M5-1500X5

1,500 Watt 5-Channel Element Ready™ Amplifier M5-1500X5

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.

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Overview

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.

  • 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
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M5 Amplifier Overview

Rockford Fosgate is proud to introduce 3 new powerful M5 amplifiers equipped with the next level of Element Ready™ protection, and the first amps based on new industry standard Dynamic Power ratings, bringing their conservative ratings to the forefront, proving they are powerful enough to drive any speaker or subwoofer you throw at them.

New M5 Amplifiers

The new M5 amplifiers are built rugged to go anywhere, featuring a refined design with preset setup, and performance to play all day.

Technologies
Element Ready™ - Amps

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

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Element Ready™ - Amps

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

IPX6 Water Intrusion Rating

IPX6 Water Intrusion Rating

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IPX6 Water Intrusion Rating

IPX6 Water Intrusion Rating

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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CTA-2006 Compliant

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.

Class-AD

This technology allows the amplifier to produce more power with less current draw from the vehicle's ...

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Class-AD

This technology allows the amplifier to produce more power with less current draw from the vehicle's charging system.

Class-BD

Class-BD amplifiers have 75-80% efficiency ratings vs. 20-60% efficiency ratings of traditional Class-A/B amplifiers.

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Class-BD

Class-BD amplifiers have 75-80% efficiency ratings vs. 20-60% efficiency ratings of traditional Class-A/B amplifiers.

DSM

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

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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.

P.O.W.E.R.

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

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P.O.W.E.R.

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

MEHSA 4 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application)

MEHSA4 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.

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MEHSA 4 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application)

MEHSA4 reduces MOSFET temperatures, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs the output device life span.

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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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 match a source to amp and optimize output.

Balanced Differential Inputs

Differential inputs eliminate noise picked up by signal cables.

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Balanced Differential Inputs

Differential inputs eliminate noise picked up by signal cables.

Constant Power

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

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Constant Power

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

Punch EQ2

Onboard equalizer with up to +18dB @ 45Hz and/or up to +12dB boost at 12kHz.

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Punch EQ2

Onboard equalizer with up to +18dB @ 45Hz and/or up to +12dB boost at 12kHz.

NOMAD

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

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NOMAD

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

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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Engineered In The USA

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.

Specifications
CEA-2006 Compliant
Yes
Cta-2006 Compliant
Number of Channels
5
Total Power
(Sum of Rated Power)
1500 Watts
Rated Power
(RMS Continuous Power)
CTA-2006 Guidelines CTA-2006 Continuous Power Rating
100W x 4 + 400W x 1 @ 4Ω
100W x 4 + 600W x 1 @ 2Ω
N/A + 600W x 1 @ 1Ω
200W x 2 + N/A @ 4Ω bridged
≤1.0% THD+N
Dynamic Power
(PVC/PowerCube®)
CTA-2006 Guidelines CTA-2006 Dynamic Power Rating
125W x 4 + 400W x 1 @ 4Ω
200W x 4 + 700W x 1 @ 2Ω
N/A + 700W x 1 @ 1Ω
400W x 2 + N/A @ 4Ω 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 @ 4Ω/4Ω
140 A @ 2Ω/2Ω
170 A @ 2Ω/1Ω
150 A @ 4Ω 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
Compatibility
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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.


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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

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