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JBL - Club-5501 1500W Class D Mono Amplifier Crossover - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    NOT A TRUE 1500

    Posted
    southernsaint3

    i used a Dyno for this amp and wasnt expecting it to be a true 1500w when i seen it the peak on this amp which means full blast on gain and bass boost ect.. i got 1.089w I hooked it up to my subwoofer that is a jl 12w6v2-D4 and its 600w rms this amp is supposably 550w rms I hooked it up to 500 watts on a smd and the amp was getting pretty hot relatively quick you also got to think I have a competition subwoofer on a little amp if you want a true 1500 you're going to have to spend at least 300 for a new amp overall for a beginner or someone who just wants Bass and doesn't matter about really loud Bass this is perfect for you but for my fellow bass heads that want your windows to flex this isnt for you. 3 start is my rating for this amp only because of what you get for the price would be a 4 to 5 start if you could buy for 170$ i think thats a fair price anyways i hope this helped and don't let my post scare you away from it just know you cant push huge sub/subs good for 300w-500w sub or subs I may go out and trade this one in and try one more to make sure it wasn't a faulty amp but the amp seems 100% fine as far as I can tell test was today and my purchase was today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of power for small amp

    Posted
    ac1980
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    I bought this amp to upgrade from my Pioneer GMA 3602 and I do mean an upgrade. This amp is about the same size as my Pioneer gma3602 and puts out more watts. I have a 12 inch JBL sub but it's 8 ohms so the amp is putting out about 185 Watts instead of 370 Watts at 4 ohms which don't sound like a lot but I only have 4 inch speakers and I don't want to drown them out. This amp also has 2 speaker terminals even though it's a mono amp for more flexibility, variable frequency adjustment, variable bass boost and it's a class d amp. When I first saw this amp I did not hesitate to purchase it because of the price on Black Friday for $100. Wow talk about being lucky.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Have budget, will thump.

    Posted
    orca

    Using these on my old nearly two decade old Kenwood BP-210. This amp gets the job done with gusto on these old thumpers. If you know what you are doing and know what to look for, the information is all there for you. How much RMS, at what ohms, etc... The adjustments are a little loose, but I have not had them bee so loose as to shift themselves. The connections for wires couldn't be easier to handle. Just loosen the screw, feed in the wire and tighten the screw down. Done. I would leave the bass booster off as it just makes the sound muddy, but everything else works the charm on mid to low power systems that you just want some more bass from subs that aren't insane.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Built

    Posted
    Joab
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    This amplifier is good at what it’s made for. @550-RMS per channel for a 2-Ohm setup it’s great. Powering two ported 12” Kicker Comp R’s rated at 1000-RMS combined. The sound is great and there is no distortion throughout the volume bar(with this amp and my setup).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    High quality starter amp

    Posted
    VaporAsthetic
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    Has quality and power for the price but gets 3 stars because it lacks some pretty standard features. It's perfect if you only need to run 4 or 2 Ohms and a sealed box but unusable if you need to run 1 Ohm and doesn't have a subsonic filter for a ported enclosure. Wish it had these features but for the price it is a great amp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great amp for the price!

    Posted
    Dinger
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    I currently have this amp powering a single 12 inch Kicker CompR and it does a great job. Plenty of power, decent adjustment ranges for the high/low filters, and sturdy wire input terminals. My only complaint would be the size of the wire inputs. Had to fight to cram a 4 gauge power and ground wire into it where I would normally use 0 gauge. Awesome amp though for a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb audio upgrade

    Posted
    Batmobil
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    I purchased a 2017 STI I upgraded the entire audio system it sounds super clean crisp loud and only at like 65% I’ve had it for a week now the guys who installed it there were amazing very clean job. Very happy with the outcome will recommend it to anyone I have a louder than normal exhaust and I can still hear perfect sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great amp for a little boom!

    Posted
    PGrizzle
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    Purchased this amp for my fiancé to match up with a JBL CX1200 and it sounds pretty good. Sound quality is clean and bass is more than strong enough for what she wanted, but I'd prefer a little more thump. Overall impressive amp and if you're looking for an affordable upgrade to your audio system definitely look into this amp! Great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful little unit

    Posted
    Kamil
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    I’m running this amp with two kicker Comp r 10 inch subs. There is more than enough power and it’s also a great amp for a truck when your limited on space. The built quality is excellent and it also looks amazing. There is a lot of neat setting that other lower model amps don’t come equipped with however this is top shelf product if compared to kicker

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    NOT 1500 Watts!!! STOP BUYING MISRATED AMPS!!!!

    Posted
    twobuck40

    This is a 500 watt amp @ 2 ohms. Period! If you have a single voice coil (SVC) 4 ohm sub it will put maybe 250 watts to it. If you have a SVC 2 ohm or a dual voice coil 4 ohm (DVC) you MIGHT get 500 watts. The only time this MIGHT get to 1500 watt is if you run it off 20v in 1 ohm - and either blow all your fuses or the amp its self.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome amp!

    Posted
    Ralph

    This amplifier is awesome! It runs very cool and has very good build quality. I have it paired with a 10" kicker comp subwoofer and this amp supplies plenty of power! One thing that bestbuy doesn't tell you is that 8awg power and ground wire is recommended for the amp. Would definitely buy again and I hope this helps you out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Xman33
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    Perfect little amp for a starter system. Purchased this for my teenager and it sounds really good with his hand me down Alpine type R's. Even with the gain and bass boost all the way up, the sound doesn't distort. Buy this amp with confidence, especially when it's on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound with clear and hard bass hits!

    Posted
    JTRdz
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    First time I have ever been inside a Best Buy store and I had a great customer service and great product experience. I was asked if I needed help and I said I was looking for a strong bass add-on for my truck and the associate was well knowledgeable of the systems so he put together a set of what I was looking for and it sounds just great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy/value

    Posted
    Atruckabove
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    I was looking for a new amp for my 2 10" subs and this fit the bill. Under $200 and plenty of power it really is a lot of bang for the buck! ( pun intended) haha! Seriously it is a very goid amp and I've always been impressed with JBL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy. Good sound quality

    Posted
    Shawnvonpress
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    This amp is amazing for the price. Quality doesn't get hot like other cheap amps. Running a 1200w peak 400 rms kenwood 12" in a sealed box. Sounds amazing using hardwired high level inputs. The wire terminals feel nice and secure as well. No worry about accidental grounding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great amp for the money

    Posted
    Thetroden
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    I have been using it for about a month and have been very happy with the output. Only complaint is that the screws they provided for mounting it are her and the stripped out so I modified them with a dremel tool and screwed them in with a flat head bit

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great entry level auto subwoofer amp

    Posted
    DaveinTampa
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    Installed in my son's Taco with a 10" sub behind the back seat. Easy to tune. Check your speaker(s) to make sure the amp has enough watts. Read specs, check what ohm wiring you have, etc. The box for Amps show Max not typical Amps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy/value

    Posted
    Atruckabove
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    You definitely get a lot of amp for the money. Great modern looks with easy install and a bass knob as well. I would definitely recommend this amp to anyone looking for a new amp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok if you get it on sale

    Posted
    Rologuy
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    It had ok power not the best .. my kicker true 250 watt amp hit almost the same .. didnt come with remote bass knob .. i forgot if it even has a connection for bass knob .. i got it on sale for 100 but not worth it if full price Decent but not the best

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality amp

    Posted
    Dinger
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    This is a pretty nice little amp. I have it powering a single 12in Kicker CompR in a custom ported box and it's got plenty of power to feed that subwoofer. Decent amount of adjustability on the crossovers and good quality terminals.

    I would recommend this to a friend