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NEW AMPLIFIER LINE FROM ALPINE ELECTRONICS

Back January 6, 2011

Award-winning X-Power Amplifiers Offer Digital Technology at Lower Prices

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 - Harnessing the technology found in their benchmark-setting PDX digital amplifiers, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduces the new X-Power family of amplifiers. The four new amplifiers provide digital amplifier technology at a lower price point. Alpine offers a complete lineup of amplifiers, totaling twelve models plus one add-on power pack.

X-Power Digital Amplifiers
The X-Power amplifiers consist of the MRX-M50 mono, MRX-M100 mono, MRX-F30 4-channel and MRX-V60 4-channel plus mono models. The MRX-V60 won a CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award for the In-Vehicle Audio category. The X-Power amplifiers use Global Modulation digital technology based on Alpine’s PDX architecture, so they share many of the attributes that make the PDX amplifiers so popular. For the first time, the X-Power amplifiers bring these advanced digital technologies to price-friendly levels. Features common in the X-Power and PDX amplifiers include:

  • Small size, high efficiency – The X-Power amplifiers have a small footprint with 80% total efficiency
  • Clean output – The X-Power amplifiers offer the best performance in their class with wide bandwidth (5Hz – 45KHz), excellent signal-to-noise (greater than 87db for full range models, 90dB for mono models, at 1 watt), very low distortion (less than <0.04% THD+N for mono models, <0.07% THD+N for full range models, at rated power) and extremely high damping factor (>1000 for mono models, >500 for full range models)
  • Sound quality – X-Power amplifiers use Global Modulation Technology with Adaptive Feedback Control, whereas PDX amplifiers use Global Modulation Technology with discrete Active Error Correction.
  • Power management processor – The X-Power amplifiers incorporate an internal monitoring system that optimizes power output, to keep the music playing even under extreme heat and load conditions.
  • Installation flexibility – Their small size and versatile controls allow the X-Power amplifiers to work with aftermarket or OEM systems.

Flexibility is one of the best benefits of the X-Power amplifiers. Not only are they small and easy to add to any system, they integrate well with a variety of setups. The X-Power amplifiers have a 4-channel speaker input connection, for easy integration into an OEM system via speaker-level input. They also turn on and off automatically when voltage is detected on their speaker-level inputs, further simplifying connection to an OEM system. Specific to the MRX-M100 and MRX-M50 mono models are their ability to drive 1-ohm loads at reduced power for increased flexibility when needed. The MRX-V60 4-channel plus mono amplifier has an input select switch that makes 5-channel output possible even with only a 2- or 4-channel input.

The MRX-M100, MRX-M50 and MRX-V60 are remote bass knob capable, allowing consumers to adjust subwoofer level without having to access the amplifier itself (uses RUX-KNOB, sold separately). These three models use a variable 5-30Hz subsonic filter to optimize power or improve subwoofer reliability in ported enclosures. As well, they have a bass EQ that allows a boost at 50Hz, making them ideal for adding punch to subwoofers in sealed or ported enclosures.

“Alpine’s PDX amplifiers blazed the trail for small digital amps with large output,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “The new X-Power amplifiers carry on this tradition, offering industry-leading amplifier technology at favorable price points.”

PDX Digital Power Density Amplifiers
PDX amplifiers lead the industry in sales and innovation and are unbeatable for performance. They use an output stage that incorporates Global Modulation Technology with discrete Active Error Correction, resulting in audiophile-level sound quality. PDX amplifiers have a power supply that features sophisticated power management with great efficiency and high power headroom. Known for being the first series of all digital amplifiers housed in a small, uniform footprint, the PDX’s stackable chassis design makes them easy to install in compact areas. Quick disconnect power terminals and speaker terminals lock tight but are easy to remove and aid with installation.

V-Power Amplifiers
Continuing for 2011 are three V-Power amplifiers, the MRP-F300 4-channel, plus MRP-M2000 and MRP-M500 mono models. All deliver the highest watt-per-dollar value in the industry, for great performance at attractive price points. They feature rugged heat sinks and a power management IC with intelligent temperature monitoring, to ensure stable output and reliable performance. The variable crossover and bass EQ functions can be tuned for custom sound setups.

KTP-445 Head Unit Power Pack
For consumers who don’t want to commit to a full amplifier-driven system or don’t have the space for one, the KTP-445 Head Unit Power Pack lets them easily add more power to their head units. The simple upgrade fits behind most head units (connects to any 2005 and newer Alpine head unit that has a black power harness) and results in a 150 percent power increase over the original power of the head unit’s built-in amp. The KTP-445’s advanced digital design provides clean power output with very high efficiency, for tighter bass and clearer highs.

SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICING

ALPINE X-POWER DIGITAL AMPLIFIERS

MRX-M100 Mono Power Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
600W RMS x 1 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.04% THD+N]
1000W RMS x 1 [2 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.06% THD+N]
S/N: 90dB @ 1W/4 ohm
Availability – March
Minimum Advertised Price - $399.95
MRX-M50 Mono Power Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
300W RMS x 1 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.04% THD+N]
500W RMS x 1 [2 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.06% THD+N]
S/N: 90dB @ 1W/4 ohm
Availability – March
Minimum Advertised Price - $299.95
MRX-V60 4-Channel + Mono Power Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
50W RMS x 4 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.07% THD+N] + 200W RMS x 1 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.04% THD+N]
75W RMS x 4 [2 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.09% THD+N] + 300W RMS x 1 [2 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.06% THD+N]
S/N: 87dB @ 1W/4 ohm
Availability – March
Minimum Advertised Price - $399.95
MRX-F30 4-Channel Power Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
50W RMS x 4 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.07% THD+N]
75W RMS x 4 [2 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.09% THD+N]
S/N: 87dB @ 1W/4 ohm
Availability – March
Minimum Advertised Price - $299.95

ALPINE PDX DIGITAL AMPLIFIERS

PDX-M12 Mono Power Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
1200W RMS x 1 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.04% THD+N]
S/N: >92 dB @ 1W/4ohm
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $849.95
PDX-M6 Mono Power Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
600W RMS x 1 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.02% THD+N]
S/N: >95 dB @ 1W/4ohm
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $499.95
PDX-F4 4-Channel Power Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
100W RMS x 4 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 0.05% THD+N]
S/N: > 95 dB @ 1W/4ohm
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $499.95
PDX-F6 4-Channel Power Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
150W RMS x 4 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤0.05% THD+N]
S/N: > 94 dB @ 1W/4ohm
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $749.95
PDX-5 4-Channel + Mono Power Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
75W RMS x 4 + 300W RMS x 1 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 1% THD+N]
S/N: > 77dBA full range, > 75dBA mono @1W/4 ohm
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $599.95
RUX-KNOB Remote Bass Control Knob
- Compatible with MRX-M100, MRX-M50, MRX-V60, PDX-M12, PDX-M6
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $29.95

ALPINE V-POWER AMPLIFIERS

MRP-M500 Mono Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
300W RMS x 1 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 1% THD+N]
500W RMS x 1 [2 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 1% THD+N]
S/N: 75dBA (ref: 1W into 4 ohm)
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $199.95
MRP-M2000 – Mono Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
1500W RMS x 1 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 1% THD+N]
2000W RMS x 1 [2 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 1% THD+N]
S/N: 75dBA (ref: 1W into 4 ohm)
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $699.95
MRP-F300 4-Channel Amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
50W RMS x 4 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 1% THD+N]
75W RMS x 4 [2 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 1% THD+N]
S/N: 80dBA (ref: 1W into 4 ohm)
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $199.95

ALPINE KTP-445 HEAD UNIT POWER PACK

- Direct plug-and-play application for any 2005 and newer Alpine head unit that has a black power harness (not compatible with CDE-100 receiver)
- 4-channel amplifier
- CEA-2006 Power Ratings:
45W RMS x 4 [4 ohm @ 14.4V ≤ 1% THD+N]
S/N: 82dBA (ref: 1W into 4 ohm)
- Size: 6 inches x 2 inches x 1.125 inches
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $119.95

Alpine amplifiers are available at authorized Alpine retailers. Visit www.alpine-usa.com to locate a retailer.

About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies.

Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.

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