-level and speaker-level inputs, and includes a selector switch for matching the amp’s input to the type of signal that it receives.

JBL MS-A5001

Digital input mixer

The MS-A5001’s digital input mixer simplifies configuration by allowing any input signal to be routed to either speaker output.


The Sound of quality

Sonic Electronix, one of the leaders in car audio, recently visited Harman, the premium global audio and infotainment group, at their research and development locations in Northridge, California and Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of these visits was to utilize and combine the powerful brand of Harman and the industry leading knowledge behind Sonic Electronix to begin working together on developing future car audio projects.


Item Condition: Open Box Complete

  • Item has been used, and has box damage.
  • General Features

    • MS Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
    • RMS Power Rating:
      • 4 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
      • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • Sonic Electronix Certified Power Rating*:
      • 4 ohms: 468 watts x 1 chan.
      • 2 ohms: 692 watts x 1 chan.
    • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
    • Digital signal processing amplifier
    • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
    • Wireless Remote bass level input (JBL MS-WBC remote level control sold separately)
    • Built-in display shows tone and gain settings
    • Soft Start Turn-on
    • Mono channel operation
    • "Hi2" input setting provides factory system amps with output loads, eliminating "speaker disconnected" error messages
    • Speaker-level inputs with signal sensing for automatic turn-on
    • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
    • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
    • Digital input-mixer control eliminates the need for Y adapters
    • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
    • CD for system setup included
    • Gold-plated RCA level inputs
    • Gold-plated screw terminals
    • Input sensitivity: 100mV - 20V
    • Signal to Noise Ratio: 80 dB
    • Frequency Response: 20 - 270 Hz
    • Selectable crossover slopes: 6 dB/oct, 12 dB/oct, 24 dB/oct
    • Variable low-pass filter: 97 points from 20 - 140 Hz
    • Variable high-pass filter: 97 points from 20 - 140 Hz
    • Dimensions: 8-13/16"L x 7-1/4"W x 2-13/16"H
    • 4 - 8 gauge power and ground wiring is recommended for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
    • Authorized Internet Dealer
    • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

    Recommended Configurations:

    • Two JBL GTO1214 12" Subwoofers wired to a 2ohm load for 692W @ 13.42v - 826W @ 13.28v RMS
    • One JBL W12GTi-MkII 12" Subwoofer wired to a 3ohm load for 500W - 725W RMS
    • One JBL GT5-2402BR Dual 12" Subwoofer/Enclosure wired to a 2ohm load for 692W @ 13.42v - 826W @ 13.28v RMS
    • Two Infinity Kappa 120.9W 12" Subwoofers wired to a 2ohm load for 692W @ 13.42v - 826W @ 13.28v RMS

    *The Sonic Electronix Certified Power Ratings listed are based on a test of a specific sample amplifier. Actual power ratings may slightly vary between amps.

    Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

    RMS Power @ 4 ohms
    The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
    500 watts x 1 channels
    RMS Power @ 2 ohms
    The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
    500 watts x 1 channels

    Amplifier Specifications

    Amplifier Series
    This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
    MSA (JBL)
    Amplifier Class

    An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

    Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

    Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

    Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

    D
    Number of Channels
    Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
    1 - Mono
    Total RMS Power Output
    Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

    RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

    The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

    500 watts
    Maximum Input Gauge Size
    This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
    Most 4 AWG
    Minimum Impedance Unbridged
    The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
    2 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Bridged
    The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
    Not Bridgeable
    THD at Rated RMS Power
    The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
    1%
    Speaker Level Inputs
    Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
    Yes
    Preamp Outputs
    Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
    1 pair
    Built-in Crossover

    A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

    When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

    Low-Pass (LP)
    High-Pass (HP)
    High-Pass Crossover Frequency
    The high-pass crossover frequency can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable high-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies above the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies below the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

    The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

    20 - 140 Hz
    Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
    The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

    The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

    20 - 140 Hz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
    80 dB
    Bass/Gain Remote
    If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
    Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
    Fan Cooled
    A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
    No
    Fuse Rating
    The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
    40A x 2 
    Strappable
    Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
    No
    CEA-2006 Compliant
    Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
    • RMS Power
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

    This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

    Yes
    Sonic Certified Amplifier
    Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.
    Yes
    Hi-Res Audio Compatible
    This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

    Warranty and Return Policy

    Parts Warranty Duration
    90 days
    Labor Warranty Duration
    90 days
    Warranty Provider
    Sonic Electronix

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    Why did you choose this?
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    Great reviews
    R. W on Nov 19, 2016
    I had one in my other car and it was awesome
    James B on Jul 12, 2016
    Accurate control of crossover inputs.
    nestor a on Jul 17, 2016
    best in class, features, no need for additional parts for factory stereo integration
    creeper77 on Jun 30, 2016
    will this be a good amp for 1 rockford p3 12? and if so which will be the better fit? the 2ohm or 4ohm sub?
    A shopper on Apr 8, 2015
    JBL MS-A5001
    JBL MS-A5001
    Rockford Fosgate P3D2-12
    Rockford Fosgate P3D2-12
    Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12
    Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12
    Best Answer: Hello,

    Your answer is in the specs. =]

    Two Rockford Fosgate P3D2/D4-12 will be asking for 1200w RMS. The MS-A5001 is only able to produce ~500~750w RMS @ 2ohms. So, although the MS-A5001 is a Fantastic amplifier, it is only able to put out enough power to drive One sub at its full potential. The best match for two drivers will be the Rockford Fosgate R1200 or NVX JAD120.1; of which, will need the Dual-4ohm version wired down to a 1ohm load. If you wish to go with the JBL amp, you will need Two amps and the Dual-4ohm drivers wired to 2ohms respectively.
    Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 8, 2015
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    Does this include remote control for bass and volume?
    Mnnmat on Feb 11, 2015
    Best Answer: Hi,

    The MS-A5001 does NOT ship with a Remote. However, the JBL MS-WBC is the compatible remote for it. Unfortunately, we no longer carry, it is discontinued, and we aren't sure where you will be able to find one. However, we suggest taking the model number and doing a quick search. In the even you do not find one, we suggest going with a Universal Remote Level Control, which may very well be the best/practical option anyway. We us the NVX XBRC in our Install Bay when faced with such a scenario.
    NVX XBRC
    NVX XBRC
    Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Feb 11, 2015
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    This amp does not turn off after the vehicle is off. All settings lost when the ignition is turned on. Please help.?
    A shopper on May 4, 2015
    Best Answer: Check your wiring. Use a multimeter to verify your positive reads 12v always, and that your remote only reads 12v when the car is on, or the key is turned to acc. If everything reads correct, then I would suspect that you may have a bad amp. However, it sounds like a wiring problem.
    Reply · Report · Joseph C on May 4, 2015
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    Does it matter if this amp is mounted in a flat position or a vertical position? Read the whole manual and it did not say. Thanks in advance
    A shopper on Oct 23, 2015
    Best Answer: Hello,

    I have this AMP installed vertically but don't think it matters how you mount it. As long as you give it at least 1" for ventilation all the way around.....
    Reply · Report · Tony N on Oct 23, 2015
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    Would the amp pre out put a full range signal to daisy chain a two channel amp for component speakers?
    A shopper on Jul 4, 2015
    Best Answer: No cause the rca cables coming from the deck only hold a subwoofer signal. You'll have to run separate rca for hpf (high pitch frequency). Same with any and all amps.
    Reply · Report · devin n on Jul 4, 2015
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    Does this amp have enough power to push two 10'' gto1014d subs?
    Andrew L on Apr 12, 2015
    JBL MS-A5001
    JBL MS-A5001
    JBL GTO1014D
    JBL GTO1014D
    Best Answer: This amp will not work for those subs. Since they are dual voice coil, you need to find a sub that is 1ohm stable, and preferably bridge capable. Wiring the voice coils in parallel with each other in each sub brings each sub to 2ohms, then wiring the two subs in parallel it's the amp makes a stable 1ohm system. This is the best possible way to get these subs to hit hard and tight like a kick drum or an 808 bass drop. Don't put too much power into them though. I put 750watts through mine and they blew. Obviously. Keep it at 450-500watts at 1ohm. Hope this helped.
    Reply · Report · Derrick C on Apr 13, 2015
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    What's the best way to wire these subs? 4 ohm to 2 ohm or keep it at 4 ohm?
    Logan H on Jun 25, 2015
    Best Answer: It depends on the sub and the Amp you are using....If the Amp is stable at 2 ohms then you could wire it and see if it thumps...Otherwise, keep it at 4 ohms...
    Read the manual on your Amp.....Always wire per manufacturer's recommendation!
    Reply · Report · Tony N on Jun 25, 2015
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    I'm looking to power the polk db1222 dual 12" 2ohm enclosure. Would this be a good amp?
    Ruben G on May 20, 2015
    Best Answer: I think you would be pleased with the amp performance, I'm pushing 2 10" JL's in a Stealth Box in my Camaro at 4 ohms, and don't have it tuned to its full power. The digital interface is really nice, and makes adjustment a snap. Hope this helps.
    Reply · Report · James W on May 21, 2015
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    Does this mean that it has a built-in line out converter?
    Ryan D on Dec 22, 2014
    Best Answer: Yes, There is a pair of RCA output from this amp and you could connect another mono amp from that output. So, for example, all you'll need is a pair of RCA from your head unit sub woofer output into one amp, then another RCA from that amp output RCA into the other amp input RCA. Hope that help and make sense.
    Reply (1) · Report · naresh on Dec 22, 2014
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    I know it's not optimal, but if I use my vehicle's head unit speaker leads running to the stock rear speakers to feed this amp, would I totally disconnect leads from stock speaker, or just tap into them, leaving the stock speaker hooked up?
    CohoCarl on Aug 19, 2015
    Best Answer: Hi

    If you are using the rear speaker wires from a stock deck, you are tapping into the rear sound and you will still get the left/right sound out of your stock rear speakers. If you want to just use the rear wires for a subwoofer then you have to disconnect rear speakers.

    The other option is tapping in directly from the deck output wires and running a separate wire to the subwoofer. You would still have to connect rear subwoofer RCA's from pre-outs of the stock deck.
    Reply · Report · Tony N on Aug 19, 2015
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    What is the largest gauge input wire this unit will accept?
    A shopper on Apr 11, 2015
    Best Answer: You can use up 4 guage for power/ground....
    Reply · Report · Tony N on Apr 11, 2015
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    I have two planet audio dvc 12 in sub's both 1800 RMS will this amp power them or do I need the audio pipe 1500d mono block amp??
    A shopper on May 8, 2015
    JBL MS-A5001
    JBL MS-A5001
    Planet Audio AC12D
    Planet Audio AC12D
    Best Answer: Just depends on how you wire your subs. Dual voice coil subs particularly these can be dropped to 2 ohms. Pay attention to impedance matching.
    Reply · Report · Juel J on May 8, 2015
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    If I am using my factory amps sub channel as hi level inputs does the "auto sensing " feature mean I do not have to run a dedicated switched 12v wire as a remote turn on?
    Dcfis F on Sep 19, 2016
    Best Answer: Yes, it is supposed to be sound sensing, and you can adjust the sensitivity as well.
    Reply · Report · Kevin T on Sep 19, 2016
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    These amps have a set up CD included. I plan to run a tablet as a head unit and input to amps via jl Audio mbt-rx Bluetooth connection, do I need to see up the amps with the CD software in order to use them or do I have FULL functionality without said software?
    Jeff S on Jan 17, 2016
    Best Answer: Hi Jeff,

    The Setup CD does not include software - it is basically test tones to setup the levels appropriately. To your point, you are not obligated to use it.
    Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jan 17, 2016
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    Is it compatible with 1x JBL GT-X1200T subwoofer tube ?
    A shopper on Jul 12, 2015
    Best Answer: Hello,

    Yes, but it will have the ability to overpower the X1200T , so its important that the amplifier be tuned in properly, preferably by a professional .
    Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jul 12, 2015
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    is the jbl 5001 mono block power hungry or very efficient i want to put it in my 2011 dodge charger i currently have a ssl 1500 mono block it hits ok but not the way i want i no the power rating is low on this amp?
    A shopper on May 8, 2015
    Best Answer: Hello,

    Compare to any SSL amplifier, literally Any, the JBL MS series is Very efficient. Coincidentally, it likely makes better power , being CEA Compliant, than that amplifier as well. Even if the latter isn't true, you will be able to keep your power for a longer period of time, which, in of itself, makes the MS a better option.
    Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on May 8, 2015
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    Do the audiopipe 1500d mono takes a lot of power I have a 1997 suburban I running 4 guage 3,000 watt amp wire and do I need a dry cell battery with this amp I have a 2 frag cap already?
    A shopper on May 8, 2015
    JBL MS-A5001
    JBL MS-A5001
    Audiopipe APMI-1500
    Audiopipe APMI-1500
    Best Answer: Hello,

    The amplifiers are fairly power hungry, but not comically inefficient by any means. It really depends at what impedance you wish to run the setup at, but if we assume the lowest possible load, providing ~1400w, then you may require some upgrade in components. A proper battery will absolutely help, but you won't know until the amplifier is in the vehicle. A capacitor is not intended to help your vehicle, so if that is your main concern, don't bother with the cap.

    Also, 4 Gauge is not intended for a "3,000 watt amp". Even very high strand OFC wiring in a VERY short length is only able to properly handle Half that. So please plan accordingly. Coincidentally, assuming OFC, 4 gauge is perfect for the APMI-1500.
    Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on May 8, 2015
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    Is there a way to set the gains withiout using the CD? My car does not have CD player
    erik m on May 4, 2015
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    Yes. Traditional means of doing so will work as usual.
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    i have to planet audio 12 in dvc subs rated at 1800 rms the pair if i wire both at 2 ohm to one pair of speaker leads to the amp then will the jbl mono block 5001 w amp power them?
    A shopper on May 8, 2015
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    what would be the best single 10" and best single 12" sub for this amp under $300? Thank you very much
    Justin V on Apr 19, 2015
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    Product Summary

    Manufacturer

    Model Number

    MS-A5001

    Weight

    8.00lbs

    Internal SKU

    LS-msa5001-OBCRA233437

    Internal Product ID

    106215

    Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

    Wiring Diagram Legend

    Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

    Product Name: JBL MS-A5001 (OPEN BOX COMPLETE)

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