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Rockford Fosgate P3D2-12

Punch P3 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

Item # 5751P3D212

The aluminum cone acts as a giant heat sink, directing heat away from the copper-clad aluminum voice coils.

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About the Rockford Fosgate P3D2-12

Standout performance

The aluminum cone acts as a giant heat sink, directing heat away from the copper-clad aluminum voice coils. Special venting keeps the voice coils cool, so you get incredibly consistent bass performance over time. This P3 sub features an extended pole piece and bumped backplate that leaves more room for heavy excursion, so it'll hit deeper lows without "bottoming out."

Standout performance

Rockford Fosgate showcases their fanatical commitment to sonic excellence in the Punch Series of speakers, amps, and subs. If you like to listen to potent, powerful music — and feel it too — Punch components will give you impressive sound that'll stand out in a crowd.

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Designed for deeper, louder bass

Rockford Fosgate designed the P3D2-12 12" subwoofer to stay strong even when the bass gets hot. This Punch P3 sub features a rigid anodized aluminum cone that holds its shape through heavy play, while staying light and responsive. Rockford Fosgate uses a new technique to attach the oversized rubber surround to the cone that increases available cone area up to 25%, so this sub can push more air for even bigger bass.

Heat-sink cone

The aluminum cone acts as a giant heat sink, directing heat away from the copper-clad aluminum voice coils. Special venting keeps the voice coils cool, so you get incredibly consistent bass performance over time. This P3 sub features an extended pole piece and bumped backplate that leaves more room for heavy excursion, so it'll hit deeper lows without "bottoming out."

The dual 2-ohm voice coils allow you to wire the sub for 1-ohm impedance to get maximum power output, or for 4-ohm impedance if you're using multiple subs. The P3D2-12 sub works equally well in a sealed or ported enclosure, so you can choose the kind of bass you want for your system.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 450 and 900 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Product highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • anodized aluminum cone with Santoprene surround
  • hybrid StampCast basket provides strength while minimizing weight and resonance
  • Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST™) increases cone area
  • power range: 300-600 watts RMS (1200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 27-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-11/16"
  • sealed box volume: .75-1.25 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.79 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # P3D2-12
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What's in the box:

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

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Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P3D2-12 is a 12-inch subwoofer with dual 2Ω voice coils. The sub features a hybrid StampCast basket, quick-release compression terminals, anodized aluminum cone, and Santoprene surround. An anodized aluminum voice coil former and spider venting help keep the subwoofer cool.

Dual 2Ω Voice Coils: The dual 2Ω voice coils offer wiring flexibility; when wired in parallel the woofer presents a 1Ω load, when wired in series the woofer presents a 4Ω load.

Compression Terminals: The P3D2-12 features spring post terminals which accommodate speaker wire up to 10 gauge.

CEA-2031 Compliant: Power handling on the P3D2-12 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.

FlexFit Basket: The Flex Fit frame utilizes slots (where possible) instead of single screw sized holes; allowing slight adjustment of the speaker when mounted.

Trim Ring: To improve the cosmetic look, a decorative trim ring is included that mounts over the flange of the woofer. When using the cast aluminum trim ring the woofer is first mounted with four screws, then the ring is placed on top of the woofer, aligning the final four holes of the woofer with ring. The other four screws are used for these holes to mount the ring and woofer to the enclosure. Without the trim ring the mounting height of the woofer is just under 7/8 of an inch, with the trim ring it's approximately 1-1/16 inches. The diameter of the trim ring is 13-5/16 inches.

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 10" long port; this yields a tuning frequency of 40 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 33 Hz).

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Customer Q&A

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Good sub for a good price [ Justin  May 19, 2018 ]
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Good reviews, good price [ James  Mar 30, 2018 ]
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Best sound [ Lynn  Nov 29, 2017 ]
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Rockford Fosgate is top of the line best sound and bass [ Dustin Lee  Oct 16, 2017 ]
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Good reviews. Dual voice coil that lets me get 1 ohm from a single sub. Specs for sealed box match very closely with a reasonably priced one sold by Crutchfield. Nice matching custom grille available. [ Sean  Sep 01, 2017 ]
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I read a lot of the reviews, it helped me narrow my search down. On a side note Rockford Fosgate has always put out great quality equipment and I figured it was time to purchase them and really try them out first hand. [ AUSTIN J  Aug 20, 2017 ]
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Brand and price [ STEPHEN R.  Aug 05, 2017 ]
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Very affordable subwoofer with good quality put into it. [ Shawn  Jun 14, 2017 ]
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Rockford fosgate has always had a special place in my heart when it comes to audio quality. You can crank the radio up to max volume and will never experience distortion in your sound. [ Peter  Apr 15, 2017 ]
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With Sparky's assistance and vast technical knowledge on equipment this was the best fit for the equipment i already has in place. [ ANTONIO  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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Planned on getting them to replace my old subs. [ Estes  Apr 05, 2017 ]
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they came highly recommended by the tech expert [ Anthony  Dec 18, 2016 ]
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Needed a change [ joseph  Jun 24, 2016 ]
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Cuz they ROCK!!!!!! [ Leroy  Mar 19, 2016 ]
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5 questions already asked

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Can you take the P3 and put it in a P1 Rockford box?
[ B  Jun 12, 2018 ]
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Depending on the size of the air space if the air space is 1.65 or larger
[ raneil  Jun 14, 2018 ]
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Do you think this sub would be good to run 800 watts constantly? I'm thinking of buying this sub and pairing it with the Pioneer GM-D8601 which will push out 800 watts rms at 1 ohm. Do you think this sub would survive or would it just be better for me to get the Lightning Audio L-1500D and only send 500 watts at 1 ohm?
[ Dalton  May 25, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best sub for your amp 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 models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  May 27, 2016 ]  Staff
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What amp would you recommend?
[ Jayden  May 16, 2016 ]
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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.
[ Kenny  May 16, 2016 ]  Staff
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Whats rms on them?
[ Cableguy15  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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600
[ Chris  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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600 rms
[ DANIEL  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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That's a good question I think the 300, to 600 is depending what ohm load you run them at I have mine hooked up to a soundstream 2000 it's plenty..and headroom to spare. On that particular amp at 2ohm load I'm getting 1300 rms..
[ TOBEY PATRICK  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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600 rms watts
[ Alexis  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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RMS is basically what the sub woofer will push on a regular basis. The peak wattage is what you can push the sub woofer to before you damage it
[ JOSH  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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Hi would you recommend a ported or sealed enclosure for the subs... what would be best for spl?
[ Justin  Aug 30, 2014 ]
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It all depends on where and how you install it. I put the one I bought in the MTX Thunderform and it Pounds out real nice Bass and it is not vented.
[ WAYNE E  Sep 08, 2014 ]
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Ported will give you the most SPL. 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 33 Hz).
[ Jeff  Sep 03, 2014 ]  Staff
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