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Rockford Fosgate Power T1500-1bd (T15001bd)

1500W RMS, Power Series Compact Class bD Amplifier

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Rockford Fosgate T1500-1bdCP

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  • Power Series Compact Class bD Amplifier
  • RMS Power Output:
    • 4 ohms: 500 watts x 1 channels
    • 2 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 channels
    • 1 ohm: 1500 watts x 1 channels
  • 1-Ohm Mono Stable
  • CEA 2006 standard ratings for real-world power
  • High Efficiency Class bd Topology
  • Variable 35-250 Hz Low-Pass Crossover
  • 24 dB/Octave Butterworth Crossover Alignment
  • Variable 0–18 dB Punch Boost @ 45 Hz
  • Infrasonic filter: -3dB @ 28Hz 12dB/Octave
  • Removable Connections Shroud
  • 4 Gauge Power & Ground Connections
  • Preamp Outputs
  • Wired Remote Punch Bass EQ port (P-EQ sold separately)
  • Bass boost: 24 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20-250 Hz
  • Dimensions: 8-3/20"L x 14-9/10"W x 2-3/20"H
  • 1/0-gauge power and ground leads recommended. Contact us for information regarding a discount on a select amplifier kit when purchased together.
  • 2-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Rockford Fosgate T1500-1bdCP)

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
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.
1500 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

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.

BD
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.

1500 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.
1/0 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 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.
0.8%
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.
2 pairs
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.

35 - 250 Hz
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.
24 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)
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
150A
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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
76%
4 Star
24%
3 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.8
Usability
4.9

Vacas Khan

United Arab Emirates

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RockFord T-1500BD

January 4, 2013

I got this amp to power Alpine Type R 15". it was my first experience with SPL with these two giants and i cant believe what happened next. Alpine Type R 1522 in ported box tuned at 35Hz, from amp- sub sonic to 15hz, half gain and punch booseter set to 80Hz, the slam and punch was so tight that it actually felt inside.. this amp is of great value and money.. worht buying this amp, power it with stinger 4 guage and Interconnects SI8220 and see what magic it brings to your vehicle :P

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loudestqx4

Scottsdale, AZ

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beastly

March 4, 2011

This amp is amazing I am running for of these bad boys on my 4 15s and it slams I am hitting about a 154db on music. I highly recommend this amp

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Lalo

Watsonville, CA

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T1500-1bd

November 30, 2010

Got one of these awesome amps powering a 15" Kicker L7. Sounds awesome. Pushes my L7 like nothing. Have the gain turned up to almost half and it pushes my sub to the limit. Overall great amp. Definitely recommend this amp.

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carl

omaha, NE

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Can't go wrong!

November 22, 2010

Got this hooked up to a pair of alpine type-x (1000 rms per)..down firing in ext ranger..the birth cert show 1816 RMS!..perfect match for these subs!.FYI, does get pretty hot during the the summer, but can certainly take it. excellent amp

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Frederick

Fredericksburg, VA

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Good Amp!

November 17, 2010

Hooked up to kicker L7's, for the price great amp! Cant beat sonic!

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TJ

Ann Arbor, Mi

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WOW!

May 20, 2010

I did not buy this amp from Sonic, but I've bought car audio from them before and I've been very satisfied. I bought this amp used for $300 and it's one of the best deals I've ever had! The birth certificate states it's was born on 4/08 and does 1830 wrms at 1 ohm! I currently have it hooked up to 2 JL Audio 12W7's in a 4 cu. ft. ported box and it slams!!! Loudest I've ever owned and heard (granted I've never been to a competition). I'm running 0 gauge wire, stock alt, kinetic hc800 in a 05 Ford Taurus.

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douchman

Oklahoma

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Great amp

March 31, 2010

I just got one and its birth sheet says it puts out 1816 watts RMS at 1 ohm!! I have 2 12" t1's wired to this amp at 1 ohm and they pound and its all the way turned down! Great price and fast shipping!

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MR

Kankakee ILL

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Great Amp

February 19, 2010

I got this amp for my car I have 2 Rockford Fosgate T1 and it worked so good ''''Its a great amp'''' and for the money this is the best amp u could buy. I recommend this amp...GO ROCKFORD FOSGATE THE BEST

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josh

idaho falls, ID

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the best.

November 20, 2009

this is the best amp.... im running it with a 2.0 cap, i had, (now i say had like they are past tens) and they blew up and might have smoked a little bit, now i have two 12' boston that are about to blow, this amp will do just about what ever you are asking and more, i say get this amp, or another rockford amp, never can go wrong with them,

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Critical-Audio

Waco, TX

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An amazing amp!

August 7, 2009

This amp is great all around! Ive had it in many different sub setups and it never gets hot. Even ran it hard in usaci competition at .5ohms! Did just fine! been through many amps in my life but this is the best one far.

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Clay

St. Joseph, MO

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AWESOME DEAL!!!

March 3, 2009

This amp is absolutely amazing. I knew it would do the job, but I didn't know it was going to improve the entire sound quality of my truck. The best thing about this amp along with my head unit and speakers is the price. Every time somebody hears me and asks me what I have in my truck they can't believe that 10's can sound that good. But the most enjoyable part is when they ask how much I spent on it all. They about faint. This is my new electronics dealer anything I need I get from this store. Because everything I go to one of the electronics dealer in town and ask about a few things on prices they cant get it near what sonicelectronix sells it for. So why even look any more people.

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Jimmy

Midland, TX

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Too much power???

December 31, 2008

Amazing sound quality amazing spl amazing power output amazing design literally speechless. only thing i have to say is you have to witness the power of a rockford amp to see the quality and features put into this intense amp. my birthsheet on mine was 1832rms at 1ohm at 2ohm its 1244rms and 4ohm it's 571rms.

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Michael

Buena Park, CA

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T1500-1BD

January 30, 2008

I just switched over from using another amp back to Rockford Fosgate. This is hands down the best bass amp that I have ever used. My birthsheet had a rating of 1636 watts @ 1 ohm and 1130 watts @ 2 ohms. I run it at 2 ohms and the amp is absolutely incredible. To top things off this amp is very small, very refined and most of all an excellent buy.

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earl

Las Vegas, NV

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THIS AMP IS IT

July 13, 2007

I bought this amp 3 days ago. And i am getting 1808 rms watts into 1 ohm. I love this amp i only have to turn my cd player up to 13 and it bangs harder then my old three 12 pioneers i used to have. Now i am running 2 type r's alpine 1242.12 inches. Into 1 ohm. I have a 1.8 ported box. Its hits hard!!!

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Tim

Meridian, ID

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Nice Amp

April 6, 2009

This amp works great. I have it running one 12" JBL GTI. It is the older series, which has great sound quality.

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Hector

Brooklyn, NY

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December 11, 2008

Small and powerful. Does not overheat as much as typical Fosgate amps. Does not overdraw current as commonly known to be a Fosgate Factor. On a scale from 1 to 5 I'll give it 3.5 to 4. Not the most powerful amp in the market for this price range, but it comes with a very nice warranty and the Fosgate known quality reputation.

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EnjoiSlipknot

Shenandoah, Iowa

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Awesome

September 13, 2009

This is a awesome amplifier..great look and just being able to say you have the amp is enough to let a person know your banging..the reason i gave it 4 stars overall and on look..is because its so small..i like bigger looking amps

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XKIT02 True 0-Gauge Wiring Kit

In case you didn't know, NVX has top notch wire for your new amp! Don't forget the RCA's!

Your Price $149.99

Belva BPK0D Dual Amp 0/4-Gauge Wiring Kit

Enough wire for 2 amps! Don't forget the RCA's!

Your Price $59.99

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $79.99

Kicker Big 3 Package 1/0 Gauge Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $149.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

StreetWires FB0

1/0 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

Stinger Gauge Reducer (0/1 AWG to 4 AWG)

Chrome gauge reducer allows 0/1 AWG cable to fit in 4 AWG inputs

Your Price $7.99

NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

Your Price $17.99

Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

Your Price $89.99

NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft of V-Series 2-Channel RCA Audio Premium Interconnect Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

Your Price $11.99

NVX XIX25 X-Series RCA Interconnect Cable

16.4 ft. of 4-Channel X-Series RCA Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

Your Price $26.99

NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $39.99

NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $13.99

Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $14.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $12.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High Frequency Test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

XIX2025 Strapping RCA

0.25 Meter (0.86 ft) Hyper-Flex RCA cable w/ Serpentine-Cut Nickel Plated Connectors

Your Price $12.99

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

T1500-1bD

UPC

780687324506

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

t1500-1bd

Internal Product ID

8955

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 Power T1500-1bd (T15001bd)