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Rockford Fosgate R2D2-12

Prime R2 Series 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

9 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Overview

Our take on the Rockford Fosgate R2D2-12

Rockford Fosgate's Prime R2 subs deliver strong bass in your car, and they are definitely built to last. The R2D2-12 sub features a 12" mica-injected polypropylene cone that works with a high-density poly-foam surround to punch out fat, deep notes. Rockford Fosgate stitches the tinsel leads that carry the signal to the voice coils directly into the cone — they'll hang tough through heavy use so you get consistent, reliable performance. The stamped solid-steel frame offers venting usually found in high-end subs that keeps this sub running cool.

Rockford Fosgate's Prime R2 subs deliver strong bass in your car, and they are definitely built to last. The R2D2-12 sub features a 12" mica-injected polypropylene cone that works with a high-density poly-foam surround to punch out fat, deep notes. Rockford Fosgate stitches the tinsel leads that carry the signal to the voice coils directly into the cone — they'll hang tough through heavy use so you get consistent, reliable performance. The stamped solid-steel frame offers venting usually found in high-end subs that keeps this sub running cool.

Dual 2-ohm voice coils allow you to wire this sub for 1- or 4-ohm impedance, giving you more flexibility in setting up your system. Rockford Fosgate optimizes this Prime sub for both sealed and ported enclosures so you can choose the type of bass you want in your ride.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 200 and 375 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

This 12 went into my wife's SUV "budget build". She gave me just enough room to upgrade some much needed features in her audio quality. This RF R2D2 was the right sub for the job. It requires very little power to get great bass and the Freq, ranges work well with all types of music that is played.

Tim H, Tampa, FL

What's in the Box:

  • 12" Dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Eight 1-1/8" Allen head screws
  • 4mm Allen head bit
  • Installation/Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German)

Product Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • mica-injected polypropylene woofer cone with poly-foam surround
  • stamped solid-steel frame
  • power range: 50-250 watts RMS (500 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 43-250
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-1/8"
  • sealed box volume: 1.02 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.79 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Rockford Fosgate R2D2-12 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

9 Reviews

Just Enough

Written by: Tim H from Tampa, FL on January 21, 2016

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This 12 went into my wife's SUV "budget build". She gave me just enough room to upgrade some much needed features in her audio quality. This RF R2D2 was the right sub for the job. It requires very little power to get great bass and the Freq, ranges work well with all types of music that is played.

Pros: deep bass, build quality, terminals.

Cons:

Love it

Written by: Louis from Hope mills, Nc on November 7, 2015

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Love it

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Written by: bob w. from Massachusetts on May 4, 2015

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awesome head banging sound quality

Pros: deep bass, value, easy to install

Cons: none that come to mind

Amazing subs for the price

Written by: TheGreatOne406 from milescity, montana on December 25, 2014

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These are awesome. I've never gotten rocksford fosgate before( mostly cause there too expensive)but these are amazing. I've known about the company and how well there subs are made. I've really wanted some and now I have them, and there awesome. Even for 250 watts. They still thump good. And the sound quality ias amazing.

Pros: Very easy too install. Good sound quality and loundness factor.

Cons: So far nothing, And I've had them for almost 3 months. Still work like new. I really doubt there will be any problems for a long while.

R2-D2 12's POUND!

Written by: Anonymous from San tan valley. arizona on September 11, 2014

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I just put two of these 12's in a dual chamber sealed bbox on a prime r750-1d and they shake my whole car but retain clarity which I love!

Pros: Price. Size. Rms load

Cons: Logo came off the surround. So I just stuck it to my dash lol

Just Plain Awesome

Written by: CCH from KY on July 28, 2014

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Just plain awesome, what more could I say? Have two R2D2-12's wired at a 2 ohm load being pushed by a Rockford Fosgate 500 X1D, inside a 2005 f-150 standard cab with a sealed box, I made with a final box volume at 1.06 per speaker and they thump. Could not ask for anything more. Sound Quality awesome, Price awesome, Crutchfield lifetime tech support pricless!!!!!

Pros: Sound Quality, Price

Cons: None

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Written by: Raymond L from Muskogee,Oklahoma on June 2, 2013

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Awesome speaker!!! Wish you could wire 2 of them to 2 ohms.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Wish you could wire a pair of them to run at 2 ohms.

thumps

Written by: tj from rifle,co on May 19, 2013

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it sounds really great and looks cool in my jeep

Pros:

Cons: none

Awesome!!!

Written by: deckett23 from marysville ca on November 16, 2011

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AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: i had two of these hooked up to a horrible amp and they still sounded great! best and loudest subs i have ever had. they have great lows mediums and highs. they are the perfect all around subs.

Cons: i loved everything!!!!!!

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What's in the box?

Download the Rockford Fosgate R2D2-12 manual

  • 12" Dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Eight 1-1/8" Allen head screws
  • 4mm Allen head bit
  • Installation/Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German)

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Prime R2D2-12 is a 12-inch subwoofer with dual 2Ω voice coils. The sub features a StampCast steel frame, quick-release compression terminals, and a mica injected polypropylene cone. An anodized aluminum voice coil former and spider venting help keep the subwoofer cool.

Steel Basket: The R2D2-12 subwoofer features a StampCast steel basket for added rigidity.

Compression Terminals: The Prime R2D2-12 features spring post terminals which accommodate speaker wire up to 12 gauge.

CEA-2031 Compliant: Power handling on the Rockford Fosgate Prime R2D2-12 subwoofer conforms to CEA-2031 industry standards. This means the subwoofer has the capacity to handle power under continuous demand, not instantaneous power handling, that over time, can damage voice coils.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box: Rockford recommends a sealed enclosure with an optimum internal volume of 1.02 cubic feet (from 0.75 to 1.25 cubic feet is acceptable). Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer, will handle a lot of power, and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music.

Ported Box: Rockford recommends a ported enclosure with an internal volume of 1.79 cubic feet using one 4" diameter x 9.3" long port; this yields a tuning frequency of 45 Hz. Ported (or vented) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from less power. However, this efficiency comes at the expense of very low frequency output (below 40Hz).

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Replacement sub for R1-12 sealed box, wire the duel voice coils in series to get 4 ohms. [ JOHN PATRICK  Apr 24, 2016 ]
I trust the brand ... Great sound!!!!!! [ Sam  Dec 11, 2015 ]

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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Oct 16, 2015 ]  Staff
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