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JBL MS-A5001

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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• RMS: 500 x 1 @ 4 ohms, 500W x 1 @ 2 ohms
• Total RMS Power: 500W
• CEA-2006 Compliant
• DSP (Digital Signal Processing)
• Sophisticated Crossover Functions and Selectable Crossover Slopes
• Dimensions: 8-13/16"L x 7-1/4"W x 2-13/16"H

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Product Highlights


• RMS: 500 x 1 @ 4 ohms, 500W x 1 @ 2 ohms
• Total RMS Power: 500W
• CEA-2006 Compliant
• DSP (Digital Signal Processing)
• Sophisticated Crossover Functions and Selectable Crossover Slopes
• Dimensions: 8-13/16"L x 7-1/4"W x 2-13/16"H

Description


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The JBL MS-A5001








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.




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



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.

Specifications & Details


Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
500 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
500 watts x 1 channel
Amplifier Specifications
Series
MSA 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
THD at Rated RMS Power
1%
Speaker Level Inputs
Yes
Preamp Outputs
1 pair
Built-in Crossover
Low-Pass (LP)
High-Pass (HP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
20 - 140 Hz
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
20 - 140 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
80 dB
Remote bass/level controller
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Fuse Rating
40A x 2 
Strappable
No
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Yes
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Item Details


Manufacturer:

JBL

Model Number:

MS-A5001

Weight:

8.00lbs

Internal SKU:

msa5001

Internal Product ID:

29472

Product and How-to Videos


  • JBL MSA Amplifiers | CES 2014
  • Harman International: The Pursuit of Great Sound
  • JBL MS Car Amplifier (MS-A1004 & MS-A5001) | Car Audio Amp
  • How To Install an Amplifier: Car Amplifier Basics Part 2

Customer Ratings & Reviews



5 star
76%
4 star
15%
3 star
10%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%



Durability
4.6
Value
4.9
Features
4.9
Design
4.9
Usability
4.7

Customer Reviews

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good product

I have no complaints this product is great i would recommend This to anyone looking for easy Setup .

By frank on January 13, 2015

91

found this helpful.

Great seller

I advise!! Fast shipping!! I received my amp perfect!!

By JPFURCN on October 13, 2014

88

found this helpful.

Simply Awesome

When I saw this amp and read up on it I had to have it. It's a lot of bang for the buck. Setup is scary simple. The digital circuitry and class D design is clean and second to none. I have this paired with a JBL P1224 in a ported box and it is much louder than I expected. Very nice.

By Geege on July 13, 2011

89

found this helpful.

JBL MS A5001

This Amp is beautifully designed, easy to use and set up! I have it running one 10" JL W1 in a small sealed enclosure in my 2014 4runner. Power is clean and plenty of it. I highly recommend it for its design, flexibility, and clean power!

By Tony on September 20, 2014

82

found this helpful.

Serious power, I love the amp for the value

I paired this with two 10" GTO JBL 528 subs wired in parallel, 4 ohm, and it hits so freaking hard, my jeep bounces! Seriously, this is a great amp for the cost. I also own JL Audio and can't tell the difference.

By Scott on January 14, 2015

83

found this helpful.

great little amp

The shipping was fast and packaged appropriately. The only minor inssue I ran into during installation was the remote input. The input had a 1.5 hex instead of 2.5, so the supplied Allen wrench wouldn't fit. I would suggest reading the book a couple of times b4 setup. I have it pushing a Fi Audio X10 in a 1.3 ported enclosure tuned at 33hz. It sounds better than when I had the kicker zx750.1 pushing it. I'll have to update this review once I have it for awhile to give opinion on durability.

By Rolando on February 17, 2015

77

found this helpful.

Nice Amplifier!

I am using this for a pair of Pioneer TS-W260S4 subwoofers and a Kenwood Excelon 998 in a 2003 F-150.

This was a huge improvement over the OEM installation, and I am really enjoying the punch that these deliver!

The installation and setup of the amplifier went well enough without any major issues.

By Mr Sparkie on September 11, 2014

78

found this helpful.

great amp

This amp is great easy to use and set up nothin bad to say about it

By lil a on April 2, 2015

72

found this helpful.

Awesome features

Purchased this amp for the features. Upon arrival, it did not work. I hooked up my Kicker and completely forgot about it. Sonic has a great warranty, so I sent it back- even after the warranty had expired. They gave me another even, so I hooked it up and mounted it on the box, as my box has an amp rack. I blew the screen. It still works great but I can't change anything on the amp as I cant see what I am doing without the digital display. Shame on me for that one!

By Jason on December 27, 2014

73

found this helpful.

jbl ms-a5001

Awesome amp for the money. Pushing 2 rockford fosgate p1. Sounds amazing.

By jensen on May 12, 2014

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