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1,500 Watt 5-Channel Element Ready™ Amplifier

Rockford Fosgate M51500X5

Features

  • Element Ready™ design with integrated harness & panel seals
  • PRESET removes the need to set-up and tune the amp when used with Rockford Fosgate UTV audio kits
  • Play all day, easy to integrate, and keep music playing for extended lengths of time
  • C.L.E.A.N. input/output clip detection and indicator LEDs

Quick Specs

  • Type: Amplifiers
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Element Ready™ - Amps

Dust - We make sure that displays and motor structures are sealed up tight so they look as clear as possible and perform day in and day out no matter how many times you hit the trails. UV Inhibitor Materials - Centrex and ASA plastic materials are used for their UV radiation resistance and components are tested in accordance with ASTM D4329 testing and certification procedures. Corrosion Protection (Electronics) - Two part epoxy coated PCB boards prevent corrosion of critical components due to exposure in moisture rich environments. Stainless Hardware - Stainless hardware is used due to its natural resistance to corrosion and rusting. This ensures that electrical connections will not degrade over time due to exposure to the elements. ">These amplifiers are protected against Dust, UV, Corrosion, and feature Stainless hardware.

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IPX6 Water Intrusion Rating

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CTA-2006 Compliant

Answer ID #199 in our Knowledge Base .">Power ratings on Rockford Fosgate amplifiers conform to CTA-2006 industry standards. These guidelines mean your amplifier's output power ratings are REAL POWER numbers, not inflated marketing ratings.

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DSM

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

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P.O.W.E.R.

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

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MEHSA 4 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application)

4 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application - gen. 4) is a proprietary process that yields a better heat transfer than traditional FET mounting techniques, using the exact same components. An insulated metal substrate operating with minimal thermal resistance spreads heat both downward & outward to quickly dissipate heat from each device across the heatsink. This process combined with our optimized heatsink designs, DSM (Discrete Surface Mount) technology and MOSFET devices, allows Rockford Fosgate to squeeze more watts per cubic inch from every output device as well as provide consistent thermal stability. The 4th generation is a ceramic isolator and provides improved EMI and advanced thermal coupling. The higher power handling results in a high reduction in thermal impedance.">MEHSA 4 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.

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Balanced Differential Inputs

Differential inputs eliminate noise picked up by signal cables.

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Constant Power

Constant Power is a patented circuit topology that provides instantaneous delivery of output power over varying impedance loads.

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Punch EQ2

A midbass hump between 100-275Hz A steep roll-off of high frequencies from 2kHz up to 20kHz 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.">Onboard equalizer with up to +18dB @ 45Hz and/or up to +12dB boost at 12kHz.

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NOMAD

The NOMAD circuit accomplishes just that. It's a totally new and very high tech method of dealing with device current and voltage parameters, without being affected by other factors such as heat. Our approach to "real time" protection is one that uses a mathematical transformation which eliminates the problems encountered with trying to do real time multiplication of instantaneous device voltage and current. Essentially an analog computer calculates at each instant, the maximum allowable level of safe current for each output device, based on their instantaneous voltage drop. This allows the protection to be much more precise than ever before, and ensures reliability.">NOMAD is a "real time" analog computer that protects your amplifier from shorting speaker wires and dangerously low speaker impedances.

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Engineered In The USA

[av• uhtahr -noun] 1. an embodiment or personification, as of a principle, attitude, or view of life 2. a graphical image that represents a person 3. a symbol of ownership For every Rockford Fosgate product involved in our New Product Development cycle, team members have their Rockford Fosgate Avatar placed on the pc board. This avatar is their way of putting their personal signature on every piece produced to signify "I have done everything possible to ensure our customer receives the best possible product we could develop". Rockford Fosgate takes pride in knowing that our products are designed and engineered by Rockford Fosgate Fanatics in Tempe, AZ, USA. This is just a part of what makes a Rockford Fosgate customer a Fanatic for Life.">These Avatars are a personal signature from the Rockford Fosgate team member(s) who designed and engineered this fanatic product. This statement illustrates our commitment to being Designed and Engineered in the U.S.A.

The M5-1500X5 amplifier features the next level of Element Ready™ design from Rockford Fosgate that's built as rugged as the outdoor environment it's used in. The IPX6 rating is provided by splash guards on both ends and heavy-duty molded harnesses with integral sealing gaskets. A new PRESET switch - for use with Rockford Fosgate UTV audio kits - eliminates the need to set-up and tune the amp for the best experience possible. Built on the popular TM series, M5 amplifiers feature the same great technologies like Constant Power, Class-AD/BD and C.L.E.A.N., all engineered, developed, and validated in Tempe, Arizona.
Rockford Fosgate amplifiers are known world-wide for producing more power than their ratings suggest. The M5 amplifiers are the first series based on new industry standard Dynamic Power ratings, bringing their conservative ratings to the forefront. Engineered from the ground up and purpose-built to deliver more output where you actually hear it, this is real dynamic power that performs not only on paper, but performance heard through the musical experience. You'll see two amplifier power ratings, the traditional Continuous Power output, and the new Dynamic Power output, both tested in accordance with the CTA-2006 specification. Consider Continuous Power as wattage developed on the test bench for comparison against other amplifiers in the same class, and Dynamic Power as real-world wattage when connected to a speaker load, listening to music. Either way you look at it, Rockford Fosgate is proving - once again - these amplifiers are powerful enough to drive any speaker or subwoofer you throw at them.

Features

  • Element Ready™ design with integrated harness & panel seals
  • PRESET removes the need to set-up and tune the amp when used with Rockford Fosgate UTV audio kits
  • Play all day, easy to integrate, and keep music playing for extended lengths of time
  • C.L.E.A.N. input/output clip detection and indicator LEDs
  • Constant Power provides instantaneous delivery of output over varying impedance loads
  • Focused mass heat sink allows critical aluminum material to be located around hottest internal devices
  • Top mounted control panel with Element Ready™ smoked lens cover
  • OEM and aftermarket radio integration inputs
  • Low Impedance Stability
  • Proprietary testing using RATS (Rockford Automated Testing System)
  • Proprietary Class-AD technology allows amplifier to produce more power with less current draw
  • Class-BD technology provides 75-80% efficiency over traditional class A/B designs
  • Discrete Surface Mount technology utilizes 1% tight-tolerances for high efficiency and reduced cross-talk
  • MESHA 4 reduces MOSFET temps, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs device life span
  • Chassis Isolation from mounting points greatly reduces possible introduction of vehicle noise
  • Balanced Differential Inputs eliminates noise picked up by signal cables
  • Remote-Out feature when using high level inputs
  • 2-Year Warranty
CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
Number of Channels 5
Total Power (Sum of Rated Power) 1500 Watts
Rated Power (RMS Continuous Power) CTA-2006 Continuous Power Rating
100W x 4 + 400W x 1 @ 4
100W x 4 + 600W x 1 @ 2
N/A + 600W x 1 @ 1
200W x 2 + N/A @ 4 bridged
1.0% THD+N
Dynamic Power (PVC/PowerCube®) CTA-2006 Dynamic Power Rating
125W x 4 + 400W x 1 @ 4
200W x 4 + 700W x 1 @ 2
N/A + 700W x 1 @ 1
400W x 2 + N/A @ 4 bridged
Bridgeable Yes
Frequency Response 10Hz - 50kHz
Input Sensitivity 150mVrms - 12Vrms
Circuit Topology Class Class-AD (front/rear channels)
Class-BD (sub channel)
Efficiency (average) >75%
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+Noise) <0.2% THD+N @ 1 Watt
Signal Input Low-Level: 2 RCA
High-Level: 4-Pin Molex
Signal Output
Tone Controls Front/Rear: 0-14dB @ 12.5kHz
Front/Rear: 0-18dB @ 45Hz
Sub: 0-18dB @ 45 Hz
Crossover Controls High-Pass:
50 Hz - 250 Hz @ 12dB/Octave Butterworth
Low-Pass:
50 Hz - 250 Hz @ 12dB/Octave Butterworth
Infrasonic: 30 Hz @ 12dB/Octave Butterworth
Remote Controls No
Visual Indicators Power: Blue
Protect: Red
Input Clip: Red
Output Clip: Blue/Red
Power Wire Gauge 4 AWG
Power Input Connector Compression Terminal Block
Speaker Wire Gauge 16 AWG
Speaker Output Connector 4-Pin Molex
Cooling Convection
Heatsink Extruded Aluminum
Operating Voltage 9 - 16 VDC
Recommended Fuse (not included)
Average Current Draw (13.8V Music)
Max. Current Draw (13.8V Sinewave) 90 A @ 4 /4
140 A @ 2 /2
170 A @ 2 /1
150 A @ 4 bridged
Suggested Alternator
Dimensional Diagram
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.7" x 4.25" x 12.3"
(42.8 mm x 108 mm x 311.4 mm)
Does not include harnesses
Shipping Weight TBA

Quick Specs


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  • Type: Amplifiers

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  • Energy Star Rated: No

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