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JL Audio XD 3-Channel Mobile Audio Amplifier - XD500/3

Abt Model: XD5003 | UPC Code: 699440982672
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300W RMS x 1 At 2 Ohms/ NexD Class D Technology/ Advanced Rollback Protection/ Active Crossover Features/ Preamp Outputs/ Remote Level Control/ Differential-Balanced Inputs/ Silver And Black Finish
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JL Audio XD Series Three-Channel Mobile Audio Amplifier, Model XD5003

Amazingly small in size, but huge in audio performance, the JL Audio XD amplifiers are the perfect solution for space-conscious installations or for anyone seeking affordable excellence in a mobile amplifier.

JL Audio's exclusive NexD™ switching technology achieves total amplifier efficiencies exceeding 80%, which means far less heat and less strain on your vehicle's electrical system than a conventional large amplifier. This efficiency advantage, combined with state-of-the-art microelectronic components allows us to use very compact unitary cast alloy heat sinks. As with their more expensive HD siblings, XD's also deploy our Advanced Thermal Rollback System to completely eliminate annoying thermal shut-down events.

Beneath every XD's removable control cover, you will find studio-grade signal processing with fully variable crossover filters. Also included are our noise-killing, highly flexible differential-balanced inputs with remote level control capabilities via the HD-RLC remote level control (optional).

Some might just see a small amplifier... But, for those who appreciate great audio, XD's reveal something huge.

Key Features:

  • NexD™ Class D Technology
    Cutting-edge switching technology reduces distortion and delivers exceptional efficiency

  • Advanced Rollback Protection
    Borrowing a page from the HD amplifiers' bag of tricks, the XD amplifiers employ advanced thermal and low-impedance protection to virtually eliminate annoying amplifier shut-down events

  • Active Crossover Features
    Fully variable 12dB/octave filters with detented filter frequency selection controls offer excellent tuning flexibility

  • Preamp Outputs
    Pass-through pre-amp outputs permit interconnection of multiple amplifiers

  • Remote Level Control (HD-RLC)
    With the addition of an HD-RLC you can control the overall level of the amplifier (or amplifiers) from the front of your vehicle (Sold Separately)

  • Differential-Balanced Inputs
    Greatly reduce noise and provide compatibility with a wide range of sources, including most OEM systems


  • Description: Three-Channel, Class D System Amplifier
  • Inputs: Two Stereo Pairs (RCA-Type Jacks), Differential-Balanced Inputs
  • On-board Crossover:
    • Subwoofer Channel: 12 or 24dB/octave Low-Pass with continuously variable cutoff frequency selection from 50-500 Hz, defeatable
    • Main Channels: 12dB/octave High-Pass with continuously variable cutoff frequency selection from 50-500 Hz, defeatable
  • Speaker output connections: Accept up to 8 AWG wire
  • +12V and Ground connections: Accept up to 4 AWG wire


  • Rated Power 14.4 V:
    • Subwoofer Channel:
    • 180W RMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
    • 300W RMS x 1 @ 2 ohms
  • Rated Power 14.4 V Stereo:
    • Main Channels:
    • 75W RMS x 2 @ 4 ohms
    • 100W RMS x 2 @ 2 ohms
  • Rated Power 14.4 V Bridged :
    • Main Channels:
    • 150W RMS x 1 @ 8 ohms
    • 200W RMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
  • Rated Power 12.5 V:
    • Subwoofer Channel:
    • 180W RMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
    • 300W RMS x 1 @ 2 ohms
  • Rated Power 12.5 V Stereo:
    • Main Channels:
    • 60W RMS x 2 @ 4 ohms
    • 90W RMS x 2 @ 2 ohms
  • Rated Power 12.5 V Bridged:
    • Main Channels:
    • 120W RMS x 1 @ 8 ohms
    • 180W RMS x 1 @ 4 ohms
  • THD at Rated Power: <1%
  • S/N Ratio (Front & Rear Channels): >104 dB referred to rated power (A-weighted, 20 Hz-20 kHz noise bandwidth)
  • Frequency Response (Front and Rear Channels): 12 Hz - 22 kHz (+0, -1dB)
  • Frequency Response (Subwoofer Channel): 7 Hz - 500 Hz (+0, -1dB)
  • Damping Factor (Subwoofer Channel):
    • >120 @ 4 ohms per ch./ 50 Hz
    • >60 @ 2 ohm per ch. / 50 Hz
  • Input Range: 100mV - 4V RMS

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.05"
  • Width: 7.09"
  • Depth: 8.52"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 10 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Awesome Amp, small, powerful, and clean


from PA


  • Clean Sound
  • Cool running
  • Great connectors
  • Power
  • Quality
  • Size


  • None I could find

Best Uses

  • Fits where others don't
  • Sub and Full range pair
  • To replace OEM

Comments about JL Audio XD Series Three-Channel Mobile Audio Amplifier:

I got this model amp as part of a JL Stealthmod package for my Kia Soul, that includes 2 pairs of JL C2-650 coax's, and a stealthbox 12" sub. I was skeptical of it's size to power ratio, but man was I wrong.The XD500/3 gives you clean power with very little noise, even with it being fed high level/speaker level inputs, from my factory head unit. The XD line of amps allow you to wire your speaker level signal from your head unit right to a set of RCA's, without the need for a line output converter,which is great in and of itself. That alone is a great feature of the amp, as it saves space, time and money. It is a class D amp, but should keep most A/B class fans happy.It's tiny compared to the power it puts out, 75 x2 @4 ohms + 300@2ohms or 180@4 ohm for a sub, yet is about the size of a mystery novel. My Kenwood is at about 60% gain compared to about 15% on the JL, and it still is not as loud, but I don't want my rear speakers to over power my fronts, and yes I used a test CD (1khz and 50hz @ 0db reference level) with a volt meter to set the gain properly.The amp has a great set of controls built in as well. It allows for summing on the sub channel, allowing you to feed all three channels with only one set of RCA's, and still allows separate sub level control from the HD-RLC knob. The main 1&2 channels has a variable crossover from 50-500hz as well as a 12db high pass filter. The sub channel has the same 50-500 hz , but with a selectable 12 or 24db low pass filter. It also has pre-outs that can feed another amp as well. The connectors for the speaker wires, power, ground etc., are the best connectors around. They use allen key set screw that doesn't require any type of connector, just a bare wire, and eliminates those god awful barrier strips with the little screws that strip or the spade terminals that never seem to fit.It runs cool as a cucumber, it literally gives off no heat! I have a plexi glass show window 2-3 inches above it and no worries about it getting even the least bit warm.Excellent all around amp, that has convinced me to upgrade to the 6 channel version XD600/6, which is only 2" wider than the 500/3, in order to run all 4 door speaker and sub, with the JL quality and sound, rather than the kenwood I have now powering the rears. If you look around on [@]as well as other sites, you will see that these amps get consistently high ratings and almost always five stars...all those people can not be wrong.

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JL Audio XD 3-Channel Mobile Audio Amplifier

JL Audio XD 3-Channel Mobile Audio Amplifier


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