JL Audio Slash 600/1v3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Great amp!! THANKS CRUTCHFIELD
Our experts help you pick the ideal gear for your needs.Meet our advisors
Free tech support for the life of your gear.Read about our one-on-one expert help
You may return items that are complete and like new for any reason within 60 days.See the details of our return policy
Earn one point for every dollar you spend and use those points to save on future purchases.Get full details on Crutchfield Rewards
We offer vehicle-specific installation instructions, dash kits, wiring harnesses, and speaker accessories at deeply discounted prices with car stereo and speaker purchases. Available for most vehicles.Learn more
Our customers have trusted us with their business, and they’ve helped us win awards for our service.Check out our most recent awards
The manufacturer’s warranty always applies.See more details
Item # 1366001V3 | MFR # 98350
$699.99 Earn up to 700 Rewards points
JL Audio's 600/1v3 mono subwoofer amplifier puts out 600 watts RMS to your subs, so you'll enjoy powerful, moving bass in you car. Its patented Class-D amp circuitry delivers exceptional, natural sound with extremely low distortion. Tunable frequency filters and a parametric EQ bass boost give you precise control over your bass. You can add the RBC-1 wired remote (not included) to dial in the right amount of thump from the front seat.
This Slash v3 amplifier isn't just powerful, it's smart. As your car system's voltage fluctuates while you drive, the Regulated, Intelligent Power Supply system maintains steady, consistent power at any impedance between 1.5 and 4 ohms and at any voltage between 11 and 14.4 volts. You'll get all the power, all the time, even with a wide range of speaker combinations.
The 600/1v3 uses "differential-balanced inputs" to isolate the signal's ground from the chassis ground, reducing noise and making this Slash v3 amplifier compatible with almost any system, including most factory radios.
Average Customer Review(s):
Great amp!! THANKS CRUTCHFIELD
Awesome monoblock, all the clean power I'll ever need for my 1991 Toyota Supra.
Pros: Clean power, easy install.
Cons: Hard to tune.
I previously had the jl 500/1. After many years of service it decided to quit. I thought I would try the slash 600/1. I'm glad I Did. The extra 100 Watts really woke my subs up. Jl audio is truly #1.
Pros: Monstrous sound Adjustable levels Power
Mostly satisfied with my purchase. As usual for most JL products, the amp is very well-built. But Crutchfield's description is a little misleading on the subject of the remote bass knob (see cons, below).
Pros: Build quality feels top-notch, power output is very robust, physical size is very good, excellent crossover, RCA outputs is nice.
Cons: Does not have a reverse polarity switch. Not the biggest deal, but it would have helped tremendously upon initial installation and seems odd that one is missing at this price point. More annoying is the fact that the remote is NOT a simple subwoofer volume control like it is with other JL amps, and most amps overall. The remote actually boosts the center frequency ONLY of the one-band EQ on the amp itself, not the entire sub's volume. Had I known this I may have chosen differently.
So far I love rhis amp. I have the slash 600/1 and the 300/4 and so far they have not let me down. They also look awesome black
Pros: Black and reliable
Cons: Price is a little steep but hats ok
Very clean. Very reliable. I could not say enough good things about this amp. Love it
Pros: Full power output at 12v. Clean. multi ohm capable.
I've owned many amplifiers and enjoyed car audio for 20 years. This amplifier is the best I've owned. It's build quality reminds me of the 1990's PPI amps. It's more sophisticated. The chassis is heavy and precisely assembled. The owners manual is extensive and well written. There are myriad controls and they're all made with high quality switches/knobs. It installed easily. There were no issues to solve, no engine him, no turn on thump, no static. It's powerful and clean. I'm driving a 15" MB Quart DVC sub rated for 750 watts RMS. This amp controls it well and makes it sing. Very powerful. I'm impressed.
Pros: Sound Quality Build quality Power Features (1.5 ohm stable, subsonic filter, RCA pass through with filters, preamp section, auto turn on, remote...) Warranty
Cons: Price Made in China
I've been a JL 500/1 user for years and recently did an upgrade to this unit. Tech spec might be similar to 500/1 but it sounds much cleaner and better paired with my 10w7 (of course 100w+ for more stability). Yes, I'm somewhat an audiophile guy. Packaging was the best I've seen recently from online retailer with tons of popcorns, and shippment was lightening fast. Cool black housing is an extra for aesthetic. Only con is I have to source optional CD from JL to calibrate, but you can source free frequency track online from googling. You can't go wrong with this amp.
Pros: Pure and enough extra stable power for my sub Tons of features Clean bass Aesthetic
Cons: Lack of calibration CD(could've included for free)
Great bass, very high quality ampgreat support from Crutchfield
Pros: Infinite tuning,lots of power
Cons: Hard to tune, big amp
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
600 x 1 |
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||600 x 1|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||1.5|
|Best Frequency Response||5-250 Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||0.05%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||95 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||40-200 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 or 24 dB/oct|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost||0-15 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||20-80 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||RCA|
|Preamp Outputs||1 pair|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Mono Subwoofer Amplifier: The JL Audio 600/1v3 is a class D monoblock subwoofer amplifier. With its regulated power supply, the rated output is 600 Watts RMS x 1-channel into a load of 1.5Ω to 4Ω, with an input voltage of 11V to 14.5V. The signal to noise ratio is >95 dB and a total harmonic distortion is <0.05%, both measured at rated power (600 watts RMS). The amplifier's frequency response is 5-250Hz and it is not designed for driving full range speakers.
R.I.P.S. (Regulated Intelligent Power Supply): The JL Audio R.I.P.S. system ensures consistent power delivery over a wide range of battery voltages and load impedances, providing the rated power output at any impedance from 1.5Ω to 4Ω and at any vehicle voltage from 11V to 14.5V.
RealSink Heat Management: This Slash v3 amplifier features a real cast-alloy heat sink with vertically-oriented fins, very effective at dissipating heat from the amplifier via convection and radiation. This design is achieved through extensive finite-element analysis, resulting in an amplifier that keeps cool under the most demanding conditions. As an added cosmetic benefit, the cast-aluminum end-caps replicate half of a heat sink fin so that when two or more amplifiers are mounted end-to-end, you get a totally seamless custom look.
Advanced Rollback Protection: If a Slash v3 amplifier should ever reach an unsafe temperature, the Advanced Rollback Protection circuit reduces power until the amplifier cools down, without turning the music off completely.
Class D Circuitry: JL Audio's Patented Class D output circuit utilizes a discrete control section and a unique feedback loop design, resulting in a damping factor greater than 500 at 4Ω (>250 at 2Ω), higher than most other Class D and Class A/B designs. The benefit is tight, clean bass reproduction with the efficiency advantage of Class D.
Differential-Balance Inputs: The 600/1v3 features differential-balanced input architecture to reject noise and ensure compatibility with a wide variety of source units, including many OEM systems. Without using a line output converter, you can connect most OEM or aftermarket source units to the amplifier without creating any noise or compatibility issues.
Note: You will need a speaker wire to RCA adaptor (item number 136XDCLR2S, sold separately) when using a speaker-level input.
Preamp Outputs: The preamp outputs make connecting multiple amplifiers simple. The 600/1v3 features an independent crossover for the preamp output, with frequency (40-200 Hz), mode (LP or HP) and slope (12 or 24 dB) adjustments.
Protection Circuitry With Status Indicator Lights: There are three status indicator lights on the top of the amplifier:
Note: The only condition that will turn off the 600/1v3 completely is when the battery voltage drops below 10 volts.
Infrasonic Filter: Ultra-low frequencies that cannot be reproduced by a subwoofer do not become sound, but unnecessary oscillations which affect sound by causing distortion. These frequencies also waste amplifier power and can cause damage to speakers. Using the infrasonic filter, variable from 15 Hz to 60Hz, removes the signal below the setting to improve the performance of the speakers by eliminating harmful distortion. The infrasonic filter can be turned off.
Simplified Gain Setting: The amplifier's R.I.P.S. feature allows easy gain setup. Because the amplifier always delivers the same output power within its operational range of load impedance and power supply voltage, the maximum, unclipped output is predictable. This makes setting input gain very simple, you'll need a Digital AC Voltmeter (item number 142TK12V, sold separately) and a CD with a sine-wave bass test tone recorded at 0 dB reference level (item number 503CD104, sold separately). In addition to the continuously variable rotary gain control, the Input Voltage switch adjusts the gain range, set to Low (200mV-2V) or High (800mV-8V).
Auto Turn-On: When using a speaker-level input, the Signal Sensing switch can be set to On, and the amplifier will turn on and off based on the presence of the input signal (after approximately 25 seconds with no input signal the amp will turn off). When in the Signal Sensing circuit is on, the amplifier's Remote terminal acts as an output to turn on other amplifiers.
Low Pass Crossover: The built-in crossover allows you to adjust the frequency and filter slope of the amplifier's powered output:
Preamp Output Crossover: An independent crossover address what frequencies the preamp outputs will pass:
Advanced Bass Controls: The bass control functions on the amplifier include:
Power and Ground: The amplifier's set-screw Power and Ground connections accept up to 4-gauge wire (4-gauge is recommended if the power wire is more than 72" long).
Note: The Amplifier is not equipped with a fuse. An external 60-amp fuse (not included) must be installed on the power wire. If the system has only this amp and a wiring kit is used that includes a fuse with a value other than 60-amps, the original should be replaced with a 60-amp fuse.
Speaker Output Terminals: The two pair of set-screw speaker terminals accept 12-gauge to 8-gauge wire. The terminals are internally shorted together, making it easy to connect two subwoofers.
Remote Turn-On: The set-screw turn-on lead terminal will accept 12-gauge to 8-gauge wire.
Note: If your headunit does not have a dedicated remote turn-on output, the amplifier's turn-on lead can be connected to a switched +12V volt circuit.
Preamp Inputs: The amplifier features one set of differential-balanced RCA inputs. The amplifier's input level can be set to Low (200mV-2V RMS) when connecting the amplifier to a low-level preamp signal or set to High (800mV-8V RMS) when connecting the amplifier to a high-level speaker signal.
Preamp Outputs: The amplifier also features one set of preamp outputs so you can send audio to another amplifier in your system. The preamp output can be full range, or the built-in crossover can be applied.
Note: All inputs, outputs and controls are located on the front side of the amplifier to make installation simple and neat.
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.
Great sub amp. [ Alexander Pike Dec 06, 2016 ]
I chose the Slash 600/1v3 because it has a little more tuning customization than the hd750/1. Which to me seemed more sub-woofer oriented, and still has a good audio quality. Although I did like that the hd750 was simpler in that it had less settings. I'm sure would've been more than sufficient. The other main reason, I am matching this amp with an old RE Audio SE sub that is 600w RMS. Also my sub is a dual 3 ohm, so wired in parallel the amp will be stable. [ ADAM Jun 07, 2016 ]
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, as well as the parts you will need. [ Kenny Jan 31, 2017 ] Staff
Yes, they opperate at the samr rms. [ Blake Oct 23, 2016 ]
Absolutely! Be careful you set the gains properly though, as the maximum output of the amplifier exceeds the 500W "danger zone" of the 12W6. If you set your system up properly this combo should work very well. [ Tony Oct 21, 2016 ]
YES, perfectly actually. I have that exact setup in my vehicle just wire the sub down to 2 ohms. [ ANTHONY Oct 21, 2016 ]