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Klipsch® RSA-500 Subwoofer Amplifier-1001188

Model #: 1001188
At a Glance

While the RSA-500 subwoofer amplifier was primarily designed for use with the RW-5802 and RW-5101-C in-wall subwoofers, it also features custom settings for the AW-800-SW outdoor subwoofer.

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Get to know this product.

  • EQ switch for use with different subwoofers
  • Selectable signal-sensing or voltage triggered auto-on/off circuit
  • 300 watts continuous into 8 ohms or 500 watts continuous into 4 ohms
  • Line and speaker level inputs
  • Rack ears included

This high-powered device will drive up to two of any of these subwoofer modules and delivers 300 watts into an 8-ohm load (one subwoofer module) and 500 watts into a 4-ohm load (two subwoofer modules). It also comes with rack ears for fast and secure placement into any standard 19-inch rack.

To keep end users from inadvertently tampering with performance levels, the majority of the RSA-500's controls are housed on its rear panel. The fuse is also included on the back for quick and easy replacement. A detachable IEC power cord allows for the simple removal and reinstallation of the entire amplifier unit. The RSA-500 was also designed to “play nice” by offering standard input/output connectivity that will support any type of system.



Frequency Response20Hz-1kHz ± 3dB
Enclosure TypeUse only with RW-5802, RW-5101-Cand AW-800-SW subwoofer enclosures (either one or two)
AmplifierBASH Hybrid
Auto Power On2 second ON delay, 15 minute OFF delay
Low Pass CrossoverContinuously variable from 40-120Hz,
Inputs2 Gold-plated speaker binding posts, 2 Gold-plated RCA phono jacks plus single LFE
Outputs2 Gold-plated unfiltered RCA phono jacks plus single LFE
PhaseSwitchable between 0 and 180 degrees
Dimensions3.5" (8.9cm) H x 17" (43.2cm) W x 12.6" (32cm) D (without rack ears)
Weight18 lbs. (8.2kg)
FinishBlack anodized aluminum face plate
Voltage110/120 VAC 60Hz
Key FeaturesSelectable EQ, Speaker Level In,Low voltage trigger, rack ears included

Amplifier Power

FTC Rated Power 300W into 8 ohms, 500W into 4 ohms, 20Hz-1kHz @ <1.5% THD
Dynamic Power 875W into 8 ohms,

Misc. Specs

Depth (in.)12.6
Height (in.)3.5
Impedance4; 8 Ohms
Width (in.)17
Analog Audio(RCA) Input1
Manufacturer Warranty2 Year Parts & Labor
Watts per Channel (Watts)300
Product Weight18
WarningProposition 65 Warning for California Residents