If you own a compact vehicle, you can stop envying those cars that can load great bass. Here comes the Alpine MRV-M500 mono subwoofer amplifier of the V-Power Series. Enhance your car with this powerhouse that sends up to 500 watts RMS in variable low-pass filter crossover. This feature allows the frequency to be adjusted from 50Hz up to 200Hz – a huge performance coming from an amp so small.
Measuring at 8-1/4″W x 2-3/16″H x 7-15/16″D, this compact dimension makes it easy for the MRV-M500 to be fitted and customized in almost any vehicle. Yet, it is not short of convenient features. The variable low-pass filter gives you a hand to command the frequencies from 50 to 400 Hz, while the variable bass boost allows you to apply low-end punch from 0 to 12 dB at 50 Hz.
The MRV-M500, small as it is, is packed with amazing features for ease and comfort. The speaker-level inputs provide the amp with ability to sense incoming signal to automatically turn it on. This feature saves you from running a turn-on wire run to the car’s receiver or fuse box. No tools are needed to open the end-piece terminal covers because they easily snap in and out. You can even control the volume from the front seat when you get the optional RUX-KNOB bass remote controller.
The MRV-M500 is a testament to Alpine’s concern for safety. The amp uses Enhanced Shutdown Performance Technology for thermal protection. The system reduces the output when threats of overheating occur due to overplaying. Instead of a complete shutdown, the MRV-M500 continues to play music while it waits for it to cool down and regain full power.