Rockford Fosgate T1500-1bdCP
Power Series mono sub amplifier 1,500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
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Item #: 57515001CP
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Rockford Fosgate enjoys a well-deserved reputation for building high-quality mobile audio products. Their Power Series amps sit at the top of the car audio food chain, with proven durability and proprietary technologies that deliver stronger, more reliable performance than most other amps on the planet today.
Power Series amplifiers actively monitor their speakers' performance using Rockford Fosgate's Constant Power technology. A speaker's impedance naturally fluctuates as it performs. So, just like your cruise control increases the engine's RPM to maintain your car's speed uphill, Constant Power maintains this amp's output by increasing its internal voltage and current when the speaker's impedance rises. This results in up to a 25% increase in the amp's total power output, especially in the crucial range below 50 Hz where a sub amp really has to shine.
Rockford Fosgate builds each Power Series mono amplifier with heavy-duty, state-of-the-art components. The award-winning Dynamic Thermal Management design manages the temperature of the internal components, distributing heat evenly for higher efficiency and lower distortion. The unique heat sink allows the heat to escape more readily so the high-power output transistors stay cooler and last longer.
The T1500-1bdCP mono sub amp uses an efficient Class bd design to deliver up to 1,500 watts to your subwoofer system from a remarkably compact chassis. This amp can even drive a 1-ohm load, so you can get massive bass out of a wide variety of system designs. The variable 24/dB per octave crossover creates a more natural sounding transition from your speakers to your subs. And the 2-year warranty tells you that Rockford Fosgate stands behind this bass behemoth.
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.
I had a different amp rated at 1500 watts before getting this one the difference is unbelievable. Rockford still brings it. My soundqubed 10 has come to life and is slamming my truck. Songs that were lacking punch earlier now sound as they should. My birthsheet rated it over 1900 watts but the thing that really sold me on this one is the Constsnt Power when a speaker moves or is playing a sing your ohm load will change for most amps that means less power but not with this baby. Buy it and you will know what I mean. Next year im thinking of upgrading to the 2500 beast and getting a second 10".
Pros: Tons of power across all impedance loads. Never shuts off as long as I feed it what it needs. Sound quality is great.
Cons: I wish Rockford still made these in the USA.
Holy moly Batman! I still hear bells ringing in my head. Talk about some thump! Hooked this badboy up to two Alpine SWR-10D2's subs in parallel in a 2-Ohm load and made all my initial amp gain settings and so forth with my head unit and x-over and Blam! I'm running this in a 2004 Ford F-150 STX with a complete wall behind my seat. Subs are lined up directly behind my seats in sealed boxes. (A little hint for you... Sealed boxes take up less space and have a tighter response and sound better in a truck IMHO.) My neighbors totally hate me now! Lol! Now I wish I would have bought the 2500 Watt version though, although the Alpine subs might not and probably wouldn't be able to handle the full power of that monster. Don't waste time with other sub amplifiers, just buy a Rockford Power series and you won't regret it! Do the Big 3 Upgrade while your're at it and use 1/0 AWG Oxygen Free Copper Wire or this baby will starve for power.
Pros: Plenty of power and built in infrasonic filter with X-over and pass through RCA outputs.
Cons: Sucks some juice from your system when it's really hitting hard. Top plastic plate rattles a little bit. (There's a simple solution though.)
Havent upgraded my alt yet but even now this thing has beaten a sundown audio SA-12 to pieces literally. Anyone familiar with those subs knows it takes a lot to blow them but this amp can definitely do it. Sound quality and power output of this amp are exceptional. Best I've ever owned and I only ran at 2 ohm.
Cons: Heatsink does its job but this will get hot to touch after a while. It's part of the design though and might get better once I upgrade my electrical a bit. Just don't sit this on plastic and you'll be fine. Never gone into thermal protect.
I use this amp to run two 15 inch T1's. The amp has plenty of control over the subs running it at a one ohm load. It's performance is flawless. I have it mounted on the rear floor pan in a Nissan Versa hatchback. If this is the amount of power you need I highly suggest you get it and have a huge smile on your face like I always do when listening to mine. One last thing , I would suggest getting the PEQ remote, as it does come in handy.
Pros: Power, Performance, Flawless, and Plenty of control over my subs. Crutchfield tech was correct this thing is wicked strong.
Cons: I will never settel for anything less.
I bought this amp about 7 years ago and have run several different systems with it. I currently run a JL Audio 12W7 with it and could easily run another. The amp has been in 6 different cars and has not failed me once. I run a single 4ga power cable as the manual suggests and it powers it easily. It seems so small for what the power that it puts out but if you're running some decent subs, it'll speak for itself if anyone has a problem with how physically small it is. It's just good technology, and it can be so small because it's well built and efficient.
Pros: Plenty of power, small package, no overheating, multiple mounting options, classy appearance.
Cons: Price could be a couple hundred less, but for the reliability, it's hard to beat.
I have the 1500 and the power 400.4 and my amps don't rattle. The 1500 bdcp is amazing. I have it on 2 l7s and its a mobile earthquake. My birthsheet stated that mine puts out 1956 rms @ 1 ohm. You get way more than you pay for with rockford. I will never buy anything else again. Worth every penny.
Pros: Compact and powerful
Cons: Expensive.....but the best
If you're looking for a powerful amp that actually does what it is rated and some, this is the amp! I'm running a Rockford Fosgate T2 15" woofer @ 1 Ohm and with this amp and it SLAMS! According to the birthsheet it is doing 1830 Watts RMS @ 1 Ohm, with that being said make sure you have a high output alternator and definitely a 200 amp or higher fuse. This amp sucks power for sure! Definitely worth the money.
Pros: Does more than rated, and stays cool! Great quality as well!
I just put the Power T600-4 and T1500-1bd in my car. For shear power these amps are awesome! My one and only complaint is the shiny plastic cover they put on the amplifer. At high volume they rattle soooo loud I cant even listen to them. I would have gladly taken a matte or brushed aluminum finish over the shiny rattle trap. With a T1500-1bd and two Power T1 12" subs, chasing down rattles is hard enough. Now I have to worry about $$$ worth of amplifers annoying my ears with a high pitch rattle from their oh so pretty casings. Deal, or No Deal? I say... NO DEAL!
Pros: Tons of power Run cool and smooth
Cons: Audio Equipment that rattles. Doesn't get much worse than that.
If you are looking for top of the line power and world class SQ look no further. I love the bd-class, it matches great SQ with the power efficiency of a class D amplifier. The new heatsink design disperses heat evenly so no part of them amp overheats. The 1ohm load rating is just off the charts: 1932. I would suggest using a Digital Multi Meter when hooking this up to get the proper gain and crossover settings(or a processor http://www.crutchfield.com/p_109MS8/JBL-MS-8.html?search=ms-8&skipvs=T). The power and SQ this monster puts out is unbelievable.
Cons: Plastic control knobs(they work fine, just use the proper tweaking tool)
Being 32 yrs old, I have had a lot of amps but now I've come to appreciate better quality such as this Rockford 1,500 watt + powerhouse. Before I bought this amp for my little commuter car I had a JL J2-1000 amp but it couldnt keep the power up like this Fosgate beauty does. I had my T1500 powering a JL 12w7 in the HO box, but I've also got a pair of L7's in a Kicker box for loud pound. This amp is under-rated a good bit, and will put out plenty of clean power with a good strong charging system. I rebuild alternators for a living, and let me tell you this: a nice quality 140-220 amp alternator, big 3 upgrade, and a true deep cycle or AGM battery will let you turn amperage into some serious wattage with this amplifier. It has the real deal birth sheet that displays power output numerically as well as graphed. Mine stated it made 1,908 watts at 1 ohm, 1,755 watts at 2 ohms, and 1164 at 4 ohms... If you run it at 1 or 2 ohms make SURE you get a 200 amp ANL fuse! This puppy will pull some current. I really like my JL Audio 1000/1v2 amp in my other car for hi-damping & sub flexibilty, but when I want to feel raw power and lots of it, I go down the road with my new RF T1500-1bdcp bumping my subs... Constant Power!
1 Word: AWESOME! This amp will use your ear drums as punching bags & keep on banging. Sound quality is unbelievable. This amp will produce the hardest hitting BASS you`ll ever experience! RF = POWERHOUSE SOUND!
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
1000 x 1
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||1900 x 1|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||1500 x 1|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||1|
|Best Frequency Response||20-250 Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||80 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||34-250 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||24 dB/oct|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost Frequency||45 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||No|
|Preamp Outputs||1 pair|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: With its super efficient Class-BD circuit topology and Constant Power configuration, the Rockford Fosgate Power T1500-1bdCP assures maximum power output. Due to its dedicated low frequency response, this amplifier is optimized for mid-bass speakers or subwoofers only. The amplifier is 1-ohm stable (1500 watts x 1) and will drive a pair of 4-ohm DVC subwoofers or quad-configuration of 2-ohm DVC subwoofers with ease.
Class bd Design: Rockford Fosgate bd topology is a revolutionary patented design, integrating a technology that is more efficient than typical class AB and has lower distortion than class D designs. Power bd amplifiers are 75-80% efficient vs. 20-60% efficient class ab amplifiers. This means, more power from your amplifier with less drain on your vehicles electrical and charging system.
Constant Power: Its proprietary "Constant Power" configuration provides the ability to instantaneously deliver maximum output power to speakers without regard to its varying impedance while maintaining high-efficiency and thermal performance. Music and speakers have a dynamic relationship. So your listening experience is cleaner, louder and more impressive than ever before.
Cast Aluminum Heatsink: The cast aluminum heatsink dissipates heat generated by the amplifier's circuitry. The inherent advantage of casting provides a 30% improvement of cooling over conventional extrusion heatsink designs.
Dynamic Thermal Management (DTM): DTM Evenly distributes excess heat across entire amplifier heatsink.
DSM (Discrete Surface Mount): DSM utilize 1% tight-tolerances improving efficiency of the circuit, decreases cross-talk from other discrete components and lowers operating temperature. An industry-leading manufacturing process, DSM utilizes high-speed robotics, high-quality 1% tight-tolerance parts and large board traces. The discrete components are laser etched to meet a particular value and a very low tolerance. This lower tolerance improves the efficiency of the circuit, decreases cross-talk from other discrete components and lowers operating temperature.
TO-247 MOSFETs: The Rockford Fosgate amplifier use custom TO-247 MOSFETs. These have 60% more metal tab area for more power capacity, lower impedance and improved heat dissipation over traditional TO-220 MOSFETs found in many other amplifier. The MOSFET transistor is the best type of device to use when building a high quality mobile amplifier. The TO-247 has 60% more metal tab area and its unique, fully encapsulated design is capable of housing a silicon die (the heart of the MOSFET) twice as large as the TO-220. The larger die provides more power handling capacity. Additionally, the extra metal tab area ensures that no matter what size silicon die is inside, the thermal impedance will always be lower than in the TO-220 due to improved heat dissipation.
MEHSA3: MEHSA3 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span. MEHSA3 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application - gen. 3) is a proprietary process that yields up to five times better heat transfer than traditional FET mounting techniques, using the exact same components. A multi-layer insulated metal substrate operating with minimal thermal resistance spreads heat both downward and outward to quickly dissipate heat from each device across the heatsink. This process combined with Rockford's optimized heatsink designs, DSM (Discrete Surface Mount) technology and MOSFET devices, allows the amplifier to squeeze more watts per cubic inch from every output device as well as provide consistent thermal stability. The 3rd generation creates a dielectric layer between the ceramic topside and the aluminum base that retains all of the electrical isolation and capacitive coupling of the original MEHSA material increasing it's thermal conductivity. The higher power handling results in a 20% reduction in thermal impedance.
NOMAD (NOn-Multiplying Advanced Decision): NOMAD is an intelligent protection circuit that uses an analog computer to make real time decisions regarding temperature, voltage, current and impedance. The unit is protected without limiting sound output unless needed.
Power and Protection LEDs: The LEDs are located on top of the amplifier. A blue Power LED illuminates when the amplifier is turned on. A red Thermal LED illuminates if the amplifier overheats. The yellow Protect LED illuminates if a short circuit or too low an impedance is detected at the speaker connections. When any of the protection circuits engage, the amp automatically shuts down until the problem is corrected.
Internal Crossover: The amplifier features a built-in 24dB/octave Butterworth low-pass filter with a variable crossover point from 35Hz to 250Hz.
Punch EQ2: The Punch EQ on-board equalization circuit helps correct for acoustical deficiencies in the listening environment. This control is a narrow band adjustment variable from 0dB to +18dB at 45Hz with a Gyrator based Punch EQ that eliminates frequency shift with boost.
Infrasonic Filter: This 28Hz high-pass filter (12dB/octave Butterworth) is designed to prevent frequencies below the audio range from being applied to the subwoofer from the amplifier. This infrasonic filter improves your subwoofer performance and power handling, particularly in vented enclosures.
Power Connections: The power and ground terminals are nickel-plated captive c-clamp wire connectors and will accommodate up to 4-gauge wire. An external 200-amp fuse (not included) must be installed on the power wire. If a wiring kit is used which includes a fuse with a value other than 200-amps, the original should be replaced with a 200-amp fuse. The remote turn-on terminal will accept wire sizes of 12- to 24-gauge. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver (not supplied) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.
Dual Speaker Terminals: The Power mono-amplifier features two pair of speaker output terminals so you can easily connect two 4-ohm speakers to the amplifier in a 2-ohm load configuration. The two pair of nickel-plated clamp wire connectors will accept 8-gauge to 18-gauge wire. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver (not supplied) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.
Differential Input RCA Inputs: The amplifier features a pair of differential RCA input jacks for easy connection of signal level input. Differential input circuitry measures the voltage of both the positive (+) and negative (-) portions of the input signal, subtracting the voltage common to both conductors (noise); resulting in a cleaner signal. Reducing the noise on the input then improves the sound quality of the output. The RCA input jacks are nickel-plated to resist signal degradation caused by corrosion.
RCA Outputs: The amplifier also features a pair of RCA "Pass-Thru" jacks which provide a convenient source for daisy-chaining an additional amplifier without running an extra set of RCA cables from the front of the vehicle to the rear amplifier location. The RCA output jacks are nickel-plated to resist signal degradation caused by corrosion.
Remote Punch EQ (PEQ) Connection: An RJ-45 jack is provided for connecting an optional remote PEQ control (575ROCKPEQ, sold separately). If you use the remote PEQ, the Punch EQ control on the amp is disabled, and replaced by the remote.
Note: Previous model Punch Bass and Para-Punch remotes will not work with this amp.
$799.99 is the best we can offer on this Rockford Fosgate T1500-1bdCP right now. We also only deliver throughout the United States from this site, so you would want to check our Canadian site at http://www.crutchfield.ca/ for pricing and availability in Canada. [ Larry Nov 23, 2015 ] Staff