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Rockford Fosgate RFPEQU

Universal Punch EQ with wired remote

Item #: 575RFPEQU

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Put some Punch in your system

Rockford Fosgate's RFPEQU universal Punch EQ restores the sparkle and impact to your music that road noise usually covers up. Developed over thirty years ago for their  popular Punch amplifiers, Rockford Fosgate now brings you this handy remote EQ system in a universal, stand-alone version that works with almost any aftermarket car amplifier.

It's a line output converter and a high-voltage line driver, too

This 2-channel treble/bass booster accepts either RCA or speaker-level inputs, so you can use it with your car's factory receiver. Whether taking a low- or high-level input, the RFPEQU creates a hefty output (up to 10 volts), guaranteeing a strong and clean signal for your amplifier to handle.

Product Highlights:

  • 2-channel universal remote Punch EQ
  • remote knob and 16.5-foot cable included
  • bass/treble boost: 0-18 dB at 45 Hz and 0-14 dB at 12,500 Hz
  • line output converter (LOC) — accepts speaker-level inputs
  • high-voltage line driver — up to 10 volts RMS output
  • gain control matches level to source
  • signal sensing turn-on with speaker-level inputs
  • module dimensions: 4-3/4"W x 1-1/8"H x 4-7/8"D (with wiring)
  • remote dimensions: 1-7/16"W x 1-1/4"H x 3-1/8"D (with wiring)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Rockford Fosgate RFPEQU Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

My review

Written by: Kinsley from Whitehouse, Tx on March 31, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is amazing. I need to buy another one.

Pros: It is a good product for what I need it for.

Cons: I need another one. One is not enough.

Rockford Fosgate line output converter

Written by: John from Houston, MN on January 20, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome product, with newer cars it's beginning to be a lot more difficult for personal audio improvements. Especially when it comes to replacing your deck. Simple solution by using this product you can simply use your stock radio and still bump bass with clarity.

Pros: Bass knob

Cons: Never a problem when using Rockford

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Rockford Punch EQ wired remote
  • Hideaway universal PEQ module
  • 16.5' remote cable with RJ-45 connectors on both ends
  • 12" Power harness
  • 12" Signal input harness
  • LED with attached 8" power/ground harness
  • Additional remote front panel
  • Mounting bracket
  • Two 1/2" Mounting screws
  • Flat washer
  • Nut
  • Installation instructions

Product Research


Overview: The Rockford Fosgate universal Punch EQ is a two band equalizer wired inline between your source and amplifier. The single rotary knob on the wired remote simultaneously adjusts the bass (0 to +18 dB at 45 Hz) and treble (0 to +14 dB at 12.5 kHz).

Auto Turn-on: When using a speaker level input, a signal sensing circuit in the hideaway module automatically turns the unit on when the source signal is present.

Line Driver: The Punch EQ's built-in high voltage (10 volts RMS) line driver improves dynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio, and noise rejection.

LEDs: A red LED on the hideaway module and a blue LED on the wired remote illuminate when the unit is on. An external LED is also included, useful when flush mounting the remote (without the surface mount housing).


  • Power: included 4-pin contains constant power (should be fused at 1-amp), ground, remote turn-on input (to turn the Punch EQ on), and remote turn-on output (to turn on an amp)
  • Signal Input: included harness has one pair of female stereo RCA jacks; when using a speaker level input the RCAs can be cut off
  • Signal Output: one pair of female stereo RCA jacks
  • Wired Remote: RJ-45 jack used with the included wired remote and cable
  • Level: rotary control to match the incoming source

Wired Remote Installation: The universal Punch EQ includes cables and mounting hardware for installing the wired remote with several options:

  • Surface Mounting: from the factory, the wired remote comes installed in its surface mount housing; a metal mounting bracket and two mounting screws are included and the housing can be suspended below, or mounted above a flat surface
  • Flush Mounting: the surface mount housing can be disassembled and just the remote mounted to a 9/32" hole in a dash or console panel; the unit's rotary knob extends approximately 1/2" from the dash and the mounting depth is approximately 2-5/8" (including the cable)


  • Hideaway Module:
    • Width: 4-3/4"
    • Height: 1-1/8"
    • Depth: 3-3/16" (4-7/8" including wiring)
  • Wired Remote:
    • Width: 1-7/16"
    • Height: 1-1/8" (1-1/4" including mounting bracket)
    • Depth: 1-5/8" (3-1/8" including knob and wiring)


  • Punch EQ Settings: 0-18 dB at 45 Hz and 0-14 dB at 12.5 kHz (both adjusted simultaneously using the rotary knob on the wired remote)
  • Maximum Output Level: 10 volts RMS
  • Input Range: 600mV to 10V RMS
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz +/-1 dB
  • THD+N: 0.005%
  • S/N Ratio:
    • 100 dB (CEA 2006)
    • 110 dB (at 10 volt output)
  • Channel Separation: >80 dB
  • Input Impedance: 20 kΩ
  • Output Impedance: 500 Ω

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Customer Q&A

3 questions already asked

You will need two, it has one input and one output. You could in theory split the output into two outputs but last time I tried that the sound quality seriously suffered! [ Kyle  Jan 18, 2016 ]
I would run more then one for maximum output. [ Kinsley  Jan 18, 2016 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Mar 03, 2015 ]  Staff
How does it convert the low RCA cable input into a high input? [ RBolling  Sep 17, 2014 ]
I love this little thing.... I tried it in my truck with a pioneer head old school fosgate 800a2 ...... Bass sounds tighter with a deeper feel, also I'm driving two kicker cvt 12's which would bottom out at times.... Now with the rfpeq it takes a lot more power before bottoming out. Also I tried it on my Audi q7 which I can't do a before and after comparison but sounds great and there was no cutting of wires to install, and no searching for a remote turn on,,, I connected it directly to the wheel well sub connector and I had my low level and remote for my amp [ aaron  Jun 15, 2014 ]