Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-10
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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.
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.
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.
Stephen, Bronx, NY
Average Customer Review(s):
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.
Clean sounding sub nothing bad to say.
Pros: Surprisingly clean sound from a shallow mount sub.
Good sound , very powerful and compact
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.
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.
|Impedance||1 ohm or 4 ohms|
|Cone Material||Anodized Aluminum|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.5|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||1|
|Port diameter (inches)||4|
|Port length (inches)||12|
|Dual Voice Coil||Yes|
83 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||40 - 250 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||50-300|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||600|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||3 9/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||9 1/16|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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.
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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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 ]
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