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So far awesome amp very pleased andmore then enough power thanks again guys
Clean bass is the name of the game with JBL's GTX500 mono amp.
Got a nice sub? Give it some serious power by JBL. The GTX500 mono subwoofer amp will send up to 500 watts RMS to your sub, filling your car or truck with powerful bass. A low-pass crossover and bass boost allow you to dial in the best tone for your subwoofer, enclosure, and vehicle.
The GTX500 turns itself on when it senses an incoming signal, so running a remote turn-on lead all the way from your car stereo isn't necessary. The amp also turns itself off about five minutes after the signal stops, so there's no danger of running your battery down. You can switch this feature off if you'd rather use a remote lead.
Works great! Worth the money.
Sean, Elkhart, IN
Average Customer Review(s):
So far awesome amp very pleased andmore then enough power thanks again guys
Great amp. Easy to install and set up.
Works great! Worth the money.
Sounds awesome and perfect power
The amp is great. Plenty of power. Clean sound. Compact size made for a straight forward install. Very fast shipping. Decent price.
excellent amp, clear instructions and fine tuning of amp. sound is terrific. recommend to any audiophile who wants a precise intrument.
Pros: excellent . easy instructions love instant on via no need for wire remote. pure sound no complications.
Cons: none at all!!
Exactly what I was looking for in an Amp.
Purchased this amp to push a single Kicker CVT 12" subwoofer in 2 ohms, this amp has plenty of power and delivers a nice sound. I would definitely buy this amp again.
Pros: Great price for a 500 watts amp
I bought this mono amp to wire up 2x10" older bazooka subs (before they sold tubes). I wired up the 4ohm subs to 2ohms to match the sub and I couldn't be happier about the turnout. I also bought a crutchfield wiring kit to finish off the build. The amp mounting was easy, 4 screws. Hookup was just as easy as everything is marked well. The best part of this amp is that you have a switch that enables the amp to turn on without a remote wire. A pair of RCA plugs from the radio to this amp is all that's needed to turn the amp on and enjoy the bass. (so thankful I added the RCA cables a couple months back when replacing the radio). Just remember to enable this feature before mounting as the switch is on the underside of the amp.
Pros: Easy install. Auto on feature when connected to radio via RCA plugs. Amp easily accepted 8 gauge wiring. Will fit under most seats (unless it's a compact).
Cons: Auto on toggle is on the underside of the amp which is only an issue if you mount the amp without turning it on (oops).
Plenty of power in a nice compact package!
Pros: Easy install, compact package, more than enough power.
This amp delivers awesome power and handles my single 10" sub with ease! First JBL amp and it is great sounding for the price!
Pros: Size and power are amazing! Great price!
Got this on closeout and not sure why. Amp performs great and exceeds expectations by far. And can't say enough good about Crutchfields customer service and lengths they will go to to make sure that you have everything needed to make your installation of anything go smoothly. Have been dealing with them for years and will continue to do so.
This amp is awesome, and works great. Other then that, easy adjustment settings, and small enough for under my seat snugly of my 2010 GMC Sierra extended cab.
Pros: Small little size when you are tough on room. Easy adjustment settings.
Cons: Only con is the wiring terminals are on both sides of the amp, which can be tricky when trying to hide the wires. Would prefer if all terminals were on one side.
great amp lots of power running a shallow jl 10 @ 4ohms and its booming power I would give it 6 stars but lack of bass knob and no subsonic I rated it a 4
Pros: great power small foot print runs cool
Cons: no bass knob and no subsonic
The amp came well packaged and had its own wiring and tuning instructions that proved helpful, despite being a male. It was exactly what I needed to power my 12" sub. Gave it four stars instead of five because I don't believe it has an option for a remote bass knob. However, I could be totally wrong, in which case, go ahead and give it five stars. Although, it did not COME with a remote bass knob, so I'm going to stick to four. Overall, good product, good price, would buy again and would recommend.
Pros: Good Price Well packaged Clear instructions Works well for my application
Cons: No remote bass adjustment knob Not my favorite mounting options (one screw hole on each corner) Did not come with an allen wrench for the wire clamps
Easy install, worked fantastically with existing speakers and head unit installed. Crutchfield helped me choose the right amp based on the other items we already had installed. I can't say enough good things about their customer service! I have had to call a few times for various things and every person I speak with is beyond helpful and pleasant.
This thing is solid! Well built, nice aluminum heat sink, power for days, nicely machined connections that are hidden when aluminum end caps are installed, driven hard it barely gets warm. Almost too good to be true for the price.
Pros: power, cosmetics, small footprint
Cons: 2V max low level input, needs to be 5V or higher for today's higher end head units
Effortless Rearview mirror shaking Bass! This amp is Bang for the Buck a tremendous value considering it's outstanding performance! I'm using this amp to power a single 12" subwoofer in a sealed enclosure and the sound quality is phenomenal!
Pros: Effortless consistent power with outstanding sound quality. Small footprint and doesn't get hot when used for long periods of time.
Great sound and power for the price! Sturdy metal body, easy connections, small footprint. Great partner for the RF 2x12" loaded box.
Pros: Small footprint, solid construction, big value, easy connections
Cons: At this price, none. Basic power and controls in a small mono amp.
Superb amp, great buy! Very smooth, linear rolloff. My system is has a very balanced sound now.
Cons: I can't find any.
I added this to my 2013 Crew F150 and man does it ever rock. I had a 8" dvc Bazooka Bass Tube that decided to hook to it. It had way more power than I needed so I wired the dvc in a series. The AudionControl converter made hookup a breeze to my factory stereo.
Pros: * size * price * versatility
Cons: * none
Love this amp. This amp is very small and I have it powering a old 10 inch sub now and it sounds amazing. Will be getting a 12 soon and it should sound even better. It has 2 features I really like. It has auto turn on so you don't have to wire a remote wire and it can use speaker level inputs.
Pros: Small foot print. Very powerful. Auto turn on and off. Speaker level inputs and comes with the adapter.
Cons: Runs a little on the hot side at 2 ohms After about an hour of thumping it is pretty warm to the touch not hot enough to burn but still pretty warm.
Awesome amp for the money. Plenty of power and sounds great
Pros: Best bang for your buck. Plenty of power
Nice amplifier. Runs my Jensen Dub12 easily, in a sealed 1.25 cubic foot enclosure. I have it mounted in my trunk. I used 8 awg power and ground cables. On a 90 degree day the amp was just warm to the touch after driving around all day banging out the music...
Pros: Smaller size, build quality, performance...
I'd write a longer review but enough has already been said about this amp. It's an amazing value for the dollar and is solidly constructed with a full metal housing. The power output is enough for anyone short of the most extreme systems. Highly recommend!
Pros: Full metal construction High power output Low price Small size Easy setup and install
Cons: Somewhat boring design
Incredible amount of power in such a small amp. I have the amp all the way down and it is pushing my Rockford Fosgate P2 Subwoofer hard. It had cut off a few times when I had the amp up so I ordered the GTR 1001 which was rated at 1000 watts RMS at 2 Ohm. I turned it all the way up and it had less power than the smaller amp. I would say this amp puts out at least 500 watts RMS. Crutchfield customer service let me return the bigger amp. I am so pleased with Crutchfield customer service. I will definitely shop here for life
Pros: Lots of power Easy to install
Cons: No sub remote
I have 2 of these amps, one in my wife's car and one in my truck and this amp kicks ass! I replaced a Sound Ordnance M-1500 in my truck with the GTX500 and my JL Audio CP110 sounds and hits so much better! I have a Sound Ordnance B-17 in my wife's car and it bumps hard with the GTX500 pushing it. Great amp, easy to install and being it has the auto turn feature made it VERY easy to hook up to my wife's factory Harman Kardon system in her BMW. I highly recommend this amp!
Pros: Basically everything about it.
Cons: Zero, zilch, nada, nothing
Great amp for the price. Using it to run a single JL10W0 in a pickup truck and it provides more than enough power. Its very compact but seems to be constructed well.
Pros: Compact. Powerful for its size.
Cons: No remote input.
This is a update I was sentt a new amp thanks Crutchfield connected the same wires I was using set amp with millimeter, no more protection mode yet I'm going to get two new 12s these must don't seem loud enough for the power I had a ported box built a bandpass little louder but seems like there just at the line to going from good to great ordered soar IX12 DVC 2ohm 12inch subs hoping that will cross the great line.
I bought this amp because of the signal-sensing turn-on feature. I have the factory My Link stereo in my 2015 Chevy Malibu and am happy with the sound except for the base. I wanted to add a sub without having to run a separate remote lead to turn on the amp. The installation was easy and the amp has plenty of power to push the single 10 inch Alpine Type-R.
Pros: Easy installation Powerful Great looking JBL Quality
This amp works perfect in powering my 10" Rockford Fosgate P3D4. I need to note that I also added a 1 farad capacitor. I would recommend that you do as well. I have it wired for 2ohms thanks to the tech support at crutchfield and it sounds fantastic. So fantastic, I'm adding a second one.
Pros: Excellent price. Easy to install, works flawlessly
Cons: No cons as of yet.
Sweet mono amp for the price pretty compact fits nicely behind my seat
Pros: Pushes my sub well
Cons: You have to unscrew the cover to hook up the wires
This little amp can hit hard! Blew my 1st subwoofer rated at 500rms got a replacement and set the gain correctly and now it works great! This amp can put out more than 500w. Ive seen an amp dyno of this at somewhere around 7/800w so beware! Amp hardly gets hot! Very efficient! Also very compact so you can easily find a spot to mount it. Would buy again.
Pros: Powerful. Compact. Efficient. High level input. Low level input. Runs cool!
Cons: Beware of your gain setting this amp makes more than 500w dont blow your sub!
I love this amp. Rinning this amp on a stock head unit in a 16' Outlander. Thanks to the bare wire adapters I didn't need a LOC. I got this wired to 2 -12" Jensen Subwoofers. I'll be buying another one soon. Maybe even 2. You won't regret buying this amp.
Pros: Compact Performance Price
Great product and fast shipping.
Really drives the sub, brought the whole system to life.
Great true watts and then some for the price, I will buy another one.......
Pros: Small , easy to hook up
Cons: no cons
Excellent sub powering a 12 inch kicker . Sound fantastic.
Pros: Small but powerful
Cons: None so far
Sounds great replaced a Rockford amp and this is stronger
Pros: Size and power
Paired this amp with a 10" Kenwood 300 watt rms 4 ohm Kenwood KFC-W2516PS 1300 watts max in sealed box.I am amazed! The amp is rated at 350 watts rms at 4 ohm but I promise this amp does more than that because I barely have the amp turned up and the Kenwood is hitting very hard! Amp is sleeping pushing this sub and it doesn't even get warm. JBL make very good amps!
Pros: Perfect! Exceeds spectations!
Got this to try and get a little more out of my Rockford R2D2-10' s and it pushes them very nicely with lots of power to spare. Easy hook up but tuning it felt somewhat limited but it is a mono after all. Very pleased and wished I had bought this one first over a couple others i tried first.
my subs sound much better than with my old amp!
Having used only JL Audio and Kicker brands before I was a little concerned even though JBL is well known. This turned out to be a great amp for an even better price. Overall small design fits easy in many places. Powers my Kicker CWR10 very well.
Pros: Small, cheap price, great power handling/rating
I've called Crutchfield to ask why this amp keeps going into protect when I turn it up and I'm going to have to call again. I saw the Dyno and read the reviews mabey I have that one bad one. I've been wiring my own sterios for 25 years I was one of 3 vehicles in my city with a car over 1000 watts rms the other two belonged to audio shops. I asked my neighbor how to hook up an extra battery back then cause he had a lowrider with 6 in his trunk. Just so you understand I'm not a kid using speaker wire for power n ground. I have mellowed with age no more rattling 7/11s windows when I pull in for a drink, or pulling 148 db inside the car and watching the orian van melt down a 1000 watt amp to try and show me up, these are my true stories/ credentials. I know how to ground an amp, I can't take anyone else telling me this. I've taken my multi meter to everything and it calls for 8 gauge and I'm using 4AWG OFC wire, hooked up an old kicker DXA250.4 to my 2 JBL CS1214 subs giving them 150 watts rms and the hit harder than this amp which should be giving 100 watts rms more per sub. Today I will call again had amp for a week and have not heard it as so many of you describe it. And I know JBL is not a radio shack realistic product, I will update this after either someone tells me the tid bit I've overlooked or I replace the one in howerer many that had a flaw, I used up all my luck during my decade in Iraq / Afghanistan by coming home, this is par for the course as of late in my Life.
Pros: Don't know yet. Other than Crutchfield tech and under the 60 day return.
Cons: I got no boom.
This is a solid amp from JBL. lt match great with my JBL S2-1224 in a sealed box at 4 Ohm. Had to turn it way down and bumps had. Crutchfield gave me a great price thanks.
Pros: Solid amp and great price.
Jbl is a trustworthy brand forsure!! I used it to power my Rockford Fosgate p3 12" sub in a custom ported box. Needless to say I'm extremely happy with my purchase and the price is excellent!
Pros: Hard to heat up. Easy to wire. Mountable pretty much anywhere. Powers without any problem.
Cons: None I can think of and I actually tried to think of something I hated about this amp.
This amps got the power! Paired it with a 10 inch JL Audio sub in a sealed box and it rocks! Simple set up and it's got bass boost and a good range for your crossover. For the price you can't beat it. Thanks Crutchfield!
Fits my needs perfectly. Added my Kicker Solobaric 10" sub (I've had since 1992) to my 17 Silverado and powered it with this JBL GTX500 amp. This amp has way more power than I really need, so it's just loafing when I crank it up. But what I like about it is the flexibility to fine tune it to my personal taste! I'm a musician and I want my tunes to sound like the band is set up on my back seat when I crank it. With the various controls on this unit, I can tweak it just right! I'm not of the mind set of "the more bass, the better", and I don't want to rattle windows in my hood, but this amp will probably do that too if you want it to. I just want my music to sound "live" and have some punch to it! Mission accomplished!
Pros: Powerful, flexible, solid.
Cons: Bigger than expected, limits mounting options.
I purchased this amplifier 5 months ago and after normal use it is now broken. Might be just mine, but their support is also subpar.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 1/31/2018 Jack contacted our tech Support team member, Gage, for help. Gage looked up his order and found that his amp is still under warranty. While his order is beyond Crutchfield's 60-day return policy, he can contact JBL at 800-336-4525 for further information about the 1-year warranty on this amp.
Powering a 10" JL TW3. Works great fit nicely right under my seat in 02 highlander.
Got this on sale and man does this thing have some power. I saw some reviews online and the dyno was like 700+rms at 2ohms. I ran a jl w010v3 at 4 ohms and a rf prime r210 at 2 ohms in a ported box and they both sound amazing.
Pros: Underrated RMS power Small Compact Design
Cons: none i can think of
Super compact amplifier that packs a big punch. I bought this amp because of all the good reviews and I was not disappointed. Really neat auto on/off feature if you don't want to run a remote wire.
The Best customer service and will be shopping from here again
Easy install and quick adjusting for optimal sound quality
Pros: Great style and good power
Cons: None in can think of
Its true what they say, " you can't judge a book by its cover, " I say this because of the size. At first, I was skeptical but after install and blasting my trance and hiphop.. =DDDDDDD The base hits hard with this amp!!! Thanks crutchfield and JBL!!! I had to lower the bass level!! The size is small, but its a good thing, because I placed it under my seat(driver), and nobody can tell its there. I have a 2005 sequioa
Pros: Bass is Super strong,
Cons: Nothing yet
Be so small and kick like it does really worth the money
Great little amp. Runs a decent 12" sub without an issue.
Pros: Good little amp. Great value.
It runs good.. had it for 2 weeks no problem at all..
Nice amp especially for the price.powers my wife's jbl 12" perfect..
Amp works really well with 1 Rockford 12 inch sub. Surprised me! Small amp with big power.
This is my second one and love both of them. I can't believe the power this little thing puts out for the price. I have one pushing a 12 and the other one pushing a 10 in two different vehicles. Highly recommend!
What an upgrade from my old bulky amp. This amp has a sleak compact design for easy mounting just about anywhere. I am using it to power two 12" subs and it has plenty of power, I am not even using half of the power that's available. Overall a great purchase, couldn't be happier
Pros: Compact, great design. JBL
All around great deal at a great price. Its nice and small and makes my Earthquake TNT 12 sound nice and loud. Im glad I bought it.
Pros: No power needed but you can still add it if needed. Price and 500w rms @2O Fits under the passenger seat
Cons: None so far. 10.8.17
I used this to power an Alpine SWS 12 in a sealed 1 cu ft box and for that its perfect. I switched this amplifier for an Alpine MRP 450, which put down 400 watts RMS into 2 Ohms and I can tell that this amplifier is more powerful so I believe it's putting down the 500 watts they say it does. I set my gains using a Fluke 88 volt meter and a 60 hz test tone using the method that Crutchfield has in their blog so you can be assured that when I say this amp is more powerful than my older Alpine, it is true. There are some things to consider though. The HP filter slope is not stated by JBL but I believe it to be 12 db and I prefer 24 db. If you have an aftermarket DSP or HU than use the 24 db slope on those. The absolute minimum I would use for power and ground wire is 8 gauge of good quality copper wire. 4 gauge would be better. The pots for gain and and HP filter are a little cheap feeling but they do work as they should.
Pros: True 500 watts for minimal cost. JBL quality at discount equipment prices.
Cons: HP filter slope unknown and likely 12 db octave so I would use an amplifier with a steeper slope if you can't use a HUnor DSP for that.
Pushes a pair of RF 10's nicely and sounds great. Highly recommend.
It was a perfect match for my sub and works fantastic
Pros: It's great
Perfect fit for what I need. Smallish size with plenty of power for 1 12 inch 2 ohm sub or my 2 6.5in rear deck woofers and the price point is great for 500 watts Also shipping was fast
powers my 2x12" subs
Awesome power! Impressive for such a small amp.
This little amp pounds. Only have it running on 4 ohms with an alpine 10" and it's very powerful
Pros: Powerful,well built small
Cons: None so far
This amp is tremendous value for the money. I bought it to run an upgraded stock sub in an Audi A4. Pushing an open air style JBL sub and it is way more than i need. Would definitely buy again.
Great amp at a great price! I got this on sale and because it doesn't need a remote turn on wire. It's small which is nice, installed easily and sounds awesome.
For what I needed this is working perfectly. Pushing one JL 10" 4ohm with this, works like a charm. The signal detection turn on works as advertised, takes about 10 seconds to kick on, and about 5 minutes to turn off after car is turned off.
Well, it just makes a thumping noise, My father in law said it was the speakers so I ordered new speakers from Crutchfield, same issue, sorry not a good amp. I will be returning.
Pros: The name, I thought!!!
Cons: not good.Crutchfield response on 8/21/2017 Tim, we're sorry you're disappointed with your amp. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
Excellent amp! Hooked it up to 2 Kicker 10" subs in my boat and it provides plenty of power to rattle everything in the boat. (gotta find all the rattles now) For the price point, I am very pleased with it's performance and quality.
Pros: Inexpensive, super easy hookup, lots of power, easy to mount, looks great
Cons: It's not free.... Really, I can't find any cons about it
Very powerful amp probably more powerful than the stated specs. I went with this amp because it was small and powerful. It ended up fitting very well in my Jeep Patriot that is limited on space. Minus 1 star for the signal-sensing turn-on circuit. This circuit works, but the amp turns off after the head unit resulting in a "pop" sound in the sub-woofer. The override switch for this feature is also on the bottom of the amp making it inaccessible after you mount the amp. When turning off this feature and using the remote wire, the amp worked as expected. Currently 100+ degrees outside when I wrote this review and the amp does not run hot even under the rear cargo area with no additional cooling. Running (1) 12" sub 360W RMS/720W Max @ 2 Ohms so can't turn the amp up too high.
Pros: Powerful, small, runs relatively cool, price
Cons: Signal sensing circuitry could be better. No bass remote option.
Amazing amp WOW!!!!! i have the amp on less than 1/2 power and it is moving the kicker l5 12 inch sub amazing. every in the car is vibrating wicked bad. time for some anti vibration material. but i would recommend this amp to everyone. this has more power than a fusion 2000 watt amp that i used to have. Best Amp i have owned. and i have owned rockford fosgate, xtant, and many other top line brands
Pros: small size, excellent power output, and VERY clean sounding.
Awesome quality with my kicker 4 ohm sub the 350 watt rms gives me 50 watts of head room I love this amp
Pros: Good Quality
Cons: None so far
So far so good. installed a few days ago, still some tuning to do, but def lives up to the name and quality you would expect. for the price alot of power and reliable.
Cons: none yet
Nice amp. Puts out good power in a fairly small, attractive package. Currently powering a 6.5 inch tang band in a .75 cubic ft slot ported enclosure. It's tuned to 35 hertz. Eventually, it will be powering my 15 inch jbl gt5.
Pros: Nice power for compact size.
Cons: None, so far.
Really slick design installed very easy sounds solid.
Pros: hooked up easy
Cons: screw driver type bolts hold wire in becomes loose
Awesome power. Im driving 2 Kenwood 10" and the sound amazing. Best bang for the buck.
Pros: Best money I spent on an amp. Has lots of punch.
Cons: I dont see any cons with this amp. It fits great under my back seat in my pick up.
Works great. I have 2 of them. One pushing a jl10w3v3 at 2ohm and one for a mtx1004s at 4 ohm. I have never felt them get real hot. Both have clipped out at high volume where i feel they should have not but for the price 1 am real happy.
Pros: Small, powerful, doesnt get hot, price
Cons: Clipped into protection mode at high volumes
Easy install with a simple clean design. I was surprised how heavy the amp was, which to me, means a solid build. It pushes my 500w Sundown Audio E-12 v.3 with no problem! Sounds clean, looks clean, I'm happy!
Pros: Awesome, compact, and solid.
I can't believe how much volume you can get for the price and size. Great deal! Powering an old audiobahn aluminum 15. Plenty loud.
Pros: Price and size
Good amp for the size.. Compact size for my 350z..
Pros: Great sound for the subwoofer. Compact unit.
I purchased this amp to power my new Kicker CompRT sub box (model 43TCWRT104 with the 10 inch sub and passive radiator @ 4 ohms). The amp is very ruggedly built, and doesn't get hot at all. I like the covers which protect the wiring connections and also act as heat sinks (Hard to tell from the photos, but these are on the top left and right of the amp, and removing them is necessary to make your power wire and speaker wire connections). Great amp, and the customer service from Crutchfield is top notch, as always.
Pros: Stays cool, does what it's supposed to do.
Cons: I'd prefer the adjustment knobs to stick out far enough so they can be turned without needing a screwdriver, but it isn't a big deal.
Compact size and high power. This little guy is powering an RF Punch HX2 and doing so with ease. There is a good amount of adjustment available and it doesn't pull a lot of power from the battery.
Pros: Compact footprint Low power draw POWERFUL
Cons: No bass remote (not really a con but it would be nice)
I bought this to power one 10 inch infinity reference SVC @4 ohms. The amp is plenty power for this setup, I'm very impressed. I keep the amp under my seat and after a ten hour drive listening to a lot of bass heavy tunes the amp was not even hot to the touch. I'm tempted to buy another one to keep in storage for a future time when I might need it, it's that good. I'm still amazed that an amp that small is so clean and powerful. And it looks nice, feels well made.
Great value, great product, excellent results on my subwoofer, I am buying this amp for my other car as well!
Pros: value, quality
Great and powerful sound. Easy to work with and a great price.
Works great, perfect size, easy to install! Great job, JBL!
Blasting me out of my car!
Pros: Clear, Low cost, Great buy.
Great amp, powers my Kicker compvr 10", I have it wired down to two ohms playing at 500w rms and plays great. I am still trying to set the gain and bass boost correctly but everything else is working fine.
Pros: Puts out alot of watts
Cons: Turns off after about 30min-1hr
Well made . Metal body very sturdy. Had a cheaper amp and had electronic vehicle noise. I decided to try a better amp before trying other noise suppression options. This amp fixed my issue. Sounds great. Going to purchase another.
Pros: Solid body. Great sound. No vehicle electronic noise.
Cons: No rca pass through for multiple anps.
Great little amp!!! Gives four coil single 12 sub a kick in its butt....I had to turn it way down because my sub can't handle the bass flowin through!!!!
Pros: Small size, big punch great brand.....
Cons: Had to instal it myself and it wasn't free.....??
As small as it is. It has the power Ive been looking for. Great product. It has so much power, Im only using have of what it can put out.
Produces some great sound!
Need a small amp to power an old Rockford Fosgate Punch sub. This fits the bill perfectly with more than enough power to run the sub and a small footprint to hide the amp. My son is very happy to have his system finished in his vehicle. And the price was unbelievable low.
Cons: Should have bought one for myself.
Replaced a cheapo amp powering my PE RS HF 10" sub. Always felt I was lacking power. This JBL brings the right amount of power. My sub is now doing what it's supposed to do.
Pros: Small. Plenty of power and headroom.
Cons: Wish the Frequency adjustment had more precise labeling.
First off: it comes with RCA adapters included so you can run speaker-level factory wires if need be. The side wings remove for easy wiring, but re-attach to hide the mounting screws. The amp is contained in a rigid black powder-coated type painted metal chassis with texture to it...like an anodized finish on certain car parts. It has an enormous, functional heat sink that keeps it way cool....I ran it for hours without any perceivable temperature change whatsoever....still felt cold to the touch. I got it fully powering a 12" Kicker 10CVR122 with little effort at 4 ohms. Very little distortion whatsoever, even at max gain & bass boost. I would just make sure to ground it well as it seems to push a little bit more power than advertised...don't cheap out on the wires!
Pros: Simple to wire, easy to install. Very quick signal detect & automatic turn-on....no need for remote turn-on wire. Runs cool & puts out every bit of juice as it claims
Cons: It is heavier than I expected, if you can call that a drawback. Got it installed vertically so I had to ensure it was nice & secure
15in sub in my truck. Powers the sub effortlessly. Very good sound quality
Pros: Good sound quality Power efficient Well made Oversized heat sink
Cons: Large size,for a,class d amp of its ,power rating (only a con if u have very limited space to hide it
It really easy to install especially it come with 2 RCA adaptors so you can just run the input from your rear speaker rather than from the reciever so it save you alot of time. Also you don't really need to wire the remote turn on because these Amp come with auto remote on and off, it take approximately around 10min for the Amp to turn off rather than 5min as it stat in the manuals.
Pros: Really easy to install, wiring and powerful.
Cons: I didn't see anything so far.
I had my doubts about such a small amp being able to push a big sub. Matched up the gtx500 with a jbl s3 1224, no longer have any doubts after I seen the s3 flexin. Would highly recommend.
Pros: Offers great gain, frequency and bass for fine tuning. Smart amp option good for factory stereos. Removable side covers for clean installation.
It's small. Easy to Install. BIG BASS. Great Amp
Pros: Small/Big Bass/Easy Installation
If you look on YouTube this amp pushed 717watts rms at 14.47 volts I am pushing 1 JL AUDIO W6 with ease . Even the guy at the shop that was trying to sell me a much higher priced JL amp called two other installers to listen to the sub on the amp and they had a shocked look on their face and said he didn't think it would push it that hard.
Pros: The set up ease doesn't really matter they make a big deal about it but I have an SUV and I like to keep my componets hidden its small and hits hard like my Rockford Punch 600.1 but half the size .
Cons: I didn't see the optional bass knob.
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
350 x 1 |
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||770 x 1|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||500 x 1|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||10-300 Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||80 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||45-300 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost||0-12 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||45 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||RCA|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Power Output: The JBL GTX500 monoblock amplifier delivers the following power output (RMS Power Output @ <1% THD, 14.4 VDC):
Protection Circuitry: The amplifier features protection circuitry for thermal overload, over- or under-voltage (<9V or >16V), and short circuits. The LED on the end of the amp glows red if the amp goes into protection mode.
Gain: The GTX500's rotary gain control let you match the amp's input sensitivity to the output of the source unit. The input sensitivity range of the amplifier 100mV - 2V for a low-level input, and 2V - 15V for speaker-level input. A small screwdriver (not included) is required to set the gain.
Input Level: The amp will accept low-level (line level) or high-level (speaker level) input signals. The input level switch lets you select the type of input you are using. For high-level input, there are two settings: Hi1 and Hi2. If the audio system fails to play with an amplifier connected to its output, or you get a "speaker disconnected" message on your factory stereo, set the switch to the Hi2 position. The Hi2 position includes a circuit design to fool this type of factory system into "seeing" a speaker connected to its output.
Crossover: The amp features a low-pass filter that is non-defeatable. It eliminates a range of high frequencies that are sent to the subwoofer. You can adjust the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter from 45Hz to 300Hz using the rotary control. A small screwdriver is required to adjust the frequency.
Bass Boost: The GTX500 has a variable 0-12dB bass boost, centered at 45Hz. This allows you to dial in the amount of bass according to your personal taste.
Terminals: The JBL GTX500 uses set screw terminals for the +12V power, ground, turn-on (remote) lead, and speaker outputs. The screws can be tightened/loosened with a Phillips-head or flat-head screwdriver (not provided).
Power/Ground: The +12V Power and Ground terminals will accept up to 4-gauge wire. It is recommended that you use a minimum of 8 AWG power wire to the battery, with an in-line 50A fuse installed no more than 18" from the battery terminal. An 8 AWG ground wire (minimum) is also recommended, and attached to a metal area close to the amplifier.
Remote Turn-On: The Remote screw terminal will accept up to 8 AWG wire. Typically, an 18 AWG turn-on lead is included in an amplifier wiring kit.
Speaker-Level Input: The amp includes two bare wire-to-RCA adapters for connecting the amp to a factory radio or aftermarket head unit without preamp outputs. You should attach the left and right speaker wires from the head unit to each adapter and plug the adapter's RCA plug into the amp.
Line-Level Inputs: The amplifier is equipped with one pair of RCA inputs for connecting stereo RCA patch cables from the head unit to the amp. If your source unit only has one subwoofer output, you can connect it to either the left or right RCA inputs on the amp.
Speaker Outputs: The amp features screw terminals for connecting one speaker. The amplifier's minimum speaker impedance is 2 ohms, so you can connect any combination of speakers that presents a 2 ohm load or higher.
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Great price for a great product. [ SEAN Sep 13, 2018 ]
The help from the team at Crutchfield is without a doubt the main reason I bought this item here. Other sites have the same item at the same price, not need to look anywhere else. [ JEFFREY Sep 11, 2018 ]
best rated [ Cameron Luke Sep 01, 2018 ]
Great price. Great reviews. [ chad Aug 31, 2018 ]
Small amp perfect for one sub [ Justin Aug 27, 2018 ]
all the positive reviews and superior service by crutchfield staff! [ roland des Aug 08, 2018 ]
A great amp for a low price. 3rd one I've bought all have been great so far.Small, powerful and low noise. [ JimC Aug 05, 2018 ]
Own one already, nothing but reliable and powerful. [ Kelton Jul 31, 2018 ]
Great price on a solid name brand amp [ SHAYNE Jul 23, 2018 ]
Decent product decent price. [ MICHAEL LEE Jul 21, 2018 ]
Read good reviews [ Ramier Jul 20, 2018 ]
Good reviews [ Charles Jul 07, 2018 ]
Affordable amp [ Zach Jul 06, 2018 ]
I heard this a totally radical setup, according to Cosmo. I'll update my comment. [ Michael Colton Jun 22, 2018 ]
Great reviews and a great price [ Jon Jun 20, 2018 ]
many good comments [ Eddie Jun 19, 2018 ]
I like and trust JBL/Harmon audio. [ Chris Jun 14, 2018 ]
I've had two already and have been pleased with its performance. [ KORY Jun 09, 2018 ]
It's a good price for a quality brand amp. [ TIM Jun 09, 2018 ]
I chose this amp as I already have one in another vehicle and it is an excellent amp for a single sub-woofer. [ Donnie Jun 09, 2018 ]
Value vs. performance, as well as the JBL name [ RICHARD Jun 05, 2018 ]
Reading all the great reviews. Just need a mono amp for a JL Audio 10" Sub. [ Zefin Jun 05, 2018 ]
I have used JBL products for 19 years. JBL has always over-built reliable products that are then able to take hard use. [ Edward Jun 02, 2018 ]
It's compact! I own a Ford Sport Trac, so space is limited. It will be driving one smaller subwoofer. [ Ethan May 31, 2018 ]
Cheap, good brand and exactly what i needed [ Eliezer Taveras May 31, 2018 ]
matches my sub at the correct watts and impedance [ Robert James May 28, 2018 ]
Price [ mike May 18, 2018 ]
Replacing the stock sub in my Honda Ridgeline. Input sensing power-on, power output, small footprint, and quality of JBL made this the right choice. Crutchfield's sale price was a bonus. [ Martin May 16, 2018 ]
This is a great amp that is perfect for subwoofers, it works as a crossover to remove unwanted frequencies and turns itself on and off so there isn't any worry about your car battery dying. [ Cade May 11, 2018 ]
Good power and price [ eshul May 07, 2018 ]
Best amp hands down that I've ever had, this little thing is a beast. Third one I've bought. Put one in both my Sons vehicles and in mine also. I'm sure This thing has more power than what it says it has. It's a little powerhouse!! Clean sound too!! I'd definitely recommend this amp to others. [ Rodney May 05, 2018 ]
Tim recommended [ Coty May 02, 2018 ]
I bought this because it's rated to push my 2 10' Jenson subs. I made the decision mostly from the reviews. After a couple of months, I'll make a review of my own. [ Robert May 01, 2018 ]
Was referred [ Rhys Apr 23, 2018 ]
Looked like a good amp for the money. Dino confirmed this is a good choice during our call [ STEPHEN R Apr 21, 2018 ]
Customer reviews [ william Apr 18, 2018 ]
I removed a stock 7x10" sub and replaced it with a larger, lower impedance aftermarket 10" sub, but the stock amp just doesn't push it hard enough. This amp looks like it can be easily adapted to the current setup without having to remove the stock amp or completely re-configure the sound system. This amp doesn't seem over-powering or huge, and the price was right. [ Joel Apr 16, 2018 ]
Had JBL components in the past and was impressed with the quality that is in their products. [ Jeremy K. Apr 11, 2018 ]
its on sale and the wattage is what I want [ Jack Apr 07, 2018 ]
Chose this with help from a wonderful customer service guy -GUS. This guy helped me out tremendously. [ Ryan Apr 05, 2018 ]
Excellent value. Tired of paying astronomical prices for quality product. You guys are fantastic. Veteran and will let all my buddies know of your prices. [ Wayne Mar 30, 2018 ]
Very powerful amp for the price [ Cristobal Mar 28, 2018 ]
Ratings we're good and you can't beat that price! [ Charles Mar 17, 2018 ]
For the price and the specs. Has slightly higher rms then my sub rms but I've read that's good. [ Elexis Mar 08, 2018 ]
Recommended by Rusty [ KELVIN G. Mar 02, 2018 ]
Price point and 500x1RMS [ Stephen Feb 27, 2018 ]
Because it cheaper and a good product [ Lequincey Feb 24, 2018 ]
After much research and trial and error with other amps the specs and price point convinced me to get this one. Hope it works out now [ raymond Feb 23, 2018 ]
Cheap quality [ Zak Feb 08, 2018 ]
First I used the information from your website to figure out the amp I needed from an already owned sub. Then I found a great price and reviews for this product! [ Noah Feb 07, 2018 ]
Big proven power and low cost! [ Timirra Jan 30, 2018 ]
I watched a youtube video on how to match a sub to an Amp and i found this amp using that method [ Adam Jan 26, 2018 ]
I chose this amp because of the reviews, the size and the power. I also know that JBL is a great brand. [ Chichi P Jan 09, 2018 ]
Price was right for the specs listed and the size was perfect to fit under a seat. [ Brian Jan 03, 2018 ]
Crutchfield sales rep suggested it. [ Owen Dec 30, 2017 ]
reviews - need a replacement amp for my sub [ Dan Dec 27, 2017 ]
it had good ratings it would fit in my truck and was a good price [ Jonah Dec 23, 2017 ]
Because with Drummer help. Its to replace my brother old dead amp. [ Aj Dec 15, 2017 ]
Looks compact and 500 watts at 2 ohm I think is all I need. ???? [ M Dec 14, 2017 ]
A rep recommended this product for my sub [ Eric Dec 11, 2017 ]
Has good reviews [ Robert Dec 08, 2017 ]
small size ,good reviews good price should be a nice addition to my jeep. [ rick Dec 06, 2017 ]
great reviews [ Clark Dec 04, 2017 ]
reliability and size. reviews were excellent! JBL has been excellent for me in the past 20 years! [ Mitchell Dec 03, 2017 ]
Your sales advisor [ Robert Nov 27, 2017 ]
Needed a replacement subwoofer amp. Couldn't beat the price. Have regularly depended on Crutchfield's reliability and service. [ STEPHEN Nov 27, 2017 ]
Price, good reviews and does not require remote turn on. [ Rodrigo Nov 23, 2017 ]
JBL products and quality are usually really good. The price point made it a no brainer to pick up. Where else can you purchase a higher brand / quality amp at entry level prices? Also the total power output and the ability to run the amp in 2ohm mode was also helpful for me. [ Daryl Nov 22, 2017 ]
David recommended this [ Andrew Nov 16, 2017 ]
fits my set-up perfectly...just enough power and a great price [ Brad Nov 09, 2017 ]
I have always had good luck with JBL products and this had the power I needed and priced way lower than comparable models [ Colbert Nov 07, 2017 ]
great sale and customer reviews [ Philip Nov 04, 2017 ]
great power for my subs [ Jack Oct 26, 2017 ]
Great price! Reliable brand. Perfect match for my subwoofer set up. great reviews from customers! [ Justin Oct 24, 2017 ]
D class with 350rms and a brand I like. [ Kyle Oct 24, 2017 ]
I ordered one of these while they were on sale for $109.99. I was planning on ordering another Kicker CXA300.1 mono sub amp (already own 2) for my wife and other daughters car, but $110 dollars for a 500 watt class D amp compared to $150 for a 300 watt class D amp (Kicker) was hard to pass up. After receiving and installing the JBL amp, I was pretty impressed, so I ordered 2 more! I will say that the Kicker amp seems to have more control over the sub, but the JBL clearly delivers more power. [ Toby Oct 21, 2017 ]
JBL has always been solid, and after reading reviews to solidify my decision....... Pretty sure I made the right choice, time will tell. [ Rodney Oct 21, 2017 ]
Because is cheap and, the advisor told me that this is what I need. [ WALBERTO Oct 17, 2017 ]
Sale price and reviews [ Anthony Oct 04, 2017 ]
It was a good match for the sub I selected and can operate at either 2 or 4 ohm. [ Mike Oct 04, 2017 ]
Wade helped me pick out this amp. I was looking at a different amp to go with a specific sub I have and he let me know that it was potentially damage prone. He lead me towards this JBL amp. Wade was definitely helpful in this purchase. [ Mark Sep 30, 2017 ]
Good price [ terrance Sep 29, 2017 ]
value-and name [ david Sep 26, 2017 ]
I upgraded the stereo in my Jeep Wrangler. Bought everything from y'all, best company EVER! [ Richard Anthony Sep 25, 2017 ]
For the price and size. [ Elliot Sep 24, 2017 ]
This amp is a great value. Plenty of power for 1-2 subs and the design is super compact. Roughly half the size of a piece of paper. [ CODY Sep 23, 2017 ]
Price [ MICHELE Sep 19, 2017 ]
Perfect size, power, and price [ Michael Sep 15, 2017 ]
Good for the money. Seems to work well [ Patrick Aug 24, 2017 ]
Great amp with great reviews, loved the last JBL amp I owned [ BENJAMIN Aug 08, 2017 ]
Great reviews, lots of power for my sub and as always Crutchfield is the best at customer service. [ GLEN W Aug 05, 2017 ]
to use [ Michael Jul 30, 2017 ]
sounds like just what I need to replace older amp/great price. [ James Jul 27, 2017 ]
signal sensing turn on [ scott Jul 25, 2017 ]
price, size and reviews [ J Jul 10, 2017 ]
Quality product at an excellent price [ G Jul 10, 2017 ]
good reviews [ lindsey Jul 06, 2017 ]
Low price, pushing 2 10's with the gains all the way down and it sounds sweet! Definitely a bargain. [ Rigo Jun 27, 2017 ]
Price and fits my application [ RAMONE Jun 20, 2017 ]
Value [ Zachary Jun 13, 2017 ]
power a sub [ Scott Jun 05, 2017 ]
Has great reviews so i decided to try it myself. [ David Jun 01, 2017 ]
It was suggested to me by Zac [ Lars May 28, 2017 ]
very good reviews.. [ Robert May 28, 2017 ]
This amp is POWERFUL!!!! What a great price amp is small and sleek. Fits under my rear seat next to my sub box in a 06 f-150 xtra cab...... [ Christian May 18, 2017 ]
I have one in one of my vehicles and I love it so I will add this to my other vehicle [ Edgar May 16, 2017 ]
This had the best power to price ratio for lower power subwoofers. [ Brandon May 03, 2017 ]
Price and power [ R Apr 24, 2017 ]
power [ Jose Eduardo Apr 22, 2017 ]
I have been looking for a inexpensive sub amp for my son's car to finish up his system. After seeing the lower price on this and the great reviews I decided to buy it. [ Concours14 Apr 18, 2017 ]
Reviews and price [ Jacob Apr 13, 2017 ]
always liked JBL products [ kurt Feb 10, 2016 ]
This amp accepts high level input, so a LOC isn't needed. [ Daniel Jul 23, 2018 ]
500w divided by 12v equals 41.66 amps meaning you'd want to fuse it at about 50 amps on your power cable and use at least a number 8awg [ dakota May 24, 2018 ]
It has 2 25 amp fuses so 50 amps I believe. [ Carlos May 22, 2018 ]
same as 2 ohm, + to + and - to - [ Karl Feb 25, 2018 ]
Wire it parallel to drop it to 2ohms to get the full potential out of the amp rated at 2ohms [ Jeremy Feb 24, 2018 ]
It most certainly will. The JBL GTX500 hooked up the right way, will have more than enough power. Wiring the two subs in parallel will make the amp see a 2 ohm load. The JBL GTX500 is rated @ 500 watts rms @ 2 ohms. Since each 10 in. sub is rated @ 200 rms. Then your 2 subs combined only need 400 watts. This amp will do the trick. [ Jose Eduardo Feb 03, 2018 ]
I use it with 2 10" kicker comp c single coil subs and it sounds good [ Carlos Feb 02, 2018 ]
Its the best BANG for your buck thats all I can say man. [ Giusto Feb 02, 2018 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy Jan 14, 2018 ] Staff
Yes it will. [ Jose Eduardo Dec 12, 2017 ]
No this amp will not work with those subs, because this a mono amp meaning made for only one sub. [ Imhotep Dec 12, 2017 ]
I would think so. We have one dual voice coil 12" sub and it hits really hard and we have it dialed down to about 60%. [ Wade Dec 12, 2017 ]
I ran a 8 gauge power wire to make sure I did not have issues on lack of power and to keep the amp from over heating. Also, remember the longer the wire run is the thicker the gauge wire needs to be too. [ RICHARD Nov 13, 2017 ]
I would go with 8 to be on the safe side. I've always used 4 gauge regardless of wattage with my amps [ Ryan Nov 12, 2017 ]
They are actually a great match. Set the impedance switch on the woofers for 4 Ohms and wire them in parallel to the mono channel. The amp will provide up to 500 watts RMS (250 per woofer) and allow you to realize their full potential. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan Nov 13, 2017 ] Staff
I don't see why it wouldn't, you won't get much bang but it will be fine for adding some bump in your trunk [ Ryan Nov 12, 2017 ]
No, not an external knob in addition to the controls on the amp itself. It has the gain and frequency level where q bad boost on the actual amp. [ slergio Sep 23, 2017 ]
No remote [ John Sep 23, 2017 ]
No, it doesn't [ David Sep 22, 2017 ]
If you mean a remote bass control. No it doesn't, I bought one separately. [ SPENCER Sep 22, 2017 ]
Sure. It's a great amp. I bought one about a year or so ago. Gets a little hot when driving bigger subs but for your application it will do just fine [ Johnny May 04, 2017 ]
Good amplifier but not enough powert to push the kicker 15 properly. Just my opinion. It pushes my 12 okay in a sealed box but it's 3/4 turned up. Get a bigger amp so you won't have to buy another after this one. [ slergio May 03, 2017 ]
Not sure about moisture but it handles bumps and heavy vibrations well [ BRANDON Dec 01, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The JBL GTX500 can be mounted where ever it will fit, either under a seat or in the trunk are the typical locations. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Jul 05, 2015 ] Staff