Rockford Fosgate T750X1bd
Although our vehicles evolve and change, our passion for music remains constant. Whether you want your music in a muscle car, hot import, hybrid or even a motorcycle, Rockford Fosgate remains dedicated to providing the gear you need to bring your music to life. To that end, recognizing the fact that cars are getting smaller, and available current is always at a premium, Rockford offers the compact, high efficiency Power Series of amplifiers. This series is built on small footprint, fan-cooled ultra-compact amplifiers with no compromise in audio performance. This review will take a look at the largest monoblock in the compact amp line, the T750X1bd. Loaded with innovations and several patented features, this amplifier is rated at 750 watts into two or one ohm loads, and has a U.S. suggested retail price of $799.99.
As you'd expect from a company that's been doing high-end car audio for decades, the T750X1bd is loaded with Rockford Fosgate technology, including a bunch of stuff that you simply can't find on any other brand. As any experienced person will attest, setup and tuning of a system can make or break the entire install. To make sure the amp's gain settings are dialed in correctly, one of the most useful features of the T750X1bd is their patented C.L.E.A.N. setup system. The acronym stands for “Calibrated Level Eliminates Audible Noise”. Included in the box with each amp is a special setup CD. You simply play the appropriate track from your head unit and increase the volume setting until the “Input Clip” indicator lights up on the top of the T750X1bd, then reduce the output one step. The next step is adjusting the gain control on the amplifier until the multicolor output clip indicators turn blue. Once you're there, that's it, you're done. If you wanted to tweak it a bit more to dial in some gain overlap and really get it perfect there are additional tracks on the disc, and you can double check your setup by monitoring the amp's output clip indicators while you are playing your favorite music.
To keep the heat under control, the T750X1bd also incorporates a special three-stage airflow cooling system with dual fans to keep the power supply and output devices cool.