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JL Audio RBC-1

Remote bass control for JL Audio amps

Item # 136RBC1

JL Audio amplifiers feature bass-boost circuitry to help you adjust low-frequency impact in your vehicle.

JL Audio amplifiers feature bass-boost circuitry to help you adjust low-frequency impact in your vehicle.

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About the JL Audio RBC-1

JL Audio amplifiers feature bass-boost circuitry to help you adjust low-frequency impact in your vehicle. The RBC-1 wired remote bass control works with all of JL Audio's A-Series, G-Series, RD Series, mono JX-Series, and most Slash v2 amps. You can mount the RBC-1 controller in the front of your vehicle and dial in the amount of bass you want from the driver's seat — mounting instructions, hardware, and a 18' cable are included.

JL Audio amplifiers feature bass-boost circuitry to help you adjust low-frequency impact in your vehicle. The RBC-1 wired remote bass control works with all of JL Audio's A-Series, G-Series, RD Series, mono JX-Series, and most Slash v2 amps. You can mount the RBC-1 controller in the front of your vehicle and dial in the amount of bass you want from the driver's seat — mounting instructions, hardware, and a 18' cable are included.

Connect the RBC-1 to your amp, and it converts the amp's selectable bass boost (0 or 6 dB) to a variable boost (0 to 12 dB). With the Slash v2 amps, the RBC-1 takes the place of the amp's boost knob, allowing you to adjust your bass boost from 0 to 15 dB. With RD Series and JX-Series mono amps, the RBC-1 controls the amp's subwoofer level, from full mute to full volume.

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Product highlights:

  • remote bass control for JL Audio A-Series, G-Series, RD Series, and Slash v2 amplifiers (except the 300/2v2 and the 300/4v2)
  • allows variable (0-12 dB) bass boost in JL Audio A-Series and G-Series amps
  • remote level control for RD Series and mono JL Audio JX-Series amps (JX250.1, JX500.1, and JX1000.1)
  • 18' remote cable and mounting hardware included
  • 13/16"W x 13/16"H x 1-5/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 98015
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What's in the box:

  • Bass Controller with attached knob and 9" cord terminated by a female RJ-11 port
  • 18' control cable with a male RJ-11 connector on each end
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Washers
  • Installation Instructions

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Crutchfield customer from Highlands, TX on 7/18/2019

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Works great with my JL AUDIO JX400 amp and factory Ford Sync radio.

Pros: Definitely makes the micro+ sub 8" w3v3 sound great

Cons: Only controls about half of the adjustment.

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Clean mounting knob

Crutchfield customer from Concord, NC on 6/27/2019

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Sleek and easy to hide knob. Works great to lower the bass for relatives, kids, dogs, etc.

Pros: Small, blends in, cost efficient, easy to hide and routine line.

Cons: None

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There When You Need It

Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 6/13/2019

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I bought these to add flexibility to mine and my daughter's systems. The control is compact and easy to install. Everything needed is included and the device functions very well. (The amps I installed these for are both JL RD500/1)

Pros: compact, good range of adjustment

Cons: none so far

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Very Useful Product

Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 4/22/2019

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Listening to all different types of music, this is a must have. Easy to install and works great. I never thought I would use one of these. Now I will never be without one.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Holtsville, NY on 3/18/2019

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Very handy add on

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Crutchfield customer from West Richland, WA on 3/10/2019

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Works great easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Halethorpe, MD on 2/28/2019

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Works great

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Crutchfield customer from Glendale, AZ on 1/24/2019

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Its exactly what you need if you like to change the type of music you listen to! Or to be honest show what you got at a car show, but you also need to drive through your own neighborhood! It cant get any easier with this product. Its a lot harder to mess with your head unit settings.

Pros: Quick an easy

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Grovetown, GA on 1/23/2019

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Makes adjusting the bass so much easier.

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Well worth it

Crutchfield customer from Port St Lucie, FL on 12/23/2018

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A must have with the Jl audio all in one box.

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Jeffrey smith from Hampton, GA on 12/20/2018

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Just had installed a couple days ago, I must say that ,I'm the first of my friends to pull up bumping 8's !!! With my new CTS vsport ,sounds like it has sum serious "get down " when certain songs play , u hav to learn to play wit bass knob , when ur bass is to high it will giv off a loud humming sound so u know to adjust volume or turn down bass !!

Pros: It's sounds great !

Cons: It does fit in my trunk like I wished it would !!! Started out looking for stealthbox for 2015 CTS , but Dey don't make dem for my car !

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Works, nothing great. Eyesore

franc23 from Northborough, MA on 12/7/2018

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Not sure why all the reviews are so great for this product. Feels cheaply made for the price and the metal below the knob is visible - eye sore. Maybe people were impressed with the subs and gave this a good review. But for the price, it better be great. This ain't value for money. Would have given 4 stars if it was 10 to 15 bucks.

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Smooth operator

Brent from Georgetown, TX on 10/13/2018

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Works perfect jl is awesome

Pros: Integrates perfectly and works flawlessly

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moises from Homestead, FL on 9/20/2018

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Small best to use

Pros: Small

Cons: Small bether

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Crutchfield customer from Villalba, PR on 9/4/2018

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Very good device

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Awesome

Jc50 from San Antonio, TX on 8/29/2018

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Great addition to your sub with factory radio. Must have with any install. Can have bass turned up when you want and down when you want none

Pros: Small and blends in with my car interior

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Ulysses, KS on 7/2/2018

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The remote works ok. I had hoped it would adjust the bass a little more. I have been told I can turn the bass up more on my amp.

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Good quality knob

T from TX on 6/20/2018

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Good quality knob. Easily mounted it to my dash. No complaints, does what it's supposed to do

Pros: Does what it's supposed to do

Cons: No complaints

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Great product!

Kal from Minneapolis, MN on 5/15/2018

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Easy to install, straight forward product.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: The connector is a bit bulky if feeding through tight spots.

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Easy access

Mike from Canyon Country, CA on 5/9/2018

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Using it on a rd500/1 and I'm not disappointed with my purchase. Adjusting on the fly is a great ability to have.

Pros: Adjust levels easily affordable

Cons: None

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Dan from Granite City, IL on 4/18/2018

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So cool easy to install and hide I ran mine down the door panel and mouted it below my trunk button and have my amp in the trunk bass be kicking

Pros: Amazing bass

Cons: None

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Everything that was expectedSuperb quality

Jeff from Old Orchd Bch, ME on 4/15/2018

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Superb quality like all my JL audio products, I like bells and whistle's so this just adds to my experience!

Pros: Excellent quality just like all my jl audio products

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 4/3/2018

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Perfect fit. Easy install and easy to hide.

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Tyler Lynn from St Thomas, VI on 1/21/2018

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So awesome. Never have to adjust your bass level on your in dash receiver again. Simply set it once and and then adjust it with the RBC-1 easily for every song you listen too. Love it.

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JOHN R from kent,wa on 1/7/2018

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Must have item. Makes it easy to adjust the subwoofers without altering the EQ settings for the other speakers. Great item, fast shipping and best audio website on the Internet.

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matthew from Germantown, TN on 12/31/2017

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Great bass knob. Interacts well with the amp and easy to install. Just as simple as running a phone cord and plugging it in

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Crutchfield customer from Hebbronville, TX on 11/4/2017

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Great quality and product

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Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 10/15/2017

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Easy install, just plug it in and hide the wire. Hid in console. Easy bass control for different types of music without having to go thru menus to adjust EQ settings

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John M. from Pottsville, PA on 9/19/2017

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I like this bass control knob. It helps a good deal when moving between different types of music. I installed mine in the front of my center console, within easy reach. As others have mentioned, this item should be a part of the package with JL's powered subs.

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: Might want to consider including this with sub purchase

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Great option for your sub!!

Timothy from Jackson, NJ on 9/14/2017

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Being able to adjust the bass on the fly is just awesome. I was able to easily run this to the front of my Mustang and double side taped it to the center console. I can put in a thunderous amount of bass, none at all or anything in-between. Love this option and it was a great suggestion from Crutchfield support (RUSS). I love being able to dial in just the right amount of bass on the fly.....

Pros: Easy install, can adjust your sub on the fly..

Cons: None.

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A necessary device, with an inflated price

Crutchfield customer from The moon on 8/22/2017

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Three stars, because it should have been included with the sub. For the money, it also should have been developed with a little more robust design. Not a pot in a plastic box, without a mounting bracket.

Pros: It works

Cons: Too expensive

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Crutchfield customer from Eden Prairie, MN on 6/16/2017

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Works Great! Installed with 5 channel JL amp. Helps dial in bass level based on music type.

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Bass Knob

Crutchfield customer from Livermore, CA on 6/8/2017

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Simple product that does its job well. Mounted very easily in my car. Super easy to turn subwoofer off or full blast bass.

Pros: Easy install, simple design

Cons: None

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Jeremiah from Las Vegas, NV on 5/25/2017

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Everybody needs this component with any amp..

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Patrick from Plano, TX on 3/28/2017

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Nice feature to have with the sub

Pros: Glad I made this purchase with the sub!

Cons: None

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Herbert from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on 3/17/2017

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A definite must to go with the amplified subwoofer .

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Brian from Citrus Heights, CA on 2/9/2017

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Great knob, always nice to be able to adjust the amp. For the JX amp it controls the level of the amp and not the bass boost which is what I prefer. Oh, the customer service when ordering this knob was awesome.

Pros: Adjustment

Cons: None

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Bob from Rockport, TX on 1/29/2017

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Highly recommend, A lot easier than adjusting the amplifier when you're going down the road.

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Nice addition

John from Memphis, TN on 10/16/2016

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This is a nice way to adjust bass control on the fly without having to get at my amp in the backseat. I only wish that, when turned all the way down, there wasn't still so much bass. The full spectrum from one end to the other is not all that great. I'd suggest dialing it in about where you want it set to the middle so that you can go a little up or down as needed.

Pros: Convenient Easy to set up

Cons: Limited power adjustment

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Noah L. from Rawlins Wyoming on 10/16/2016

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Great accessory, I have no complaints other than I believe it should have come with the amp. But it doesn't, so purchase it anyways cuz u will enjoy its function

Pros: Easy installment. Does it's job.

Cons: Fact that it doesn't come with the amp upon purchase.

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A OK!

Seth from Greensboro, MD on 5/13/2016

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Easy install and works great

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Johnny from Chicago, Illinois on 4/20/2016

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JL Audio Best of the best...

Pros: JL Audio #1 all the time...

Cons: None

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Great Little Product

Lester from broken arrow, OK on 3/17/2016

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Helps in being able to turn up or turn down the gain or volume on the subwoofer with out having to go to the controls of the amp or your head unit, thus for keeping you safer as you drive, because some music doesn't need as much bass but some music does, so you can adjust it from this switch. Also this switch can be placed any where inside your vehicle.

Pros: Easy access to volume, keeps you safer by keeping your eyes on the road.

Cons: None

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james from easton,pa on 3/13/2016

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excellent way to remotely control your bass, easy to install anywhere in your dash

Pros: works great

Cons: none

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Good and Functional

Mopo from Seattle on 3/11/2016

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Simple to install and fits in most places. Plugs right into JX 500/1 and I use it to lower the bass; not as a volume control. You can use pretty much any phone cable instead of the super long one they provide. It is in the manual, but they use like pt 2 font so I missed it when I looked for that info...

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Does it have to go boom?

curt b from Texas on 9/13/2015

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Does have to go boom? No, no it doesn't. Love this little thing. Easy to install.

Pros: What is there to say? It is pretty cool to have that little knob to control the bass.

Cons: I wish there was some kind of resistance to it. Little clicks or something to indicate level.

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must have

Aaronj from Brush, CO on 9/7/2015

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If you have an amp, you gotta have this. Makes adjusting the bass boost extremely easy

Pros: Small, easy to mount, easy to use

Cons: None

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Great addition to PowerWedge+

DennisY from Denver, CO on 8/3/2015

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This is a great addition to a PowerWedge+ that I installed with a factory head unit. Since the factory head unit has no subwoofer level control, being able to turn the bass down when listening to a podcast instead of music.

Pros: Great control of bass. Easy installation.

Cons: None

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Works great!

jrmcfrln from Montrose, CA on 6/17/2015

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This little control knob makes it quick and simple to adjust the subwoofer up or down to fine tune the system to different music.

Pros: Easy to install and use.

Cons: Needs a colored mark or a notch to mark the subwoofer level, so it's easy to see in low light or nighttime.

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Just as advertised

Crutchfield customer from ocala, florida on 5/5/2015

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Works great. Makes it very easy to adjust sub to different types of music to keep music from having too much or too little bass. A must with any sub/amp

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Great add-on for JL Audio amp

Justin H from College Station, TX on 3/26/2015

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I got this for my JL Audio JX250/1 amp, and I wouldn't want to have my system without it. It's great especially when passengers don't have the same appreciation for bass that I do :-)

Pros: Gives great flexibility to a powerful sub Easy installation

Cons: None

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Bring on the BASS or keep the peace

Guest from Sacramento on 3/5/2015

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Bass is obviously song dependent and having this knob at your fingertip can save your sub. With all the loudness war and having compressed music that's a brick wall one can never be too careful. While dialing down the bass and turning up the volume your able to achieve more "punch" at freeway speeds. But it's also nice to have a lower volume and increase the bass knob to still get that "feel" when rolling through quieter neighborhood without announcing that you have quality subs. This is a MUST HAVE.

Pros: Quick easy control. Possibly save your sub. Cheap insurance.

Cons: Wish they would put a physically RAISED nub on it instead of the white hash tag. This way at night you know where the setting is or great to feel it when you don't want to take your eyes off the road. I took one of my daughter "diamond" stickers and super glues it there.

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does the job

rgarv from Massachusetts on 2/20/2015

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works with my JX500 to control the gain. It is nice as song types change to control the amount of bass that you are hearing.

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Remote Bass adjustment

HashTag from Tyler, Texas on 10/18/2014

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Easy to follow installation instructions. GREAT remote control for Bass control from drivers seat; mounting where you are comfortable adjusting. Easy to hide or display as OEM, very small and unobtrusive. I don't know how someone could have one of the awesome JL amps and not have one of these!

Pros: Small, unnoticeable, easy to install without visible wires, great detailed instructions

Cons: None, not one

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Dan from MA on 10/2/2014

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Bought this to control the output of a JL powermax subwoofer. Up to +12 db, works fine.

Pros: Ability to control subwoofer output up to +12 db or down to baseline.

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Knobby

Jason from Mobile, Al on 9/17/2014

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This knob is pretty basic and works well. It's thoughtfully designed in that it has a small housing right behind the actual knob allowing for easier placement. Also, there is no gaudy branding or faceplate. When installed, you only see the knob. It mounts flush.

Pros: Simple, thoughtful design. It comes with spacers for a perfect flush mount. The cable is not proprietary, a standard phone line could be used. An optional metal knob is available from JL Audio.

Cons: The knob has a hash mark but it needs to be painted white. You can't see it in dim light. Also, it would be nice if it had a tactile detent at the mid-point. That said, you don't need either feature. You simply turn it down or up and can use your ear for that.

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Crutchfield customer from Spencerville,Ohio 45887 on 9/5/2014

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Incredible control!

Pros: Tottally usable

Cons: None

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A MUST have!

Thomas from Frankfort, IN on 7/23/2014

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This is an absolute must have for any subwoofer. Installed, you turn the gain completely up on the amp unit itself and then control the bass from a touch of a button at the front of your vehicle. Every song is different, has different types and amount of bass. This unit allows you to easily modify each song so that you have the perfect amount of bass every time. I only wish this invention was around for the older slash series of amplifiers. It is a TRUE bass control switch and you can install it anywhere you want that is easy for the driver to access.

Pros: Controls your bass output at the front of your car

Cons: Nothing

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Knob Leveler

Frank from MB, SC on 4/24/2014

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Awesome. Simple install Plenty of cord to run or bundle!

Pros: Easy, works Great A++++

Cons: None

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Should Be Included as Standard Part

VistaBlueGT from Ashburn, VA on 4/3/2014

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This remote switch makes adjusting the amplifier bass boost so easy and is so inexpensive that it should have been included with the the amplifier rather than as an option. Easy to connect using included RJ-11 phone connector and wire; is a simple attenuator, but very effective. Just turn your bass boost all the way up on your amp and use the RBC switch to find the right level or even mute it. The only problem I had was finding a location to install the knob. I might use velcro rather than drilling into my dash as a previous poster alluded to. Well worth the purchase and would recommend.

Pros: Easy to connect and use; adds convenience to bass boost adjustments rather than using a screw driver to turn the switch at the amp's location.

Cons: Having to run another wire.

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Remote Bass Control

Sailwin from Rio Rancho, NM on 3/15/2014

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Straight forward item. Connect to your amp, run the "phone" line to the front of your vehicle, or where ever you want the knob, and your done.

Pros: Simple

Cons: Should be part of the amp, not an add on.

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easy to use

william from albany ny on 1/2/2014

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great product. Easy to use. Very nice to adjust sub volume on the fly.. Then going into deck to change it. While driving..

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Convenient Adjusting

C from Hilo,HI on 10/15/2013

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I love having the ability to quickly and easily adjust the amp to give me the bass levels I want; however, with the price of the amp, this should have come with it. Build isn't particularly well throughout and executed, and it is a but difficult to place because of the awkward design.

Pros: I can easily make amp adjustments

Cons: Should have come with the amp, and the design could be better.

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sub control knob

Crutchfield customer from lapel in on 9/30/2013

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Makes controling your sub a lot easier

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JL Audio RBC

Ken from Santa Rosa Ca on 9/8/2013

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This RBC is a Great Thing to have if you are adding an JL Amp you can turn up the BASS or Turn it Down ...

Pros: very useful..

Cons: None

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Necessary Accessory

BillE from Fort Worth, Texas on 7/13/2013

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If you are purchasing a JL Audio amp to be used exclusively for a subwoofer, do yourself a favor and pick up one of these handy knobs. It's great or be able to adjust bass volume by song or by preference. For example, say your wife is riding with you and she,s just not that keen on a lot of bass. Simply dial it down and you can keep the volume.

Pros: Easy control of bass volume, great convenience, simple use.

Cons: None.

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jl audio rbc-1

jack from wichita,ks on 5/14/2013

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JL has 2 remotes for there amps I didn't realize this until I had installed the wrong one ! Make sure to check which amp you have and what remote is compatable before ordering

Pros: does what it claims

Cons: price

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Good

Rob from Kona, HI on 4/19/2013

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I got this to control my JL Audio Slash 500/1v1. It works perfectly but is a little over priced for what it is. Would be nice to have some illumination so you could see what level it is set at night but I guess with this you should be tuning my ear anyway.

Pros: Works, plenty of cord length

Cons: pricey, lack illumination

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bass control knob

jason from mpls mn on 4/17/2013

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this is a must have when dealing with a nice system ..my system is all jl audio w7 13.5 inch sub slash 1000 v1/2 amp 2 setrs of jl coponents ...each song has a different sound ...this bass control knob is awesome ..to adjust the bass on the fly ....awesome product

Pros: adjust bass volume without going thru head unit...

Cons: having to run another wire under carpet

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Don't leave home without it!

Crutchfield customer from PC, FL on 6/13/2012

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This very simple little gain control makes all the difference in the world when it comes to on the fly quick sound quality adjustment. Rather than drop the bass frequency from a head unit and kill the overall sound quality or augment an in-deck subwoofer volume, this is worth it's weight in gold. If I want to jump from making my friends ears bleed with as few Hz at as high Dbs as possible then switch over to a James Taylor acoustical set, I can do it with a swipe of my finger.

Pros: Very small and extremely easy to install.

Cons: You have to dedicate a small space for this and probably drill a small hole in your dash. May be improved upon if it were in a small plastic encasing with stick on capability.

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JL Audio RBC-1

Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 6/1/2012

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I paired this with my jl audio jx500/1d and it works great. Its perfect if you have others that ride in your car that are not crazy about bass.

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Excellent.

Geff from Gaylord, MI on 8/2/2011

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This remote bass control works excellently and has been extremely handy, especially for city driving when there's a lot of people around. Plenty of cord, functions flawlessly, install is easy.

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Bass control for JL amp

markn from omaha, ne on 4/30/2011

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great product, works flawlessly.

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Great addition to JL amps!

Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 2/17/2010

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Well this control works just like expected. Great to have quick control over the amount of pass my JL 10W3 is putting out as I listen to all kinds of music on a regular basis. I did want to pass along a few notes for others who are thinking of installing this. To get this to work on the amps you must have a few settings on the amp right: 1. The low pass filter on the amplifier must be turned on. 2. The bass boost switch must be turned to the on position. ...seems pretty obvious but these instructions are not included with the RBC-1 but can be found in the actual amplifier's manual. Lastly, I'm running the G4500 4-channel in a 3-way setup. The front channels are powering a pair of JL VR components and the rear channels are bridged to a 10W3. A nice touch to this is that the Bass Boost w/ the RBC-1 only controls the rear channels which is perfect for anyone looking for this type of setup!

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JL Audio RBC-1

Jesse from New York, NY on 7/23/2009

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If you need to control the amount of bass your JL Audio 500/1 amp is kicking out, this is the device. If you play a variety of music genres, you'll need some bass control. This product does exactly that.

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JL Audio Bass Knob

mark from Livermore, CA on 9/17/2008

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This knob is pretty helpful. I like to listen to a pretty wide range of music, so when I change over from Rap to Country, this makes it easy to leave the settings on the radio alone and to just turn the knob to get the bass where I like it. I had the knob custom installed in the ash tray, but honestly it was a pain, so I had it moved to just underneath the armrest. If you get this, make sure you give it some fore-thought, as it where your installer should put it; otherwise, you'll regret it.

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Features

Overview: The JL Audio RBC-1 Wired Remote Bass Controller is designed to remotely control the Bass EQ boost or Input Level feature of JL Audio amplifier equipped with a "Remote Bass" or "Remote Level" port. When the RBC-1 is connected, the on-board "Boost" control of the amplifier is defeated and the RBC-1 becomes the only active boost controller.

Compatibility: The JL Audio RBC-1 Wired Remote Bass Controller is compatible with JL Audio A series, Slash v2 series, Slash v3 series, JX series, and Marine series amplifiers which feature a remote input.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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It fits my amp, JL is the shit. Pricy but worth it. [ Cameron  Jul 03, 2019 ]
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It will go with my amp. [ Mark  Apr 15, 2019 ]
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Because it works with my JL amp. [ Austin  Apr 08, 2019 ]
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The best. BUY THE BEST JL AUDIO. [ Michael  Mar 09, 2019 ]
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I Need it for control of this one of 2 Sub's in my Excursion. [ Christopher  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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Purchased to provide more control over the amp. Change bass effect based off of song or type of music I am playing. [ crespin  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Duh to better control my bass [ Mike  Feb 19, 2019 ]
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I like the quality and sound of JL Audio [ Isaac  Jan 06, 2019 ]
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I needed a remote to match my amp [ Justine  Dec 26, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Carson [ Michael  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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I choose this controller to add gain adjustments to my sub from the driver seat.. [ FELIPE  Dec 01, 2018 ]
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To match with JL Audio slash amplifier [ Brian  Nov 30, 2018 ]
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easy access to amp [ gary  Sep 30, 2018 ]
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Good product [ Trey  Sep 20, 2018 ]
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Excellent brand [ J  Sep 13, 2018 ]
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I bought a second hand 1000/1v2 and it didn't have one. So I ordered it. [ Q  Jul 23, 2018 ]
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Ease of use [ Kayla  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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To control the bass to my JL Audio MicroSub+ 12" powered subwoofer [ A  Jul 13, 2018 ]
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Want to control bass output volume [ Stuart  Jul 08, 2018 ]
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It goes with another product I purchased [ Daniel  Jul 01, 2018 ]
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For the cars audio [ GEORGE  Jun 27, 2018 ]
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easy adjustment for sub [ reed electric  Jun 12, 2018 ]
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Went through the reviews and seemed like it was a good option to have control of the bass without having to go to the amp and adjusting. [ Juan  Jun 11, 2018 ]
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i received a JL Audio amp as a gift and want to be able to turn the bass down on demand [ Jose  Jun 07, 2018 ]
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Recommended [ Jason  Apr 26, 2018 ]
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This item is optional for my JL Audio RD900/5 amplifier. This gives me the convenience of adjusting the bass output from the driver seat, rather than having to adjust at the amp itself. In my opinion however, this should be included with the amplifier. [ Edgardo  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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Proper specs for my system [ TIMOTHY  Apr 22, 2018 ]
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to control a JL subwoofer [ Christopher  Apr 09, 2018 ]
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Quality product [ Greg  Mar 30, 2018 ]
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Have one in my Scion and had to get one for my Toyota, both have JL amps. This is a must; no messing with the EQ and tune for each song. [ JOHN  Mar 20, 2018 ]
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It was recommended during a chat with Aaron in support. [ juan  Mar 11, 2018 ]
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purchased an Amp that this works with [ CHRIS  Feb 01, 2018 ]
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Just bought a JLRd900-5 and doesn't come with it. [ Jose  Jan 24, 2018 ]
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convenent [ Kelly  Jan 12, 2018 ]
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Manage the output remotely.. [ Geoffrey  Jan 04, 2018 ]
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Control bass [ Christine  Jan 02, 2018 ]
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Since im hooking into factory stereo I thought having a bass control would be nice [ Jeremy  Nov 26, 2017 ]
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easy adjust tune [ Luke  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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to control bass from front seat [ tyler  Nov 15, 2017 ]
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Felt like it [ DONALD  Nov 14, 2017 ]
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It's a needed, much needed add on item to any amp. With JL true bass subs the bass knob helps when listening to rock or rap. [ Genaro De La  Oct 07, 2017 ]
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I been checking it out since a long time, so maybe it's time to buy from y'all since y'all have the knowledge and the expertise to help anyone with no knowledge of what I want... [ Reuben  Sep 13, 2017 ]
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Sub bass control. [ dan  Sep 03, 2017 ]
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So....I can control the sub level from the drivers seat [ Spytech  Aug 08, 2017 ]
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A must for any JL amp. [ Herbert  Jul 22, 2017 ]
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um i needed it [ Tim  Jul 05, 2017 ]
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Dat Bass Ctrl Doh [ Acie  Jun 16, 2017 ]
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Great reviews and brand deliverance. [ Oscar  Jun 15, 2017 ]
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To control the subwoofer output from the driver seat of car. [ Cesar  May 15, 2017 ]
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Freakin' awesome! [ Shawn  Apr 26, 2017 ]
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Need it for Amp Bass Control [ Steven  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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like being able to adjust base from subwoofer [ Nathan  Mar 20, 2017 ]
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Being able to adjust your amp remotely is a great without having to stop driving and adjust the amp with a screwdriver. [ Christopher  Mar 20, 2017 ]
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Don't know [ PHILLIP  Mar 18, 2017 ]
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remote control of bass level makes setup so much easier as you don't have to fuss with adjusting the level at the amp to get it to sound just perfect. [ Keith  Feb 26, 2017 ]
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To remotely control gain on subwoofer amp. [ WERNER K  Feb 21, 2017 ]
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Reviews and JL reputation for quality. Had a Sound Ordnance one and it died on me. Crutchfield has always been the absolute best company to buy from... [ Louis  Feb 04, 2017 ]
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JL sub [ Gavin  Jan 31, 2017 ]
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REMOTE CONTROL FOR MONO SUB AMP (DIALS IT DOWN FROM MAX. TO ZERO [ C  Jan 30, 2017 ]
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Works great with the amp I bought [ Steven  Dec 23, 2016 ]
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This Will work with my JL Audio amp. Wish they would just be included with amp but what can you do? [ Adam  Nov 20, 2016 ]
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JL bass knob for a JL amp! [ Dustin  Oct 31, 2016 ]
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need it to control subwoofer bass level [ Damien  Oct 28, 2016 ]
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Friend recommended [ Denzel  Sep 14, 2016 ]
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Compatible with my amp [ Seth  Sep 08, 2016 ]
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I will put both JL amps one for my subs and one for my in dash receiver in hidden spots and I want a hands on device that's reachable to operate for what highs and lows I needing to listen to... [ Tracy  Sep 04, 2016 ]
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Previously purchased a subwoofer unit [ Tyrone  Aug 16, 2016 ]
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fits my amp [ DARYL  Aug 10, 2016 ]
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To remotely adjust the amp so I can turn down (or almost off) the subwoofers when the kids are in the car. I have a factory head unit without this feature built in. [ L  Aug 03, 2016 ]
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Works with older G series amp i'm using in my set-up [ PHILLIP  Jul 13, 2016 ]
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Convenience [ Comman72  Jul 08, 2016 ]
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Great addition to my subs [ SERGE  Jun 27, 2016 ]
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I have matching amp so really needed this [ JARED M  Jun 18, 2016 ]
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good amp worth the money [ fernando  May 30, 2016 ]
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Fits my JL Audio E 1200 amp. [ Mark  Apr 25, 2016 ]
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used this to control Bass boost on my JL audio Slash 500/1 it is a bass boost not a gain knob. it worked okay. remote gain knobs work much better than this [ ROBERT  Apr 18, 2016 ]
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Handy to have the dial to avoid going into the complex radio menus all the time. [ J  Apr 12, 2016 ]
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sub did not come with it [ CHRIS  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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Great Quality [ RYAN  Apr 02, 2016 ]
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Needed to control sub [ sandra  Apr 01, 2016 ]
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Needed it for my mustang system [ BRENDA NADINE  Mar 20, 2016 ]
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Remote volume control is very handy feature for a subwoofer, and this is the one needed for the sub I ordered. [ Paul  Mar 20, 2016 ]
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remote gain for your amplifier is a must [ Toby  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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This is a huge convenience factor when you can just adjust the bass output with the twist of a knob! [ NATHAN  Mar 10, 2016 ]
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It was recommended on this site for my JL Audio powered sub. [ Lester Vaught  Mar 04, 2016 ]
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the jl ams don't come with it [ tyler  Jan 17, 2016 ]
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12 questions already asked

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Does this work for the JL powered amps?
[ Dave  May 05, 2019 ]
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Yeah works great ????
[ Cesar  May 12, 2019 ]
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Yes, it does
[ daniel  May 05, 2019 ]
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It's a JL amp bass controller for amps.... lol
[ Alex  May 05, 2019 ]
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Yes. I have it for my jl 500w amp and works great !
[ Scott  May 05, 2019 ]
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Must I adjust the gain lower to compensate for the additional +15 dB range? Thank you.
[ Michael  Feb 03, 2019 ]
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The main reason we always use this is because it makes it very easy to add more bass when needed. Look at it as volume control for your bass
[ MICHAEL L  Feb 09, 2019 ]
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Depending on the type of music and format of it you might want the bass higher on some songs and lower on others. I'd adjust the gain on a sine wave with the knob at half and that way you can get more or less if needed with the knob.Enter an answer to this question.
[ brandon  Feb 08, 2019 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Feb 08, 2019 ]  Staff
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Plugged it into my amp and it just shuts the amp off. Unplug it and amp works normally. Could I have gotten a defective knob?
[ Derek  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Nov 24, 2018 ]  Staff
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I plugged in and installed this on my JX series amp. what was supposed to be easy has me baffled... as soon as i plug it into the amp I lose all sound from the sub. Am i just that dumb or is mine messed up somehow?
[ Hunter  Sep 13, 2018 ]
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Did you ever figure out your problem? I'm having the exact same issue. Plug it in and no sound whatsoever out of the amp.
[ Derek  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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I believe this will bypass the gain on the amp when plugged in so it'll immediately go from gain setting on the amp to gain setting on remote because in reality it's a remote gain control. Should be able to turn it up to as loud as it was before though.
[ phillip  Sep 18, 2018 ]
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That is odd. It was a plug and play for me, worked right out of the box.
[ ADAM  Sep 18, 2018 ]
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Turn the knob up
[ Mike  Sep 18, 2018 ]
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Do I need this if I got a HD750 amp or can I use the JL Audio DRC-200 that I got to go with my FIX 86?
[ T-Loc  Dec 12, 2017 ]
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If you are installing the HD750 with the FIX 86, then you can use the DCR-200 to adjust the volume of the subwoofer through the FIX 86 interface. If you are not installing the FIX 86 with the HD750 amp, then you will need to get the HD-RLC level controller to use with the amp. Here is this controller: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136HDRLC/item.html My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Dec 18, 2017 ]  Staff
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For the Jx series, what's the difference between using the rbc and the bass boost?
[ Bryan  Jun 22, 2017 ]
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Bass boost only boosts the frequency at 45Hz I believe. RBC adjusts the amp's entire gain.
[ KEITH  Jun 23, 2017 ]
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Hello, with the rbc I feel that it's much easier to control the amount of bass with the subs with all the different music we listen to.
[ Kevin  Jun 23, 2017 ]
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Hey Brian. On the JX series amplifier the RBC-1 acts as a level control. To put it simply it adjusts our input sensitivity from the point to where it was already set (hopefully with an o-scope or DMM) and allows you to dial back the bass if need be or add a little extra kick. By the way bass boost is an excellent way to introduce clipping and unwanted distortion. I always recommend NEVER using a bass boost feature either on an amplifier or source unit. Good luck with your purchase.
[ Hidy  Jun 23, 2017 ]
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I need to install a JL amp RD900/5 with an AudioControl DQ-61 processor. The DQ-61 comes with its own control knob (ACR-3) that controls bass and more. I want to be able to adjust the bass for certain songs that may lack punch, i.e. some 80's metal/rock. But which would be the preferred option, using the ACR-3 (thus controlling the signal before amplification) or JL Audio RBC-1? Certainly not both, I would guess. Thanks.
[ Bill  Apr 29, 2017 ]
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The AudioControl ACR-3 should give you the control you need. It takes time to get the DQ-61 set up but it gives you tremendous control. Good luck, and enjoy.
[ Anthony  Apr 30, 2017 ]
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Anytime you can make your adjustments prior to amplification it is better. I would go with the ACR3
[ Brian  Apr 29, 2017 ]
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I would place the AC3 control at at least 80% gain, fixed, them would only adjust bass volume from the JL audio knob Once the DQ controls are set to your liking, typically all at 70-80%gain, place masking tape over them so they do not move inadvertently- then it's all controlled by your head unit
[ Catalin  Apr 29, 2017 ]
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Will this work on a different amp if I change the cable? My amp uses a 3.5mm to phone jack cable for the bass knob but the controller is bulky. Can I just unplug my current bass knob and plug in this one since they both use phone jack connection at the knob?
[ Mark  Feb 18, 2016 ]
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I am not technically qualified to answer this question, sorry.
[ KEN  Feb 20, 2016 ]
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I can't know for sure but I suspect it would work. It seems like they're both similar and for similar purposes. If it didn't work, Crutchfield would likely accept the return.
[ Jason  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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I tried on my Rockford Fosgate 500a2 using my Jl Bass knob and it increased the boost past the limits of my subwoofer so I think somehow regardless of using the same type phone cable they are different and I would recommend using the one that comes with your amplifier
[ carlos  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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As long as the wires are in line, it should work. Worst case scenario is that you'll need to crimp a new phone end on with the correct alignment. The knob is just a potentiometer so it's nothing very high tech.
[ JOSEPH  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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How long is the cable?
[ Rock  Aug 30, 2015 ]
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The permanent cable as shown in the picture is about 7" long. The removable cable that runs from the pictured device to the amp is just a standard phone cable. I don't recall if that is supplied, or how long it is.
[ BRIAN  Sep 01, 2015 ]
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Not sure i installed all ready but is 6 to 8 feet long
[ ALEJANDRO  Aug 31, 2015 ]
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18ft
[ GERALD  Aug 30, 2015 ]
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The cable length is between 16'-20'.
[ TYLER  Aug 30, 2015 ]
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Will this product work on a Slash 500/5 amp?
[ Carlos  Nov 12, 2014 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Honestly not sure. We did not carry that amp, so we don't have a compatibility listing for it. Best bet would be to call JL Audio directly at 954-624-0113 to confirm compatibility. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Nov 13, 2014 ]  Staff
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Can this be used with different brands of amps?
[ Zach  Aug 30, 2014 ]
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no
[ AFRIM  Sep 09, 2014 ]
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Ono it only works with jl audio
[ JASON  Aug 31, 2014 ]
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Can you use 1 rbc knob to control 2 amps? Example: 2 500/1 jl amps using a phone splitter and controlling the bass on both.
[ Jonathan  Jun 21, 2014 ]
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Yes, the knob can work for two amps. You have to hook the knob to amp one and then use the preamps from amp one to amp two. Hope this helps.
[ FRANK  Jun 25, 2014 ]
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I imagine if u bought a y connection to connect the two... ie telephone or ethernet cable with enough pins and it would control both at the same time... Contact JL audio for more accurate support
[ BRIAN E  Jun 24, 2014 ]
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I would not recommend splitting this parallel pair phone line, as its name suggests it's a parallel pair of 24 ga. conductors with little to no shielding effect. As you may understand low voltage signals in car audio are very conducive to propagating noise created by your cars charging system. Further splitting this barely shielded conductor could possibly invite that noise into your amplified system. Then there is the impedance matching of the rheostat that varies the pre -amp voltage of the amp, with a split conductor it is possible to allow feedback between amplifiers causing even more headache. I would not recommend using one RBC-1 for 2 amps. After all they don't call them RBC-2's.
[ JOSH J  Jun 23, 2014 ]
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I use this controller on 1 amp only. I will tell you that I love the added tuning I have with this control.
[ DALE  Jun 23, 2014 ]
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Sorry, but I don't I know. I've only used 1 amb. Call Crutchfield or JL
[ GARY J  Jun 23, 2014 ]
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Not shuer but it's worth a shot . The controler works well on one amp. I would think that if your trying to adjust two speakers on separate amps, it would be best to have two RBC knob controllers. That way it could be fine tuned. Or get a amp to control two subwoofer and one controler. The outher thing is the controler carries voltages, and not shure if sinding voltages to another amp will short out amp. Good luck with your project.
[ JAVIER  Jun 23, 2014 ]
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I would like to say yes but I have not personally tested it but I think it will work for you so try it and let me know how it goes.
[ DILLON  Jun 23, 2014 ]
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Yes you can control two amps with the single control. What you need is a rj11 phone splitter. The only catch is that the splitter must be a four wire and not a two wire dual line splitter.
[ RICHARD  Jun 23, 2014 ]
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Don't know about that one
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