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Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12

Punch P3 12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

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About the Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12

Standout performance

Rockford Fosgate showcases their fanatical commitment to sonic excellence in the Punch Series of speakers, amps, and subs. If you like to listen to potent, powerful music — and feel it too — Punch components will give you impressive sound that'll stand out in a crowd.

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Designed for deeper, louder bass

Rockford Fosgate designed the P3D4-12 12" subwoofer to stay strong even when the bass gets hot. This Punch P3 sub features a rigid anodized aluminum cone that holds its shape through heavy play, while staying light and responsive. Rockford Fosgate uses a new technique to attach the oversized rubber surround to the cone that increases available cone area up to 25%, so this sub can push more air for even bigger bass.

Heat-sink cone

The aluminum cone acts as a giant heat sink, directing heat away from the copper-clad aluminum voice coils. Special venting keeps the voice coils cool, so you get incredibly consistent bass performance over time. This P3 sub features an extended pole piece and bumped backplate that leaves more room for heavy excursion, so it'll hit deeper lows without "bottoming out."

The dual 4-ohm voice coils allow you to wire the sub for 2-ohm impedance to get maximum power output, or for 8-ohm impedance if you're using multiple subs. The P3D4-12 sub works equally well in a sealed or ported enclosure, so you can choose the kind of bass you want for your system.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 450 and 900 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Product highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • anodized aluminum cone with Santoprene surround
  • hybrid StampCast basket provides strength while minimizing weight and resonance
  • Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST™) increases cone area
  • power range: 300-600 watts RMS (1200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 28-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-11/16"
  • sealed box volume: .75-1.25 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.79 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # P3D4-12
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What's in the box:

  • One 12" Dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Trim ring
  • Twelve 1-1/8" Allen head screws
  • 4mm Allen head bit
  • Installation/Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German)

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Crutchfield customer from Piedmont, SC on 8/11/2019

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I have the 10's in my cc. The trunk of my 03 camry is bigger so I went with these 12's and they are banging

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Guest from Wyandotte OK on 7/18/2019

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Great sub better than the p2

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Guest from Detroit on 7/16/2019

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DO NOT BOTHER WITH 1 OF THESE. GET TWO!!!!! I ran 1 with the 1200 mono RF amp and it hit but I was looking for more. Added a second one and I couldn't be happier. If you have anything larger than a sports coupe, get 2 of these with the RF amp. Won't be disappointed.

Pros: hits HARD and clean

Cons: occasional new speaker smell

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Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 7/7/2019

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Hits pretty hard still waiting for the break in point to be over with. But it's well worth the money

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Richard from Ponte Vedra, FL on 6/29/2019

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Great subwoofer, loud and hits hard but not overly boomy. Good accuracy and can keep up with rapid bass notes. I have one in a 2 ft^3 vented enclosure tuned to 33 Hz.

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Pounding Bass

Zach from New Castle, PA on 5/12/2019

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Hits Hard sounds good. Would definitely recommend

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Crutchfield customer from El Cajon, CA on 4/17/2019

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Hard hitting sub for the price. Properly pair it with amp, you can't go wrong. Definitely turns heads.

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Great speaker hits the bass lines good

Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, NC on 4/7/2019

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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Boom here comes the boom! Great hard punches!

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Boom!!!

Philip from Myrtle Beach SC on 1/3/2019

2017 Jeep Wrangler

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Wow these really numb!! I installed these in my 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited hard top with ported boxed and 600 watt kicker amp wired at 2 ohms. I had to purchase remote bass controls due to it being sooo because it felt my ear drums vibrate. These subs are AMAZING!!

Pros: Sounds amazing

Cons: Wiring configuration diagram sucks.

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Clay from Pipe Creek, TX on 10/28/2018

2001 Chevrolet Corvette

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Absolutely most rock solid subs out there. This thing is substantial! Heavy weight and hits hard. It looks like it sounds good just coming out of the box. Feed it some watts and it rocks. I'm a fan of classic rock and the bass in this music often gets lost, not so with this sub. Only drawback is that it doesn't come with a protective grill. Mine is mounted in a well in the back of the Vette firing up, so I'm worried about dropping something on it, have to find a grill that protects completely.

Pros: Solidly built Heavy magnet

Cons: No protective grill included

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POWER!!

Karl from Long Beach, CA on 10/17/2018

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I have 2 1,200 watt 12" subs with a Boss R-3600 watt amp, and they set car alarms off while I'm cruising down the street (LOL!). This Is the BEST set up!

Pros: GREAT POWER!

Cons: Trunk will rattle because of the intense power but worth it!

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Powerful subs with an unbelievable sound.

Lee from Bunker Hill, IL on 9/17/2018

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I bought 2 of these bad boys for my car. I'm pushing them with the P1000xbd amp. Awesome combo!! I've put these subs through some tough times already and they handled it with no problem at at. These subs are so powerful and will eat up the power that you give them. I highly recommend them.

Pros: Powerful bass Affordable Dependable

Cons: Hearing loss

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No Complaints!!!

Anthony from Topeka, KS on 8/20/2018

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Awesome product!! Have two wired down to 1-ohm load, powered with Pioneer's GM-9601. Have run this setup for a couple of months with no complaints.

Pros: All

Cons: None

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ryan from N Providence, RI on 8/14/2018

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Love it, hits much harder than my P2

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Crutchfield customer from Kaneohe, HI on 7/25/2018

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Awesome sub couldn't be happier.

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Crutchfield customer from Dover, NH on 7/1/2018

2016 Chrysler 300

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Sounds great, only disappointment is the plastic ring, easily warped when tightening 10-24 botton head bolts to Tnuts. Using washers will help, but need to be shaven on a sander as its a machine slotted grove.

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Robert from Flint, TX on 6/8/2018

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I have purchased basically the entire system for my 97 Chevy ext cab truck from Crutchfield. Upon researching an upgrade from my 10" sub to a 12" Maverick suggested a brand of sub ( Rockford) that I had not even considered. I ordered the Rockford, and OMG!! This is one awesome sub...hits hard, and the sound is amazing. I have to readjust my rear view mirror constantly! Lol...I absolutely love it. Thank you Mavrick, and thank you Crutchfield! The best in the business!!

Pros: Hits hard, and sounds awesome! Best purchase I've made.

Cons: None!

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Crutchfield customer from Baldwin City, KS on 5/15/2018

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Amazing best money I've spent in a while.

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Hits hard

Kevin from Las Vegas, NV on 5/7/2018

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So far this has been a very strong sub. I am using a 500w 1-channel alpine amp at 2ohms and it pushes hard.

Pros: Heavy

Cons: Heavy

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BASS 4 YOUR TASTE

Ronald from VA on 4/1/2018

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I love them cause of the quality sound it gives and Most of all cause it's a speaker that's built to last ..

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Guest from Daytona Beach, FL on 3/31/2018

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I've got two of these bad boys in a ported box tuned to 35 hz running off a R1200-D amp wired down to one ohm .. . crispy clean deep beautiful bass

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Crutchfield customer from Hollywood, SC on 3/30/2018

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This subwoofer bumps pretty hard. I'm using an amp that is only 770 watts max and the sub is 1200 max and it still hits hard. It makes my mirror vibrate and drop downwards in my car. Thinking about buying another one. Definitely a great purchase.

Pros: Bumps hard Feels durable

Cons: None

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Awesome shakes!!

Trevor from PA on 3/6/2018

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You want some bang for your buck? These subs are it!!! Wow!!! Pair two of these up with a fosgate 1000 watt mono block and good to go!

Pros: Sounds, lows, bass, spl, clarity, price

Cons: I don't think there is any with these subs

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Fantastic subwoofer

DAVID from Vancouver, WA on 2/6/2018

2003 Toyota Camry

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This sub is amazing and everything I could ask for in a sub. Tremendous bass that's crisp and clear. Pair this with a good amp (I'm using an Alpine MRV500) and you can't go wrong You can't find a better sub for the money, highly recommended.

Pros: Great sounding, deep bass. Very loud with a good amp.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Taunton, MA on 11/20/2017

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Very well built. If you are looking for the perfect amount of bass without over doing it this is the subwoofer you need. It delivers a great amount of bass without distorting. Run it in parallel at 2 ohms with the right amp and this delivers.

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MARK from Temple Hills, MD on 11/4/2017

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VERY GOOD PRODUCT I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Pros: VERY GOOD BASS

Cons: 4 POST ARE CONFUSING

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Zachary from Kenner, LA on 8/4/2017

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rockford fostgate has never disappointed me ever and I'm looking forward to testing this bad subwoofer in my 2010 altima. I have two powerbass 12' right now and looking for a good upgrade. These will definitely be worth the buy.

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Jeffrey from New Kent VA on 7/18/2017

2013 Nissan Sentra

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Always been a fan of Rockford. I've never had any of their speakers or subs blow on me. I had the p2 punch a couple years ago and have now upgraded to the p3 definitely recommend

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Hector Vera from Corpus Christi tx on 6/18/2017

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Great subwoofer! Always been a long time fan of Rockford Fosgate. Very durable with a clear sub bass feel

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Guest from Charlottesville, VA on 6/5/2017

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Outstanding subwoofer that beats even on a low volume and is outstanding quality. Money well spent.

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Deep bass

Tim F. from Macon, GA on 5/26/2017

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Great subwoofer very deep hard hitting bass most definitely would recommend

Pros: Very impressed, hard hitting bass just what I was looking for

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Norfolk, VA on 5/11/2017

2013 Kia Sorento

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After reading other customer's reviews , I must agree these things are awesome !!

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Rockford Fosgate Punch P3D4-12

Nes from Wahiawa, HI on 5/1/2017

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Love Rockford best bang for your buck$$ Powered this bad boy with the 1200w rockford mono amp and it sounds great... very very happy with my purchase.

Pros: Fast shipping ,great product

Cons: Needs Rockford sticker with every purchase

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Guest from Missoula,MT on 4/29/2017

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I have this sub with a 500 w mono Rockford prime amp in the trunk of my 08 Impala. It hits so hard it's ridiculous and it sounds amazing. It is amazing and literally can massage your back with the right song. Oh and forget about using your mirror it just doesn't work. Absolutely love this sub and amp combo and all Rockford products.

Pros: Kicks butt, hits as low as you want and is excellent for all kinds of music

Cons: None..

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Awesome Subwoofer

Bryden from New York on 4/5/2017

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Great quality subwoofer. Put this sub in a proper enclosure and it'll blow you away. I have it in a ported enclosure with approximately 1.8 cubic feet and it sounds phenomenal. Would higher recommend!

Pros: Loud, can play nice low frequencies in a proper box, amazing sound quality.

Cons: The only con I have is that the sub was too big for any universal grille, so I had to buy the official Rockford grille for it which is more pricey than typical grilles.

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Crutchfield customer from Derby ks on 4/3/2017

2011 Mazda 2

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This sub hits hard!!! I upgraded from a p2 12 and it's a whole different animal. I love it. Maybe one day I'll venture into the power series from Rockford. But for now I'm very satisfied!!!!!

Pros: Hits hard and clear!!!

Cons: None!

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Cleotis from Texarkana, AR on 2/22/2017

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I have 2 of these on a P-1000bd....in my 2015 Chevy Impala...and I must say...they hit hard. They shake my rearview mirror until it faces downward when I crank it up. I recommend these to anyone who want great sounding subs that are very accurate..and get loud. I've bought many subs from Crutchfield....and I've become a huge fan of Rockford Fosgate. I don't order any electronics from anyone but Crutchfield. Thanks guys!

Pros: Great subs with heavy bass....worth every dime....

Cons: None

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Great bass!

Jessie from Baltimore, MD on 12/28/2016

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Overall a great speaker. Put this in a 2010 camaro. Went with one subwoofer for space purposes. Paired with a 1.27cuft sealed Sound Ordnance box and this one speaker sounds like a few subwoofers. Only had it installed a few day but have the bass turned way down. Pumps so much it rattles everything and drowns out the factory speakers. I guess eventually new highs will be needed if you really want to turn up the bass. Overall a great subwoofer for serious bass.

Pros: Great bass, ascetically pleasing and inexpensive.

Cons: None

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Trey from Muskegon, MI on 12/5/2016

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The product is great, the bass us solid and deep. I only had the subwoofers a few days so I'll have to break them with a 10 to 20 hours of play to get the full effect of the subs. But so far so good. I would definitely recommend the P3D4 12" Subs. Only gave a 4 star because I've only had them for about a week.

Pros: Clean bass

Cons: Have to slowly break the subs in with several hours of play before getting full potential

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Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12

Chris from Alabama on 11/14/2016

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Best hitting sub for the price crutchfield is the best

Pros: Clean bass

Cons: None

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Best Sub on the market!

Kyle from Fairfield, OH on 10/23/2016

2010 Chevrolet Colorado

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When I look for a sub, I look for a good sound quality sub. I listen to classic rock and traditional country so I don't need a big boomy truck rattiling sub. This sub could be that if you wanted though. I got 2 12in subs in my extended can truck and these things sound amazing. I got the gain on my Rockford Fosgate Power t100-1 only at a quarter. And these things still pound! They don't miss a note and go great with my system. From ACDC to mama tried these things are awesome! Too quality subs at an affordable price.

Pros: Sound quality Price Looks great

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Boom!

Roshun from SoCal on 10/9/2016

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The quality of this woofer is very nice, can handle a lot or power, and fit it small boxes. The bass is very clean and has the boom wound vs the thump which I didn't like in lower quality woofers. Very impressed as I went through 3 woofer thinking I couldn't get a big box bass sound. I'm extremely happy with my purchase and the EXPERTISE of Crutchfield guiding me through this selection.

Pros: Sound, Quality, Ease of installation, instruction on how to use as 2 or 4 ohms.

Cons: None

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Best Subs you can get for the price.

Tyler from Knoxville, TN on 9/30/2016

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These things hit like champs two of these on my hifonics 1200 watt amp make my roof shake.

Pros: hard hitting bass easy to break in

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great sub

jeffery from Richmond, IN on 8/26/2016

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I have one of these punch series p3 subs in a sealed enclosure at 1.25 cubic feet. On a cx 600.1 kicker app wired at 2 ohms, and love it this sub just hits so hard and begs for more.

Pros: Loud, solid, great price (when I got it), and just beautiful

Cons: I think the aluminum come makes a distinct noise when your not level with it

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BOOOMM!!!

Rene from Las Vegas, NV on 8/15/2016

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I've got 2 of these wired in a 1 ohm set up being pushed with the RF P1000x1bd in a sealed obcon box facing forward in my 2015 Sonata. I drop the rear seats and let them blast and rattle me away. I'll never use anything but Rockford for my subs or amps they compliment each other great.

Pros: Sound and quality is great for the price and size of subs, can definitely handle the power I'm throwing at them, and easy to set up.

Cons: I want more of them now for my other rigs. Might sound even better in a slightly bigger vented box.

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Great sub for both loudness and SQ!

BLUEX Electronics from Newtown, CT on 8/7/2016

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Great sub at a pretty good price. I am running it in a sealed box, it hits very low with really good SQ. It is being run with a 500W true RMS (1200W peak) mono power amp (500W into a 2 ohm load at less then 0.1% THD) in a 1.7 cubic foot enclosure.

Pros: Great sound quality Decently loud Metal cone - great for low bass Powerful Great build quality - never bottomed it out once! Frequency response is great!

Cons: None that I can see!

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Amazing

Matt N from Newport News, VA on 4/27/2016

2003 BMW 3 Series

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The sub was discounted $90 so i felt it was a steal. I had a sealed wedge it fit in already but with the schematics the sub came with im going to build a bow for optimum performance. Easy install and the speaker it built great. You can feel the quality.

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Great subs

Alex from Edgerton, Wisconsin on 3/29/2016

2003 GMC Sierra 1500

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I have these subs in a sealed down firing box wired at 1 ohm to a 1500 watt amp and I listen to mostly rock and they sound great. They really rumble and when I listen to rap these things shake my windshield wipers on my windshield. Great quality for the price and hit super hard

Pros: Great price. Hits really good

Cons: Sound quality could be alittle better

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Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12

Alex from Caledonia, MI on 3/20/2016

2005 Jeep Liberty

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I purchased this to round out my system. It complements 2 sets of JL Audio C2-650, the sub is powered by a Rockford Fosgate Punch P1000X1bd and sounds awesome. I have this mounted in a sealed box...it hits a good range of frequencies. It's hits hard and still has a little boom to it. *mind you its only been hooked up for 2 days and still needs some time to break in fully - the bass response will only get better over time. Its a very impressive sub both to listen to and to look at.

Pros: Great product at a great price and it looks good

Cons: someone is gonna wanna steal this when they hear me rollin around town

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Awesome sub

Sheldon from NYC on 3/9/2016

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I bought these subs for a sealed box, and I must say I was impressed. They were able to hit the lows with power and percision without bottoming out. I have use these same subs in 3 different cars all with solid trunks and I din't get the bass that drowns out the rest of the sound. What I was able to produce was solid bass that blended with the rest of the music of every genre. I could shake the block or vibrate the blood in your veins these subs can do it just right. I recommend a RF amp for them, however they work "ok" with any am that can drop a 2ohm stable and push. I would sooner get rid of the car than these subs!!!!

Pros: Hard hitting Bass, dynamic, reliable!

Cons: Shakes car apart

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From the "rockford files"

peter from Boston ma on 2/18/2016

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Wow. Big heavy magnet , basket feels strong , tight surround, fantastick bannana plugs. Sound? Well u need at least 500 watts minimum and to get best sound for rap, rock, country etc... You need to buy Sound ordance 1.27 sealed box. The .93 sounds good but the sub pounds deep in the bigger box. I would say the sub isnt loud persay, but it like an earthquake in your vehicle

Pros: Build, easy conectivity, slams in right box, comes with flexable installation trim ring and rockford decal

Cons: Not really a con. Needs power

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P3 d412

Choop from New Mexico on 8/13/2015

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So far so good.

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More pow wa

Mece from Orlando, fl on 8/12/2015

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I'm running this single sub in a late model f150 s.crew at first off of a Jl jx 500/1. It hit pretty nice but I wanted more, I originally bought this sub as a filler as I blew my 12w3 so I installed the P3 till I could purchase a 12w7. I upgraded to the jl jx 1000/1 this sub defiantly woke up. It's in a 3/4 birch 1.75cuft ported box @35hz I was a lot closer to what I was looking for. The aluminum cone has a distinct sound that I have to say I'm not a fan of, it's not at all bad, just not for me. Also the accuracy is not even close to that of JL, but With the right enclosure & wattage you could really get this thing to slam. I got the w7 so I'll be happy to get rid of this thing. Not at all a bad sub but if you're particular abt your bass give them a listen before you commit.

Pros: Slams Price

Cons: Odd shaped mounting ring Couldn't use trim ring with box design Accuracy could be better Sound from aluminum cone

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bang bang

small system from tx on 12/30/2014

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Man I have two of these. Been thru audiobahn and kenwood and nothing bangs like this. 2015 mazda6 1.23cf each sealed box with a prime mono 500w amp.

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these sub's are very nice, good quality and performance..

stacey from Independence, MO on 12/16/2014

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Hello I have 2 of these monsters in a 2005 Monte Carlo off a RE audio ztx5000.1 in a SPL ported box. Let me tell you they clown on all sub's in there class, yes, even the alpine type rs.....

Pros: Amazing bass. Well built.

Cons: None

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Awesome woofers

George O. from Ocala. fl on 11/26/2014

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These are the best woofers I have ever own. These badboys are bangers

Pros: Sounds loud

Cons: None

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Great Sub!

AaronP from Deltona, Florida on 9/3/2014

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I love these subs, I've got two of them in the back of an explorer. Box is tuned to 34hz, and feeding them with a hifonics 1700rms amp at 1ohm. They take every bit of power i give to them. They can get really loud, i've had my steering wheel flex from these. Can't say enough good things about Rockford Fosgate, and these subs.

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Thumps my seat!

dnut from Ann Arbor, MI on 6/14/2014

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Got the P3 to fit in an MTX ThunderForm enclosure for my new Mustang because the MTX sub at the same power level was too deep for the enclosure. The sound is great and it looks awesome. Matched with an Alpine PDX-V9. They seem a good pair.

Pros: - Great seat thumping bass.

Cons: None so far

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Powerful

JagChev from USA on 11/15/2013

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Excellent speaker sound with looks to match

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Best Bang for your Buck

Raul from Lemoore, CA on 10/3/2012

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Was an extreme upgrade from two JL Audios 8's, these subwoofers (have two inside a chevy tahoe) and boy do they bump. I have only one rockford fosgate p1000 amp backing these babies up but will soon have another to wire each sub to its own amp. The price is also perfect trust me invest in something that wil last you will not regret these monsters!

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two is better than one

derek from Glenwood iowa on 6/3/2012

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This subwoofer is amazing! I've owned and been using it for 6 months now and it still never ceases to amaze me. It has superior sound quality and looks that could kill.

Pros: Drop dead hot build design and performs up to the rockford name.

Cons: It is kind of pricey but you get what you pay for. Atleast that's what I've learned with other brands

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Durability

OG from richmond va on 5/7/2012

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the title is self explanatory...their competitors may have a little better sound quality but make up for it in power handling...you can "abuse" these woofers and they keep asking for more...I have 1000 watts on one p3 12 in a sealed box!!! Also their power rating is more accurate than others mainly type-r and w6v2. If your more of a bass head but still want sound quality this woofer is the best medium of both worlds.

Pros: power handling (durability)-best subwoofer for a person looking for SQ and SPL

Cons: some woofers have better SQ but cant handle SPL

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Does not even compare to the old P3

rft1d412 from Iowa on 9/25/2011

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We received one of these at work recently and put it in the sound room. These things are absolute beasts compared to the old P3. The metal cone and rubber surround are HUGE upgrades and the extra 100wrms power handling also helps tremendously. Powered by a RF T1500 and mounted in the Rockford Fosgate pre-loaded slot-port enlosure, this thing is insane. It out-performs two previous model P2-12's in a dual slot-port box by quite a margin. The metal cone won't crack and break like the old plastic cones, and gives it a very solid, deep, hard hitting sound. The rubber surround means it will last and is less prone to puncture wounds like the foam surrounds on the old P3. Overall a very good buy and a very solid subwoofer, and definitely a huge iimprovement over the old P3.

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More details on the Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12

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Product Research

Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P3D4-12 is a 12-inch subwoofer with dual 4Ω voice coils. The sub features a hybrid StampCast basket, quick-release compression terminals, anodized aluminum cone, and Santoprene surround. An anodized aluminum voice coil former and spider venting help keep the subwoofer cool.

Dual 4Ω Voice Coils: The dual 4Ω voice coils offer wiring flexibility; when wired in parallel the woofer presents a 2Ω load, when wired in series the woofer presents an 8Ω load.

Compression Terminals: The P3D4-12 features spring post terminals which accommodate speaker wire up to 10 gauge.

CEA-2031 Compliant: Power handling on the P3D4-12 subwoofer conforms to CEA-2031 industry standards. This means the subwoofer has the capacity to handle power under continuous demand, not instantaneous power handling, that over time, can damage voice coils.

FlexFit Basket: The Flex Fit frame utilizes slots (where possible) instead of single screw sized holes; allowing slight adjustment of the speaker when mounted.

Trim Ring: To improve the cosmetic look, a decorative trim ring is included that mounts over the flange of the woofer. When using the cast aluminum trim ring the woofer is first mounted with four screws, then the ring is placed on top of the woofer, aligning the final four holes of the woofer with ring. The other four screws are used for these holes to mount the ring and woofer to the enclosure. Without the trim ring the mounting height of the woofer is just under 7/8 of an inch, with the trim ring it's approximately 1-1/16 inches. The diameter of the trim ring is 13-5/16 inches.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box: Rockford recommends a sealed enclosure with an optimum internal volume of 1.02 cubic feet (from 0.75 to 1.25 cubic feet is acceptable). Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer, will handle a lot of power, and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music.

Ported Box: Rockford recommends a ported enclosure with an internal volume of 1.79 cubic feet using one 4" diameter x 10" long port; this yields a tuning frequency of 40 Hz. Ported (or vented) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from less power. However, this efficiency comes at the expense of very low frequency output (below 33 Hz).

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Customer Q&A

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This was the highest rated subwoofer when I searched for cleanest bass 12" sub [ Jason  Jul 11, 2019 ]
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I've been purchasing Rockford Fosgate subs & amps for many years. All of their components I've ever used have premium construction, great overall sound quality, and generally capable of more output and handling capacity that rated. Rockfords will take a beating, and not leave you disappointed. [ Jeremy  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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It's a good balance between SPL and SQ Can still hit hard, but also handles quick or short bass well Also a great value, probably one of the best in this price range [ Richard  May 02, 2019 ]
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very loud already have 2 would recommend to anyone [ Ethan  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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The look [ Mackenzie Lee  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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Cuz it slaps [ Alaina  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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Reviews online [ Philip  Nov 05, 2018 ]
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These are great speakers [ Jarred armon  Oct 06, 2018 ]
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My advisor Dee helped me pick it out and because its going to ROCK!!! [ Jonathan Kyle  Aug 28, 2018 ]
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I've always been crazy impressed with Rockford products. [ Jacob  Jul 19, 2018 ]
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I've purchased several of these from y'all there great and jam pretty damn good too. [ John steven  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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Want more! My amp is a perfect match for two P3s. Upgrading from two Rockford P2s which are great. [ Craig  Apr 18, 2018 ]
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I am really a Kicker guy, but thought I would gamble on good reviews it received. It also is going in a Malibu wakeboard boat with Rockford system currently installed. I may have to upgrade the amp though. [ William  Apr 18, 2018 ]
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They rock! [ Jeff  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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Upgrade from a p2 [ Robert  Jan 24, 2018 ]
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Previous experience with rockford subs.. [ Paul  Dec 23, 2017 ]
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I had experience with RFosgate products and love the build quality. [ Luis  Sep 27, 2017 ]
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I wanted quality subs that will pound! Got just that [ Geoffrey  Jun 20, 2017 ]
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didn't know what I was doing [ John  May 14, 2017 ]
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Have a brand new one and need a pair to put in a Ported box [ Daniel Sanchez  Mar 20, 2017 ]
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Best speakers on the market in my opinion [ Robert  Mar 16, 2017 ]
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Quality brand, and great reviews [ Chris  Feb 19, 2017 ]
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Frame Rattlers [ Eddie  Feb 13, 2017 ]
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Rockford has always had quality products. Can't wait to rock out! [ MATTHEW ALAN  Dec 28, 2016 ]
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gift for husband [ monique  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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because I recently bought 1 and I would like to have two of the same subwoofers so that I can wire them both to get the full power out of my amp. [ TREY  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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I only buy Rockford Fosgate and had the old model of these subs and wanted to upgrade. [ Kyle  Oct 06, 2016 ]
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I have used RF subs for years. They do the job very well. [ Mark  Jul 28, 2016 ]
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I liked the specs on the item. [ Lanell  May 06, 2016 ]
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RMS, Brand , Sale Price. [ JEFF  Mar 03, 2016 ]
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I chose this item because I like Rockford fosgate products [ QUAVADIS  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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18 questions already asked

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How long does it last?
[ BigPapa  May 16, 2019 ]
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Ive had mine for well over a year and it still sounds perfect
[ CALEB  May 29, 2019 ]
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Been running a pair of these on 1200-1 Rockford amp for a little over a year now
[ scott  May 23, 2019 ]
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A real good long time if you treat it right, and your system is designed and installed correctly. These are one of the best subs ever made.
[ Trevor  May 23, 2019 ]
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So I still have mines amd it still hit. No tearing , no distortion but I do have low end turn down and amp at about 11 o clock
[ TONY  May 23, 2019 ]
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Its 2019 and I'm still bumping....sounds exactly the same as when I purchased them....Great choice
[ Curley  May 23, 2019 ]
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anyone know the cutout crutchfield says 11 1/16 owners manual says 11.25?
[ MELISSA LINBORG  Apr 25, 2018 ]
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Thanks for your question! Because we have our own in-house Product Research team here who measure product dimensions and specs, it's not uncommon to see slight differences between our measurement and the manufacturer's. Our product researchers determined that 11-1/16" is the most accurate cutout diameter required for the Rockford P3D4-12 sub; whereas Rockford likely suggests 11-1/4" in the owner's manual for slightly more "wiggle" room. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat.
[ Larry  May 04, 2018 ]  Staff
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What size amp will i need for a P3 12?
[ Rylan  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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Oops sorry, need to clarify on my last answer! I actually have the R1200-1D, but I believe the CX1200.1 may work as well!
[ Spencer  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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I would recommend the Kicker CX1200.1. I currently have this for two P3D4-12's and it matches their RMS exactly, and if you only have one sub you can wire it to 4 ohms instead of 2 and it will still be perfect for that one sub, and in the future if you get a second you can wire them both to 2 ohms and it will be perfect.
[ Spencer  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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What size amp will i need for a P3 12?
[ Rylan  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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I used the R1200 1-D seams to work great
[ Michael  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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What's the mounting depth of this speaker?
[ Miguel  Aug 28, 2017 ]
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6-11/16". You will find this information under the "Product Highlights" section on the woofer's main webpage. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Responsive/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Aug 30, 2017 ]  Staff
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what size box will I need to handle two p3d4 12?
[ david  Jul 28, 2016 ]
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Most standard 12 inch boxes as long as the box doesn't say anything about shallow mount it should fit
[ Joel  Jul 29, 2016 ]
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Sealed 1.02cubic foot per sub and for ported 1.79 cubic feet per sub. I have four or these monsters 2each in a sound ordinance ported box and they slam hard.. perfect fit and tuned for the sub
[ Fast  Jul 29, 2016 ]
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How well will this hold up in a jeep wrangler with no top?
[ Danny  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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Not sure if I understand your question. Sound quality will be good however I don't think it's weatherproof. I am more than pleased with the P3D4 12. I have 4 of them and they been pounding for a year now. If you power it correctly along with quality enclosure I think you too will be happy. As for UV and rain exposure we both can assume it would not be good.. And since you are putting it in Jeep an all acrylic enclosure would be mint.. Michael
[ MICHAEL  Jul 08, 2016 ]
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I have a convertible it was in my backseat it did really well but I really had a lot of power and it was ported
[ PETER  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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It wont hit as as hard but it still hits.
[ Matthew  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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It will pound your ear drums.make sure u get the proper amp and u will b satisfied. I have the R500x10 it's not to spendy
[ Gregory  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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How deep is this sub? How deep will the box need to be?
[ Matthew  Apr 11, 2016 ]
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I have very showllow boxs so this was a concern of mine too ,the speaker is about 8" deep
[ wayne  Apr 12, 2016 ]
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I have mine mounted in a 1 foot cubed box and its tight but fits.
[ andrew  Apr 11, 2016 ]
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WIll i need to buy another battery if im running a 1200 watt amp for 2 of these? with 600 watt rms x2 and 2ohms
[ Clay  Sep 11, 2015 ]
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Clay in most cases with that amount of wattage you will not need an extra battery. Once you have finished your install, check the voltage. With a good alternator and battery it should be just fine.
[ MICHAEL  Sep 11, 2015 ]
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With two of these ran in parallel to a mono amp, can the subs handle running at 1 ohm?
[ Chase  May 11, 2015 ]
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Yes, two 4ohm DVC subs can be wired to either 1ohm OR 4ohms.
[ chris  May 12, 2015 ]
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Yes
[ David  May 12, 2015 ]
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I have a pair of p3d412's and I would like to replace the santoprene surround is this possible and if so where would I obtain these surrounds? Thank you for your attention in this matter.
[ Gary  Jan 25, 2015 ]
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They do not sell parts but gave me reference to another dead end :/
[ Gary  Jan 30, 2015 ]
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You will want to contact Rockford directly to discuss replacement of the surround. You can reach their customer Customer Service line at 1-800-669-9899.
[ Jeff  Jan 27, 2015 ]  Staff
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What would the difference in sound / performance be between a 1 cubic foot sealed and a 1.5 cubic foot ported box?
[ Mark  Aug 31, 2014 ]
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Use the larger box so the bass has room to travel. The box I have is quite big. It takes up nearly the whole trunk. Works great.
[ NOAH  Sep 02, 2014 ]
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Ported boxes usually give off more fluttering bass sound versus a sealed box is a more direct hit.
[ DOUG P  Sep 02, 2014 ]
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whats makes the rockford fosgate p3d4 15 any better than my rockford fosgate hx2 d4 12? when as far as i can tell it only has 100 watts more. just asking cause im thinking about upgrading to the 15 if it is worth it?
[ Keith  May 24, 2014 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models 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 and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Greg  May 24, 2014 ]  Staff
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What is the best power and ground wire size and speaker to amamp wire size for this system?. I have 2 subs with matching amp
[ josh  May 09, 2014 ]
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I would say run the biggest you can on both subs and amp. Should be around 10-12 gauge on subs and 4 gauge minimum on amp
[ nic  May 10, 2014 ]
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It depends on the amp size and specifications of the speaker. I would refer to the manufacturer for this question. Call up Rockford Fosgate and tell them what you have. If properly wired it sounds great. Noah
[ NOAH  May 10, 2014 ]
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I have a sony 800 watt amp.. what would be a better amp?
[ Seath  May 05, 2014 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models 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 and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Greg  May 05, 2014 ]  Staff
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Would a p1000-1bd be good to power 2 p3 subs and would it sound good?
[ Juan  Dec 25, 2013 ]
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That amp would be a good match for 2 of these subs, and will supply an impressive amount of bass.
[ Jeff  Dec 26, 2013 ]  Staff
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I am looking to use this amp to power two P3-12 subs and four 6X8 speakers... Does it have enough power for the subs?
[ Gerald  Dec 21, 2013 ]
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Thanks for your question. It looks like the amp would be a good match for the main speakers, but not such a great match for the subwoofer. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Jeff  Dec 21, 2013 ]  Staff
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