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Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12

Single 12" subwoofer enclosure with 300-watt amp

43 Reviews | 16 questions - 39 answers

Overview

Our take on the Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12

Are you looking to add some bass to your ride without all the headaches of matching up a sub with a compatible amp and enclosure? Rockford Fosgate has created the P300-12 powered sub, a perfect match of enclosure, sub, and amp that allows you to avoid all the complex mathematics. You'll love the powerful impact this enclosure adds to your favorite tracks, and you'll rest easy knowing that you're getting tried-and-true Rockford Fosgate performance.

Your all-in-one solution

Are you looking to add some bass to your ride without all the headaches of matching up a sub with a compatible amp and enclosure? Rockford Fosgate has created the P300-12 powered sub, a perfect match of enclosure, sub, and amp that allows you to avoid all the complex mathematics. You'll love the powerful impact this enclosure adds to your favorite tracks, and you'll rest easy knowing that you're getting tried-and-true Rockford Fosgate performance.

Rockford Fosgate P300-12 powered sub

Rugged and powerful

The P300-12 comes equipped with a 12" woofer paired up to a built-in 300-watt amplifier. The sealed enclosure provides optimum sound quality, and the rugged industrial vinyl coating protects it wherever you choose to install it. You can use the low-pass crossover, phase switch, and bass boost to adjust the sub to work best in your vehicle. High- and low-level inputs allow you to connect it to any system, while the included remote knob lets you adjust bass intensity from the driver's seat.

Awesome sub woofer. Easy installation, clear bass without rattling the license plate!

Fredo, Brownsburg, IN

What's in the Box:

  • Subwoofer enclosure loaded with one 12" woofer and built-in amplifier
  • Four 10 amp ATO fuses (two installed in enclosure/ two spare)
  • Removable power plug
  • 10" Signal input harness
  • 3mm Allen wrench
  • Remote Punch Level Control
  • Metal mounting bracket (for Punch Level Control)
  • 17.5' Punch Level Control cable (3.5mm plug on both ends)
  • Two 3/8" Punch Level Control mounting screws
  • Hook and Loop mounting straps
  • Installation and Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

Product Highlights:

  • powered 12" subwoofer enclosure
  • Class D amplifier (300 watts RMS)
  • remote bass-level control included
  • variable low-pass crossover (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • phase switch (0°, 180°)
  • variable bass boost
  • frequency response: 35-150 Hz
  • 19-13/16"W x 15"H x 11"D1 x 7"D2
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

43 Reviews

Awesome sub!

Written by: Fredo from Brownsburg, IN on May 1, 2016

2016 Subaru Crosstrek

Awesome sub woofer. Easy installation, clear bass without rattling the license plate!

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Great product!

Written by: Jason from Lunenburg, MA on May 1, 2016

2005 Honda CRV EX

After already running the wires, this product was super easy to install. The supplied Velcro also made it very stable. The 300 Watts is ample, but you will not be bouncing quarters. The controls are flexible, but I tuned the sound with my head unit. The sound is tight, focused and provides the extra bottom end I wanted. I am driving it from the RCA output on my head unit, and it works great. Highly recommended!

Pros: Easy install, flexible configuration, easy to drive.

Cons: Provides added bottom end, but you'll need two if you want the neighbors to hear you coming.

Perfect

Written by: Cris from York, PA on April 28, 2016

2008 Honda Civic EX

For the size of this sub, it puts out a huge punch. Velcro it comes with holds it in place very well and the bass control knob is a nice feature. Installation was easy and this was the first thing I've ever done with car audio so anyone should really be able to do it with adequate research.

Pros: Great bass Small size Great features Good price

Cons: None so far

Money well spent!!

Written by: Paul from Cut Bank, MT on April 17, 2016

2004 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome power and plenty of controls that dial it into balance with the system sound. Handy remote punch control to adjust your power as needed.

Pros: straight forward install. modular plug in's. simple straight forward controls on sub. on dash remote makes it fun to crank it up!!

Cons: NONE!!

10 charger sub addition

Written by: phizerphan from Decatur, IL on April 11, 2016

2010 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

10 charger needed more low end. After speaking with a Crutchfield advisor we decided the P-300-12 would be a good fit for my application because I was keeping factory head unit and all factory speakers. Installation on this sub was easy and straight forward. The sub was installed in the trunk and fits perfectly. It was also easy to install to make all connections with the battery being located in the trunk. The P300-12 has either high level speaker input as well as rca inputs. I tapped into the rear speakers of the charger to get signal to the amp. The amp on the P300-12 has different choices for the amp to turn on. I tapped into a switched 12v fuse in the fuse box located in the trunk, with no turn on pop. You can also choose to use the standard remote turn on wire from an aftermarket radio or you can choose to use a sound activated turn on. This sub/ amp combo performs well beyond my expectations. It performs well for a variety of music but shines well for country and rock. This sub is not an ideal candidate low dropping rap music because it is a sealed enclosure. All in all the P300-12 and I would assume the 10, performs awesomely, easy to install in all applications, and, looks good doing so. It has plenty of punch mounted in the trunk to get the low end thru the rear seat to the interior cabin. I'm very pleased and look forward to upgrading my factory head unit and speakers to compliment the RFP P-300-12. Thanks Crutchfield and Rockford Fosgate

Pros: Nice design. Powerful Amp. Great sound. Very easy installation with clean connections. I really like the options for remote turn on of the amp

Cons: No cons with this powered sub system so far. Its been installed for a month and I find myself joyed everytime I put in a new CD.

Sounds Terrible!

Written by: Jason from Akron, OH on April 4, 2016

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Do yourself a favor: spend a little extra money for a better amp and sub. I had this box professionally installed but it sounded awful, no matter how the gain, x-over, or bass boost were set. Switched to a setup that only cost $150 more, installed at the same place, and heard a world of difference. Shame on you, Rockford Fosgate. I will be returning this.

Pros: None

Cons: Just. Sounded. Horrible.

Very Nice

Written by: musd from Livonia, MI on March 31, 2016

Very nice. Noob to amps but 2 tech calls and some soldering into my stock head unit on base radio and beats the OEM pemium I have heard after I upgraded door speakers. thanks

Pros: Great value

Cons: None so far

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Written by: troy from laguna niguel, CA on March 27, 2016

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love Rockford Fosgate! They have done it again for the right price. Massive base for such a small box with only one speaker. Took 6 hours to install and worked in the end. Nice! Well worth the $.

Pros: small and tight. clean base.

Cons: systems that cost twice as much as this one are better

Punch is an understatement!

Written by: Steve from Lancaster, PA on March 20, 2016

1999 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My son wanted to add a a sub to the system in his 1999 Jeep Cherokee. With the help of Abe, we selected the RF Punch 12. Install was as easy as promised. Man, this thing will do more than Punch you.....it provides and incredible amount of bass but not at the sake of clarity. My son put on some rap and as much as Dad is not a fan, I have to admit the sound was unbelievable. You could feel the bass. We also tested some great classic rock and the sound was like being in the concert hall. Bass was deep and balanced with just the right amount of ....punch. Great product, great price, great service.

Pros: Extremely well built and compact package. Great clarity in low ends. Crutchfield service was second to none.

Cons: None at all

Perfect sub for Jeep Wrangler TJ

Written by: Robert from San Juan, PR on March 18, 2016

2002 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was looking for a sub to fit in the small space behind the rear seat in my Jeep Wrangler TJ and asked the Crutchfield experts for their advice and this sub was the recommendation. They couldn't have chose a better sub for me. It sounds awesome and finally I have a decent sound system in the Jeep. It sounds clean and hard. I'm very satisfied with this subwoofer.

Pros: Perfect fit in my Jeep Wrangler tj, sounds clean and deep. Very easy to install and to setup.

Cons: None

Sounds great!

Written by: Randy from Madison, WI on March 15, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just got this all hooked up and sounds amazing! (and I haven't even gotten the non working rear door speakers I was replace installed yet)

Pros: Easy to hook up. Minimal tools needed. Sounds amazing.

Cons: None!

Rockford P300-12.... Sweet

Written by: Adam from Presque Isle, ME on March 12, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice compact design! It amazes me every time I turn on my stereo that this little compact unit can put out such great quality sound. I use it in my Dodge grand Caravan minivan and it works great.

Pros: Easy hook up, compact design. No need for an extra amp hook up that takes up more space. Produces great sounding base for an affordable price that doesn't break your bank.

Cons: Nothing to complain about so far.

Great sub for a great price

Written by: Matthew from greenville, SC on March 10, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this sub as a quick way to put a subwoofer in my car that wouldn't require building a box or trying to figure out the amp process (just a beginner in car audio). It was extremely easy to hook up especially with the Rockford Fosgate RFK8i kit which I highly recommend to purchase. I wasn't looking for the car to boom when I listened to music just a good punch. This sub produces a heavy punch with my music enough for my small car. Definitely would recommend for anyone looking to get a good sub.

Pros: Heavy bass, easy to setup.

Cons: none.

Installed in a 2016 civic EX-T

Written by: Marcher from north hollywood, CA on March 7, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Needed a bit of "thump" with the stock sound system on a '16 civic, this sub/amp combo delivers and more. Easy install with the provided power/ground/remote wire plug, 3 simple knobs for gain, xover and bass boost adjustments, you can use high or low pass signals and the option for remote turn on via speaker signal or thru a remote wire.

Pros: Amp and Sub combo, enough power to make my trunk and mirrors rattle.

Cons: now i need to sound deaden my rear deck and trunk!

Fosgate rocks!

Written by: Anthony from Milpitas, CA on March 6, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product and even better sound

Pros: Bass that hits and can shake other cars if you're into that, but meets my needs and sounds great.

Cons: No complaints

Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12

Written by: Rk from oceanside, CA on March 4, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product, showed up earlier than expected, awesome sounding product. Once again, Crutchfield knocked it out of the park. Great sounding sub.

Pros: Awesome sounding.

Cons: None

Never dissapointed

Written by: Dean from detroit, MI on February 10, 2016

I needed to add bass to my factory system. Boy was i surprised. I love this sub. Thinking about buying another one for a quick bass solution for my other car. A+ to Rockford.

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Better than expected

Written by: Whitney from huntsville, AL on January 26, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this power sub in my 2013 Honda accord touring edition. The factory system lacked so much bass and I was wanting something to compensate, but not over do it. Highly impressed with this sub, sounds awesome, and having the operating switch to adjust the sub is a major plus. Would definitely recommend for someone who is not happy with factory sound, but do not recommend if you are wanting a lot of "beat." Crutchfield staff was great helping me determine the right sub and all the accessories to go with. I had this installed by a professional, so I am not sure about how easy the install is.

Pros: Compact, fits great in my 2013 Honda accord sedan trunk. Switch to control the amount of bass is a plus. Pricing was great.

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HOLY BASS!

Written by: William from Pennsylvania on January 17, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very quick and easy instal. My speakers are on an amp so just hooked up a distribution block after upgrading my main power wire and was absolutely blow away by the amount of bass this thing cranks out. It's in the trunk of my 2007 Ford Fusion and my drivers seat vibrates when it's on at half volume. In love! Had a kicker 10" before this and wanted something with a bit more boom. This has ALOT more boom! Comes with Velcro to hold it in place, but decided to purchase some straps to bolt fast to my trunk floor to hold better.

Pros: Quick and Easy Install

Cons: Nothing.

Best Bass for the money

Written by: Dan from Colorado on January 11, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the cost compared to every other similar this has by far the best sound. Good punchy Bass with plenty of volume.

Pros: Price

Cons: None

Great Sub

Written by: David from Kansas on January 10, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Man, this thing is awesome! I put it in the trunk of my 1990 Volvo 740. Even in the trunk it delivers nice clean, powerful bass. Once properly tuned of course. For the money, this is a great buy. Made my music come alive, now hearing parts of songs I never knew were there.

Pros: Easy install 15 mins (once power and signal wires were run) Great sound Relatively inexpensive

Cons: Um....

Great powered subwoofer for the money

Written by: Joe B from Texas on January 10, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this sub hoping it would sound good by itself. I wasn't looking for window rattling bass but this sub produces enough to rattle them. Have this sub in a 2013 GMC 4 door Sierra 1500 under the back seat. This sub sounds great and was more than I expected.

Pros: Loud bass Great sound Great price Comes with a bass controller for when you don't want alot of bass

Cons: Doesn't fit perfectly under my back seat but I can live with it.

Rocks the Jeep!

Written by: JS from California on January 10, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just installed this powered sub into my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The install was not complex, but it took me about 7 hours total to make everything look professional. All I can say is WOW!. I have a standard Factory stereo with no amp (I did replace the terrible speakers in the sound bar, but that's it). Adding this sub makes such an incredible difference in the system. It's like I installed a $1,500 system. It's amazing. I think I have a grand total of $269 in this total project counting the Rockford Fosgate install kit. The hardest part of the install (other than routing all the wiring) was trying to figure out which wire to use for the blue "remote". You have to get that from the 12v/acc just below the radio. Anyway, I called tech support and they helped me out. If you are considering an upgrade in your JKU, THIS IS THE ONE! This P-300 comes with a power block "quick disconnect" so you can remove the sub in less than 10 seconds and leave it in the garage if you need space or are driving with the top and doors off or something. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with this product for the money. If you are sick of the crappy factory sound in your Jeep, but want to keep the stock look like me, this is the one. You do have to convert your speaker wires to RCA also, but Crutchfield can help. It's not super complex, just takes a while. I'm planning to bolt a brace over it to try to prevent easy theft and use my tonneau cover. Hope this review helps.

Pros: 100%++ upgrade to factory Jeep sound without breaking the bank, booming bass. Doesn't eat up too much room. Easy quick disconnect and removal (10 sec). Blends in well to factory black interior. Nice quality cabinet. Remote adjustment works great.

Cons: None. I just hope I can bolt it down hard enough (or hide it under the truck cover) so it doesn't get stolen with the top and doors off this spring.

Crutchfield does it again

Written by: Mark from Ct on January 9, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

1 thing I like about crutchfield is there a dependable quality of the products I picked up this 12 inch subwoofer by Rockford Fosgate that is self powered it is perfect for my Jeep Wrangler and the quality is unlike what you can find in the brick and mortar stores Thank You Crutchfield I know where to go when I want quality

Pros: You're the pros are Crutchfield quality I feel like I don't have to worry about a thing when I order from Crutchfield

Cons: None that I can say

Punch P300-12

Written by: Mark from New York on December 23, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this during the christmas sale and definitely worth the money and then some. I had the Sound Ordnance 8 inch 125 watt self powered woofer before and this thing kicks the tar out of it. I couldn't take up much space in my car before so I moved up to this. This doesn't take up alot of room in the trunk and it's in a civic. It's not like the system in my trailblazer, but it still shakes all the mirrors and will feel it. Easy install and the supplied remote level knob works great. Wouldn't expect anything less from Rockford.

Pros: Compact for a 12 inch. Sounds great with a surprising amount of kick. Easy install.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Worth the Money!

Written by: Dad from Columbus, Ohio on December 15, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really great bass without the guesswork

Pros: One stop purchase Great Sound

Cons: None that I can tell

Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12

Written by: Michael from North Carolina on October 4, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good sound and good price

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Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12

Written by: Eric from Wyoming on August 26, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install & great sound!

Pros: Very easy to install

Cons: A little pricey

Remote quality crappy

Written by: Joe from Oklahoma on July 2, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

In a Nutshell..Been a punch consumer for 20 years...verywell constructed enclosure. Produces all the thump my wife needs in her 09 cobalt, But paint on bass remote dial began flaking off before I could get it mounted. After roughly 1 week of normal use paint has all but gone on remote dial forcing me to relocate it to a location that could not be seen from passenger side as it looks like crap....dissapointed.

Pros: Well constructed enclosure. Nice kick for small sedan.

Cons: Bass remote knob lost all paint/logo after 1 week of minimal use. Poor quality bass remote quailty.

Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12

Written by: Anonymous from Vineland, NJ on April 19, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great price for great sound

Pros: Great sound for the price..all in one unit..and quick release works great for the Odyssey

Cons: Bottoms out with bass at times

Rockford rocks

Written by: Chris from Big Spring, TX on April 2, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am very happy with purchase easy install and great sound

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PUNCH !!!!!! WOW

Written by: AWC3 from Maui Hi on March 5, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did a great amount of research before purchasing this 12" Punch 300 I've owned JL audio and Rockford in the past. I was sold on the unit having a built in 300watt amp.. I have a 2012 Nissan Sentra and kept my stock system and jus had his installed very recently... Well this piece of superb equipment ROCKS.. The level bass control is a great feature and it sounds great with my stock system.. The bass hits hard very hard and tight.. I listen to all genres of music and am extremely satisfied.. Thank you Crutchfield.. I live in Maui Hi and they shipped this for free... On time and in perfect factory packaging...

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Very Impressed ! !

Written by: AdvMECP from Rochester, NY on February 22, 2015

I am an experienced Advanced MECP Technician for an install shop and I installed this for a client who brought it in. I typically do not like self powered sub-woofers but this one really impressed me. Granted it was installed in to a 2014 Ford Focus Hatch Back, emphasis on Hatch Back part, but it sounded amazing for a single sub-woofer. Great job Rockford Fosgate ! ! ! It also came with some nice Velcro I applied to the bottom of the hard shell box and it really gripped in to the clients rear hatch area to prevent it from traveling around. The quick connectors also for power, ground, and remote, as well as for the RCA connections was a pleasant feature as well to work with. It was great also that it came with a Bass Knob as it was a stock radio in the vehicle which we used a line level converter, and having the Bass Knob really gave him the independent sub-woofer control he needed.

Pros: It was made by Rockford Fosgate :-p . A lot more output (loudness) than I expected compared to other self powered sub-woofers I have installed. Pleasant Easy quick connectors for Power, Ground, Remote, and RCA's. Velcro to attach to bottom of box to keep traction and box from roaming around, grill cover over sub-woofer to prevent things in hatch (or trunk) of vehicle damaging subwoofer.

Cons: I did not get to keep it :-)

Great product

Written by: LilSik from Minneapolis, Minnesota on December 31, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speaker, installed in my Hyundai Tiburon and sounds great

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Good, but...

Written by: pmat from California on December 28, 2014

Bought it for my son. It sounded fine. The vinyl cover pealed off within 3 mos. at 18 months the thing destroyed itself. Subs are supposed to be loud and all so don't tell me my son played it too loud. It should not be able to eat itself.

Pros: sounded good while it worked.

Cons: its deceased

Great woofer

Written by: khanikun from Stuttgart, Germany on August 11, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little woofer. Adds quite a bit of base to my setup, easy to install, and takes up little space. I was surprised how small it actually is. I was expecting it to take up a lot more space than it did.

Pros: Small size, easy setup, great bass. Has your bass dial, so you can turn up the bass or lower it.

Cons: It's not a fast moving woofer, so if your music has extremely quick bass thumps, this woofer can't keep up. It's more for your slower bass sounds. If you're looking for huge amounts of bass, you might want to go with a seperate amp/woofer setup. Also multiple woofers.

Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12

Written by: Michael from Lowville, NY on February 21, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound great hits hard easy to hook up

Pros: Easy to hook up sound awesome

Cons: None

DEEP FULL BASS !!!

Written by: DaveC from Orlando, FL on February 7, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I placed this sub-woofer in my 2012 F-150. WOW!!! Easy install, self contained, slim design fits perfectly. I love the remote gain control. Easy to customize to different music. I have this paired up with Kenwood deck and Alpine door speakers. Sounds awesome!

Pros: Slim design - fits anywhere Deep bass - clean Remote gain control - customize to any music Built in cross-over - adjust to your liking Clean, attractive enclosure Solid!

Cons: Wish I had 2 :(

Terrific!

Written by: Tim B from Cleveland, Oh on August 28, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I originally purchased the P300-10 and was a little underwhelmed with the bass response in my 2003 Taurus so I exchanged for the 12". What a huge difference! The remote allows me to adjust bass on the fly, depending on what I am listening to. As other reviews have stated, this sub isn't meant to aggravate those who aren't traveling in the vehicle with you but it fills the whole car with rich bass nonetheless. I mounted it in the trunk with my Sound Ordnance M4050 Amp and it looks great! I highly recommend this sub for those of you who want a well balanced sounding system but still want to bump it up to aggravate your Nurse Practitioner wife who's only remark about your bangin new system is "Your gonna hurt your ears!" This is a great alternative to buying an amp, enclosure, and separate subs. Additionally, as previously stated, all the connections are plugs so you can remove the sub in seconds if you need the trunk space back. Mounting was simple too with the Velcro strips that are included. They grip onto the trunk carpet and my new sub hasn't moved an inch after some enthusiastic driving down in the Metroparks ;) P.S. Use a really good ground and quality power cable connectors on your install and you wont have any hum, turn on pop or any of the other things people complain about with their installs.

Pros: Great, rich bass. Fills the car with sound vs sounding like its coming from the trunk. Super easy install. Great looking sub with the trunk open.

Cons: None

POWERFUL SUB

Written by: Rutt from Grenada, MS on June 7, 2013

I was skeptical when I bought this product, because I was always a fan of seperate Amps and Speakers. Just didn't think I would get same performance out of this unit. So glad to say that I was wrong. This Sub puts out QUALITY BASS!! Depending on adjustment (which is very easy) it can be used for LOUD thumping bass or it can be used for a more crisp bass. VERY VERSATILE!! Installed in a 2009 Silverado Crew Cab. The box is a little too big to fit under my back seat and sticks out a little bit. Doesn't bother me, but I could see it being in the way if a person has a lot of passengers that ride in the back seat. Really like the bass control. I listen to a lot of different types of music and this makes it very easy to get exact bass that I am looking for with each. My Setup: 8 Gauge Wire straight to the battery Pioneer CD player Kicker 2-way speakers in front and rear panels. Extremely happy with this purchase.

Pros: Versatility, Quality, Appearance, Bass Control

Cons: Little too big to fit under back seat of my crew cab (must have messed up my measurements because item is as listed)

Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-10

Written by: F8alfun from SE Mich on May 16, 2013

This sub and amp is a great addition to my 2011 GMC, factory radio. This SUB ROCKS HARD!!! It brings both tears of joy, and annoyed looks from the rest of the people NOT sitting in the truck. I love the adjustability. Fits nicely under the left side rear seat, and the person sitting there is always smiling. Used high level inputs, as I was not ready to tear the dash apart to see if I had low level outputs on the stock head unit. I freaking love it, no matter what life brings, once I'm in the truck it all goes away on a BASS NOTE. My son will be purchasing one for his truck soon.

Pros: Sound quality, ease of install

Cons: none

Great Bass!

Written by: Chris from Waldorf, MD on April 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I can't believe how well this sounds without an amp. All the bass and power is contained within this box.

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Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12

Written by: Kyle V from Ponchatoula, La on July 4, 2012

i bought this from another site since crutchfield was out at the time and i can say for the money you can achieve much louder bass. but this item does what it needs to do. i currently have it in my 2012 nissan versa hatch with 10gauge power/ground running straight to the batt (i dont suggest 10gauge if you arent going to run your ground cable back to the battery) and a req5 converting the factory signal to low level for the rockford unit. installation was quite easy for the unit itself, i would assume it may be a bit more difficult if you were to use the high level inputs instead of a signal processor. but for me it was as simple as plugging in the power, ground, remote, and rcas. setting the gain was a bit more difficult though since the method i use requires me measuring volage at the amp terminals; i had to take the speaker out of the box, be warned the screws are an allen head for theft protection. after taking the sub out of the box i set my head unit to 3/4 volume and popped in a 50hz 0db test tone and using a dmm set to ac voltage i set the amp for roughly 280w just to be safe and put the sub back in the box. i then set the low pass to roughly 80hz and verified that the bass boost was turn all the way down. since it isnt needed and is an easy way to damage a speaker if set up improperly. time for listening, the unit performs quite well, it isnt going to shake the house down, but it's a good factory upgrade and it blended with my factory speakers quite well

Pros: its compact, easy to install, and easy to remove(just unplug two plugs and pull it out)

Cons: for being rockfords punch line i was expecting a little more output, (respectively i may get more output when switching to an aftermarket headunit though i wont find out till i buy one), lower end bass like below 35hz is lacking but thats common for a sealed box of this size i wouldve liked to see the box be a tad bit bigger like 1.25cubes rather than 1 cube as it would allow the sub to play a bit lower

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What's in the box?

Download the Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12 manual

  • Subwoofer enclosure loaded with one 12" woofer and built-in amplifier
  • Four 10 amp ATO fuses (two installed in enclosure/ two spare)
  • Removable power plug
  • 10" Signal input harness
  • 3mm Allen wrench
  • Remote Punch Level Control
  • Metal mounting bracket (for Punch Level Control)
  • 17.5' Punch Level Control cable (3.5mm plug on both ends)
  • Two 3/8" Punch Level Control mounting screws
  • Hook and Loop mounting straps
  • Installation and Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Type Sealed
Finish Material Vinyl
Grille Metal
Connector Type Harness
Bi-amp Inputs No
Woofer Size (inches) 12
Woofer Material Not given
Passive Radiator ---
Width 20-3/8"
Height 15"
Depth 11-3/4"
Second Depth 7-1/8"
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Frequency Response 35-200
Amplifier Power (RMS) 300 watts
Maximum Wattage 600 watts
Sensitivity N/A
Impedance N/A
Second Voice Coil Impedance ---
Crossover Point 50-200

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12 is an all-in-one bass solution featuring a 12" woofer in an enclosure made from 5/8" MDF and a built-in 300 watt RMS amplifier.

Closed-Loop Design: The closed-loop designed ensures optimum performance of the woofer, amplifier, and enclosure system.

Integrated Amplifier: The 12" woofer is powered by a built-in amplifier rated at 300 watts RMS/600 watts peak.

Quick Disconnect Power/Ground: The power, ground, and remote turn-on wires attach to a quick disconnect terminal block, so the subwoofer can be easily removed when you need more storage space. Each terminal is a set screw, the power and ground will accept up to 4 gauge wire (minimum 8 gauge recommend) and the remote turn-on will accept up to 8 gauge wire.

Audio Inputs: The amplifier section will accept either a line level (RCA) or speaker level signal. The included 10" input harness has a Molex plug on one end and female stereo RCA jacks on the other. When using a speaker level input, cut the RCA jacks off and splice into the remaining wires. Adjust the Input Level switch to match your input type (Hi/Lo).

Auto Turn-On: The Auto Turn-On switch offers three options:

  • REM: the amp turns on when +12 volts DC is applied to the remote terminal
  • DC Offset: the amp turns on when a 6 volt surge is detected on the signal inputs (from a speaker level source)
  • Audio: the amp turns on when an ncoming audio signal is detected (can be used with line level or speaker level inputs)

Gain control: The rotary gain control allows you to match the output level of your headunit to the input level of the powered subwoofer (100mV-3V).

Crossover: The 12 db/oct low-pass crossover is always engaged; the crossover point is adjustable from 50 to 200 Hz.

Bass Boost: Use the rotary dial to adjust the bass boost; continuously variable from 0 to +12 dB, centered at 45 Hz.

Phase: A switch allows you to reverse the phase of the subwoofer (0°, 180°).

Protection Circuit: The P300-12 is equipped with thermal overload, over voltage, and short circuit protection. The amplifier will shut down if any of these situations is encountered.

Punch Level Control: A wired Punch Level Control is included so you can adjust the output level from the driver's seat. The remote has a bracket to mount it under the dash. The included 17-1/2' cable, with a 3.5mm mini-plug on each end, connects the remote to the subwoofer.

Note: The Punch Level Control measures approximately 2-3/8" wide x 1" high x 2" deep (3-1/2" deep including the knob and cable).

Dimensions: The dimensions listed in Features and Specs include the subwoofer's grille, and the power and signal wiring harnesses, which add approximately 7/8 of an inch and 1/2 an inch respectively. The depth of just the enclosure is 10-7/8 inches at the base and 7-1/8 inches at the top. The width without wiring is 19-7/8 inches.

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Powered subs are easy to install and you don't have to buy separate subs, amps, and enclosures. Rockford Fosgate has a reputation as the best in the business. [ Jon  Apr 29, 2016 ]
It is the best [ BALTAZAR  Apr 25, 2016 ]
good price, and brand. [ JASON G  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Recommended by adviser. Use an adviser, they know car stereo! Choice was between this and an infinity. [ ANDY  Mar 28, 2016 ]
Wanted a subwoofer that fits behind the rear sit of my Jeep Wrangler tj. [ Roberto  Feb 21, 2016 ]
Suggested by Crutchfield rep, high hopes. #fingerscrossed [ Phil  Feb 08, 2016 ]
It had some great reviews, which helped me decide to get this product. [ Robert  Feb 07, 2016 ]
recommended by advisor [ Gary  Jan 25, 2016 ]
recommended by Allen the advisor [ Gregory  Jan 05, 2016 ]
Looking for a good entry speaker for my son's car. Reviews on the product were all positive and I couldn't beat the price. Why not give it a try? [ Brent  Jan 03, 2016 ]
Easy to use an you have what im looking for [ Colt  Dec 31, 2015 ]
Best boom for the buck [ Daniel  Dec 26, 2015 ]
Great price! [ Tammie  Dec 23, 2015 ]
Brand Name and History with Product [ richard  Dec 16, 2015 ]

16 questions already asked

Don't see why any one would not work, may have to change.the crossover,for simplicity I would stay with the oem [ Gordon  Apr 08, 2016 ]
Put in my sons Honda. We adjusted a little on the high side, but nothing over 75%. Stereo does need to be above 20 for it really to start thumping, but then will rattle the windows out of the car. I can't tell you why it's having to be maxed out. [ MATTHEW  Feb 23, 2016 ]
It was kind of the same way with me. I had my bass control knob all the way up, with the bass boost turned up to about half. If you have your x over all the way up you arent going to get any bass because the x over will br eliminating all the bass frequencies. Turn the x over to about 30 or so and I didnt have to set my gain to anything because I found that it didnt change the sound for me all that much. I agree with you that you cannot really feel the bass unless you have a song bass boosted or a song that is high bass. [ Preston  Feb 23, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. It looks like the estimated weight is 30 pounds. Box dimensions are 21.75 x 13.875 x 17.125. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Feb 24, 2016 ]  Staff
Im not positive about the jeep, but it fit in my VW jetta. As for thr highs and lows its actually pretty decent! The first time you listen to it and crank the volume it will bring a smile to your face. The only downside is that you will need to turn the bass boost up to about 6db out of 12 (or whatever half is) to get loud bass without distortion. Anything higher will distort easy snd anything lower will be less than satisfying, just in my opinion. [ Preston  Jan 21, 2016 ]
Yes fits easily and sounds great. I recommend replacing the other speakers and adding amp for those as well. [ Todd  Jan 20, 2016 ]
im running it in a 2000 Camaro, in the trunk. Great sounding sub! My car is a convertible, so you do lose a lot when the top is down. However, there is plenty of headroom to crank this one up to compensate. [ Curt  Jan 20, 2016 ]
Put it in the back of my sons 1992 Honda Accord LX. Should have no problem fitting in the back of a jeep. It will give you the sound you want for a great price. Install was fairly easy. Just make sure you buy the wiring kit from Crutchfield. Takes the guess work out of the equation. Would want to find a way to secure it to your Jeep to make sure no one steals it. [ MATTHEW  Jan 20, 2016 ]
I have this installed alone in the trunk of my Civic SI coupe. It sounds good. You should be ok in the trunk of your Monte. [ ROB  Dec 12, 2015 ]
Ladd, I have it installed in a 2008 Ford Fusion and yes you can definitely hear it. I have 7x10s installed in the rear deck that handle mid-bass as well but the P300-12 handles the low bass very well. It doesn't rattle too much but I have Dynomat installed various places and spacers in my rear tag. Hope this helps. ~Greg [ Gregory  Dec 12, 2015 ]
I have mine installed in my 2010 Subaru Legacy it's in the trunk right behind the back seats and anyone who sits in the back says they like it because the whole seat vibrates it works really well in a trunk and it definitely won't rattle the neighborhood it sounds great inside the car but it's not too loud outside the car. [ ALEIDA M  Dec 12, 2015 ]
I don't see why you couldn't with the right splitter. It's simply a remote signal gain. I would still contact RF directly to make sure, they are usually quick to respond. [ ROB  Nov 06, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The sub in the enclosure doesn't exactly match the stand alone subs offered by Rockford Fosgate as component subs, so we can't give you a specific model number. In terms of power handling it is between the P1 and the P2. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jan 27, 2015 ]  Staff
You can mount it. You can bolt it down with a bracket or even velcro it. Mine isn't mounted but if you can i would recommend it. [ Connor  Sep 13, 2014 ]
It comes with an adhesive strip that has velcro on one side. For me, It has stayed in place perfectly with only the strip, even through a wreck. The strip is slightly longer than the bottom of the subwoofer so you can even put it partially on the side so it cab stick on the side of your trunk for extra support. [ AUSTIN  Sep 12, 2014 ]
yes it turns on when a signal is present, also shuts down when no signal is present. [ OSCAR  Sep 09, 2014 ]
Yes it will turn on and off with speaker input. [ JOHN A  Sep 08, 2014 ]
I would read that the same way. I was able to use a remote turn on from the radio. Also this is in my wife's 4 Runner and she loves it. [ BRANDON  Sep 08, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You will need to provide them with separate power and you can do that by either running them through a power distribution block or directly to the battery. You will also need to provide them both with separate signal. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jul 22, 2014 ]  Staff
i got the rockford cables which were recommender for install from the sub to the receiver. works like a champ. If you are going to install yourself you must get, but if you are going to have installed professionally from a shop they would have cables, hopefully Rockford, but some other brand none the less. Enjoy the sub. Set the control nearby. Perfect. [ Laura J San  Jul 18, 2014 ]
Hi, Brendan. Well, this unit comes with the sub enclosure, the removable terminal block, remote control + wire, and mounting options. It does *not* come with the electrical equipment required to hook up the electrical connections. You will need to provide, at a minimum, 1) a power wire (see product info for recommended wire gauge), 2) signal wire from your HU to the sub and 3) ground connection. These last three wires/cables are *not* included with the Rockford P300-12 package, but from my understanding they are typical components in any of the "subwoofer wiring packages" that you can find on CF or anywhere else. [ Matthew  Jul 15, 2014 ]
Hi Brendan G, We bought an additional switch which we mounted in the dash for power so it could be turned off when ever. Other than that, it came with everything we needed. We're very happy with it. [ JOHN  Jul 13, 2014 ]
This is a powered sub so the AMP and everything is inside the box. You will need to purchase a wiring kit to wire it into your existing electrical. I ordered the following along with this Sub: Rockford Fosgate RFK4 Amplifier Wiring Kit 4 gauge Power Item #: 575RFK4 and Rockford Fosgate RFK8I Amplifier Wiring Kit 8 gauge Power Item #: 575RFK8I Also don't forget to get a distribution Block (not necessarily required if you're just doing a single sub). [ ROB  Jul 12, 2014 ]
The only other thing you need to install is an amp install kit (power cables, ground wire, and the RCA connectors). Other wise it's a straight forward install [ MACE  Jul 12, 2014 ]
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. [ Greg  Jul 12, 2014 ]  Staff
The LC2i is a great product, but not totally needed for this application. Audio Inputs: The amplifier section will accept either a line level (RCA) or speaker level signal. The included 10" input harness has a Molex plug on one end and female stereo RCA jacks on the other. When using a speaker level input, cut the RCA jacks off and splice into the remaining wires. Adjust the Input Level switch to match your input type (Hi/Lo). [ Jeff  Apr 15, 2014 ]  Staff
I have a Ford F150 Extended Cab and I quickly replaced my first one when it was stolen with another one. I love the punch and the quality is everything Crutchfield said it would be. Try talking with a specialist with the tech team...they really want you to be happy not just sell you something! [ CORY  Feb 20, 2014 ]
I would say a major factor in whether or not you'll like it is what kind of music you listen to. I put it behind the back seats of an 09 Escape and I'm perfectly satisfied with it. I listen to, rock mostly, some punk and metal too. It's perfect for me. It adds feel to the kick drum/double bass, and fills out the rest of the frequencies well. If you're into rap and you're trying to go around bumping the neighborhood, this probably isn't what you're looking for. Keep in mind it has it's own separate volume knob so you can adjust the mix to your liking which is really nice. Overall I'd say it hits plenty hard enough for anyone not trying to be obnoxious. [ Jerome  Feb 19, 2014 ]
Hi Caleb, I purchased this subwoofer, to fit in my F-150, regular cab. The sub sits behind both seats, facing the center armrest, about 2 inches away. I did a lot of research about ideal placement, with various custom installers. Ofcourse, the ideal situation would be to point the sub to an empty area (closed trunk or rear hatch), but unless you are looking to change vehicles, you must work with what you have. The reason I selected the 12" sub was to compensate for the environment. I am very happy with my choice. The large sub speaker moves a lot of air! The tight enclosure was pre-designed specifically for this sub. I enjoy the deep and strong bass! The 300 watt built in amp does the trick. Another advantage of having it right behind the seat, is that you can "feel" the bass. Check out the frequency range. It starts in the 30's. I think in your situation, with the soft top, you have no choice but to get power. 300 watts of sub, plus say 75+ from your door speakers, should drown much of the road noise. Compare the environment to a big and noisy concert auditorium. The closer you are to the stage and the music, the less the interruption from the crowd. I hope this helped. Good luck! [ David  Feb 17, 2014 ]
Thanks Richard, don't have much choice now I ordered it. Looks like I'll have to give it a chance, as long as I can hear good low notes and feel it some I'll probably be happy enough.... Have the distinct feeling it'll sound allot like a free air setup and just sound floppy, I've ran into this before.. I took a system out of a Pontiac sunfire that slammed very hard and put in into my Cherokee sport and is was night and day .... it sounded awful in the jeep [ Caleb  Feb 17, 2014 ]
I just recently purchased this powered sub for a 84 mustang hatchback. I know your setup is totally different but I have been very pleased with the performance out of this 12" sub. Having a hard top as you well know helps the lows bounce around in the cabin, so I don't know if you will have the same luck with the soft top. I still say give it a try you might be suprised. :-) [ RICHARD  Feb 17, 2014 ]
The amp will not even turn on with out power from a remote wire. If your head unit does not have a REM wire the best solution is to run another power wire from your battery with a switch inline to turn your amp on and off on your own. [ Matthew  Jan 28, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Jan 20, 2014 ]  Staff
It sounds like everything is there, but I would still recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to double check everything with you and make sure you'll be good to go. [ Jeff  Jan 08, 2014 ]  Staff
Unit comes with all wires .. it does have remote turn on but wasn't sensitive with my car so I had it hooked up to automatically turn on with the vehicle . Sound quality is amazing . Hooked it up to a 2003 Lexus ( factory system ) it made the factory system sound like an expensive custom system !! Very impressed ! [ MATT  Jan 06, 2014 ]
If you going to tap off and use speaker level input your going to need a low/high input converter to wire this. I believe schorce makes one pretty cheap. And yes your going to need a 12v switched source to turn amp on & off with ignition. My recommendation is don't get this box. I had it for about a month and it just doesn't have enough volume especially if you have it in a trunk (can barely hear it even with it turned up.) I sold it to my buddy with a jeep & got a sub box, 2 fosgate 10's and a Hifonics amp all for cheaper online then what I paid for this setup & it's a night and day difference in sound and quality. [ BRENT  Jan 06, 2014 ]
I just purchased it 2 weeks ago. it does not come with necessary wiring to connect. it still runs through the Subwoofer wiring kit that would need to be purchased separately. it does come with a level adjust dial that can be mounted pretty much anywhere in the car. As for the power, i understand it as a remote turn on with direct power supply through the subwoofer wiring kit [ Japheth  Jan 05, 2014 ]
I stand corrected. A speaker-wire to RCA plug converter is included. No need for it but you will need RCA wires to run to the sub's location. So, everything you need to connect this unit is included in the packaging. A very well pre thought kit RF has offered. GL [ Teofilo  Jan 05, 2014 ]
I'll give it a stab. It requires a switched 12v power source. If you're stereo is equipped, connect it's blue antenna's switched power wire to the sub's switched power inlet. If I understand you correctly. You plan to use your speaker wires for the sub's signal input. You'll need a seperate speaker-wire to RCA plug converter. That is not included. Good luck, [ Teofilo  Jan 05, 2014 ]
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