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Pioneer GM-ME500X1

Mono marine subwoofer amplifier — 800 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm

Item # 130ME500X1

It takes a lot of amplifier power for your bass notes to be heard clearly over the sounds of the waves, wind, and...

It takes a lot of amplifier power for your bass notes to be heard clearly over the sounds of the waves, wind, and...

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About the Pioneer GM-ME500X1

Big bass at sea

It takes a lot of amplifier power for your bass notes to be heard clearly over the sounds of the waves, wind, and engine noise. Pioneer's ME-Series GM-ME500X1 mono marine subwoofer amplifier can put out up to 800 watts RMS, enough for everyone in and around your boat to feel the beat.

Big bass at sea

It takes a lot of amplifier power for your bass notes to be heard clearly over the sounds of the waves, wind, and engine noise. Pioneer's ME-Series GM-ME500X1 mono marine subwoofer amplifier can put out up to 800 watts RMS, enough for everyone in and around your boat to feel the beat.

Pioneer's ME-Series sweetness

This amplifier's output power matches up nicely with Pioneer's ME-Series TS-ME100WS and TS-ME100WC marine subwoofers, allowing you to build up a large system by adding one sub at a time. When running one sub, the amp puts out 300 watts RMS, exactly the power rating of the sub. With two subs, the amp sends out 500 watts RMS total, 250 watts to each sub. With three of them, it delivers about 700 watts RMS, about 233 watts per sub. And with four, it produces a whopping 800 watts RMS, 200 per sub. Not bad for one little amp.

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The GM-ME500X1 features a low-pass and a subsonic filter to tune the bass tones to match your subs and make them sound good. Conformal coated circuit boards and rubber connection/control covers keep water and dirt away from sensitive areas.

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Product highlights:

  • mono marine subwoofer amplifier
    • 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
    • 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
    • 800 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
  • CTA-2006 compliant
  • frequency response: 10-240 Hz
  • variable low-pass filter (40-240 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • selectable subsonic filter (30 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
Other Features:
  • conformal coated circuit boards
  • rubber covers protect side panel controls, RCA terminals, and fuses
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
    • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended
  • fuse rating: 40A x 2
  • dimensions: 9-7/8"W x 2-3/8"H x 8-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # GM-ME500X1

What's in the box:

  • Marine mono subwoofer amplifier
  • Two 40-amp ATO fuses (installed)
  • Control panel cover
  • Fuse cover
  • 8" Stereo speaker wire to RCA adapter
  • 3mm Allen wrench
  • Four 3/4" Screws
  • Three M3x8mm Machine screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ French)
  • Owner's manual (Spanish)
  • Warranty information

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Features

CTA-2006 Compliant: CTA-2006 is a system of testing and measurement for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates a uniform method for measuring an amplifier's RMS power output and signal-to-noise ratio. The criteria for measuring amplifier power uses a DC input voltage of 14.4 volts and the RMS power output is measured over a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz (for full range amplifiers), with 1% or less Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise (THD+N). Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4 ohms. CTA-2006 standards allow consumers to compare amplifiers and receivers under the same conditions (apples to apples).

CTA-2006 Specifications:

  • Power Output: 300 watts RMS x 1
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 75 dBA

Other Specifications:

  • Power Output:
    • 2Ω: 500 watts RMS x 1 (14.4 volts, 100 Hz, ≤1.0% THD)
    • 1Ω: 800 watts RMS x 1 (14.4 volts, 100 Hz, ≤1.0% THD)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 100 dB (at rated power output)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 240 Hz (+0/-3 dB)

Speaker Level Input: The RCA input jacks can be used for preamp level or speaker level input signals. If connecting the source unit's speaker wire to the input jacks, use the included Speaker-to-RCA adapter. When using a speaker level input signal, it may not be necessary to connect a remote turn-on lead because of the amplifier's signal sensing function.

Pre-Output: An additional pair of RCA jacks provides a line level output for sending a signal to another amplifier. The output matches the signal at input, and is not affected by the amplifier's crossover.

Controls:

  • Gain: rotary control; adjustment range depends on the input type; automatically selected between 200mV to 6.5V (preamp level) and 800mV to 16V (speaker level)
  • Frequency: rotary control for crossover point; variable from 40 Hz to 240 Hz
  • Subsonic Filter: 2-position switch; on/off; 30 Hz crossover point, 24 dB/octave slope

Connections:

  • RCA Inputs: one pair of stereo RCA inputs; used for both speaker level and preamp level signals
  • RCA Outputs: one pair of stereo RCA outputs; outputs the signal at the input
  • Speaker Outputs: two pair of set-screw terminals; internally shorted together, making is easy to connect two subwoofers in parallel; the terminals will accept up to 8-gauge wire; the included 3mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screws
  • Power: set-screw terminal; accepts up to 4-gauge wire; the included 3mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screw
  • Ground: set-screw terminal; accepts up to 4-gauge wire; the included 3mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screw
  • Remote Turn-on: set-screw terminal; accepts up to 8-gauge wire; the included 3mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screw
  • Fuses: two 40-amp ATO fuses are mounted on the side of the amp

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