M2-500X1

M2 500 Watt Mono Element Ready™ Amplifier M2-500X1

Designed to withstand the elements, the M2-500X1 Element Ready™ amplifier is a 500 watt, class-D model, capable of operating at 4Ω or 2Ω mono. This amplifier is extremely efficient because of its class D technology which reduces demand on the electrical system. The amp also features C.L.E.A.N. circuitry to help you adjust your gain settings, a P.O.W.E.R. Supply that generates more power as voltage increases, and integrated Punch EQ that corrects for acoustic deficiencies while delivering up to 3X the bass. For subwoofers, a variable infrasonic filter and remote level control allows you to tune the bass for the desired level for the music.

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Overview

The M2 Series were developed for marine audio environments that feature UV resistant protection and special internal conformal coating that protect the electronics from water. It’s designed for those who want a reliable – with all the power and performance you’ve come to expect from Rockford Fosgate – at an economical price. Rockford Fosgate amplifiers are renowned world-wide for being “under rated,” easily surpassing all specifications, and most importantly, generating more power than their ratings. The latest generation of M2 Series amplifiers are also designed to be easy to setup and configure, making them perfect for use in any application.

  • Element Ready™ design protects against outdoor exposure
  • Conformal coated circuit board protects against dust and water
  • UV stable powder coated cast aluminum heatsink
  • Zinc Nickel-plated Marine grade brass connection terminals
  • C.L.E.A.N. input/output clip detection and indicator LEDs
  • Optimized using AudioGraph PowerCube measurement tool
  • Continuously Variable On Board Punch EQ
  • Includes RLC Remote Level Control
  • Focused mass heatsink design
  • Top Mounted Control Panel
  • Fully Adjustable 12 dB/octave High and Low pass Butterworth Crossovers
  • Short Circuit & Over Current Protection
  • Variable Infrasonic Filter
  • Integrated Power and Speaker Terminals
  • Balanced Differential Inputs via Speaker Line or RCA Inputs
  • RCA pass-thru outputs
  • Integration with OEM and Aftermarket Radios
  • "Auto-Sense" turn-on with remote out (high level in)
  • Auto-Sense bypass switch for vehicles with RAP (Retained Accessory Power)
  • Low Impedance Stability
  • Proprietary testing using RATS (Rockford Automated Testing System)
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • CEA-2006 Compliant & CE Compliant
  • Rollback Protection
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M2 Element Ready Amplifiers Overview

Serious Marine Sound! Rockford Fosgate is proud to announce new M2 Element Ready amplifiers for 2020, featuring the following technologies:

• Element Ready: built to stand up to the marine environment
• C.L.E.A.N.: for easy setup and optimized output
• P.O.W.E.R. supply: generates more power as voltage increases

Technologies
Element Ready™ - Amps
Element Ready™ - Amps

These amplifiers are protected against Dust, UV, Corrosion, and feature Stainless hardware.

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Element Ready™ - Amps
Element Ready™ - Amps

These amplifiers are protected against Dust, UV, Corrosion, and feature Stainless hardware.

CEA-2006 Compliant
CEA-2006 Compliant

Power ratings on Rockford Fosgate amplifiers conform to CEA-2006 industry standards. These guidelines mean your amplifier's ...

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CEA-2006 Compliant
CEA-2006 Compliant

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.

Class-D
Class-D

High efficiency amplifier design that reduces current consumption from the charging system.

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Class-D
Class-D

High efficiency amplifier design that reduces current consumption from the charging system.

P.O.W.E.R.
P.O.W.E.R.

Power supply circuit design that allows the amplifier to increase output power as voltage increases.

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P.O.W.E.R.
P.O.W.E.R.

Power supply circuit design that allows the amplifier to increase output power as voltage increases.

C.L.E.A.N. Set-Up
C.L.E.A.N. Set-Up

C.L.E.A.N. (Calibrated Level Eliminates Audible Noise) is a patented circuit with in/out clip LEDs to help ...

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C.L.E.A.N. Set-Up
C.L.E.A.N. Set-Up

C.L.E.A.N. (Calibrated Level Eliminates Audible Noise) is a patented circuit with in/out clip LEDs to help match a source to amp and optimize output.

Balanced Differential Inputs
Balanced Differential Inputs

Differential inputs eliminate noise picked up by signal cables.

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Balanced Differential Inputs
Balanced Differential Inputs

Differential inputs eliminate noise picked up by signal cables.

MEHSA 4 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application)
MEHSA 4 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application)

MEHSA4 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.

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MEHSA 4 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application)
MEHSA 4 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application)

MEHSA4 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.

NOMAD
NOMAD

NOMAD is a "real time" analog computer that protects your amplifier from shorting speaker wires and ...

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NOMAD
NOMAD

NOMAD is a "real time" analog computer that protects your amplifier from shorting speaker wires and dangerously low speaker impedances.

Rollback Protection
Rollback Protection

During demanding musical conditions, the amplifier can dynamically reduce demand to prevent stress on the output ...

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Rollback Protection
Rollback Protection

During demanding musical conditions, the amplifier can dynamically reduce demand to prevent stress on the output devices.

CE Compliant
CE Compliant

This product fulfills all essential safety and environmental requirements as defined in the European Directives (768/2008 ...

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CE Compliant
CE Compliant

This product fulfills all essential safety and environmental requirements as defined in the European Directives (768/2008 EC).

Specifications
CEA-2006 Compliant
CEA-2006 Guidelines CEA-2006 Power Rating
300W x 4 @ 4Ω
≤1.0% THD+N
Number of Channels
1
Total Power
(Sum of Rated Power)
500 Watts
Rated Power
(RMS Continuous Power)
300 Watts x 1 @ 4Ω
500 Watts x 1 @ 2Ω
Dynamic Power
(PVC/PowerCube®)
350 Watts x 1 @ 4Ω
590 Watts x 1 @ 2Ω
Bridgeable
No
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 250 Hz
Input Sensitivity
Low-Level: 150 mV - 4 V
High-Level: 450 mV - 12 V
Circuit Topology Class
Class D
Efficiency (average)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+Noise)
4Ω: <1.0%
2Ω: <1.0%
Signal Input
Low-Level: 2 RCA
High-Level: 4-Pin Molex
Signal Output
Low-Level: 2 RCA
(Pass-Thru active with RCA or Hi-Level input)
Tone Controls
0 to +18 dB @ 45 Hz
Crossover Controls
Low-Pass:
50 Hz - 250 Hz @ 12dB/Octave Butterworth
Infrasonic:
15 Hz - 40 Hz @ 12dB/Octave Butterworth
Remote Controls
Yes
Visual Indicators
Power/Protect
C.L.E.A.N. In
C.L.E.A.N. Out
Power Wire Gauge
4 AWG
Power Input Connector
Compression Terminal Block
Speaker Wire Gauge
8 AWG
Speaker Output Connector
Compression Terminal Block
Cooling
Convection
Heatsink
Operating Voltage
9 - 16 VDC
Recommended Fuse
(not included)
80 A
Average Current Draw (13.8V Music)
Max. Current Draw (13.8V Sinewave)
52 A
Suggested Alternator
Dimensional Diagram
Dimensions (H x W x D)
1.9" x 6.8" x 8.5"
(4.9 cm x 17.3 cm x 21.5 cm)
Shipping Weight
4.8 Lbs. (2.18 Kg)
Compatibility
Support

Return Authorization

Contact the Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer you purchased this product from. If you need further assistance, call 1-800-669-9899 for Rockford Customer Service. You must obtain an RA# (Return Authorization number) to return any product to Rockford Fosgate. You are responsible for shipment of product to Rockford.


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Speaker Polarity

Your woofer may use one of the following to identify (+/-) terminals.

Positive +

Red Post

Purple (4Ω)

Red (8Ω)

Negative -

Black Post

No Dot

No Dot

Speaker Polarity

Your woofer may use one of the following to identify (+/-) terminals.

Positive +

Red Post

Purple (4Ω)

Red (8Ω)

Negative -

Black Post

No Dot

No Dot

Wiring Kits

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