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Rockford Fosgate P3D2-12

Punch P3 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

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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 P3D2-12 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 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 P3D2-12 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 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Product Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 2-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: 27-250 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
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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.

Rockford Fosgate P3D2-12 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

6 Reviews

Rockford Fosgate P3D2-12

Written by: Brenton from port saint lucie, FL on January 21, 2016

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Best Sound Ever!!!!!!

Pros: Recommend for any application


rockford fosgate p3

Written by: ken for the win from h-town on January 6, 2016

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I have this hooked up to a kicker dx 500.1 which is really sending out 552 of certified wattage and it beats hard... the lows are really low and it sounds good in a sealed box... I originally had a kicker compR hooked up to this amp... and it couldn't hang...AT ALL.. Kicker makes great amps...but not so good subs... but I would def. Buy this woofer again with NO HESITATION-

Pros: All you need is one of these on a 500-600 watt amp and you are good to go!

Cons: I should have gotten this first before wasting money on that weak kicker

Awesome sub!!!

Written by: ChrisL from Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 30, 2015

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Awesome sub! Paired it with a rockford fosgate prime 750.1d sounds great. Crutchfield had fast shipping.

Pros: Sound quality Looks

Cons: None

Super Subs

Written by: jukebox from Scott La on June 19, 2015

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My Order From Crutchfield arrived quickly and was well packaged.. I have these hooked up In my lil 2015 nissan Altima to a 3000 watt Planet Audio which I already had. With my Order I purchased a 3 farad capacitor. Tied into the rear channels. Turned everything one Then the boom began. These are some heavy hitters sound extremely smooth. Very rugged design and I am extremely pleased. They cost but you get what you pay for and with these Subs it's Pure Quality.. and Boom

Pros: Sturdy connectors, mounting screws and a torx bit to install with came in the box.. Beefy subs

Cons: None really.. I mean they cost but it's worth it to me.

simply amazing

Written by: rello from richmond,va on March 24, 2013

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I have 4 of them in a 4.5 cupid ft seal box being push by a t1500.1bdcp and man they pound and ask for more these babies are a huge step up from the grey ones the 2011 ones are made like the power serous and sounds a like them great bang for ur buck

Pros: Waayy better than the 2010 ones the new can really take a pounding to and never gets hot only warm

Cons: They are great but spend the extra money for the power series

Awesome subwoofer

Written by: Kuntry boy king bass boy from Sylvester georgia on February 10, 2013

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I love them they hit hard

Pros: Sounds good, real deep bass, doesn't bottom out, looks good, all around awesome subs.

Cons: Nothing

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What's in the box?

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

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

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Enclosure Compatibility


Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P3D2-12 is a 12-inch subwoofer with dual 2Ω 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 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 load.

Compression Terminals: The P3D2-12 features spring post terminals which accommodate speaker wire up to 10 gauge.

CEA-2031 Compliant: Power handling on the P3D2-12 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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600 [ Chris  Jul 07, 2015 ]
600 rms [ DANIEL  Jul 07, 2015 ]
That's a good question I think the 300, to 600 is depending what ohm load you run them at I have mine hooked up to a soundstream 2000 it's plenty..and headroom to spare. On that particular amp at 2ohm load I'm getting 1300 rms.. [ TOBEY PATRICK  Jul 07, 2015 ]
600 rms watts [ Alexis  Jul 07, 2015 ]
RMS is basically what the sub woofer will push on a regular basis. The peak wattage is what you can push the sub woofer to before you damage it [ JOSH  Jul 07, 2015 ]
It all depends on where and how you install it. I put the one I bought in the MTX Thunderform and it Pounds out real nice Bass and it is not vented. [ WAYNE E  Sep 08, 2014 ]
Ported will give you the most SPL. 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). [ Jeff  Sep 03, 2014 ]  Staff