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Rockford Fosgate P500-12P

Punch Series 12" subwoofer enclosure with 500-watt amp

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Are you looking to add some bass to your ride without all the headaches of matching up a sub with a compatible amp...

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About the Rockford Fosgate P500-12P

Rockford Fosgate power for your vehicle

Are you looking to add some bass to your ride without all the headaches of matching up a sub with a compatible amp and enclosure? Rockford Fosgate designed their Punch Series P500-12P powered subwoofer to give you a perfect match of enclosure, sub, and amp, so you can avoid all the complex mathematics. At only 11" deep, this slim enclosure is made to tuck neatly into passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs, enhancing your music with deep, rich bass. You'll love the powerful impact this enclosure adds to your favorite tracks, and you'll rest easy knowing that you're getting tried-and-true Rockford Fosgate performance.

Rockford Fosgate power for your vehicle

Are you looking to add some bass to your ride without all the headaches of matching up a sub with a compatible amp and enclosure? Rockford Fosgate designed their Punch Series P500-12P powered subwoofer to give you a perfect match of enclosure, sub, and amp, so you can avoid all the complex mathematics. At only 11" deep, this slim enclosure is made to tuck neatly into passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs, enhancing your music with deep, rich bass. You'll love the powerful impact this enclosure adds to your favorite tracks, and you'll rest easy knowing that you're getting tried-and-true Rockford Fosgate performance.

Rugged and powerful

The P500-12P comes equipped with a 12" woofer that's a perfect match for the built-in 500-watt amplifier. The ported enclosure adds extra punch, and the rugged industrial vinyl coating protects it wherever you choose to install it. You can use the low-pass crossover, bass boost, and phase switch to adjust the sub to work best in your vehicle. High- and low-level inputs allow you to connect it to any system, while the included remote knob lets you adjust bass intensity from the driver's seat. Best of all, you can pop out the "quick disconnect" power and signal connectors to remove the enclosure for some extra room when you need it.

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Product highlights:

  • hatchback-style powered ported enclosure with 12" sub
  • Class D amplifier (500 watts RMS)
  • 5/8" MDF enclosure with heat-activated vinyl finish
  • remote bass-level control included
  • quick disconnect connectors for easy removal
  • intelligent auto turn on/off function
  • separate low-level and speaker-level inputs
  • variable low-pass crossover (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • variable phase control (0° to 180°)
  • variable bass boost
  • frequency response: 20-200 Hz
  • requires 8-gauge wiring kit (sold separately)
  • fuses: 2 x 15A ATO
  • dimensions: 26"W x 15"H x 11-1/2"D1 x 7-3/4"D2
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # P500-12P

What's in the box:

  • Powered subwoofer enclosure
  • PLC Wired remote control
  • Wired remote mounting plate
  • Two 10mm screws
  • 196" Wired remote cable (3.5mm stereo plugs on both ends)
  • 12" RCA to 4-pin Molex harness
  • Power/ground terminal block
  • Four 15A ATC fuses (2 pre-installed)
  • 3mm Allen key
  • 25.5" Strip of hook-and-loop fastener
  • Owner's manual

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Rockford Fosgate P500-12P sounds great

Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 7/1/2019

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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Awesome speaker. Has a nice little kick to it, even attached to a factory stereo system without a subwoofer connection.

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Worth ever dollar

Dale from Odessa TX on 6/16/2019

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Excellent product. Nice bass you can feel. Super east install

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Great Thumping Bass!

Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 5/22/2019

2014 Honda Ridgeline

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This subwoofer was such a great choice because you can feel the bass in your soul! It was relatively easy to set up with help from Soundwaves in Santa Clara!

Pros: Easy and straightforward install - 1-2 hours with a professional installer or 1-2 weeks if its DIY!!!

Cons: It doesn't fit under the seat of my Honda Rigdeline, which was a little confusing. So right now it's a backseat passenger!

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Straight forward install and great sound

Crutchfield customer from Tulsa, OK on 5/11/2019

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I have really been enjoying this powered subwoofer. This is actually the first sub I've ever owned and having some bass in my vehicle has been really fun. Plenty of power for me and the sound quality is very nice to my untrained ear. Would definitely recommend to a friend and might even get one for my wife's vehicle!

Pros: Great sound and easy install

Cons: Can't really think of any

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Crutchfield customer from Sulphur, LA on 5/9/2019

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best decision buying this sub, it has amazing bass, deep sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Troy, MI on 5/7/2019

2014 Dodge Challenger

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Dodge Challenger. Perfect

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Neil from Minot, ND on 4/9/2019

2007 Ford F-150

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I put this box in a 07 F-150 cab and a half! The bass is extremely impressive for a single ported sub, This plus a Pioneer AVH-210EX and focal speaker front and rear, wow what an enormous difference over stock lol,, I like the fact the sub has its own power source! It really performs well with new type rock! From Korn two Five finger, really brings the music alive! I'm very pleased with this purchase!

Pros: Great base in a compact box, relatively affordable

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Neenah, WI on 4/5/2019

2018 Nissan Rogue

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I put this in a 2018 nissan rogue and it is the perfect subwoofer for a suv type vehicle. It has a lot of power and isnt too big of a box. Only bad thing about it is it will slide around if you dont use velcro or something underneath it, it is very good material and wont get damaged easily

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Crutchfield customer from O Fallon, IL on 3/16/2019

2019 Jeep Wrangler

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bought this for my kids jeep JL. Only taken it up halfway and is more than we ever thought it would be! Dang

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More details on the Rockford Fosgate P500-12P

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Type Ported
Finish Material Vinyl
Grille Metal-mesh
Connector Type Removable terminal block
Bi-amp Inputs No
Woofer Size (inches) 12
Woofer Material N/A
Passive Radiator ---
Width 26"
Height 15"
Depth 11-1/2"
Second Depth 7-3/4"
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Frequency Response 20Hz-200Hz
Amplifier Power (RMS) 500 watts
Maximum Wattage ---
Sensitivity ---
Impedance ---
Second Voice Coil Impedance ---
Crossover Point 50Hz-200Hz

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Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P500-12P is an all-in-one bass solution featuring a 12" woofer in an enclosure made from 5/8" MDF and a built-in 500 watt RMS amplifier. It's slim form is designed to easily fit behind seats in pickup trucks, while taking up as little usable space as possible.

Integrated Amplifier: Rockford's proprietary 12" woofer is powered by a built-in Class-D amplifier rated at 500 watts RMS. The closed-loop designed ensures optimum performance of the woofer, amplifier, and enclosure system.

Quick Disconnect Power/Ground: The power, ground, and remote turn-on wires attach to a quick disconnect terminal block, so the subwoofer can be easily removed when you need more storage space. Each terminal is a set screw, with the power and ground accepting up to 4 gauge wire (minimum 8 gauge recommended) and the remote turn-on will accept up to 8 gauge wire.

Audio Inputs: The amplifier section will accept either a line level (RCA) or speaker level signal. The included 12" input harness has a Molex plug on one end and female stereo RCA jacks on the other. When using a speaker level input, the RCA jacks get cut off and spliced into the factory wires.

Input Switch: The Input Switch is set based on the incoming signal type:

  • Low-Level: Used when connecting and RCA level signal into the amp. Range is from 150mV to 6V.
  • High-Level: Used when connecting the subwoofer using a speaker-level input signal. Range is from 300mV to 12V.

Auto Turn-On: The Auto Turn-On switch offers three options:

  • REM: the amp turns on when +12 volts DC is applied to the remote terminal
  • DC Offset: the amp turns on when a 6 volt surge is detected on the signal inputs (from a speaker level source)
  • Audio: the amp turns on when an incoming audio signal is detected (can be used with line level or speaker level inputs)

Gain Control: The rotary gain control allows you to match the output level of your headunit to the input level of the powered subwoofer.

Crossover: The 12 db/oct low-pass crossover is always engaged; the crossover point is adjustable from 50 to 200 Hz.

Bass Boost: Use the rotary dial to adjust the bass boost; continuously variable from 0 to +12 dB, centered at 45 Hz.

Phase: A switch allows you to reverse the phase of the subwoofer (0°, 180°).

Protection Circuit: The P500-12P is equipped with thermal overload, over voltage, and short circuit protection. The amplifier will shut down if any of these situations is encountered.

Punch Level Control: A wired Punch Level Control is included so you can adjust the output level from the driver's seat. The remote has a bracket to mount it under the dash. The included 16-1/2' cable, with a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug on each end, connects the remote to the subwoofer. Note: The Punch Level Control measures approximately 2-3/8" wide x 1" high x 2" deep (3-1/2" deep including the knob and cable).

Dimensions: The dimensions listed in Features and Specs include the subwoofer's grille, and the power and signal wiring harnesses, which add approximately 0.75" and 1.0" respectively. The depth of just the enclosure is 10.75" at the base and 7.0" inches at the top. The width without wiring is 25.0".

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Purchased based on reviews and previous experience with the manufacturer [ Corey  Jul 30, 2019 ]
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for the easy set up [ HUMBERTO  Apr 16, 2019 ]

3 questions already asked

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Is there a noticeable difference between the 500 and the 300 watt models?
[ Jake  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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Night and day! Keep in mind that this is in a Ford e350 van....the 300w got lost at highway speeds while the 500w has plenty of power and headroom at all speeds. I was very pleased with the upgrade. If you are in a small car the 300 would likely be great, but the 500 will allow headroom if you want it to hit hard.
[ FRANCHESCA  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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Yes... stick with the 300 sealed unit.. it is way better than the ported version. I have owned both, the sealed version played more notes, the ported version only hit a couple notes well and the rest was awful. Also I blew the ported version in less than 2 weeks. The sealed was much better all around and even louder on many notes. The ported version was decent, but if I had to choose between the two, I would without a doubt go with the sealed version. The power increase that the potted version offers, does not come across as being louder.
[ Caleb  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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Yes the 500 really hits hard. Rockford fosgate rocks
[ Michael  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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One is ported, and one is not. I have both, and the differences are those you'd expect between ported and non-ported.
[ Kenneth  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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Yes, the 500 watt model does a lot better with low end bass than the 300 watt did plus the 500 watt box is ported and the 300 watt is a sealed box. I currently have the 500 watt model and I think it is perfect. It sounds great and it really easy to disconnect if you need more space in trunk or back of truck.
[ MATTHEW  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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Yes / it depends on the car size. I got the 500 watt for my Ridgeline and it is too big although the sound is earth shaking. Pro outweighs the con and get a professional to install it and save you hours of work.
[ Pablo I.  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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Yes because the amp size and the p500 being a ported box and the p300 being a sealed box.
[ Sheldon  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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When listening to the subwoofer at moderate volumes there is not too significant of a difference; however, when listening at higher volumes the 500 watt will blow the 300 watt away.
[ Gabriel  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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How hard does the bass hit? Very little reviews online for this set up.
[ Daniel  Apr 02, 2019 ]
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For a single ported 12 the bass output is extremely impressive! As good if not better than a twin Rockford 12 setup I had in a sealed box back in 98, I'm very pleased with its performance!
[ Neil  Apr 09, 2019 ]
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Single or dual voice coil?
[ Anthony  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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Its a proprietary sub is all the info I got from Rockford. I sent this one back and got the p3 12 enclosure and a separate amp. Wasn't pleased with the performance of this one. The new setup pounds hard.
[ Michael  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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It has a built in amplifier and is all wired up. Shouldn't matter.
[ Nicholas  Mar 30, 2019 ]

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