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Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-S

6-1/2" component speaker system

15 Reviews | 5 questions - 18 answers

Item #: 575P165S

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Overview

Our take on the Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-S

Rockford Fosgate designed the Punch P165-S component speaker system as a high-grade replacement for your factory speakers. Each 6-1/2" woofer features a responsive polypropylene cone and butyl rubber surround that'll stand up to hours of high-volume jams. The separate 1" dome tweeters provide clear, extended highs that can hold their own when the bass gets heavy.

Side view of P165-S 6-1/2

The poly woofer and butyl rubber surround give you solid bass.

High-quality replacement speakers

Rockford Fosgate designed the Punch P165-S component speaker system as a high-grade replacement for your factory speakers. Each 6-1/2" woofer features a responsive polypropylene cone and butyl rubber surround that'll stand up to hours of high-volume jams. The separate 1" dome tweeters provide clear, extended highs that can hold their own when the bass gets heavy.

Rockford Fosgate innovations

Take a closer look and you'll notice a couple of cool innovations. Rockford Fosgate uses a new technique to attach the surround to the cone that yields up to 25% more cone area, for fuller sound and stronger performance. They build the crossover into the speaker frame so you don't have to find an area to mount a separate box. The slots around the frame eliminate the need to redrill screw holes when the factory holes are just a little bit off. Grilles are included.

These guys are pretty versatile with a wide power range. Very clean sound. Good bass response.

Anonymous, Arab, Al

What's in the Box:

  • Two 6-1/2" Woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • Two 1" tweeters (with attached 6" speaker wire terminated with female quick-slide connectors)
  • 2 Front flush mount brackets
  • 2 Rear flush mount brackets
  • 2 Surface mounting housings
  • 2 Tweeter trim rings
  • 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 40" 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)

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 woofer grilles
  • 6-1/2" mineral-filled polypropylene woofer
  • butyl rubber surround
  • 1" polyetherimide (PEI) dome tweeter
  • crossovers built into woofer baskets
  • Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST™) increases cone area
  • power range: 6-60 watts RMS (120 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90.2 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-15/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-S Reviews

Average Customer Review:

15 Reviews

Really great sound

Gene from New Hampshire on 5/16/2015

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Over all a really great set of speakers. These actually replace a new set of Pioneer separates. I was not getting the bass that I wanted form the Pioneers which was surprising. This is the first set of Rockford Fosgates that I have owned and I am really impressed. I was not looking for the boom boom bass sound of the new music but I wanted something that you could notice the bass in Classic Rock. These are really great sounding speakers. I installed these in a 2013 Jeep Wrangler JKU. For those out there looking for a good speaker set up for the sound bar, these are great. I am curious as to why I cannot install larger speakers in the sound bar. The diameter is big enough but this diameter is what is recommended. Over all excellent.

Pros: Excellent quality and construction. Great sound.

Cons: The terminals are odd sizes and you will have to crimp on different terminals even with the installation kit. Not a big deal though.

These are awesome!

Anonymous from Arab, Al on 5/2/2015

2006 Scion xA
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These guys are pretty versatile with a wide power range. Very clean sound. Good bass response.

Pros: Having the bass blocker for the tweeters integrated with the basket for the midrange makes installation a snap.

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great sound

Justin from Columbus, Ohio on 2/1/2015

2000 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound great. I put them in my Dodge Durango and it definitely pleased me. Install was easy like it said. If you have a factory setup and are Looking for a small upgrade these speaker will make you happy. I've been buying from Crutchfield for about 4 years now and have not been disappointed yet. They give good advice and the research they do makes it easy for us to decide what we want. I would buy these again in a heartbeat.

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Speakers sound awesome

VWJetta from Shawnee, KS on 1/7/2015

2014 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound awesome, so much better than the stockers. Would recommend to anyone. Best was getting second set for half price. Easy to install with the integrated crossover.

Pros: Fit in car perfect and sound great. Would recommend dynamat on the doors.

Cons: Had to cut hole in a brand new car to fit tweeter. Make sure you have a dremel

Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-S

jwillette from binghamton,ny on 11/25/2014

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Best sound for the buck.

Pros: Door speakers good fit

Cons: They cut out at high volume

Sounds great

Shawn from Erie Pa on 10/10/2014

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install was easy,no crossover to hide. Sound was a little harsh at first, once I got thing adjusted they sounded great.

Pros: Price.. No crossover to hide

Cons: None

High quality but HARD install

Scott S. from Ava, MO. on 10/8/2014

Rockford quality as expected & major upgrade for factory 04 Colorado Crew Cab O.E. Tweeter was no where close to fitting in original slot & took heavy modification to fit. Large speakers didn't fit but minor adjustment to complete install. High quality upgrade as expected but more work than imagined & would consider different Rockford model/series to make install easier.

Pros: As always very high quality from Rockford Fosgate, great sound & best bang for your buck! Can never go wrong with RF!

Cons: Would give 5 * if installation was not so intensive. If you don't want to cut on your door panel, you may want to consider a different series and/or size. Far from simple removing the old & in with new. However if you are auto/mechanic savy you can handle the job. If not much on D.I.Y. projects consider having professional install.

Great Sound Quality

CT6 from Alamosa Colorado on 9/1/2014

2005 GMC Envoy XL
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These speakers sound awesome. I was shocked how good they sound for the $.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: None that I can find.

Punch P165S

Anonymous from Comstock Park, MI on 4/8/2014

2000 Chevrolet Blazer
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Theses speakers were a great replacement for the OE ones in my '00 Blazer! The installation kits included made it easy to install. Good sound!

Pros: Easy installation, Good sound

Cons: I am adding a subwoofer to make up for the low end being absent. Didn't want subwoofer quality nor did I expect it. Just a little more low end and 5 stars

Great replacement speaker

Jose Javier G. from Bayamon, Puerto Rico on 2/12/2014

2002 Suzuki Aerio
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great replacement speakers. they really delivery bass even without a separate amplifier. integrated crossover within the speaker is a big plus. the bad news installing them in the rear side of a 2002 Suzuki Aerio?... 1-it doesn't fit in the factory-drilled screw holes; you have to drill two additional holes. 2-provided speaker cable adaptor doesn't fit the smaller terminal of the speaker (adaptor female connector is too small).

Pros: great sound. integrated crossover. nice looking.

Cons: extra screw drilling required. speaker cable adaptor doesn't fit the speaker terminals.

Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-S

Nick W from New York on 1/25/2014

2006 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I put the set in a 06 civic. With the adaptors I also bought here it took me like 30 minutes to put them in. They fit perfect I even put the foam backings on. I haven't put in an amp yet but so far they rock pretty good! The hardware that comes with it, the screws more specifically that hold the speaker to the mount need to be shortened how ever you want to do it. I cut them with a cut off wheel because you can put the speaker to the mount before attaching it to the door. Or you can try to just screw them into the door but that's where things start to break.

Pros: Easy install, fit up, wiring, sound really swell.

Cons: Figuring out how to hook up the tweeters.

My Second Set

Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/9/2013

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche
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Have them in my 2009 GMC Crew Cab and liked them so much I bought a set for my dad for X-mas. There are a great step up from factory speakers even better than most premium factory speakers.

Pros: Easy install no need to mess around finding a place for a external crossover

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Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-S

lambertmjr from Hawaii on 5/10/2013

2010 Chrysler 300
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These were used to replace the stock speakers in my wife's 300 Touring. So far I am very happy with them. They reproduce clear/crisp highs.

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SOUNDS GREAT!!!! CRYSTAL CLEAR HIGHS!!!

Frank J from Mesa, Az on 4/6/2013

2000 Honda Civic
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These speakers sound great! The 6 1/2 woofer fit with just a little modification to the door, which I was aware of thanks to the great instructions. The only downside of these is that the tweeters were much larger than my factory ones, and required a fair amount of modification to get them to work in the factory location. If the instructions had included some tips on that part of the install, I would have given it 5 stars. If you are looking for crazy bass, these are not the speakers for you, although if you are building a full system(component fronts, aftermarket rears, and true subs) these speakers are perfect for that.

Pros: Sound Great! Really good highs from the tweeters, just the right amount of bass for the woofers!

Cons: Had to do quite a bit of modifying to get the tweeters to fit in the factory location

Gets the job done!

Drew from Winchester, VA on 12/17/2012

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these to replace a blown factory speaker. They may be slight overkill for my needs (I use an aftermarket head unit, but no amp), but they sound great! Installation was a little tricky at no fault of the speakers themselves. Thanks a lot Honda! I would give them a 5 star rating had the first set I received not contained a defective speaker. However, Crutchfield customer support was fantastic and sent me a replacement set right away!

Pros: Clean sound. Very adaptable to you installation needs.

Cons: Defective speaker in first set received.

Details

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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Tweeter Composition Treated PEI
Woofer Composition Mineral filled IMPP
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity 90.2 dB
Frequency Response 60 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 6
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 15/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5

Product Research

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.

Butyl Rubber Surrounds: The butyl rubber surrounds dampen unwanted harmonic distortion while maintaining linear geometry under extreme weather conditions. This leads to less distortion, superior frequency response, and superior durability.

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

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

Woofer Size: Although the FlexFit basket allows a wide range of screw hole positions, it does not offer the standard three hole 6-1/2" pattern. Drilling new screw holes may be necessary.

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 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 0.446" 1.075" 1.265"
Mounting Depth 0.911" Screw Depth Screw Depth
Frame Diameter 2.357" N/A N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.75" N/A N/A
Frame Width N/A 2.130" 2.130"
Frame Depth N/A 2.162" 2.140"

Crossovers: The high-pass crossovers are integrated into the baskets of the woofers. The slope is 12dB per octave.

Speaker Terminals: These speakers have 0.25" wide positive (+) terminals and 0.187" wide negative (-) terminals, which are too large for the vehicle-specific speaker harnesses Crutchfield supplies for many vehicle applications. We recommend that a pack of assorted female quick slides (item number 120FQS10PK, sold separately) be purchased and spliced to the harnesses to adapt them to the speaker terminals.

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Customer Q&A

5 questions already asked

With almost any speaker there quality will improve after working them in a bit but these should have too large or drastic of a change [ Rhett  Jun 18, 2015 ]
when you get them [ Elizabeth  Jun 09, 2015 ]
the middle is raised in a cone shape [ Elizabeth  Jun 09, 2015 ]
If by the middle you mean the center of the cone, no. The center part is a concave design. [ John T.  Jun 09, 2015 ]
Doug what do u mean by the middle? I don't follow exactly? I'll need a little more info or a picture then I can help. R u talking about the dust cap over the cone? [ PETER  Jun 09, 2015 ]
a small amp would help but the sound was very good with my factory radio. [ Daniel  Jun 05, 2015 ]
Not necessary, but you can if its your preference. I'm running two pair of these a pair of 6X9's and a pair of 12" P3's. Only amp is a mono for the subs. Sounds great. [ Dwayne  Jun 04, 2015 ]
It requires your car battery to operate. Which is a 12v battery. [ TIMOTHY  Dec 17, 2014 ]
I'm not sure why the instructions say that. I installed the system in my Subaru with no problems and I didn't have to use a 12v battery. [ JONATHAN  Dec 17, 2014 ]
The crossovers are built into the woofers so the wires for the tweeters plug right into the woofers [ BRIAN  May 13, 2014 ]
Yes it comes ready to install with every thing you need. [ Douglas  May 08, 2014 ]
They come with a passive crossover. I wired them in with the crossover in series. Tweeters that come as a component system work best and last longer if you wire them according to the manufacture's directions. [ MAURICE  May 08, 2014 ]
The speakers have a crossover built into them. They don't allow as much freedom as a traditional component speaker but for the price they are very decent speakers. [ SCOTT C  May 08, 2014 ]
On this model of speaker, the crossover is built into the 6.5" speaker. When you get them, you will see 2 sets of terminals on the 6.5". One set is for the vehicle wiring, the other set is for the tweeter. I loved this about these speakers, because it made wiring a breeze. You don't have to worry about mounting a separate crossover and all the extra wiring that goes along with it. Rockford even provides the extra wiring for the tweeter in the box. I love these speakers and would recommend them to anyone. [ FRANK B  May 08, 2014 ]
Bob the main speaker has the crossover built into the base with the wiring terminals marker speaker and tweeter. Hope this helps. [ PATRICK  May 08, 2014 ]
Best to install on the pillar or top of the door facing you ,or mount in the dash pointed toward the windshield ,that will be the best sound [ gomezj22  Apr 28, 2014 ]
I had a 08 frontier and I fit the same size tweeter in the factory location. I took the old assembly out and made a bracket out of plexiglass glass and they fit like a glove. I installed the p 165, s in my girlfriend's 12 corolla They sound really good and are well built. They will need an amp to get the best sound out of them. [ PHILLIP T  Dec 15, 2013 ]
Yes but for a Chevy Silverado. They sound great but maybe need some real tuning. If not it sounds like they are screaming at you without bass. But after the tuning they sound really great. Kenneth [ KENNETH P  Dec 15, 2013 ]
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