Rockford Fosgate PEQ Amp Remote Control
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Works as advertised, makes a huge difference in bass.
Pros: Really magnifies bass
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Rockford Fosgate amplifiers feature Punch EQ, a variable frequency boost that helps to overcome your car's natural acoustical shortcomings. This PEQ wired remote control plugs into all the latest model (2007) Punch and Power Series amplifiers, allowing you to adjust the boost from your dash so that your music can be heard clearly in your car's listening environment.
Mounting instructions and hardware are included, so you can install your remote within easy reach. Dial in the punch when you want it, and dial it out when you don't.
Works as advertised, makes a huge difference in bass.
Garrett, Huron, SD
Average Customer Review(s):
Works as advertised, makes a huge difference in bass.
Pros: Really magnifies bass
Does what it's supposed to do. Easy to use. Just plug it in and turn the dial. Nothing else to say, except, for anyone looking to custom install. You need to know that you will have to remove the housing the dial is attached to. In doing this, there is a chance you could damage the guts, causing the whole thing not to work. There is a little light in it. That's nice.
Pros: Ease of installation. Just plug the included wire into the amp and the dial, and you're done.
Cons: Custom installations could leave the device damaged.
Pros: Everything, this baby lets you have that fine tune adjustment.
The best A++++
Why a single star? I gave the amp number and i got the wrong part...im pretty sure if i got the right part it would sound great .now i have to order from fosgate direct. Thanks for asking
This is a great product. Less time consuming when you need to adjust bass output
Pros: A necessity for subs. Very precise
Cons: A little costly and LED to bright
Makes it nice being able to turn up the bass or turn it down with the twist of a knob from right near my receiver instead of having to interface directly with the amp in some forsaken position
Pros: Easy adjustment, easy to mount.
Cons: None so far.
Works good but makes scratching sound through speakers when I adjust the knob
If you purchase a new RF Punch amp, this is a must have add on.
Pros: Ease of installation, ease of use.
Really nice small you cant tell its there makes for clean install
It very good i like how i can adjust the bass from where i am its cool thing to have
A must for ANY amp in my opinion!!! Way too many kinds of music for one adjustment...That's where this lil fella comes in and takes care of business!!! Looks stock on my 2012 ss/rs between the gauge cluster!!!!
Pros: Good adjustments. Easy to conceal
Cons: Blue lite a lil too bright in my opinion!!
Good product, as usual Crutchfield performed great in shipping and questions.
This device does what it advertises - it adjusts and equalizes the response that is fed to a subwoofer from the RF amp. Once the gain and crossovers are adjusted on the amp, this gives the user the ability to remotely fine tune the bass depending on the type of music. It is not a subwoofer volume control, it is an equalizer. Well-worth the money I spent on it.
Pros: Well engineered, very flexible mounting options. I took mine apart and mounted it on a blank button on the center console.
Not only does this item function well but the mounting options are great also. Crutchfield has done it again!
Pros: Mounting options, price
Purchased along w/ my punch P300-1 mono amp. I really like the fact that I can adjust my bass levels so easily. When switching between different music sources, i.e. hd radio and analog, the bass changes dramatically, now I can easily adjust to compensate for the change. Love it!
Pros: Easy bass adjustment.
Cons: When mounting in a dash panel, the plan calls for a 9/32 drill bit, and none of my 5 sets have that size, but a 1/4 with a little bit of filing with a small round file did the trick.
I listen to a wide variety of music, so a remote bass boost is great. I tried varying the EQ/levels with my head unit, but it was a real chore to work through all of the menus and make the changes, especially if the vehicle was in motion. This remote gives me just enough control over the bass to boost or diminish it with the simple turn of a knob.
Pros: Quick, easy install. Works as anticipated.
Cons: Blue LED light is insanely bright. Fine for daytime driving, but a bit too bright for night time driving.
Great and must have addition to a rockford amplifier. Allows you to adjust the bass level to ever changing music types from the drive seat. I completely removed the l.e.d. on the unit so no unwanted lighting showing. Just unplug and keep rolling on. I also sheded the housing and mounted it through the panel on the bottom of my seat to hide it but make it easy to reach. I won't by a RF amplifier without buying one if these.
Pros: Great, works as advertised, no issues.
I love it, it works great. When I want to take the bass out its a twist of a knob at my fingertips.
Pros: Works great and does what it was built to do. Great product.
Cons: Could be be designed for multiple locations to mount.
was not happy with the part i ordered not at all unhappy with crutchfield
Cons: it does not work i may have gotten a defective one but i plug it in and NOTHING happens no led no noice but if u lick my finger and touch it to the back of the green wiring board when you take the housing off but in no other way does it work :( the only upside is it was shipped very fastCrutchfield response on 11/18/2011 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
I won't rate the operation of this. It's a bass EQ knob. It works. The reason I'm writing a review is so that future purchasers are aware that there are multiple mounting methods for this. You can mount the whole assembly on the outside of a trim piece or it can be taken apart (designed to be so) and mounted behind a trim piece or whereever. The directions list the size of the hole to be drilled for the knob and the LED. The LED can also be mounted a few inches away from the knob because the assembly comes with two options for mounting the LED. The only thing so far that I don't like about this is that the knob moves a little to freely, but that's minor.
I don't understand the other less than high score comments. Read the Owner Manual of the amplifier for a true understanding of what this product does. If it does what you are looking to achieve then buy it. Ultimately, this relocates the Punch EQ dial from the amp to your desired location. My only negative comment about this is the blue LED is super bright, like blinding super bright. I don't understand purpose or function of the LED either. It's on when the car is on and off when the car is off. It doesn't change intensity, I ended up placing two layers of duck tape over the LED and it's so bright I still see it shining through the two layers of tape.
i was told that this knob would take out the bass completely. crutchfield is NOT the ones who told me this. i wasted my money buying this product because i was misinformed. i was looking for something that will take out the bass completely when turned down and the peq did NOT do that.
I just retired my old punch 250.2 and purchased a P500.2 to run my sub. The 500 didn't come with a remote boost but I thought I could do without it since my head unit has a sub level adjustment. I almost thought that the 250 sounded better until I got this. It fills out the sound and makes the sub bass stand out. I read some other reviews and would like to point out that it is not a level control. Also the amp needs to be set to high pass for a treble boost and low pass for bass boost. There is a very noticeable difference when I turn mine up.
Bought this because this area has noise limit laws and thought it would be nice to be able to "turn down the bass" while still being able to hear the stereo. However the amount of increase or decrease is very limited. The only way to turn down the bass is to turn the stereo to 0. Doesn't do what I was lead to beleive it would do. This isn't Crutchfields problem as they have always been good with the equipment I have purchased. I will continue to use them but will not purchase this product again - I will find another way - maybe a cutoff switch on the power line?
Hi, I ordered two of the PEQ and they were in my hands in about two days after ordering. I mounted them in my console they look great. I wish that they were able to work on both front and rear. I have them running my mids and highs and I can't really tell a difference when I adjust them. I can turn them up or down and can't tell a difference I have them connected to two of the T600-4 amps.
It's nice to have this control at your fingertips. Works well. Different installation options are a nice feature.
This thing is so cool! I took the casing off of it and mounted it on my dash. Looks great. Almost looks factory. Plus now I can easily turn up the bass whenever I want to "wow" my friends.
Remote is great, keeps in the drivers seat fine tuning my bass rather than buried in the trunk making adjustments. I just with the cable was longer. great buy!!!
Bought this in the same order with my Rockford Fosgate RBK110-200 Complete Bass Package Amp, Sub & Kit . Love the system it rocks!!! Very loud. Remote does the job you buy it for.
This remote works great as long as u have any of the 2007 amps. It was great having it n the front so if u want more bass or less bass u can tune it for what u are listening to. it sure beats getting out and haveing to adjust ur amp.
Overview: The Rockford Fosgate Punch EQ wired remote is an equalizer for your amplifier's bass and treble that can be mounted anywhere in your vehicle. This remote control will automatically over-ride your amplifiers on-board EQ settings and deliver up to 3x the bass and/or treble with the turn of its rotary knob.
Compatibility: The Rockford Punch EQ is for use only with 2007-up Rockford Fosgate amplifiers (Power and Punch series) with the Remote Punch EQ port. .
On-Board Equalizer: The Punch EQ wired remote features an onboard equalizer with up to +18dB at 45Hz and/or up to +12db boost at 12kHz. The Punch EQ works along with the crossover switches on your compatible Rockford amplifier. When the crossover is set to low-pass, the Punch EQ acts as a variable bass boost; 0-18 dB at 45 Hz. When the crossover is set to high-pass, the Punch EQ acts as variable treble boost, 0-12 dB at 12 kHz. When the crossover is set to all-pass, both the bass and treble boost circuits are active.
Note: On the 4-channel amplifiers, the Punch EQ controls only the rear channels.
LED: The Punch EQ features an built-in LED that lights up when your Rockford amplifier is powered on. The unit also comes supplied with an external LED that can be mounted in a separate location up to 8" from the Punch EQ.
Connection: An RJ-45 jack is located on the rear of the Punch EQ. The Punch EQ comes supplied with a 16.5' remote cable that is ran through your vehicle and connected from the Punch EQ to the RJ-45 jack on your compatible Rockford amplifier. Once you install the remote Punch EQ, the rear Punch EQ control on your Rockford amplifier is disabled, and replaced completely by the remote.
Installation: The Punch EQ comes supplied with cables and mounting hardware for installation. The wired remote can be mounted in a variety of ways.
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Trying to tame the beast. [ D May 25, 2017 ]
To have full and unlimited control over my amp. [ B May 09, 2017 ]
Functionality. When I listen to talk radio, I don't want the bass booming in my trunk. Also, when a good song comes on and a hot girl is nearby, I want the ability to crank it up in hopes of making her like me! (just kidding on that last one...I'm not 17 anymore...) [ Geoff Apr 20, 2017 ]
To control the bass on the amp I bought [ BLAKE Mar 24, 2017 ]
I just needed it [ Charlotte Feb 19, 2017 ]
To control bass fast and easy from the front seat [ Brice Jan 28, 2017 ]
read all reviews in great detail seemed optimal. [ jimmie Jan 21, 2017 ]
My woofers fill my car and this allows me to tone them down a little bit. Does not change a lot but you know it's there [ Charles May 31, 2016 ]
goes with the amp [ joseph Jan 24, 2016 ]
Yes [ eric gorski Sep 14, 2017 ]
16ft [ claudia Oct 28, 2016 ]
The cable you're referring to is 16 feet. plenty of cable left over [ MARKUS Oct 22, 2016 ]
The p300-10 comes with a remote bass knob but you don't have to use it unless you want adjustability from the drivers seat. [ Jim Mar 04, 2016 ]
edit.. *** I can't see why it wouldn't work... [ Gary Mar 04, 2016 ]
A remote bass knob should have been included with the sub, I know this works with the newer amps, incanted er why it wouldn't work with this set up as well. It wouldnt be cost efficient for Rockford to make a different knob. [ Gary Mar 04, 2016 ]
Rock for Fosgate's power amps also Rockford Fosgate power series. [ MARKUS Oct 22, 2016 ]
Yes it will as long as the amp has the same size connection as this remote [ Josh Jun 21, 2015 ]
I'm not sure. We have a Rockford Foster amp. [ regina Jun 17, 2015 ]
this specific set up is not set up that way [ MARKUS Oct 22, 2016 ]
I am not sure, I would call Rockford and ask a tech [ CONRAD L Apr 21, 2015 ]
No, best bet would be run 1 of them 50% gain and remote control the other [ JUSTIN Apr 21, 2015 ]