Rockford Fosgate P3 12 Inch Review

Rockford Fosgate P3 12 Inch Review

Rockford Fosgate Punch P3 Review

The Rockford Fosgate P3 12 Inch is for you if you like to really experience your music. And by experience it, we mean hear it and feel the beat of the bass as well. This 12-inch subwoofer is setting itself up as the model to beat in the race for the perfect bass experience.


p3 Punch Performance

  • 50 Inch Aluminum Dual Voice Coil clad in copper
  • Vast tech to increase the surface area of the cone
  • FlexFit basket with linear spider webbing to ensure easy installation and better heat release
  • Tinsel leads of 16 AWG embedded in the basket.
  • Cone made of anodized aluminum and matching aluminum dust cap
  • Power handling of 600 watts RMS and peak power rating of 1200 watts
  • 12-inch diameter subwoofer with 4 Ohm capacity

Unlike many of Rockford Fosgate’s other models, this has a cone made of anodized aluminum that performs a dual function – to pound out the base and also to act as a heat sink. The cone is built to take a lot more punishment than the standard paper model and so perfect for deep bass music.

The cone will keep its shape even when the music gets really intense. The aluminum is light and flexible enough, though, to be fully responsive. The cone features the Vast tech that makes Rockford Fosgate so popular and helps to intensify the sound by making more of the surface area available.


Features of the Fosgate P3 12″

Rockford Fosgate P3 12 Inch bottom

One of the outstanding features of this model is the way that it disperses heat. The heat is led to specially made venting, and this helps to keep the interior cooler. This, in turn, allows you to enjoy playing bass for a lot longer than you would with its counterparts.

This sub takes things a step further in that it features a pole piece that has been extended and a backplate that has been bumped out. This makes it possible for the system to play the deepest lows a lot more clearly and consistently.

The performance of this sub leaves the competition eating its dust. This is one of the best options out there for those who enjoy highlighting the bass in their music.

The Vast tech is also something unique to Rockford Fosgate and allows even the smaller speakers to put in a great performance.

You get all the features wrapped up in a nice and affordable price.


Drawbacks of the P3

The downside is that it conforms to CEA-2031 standards. This means that it is able to cope with continuous power demand but not as well with instantaneous power demand. So you cannot crank up the volume all the way all the time without causing some damage to the speakers themselves.

To be fair, though, even at a lower setting, this baby produces more than enough sound to satisfy the most serious basshead. For every day, casual use, you are unlikely to even tap a portion of its true potential.

For the rest of the time – rock on and enjoy your sub.


Final Verdict

It is always good to rely on an industry-leader when it comes to more specialized equipment. Normally that means paying a premium price as well. in this case, though, the price is pretty reasonable considering the high performance you can expect.

There are naturally limits to what the speaker can produce, and running it full blast at all times is not recommended. However, because of the sound quality, you really don’t ever need to run it full blast very often at all.

If you want a smooth listening experience, you cannot go wrong with these – whether you are a newbie or a sound enthusiast. However, if this doesn’t seem like the right fit for you, check out our Top 10 list for some other great Rockford Subs


Bryce Newell is an automotive enthusiast who loves to write about the latest news, products, and DIY projects. While Bryce is an amateur in the field, he is passionate about cars and has been since he spent weekends in the garage helping his dad rebuild a 68 Dodge Charger as a kid.

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