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Alpine MRX-V60

600W RMS, 5-Channel Class D X-Power Series Car Amplifier

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Good Things Come In Small Packages

Alpine's 2011 MRX-V60 is the perfect amplifier when looking to add power to a complete car audio system. This 5-channel amplifier features variable low-pass and high pass filters, along with a subsonic filter, giving you complete control of all frequencies for a finer tuning of your car audio system. Its CEA-2006 Compliance assures that the power output is accurate and true every single time, giving you optimal performance whether it is a short or long listening session. Advanced circuitry provides a more efficient amplifier by minimizing distortion and increasing clarity and signal output and input. The small chassis design makes this amplifier a great solution with those with minimal space or for anyone who wants to heard but not seen. So if you are looking for an amplifier than can power up a complete car audio set the MRX-V60 is the perfect amp at the perfect price.

  • MRX Series 5-Channel Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating(14.4V):
    • 4 ohms: 50 watts x 4 chan. + 200 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 75 watts x 4 chan. + 300 watts x 1 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 150 watts x 2 chan.
  • MOSFET power supply
  • High efficiency digital circuit design
  • Remote bass level input (Alpine RUX-KNOB remote level control sold separately)
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • 5//4/3/2 Channel operation
  • Speaker-level (high-level) inputs with signal sensing for automatic turn-on
  • 2-Way System Protection circuitry
  • Heavy duty heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 0.2V-4V
    • High level: 0.5V-10V
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-400 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-400 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic filter (5-30 Hz, 24dB/octave)
  • Damping factor: >500
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 5-400 Hz
  • Dimensions: 9"L x 10-5/8"W x 2-1/4"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

Alpine products are warranted solely by Sonic Electronix, Inc. under the same period and terms as the original Alpine warranty. Sonic Electronix is not an Authorized Alpine Dealer and Alpine requires all merchandise purchased by Sonic Electronix customers to be returned solely to Sonic Electronix. Alpine products are also covered by our Standard Return Policy for returns on exchanges or refunds within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

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 speakers or subwoofers 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.

50 watts x 4 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 speakers or subwoofers 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.

75 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm

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 speakers or subwoofers equals 1 ohm, 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.

Not Stable
Bridged RMS 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 RMS power created once an amplifier is bridged.

150 watts x 2 channels

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.
200 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.
300 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
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 1 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.
Not Stable

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.
5
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.

450 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.
4 ohms
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.
.04%
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.
Yes
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.
No
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)
High-pass (HP)
Full (AP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
The high-pass crossover frequency can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable high-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies above the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies below 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.

50 - 400 Hz
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.

50 - 400 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
5 - 30 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.
110 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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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 
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
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.

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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
40%
4 Star
40%
3 Star
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2 Star
0%
1 Star
20%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.0
Features
4.0
Design
4.0
Usability
4.0

Keith

Los Angeles, CA

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A combination of good value, Alpine Quality and efficient Class D Operation

July 21, 2011

Nice, finally a quality fully Class D 5 Channel amp at a low price point!  I believe this will be a big seller for Alpine because it does so much for so little.  For one, you get the quality Alpine name and reliability.  Efficient all Class D operation, flexible controls, and technology derived from their flagship PDX series amps.   While the amp is rated 60x4 and 300 watts RMS @ 2 Ohm, the birth cards rate it at 80x4 watts and 389 RMS for the sub when drawing on a stable 14.4V  (although realistically voltage will fluctuate anywhere from 12.9-14V when driving).  But if your car has a strong electrical system or performance battery, you’ll get more out of the amp then the base ratings.  In my vehicle I have 4 ohm Polk components in the front, Polk coaxials in the rear, and a single 10” subwoofer in a sealed stealth box (with a 2 ohm load).   The sub channel has enough power to run a 10” Alpine Type-S, JL 10W3v2 or Rockford P2 adequately.  I think for most people just wanting a good SQ system this is a good place to start.  Although people looking for a more powerful setup should probably buy 2 separate amps or spend a lot more on getting something like a Jl 900/5 HD, Kicker IX 1000.5 or Fosgate P1000X5D .  The subchannel really isn’t enough to drive a 12” Alpine Type R, or 2x12.  So if you’re looking to go that route, this amp isn’t for you.   Quality 4 Gauge cable is recommend, so be sure to get some nice pure copper wire for your power connection. Pros + All in one system at a low price point + Does not draw excessive current that would tax small or older cars stock electrical systems + Sub Channel should adequately match 8-12” mid-level subwoofers + Flexible controls including adjustable crossovers, bass boost, remote level knobs subsonic filters etc. + Black anodized aluminum matches many car interiors, and elegant blue LED to indicate power + Small footprint + Comes with speaker input lead harness to be compatible with more HU choices + Clean power and sounds, processing sounds good and does not sound overly digital (compares nicely to typical Class A/B Amps)   Cons -May not have enough power for certain applications -Will not be enough to drive many higher end, power hungry subwoofers or multiple sub configurations -Alpine doesn’t currently offer a 5 channel amp with more subwoofer power

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Subie

San Francisco, CA

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Very good compact Amplifier

March 31, 2012

This amplifier fits under driver or passenger front seats and powers four door speakers and a subwoofer. Rated at 75Wx4 and 300W sub. The birthsheets are 30% higher at 100Wx4 and 400W sub. And these power rating are more than sufficient for a mid to standard size car and a 10" sub. The High Pass filters will enable you to optimize the signals sent to the door speakers while Low Pass and Subsonic filter will help you tune the sub. The sound is very clean. I have 6022i Front/5022i rear and a 10" pioneer subwoofer in the rear and have to limit my volume to preserve my hearing. Gains set at 3/4 is plenty loud and there's more juice to be had. Be sure to use a 4 AWG grouding and power kit.

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S KalaD

Canada

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Great amp... and I'm not talking 'bout the price yet...

February 11, 2012

This amp is GREAT! For starters, the genius that said the amp overheated probably uses some 10ga wiring with a faulty groung. Alpine amps have exellent heat dessipation, and it is normal for an amp to become hot when pushed. That being said, exellent QUALITY amp from alpine, I'm a car audio installer, and I just installed one in a 2008 Dodge Ram (Setup description; hu Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT - front Infinity Reference components REF6030cf- rear Infinity Reference coaxials REF5032cf - sub Clarion slim mount 10" sealed enclosure under rear seat (the Clarion actually suprised me) full Dynamat deadening in both front and rear doors) so the setup is leaning on the SQ side, great sound quality, very crisp and detailed (thx Infinity) and yet warm and natural (thx Pioneer) with immense presence and LOUD! (THX Alpine) more power than you expect, obviously not the way to go for an SLP setup but totally worth EVERY penny for an exellent SQ setup. The small footprint is a plus as is the elegant desing with hide-away wire cover (++ clean install), full spectrum clarity and the value you are expecting from a brand like Alpine!

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HIFIGUY

North Hollywood, CA

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VERY NICE 5 channel amp! Compact with a PUNCH!

August 30, 2013

This little (in physical size) amp impressed the hell out of me. I was able to buy one of these amps on sale at one of my local shops. First of all like many of the previous reviews. My bench test "birth sheet" tested at 98x4 and 394x1 @ 2 ohms. and boy does this amp perform. Very crisp and clean music reproduction. Like everyone else stated before me, make sure you use proper 4 gauge amp wiring for efficiency. Running JBL MS 6.5" comps in the front doors and Morel Maximo 6x9 in the rear deck as well as a JL 10w6v3-D4 subwoofer with a Kenwood KDC-X994 HU and I couldn't be any happier. the sub channel is more than enough for my tastes. Even when I listen to bass heavy hip hop/rap music it pushes my w6v3 with ease. Definitely recommend this amp to anyone in the market for a small yet efficient 5-channel.

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Reno

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Crappy

January 31, 2012

I would not recommend this. It can't run 2 6.5" and a 15" with out over heating.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MRX-V60

UPC

793276301079

Weight

7.72lbs

Internal SKU

mrxv60

Internal Product ID

34363

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: Alpine MRX-V60