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Alpine S-A60M

S-Series mono subwoofer amplifier — 600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

Item # 500SA60M

Alpine makes it a little easier to get great bass in your vehicle, especially if you drive a compact car.

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Alpine makes it a little easier to get great bass in your vehicle, especially if you drive a compact car.

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Item # 500SA60M

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C$399.00

About the Alpine S-A60M

Big bass power from a small package

Alpine makes it a little easier to get great bass in your vehicle, especially if you drive a compact car. Their S-Series S-A60M mono subwoofer amplifier can deliver up to 600 watts RMS to your sub, guaranteeing some powerful bass on your drive. And Alpine made this amp so small — it's got less than an 8" by 8" footprint and it's just over 2" tall — it can fit almost anywhere.

Big bass power from a small package

Alpine makes it a little easier to get great bass in your vehicle, especially if you drive a compact car. Their S-Series S-A60M mono subwoofer amplifier can deliver up to 600 watts RMS to your sub, guaranteeing some powerful bass on your drive. And Alpine made this amp so small — it's got less than an 8" by 8" footprint and it's just over 2" tall — it can fit almost anywhere.

Technology that keeps you on the air

Enhanced Shutdown Performance technology rolls back the output a bit when the amp threatens to overheat from playing at its limits too long. Instead of shutting down completely, it continues playing your music, until it cools enough to return to full power.

Convenient features

A low-pass filter and adjustable bass boost put you in command of the frequencies that reach your subs. The amp includes preamp- and speaker-level inputs, so you can install it in almost any vehicle, even one with a factory radio. If you're using the speaker-level inputs, the amp senses an incoming signal and turns itself on, eliminating the need to run a turn-on wire back to your vehicle's receiver or fuse box. An optional wired remote lets you control bass level from the driver's seat.

Alpine S-A60M

S-A60M control panel

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Product highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
    • 330 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • CTA-2006 compliant
  • variable low-pass filter (50-400 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 50 Hz)
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • preamp outputs
  • Remote Sensing automatic turn-on when using speaker-level inputs
  • optional RUX-KNOB.2 wired remote level control
  • wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
    • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended
  • fuse rating: 30A x 2
  • 8"W x 2-1/4"H x 8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # S-A60M

What's in the box:

  • Mono subwoofer amplifier
  • Two 30-amp ATO fuses (installed)
  • Four 3/4" Screws
  • 2mm Allen wrench
  • Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Alpine Verification Certificate
  • Warranty information
  • Power supply note
  • On-line product registration information

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CTA-2006 Compliant: CTA-2006 is a system of testing and measurement for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates a uniform method for measuring an amplifier's RMS power output and signal-to-noise ratio. The criteria for measuring amplifier power uses a DC input voltage of 14.4 volts and the RMS power output is measured over a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz (for full range amplifiers), with 1% or less Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise (THD+N). Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4 ohms. CTA-2006 standards allow consumers to compare car amplifiers and receivers under the same conditions (apples to apples).

CTA-2006 Specifications:

  • Power Output: 330 watts RMS x 1
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 85 dBA (measured at 1 watt into 4Ω)

Other Specifications:

  • Power Output: 600 watts RMS x 1 into 2 Ω (14.4 volts, ≤1.0% THD+N)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 105 dB (at rated power output, into 4Ω)
  • THD+N:
    • at 10 watts into 4Ω: ≤0.03%
    • at 10 watts into 2Ω: ≤0.05%
    • at Rated Power into 4Ω: ≤0.2%
    • at Rated Power into 2Ω: ≤1%
  • Frequency Response:
    • +0/-3 dB (1W into 4Ω): 10 Hz - 400 Hz
    • +0/-1 dB (1W into 4Ω): 20 Hz - 300 Hz

Optional Remote Control: The amplifier has an RJ-25 jack for adding the optional RUX-KNOB.2 wired remote bass level control to adjust the output level. The remote has a 20dB adjustment range (-20 dB to 0 dB relative to the gain setting).

Speaker Level Input: The RCA input jacks can be used for preamp level or speaker level input signals. If connecting the source unit's speaker wire to the input jacks, use a Speaker-to-RCA adapter or splice speaker wire to an RCA plug. When using a speaker level input signal, it may not be necessary to connect a remote turn-on lead because of the amplifier's remote sensing function.

Pre-Output: A second pair of RCA jacks provides a line level output for sending a signal to another amplifier. The output matches the input signal (4 volt max), and is not affected by the amplifier's crossover.

Controls:

  • Input Level: 2-position switch; Hi/Lo
  • Gain: rotary control; adjustment range depends on the input level switch setting; 200mV to 4V (Lo) or 500mV to 10V (Hi)
  • Frequency: rotary control for low pass crossover point; variable from 50 Hz to 400 Hz
  • Bass EQ: rotary bass boost control; variable from 0 to +12dB, centered at 50 Hz

Connections:

  • RCA Inputs: one pair of stereo RCA inputs
  • RCA Outputs: one pair of stereo RCA outputs
  • Speaker Outputs: one pair of set-screw terminals; the terminals will accept up to 8-gauge wire; the included 2mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screws
  • Power: set-screw terminal; accepts up to 4-gauge wire; the included 2mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screws
  • Ground: set-screw terminal; accepts up to 4-gauge wire; the included 2mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screws
  • Remote Turn-on: set-screw terminal; accepts up to 8-gauge wire; the included 2mm Allen wrench is used to tighten/loosen the set screws
  • Remote: RJ-25 jack for the RUX-KNOB.2 remote bass level controller
  • Fuses: two 30-amp ATO fuses are mounted on the side of the amp

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27 questions already asked

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Hello, I recently purchased this amp. Is there a subsonic filter built in in this amp?
[ Akshay  Apr 10, 2021 ]
1 answer
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Iam not positive about this, I would ask the support team
[ AARON  Apr 12, 2021 ]
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Will this work for 2 pioneer 400watt rms 12" at 4 ohm model ts1200m?
[ Joe  Mar 17, 2021 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Calvin  Mar 30, 2021 ]  Staff
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Will a bass knob for a rockford fosgate amp fit this one?
[ John  Mar 06, 2021 ]
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You can only use the same bass knobs, if they have the same remote amp cable connectors.
[ Charles  Mar 07, 2021 ]
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Is this amp strong enough to power a Skar SDR-15?
[ Walter  Feb 27, 2021 ]
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The RMS rating for the Alpine S-A60M is 600 watts RMS at 2 ohms and the RMS for the Skar SDR-15 is also 600 watts. So, yes, the amp is a good match for that sub. Make sure that you wire it in 2 ohms and get the box dimensions right for either ported or sealed enclosure.
[ Jason  Mar 01, 2021 ]
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Can u run 6x9s to this amplifier?
[ Booda  Feb 03, 2021 ]
1 answer
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I would go with a multichannel amp for running separate speakers. This is a single (mono) channel amp intended for single speakers like subs.
[ David  Feb 03, 2021 ]
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Would this be enough for an Infinity kappa 1200w?
[ BassDaddy  Feb 02, 2021 ]
1 answer
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Absolutely, I have that setup in a sealed box and it sounds great
[ Jeffrey  Feb 02, 2021 ]
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How do you get it to run the full 600 watts at 2ohms? I have a single 12" infinity kappa 1200 (rms 600) that can run on 2 ohms and I would like to do so and push the sub hard ive got a Rockford amp only running 300 bridged at 4ohms looking to get a new amp and I like this one.
[ Nicholas  Jan 09, 2021 ]
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The amplifier will see either a 4 or 2 ohm load based on how the sub or subs are connected; series or parallel. If I did my research correctly, the Infinity Kappa has a selectable 4 or 2ohm switch; therefore, set it to 2 ohms and the amp should output at the 2 ohm ratings. Check the owner's manual on the sub and amp for wiring configuration.
[ Jason  Jan 10, 2021 ]
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How do you get it to run the full 600 watts at 2ohms? I have a single 12" infinity kappa 1200 (rms 600) that can run on 2 ohms and I would like to do so and push the sub hard ive got a Rockford amp only running 300 bridged at 4ohms looking to get a new amp and I like this one.
[ Nicholas  Jan 09, 2021 ]
1 answer
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First, you'll need to know if your sub is a 2 ohm sub or a 4 ohm sub. If it's a 4ohm sub there is no way to hook it up to get the full power at 2ohms with just a single sub. If it's a 2 ohm sub you're in luck. Crutchfield has a sub wiring calculator (search on a search engine "sub wiring diagram, crutchfield" and it will pop up. It lets you select number of subs, ohm ratings, etc. to help you configure accordingly.
[ ADAM  Jan 09, 2021 ]
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The Alpine has a built-in crossover what if I plan to use a DSP how do I disable the crossover there is no button for this. Can I remove the cover and disable it and bypassing the crossover in some way?
[ Jim  Dec 27, 2020 ]
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Not that i know of. I just hooked this up with pre amped rcas from a kenwood hu. This amp does have low pass filter and bass gain switches, so maybe play with those until u get the preferred sound quality u want.
[ WING HONG  Dec 27, 2020 ]
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I have an alpine type s 10" sub, will the alpine s-a60m be enough to power it to its full potential?
[ Dczaj98  Nov 30, 2020 ]
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It should as long as your sub is 2ohm. The a-60m pushes 600watts at 2ohms and the 2ohm version of your sub if I'm not mistaken is rms 600 watts @ 2ohm. Check what your sub is as far as ohm and also check if you have single or dual voice coils because you could always wire them up differently.
[ Jason  Dec 01, 2020 ]
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This amp will be plenty to rock your 10". I run a Rockford 12" with it and it does great. The Alpine type S 10" handles up to 600 W and this would be a great pair.
[ ADAM  Nov 30, 2020 ]
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They're both rated 600W RMS so that should work just fine. Though I doubt you'll have it at max very often anyway, as that's quite loud.
[ Sam  Nov 30, 2020 ]
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How do I hook up 2 S-W12D4 subs to this amp?
[ Vikmd!  Nov 25, 2020 ]
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Dec 10, 2020 ]  Staff
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I have (2) JL 10tw-1 subs. How may watts will this give me per sub? . Thank you
[ Sergio  Oct 26, 2020 ]
1 answer
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It should power it since 2 10tw-1 only needs 150w rms but i really do not suggest this amp. Its weak in my opinion. Get a fosgate or kicker amp
[ WING HONG  Oct 26, 2020 ]
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can I connect two subs to this amp?
[ Carlos  Oct 17, 2020 ]
4 answers
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Yes, I have 2 MTX 5500 series speakers hooked to this amp. Works so good
[ Jeremy  Oct 17, 2020 ]
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Yes, as long as the total sub impedance does not go below 2-ohms. So you can do 2 40ohm subs in parallel and be good at 2-ohms
[ Susie  Oct 17, 2020 ]
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Yes, you could connect two subs to this amp. Remember, it is a single channel; therefore, the output power would be divided by two to the subs. Also, look at the ohm rating and whether the subs are in series or parallel. The wiring decides the ohm rating.
[ Jason  Oct 17, 2020 ]
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Yes you can, as long as your load doesn't drop below 2 ohms
[ Jeffrey  Oct 17, 2020 ]
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Does this item include the alpine bass knob?
[ Chase  Oct 17, 2020 ]
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No. You will need to purchase the rux knob separately.
[ Brad  Oct 24, 2020 ]
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No. I have seen it offered as a package deal every now and then but I purchased mine separately.
[ Ryan  Oct 17, 2020 ]
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No, sold separately. Highly recommend though.
[ Sam  Oct 17, 2020 ]
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It does not. You have to purchase it separately.
[ ADAM  Oct 17, 2020 ]
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I have a single rockford fosgate p3d4-12 sub, it is 4 ohm dual voice coil, will this amp be enough to power it?
[ Herbert  Aug 26, 2020 ]
1 answer
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I think the simple answer is yes. But like anything in Aftermarket audio gear there are some things to considerate. I strongly suggest you stay away from this amp simply because I feel it is too weak for your needs. The sub you want is a 4ohm Speaker with 600w rms. This anp only gives about 330w at 4ohm rms so you will not be pushing your sub to its full ability. Either you get a 2ohm version of the sub or get a different amp.
[ WING HONG  Aug 26, 2020 ]
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I have the rockford fosgate p3d2-12 and the alpine s-a60m amp. Id like to know how to wire my sub properly to 2 ohms to match the 2 ohms on this amp is capable of?
[ Herbert  Aug 25, 2020 ]
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Sep 08, 2020 ]  Staff
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Can only run 1 Subwoofer on this amp , which Alpine type S subwoofer 2ohm or 4ohm ?
[ Mike  Aug 11, 2020 ]
3 answers
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I use a 2-ohm sub with this amp. There may be some other acceptable configurations as well, not sure.
[ Sam  Sep 10, 2020 ]
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I'm running 1 Rockford 12" sub with this amp and it sounds great. Go with 2 ohm to get the most out of the amp.
[ ADAM  Aug 11, 2020 ]
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As long as the sub are dual voice coil then I'd suggest the 2ohm option as you could always wire in a 4ohm configuration if need be!
[ Jason  Aug 11, 2020 ]
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is the amp powerful enough to push a Alpine R-W10D2 or should i get something more powerful? i plan to have this hooked up to a stock radio.
[ Rolando  Jul 26, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Aug 11, 2020 ]  Staff
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Can I just run 1 Alpine S-A60M 600RMS Mono for 2....S-W12d2 or do I need another one to push 2 S-W12d2?
[ Manuel  May 18, 2020 ]
1 answer
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yes, you can use this amp to power two 2ohm subs at 2 ohms resistance, follow this link for figuring out how to wire subs. https://www.crutchfield.com/learn/learningcenter/car/subwoofers_wiring.html
[ Joshua  May 18, 2020 ]
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Can I run 2 4ohm single voice coil 12s with this?
[ travis  Apr 21, 2020 ]
1 answer
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I am running a Kicker Q-class dual coil 2 ohm. The amp has trouble powering it. Possible I hooked it up wrong, but I'm not sure just yet
[ Jason  Apr 22, 2020 ]
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What is the best settings to set it at for an Memphis 1000 wat box ?
[ Doezah  Apr 21, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Set it at 1/2 than go from there. Play it by ear.
[ David Corchado  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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When using the bass boost dial option for the alpine s-a60m, do I set bass eq to +12?
[ Hanks  Jul 16, 2019 ]
1 answer
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There is no right or wrong answer here because that can work as long as you are not hearing distortion or anything bad when the Bass EQ is set to that level. That being said you will want to set the Bass EQ to the level you want to use because the knob lets you adjust from that level and down as much as -20db My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Jul 21, 2019 ]  Staff
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