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Rockford Fosgate Punch PBR300X1

300 Watts Punch Series Boosted Rail Compact Monoblock Amplifier

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Rockford Fosgate Punch PBR300X1

PBR300X1- 300 Watt Amplifier with Boosted Rail Technology

To achieve higher efficiency with lower distortion, Rockford's BR topology combines, Cycle-by-Cycle, an indirectly coupled high/low voltage rail linear topology with a switched high/low voltage linear rail topology. This combination yields an unsurpassed power density (watts per cubic inch). In addition, this patented technology allows the chassis design to be much smaller than traditional sized amplifier - 1.53" x 4.25" x 6.75" - making this amp a great solution for smaller stealth installations, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. In fact, now, with the introduction of the Rockford Fosgate RFKHD9813, installing the PBR300X1 into select 1998 - 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycles has never been easier. With unparalleled technology, flexible installation options, and big power from such a small footprint Rockford Fosgate has ensured that everyone can put a little Punch in any system.




Punch EQ2

Punch EQ2 - Jim Fosgate's Brainchild

The Punch EQ on-board equalization circuit helps correct the acoustical deficiencies often found in car audio systems. These deficiencies were researched and graphed out by none other than Jim Fosgate himself. From that forward thinking approach, we now have the Punch EQ2. When accompanied by the Optional Remote Punch EQ, the user has full control of a variable bass boost centered at 45 Hz.

MEHSA³

MEHSA³ - Max Efficiency Heat Sink Application

MEHSA3 is a proprietary process that yields up to five times better heat transfer than traditional FET mounting techniques, using the exact same components. A multi-layer insulated metal substrate operating with minimal thermal resistance spreads heat both downward & outward to quickly dissipate heat from each device across the heatsink. This process allows Rockford Fosgate to squeeze more watts per cubic inch from every output device as well as provide consistent thermal stability. The higher power handling results in a 20% reduction in thermal impedance.


DSM - PBR300X1 Model Shown

DSM - Discrete Surface Mounted Components

An industry-leading manufacturing process, DSM utilizes high-speed robotics, high-quality 1% tight-tolerance parts and large board traces. The discrete components are laser etched to meet a particular value and a very low tolerance. This lower tolerance improves the efficiency of the circuit, decreases cross-talk from other discrete components and lowers operating temperature. These superior components are used by aerospace, automotive, and cellular manufacturers.








 

 

 

 

General Features:

  • Punch Series BR Monoblock Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 75 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 150 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 300 watts x 1 chan.
  • Features Rockford Fosgate's Class-BR Topology
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Ultra compact chassis
  • MOSFET output stage
  • Boosted Rail amp technology
  • Convection cooling design
  • Extruded aluminum heat sink
  • Low level RCA input connection
  • High level speaker input connection
  • 12dB / Octave Butterworth crossover
  • Detachable Compression Terminals
  • LED power (blue) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable 4-6 volt hi level DC offset voltage input turn-on control
  • Features MEHSA3 (Maximum Efficiency Heat Sink Application - gen. 3)
  • Perfect for smaller stealth installations
  • Great for motorcycles and recreational vehicles
  • Optional Remote Punch EQ provides 0dB to +18dB @ 45Hz
  • Wiring w/ Mounting Plate for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Available: Rockford Fosgate RFKHD9813
  • 16 Gauge speaker wire output terminals
  • 10 gauge OFC power and ground wiring is recommended for installation.
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty


 

Amplifier Specifications:

  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 150mV - 4V
    • High level: 400mV - 11V
  • Operating voltage: 9 - 16 VDC
  • Recommended fuse rating: 30 A x 1
    (not included)
  • Max. current draw (13.8V Sinewave): 30 A
  • Average current draw (13.8V Music): 15 A
  • Frequency response: 20 - 250 Hz, +/- 3 dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: <1.0%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: ≥105 dB
  • CMRR: >55 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Damping Factor: >200
  • Crossover controls: 35 - 250 Hz Low Pass @ 12dB/Octave
  • CEA-2006 Power Rating: 175W x 1 @ 4Ω ≤1.0% THD+N
  • Weight: 2.76 lbs
  • Dimensions: 6.75"L x 4.25"W x 1.53"H


Check out the Rockford Fosgate Punch PBR300X1 Owner's Manual


Check out the Class-BR Amplifier Installation Advisory From Rockford Fosgate

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

RMS Power @ 4 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
75 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
150 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 1 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
300 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Series
This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
Punch BR (Rockford Fosgate)
Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

BR
Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
1 - Mono
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

300 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
10 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
THD at Rated RMS Power
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
<1.0%
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
Yes
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
No
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

35 - 250 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
105 dB
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
No
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
30A X 1 In-Line Fuse Recommended
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
No
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.
Not Tested

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Will

Fayette, MS

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It's so small and powerful!

November 29, 2013

Okay, so get over the "That's what she said"-ish title, this amp fears no man! It is the size of my palm for crying out loud! The RF PBR300X1 is a fantastic amp for your system. Being that it is 1 ohm stable producing 300 watts RMS (my amp birthing sheet gave it a 327 RMS!), it matches the RF P3S-1X12 or P3S-1X10 to a tee! Being that I opted for the 12, I am more than satisfied. Do yourself a favor and get the RF PEQ bass knob and true 10 AWG OFC wire (like the Kicker DPK10, idea?) to power this little war-horse. So, what are you waiting for? PUT IT IN THE CART!

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Narong

Thailand

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Little Giant Amp

February 23, 2012

I use Rockford Fosgate PBR300X1 for drive sub woofer box. It's very compact with high power. Enough for drive bass power. It's a good choice.

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rollnbluntz

LA

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This little amp is a beast!

June 5, 2011

I have this hooked up to an RE Audio SRi 10" in a 1.5ft3 probox and this thing slams. You can hear it down the street. Birth sheet said 94 watts at 4ohms, 175 watts at 2ohms, 304 watts at 1ohm, and a max of 911 watts. I recommend getting the PEQ remote because there are no adjustments of the +18db punch eq other than from the optional remote. I can't wait for the release of the PBR300X4 to hook up my highs, just ordered a new set of power RF T1652 to go with my 525s.

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Soundmaven

Baltimore

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Small Package Amp that Rocks

January 16, 2012

This amplifier has been fantastic. So much clean POWER from such a small package. Easy to mount, easy to hide, it's just a great piece of audio engineering. I would HIGHLY recommend this amplifier to anyone in need of a very solid amp, in a very small package.

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Nate

BC, MI

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This amp rocks

October 8, 2011

I really like this amp alot. I have two of these in my car running two 2011 P3 12s. (One to each sub wired at 1ohm). These slam! I custom built a box to spec for the subs and no-one believes me that they are taking only 300 watts RMS each. People cant believe the power these little guys can push. They sound great and can fit in tight spaces. You would almost have to hear it to believe it, they did SO much better than I had expected. I also paired these with a PEQx3 and are run through a 360.2.

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John

Livonia, MI

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Rockford Fosgate Punch PBR300x1

May 4, 2014

I was planning on using only one Rockford punch amp in my Saturn Sky project. But after hooking everything up in the basement and seeing how well the Punch PBR 300x1 drove my sub-woofer. I decided to replace the new Kenwood amp I purchase with a second RockFord Punch PBR 300x2. I couldn't believe the difference this amp made on my door speakers. I would high recommend these amps, especially if you have minimal installation space.

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Pjhernandez3

San Antonio, tx

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Great amp! Great price! Fantastic seller!

September 16, 2013

Small, powerful, maintenance free and does not get stressed pushing the Rockford 1 ohm 10" slim design subwoofer. Great product

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Jon

Lansing, mi

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Great for powering small factory subs

July 16, 2014

Ran it in an 2010 Honda Ridgeline. Replaced factory radio with double din and installed the amp behind the stereo. Powers factory sub great. An easy fix/upgrade when needing to run factory sub with aftermarket radio.

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With an aftermarket radio, used it to power the factory sub in an 08 Honda Ridgeline.
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I love rockford fosgate products.
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because of name and size
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PBR300X1

UPC

780687333096

Weight

2.58lbs

Internal SKU

pbr300x1

Internal Product ID

34759

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 PBR300X1