Rockford Fosgate PRIME R500-1

By David D. – Product Specialist

Rockford Fosgate has produced the high quality Prime Series amplifiers for the “novice” car audio enthusiast. The Prime Series amplifiers feature the reliability and power you are used to getting from Rockford Fosgate while fitting into your budget. These amplifiers are available in Monoblock, 2-channel, and 4-channel configurations and are all CEA-2006 complaint, which means that the specifications and power ratings are actually true to performance and not beefed up for selling purposes.

Prime Series Amplifiers Range from 150 watts to 1000 watts and each feature adjustable Punch Bass tone controls. The power and protect visual LED indicators are common amongst all the amps in this series as well. Some other features that each amplifier shares are, the low level signal inputs and outputs, screw terminal barrier strip, extruded aluminum heat sink, convection cooling, and each run off 4 AWG power wire and up to 8AWG speaker wire.

Single-Channel Amplifiers
The Monoblock configurations all feature a Low Pass Filter (40-130Hz @ 12 dB) and have 1 pair of low level signal inputs and outputs. These Monoblock Prime Series Amplifiers are available in 2 Class AB circuitries (R250-1 and R500-1) and 1 Class D circuitry. Each includes a Punch Level Gain Control remote with an adjustable bass control (+12 dB @ 45 Hz). Prime Series Monoblock configurations range from 250 watts to 1000 watts of RMS power.

2-Channel Amplifiers
There is one 2-channel amplifier in Rockford Fosgates Prime Series and it is the R150-2. This is a 150 watt amplifier and can run on 4 ohms, 2 ohms, or can be bridged at 4 ohms. It features a High Pass Filter (80 Hz @ 12 dB) and a Low Pass Filter (50-250 Hz @ 12 dB) as well as a Punch Bass tone control (0-12 dB @ 45 Hz). This 2-channel class AB Prime Series Amplifier has a frequency range of 20-20,000 Hz and is the most affordable amp in this series.

4-Channel Amplifiers
The last Amplifier in the Rockford Fosgate Prime Series is a 4-channel configuration that has an RMS power rating of 300 watts. This amp can produce 50 watts x 4-channels @ 4 ohms, 75 watts x 4-channels @ 2 ohms, or can be bridged at 150 watts x 2-channels @ 4 ohms. The R300-4 is equipped with a High Pass Filter (80 Hz @ 12 dB) and a Low Pass Filter (50-250 Hz @ 12 dB). The punch bass tone control is fully adjustable with the front channels and the rear channels (0/6/12 dB @ 45 Hz). This 4-channel Prime Series amp has Class AB circuit topology and is also supplied with 2 pairs of RCA low level signal inputs.

Rockford Fosgate Prime Series Amplifiers have plenty of options and features to suit your audio needs at a price that won’t empty your wallet. If you’re looking for a high performance entry level amplifier, the Prime Series is for you.