Rockford Fos­gate T750X1bd

Am­pli­fier Re­view

Pasmag (Canada) - - Test Report -

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.

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