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Alpine MRX-M110

Mono subwoofer amplifier — 1,100 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

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Digital technology that sounds perfect

Alpine's X-Power MRX-M110 mono amplifier uses the latest amp technology to play your music loud and clean without taking up much space. And this compact amp employs some of the same circuitry developed for Alpine's top-of-the-line PDX digital amps, so it'll bring exceptional sound to almost any ride.

Big power for big bass

The MRX-M110 puts out up to 1,100 watts RMS to your subwoofer system, so you can fill your listening space with plenty of bass. And it'll even operate safely with a 1-ohm load, making it useful in a variety of sub system installations. Onboard low-pass and subsonic filters let you get the best sound out of your setup, while a bass boost helps to fatten up the sound if you need it.

Keep the music playing

A power management system optimizes the amp's performance and keeps the music playing, even when you're pushing it hot and hard for a long time. Speaker-level inputs with an automatic turn-on feature simplify system hook-up. You can control the volume of your MRV-M500 from the front seat with the optional RUX-KNOB remote bass controller.

Putting together a bass system with this amp? Check out this Crutchfield-approved amp/sub package.

MRX-M110 control panel

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Product Highlights:

  • mono subwoofer car amplifier
  • 650 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (1,100 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • 800 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • variable low-pass filter (50-400 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 50 Hz)
  • variable subsonic filter (5-30 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • optional remote level control (RUX-KNOB)
  • Class D amp with MOSFET power supply
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • preamp outputs
  • fuse rating: 25A x 4
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 13-3/8"W x 2-5/16"H x 9-1/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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.

Alpine MRX-M110 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

23 Reviews

Sweet Amp

Written by: Tony K from Oregon on August 12, 2015

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

Best mono amp in this class I've ever owned. I have had a lot of Rockford Fosgate amps (new and old school ie: punch 150) as well as some others in this wattage class. I have to say that this is my first Alpine amp, and I am really impressed with it. It is pushing a single JL 12W0V3 and it hits hard!

Pros: Too many to list

Cons: None

Alpine says it all!

Written by: Eddie F from Ohio on July 28, 2015

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i'm a true believer of you get what you pay for. I'm not going to win any DB drag contest with it but it completed my all around sound with a nice deep clean bass. My Kicker comp vz 12" never sounded so good.

Pros: too many to list.

Cons: none so far

Alpine / JL Subwoofer

Written by: Tim L from Clemmons, NC on May 5, 2015

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Great components, the installation on the sub woofer was somewhat difficult but I called a buddy and he came over and helped

Pros: Great Sound, fits great and you can't even tell it's there! Seats fold down without an issue!

Cons: Make an insert that you could just fit right into the same piece that you have to cut out,to install your sub woofer, but that is the process!

Alpine MRX-M110

Written by: Tim D. from Louisiana on March 22, 2015

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Purchased this amp after having the infinity 611a for some time. I needed a little more power to push my new JL Audio 10TW3-D4's This amp is very powerful and after having it over a month I'd say it's well worth every penny!

Pros: Operates cool at 1ohm. Great power for multiple subwoofers.

Cons: None.

great still want more

Written by: greg from Fairbanks, AK on March 11, 2015

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Works great running 2 type s10 dual 2 ohm subs

Pros: Small size stays cool

Cons: The amp gets louder with the remote gain you have the gain full high on the amp and then the remote full to get true full gain why do amps with remotes work like this?

Great amp!!!

Written by: Danny Dan from Orlando on January 18, 2015

I got this amp and have it pushing an XFL 12 @ 2 ohm. I have it on the nominal setting and it is more than enough bass for what I need..."CLEAN" bass. I love it!

Pros: Power


small package huge power

Written by: Rob from seaside california on December 28, 2014

Very nice amp, easy to install and tune. I have it in my ranger ext cab on 2 swr10d2 subs and it's gonna rattle my truck to pieces. I have it tuned at 25hz. I literally need ear plugs now cuz I can't keep the volume down.



Alpine MRX

Written by: JR from Hinesville GA on November 9, 2014

Grate Amp for the money Lots of power solid bass hard hitting

Pros: Good hard hitting bass

Cons: None

Great product

Written by: Michsel from anchorage alaska on October 16, 2014

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This amp was worth the money, I have it on two 12" type Rs and it does what I expected. I plan on buying another one and getting 2 more 12s for a 4 12 set up.




Written by: Randy from Yuma , az on September 2, 2014

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Purchased amp to pump 12"type r,for sons first stereo. Been out of the loop for many years and didn't know what's good or bad. One thing you never forget is u can't go wrong with alpine. Put it this way he won't forget his first stereo.

Pros: Hits hard

Cons: None


Written by: TERRY from CORBIN KY on July 9, 2014

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Cons: NONE

Awesome sound

Written by: Brian from Texas on May 5, 2014

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I combined this speaker with an Alpine mrx-110 amp and it sounds awesome.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: A very large and heavy speaker

Amazing Product!

Written by: RC from Albany, NY on April 4, 2014

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This amplifier works amazingly! My subwoofer gets a great kick out of it, maximizing its potential. For reference, i have the Alpine SWR-12D4 and it was a huge step up from the 12 inch Kicker CVR. For a noticeable increase in bass, definitely invest in this!

Pros: Easy setup, leads to quality bass provided you have a matching subwoofer. Great product and

Cons: Makes the sub so powerful, your car may rattle. This would probably happen no matter what, so if you do get the amplifier, be sure to invest in hush mat or something to reduce the rattle in your car.

great match

Written by: Anonymous from kewanee IL on March 31, 2014

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Teamed it up with alpine type r 12.. pushes real nice

Pros: great quality

Cons: None as of now

Awesome Amp!!!

Written by: Chris from Fl on January 23, 2014

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Awesome amp!!! Pushes my speakers to the max!!

Pros: Great price for the wattage!! Runs cool!!

Cons: None.

Alpine MRX-M110

Written by: John from Long Island , NY on September 8, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

This unit rocks. Went from hifonics 500 x 2 bridged. Not even close in comparison. The alpine drove my subs with fierce power. Very tight controlled sound. Have an old kenwood excelon kdc X615 with only 1.8 volt pre out n I still have the gains only set 3/4 or I will blow the subs out of the box. The birth sheet came as 1152 watts @ 2ohms. Didn't even fine tune it yet and I'm already satisfied. Thought my subs where shot but the hifonics unit is junk. It's hooked up to 2 infinity 10" subs in a sealed box. And it hits hard. I like the sq better than spl. You could go for spl but better get high end subs that can take it. You won't be disappointed. Be careful with the gains,set the adjustments right first then adj. your gains. Had to take all the bass enhancements off, draw a flat response from the head unit then adj. the amp controls, then go back to the HU and do final adj. from there. Def worth every penny. The name speaks for itself. Can't speak for longevity yet since its still new. Makes my subs sound new again. Nice clean controlled sound.

Pros: Strong tight clean controlled bass. Lots and lots of power. Very easy to set up.

Cons: None

Tons of Power!

Written by: victor from NorCal on August 30, 2013

  • Not Rated
    "Coolness Factor"
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    Build Quality
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    Ease of Use
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    Sound Quality
  • Not Rated

Love this AMP!! Well worth the money. I bought this to power a single rockford fosgate P3 12 (wired at 1 ohm in factory box). I have the amp turned up about 3/4 of the way and it POUNDS! This amp puts out plenty of clean power with no distortion. All of the wiring terminals feel very solid so there is no worry about loose cables.

Pros: Lots of clean power

Cons: none

Alpine MRX-M110

Written by: robert from saginaw mi on July 16, 2013

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Works great.



Strong Amp for the $$$!

Written by: Josh L from Staunton, VA on June 4, 2013

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

So I needed an amp to push a Rockford P3 slim requiring a 1 ohm 400 rms. Its in my nature to over do things and figured that one couldn't go wrong with Alpine in mind. At 800 rms @ 1 ohm, its needless to say this amp hits hard and is turned way down to prevent blowing up the speaker. It has a birth chart rating it a 1138 rms @ 2 ohms and I believe it!

Pros: Great cost, Alpine quality, looks awesome, performs even better

Cons: None

Pound it!!!

Written by: Danny from Nampa, ID on May 2, 2013

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Have this amp hooked up in my 2007 Accord to 2 Alpine Type-R12's 2 ohm load in a sound ordinance box. "The 12's are last years model" My gain is set about half way and these speakers POUND! Kinda worried this will make my car fall apart. Even my headliner was flexing. I ran it for about five minutes of playing Bass 305 stuff and the amp was still cool to the touch. Birth sheet rated my amp 1147 watts, 2 ohm load @14 volts. Very happy with this amp!

Pros: Great looking Very powerful


Great amp

Written by: Nick from Milwaukee WI on February 23, 2013

I got this amp for a vary low price and I could not let it pass and I'm so happy i got it. This is the best amp you can buy that's out there. I got this amp on a alpine type r 15 and this is the best sound that I have ever had in my car its clean and strong and with the stinger 5f cap it has all the power it needs

Pros: Great amp

Cons: There are none


Written by: ZackDoe from chciago, IL on October 7, 2012

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

So i had this amp pushing 2 kicker comp 12" subs. each were 150RMS. well obviously you know what happened. this amp pushes WAY more than 300 watts RMS so when i really started pushing the subs the right one started smoking. it still works but its alot quiter and makes a suttle rattle. and it still smokes. so im gonona get two kicker compVR's instead and hopefully those will actually push and not blow up

Pros: great amp. way more power than i needed apparently

Cons: blew my stuff up.

Great amp!

Written by: Lee W from Canada on July 12, 2012

This Amp is well worth the money, It drives my two jack hammers insanely hard and the settings are turned down low. My friend has the same subs with a 900 watt Kenwood all settings turned up high and this amp pounds them twice as hard!



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Mono amplifier with four 25A fuses installed
  • Left plastic terminal cover
  • Right plastic terminal cover
  • 4 Terminal cover screws (M3 x 10mm)
  • 4 Self-tapping screws (M4 x 20mm)
  • 2.5mm Allen wrench
  • 7" Speaker-level input harness
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/ Fren/ Span)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Online registration card
  • Alpine Verification Certificate

Product Research



MRX Amplifier Design: Class-D amplifiers boast higher efficiency, produce less heat, and draw less current than traditional Class-AB amps. The MRX series benefits from the technology trickledown from Alpine's more expensive PDX amps, including Direct FET final outputs, thermal management processor, 6-Layer Glass Epoxy PC Board; combining to create a high-end sound quality without the bulky heat sinks required by most amps in this power class.

STAR Topology: Alpine's unique STAR (Signal Transit for Accurate Response) Circuit PCB design provides a single common ground for all amp sub-blocks, preventing ground interference and minimizing internal noise.

Power Management Processor: The multi-stage Power Management Processor continuously monitors component temperatures throughout the amplifier and decreases power output if anything gets too hot. When playing music under heavy loads for long periods, the circuit automatically reduces power output slightly at first, and then further in a second stage if necessary. This two stage approach provides an interruption free listening experience.

CEA 2006 Compliant: The MRX-M110's power ratings are measured according to the Consumer Electronics Association CEA-2006 standards. These standards allow you to accurately compare the rated power output of all CEA 2006-compliant amplifiers, even different brands. Manufacturers who adhere to the standards can display the CEA 2006 logo on their products and packaging. The power output is measured from 20 Hz to 400 Hz using a 14.4 volt power supply with no more than 0.01% THD+N:

  • 4-ohm: 650 watts
  • 2-ohm: 1100 watts
  • 1-ohm: 800 watts

Signal-to-Noise: When measured under CEA-2006 conditions (reference 1 watt into a 4-ohm load) the signal to noise ratio is 90 dBA. Measured at the rated power output S/N is 117 dB.

Verification Certificate: The amplifier comes with a certificate that lists the RMS power output measured from that specific amplifier. It also lists the model number, serial number, test date, and the test conditions (voltage and impedance).

Auto Turn On: When using the speaker level inputs the X-Power amplifiers automatically turn on when voltage is detected on the signal inputs, making them an easy factory system upgrade.

Low Output Impedance: With low output impedance, the MRX-M110 outputs tightly controlled bass, with a damping Factor rated at greater than 1000.

LED: The top panel LED power indicator glows blue when the amplifier is turned on.


Gain: The MRX-M110's gain is set according to the level of the incoming signal. The line-level input gain setting is continuously variable from 100 mV to 4.0V; the speaker-level input gain setting is continuously variable from 250 mV to 10.0V.

Crossover: The low-pass crossover point is continuously variable from 50 to 400 Hz and the slope is 24 dB/oct; the crossover cannot be bypassed.

Subsonic Filter: The amp also has a 24 dB/oct subsonic filter, continuously variable from 5 to 30 Hz.

Bass EQ: Bass boost can be applied to the subwoofer output; it's variable from 0 to +12 dB and centered at 50 Hz.


Power/Ground/Remote: The MRX-M110 features set-screw terminals for the Power, Ground and Remote Turn-on inputs. The Power and Ground terminals will accommodate up to 4 gauge wire (Alpine recommends 4 gauge for cable runs over 3'), the Remote Turn-on terminal will accept up to 8 gauge wire.

Speaker Output: The speaker outputs terminal is also set-screw terminals and will accept up to 8 gauge wire.

Line Input/Output: Line level RCA is the preferred input connection. The full range stereo line output allows easily adding another amp without running a second set of cables.

Speaker Level Input: Use the included speaker level input harnesses if the connected radio has no preamp outputs.

Fuses: The amp is protected by four chassis mounted 25-amp ATO fuses.

Remote Bass Control (optional): Alpine's RUXKNOB wired remote (sold separately), connects to the amp's RJ-25 Remote Bass Control jack, and offers control of the subwoofer output level from the front of your vehicle. The linear attenuation can be adjusted from 0 to -20dB.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

I picked this item based on my love for Alpine and how their products sound. I read reviews and went online to hear how this amp sounds and it pounds. I have a lot of options with this amp. It could put out 1100 watts, 800 watts, or 650 watts. [ William  Dec 04, 2015 ]

8 questions already asked

If your two speakers are both single voice coil 2ohm speakers then you wire the speakers as follows. Negative from amp to negative of #1 woofer, #1 woofer positive to negative on #2 woofer. Then positive from amp to positive on woofer #2. This will make the amp run at 1,100 watts Rms. Which is actually 550 Rms to each woofer. More than enough power for two 10" or 12" woofers [ Timothy  Jan 04, 2016 ]
I lost one of mine before I even got it installed! All u have 2 do is take 1 to a local electronics or auto parts store and they will b able 2 match it. [ Raymond  Mar 24, 2015 ]
I would call alpine and ask them most companies have a way to order those odd parts [ Gregory  Mar 18, 2015 ]
Call Alpine Directly. [ JEREMIAH  Mar 18, 2015 ]
Crutchfield where else [ BRYAN  Mar 18, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Jan 21, 2015 ]  Staff
I have to kicker 12 inch cvx subwoofers. How should I wire them to this amp For best performance? [ Abel  Mar 14, 2015 ]
that works should sound just fine, but i switched to a swr 10 d4 and put in the smallest proted box i could get and it seams to sound better than that 12 [ STEPHEN C  Sep 06, 2014 ]
Yes this amp would be great for this setup. Looks like that type r rms is 300-1000w. So that 650 would be a perfect sweet spot. I used mine on two older the original type r 10". But after about a month blow on of them out because of the power. This was expected. It just now gives me a reason to try out my alpine type x on it now. [ joshua  Aug 27, 2014 ]
Yes it will be. I had the Alpine 10's (DVC) hooked to it and it sounded amazing. Plus there alot of ajustments to tweak it to your setup. [ JEREMIAH  Aug 26, 2014 ]
I had an Alpine Type R paired to this amplifier and my subwoofer popped twice. There is too much power coming from this amp to your sub, and I had to return it to Crutchfield both times. I would say get a less powerful amp than this one, or else a much better subwoofer. The type R was decent, but then I upgraded to a Rockford T0, which produced much better low notes and paired with the amplifier much better than the Alpine. [ RITESH  Aug 26, 2014 ]
Get the swr12d4 and wire it to 2ohms you will get 1200watts and that sub will hit hard. I have the 10inch version with 1200 watts. You will definitely get better sound quality with that sub with 1200 watts [ DEVIN  Aug 26, 2014 ]
You would be better off getting a dual 2 ohm type r as this amp makes 800 watts at 1 ohm and 1100 at 2ohm. [ JOSHUA  Aug 26, 2014 ]
Yes it will but it would be much better with two off those subs. I have the same setup but had to turn my amp levels really low because it blew the sub out. I only have 1 sub but thinking of getting another rich would sound a lot better keeping the amp at low levels. [ JARETH  Aug 26, 2014 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Jul 01, 2014 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Apr 10, 2014 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. This amp would actually not be a good match for those subs. This mostly has to do with the wiring configurations that are available to you. For information on comparing amps I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Jeff  Jan 07, 2014 ]  Staff