Our take on the Rockford Punch P1000X2
Big power for your speakers or subwoofers
Rockford Fosgate's Punch P1000X2 amplifier sends 300 watts RMS to each of a pair of high-performance speakers or subs, filling your ride with plenty of loud, clean music. You can use the high-pass filter to keep the low bass out of your speakers so they perform more efficiently. You can also switch this versatile amp into mono mode to drive a sub with up to 1000 watts RMS, then use the built-in low-pass filter to send the correct bass frequencies to your sub. The Punch EQ2 features a bass and treble boost, in case you want to add a little boom and sizzle back into the mix.
Easy to set for optimum performance
P300X2 control panel shown as example
Once again, Rockford Fosgate steps away from the crowd with their C.L.E.A.N. technology (Calibrated Level Eliminates Audible Noise) — a setup system that ensures your music will sound as clean and powerful as possible. It works like this: play the setup tone on the included test CD, adjust the receiver volume until a red clip light on the amp goes out, then turn the amp gain up until a blue light comes on. It's that simple — your amplifier is now set to match your receiver's output. When your receiver reaches maximum clean volume, you'll get maximum clean power from your Punch amp. At quiet listening levels, you'll hear less background noise and more of your music.
Keeps an eye on things while playing
If that blue light turns solid red while you're playing music, the amp's telling you that your source is distorting and you should turn it down, or risk damage to your gear. The optional PLC2 remote level control also doubles as a clip indicator, so you can see from the front seat if your music's clipping. The amp's built-in computer keeps tabs on the output current, ensuring that plunging speaker impedances (they change during play) or even a short circuit won't hurt anything.
Maintaining coolness raises efficiency and lowers distortion
Rockford Fosgate's Dynamic Thermal Management system uses forced air to dissipate heat evenly across the amp and out through the high-mass heatsink, efficiently drawing heat away from vital internal parts. Their proprietary MEHSA cooling process maximizes the heat transfer from the MOSFET devices to the heatsink, allowing the heat to escape more readily, so the transistors stay cooler and work better.
P1000X2 connection panel and input clip light
- 2-channel car amplifier
- 300 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (500 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms)
- 1000 watts RMS x 1 bridged at 4 ohms (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
- CEA-2006 compliant
- variable high- and low-pass filter filter (50-250 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
- variable PEQ2 bass/treble boost (0-18 dB at 45 Hz and 0-14 dB at 12.5K Hz)
- C.L.E.A.N. gain setup system includes test tone CD
- test tones also available as MP3 download from Amazon On Demand, Rhapsody, Google Play, and Spotify, labeled "3sixty.3 setup disc" (Punch amps and the 3sixty.3 use the same test tone tracks for set-up)
- Class-AB amplifier design
- frequency response: 20-20K Hz
- Dynamic Thermal Management and MEHSA MOSFET cooling systems
- MOSFET power and output stages
- preamp inputs and outputs
- speaker-level inputs (speaker wire to RCA adapter required)
- signal-sensing turn-on with speaker-level inputs eliminate need for remote turn-on lead
- optional PLC2 wired remote
level control with clip light available
- 4-gauge power and ground leads and an 140-amp fuse recommended wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
- no onboard fuses when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 140-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and the amplifier is recommended
- 15-1/16"W x 2-7/16"H x 7-13/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee