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Rockford Fosgate PRIME R1000-1D

1000W RMS, PRIME Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier

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  • PRIME Series Single-Channel Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0-12 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Single-channel operation
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • Heavy duty extruded aluminum alloy heatsink for optimal heat dissipation
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Level: 150mV-8V
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-130 Hz, 12 dB/octave Butterworth)
  • Damping factor: >200
  • Phase Shift: 0-180°
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 20-130 Hz
  • Dimensions: 7-11/16"L x 12-1/8"W x 2-7/16"H
  • 4-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

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.
500 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.
1000 watts x 1 channels

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.

D
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.

1000 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.
4 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.

20 - 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.
85 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 3 
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
15%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
6%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.6
Features
4.5
Design
4.4
Usability
4.8
Brice

hammond, LA

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greatest amp

May 1, 2011

I had this amp for about 5 months and I got to say Rockford Fosgate did a great job. I had this amp pushing a 15" Kicker about 2 weeks later I blew the sub so I switched to a L7 15" kicker and its lasted me for awhile but it started to make a rattle noise so its Time to get a brand new l7 15" Kicker!!! Whoever is reading this the truth is this amp is the greatest has so much power

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Al

Arkansas

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Great Amp

August 13, 2010

Great amp I have this hooked up to my two Kicker cvr's and this amp is a beast doesn't get hot at all even with these hot summer months.!!!

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juan

Dominican Republic

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No tan bueno como pensé

April 10, 2012

Tengo un sub P2 de 12", pero al subir el volumen en mi radio a 25 se apaga el sub.
EL tecnico me dice que este amplificador no da mucha potencia, que lo debo cambiar.
Dice hecho en china lo cual es de pobre calidad y lo convierte en un amp comun.
Me gusta que es pequeño pero no sirve para lo que lo necesito.

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Jordan

Canada

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This is an excellent amp.

October 18, 2011

This amp has been a pleasure to own. Very small for a true 1000w RMS CEA compliant amp. The birth sheet that comes with these Rockford amps said it was tested at 1043w RMS, and I believe them! It pushes my two JL 10W3V3 at 2 ohm to their max, and only have it set to 3/4 gain. It has enough juice the flex my windshield and side and rear panels slightly, the mirrors all shake, rear-view will not stay up. Impressive for two 10 inch SQ subs!

I have not been able to get this amp to heat up even after hours of pounding, great design! Crossover is great to cut out the higher freq bass so that you can blend with your front stage, and really get the clean low end punch. The Punch EQ is also great, I'd never buy an amp without it again now that I know what it can do! I find the punch on max allows you to turn the gains down for cleaner, better sounding signal amplification, and it helps to give less bassy songs like Rock some serious kick.

The remote is also awesome, allows you to dial in your amp as you cycle through songs that have different levels of bass. A must for me from now on for subs (unless you have an EQ already or listen to only one style of music.)

The only thing that you'll find on other amps that may make them preferable to you is the THD rating. Although this amp is still quite low at 1.0% Total Harmonic Distortion at rated RMS, the more expensive amps in this power range are .5 -.01% THD at rated power. But you are going to pay for that, and I personally doubt it matters because Rockford under-rates their amps whereas some of the companies advertising Low THD and Higher wattages are often not CEA Compliant and will not produce their rated power, therefore the THD cannot possibly be low at the rated power.

I recommend this amp to anyone looking in this RMS range. You will not be disappointed!!

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Leon

Jacksonville, FL

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Great Amp

January 27, 2013

Amp never gets hot and slams my 2 15" kicker cvr's great amp very pleased

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King

Detroit, MI

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Beast

March 22, 2011

This amp is UH-MAY-ZING. I'm currently running 2 Kicker CVRs @ 2 ohms on it. I did however have the gain maxed, but I recently installed the remote gain control and now it's like halfway & it bumps literally just as hard as if it was maxed. My subs aren't even remotely close to broken in yet, but this amp bangs. After I upgrade my box, I'm going to bolt it into my trunk so nobody can jack my system without having to remove the subs first in order to pull the box & amp out. It may not sound like a thief-prevention, but at least it'll stall them until I step outside and beat their face in until it's concave.

Anyways, this amp is a monster. If you don't care about whether or not your neighbors hate you, I'd highly suggest purchasing this product.

1000 TRUE watts RMS @ 2 ohms for 260... Try finding that elsewhere. :)

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Andrew

Davenport, IA

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Great Amp

March 10, 2011

This amp works great! You really can't go wrong with that price. Definitely get this amp if you are looking to buy a 1000 watt amp.

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J&J Audio

Huron, SD

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Very Nice Amp

February 21, 2011

This thing is TINY... I was BLOWN AWAY at the amount of power it had. I installed it in a friend's 2000 Jeep with 2 15" P3 subs at 2 ohms and the bass is crazy. Flexes the roof, bounces the rear wiper... was making the subs hit so hard snow was falling off my shop's roof. This amp very efficient, didn't have any light dimming (stock alt, 1000 cca battery).

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Ronster monster

wichita ks

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Surprizing

February 5, 2011

I've never owned a small 1000rms amp before but rockford definately surpassed all expectations. This thing produces a true 1000 watts rms when wired to two ohms. Highly recommend this amp to anyone.

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Judith

Canada

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Really great

January 28, 2011

Very powerfull and really good price. I like it!!!

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devin

grand rapids, michigan

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Great PRODUCT

November 25, 2012

This product hits hard. For its a great price for a name brand item. Rockford products do not disappoint. I highly recommend it.

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Marcus

District Heights, MD

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Will it Push 2, 2011, kicker 15" L&'s?

November 29, 2011

Im new to the whole "aftermarket sound system in the vehicle" thing, I have the Rockford Prime R1000-D hooked up to, two 2011, 15" kicker L7's.

I have had no issues out of the amplifier, as far as im concerned, the amplifier does what its suppose to do. I see instances online where ppl hook the same speakers up to 5000 watt plus/ better amps, and because of the loud, clean, bass, i get from the speakers while hooked to this Rockford Prime 1000-1D, i dont see a need for the mammoth amplifiers to power the 2 subwoofers.

The Prime R1000-1D is hooked to the subs, which are wired at 2ohms. I have the gain set half way up. They are all hooked to the Fahrenheit TID-8917. The bass settings on the head unit goes to 14 on bass and 14 on bass volume, while 50 on main volume. I have the both bass settings on 3. Treble on 7 since bass drowns out my door speakers which i changed also, and its plenty loud. Every now and then i will turn the volume up at the head unit and turn heads. I would upgrade amplifier if i felt a need to but i see no need to because this amp does what its suppose to do for a "Beginner Amp User," as well as Car Audio beginner like myself.
Price is fair, I bolt everything down to a wooden subfloor i placed in my vehicle under the carpet; so it wont get stolen and will slow intruders down if the alarm stickers and alarm doesnt slow them down enough. Last thing, its small enough to place amp wherever u want in your vehicle.

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Lizard lick

stem north carolina

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Rockford :)

September 14, 2011

This amp was just right for my 2 alpine type-r's. They are the 1242 models and I love the sound. Wonderful amp backed by a strong name.

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Justin

Marlborough, MA

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Amp is Amazing

June 28, 2011

This amp is so small and easy to place! I also love having it to push my 2 P3D212s because it pushes 1000 at 2 ohms just like advertised. Rockford fosgate makes the best products and this is easily one of them. Everyone askes where I got that amp and my local car audio shop always is saying they need to get some of this in because they are great! Thanks Sonic!

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Adam

Sioux Falls, SD

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Works Great

May 11, 2011

Bought this product a little skeptical of the good deal. Great amp that combined with a capacitor pushes my two P3's great. All the products I have purchased from this site have worked very well. Only thing I have seen wrong with it at all is a few scratches and dents in the box, not on the products. Great Buy

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Sir Jaime

Tulsa,OK

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Rockford is King!

March 4, 2011

Two 12"s and hit hard with no over heating and oh So... small for 1000 watts RMS "if I got that right" anyway u know what I mean.

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Jay

MA

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SOOO GOOD

January 31, 2011

so small but so strong cant get over how much i love this amp! pushing 2 12 P3s like a champ!

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Justin

MA

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INCREDIBLE!!

January 26, 2011

I absolutely love this amp! It pushes my 2 12 p3s at 2 ohms and they sound and hit great! Its a tiny amp that makes a lot a lot of power. Does not over heat at all and is overall high quality!

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Taylor

kent

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small but powerful

December 31, 2010

i was surprized of the power this amp has for its size. and it hardly takes any power [i have a good eletrical system] but its defanitly the best amp ive owned

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Ken

Hammond, IN

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Best Amp for the Price!

August 23, 2010

I have this amp pushing my (1) Kicker CVX 15 and it bangs!! The amp isn't big, it doesn't get hot, it pushes 1000 rms at 2 ohms, and it doesn't require 0 gauge wire!! What more could you ask for? This is definitely the best amp in its price range.

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i purchased the prime r-1000 1-d and i'm trying to wire two 2 ohm dual voice coil 12"kickers to it,but i can't seem to get it right.do you have any helpful ideas on how to properly wire them?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

You have two options here, NEITHER IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER! (please do not ask or attempt to find out, the outcomes are the Exact Same Thing);

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=25750&picture_id=460428

1. You can use ONE Positive (+) and ONE Negative (-) on the amp. You can use the two inner terminals or outer terminal - this also doesn't matter, as long as you choose one of each. This is the Simplest approach, and will need the subs wired like so to a 2ohm final load..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htx0aXmzFmo

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=2&I=22#results

2. If you wish to use both terminals on the amp (typically needed if the enclosure has Two Terminals), then you must wire EACH INDIVIDUAL SUB to a 4ohm Load, then give EACH SUB its own terminal. Again, THIS IS THE EXACT SAME THING AS OPTION 1, you are just letting the Amp bring the polarities together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWVFWdAKHXg

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=1&I=22#results

Both of these options will provide you a 2ohm final load at the amp. There is no other magical way to get more power out of the amp, so do not attempt any other way.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

R1000-1D

UPC

780687329921

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

r10001d

Internal Product ID

25750

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.

Product Name: Rockford Fosgate PRIME R1000-1D