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Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8

Punch Stage 3 shallow 8" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

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Overview

Our take on the Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8

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 subwoofers make it easier to get impressive low end in smaller or hard-to-fit vehicles.

Rockford'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 subwoofers make it easier to get impressive low end in smaller or hard-to-fit vehicles.

Side view of P3SD2-8 shallow subwoofer

Advanced engineering

The P3SD2-8 8" shallow subwoofer hangs with its bigger brethren, thanks to advanced materials and engineering. Rockford uses anodized aluminum for the cone and dust cap making the woofer light and easier to drive, yet rigid enough to maintain its shape under maximum load. 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 subwoofer, with abundant venting to battle overheating and thermal breakdown. At 2-5/8 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.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 100 and 225 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

The Bass is perfect for my truck, and the Heavy Metal music I to.

Jeff, Spring Hill, FL

What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

  • 8" shallow subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • anodized aluminum cone with M-Roll Santoprene™ surround
  • power range: 50-150 watts RMS (75 watts per voice coil)
  • peak power handling: 300 watts
  • frequency response: 38-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 82 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/8"
  • sealed box volume: .20-.70 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: .75 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(6 Reviews)

powerful

steve c from wilbraham , MA on 10/7/2016

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great powerful speaker for its size , so I first started my project on my 2002 Tahoe with replacing all the door speakers to find that they all were blown, I used RF Punch 6 1/2 and it sounded better, but I wasn't happy yet ,then I changed the head unit with a pioneer double din and it sounded great until the sub in the rear got blown also because of the increased power from the head unit, so I purchased the RF p3sd2-8 because it fit the factory opening , so this speaker has to much power for the factory spot it rattled the side of the truck and it was awful , so then I made a custom sub box for under the rear seat and hooked everything up to a RF prime 5 channel amp , down fired the sub and now its a beautiful thing, I've decided to add a second sub to the system for a little more thump , i'm extreamly happy with the power that this small sub puts out.

Pros: great sub for its size, handles power from the amp very well

Cons: be careful where you install this sub

Great Bass

Jeff from Spring Hill, FL on 8/10/2016

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Bass is perfect for my truck, and the Heavy Metal music I to.

Pros: Perfect Bass for my truck, for the Heavy Meatal music I listen to. and fits in my truck Perfect.

Cons: No Cons

kicker 8"

Anonymous from Mount Holly, NC on 6/28/2016

Great sounding product. Great price.

Pros: Great price for sound

Cons: Not free LOL

Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8

Dave from Cincinnati, OH on 6/11/2016

2004 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This sub fit perfectly in the factory location in my Expedition. Once installed it sounds much better than the factory sub.

Pros: Installation. Sounds great.

Cons: Could not use the trim ring in the factory sub location

Great speakers

Kelly S from Logan, UT on 2/5/2016

Great speakers, good quality and sound great in my '78 F150 Custom

Pros:

Cons:

small packages

scott s from lancaster sc on 9/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i used my origional factory sub enclosure to mount this unit. it is very small and awkwardly mounted. i had to cut the speaker frame mounting holes to fit it in my yukon. i am also using the factory head unit at this time. i i had used a custom box, an aftermarket head unit and an aftermarket amp it would perform to potential without any mods to the frame mounting holes and would then recieve a 5 star rating across the board.

Pros: very compact. versital mounting ability with numerous mounting holes in frame. dual voice coil. comes in 2 or 4 ohm. comes with mesh grill and stickers for window.

Cons: my installation is the only thing that limits this unit. if the price is right for you then this unit will do well. i haven't had the power i need to test how well the bass hits. with my factory unit the power level is unknown ( but can't be much ) so the bass is hard to hear. my fault for not getting bigger amp for installation.

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Features

Shallow Mount Design: The Rockford Fosgate Punch P3S shallow subwoofer is designed and engineered with a more shallow motor assembly, reducing the overall depth of the woofer and allowing it to fit in smaller locations in your vehicle.

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.

Compression Terminals: The P3SD2-8 features spring post terminals which accommodate pin connectors, single banana plugs, or bare speaker wire up to 10 gauge.

Note: The rubber magnet cover may need removed (or repositioned) to insert pin connectors or banana plugs.

CEA-2031 Compliant: Power handling conforms to CEA-2031 industry standards, meaning the subwoofer has the capacity to handle its rated power under continuous demand, not just for an instant.

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

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: 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 the ring. The other four screws are used in these holes to mount the ring and woofer to the enclosure. The trim ring increases the mounting height of the woofer to approximately 1 inch, and the ring's diameter is approximately 9 inches.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box: Rockford recommends a sealed enclosure with an optimum internal volume of 0.25 cubic feet (from 0.2 to 0.70 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 0.75 cubic feet using one 3" diameter x 9" long port; this yields a tuning frequency of 47.5 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 37 Hz).

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It should fit perfectly in my 2001 Chevy Suburban [ Roger D.  Jan 26, 2017 ]
fits vehicle and is a great brand [ STEPHEN R.  Jan 06, 2017 ]
It fit [ Matthew  Dec 12, 2016 ]
great speakers if you have limited space. [ Kelly T.  May 08, 2016 ]
shallow mount [ NORMAN  Mar 27, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Mar 23, 2016 ]  Staff
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Mar 21, 2016 ]  Staff
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