This little thing is amazing. It's been pushing my 12" 600 rms sub for a year now. It only gets better. I am amazed by the power this things packs. Even though is a lot more expensive than other alpine or pioneer or other amps at 500 w rms but I don't see myself purchasing any other 500 watt amp ever! This amp is great. I would be blasting the shit out of my sub for hours at a time and the amp wouldn't even break a sweat. A must have amp if you are serious bout your sound!
Rockford Fosgate Power TM500X1br
500 Watt Element Ready Power Series Class-BR Marine Monoblock Amplifier
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• Complete 8 Gauge 2-Channel Amplifier Installation Kit
• Designed Specifically For Car Audio Systems Up to 500 Watts RMS
• Premium Power and Ground Wire Provides Optimal Power Transfer
• Mini-ANL Fuse Holder With A 60 Amp Mini-ANL fuse
• 30% Copper CCA Wire
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• Remote wired level control
• Dual function LED (power/clipping)
• Controls level when crossover set to LP (Low-Pass)
• Includes bass knob, cable, mounting clip, mounting screws
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Power TM500X1br - 500 Watt Class-BR Ultra-compact Mono Amplifier
The Power TM500X1br 500 Watt mono ultra-compact amplifier is built on Rockford Fosgate’s successful launch of the Mobile audio version of the Power Series amplifiers. Due to their flexibility, small footprint and high-end performance they were being used for motorcycles, UTVs and boat systems. Because of this, Rockford Fosgate engineers set out to create a version that was geared more toward a life in the elements - in comes the Element Ready series of Power amplifiers. The TM500X1br is loaded with Rockford Fosgate's patented Boosted Rail technology that sips current while retaining a storage reserve for extended bursts of power. The amplifier features very flexible vehicle integration through low-level and high-level inputs with auto turn-on. Top mounted controls allow easy access to built-in crossover and C.L.E.A.N. input/output clip detection circuits. The 3-stage thermal lock extrusion with dual fan forced induction keeps everything cool while real-time thermal/protection schemes safeguard the amplifier. In addition, a brushed aluminum chassis with UV inhibitors added to the finish and a Marine grade two-part epoxy coating on the circuit boards ensures that you will continue enjoying your system while enduring even the most extreme of elements.
Beat the Elements
Extruded aluminum with UV inhibitors and 4 layer 2oz copper circuit board with 2-part epoxy coating are used for their UV radiation resistance and moisture protection. 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. Whether out on the water, on the mud or in the back roads these amplifiers are designed to perform through Dust, UV, Corrosion and whatever beating you plan to subject them to.
Take the headache out of tuning and dialing in your system. 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 by making sure that the system is passing through a safe clean signal. No more fumbling with meters, formulas and crunching numbers, dial in your system to the proper calibrations with ease.
- Element Ready Power Series Class-BR Mono Amplifier
- RMS Power Rating:
- 4 ohms: 175 watts x 1 chan.
- 2 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
- 1 ohm: 500 watts x 1 chan.
- Includes Rockford Fosgate Performance Verification Certificate
w/ Inspection Data & Actual Power Rating, (aka "Birth Sheet")
- CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifier
- Rockford Fosgate proprietary Boosted Rail technology
- Differential inputs with high level auto turn-on feature
- Remote-Out feature when using high level inputs
- Features C.L.E.A.N. Set-up with 10-step set-up procedure
w/ input/output clip detection and indicator LEDs
- Optional Rockford Fosgate PLC2 provides Punch Level Control
- 4-layer 2oz. copper circuit board with 2-part epoxy coating
- Real time thermal sensing with Rollback technology
- Top mounted easy access controls
- Twin fan cooling system
- Dual extruded heat sinks
- Discrete surface mount technology
- Extruded aluminum with UV inhibitors
- Molex, marine grade nickel plated connectors
- Ferrite core coated/booted transformer
- TO-220 MOSFETs with MEHSA
- 3-stage thermal lock extrusion
- Efficiency (average): >75%
- Input sensitivity: 150mV - 12V
- Frequency Response: 20 - 220 Hz
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <1.0%
- Variable punch EQ: 0 to +18 dB bass boost at 45 Hz
- Variable low-pass filter: 50 - 250 Hz, 12 dB/octave
- Recommended Fuse Rating: 60A x 1 (not included)
- Dimensions: 4.25"W x 8.30"L x 1.60"H
- 10 - 16 gauge speaker output connections
- 8 gauge power and ground wiring is recommended for installation
- Installation Kit for Select Harley-Davidson Motorcycles available: Rockford Fosgate RFKHD9813
- Authorized Internet Dealer
- 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel
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.
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.
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.
- 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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May 14, 2016
I actually purchased the T500x1br, but the whole concept is the same. This amp is amazingly small. My shoe (size 10.5) is larger than the amp. As such it can be installed absolutely anywhere. However in order to have access to all the gains and settings I have installed it into my trunk next to the sub (12inch P3) where I custom designed a small platform-type box and displayed in on the top, and hide all the wires in the box. A must to have with it is a remote bass control, where you can adjust the bass settings from the drivers seat. Being so small also has it's disadvantages; the ground, remote and power slots are super tiny, and very close to each other. I had a 2 Gauge power wire running from the battery and it was impossible to fit it in. I had to cut it to make it size 8 in order to fit in the mounts. But other than that, so far it has been behaving good. And one more thing, this thing has a large price tag...
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