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    Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    Hi!

    I know this question has probably already been asked but I am curious, for my application, which speakers would be better. I listen to mostly metal. I don't necessarily need extreme "loudness", I am far more concerned with quality of the sound. So I am torn between the Punch and Power series of speakers from Rockford Fosgate. Basically, I am looking for that nice sound quality while still being "punchy", where you FEEL the music. Especially with metal, I want to feel every kick of the bass drum. Money isn't much of a problem in this scenario. I saved up a lot for a sound system, which includes sound dampening, a 175A alternator, another battery, two amplifiers and a DSP. All of this will be added into a 1994 Ford Bronco.

    Any help appreciated! Thanks!







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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    neither. go with something with actual midbass capabilities.



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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffdachef View Post
    neither. go with something with actual midbass capabilities.
    Thanks for the input! Mind pointing me in the right direction? What company do you recommend?




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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffdachef View Post
    neither. go with something with actual midbass capabilities.
    I just realized you've already listed some other speakers in a previous post of mine. I have looked in to the Exodus Audio Anarchy 7" speakers and while I would go with those, they will not fit my car (I checked...). My doors fit 6.5" speakers max.

    What about JL Audio? Is the C2-650X Evolution better for midrange? Like I said, I'm looking for clean, crisp, but punchy audio.

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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    Quote Originally Posted by BroncosNeverDie View Post
    I just realized you've already listed some other speakers in a previous post of mine. I have looked in to the Exodus Audio Anarchy 7" speakers and while I would go with those, they will not fit my car (I checked...). My doors fit 6.5" speakers max.

    What about JL Audio? Is the C2-650X Evolution better for midrange? Like I said, I'm looking for clean, crisp, but punchy audio.

    Thanks!
    C2s are junk for their pricing dude. Madisound and parts express has far superior drivers than the bottom of the barrel stuff from JL and rockford. Superior as in there are drivers that rockford uses in their 1600 Dollar T5 series for only 270 bucks on these sites. Yes same exact midranges performance wise, just different cosmetics

    https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...m-cone-woofer/


    Got a link for the tweeter too but ill have to hunt for it. But rockford, alpine JL etc all use seas prestige, scanspeak, andsb acoustics to manufacture their higher end lines. Then put a giant undeserved markup on company's speakers.



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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffdachef View Post
    C2s are junk for their pricing dude. Madisound and parts express has far superior drivers than the bottom of the barrel stuff from JL and rockford. Superior as in there are drivers that rockford uses in their 1600 Dollar T5 series for only 270 bucks on these sites. Yes same exact midranges performance wise, just different cosmetics

    https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...m-cone-woofer/


    Got a link for the tweeter too but ill have to hunt for it. But rockford, alpine JL etc all use seas prestige, scanspeak, andsb acoustics to manufacture their higher end lines. Then put a giant undeserved markup on company's speakers.
    Hm... those are 5.5". I'm looking at forums and trying to decide but there's so many options. Also, should I buy component or coaxial speakers? I don't have anywhere to mount tweeters. Unless I buy mounting/pods for them and put them on the dash. But I've heard moving them too far from the speakers themselves gives bad results.




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    Quote Originally Posted by BroncosNeverDie View Post
    Hm... those are 5.5". I'm looking at forums and trying to decide but there's so many options. Also, should I buy component or coaxial speakers? I don't have anywhere to mount tweeters. Unless I buy mounting/pods for them and put them on the dash. But I've heard moving them too far from the speakers themselves gives bad results.
    No, up and wide is fine. Too low, when you have anything covering it such as a passenger leg or something you basically lost that tweeter's response. You want tweeters on axis meaning firing directly directly at you, well they cant fire directly at you if there's a leg in the way. Sail panel or A pillar is best.

    Those T5s are just an example of a mainstream brand rebadging and having other companies build their speakers for them then just slapping their brand and logo in. While the true master builders are the ones that get zero recognition.



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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    If you want a mid woofer designed more for auto/open baffle specific, that sounds great out of the box with a total Q ts parameter that supports good mid bass, than look at the AudioFrog 6” mid woofers. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_898GS6...tp=68800&avf=N I highly doubt you can go wrong with these.

    The tweeter is where you can get great quality for less money from Madisound and Parts Express. SB Acoustics are great sounding tweeters although I know Jeff doesn’t like the SB Acoustics SB29RDCN I have. There are many tweeters from Tang Bang, Peerless, SB Acoustics, Seas, and Morel that are relatively inexpensive, yet sound awesome compared to overpriced car auto specific tweeters.



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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffdachef View Post
    C2s are junk for their pricing dude. Madisound and parts express has far superior drivers than the bottom of the barrel stuff from JL and rockford. Superior as in there are drivers that rockford uses in their 1600 Dollar T5 series for only 270 bucks on these sites. Yes same exact midranges performance wise, just different cosmetics

    https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...m-cone-woofer/


    Got a link for the tweeter too but ill have to hunt for it. But rockford, alpine JL etc all use seas prestige, scanspeak, andsb acoustics to manufacture their higher end lines. Then put a giant undeserved markup on company's speakers.
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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffdachef View Post
    C2s are junk for their pricing dude. Madisound and parts express has far superior drivers than the bottom of the barrel stuff from JL and rockford. Superior as in there are drivers that rockford uses in their 1600 Dollar T5 series for only 270 bucks on these sites. Yes same exact midranges performance wise, just different cosmetics

    https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...m-cone-woofer/


    Got a link for the tweeter too but ill have to hunt for it. But rockford, alpine JL etc all use seas prestige, scanspeak, andsb acoustics to manufacture their higher end lines. Then put a giant undeserved markup on company's speakers.
    How would you compare the Seas drivers with CDT es65as speakers? The ones from the 15th anniversary set? Are the CDTs made for IB?

    Sorry for asking you but l've seen you know A LOT about lots of different speakers and are probably not biased.




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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    Happy to see this is turning into a full-fledged conversation! Does anyone have a better recommendation for the door-panel 6.5" midbass speakers than the Audio Frog that Jcsaudio?

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    Happy to see this is turning into a full-fledged conversation! Does anyone have a better recommendation for the door-panel 6.5" midbass speakers than the Audio Frog that Jcsaudio?

    Thanks!
    The NVX XSP65 are very good but not good if you want lots off mid bass. https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...NVX-XSP65.html . These are also the same as the SB Acoustics SB17NRXC35-4, 6" Woofer, just re-badged with a slightly stiffer suspension I believe (slightly higher QTS). I think these sound best crossed over at 2000 Hz and I run these currently in my CX5. There is a poly cone version for sale on this forum. Also consider the Silver Flute W17RC38-04 6.5" Woofer Wool Cone 4 ohm https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...1/2-wool-cone/ I just got these and will install them and review them soon and they get good reviews by people on this forum and RTA and REW Measurements Dump - Car Audio | DiyMobileAudio.com | Car Stereo Forum



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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

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    No, up and wide is fine. Too low, when you have anything covering it such as a passenger leg or something you basically lost that tweeter's response. You want tweeters on axis meaning firing directly directly at you, well they cant fire directly at you if there's a leg in the way. Sail panel or A pillar is best.

    Those T5s are just an example of a mainstream brand rebadging and having other companies build their speakers for them then just slapping their brand and logo in. While the true master builders are the ones that get zero recognition.
    So, I'm actually really interested now in the 7" Anarchy speakers you linked on a previous thread of mine. I've read great reviews and after I put a new alternator in (175A), I won't have problems getting a huge amp for them. But is there a way to make them fit the stock 6.5" speaker hole? I couldn't yet find a 7" to 6.5" adapter. I could drill hole or whatever. And I do have enough space. The door depth is like ~12cm+.




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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    Quote Originally Posted by BroncosNeverDie View Post
    So, I'm actually really interested now in the 7" Anarchy speakers you linked on a previous thread of mine. I've read great reviews and after I put a new alternator in (175A), I won't have problems getting a huge amp for them. But is there a way to make them fit the stock 6.5" speaker hole? I couldn't yet find a 7" to 6.5" adapter. I could drill hole or whatever. And I do have enough space. The door depth is like ~12cm+.
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    Re: Rockford Fosgate: Punch vs. Power

    One last question;
    My truck currently has the stock 95A alternator. With this, would it be enough for the setup I'm looking at? Anarchy 7" front, tweeters, some 6x8 in the back and a ~600W subwoofer? I know it's probably way too much for that small alternator but I figured I'd ask. The next option is replacing it with a 130A or 200A alternator. Which do y'all recommend? Thanks!




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