Is my Rockford Fosgate Punch 500.2 fake?

 

Bronze Member
Username: Parad0x

Post Number: 35
Registered: Apr-05
I was changing the wiring on my amplifier today to bridged, so I took a look at the manual to how to do a good bridged connectiong using this amplifier and to my suprise the manual was for a different amplifier... My amplifier however looks like this, with the "500.2" emblem on the side panels, and a big sticker on the underside of the unit stating 250x2 rms at 2 ohms.. (pics are 650 kb each, so couple secs till you can view it)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/parad0xs/2006_feb_05_amp_pics003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/parad0xs/2006_feb_05_amp_pics004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/parad0xs/2006_feb_05_amp_pics005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/parad0xs/2006_feb_05_amp_pics006.jpg



My problem is, when I went to the rockford fosgate website, I downloaded the manual for the 500.2 (incorrect manual below)

http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/library/manuals/500_2-man.pdf

and it referred to a XCard that is not on the amplifiier... So this means, this amplifier is eather an older version or it's miss-labeled/fake. I downloaded another manual off of the rockford fosgate website for a 500xp model, but that manual had 4 channels and mine only has 2 channels... ?? However, on that manual there was a 300s model that had the same looking channels/crossover panel and the same amount of 2 channels... So again, if it isint the 500xp model.. so really what model do I have?? I cannot find a manual for it, and I am starting to doubt I have the real thing. I am also thinking there is a posibility this amplifier might have been miss-labeled as a 500s instead this amplifier really is a 300s? How can I tell people.. I need some help here with what to do, it would suck if I purchased a miss-labeled product at a wrong price? Or even a fake product possibly? The amp has always seemed kind of small to me by the way for what everybody charishes as a high quality product.

(incorrect 300sp/400sp/500XP manual below)

http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/fattach_get. php?p_sid=JYhnos_h&p_tbl=9&p_id=278&p_created=1083255611
 

Gold Member
Username: James1115

Wilton, Ct

Post Number: 4845
Registered: Dec-04
where did you buy it?
 

Bronze Member
Username: Parad0x

Post Number: 36
Registered: Apr-05
from a store brand new, long time ago. I dont get it? this is really messed up. Here is a picture of the same amp off of another website, labeled as 500.2, but the manuals off of rockford fosgate are labeling the panels/wiring all different for it? I am really confused, because I dont know how to bridge it.. the 500.2 manual describes setting knobs certain ways, knobs that are not present on my amplifier.

http://www.biocomp.net/o30533.htm
 

Gold Member
Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 4951
Registered: Jul-05
It sounds like rf must have an error on there page, or something because that is a 500.2.

All u want to do is bridge ur amp???
 

Bronze Member
Username: Akac

Post Number: 11
Registered: Jan-06
looks good to me i have 2 rf punch x500.2 and it looks the same as mine. i have also looked for a manual for them online and cant find a correct one ether. your amp was made in what 98 99 they changed that amp in 2000 correct me if im wrong on the year to a 500a
 

Bronze Member
Username: Buckshot

Post Number: 26
Registered: Nov-05
prolly an older version manual u need cause the new generation punch amps dont look like that
 

Bronze Member
Username: Buckshot

Post Number: 27
Registered: Nov-05
bridging it is prolly left pos and right neg or visa versa
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