RD-Series 500-Watt Monoblock Subwoofer Amplifier @ 2-Ohms
Born to produce a whopping 500 watts into 2 ohms (14.4V, 1% THD), the RD500/1 amplifier was engineered to generate tons of pure subwoofer bliss from a sleek, ultra-compact chassis. The secret behind its power proficiency is JL's proprietary NexD™ switching technology, which delivers large amounts of power output with precise efficiency and ultra-low distortion.
For your convenience, the RD500/1’s controls are located on top of the amplifier, beneath a protective cover, with all connections found along one side of its chassis. Signal processing features include a 12 dB / octave low-pass filter, with continuously variable frequency selection from 50-500 Hz, and a variable bass boost EQ. Dual-range, differential-balanced inputs are also on-hand, capable of accepting most input voltage levels. Automatic turn-on capability (via signal sensing or DC-offset sensing) is standard, along with a set of preamp outputs so you can easily pass signals to another amplifier.
The RD500/1 is also equipped with an onboard LED-clipping indicator. This all-new, innovative feature lets you easily set your amplifier’s input sensitivity setting, quickly and accurately, with no special equipment needed. The RD500/1 features a durable, black powder-coated finish and a top-mounted, dual-color LED light strip that reports the overall status and condition. With the addition of an RBC-1 remote level control (sold separately), you can control the subwoofer output directly from the driver’s seat.
||7 Hz - 500 Hz (+0, -1dB)
|S/N Ratio, referred to highest rated power
||>80 dB below rated power (A-weighted, 20 Hz - 20 kHz noise bandwidth)
|S/N Ratio, referred to 1 W
||>60 dB (A-weighted, 20 Hz - 20 kHz noise bandwidth)
|Damping Factor @ 4 Ω
||>1000 / 50 Hz
|Damping Factor @ 2 Ω
||>500 / 50 Hz
|THD+N @ Rated Power
||<1% @ 2 Ω per Ch.
|Input Voltage Range @ RCA Inputs
||Switchable from 200 mV - 2 V RMS (Low) to 800 mV - 8 V RMS (High)
|Min.Copper Power / Ground Wire Gauge
||4 AWG wire
||50 A (AFS, AGU or MaxiFuse™)
|@ 4 Ω
||250 W RMS x 1
|@ 3 Ω
||350 W RMS x 1
|@ 2 Ω
||500 W RMS x 1
|@ 1.5 Ω