Las Vegas, NV – Palms Casino Resort – January 6, 2016 – JL Audio, known for producing some of the finest audio systems in the, marine, mobile, powersports, and home audio markets, has unveiled the RD Series car audio amplifier line at its suite at The Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. Four models are being announced for 2016, including two monoblock subwoofer amplifiers, a four-channel full-range amplifier and a five-channel system amplifier. All models are scheduled for delivery in the 2nd quarter of 2016.



JL Audio Executive VP, Jeff Scoon said: "The RD project is all about increasing the value of our affordable car audio amplifiers. These new amps deliver innovative thinking in terms of circuit design, features, industrial design and mechanical design, and we couldn't be more pleased with them."

Circuit design for the RD project was led by JL Audio's Senior Amplifier Engineer, Bruce Macmillan, and is based on JL Audio's highly successful NexD Class D technology, which delivers outstanding sound quality, efficiency and reliability.

RD amplifiers also offer a very sophisticated input section, featuring JL Audio's dual-range differential-balanced technology, for superior noise rejection and excellent compatibility with a wide range of input signal voltages. Automatic turn-on is also built-in, selectable between Signal Sensing and DC Offset Sensing modes. Convenient bridging switches are also provided for each stereo channel bank, eliminating the need for y-adaptors when bridging these channels.

Also on board, for the first time on a JL Audio amplifier, are LED clipping indicators. With the use of a CD or an audio file with a full-scale sine wave, installers can use these LED indicators to quickly establish the correct input sensitivity setting, without the need for additional test equipment.

All amplifier controls are accessible beneath a removable control cover, resulting in a clean look and security from unauthorized adjustment of the controls. Connections for speaker and power wires are via captured-wire connectors, with all screws protected by the control cover.

Model-Specific Power Specifications, Pricing and Features:

RD500/1 monoblock subwoofer amplifier
Rated Power @ 14.4V, <1% THD+N: 250W @ 4Ω, 500W @ 2Ω
MSRP: USD $349.99

RD1000/1 monoblock subwoofer amplifier
Rated Power @ 14.4V, <1% THD+N: 500W @ 4Ω, 1000W @ 2Ω
MSRP: USD $549.99

Signal Processing Features (both monoblock models):

  • Low-Pass Filter (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/oct., non-defeatable)
  • Bass Boost EQ (0 to +12 dB @ 45 Hz)
  • Remote Level Control Port (for RBC-1 controller, sold separately)
  • Pass-Thru Pre-Outs

RD400/4 four-channel full-range amplifier
Rated Power @ 14.4V, <1% THD+N: 75W x 4 @ 4Ω, 100W x 4 @ 2Ω
MSRP:  USD $349.99

Signal Processing Features:

  • Switchable High-Pass or Low-Pass Filter for each channel pair (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/oct., defeatable)
  • 2/4 channel input switch
  • Bridging switch for each channel pair
  • Pass-through F+R summed pre-outs
RD900/5 five-channel system amplifier

Rated Power @ 14.4V, <1% THD+N: 75W x 4 + 250W x 1 @ 4Ω,
100W x 4 + 500W x 1 @ 2Ω
MSRP: USD $599.99

Signal Processing Features:

  • High-Pass Filter for Front and Rear Channel Pairs
    (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/oct., non-defeatable)
  • Low-Pass Filter for Subwoofer Channel
    (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/oct., non-defeatable)
  • Remote Level Control Port (for RBC-1, sold separately)
  • Bridging switches for front and rear channel pairs
  • 2/4/6 channel input switch