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Rockford Fosgate Hummer Show Vehicle Rolls Over Competition at 2004 CES

20 years, 4 months ago Tempe, AZ

Tempe, Ariz.

"Designed and built with pride in the United States of America". How many mobile audio companies can boast this simple, yet incredibly important phrase? You’d be hard-pressed to find any other than Rockford Fosgate. Well, what better way to showcase Rockford Fosgate’s American-designed, American-made powerhouse sound systems than in a 2004 Hummer H2 that will blast an ear-numbing 160db?

"We felt the Hummer was the automobile version of a Rockford Fosgate system…big, bad, American-made, and in your face!" exclaims Jason Digos, the award-winning Rockford Technical Training Institute (RTTI) lead fabricator (title?), who was also the brains behind the incredible 2003 Nissan 350Z Rockford Fosgate demo vehicle. "Rockford Fosgate is all about power and performance, made right here in the United states with pride. The American-born H2 mirrors our philosophy…the competition should get out of the way if it doesn’t want to get hurt. If you want the patented ‘American Muscle’ put inside your car audio product, than the only choice is Rockford Fosgate."

Rockford Fosgate’s 2004 H2 show vehicle consists of:

Source:        RAV DVD2 (CEA 2004 Design and Engineering Showcase award-winner)

Speakers:     (4 pair) Type RF 6.5-inch components (8 mids; 8 tweeters)

(10) T1 12-inch subwoofers

Electrical:      (2) 200amp Ohio generator alternators

(5) Connecting Punch/Exide batteries

Connecting Punch Power, Ground and Distribution Components

Amplifiers:     (2) Power 1500.2 (for the subwoofers)

(2) Power 800.2 (for the component speakers)

 Video:          (8) Xenarc touch screen monitors

 Computer:    (4) Via Technology computers

RTTI Demo Vehicle Design and Fabrication Team:

  • Jason Digos
  • Kyle Witherspoon
  • Mike Eckley
  • John Mauk

Digos, RTTI and Rockford Fosgate would like to give thanks to our sponsors and special thanks to Concept 1 for assisting us in acquiring our sponsors:

  • SMA Hummer "The world most serious accessories"
    • Black Chrome Accessories, Tire Carrier, Light Bars, Brush Guard, Custom Body Bumper, Roof Rack
  •  Race Line Wheels
  • Nitto Tires
  • Term-Pro
  • Ohio Generator
  • Whipple Super Charger
  • Xenarc Monitors
  • Rancho Suspension
  • Dakota Digital Gauges
  • Brembo Brakes
  • VIP Interiors
  • VIA Technologies

RTTI would like to thank the following people for volunteering their time and effort:

  • Tommy Fradenburgh
  • Tony D'Amore
  • Robert Summers
  • Asa Swinney
  • Neil Trout
  • Rich Agins
  • Luke Gray
  • Nick Stoltz
  • Lyle Tanner

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).