PM500X2

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Punch Marine 500 Watt 2-Channel Amplifier PM500X2

The PM500X2 is a 500 Watt 2-channel amplifier with high dynamic power using Class-A/B technology and a conformal coated pc board designed for motorsport and marine applications.

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Overview

The PM500X2 is an excellent way to PUNCH up your sound system without monopolizing your entire trunk - that way you have more room for subs! With its massive output stage, this amplifier is best suited for driving a pair of 8-ohm SVC subwoofers or four 2-ohm DVC subwoofers. Remember to utilize the recommended power and speaker cables to optimize power delivery.

  • High level input capable with Auto Turn-On circuit
  • RCA pass-thru outputs
  • Features C.L.E.A.N. Set-up
  • 12dB/octave Butterworth crossover
  • Optional remote Punch Level Control (PLC2) ready (w/ input clip indicator)
  • On-board Punch EQ with +18dB boost @ 45Hz
  • Muted turn on
  • Stealth top mounted control panel
  • Cast aluminum heatsink
  • Short circuit protection
  • Over current protection
  • Marine grade 2-part epoxy coated PCB
  • Marine grade stainless steel hardware
  • 2-Year Warranty
Technologies
CTA-2006 Compliant

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

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CE Compliant

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

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TRANS•ana

Trans•ana is a Class A/B topology that simplifies the signal path of the amplifier allowing the ...

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Balanced Differential Inputs

Differential inputs eliminate noise picked up by signal cables.

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Element Ready™ - Amps

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

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DTM

Dynamic Thermal Management evenly distributes excess heat across entire amplifier heatsink.

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DSM

DSM utilize 1% tight-tolerances improving efficiency of the circuit, decreases cross-talk from other discrete components and ...

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MEHSA3

MEHSA3 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.

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NOMAD

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

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Engineered In The USA

These Avatars are a personal signature from the Rockford Fosgate team member(s) who designed and engineered ...

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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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Specifications
CEA-2006 Compliant
CEA-2006 Guidelines CEA-2006 Power Rating
150W x 2 @ 4Ω
≤1.0% THD+N
Cta-2006 Compliant
Number of Channels
2
Total Power
(Sum of Rated Power)
500 Watts
Rated Power
(RMS Continuous Power)
150 Watts x 2 @ 4-Ohm
250 Watts x 2 @ 2-Ohm
500 Watts x 1 @ 4-Ohm Bridged
Dynamic Power
(PVC/PowerCube®)
223 Watts x 2 @ 4-Ohms 0° Res
365 Watts x 2 @ 2-Ohms 0° Res
Bridgeable
Yes
Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz +/- 1.0dB
Input Sensitivity
150 mV - 12 V
Circuit Topology Class
Class A/B
Efficiency (average)
73% @ 4-Ohm
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+Noise)
4-Ohm: <1.0%
2-Ohm: <1.0%
Signal Input
Hi/Low level: 1 RCA pair
Signal Output
Low level: 1 RCA pair
Tone Controls
Punch EQ2 Bass: 0dB to +18dB @ 45Hz and/or
Punch EQ2 Treble: 0dB to +12dB @ 12kHz
Function depends upon LP/AP/HP switch position
Crossover Controls
High-Pass: 50Hz-250Hz @ 12dB/octave Butterworth
Low-Pass: 50Hz-250Hz @ 12dB/octave Butterworth
All-Pass: Yes
Remote Controls
Optional Punch Level Control (PLC2) Ready
Visual Indicators
Power/Protect/Thermal LED
Input Clip LED3
Output Clip LED1,2,3

LED Color Legend:
1BLUE: <0.5% THD
2VIOLET: 1% THD
3RED: 10%+ THD
Power Wire Gauge
4 AWG
Power Input Connector
Captive C-Clamp
Speaker Wire Gauge
8 AWG to 18 AWG
Speaker Output Connector
Captive C-Clamp
Cooling
Convection
Heatsink
Operating Voltage
9 - 16 VDC
Recommended Fuse
(not included)
80 A
Average Current Draw (13.8V Music)
40 A
Max. Current Draw (13.8V Sinewave)
80 A
Suggested Alternator
75 A
Dimensional Diagram
Dimensions (H x W x D)
2.38 x 7.76 x 13.28 (in)
6.05 x 19.71 x 33.73 (cm)
Shipping Weight
12.3 Lbs. (5.57 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.


Accessories Wiring Wizard

Available Wiring Diagrams

Please consult your amplifier owner's manual for lowest recommended impedance.

The below diagrams optimize this amp for its lowest recommended BRIDGED/MONO load.



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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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