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Punch 500 Watt Mono Amplifier

Rockford Fosgate PBR500X1

Features

  • 12dB/octave Butterworth crossover
  • MOSFET output stage
  • High level inputs
  • Ultra compact chassis

Quick Specs

  • Type: Amplifiers
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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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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Class-BR

Stores energy and dynamically boosts rail voltage to create power on demand.

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MEHSA 3

3 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application - gen. 3) is a proprietary process that yields up to five times better heat transfer than traditional FET mounting techniques, using the exact same components. A multi-layer 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 3rd generation creates a dielectric layer between the ceramic topside and the aluminum base that retains all of the electrical isolation and capacitive coupling of the original MEHSA material increasing it's thermal conductivity. The higher power handling results in a 20% reduction in thermal impedance. ">MEHSA 3 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.

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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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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 PBR500X1 is a 500 Watt amplifier with Boosted Rail Technology, allowing it to be compact and efficient while providing big power. This amp is great for smaller stealth installations, motorcycles and recreational vehicles.
The Punch PBR500X1 uses our patented BRT (Boosted Rail Technology) for an ultra efficient design that does not use a switching power supply to generate its rated power. This allows the chassis design to be much smaller than traditional sized amplifiers. The BRT also has a variable hi-level DC offset turn-on circuit for easy installation into any OEM system. It is great for smaller stealth installations, as well as for motorcycles and recreational vehicles.

Features

  • 12dB/octave Butterworth crossover
  • MOSFET output stage
  • High level inputs
  • Ultra compact chassis
  • Variable 4-6 volt hi level DC offset voltage input turn-on control
  • 1 Year Warranty
CEA-2006 Compliant CEA-2006 Power Rating
175W x 1 @ 4
1.0% THD+N
Number of Channels 1
Total Power (Sum of Rated Power) 500 Watts
Rated Power (RMS Continuous Power) 175 Watts x 1 @ 4-Ohm
300 Watts x 1 @ 2-Ohm
500 Watts x 1 @ 1-Ohm
Dynamic Power (PVC/PowerCube®) 206 Watts x 1 @ 4-Ohm
365 Watts x 1 @ 2-Ohm
580 Watts x 1 @ 1-Ohm
Bridgeable No
Frequency Response 20Hz - 250Hz +/-3dB
Input Sensitivity Low-Level: 150 mV - 4 V
High-Level: 400 mV - 11 V
Circuit Topology Class Class BR
Efficiency (average) 75% @ 4-Ohm
75% @ 2-Ohm
65% @ 1-Ohm
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+Noise) 4-Ohm: <1.0%
Signal Input High/Low Input Switch
High/Low Level Input: 4-Pin Harness
High-Level Sensitivity: Variable DC offset sensitivity
Signal Output -
Tone Controls Optional Remote Punch EQ
Crossover Controls 35Hz - 250Hz Low Pass @ 12dB/Octave Butterworth
Remote Controls Optional PEQ provides 0dB to +18dB @ 45Hz
Visual Indicators Power/Protect, BRT (Boost)
Power Wire Gauge 8 AWG
Power Input Connector Detachable Compression Terminal
Speaker Wire Gauge 12 AWG
Speaker Output Connector Detachable Compression Terminal
Cooling Convection
Operating Voltage 9 - 16 VDC
Recommended Fuse (not included) 60 A
Average Current Draw (13.8V Music) 30 A
Max. Current Draw (13.8V Sinewave) 60 A
Suggested Alternator 75 A
Dimensional Diagram
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.53" x 4.25" x 8.2"
(3.90 cm x 17.2 cm x 20.82 cm)
Shipping Weight 3.3 Lbs. (1.49 Kg.)

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  • Type: Amplifiers

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  • Energy Star Rated: No

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