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Rockford Fosgate Punch P1653

6-1/2" 3-way Full Range Speakers (2010 Model)

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A perfect system starts off with perfect aftermarket car speakers. If you are a fanatic of a great sounding speaker, then the Rockford Fosgate Punch Series is meant for you. It is a full-range speaker with a flex-fit basket to ensure compatibility. By utilizing slots instead of single sized screw holes, allows for a slight adjustment of the speaker when mounted. This becomes useful if you are mounting the speakers in an odd shaped factory speaker location. The integrated concealed crossover hides the crossover inside the basket, decreasing and simplifying installation time. Minimizing the time between taking the speakers out of the box to installing them in your vehicle, the Punch speakers feature an OEM Adapter plate system that allows full-range speaker to fit in certain openings. The adapter plate features “break-away” tabs that can be removed to fit all speaker sizes.

The Punch series speakers feature VAST (Vertical Attach Surround Technique) which increases a speaker’s effective radiating cone area without complicating installation. The design eliminates the large flat glue surface area which allows the surround to be shifted for increased cone area. With this, nominal efficiency and maximum output capabilities are improved. The P1653 is a 6-1/2" 3-way speaker that has all the features mentioned above.

  • 6-1/2" Punch Series 3-Way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 240 watts per pair / 120 watts each
    • RMS: 120 watts per pair / 60 watts each
  • Injection molded mineral filled polypropylene cone
  • VAST Butyl rubber surround
  • PEI Dome tweeter
  • OEM adapter plate included
  • FlexFit basket design
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Includes grill and mounting hardware
  • Top-mount depth: 2"
  • CEA-2031 Compliant
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

Rockford Fosgate P1653 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Rockford Fosgate P163C thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Rockford Fosgate Punch P1653)

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Priced Per
Car Speakers are typically sold in pairs so you will receive 2 speakers for each speaker purchase on speakers marked "Priced Per Pair". If a speaker is marked "Priced Per Each" then the speaker is sold individually and each purchase you make will result in 1 speaker. High-powered tweeters, midrange and full-range pro audio for car speakers are typically sold per each speaker.
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
6-1/2"
Design
The number of individual drivers in a car speaker. Speakers with 2 drivers are known as a 2-way, and 3 drivers are known as a 3-way. Component systems are often referred to as "separates" because the tweeter is not attached to the midwoofer (main speaker driver) and mounts separately in a location such as a door post. Component systems typically come with an external crossover so you can easily adjust the high and low frequencies sent to both the midwoofer and the tweeter. Center channel speakers are great for those looking to have surround sound in their vehicle.
3-way
Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Dome
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

PEI (Polyetherimide)
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Mineral-Filled Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Butyl Rubber
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
120 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
60 watts
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
89 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
60 - 24,000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
2-1/8"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-1/2" x 5-1/2" 
Speaker Grilles
A grating or screen of metal or plastic bars or wires, mounted in front of a speaker as protection. If yes, the speakers will include matching speaker grilles. If no, there are no grilles included.
Yes
Number of Speakers
This is the number of speaker that is included in the package. Each purchase will result in receiving the number of speakers indicated here. Please note that some items will have multiple woofers in the same enclosure. For sets of component speakers, this number will refer to the number of sets of speakers (For example, 2 would indicate the purchase includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters).

Please refer to the product image and description for further details about the speaker.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
78%
4 Star
18%
3 Star
3%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
1%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.8
Features
4.6
Design
4.7
Usability
4.6
AJ

Maryland

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Very Surprised and Satisfied

August 11, 2010

I'll readily admit that i was a bit worried and apprehensive about getting these speakers. This is all because i never owned Rockford Fosgate products and because i thought that all the rave reviews for these speakers were just "hype". Well let me be the one to tell you that these speakers definitely deserve all the great reviews and more! The price for these speakers are great due to these speakers being more than their worth. The bass is very good matched with my Pioneer HU and the highs are crisp. Keep in mind that i have no amp and running these speakers strictly off of the headunit. Sonic Electronix is also a good online retailer with their prices and shipping. All my items were packaged very nice without anything missing. When my package arrived i immediately went to have the speakers installed to my rear deck and what a difference! The one con that i have though is that if i did install the speakers myself, then they would be a bit tricky but nothing major. I'm so excited about these speakers that i now want some components to replace my stock speakers in the front. I'll definitely be sure to not only get Rockford speakers but i will also order them from Sonic Electronix as well.

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Blake

Hartselle, AL

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More than what was expected!

May 25, 2010

These were the first speakers I have ever bought for anything. I only went with them because my father, who worked for Sonic Electronix for 12 years as an installer, told me Rockford Fosgates were his favorite brand. I can see why! These speakers are amazing. I replaced my stock door speakers with these. I had plans of replacing the speakers behind my seats with subs, but never mind! These speakers are good enough. I'm just going to replace the 4" speakers behind my seat with some 6x9's and be done. That should be more than enough. It already shakes my little ranger.

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Kevin

Morris, IL

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Rockford FTW

December 6, 2009

had these set up on a bench to make sure they worked well before they go in my truck and WOW i am again impressed with Rockford's performance!

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JQ

Texas

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Super Value!

May 5, 2011

I purchased 2 pair as drop in units untill i do a complete upgrade. Purchased these purely on price and current amp power available. Great, still works like new and sounds like new. Super great value for the price.. Just wish they were not made in China and still made in USA like old Punch series.. Damn the economy.

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Wild Bill

Freeburn, KY

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Great speaker!!!

December 30, 2010

You can't get a better speaker for this price. These speakers will last for years.

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RCinXS

Des Plaines, Illinois

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Rockford Fosgate Punch P1653 - Truly Punch

December 30, 2010

Perfect fit. Perfect Sound. Perfect Clarity.

Putting 50 watts each to them. Zero Distortion.

I only wish they had more sizes of this model line, so I could squeeze a few more pairs into the beast.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

GREAT Support From Sonic Electronix!!!!

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Skippy123091

National City, CA

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Awesome Speakers!

October 19, 2010

This speakers fit nearly perfect in my 99 VW Passat. Only issue I ran into is that they were slightly over-sized. The lows, mids, and highs were clear! They even made my rear view mirror shake and my doors rattle a little.

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JStyl

Texas

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Fosgate P1653

September 24, 2010

Sorry for the delay in getting to this but I purchase these speaker sometime back and they are still kicking strong as ever. I previously had components installed in rear and doors but I am not sure if the quality or weather made them bite. I self installed the Fosgate P1653 in the door of a 96 Impala ( custom fit ). The kit that ships with the Fosgate P1653 still was able to be used and for the rear mounting. I took my front door panels off the other day for repairs and was amazed to see how good they still looked. Every once in a while I will turn down the L712 subs to listen to the subs and ride highs all day. They handle mid range well and the tweeters are crisp and clear like they are components. I definitely recommend the Fosgate P1653.

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matthew

garnerville, NY

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good

September 21, 2010

used them to replace stock speakers. they where good but i wasn't overly impressed.

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Josh

Ponchatoula, LA

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The Sound is GREAT!!!

September 17, 2010

I ordered the P6153's a few months ago they sound great. I ran them off the radio at first they were great as mids. The lows weren't there though that I would have wanted. Now they are amped and EQ'd and they sound awesome. Very clear but can't hit the lows I wish they had. Honestly great buy for the buck.

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Michael

Coral Springs, FL

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Wife loves them

June 10, 2010

These were installed along with another pair of Rockford Fosgates in my wifes Prius. Fantastic speakers and she hates to exit her car now.

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bass all day

so cal

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loud clean crisp highs

May 2, 2010

sonic has great price and great shipping on these and they sound loud and clean & easy to install

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Kev

valley stream, NY

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Worth the money!

April 21, 2010

I received the product promptly thanks to Sonic, speakers sounded great really nice highs, good mid and bass. Overall if your looking for a quality set for a great price I would most certainly buy these.

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Fishkiller

Tampa

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Amazing

March 6, 2010

These speakers are just amazing. Bought just one pair for the front doors on my Matrix and they are impressive. Honestly unless you want to make a lot of noise i don't see the need for a sub. Even do at first i didn't think about buying a set for the rear doors these speakers sound so good that i'm going to put a pair on the rear and then decide on the sub. I believe you will be very pleased with this product. Wont rate the durability since just got the install today.

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William

simpsonville, SC

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good speakers

February 19, 2012

These have a good sound def not the best i have heard by far dont regret buying them but will be buying focal, hertz, or the kappas for next setup.

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akm

Brooklyn

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Nice Speakers

December 26, 2011

Can handle the punishment from my amp. Nice and clear.

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Exavier

Deltona, FL

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Great mids and highs

December 18, 2011

Just installed these speakers today to replace my factory speakers, it was a bit of a hassle but i got it done and it was well worth it. What a big difference in sound, I regret waiting so long to make the change. If you buy these speakers I'm begging you please use a amp to get the full potential. I'm using a jl xd 700/5 amp for power and the mids and highs are clean and very detailed. No regrets. Very satisfied.

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C

Idaho

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Quality Sound!

October 29, 2011

If you like Rockford, then buy these speakers.

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Mr. Slumps

Los Angeles, CA

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Amazing sound!

October 16, 2011

I purchased 4 of these speakers to replace 4 kicker speakers in my car and it sounds unbelievably amazing. I have never been in another car that sounds as good as mine till this day, besides mine now. Get these and youll see exactly what im talking about. It's truly amazing, i cant get over the fidelity these speakers have in them.

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justin

phoenix, AZ

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Great for the price

August 21, 2011

Had a pair of these in my 02 frontier and was pushing about 60 watts rms to them and they were great. They only produce a little bass so a sub is recommended. Just purchased another pair for my new car.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

P1653

UPC

780687329013

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

09-p1653

Internal Product ID

17788

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Rockford Fosgate Punch P1653

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