With its super efficient Class-BD circuit topology, the P500-1bd will drop some serious BASS! Due to its dedicated low frequency response, this amplifier is optimized for mid-bass speakers or subwoofers only. No need to worry because its 1-ohm capability will drive a pair of 4-ohm DVC subwoofers or quad-configuration of 2-ohm DVC subwoofers with ease.
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Rockford Fosgate Punch Series Amplification For over 25 years, Punch amplifiers have set the standard in the car audio amplifier industry and they continue to do so today. It's the reason that they have become the most popular amplifiers in the world. Each of the Punch family amplifiers reproduce sonic perfection along with impressive power in a compact chassis.
Optimized for mid-bass speakers or subwoofers. Click to enlarge.
All connections are recessed into the amplifier's chassis and located on the bottom edge of the P500-1bd, for a clean, uncluttered install that looks great in any car. Click to enlarge.
- 12dB/octave crossover
- 4 Gauge power/ground terminals
- Audiophile grade speaker connections
- Infrasonic filter
- MOSFET output stage
- MOSFET power supply
- RCA pass-thru
- Top Mounted LED Indicators
Power ratings on Rockford Fosgate amplifiers conform to CEA-2006 industry standards. These guidelines mean your amplifier's output power ratings are REAL POWER numbers, not inflated marketing ratings.
Rockford Fosgate bd topology is a revolutionary patented design, integrating a technology that is more efficient than typical class AB and has lower distortion than class D designs. POWER bd amplifiers are 75-80% efficient vs. 20-60% efficient class ab amplifiers. What does that mean? More power from your amplifier with less drain on your vehicles electrical and charging system.
Differential input circuitry measures the voltage of both the (+) and (-) input signal. The circuitry subtracts the voltage common to both conductors (noise) resulting in only the clean signal. This allows only clean signal to enter the amplifier.
DSM utilize 1% tight-tolerances improving efficiency of the circuit, decreases cross-talk from other discrete components and lowers operating temperature.
Dynamic Thermal Management
Heat is often inefficiently dissipated across a heatsink causing "hot spots". Rockford Fosgate engineers have developed an award winning cooling design called DTM. This patent pending design seamlessly manages the output of power supply temperatures, while evenly distributing the excess heat across the entire amplifier.
MEHSA3 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application--gen. 3) reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.
NOMAD (Non Multiplying Advanced Decision) is a "real time" analog computer that protects your amplifier from shorting speaker wires and dangerously low speaker impedances.
In the early 70's, Jim Fosgate studied the acoustical properties of automobiles. Utilizing a real-time analyzer and pink noise, he would graph out the acoustical characteristics of each car he tested. Jim discovered three problems that were common to all cars: a midbass hump between 100-275Hz, a steep roll-off of high frequencies from 2kHz up to 20kHz, and reduced bass response below 50Hz.
The Punch EQ on-board equalization circuit helps correct for these acoustical deficiencies in the listening environment. When set to Low-Pass(LP) operation, it becomes a variable Bass Boost. When set to High-Pass (HP) operation, it acts as a variable Mid-Bass and Treble Boost. When set to All Pass (AP) operation, both Bass and Treble frequencies are boosted.
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These Avatars are a personal signature from the Rockford Fosgate team member who designed and engineered this fanatic product. This statement illustrates Rockford's commitment to being Designed and Engineered in the U.S.A.
Rockford Fosgate amps use custom TO-247 MOSFETs. These have 60% more metal tab area for more power capacity, lower impedance and improved heat dissipation over traditional TO-220 MOSFETs found in competitor amps.
|Number of Channels: ||1 |
|Rated Power: ||200W x 1 @ 4-Ohms RMS |
400W x 1 @ 2-Ohms RMS
500W x 1 @ 1-Ohm RMS
|Total Power: ||500 Watts |
|Dynamic Power: ||-- |
|Bridgeable: ||No |
|Efficiency (average): ||83% @ 4-Ohm |
79% @ 2-Ohm
70% @ 1-Ohm
|Crossover Controls: ||Low-Pass (LP): 35-250Hz 24dB/octave Butterworth |
|Tone Controls: ||Punch EQ2 Bass: 0dB to +18dB @ 45Hz |
Infrasonic Filter: Selectable 12dB/Octave, -3dB @ 28Hz
|Signal Input: ||Low level: 1 RCA pair |
|Signal Output: ||Low level: 1 RCA pair |
|Power Input Connector: ||Block |
|Power Wire Gauge: ||4 AWG |
|Speaker Output Connector: ||Screw terminal barrier strip |
|Speaker Wire Gauge: ||8 AWG to 18 AWG |
|Heat Sink Type: ||Cast aluminum |
|Cooling: ||Convection |
|Remote Controls: ||Optional PEQ Remote Punch EQ |
(overrides built-in Punch EQ2)
|Visual Indicators: ||Power |
|Circuit Topology Class: ||Class bd |
|Frequency Response: ||20Hz to 250kHz +/- 0.5dB |
|Shipping Weight: ||7.25 Lbs. (3.28 Kg.) |
|Dimensions (HxWxL): ||2.25 x 7.625 x 10.25 (in) |
5.71 x 19.37 x 26.03 (cm)
Thirty Years of Rockford Fosgate
Rockford Fosgate products have been designed and engineered in Tempe, Arizona since the beginning. Rockford's 30 year reputation is grounded in engineering and manufacturing some of the finest audio products in the world. The company's no-compromise approach has yielded patented iconic products such as the Punch EQ, Punch 45 amplifier and the 3Sixty integrated signal processor. Today, Rockford's new products push the performance envelope even further. Each new product is a step forward--they sound bigger, they play louder, and run longer. Rockford never settles for "good enough."
The 2010 product line represents the company's core philosophy. Rockfords new amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers have raised the bar on the competition.
What's in the Box
Rockford Fosgate Punch P500-1BD 500-Watt Mono Amplifier, User's Manual
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