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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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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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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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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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17 questions already asked

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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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