Take a look. No bright colors, strange shapes, or shiny metal. Rockford Fosgate's Punch Stage 2 subwoofer boasts a simple design and no-nonsense look that tells you it was born to make great bass.

The Punch Stage 2 12" subwoofer offers you superior performance as its polypropylene cone and responsive poly-foam surround fulfill your craving for truly solid bass. The steel basket maintains its shape in the face of fierce pounding, so your bass stays accurate at high levels. These Punch Stage 2 subs come with dual 2-ohm voice coils that can be wired to draw added power from your amp or to fit into a multi-sub system.

A honkin' 62-ounce magnet exerts tight control over the sub's inner workings so cone movement stays straight and true. An innovative "Venturi-effect" design cools your sub by allowing hot air to move more quickly down the sub's center and out of the lower vents. Faster-moving air cools the sub's critical internal parts more quickly, so the sub creates big bass without breaking a sweat.

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Product Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • molded polypropylene woofer cone with poly-foam surround
  • "Venturi-effect" design for maximum cooling of motor structure
  • power range: 50-250 watts RMS (500 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 26-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-7/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.7-1.8 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.

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awesome sound

Written By chris, oklahoma city, ok on Friday, February 07, 2014

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i have 2 of these in my car, and i must say these sound amazing. doesn't matter what type of music i have playing, these speakers make it bump. very impressed at the quality of the sound, its very clean. i would recommend these to anyone looking for mad bass at a reasonable price.


Written By PostN, cincinnati, OH on Monday, October 10, 2011

I don't know what the other review was talking about, these P2 subs will fill any car with either lows that would make any music genre come alive, whether you like earth shaking bass, or just something to fill in the low frequencies that most cars miss this will make you happy! I have one in my truck now, a bit under boxed but it still sounds good! I also had one that someone put a crack in the cone, sealed it and it sounded perfect again! My mate has one in her car with a ported box, 10" and you can hear her car from quite a ways down the street if she turns it up! and my cousin has 2 in his jeep and they flex the roof when turned up! these will not disappoint!!!

Rockford Fosgate P2D212

Written By Robert, Florida on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

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After blowing my RF HE2 12s I was looking for a close replacement and I didn't find them in these. After hooking them up I was very disappointed. I still had one of my old 12's that worked and I sounded better that two of the RF p2 subs. I guess with a smaller amp they would be fine but I was not impressed.

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  • 12" Dual voice coil woofer
  • Decorative trim ring
  • 8 Socket-head wood screws
  • Socket head driver bit
  • Installation and Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German)

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Woofer: The cone is constructed of high modulus, thermoformed polypropylene with a parabolic injected molded ABS/Acrylic dustcap. Polypropylene is lightweight and strong, giving the woofer high power handling and low distortion.

High Density Poly-Foam Surround: A high density compressed half-roll sealed poly-foam surround allows Punch woofers to produce a more linear excursion resulting in more bass output.

Parabolic Injection Molded Dustcap: By bonding a ABS/Acrylic parabolic dust cap of equivalent size to the cone body, a balanced geometrical structure is created. This system reduces piston flex and eliminates cone distortion.

Linear Spider: A compliant linear spider made from tear and fatigue resistant poly-cotton improves mechanical stability under high excursion, maintaining consistent excursion characteristics. This eliminates the need for a "break-in period." The spider rests in a vented spider cavity to reduce heat build.

High Temp Voice Coil: The woofer uses an aluminum 2" 4-layer voice coil with a spun-laced Nomex insulating reinforcement collar which offers superior heat dissipation over other commonly used materials. The hard-anodized finish increases the former's strength. These factors combine to improve the overall power handling characteristics of the subwoofer.

Double Stacked Magnet Motor Assembly: The stacked magnet assembly is used to create a powerful linear motor with increased excursion capability for superior bass output.

Optimized Motor Magnetics: The Punch2 woofer uses an extended pole piece and bumped backplate design to optimize its performance.

Venturi-Effect Cooling System: The Venturi-Effect Cooling system gradually reduces the air-flow exhaust path area and increases the air speed across the key thermal masses of the woofer's motor parts which helps reduce voice coil temperatures, improves thermal dissipation and improves overall reliability of the speaker.

Basket: The Rockford Punch2 woofer features a sturdy 16-gauge geometrical, compound bend frame using a multi-point high-temp/high-strength neck joint bonding technique for added stability.

Spring Post Assembly: The woofer features two custom insulated/isolated compression input terminal assemblies with embedded flexible, stitched tinsel lead wires that can withstand extreme duty cycles, fatigue and high current. The heavy-duty 10-gauge nickel plated spring posts will accept pin connectors and bare wire.

Cast Aluminum Motor Cover: The woofer features a protective diamond cut cast aluminum motor and magnet cover for improved heat dissipation.

Decorative Ring: For an added decorative look the woofer comes supplied with a PVC decorative ring that mounts over the flange of the woofer. When using the PVC ring the woofer is first mounted into place with four screws and then the ring is set on top 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. The decorative ring increases the mounting height of the woofer to 0.756".

Reverse Mounting: The Rockford Punch2 woofer can be mounted in either direction. The mounting ring that is supplied with the woofer provides and easy and cosmetically finished look regardless of the mounting direction.

Enclosure Compatibility

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box sizes recommended by Rockford Fosgate range from 0.70 cu/ft to 1.80 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal size recommended by Rockford Fosgate is 1.02 cu/ft, so this is the enclosure recommended by Crutchfield.

Recommended Vented Box Volume: The vented box size recommended by Rockford Fosgate is 1.79 cu/ft, so this is the enclosure recommended by Crutchfield. One 4" diameter x 10" long port should be used with the 1.79 cu/ft enclosure.

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