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Rockford Fosgate Punch P1683

6"x8" 3-way car speakers

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Our take on the Rockford Fosgate Punch P1683

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.

Give your ride some Punch

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.

Rockford Fosgate designed the Punch P1683 6"x8" speakers as a high-grade replacement for your factory speakers. Each speaker features a responsive polypropylene cone and butyl rubber surround that'll stand up to hours of high-volume jams. Rockford Fosgate uses a new technique to attach the surround to the cone that yields up to 25% more cone area, for fuller sound and stronger performance. The dome tweeter and supertweeter provide clear, extended highs that can hold their own when the bass gets heavy.

Grilles not included — factory grilles are suitable for most installations.

Excellent sound quality and super easy to install.

Anonymous, Parsons, KS

What's in the Box:

  • Two 6x8 Three-way speakers
  • Eight 1-1/4" Allen head screws
  • 3mm Allen head bit
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Installation/Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

Product Highlights:

  • 3-way 6"x8" speakers (pair)
  • mineral-filled polypropylene woofer
  • butyl rubber surround
  • 3/4" and 1/2" polyetherimide (PEI) dome tweeter and supertweeter
  • Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST™) increases cone area
  • power range: 6-65 watts RMS (130 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-24,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs

Speaker Size 6X8
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" & 3/4" Domes
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Mineral filled poly
Woofer Surround Butyl rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 90
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 65 - 24k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 6
Maximum RMS Wattage 65
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 130
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

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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.

Butyl Rubber Surrounds: The butyl rubber surrounds dampen unwanted harmonic distortion while maintaining linear geometry under extreme weather conditions. This leads to less distortion, superior frequency response, and superior durability.

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

Tweeters: Each speaker features two tweeters, 1/2" and 3/4" domes. The material used is PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide); PEI is a polymer film that produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging.

Speaker Terminals: These speakers have 0.25" wide positive (+) terminals and 0.187" wide negative (-) terminals, which are too large for the vehicle-specific speaker harnesses supplied by Crutchfield for many vehicle applications. It is recommended that a pack of assorted female quick slides (item number 120FQS10PK) be purchased and spliced to the harnesses to adapt them to the speaker terminals.

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I installed 4 Rockford Fosgate Punch P1683 speakers in all 4 doors on my 2006 ford Escape. It was a big improvement over the OEM speakers. Then i installed a Kenwood Head Unit and it really brought out the sound in the new speakers. [ RICKY  Aug 31, 2016 ]
I didn't need to get an app for my 2008 f150 limited due to having the navigation system that has an internal amp and the truck has the factory sub box under the crew cab seat. The speakers sound great, though. [ Jeff  Aug 31, 2016 ]
Absolutely. I have these in the front doors of my ranger and some Kenwood 3 ways in the back with a 40 watt per channel 4 channel amp and those speakers absolutely came alive. The normal head unit wattage isn't enough to get the good quality sound, You start creeping into the distorted range. Hope this helps....Larry [ Lawrence  Aug 31, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. This set does not come with any grilles as most applications they fit behind a vehicles factory speaker grilles. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Jun 03, 2016 ]  Staff
I would say they are. Direct fitment for 2001 Ford Mustang. No modifications needed. [ Sarge3  Mar 25, 2016 ]
It depends on what your looking for more bass or just richer sound factory speakers won't do much. If you want more bass then look at a powered sub . [ BRANDON L  Dec 27, 2015 ]
The crossover on component speakers & 2 way or 3 way speakers is built into the speaker. Yes it is only highs going to your tweeters. The crossover in your stereo will separate your sub output from your other speakers. [ barton  Dec 27, 2015 ]
IF your unit can be adjusted to direct all frequency to all the speakers then you should be good. I would say look up the manual on how to basically do what a crossover does in subwoofers. The frequency can be forced out of specific iutputs. Or have a unity distribution, then the speakers handle what they were designed for. These are great speakers. Start with the manual of your head unit. My thoughts... Vinman [ Vincent  Dec 27, 2015 ]
I would think your assumption is correct, since my factory tweeters still produce sound with the addition of these speakers. I cannot say for sure if the tweeters in the Rockford speakers produce any sound, but they are a big improvement over the factory Sony speakers that came out. [ steven  Dec 26, 2015 ]
I also listen to all types of music and am very satisfied with these speakers. [ ruben  Dec 17, 2015 ]
These are good all around speakers. Although they don't produce a lot of bass [ scott  Dec 14, 2015 ]
I Don't recall what size they are, but if you pick up a set of the smallest and next size-up co n newton's at your local autoparts store, you should have it covered. [ Shane  Nov 24, 2015 ]
One of the female connectors is the standard size. The 2nd female connector is smaller, but not the very small size, so I'd call that one medium in size. Hope this helps. [ DAVID  Nov 24, 2015 ]
Hey Jerry P, I don't know if this statement is going to help.the speakers are great but I put them in a Ford Explorer,if you get them working working you'll feel them in your chest.good luck [ Alfred  Sep 15, 2015 ]
I mounted them in my 2014 Mustang (base). There is no problem with the depth in mine. There was a small modification needed to get them to fit in the factory bracket, though. I had to remove part of the lip that the speakers mounted to. Hard to describe but when you go to put them in you'll understand... I first scored the plastic with a sharp knife and then snapped the lip off (part of one; there's 2) then used high density weather stripping on the mounting surface of the speaker; a pro would have used sound deadening mat, but this was way cheaper. If the budget allows, might I recommend Alpine Type-R. I am moving my punches to the rear deck and installing type Rs in the door next week. [ DANIEL  Sep 09, 2015 ]
Thank you very much for your information! [ Dan A.  May 12, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The P1683 speaker's crossover is built in and splits the frequencies between the woofer, tweeter, and super tweeter in the speaker. There is no adjustment necessary on the speaker. Within the radio you have high and low pass filter settings. The high pass filter will allow you to filter bass out of the speakers; this is commonly done if you are also running subwoofers or smaller speakers that don't produce bass very well. The 6x8 speakers you have can handle a full range signal and I would just set that to "Through" The low-pass filter will allow you set the bass cut off for subwoofers. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  May 06, 2014 ]  Staff
These speakers will work fine with your receiver. However, to get the best performance from them, you will want to add an amplifier. If you are interested in looking at an amp, then 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. [ Jeff  Feb 10, 2014 ]  Staff