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Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier - MRP-M500

Abt Model: MRPM500
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500 Watts Max Power Output/ Continuously Adjustable Gain Control/ Dual Sided Glass Epoxy PC Board/ Non-Fading Pre-Amp Output/ Gold Plated Input, Output, Power And Speaker Terminals/ Adjustable Low-Pass/High-Pass Crossover/ MOSFET Power/ Thermal Management Control
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Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier, Model MRPM500

Power up your system with Alpine’s V-Power amplifiers! This best selling family of amplifiers offers more choices for building the right system for you, and provides flexibility and value in an aggressive design. Alpine continues to bring you mind-blowing sound performance – only the best - so you get the sound you deserve.

Key Features:

  • High Performance, High Value
    Want serious power for your system? While trying not to blow your budget? Go with one of the Alpine V-Power amps for unbeatable dollar-per-watt value and Alpine quality sound, along with Bass EQ for maximizing bass performance
  • Clean, Efficient Power
    Alpine’s high-power mono amp Class-D design gives you more power, cleaner signal and tighter, deeper bass without draining your battery. Class-D provides continuous clean power to your speakers, operating at 80% efficiency far greater than conventional Class-A or B amplifiers. Translation: Enjoy cleaner bass, even during extreme power demands
  • Exceptionally Easy Upgrade
    The V-Power’s speaker level inputs connect directly to any head unit, without the need for external converters. This makes the V-Power series ideal for upgrading factory audio equipment. High-level speaker inputs and flush mount controls make for easy installation. The units come with end caps that cover and protect your wiring connections while creating a clean, finished appearance. Step up your factory system to Alpine sound
  • Cooler Amps = No Shut Down
    Rugged heat sinks and an extremely sophisticated thermal managament processor that continuously monitors the amp’s temperature, ensure nonstop output and stable, reliable performance

Features:

General

  • Gain Control: Continuously Adjustable Gain Control
  • Board Design: Dual Sided Glass Epoxy PC Board
  • Connector Plating: Gold Plated Input, Output, Power and Speaker Terminals
  • Crossover: Adjustable Low-Pass
  • Speaker-Level Inputs: Speaker Level Inputs
  • RCA Output: Gold Plated RCA Input Connectors
  • Power Indicator: Top Mounted Blue LED Power Indicator
  • Current Protection: Over-Current, Over-Voltage and Thermal Protection
  • Board Circuitry: STAR Circuitry
  • Power Supply Design: MOSFET Power
  • Power Supply: DC-DC PWM Power Supply
  • Thermal Control: Thermal Management Control
  • Channel Design: 1 Channel (Mono)
  • Amplifier Type: Class-D (Digital)

Install

  • Screw Mount / Wire Cover: Integrated Wire and Mounting Screw Terminals
  • Terminal Layout: Two-Sided

Specifications:

General

  • Signal to Noise: 100dBA
  • Speaker Impedance: 4 or 2 O
  • Frequency Response: 20 -200Hz (200Hz/-3dB)
  • Input Sensitivity: 0.2 - 4.0V
  • Power Requirements: 14.4V DC (11V to 16V)

Sound Tuning

  • Subsonic Filter: 15Hz (Fixed), -24dB/oct.
  • EQ (Equalizer): Bass EQ (Fixed Frequency): 50Hz 0 to +12dB
  • Crossover: 50Hz-200Hz, -24dB/oct. (Low-Pass)

RMS Power Ratings

  • Per channel into 2 Ohms: (@ 14.4V =1%THD+N, 20Hz - 200Hz) 500W x 1
  • Per channel into 4 Ohms: (@ 14.4V =1%THD+N, 20Hz - 200Hz) 300W x 1

CEA-2006 Power Ratings

  • CEA-2006 Power Rating: (4 O @14.4V =1% THD+N, S/N: 75dBA, ref:1W into 4 O) 300W x 1

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 8 lbs

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Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small cars (3)
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      • Practical (5)

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    4.0

    good quality amp

    By rsbjr

    from baton rouge, la

    About Me Commuter, Gearhead, Practical

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier:

          the connenctors for the power lead and ground are too small

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good product [...]

          By Paul and the blue Rex

          from Vallejo, CA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier:

              [...]The amp is paired with a JL audio 10 inch sub and they hit pretty hard. Very pleased with this set-up and the amp looks like it should be around for a long time; good contruction.

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              5.0

              Performs Wonderfully!

              By Cameron

              from Spokane, WA

              About Me Commuter, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Convertibles
                • Small Cars
                • Sports Cars
                • Tight spaces

                Comments about Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier:

                I intsalled this amp under the driver's seat to power two Kicker CVR 10s in a ported Kicker box (which can handle 800 watts RMS). The amp can really make the subs hit. I havent had time to fully tune the amp and subs to get the best sound. Even with the gain and X-over at factory, the amp can really push the subs hard. It really helps if you run the full 4v to the amp, it will help to deepen the sound. The amp really performs well with this input voltage. The amplifier is light, with a good heat sink that both performs well and looks good. Alpine really did a good job with this amp. So far I have only had the system together for under a month, the sound is great and I'm sure it will continue to do so.

                I wish I had measured the clearance underneath my seat before I installed it, with a cap and wiring it barely fits. There is plenty of room for heat to run off, but the width is almost too much. I had to adjust it to fit right under my seat without it hitting the amp. I was a little disapointed as well when I opened the box and saw that Alpine didn't include a birth certificate with this amp. I'm sure it produces the full 300/500 watts advertised, but it would have been nice to have a little token of that. Other than that, I can't see any problems with it.

                This amp provides plenty of power. I would highly reccommend this amp for people who A) have limited space, B) and want to get the most out of thier money. It is a great choice for an easy to use, entry level momo amplifier. You can get really crazy with sub amps, but this is a simple and straightforward approach that I feel really does well. I would reccommend this amplifier to those who are living on a budget and who want good, clean sound from thier system. You can't go wrong with Abt's price and the performance of this amp.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Came on time with quick shipping. Can't beat free either! Good packaging too.

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                5.0

                [...] would recommend to anyone

                By Scotbonham

                from Fresno, CA

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Convertibles
                  • Larger Cars
                  • Luxury Cars
                  • Small Cars
                  • Sports Cars

                  Comments about Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier:

                  Brand new amp at the best possible price!

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  OUTSTANDING VALUE!!!

                  By BiTurbo_S4_Cruiser

                  from Columbia, MD

                  About Me Gearhead

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Install
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier:

                      This Alpine V-Series amplifier is an outstanding value! I am currently using it to power a Polk MOMO 15" DVC subwoofer, and it has been performing beautifully so far. Also, it is so compact, I mounted it directly under the driver's seat, with no restriction to the movement of the seat. The controls are easy to get to as well. Great Product!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      The delivery was extremely prompt, and the amp came in pristine condition. I have no complaints about ABT...everything worked out great.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Quality product [...]

                      By RedisforRedneck

                      from Eagle River, WI

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Install
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Cars

                        Comments about Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier:

                        Easy to install- just some of the higher bass frequencies aren't as clear as they could be. But, even regarding that- I would still buy it again because I love it!

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                        Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier

                        Alpine V-Power Series Mono Power Amplifier

                        UPC Code: 793276300904
                        Discontinued


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