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Rockford Fosgate PL1-212

Punch Stage 1 dual 12" ported enclosed subwoofer

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by Steven Johnson
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Enclosed Subwoofers 101

An enclosed subwoofer is a box with a subwoofer already installed. The advantage to buying an enclosed sub is that the manufacturer made the sub, then designed and built the box as a perfect match, so you'll get the best possible performance. Every enclosed sub has a maximum RMS power handling rating, so pair it with an amp with a similar RMS power rating to get the best performance.

Got enough juice? Get an amp for your new sub Looks great and rocks your world — meet your low-frequency soulmate, Rockford Fosgate's Punch Stage 1 PL1-212 subwoofer enclosure. This ported pounder comes out swinging, combining a tough-as-nails medium density fiberboard enclosure with a pair of 12" Punch Stage 1 woofers for powerhouse bass.

The two 8-ohm woofers handle up to 150 watts RMS each, with a molded polypropylene cone that really stands up to continuous abuse. The ported design helps to maximize output, and the sleek design really draws a crowd. Put this box in your trunk or hatchback, and let the low-frequency love flow.

Details:

  • two 12" Punch Stage 1 woofers with molded polypropylene cones
  • ported 5/8" MDF enclosure
  • dual binding post connectors (8-ohm impedance per terminal)
  • frequency response 20-200 Hz
  • power range 50-300 watts RMS
  • sensitivity 86 dB
  • 34"W x 15-1/2"H x 16-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year (woofers only)
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Features and Specs
General
Woofer Size (inches)
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12 x 2
Woofer Material
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Polypropylene
Enclosure Type
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Ported
Color
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Black
Pieces in System
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1
Width (inches)
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34-1/8
Height (inches)
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15-3/8
Depth (inches)
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16-1/4
Second Depth (inches)
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N/A
Connector Type
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Binding Posts
Frequency Response
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20-200 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS)
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50-300
Maximum Wattage
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600
Sensitivity
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86 dB
Impedance
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8 ohms
Parts Warranty
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1 Year/Woofers only
Labor Warranty
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1 Year/Woofers only
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What's in the box?

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  • Vented subwoofer enclosure loaded with two 12" Punch Stage 1 woofers
  • Rockford Sticker
  • Installation and Operation Instructions

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Features

Punch Stage 1 Woofer: The enclosure houses two 12" single voice coil, 8 ohm woofers. The speakers are a parabolic injection molded polypropylene cone-type woofer with a foam surround. The woofers feature a 2" voice coil, steel basket, 30 ounce magnet and a linear spider.

Solid MDF Construction: The enclosure is constructed of high quality 5/8" MDF (medium-density fiberboard), which resists flexing and has anti-resonant qualities.

Vented Enclosure: The vented enclosure is aided by precision construction through computer design. The enclosure consists of two front-firing 12" single voice coil woofers with dual tuned front ports. The box has an internal volume of 2.70 cubic feet.

Tuned Ports: The enclosure uses two proprietary high-flow, low-noise ports to help produce deep and loud bass efficiently. The ports are side by side on the front of the box and located in between the two mounted woofers.

Box Carpeting: The enclosure is finished with high-density carpeting for superior durability. The top, bottom, front and back of the box are covered in black carpet. The sides of the box have a black plastic end-cap with the Rockford Logo cut-out inside of it.

Speaker Terminals: The subwoofer enclosure uses two sets of 4 AWG binding posts to connect your amplifier to the speaker box. The binding posts are located on the left side of the box (as you face the front of the box).

Wiring Configurations: The two sets of speaker terminals allow you to wire the box in the following configurations:

  • 4-ohm Mono: You can wire the two terminals in parallel to a single amplifier channel to obtain a 4-ohm monaural load. Many amplifiers allow you to bridge two channels to a single 4-ohm load.
  • 8-ohm Stereo: You can wire each of the two terminals directly to two individual amplifier channels for an 8-ohm stereo load.
  • 16-ohm Mono: You can wire the two terminals in a series configuration to a single amplifier channel to obtain a 16-ohm monaural load.

Power Handling: Combined, the subwoofers can handle up to 300 watts RMS power and 600 watts peak power.

 
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3 out of 5

Hit Hard but Died Fast

Written By Dominic, Richmond ,VA on Saturday, March 01, 2008
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I had this box in my Yukon Denali along with the Rockford P550.2 amp....The bass was unbelievable while it lasted...With amp not even turned all the way up I fried this box in less than a week...If it could handle a lil more power this box would be perfect...
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5 out of 5

Great subs!

Written By Mark, Dexter, MO on Friday, February 15, 2008
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I've always been partial to Rockford Fosgate speakers, and these didn't disappoint! I couldn't believe the price on these subs for how good they sound! Next purchase will probably be Dynamat to keep the trunk lid from rattling so loud!
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate PL1-212

Written By Craig, SC on Sunday, February 03, 2008
 
I recently purchased these subs and they sound really good hooked up to a friends amp. I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a factory amp and was wondering if there is a way to hook these subs up to it?
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5 out of 5

WOW!!!

Written By Cameron, Hoover, Al on Monday, December 03, 2007
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I just got these sub about 4 hours ago thinking they might not be as good as 3 or $400 subs but i was wrong. I have them in a 2001 ford explorer sport running off the factory amp which a guy told me would not sound good. but they sound as good as a aftermarket system. Now I have friends that are selling their 10" and are going to buy these subs. They are worth every cent.
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5 out of 5

great bang for the buck

Written By mark, marion,sc on Thursday, October 25, 2007
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low budget price high end bass, im new to rockford fosgate subs i am really impressed,quick delivery
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By james, Braidwood, IL on Sunday, October 21, 2007
 
Best deal I ever got! Way loud enough for me with a kicker zx300 amp. Never thought it would be so loud for the money. Can handle long rough, hard hitting bass. Get now!!!
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5 out of 5

Worth The Money

Written By Victor, Euless TX on Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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I just got this subs for the price and because I wanted to add a little bass to the my system never thought it would sound the way it does GREAT BASS TRUELY WORTH THE MONEY
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5 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate PL1-212

Written By 40, The bayarea,Ca on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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I bought these speakers. And I was very impressed I got them hooked up to a cheap amp but they still slap hard! I need to get me a better amp but for the price you get you get your moneys worth.
6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Amazing

Written By soundman, Muskegon, MI on Thursday, April 26, 2007
 
Alright, I went to an ABC around here and just heard the 2007 PL1-212. The enclosure is only 300 RMS, but they ran a 1000 RMS amp on em and they SLAMMED, werent even broke in yet. They played Nelly on them and blew a fuse... But this thing is DEFINATELY worth the money.
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