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Rockford Fosgate PM500X1bd

Rockford Fosgate PM500X1bd- 500 Watt Monoblock Amplifier

The PM500X1bd is a 500 Watt Monoblock amplifier with high dynamic power using Class-bd technology and a conformal coated pc board designed for motorsport and marine applications. Don't let the small footprint fool you (2.38" x 7.76" x 11.03"), the PM500X1bd is packed with industry leading technology. Rockford Fosgate does not simply paint an amplifier white and call it "Marine Grade"; with corrosion resistant stainless steel hardware and two-part epoxy coated circuit boards, these units are designed with the most extreme elements in mind. Regardless if you're driving typical speakers or two subwoofers, the hefty output capability will deliver the right amount of PUNCH that you want wherever you take it!



UV Inhibitor Materials

Beat the Elements

Centrex and ASA plastic materials are used for their UV radiation resistance and components are tested in accordance with ASTM D4326 testing and certification procedures. Rockford Fosgate moto-marine amplifiers not only have the capabilities you expect a Rockford amp to have, but they have been designed to stand up to the environmental conditions you are likely to subject them to.


CLEAN (Calibrated Level Eliminates Audible Noise)

C.L.E.A.N. Set-Up

Take the headache out of tuning your amplifier. Rockford Fosgate’s integrated level setting technology called CLEAN (Calibrated Level Eliminates Audible Noise), utilize simple LED indicators to identify both signal clipping from the audio source and the output level clipping to the speakers. This precise level set-up eliminates speaker damaging distortion.





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  • Monoblock Punch Series Class-bd Marine Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 150 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
  • Dynamic Power:
    • 4 ohms: 224 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 410 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohms: 787 watts x 1 chan.
  • Includes a Rockford Fosgate Performance Verification Certificate
    w/ Inspection Data & Actual Power Rating, (aka "Birth Sheet")
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • CE Compliant
  • LED power (blue) and protect (red) indicators
  • Features C.L.E.A.N. Set-up with 10-step set-up procedure
  • Muted turn on
  • Stealth top mounted control panel
  • Cast aluminum heatsink
  • Short circuit protection
  • Over current protection
  • Marine grade two part epoxy coating on circuit boards
  • Marine grade stainless steel hardware
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • Balanced Differential Inputs, to eliminate noise picked up by signal cables
  • Protected against Dust, UV, & Corrosion
  • Dynamic Thermal Management evenly distributes excess heat across entire amplifier heatsink.
  • Features MEHSA3 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application - gen3)
  • High level input capable with Auto Turn-On circuit:
  • Optional remote Punch Level Control (PLC2) ready (w/ input clip indicator)
  • Input sensitivity: 150 mV - 12 V
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 250 Hz
  • Efficiency (average): 86% @ 4-Ohm
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <1.0%
  • Punch EQ Bass: 0 - +18dB boost @ 45Hz.
  • 12dB/octave Butterworth crossover (selectable)
  • Selectable subsonic/infrasonic filter: off / 28 Hz, 12 dB/octave
  • Variable low-pass filter: 50 - 250 Hz, 12 dB/octave
  • Recommended Fuse Rating: 80A x 1 inline (not included)
  • Operating Voltage: 9 - 16 VDC
  • Max Current Draw: 70 A
  • Average Current Draw: 35 A
  • Power Wire Gauge: 4 AWG - 8 AWG
  • Speaker Wire Gauge: 8 AWG - 18 AWG
  • 4 gauge OFC power and ground wiring is recommended for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Dimensions: 7.76"W x 11.03"L x 2.38"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's 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.
150 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.
500 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.

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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
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.
1 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.
<1.0%
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.
Optional (Requires Accessory Adapter)
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)
Subsonic
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 - 250 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
Switchable Off/28 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.
0 - 18 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.
80A x 1 Inline Fuse Recommended
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.

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PM500X1bd

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10.80lbs

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pm500x1bd

Internal Product ID

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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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