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Great power. Have it hooked to a 12 sound ordinance. It hits hard
Pros: Come with remote bass
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Item # 575R500X1D | MFR # R500X1D
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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.
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.
Great power. Have it hooked to a 12 sound ordinance. It hits hard
Anonymous, Elmore , AL
Average Customer Review(s):
Great power. Have it hooked to a 12 sound ordinance. It hits hard
Pros: Come with remote bass
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.
Works great, very simple set up!
Works great, easy to set up and use, can't beat it for the money.
Works awesome! Can't beat it for the money!
Pros: Awesome for the price!
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
Great look & small enough for easy placement.
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.
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
Suprised me works really good I would buy it again
Pros: Small so easy for space
Great product for the price
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
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..
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.
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.
It's small and powerful!
Pros: Came with a certificate with how many rms watts it actually has.
great amp, currently have two, awesome power for the price!
This amp is great is you want to hook up one p3 at 500 watts makes the sub bump like a champ
works great very sleek looking
Small powerful amp. To much power for small 10 woofer.
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
This amp makes my system rock...I love it
Cons: the mounting holes were a little inconvienant
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.
Great product and extremely fast shipping!
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Packs a punch (no pun intended) in a compact amp.
Pros: Easy to install and operate
Nice sub powers my 2 JBL 12 inch subs
Pros: Easy to install, provides the perfect amount of power for what I need
Great amp. Allows for many different settings. Easy to install. Once again another great product by Rockford Fosgate.
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
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
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.
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
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
The install was straight forward and with the compact size it was easy to find space.
Pros: Clean crisp sound. Good power.
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 $650 single 10" speaker in a little carpeted box. I'm feeding the 10W3V3 with RF's cheap Prime 500/1 amp, it speced out at 608 watts @ 2 ohm RMS and makes it play very loud. Used an Audio Control LC7I to combat the bass roll off issues and mounted the Prime bass knob under the steering wheel to the right. The LED by the bass knob is really bright so I put a piece of tape over the light. I have a 500w Eclipse and 2 12" sealed Infinitys in my old Ranger and the JL/RF is probably as loud.
Cons: Could have speced 700 or 800 watts on the birth sheet. ;)
Big punch, little box. I've got this guy set up with the 12" Rockford sub in my cube, and I'll tell you, that big sub does NOT beg for more power.
Pros: Power, sound, size
Great amp and was easy to install. Powers my 12 in great.
Cons: Only has one speaker hookup
Stop! Don't pass this little monster up.648 rms for 120$...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.
Good amount of bass. Doesn't overheat. Compact design
Cons: Not very big wire sizes.
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
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
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.
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
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
The product is definitely a 5 star product. Amp is everything we hoped for.
Pros: Great thump!
Awesome sound and power
Pros: Easy install, meets all my needs for that thump
Cons: No cons
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.
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 for the price
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.......
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.
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
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.
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,
Nice small amp. Good sound pushing one 12" sub. Came rated at 609rms. Rockford fosgate is a solid product ????
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.
Great tonal separation!
Pros: Small, doesn't get HOT.
Cons: None yet.
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
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
Easy set up. Small footprint Good power
Pros: Small size. Power
Cons: None so far
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.
Its really good
Best bump for your buck
Pros: Pushing 2 12s in a sealed box for a dodge truck under the seats and it goes hard
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!
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
great amp... nice price,,, pushing 2 12s pioneer
Pros: small.... great clean power....
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.
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.
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.
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
Plenty of power it looks good and is compact.
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
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
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
300 x 1 |
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||500 x 1|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||20-250 Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||80 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-250 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost||0-12 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||45 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||Harness|
|Preamp Outputs||1 pair|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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:
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.
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.
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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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. [ Danen 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 ]
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. [ Danen 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. [ Danen 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 ]
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 Dec 14, 2015 ] Staff
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. [ Danen 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