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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No nonsense POWER

    Posted
    Gspeed
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    This amplifier delivers SERIOUS POWER to the sub woofers. It does not get weak until you turn it off. It has never clipped or turned off....almost as if was laughing at your speakers. I LOVE IT OVER ANY BRAND!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Bassman
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    I bought this amp to replace the one in my West Coast customs dual 12's. It is a good medium amp and far exceeded the original in all ways. I've had it for 9 months and it sounds as good now as the first day I had it installed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy.

    Posted
    thomas
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    I bought this based on brand recognition. When I picked up the box I could feel that it was solid construction. I'm running 2 10" Kickers and I'm happy with this purchase and would buy JBL again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sub amp

    Posted
    Niwaniw
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    I bought this to power my kicker comp R sub. Works very very well. I would highly recommend it for any sub up to 500 Watt RMS!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Amp for Price

    Posted
    Mnovoa
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    Delivers great power to sub. Currently running it at 300W for a pioneer woofer running at 4 ohms. It's very small and can sneak anywhere in your trunk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Bang, Small Price

    Posted
    Yeti
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    I’m running this as a 1 channel mono block on an old Kevlar cone 15” with a 3.25 cu/ft box. Absolutely pounds, crossovers and gains are air tight. Love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    JBL for the win again

    Posted
    Jake
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    This amp is powerful. It makes my 12” JBL rattle my car. It looks very sleek and is very heavy for an amp. It installed nicely in my trunk

    I would recommend this to a friend