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.
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.
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!
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 !!
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.