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.
M2 Element Ready Amplifiers 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
These amplifiers are protected against Dust, UV, Corrosion, and feature Stainless hardware.Learn more
Element Ready™ - Amps
These amplifiers are protected against Dust, UV, Corrosion, and feature Stainless hardware.
Power ratings on Rockford Fosgate amplifiers conform to CEA-2006 industry standards. These guidelines mean your amplifier's ...Learn more
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.
High efficiency amplifier design that reduces current consumption from the charging system.Learn more
High efficiency amplifier design that reduces current consumption from the charging system.
Power supply and output design that allows the amplifier to increase power output as voltage increases.Learn more
Power supply and output design that allows the amplifier to increase power output as voltage increases.
C.L.E.A.N. (Calibrated Level Eliminates Audible Noise) is a patented circuit with in/out clip LEDs to help ...Learn more
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.
Differential inputs eliminate noise picked up by signal cables.Learn more
Balanced Differential Inputs
Differential inputs eliminate noise picked up by signal cables.
MEHSA4 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.Learn more
MEHSA 4 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application)
MEHSA4 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.
NOMAD is a "real time" analog computer that protects your amplifier from shorting speaker wires and ...Learn more
NOMAD is a "real time" analog computer that protects your amplifier from shorting speaker wires and dangerously low speaker impedances.
During demanding musical conditions, the amplifier can dynamically reduce demand to prevent stress on the output ...Learn more
During demanding musical conditions, the amplifier can dynamically reduce demand to prevent stress on the output devices.
300W x 4 @ 4Ω
(Sum of Rated Power)
(RMS Continuous Power)
500 Watts x 1 @ 2Ω
590 Watts x 1 @ 2Ω
High-Level: 450 mV - 12 V
High-Level: 4-Pin Molex
(Pass-Thru active with RCA or Hi-Level input)
50 Hz - 250 Hz @ 12dB/Octave Butterworth
15 Hz - 40 Hz @ 12dB/Octave Butterworth
(4.9 cm x 17.3 cm x 21.5 cm)
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