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Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-10

Punch Stage 3 shallow-mount 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

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Overview

Our take on the Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-10

Rockford Fosgate's Punch Stage 3 subwoofers come from a long line of high-performance subs that deliver real deal bass. Now, shallow-mount Punch Stage 3 subs make it easier to get impressive low end in smaller or hard-to-fit vehicles.

Rockford Fosgate's bass pedigree

Rockford Fosgate's Punch Stage 3 subwoofers come from a long line of high-performance subs that deliver real deal bass. Now, shallow-mount Punch Stage 3 subs make it easier to get impressive low end in smaller or hard-to-fit vehicles.

Side view of P3SD2-10 shallow subwoofer

Advanced engineering

The P3SD2-10 shallow-mount 10" sub hangs with its bigger brethren, thanks to advanced materials and engineering. Rockford uses an anodized aluminum cone and dust cap that makes the woofer light and easier to drive, yet rigid enough to maintain its shape when you turn it up loud. The M-Roll Santoprene™ surround also provides excellent excursion for maximum output while being durable enough to last.

Powerful bass for a tight space

A low-profile frame houses the sub, with abundant venting to battle overheating and thermal breakdown. At 3-9/16 inches deep, this sub will fit into places where no bass has gone before — just build a custom enclosure or find a suitable box. The dual 2-ohm voice coils allow you to wire up multiple subs or to coax optimum performance from your amplifier.

Product Highlights:

  • 10" shallow-mount subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • anodized aluminum cone with M-Roll Santoprene™ surround
  • power range: 50-300 watts RMS (150 watts per voice coil)
  • peak power handling: 600 watts
  • frequency response: 40-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 83 dB
  • top-mount depth: 3-9/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.40-1.00 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.00 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • One shallow-mount 10" Dual 2-ohm voice coil woofer
  • 1 Aluminum trim ring
  • Eight 1-1/8" Allen head self-tapping screws
  • 4mm Allen head bit
  • Installation and Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German)

his shallow mount sub i got 2 last year for Christmas, Im running a 500 watt rms Rockford Amp, These are mounted in a under seat box in a 2007 F150. These subs are great for Shallow subs, however it isn't the best on the low frequencies however the Highs are absolutely amazing

Kason, Moultrie, GA

Reviews

Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-10 Reviews

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(17 Reviews)

Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-10

Crutchfield customer from Fountain Valley, CA on 10/10/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I needed a shallow sub for an extremely tight enclosure and these Rockford Fosgates came to the rescue. Perfect subwoofer for compact boxes.

Pros: Very compact, Lots of bass, sounds great

Cons: None that I've found yet

Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-10

Crutchfield customer from King George, VA on 5/31/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These were installed on OBS Ford crew cab truck project in an enclosed sub box and they work great. They hit hard when you want them to. More than ample for a pickup. Not to mention the tech staff were spot on when I had questions about the box size and wiring two subs together. Space was a concern. Perfect fit. Very pleased with my purchase

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Guest from Colton, CA on 5/8/2018

Purchased this sub about 2.5 years ago, installed ithe in a custom box behind the back seat of my 2007 Tacoma double cab. This sub hits great, crisp clean sound all through the range. Only running a 300w RF amp to it. 2 years later it's still hitting nice and strong. (I listen to everything: rap, rock, country, blues).

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Good Shallow Mount

Kason from Moultrie, GA on 4/2/2018

his shallow mount sub i got 2 last year for Christmas, Im running a 500 watt rms Rockford Amp, These are mounted in a under seat box in a 2007 F150. These subs are great for Shallow subs, however it isn't the best on the low frequencies however the Highs are absolutely amazing

Pros: Bad lows

Cons: Amazing Highs

P3 shallow

Aaron from Louisville, KY on 3/1/2018

Top of the line shallow mount 10in

Pros: Breaking it in

Cons: Beats hard with my kicker kxa 800.5

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David from Weatherford, TX on 1/15/2018

2017 Chevrolet Colorado
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Great Shallow Sub for the money. Doesn't require much volume ~.5 cubic ft.

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Brian from Jasper, AL on 1/5/2018

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They sound great every one at the company easy to deal with

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Crutchfield customer from Wenatchee, WA on 12/2/2017

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Very well built and easy to install. Good base for a shallow speaker and wonderful dynamic depth.

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Crutchfield customer from Guam on 6/24/2017

2016 Toyota Tacoma
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Perfect sub for the limited space I had to work with

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Guest from West Monroe, LA on 5/17/2017

Great sound from a shallow sub. Installed it behind my back seat in my truck and I'm very impressed with the sound this think delivers.

Pros: Shallow and can be mounted in confined spaces, yet sounds like a much bigger sub.

Cons: Non yet.

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Stephen from Bronx, NY on 4/17/2017

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Amazing punch

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Dave from Corona, CA on 4/13/2017

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This shallow mount sub produces excellent bass with all music types. I installed it in a small space under the back seat of my 2004 Ram and I'm very pleased with the performance. The sound is clean, tight, deep, and never disappoints. Crutchfield tech support was very helpful in guiding me through a bridged configuration from my Fosgate 300S amp. Install was simple and fast. Great price and Incredible performance for this sub!

Pros: Incredible sound, easy install, and everything you'd expect from Rockford Fosgate.

Cons: None

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joshua a from Conway, AR on 4/9/2017

2015 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Clean sounding sub nothing bad to say.

Pros: Surprisingly clean sound from a shallow mount sub.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 2/21/2017

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Good sound , very powerful and compact

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Crutchfield customer from Olathe KS on 6/28/2016

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Love it

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Guest from Alaska on 3/19/2015

So I put two of these in my 2015 Crew Cab 2500HD. Those with trucks will understand how limited we can be on space so these were the right subs for the price. Even thought their a shallow mount they do more than what I needed, but that is really up to who is listening to the music. I have these getting pushed by a Kicker 600.1 @ 2 ohms in a sealed enclosure. It gave me exactly what I was looking for which was tight clean bass. Sure they can be Loud, but that wasn't my goal. Now I can listen to the music I want to hear the way it was intended to be heard.

Pros: Shallow subs are finally coming around for those with limited space. There's Shallows out there that can take more wattage, but at this price and brand you can't beat it.

Cons: Non so far, but I'm still breaking them in.

Awesome Sub!

GolfEngr1 from Fort Worth,TX on 6/17/2013

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I have this installed in a box I built and it is excellent. For one 10" it adds a level of dynamic to music that really makes it stand out. I have very wide range of listening from today's hits, hard rock, 80's, and even a little country. I have this powered by an Alpine 5 channel and the sub output is more than enough to satisfy everything. The sub can hit the lows and is very tight! I am impressed with this product. **Make sure your box is built to the correct internal volume. I forgot to calculate the displacement of the sub itself on my first box and it was good but I noticed missing some extreme lows and higher bass lines. Also noticed more distortion. The 2nd box made a huge impact and was able to adjsut the gain up and I have not come close to distorting this sub. I used an internal volume of .57.

Pros: Great sounding sub. Big sound in a shallow enclosure.

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Shallow Mount Design: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P3SD2-10 Shallow Subwoofer is designed and engineered with a more shallow motor assembly which reduces the overall depth of the woofer, allowing it to fit in smaller locations in your vehicle. The P3SD2-10 used an anodized aluminum cone and Santoprene surround. An anodized aluminum voice coil former and spider venting help keep the subwoofer cool.

Dual Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 2-ohm voice coils for wiring flexibility. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 1-ohm load. When the voice coils are wired in series, the woofer presents a 4-ohm load.

CEA-2031 Compliant: Power handling on the P3SD2-10 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.

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

Anodized Aluminum Voice Coil Former: Aluminum voice coil formers offer superior heat dissipation over other commonly used materials. The hard-anodized finish increases the former strength. These two factors combine to improve the overall power handling characteristics of the subwoofer.

Spring Post Assemblies: The woofer features custom insulated/isolated compression input terminals with attached flexible, 16-gauge stitched tinsel lead wires that can withstand extreme duty cycles, fatigue and high current. The heavy-duty spring posts will accept pin connectors, single banana plugs, and bare wire up to 10-gauge.

Trim Ring: For added cosmetic appeal the woofer comes with an aluminum trim ring that mounts over the flange of the woofer. When using the trim ring, the woofer is first mounted with four screws, then the ring is mounted over the woofer, aligning the final four holes of the woofer with ring. The other four screws are used in these holes to mount the ring and woofer to the enclosure. The trim ring increases the top-mounting height of the woofer to 1.0 inch and the ring diameter is 11.3 inches.

Break-In Period: Due to the design of the Rockford Fosgate P3 Shallow subwoofer, a 24 to 48 hour break-in period is required to allow for maximum excursion and low frequency extension. The shallow woofer suspension is intentionally designed to optimize once the internal components are exercised under normal music listening conditions.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box size range recommended by Rockford Fosgate is 0.40 to 1.0 cubic feet. Within this range, the ideal recommended size is 0.5 cubic feet, resulting in a 3dB down point of 46.9 Hz and a Qtc of 0.90.

Vented Box Volume: The vented box size recommended by Rockford Fosgate is 1.0 cubic feet. One 4" diameter x 12" long port should be used, resulting in a tuning frequency of 47.5 Hz and a 3dB down point of 36 Hz.

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Why did you buy this?

More Air Space.... Building a Custom Box for the Left Rear Sub [ Keith St  Jan 13, 2019 ]
Best Shallow Sub for the Money. [ David  Dec 30, 2017 ]
Rockford is the only way to go [ Tim  Nov 25, 2017 ]
Second purchase really - I wired my system up wrong in my first adventure (Due to advice from a friend instead of Crutchfield). Sub blew because my amp was too powerful for the single sub - when I realized I could wire this in a series to increase it to 4 ohms and keep my same setup, it made it an easy thought. Sub hits hard, fits instead the R&F box that it came in originally and does everything I need. [ James  Sep 18, 2017 ]
More reviews about positive performance with 2-300 watts behind it... other shallow mounts had multiple disappointed reviews stating that the speakers wimped out at higher volume. [ William  Feb 05, 2017 ]
Price & quality [ Maurice  Jun 16, 2016 ]
Shallow mount like I needed with out compromised sound [ Brandon  May 15, 2016 ]
Main reason was the ported box volume matches what I need [ Jay  Mar 07, 2016 ]

4 questions already asked

I have the same sub and it works wonders for me. I did make a custom box to maximize the space in my car, and to get optimum bass.. I would recommend changing your box to a ported box first if its not. If it is ported pick up the Cubic feet to 1.0 Cft. Be sure to also include the Magnet displacement space when making the box if you havent.. some times people forget to factor it in when building boxes . Your Amp should be mote then enough to handle that sub so i dont think its the amp at all.. Also the sub could just be facotry defected.. it happens and nothing is ever perfect so it could be that simple.. Hope it helps [ Timothy J Deleo  Feb 21, 2019 ]
I've only installed this once in a build for my son's Jetta. That car had a really small cabin and I paired the sub with a custom enclosure and dedicated 300W amp. In that build, it sounds really good. You might try gain adjustments to tube your sound. However be cautious. If you do this by ear instead of with measuring gear, I recommend making VERY small adjustments with a lot of listening in between new changes. Good luck! [ Mark  Feb 21, 2019 ]
Nathan, Your amp is plenty but the reason they are not hitting hard is because they are wired in 4 ohm. Your amp will handle a 2 ohm load and that's what these speakers want but you also have to make sure they are wired right. I wired mine according to Crutchfield's diagram for 2 ohm dvc subs on a 2 ohm amp load. I have an alpine 500 x 1 @ 2 ohms and they pound hard. I would provide the link to the diagram but I'm not able to. Just google "how to wire dvc subs" and the crutchfield diagram will come up. Hope this helps! [ Brandon  Feb 21, 2019 ]
You need a portted box an you need to wire it to 2 ohm an make shore your amp is 2 ohm stabble [ Jason  Feb 21, 2019 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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. [ Krissy  Feb 21, 2019 ]  Staff
I fit 2 behind the backseat of my 2006 Silverado crew cab. These shallow mount subs are great for tight spaces. Just find a box that fits the sub, and do some measuring to see if it'll fit wherever you're trying to put it in your Pilot. [ Jordan  Feb 02, 2019 ]
It can fit in any car that has a large enough cavity with a custom built enclosure. Use the website. Select My car... hit go. If it says it fits... it fits in the existing locations with no or minor modifications.... I have a 2006 GTO. I removed the rear interior panels. Built custom enclosures for these speakers in those holes in the interior body of the car and behind the panels. So far, so good. 400w amp driving two of these. My lows are fantastic. But they're only a part of the big picture. [ William  Feb 02, 2019 ]
Yes! I have a 2014 silverado crew cab and I had two of these mounted below the back seat without any obstruction. [ Rob  Feb 02, 2019 ]
He answer is NO. you don't HAVE to install the trim ring, however, I would because it locks/fits in a particular arrangement that actually allows the subwoofer to be more evenly sealed onto the sirface..I'm not sure if you would notice a difference in the sound or not but I personally like that appearance and functionality of the trim ring. Hope this helps! [ Rob  Apr 04, 2016 ]
I use a JL 500/1 amp and it works great! [ DERIK  Jul 15, 2014 ]
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. [ Greg  Jul 15, 2014 ]  Staff
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