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Top Subwoofers and Amplifiers of 2018

The car audio craze is alive and well in 2018 and the foreseeable future. There are thousands of amplifiers and subwoofers on the market. It can be a challenge to find exactly what you are looking for. When you start your search, you are going to find tons of brands. Kicker, Rockford, and Orion, are a few top brands. Those are good options, but Rockford Fosgate has shown to be a trusted brand with great products of subs and amps.

volume-949240_640Rockford Fosgate has suburb engineering. They have proven to have quality and durable products. Pricewise they are very affordable. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of their best products.


Rockford R12X12 12-Inch 800-Watt Dual Loaded Enclosure

The box of this sub is made of MDF. It is easy to install and has a high quality sound.

There are a pair of 12 inch subs enclosed in the box. This box isn’t the best choice for a behind the seat install, but does work great in smaller spaces, like trunks. If you are new to subs, this is a great choice.

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

This sub is more expensive, but you get what you pay for. If you are serious enthusiasts, this is for you. This 1200 watt unit will definitely kick up your system with its pair of 12 inch subs.  It is a low noise, with a high- flow port. This will add some extra bass to really kick your your sound system.

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

If you are ready to set one up yourself, this is your unit. This has a 600 watt power rating with a maximum power of 1200 watts. It is fitted with a aluminum voice coil and cone. This works for the person who knows what they’re doing and really wants to add a higher bass.

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

If you want a good sound, but are limited on space, this is a good option for you. It is not the powerful on the market, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have enough power to have a powerful sound.

This unit has a 500 watt power rating with a peak power of 1000 watts. It also has an aluminum core voice coil and cone. The VAST tech allows it to increase the surface area of the cone.

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

This unit is for newbies in the sound system world or for people that don’t have much room for a large sub. As for performance, it will have a good punch, but doesn’t have the powerful punch that the larger subs have. This has an easy to mount basket for its 10 inch sub. The sub is only 3.5 inches long which makes it a space safer. Its Santoprene allows it to be long lasting. It has great heat transfer capability with its anodized coil, cone, and dust cap.


Rockford Fosgate Prime Class-D 1-Channel

This is the best in its class as far as sound and price. This amp has a sleek design in all black. If aesthetics is important to you, this is a good fit. It comes with a remote so you can control it anywhere in the car. It has a comfortable frequency range of 20Hz to 250Hz. A common concern with amps is the risk of overheating. This unit comes with thermal sensing technology to keep it from overheating.

Rockford Fosgate R600-4D

For this class,  this is the top choice in its price range. It comes with a cast aluminum case that is highly constructed. It has a appealing esthetic design. This comes with four channels that allows you to choose either two or four channels. It has a gain knob and crossover switch for the front and also the rear. It is equipped with three forms of protection which include: cover thermal, overcurrent, and short circuit.

Rockford Fosgate PBR300X4 Punch BRT 300- Watt Ultra Compact 4-Channel

This should be your go to if you are limited on space or just want a small designed amp. You can easily hide this amp. It is small enough to mount to a motorcycle, which is very popular.  This amp has four channels. It has 300 watts RMS. Even though it is small, it still packs a punch. It uses Fosgate’s MEHSA2 and NOMAD systems to protect it from overheating. This is the best option for if you want something that is affordably priced and has a small design.

If you need more help searching for the right equipment, sites like Car Audio Logic have tons of guides and resources to help you find the right one for you.  When you are ready to purchase, remember your space constraints, as well as, your experience level. A major consideration for amplifiers is the protection from overheating. Amps put out a lot of heat, which can easily be an issue. Many of them come with efficient thermal protection. This is not an area to try to save money.  

With a rocking sound system, you will get noticed, so it may be time to upgrade the appearance of your car. There are many lighting kits that you can use to really show off your sound system.