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Rockford Fosgate Launches 2013 Punch™ Series Amplifiers

11 years, 4 months ago Charlie Leib | 480.380.0673 | [email protected]

Rockford Fosgate, the industry leader in high-performance car audio systems, announced it will launch and showcase its updated 11-model 2013 Punch Series amplifier line during its 2013 Product Showcase at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 8-10, 2013, in The Palms Ballroom. The 2013 Punch series is schedule to ship in Q1, 2013.

"Punch amplifiers continue to reign as the standard for the car audio amplifier industry," said Theresa Hephner, Rockford senior director, products and marketing. "The 2013 package includes 11 models with numerous upgrades, including on-board integration for factory and aftermarket source units, top mount controls, and significant increases in both average total RMS power and thermal mass."

"Punch has been the ‘go-to’ amplifier for more than two decades, so we had a lofty goal to make improvements and to provide our customers with the best possible amplifier on the market," commented Jake Braaten, Rockford’s director of product development. "The 2013 Punch amplifier series has once again revolutionized the industry, combining heritage with the latest technology in a compact package."

The most notable new feature included with the 2013 Punch series is the inclusion of C.L.E.A.N. level setting technology. This Rockford Fosgate-developed technology with on-board input/output clipping indicators allows the installer to precisely tune the amplifier to the optimum power for their desired performance before clipping occurs and, thus, eliminating speaker damaging distortion. Three indicators (blue, blue/red, red) on the amplifiers’ top mount control boards monitor the exact point in which the ideal signal and power are being utilized. Once this occurs, the “blue/red” indicator tells the installer that optimum performance has been achieved, and so once set it never has to be configured again.

2013 Punch Series Amplifier Specs & US Pricing:
Model Channel 4 Ohm 2 Ohm 1 Ohm Frequency Response MAP
P300X1 Mono 200 x 1 300 x 1 n/a 20Hz - 20kHz $249.99
P300X2 Stereo 100 x 2
300 x 1
150 x 2 n/a 20Hz - 20kHz $249.99
P400X1 Mono 250 x 1 400 x 1 n/a 20Hz - 20kHz $349.99
P400X2 Stereo 125 x 2
400 x 1
200 x 2 n/a 20Hz - 20kHz $349.99
P400X4 4-Channel 50 x 4
200 x 2
100 x 4 n/a 20Hz - 20kHz $349.99
P500X1BD Mono 150 x 1 300 x 1 500 x 1 20Hz - 20kHz $399.99
P500X2 Stereo 150 x 2
500 x 1
250 x 2 n/a 20Hz - 20kHz $399.99
P600X4 4-Channel 75 x 4
300 x 2
150 x 4 n/a 20Hz - 20kHz $449.99
P1000X1BD Mono 300 x 1 600 x 1 1000 x 1 20Hz - 20kHz $599.99
P1000X2 Stereo 300 x 2
1000 x 1
500 x 2 n/a 20Hz - 20kHz $599.99
P1000X5 5-Channel 75 x 4
200 x 1
125 x 4
400 x 1
500 x 1
(sub ch)
20Hz - 20kHz $699.99

Additional 2013 Punch amplifier specs include:
• Class bd Technology – Patent #6097249 (select models)
• C.L.E.A.N. technology with Input & Output clip indicators
• Optional Remote Punch Level Control Ready (with LED clip indicator)
• Balanced Differential Inputs
• High Level input capable with Auto Turn On Circuit
• Muted turn on
• RCA Pass Through Outputs
• Selectable fully adjustable 12dB/octave Butterworth crossover
• Continuously variable on-board Punch EQ control
• Stealth Top Mount Control Panel
• Top Mounted LED Indicators
• DTM - Dynamic Thermal management
• MEHSA III Thermal device clamping
• Short circuit and Over current protection
• Die cast aluminum heat sink
• 1 Year Standard Warranty
• CEA-2006 Compliant and CE Compliant

Specifications and prices subject to change without notice.

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).