Rockford Fosgate Punch He 15 Review.
Ok so here is my first review ive written about a sub, it may **** but it should have some decent info.
So after my Ma Audio MA120XE's spider didn't like the VC former a whole lot i decided it was time for something new in my HT. The sub runs around 70.00 shipped from woofersetc.com. The RMS is 200 watts and 400 max. I was sending it just about that from my receiver. The sub came in single 8ohm only.
So i come home and find a huge *** box thrown in my room my someone in my family. I open it up and find a **** red box with Rockford Fosgate typed on it. Opened that up, and inside i see the *** of the subwoofer, beefy for 70 bucks, but ive seen much bigger, stamped basket, plastic cone, foam surround and plastic dust cap. The cone of the sub was pretty **** nice looking. Now, off to build an enclosure for it.
The first enclosure i had made for the sub was 3.5 cubes at right around 20htz ported. Was loud, and sounded decent, but the sub had very little movement. So i though lets try it sealed. Plugged the port and sealed it all up etc so i had it in 3.5 cubes sealed this time, and let me say i was definetely surprised. The low end was just insanely loud. The sub would make the 70+ pound box across my floor and shook the whole house and then some. At a daily listening level it would easily hit 1 inch of excursion no problem. At full tilt it would have 2 inches easy. I did have a problem with distortion at high volumes. Then i switched to ported at right around 30htz to see if i could possibly get it any louder, again, it was loud, but the low end dropped off bad at right around 30htz. I was unhappy and went to sealed again.
This sub definetely got loud for a single 15 off ~200 watts. Loudness was no problem for this sub, but it definetely had its faults, which i will soon discuss.
This subs SQ was nothing to brag about, in fact i didnt really like the way it sounded at full volume. Sure it was loud enough to hear from 100+ feet away, but it did distort if i got volume happy. I think it distorted most in the sealed box because of the movement it reached.
Id say maybe a 6/10.
Pros: Pretty cheap, low power, very efficient. Is nice looking. Gets loud and low in a sealed box.
Cons: High distortion if you really push it, not very beefy, does not like ported boxes.
Overall i would say buy it if you need an HT sub, make sure its in a large sealed box though, and also make sure your house is well built.
And this concludes my first subwoofer reveiw. Hope it helped some.
1994 Toyota Camry
Rockford Fosgate 1050S
15" Obsidian Audio OA15
3.75 cuft, at 30 hz