Inputs and Outputs Notes
Class BD Design:
The Rockford Fosgate Power Series T10001bd is a
Class BD design amp. Class BD gives you the super-efficient design of a Class D
amp with the clarity and sound quality of a Class B amp. Rockford's
patent-pending technology is called STARDUST, which is an acronym for Single-Terminal
Alternating Rail Dual-Sampling Topology. The power supply of this Power bd
amplifier is designed to be more than 75% efficient at all power levels. (Most
Class AB amps are between 20% to 60% efficient.)
This amplifier is capable of accepting a speaker load down to 1-ohm or more.
This allows you to obtain maximum power for multiple speaker configurations.
3-Stage Convection Cooling: The amp is cooled by a 3-stage thermal design
that consists of a 3-speed variable fan, an integrated PCB plenum, and focused
mass heat distribution utilizing a highly efficient cast aluminum heatsink. This
superior design keeps the amp's internal components cool, maximizes the amp's
potential, reduces distortion, and increases efficiency.
TOPAZ, an acronym for
Tracking Operation Pre-Amplifier Zone,
is a patented circuit that eliminates ground loops by referencing signal ground
from the first component in the chain (usually the source unit). About 80% of
noise problems are created by ground loops. Eliminating ground loops results in a 30-40dB improvement of the isolation
between input ground and chassis ground.
amplifier utilizes an intelligent protection circuit called NOMAD (NOn-Multiplying
Advanced Decision), which uses an analog computer to make real-time decisions
regarding temperature, voltage, current, and impedance. The result is an
amplifier with "intelligent" protection that will protect itself, but will not
limit the performance of the amp.
Surface Mount): In the
manufacturing process high speed robotics are used to place 0% tolerance
resistors and large board traces providing greater reliability and efficiency.
Controls/Connections: All of the amplifier's connections and controls are
located on the front panel. The cover conceals the wires for an ultra-clean
installation, and is easily removable to give you access to the controls.
Built-in ANL Fuse:
A 150-amp ANL fuse comes installed in the top panel of the amp under the
removable cover. The fuse is easily accessible in case of failure.
The built-in 24dB/octave Butterworth low-pass filter features a
variable crossover point from 32Hz to 250Hz. This crossover is always engaged;
it cannot be turned off.
The infrasonic (or subsonic) filter is a 12dB/octave high-pass filter designed to prevent frequencies below 28 Hz from being applied to the subwoofer from the amplifier. When
activated, the infrasonic filter eliminates super-low frequencies that are
potentially damaging to the subwoofer and require tremendous amplifier power to
reproduce. Consequently, the filter improves performance and power handling,
especially with vented enclosures.
This amplifier has a 6-pin mini-DIN "bd Sync" connector on the front panel which
allows you to link it with another bd amplifier for twice the power output. The
two amps will need to be connected together with a bd Sync cable to allow the
two independent frequency carrier generators in each unit to be synchronized.
When driving a common load with two linked bd amplifiers, you will need to use
the Phase Switch to phase one amplifier 180° from the other.
Mode Switch: The
Power T10001bd can be configured to operate as a single amplifier, or connected
to a series of other bd amplifiers in a daisy-chain. The 3-way Mode Switch lets
you choose one of the following mode settings:
- Single: the
amplifier is being used as a single stand-alone unit
- Master: the
amplifier is the first amplifier in a series of amps, each driving its own
load; the gain, crossover, infrasonic filter, and bass boost settings for
this amp apply to all subsequent amps in the chain
- Slave: the
amplifier is daisy-chained to a Master amp, and uses the Master amp's
Para-Punch Remote Bass
The Para-Punch Remote Bass dual-control module helps overcome road noise and correct for acoustical deficiencies in the listening
environment. The Para-Punch Bass control has a narrow band adjustment, variable
from 0dB to +18dB with a Gyrator-based Punch EQ that eliminates frequency shift
with boost. The other control is used for adjusting the center frequency,
variable from 35Hz to 70Hz. Using the supplied mounting bracket, the module can be mounted in any convenient location under your vehicle's
dash. You can also remove the cover and flush-mount the module in a 2" wide x
7/8" high cutout in the dash. With the cover, the remote bass module is 2.285" wide, 1.211" tall and
deep (1.99" including knobs).
Three LEDs are located on the top panel of the amplifier to indicate the
glows blue when the unit is turned on
glows red if the amplifier reaches the third stage of thermal protection;
the amp will shut down to cool when this occurs
glows yellow if a short circuit or too low of an impedance is detected at
the speaker connections; the amp will automatically shut down if this occurs
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Terminals: The Power T10001bd features heavy-duty platinum-plated power and ground
set-screw connectors that will accommodate up to 1/0-gauge bare wire. The connectors
are angled downward to make it easier to conceal the wires under the removable
cover. Wire reducers are supplied to allow you to securely install 4-gauge wire
if necessary. A Phillips-head screwdriver (not supplied) is required to
tighten/loosen the set screws.
Terminal: The amp provides a platinum-plated remote turn-on set-screw
terminal for up to 12-gauge bare wire. A small Phillips-head screwdriver is
required to tighten/loosen the set screw.
The heavy-duty, nickel-plated Captive C-clamp wire connectors can accept
bare wire sizes from 8-gauge to 18-gauge. Terminals are provided for two
speakers (A + B). Both sets of terminals output a mono signal, and are
internally wired in parallel. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.
RCA Pass-Thru Jacks:
The pass-thru jacks 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 amplifier location. The pass-thru jacks are not affected by the
low-pass or infrasonic filters.
Remote Bass: A
female RJ-45 phone jack is provided for connecting the cable for the supplied
Para-Punch Remote Bass module.
bd Sync: A
female 6-pin mini-DIN jack is provided for connecting this amp to another bd-series
amp to drive a common load. This jack allows you to synchronize the frequency
carrier generators of the two amps.
The specifications given by Rockford Fosgate for the Power T10001bd
amplifier comply with the new CEA-2006 Amplifier Power Standard from the CEA
(Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the
standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
Verification Certificate: Each amplifier comes with a Performance
Verification Certificate which lists the results of a 10-point performance
inspection and lists the amplifier's measured power output. The measured power
output typically exceeds the amp's rated power.
Specifications (at 14.4 volts):
- Total Power at
4 ohms: 500 watts
- Total Power at
2 ohms: 750 watts
- Total Power at
1 ohm: 1000 watts