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JL Audio 1000/1

1000 watts, Class D Monoblock Amplifier

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  • 1 pair of Differential-Balanced Inputs
  • Fully variable on-board crossover: (40Hz - 200Hz), selectable-slope LP (12 or 24 dB per octave)
  • 2-channel Preamp Outputs: independent active filter, parallel with amp filter or full-range
  • Bass EQ that is parametric with variable bass boost up to 15dB and you can use a Remote Bass Control (optional RBC-1)
  • Fully variable Infrasonic Filter: 24dB/octave from 15-60Hz
  • Output Polarity Reversal switch allows instant output polarity reversal
  • Dual mono speaker output connections that accepts up to 8 gauge wire
  • 12 volt and Ground connections accept 4 gauge wire or 2 gauge or 1/0 gauge

Specifications:

  • Rated Power: 1000 watts RMS at 1.5 ohm - 4 ohms (at 11V-14.5V)
  • THD at RMS Power: <0.05% @ 4 ohm
  • S/N Ratio: >95dB below rated power
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz - 500 Hz
  • Damping Factor: >500 at 4 ohms /50Hz
  • Input Range switchable from 200mV-2V RMS
    to 800mV-8V RMS
  • Dimensions: 19.7"L x 9.25"W x 2.36"H


Due to the complexities of installation, previous customer abuse, and improper installation, the JL 1000/1 are now repair only whether day 1 or day 90.

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
JL Audio 1000/1v2 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio Slash 1200/1v3)
JL Audio 1000/1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio Slash v2 1000/1v2)

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

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 speakers or subwoofers 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.

1000 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 speakers or subwoofers 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.

1000 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm

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 speakers or subwoofers equals 1 ohm, 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.

(at 1.5 ohms) 1000 watts x 1 channel

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.
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.
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
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 1 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.
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent or low bass hit. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. This is the peak power output for the amplifier's 5th channel.

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.
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 Peak Power Output
The total peak power output is measured as the wattage per channel multiplied by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

It is measured during a brief musical burst, such as a sudden drum accent. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal.

The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

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.

1000 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.
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1.5 ohms
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.
0.05%
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.
No
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.

40 - 200 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.

40 - 200 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.
95 dB
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 15 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.
100AA x 1 
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.

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.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
77%
4 Star
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3 Star
4%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
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4.5
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5

RJ

Louisiana

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February 9, 2013

I got my JL Audio 1000/1watt class D amplifier.This is my first rodeo ever with JL so I purchased this amp andsandsubs off of craigslist.I noticed it has four light on it 1 power , 2 Thermal, 3 not sure, 4low voltage .Ok on mt amp both1&3 stay on why is that.Also nothing had attempted to come out my subs.What is #3 and my powerwire is ean straight to my battery I know im suppose to have a fuse connected to my powerwire connecting to my battery.if that fuse link is not hooked up will it nit work

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Logan

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worked good for 6 months.

May 16, 2011

I bought this amp used for $400 on Craigslist years ago. It had pretty good sound was was extremely powerful. Was popping my 100amp fuses nonstop. I don't know if the guy I bought it from ghetto rigged it or what, but it lasted 6 months then had an internal fire. I also was told from a car-toys worker that the same thing happened to his 1000/1. I also have a friend who had the 250/1 installed by car-toys under warranty and he had about 3 replaced. So maybe it was a defective product and the v2 is different I don't know. It's a lot of money to have burned away though.

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Steven

Canada

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Bass hungry, power hungry

July 11, 2008

I have this amp for my JL 12W7. The amp pushes the sub great, and sounds awesome. If you want big bass, this is definitely the way to go. This amp will be able to keep up with almost anything you can throw at it. The amp powers the sub without a problem. The one downside of this amp though, is it is definitely power hungry. I mean, what do you expect from a 1000 watt amp, but I would recommend a battery or alternator upgrade to go along with this amp if you can afford it.

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Parker

Bradenton, FL

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Jl 1000/1

July 10, 2008

Amazing amp for the money. Fully adjustable and runs between 1 and 4 ohms. great amp, it automatically adjusts its ohm load. and is easily adjusted. This is worth the money for this amp.

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James

Melber, KY

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Amazing! Can't think of a better word.

April 9, 2008

I have owned 4 slash series amps:three 1000/1 and a 300/4. I have sold 2 of the 1000/1 because I am upgrading to the v2. I was very surprized with this amp. I have ran many systems on this amp alone: 15" 08 Kicker L7, 1 Jl 13w7, 3 Alpine type r 12", 2 soundstream T5 12. I recently owned a Memphis MCD-1500 and this amp actually pushed my subs harder and cleaner than it. I did not buy any of mine off the net but from a dealer but this is still a great price for this amp considering they were over 3700 for me.

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Jim

Marysville, WA

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JL vs Kicker

March 6, 2008

Lesson: you get what you pay for. I replaced my kicker kx750.1 for the 1000/1 to power my 12" L7. What a difference. Running my gain lower than I did with my 750, the sound level is higher but more importantly the sound quality is incredibly better. Tracks with low bass hits that made my L7 sound like crap now hit hard and sound great. What sucks is that I just installed the 750.1 a couple of months ago with the L7. I was pretty disappointed with the sub until I started doing some research and realized it could be the amp. Turns out it was. On a side note, be aware that this amp draws a lot of power. The 1 farad capacitor that handled the 750.1 doesn't even come close to supplying enough power for the 1000/1. I just ordered a kinetic battery too keep up with this monster.

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anthony

cape coral, FL

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GREAT AMP

January 24, 2008

I had 2 of these amps 1 for each of my rf pp15's and let me tell you they pushed hard but it is not cost effective.great amp but over priced as all jl highend

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Curren

San Clemente, CA

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Fantastic Power Supply

January 4, 2008

I love this amp. I have 3 10w3v2's running off of this amp, and even though the ohm load isn't up to par with JL's recommendations, the subs still sound great, and the amp is easy to use, and very reliable! It's a pricey amp, but well worth the money

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frank

Toledo, OH

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THIS AMP POUNDS

October 12, 2007

I AM RUNNING THIS AMP ALONG WITH 3 12" JL AUDIO W6V2 SUBS IN A PORTED BOX FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE ALSO SOUNDS EXTREMELY WELL , THEY COULDNT MAKE A BETTER AMP

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John

Sterling Heights, MI

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Unbelievable

October 12, 2007

This amp is among the top 3 with Zapco and Xtant, and at the current price, makes even thinking about the other 2 a dumb idea. Amazing output, amazing versatility, amazing amp. Very durable too. Worth every penny.

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James

Melber, KY

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Awesome amp

September 28, 2007

I have owned two of these amps for about a year and they are awesome. They have great sound quality. I heard bass notes with this amp that i've never heard on my old one. For a while I had this ran on two T5 soundstream. They did great on my sound quality but for massive bass my 1606 Hifonics Brutus did better because I was able to wire it at 1 Ohm load pushing 1600 watts.

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Sergio

Del Rio, TX

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Definately worth the money

July 13, 2007

This amplifier is amazing, not only does the R.I.P.S. technology allow it to self adjust to any ohm independence between 1.5 and 4 to put out a 1000W RMS, but it looks great too. The bass output is so clear, even at high volumes, and the built in equalizer helps in keeping your subwoofer safe from frequencies out of its reproduction range. Definitely THE best amplifier I have used, a little expensive, but if you save up it is worth it.

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Sean

Abilene, TX

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This Amp. Is a Monster!!!

July 13, 2007

This amp gives off monstrous power!! It gives that deep bass that many mono block amps lack! If you are looking for the truest bass, without loosing music quality, then this is definately the amp for you!

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Michael

Casa Grande, AZ

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JL MAN!!!

July 12, 2007

This is one of the best amps that you can get! The JL AUDIO 1000/1 is a serious amp for those, who are serious about music. I recommend this amp to anyone who's hungry for BASS!! At this price you couldn't ask for anything more, Thanks Sonic!! Michael Nevarez Casa Grande, Az.

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michael

El Paso, TX

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best amp around

July 12, 2007

There is no better amp on the market. Highly recommended!

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Charles

Camby, IN

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March 3, 2007

I have one of these running 2 JL 12w6. The power is clean and the flexibility is awsome. It really runs a clean 1000watts rms. Great buy and reliability. JL amps are all I will ever use.(I also own a JL 300-4)

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Matthew

Fontana, CA

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Hail the 1000/1

April 13, 2006

This amps is amazing. JL is the only company I have in my car. I have is amp and a W7 in my car it shakes it around. Is amp does kind of draw a lot of power but its a 1000 rms. I recomend this amp for anybody who wants big power.

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James

FPO, AP

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Incredible Amp

February 9, 2006

If you need 1000 watts RMS buy this amp. Great Price, Great Value, awesome looks, and very flexible. Your subs will pound and you will not be dissapointed. Have this hooked up to 1 JL12W7 and my eyeballs shake.

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Steven

Pine Island, NY

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wow

January 26, 2006

This amp is simply amazing! I have never bought anything that I liked as much as this! Honestly you cant get a cleaner 1000 watts than this. JL audio… simply the best.

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Cameron

Watauga, TX

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Watts

January 17, 2006

This amp puts out the cleanest 1000watts I have seen. I have gone through numerous amps and this one will always be the best. The good thiing its 1000 watts from 1.5ohm all the way to 4ohms.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $79.99

Kicker Big 3 Package 1/0 Gauge Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $149.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

JL Audio HD-RLC

Remote Level Control for Select JL Audio Amplifiers

Your Price $34.95

StreetWires FB4

4 AWG / 4 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

StreetWires FB0

1/0 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

Your Price $17.99

Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

Your Price $89.99

NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft of V-Series 2-Channel RCA Audio Premium Interconnect Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

Your Price $11.99

NVX XIX25 X-Series RCA Interconnect Cable

16.4 ft. of 4-Channel X-Series RCA Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

Your Price $26.99

NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $39.99

NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $13.99

Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $14.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $12.99

SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector

Set the gain of an audio amplifier quickly and accurately

Your Price $149.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High Frequency Test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

XIX2025 Strapping RCA

0.25 Meter (0.86 ft) Hyper-Flex RCA cable w/ Serpentine-Cut Nickel Plated Connectors

Your Price $12.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

1000/1

Weight

22.00lbs

Internal SKU

jl10001

Internal Product ID

1170

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: JL Audio 1000/1