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