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Rockford Fosgate P165-SE

Punch Series 6-1/2" component speaker system

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Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-SE

Slots on the outer edge of the woofer basket make for an easier installation.

As solid as sound gets

Without a doubt, Rockford Fosgate's Punch Series P165-SE component speaker system is a powerful alternative to the speakers that came in your car. Using an injection-molded mineral-filled polypropylene cone, the 6-1/2" woofer delivers impressively accurate sound. Rockford Fosgate's signature VAST surround technique also expands the surface area of the cone, giving you better bass response than comparable speakers.

But no matter how heavy the bass gets, the separate 1" dome tweeter provides clear, extended highs for a rich full-range sound. Rockford Fosgate includes external crossovers to regulate your sound and make your lows, mids, and highs as undiluted as they can be.

Give your import some American muscle

Do you own a European car like a VW, Citroen, or Vauxhall? Rockford Fosgate designed these speakers with you in mind. Rather than only providing rigid screw holes that hopefully match up to your factory speaker opening, the Flex 2 Fit basket design uses slots on the outer edge of the woofer basket for an easier match.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, two tweeters, two crossover systems, and two woofer grilles
  • 6-1/2" mineral-filled polypropylene woofer
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • separate 1" PEI dome tweeter
  • Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST™) increases cone area
  • power range: 5-60 watts RMS (120 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 44-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Tweeters (6" speaker wire attached terminated with female quick-slide connectors)
  • 2 Front flush mount brackets
  • 2 Rear flush mount brackets
  • 2 Angled surface mounting housings
  • 2 Tweeter trim rings
  • 2 Crossovers
  • Two M4x25mm Machine screws
  • Two M4x10mm Machine screws
  • Two M4x15mm Stud bolts
  • Eight 1-1/4" Allen head screws
  • 3mm Allen head bit
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Two 39" Lengths of crossover input speaker wire (each with female quick slides on one end and tinned bare wire on the other)
  • Two 39" Lengths of woofer speaker wire (each with female quick slides on both ends)
  • Two 39" Lengths of tweeter speaker wire (each with male quick slides on one end and female quick slides on the other)
  • Installation/Operation Instructions (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

Verry HAPPY as with all my fosgate gear.



Rockford Fosgate P165-SE Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(13 Reviews)

Great speakers

James from 98387 on 12/30/2018

2018 Honda Civic

I put 2 sets of these in my bmw 325i and connected them to Rockford R300X4 Prime 4-Channel Amplifier and added 12 inch P3 subwoofer and fosgate mono class D 750 watt amp for sub. Kenwood 2 din dvd head unit. This is loud clear and shakes my neighboors windows You not only hear the music but you feel the music while sitting car.

Pros: Sound great

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate P165-SE

Aaron from Irving, TX on 11/27/2018

2010 Toyota Tacoma
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Speakers sound amazing in my 2010 Tacoma. Found out the hard way that the speakers had been changed once before and harnesses cut so installation was not as easy as it normally would have been. Tweeters do require some fine tuning as are a bit overpowering if left untamed, but with the right EQ settings they sound great.

Pros: Powerful sound, decent bass (what should be expected with no amp and from this size of driver)


Rockford Fosgate P165-SE

Trisia from O.C.CALIFORNIA on 10/27/2018

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Verry HAPPY as with all my fosgate gear.



Rockford Fosgate P165-SE

brian from Midlothian, VA on 9/21/2018

2010 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great! Best money spent on a set of speakers and easy to enstall with supplied wires.



Awesome highs!

Michael from Hiram, GA on 8/31/2018

2007 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Classic

I put these speakers in the rear doors of my 2007 GMC 2500HD to replace a coaxial set of JBL's (I don't remember the model). My original amplifier went out and I wanted to put components in the rear. I paired them with a Rockford Fosgate Prime R400-4D 75x4 and they sound AMAZING! I have a component set of JBL's in the front that I plan on replacing with these in the near future. The highs are extremely crisp and are not over powered by the mid's or by my set of 10" subs under the rear seat. The JBL's sounded great but I bought an amp with a lower RMS wattage and needed speakers to match. I'm very pleased with the set up so far and I can't wait to replace the components in the front to get the wattage matched up! I mainly listen to 80's style rock so the RF's were the way to go.

Pros: Great highs and great mid's make for an awesome sound!

Cons: None found yet and I've played them loud.

Rockford Fosgate P165-SE

Crutchfield customer from Mililani, HI on 3/24/2018

2007 Honda CRV LX
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I installed four Rockford Fosgate Punch speakers in my car, and the clarity is unbelievable! Highly recommend!



Rockford Fosgate P165-SE

Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 7/25/2017

2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
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Not happy with the sound quality.



Crutchfield response on 7/26/2017 This customer contacted us and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

Rockford Fosgate P165-SE

Crutchfield customer from Haviland, KS on 6/25/2017

2007 GMC Sierra
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Great product. Can't wait to install proper head unit and feed them better



Absolutly Incredible

Steve from Stowmarket on 12/27/2016

had a f-type jag 2016 for 2 weeks which had a meridian sound system and these speakers running off a Rockford amp. Kicks the blazes out of the meridian system,these sound incredibly good when amped up off a good amp.i cant get my head around how good they sound.and it all fitted straight in the original speaker mounts in the car which is a system I ever had and ive had some really good systems.

Pros: incredible sound quality when run off a good amp.

Cons: sound so good I want more

Rockford Rocks!

Karl from Farmington, MN on 7/23/2016

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
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The addition of these speakers not only added missing mid-bass it also brought my highs alive, maybe a little too alive. This set of speakers coupled with a Rockford 4 channel amp is just what the doctor ordered.

Pros: Great mid-bass and sound reproduction

Cons: tweeters are a little tinny but adjustable with an EQ

Great Sound

Kaci from Colorado Springs, CO on 5/2/2016

2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
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I bought these as a gift and they sound excellent. Full, clear sound. They were a good purchase and I recommend them.



Great sound

Richard from tampa, FL on 3/12/2016

1996 Chevrolet K Series
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I have them hooked to a five channel pioneer amp and they have great sound.

Pros: Very sleek

Cons: Not one

Big sound, small package

JoeBlog from Kansas on 12/19/2015

2006 Pontiac G6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What impresses me the most about these speakers is the way they sound so much bigger than they really are. I've installed the mains in the bottom of my front door (where the factory speakers were) and the tweeters are in the trim panel at the top by the mirrors. To hear them, you'd think there were two more in the area somewhere. The crossovers do exactly what they need to do, and the sound that's delivered is astounding. Of course, anything that replaces a factory speaker will sound 100 times better, but it's the way these speakers deliver that sound that makes the biggest difference. It's not just what I expected; it's well above that.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Treated PEI
Woofer Composition Mineral-Filled IMPP
Woofer Surround Santoprene Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 91
Frequency Response 44 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 5
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 9/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 1/2

Product Research


Injection-Molded Polypropylene Woofers: The woofer cones are mineral filled, injection-molded polypropylene. This molding process assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. It is also light weight and rigid for decreased distortion and improved bass response.

Klippel Verified: The Klippel distortion analyzer, a device that uses a laser and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion, lets Rockford Fosgate optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension to yield the best possible performance.

VAST Surround: The Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST) increases a speaker's effective radiating cone area without increasing the size of the basket.

FlexFit 2 Basket: The FlexFit 2 frame utilizes slots (where possible) instead of single screw sized holes; allowing slight adjustment of the speaker when mounted.

Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Rockford Fosgate, call this size speaker a 6-1/2". Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6-1/2" speaker, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size woofer as a 6-3/4". Please refer to the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit in your vehicle.

PEI Dome Tweeters: The 1" dome tweeters are made of Poly-Ether-Imide (PEI); PEI is a polymer film that produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging.

Mounting: The tweeters have multiple mounting configurations; choose flush or angled surface mount. The surface mount housing can be positioned at a 10° or 30° angle. Depending on the mount used, the installed dimensions are:

  Flush Surface 10° Surface 30°
Mounting Height 0.40" 1.064" 1.297"
Mounting Depth 0.912" Screw Depth Screw Depth
Frame Diameter 2.112" N/A N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.75" N/A N/A
Frame Width N/A 2.128" 2.128"
Frame Depth N/A 2.153" 2.149"

Crossovers: The crossover inputs and outputs are spade terminals; the included speaker wire has quick slides attached to easily connect to the crossover. The crossover slope is 12dB per octave.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 3-3/8" (4-3/8" including the wire)
  • Height: 1-3/8"
  • Depth: 2"

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Staff Reviews

Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

Four popular car speaker lines
by Robert Ferency-Viars

We listen to Alpine Type-S, Polk Audio DXi, Infinity Reference X, and Rockford Fosgate Punch car speakers in the Crutchfield Labs.

What are the Labs?
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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

New Front door speakers [ HARRISON  Dec 10, 2018 ]
This will work with my current Alpine system which only puts our 18watts per channel so it should drive these speaker OK. [ Stuart  Feb 04, 2018 ]
looked like a good fit for my sons car for Christmas. [ corey  Dec 11, 2017 ]
I love Rockford Fosgate [ Anthony  Nov 18, 2017 ]
I will always stand by this brand. Pound for pound, worth my money, and they sound great! [ Jonathan  Jun 02, 2017 ]
The fitting was great, used factory mounting and just made a plate to mount the woofer in original bracket. The tweeter just swapped out :-) And the sound blows those stock speaker away! Thanks [ JANET E  Apr 09, 2017 ]
Looked up reviews and thought these speakers would be a good fit cant wait to get them installed [ Amelia  Jul 17, 2016 ]
excellent price and reviews from a trusted brand! [ Juan  Jun 29, 2016 ]

5 questions already asked

I purchased and installed the 165 se components about a year ago. I cannot directly compare them to the si....however I can tell you that the tweeters were harsh and over powered the woofers. There is no adjustment on the crossover to help with this. After trying everything i could I just tossed them out and went with Infinity components which were roughly the same cost. The sound was well balanced and they sound amazing as compared to the Rockfords.... [ Robert  May 14, 2018 ]
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation. [ Kenny  Apr 05, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your speakers 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  Aug 16, 2016 ]  Staff
These are midrange speakers. They include a 6 3/4 inch woofer and a tweeter and a crossover [ Jacob  Apr 13, 2016 ]
No, this includes mid range and sounds great with enough power. You will need subs however. [ Keegan  Apr 13, 2016 ]
NO, the speakers have mid range included. [ Kenny  Apr 13, 2016 ]
With the tweeters,I don't find that I miss the mid range that much, but in retrospect I don't think it would be a bad idea to have some. [ Joseph  Apr 13, 2016 ]