Top 10 Rockford Fosgate Subs of 2020

Top 10 Rockford Fosgate Subs of 2020

Top 10 Rockford Fosgate Subs of 2020

(last updated 5-29-2020)

In the auto audio industry, the name Rockford Fosgate stands for excellence and quality engineering. You can rest assured that if you buy any of the products that they offer, you are going to be a happy camper.

But considering that they make hundreds of products, how do you choose the right one for you? To help you out, we have lined up the top 10 subwoofers created by Rockford Fosgate. We rated them on performance, features, reliability, and durability.

Here is our list of the top products in the company’s sub stable.

Rockford R12X12 12-Inch 800-Watt Dual Loaded Enclosure

rockford r12x12 12 inch 800 watt dual loaded enclosure


This enclosure is easy to install and puts out a very good beat. The box is made of MDF.

It features:

  • 2 x 12-inch subs
  • 800-Watts rating
  • MDF Casing
  • Sturdy construction
  • Great sound

This will work well for those looking to improve their current sound. The box is compact enough to fit in a smaller trunk but won’t fit behind or under your seats. This is a great beginner model because it is so easy to install.

Rockford Fosgate P3-2X12 1200 Watts Dual RMS Subwoofer Enclosure

rockford fosgate p3 2x12 1200 watt dual rms subwoofer with enclosureBe prepared to put in a fair amount more money for this set, but if you really want to be able to take the volume to the next level, this is your best choice. With 1200 Watts RMS rating, even the more serious aficionados will find this to their liking.

  • 2 x 12-inch subs
  • Power handling 1200 Watts RMS and 2400 Watts maximum power
  • Low noise, high-flow port
  • Impedance kept to a minimum

This will work well for you if you are willing to put a little more money into your sound system and if you want some serious bass.

Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 Punch P3 DVC 4-Ohm 12-Inch 600-Watt RMS 1200-Watt Peak Subwoofer

If you are confident enough to set up the sub yourself and are happy to sort the enclosure out yourself, this is a good option. This subwoofer combines all the best qualities we have come to expect of Rockford Fosgate.

It features:

  • A power rating of 600 Watts RMS and 1200 Watts maximum power
  • Aluminum core voice coil and cone
  • VAST tech

This will work well for the person that knows a little something about installation and who wants a relatively higher bass sound.

Rockford Fosgate P3D4-10 Punch P3 DVC 4-Ohm 10-Inch 500-Watt RMS 1000 Watts Peak Subwoofer

Rockford Fosgate P3D4-10 Punch P3 DVC 4-Ohm 10-Inch 500-Watt RMS 1000 Watts Peak Subwoofer

This is a good choice if you are a little shorter on space. It is not the most powerful option on this list, but it is more than enough to get some great sound started.

It features:

  • A 10-inch subwoofer
  • The power rating of 500 Watts RMS and 1000 Watts peak power
  • An aluminum core voice coil and cone
  • VAST tech to increase the usable surface area of the cone

This is a good option for those who want to get started out improving their car’s audio and have space constraints.

Rockford Fosgate P3SD4-10 Punch P3S 10-Inch 4-Ohm DVC Shallow Subwoofer

rockford fosgate p3sd4 punch shallow subwoofer

The cool thing about this subwoofer is that it has a shallower depth. This does mean that it does not quite have the same impact that the longer models do, but it still packs a big punch.

It features:

  • Santoprene for the surround – extra durability
  • A 10-inch sub that is only 3.5 inches long
  • 1200-Watt max power
  • Anodized coil, dust cap, and cone lend excellent heat transfer capabilities
  • Easy to mount basket

This is never going to perform quite as well as the bigger models, but it is still powerful enough to enjoy it. It is more for the beginner or casual hobbyist with limited space.

Rockford Fosgate R1-2X10 10″ 800W Loaded Subwoofer Sub Enclosure+Amp+Amp Kit

This kit gives you everything that you need to get started, all loaded into a convenient package and enclosed in a sturdy case at an unbeatable price.

It features:

  • 2 x 10-inch subs
  • Power rating of 400 Watts RMS and 800 Watts peak handling
  • Impedance of 2 Ohm
  •  Comes with a Boss amp and all the wiring

This set is pretty much a complete bass-boosting system. We do recommend getting a set of higher gauge wires instead of using the ones provided, though.

Rockford Fosgate P2D4-12 Punch P2 DVC 4 Ohm 12-Inch 400 Watts RMS 800 Watts Peak Subwoofer

This is a reasonable sub at a reasonable price. It is not all that powerful at 400 Watts RMS, but it seems no one told it how to behave – it gets loud.

  • 12-inch sub
  • Power rating of 400 Watts RMS and 800 Watts maximum power
  • Paper cone reinforced with Kevlar
  • VAST tech used for max surface area
  • Poly-foam, high-density surround

This is good for the casual hobbyist who just wants to be able to get a little more boom.

Rockford Fosgate P2D2-10 Punch P2 DVC 2 Ohm 10-Inch 300 Watts RMS 600 Watts Peak Subwoofer

Compared to some of the others on this list, these are just little baby subs. But babies can make a lot of noise too, as proved by this model.

It features:

  • A 10-inch sub
  • Power handling of 300 Watts RMS and 600 Watts peak power
  • An aluminum core voice coil
  • A paper cone reinforced with Kevlar fibers
  • An easy to install design

This will work for you if you are operating on a tight budget and don’t need the volume cranked up to “rattle the windows†loud.

Rockford Fosgate P300-12 Punch 300 Watt Powered Loaded 12-Inch Subwoofer Enclosure

If you want superior sound but don’t have the first clue of how to create a surround for it, this is an excellent option.

It features:

  • 1 x 12-inch sub
  • A solidly constructed, sealed box for best sound results
  • Scratch-resistant surface
  • Remote control to modify the bass
  • Frequency response of 35Hz to 150Hz

This is a great option if you want something that just needs to be wired in. It would also make a great gift for someone getting their first car.

Rockford Fosgate R2 Ultra Shallow 10-Inch 4 Ohm DVC Subwoofer

This is yet another option that is on the shallower side. It requires a mounting depth of only 3.4 inches.

It features:

  • Stitch tinsel leads of 16 AWG
  • A cone made of polypropylene injected with mica for greater durability
  • Power rating of 400 Watts RSM
  • Easy mount basket with spider venting incorporated into the design
  • Anodized aluminum coil

This is the best option if you are on a very tight budget. It puts out good sound, but you will probably want to upgrade later.

Final verdict

Ten is still a pretty high number of choices so let us narrow that down even more. The top choice is the Rockford Fosgate P3-2X12 1200 Watts Dual RMS Subwoofer Enclosure. It costs a bit more out of the gate but is plenty powerful enough.

The Rockford Fosgate R1-2X10 10″ 800W Loaded Subwoofer Sub Enclosure + Amp + Amp Kit is the best value for money option on the list. You would be hard-pressed to put a set like that together on your own at such a great price. That said, we do suggest changing out upgrading the leads.

The Rockford Fosgate R2 Ultra Shallow 10-Inch 4 Ohm DVC Subwoofer is the best budget and space-saving option. It is the smallest and least expensive model on the list but also a great place to start.

Overall, the name Rockford Fosgate practically assures you of a good experience at any price point.


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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