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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Prime Series mono subwoofer amplifier — 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

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Overview

Our take on the Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Rockford Fosgate performance in a small package – this Prime Series R500X1D mono amp can drive a sub with up to 500 watts RMS, so you can really feel your bass rockin'. You can use the low-pass filter and Rockford Fosgate's famous Punch boost to get the best possible bass from the sub and enclosure in your vehicle. A phase switch gets your subs firing along with your other speakers for maximum impact, while the speaker-level inputs let you hook this amp up to almost any system, even a factory stereo.

Rockford Fosgate power for your sub

Rockford Fosgate performance in a small package – this Prime Series R500X1D mono amp can drive a sub with up to 500 watts RMS, so you can really feel your bass rockin'. You can use the low-pass filter and Rockford Fosgate's famous Punch boost to get the best possible bass from the sub and enclosure in your vehicle. A phase switch gets your subs firing along with your other speakers for maximum impact, while the speaker-level inputs let you hook this amp up to almost any system, even a factory stereo.

Rugged performance and value

The R500X1D's heavy cast aluminum chassis efficiently draws damaging heat away from its internal components, ensuring reliable, long-term play. The amp's built-in sensors keep track of the output current and power supply temperature, ensuring that plunging subwoofer impedances (they change constantly during play) or even a short circuit won't hurt anything. The included wired remote lets you control the amp's volume level from the front seat. Your driver's seat will become your favorite place for listening once this Prime amp goes to work.

Putting together a bass system with this amp? Check out these Crutchfield-approved single 10" loaded enclosed, single 12" enclosed, and dual loaded enclosed bass packages.

Confused about impedance? Check out our article on matching subs and amps.

Product Highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • variable low-pass filter (50-250 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 45 Hz)
  • phase switch
  • wired remote Punch Level Control included
  • Class-D amplifier design
  • frequency response: 20-250 Hz
  • MOSFET power supply
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • preamp outputs
  • 8-gauge power and ground leads and a 50-amp fuse recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • no onboard fuses — when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 50-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and this amplifier is recommended
  • 8-1/2"W x 2"H x 7-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Mono subwoofer amplifier
  • Remote Punch Level Control module
  • 18' Remote Punch Level Control cable (RJ-25 connector on both ends)
  • 6" Speaker level input harness
  • 3mm Allen wrench
  • Four 3/4" Self-tapping screws
  • Two 1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • 4 Flat washers
  • Installation & Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)
  • Amplifier verification certificate

This amp definitely powers my 15 without an issue. Sounds great and easy to install. Compact design really surprised me as to how much power this thing really puts out

Michael, Crawfordsville, IN

Reviews

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D Reviews

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Michael from Crawfordsville, IN on 11/18/2018

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This amp definitely powers my 15 without an issue. Sounds great and easy to install. Compact design really surprised me as to how much power this thing really puts out

Pros: Easy install. Packs a punch. Nice and compact.

Cons: None

Great, small amp packs a helluva punch!

Robert from Richmond Hts, OH on 11/18/2018

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Great amp for the cost. I have two, one for each of my vehicles. One is pushing a 12 inch rockford fosgate p3d4 sub ran parallel and the other is pushing two 10 inch rockford fosgate p2d2 subs. Excellent bass with a clean, hard punch. Small footprint for easy installation anywhere.

Pros: Small footprint, powerful, adjustable frequency and phase. Adjustable bass control.

Cons: None

Great Amp!

Kelley from Odenville, AL on 10/27/2018

i have it on a P2D2 it sounds great. Hits harder then the 15 inch sub i had in high school.

Pros: its great to be able to turn the gain up and down from the drivers seat.

Cons: I haven't found any. wish i could buy more rockford fosgate stuff!!!!!

Rockford Punch hard

HERBERT from San Juan, PR on 10/21/2018

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Best small mono amp. Keeps cool even at high. Best site to buy. Free and fast shipping

Pros: Everything about it

Cons: None

R500x1d, r2d2-12

Rudy from Lockhart, TX on 9/15/2018

2013 Ford Mustang
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2013 Mustang gt with shaker 500, also have the datalink maestro mus1 kit and kenwood ddx795 head unit. I purchased the R500x1d with the bass package including the rockford fosgate p2d4-12 subwoofer and sound ordinance box. Absolutely wonderful. Sub handles the power effortlessly and plays clear deep bass. Performs best without punch remote.

Pros: Price, performance, sound quality

Cons: Punch remote blue light too bright

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Texarkana, TX on 9/6/2018

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It is great

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Shelby from Jonesboro, GA on 9/2/2018

2015 Nissan Sentra
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This a great amp, a lot of bang for a little buck. Its small and compact. All the connections are easy to get to. Love it!!!!

Pros: Great amp!!!

Cons: None

R500X1D = The Truth

Dee from Mobile, AL on 8/29/2018

This amp is roughly 6"x8" in size but packs a seerrrrous PUNCH! I was running one 4 ohm dual Punch 10 @ 2ohms (p2d4-10) in sealed box underneath my rear bench seat in my 2014 Ram crew cab. BOOM! Sounded great but of course I wanted more! So now I have 2 rockford 10" dual 2 ohms @ 2 ohms (p2d2-10) and man even though it sounded great already ...adding that 2nd speaker really shows you what sound this little guy is capable of producing (birth sheet at 651 RMS btw). It sounds even better. Clean, true, throaty bass punch. Thank you Crutchfield for all your wisdom on getting the best bang for my buck and for all the wiring tips. I'll be looking for an aftermarket head unit next on here. Tied in a Scosche loc2sl to my rear door speakers so I didn't lose my Uconnect capabilities...and for easy setup. This amp is the truth. Period. Local car audio store owner refused to discuss the "punch" model amp instead of this "lower end prime". He says it does all I'll ever need it to with the application(s) I had in mind before setup. He was right. Can't go wrong with this amp guys!

Pros: Remote knob, easy tuning, great output....even better with 1 dual 4ohm or 2 dual 2 ohm subs.

Cons: Zero

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Franklin, PA on 8/5/2018

2010 Honda Odyssey
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Have this powering a single rockford phosgate 12" in a sealed box. hard to beat for the price. Have been running it hard for the last few weeks with no issues. Amp stays pretty cool to the touch even after extended periods of use.

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Booming Amp!!!!

Chili from Los Angeles, CA on 7/21/2018

This amp has some serious power! I'm using this to push my 12 inch Rockford P3 in a Ground Shaker box and honestly the sub can't handle the amp turned up past 4!! This would easily push a two 12s or a 15" without breaking a sweat! I highly recommend this amp especially for a one sub setup. I would use this with a 15" L7 and you will be BOOMING down the block!!!

Pros: Small, powerful, tons of settings, affordable, well built

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Nazareth, PA on 7/3/2018

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This was bought as part of a bass package and has delivered everything our advisor said it would. Great amp. Thanks Kay

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Nate from Indianola, IA on 6/20/2018

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Lots of clean power. It had much more than I expected

Pros: Small compact size

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Excellent Product

Jerome from NC on 6/12/2018

2017 Dodge Charger
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Very well made! Easy to install! Makes my RF 12 Punch R2 hit really hard in a Sound Ordanance sealed box! A head turner for sure in my 2017 Charger! Would be a good idea to include a wiring kit with your amps! Maybe a Crutchfield branded one that is automatically included in the price? Thanks! Oh and quick shipping! It came quicker than I thought and was very well packaged! Thanks again!

Pros: Easy Install Perfect size for my application Controls easily accessible

Cons: Wish it came with a wiring kit

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Stephen from Aiken,%20SC on 6/12/2018

2007 Ford F-150
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I've been an installer for over 20 years and have always relied on MTX for adding bass to a system. But decided to try Rockford Fosgate for my work truck. I am very satisfied with this set up. Easy to install. Just enough power that you won't drain the battery. Sounds great, Hits the lower and higher bass clean. And this matching set is reasonably affordable. I would recommend this product to all who are looking for great sound and bass response. I am now a Rockford Fosgate fan.

Pros: Cost, quality, and ease of installation.

Cons: None so far

Solid amp

Colin from Pleasant Hill, IA on 5/30/2018

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Rockford Fosgate makes some solid amps. They understate their power ratings on their amps too; this 500W amp puts out 652W according to its "birth sheet". The inclusion of a bass knob is a nice touch as well.

Pros: Extended warranty if you use Rockford wiring Understated power ratings

Cons: None I can think of yet

Run your system not your mouth

William from Mansfield, TX on 5/17/2018

Hooked up to a Toby* dual 10" "Hit-man" sub-woofer. This amp claims 500x1 rms@ 2 ohms. Toby has them tested to put out 660 x1 rms @ 2ohms. I can hear and feel that it hits harder than my Alpine thats rated @ 500rms so I believe Toby's tests and is more than a 500 watt setup needs which is good to have. Combine a Toby sub and RF amp and you will heard long before you are seen. : )~

Pros: cost, easy hookup, hits hard,

Cons: none

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Newfield, NJ on 5/13/2018

2015 Jeep Patriot
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Good sound

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Acworth, GA on 5/8/2018

2016 Mazda 3
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Sounds amazingly loud! Love it

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Raul from Dallas, TX on 5/7/2018

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Installed and this small amplifier is VERY powerful. Makes my Rockford Fosgate 10" T1s quake! Small but VERY VERY powerful amplifier. Great amp for the price. Definitely do not regret getting this amp.

Pros: Makes my Rockford Fosgate 10" T1 quake!!

Cons: None yet

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Carl from Ward, AR on 5/6/2018

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Small but powerful!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Easy to use, well built, good looking

Cooper from Chicago, IL on 4/29/2018

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This is a great little single channel that I use for a dedicated Sub amp. The remote punch dial is a nice feature, and the amp is relatively easy to dial in to the settings you'd like. It's not tiny, but it's not as large as some products. The amp is built very solid, and it pairs perfectly with my 8" rear deck sub. I'm a newb with very little experience with car audio, but this amp was easy to install and easy to use. I'm very happy with my purchase, but like I said I'm a newb and I don't know much.

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Michael from Bay City Texas on 4/23/2018

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this is a good amp for the buck. put it with a 10" DVC 4ohm Kicker Comp and it blew the sub. yup had the sub over powered an bit but it dang sure did the job. i will be getting a 10" SVC 4ohm Kicker Comp sub this week and we will see if the sub can hold up. but the amp can for sure push out some AMPS. LIVE LOUD......

Pros: $$$$, AMPS output, size, and power/amp draw is low on the battery

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Mack from Natchez, MS on 4/22/2018

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This amp is as advertised, small but packs a lot of power. I have only been using this amp for a short time but so glad I tried it.

Pros: Easy to hook up It doesn't get hot Small and unnoticeable

Cons: None so far

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Oceanside, CA on 4/22/2018

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Awesome single channel amp highly recommended it.

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Fosgate

Raymond from Madera, CA on 4/15/2018

2014 Ford Mustang
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Nice power and great price

Pros: Power size and price

Cons: Angle of power inputs, should be angled straight and not down

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Adam from Colby, KS on 3/29/2018

2014 BMW 3 Series
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Great Amp

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Eagle, ID on 3/25/2018

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Great quality. Sounds great.

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from American Fork, UT on 3/11/2018

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Great amp Very happy with this product

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Christopher Gage from Chester, VA on 3/5/2018

2000 Toyota Camry Solara
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Pushes exactly what i need for the p2 rockford

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Miguel A from Miami, FL on 3/4/2018

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This amp is amazing. It puts out exactly what i need it to and since i got it on a combo deal it was a lot cheaper than stand alone. I have it paired with a 12inch RF sub and it shakes the whole car if ib want it to, i run out about 40% of it total power. I am extremely happy with my purchase and couldn't gotten a better choice.

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Great Purchase

Justin from Clinton, TN on 2/25/2018

2002 Chevrolet Suburban
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Good constant power, looks great, and easy install

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Great amp, do not underestimate its power!!!!

Don from Aliso Viejo, CA on 2/17/2018

I bought mine yesterday from a local authorized dealer. I bought it to power my JL AUDIO 10 inch stealthbox for my 2014 Honda CR-V. I was skeptical on getting this amp but when i played the first song, OH MAN!!!!! Lots of power, clean and no distortion at all even at a very high volume. It doesn't get warm, my JL SUB IS 400 watts RMS, power hungry but this amp does its job. GREAT GREAT AMP!!!! Great price, great power

Pros: Lots of power, clean sound, no distortion, accurate power rating, small and can be mounted anywhere

Cons: NONE

GREAT POUNDING BASS

Crutchfield customer from Unionville, VA on 2/15/2018

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VERY NICE AMP AWSOME POWER ROCK MY 12IN PUNCH WOOLFER

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Chelsea, MA on 2/12/2018

2010 Mazda 3
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So happy with this amp. Purchased as a part of a package, and couldn't be happier. I love how small it is easy to mount and keep out of the way. Also the punch level knob is convenient.

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

David from Slingerlands, NY on 2/5/2018

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Works great ,paired it up with JL sub box . In my semi stock stereo system. Easy to install , small and powerful , and adjustable volume for base . Filled the void in the car .

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Banks, OR on 1/18/2018

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So far it was an easy install and is delivering the performance I expected.

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Frisco, TX on 1/10/2018

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Very easy to install!

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None

Amazing quality product

Justin S from Arkansas City, KS on 12/20/2017

This thing pounds... This little beast truly put out around 635 watts rms @ 2ohms, comes with Rockford certified certificate showing actual rms "continuous power" tested @ 2ohms... From experience the rms is usually around 630... I have purchased 3 of these amps, one for my 16 yr old son's SUV, and 2 for my ram 1500 single cab... I run 2 of these BEAST each running @ 2 ohms paired with dual 4 ohm Alpine type r 12's, the new ones that run at 750 watts rms... This system is amazing, if you want an awesome reasonably priced subs and amp go with this set up! You will not regret it guaranteed...

Pros: Everything! Great dee sound, powerful punch, amazing lows, never gets hot!

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Lyndon from Elmont, NY on 12/8/2017

2013 Honda Civic SI
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This thing was awesome..

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Totally Awesome!

John from Ohio on 11/28/2017

I have owned this amp for about 2 months now. I needed an amp for a P2-12 inch woofer and the guy who sold me the amp said that this amp kicked butt! After I heard it the first time, I was sold. I have played it every day the entire time I have owned it. It doesn't kill my battery like the old amps used to do all the time. This amp will give you plenty of bottom end and I mean plenty. It literally shakes me good when i'm going down the road. I have played everything from heavy metal to the finest classical music and with the radio and mids and tweeters I bought I have one awesome sounding stereo. Great amp for the money, it'll deliver, I promise!

Pros: Super bass amp, great low end definition, easy to adjust.

Cons: None so far other than it could easily kill a woofer if you set your gain to high

My system

James from OH on 11/19/2017

Easy installation it's part of one of the best kits I've ever owned.

Pros: Quality is good easy to tune and produces good quality sounds

Cons: I'm not sure what to say bad about it . I guess I'm wondering if I can run two twelves off it?

Price

Crutchfield customer from Elmore , AL on 10/2/2017

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Great power. Have it hooked to a 12 sound ordinance. It hits hard

Pros: Come with remote bass

Cons: None

Nice amp, easy installation and setup.

Scott from Orlando, FL on 9/18/2017

2017 Lexus GS350
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I bought this amp so I can add a subwoofer to my Lexus GS350 with the Mark levinson system. I used the high level inputs from the subwoofer. After a quick adjustment of the gain it sounds great!

Pros: It's Compact and powerful.

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Fort Drum, NY on 8/23/2017

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Works great, very simple set up!

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Bentley, KS on 8/21/2017

2014 Ford Escape
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Works great, easy to set up and use, can't beat it for the money.

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Iroquois IL on 8/13/2017

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Works awesome! Can't beat it for the money!

Pros: Awesome for the price!

Cons: NONE!

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Bryan from Dublin, CA on 7/8/2017

2012 Volkswagen CC
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Strong amp

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Great way to bypass factory system

Brian from Chandler, AZ on 6/27/2017

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As a owner of a 2015 Chrysler 300C I was left wanting by the factory stereo. Little did I know when I purchased this vehicle how difficult it would be to replace the factory stereo system. I went to a few local car audio shops and they wanted huge bucks to install a sound system I would be happy with. Then Kenwood and Maestro came together and released this amp. As soon as I heard about it I bought it. It was a bit of a pain to install sine the install instructions are very basic. I think they are intended for professional installers that already know how to install this system. I took my time and figured everything out and had it installed in about 5 hours. Then it was time to "tune" the system using the Android app. It's been over a week and I have spent many, many hours trying to get the sound just right. Without some kind of spectrum analyzer this is all by ear. The problem is using mp3's every song was recorded at different settings which makes every song sound level different. What a nightmare! This is not the fault of Kenwood. But Kenwood needs to release better tutorials for how to use the app. Thus only giving 4 star rating based on the app being so hard to figure out. Everything else was perfect except the way Kenwood shows you to wire the remote turn on wire for a separate amp is a problem. It only supplies 2.5 volts and my separate amp required a 12 volt source to turn on requiring me to find an alternate way to turn on the amp when m

Pros: Great sound and options

Cons: Meant for a pro to install and tune

Nice amp

Crutchfield customer from Harlingen, TX on 6/25/2017

2012 Nissan Sentra
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Great look & small enough for easy placement.

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Does the job for a 15 at 2ohm

Barry from Chico, CA on 6/19/2017

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Before reviewing the amplifier I put 2 weeks on the clock to help me form some feedback. I have it hooked up with a punch 15"dvc at 2 ohms and this thing is a monster. It has been able to send clean and stable signals to the subwoofer although it was rated at 500watts the information sheet on the manufacturer testing sheet shows it's pushing 628 watts. There has been no overheating issues on the amplifier and this is the middle of a hot summer in California. I have had amplifiers in the past with much less quality. Pros: Cons:

Pros: It is small and very sturdy feeling. Comes with volume control knob remote dial. Strong steady signals and it handles heat.

Cons: Turn the brightness factor on that control knob down on the next models. I coulda used that thing to replace my headlights! I had to put a few layers of tinted tape over it after day 1, I couldn't stand it.

Perfect amp

Crutchfield customer from Pleasant hill, CA on 5/27/2017

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Awesome amp. Have it hooked up to two polk db10s and wow they sound insane. Plus the remote for the bass level is nice to have. Overall would 100% recommend

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Colton from MT on 5/24/2017

Suprised me works really good I would buy it again

Pros: Small so easy for space

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Auburn, Ny on 4/30/2017

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Great product for the price

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Mass on 4/30/2017

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Nice amp and plenty of clean power best little amp for the $. Great addition to the Harman Kardon system in a Buick lacrosse

Pros: Small but ton of power

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate Prime Amp

Beau from Sand Springs ok, on 4/10/2017

Im running 2 Rockford P1 10s with this amp at 2 ohms in a dual custom ported truck box for a single cab and they replaced my 2 10" kicker comp s subs ran with a 500 watt mono Alpine amp very similar to this amp and the new Rockford amp and Rockford Subs sound freaking amazing..They hit hard and sound great with all types of music and the lows are awesome! It absolutely shakes everything in my truck.. I strongly recommend this a.m. and just like my Alpine, this amp was actually tested and runs at 648 watts RMS and came with a True watts certificate.

Pros: Everything about it! Very small compact size and fits under my truck seat. Very powerful and it looks great..

Cons: None

Grat price point

Tim from Flint, MI on 4/3/2017

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I paired this with the Rockford P2D4-12 and the Sound Ordnance sealed box. what a combination. RMS cert's at 613. you cannot get better bang for the buck.

Pros: cost options remote

Cons: blinding blue light on the control knob. this will be painted over.

Great Amp for the money

Tim from Herndon, VA on 3/23/2017

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Works great. Really pushing my Kappa 800.

Pros: Open box price. Backed by the Crutchfield Team. Easy to wire in.

Cons: None at this time.

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 3/21/2017

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It's small and powerful!

Pros: Came with a certificate with how many rms watts it actually has.

Cons: None!

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Morristown, TN on 3/20/2017

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great amp, currently have two, awesome power for the price!

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Russell, KS on 3/18/2017

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This amp is great is you want to hook up one p3 at 500 watts makes the sub bump like a champ

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

aaron from Coldwater, MI on 3/6/2017

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works great very sleek looking

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Hatfield, PA on 3/5/2017

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Small powerful amp. To much power for small 10 woofer.

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Major power, tiny footprint, excellent product!

Jeff from Erie, PA on 2/28/2017

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Once again Rockford Fosgate has done it, and they did it big! The first thought once I unboxed this little R500X1D, it was amazed at how small the footprint of the amp is. The power certification sheet indicated 644 watts of total power. Rated at 500 but actually produces 644, that is a Rockford standard, overpowering their amps. I matched this amp to a pair of Rockford R2D2 and wired to a 2 ohm load. This amp has all of the power in the world to walk the 10's right out of their box! Awesome amp! Highly recommended!

Pros: Small Footprint Low Price Lots of Power Remote Bass Knob

Cons: Does not have high level turn-on if using high level inputs, must wire an on/off switch Indicator (power) light on Bass Knob is extremely bright, especially at night

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Dan from NY on 2/22/2017

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This amp makes my system rock...I love it

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Cons: the mounting holes were a little inconvienant

Fantastic amp

Matt from Port Orchard, WA on 2/17/2017

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I've always been a huge fan of Fosgate amps. So when the Crutchfield advisor recommended this among others as options for my setup, it was a no brainer. I also appreciate that the recommendations I get from the Crutchfield experts are very reasonable and they're not trying to push you toward the most expensive stuff. This amp has loads of power for my needs. Couldn't be happier.

Pros: Plenty of power for the cost. Super reliable brand.

Cons: None.

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Mitchell from Columbus, GA on 2/2/2017

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Great product and extremely fast shipping!

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Simple, yet very effective amp!

Phoenix from California, MD on 1/24/2017

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Much like my sub review, this is my first mono amp! Very impressed! It is also for a 2015 Mazda 6 (non bose). Came with everything I needed-including digital inputs as the stock head unit does not have RCA jacks. Just tap to any + or - wire coming from behind the head unit and run it through! Fit perfectly in the side of my trunk! Awesome amp if you want to add more-but not murder your pocket! Also comes with a "remote" switch with a cable long enough to mount anywhere!

Pros: Price, size, two ways to adjust bass

Cons: None

Powerful amp for a P3D2 19

Arauna from Glendale, AZ on 1/22/2017

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Very happy with this amp! Had it set up in my Toyota Tacoma, I did the install, and it did what it does to push my Rockford P3D2 10". Crutchfield team, has all the link needed for self installers. Thank you!

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Brendan from Yadkinville, NC on 1/12/2017

This little amp is amazing to push a P3D4 10" RF sub to. Even though the manual does say 8 gauge w/ 50 amp fuse is recommended, I would suggest getting a Knu-Konceptz 4 Gauge Kolossus OFC complete wiring kit for it. Had it for about 2 months now and doesn't give me any problems.

Pros: Very small Easy to install Runs very cool (not related to me) If RCA's aren't present, you can tap into speakers with the high level output.

Cons: None

Great Thump from Small Amp!

Erick from Maryland on 1/9/2017

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This is a powerful little amp. I installed it in my 2015 Elantra and it suits my vehicle nicely. It's very compact and well constructed. It's somewhat heavy for its size but that just speaks to the quality materials. I bought this as part of a bass package and it works perfectly! I highly recommend this for any entry level audio set up, OR for anyone looking to add serious bass but not looking to rattle the whole neighborhood. :)

Pros: Size, build quality, appearance, remote punch knob for easy, on-the-fly bass adjustment.

Cons: Only con is screwing the amp to my seat was difficult because the slots where the screws go are quiet deep and hard to see into to align the screws.

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Branford, CT on 1/4/2017

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Everything exactly how its described!! Easy to wire, puts out great power and small enough to fit perfectly behind the seat of my pickup truck

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Big sound, little unit

Ken from Bellaire, OH on 11/27/2016

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Surprising output from such a small amp. Appearance is beautiful, and all wire hook ups are clean looking even after installation.

Pros: Size, wire hook ups, punch subwoofer volume control

Cons: None

Great product, great price

Dan from Auburn, AL on 11/17/2016

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Great product, performs as expected. Easy to install with the recommended amp install kit from Crutchfield, pairs perfectly with my Rockford Fosgate 10in subwoofer in my 72 Chevelle.

Pros: Easy to install, doesn't overheat, provides clean crisp sound to my system

Cons: The blue light on the remote punch control is really bright, make sure to mount it where it will not be in your vision at night.

Great Amp

Eran from Richmond Hill, Ga on 11/8/2016

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Packs a punch (no pun intended) in a compact amp.

Pros: Easy to install and operate

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Very nice amplifier

Nathaniel from Merritt Island, FL on 11/7/2016

Nice sub powers my 2 JBL 12 inch subs

Pros: Easy to install, provides the perfect amount of power for what I need

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Merrimack, NH on 10/22/2016

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Good product

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Guest from crozet on 9/9/2016

Great amp. Allows for many different settings. Easy to install. Once again another great product by Rockford Fosgate.

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Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Wes from Lignum, VA on 8/31/2016

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Powers my 2 12inch Rockford Fostgate punch 1's, sounds great and perfect amperage. Plus if you try to buy this amp witrout a wiring kit, Crutchfield shows you what kits are best for the amp.

Pros: Great power Easy to understand directions Easy DIY

Cons: None

Cool amp

John from Avon, CO on 8/15/2016

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Package came neatly shipped with all parts required for installation. Amp seems solidly built. Runs very cool in a compact space in my car, so heat is not an issue. This amp has been putting out consistent performance for a few weeks now and i expect it to hold up to my demands for quite some time seeing as how cool it runs.

Pros: Sweet deal with bass package

Cons: None

Great Amp with one minor problem

Jon from Springfield, Oregon on 7/30/2016

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Great budget amp. Has anyone else encountered this issue: Comes with a 60Amp fuse but the manual lists the device as needing a 50Amp. It clearly states in the manual that the 50Amp is not included. So, if you buy this amp, you should also buy the "Install Bay MANL50 Fuses" so that you can actually use the amp once you install it. In fact, all the amps listed in the manual don't even us a 60Amp fuse. They use 50's, 80's, 100's and 150's so I am not really sure why there is a 60Amp fuse included at all. I'm a novice at wiring stuff up, but that still seems obviously wrong.

Pros: Fits a budget system nicely and easy to wire up with plenty of cable length.

Cons: That fuse thing is weird.

Crutchfield response on 8/2/2016 Jon's new Rockford Fosgate amp, the Prime R500X1D, actually includes no fuse, letting him pick the appropriate wiring kit for your amp. We recommended the EFX amp wiring kit Jon purchased, which does include a 60-amp fuse. When an amp wiring kit doesn't include a fuse that matches the amp's recommendation, it's acceptable and safe to go with the next higher fuse rating as Jon did here to protect his electrical system.

Great amp

Crutchfield customer from Houston, Texas on 7/29/2016

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This is a great amp I could tell the sound difference after switching it with my 500 kenwood. The control knob really helps with tuning and making the bass match the volume. I'd recommend this product to anyone for anything

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awesome budget amp

matt p from Louisburg, NC on 7/19/2016

Got this amp hooked up to a pair of P1S415s in a 2.5ft per sub sealed box 1in mdf in a 03 durango and they put out some clean low and loud bass..if you have a good head unit and with high pre outs and ofc 4ga wire you won't have a problem..great for a budget

Pros: 668 watts for the money. It's rockford compact what more to say..if you want a dependable but affordable amp go with prime series

Cons: None

Good overall product

Dan from Alaska on 7/18/2016

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The install was straight forward and with the compact size it was easy to find space.

Pros: Clean crisp sound. Good power.

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10W3V3 in a Ram

Joshua from Bellingham, WA on 7/16/2016

Hi I have a 2015 ram 2500 Cummins Laramie with the Alpine 8" 10 speaker system. Had it for a year and finally replaced the OEM sub, it basically took a year to fork over the cash for a $650 single 10" speaker in a little carpeted box. I'm feeding the 10W3V3 with RF's cheap Prime 500/1 amp, it speced out at 608 watts @ 2 ohm RMS and makes it play very loud. Used an Audio Control LC7I to combat the bass roll off issues and mounted the Prime bass knob under the steering wheel to the right. The LED by the bass knob is really bright so I put a piece of tape over the light. I have a 500w Eclipse and 2 12" sealed Infinitys in my old Ranger and the JL/RF is probably as loud.

Pros: cheap/small/underrated/rad

Cons: Could have speced 700 or 800 watts on the birth sheet. ;)

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

JB from Chandler, AZ on 6/21/2016

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Big punch, little box. I've got this guy set up with the 12" Rockford sub in my cube, and I'll tell you, that big sub does NOT beg for more power.

Pros: Power, sound, size

Cons: Nothing

Good Amp

Samuel from Rushsylvania, OH on 6/13/2016

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Great amp and was easy to install. Powers my 12 in great.

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Cons: Only has one speaker hookup

Big power little change

Ryan M from Nampa,id on 6/3/2016

Stop! Don't pass this little monster up.648 rms for 120$...that's a steal...the power and sou d quality of Rockford lives on....it slams my kicker c10's to the max...love everything about the prime amps.

Pros: Power,cost,size,sound quality

Cons: There isn't one.

The perfect amount of bass!

Andrew from MN on 5/30/2016

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Good amount of bass. Doesn't overheat. Compact design

Pros: Compact

Cons: Not very big wire sizes.

4runner

Jordan from Covington, LA on 5/17/2016

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Excellent!

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My fosgate sub amp is excellent, it holds up better than other amps

Brian H from Coatsville, pa on 5/4/2016

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Crutchfield is great on taking care of my order quickly. I had received my amp within 4 days añd installed it and it souñds great

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Solid Performer

VWJet from Albuquerque, NM on 5/3/2016

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This amp was part of a Rockford Fosgate Bass Package that included an R1x10 ten inch subwoofer and a RF designed sealed enclosure. This amp is performing flawlessly. I am controlling the crossover and amp level at the head unit, so I am not using the punch control. The sub is rated at 200 watts at 4 ohms and the amp is putting out 300 watts at that impedance. The amp runs cool and effortlessly pushes this sub, it hits deep and hard. Rockford Fosgate has made a life long customer, the quality of their products are evident in these two products. I am also running two pair of 6.75 inch interior speakers off of the head unit power and everything meshes together wonderfully. This is my perfect system.

Pros: Build quality. Efficiency. Power

Cons: None

Lots of distortion problems.

Matt from Malden, MO on 4/10/2016

This amp is compact and doesn't heat up under the seat, but I've had distortion issues during the 2 years I've owned it. I find myself constantly adjusting the gain, frequency, and punch to no avail. Rock songs are OK even though the bass isn't very loud, but rap songs were constantly distorted during the the higher pitched bass. I finally switched back to my 7+ year old Kicker ZX300.1 amp and boy did I forget what I was missing. I only need to turn my volume up a third of the way as before and the bass sounds a million times better. My subwoofer is a Fosgate R2SD2-10.

Pros: Small, low-heat

Cons: Not as powerful as previous amps, distortion issues.

Compact size, lots of power!

Ryan from Sebring, FL on 4/1/2016

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This amp works great, I barely have to turn it up and I get a ton of power for my single 12" sub. Very happy with purchase, glad to see you can get an affordable quality amp without spending a ton of money.

Pros: Fits perfectly under seat out of the way

Cons: none

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

gary from New Holland, PA on 3/30/2016

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Solid amp been useing Rockford amps since the mid 90a never had. Had a problem Rockford fosgate amps birth sheet says 617 watts pushes alpine type s 15 sub

Pros: Class d amp does not get hot easy install

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D Amp is SUPER

Russ from Cornelia, GA on 3/23/2016

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The product is definitely a 5 star product. Amp is everything we hoped for.

Pros: Great thump!

Cons: None

Rocking out

Scott from suffolk, VA on 3/21/2016

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Awesome sound and power

Pros: Easy install, meets all my needs for that thump

Cons: No cons

This AMP Kicks butt!!!

Gordon from honolulu, HI on 3/15/2016

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Awsome amp. This amp is clean crisp and has power to spare.

Pros: Easy to install due to its compact size. Great sound and quality. Stays cool even when it is pumping out hard hitting bass. I'm convinced Rockford Fosgate is the best bass amp ever since I was a teenager in the 80's.

Cons: None.

Great Amp

Torri M. from baker, LA on 3/13/2016

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This is a great product, it isn't to over powerful it's right on the money for my subs.

Pros: Installation was simple, clean straight to the point plug-ins. The power and sound is great.

Cons: Draws a lot of power so a cap is needed or your gonna need a boost often

Great amp

Raja from fredericksburg, VA on 3/6/2016

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Great amp for the price

Pros: Powerful

Cons:

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

John from franklin, TN on 3/1/2016

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Very powerful amp.......useing this with two R2D2 12"s and love it........thinking about adding a second one and upgradeing the speakers......cant go wrong.......

Pros: Price......power

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This little guy is powerful

Waterbug24 from Thornton, CO on 2/9/2016

I got it hooked up to 2 p1s2-12's 2 ohm and this little guy powers the heck out of them. I would recommend them to everyone and it is worth more than price.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Great Amp!!!

Atticus from moscow, ID on 2/1/2016

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This Amp is Awesome!! I am powering one fosgate 12" and hot dang does the combo bump. Great quality for the price.

Pros: A lot of power and easy setup.

Cons: Nothing at all

Awesome Power in compact size

Danen G from visalia, CA on 1/29/2016

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I needed a lot of power in a small package and the Rockford Fosgate R500X1D fit the bill. I powered two Kicker 10" CompR subs with two of these in a Jeep CJ-5. Not a lot of space in a CJ-5, so needed small sized amps. These fit the bill perfectly. This amp comes with a remote Gain control and the Speaker Level input adapter, so you don't have to buy these items separately like with some amps - great value. The connection terminals are simple and solid. I recommend tinning your wire ends before installing - makes for a real solid mount. This amp doesn't have an onboard fuse, so an external fuse is recommended - I used a fused distribution block since I installed two amps, which makes for a clean install and easy fuse access. These amps run the subs with plenty of hit.

Pros: Compact Amp. Solid construction Everything you need and nothing you don't.

Cons: None

Perfect!

Adam from ft myers, FL on 1/29/2016

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this amp works perfect. its small and very effective, it doesn't get super hot which is nice. i mounted it to the back of my 2 12' sub box and has had no issues with the vibrations. if you are not storing this out of sight keep in mind there is a small blue light when there is power to the amp which is Very bright. the remote knob also has a very very bright blue light. i mounted mine near my right knee and at night it is distracting , I'm going to cover it up with a piece of electrical tape.

Pros: small, efficient, its a rockford, clean looks

Cons: extremely bright light on the amp and remote knob, remote does not come with screws for mounting,

Great amp!!

Houli from los angeles, CA on 1/23/2016

Nice small amp. Good sound pushing one 12" sub. Came rated at 609rms. Rockford fosgate is a solid product ????

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Great amp!

justin from AR on 1/13/2016

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Great amp, huge power for the physical size of the amplifier. Has no problem whatsoever powering a RF 400w P2 12".

Pros: Easy installation, comes with remote knob.

Cons: LED is super bright, all wiring is via screw terminal and they're at a slightly odd orientation.

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Crutchfield customer from Arkansas on 1/12/2016

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Great tonal separation!

Pros: Small, doesn't get HOT.

Cons: None yet.

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Mark H from Pennsylvania on 1/8/2016

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A very cool Amp. gives me plenty of power to run my two Rockford Fosgate Prime 10's. I also like the small size of the Amp. Its so small sitting next to my other 2 Amps and it pumps out alot more power than them. I got an S.O.M4050 and a S.O.M2100. The rockford is about half the size of my M2100 (150 watt) And like 4 times smaller than my M4050. I was superised how much wieght there was to it. For a small Amp it sure does wiegh alot. Overall im very satisfied with the purchase.

Pros: Small Size. well built and Power. Also like the remote that you can run up to the drivers seat

Cons: I havent found any yet

Lots of power

LW from Virginia on 1/2/2016

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I paired this amp (wired at 2 ohms) with a Rockford Fosgate P2D4-12 sub woofer in a sealed enclosure in a regular cab F-150. It really pushes the sub and sounds great with a variety different types of music.

Pros: lots of power

Cons: none to note

Great

Tobbster from Texas on 12/26/2015

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Easy set up. Small footprint Good power

Pros: Small size. Power

Cons: None so far

Powerful

BT from Raleigh, NC on 7/7/2015

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Happy so far. Bought this to replace a MTX amp. Drives 2 12" @2 ohm. Hits hard. Especially compared to the MTX I replaced. And it does not overheat like the MTX.

Pros: Performance for the money Doesn't overheat and shut off when pushing it.

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Win

Maynard from New York on 5/3/2015

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Its really good

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Great amp

Kw from Texas on 4/21/2015

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Best bump for your buck

Pros: Pushing 2 12s in a sealed box for a dodge truck under the seats and it goes hard

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

jamesb from Oregon. on 1/22/2015

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This little guy is strong. The nice thing about rockford is they test the true RMS before sending it out and mine was rated for 640 rms.

Pros: Compact Strong

Cons: In the manual from Crutchfield It says to use 8 Guage wire with a 50amp. I did that and fried the fuse immediately. Switched to 6 Guage wire and a 80 amp fuse. Works great.

Crutchfield response on 1/27/2015 The Rockford's owner's manual for this amp does indeed specify 8-gauge wiring and a 50-amp fuse (which is why we also recommend that). But that's for a 500-watt RMS amp. If you're getting upwards of 640 watts, then it's no surprise that the 50-amp fuse wasn't up to the job, especially if you're really pushing the amp. And switching up to the 6-gauge wire is a smart move. That'll make it easier for the amp to get the juice it needs. Good luck and enjoy that amplifier!

Great Amp

Crutchfield customer from Charleston,SC on 11/2/2014

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This amp is great. It powers my 1 12"sub with no problems. The sound is very clean,I would recommend this to anyone!

Pros: -Clean sound -Small -Easy to set up and enjoy

Cons: NONE

Love the amp

Crutchfield customer from Baton Rouge on 10/20/2014

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great amp... nice price,,, pushing 2 12s pioneer

Pros: small.... great clean power....

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Amazing

Crutchfield customer from Suffolk, VA on 7/30/2014

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Love the way this amp performs and keeps the sub's slamming! Expect upwards if 600 RMS with this, mine came in rated at 652 RMS. Definatley worth the buy.

Pros: Small, Compact, Sound Quality.

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Bang for the Buck

CCH from KY on 7/28/2014

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Using this amp to power two R2D2-12" subs wired at a 2ohm load,and it rocks. The birth sheet that came with the amp showed that when it was tested it had a RMS power of 650 watts. Only have the amp turned up 1/4 of the way and on certain songs I am afraid to turn it up any more because I don't think the twelves can handle it. For it size and price you will not find a better amp. Clean sound, Great heat distribution, Remote volume level (punch level), and Crutchfield lifetime tech support, you can't go wrong.

Pros: Price, Sound

Cons: The light on the remote volume control is to bright for night. Nothing that a black sharpie couldn't fix.

R500X1D

AScottE527 from Virginia Beach, VA on 7/9/2014

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Perfect Mono Block amp for the price! This powers my 10inch Rockford like its nothing.

Pros: Easy hookups and nice clean power an runs relatively cool.

Cons: None

2 r500x1d on 2 15" soundstream r2's

synister audio from madras oregon on 6/23/2014

I originally bought 2 of these little amps to get through till i got my alternator in so i can run my big amps. That was some 5 or so months ago now and i refuse to switch them out. I have 2 of these each pushing a 15" soundstream r2 and they do it with no effort what so ever at only 5 out.of 11 they are almost too much for the subs. When they came in i opened the box and seen first off the birth sheet stating 620 rms watts and i couldnt believe it. I have both along with my bass processor mounted under the back 40 side of my 60/40 split bench with room to spare and even with both right next to each other they never get even remotly warm even after hours of continuous play time. Absolutly no issues with this amp and couldnt be more then pleased and for the money i promise you can not find a better deal. Will soon be purchacing 2 more of these and 2 of the 1000's for my test bench. Buy this and never buy another amp again. Keep ot up rockford im a customer for life.

Pros: Small in size, big in power, runs cool, mounts anywhere, made by the best. Great sound quality, includes remote and packs at least 120 watts rms more then stated

Cons: Only complaint is i wish it was 1 ohn stable so.i could suck out a few more watts but when i wire my subs too 1 ohm the light goes red, at 2 ohns tho no issues

Great amp

Rob from Nelson Va. on 3/5/2014

Plenty of power it looks good and is compact.

Pros: Power

Cons: None

Great Amp

Seth from Jackson Missouri on 12/4/2013

I have this amp powering a Rockford Fosgate P2D4 12" sub and WOW. The sub is rated at 400rms, my amp gain is on 4.5 of 11and im afraid to turn it up any more! I love this amp! Very powerful! I even drive to my cabin an hour away listening to my music and amp never remotely gets warm

Pros: Small, Powerful, looks great, runs very cold

Cons: not a single thing

Rockford Fosgate R500X1D

Nate from Denver Co on 9/30/2013

This amp is awesome. Everything I expected plus some. It powers my subs great and runs really cool.

Pros: Great amp, lots of power, crisp clean sound

Cons: None

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Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Prime R500X1D Class D mono amplifier is designed to power subwoofers. The Class D design and extruded aluminum heatsink allows the amplifier to run cool and efficiently, and results in a small footprint.

CEA 2006 Compliant: The R500X1D's power ratings are measured according to the uniform standards advocated by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards allow you to accurately compare the rated power output and signal to noise ratio of all CEA 2006-compliant amplifiers, even from different brands. Manufacturers who adhere to these standards can display the CEA 2006 logo on their products and packaging. CEA2006 Specifications for this amplifier are:

  • 4 Ohms: 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms, 14.4 volts, and less than 1% THD+N
  • 2 Ohms: 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms, 14.4 volts, and less than 1% THD+N
  • S/N: 80 dB, measured at 1 watt output (100 dB measured at rated power)

LED Indicator: The amplifier is equipped with an LED power/protect indicator. The LED illuminates blue when the unit is turned on. It illuminates red if the thermal or short circuit protection circuit is engaged, and the amplifier will automatically turn off.

Mounting: The amplifier can be mounted vertically or horizontally using the supplied mounting screws. The amplifier should never be mounted in an engine compartment as this will void the warranty.

Controls

Gain Control: Use the amplifier's gain control to match the output of the source unit. The rotary gain control is labeled 1 to 11 and has a sensitivity range of 150mV to 4V when using a preamp level signal, 450mV to 12V when using a speaker level signal.

Remote Punch Level Control: The R500X1D includes a wired Remote Punch Level Control, linked to the gain control of the amplifier. The module allows you to remotely control the output level of the amplifier from the dash or center console. The Remote Punch Level Control features a rotary dial, and comes with mounting hardware and an 18' cable.

Note: The Remote Punch Level Control measures approximately 1-3/4" wide (2-5/8" including the mounting flange) x 3/4" high x 1-5/8" deep (2-1/8" deep including the knob and wiring).

Crossover: The amplifier is equipped with a 12dB/octave Butterworth low-pass crossover. The crossover point is continuously variable from 50 to 250 Hz. This being a subwoofer amp, the crossover is always engaged.

Phase: The 2-position phase switch allows you to easily reverse the output phase of the amplifier, choose 0° or 180° to match the rest of your vehicle's speaker system.

Punch EQ: The Punch EQ bass boost circuit is adjustable from 0 (min) to +12dB (max) and centered at 45Hz.

Connections

Power Terminals: The power and ground terminals are nickel-plated set screw terminals and will accommodate up to 4 AWG power and ground wires. (Rockford Fosgate recommends 8 AWG minimum.)

Fuse: An external 50-amp fuse (not included) must be installed on the power wire at the battery. If a wiring kit is used which includes a fuse with a value other than 50-amps, the original should be replaced with a 50-amp fuse. When not using a wiring kit, the v6-MANL fuse holder (item number 120MANL, sold separately) and MANL50 50-amp fuse (item number 120MANL50, sold separately) can be used.

Remote Turn-On Terminal: The remote turn-on terminal is a nickel-plated set screw terminal that will accommodate up to an 8 AWG wire. It's used to remotely turn the amplifier on and off.

Speaker Terminals: The one pair of speaker outputs is nickel-plated set screw terminals what will accommodate up to 8 AWG speaker wire.

RCA Input Jacks: The industry standard RCA jacks provide an easy connection for preamp level input. They are nickel-plated to resist signal degradation caused by corrosion.

Speaker Level Input: A speaker level input harness is included, making it easier to add the amplifier to a factory radio or to a receiver with no preamp outputs.

RCA Output Jacks: A pair of RCA pass-thru jacks provides a convenient source for daisy-chaining an additional amplifier without running an extra set of RCA cables from the front of your vehicle to the amplifier location.

Wired Remote: An RJ-25 jack is used with the included Remote Punch Level Control.

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Why did you buy this?

Rockford is always the best way to go for sound and reliability. [ Casey  Dec 02, 2018 ]
package [ carlos  Oct 10, 2018 ]
Good match for the subwoofer. [ Yvonne  Sep 24, 2018 ]
Tough amp, and just what I needed!! [ Juan  Sep 14, 2018 ]
My son has one in his truck. Small in size, but BIG on power! [ David  Jul 18, 2018 ]
Came with the bass package [ Chase  Jul 18, 2018 ]
I spoke to a Rockford Fosgate tech and he said for the subs i bought that this would be a good amp to buy. [ William  Jun 17, 2018 ]
Part of the bass package deal [ Mark  Jun 14, 2018 ]
Its good and my alpine mrv500 blew up in my car [ Kahua  Jun 11, 2018 ]
Part of a Crutchfield package. If Crutchfield grouped it together in Crutchfield we trust. Plus I double checked with an advisor to be compatible with my existing set-up. [ CHRISTOPHER  May 29, 2018 ]
Great reviews and the perfect power for my p3-12 that I already have. [ Mack  Apr 25, 2018 ]
Specs and price [ Carl  Apr 08, 2018 ]
Review [ W  Mar 31, 2018 ]
part of the 400 watt bass package [ David  Mar 22, 2018 ]
Brand [ Joseph  Mar 03, 2018 ]
Rockford fosgate has been making high quality products for a long time this amp met my needs at a great price [ Brian  Feb 28, 2018 ]
Price [ Zachary  Feb 27, 2018 ]
Best bang for your buck [ Shawn  Feb 19, 2018 ]
FRIEND [ james  Feb 18, 2018 ]
Reputation and all the connections are on one side of the amplifier. [ Chris  Jan 25, 2018 ]
Name brand product [ will  Dec 14, 2017 ]
Nice powerful amp. [ Jimmy  Dec 14, 2017 ]
GREAT PRICES ON A GREAT NAME. BEEN USING FOSGATE FOR 20+ YEARS. NEVER A DISAPPOINTMENT [ Robert  Nov 25, 2017 ]
Rockford is a no brainer. Can't go wrong. [ caleb young  Nov 09, 2017 ]
price [ David  Nov 06, 2017 ]
combo [ Brandon  Oct 15, 2017 ]
It was part of a package and I have always like RF [ keith  Oct 03, 2017 ]
I have used this brand before and the quality is great [ Dwight  Sep 30, 2017 ]
good reveiws [ JUSTIN E  Sep 19, 2017 ]
Ryan Suggested this Amp to pair with the subs. [ ALAN  Aug 17, 2017 ]
All the power my 15 needs [ Donna  May 31, 2017 ]
I know people that us this brand, and I need a new one. The one that I one is like 15 years old and is a little tired. [ JOHNNIE  Apr 24, 2017 ]
packaged [ Sean  Mar 29, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ Joseph P.  Mar 17, 2017 ]
It's has everything i wanted and i can upgrade my speakers if i want !! [ mike  Mar 12, 2017 ]
It was matched with the Sub I wanted. [ Paul  Mar 05, 2017 ]
I like Rockford products [ Devin  Feb 23, 2017 ]
Rockford fosgate has always been good for me [ DANIEL  Feb 08, 2017 ]
Gangster rap [ Phillip  Jan 06, 2017 ]
Brand recognition [ TOBY  Dec 27, 2016 ]
Power range and price [ Robert  Dec 07, 2016 ]
This was recommended with the sub package from Rockford Fosgate. I don't understand about pairing subs and amps so the bass packages really simplified things. I like the look of the amp and its from a trusted company. [ Vincent  Dec 04, 2016 ]
Rockford Fosgate always makes top notch stuff right behind JL Imo for the price great bang for your buck product. [ Parker Stephen  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Gift husband [ Shelly  Nov 27, 2016 ]
500 watts it says.... 614 certified when tested... Find me a better amp for the same price that can claim the same. [ Bryce  Nov 18, 2016 ]
Price [ Rodney  Oct 30, 2016 ]
i like the rockford amps [ JAMES  Oct 02, 2016 ]
Gift [ TJ  Sep 30, 2016 ]
Was part of the bass package I purchased. [ Claude  Sep 03, 2016 ]
Best quality [ carlos  Aug 19, 2016 ]
Good reviews and the power we needed [ Wesley  Aug 04, 2016 ]
I love that it comes with a bass control knob and size is cool too. [ CURTIS  Aug 02, 2016 ]
It's a class D which makes it awesome. Had the specs I wanted. [ Jonathan  Jul 25, 2016 ]
FOSGATE IS KNOWN FOR THE DEPENDABLE, AND CLEAN POWER, THAT WILL CONSISTINTLY MAKE MY HEART DROP. [ LONNIE RAY  May 25, 2016 ]
good quality sounds great and not to pricey. [ Tommy  May 20, 2016 ]
I have had Rockford before and loved them. Strong, reliable amps. [ Jack  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Power to spare [ JEFF  Mar 15, 2016 ]
enough power without going overboard [ Jeremy  Mar 08, 2016 ]
Will work best with the sub I chose [ Alie  Feb 25, 2016 ]
Matched for the subwoofer I'm using and as well as its size [ walter  Feb 08, 2016 ]
I've used Rockford fosgate amps in the past and consider them to be top of the line quality for the price [ BRIAN  Jan 28, 2016 ]
Rockford Fosgate Prime entry level mono block at a more affordable price. [ Leandro  Jan 01, 2016 ]
This amp has a lot of features in a fairly small package. And, it was on for a good price. [ DanenG  Jan 01, 2016 ]
Advisor recommendation within our budget. [ J  Dec 29, 2015 ]
Reputation [ jamie  Dec 23, 2015 ]
Reputation, match, power [ Jerry  Dec 20, 2015 ]
For its reputation as a great product. [ Matthew  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Quality, powerful, good brand, good price [ Connie  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Powerful and good quality product [ JOHN  Dec 15, 2015 ]
Price and positive reviews [ Randall  Dec 12, 2015 ]
I picked this item based on Rockford Fosgate's history of making good amplifiers and also the reviews I read. [ William  Dec 04, 2015 ]

25 questions already asked

If it is the connected box and not two separate boxes it should work great. I have this amp running a single P3 12" ported box also rated for 600W RMS and it is more than enough for typical usage. Make sure to get 4 gauge power wire at least for the most out of your system. [ Noah Harrison  Oct 04, 2018 ]
If your stereo only offers a mono (single) RCA output, you can use and RCA Y adapter to provide the audio signal to the stereo left & right inputs of the amplifier. [ Ryan  Sep 17, 2018 ]  Staff
Yes this amp does put out the rated output and than some look it up on YouTube it is a very strong amp I have one pushing a p2 Rockford fosgate 8 and it's more than enough power for it. [ Tracy  Jan 12, 2018 ]
Muy buena combinación suena duro [ ANGEL A  Dec 01, 2017 ]
Yes, should be plenty of power. You just need to bridge the subs by taking one of the subs negative wires to the amp and the other subs positive wire to the amp. Crutchfield has diagram on this if you click on the recommended sub enclosures for the R500X1D [ Claw311  Nov 30, 2017 ]
Absolutely. 2 ohm amp and 2ohm speaker. [ TOBY  Nov 30, 2017 ]
If I remember correctly, the RF R500X1D produces 500 watts at 2 ohms and 250 watts at 4 ohms, so, at 3 ohms it should produce about 375 watts. An amp will push wattage based on the draw of the sub, so there is no adjustment needed to the amp for the 3 ohm resistance. I don't know what the Max. RMS of your JL sub is, but suppose it is 500 watts: it is good practice to power your subs at somewhere between 3/4 and 1 1/2 times the max RMS, so if your sub's max RMS is indeed 500 watts, this amp is about the minimum amount of power necessary to operate it well. On the opposite end of the spectrum, your sub should have a max RMS rating of at least 250 watts to work with this amp. [ DanenG  May 30, 2017 ]
You can tap the factory amplified speaker wires to provide the audio signal to the "speaker level input" harness provided with the amplifier. There is no listed "maximum wattage" for the speaker level input signal. Continuous wattage (RMS) from stock systems in generally very low so, even without your vehicle information, I'm confident the amp will work well off the signal provided from your stock subwoofer speaker wire taps. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  May 31, 2017 ]  Staff
The R500X1D is a Mono Block amp intended for powering subwoofers only. It has a single channel input for the sub out RCAs from your head unit. It will not take a 100 watt input. I believe this amp will take either a low level input via RCA cables (generally 3 to 5 watts) or Line Level/Speaker Level inputs, which generally run in the 15 to 22 watt range. To use this amp with your factory system, you will need to bypass the factory amp (or remove it). I don't know the make/model of your vehicle, or the particulars of your system, but Crutchfield sells many devices to integrate aftermarket components into a factory system that allow you to keep factory conveniences, such as steering wheel controls and factory system components. I recommend you call a Crutchfield advisor - they are very friendly and knowledgeable - to determine what you need to do what you want. [ DanenG  May 30, 2017 ]
I have this amp and It had more than enough power for my JL 10". I have to have the all the settings at the lowest range so that it doesn't distort the sub. Don't be fooled by the size of this amp, it's loaded with power! However, I would stick with whatever the crutch field advisor suggests for your application, they've never steered me in the wrong direction [ Claw311  May 04, 2017 ]
You should be good this amp is rated at 500 rms at 2 ohms which mean if you wire your subs down to where there going into the amp at a 2 ohm load you will deff be ok the amp is actually underrated when i received this same amp on a bench test my actually put at around 630 rms I belive but that's perfect conditions though but to answer your question yes it will run the 2 12s fine as long as it is wired at 2 ohms [ Trevor  May 04, 2017 ]
The frequency response range of this amplifier is 50-250Hz. Most subsonic frequencies are below 40Hz. This amplifier will not filter frequencies at that level. [ Tobias  Dec 19, 2016 ]
No it does not. [ CALDER GRANT  Dec 19, 2016 ]
You could wire dual voice coil subs to present a 1-ohm load to this amp, but the amp is not rated for stability at that impedance. Therefore, you'll only damage the amp and likely render it useless. [ Tobias  Sep 19, 2016 ]
It is not recommended with this amp. It's a great amp and the birth sheet will always come in higher than rms numbers. But prime amps run hot already so I would stop at dropping below 2 ohms. My birth sheet rms was 654 at 2 ohms rms. [ CALDER GRANT  Sep 19, 2016 ]
I Believe it has plenty of power. I push 2 JL 12" with mine. [ David  Apr 01, 2016 ]
doesn't have enough power for that speaker [ anthony  Apr 01, 2016 ]
No it will short out. [ Leo  Mar 24, 2016 ]
I installed mine in a vat of flourinert and everything seems to be fine! [ Tobias  Mar 23, 2016 ]
Ya to about 100 meters [ Tim  Mar 23, 2016 ]
I doubt it, not really meant for marine use! [ ALBERT  Mar 23, 2016 ]
I would think not, i don't have it installed where water can get to it. [ Clay  Mar 23, 2016 ]
you will need some sort of 12 volt source for the REM lead. weather it be the stereo, the battery or some other configuration. [ JOHN  Mar 01, 2016 ]
yes you need to use remote turn on cause that turns the amp on and off no matter if you using inline are rca inputs [ anthony  Mar 01, 2016 ]
Generally the best way is coming off rear speakers after a factory amp if one exists if no amp then you can tap in anywhere out of the head unit.If u have a mono amp then u only need to hook up one side using hi input(my set up).I bought a signal converter or impedance converter,turned out didn't need it.Added a r.f.500wx1 and a r.f. 12" hooked one side up to my hi input on amp coming off factory Bose back right speaker after amp.I personally think that's the easiest way [ James  Jan 03, 2016 ]
Close to where you are mounting the amp [ Shelly  Jan 03, 2016 ]
If you are mounting the amp In the trunk tap into the rear deck speakers (left, right) [ Claw311  Jan 02, 2016 ]
At the head unit. The wires are labeled front, rear, right & left. [ Carl  Jan 02, 2016 ]
I'm not sure but my guess is no. I think the gain and remote bass knob is different. I haven't gotten the amp hooked up yet but like I said it's just a guess. [ William  Dec 30, 2015 ]
No it overrides it [ DEVIN  Dec 30, 2015 ]
Yes. This is a fantastic amp, however. No need to go higher than 50% [ Aaron  Dec 30, 2015 ]
I Used it in 12" bass and it is good [ sergio  Dec 11, 2015 ]
Probably not. First, you would need a high to low level converter to take the separate high level speaker channel output and make it low level signal input (i.e. RCA cables) to the amp. Secondly, without an LOC you will only amplify de-tuned signal from a factory head unit. Thirdly, frequency response is only 20-250Hz, making this amp purpose built to run subwoofers. There's a bunch of assumptions in my response. Ultimately, yes, you could just use a high to low level converter and get isolated and de-tuned signal through the amp to a set of subs. You will be much better off using an inline LOC though, and more pleased by the sound quality. [ Tobias  Dec 11, 2015 ]
I have seen several instances where it has been mounted vertically and also on the enclosure. [ Heidi  Dec 04, 2015 ]
Yes it ca be mounted vertically and on sub box [ SHERELL M  Dec 03, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best sub for your amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the sub models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Sep 04, 2015 ]  Staff
There's only one amp here, what do you mean by both amps? If you're asking how to connect two of these amps to separate subwoofers, then that will require three fuse blocks (one at the battery, coming off the positive lead...and the other two coming off a fuse block in the vehicle cab). You will also need a distribution block for the ground lead off the vehicle chassis and another one for the positive lead off the battery. Recommend at least 4ga. or larger power cable off the vehicle battery and (two) 4-8ga. power cables off the positive lead distribution block. Those two cables will each need to have a fuse block with a 50 amp rated fuse. Off the battery, I'd recommend around a 150 amp fuse block for the 2 ga. positive power cable. Of course, positive lead fuse requirements will depend on the addition of any other amplifiers (say a 4-ch. amp for door speakers). Hope this helps. [ Tobias  May 19, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Feb 20, 2015 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Dec 24, 2014 ]  Staff
500 watts at 2 ohms or 250 watts at 4 ohms. [ DanenG  May 30, 2017 ]
Depends on the number of ohms your running. I'm running at 500 watts at 2 ohms. [ Nicklas  Nov 25, 2014 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the sub I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695). They will be able to help determine the differences between the models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Nov 16, 2014 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This amp isn't a great match for the subwoofer but you will be safer wiring it in series. This will create an 8-ohm load so the amp will be pushing less than 300 watts but that is safer than feeding 500 watts to this subwoofer. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Nov 16, 2014 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: That amp would not be able to handle two subwoofers as it would only give them 250 watts RMS each. You would need to go with something like the Rockford Fosgate Prime R1200-1D which would give them 400 watts RMS each. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jun 13, 2014 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Mar 13, 2014 ]  Staff
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