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Rockford Fosgate P1683

Punch Series 6"x8" 3-way car speakers

Item # 575P1683

Rockford Fosgate showcases their fanatical commitment to sonic excellence in the Punch Series of speakers, amps,...

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Rockford Fosgate showcases their fanatical commitment to sonic excellence in the Punch Series of speakers, amps,...

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Item # 575P1683

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Deeply discounted installation gear

$129.99 -$30.00 Price break
$99.99 pair

About the Rockford Fosgate P1683

Jo Greene

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.

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 are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications.


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"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # P1683

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)

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More details on the Rockford Fosgate P1683

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Features & specs

Speaker Size 6X8
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" & 3/4" Domes
Impedance (Ohms) 4
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
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.623

Product Research


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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18 questions already asked

Why won't the Rockford fosgate p1683 fit the rear deck of a 2014 ford mustang?
dillin  Jul 11, 2022
1 answer
This Rockford Fosgate P1683 Punch series 3 way speaker has too much tweeter protrusion sadly, Dillin. That means the midrange and tweeter that stick out of the center of the speaker stick out too far, and hit the factory grill. These Rockford Fosgate P1572 Punch series 5x7 speakers in the link below are the closet speaker that does fit both the Shaker and non Shaker mustangs rear deck location for 13-14, check them out!
bo  Jul 12, 2022 (Staff)
Will these work with the Mach 460 system in a 2004 mustang?
patrick  Dec 31, 2021
1 answer
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: 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.
kenneth  Jan 03, 2022 (Staff)
I have a 2013 f250 supercab. its says they will only fit the front doors. I knows it's not a depth issue. has anybody tried putting these in all 4 doors? the 2 way they say will fit are out of stock.
joshua  Jun 14, 2021
1 answer
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.
kenneth  Jul 29, 2021 (Staff)
Do these speakers work with a Dual Zone system with these being the front zone?
dave p  Mar 13, 2021
1 answer
These speakers can be used in a dual zone system as long as the amplifier supports them. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your gear and check that
jason  Mar 29, 2021 (Staff)
Can I use 2 40w and 2 65w together with a JVC k930 bts?
marcos  Nov 24, 2020
1 answer
you could if used in pairs. One pair in front and the other pair in rear. Not together in same circuit as it different draw on amp could damage amp.
robert  Nov 24, 2020
I have a 2010 Super Crew Cab. Is there any modification required for these?
tehan  Apr 19, 2019
2 answers
Installed these a couple of years ago, no modifications required!
russell  Apr 19, 2019
Installed in 2016 f250 single with no issues
leonard  Apr 19, 2019
will these fit a 2005 f150 front door speakers?
cameron  Feb 25, 2019
5 answers
They were a perfect fit in my 2014 F150, front and back. Sorry, not sure about 2005.
c  Feb 25, 2019
I have an 04 crew cab fx4. And they fit perfectly.
christopher  Feb 25, 2019
They fit perfect in my 2006 Ford f150 .
aaron  Feb 25, 2019
Yes, without any problems or modifications.
william  Feb 25, 2019
They should they fit in my 09
bryan  Feb 25, 2019
I am planning on getting these speakers to install into the front doors of my 2010 Ford f150 XLT Crew Cab, as well as some Rockford Fosgate Prime R1525X2 speakers for the rear doors. Do I also need to install an amp?
logan  Aug 30, 2016
3 answers
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
Do these speakers come with a screen or cover?
daniel  Jun 03, 2016
1 answer
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.
kenneth  Jun 03, 2016 (Staff)
Are the P1683 true 6x8 speakers?
gary  Mar 24, 2016
2 answers
They were the correct replacement for my ford Ranger 6x8's. unscrewed factory speakers, used the plugs adapters that came free so no need to splice wires and put the new ones in the place of the old ones. Work perfect
rocky  Aug 29, 2017
I would say they are. Direct fitment for 2001 Ford Mustang. No modifications needed.
david  Mar 25, 2016
I am considering these for my 2014 Ford F150. The truck has factory installed tweeters in the A posts. Can I assume this means the radio has a crossover built into it, which is routing high frequency sound to the tweeter? If so, it doesn't seem to make sense to install speakers with tweeters. Am I thinking incorrectly about this?
robert  Dec 25, 2015
4 answers
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.
steve a  Dec 26, 2015
I listen to a ton of different kinds of music. I listen to a lot of Electronic, Metal and Classical music. Will these work well?
lana  Dec 14, 2015
2 answers
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
What size female connectors do the Rockford Fosgate P-1683's require?
tyler  Nov 24, 2015
2 answers
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.
m 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
Has anyone tried to mount these in the front door panel of a 2007 Mustang GT or similar year? I looked through the manual of these and they are .08 inches deeper then the ones that do fit in the front door and 8 hundredths of an inch is not that much
jerry  Sep 05, 2015
2 answers
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
I bought these P1683's for my Ford F-150 and love them. I am using a Kenwood DDX-419 head unit, and I am a little fuzzy on both the unit's and speakers' crossovers. Do these speakers have built-in crossovers? If they do, what will the crossover selection on the head unit do for me? Thanks in advance for any input.
dan a.  May 05, 2014
2 answers
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.
kristina  May 06, 2014 (Staff)
Running 4 of these fosgates with a jvc kdx250 head unit . Enough power or do i need an amp ?
michael  Feb 10, 2014
1 answer
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)

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