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Alpine S-A60M

S-Series mono subwoofer amplifier — 600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

Item # 500SA60M

Alpine makes it a little easier to get great bass in your vehicle, especially if you drive a compact car.

Alpine makes it a little easier to get great bass in your vehicle, especially if you drive a compact car.

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About the Alpine S-A60M

Big bass power from a small package

Alpine makes it a little easier to get great bass in your vehicle, especially if you drive a compact car. Their S-Series S-A60M mono subwoofer amplifier can deliver up to 600 watts RMS to your sub, guaranteeing some powerful bass on your drive. And Alpine made this amp so small — it's got less than an 8" by 8" footprint and it's just over 2" tall — it can fit almost anywhere.

Big bass power from a small package

Alpine makes it a little easier to get great bass in your vehicle, especially if you drive a compact car. Their S-Series S-A60M mono subwoofer amplifier can deliver up to 600 watts RMS to your sub, guaranteeing some powerful bass on your drive. And Alpine made this amp so small — it's got less than an 8" by 8" footprint and it's just over 2" tall — it can fit almost anywhere.

Technology that keeps you on the air

Enhanced Shutdown Performance technology rolls back the output a bit when the amp threatens to overheat from playing at its limits too long. Instead of shutting down completely, it continues playing your music, until it cools enough to return to full power.

Convenient features

A low-pass filter and adjustable bass boost put you in command of the frequencies that reach your subs. The amp includes preamp- and speaker-level inputs, so you can install it in almost any vehicle, even one with a factory radio. If you're using the speaker-level inputs, the amp senses an incoming signal and turns itself on, eliminating the need to run a turn-on wire back to your vehicle's receiver or fuse box. An optional wired remote lets you control bass level from the driver's seat.

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Product highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
    • 400 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • CTA-2006 compliant
  • variable low-pass filter (50-400 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 50 Hz)
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • preamp outputs
  • Remote Sensing automatic turn-on when using speaker-level inputs
  • optional RUX-KNOB.2 wired remote level control
  • wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
    • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended
  • fuse rating: 30A x 2
  • 8"W x 2-1/4"H x 8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # S-A60M

What's in the box:

  • Mono subwoofer amplifier
  • Two 30-amp ATO fuses (installed)
  • Four 3/4" Screws
  • 2mm Allen wrench
  • Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Alpine Verification Certificate
  • Warranty information
  • Power supply note
  • On-line product registration information

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Crutchfield customer from Manteo, NC on 8/20/2019

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Perfect fit for a mtx 10" sub. Older competition speaker.

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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 car amplifiers and receivers under the same conditions (apples to apples).

CTA-2006 Specifications:

  • Power Output: 330 watts RMS x 1
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 85 dBA (measured at 1 watt into 4Ω)

Other Specifications:

  • Power Output: 600 watts RMS x 1 into 2 Ω (14.4 volts, ≤1.0% THD+N)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 105 dB (at rated power output, into 4Ω)
  • THD+N:
    • at 10 watts into 4Ω: ≤0.03%
    • at 10 watts into 2Ω: ≤0.05%
    • at Rated Power into 4Ω: ≤0.2%
    • at Rated Power into 2Ω: ≤1%
  • Frequency Response:
    • +0/-3 dB (1W into 4Ω): 10 Hz - 400 Hz
    • +0/-1 dB (1W into 4Ω): 20 Hz - 300 Hz

Optional Remote Control: The amplifier has an RJ-25 jack for adding the optional RUX-KNOB.2 wired remote bass level control to adjust the output level. The remote has a 20dB adjustment range (-20 dB to 0 dB relative to the gain setting).

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 a Speaker-to-RCA adapter or splice speaker wire to an RCA plug. When using a speaker level input signal, it may not be necessary to connect a remote turn-on lead because of the amplifier's remote sensing function.

Pre-Output: A second pair of RCA jacks provides a line level output for sending a signal to another amplifier. The output matches the input signal (4 volt max), and is not affected by the amplifier's crossover.

Controls:

  • Input Level: 2-position switch; Hi/Lo
  • Gain: rotary control; adjustment range depends on the input level switch setting; 200mV to 4V (Lo) or 500mV to 10V (Hi)
  • Frequency: rotary control for low pass crossover point; variable from 50 Hz to 400 Hz
  • Bass EQ: rotary bass boost control; variable from 0 to +12dB, centered at 50 Hz

Connections:

  • RCA Inputs: one pair of stereo RCA inputs
  • RCA Outputs: one pair of stereo RCA outputs
  • Speaker Outputs: one pair of set-screw terminals; the terminals will accept up to 8-gauge wire; the included 2mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screws
  • Power: set-screw terminal; accepts up to 4-gauge wire; the included 2mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screws
  • Ground: set-screw terminal; accepts up to 4-gauge wire; the included 2mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screws
  • Remote Turn-on: set-screw terminal; accepts up to 8-gauge wire; the included 2mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screws
  • Remote: RJ-25 jack for the RUX-KNOB.2 remote bass level controller
  • Fuses: two 30-amp ATO fuses are mounted on the side of the amp

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When using the bass boost dial option for the alpine s-a60m, do I set bass eq to +12?
[ Hanks  Jul 16, 2019 ]
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There is no right or wrong answer here because that can work as long as you are not hearing distortion or anything bad when the Bass EQ is set to that level. That being said you will want to set the Bass EQ to the level you want to use because the knob lets you adjust from that level and down as much as -20db My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Jul 21, 2019 ]  Staff

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