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Rockford Fosgate P165-SE

Punch Series 6-1/2" component speaker system

Item # 575P165SE

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Item # 575P165SE

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C$269.99

About the Rockford Fosgate P165-SE

Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-SE

Slots on the outer edge of the woofer basket make for an easier installation.

As solid as sound gets

Without a doubt, Rockford Fosgate's Punch Series P165-SE component speaker system is a powerful alternative to the speakers that came in your car. Using an injection-molded mineral-filled polypropylene cone, the 6-1/2" woofer delivers impressively accurate sound. Rockford Fosgate's signature VAST surround technique also expands the surface area of the cone, giving you better bass response than comparable speakers.

But no matter how heavy the bass gets, the separate 1" dome tweeter provides clear, extended highs for a rich full-range sound. Rockford Fosgate includes external crossovers to regulate your sound and make your lows, mids, and highs as undiluted as they can be.

Give your import some American muscle

Do you own a European car like a VW, Citroen, or Vauxhall? Rockford Fosgate designed these speakers with you in mind. Rather than only providing rigid screw holes that hopefully match up to your factory speaker opening, the Flex 2 Fit basket design uses slots on the outer edge of the woofer basket for an easier match.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, two tweeters, two crossover systems, and two woofer grilles
  • 6-1/2" mineral-filled polypropylene woofer
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • separate 1" PEI dome tweeter
  • Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST™) increases cone area
  • power range: 5-60 watts RMS (120 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 44-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # P165-SE

What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Tweeters (6" speaker wire attached terminated with female quick-slide connectors)
  • 2 Front flush mount brackets
  • 2 Rear flush mount brackets
  • 2 Angled surface mounting housings
  • 2 Tweeter trim rings
  • 2 Crossovers
  • Two M4x25mm Machine screws
  • Two M4x10mm Machine screws
  • Two M4x15mm Stud bolts
  • Eight 1-1/4" Allen head screws
  • 3mm Allen head bit
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Two 39" Lengths of crossover input speaker wire (each with female quick slides on one end and tinned bare wire on the other)
  • Two 39" Lengths of woofer speaker wire (each with female quick slides on both ends)
  • Two 39" Lengths of tweeter speaker wire (each with male quick slides on one end and female quick slides on the other)
  • Installation/Operation Instructions (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Treated PEI
Woofer Composition Mineral-Filled IMPP
Woofer Surround Santoprene Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 91
Frequency Response 44 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 5
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 9/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 1/2

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Features

Injection-Molded Polypropylene Woofers: The woofer cones are mineral filled, injection-molded polypropylene. This molding process assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. It is also light weight and rigid for decreased distortion and improved bass response.

Klippel Verified: The Klippel distortion analyzer, a device that uses a laser and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion, lets Rockford Fosgate optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension to yield the best possible performance.

VAST Surround: The Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST) increases a speaker's effective radiating cone area without increasing the size of the basket.

FlexFit 2 Basket: The FlexFit 2 frame utilizes slots (where possible) instead of single screw sized holes; allowing slight adjustment of the speaker when mounted.

Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Rockford Fosgate, call this size speaker a 6-1/2". Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6-1/2" speaker, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size woofer as a 6-3/4". Please refer to the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit in your vehicle.

PEI Dome Tweeters: The 1" dome tweeters are made of Poly-Ether-Imide (PEI); PEI is a polymer film that produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging.

Mounting: The tweeters have multiple mounting configurations; choose flush or angled surface mount. The surface mount housing can be positioned at a 10° or 30° angle. Depending on the mount used, the installed dimensions are:

  Flush Surface 10° Surface 30°
Mounting Height 0.40" 1.064" 1.297"
Mounting Depth 0.912" Screw Depth Screw Depth
Frame Diameter 2.112" N/A N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.75" N/A N/A
Frame Width N/A 2.128" 2.128"
Frame Depth N/A 2.153" 2.149"

Crossovers: The crossover inputs and outputs are spade terminals; the included speaker wire has quick slides attached to easily connect to the crossover. The crossover slope is 12dB per octave.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 3-3/8" (4-3/8" including the wire)
  • Height: 1-3/8"
  • Depth: 2"

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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New Front door speakers [ HARRISON  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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This will work with my current Alpine system which only puts our 18watts per channel so it should drive these speaker OK. [ Stuart  Feb 04, 2018 ]
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looked like a good fit for my sons car for Christmas. [ corey  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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I love Rockford Fosgate [ Anthony  Nov 18, 2017 ]
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I will always stand by this brand. Pound for pound, worth my money, and they sound great! [ Jonathan  Jun 02, 2017 ]
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The fitting was great, used factory mounting and just made a plate to mount the woofer in original bracket. The tweeter just swapped out :-) And the sound blows those stock speaker away! Thanks [ JANET E  Apr 09, 2017 ]
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Looked up reviews and thought these speakers would be a good fit cant wait to get them installed [ Amelia  Jul 17, 2016 ]
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excellent price and reviews from a trusted brand! [ Juan  Jun 29, 2016 ]
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5 questions already asked

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165-si vs 165-se......is there any sound quality difference with the external crossover?
[ Shannon  May 13, 2018 ]
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I purchased and installed the 165 se components about a year ago. I cannot directly compare them to the si....however I can tell you that the tweeters were harsh and over powered the woofers. There is no adjustment on the crossover to help with this. After trying everything i could I just tossed them out and went with Infinity components which were roughly the same cost. The sound was well balanced and they sound amazing as compared to the Rockfords....
[ Robert  May 14, 2018 ]
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Can I use factory wiring to connect to speaker crossover?
[ Bruce  Apr 05, 2017 ]
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This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
[ Kenny  Apr 05, 2017 ]  Staff
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What size amp should I run with these speakers?
[ Cocolane16  Aug 16, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your speakers 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.
[ Kenny  Aug 16, 2016 ]  Staff
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Do I need mid range speakers with the Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-SE6-3/4" component speaker system?Item #: 575P165SE
[ Jarod  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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These are midrange speakers. They include a 6 3/4 inch woofer and a tweeter and a crossover
[ Jacob  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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No, this includes mid range and sounds great with enough power. You will need subs however.
[ Keegan  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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NO, the speakers have mid range included.
[ Kenny  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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Do I need mid range speakers with these?
[ Jarod  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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With the tweeters,I don't find that I miss the mid range that much, but in retrospect I don't think it would be a bad idea to have some.
[ Joseph  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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