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The third one that I bought for my vehicles.
Pros: Can attenuate bass according to taste.
The HD-RLC remote level controller works with JL Audio's HD Series and XD Series amplifiers and many marine amps, allowing you to manage your level settings from the front of your vehicle. The HD-RLC adjusts your amplifier's level, not its "bass boost," so you maintain the same bass quality as you turn the volume up and down.
It works equally well with subwoofer and full-range amplifiers, and you can control multiple amplifiers with just one remote by adding standard phone cable splitter (not included). When used with the HD600/4 4-channel amplifier, you can assign it to control all channels, or the rear channels only.
Average Customer Review(s):
The third one that I bought for my vehicles.
Pros: Can attenuate bass according to taste.
It gets the job done, for a price. I think it should be included with the amps considering how expensive JL HD amps are.
Pros: It works as intended
Cons: It's pricey
i listen to a variety of music and sometimes find it necessary to adjust the sub between songs. however with the touchscreen head unit it takes several steps to do so. home button, audio button, sub button, then adjust. now I just adjust the sub with a quick turn of the knob. so much faster and I don't have to take my eyes off the road.
Pros: fast, easy, safe, to use. easy install
Works as advertised.
Pros: Works good
Looks great and does what it supposed to do.
Pros: A must. Definitely changes the way you listen to your system. If installed right it looks awesome.
If you're running a JL audio 4/6/8 channel amplifier, this remote knob is a must!!! Be sure and properly assemble your gear and definitely voltmeter your amplifier.
Pros: High quality Reasonable price Firm knob
Does exactly what I need it to do and with this install into my Tacoma it looks like a from the factory part.
Works great! I can turn the bass down when my wife is in the car and crank it when she's not.
Easy to use and mount
Looks good, Works Great. I like adjust the subwoofer level depending on the overall system volume and the type of music, this makes it easy.
Pros: easy install, looks good, works great.
This knob is genius, Jl is the best.
Pros: Quick adjustment
Love it!! I can't imagine having a car audio system without it. I can adjust it by which mood I am in which makes it a great product. I highly recommend it.
Pros: Easy to install, plenty of cable (for a GTI), able to adjust according to mood.
Cons: Absolutely nothing so far!!
Works as advertised. Mounted it to a blank plate on the black plastic portion of the dashboard, and it it looks factory. I run a 10 inch sub pushed by a 700 watt JL amp. This knob is perfect for quick adjustment when you go from one song with little bass to one that will rattle your teeth. No more fumbling through the menu to adjust the bass. Very happy with this purchase.
Pros: Extremely easy install.
Having and amp installed in the passenger front seat is just a pain....everyone who rides in my car has to sit in the back...and it makes conversation difficult. If only there was a way to adjust my amp REMOTELY...then I could put my amp say, in the trunk...and people could again ride 'shotgun' in my car. Enter the JL Audio HD-RLC. It allows me to have the amp in the trunk and from the comfort of my seat...ADJUST THE BASS ON MY AMP. Welcome to the future!!!!
Pros: Ability to tune the bass on my amp 'on the fly'.
Cons: A little pricey.
Works great in my boat
Needed separate bass control for my JL Audio system in my 1998 Crownline due to wind and amount of conversation going on in the cockpit.The HD-RLC remote level controller filled the bill perfectly.I can adjust the bass without affecting the volume of the music.
Pros: Adds good flexibility to your system. Easy to install simply plugs into my JL Audio amp and mount the control knob wherever you want comes with plenty of cable.
This is a must for mounting an amp anywhere not easy to access. I have a 2 year old and don't need the bass at max when he is with. Mounting my amp had to be done in a place where I couldn't get to it easy. This remote is very easy to install and saves a lot of headache!!!
Pros: A must! easy installation!
Excellent product. I highly recommend it
A must have to control your bass. You don't always want to advertise that you have a killer system in your vehicle.
Great For Crushing The Competition!
Pros: Great For Crushing The Competition! Audiophile Must Have.
I call this the "Old Man Knob" I needed to add a little bass to my 2015 Jeep Wrangler and i added a Stealthbox from JL. This little 10" Sub packs a punch. I like to listen to my music at higher volumes without the sub shaking the car. With the "Old Man Knob" i can lower the sub level and enjoy without the rattling... and if you need the bass just turn the knob and its back... Great addition for driving with consideration of others.... If your into that...
Pros: Complete control of sub or overall sound levels at arms length
Cons: Mounting in some vehicles ( just drilled a hole in my dash and it looks factory) So not a con for me but could be difficult for other vehicles...
Great convenient way to control your bass from the top of your fingers!!
Pros: Easier than changing your AMP settings everytime!
Gotta have this if you buy the HD900 for maximum sound adjustment flexibility.
Pros: Small, phone cable is interchangeable with RBC-1, so you don't have to rewire if you are upgrading.
Cons: Knob should be metal for the price.
Nice addition to my HD900/5 amp allowing me to dial down the amp from the front seat. When turned clockwise or to the "Max", the amp is at it's "normal" level setting as if you did not have the remote connected. When turned counter-clockwise or to the "Min", you are decreasing the output. It can be mounted with the supplied hardware for a clean, stealth look. Does exactly what it's suppose to do.
Pros: Does it's job. Stealth mounting capabilities with the supplied hardware.
Cons: It's an accessory & not included with the amp.
It works good as a gain it lowered the bass it's good for intended use
Pros: If works well for what's it's made for
Cons: It's not a bass knob
Pros: JL quality
Good shipping time. Good product
Pros: Looks nice. Works fine.
Cons: Clip is like a phone cord. Plastic piece broke off.
Awesome accessory to any JL hd amp
Simple to install and provides the remote level control for the subwoofer I was looking for. The knob base is nice and small, and was able to install the knob/base in a factory blank switch location for a very custom/integrated look. Highly recommended for any sub-amplifier installation.
Pros: Small size to accomodate factory switch locations. Simple connectivity, plug and play.
Cons: None, other than it should just come with the amp.
The product is awesome works really good, you don't need to go into your settings to change the power of the bass
It's a knob to control the gain on your amp - use it to change your bass response for different types of music. I agree with Joe M in such that the first 50% you turn the knob it sounds like nothing is happening, turn it at 75% you can feel it a bit and 100% its working full power. Kinda expensive for just a knob but I wanted one, I also have it paired with an XD600/1. Crutchfield was great though - ordered it and it was delivered to my door in less than 24 hours which was awesome.
Not much bad to say. It's a knob. Decent quality. It's always nice to have a knob to control bass, every song may have different bass volume taste for listeners. This makes it easy to turn the bass up and down. I have the JL XD600/6v2. The knob can control 6, 4 or 2 of the channels.
Pros: Convenient bass control.
Cons: Little expensive for a knob and phone cord.
Great product lets me be on control of how loud I like it without changing all of the EQ settings
I had my XD 600/1 in my previous car and I always wanted to get this controller for those songs that are heavy on the bass. The installation was very straight forward, even though the threads are a little flimsy. The range of control though seem very limited. With the slightest turn, the amp output seems to be normal, very low or off.
Pros: easy installation
Cons: limited range of control
This level controller is great! It's easy to install and looks good.
Pros: Ease of install
JL Audio is a premium product, and so it this accessory
Pros: Works as intended.
Replaced a JL 500/5 and this perfectly replaced the RBC-1 control, using the same hole and cable.
Pros: Remote subwoofer attenuation.
Cons: A wee bit pricey.
Great product, having the ability to raise or lower the bass from the simple turn of a knob. Simple install.
Pros: small, easy install, don't have to go into menu to adjust bass
Works great. A little pricey but it's nice to be able to turn the bass up or down per song. Very convenient. Plenty of cord. Easy to mount. Great Buy
Use this to control bass level on my XD/600/6. Easy to integrate and works great, but wish it had a beefier feel to it and wish they had other knob choices. Expensive for what it is.
Pros: Easy to install. Works great.
Cons: Expensive. Feels "fragile".
This item is great to have a quick turn down of volumes. We use this in the boat cabin so we can turn off the music in the cabin but still keep the party going outside. Great product and works simple..
Pros: Easy to install and works great
Cons: Need to make sure you know what you want to adjust first as set up wrong levels first.
I had this controller installed with my HD900/5 amplifier and an Alpine Type R thin mount 10 inch subwoofer. Having the control know allows you to very easily adjust the bass levels as sources - or even songs change. Does exactly what it's supposed to do, and it's compact enough so that it doesn't clutter your dash.
Pros: Works as described; compact and clean looking
i like the JL Audio HD-RLC alot because it is very convinent when i take my wife and girls for a drive in my truck because i can turn my amp down in a flash with the turn of a knob
I ordered the JL XD 700/5 amp for my 1998 BMW M3 which I use for my business and ordered this remote switch. It is excellent, I can adjust the bass quickly without messing witht the head unit. It's great when you are listening to different types of music. It mounts stealth by my alarm warning light in the console. Other brands the switch is too big to mount stealth. I highly recommend!!
Pros: quick install, compact
Cons: Wish it came free with the amp.
If you listen to multiple sources, FM, XM, CD, iPhone, it really does come in handy with keeping the levels within a good range. I think you can achieve the same results through the head unit, but its going to require several taps to the screen and distractions from the road as opposed to a quick turn of a little knob that you don't even have to look at.
This should have come with the XD600 amp. This knob is meant to be mounted through some fairly thin material. Pull real hard and the knob comes off. There will need to be a small clearance behind the knob to hide the black square part of the unit. It's smaller than 1in x 1in.
Pros: Works to adjust bass level quickly
Cons: No surface mount options. The fact this doesn't come standard with a $400 amp is ridiculous.
I'm not sure this gadget is absolutely necessary, but it certainly makes switching between FM, XM, and the iPod, with their different sound levels, easy. If you're spending hundreds on an amp, a few extra bucks can make it sound twice as good.
I'm constantly adjusting the subwoofer output on my amp and require this remote control module to do so. I'm using the factory headnit so I can't control the sub output any other way (excluding adjusting the amp gain). The control module is small enough (around 1 cubic inch) so it can fit it tight spaces. I have it mounted inside the steering column cover of my Honda CR-V for easiest and quickest access as well as factory look. The control is well made and has a very smooth feel when turned.
Overview: The JL Audio HD-RLC Remote Level Control is compatible with JL Audio HD and MHD series amplifiers. The HD-RLC attenuates the level of JL Audio HD and MHD amplifiers equipped with a Remote Level Control connector. The HD-RLC can be used as a true subwoofer level control or as a master volume control. Multiple amplifiers can be controlled with one HD-RLC by adding a standard phone cable splitter (sold separately).
Note: The HD-RLC is not compatible with JL Audio amplifiers which feature a Remote Bass Port. In this case you would need the JL Audio RBC-1 controller, sold separately.
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Advice from trusted sources and positive reviews from online forums [ Ronald Jun 30, 2018 ]
you guys have all the right items for amps, thank you. [ rockie j Jun 11, 2018 ]
recommended by website [ Jeffrey Apr 17, 2018 ]
to be able to control the amplifiers output from another zone [ Ratep Apr 11, 2018 ]
It was recommended in many of the amp reviews. [ Paul Apr 10, 2018 ]
Want to set the bass level in the radio and forget it. Tired of having to menu through the steps just to make an adjustment. Was advised by various installers this is the way to do just that. This allows for EASY fine tuning for the bass. [ Douglas Mar 31, 2018 ]
To control my JL amp i purchased last week from the comfort of my drivers seat. [ Dimitrios Jan 24, 2018 ]
so I can set it up to have a front zone [ tim Dec 27, 2017 ]
i needed it for my jl audio xd600/6v2 amplifier [ jesse james Dec 03, 2017 ]
Because it will allow me to control the gain on my amp for my jl w7 12 without having the constantly adjust my eq settings on my head unit [ Sean Nov 23, 2017 ]
To control bass from driver seat for different songs [ jeff Oct 31, 2017 ]
I chose this product to control the volume of a JL Audio sub that is powered by a JL Audio XD700/5V2 amp [ Dominic Oct 23, 2017 ]
It can be handy to have the ability to raise and lower Sub levels on the fly, without having to go through the head unit menus. [ Micah Aug 08, 2017 ]
JL products are by far the best quality [ TRAVIS Jul 27, 2017 ]
I needed this one too another car [ Tim Jul 05, 2017 ]
I like the idea of additional control from the drivers seat. [ titanium man Jun 29, 2017 ]
A definite must have for HD series amp with sub woofers! Paired with 750/1 and two 15w0's [ JOSH A Jun 22, 2017 ]
Seems like a meaningful addition to regulate the bass and not over power. [ Mark May 01, 2017 ]
Knob is easier to control faster than menu of head unit. Crutchfield is authorized JL Audio dealer. [ Stephen Apr 02, 2017 ]
Works as advertised [ john Mar 18, 2017 ]
Fits my amp [ CARL R Feb 19, 2017 ]
I purchased the hd1000/1 amp and needed the bass nob to control the unit [ TAYLOR Feb 16, 2017 ]
Recommended by Andy. [ JASON Dec 30, 2016 ]
It was designed for my amp [ ADRIAN Dec 30, 2016 ]
It fits the amp [ lewis Dec 07, 2016 ]
Have the amp [ Timothy Dec 03, 2016 ]
The knob has a short in it. Goes from no volume to max volume with a 1/10th of a turn. [ Daniel Oct 25, 2016 ]
The return policy is great [ MONIQUE Oct 03, 2016 ]
Easy to tune and adjust system. more control better sound. [ John Sep 18, 2016 ]
Had it another vehicle.. very convenient and works well. [ TERENCE Sep 11, 2016 ]
To use as a master control knob for the JL marine amp and the iPod classic I will be using with it. It will be perfect for a boat, what with wet, fishy-hands and all, the volume knob will be a godsend. [ Benjamin P Sep 07, 2016 ]
For obvious reasons. To separately control bass amp [ Ch Aug 12, 2016 ]
because its the only one that will work with the HD series JL amps./ [ Randall Jul 31, 2016 ]
i need it for an jl audio 1000/1 v2 amp [ ALEJANDRO Jul 26, 2016 ]
Easy connection to aftermarket speaker for my Eurovan 2002 [ Christoph Jun 03, 2016 ]
Want easy turn down of the bass if a heavy bass song comes up without having to fumble with the receiver controls. [ Jeffrey May 30, 2016 ]
To compliment my JL Audio M500/3 marine amp,also because of JL Audios reputation for high quality audio equipment. [ Ralph May 24, 2016 ]
Good reviews [ David May 21, 2016 ]
The idea of having a simple knob to control the intensity of my subwoofers instantly caught my attention. With one amp per sub(s) and one remote per amp, i could control the level of, say, two 10s, an 8, and a 13.5, all to varying degrees, right from my drivers seat! Great invention! [ Christopher May 18, 2016 ]
I like that I can control the bass weather its for more or less right at my front seat [ John May 13, 2016 ]
My amp will not be easily accessible once installed. (Removing the passenger seat to make adjustments just isn't practical!) [ Robert Apr 19, 2016 ]
Nice acc. to go with the amp [ Jeremy Mar 14, 2016 ]
Makes level adjustments super easy with no fuss. Crutchfield service and quality is always awesome. [ Tom Mar 05, 2016 ]
It controls the JL HD Amps. [ Clifford Feb 29, 2016 ]
Perfect for adjusting amp level from the drivers seat. [ Robert Feb 10, 2016 ]
to have control of the sub woofer at my finger tips for when my son is with me [ rodney Feb 10, 2016 ]
The HD-RLC will allow me to turn off the subwoofer channel quickly without the need of going through the menu of the headunit. [ Richard Jan 29, 2016 ]
This product works as designed well. However, you really don't need it if you have a SW control on your head unit or unless your running so much bottom end you can't control it through the head unit. [ JAMES A Jan 27, 2016 ]
Hey Chris. This only controls the level of your sub. The gain is controlled by the tiny dial located on the amplifier's control panel. If you are able to find a "sweet spot" where the sub sounds good for most of your music, you should be able to leave it at that setting without adjusting it again. Good luck! [ chris Jun 21, 2018 ]
This is actually a gain control. It can be bad if not set up correctly. [ JAMES Jun 20, 2018 ]
Your gain is still set on the amp itself. You can't go past the level set on the amp. You can however turn the sub channel or all channels down and up volume wise from this control, but not exceeding output gain originally set when tuning the amp. [ Jared Jun 20, 2018 ]
This remote will only work with certain jl audio amps and what it does is control the subwoofer volume . Xd and hd series I have an xd series subwoofer amp and that is what I use it for. Most jl audio amps that have a dedicated subwoofer channel will have a jack for sub level control. Hope this helps. [ CLAUS I Jul 28, 2014 ]
Im sure it will if the amp is designed to receive this remote [ ROD Jul 28, 2014 ]
This remote is for JL Audio amps only. Ho many channels it will control depends on the model of amplifier you have. On my 6 channel amp, there is a switch on the amplifier that sets the remote level control for either 2, 4, or all 6 channels. Check the instructions for your JL Audio amp. [ JEFF A Jul 26, 2014 ]
I am not positive. I would assume so. I use mine for my mono amp for my sub. But I will say it works great! Very convenient [ JEREL Jul 26, 2014 ]
Yes it works on 2 or 4 channel and mono amps as well. Just make sure you get the right remote for your series amp. JL makes 2 different ones. [ CAMERON Jul 26, 2014 ]
So this can be a used as a bass boost remote. controling only the woofers, or can be used a volume for all channels. I don't use a head unit, so I use this as a master volume. [ CHRIS Jul 26, 2014 ]
Only work with 5 channel amp [ MARIO Jul 26, 2014 ]