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500W RMS RD Series Class-D Monoblock Car Amplifier

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• 250 watts x 1 channel @ 4 ohms
• 500 watts x 1 channel @ 2 ohms
• Total RMS Power: 500 watts
• Class D 2 ohms Stable Monoblock Amplifier

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Product Highlights


• 250 watts x 1 channel @ 4 ohms
• 500 watts x 1 channel @ 2 ohms
• Total RMS Power: 500 watts
• Class D 2 ohms Stable Monoblock Amplifier

Description


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JL Audio RD500/1 Monoblock Class D Amplifier

The Monoblock RD500/1 has the do-it-yourself audiophile completely in mind. Capable of pushing out up to 500 watts of clean power at 2 ohms, this subwoofer amplfier handily powers all the low end you can stand. The RD Monoblocks have built-in 12 dB/octave low-pass filters, bass equalizer boosters and three turn-on modes: Traditional 12-volt trigger, signal sensing and DC offset. Top off the package with a sleek, single-cast piece of aluminum in black powdercoat and blue LEDs, and your power looks as clean as it sounds.


Designed For Installers


JL Audio’s engineers had professional and at-home installers in mind with the RD Series. All of the inputs and controls are on the same side of the chassis, simplifying the setup whether you’re in a shop or in your driveway. The output clipping indicators on each channel section mean you don’t need specialized tools to accurately set the gain. A remote level control input gives you the option to install a bass level knob, sold separately, in the front seat, giving you full control over the bass output for every song you play.


NexD™ Switching Technology

The RD Series also incorporates JL Audio’s NexD Switching Tehnology. Since Class D amplifiers have a tendency to produce distortion at some ranges, NexD Switching helps cancel it out before feedback is ever applied. All of this helps ensure the some of the cleanest possible signal to your subwoofer from your brand new Class D amplifier.

Product Details:

  • RD Series Class D 2 ohms Stable Monoblock Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 250 watts x 1 channel
    • 3 ohms: 350 watts x 1 channel
    • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 1 channel
  • Total power output: 500 watts
  • Blue LED accent lighting
  • Wired bass level remote control with optional JL Audio RBC-1
  • Speaker-level (high-level) inputs (Requires adapter like the JL Audio XD-CLRAIC2-SW)
  • Signal sensing remote turn-on
  • Protection Circuitry with Status LED
  • NextD™ switching amp technology
  • Differential-balanced inputs help eliminate noise
  • Advanced Rollback Protection System prevents thermal shut-down
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 200mV - 2 volts
    • High level: 800mV - 8 volts
  • Frequency Response: 7 - 500 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <1%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >80 dB
  • Variable low-pass filter: 50 - 500 Hz
  • Variable Bass Boost: 0 - 12 dB
  • Fuse Rating: 50A
  • 4 AWG gauge amplifier wiring kit is recommended for installation
  • Dimensions: 9-13/16" L x 7" W x 2-3/16" H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • MFR #: RD500/1
Check out the RD500/1 Owner's Manual

Product history:

JL Audio RD500/1 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
JL Audio JX500/1D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio RD500/1)
JL Audio JX500/1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio JX500/1D)

Specifications & Details


Key Features
Amplifier Key Features
Bass Boost
Speaker Level Inputs
Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
250 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ 3 ohm
350 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
500 watts x 1 channel
Amplifier Specifications
Series
RD Series
Amplifier Class
D
Number of Channels
1 - Mono
Total RMS Power Output
500 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
4 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
Not Bridgeable
Frequency Response
7 - 500 Hz
THD at Rated RMS Power
<1%
Speaker Level Inputs
Yes
Preamp Outputs
1 pair
Built-in Crossover
Low-Pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
50 - 500 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>80 dB
Bass Boost
0 - 12 dB
Remote bass/level controller
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Fuse Rating
50A x 1 
Total Fuse Rating
50
Strappable
No
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Yes
Amp Bluetooth Connectivity
No
Hi-Res Certified
No
Low-Level Input Sensitivity
200mV - 2 volts
High-Level Input Sensitivity
800mV - 8 volts
What is in the box?
Paperwork
User manual
Warranty/Registration card
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Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Item Details


Manufacturer:

Model Number:

RD500/1

Weight:

6.20lbs

Internal SKU:

rd5001

Internal Product ID:

107617

Product and How-to Videos


  • JL Audio RD Series Car Amplifiers | Clipping LED Demonstration | CES 2017
  • How To Install an Amplifier: Car Amplifier Basics Part 2

Customer Ratings & Reviews



5 star
79%
4 star
7%
3 star
7%
2 star
7%
1 star
0%



Durability
4.6
Value
4.5
Features
4.5
Design
5
Usability
4.7

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one of the best amps ive owned

This is a tiny amp with a Big punch . Im very happy with this amp.

By Anonymous on April 5, 2019

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Strong little amp and doesn’t break a sweat.

I used this to power to jl 8 inch micro subs then 2 10TW3 and it sound great and hit hard with out breaking a sweat.

By john on November 25, 2021 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase

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found this helpful.

I’m satisfied

I got this RD500 pushing two Jl Audio w1’s stealth box and it’s doing the job! I recommend buying this amp.

By Minority1 on June 13, 2020 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase

35

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Small with plenty of power

Great little amp. Quality is great I mean it’s a JL. The amp puts out clean power and I’ve even pushed more than I thought it could handle and it sounded beautiful. I power two 8-inch JL micro subs in a ported box. They hit harder than they are supposed to and paired with this amp, they are a match made in heaven. I bought this one over the JD mode bc of the color and the led light on top which tells you what the amp is doing. Make sure to get the JL bass knob which can be installed and where just drill your hole and it will look OEM. Pay attention to the +/- ports bc they are close together and can confuse you if not paying attention. Now I’m waiting on the RD400/4 to have a matching pair of JL amp. I’m anal like that and I highly recommend these amps that actually put out the stated power and even over. No subsonic filter just bass boost and LPF.

By John m on June 26, 2021

34

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Rd500/1

Amazing amp, says 500 rms at 2ohms but this push 720 rms is a Monster apm!!!
I recommend this amp

By Anonymous on July 29, 2018

34

found this helpful.

What’s not to love?

This little amplifier is absolutely amazing! It is very small and delivers a very solid amount of power. I have this driving a JL 12 W3V3, and it is very capable of driving it to its limit, all while remaining as cool as a cucumber. This thing, regardless of how hard you push it, never seems to even get warm. Add to the incredible performance the capability of setting the gain easily using the included clip indicator light, and you have an absolute joy to deal with. I highly recommend this amplifier. Oh, one last thing; the optional remote knob is an absolute must.

By Merle on February 28, 2020 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase

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Garbage

This is one of the worst car amplifiers. Which I have ever bought. Please do not waste your time with this amplifier!!!

By patrick on May 12, 2022 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase

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Great amp

Easy install and set-up! Works as advertised. Puts out the power.

By Lou on December 31, 2016 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase

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Awesome Amp

I bought this amp to run with my Stealthbox in a c6 Corvette. Amp delivers big power for a small size. I highly recommend for a W3v3-2 or smaller.

By Scott on April 10, 2020 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase

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Great Amp

Worth the money! Do yourself a favor and buy this amp!

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