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Rockford Fosgate PRIME R500-1

500W Max PRIME Series Monoblock Amplifier

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  • PRIME Series Single-Channel Monoblock Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 320 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
  • MOSFET Power supply
  • Power and protection LED indicators
  • Tuned Bass EQ (0-12 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Single-channel operation
  • 1 Pair of Preamp RCA outputs
  • Heavy duty extruded aluminum alloy heatsink for optimal heat dissipation
  • RCA level inputs
  • Screw terminals
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-130 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 20-250 Hz
  • Dimensions: 16-5/8"L x 7-5/8"W x 2-1/2"H
  • 8-gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Rockford Fosgate Prime R500X1D)
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(previous model, replaced by Rockford Fosgate R500-1D)

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

RMS Power @ 4 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
320 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
500 watts x 1 channels

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

Peak Power @ 4 ohms
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 2 ohms
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 1 ohm
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Bridged Peak/Max Power

Bridging refers to combining two channels on an amplifier to create one channel with double the voltage and an increased power output. A 2-channel amplifier will bridge down to 1-channel and a 4-channel amplifier can bridge to create 2-channels. An amplifier is most commonly bridged to drive a subwoofer.

Remember, once you bridge two channels down to one its final impedance will be 4 ohms unless otherwise specified. This rating lists the Peak/Max power created once an amplifier is bridged.

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

Peak Power @ 4 ohm
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 2 ohms
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 1 ohm
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Series
This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

AB
Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
1 - Mono
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

500 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
8 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
THD at Rated RMS Power
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
1%
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
No
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
1 pair
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

40 - 130 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
80 dB
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 12 dB
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Yes
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
No
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
30A x 2 
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.
Amp Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature will tell you if the amplifier has the capability to connect to a Bluetooth device.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
79%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
2%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
2%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.7
Features
4.6
Design
4.6
Usability
4.7
Eric

Grayling, MI

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Great amplifier, especially for the price

July 5, 2010

This amplifier is top-notch, I would buy it again in a second. It comes with a birth sheet, which shows that its underrated by 35 watts RMS. You get exactly what you pay for from RF: a quality, well-built amplifier that performs great. I would recommend this amp to anyone!

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Austin

Coeur d' Alene, ID

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Impressive Amp for the price!!

July 3, 2010

I just put in this amp with a single 12" Kicker CRV. It pushes it very well and does not heat up at all. The base control nob is also a very great feature this amp has. Went to go pick up a new fuse at aspen sound and this amp ran for $250 there. Sonic Electronix has the best deals and will get some bump in your truck fast.

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Mike

Sheridan,wy

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The best brand out there

July 26, 2010

Rockford fosgate has never let me down. Every product I bought was rockford and it sounds amazing. The amp powers my p3 rockfords which makes them really thump.

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Eatie F. Baby

MO.

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Good Amplifier

January 13, 2010

This amp is good for its price. I was needing a amp but short with money so i bought this one. I had two rockfordfosgate P3D412's and this amp. The bass was so clean and fairly loud! I recommend this amp if short on cash.

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JUN THE PIMP

CALIFORNIA, HANFORD KT

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fosgate

March 15, 2010

cant go wrong with fosgate amps.. best amps ever. even rf amps with low watts. this 500.1 amp hits harder then most 1500.1 other brand amps. i have this 500.1 pushing 3 kickr cvr's. couldn't ask for more.

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DJ After Hours

Phoenix, AZ

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Greatest Investment Ever

April 22, 2010

OMG! Ive been in the car audio game for a while... Have had many different subs and amps and nothing was to my satisfaction.

Super Duper Bass. I have this amp paired with just one 12" alpine type-r in a ported box and it is the best it has ever been. RIDICULOUS.

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eddie fonzareli

el cajon, california

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TOTALY PLEASED

December 28, 2009

i'm a fan of RF. long lasting equipment. i just installed this over the weekend. it's pushin 2 12" nicely with minimum gain. beautiful exterior with a certified rating of 550 i think it said.

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Mend

NY

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Pleased

June 24, 2009

Bought this from somewhere else but I hate making accounts just to review a product.

This things is pretty big but does the job. I've always been a fan of Rockford even though everyone talks about them not being what they used to be but after reading many reviews on their new lines, they seem to be making a comeback.

This amp is visually gorgeous with the dark brushed aluminum that matched my interior perfectly and was a little smaller than I thought based on reading the measurements.

I've had it for only a day but I've put it through some paces in the 2 hours I've used it and it works very well.

Very few reviews anywhere on the net post birth sheet/ certificat numbers and that bugs me, I feel its vital to the purchase. My amp cam with just a plain looking sheet and its has its actual watts for only a 2 ohm load which it doesnt even state, It just has the serial number, stamp and actual wattage of 553!

Nice choice of settings, quality feel and look, excellent sound out of new 10"W3v3-2. This amp is sort of over kill but I have the gain set to my headunits output voltage and it sounds great. My sub loves the power coming out of it, since I have it down, its getting very clean power, making it extremely accurate. I

had the gain full blast at point for about 20 mins and the amp felt what I would call "very warm". From my experience and knowledge of the brand, RF typically run warm/hot but it doesnt effect their performance. Running for 1 hours at medium volume with gain set to 5 (my head units output voltage) the amp barely felt luke warm, very nice.

Anyway I give this 2 thumbs up, I love rockford amps, I used their 4 gauge amp kit (the best you can get, worth the coin) with this so its getting optimal power flow, grounding and comes with twisted rca's. This obviously leads to stable voltages and quality signals which are KEY when dealing with electronics, car audio in particular.

Get this if you need 500 clean watts of power @ 2 ohms.

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skides

Piedmont, ok

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Dont try to Burn In

March 12, 2013

I received a R500 1 and had it professionally installed along with 2 8
0 Infinity subwoofers in my g37s Coupe. I decided based on past experiences with Rockford, I pushed the amp to the limit... 4 hours is what it took to burn the amp. What a piece of Crap. I remember ten hour road trips back in the day with a punch 150 at .5 ohms no problem.

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Joker

El Dorado, AR

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Rockford Rocks!

May 20, 2010

The birth sheet on this amp has it at 553 watts RMS @ 2 ohm. I have this amp running two Rockford P2D210 and I am scared for their life. If you want an amp that you get your moneys worth out of buy this one.

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Toe Joe

Clarksdale, MS 38614

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Great amp and good price!

April 22, 2010

Amp is very very very powerful! I have this amp on 2 12's CVRs 2 ohm! The only problem is that is heats up! But overall this thing is booming! I am only running the amp halfway and it is crazy beatin!

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Tommy

Jacksonville, FL

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Good Amp

April 14, 2010

Really Good amp. Looks clean and pushes a good amount of power to the subs. Overall i would say this is a really good buy!

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Alex

Saratoga Springs, UT

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Well worth the price!

August 10, 2009

Definitely the way to go if you're looking for something inexpensive to stick in the back of your car! This thing pushes my Rockford P3D412 12" like no other, I'm honestly afraid that it's going to shake my rear view mirror off my windshield! (Again) The only complaint I have about it is that after 2 solid hours of playing Kid Cudi's "Dan N' Night" at max volume the sub overheated and shut itself off (The self preservation feature is way nice). But keep in mind, the amp had no ventilation at all and it was almost 100 degrees outside today in my black car. I turned it down a bit and had no problem since, even driving home from work in traffic. I also had some trouble wiring it in, but that's because I'm a noob. :p

All in all, this is THE amp for beginners! It almost puts out too much bass!

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Alexander

Largo, FL

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Wow!!

February 9, 2013

This amp is an incredible bang for your buck. I was running a Kicker 125.2 to two, 10" Drive Crunches. But this Rockford is just excellent, it makes that old kicker sound like trash.

Pros: Higher RMS than 500 (mine was 514), Bass Control (this won me over the competing amps), enough power to make your car shake (with the right sub(s), of course.).

Cons: It does get pretty hot, but it's nothing a cooling fan couldn't fix (also, I doubt it'll get hot enough to damage anything it's probably just me), and installing the wires can be a nuisance (again that's just me)

Get this amp, you won't go wrong. In fact, I'm thinking about buying another one.

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Cata-Cata

Canada

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Excellent amp!

August 9, 2012

This is a small good amplifier. It has its pros and cons.
Pros: Doesn't add engine noise. Awesome bass for inside the car music. Low consumption.

Cons: The remote cable must be connected in a specific way. After I run this cable, the amp didn't work until I disconnect it (45 min troubleshooting). Then I realized the cable was the problem and I reverse it and start working properly. Rockford Fosgate please, indicates the way to connect this cable (ex: this end to amp and the other end to punch bass remote).

I highly recommend this amp if you are looking to boost your bass for your "inside car music" but, if you are looking to be heard a block away then this amp is not for you!

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Shredder234

Canada

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Great Amp for the price!!!

March 2, 2012

I ordered this amp to power my punch P3L shallow mount sub and was very pleased with how this amp sounds. This amp on my sub stands up to and even exceeds the sound quality of a friends Alpine type-r. Very pleased with this amp.

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V

RI

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Great amp

February 8, 2012

This RF amp is great. It was recommended to me, and I am happy that I got it. I have had it for 6 months and have had no issues at all. It does get a little warm in the summer time but it never shuts off or cuts out on me. It is very effective =]

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alan

Fort Hood, TX

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Rockford Fosgate RELIABILITY

February 7, 2012

I had always counted on Rockford Fosgate and they have never failed me. I run this amp on two RF P1s and they sound amazing.

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Michael

North Vernon, IN

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Awesome little amp.

December 19, 2011

This amp is a beast! It gets slammed on and keeps up with no problem. Would recommend this amp to someone.

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Eric

Omaha, NE

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Amazing Amp

December 5, 2011

I would 100% reccommend this amp. I have had it pushing various 12" subs for over a year now, and it is a dream! Rockford makes only the best of the best, and this amp is no exception. No complaints of any kind.

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alex

bothell, WA

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too small of terminals

November 27, 2011

Good amp if you need 500-600 watts. Only complaint is the terminal sizes are not true 4awg. I just spent 40 minutes trying to get the 4 gauge wire for my ground to fit in the terminal. i had to cut it in half to make it fit. It was unnecessary. Other then that great amp!

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Ryan

las vegas, NV

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Great amp

August 30, 2011

Great amp, good price for what you get, love it!

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Joe

N.Y.

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Perfect

May 21, 2011

This amp was for me the best way to get the power i need without a lot pf money, pushes my P2L 2X12's very nice, i would recommend this amp to anyone!

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Bill

Belleview, FL

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Awesome amp

May 9, 2011

Amp is powerful and does not run hot.

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drew

Vineland,NJ

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built to last

March 2, 2011

Tested at 522 watts RMS @ 2 ohm. best amp i ever bought.

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Tee Mat

lufkin, Texas

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Rockford fosgate 500

January 24, 2011

This amp is the absolute truth.. For what they are selling it for is a absolute steal and you get a top of the line amp that will push your subs or subs to it's max. I have it hooked to a 1200 watt Sony Xplode sub an it pushes that one sub to the max an I don't even have the amp turned all the way up an it the amp doesn't overheat with long periods of use just make sure to keep the trunk somewhat ventilated on those hot summer days when using for long trips to keep it from getting to hot an shutting off for a few seconds.

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EL O.G.

Phoenix, AZ

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Great Amp

January 24, 2011

This is one of the best amps out there on the market its extremely powerful for a simple set of two 10 or 12 inch subs it pounds rock on Rockford Fosgate!

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Chris

dallas, texas

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great amp

November 30, 2010

Wired it up to two Polk db1040's at 2 ohm and it powers them way better than my 250 watt Crunch amp. My subs are now loud and clear with no distortion or clipping. I have noticed that after a trip the sides of the amp will get hot enough that I can't hold my hand there for long so I might add a fan or two, however it doesn't smell like its burning like my old crunch did. The amp is pretty good sized but it fit under the front seat of my single cab 99 f150. The bass remote is also a nice feature to have. For the money this amp is awesome and I would recommend it.

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Anthony

Canada

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amazing

November 29, 2010

This amp is just amazing, is almost never heats up and when it does, it never gets that hot, is always works and is able to perfect power my JBL sub 1400 watts peak that I bought at Sonic as well.

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Robert

Mineral Wells, TX

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don't waste your time

November 14, 2010

Amp over heats extremly quick. mine is was located in the back of a 2000 jeep. I ran 4ga power direct from the batt. at full power the amp hit hard but would only last about 10 mins before you could fry a hamburger on it.

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brandon

colorado

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update on old review

September 23, 2010

ok there is some good and some bad, we will start with the bad, since i have this installed in a suv i have to roll the back windows down so air will circulate over the amp otherwise it will overheat fairly quickly. and thats about it for the bad. in my old review i had this amp hooked to a pair of old school pioneer 12's and they literally went up in flames, this amp is under rated, now its way under powering a pair of power acoustik mofo 12's. they still sound good but each of my subs will take 3 of these amps so i will be upgrading soon. and as always i will be upgrading through sonic. but all in all for the price if you are just going to power one or two mild subs this amp will serve you well.

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totalcontrol

augusta,ga

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Good Power for the money

September 5, 2010

Easy install. Already bridged internally. Just hook your wires up and you are at 2 ohms if you are using 4 ohm speakers. Had these for while now and have only clipped when I dropped to 1 ohm. Would recommend to anyone who need Fosgate power on a budget.

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Charles

Missoula, MT

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great amp for the price

July 13, 2010

I think this amp is bang for your buck. Running Orion XTR Pro154 15" dual 4ohm sub wired at 2 ohms and can play loud all day. Gets hot but never shuts off. Going to buy one more of these amps to power one more 15.

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brandon

Chicago

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This is a great amp

May 25, 2010

I got 2 12' kicker cvr's and this amp is tiny but pushes them hard . a little to hard and I have the bess down to !! trust me if your the one who says that U want a bang but not to to to much ! then this is it!!!!! I also have a hifonics 2610 and i would rather use the rockford because it pushes them with the perfect hit. the hifonic blew my last 2 pioneers that ran on the same wattage as the kickers.

Great deal to!!

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Santana

San Diego, Ca

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Typical of Fosgate Amps

May 21, 2010

Excellent product for only 150 dollars. I've had mine for almost a year and it's still pushing! Even on these hot California days where it gets pretty hot in my mustang no problems at all. You should definitely get this product! I would say the only bad thing is it's kinda long so it might be a problem installing it in smaller cars..I had to screw it in on the back of my back seats haha but outside of that no problems at all!

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Alex

Nebrask

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Nice amp

October 3, 2009

This is a pretty sweet amp. It works great with my 12in Orion sub, lacks no power. The best thing is the remote power adjuster.

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Chris

NM

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Great Amp!

July 29, 2009

This amp is great for the price! My only quarrel with it is that it was a little bigger than I thought, but I found a place to mount it nicely to the back of my rear seat. Make sure that if you get this you take careful measurements and you know where you'll put it! This amp is running a single punch bass 12" RF sub and it sounds great. The punch bass when it's turned up does exactly that, it punches rather than rumbles (but note, this is only with the dial turned far up on the amp). I ran it through a burn in session on a trip of mine where for two days (separated by a few days) it ran for about 10 hours straight with no problems. It did get warm (and it was already warm since it's summer) but I love it! You won't be disappointed with this if you want 500 watts RMS!

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kix

napa ca

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pushes 2 cvr"s

May 7, 2009

i currently have this amp pushin 2 cvrs at 1 ohm yup 1 ohm its a good amp pushes them cvr the certified rms watts was 540W rms now i am lookin to get the kicker zx750.1 but this amp is good no problems with it yet u will be happy with this amp for the value

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Randy

Grand Island, NE

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!!

March 22, 2013

WOW!!! I thought this amp was like not gonna be so great because i got another amp its 1200 watts but this amp is like hardcore bang!! im so gonna buy another one. if you want a good amp go with this it bangs hard

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Don

Castro Valley, CA

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Awesome

March 4, 2013

Just a plain awesome amp. Total wattage on my amp was 547. Makes my P1 15s slam. very good amp.

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Dillon

RI

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This Amp...

February 27, 2013

Attached this to a Rockford Fosgate P2-1X12. Sounds great, works great. Research your subs and how much power they need. Most people spend excess $ on amps that dont work to half their potential with the subs they're running. I recommend this product. Combined with my above listed sub, it makes my 06 TL sound great, from pop punk lows, to deeeep bass that shakes the cars around me. It's a lot bigger size wise than I expected. About a foot long.. Comes with a cable that I ran to my glovebox to control the power of the bass. Good times.

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Maynard

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

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Good AB amp for the money.

January 30, 2013

I currently have this amp hooked up and running 2 Rockford Fosgate R2D2-10 subs at 2 ohms each in a dual-sub, sealed enclosure. The subs require 250 watts RMS a piece and this amp does that with ease. I've only had it powered up for about a week and I see no issues what-so-ever.

I don't use the Bass Boost feature on the amp. I tune with the Head Unit. The amp I received has a power rating of 530 watts. I had this amp along with the rest of my stereo installed professionally and I haven't had any problems with it.

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freddie

kodak, TN

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this amp rocks

January 1, 2013

I had this amp hooked to one 15" kicker solo baric round that was rated at 750 rms and let me tell you it banged and banged hard. Would get hot at long plays times but i would recommend this Rockford 500/1 to anyone.

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rolly68

Twin City, GA

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amp

August 10, 2012

This is a great amp ive had it for 1 year and no problems. I have it hooked to 2 15s and they really beat hard.

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Steve

New Port Richey, FL

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Extremely happy!

August 5, 2012

Installing this amp was a breeze, It came to me rated at 515 wrms which is enough for my sub. It runs cool and there are no odd sounds that come from it when the power is turned on or while the car is running.

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kevin

Encinitas, CA

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junk

July 19, 2012

Made in China, not made by MTX, terminals look like swap meet amplifiers from 1988. It struggled to properly push one ten. It also regularly overheated sitting in a box in my garage.

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Jared

Fayetteville, AR

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Great Amp

June 19, 2012

Works awesome! It faded within time due to having a hatchback and the sun hitting it. It is now brown. Still works great though.

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darrell

Canada

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real good value

April 18, 2012

I love this amp. It puts out powerful bass to my two tens. I love Rockford Fosgate. They have never let me down. It even has a bass control knob.

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Dylan

Fairport, NY

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Great product and value.

March 16, 2012

I bought this RF R500-1 on saturday shipped monday (UPS doesn't work weekends) and recieved it in 2 days on the standard shipping for free.

I opened the box eagerly to see that CEA certified RMS rating of 518 watts. Then went to install into my 08 Scion tC. The amp is not very big and fits nearly anywhere (in my small hatchback) and still leaves tons of room.

I bought this because my old amp wasn't made for subs but I could with my old car (HU had a LPF built-in) and RF has never let me down (or my friends) and needed something with a built-in LPF crossover for my stock HU (Pioneer). I have a budget system (PYLE pl1290bl sub/used 12" sub box) and after I tuned this amp, it made a crappy sub sound really decent. People ask to see what I'm using and can't believe I made a garvage sub sound so nice, and loud.

This amp produces power extremely well for a class A/B monoblock with minimal quality loss. It does run mildly warm and can get pretty hot, after I have been running it loud for 1.5 hours but has yet to need protection. Since I started using RF amps in early 2000 they always ran warm, and it doesn't help having a very dark grey car.

When I get the cash, I'll be coming back to SE for a RF P2D412 and a bandpass box.

If you want a great amp for a steal of a price, get a R500-1. You won't be dissapointed. And it won't attract cops on the outside, but the inside might be another story.

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josh

lafayette, IN

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Perfect

March 11, 2012

Have it pushing 2 10" kicker comps at 2 ohms and smashing them hard I have it to where it's barely overpowering them and they're taking it good. The amp looks nice and is sweet. I used it hard for about an hour though and it overheated. It was in a tight spot but now moving it into more open and putting a fan on it for extra airflow. All around a sweet amp

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Michael

West Yellowstone, MT

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Great Amp

February 28, 2012

I love this amp i would recommend this to everyone that want's to add some bump in the trunk! I thought when i bought this amp my head light's would dim but they dont this amp pushes my JL 13.5 W3 perfect. Bass control works great, i purchased the DB link wiring kit goes good. You wont go wrong with this. Amp birth sheet reads 539 watts.

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Mike

kokomo, Indiana

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great value

December 13, 2011

Tried to cut corners buying a cheaper amp to power my fosgate10 in sub. Realised something was missing. It was this amp. This is a quality made amp and has performed as one should expect from the fosgate brand. Usually don't post reviews but this amp has really impressed me.

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fordguy

loogootee, IN

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Great Amp

December 6, 2011

This is a great amp for a great price. I had one already and wanted to go louder so I got another. Awesome amp it doesnt get hot it puts out great power. Its just overall a great amp and i would recommend it to everyone. Rockford fosgate amps are the best amps you can get and Sonic Electronix is the best place to buy any car audio stuff.

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jeremy

youngsville, LA

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best price around!

October 25, 2011

Product was in excellent shape upon arrival. It was shipped immediately!

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thomas

Burkeville, VA

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more bang 4 your buck

September 26, 2011

I definitely recommend this product!

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David

Berwyn, PA

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Major Overheating Problems

September 19, 2011

I bought this amp along as a package deal with Sonic Electronix. It was my first subwoofer kit and I got it professionally installed by Best Buy just to make sure everything would go smoothly. I was so excited - I had it hooked up with a 10" Alpine Type R.

Automatically I started having problems. The amp would get scalding hot within 5 minutes. There are no visible heat sinks and the only place for the heat to go was the metallic cover. After 20 minutes of playing (and not even that loud mind you) it would go into protect mode from the heat. I got all the wiring triple checked at two different locations. I figured it had to be a defective amp so I returned it.

Sonic Electronix had great customer service and sent me a new one - same model - right away. I got the new amp installed... same problem. I don't know if I just have terrible luck or if this amp wasn't built for me but it has only been problems.

I returned the 2nd amp and ended up buying a Hifonics 1000W amp (750 at 2 Ohms) and I haven't had a problem since. That amp stays completely cold.

So for all those great reviews out there - I must have gotten something different. I had put a lot of research into Rockford Fosgate before my purchase and was very hopeful this would work out. Unfortunately, it didn't.

So for those looking to buy this - just be careful. There are a lot of 5* ratings on here but know it's not gonna work for everyone.

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Austin

Smithfield, UT

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Excellent

September 9, 2011

This amp makes my sub bump almost too hard. This paired with a Rockford p2-12 hits crazy hard and sounds awesome at the same time

Look and design- Larger amplifier, harder to mount.
Durability- made of softer metal, looses it's shape easily

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jarrod

chowchilla, CA

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Fosgate is back!!!

August 26, 2011

all i can say is wow this thing pumps out the clean and clear power. i first got into fosgate in the late 90's and was blown away. Into the 2000's fosgate sold out and i was sadly disapointed by their products, however i thought i would give them another try. i got this fosgate r500.1 pushing a vega 102.2 and it sounds great. hits lows hard and i only have the gain at about 1/3 to 1/2. i honestly was not expecting much when i purchased it but i can honestly say i am very pleasantly suprised. the amp does get hot even at 4 ohms but it has not shut down yet. i just hooked it up today so we will see.

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safwat

Trenton, NJ

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Amazing AMP

August 16, 2011

I have this amp for a year and it pushing me to RE 10 and they sounded amazing. I loved this amp, they made my RE POUND HARD!

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Justin

Jenison, MI

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Best amp I have ever bought

August 12, 2011

I bought this amp about a year ago to power my single Kicker CV-R 15 and it really hits hard. I bought it to replace my Pyle (Pyle of crap) amp that could barely move my Kicker. When i opened the box i was greeted with a certificate of power stating the RF amps are underrated. This has been the best investment I have ever made in an amp. As of right now the only non RF product I am running is my sub and my headunit everything else is Rockford Fosgate.

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Grant

OH

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Loved it

August 11, 2011

I got this amplifier with the package. I sure do love it. I had it pushing a 12" dual voice Alpine Type R. My birth sheet said 524 watt rms. I only had it go into protect once because it was hot out and it wasn't in an open area. I have it mounted on the back of a fold down seat. So if I was going anywhere and was going to be hittin hard I would fold down the seat and with the windows down it wouldn't even heat up. But this amplifier NEEDS to breathe. The bass gain remote was iffy. You could turn it and not notice a difference with the bass. Almost like it had only four settings, disort, loud, quiet, off. Not much in between. Other than that I would certainly reccamend this amplifier. It sure does put out the bang for the buck. I am going to be getting another Type R 12" and will be upgrading to a bigger amplifier.

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Dylan

TX

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Sick amp

August 7, 2011

I love this amp. I have it wired at 2 ohms and it slams with my single P315!

Pros: good looking, cea compliant, rockford name

Cons: it goes into protect often because i dont have a/c in my classic vw and its been reaching triple digit temps!, i would like the amp to be able to directly connect bare wire for the power/ground, and thats about it.

I would definitely recommend this amp for someone just getting into car audio or even professionals that love SQ!

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Fletch

Orange City, FL

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Great Amp

May 31, 2011

This amp keeps up to Rockfords Rep. I got this amp running 1 P3D412 and slams the h*** out of it. Does tend to heat up so make sure you have it in a well vented area, but would recommend it to anyone.

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Kabir

Rochester, NY

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Great Amp

May 23, 2011

I recommend this amp because it definitely helps my Type R 12" hit hard. I didn't think it was going to be that good since it's only the Prime and not the Power or RF's other amps but it works wonderfully. There are no cons yet.

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Matthew

Quinton, AL

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Great amp

April 20, 2011

This amp works great with the P3 shallows I bought. Can't beat it for the price. I haven't had any kind of problems either. I mounted it under my bench seat in my '90 model Chevy Silverado and has over heated or cut off once, not even when my heat was running full blast at the floor boards during the winter months after a hour and half drive with the stereo going full blast the whole time. So great amp! I'm going to be moving up to the Prime R1000 for sure, because I got this one just wanting a good sound with a little bit of bass, and now I want even more.

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jfiala92

Binghamton, NY

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Rockford Fosgate PrimeR500-1

March 18, 2011

Amazing.....

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Edward

Spring, TX

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Rockford Fosgate prime series is awesome

February 24, 2011

Picked it up in a rush to get to heatwave in Austin tx hooked it up and bumped all the way there on to two Sony Xplodes I recommend it

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Billy

Norfolk, VA

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Its straight

February 8, 2011

Its a good buy. It is powering my 12 inch W6 and so far it has been great. The amp gets a bit hot and could use a better cooling system but other than that it is a great amp. No problems after 5 months of use. It is also a bit long so its hard to fit into a place that is hidden.

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pro10is

VT

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Superb

February 3, 2011

Even better than expected. Produces clear, clean bass with more than enough power. Super quiet signal to noise. Fantastic performance for the price. The connectors could be a bit better but you only need to deal with that once during installation. Overall a great value.

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Trey

Mantachie, ms

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good amp

January 21, 2011

This is a great budget or beginner amp. This amp puts out more than rated as you can always expect from Rockford. This is a class A/B amp not class D so if you dont tune it right, it will heat up. All you have to do is crank the bass boost and go easy on the gain and you will have no problem.

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Steven

Ga

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Pretty Good

January 19, 2011

the only bad thing about this amp is it gets really hot, I have it powering a W6V3 dual voice coil running it at two ohms. it came with a birth sheet saying 538 rms. Would recommend to anyone great amp

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Rene'

Arkansas City, Kansas

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Powerfull Amplifier

December 19, 2010

I bought this amplifier for my wife's Lincoln MKZ.
This is a very powerful amplifier for a very reasonable price that will for sure do the job. My son now has it and ran 2 12" subwoofers with no problems at all. It never gets hot and just keeps running. I would recommend this amplifier to anyone looking for power and stability.

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Ericvansolo

Bedford, Tx

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Excellent Equipment!!! Great Price!!!

December 16, 2010

The Rockford Fosgate (Prime R500-1) amp works wonderfully in my car. This amp was more than enough power for my dual 10" MTX Subs, and it came with everything I needed for an easy installation. With its slender, clean look and professional electrical connections you can tell they uesd quailty parts for this amp. As an automotive technician I would recommend this amp if you want clean, hard hitting bass for your compact car or truck.

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Chris

Va beach, VA

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gets soooo hot!

December 5, 2010

The amp was very good, but after 10 or 20 mins of bumpin hard, the thing either shuts down or gets hotter than an oven. dont buy this if you plan to bump hard

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Alec

Charlotte, NC

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nice begineer amp!

December 2, 2010

I would recomeend this amp for a beginner setup. I have it on 4 ohm 12's and it hits hard but the amp runs hot. It's a great amp for occasionally bumpin hard!

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Frederick

Riverbank, CA

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Quality Sound!

December 2, 2010

I've owned this amp for a few months now, and I have to say for the price it was a great decision. I paired it up with a P3 10" also bought here at Sonic and I always get compliments on how hard it hits. Purchased another for my daughters 17th Christmas.
Sonic is great about Shipping and answering questions over the phone. Only note is I would make sure it has good ventilation for those hot days.
Definitely recommend this product and Sonic services.

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Thomas.R

Atlanta, G,A

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Alpine great product

December 1, 2010

This amp is great run, great thump...

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Christopher

Katy, TX

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Probably the best bang for the buck going right now

October 28, 2010

I have installed, designed and built dozens of systems for me and friends over the years so I do know a thing or two about this stuff. I love Fosgate mono amps and run the Power series on my personal system. I put together a system for my wife's car but needed to keep the cost down so I picked up this amp to push a single 12" Kicker Solo-Baric L5 DVC 4 ohm bridged to 2ohm.

The test sheet claims 539watts RMS at 2ohm and the little amp delivers it. It is more than enough for that Solobaric and produces a clean sound.

Goods:
- Price. You are really getting a lot of amp for the price and it should output more power than advertised.

Bads:
- You can only bridge it to 2ohms so make sure to get your subwoofer configuration right before hooking up or buying the subs.
- Also, this little amp gets HOT. I have not had it shut down but it will really get hot and I am running 4ga power wire. Keep that in mind during installs. My Power series Fosgate amp is always cool no matter how hard I push it.
- Power and ground terminals could be a bit bigger. It is a struggle to get 4ga wire in there but I pulled it off.

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markos

Brentwood, CA

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good buy

October 11, 2010

Great true power, hits hard with most subs, Sonic's price is unbeatable!

Rockford is one of the most respected brands, can't get this kind of deal anywhere else I didn't even need an amp right now I just bought it for the heck of it 129 is the lowest price you'll see for this amp (even used it would be around 150)

I'll either use it or sell it for like 220
great deal sonic!

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Deeezy504

Marrero, LA

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Great amp

October 7, 2010

Great product no problems would definitely recommend well worth the money fast shipping!!!!

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Anthony

McClellan, CA

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Awesome

October 6, 2010

This product was freaking amazing.

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jared

findlay oh

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RF great product

September 19, 2010

i purchased two of these awesome amps to push two alpine type r's in a bassworx box ..they kick like no other i heard many good things about rockford fosgate before but until u own one u wont understand. its a great price i got screwed by store mark ups an paid $225 an amp well worth the extra buck to buy RF though!

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Christian

White, GA

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2 Days!

September 16, 2010

Great amp for the price, if you can afford more buy the Punch or Power series and save some room. My birth sheet read 576 RMS power. I have it on a Kicker CVR in a 1993 Ranger.

Best part was i was expecting this amp the following week. Credit to UPS and Sonic Electronix. I ordered Tuesday, received it Thursday(I'm in Georgia folks), i bought it with the 4 gauge wiring kit and it provides plenty of power.

Who says you cant have power in a single cab??? The controller works miracles and has the POPO wondering where that bass is coming from. It takes under a second after seeing a cop to turn the bass down. Customer for life.

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DT

ROAN MTN

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Excellent Product

August 21, 2010

I'm very impressed with this amp. I'm pushing 2 12's now and was pushing 2 10's with this amp and it performs flawlessly. The Price was very affordable also. I Highly recommend this amp

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NissanPRO

Virginia

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Great sound and quality for a low budget sound system

August 19, 2010

I purchased this amp to power my 10" Rockford Fosgate Power sub in my 350Z. It fit perfectly mounted to my custom box, and provides amazing kick. I was amazed at how much one 10" could put out, even when only pushing 500 watts!

I would recommend this to anyone who is running one 10" or 12" subwoofer, regardless of brand. The quality is great, (Rockford, of course) its durable, easy to set up, and provides great sound.

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Kenny

greenwood,de

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great amp for the money

August 9, 2010

i just bought this amp and got it wired at 2ohms to one 12" P3 and it sounds awesome, got the gain about 75% and tuned to 85 hz hooked a eq to it as well and once i tuned it, it sounds like i got 2 15's. supposed to be a 500 watt amp but when i got it in my birth sheet said it put out 574 watts so cant complain about the power. very good amp for the price. only downfall to the amp is it gets hot but has not gone into protect mode yet. shipping was great received product in 4 days and i live all the way on the east coast.

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brandon

Colorado

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overall i am impressed

June 29, 2010

i have this amp hooked to a pair of old school pioneer ts-w300r 12's in a custom slot ported box(big box), in a 1997 ford explorer, and it bangs, i know i need to upgrade my subs because at full gain with 3/4 bass after about 3 or 4 minutes i can smell the voice coils, and thats on a 4ohm load, so the power is there, i have not hooked it up 2ohm yet but im sure the power will still be there. the bass from this thing is great, pedestrians and police here me coming for 6 block in any direction now. only thing is, it does get hot, at half volume the amp overheated twice between my house and the neighboring town 13 miles away. granted it was very hot out side and it was pretty loud. i have since fabed up a cooling system for it and have not had the problem since. all and all price considered this is a great deal, probably the cheapest way to balance great bass with great sound quality.

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ZAchary

ocala, FL

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Great value!!

March 20, 2010

Would definitely recommend this amp. Got it on 2 p312D4s and these things slam like crazy. Even though I am only pushing 300 watts to each speaker they are really loud no lie. Buy it!

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Anthony

Yuma, AZ

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Sweetness

February 15, 2010

I just recently bought this amp for my RF PD415, the sound quality was just mind blowing and i'm only runnin 450 w/ 40hz.
i highly recommend this amp if ur looking 4 an easy system 4 rite now an a bit tight on money.

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Ray

Washington, DC

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Great Quality Sound

October 2, 2009

The Rockford Fosgate R500-1 amplifier delivers an awesome, yet not too grimey sound. For a pure quality sound with the right amount of kick, pick up the Fosgate R500-1.

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Tyson

fort dodge, IA

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Powerful Amp

August 13, 2009

Great Amp Lots Of Power Pushes My 2 12's Easy. Love The Power Great Price Also

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Derek

apple creek, OH

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Great Amp

April 16, 2013

Rockford Fosgate has never let me down. This thing will do what it says and then some. I like the design because it gives it a powerful look. This will do 600 watts easily.

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Ron

Springfield, OH

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Great Amp For the Money

March 23, 2013

I have this amp on 2 Rockford P1 15's and it does the trick. Played it for over an hour full tilt and never got hot or shut off. I highly recommend. Sonics service was great to I got this in only 2 days with standard shipping.

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chris

evans, CO

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Great amp

August 8, 2012

This amp is great. I used in on my boat and have had no problems. Love the remote power control.

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Tyler

Canyon Country, CA

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Sick Amp!

February 20, 2012

Where to begin. This amp puts out more than enough power for a nice sub. have it powering my (new model) fosgate p2 4ohm, with the gain all the way down, and decibal knob all the way down, and i still get headaches. It is very easy to install/tune too. Not too shabby looking either. The blue power LED puts out alot of light too, if its an exposed amp, the led looks badass at night. runs pretty cool, has yet to overheat on me, and lets just say i dont drive quietly. You wont be dissapointed.

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brady

Damascus, OR

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Great amp with a lot of kick

August 2, 2011

Great amp. I have my thunder thin hooked up to it and it sounds great. Truly a great amp. Rockford fosgate in my opinion have the best amps out there.

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anthony

Britton, MI

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AMAZING AMP!!!

July 11, 2011

I have it powering two 15" subwoofers bridged to two ohms and there being pushed to the fullest!!!! Has good crossovers within the amp. Much enjoyed amp. going to buy it agian to power my 3 10"s.

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Brandon

Vermillion, SD

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Solid deal

March 27, 2011

A decent and respectable amp. It overheats a little easily in the summer time which tells me that the amp is not efficiently using the power its trying to generate. All that heat is wasted energy. However it has never been hot to the touch. It shuts itself off when overheating so your investment will be safe.

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phelan

Salina KS

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Great product

February 21, 2011

This amp is just AMAZING. I have this amp in my cobalt and my s10, both amps are hooked up to 2 alpineType S12s and the just pound the amp is se tup perfect for 2 subs the are 300 rms or just one that is 500 rms. I have pushed this amp to run a Type R and even thought it doents have the rms rating to handle it it does an amazing job at making my cars sound great. All and all i would give this amp a 10 out of 10

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Mia

atwater ca

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Awesome sonic Electronix

December 27, 2010

Any product I get from this place has always been top quality. This Rockford amp that I bought sounds great. It does what it says for how many watts it is. Got it running one 10 sub does pretty good bridged.

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IROC2000

Lubbock, TX

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Fantastic Amp!

December 4, 2010

I use this amp to push two single voice coil 12 inch Rockford Fosgate Punch subwoofers P1S812. The R500-1 is much more powerful than what the specs say. In a 2011 Dodge crew cab, they really hit hard with the factory Alpine deck that comes in these vehicles. Use 4 gauge wire or 2 gauge wire and you too will be happy with this one!

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JMC

Fort Worth, Tx

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Great item

October 31, 2010

This item is simply great, works great on my two Rockford Fosgate shallow 12" subs

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JMC

Fort Worth, Tx

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Great item

October 31, 2010

This item is simply great, works great on my two Rockford Fosgate shallow 12" subs

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Gator

alapaha, ga

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bumps the punch p2

October 18, 2010

I have this amp wired to a dual vc P2 subwoofer at 2 ohms and it really hits. Got the air space at about 1.5 ft. cubed and it really sounds clear and no distortion at all! I love Rockford Fosgate and Sonic Electronix...I love you more.

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Josh Ua

Canada

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Awesome.

August 12, 2010

I have this amp set up in my Ford Ranger with one 12" Alpine Type S in a sealed box. Oh my! It sounds amazing!! The mirrors shake and the amp is at half its possible output.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

R500-1

UPC

780687328818

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

r5001

Internal Product ID

17368

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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