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Alpine MRP-M500

Mono subwoofer amplifier — 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

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by Buck Pomerantz
Alpine

My system has plenty of power. Who needs an amp?

You might think you don't need an amp because you have a 400-watt system in your car, or because your new stereo puts out 50 watts a channel. But those are peak wattage ratings, which may boil down to 15 or 20 watts per channel, using the more realistic RMS rating. An amp sends your speakers the power they need to deliver your music with clarity and impact, whether you're using factory speakers or high-performance components. And low-frequency reproduction requires lots of power, so an amp is an absolute must if you're adding a sub to your system.

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The Alpine MRP-M500 mono amplifier drives your subwoofer system with up to 500 watts RMS — enough to satisfy the hungriest bass setup. The low-pass filter puts you in command of the frequencies that reach your subs, while the variable bass boost is armed with plenty of low-end punch. A subsonic filter prevents wasted energy by eliminating ultra-low bass, putting all the power where you need it.

Preamp- and speaker-level inputs allow you to connect this amp in almost any vehicle. Let a V-Power amplifier transform the sound of your car's audio system.

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Highlights:

  • mono subwoofer car amplifier
  • 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 50 Hz)
  • subsonic filter (15 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Class D amp with MOSFET power supply
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • STAR Topology (minimizes internal noise and prevents ground interference)
  • speaker- and preamp-level inputs
  • gold-plated screw terminals
  • fuse rating: 30A x 2
  • 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 10-11/16"W x 2-7/16"H x 9-9/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

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Features and Specs
Performance
RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels) 300 x 1
Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels) N/A
Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels) 500 x 1
Bridged Power (Watts x Channels) N/A
Minimum Impedance Bridged N/A
Minimum Impedance Unbridged 2
Best Frequency Response 20-200 Hz
THD at Rated RMS Power 1%
Signal to Noise Ratio 75 dB
Input Voltage 14.4v
Features
Amplifier Class D
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency 50-200 Hz
Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave) 24 dB/oct
High-Pass Crossover Frequency N/A
High-Pass Slope (dB/octave) N/A
Bass Boost 0-12 dB
Bass Boost Frequency 50 Hz
Fan Cooled No
Fuse Rating 60
Speaker Level Inputs Harness
Preamp Outputs No
Width (inches) 10-11/16
Height (inches) 2-7/16
Depth (inches) 9-9/16
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Mono amplifier
  • Two 30 amp fuses (installed)
  • 7" Speaker-level input harness (4-pin Molex plug on one end and bare wires on the other)
  • 2 Terminal covers
  • 4 Self-tapping hex-head screws (M4 x 20mm)
  • 4 Machine screws for securing terminal covers (M3 x 12mm)
  • Owner's Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Customer Care Registration card

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Features
Controls
Connections

Features

Power Supply: The MRP-M500 amplifier's power supply uses MOSFETs to convert DC battery voltage to the higher DC voltages needed for high power. It supplies positive and negative voltages around 0V, rather than around 6V as with conventional single-polarity power supplies. The result is higher power levels and a dynamic range wider by as much as 10dB.

Inputs: The amplifier offers both line-level and speaker-level inputs for 2 channels. The supplied speaker-level input harness allows you to connect this amplifier to a receiver without preamp outputs; aftermarket or factory. The speaker level inputs will accept the output from a high powered radio.

Terminal Covers: The amp comes with two plastic covers that protect and insulate the RCA, power, and speaker connections. Four supplied machine screws attach the covers to the amplifier.

Controls

Low Pass Filter: The amp is equipped with a 50-200Hz variable low-pass filter with a slope of 24dB/octave. This being a mono subwoofer amp, the crossover is always engaged.

Subsonic Filter: This amp utilizes a subsonic filter at 15Hz to eliminate super low frequencies that can rob power and damage speakers. The subsonic filter operates at all times, and cannot be turned off.

Bass EQ: The Bass EQ circuit provides a variable boost (0-12dB) at 50 Hz.

Connections

Left Side Of Amplifier:

  • GND (ground): gold-plated screw terminal, 0.33" wide
  • Battery: gold-plated screw terminal, 0.33" wide
  • Remote: gold-plated screw terminal, 0.33" wide
  • Speaker Output: gold-plated screw terminal, 0.33" wide

Note: Alpine recommends 8 gauge power and ground wire (minimum).

Right Side Of Amplifier:

  • Line Inputs: 1 pair of gold-plated stereo RCA jacks
  • Speaker Level Input: Molex plug input for supplied 4-pin harness
 
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Anonymous, champaign, il on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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great power for not alot of money
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP M500

Written By Justin, San Antonio, STx on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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Using this amp to drive 2 Polk Audio 10" subs. Sounds great under the seat of my 2001 extended cab chevy. Instillation was easy thanks to my aftermarket headunits remote turn on and RCAs. Glenty of power!
Pros:
Great Price!
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Robert R, Delano ca on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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It is a great amp i hooked it up with 2 12" MTX subs and it really sounds great i wish i would of l bought two of them
Pros:
Sounds great really rocks out the bass
Cons:
I have no cons for it
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Nathan J, Oroville, ca on Friday, February 07, 2014
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Tons of power! For almost no money!
Pros:
Love it
Cons:
I don't have 2
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5 out of 5

Great Amp

Written By Steven, Tyler, Tx on Thursday, February 06, 2014
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This a great amp to power my 12" Alpine Sub, I have it mounted underneath the rear trunk floor and it is small enough to fit right in. It is an easy to hook up system that suits my needs for my car
Pros:
Small, Lightweight, Powerful
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5 out of 5

Good amp

Written By Skyclmbr, Fontana, CA on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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Great amp. Hooked it up to 2-10" Polk DXI's single coils. Perfect amp running it in parallel to 2ohms. Plenty of guts in my Ford Fusion
Pros:
Easy to set up.
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4 out of 5

Perfect For Us

Written By BrianZ, Denver, CO on Monday, February 03, 2014
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We were looking to add an amplifier for to my wife's car and this was perfect for the 8in sub we had laying around. Good sound once tuned and it doesn't get hot.
Pros:
Price Size Sound Quality
Cons:
Would really like a little more solid terminal mounting area for the power and grounding leads.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Clean Power

Written By RasJay, Las Vegas on Sunday, February 02, 2014
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This amp powers my Boston 10" G5 DVC sub with clean power at 2ohms. The sub sounds full and hits very hard without any clipping or distortion. Settings are Gain 75%, +6db, and LP at 55hz. RIP Boston Acoustics and hello Alpine amps!
Pros:
Runs cool, sounds full and clean, hits hard with no clipping or distortion
Cons:
settings knobs could be better quality
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

BOOM BOOM!!!!!!!!!

Written By Jay, Valley, AL. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Beats the brakes off the two Polk Audio DXI 104 Subs. Have to turn the amp down and the sub level on the head unit down. Afraid I'm going to break something....Like a window!!!!!!
Pros:
Great amp at a great price!!!! I think these things are way underrated!!!!!!!
Cons:
None!!!!!!!!!
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5 out of 5

Amp

Written By H, Dunnsville, VA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Everything I expected from alpine
Pros:
Great amp
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Anonymous, Dallas on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Amp is a very good buy! For the price you are getting top quality power! I have two Alpine Bassline subs wired in series at 2 ohms, and this amp has no problem pumping them!
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Dan S, Waldorf, MD on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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For the money, its'a great amp. I'm using to to push 2 10" subs at 4ohm. Plenty of power for me but I looking for crazy boom, just a nice low end fill. And as always, terrific customer service by everyone at Crutchfield.
Pros:
true accurate power rating, alpine reliability,
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Great amp

Written By Anonymous, Atlantic beach, florida on Saturday, January 18, 2014
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Great amp...have it paired with a 10" jl audio w3 and the bass is amazing!
Pros:
Nice looks and works great
Cons:
Nothing
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AMAZING AMP!!!!

Written By Cole B., Mansfield, Texas on Friday, January 17, 2014
 
This amp is crazy! I have 2 '12' mtx terminators and with this amp it's CRAZY! My friends can hear it from down the street when I'm on my way. I drive a 07 Chevy Tahoe and this amp makes my car bump so good! Great PURCHASE FOR THE COST!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great amp for the money

Written By J. Collins, Westfield NC on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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This amplifier is awesome I have it to my 10" fosgate and it put the thump I wanted! I would recommend this amp for anyone that wants to power there subs.
Pros:
Good graphics for positioning and able to fine tune it for the sound you are looking for.
Cons:
I've not seen anything bad to say about this amplifier
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome Amp

Written By DerekG, Chicago, IL on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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This sub is a must have for those who desire just a little added depth to their music.

Simply put, it is easy to install and adjust for premium sound. The appearance is phenomenal and quickly turns into a show piece. I plan to order a 4ch Amp for the interior speakers and will be choosing Alpine as well. The two next to each other really will create a beautiful pair.

One item that could potentially be upgraded was the terminal for the main battery wire. The manual indicates that a 4AWG wire is recommended and I used a 6AWG obtained from a spare cut off the local hardware store. When going to install the wire onto the Amp terminal it became very difficult to do so. The terminal is quite small when trying to push the strands into place and crimp down on the terminal screw to keep them solidly in place.

Other than that one issue, which may have been more of installation issue on my part, this amp is extremely easy to use and I highly recommend it!
Pros:
Easy Installation, Easy Adjustment, Value, Quality, Wonderful Sound
Cons:
Terminal for Battery Wire too small
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4 out of 5

Excellent Amp

Written By BigSHug825, Manassas, VA on Monday, January 13, 2014
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This is a fantastic amp. Coupled with my 8 inch JL Audio Sub it provides a warm, round sound while still providing a powerful punch. It's also pretty. I have two very minor complaints. 1) the plastic around the screw holes is a little weak, so be careful not to tighten the screw to the point of cracking the plastic. 2) The rage of the LPF leaves a tiny bit to be desired, but I knew that at purchase.
Pros:
Warm, round sound without sacrificing power. Easy to install/ connect. It's pretty.
Cons:
plastic screw holes are a little weak.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Steven, California on Monday, January 13, 2014
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This amp is perfect for the setup I have. I have the MTX terminator dual 12" sub and this gives it all of the clean power it needs. Great quality for a great price!
Pros:
Clean sound Great power Great price Looks great
Cons:
None so far
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5 out of 5

Perfect size and performance

Written By Unhappyonion, California on Monday, January 13, 2014
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High quality little amp
Pros:
It works without flaw
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Small footprint

Written By Justin G., Murfreesboro, TN on Thursday, January 09, 2014
 
I am happy with the amp. My plan was to install under the front seat, but it is so small that I had room to install under the back seat of my extended cab truck along with my box. It is driving two 10" speakers, wired in parallel. I am pleased with the clean sound that I am getting from my budget subwoofer setup. This amp gives a lot of bang for the buck.
Pros:
Small footprint. Bang for the buck
Cons:
None, yet.
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5 out of 5

Great service, great amp.

Written By Jeff, 72823 on Thursday, January 09, 2014
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I received my amp on time and in great shape. Install was simple and this thing pushes my 12" kicker no problem
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5 out of 5

awesome amp

Written By Anonymous, aiea, hi on Thursday, January 09, 2014
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This amp is surprisingly powerful. It pushes my pioneer dvc 12" sub easily. Its easy to hook up, has lots of power and doesn't get very hot. It so small you can put it anywhere. This is big bang for your buck!
Pros:
Its small, powerful, and inexpensive.
Cons:
The plastic terminal covers are kind of flimsy so be careful when securing them down.
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4 out of 5

Alpine amplifier

Written By Anonymous, Kansas on Monday, January 06, 2014
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So far is a great amp sound good no problems with it
Pros:
Very Easy and simple to adjust
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Buy!

Written By Evan G., Malinta, OH on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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This amp is a nice quality amp. For the price, you can't beat it. I have this coupled with the 10" Polk DXI subwoofer. I mounted this to the back fold down seat of my 2010 Malibu. This is also hooked to my factory stereo using the speaker level inputs. The only think I wish it had was the remote bass control knob. I have also replaced all my speakers with Infinity's. I'm thinking about buying the Alpine four channel amp like this one to power these.
Pros:
Price, Quality,
Cons:
No remote bass knob
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Heavy Duty Power House

Written By Sean M, EG, RI on Friday, January 03, 2014
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Striaght metal on the outside of this beast. I did not expect this product to be such well made and sleek looking. Simply amazing piece of technology that puts out great sound.
Pros:
Heavy Duty Long Lasting Powerful Small Loud and Clean
Cons:
Heavy Thick
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By rp, fl on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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great sub amp at great price
Pros:
great 2 ohm power
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Alpine

Written By Lr3, Mililani Hi on Friday, December 27, 2013
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Great amp fast shipping good price
Pros:
Good price for what I needed
Cons:
None yet
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5 out of 5

Great amp for the money

Written By chris, alabama on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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Got this hooked to a kicker L7 and its perfect. I have owned several alpine products and all have lasted way beyond there time. You cant go wrong with this amp.
Pros:
Plenty of power to run a good sub.
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Second time around

Written By Chris L, Richmond, VA on Thursday, December 26, 2013
 
Great amp for the money especially on sale. Low power draw, small footprint and clean sound. I have this running a JL Audio 8W3 enclosure at 4 ohms and it matches up perfectly with plenty of headroom left in adjustment.
Pros:
Size, price and Crutchfield
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

perfect for the money

Written By Joseph, Brighton, MI on Friday, December 20, 2013
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I have two of these amps in two different cars and absolutely love both of them. One powers two Polkaudio dxi 10" and those sound really good and the other one powers two MTX terminator and that one doesn't sound as good as the Polkaudio but still sounds really good. Best amp for the money by far
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Does the job

Written By Tony, Toledo, ohio on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Have this alpine amp pushing two JL 10w0v3s, rated at 300rms a piece. Wired down to 2ohms, this amp is only rated at 500rms, but it gives these JLs plenty of power and i don't even have the gain turned up!! Spectacular amp! I used a 4awg ofc cadence amp kit, works well, but you can get away with 8awg. Looks good too.
Pros:
Small, easy, powerful, looks great
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

GOOD ITEM

Written By ALWAYSINAJAM, SALINAS CA on Thursday, December 05, 2013
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VERY GOOD PRODUCT
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Anonymous, oglesby,tx on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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awesome
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5 out of 5

Gets the job done!

Written By TCC, Allen, TX on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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Easily pumps to my 300W JL Sub. Haven't had a single problem yet!
Pros:
Easy Installation. Reliable
Cons:
You will need to buy a Amp installation kit (no wires are included)
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Anonymous, Winnfield, Louisiana on Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Great product and great service
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4 out of 5

Awesome amp

Written By Anonymous, El Cerrito, CA on Monday, November 25, 2013
 
Awesome amp
Pros:
Nice soun
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Anonymous, Tyler, Texas on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Love it.
Pros:
Plenty of power.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great amp

Written By S.Scott, Newbern,Al on Sunday, November 17, 2013
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Ordered this amp on Monday,got it on Friday installed the amp on Saturday,fits nice under the seat of my 06 f150,its pushing two shadow mount 10 in. pioneers.Let me tell you that this amp pushes my subs very well,didnt think I could get such big bass in that truck,but that amp paired with two 10s are amazing.I have been an alpine customer for years they haven't let me down yet.Good product at a good price.
Pros:
Small but big sound,easy installation
Cons:
None
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Powerful Amp !!

Written By bncjr, Phenix City, AL on Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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This is my third mono amp in the same truck and in the same power class. This is the first to dim my lights when it hits with the truck running (might need a cap with this one). It is impressive for $149. I have it wired to a JL10w3v3-2 pushing all 500 watts and it barely gets warm. I also have an Alpine mono amp in my wife's car that is about 15 years old and it still works great. They build quality amps.
Pros:
Power, Quality
Cons:
Power terminals too small
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5 out of 5

alpine mono amp

Written By caveman, Iowa on Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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Easy to hook up and adjust settings and no heating problems and does not cut out when push to the max
Pros:
Does what it is supposed to do, makes your sub hit hard
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

This amp is totally awesome!!

Written By Poppy2, Eastern NC on Monday, October 14, 2013
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I actually purchased two of these amps to push two 12" subs in my GMC Yukon. I found that one amp was all the "clean" power needed wired parallel to push both subs. These amps are pushing the power indicated and more. The sales associate I spoke with suggested sending the other one back but I will keep it for my son's truck. Again awesome service and value from a great company that's been around since I was a teen
Pros:
Easy installation,, real power, good looks, great value
Cons:
none
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent mono amp!

Written By BJ Buckingham, Kasson, MN on Sunday, September 22, 2013
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This amp does an excellent job and the price is amazing! I'm running a single 10" JL shallow mount and I have it mounted under the passenger seat of my FJ Cruiser. Fits perfect and sounds amazing! Clean and powerful and it doesn't get too hot.
Pros:
Excellent sound and power. Looks cool and fits well in my location.
Cons:
It is a fairly big amp, so make sure it fits your location.
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5 out of 5

Awesome Amp!

Written By Devin D, Chicago, IL on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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I bought this amp to pair up with a JBL GTO804 w/ a Sound Ordinance Bass Bunker to fit in the trunk of my 2011 Camaro & the trio is not disappointing! The amp is consistent and doesn't over heat, I can't complain at all!
Pros:
Great Construction, great performance, compact size
Cons:
None that im aware of
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5 out of 5

Best bang for your buck

Written By RayW, Summerville SC on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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Awesome amp. Installed under the rear seat of a GMC extended cab truck with a Pioneer head unit, powering a 12 inch CDT subwoofer in an enclosed box. Sounds clean and it hits hard.
Pros:
Easy to install
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

powerfull

Written By JodyD, Houma La on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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I installed this amp in a 2012 ford f-150 super crew. The amp is pushing a phoenix gold 10" sub in a custom ported enclosure mounted under the driverside rear seat. The amp is mounted on the floor next to the sub box under the passenger side of the rear seat. This amp was an upgrade from the old mrp-m450 which was 400w rms @ 2ohms. The one hundred watts rms made a world of difference being the sub is a 500w rms @ 2ohms rated sub. The sub hits very clear and deep. i have that set paired with a mrp-f300 pushing 4 memphis 5x7" coax. door speakers. it is all coming off of the factory deck w/ line converters. For the price, size, and power you can not beet this amp nor the mrp-f300 trust me i shopped!!! Also just a little tip that i got from Crutchfield, if you are installing an aftermarket amp and you are looking for a way to hook up the remote wire you and get yourself a "add a fuse" or "add a circuit" locate a fuse in you panel that only turns on with the ignition and install it there and replace you fuse into the adaptor. Once installed you can use the wire that comes off the adaptor and run it to the remote on your amp. Thanks again Crutchfield your where a big help!!
Pros:
good strong power
Cons:
will not accept 4ga. power and ground so you will have to find some clips or just trim the wire to get a good fit
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5 out of 5

Awesom Amp

Written By Alex A, Redmond ,WA on Friday, August 23, 2013
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This is a great amp and really easy to install paired with a Sony head unit have more than enough power to rock a Polk DXi-108 , sounds awesome , I just need to fine tune. very satisfy so far !
Pros:
Great power easy to install and I got it at a great price !
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

lil ball of power

Written By corey, lakeland fl on Saturday, August 17, 2013
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Great
Pros:
Great amp @ a great price. This man child is pushing a l5 15.
Cons:
I cant find any.
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By MrLuke, Kansas City, MO on Friday, August 16, 2013
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This was the best part of my update on the system. I use this amp with a 700 watt polk 12 inch sub and sounds amazing. I stuck with the 500 watt amp for the fear of ever blowing my sub. Im pushing the amp almost to the limit. It seems to be doing great. No problem with any connections of wiring. Works like a charm
Pros:
Small, powerful, easy on the eyes.
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Great purchase

Written By Tait B, Minnesota on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Bought this for two kicker 12" cvr's running at 2 ohms each. I was trying not to spend a lot on a sub setup so these two things were perfect. This amp gives enough power plus some in case i get new subs in the future. Ran them in a series and it works as good as the subs possibly can. They rms at 150 each so of course I turned the gain down a little.
Pros:
Easy to set up, slick, solid, powerful, great for my setup
Cons:
Knit picking, but the edge covers to protect the inputs and outputs sit a little loosely.
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5 out of 5

Quality and Value

Written By plextorkid, Southern Indiana on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Quality at a fantastic price. Nice sleek design with blue light matches nitrous bottle and enough power to scream my JL sub. Can't say enough about the service and shipping with crutchfield on this item just makes me wish I had space for another.
Pros:
Price and quality and 2ohm is perfect for JL sub
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5 out of 5

Best bang for your buck

Written By Eric S, Lubbock tx on Monday, August 05, 2013
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What can I say alpine knows what there are doing. I got hook up to a mtx 10" and it hits hard and sounds awesome. Shipping was fast and the packaging was perfect not damage to the box at all. I was just trying to get a lil more power and instead I got way more than I expected and enjoy every bit of it. No brainier, it your looking for a good product this ones it.
Pros:
Small foot print, a lot of power
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-500

Written By Whyzeguy, Sacramento, CA on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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Bought and installed this amp. It worked as well and better than advertised. Very happy with it and the sub bought from Crutchfield.
Pros:
Clean power, runs cool.
Cons:
None yet.
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5 out of 5

MRP-M500

Written By Bigbeamer7, Northern VA on Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Best bang for the buck in terms of power for subs. Paired with enclosed 10 and works well with no lack of power or heat issues.
Pros:
Great power for the money
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Very flexible

Written By NAC, Kansas on Saturday, July 27, 2013
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This amp puts out good clean power and sound. I hooked mine up to an alpine sws with all of the bass settings and sub level at 0 it makes my high bass music shake my truck. It also has that cool speaker leve input feature. I installed one of these amps in my freinds focus and they kept there stock radio and we didnt want to use a loc. They didnt have back deck speakers so we had to run the wires straight from the head unit. It still sounded great though. Great amp overall.
Pros:
Flexible, clean power, good sound, stays fairly cool
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Anonymous, athens, al on Friday, July 26, 2013
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Great value and a great amp. Only complete are the plastic end caps but I am trying to find something to complain about.
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Anonymous, Houston, TX on Friday, July 26, 2013
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Awesome sound and plenty of power!!!
Pros:
Huge power for size
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Anonymous, Tucson AZ on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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I've had this amp for about a month now & it's awesome. I have it running an alpine 12 S type on a factory Honda civic stereo sounds great with all types of music. I would recommend to a friend.
Pros:
Price & it's an alpine can't get any better then that
Cons:
No cons
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Anonymous, Corydon, IN on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Clean sound, plenty of power
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5 out of 5

happy

Written By skip-24, somersworth,NH on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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i matched this sub amp with a alpine 300 4 ch. amp to run 8 speakers & 8" sub with a jvc hu----SOUNDS GREAT----i`m a VW tech. & have been for over 43 yrs.----this was my first system i`v built---the car is a 1988 vw scirocco--a lot of work building speaker panels etc.--------------------
Pros:
very happy
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Rylee, Oregon on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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This amp is really powerful for its size. I have it powering two 10" jl's and bumps. Perfect for what I need! Not disappointed at all!
Pros:
Size Power Clean looking Great price
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5 out of 5

alpine mrp-m500

Written By mike, buffalo,ny on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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awesome amp plenty of power
Pros:
2ohm stable
Cons:
got to get good expensive subs to handle the power
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5 out of 5

Great amp for a great price!

Written By Joey, Springfield, MO on Friday, July 05, 2013
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This was the perfect amp to power my single Rockford Fosgate P2 10" sub. And for the price, there was no other amps out there that put out the same amount of power and equal in quality to Alpine, for the price.
Pros:
Price
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Awesome Product

Written By Jordan808, Honolulu, HI on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
 
This is a great amp for the price. Pushes my Sundown SA-12 like there's no tomorrow. Amp gets hot, although I'm far above from the 600W rms
Pros:
Compact design, efficient, and a good price in mind.
Cons:
Power and ground terminals doesn't fit 4 gauge spade terminals.
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5 out of 5

Great Amp!

Written By Larry, Holly springs, MS on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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This amplifier pushes my single Alpine type R 12" subwoofer in a ported enclosure harder than I ever imagined
Pros:
Small, light, efficient, powerful, and reasonably priced. Heck, this amp is a down-right steal.
Cons:
The power terminals won't accommodate any wire larger than 8 gauge and also there's no remote bass control capability
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By CrashOgie, Wayland, MI on Saturday, June 15, 2013
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Love this amp. Perfect for my TypeR single 10.
Pros:
small, good price (got an open box), powerful, clean
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Second One!

Written By Janelle, Honolulu, HI on Friday, May 31, 2013
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The only reason I am giving this 4 stars is because I had to call tech support and get a replacement one sent out. One morning I go to start my car and my battery is dead. Had it checked out, and found out that the amp did not turn off when the keys were turned off or even when the remote wire was unplugged. Defective unit. Two days later I received a new one - working fine so far!
Pros:
Compact size, perfect for my one 12" sub; customer support; shipping time is quick!
Cons:
First one was defective?!
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5 out of 5

Fantastic amp!

Written By Anonymous, Bismarck, ND on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
 
I picked up this amp to replace my aging Pioneer gm-x862 to run 2 JL Audio 10w0v3s. I've always been a fan of the clean, stable power of Alpine amps, and this amp is no different. The bass sounds crisper, deeper, and more full, and the small size is perfect for my application. If you're looking for good, solid power in a small package, look no further.
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5 out of 5

Alpine

Written By Jake Louisiana, deep south on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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its a Alpine so you know its good. I had it playing for over an hour pushing a JL 10 wo v3 (also purchased from Crutchfield) and it didn't get remotely hot ..
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5 out of 5

Alpine MRP-M500

Written By Chillwill, Rosedale NY on Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Love it, Compact design and clean hitting bass. When I first saw the size , I was floored then when I heard the sound I knew I made the right choice. I have this amp firing 2 JL 10" and it bumps hard This isnt the only Alpine product I have. I will always buy Alpine products and keep doing business with Crutchfield ( Awesome customer service) that is why I've been a customer over 15+ years.

Thanks Crutchfield
Pros:
Price, size, price , looks and sound
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

First Amp love the sound

Written By Miller, Laurens, SC on Sunday, May 19, 2013
 
This is my first amp and I couldn't ask for anything better. In my town most people think they have the best sound system, and I simple shut them down. I'm running two 10" Alpine type E's and they do justice. And thanks to crutchfield and friend of my that used to profesionaly install car auido. I was able to build an amazing soud system that didn't kill the bank. I tune the amp to 120 hz max, giving me lows without making the whole thing muddy. It's not only lound it's super clean. In fact most people think i'm running 12's with an amp twice the size. Soon i'm changing out my back 6 1/2's with Alpine type R's 6x9's, adding an 50 watt 4 channel amp. And a new head unit with two outputs for amps. Alpine really sold me with these products. Infact our local rogers sterio (that rips people off) haven't build bass this clean. Btw make box we build my hand with 3/4 inch MDF and fiberglassed and sealed the box completely shut. Makes a world of difference.
Pros:
Clean deep bass, tons of power
Cons:
I'm over powering my mid's and it's cleaner when tuned down two 100 hz
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5 out of 5

Keep rockin

Written By Nate, Logan,WV on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
 
Where do I begin. Jvc deck,m500 amp, and type e alpine 10. I know I'm not using the amps full potential,but on budget I can buy another and bridge them down to 2 ohms. After 2 days(after work) of full throttle building, from the custom .55 cubic ft box to fit under the back seat of my f-150 to replacing factory speakers(pioneer 3-way) to wiring and installing the hu and amp. Finally I get to turn it on! 30 minutes of tuning and I'm in rock heaven. 2 hours of wide open punishment and the amp is cool,10is begging for more, and I have to retune the whole system. That did it, my rock is clean,crisp,and heard the way it was intended to be. Can't say how this setup sounds with any other type of music, but I can't imagine it would be bad. I am truly satisfied with crutchfield and the end product I have. Thank you!
Pros:
Sound, price, style, the neighbors don't like it, the kick in the back when the bass hits, the duration it plays without that annoying fade
Cons:
The install is done and that's half the fun
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4 out of 5

Great Amp!

Written By Magnus, Lindsborg, KS on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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I've had this amp for over 6 months, and it's great! I have it powering two 10inch Audiobahn subwoffers, they hit a lot harder than other systems I've heard. Definitely worth the money!
Pros:
Hits very hard, and clean
Cons:
Will shut off the amp, when the subs are hitting too hard.
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4 out of 5

great product

Written By Matt, Bridgewater, Ma on Friday, May 10, 2013
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Great sound quality and build quality. Had the older model and loved it. There are two drawbacks I can find though. One, no remote bass level control. This would be a great improvement and very helpful. Two, no "automatic on" for high level input. I'm running this in my dodge magnum with the stock radio, it sounds great, but I had to find a way to turn it on and off through the factory wireharness and it wasn't easy.
Pros:
Great power and sound
Cons:
No remote level, no automatic on for high level inputs
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5 out of 5

Clean Power

Written By YogaDon, Rome,GA on Friday, May 10, 2013
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I have this amp powering a 10'' Type R, this amp brought this sub to LIFE. Sound is clear, no distortion, my hu is a Kenwood X796 with 4v pre-amp, so it has plenty of signal to drive it. Driving the amp @ 2ohm, only gets warm after an hour of heavy use. Use 4 gauge leads, this thing likes juice.
Pros:
clean power quality heatsink
Cons:
size, fairly large for a 500 watt amp cheap speaker and pwr/grnd terminals blue light on amp is annoying in the cab of a truck (fixed that with a perm marker)
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"Coolness Factor"
Build Quality
Ease of Use
Sound Quality
Value
 
5 out of 5

Upgrade!

Written By John, South Dakota on Monday, April 22, 2013
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I got this amp and installed it right away into my truck. It powers my 2 10" subs perfect and sounds way better then the previous 3 amps I have tried! I can turn it up all the way and it won't shut off like my last amps did. Much more power then my last setups and I'm happy with it so far!
Pros:
Strong continuous power, small, clean look
Cons:
none.
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5 out of 5

Great Amp

Written By JeffWJ, Troy,MO on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Easy install. Works great.
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5 out of 5

Perfect!

Written By Nick, Pittsburgh on Thursday, April 11, 2013
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I got it in the mail yesterday an Hooke it up with a brand new alpine type-s.. All I can say is wow. I have wired to 2 ohms and everything I asked for and more is there with this amp. I have the gain about 3/4 of the way up, set to 75 hertz and 5db. Have the lpf on the head unit at 80hertz and it rocks my trunk hard! Perfect for what I was looking for and a great but from Crutchfield!
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5 out of 5

Great amp

Written By Wclapper, Smelterville, ID on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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The mrp m500 is an awesome amp especially for the price. I have it in an ext. cab s 10 pushing a JL Audio W0 10" and the bass is super clean and hits hard perfect combo for me. I listen to just about every kinda of music and I like it loud and clear. All in all great product and great service plus free shipping, five stars from me
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5 out of 5

Great Amp

Written By All Day 808, Kauai, Hi on Monday, April 08, 2013
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Small amp with plenty enough power. Perfect amp for people that don't wanna go big and spend alot of money. I get 4 vehicles and all of them have alpine amps from the PDX 1000x1 with a JL audio w7 to this amp with 2 10's. Cant go wrong with Alpine and Crutchfield. Free shipping to the 808 is almost unheard of.
Pros:
Great all around bass amp. Lots of subs that is perfect for it.
Cons:
If you find one let everyone know. I can't.
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5 out of 5

Alpine mono amp

Written By WallaceW, Salina, KS on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
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Easy to hook up and works perfectly with the Polk subs I bought.... Pop the tunk and you see the Alpine name and you know its gotta be good!
Pros:
Good amp for the money, every thing works as expected, sounds clean and makes the Polk subs bump! Plus my kids smiles when the bass hits..
Cons:
none to complain about...
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3 out of 5

Alpine MRP M500

Written By Anonymous, Bakersfield, CA on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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The power is clean but is picky about the power source input. I had to put the gain all the way up to get close to the same volume of my old amp that finally burnt after ten years.
Pros:
Clean sound
Cons:
Does not seem to put out the power it is rated at.
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5 out of 5

ALPINE

Written By JON, WASHINGTON on Friday, March 29, 2013
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easy install and work great wifes happy im happy :)
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