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Customer Reviews

JL Audio MX500/4

Compact marine/powersports 4-channel amplifier — 70 watts RMS x 4

MFR # 98408

JL Audio MX500/4

JL Audio MX500/4

Compact marine/powersports 4-channel amplifier — 70 watts RMS x 4

MFR # 98408

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JL Audio MX500/4

Crutchfield customer from Hialeah, FL on 5/18/2020

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Great quality. Highly recommend.

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Great amp for my Jeep

Crutchfield customer from Pasadena, MD on 4/19/2020

2002 Jeep Wrangler

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Great amp for my Jeep. Have used them in the past and they really perform while also allowing a little moisture which is likely in a Jeep type vehicle without destroying the system.

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JL Audio MX500/4

Crutchfield customer from Akron, OH on 6/5/2019

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Nice little unit. Easy to install and sounds great.

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GREAT

Mauro from Haltom City, TX on 5/30/2019

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It is a powerful small amp, more than enough power to run my 4 JL Audio Vex pods. Very clear and have not had any issues with it. I've been running it for over 6 months now.

Pros: small, compact, simple, powerful

Cons: Adjustments are on the bottom, so you can't access them after being mounted (not a big deal really).

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Acie from Dallas, TX on 2/26/2019

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Overheats a lot and then shuts down.

Pros: Size.

Cons: Easily Overheats and shuts down/turn off often.

Crutchfield response on 2/27/2019
Acie contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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JL Audio MX500/4

Phil from Jefferson, GA on 12/23/2018

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This thing runs for awahile and then gets heated up and starts cutting in out. Have it mounted to where there is air moving all ount it, even on the bottom and it's mounted to a aluminum frame.

Pros: Well maybe there isn't any. Because it's size may be part of the problem.

Cons: Clipping, sound and then no sound and continues doing this after warming up.

Crutchfield response on 12/26/2018
Phil, we're sorry you're having issues with your amp. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Wow

seth from St Clairsvle, OH on 9/18/2018

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Powerful and clear. Works great on my street glide

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JL Audio MX500/4

Crutchfield customer from Albany, GA on 6/18/2018

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Easy install, worked better than expected

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Plenty of clean power in a small package

Bryan from Cumming, GA on 1/27/2018

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I installed this amp in my Jeep Wrangler. It's small enough I could hide it away easily. With it being waterproof I don't have to worry about it getting rained on or dunked when doing a water crossing. Setting up the gain for the different efficiency of my front and rear speakers was easy. The separate crossover points for the front and rear channels also came in handy. It produces plenty of power to drive a pair of 5 1/4" 4 ohm component and a pair of 6 1/2" 3 ohm component speakers, backed up by a Wet Sounds Stealth 8 for bass. It runs cool even when used at the higher volumes needed to overcome the road, tire, and wind noise in my topless Jeep.

Pros: Small, waterproof, runs cool, and low load on the battery.

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Overheats

Verified buyer from Baytown, TX on 5/19/2017

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After 40 min of use the amp overheated and shut off. Amp gets pretty hot. Was well ventilated out in the open. Currently trying to get technical support over product.

Pros: Simple to connect. Good size

Cons: Overheats

Crutchfield response on 5/22/2017
We're sorry you're having issues with your amp. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Cuts Out in Cold Temperatures

Jose from Baytown, TX on 4/13/2017

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I had this amplifier Installed in my Jee Wrangler and kept cutting in and out in cold weather temperatures. Replaced with in kind and continued to have the same problem. Spoke with Technical Support and verified all settings and wiring also and couldn't find solution. Switched to a different amplifier and has been functioning as rated with no issues.

Pros: Marine Proof Small

Cons: Cuts in and out in cold weather temps.

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Compact amp with more power!

Crutchfield customer from Wisconsin on 9/25/2016

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In a small compact car, it can be hard to find space to properly install an amp. Which, when the Alpine KTP-445u (and the like) came out, it was great! it delivered more power than the head unit and could be easily hidden behind the dash. Unlike the Alpine, this JL delivers much more power. Granted, it is also larger and will require you to provide proper power and grounding -- the power and ground are 8ga - 6ga. When paired to a set of JL C5s, it was night and day difference!

Pros: Still compact 70Wx4 @ 4ohms

Cons: You will have to run proper power and ground Harness molded to unit

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