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Rockford Fosgate P2D2-12

Punch P2 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

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Our take on the Rockford Fosgate P2D2-12

by Jo Greene
Rockford Fosgate

What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

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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Bulletproof bass

Engineers at Rockford Fosgate designed the P2D2-12 12" subwoofer to dish out the kind of powerful low end you crave in your ride. Its responsive paper cone is reinforced with the same Kevlar® fibers used in bulletproof vests so you get the best of both worlds — warm bass that's exceptionally hard-hitting. 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.

Made for heavy excursion

This P2 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." Special venting keeps the copper-clad aluminum voice coils cool through heavy use for consistent bass performance over time.

The dual 2-ohm voice coils allow you to wire the sub for 1-ohm impedance to get maximum power output, or for 4-ohm impedance if you're using multiple subs. The P2D2-12 sub works equally well in a sealed or ported enclosure, so you can choose the kind of bass you want for your system.

Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • Kevlar® reinforced paper cone
  • Santoprene surround
  • hybrid StampCast basket provides strength while minimizing weight and resonance
  • power range: 150-400 watts RMS (800 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 26-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-3/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.70-1.80 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.79 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
Size
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12 -inch
Impedance
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2 ohms
Cone Material
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Kevlar reinforced paper
Surround Material
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Santoprene
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)
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1.02
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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1.79
Port diameter (inches)
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4
Port length (inches)
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10
Free-Air
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No
Dual Voice Coil
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Yes
Sensitivity
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86 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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26 - 250 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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150-400
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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800
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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6 3/8
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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11 1/16
Vas (liters)
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81.5
Fs (Hz)
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26
Qts
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0.52
Xmax (millimeters)
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8.5
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 12" Dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Trim ring
  • Eight 1-1/8" Allen head screws
  • 4mm Allen head bit
  • Installation/Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German)

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P2D2-12 is a 12-inch subwoofer with dual 2Ω voice coils. The sub features a StampCast steel frame, quick-release compression terminals, a Kevlar fiber reinforced paper cone, and Santoprene surround. An anodized aluminum voice coil former and spider venting help keep the subwoofer cool.

Dual 2Ω Voice Coils: The dual 2Ω voice coils offer wiring flexibility; when wired in parallel the woofer presents a 1Ω load, when wired in series the woofer presents a 4Ω mono load.

Steel Basket: The P2D2-12 subwoofer features a StampCast steel basket for added rigidity.

Compression Terminals: The P2D2-12 features spring post terminals which accommodate speaker wire up to 10 gauge.

CEA-2031 Compliant: Power handling on the P2D2-12 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 over 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 0.7 to 1.8 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 34 Hz).

 
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5 out of 5

Rockford is the best

Written By Anonymous, Norwich, ND on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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One of the best subs out there! I had MTX dual subs before and just one P2 sounds a lot better!! The bass hits real hard!! I have this in a 2013 f150XLT
Pros:
Hits hard and deep
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

best sub i ever owed

Written By trezzz, charlotte ,nc on Friday, July 26, 2013
 
I got 2 12s dvc. P2s. In my acura legend...oh my....these subs really come to life...i only have. My kenwood deck on 20 vol...and i have to turn it down....these punch p2s...rock...so i know. What the p3s sound like
Pros:
Excellent. Sub that demands more power..
Cons:
No cons...just add more power
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4 out of 5

nice sub

Written By D-whizzie, Ar on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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Great sub make sure to give this enough power and no distortion.
Pros:
Plenty of power handling, great sound quality.
Cons:
Doesn't handle distortion well and easily overheats in a sealed enclosure.
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5 out of 5

keeps impressing

Written By chris r, cheney , wa on Friday, April 27, 2012
 
I just bought these subs today and they sound amazing, they hit low and deep, i have two running in a ported box with a alpine mrp500 and they hit very very hard you wont be disappointed with these subs, i returned my 12 jl w3 for this and these blow it out of the water could not ask for more very pleased wont regret it
Pros:
everything
Cons:
nothing
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5 out of 5

Qaulity

Written By octavius, richmond, va on Sunday, June 19, 2011
 
I have a 1000 watt BA GT2300 on this 400 watt sub... and it takes everybit of it. Now the amp is all the way down but the extension keeps begging for more. I've blown alot of woofers but this speaker takes the abuse without sacrificing sound qaulity...their very underated. I'm a JL fan also, but you would have to buy a 500 dollar W6 to get to this level seriuosly. I'm buying 2 p3 10's in the near future and turn that gain up...Rockford for subs-JL for amps!!!
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