Summary: I was looking for a consolidated unit to power all my speakers and a sub for my e36 m3. I did not have a lot of room, nor did I want to run lots of wires. JL 500/5 was the clear choice. JL sound quality is amazing. I am not interested in super loud bass that overpowers my music. I want clean sound that can bump if I want it to. Thats what this amp delivers. Clear balanced sound through your aftermarket speakers.
Summary: Installed in a 2008 Honda Civic Coupe. Kept factory deck because of the high level input options on every channel of the amp with sensitivity setting. Used rear speaker's as the source. Installed JL 6W0 subwoofer in the doors and dynamatted the crap out of the inside of the doors and installed Hertz 6 1/2 component speakers in the rear dash. Use the optional subwoofer control knob for a little extra thump. My setup does not rattle the car which is nice!!!!
Summary: Sold my old Soundstream Reference 405 and purchased this. THOUGHT it would be an upgrade. SQ wise, it's not. The channel seperation is average, but it produces a lot of power for the front ans subs. Just the right amount for the rears. I miss my Reference 405 though. Definately more powerful than the old SS, but not as 'Musical' if that makes sense. Do yourself a favor and find an old SS Continuum or 705. Don't pay full retail price for a 500/5.
Summary: This is one incredible amp. I have it powering two infininty 6.5 separates, a mid channel and two Sony 10 inch Xploid Subs. The quality and cleanness of the sound is so much better than the prior amp that you would think I replaced the entire system! Easy to install and adjust with great instructions. If you need one amp to do everything, this is the amp to buy. I like it so much, that I bought a second one for my other car.
Summary: I am really happy with the R.I.P.S system ! This amplifier powers 6 1/2" components, 6 x 9" rear speakers and a subwoofer, 10W6v.2 ! I purchased a "optional" remote bass control to make the subwoofer play louder ! Just couldn't be happier !! The amplifier makes it's rated power into various ohm loads, without changing any switches !! Thank You JL Audio for the "Slash Series" ! !
Summary: JL Audio 500/5 Black has the awesome sound quality. This one amp powers the entire system. I have the JL Audio XR 3 way's in the front and I thought that 100 watts per channel would be a little weak for them, but it sounds awesome. I also have the XR 6.5 point series in the back and the 25 watts that goes to the rear still sound great for fill ins. I did slave the 550 5 with a 250 1 powering 2 10in pro wedges.