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Rockford Fosgate Punch P3002

2-channel car amplifier
75 watts RMS x 2

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by Tim Sprinkle
Rockford Fosgate

My system has plenty of power. Who needs an amp?

You might think you don't need an amp because you have a 400-watt system in your car, or because your new stereo puts out 50 watts a channel. But those are peak wattage ratings, which may boil down to 15 or 20 watts per channel, using the more realistic RMS rating. An amp sends your speakers the power they need to deliver your music with clarity and impact, whether you're using factory speakers or high-performance components. And low-frequency reproduction requires lots of power, so an amp is an absolute must if you're adding a sub to your system.

Don't let your sound system dance around the ring; fire up a Punch series amplifier from Rockford Fosgate and enjoy a knockout performance every time! These amps will sting your speakers with plenty of clean power, while serving up the sound-shaping controls and high-quality components you need to create a heavyweight audio system.

The Rockford Fosgate Punch P3002 slams your speakers with a one-two combination of power and control, so they deliver the high-end musical performance you demand. The clean circuit design, MOSFET power, and proprietary technology inside the P3002 bring out the kind of detail in your music that you just can't get from an in-dash receiver alone. Drive a pair of coaxial or component speakers with 75 watts RMS per channel, or switch the amp to bridged mode — you'll get a full 300 watts for your favorite subwoofer!

It takes more than just muscle to create a prize-winning car audio system. That's why Rockford Fosgate has decked out the P3002 with built-in high- and low-pass crossovers, and a variable Punch bass boost (0-18 dB at 45 Hz). You choose the right settings for your car, your speakers, and your ears.

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Highlights:

  • 2-channel car amplifier
  • 75 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (150 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms)
  • 300 watts RMS x 1 bridged output at 4 ohms (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
  • variable high- and low-pass crossovers (40-400 Hz at 12 dB/octave)
  • variable Punch Bass (0-18 dB boost at 45 Hz) with wired remote
  • Tri-way capable (Tri-Way crossover required)
  • MOSFET power supply and output devices
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • preamp-level inputs
  • preamp outputs
  • fuse rating: 40A x 1
  • 8-gauge wiring kit with a 40-amp fuse recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 11-3/4"W x 2-7/16"H x 11-1/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Performance
RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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75 x 2
Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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450 x 2
Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)
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150 x 2
Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)
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300 x 1
Minimum Impedance Bridged
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4
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
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2
Best Frequency Response
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20-200k Hz
THD at Rated RMS Power
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0.05%
Signal to Noise Ratio
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80 dB
Input Voltage
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14.4v
Features
Amplifier Class
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AB
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
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40-400 Hz
Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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12 dB
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
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40-400 Hz
High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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12 dB
Bass Boost
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0-18dB
Bass Boost Frequency
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45 Hz
Fan Cooled
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No
Fuse Rating
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40 x 1
Speaker Level Inputs
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No
Preamp Outputs
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1 pair
Width (inches)
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11-3/4
Height (inches)
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2-7/16
Depth (inches)
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11-1/8
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?

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  • 2-Channel amplifier with 2 removable chrome covers
  • 4 Allen-head screws (installed)
  • 3mm Allen wrench
  • 4 Self-tapping screws (M4 x 20mm)
  • Remote Punch Bass controller
  • Remote controller mounting bracket
  • 2 Self-tapping screws (2.5mm diameter x 10mm)
  • 16.25' Flat remote cable (with RJ-45 plugs on both ends)
  • Installation & Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)
  • Punch Amplifier Performance Verification Certificate

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Features
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Specifications

Features

Removable Chrome Covers: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P3002 amplifier features dual removable chrome covers. One of the covers conceals all speaker, signal, remote, power and ground connections, as well as the gain and crossover frequency controls for a cleaner installation.

Cast Aluminum Heatsink: The cast aluminum heatsink dissipates heat generated by the amplifier's circuitry. The inherent advantage of casting provides a 30% improvement of cooling over conventional extrusion heatsink designs.

MEHSA (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application): MEHSA is a Rockford Fosgate proprietary process that increases the heat transfer from the MOSFET devices to the heatsink. The multi-layer insulated metal MEHSA substrate operates with minimal thermal resistance, spreading heat both downward and outward to quickly dissipate heat from each device across the heatsink. This allows greater power output, enhanced thermal stability, and maximum reliability.

TOPAZ (Tracking Operation Pre-Amplifier Zone): TOPAZ is a circuit that simply eliminates noise. The TOPAZ circuit allows the amplifier ground to move with the source unit ground, creating a "noise elimination" zone just before the preamp section. If there is any noise in the ground coming down the RCA line to the amplifier, TOPAZ amazingly tracks it down and eliminates it. The result is a 30-40dB improvement of the isolation between input ground and chassis ground. 

Trans-ANA (TRANSconductance Active Nodal Amplifier): The trans-ANA is a circuit that allows the audio signal to pass through the amplifier at low voltage. The signal is directly level-shifted to the fixed high voltage rails via a pair of drive transistors. Signal linearity is assured by an active node formed  by the drive transistors at ultrasonic frequencies. The result is crystal clear sound quality.

NOMAD (NOn-Multiplying Advanced Decision): NOMAD is an intelligent protection circuit that uses an analog computer to make real time decisions regarding temperature, voltage, current and impedance. The unit is protected without limiting sound output unless needed.

DSM (Discrete Surface Mount): In the manufacturing process high speed robotics are used to place 0% tolerance resistors and large board traces providing greater reliability and efficiency.

TO-247 MOSFET: The Punch P3002 utilizes ultra high performance MOSFET output devices, giving the amplifier more power handling capability as well as lower thermal impedance for more reliable operation, even under the harshest load conditions.

Internal Crossover: The amplifier's internal crossover is a 12dB/octave Butterworth filter selectable for high-pass, all-pass (full range) or low-pass operation variable from 40Hz to 400Hz.

Remote Punch Bass: The Punch Bass helps correct for acoustical deficiencies in the listening environment by helping reproduce full range sound without adding excessive boost. The Punch Bass control has a narrow band adjustment centered at 45Hz, variable from 0dB to +18dB. Using the mounting bracket, the supplied Punch Bass wired remote can be mounted in any convenient location. The module's case can be configured with the bracket above or below the module, or, without the case, mounted flush in your vehicle's dash (requires a 2" x 7/8" cutout with a maximum thickness of 3/8"). The wired remote is 2.281" wide, 1.214" tall and 1.509" deep (2.471" including the knob and cable connection). The included cable is 16.25' in length.

RCA Pass-Thru Jacks: The pass-thru jacks provide a convenient source for daisy-chaining an additional amplifier without running an extra set of RCA cables from the front of the vehicle to the amplifier location. The pass-thru jacks output a full-range signal.

Power Indicator and Protection LEDs: The RF logo, located on the top left of the amplifier, illuminates when the unit is turned on. The "Swirl" portion of the logo illuminates with the output signal level. A yellow "Protect" LED, located next to the RF logo, illuminates if a short circuit or too low of an impedance is detected at the speaker connections. Another yellow LED, labeled "Thermal", illuminates if the amplifier overheats. The amplifier will automatically shut down if either of the two LEDs indicate amplifier trouble.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

Power Connections: The power and ground terminals are nickel-plated captive c-clamp wire connectors and will accommodate up to 4-gauge wire. The remote turn-on terminal will accept wire sizes of 12- to 24-gauge. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver (not supplied) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.

Speaker Connections: The 2-channel nickel-plated clamp wire connectors will accept wire sizes of 8- to 18-gauge. A Phillips-head or slotted screwdriver (not supplied) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.

Remote Punch Bass Connection: An RJ-45 jack is provided for connecting the supplied Remote Punch Bass cable.

Specifications

CEA-2006 Compliance: The specifications given by Rockford Fosgate for the Punch P3002 amplifier comply with the new CEA-2006 Amplifier Power Standard from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.

Performance Verification Certificate: Each amplifier comes with a Performance Verification Certificate which lists the results of a 10-point performance inspection as well as a measurement of the actual power output. The actual amplifier reviewed by Crutchfield produced 90 watts RMS per channel at 4 ohms, and 361 total watts at 2 ohms. The amplifier is rated at 75 watts RMS per channel at 4 ohms and 300 total watts at 2 ohms.

Dimensions: 

  • Without Covers: Width=11.693", Height=2.431", Depth=10.883"
  • With Covers Installed: Width=11.71", Height=2.431, Depth=11.082"
 
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5 out of 5

Very nice indeed!

Written By rico, New Orleans, LA on Thursday, October 19, 2006
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This is a great amp, lots of power to run my single 10" Infinity sub. I ordered the amp, sub, and QLogic sealed box- all from Crutchfield and installed it into a Mazda Tribute, 2004. I have an existing "old-school" Punch 45 running 4 Infinity door speakers (6812cf)- wanted more bass. Ran the new amp (bridged) from sub-out on my sony deck (GT705dx). Spec sheet pegged the amp @ 113 watts. Anways- easy install, no issues whatsoever, with more power than I expected to push my sub. Sounds great!
Thanks Crutchfield- well done.
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5 out of 5

FLIPPIN SWEET!!!!

Written By lucas, Monticello,Ky on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
 
This amp has got to be the greatest thing that i have ever seen.It has a great amount of power with the included remote and if you pair it with the punch stage 1 12 inch and a 12 inch bandpass box it will make you think why havent i done this earlier.I got mine in today and i am more than impressed.THANKS CRUTCHFIELD for making this so easy..the great tech support also comes in handy. If i had'nt called them i would have blown my amp..!!!!
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5 out of 5

kicks!!

Written By omar, San Diego,Tx. on Friday, March 17, 2006
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This is one heck of an amp! Im pushing two rockford fosgate 10" subs(subs are 8 ohms ea.) in bridge mode,and does it pound.WOW!!! Although im not using the included punch bass boost remote,I am using an alpine eq.(ere-g180).
This amp has not gotten hot at all,for it being in bridge mode. stays cool to the touch.

THANKS Crutchfield for having such proffsional staff!!
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5 out of 5

Awesome AMP!!

Written By Dizzy, Howard Beach, NY on Saturday, November 05, 2005
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I have this amp under the seat of my Honda CR-V to drive my Polk db6500 component speakers. These were recommended by Crutchfield advisor. Excellent choice great power. And as always awesome customer service from Crutchfield.
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