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Rock the Waves with Rockford Fosgate Marine

20 years, 3 months ago Tempe, AZ

Tempe, Ariz. – OK, so you already know your watercraft is the best looking and fastest on the lake or the harbor, right? But it’s missing something ... great sound for when you’re skimming the waves or parked in the marina. Well, fear not. Now you can put some PUNCH in your marine sound system with Rockford Fosgate. “You don’t have to leave great sound in your car anymore, because Rockford Fosgate now allows you to duplicate the PUNCH on the water,” exclaims Ron Trout, Rockford Fosgate brand manager. “Hang on, because the water won’t be the only thing rocking your boat anymore.” Rockford Fosgate’s marine-specific source units consist of RFX9020M and RFX9220M. Marine-specific speakers include M162C coaxial; M162S components; and the M110S4 400 Watt (peak) 10-inch subwoofer. Please refer to for additional information on Rockford Fosgate’s marine-specific products. “Why install Rockford Fosgate marine-specific products instead of car audio components in your watercraft?” Trout continues. “Well, there are many reasons. In addition to great sound quality, the main assets to marine audio customers products are durability and reliability. Marine audio source units, remote controls and speaker systems are exposed to a wide variety of natural elements such as moisture, salt spray, long periods of direct sunlight, and extreme vibration that a normal automotive application are not.” Rockford Fosgate overcomes these hurdles in a variety of ways: • Rockford Fosgate speaker and electronic systems plastic materials are U.V. coated to ensure that the color and material is consistent for the life of the product. • All electronic devices internal parts are conformal coated. Conformal coating is a process in which a waterproof material or layer is applied to critical electronic components • All Rockford Fosgate mounting hardware is constructed of stainless steel • All speaker systems utilize ABS speaker grilles that are integrated with the speaker polyamide basket • All Rockford Fosgate marine woofers and speakers are magnetically shielded • Rockford Fosgate source units have a proprietary low voltage indicator that informs the marine user when the battery voltage drops below 10.5v • Memory buffers are included on Marine source units to minimize cd/MP3 skipping or mis-tracking while boating during rough conditions Specifications subject to change without notice. Rockford Fosgate is a division of Rockford Corporation in Tempe, Ariz., a publicly traded company under the NASDAQ stock symbol ROFO. Company websites can be viewed at and

About Rockford Fosgate

Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, Rockford Corporation markets high-performance audio systems under the brand Rockford Fosgate® for the mobile, motorsport, and marine audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK).