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Rockford Fosgate Power T600-2

2-channel car amplifier
200 watts RMS x 2 (New Stock)

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Rockford Fosgate Power T600-2

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Our take on the Rockford Fosgate Power T600-2

Rockford Fosgate has a well-deserved reputation for building high-quality mobile audio products. Their Power Series amps occupy the top of the amplifier food chain, with fine-tuned audio controls, extreme durability, and proprietary technologies that deliver stronger, more reliable performance than most other amplifiers on the market today.

Rockford Fosgate's Power Series Amplifiers

Rockford Fosgate has a well-deserved reputation for building high-quality mobile audio products. Their Power Series amps occupy the top of the amplifier food chain, with fine-tuned audio controls, extreme durability, and proprietary technologies that deliver stronger, more reliable performance than most other amplifiers on the market today.

High-grade internal components mean high-power output.

Even heat dispersal for longer life

Dynamic Thermal Management

Power Series amps use Rockford Fosgate's patented, award-winning "Dynamic Thermal Management," a 3-stage cooling system that uses forced air to dissipate heat evenly across the amp and out through the large heatsinks. This results in cooler internal components, higher efficiency, and lower distortion.

MEHSA cooling process

Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application increases heat transfer away from the transistors MEHSA is a Rockford Fosgate proprietary process that increases the heat transfer from the MOSFET devices to the heatsink. This allows the heat to escape more readily from the amplifier, so that the transistors stay cooler.


Extra-quiet inputs

Differential Inputs prevent noise from entering "Differential Input" circuitry helps eliminate any electronically induced noise or hum that could be picked up by the input cables, allowing only clean signals to enter the amplifier. You get more music with less heat and noise in a stylish package that's up to 40% smaller than previous models.


T600-2 Power performance

The T600-2 puts out 200 watts RMS into each channel — more than enough to drive a pair of full-range speakers or components to their musical peaks. Or you can bridge your T600-2 to blast 600 watts to a subwoofer or two. Either way, you will get clean, powerful sound from your Power Series amp. The Punch EQ circuit offers variable treble and bass boosts, so you can adjust your music for your car's listening environment.

T600-2 connections

Replacing an equivalent Kicker amp to run two 10" L5 2 ohm DVC. Running each at 4ohm on separate channels. Runs louder, cleaner, and cooler than the kicker. Compact size makes it ideal below the rear seat of my Jeep Wrangler. Can't go wrong with Rockford.

Daniel, Mobile, AL

What's in the Box:

  • 2-channel amplifier
  • Four 1-1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Installation & Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)
  • Punch Amplifier Performance Verification Certificate
  • Optional PEQ remote EQ control information

Product Highlights:

  • 2-channel car amplifier
  • 200 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (300 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms)
  • 600 watts RMS x 1 bridged output at 4 ohms (2-ohm stable in bridged mode)
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • Dynamic Thermal Management cooling system
  • Differential Input circuitry eliminates hum
  • variable high- and low-pass filters (50-500 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • variable bass/treble boost (0-18 dB at 45 Hz, 0-12 dB at 12k Hz)
  • optional bass/treble boost
  • Class-AB amplifier design
  • MOSFET power and output stages
  • preamp inputs and outputs
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads and a 150-amp fuse recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • no on-board fuses — when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 150-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and the amplifier is recommended
  • 13-11/16"W x 2-3/16"H x 9-5/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Rockford Fosgate Power T600-2 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

Professional product. I would buy one again

Written by: MikeM from Virginia on January 9, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is my third subwoofer installation. I've been an audio hobbyist since the 60's and am a repeat customer at Crutchfield. - Rockford Fosgate Power T600-2 I am using this in bridged mode connected to a Pioneer TS-W311D4 12" dual voice coil subwoofer wired in series with an effective impedance of 6 ohms. The gain setting for this install is on the low side, about .3. I suspect this amp would blow the speaker mentioned above if the gain was set above .6 and the volume was cranked way up playing material with deep bass. I have the LPF setting at 50Hz and am not using the additional bass boost. Playing various audio CDs with deep bass for more than 2 hours at a reasonable volume, the amp was not even warm. I really appreciate the large size input connectors for the power and speaker wires. This accepts 4AWG power cables. This appears to be a professional product. I would buy one again. Used with: - Pioneer TS-W311D4 12" dual voice coil subwoofer - Sound OrdnanceT Bass Bunker BB12-125S sealed enclosure, 1.27 cubic feet - T-Spec 1.5 farad Capacitor - Rockford Fosgate RFK4 wiring kit

Pros: I really appreciate the large size input connectors for the power and speaker wires. This accepts 4AWG power cables. This appears to be a professional product. Power reserve and heat dissipation.

Cons: None

Received a bad one

Written by: Don from Alabama on August 9, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

received the amp, looks like a decent small package too, reviews i've seen online said nice unit i will try to order again but hope it's much better quality, the adjustment knobs were off, meaning the little arrows that point were way off when i hooked the RCA's up it was staticey, and intermittent meaning no sound out of left side unless constantly finagling with connections, plus it was having bleed through as well. hope it's just pot luck on a bad unit and not a production run issue. i plan to run this with the pioneer 560BT head unit (which has VERY weak RCA output) to a pair of the Pioneer 5 way 6*9s i toasted the JVC arsenal amp i had, and the pioneer 200w amp gets over heated easily, despite being an open trunk too this is why i chose this amp, a little more power

Pros: compact size, decent web reviews

Cons: mine was defective, ruined my weekend of wanting to play with the new toy

Excellent Sub Amp

Written by: Daniel from Mobile, AL on March 6, 2010

Replacing an equivalent Kicker amp to run two 10" L5 2 ohm DVC. Running each at 4ohm on separate channels. Runs louder, cleaner, and cooler than the kicker. Compact size makes it ideal below the rear seat of my Jeep Wrangler. Can't go wrong with Rockford.

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Better bring some subs..

Written by: jimmy v from NC on June 18, 2009

I installed this hitting 2- 10" JL 10W3V3 in my 08 Silverado EXT CAB a few days ago. This amp will make you deaf. I have it running at lower than half gain, LP, about 100HZ and it absolutely destroys the subs. I am going easy during the break in time, but I will see what it has soon. Typical RF it says 600 but sheet says 780X1 at 4 OHMS Bridged. I have had Punch for years, never Power series, but I see the difference. Never go wrong with RF!

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What's in the box?

Download the Rockford Fosgate Power T600-2 manual

  • 2-channel amplifier
  • Four 1-1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Installation & Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)
  • Punch Amplifier Performance Verification Certificate
  • Optional PEQ remote EQ control information

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Features

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 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application-Third Generation): MEHSA is a Rockford Fosgate proprietary process that increases the heat transfer from the MOSFET devices to the heatsink. The multi-layer insulated metal MEHSA substrate operates with minimal thermal resistance, spreading heat both downward and outward to quickly dissipate heat from each device across the heatsink. This allows greater power output, enhanced thermal stability, and maximum reliability.

Trans-ANA (TRANSconductance Active Nodal Amplifier): Trans-ANA is a circuit that allows the audio signal to pass through the amplifier at low voltage. The signal is directly level-shifted to the fixed high voltage rails via a pair of drive transistors. Signal linearity is assured by an active node formed by the drive transistors at ultrasonic frequencies. The result is crystal clear sound quality.

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.

TO-247 MOSFET: The Power T400-2 utilizes ultra high performance MOSFET output devices, giving the amplifier more power handling capability as well as lower thermal impedance for more reliable operation, even under the harshest load conditions.

DSM (Discrete Surface Mount): In the manufacturing process high speed robotics are used to place 1% tolerance parts and large board traces. DSM improves the efficiency of the circuit, decreases cross-talk from other discrete components and lowers operating temperature.

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

Internal Crossover: The amplifier's internal crossover has a 24 dB/octave slope. It's selectable for high-pass, all-pass (full range), or low-pass operation and is variable from 50Hz to 500Hz.

Punch EQ: Punch EQ works along with the crossover switch. When the crossover is set to low-pass, the Punch EQ acts as a variable bass boost; 0-18 dB at 45 Hz. When the crossover is set to high-pass, the Punch EQ acts as variable treble boost, 0-12 dB at 12 kHz. When the crossover is set to all-pass, both the bass and treble boost circuits are active.

Connections

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 150-amp fuse (not included) must be installed on the power wire. 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.

Speaker Connections: The 2-channel 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.

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.

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