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JL Audio XD500/3v2

3-channel car amplifier — 75 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

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Our take on the JL Audio XD500/3v2

by Buck Pomerantz
JL Audio

My system has plenty of power. Who needs an amp?

You might think you don't need an amp because you have a 400-watt system in your car, or because your new stereo puts out 50 watts a channel. But those are peak wattage ratings, which may boil down to 15 or 20 watts per channel, using the more realistic RMS rating. An amp sends your speakers the power they need to deliver your music with clarity and impact, whether you're using factory speakers or high-performance components. And low-frequency reproduction requires lots of power, so an amp is an absolute must if you're adding a sub to your system.

This amp will power your system

JL Audio XD500/3v2

Compact design applies to internal components too.

JL Audio's XD500/3v2 amp packs a wallop far beyond what you'd expect from something so small. This compact amp plays your music with true fidelity and impressive impact, without straining your car's electrical system, thanks to JL Audio's proprietary NexD™ amplifier technology. A cast alloy heatsink and an advanced cooling system keep this amp at optimal temperature, eliminating thermal shut-downs so your music keeps going strong without interruption.

Versatile

This 3-channel amp can deliver 75 watts RMS to each of your front speakers, while powering a sub with up to 300 watts. You can also switch to 2-channel mode, and power a single high-performance speaker with 200 watts, while still driving a sub with 300 watts.

Works with almost any vehicle's system

"Differential-balanced" inputs keep the signals clear of outside noise, and allow you to connect this amp to just about any in-dash stereo, even a factory radio. The speaker-level inputs feature two auto turn-on modes so you can readily incorporate this amp into a factory system — no need for RCA connections or a remote turn-on lead. An optional wired remote lets you tweak the level of the subwoofer or the whole system from your front seat.

JL Audio XD500/3v2

                                          XD500/3v2 connection panel

Highlights:

  • 3-channel car amplifer
  • 75 watts RMS x 2 + 180 watts RMS x 1 (at 4 ohms)
  • 100 watts RMS x 2 + 300 watts RMS x 1 (at 2 ohms)
  • 200 watts RMS x 1 bridged at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • front channels: variable high-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • sub channel: variable low-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 12 or 24 dB/octave)
  • optional wired remote controls sub or system level
  • Class D amplifier design with NextD™ switching amp technology
  • differential-balanced inputs eliminate noise coming from your vehicle's electrical system
  • Advanced Rollback Protection System prevents thermal shut-down
Connection Features
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs (speaker wire to RCA adapter required for speaker-level input)
  • high-level inputs — up to 8 volts RMS (about 16 watts)
  • DC offset or signal sensing auto turn-on eliminates need for remote lead
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads and a 50-amp fuse recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • no onboard fuses — when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 50-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and the amplifier is recommended
  • 8-9/16"W x 2-1/16"H x 7-1/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Preliminary info from the manufacturer
Features and Specs
Performance
RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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75 x 2
180 x 1
Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)
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100 x 2
Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)
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150 x 1
Minimum Impedance Bridged
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4
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
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2
Best Frequency Response
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THD at Rated RMS Power
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Signal to Noise Ratio
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Input Voltage
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Features
Amplifier Class
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D
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
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50-500 Hz
Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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12 or 24 dB/octave
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
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50-500 Hz
High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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12 dB/octave
Bass Boost
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Bass Boost Frequency
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Fan Cooled
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Fuse Rating
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50
Speaker Level Inputs
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RCA
Preamp Outputs
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1 pair
Width (inches)
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10-1/4
Height (inches)
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2-1/16
Depth (inches)
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7-1/8
Parts Warranty
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2 Year
Labor Warranty
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2 Year
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