Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 Punch P3 DVC 4-Ohm 1200-Watt Peak Subwoofer

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When the history of subwoofers will be written, one of the names that will be featured predominantly – and that will have to be Rockford Fosgate!  This car audio manufacturer is one of the companies that has transformed our musical experience through their top-notch subwoofers, amps, and car speakers.    

One of their renowned products is the Rockford-Fosgate-P3D4-12-1200-Watt-Subwoofer.  If you love listening to powerful and potent music in your car or truck, this may be the right choice of a sub for you. On top of its beautiful look, the subwoofer will produce a loud and deep bass that will enable you to stand out from the crowd. 

The subwoofer will remain strong even when the bass turns hot. But will it keep the music going on or it will stop the music? This Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 subs review will seek to answer this question. 

To help you make a good choice, we will closely examine what makes it tick and if there are any downsides you should be wary about. If you were unsure if you should pick one, read on to get your answer. We will now look at the features, performance, benefits, and drawbacks of this speaker.  

Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 Punch P3
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Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 Punch P3 DVC 4-Ohm 12-Inch 600-Watt RMS 1200-Watt Peak Subwoofer
  • The P3 Series is Rockford Fosgate’s best performing Punch subwoofer delivering reference quality bass in our most popular models
  • The Punch P3D4-12 is a 12” 4-Ohm DVC (dual voice coil) subwoofer with 600 Watts RMS / 1200 Watts Max power handling and custom 10-AWG nickel plated push terminals
  • Featuring anodized aluminum cones and dustcaps, with a unique spider venting design to keep the motor cooler and a new hybrid stamp-cast basket providing super strength while minimizing weight and resonance
  • Best used in standard sealed or vented enclosures {Sealed (Vb): 1.02 cu. ft. (28.8 Liters) / Vented (Vb): 1.79 cu. ft. (50.6 Liters) / Mounting Depth: 6.66 in. (169.3 mm) / Cutout Diameter: 11.25 in. (285 mm)
  • Famous Rockford Fosgate build quality with a full 1-year warranty when purchased from an authorized Rockford Fosgate reseller

Features of Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 subs Punch P3

When you buy the Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 subs, the first thing you notice is its shape. This is because it is made of a lightweight aluminum cone that maintains its shape even during heavy play. This aluminum cone sinks the heat, directing it away from the voice coils that are cladded with copper. 

Aluminum works better than the commonly used plastic in sinking dissipating the build-up of heat on the voice coil. This ensures that the subwoofer remains cool even in high SPL conditions.  

Its revolutionary design doesn’t end there as the cone is surrounded by an oversized rubber that increases the volume of the cone by 25%. The VAST (Vertical Attach Surround Technique) technology ensures that more air is pushed to produce an even stronger bass.  It also increases the effective radiating area of the speaker without compromising on installation. 

What is even better is that it has a hybrid stamp-cast basket that offers superior strength while reducing resonance and weight. The sub comes with special venting that ensures that the voice coils remain cool. This means that you are assured of getting a consistent bass performance in the long-term. 

Among its key features is a Dual 4-ohm voice, a power handling of 600 watts RMS, with a maximum power of almost 1200 watts. Its dual voice coil design makes it compactable with monoblock car amplifiers. 

The sub comes with a bumped back place and extended pole piece that creates room for a heavy excursion. Therefore, even when it hits deep, there will be no bottoming out”. 

It comes with a double 4-ohm voice coil that ensures that the subwoofer can be wired to an impedance of 2-ohm for maximum power output or impedance of 8-ohm when using several subs. The Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 subs works perfectly well in a ported or sealed enclosure to meet your desired bass.  

Another revolutionary feature from the Rockford Fosgate is the FlexFit design. Instead of simple mounting holes, the sub comes with slots. This makes it possible to adjust the sub’s angle even after installation. However, the one downside of this feature is that it consists of a lateral axis that can cause the screw to become loose and the speaker to move around.  

On top of the above features, the sub comes with a lot of accessories such as a trim ring, diamond cut, and a PVC magnet cover. 

Summary of Key features 

  • Anodized aluminum coils 
  • VAST technology for more cone area 
  • Subwoofers of 12” with voice coils of 4-ohm 
  • Sensitivity of 85 dB 
  • Power range of 300 to 600 watts RMS and (peak power of 1200 watts) 
  • Frequency response of 28-250 Hz 

Performance 

Like we have already noted, you will enjoy a good volume level even at a low frequency. While the 600 Watts RMS will be good enough for your average user, it can get as high as 1200 Watt RMS for the demanding users. 

The sub has met the CEA 2031 standards and this is a guarantee that it will continue to deliver good and continuous performance without causing damage to voice coils. You shouldn’t expect any issues with the connection as the push terminals are plated with nickel. This ensures that you get a pretty bright sound across various ranges. 

The sub comes with standard Tinsel leads even though they are hand-stitched at certain points along the length 

The mass of every tinsel lead is reduced by the stitched lead wire method, meaning that strain and stress are spread over a bigger area enhancing the sub’s performance, reliability, and weight. The stitched tinsel leads can withstand high current, duty cycles, and utmost duty cycles. 

Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 Punch P3 DVC

PROS 

  • A high and continuous 1200 watts RMS power 
  • Ability to withstand heat 
  • Sturdily-made 
  • Warranty of one year 
  • Affordable price 

CONS 

  • Some users find the sound to be too loud 
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Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 Punch P3 DVC 4-Ohm 12-Inch 600-Watt RMS 1200-Watt Peak Subwoofer
  • The P3 Series is Rockford Fosgate’s best performing Punch subwoofer delivering reference quality bass in our most popular models
  • The Punch P3D4-12 is a 12” 4-Ohm DVC (dual voice coil) subwoofer with 600 Watts RMS / 1200 Watts Max power handling and custom 10-AWG nickel plated push terminals
  • Featuring anodized aluminum cones and dustcaps, with a unique spider venting design to keep the motor cooler and a new hybrid stamp-cast basket providing super strength while minimizing weight and resonance
  • Best used in standard sealed or vented enclosures {Sealed (Vb): 1.02 cu. ft. (28.8 Liters) / Vented (Vb): 1.79 cu. ft. (50.6 Liters) / Mounting Depth: 6.66 in. (169.3 mm) / Cutout Diameter: 11.25 in. (285 mm)
  • Famous Rockford Fosgate build quality with a full 1-year warranty when purchased from an authorized Rockford Fosgate reseller

Conclusion 

There is no doubt that Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 subs has set the standards when it comes to the manufacture and distribution of auto audio systems that guarantee high performance. With the PSD4-12 sub, they have proven that great power handling, big bass, and beautiful cosmetics don’t have to cost a fortune. 

It is now clear why the sub is one of the most popular options in the market. It can pump a good amount of air reliably and consistently. For a 12”, the Rockford-Fosgate-P3D4-12-1200-Watt-Subwoofer hits hard. It is heavy and the material makes it feel like it can pump music like discotheque. 

The sub also looks solid and aesthetically-pleasing. You will rarely find such features in a sub in this price range. But for the P3D4-12, all this is for an affordable price that is within reach of the entry and mid-level users. If you love a good sound on your auto, this is the sub to go for. 

I hope this equips you in making a good buying decision on the Rockford-Fosgate-P3D4-12-1200-Watt-Subwoofer. Happy buying! 

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