1.888.955.6000
crutchfield.com
Crutchfield

Rockford Fosgate T2500-1bdCP

Power Series mono sub amplifier — 2,500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms (New Stock)

Save 50% on a select amp wiring kit with any $249+ car amplifier with any $249+ car amplifier
Zoom
  • Rockford Fosgate T2500-1bdCP

    Front

  • Rockford Fosgate T2500-1bdCP

    Back

Crutchfield OMC logo
We don't check this item for fit or compatibility.
 

Our take on the Rockford Fosgate T2500-1bdCP

by Buck Pomerantz
Rockford Fosgate

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.

Powerful bass performance

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.

High-grade internal components mean high-power output.

Rockford Fosgate's high-tech solutions yield more power

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.

Rugged construction, massive bass

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.

2,500 watts of raging Rockford Fosgate power

The T2500-1bdCP mono sub amp uses an efficient Class bd design to deliver up to 2,500 watts to your subwoofer system. This amp can even drive a 1-ohm load, so you can get massive bass out of a wide variety of system designs. Competitors, you can tie two of these amps together to power a single sub system. 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.

T2500-1bdCP connections

Read more

Highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 1,500 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (2,500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • 2,500 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • Dynamic Thermal Management cooling system
  • Master Sync: allows two of these amps to be tied together
  • variable low-pass filter (32-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • selectable subsonic filter (28Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-18 dB at 45 Hz)
  • optional wired remote bass boost
  • Class-BD amplifier design
  • MOSFET power and output stages
  • preamp inputs and outputs
  • 1/0-gauge power and ground leads and an 250-amp fuse recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • no onboard fuses — when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 250-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and the amplifier is recommended
  • 21-7/8"W x 2-3/16"H x 9-7/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Performance
RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels) 1500 x 1
Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels) 5000 x 1
Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels) 2500 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 70 dB
Input Voltage 14.4v
Features
Amplifier Class BD
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency 35-250 Hz
Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave) 24 dB/oct
High-Pass Crossover Frequency N/A
High-Pass Slope (dB/octave) N/A
Bass Boost 0-18 dB
Bass Boost Frequency 45 Hz
Fan Cooled No
Fuse Rating 300
Speaker Level Inputs No
Preamp Outputs 1 pair
Width (inches) 21-7/8
Height (inches) 2-3/16
Depth (inches) 9-7/16
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Mono amplifier
  • Four 1-1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Hex-key
  • Installation & Operation manual (Eng/Fre/Spa/Ger/Ita)
  • Punch Amplifier Performance Verification Certificate

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features
Controls
Connections

Features

Overview: With its super efficient Class-BD circuit topology, the Rockford Fosgate T2500-1bd 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 (2,500 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. Punch 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Controls

Mode Switch: This function is used to set the amplifier between single amplifier use, and Master or Save for when connecting multiple bd amplifiers together. The first amplifier in the series should be set to Master and the subsequent amplifiers set to Slave. This allows one gain, crossover, infrasonic filter, and bass boost setting for all daisy-chained amplifiers.

Internal Crossover: The amplifier's internal crossover has a 24 dB/octave slope. The crossover point is variable from 35Hz to 250Hz.

Punch EQ: Punch EQ acts as a variable bass boost; 0-18 dB at 45 Hz.

Infrasonic Filter: The infrasonic high pass filter is designed to prevent frequencies below the audible range from being applied to the subwoofer from the amplifier, consequently improving subwoofer performance and power handling, particularly in vented enclosures. The crossover point is fixed at 28 Hz, the slope is 12 dB/octave, and the filter can be turned on or off to suit your preference.

Phase Switch: This feature is used when bridging two bd amplifiers together using a bd Sync cable (sold separately) to phase one amplifier 180-degrees from the other when driving a common load.

Connections

Power Connections: The power and ground connections are nickel-plated set-screw wire terminals and will accommodate up to 1/0-gauge wire. An external 300-amp fuse (not included) must be installed on the power wire. The remote turn-on terminal will accept wire sizes up to 8-gauge. The supplied hex-key is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.

Speaker Connections: The nickel-plated set-screw speaker terminals will accept wire sizes from 16 to 8-gauge.The included hex-key is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.

Note: Although there are two sets of speaker terminals, the amplifier still produces a monaural signal. The A and B speaker outputs are internally wired in parallel.

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.

bd Sync Connection: This amplifier has a proprietary 6-pin mini-DIN connector. When operating two of these amplifiers together in a bridged mode, a bd Sync cable (sold separately) must be used. This will allow the two independent frequency carrier generators in each unit to b synchronized.

 
Review this product
Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

Rockford Fosgate T2500-1bdCP Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 people say:

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left
Filter by rating:
5 out of 5

Great amp

Written By Anonymous, Millbury, MA on Thursday, October 16, 2014
 
This is a great amp supplies great power and runs constant with terrific bridge capabilities
Pros:
Amazing amp with constant power
Cons:
Need lots of power to power this amp with low gauge wire ...big upgrades
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

replacement review

Written By Steve, Seattle, WA on Thursday, August 25, 2011
 
Recieved this amp as a replcement for an Orion HCCD-250 that was stolen. Love this amp unfortunately I don't have the subwoofers to put all its power to use. Birth certificate had 3137watts @ 1ohm and is rated at 2500 @ 1 ohm. Currently using to power 2 RFP3 dual 4ohm VC 12"s. Running a 4Ohm load to the amp as not to blow the subwoofers. Great bass for the music I listen to and would fit well with the people that love alot of bass it you turn it up. Currently ordered 2 RF T2 12"s to maximize the output of the amp. This is my second T series amp and it aims to please. Current system is alpine CDA-105 w/ imprint, T600 amp for doors, focal utopia 6.5" component front, focal utopia 4" component rear, and T2500 with 2 P3 12"s.
17 out of 25 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 

Add accessories for the Rockford Fosgate T2500-1bdCP

You'll need an amp wiring kit to install your new amplifier, as wiring is not included. See all categories & accessories

Rockford Fosgate RFK1 1/0-gauge amplifier power wiring kit
Your Price: $254.99
Add to Cart
T-Spec 0PK Installation Kit 1/0-gauge amplifier wiring kit — includes speaker wire
1 person says
Your Price: $189.99
Add to Cart
T-Spec 16-gauge Speaker Wire Black/white jacket — priced per foot
13 people say
Your Price: $0.69
Add to Cart
T-Spec 12-gauge Speaker Wire Black/white jacket — priced per foot
29 people say
Your Price: $1.99
Add to Cart
Stinger PRO Series Speaker Wire Priced per foot (16 Gauge)
50 people say
Your Price: $0.39
Add to Cart
T-Spec 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables Available in 7 different lengths (17-foot)
25 people say
Your Price: $19.99
Add to Cart
T-SPEC V8-ANL Fuse Holder 1/0- to 4-gauge ANL fuse holder
2 people say
Your Price: $17.99
Add to Cart
Metra Crimp Tool and Connectors Package contains crimp tool and over 150 pieces
15 people say
Your Price: $19.99
Add to Cart
S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool Cuts and strips 12- to 22-gauge wire
15 people say
Your Price: $19.99
Add to Cart
S&G Tool Aid 87650 Door Trim and Panel Removal Tool
68 people say
Your Price: $9.99
Add to Cart
Pro.Fit Wire Worm Installation tool helps route wiring through tight spaces
31 people say
Your Price: $12.99
Add to Cart
Bojo Trim Panel Tools Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels
52 people say
Your Price: $24.99
Add to Cart
Skewdriver Pro SPK4042 Ratcheting straight and offset screwdriver set with 40 bits (Skewdriver Pro with ratchet handle, pictured)
8 people say
Your Price: $49.99
Add to Cart
Bojo Trim Panel Tools Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels
2 people say
Your Price: $29.99
Add to Cart
InstallCard: Amp or Equalizer Prepaid professional amplifier or EQ installation
17 people say
Your Price: $79.99
Add to Cart

Why choose SquareTrade?

The #1-Rated Protection Plan

Thousands of people have reviewed SquareTrade Protection Plans — and made us #1.

5-Day Service Guarantee & Free Shipping

We'll repair or replace your item in five business days or less after we've received it, or your plan is free. And, as always, we pay for all shipping.

Protection from Normal, Everyday Use

Repairing your average mechanical or electrical failure can cost as much as buying a new device. With SquareTrade, you're covered — including parts and labor.

3 Year Protection Plan
3 Year Protection Plan
Your Price: $209.99
Add to Cart
4 Year Protection Plan
4 Year Protection Plan
Your Price: $284.99
Add to Cart

For a more in-depth review and enhanced detailed information on the Rockford Fosgate T2500-1bdCP, please visit the Crutchfield website product page (/ISEO-rccbcspd/p_57525001CP/Rockford-Fosgate-T2500-1bdCP.html ).