Rockford Fosgate P3D2 Review

The Rockford Fosgate P3D2-10 subwoofer is one of the most powerful and advanced subwoofers you can get nowadays. It gives punch a different definition, by giving you a mature blend of sounds and sound effects. It also goes to much higher levels of output of 600 watts of RMS power and 1200 watts peak.

But, this subwoofer goes beyond just being loud as you’ll find out of this Rockford Fosgate P3D2 Review.

This item is one of many in the Rockford Fosgate P3 series. The series was created with three ambitions in mind: great build, excellent quality, and a superb sound. These factors that go into the manufacture of this woofer series have made them one of the best woofer contenders currently on the market.

Rockford Fosgate P3D2
Our rating:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Critics Approval…

Even among the best, there are always one or two that stand out from the crowd. While the whole of the Rockford Fosgate P3 series are excellent woofers, the P3D2 is one of these, and some critics have said that “without this subwoofer product from Rockford Fosgate, the world of automotive audio systems wouldn’t be the same.”

Let’s see what you can really do with this product, shall we?

Top Features

Standout Performance

The Fosgate P3D2 is committed to the highest sonic excellence. If you like to listen to powerful beats and feel them thunder to your core, then this woofer is a must. The components used in its design will give you precisely the low-end results that you’re looking for.

Once you wire everything up, the first thing that becomes clear when you start pushing the low frequencies through your amp is that the Rockford Fosgate P3D2 brings some serious volume to the table.

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Whatever your needs are, the 600 watts of RMS power that this woofer delivers is sure to meet and exceed them. And, with a peak of 1,200 watts output, you can go full club mode with your friends or family if needed.

Complied To All The Standards…

The P3D2 meets CEA 2031 standards and is Klippel Verified, which are by any means the highest woofer rating standard there are. It passed and exceeded the requirements set for consistency and performance so you can be sure you will get just that.

With its featured nickel-plated push terminals, you are also sure to get no interference from the connectors, thus giving you pretty solid sound across its frequency range of 26.5 – 250 Hz.

Also featured is a technology called VAST (Vertical Attach Surround Technique). This gives a significant increase to its effective radiating cone area without complicated performance sound interference or disruption issues.

The proven results of this next-generation technique is a 25% more effective radiating cone area than other subwoofers that do not feature this technology.

They sure have a lot of pluses, don’t you think?


Design

As noted, the P3D2 from Rockford Fosgate is the go-to woofer for deeper, louder bass. There are however some factors in its design that ensure you get the sounds your looking for. Let’s look at them individually.

As a first, this subwoofer is known to remain rigid, even when with louder bass that is played for longer. But, how?

Because one of its components is a rigid anodized aluminum cone that holds its shape through heavy play while staying responsive and at a proper temperature at all times, the addition of an oversized rubber surround to the cone also contributes to this effect.

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Secondly, on the special design list is a heat-sink cone. This is an aluminum cone that essentially acts as a giant heat sink, directing heat away from the copper-clad voice coils which can get hot and damaged easily without this technology.

And, it doesn’t stop there. Special venting is also in place to keep the voice coils cool, so you get awesome and consistent bass performance all the time.

Thirdly, featured is an extended pole piece and bumped back-plate that leave room for heavier sound excursions. Thus, you hit deeper lows without “bottoming out” with the P3D2.

And finally, it’s got a “Flex Fit Basket’. This Flex Fit Baskets frame utilizes slots instead of single screw sized holes which allows slight adjustment of the speaker when mounted. There are also named Stitched Tinsel Leads (STLs).

What Do These Do?

The STLs spreads woofer stress and strain over a greater area which improves the reliability and performance of your subwoofer. It is held in a constant non-shaky position by a multipoint periodic stitched lead wire technique.


Also featured are a dust cap, custom 10-AWG nickel plated push terminals, a diamond cut cast aluminum trim ring, a high-temp voice coil which is spun-laced with a Nomex reinforcement collar, a protective PVC textured magnet cover, a soft touch rubber over-mold for greater grip, as well as a StampCast basket with integrated spider venting.

Great design featured in a great product, right? We think so too!

Quality

It might be an understatement to state that this subwoofer is manufactured with quality materials. So we won’t. We rather paraphrase it this way: a high-quality subwoofer with several top-notch integrated technologies.

It has all the trim rings, Allen screws and its matching Allen head screwdrivers included. You also get a one-year warranty with the item, so you should have no worries at all!

Rockford Fosgate P3D2 Pros & Cons

Pros

  • High power handling (Peak: 1,200 watts, RMS: 600 watts).
  • CEA-2031 Compliant and Klippel Verified.
  • Adjustable Flex-fit Mounting pattern.
  • Special venting and cooling technologies.
  • High modulus cone.
  • Fatigue fortified poly-cotton spider with strong woven-in tinsel leads.
  • Extended pole and bumped vented backplate for optimized motor magnetics.
  • Nomex insulating reinforcement collar adds to the no-heat integration function.
  • Wide sensitivity and frequency range.
  • Great design.
  • Easy to install and can withstand rough use.
  • All installation components are included in the box.
  • Great sound production.
  • Its size is a fit for most vehicles.
  • Made from high-quality materials
  • One year warranty.

 Rockford Fosgate P3D2

Cons

  • The diamond cut cast aluminum trim ring’s grille is sold as an independent item.

 


Conclusion

It’s not difficult to understand why and how the Rockford Fosgate P3D2 got to the top of the charts in the car subwoofer category. It’s a subwoofer that is reliable and is capable of moving serious amounts of air while being able to fit into just about any vehicle type there is.

With a long list of pros, the critics seem to be right about this one: it is just awesome!

If you are planning on buying as an upgrade or looking for an entirely new subwoofer for your vehicle, this speaker should be at the top of your list of potential choices. It’s excellent, and we assure you will be amazed by the overall experience you’ll get from using it.

It really is good. No, it really is very good!

Rockford Fosgate P3D2 Review
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