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Rockford Fosgate P2D2-12

Punch P2 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

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Our take on the Rockford Fosgate P2D2-12

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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Bulletproof bass

Engineers at Rockford Fosgate designed the P2D2-12 12" subwoofer to dish out the kind of powerful low end you crave in your ride. Its responsive paper cone is reinforced with the same Kevlar® fibers used in bulletproof vests so you get the best of both worlds — warm bass that's exceptionally hard-hitting. 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.

Made for heavy excursion

This P2 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." Special venting keeps the copper-clad aluminum voice coils cool through heavy use for consistent bass performance over time.

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 P2D2-12 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 300 and 600 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

If your looking for a sub that will not disappoint, stop looking because you found it.

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What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • Kevlar® reinforced paper cone
  • Santoprene surround
  • hybrid StampCast basket provides strength while minimizing weight and resonance
  • power range: 150-400 watts RMS (800 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 26-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-3/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.70-1.80 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.79 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features

Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P2D2-12 is a 12-inch subwoofer with dual 2Ω voice coils. The sub features a StampCast steel frame, quick-release compression terminals, a Kevlar fiber reinforced paper 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 mono load.

Steel Basket: The P2D2-12 subwoofer features a StampCast steel basket for added rigidity.

Compression Terminals: The P2D2-12 features spring post terminals which accommodate speaker wire up to 10 gauge.

CEA-2031 Compliant: Power handling on the P2D2-12 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 over 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 0.7 to 1.8 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 34 Hz).

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Have always had a good experience with Rockfod Fosgate product and the price was a plus. [ HECTOR  Jun 06, 2017 ]
Read the reviews on the heavy bass these offered. I couldnt give up the price [ Omar  Nov 28, 2016 ]
I've shopped here several times in the past and the service and truly EXPERT advise is unmatched anywhere else ! Will never trust any other website as I trust Crutchfield, Sincerely, Bryan S. [ BRYAN  Oct 31, 2016 ]
good brand [ Eddie  Aug 08, 2016 ]
My buddy has one of these, I liked them. [ Alexander  Jul 05, 2016 ]
I knew these punch would be perfect. Ive had a RF Power for a whole now. My speakers didn't match but it still sounded great. The P2 makes it sound even better. [ SAMUEL  Jun 17, 2016 ]
Fosgate Fan for years. [ SCOTT  Apr 03, 2016 ]
I bought these for the boat, they sound awesome. [ Jeremy  Mar 14, 2016 ]
great product and a person should have no worries when buying a speaker and that is why I chose it. [ John  Dec 26, 2015 ]

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Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the specs. 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. [ Kenny  Mar 04, 2017 ]  Staff
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  Dec 21, 2015 ]  Staff
I'm running a punch 500/2 bridged on one , it says 400 watts rms and I'm giving it to it and then some! Big bass , nice sound [ Kyle  Oct 05, 2015 ]
Rms is 400 watts peak is 800 watts [ Uche  Oct 05, 2015 ]
Scratch & dent are open-box items that have minor cosmetic damage. They may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents. The manufacturer's warranty applies. You can get an idea about typical cosmetic damage here: http://www.crutchfield.com/app/product/outlet/CloserLook.aspx [ Krissy  Aug 19, 2015 ]  Staff
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. [ Krissy  Mar 03, 2015 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Rockford Fosgate P2D2-12 can be wired to 1 ohm since it's a 2-ohm dual voice coils. You'll need to wire the subwoofer in parallel in order to achieve a 1 ohm impedance meaning you'll take the negatives and wire those together and the same with the positive. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  May 29, 2014 ]  Staff
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