Excerpt: I bought this amplifier in february last year as i was intending on installing four speakers + a subwoofer in my Honda Hr-V.
I began with two 45w rms jbl fronts and two 60w rms jbl rears.
I accidentally toasted the fronts super hard while setting the amplifier up, however, the 60w rms rears didn't budge.
I later went for Jbl P-962's (110w rms).
They're running on the rear channels and they sound super crisp, clear and well powered.
Excerpt: I was tight on space and didnt want to run multi amps as in my other vehicles. This amp fit the bill and since all channels are stable at 2 Ohms it was a perfect fit for the speakers I had picked out and a dual coil sub for the trunk. There is plenty of power there and more to spare. It also is very clean. The only complaint I have is that the JBL website does not point you to the Bass Remote.
Summary: The JBL-GTO-5EZ is an amazing amp. The setting buttons make adjusting the amp very simple. The amp does not fail to drive my system clean, clear and loud. The fact that the amp has great looks is a plus. I decided not to cover it up but display it openly. Great amp!
Pros: Great looks and performance... smaller footprint.
Summary: Great! wonderful. I am driving a JBL 12" Woofer enclosure, a set of JBL Component, and a set of 4" MTX in the rear doors in my 98 Cadillac Catera all connected to a Sony 24it deck (The HD 700..or something like that) As one reviewer put it..USE THE REMOTE WIRE. The amp clicks on immediately. Drives everything really nice. Spend some time with the crossover dialing it in.
Pros: Easy setup.
Cons: umm..oh I dunno...How about it would be fun if it came is Crazy colors...there...Take that! Really no cons...
Summary: I was a bit nervous about a 5 channel amp, but the sales team informed me that this would be a great purchase. The power it provides is second to none, I would say honestly this amp is very under rated!! I paired it with some 4x6 fronts 6x9 rears, and a JBL GTO 1214D 12" sub, and my car is officially on point!!! Can't wait to do business with these guys again. might have to polish off my system with all JBL products now.
Pros: compact size, huge power, doesn't run very hot at all, simple installation, controls are easily accessible and easy to use, no unnecessary lights or gimmicks here!!
Cons: the only bad thing I can say about this amp, is I am a fool for waiting so long to add it to my car!!!! The amp is very under rated, I believe instead of 500 rms at 2 ohms for the sub channel, it is more on the lines of high 700's maybe even low 800's!!!
Summary: Awesome amp. Easy to install and configure. Excellent option for stock radio with no RCA outputs. Just connect speaker autput wires to the amp and that's it. Ready to go. Has a very nice sound quality and very powerfull.
Summary: I did a total re-vamp of the stock sound system in my 2008 Silverado Crew Cab. Didn't want to mount 2 amps because of space limitations, so I went with the 5 channel GTO. It's a good sized amp, very heavy and very well built. I paired it up with a new Kenwood Excelon head unit, Focal 6.5" speakers in the doors and a 10" MTX Sub under the back seat. This GTO 5-EZ comes with a set-up CD that you pop in the deck.
Pros: Rock solid quality, heavy construction, big heat sinks, EZ gain set up with the included CD, powerful and clean sound. This one amp is all you need to power your system.
Cons: This amp has an auto sensing turn on feature. It has a long delay before the amp senses the signal and actually turns on. You may even think it's not working. It does have the hard wire turn on option as well. I would suggest skipping the auto turn on and hard wiring the remote turn on.
Summary: *Note: I didn't buy this amp from Crutchfield (but I wish I had). I would give this amp 5 stars if it wasn't defective. Unfortunately, it's defective. The rear left full-range speaker sometimes doesn't get a signal when the amp powers on, and the filter is set to the High Pass position (which it should be set to when connected to full range speakers). Other times it will. It works reliably with the filter set to the neutral position.
Pros: Powerful amp. Small footprint. Settings are easy to adjust.