Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere.
That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box,
verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs.
We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.
Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Punch EQ
wired remote is an equalizer for your amplifier's bass and treble that can be
mounted anywhere in your vehicle. This remote control will automatically
over-ride your amplifiers on-board EQ settings and deliver up to 3x the bass
and/or treble with the turn of its rotary knob.
Compatibility: The Rockford Punch EQ is
for use only with 2007-up Rockford Fosgate amplifiers (Power and Punch series) with the Remote Punch EQ port. .
On-Board Equalizer: The Punch EQ wired
remote features an onboard equalizer with up to +18dB at 45Hz and/or up to +12db
boost at 12kHz. The Punch EQ works along with the crossover switches on your
compatible Rockford amplifier. When the crossover is set to
low-pass, the Punch EQ acts as a variable bass boost; 0-18 dB at 45 Hz. When the
crossover is set to high-pass, the Punch EQ acts as variable treble boost, 0-12
dB at 12 kHz. When the crossover is set to all-pass, both the bass and treble
boost circuits are active.
Note: On the 4-channel amplifiers, the
Punch EQ controls only the rear channels.
LED: The Punch EQ features an built-in LED
that lights up when your Rockford amplifier is powered on. The unit
also comes supplied with an external LED that can be mounted in a separate
location up to 8" from the Punch EQ.
An RJ-45 jack is located on the rear of the Punch
EQ. The Punch EQ comes supplied with a 16.5' remote cable that is ran through
your vehicle and connected from the Punch EQ to the RJ-45 jack on your
compatible Rockford amplifier. Once you install the remote Punch EQ, the rear Punch EQ control on your Rockford amplifier is disabled, and
replaced completely by the remote.
Installation: The Punch EQ comes supplied
with cables and mounting hardware for installation. The wired remote can be
mounted in a variety of ways.
- Outside the Panel Install: In this
installation the Punch EQ is surface mounted with its housing intact by the
supplied metal mounting bracket and two mounting screws.
- Panel Install: In this installation
the Punch EQ's housing is disassembled and the module is flush mounted in
the dash. The remote module is installed from the backside of the panel. The
unit's rotary knob extends out approximately 0.5" from the dash.
- Panel Install-Separated LED Placement:
In this installation the Punch EQ's housing is disassembled as well as
the internal LED. The built-in LED is removed and replaced by the external
LED and can be mounted approximately to 6" away from the Punch EQ. Both the wired
remote module and wired external LED are installed from the backside of the
panel and flush mounted in the dash. The unit's rotary knob extends out
approximately 0.5" from the dash.