Expert Service 1-877-289-7664 [Hours]

Fall Blow Out Dot Sale

Rockford Fosgate R2SD4-12

250W 12" Prime Stage 2 Shallow Mount Dual 4 ohm Subwoofer

In Stock
|

List price $119.99

$64.95

with warranty

You Save: $55.04 (45.87%)

Order within 7 hrs 47 mins to ship today

Arrives by Monday, Oct. 27 to zip 07095

Add an Extended Warranty

Fast, Free Shipping

Within the US 48

60-Day Money-Back

Hassle Free Returns

Low Price Guarantee

Seen it for less? Click here

365-Day Coverage

Warranty assistance for a year

In Stock

Arrives by Mon, Oct. 27

Get FAST answers from customers ASK a Question See questions answers

Eliminate Entry Level and Go Straight to Prime

Sonic Electronix is now carrying the brand new line of Rockford Fosgate Prime Series Car Audio Subwoofers. The R2SD4-12 12" subwoofer has a peak power rating of 500 watts and a continuous RMS power rating of 250 watts giving you a comfortable amount of bass when installing one or some real deep bass when installing more than one. This shallow mount subwoofer is ideal for those with limited space but that still want a system that kicks. Equipped with anodized aluminum voice coil formers for extreme heat dissipation, will allow this sub to perform at optimum level during long hard hitting sessions. Perfect for sealed or ported enclosures the R2SD4-12 is the way to go when looking for Prime performance with an affordable price tag.

 
Anodized Aluminum Voice Coil Former

Anodized Aluminum Voice Coil Former

By using an anodized aluminum voice coil former on their subwoofers, Rockford Fosgate is able to dissipate heat from the voice coil more efficiently. A hot voice coil can melt the adhesive bonds, which will lead to eventual subwoofer failure. The aluminum voice coil former acts as a heat-sink to dissipate thermal build-up on the voice coil cool during high SPL conditions.

 
CEA-2031 Rockford Fosgate Subwoofers

Conforms to CEA-2031

Rockford Fosgate has built this subwoofer to conform to the CEA-2031 loudspeaker power handling industry standards. This means that you can trust the subwoofer to have the capacity to safely handle the continuous (RMS) power rating. Having a CEA-2031 power handling is important when matching a subwoofer to an amplifier because the power ratings are accurate.

 
Rockford Fosgate Stitched Tinsel Leads

Stitched Tinsel Leads

To improve the reliability and performance by reducing fatigue and possible shorting, Rockford Fosgate has stitched the tinsel leads to the spider. The multipoint periodic stitching lead wires reduce the mass of the tinsel leads to spread the stress over a greater area. This improves the reliability and performance of the subwoofer.

 

General Features

  • 12" Dual 4 ohm Shallow Mount Prime Stage 2 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 500 watts
    • RMS: 250 watts
  • Impedance: 4 ohm
  • Mica injected polypropylene cone
  • Black raised surround
  • Linear spider with 16 AWG woven tinsel leads
  • StampCast basket with integrated spider venting
  • CEA-2031 Compliant accurate power handling rating
  • Designed for use with sealed and vented enclosures
  • High temperature voice coil
  • Integrated PVC trim ring
  • Anodized aluminum voice coil former
  • Frequency response: 43-250 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 81 dB
  • Mounting depth: 3-5/8"
  • Cutout diameter: 11-1/4"
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Prime R2 (Rockford Fosgate)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
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.
500 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.
250 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Dual
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
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
2"
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).
43 - 250 Hz
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".
81 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
10 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
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.
Mica Injected Polypropylene (MIPP)
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Single Stacked
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.75 cubic feet
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.25 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.79 cubic feet
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.79 cubic feet
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.
3-5/8"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
11-1/4"
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.

Yes

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
30.3 Hz
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
65.4 liters
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
0.65
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
0.72
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
6.80 ohms
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
7.00

Specials with this Item

Promotions
Promotions we have offer More Ways to Shop for items that are on clearance, last chance, special offer and sales, Made in America, and more!

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
77%
4 Star
23%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.8
Features
4.8
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
michael

chester, CA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
awesome!

November 19, 2013

If You're Looking For Huge Bass, These Are Not The Subs You Want. But If You're Looking For Great Sound Quality With GoOd Thump In A Small AreA, These Are What You Want! Tight And Responsive, Clean SOund, And A Great Product. Would Buy Again!

1 of 1 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

beau

vacaville, CA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
sounds great

December 23, 2012

I had them bridged to 2 ohms to some old 800watt amp i bought for 20 bucks. they slap! knocked super hard and sounded great. i have 2 in a truck box for my ext cab silverado. the amp kept going into protect mode...come to find out it was the wrong amp...so now i have them wired to 4 ohm set up and they just sound like good speakers. I ordered a 1400 watt amp so we will see how they like that!

1 of 1 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

dkeproductions

Sacramento

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Update

May 8, 2014

I did order another one and wired the dual 4 ohm voice coils in parallel and surprisingly I put a multi-meter up to it and measured for ohms and got a reading of 3.6 ohms on both subs. Not bad, not bad at all.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Bruce

Easton, MD

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
thumping

April 3, 2014

I have 2 of these installed in a sealed unit on the mid gate of a 2002 avalanche. I have a planet audio ac1800.5 amp pushing them and they sound sweet. I like the tight clean sound but the will boom with the best.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

dkeproductions

Sacramento, CA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Gonna order me another one

November 28, 2013

I have a 1974 GMC single cab truck, I dont have very much room to work with and these are just perfect for the job. At the moment I have just one being powered by a 250 wattbridgeable Wal-Mart brand amp and have placed the driver in the middle of the bench seat, I can feel the bump but only on one side of my body, must order another one for both me and the passenger. Will also order an amp to match. :D I just like the bump. :D

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Mike

Keller, TX

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Very nice shallow subwoofer

November 24, 2013

I bought this for an install I did for a friend. I wish we could have used a larger box. This is a great sub that would be even better in large box.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Mike

Statesboro, GA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great value!

November 12, 2013

It's hard to find a better value than this shallow sub. It doesn't hit as hard as my 12" L7 on the same Punch 300 amp but that's kind of comparing broccoli to asparagus.. Buy this sub! Awesome value.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Jason

East Texas

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Rockford Fosgate R2SD4-12

November 3, 2013

At first i was very unhappy with these woofers. But after a week or two of using them they seemed to get louder and better. Still not what i was hoping for but i can't complain with my crappy amp. I have a crew cab with two of these behind the seat. They do a good job of putting out the bass threw out the cab.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Nick

Broken Arrow, OK

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Subs review

July 29, 2013

i would recommend these to anyone. they sound great. Haven't had a single problem with them. 2002 chevy silverado 1500hd crew cab. they're under the seats.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Scott

Dallas, TX

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Very good shallow mounts

June 29, 2013

Mounted 2 of these in a sealed box under the rear seat in a supercrew truck running 1000 watts @ 1 ohm. The box spec was just over .5 cu ft each and even with poly fill the air space is a bit under but I heard these could probably handle it and they did. I've worked at a pro installer years ago and I would not have expected the bass quality these produce in such a shallow mount and tight box. I'm pretty impressed and at this price I'd say they're tough to beat in terms of value.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Alex

Billings, MT

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Nothin like a Fosgate

June 8, 2013

I am i huge fan of this brand and the R2sd4-12 was just another example of why it is such an amazing brand. This is an excellent subwoofer, it's cheap, and it fits in small spaces. Can't ask for much more.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Joe

NY

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great Sound!

June 5, 2013

The speaker sounds incredible. I built a speaker box to replace the stock floor in the hatch area of my Mazda3 because I didn't want to use up all of my valuable storage space with a speaker box. Since my dimensions only allowed me a 3" mounting depth and approx. a 1cu. ft enclosure volume, I had to start shopping around for a shallow mount speaker that would work with such a small enclosure. I have the speaker powered by an old Kicker ZR360 in bridged mode @ 4 ohms. With this set up, I'm putting about 360 watts RMS into the speaker. Let me tell you, the speaker downright bumps. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this speaker to anyone looking for a shallow mount and/or low volume speaker setup.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Datboigsus

Tyler, TX

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Amazing subs .

January 26, 2013

At first like everyone else i doubted that these would hit hard brcause they were shallow. I was so wrong they hit hard . I can be heard coming down the street . And it doesnt take much space . I have them in my dodge ram quad cab and these are so worth it . Such a great product.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Single 12" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

CARB Compliant, 5/8" MDF Shallow Sub Enclosure Lined with Polyfil.

Your Price $34.99

Single 12" Ported Enclosure Custom Black Baffle

Gold Binding post terminals and a high quality 5/8" MDF construction.

Your Price $59.99

25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

You'll need speaker wire to hook up that new subwoofer!

Your Price $44.95

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

Your Price $59.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

Your Price $109.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for your whole trunk!

Your Price $69.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

Your Price $6.99

Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

Your Price $3.99

40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

Your Price $39.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $1.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

Your Price $79.99

4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

Your Price $8.99

12" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

Your Price $4.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Rockford Fosgate R2SD4-12 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Rockford Fosgate R2SD4-12 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Rockford Fosgate R2SD4-12 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

4 Channel Amp

4 Rockford Fosgate R2SD4-12 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

Browse 1 question and 3 answers
Hide answersShow all answers | Sort by
Why did you choose this?
Sonic Electronix Store
brand and mounting depth
Juan R on Aug 25, 2014
This shallow sub woofer seems like the best fit for my Kenwood amp and the limited space in my 2003 F-150.
Albert F on Jul 31, 2014
Wanted boom for my music.
Jeff F on Aug 12, 2014

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

R2SD4-12

UPC

780687339821

Weight

11.00lbs

Internal SKU

r2sd412

Internal Product ID

36317

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 R2SD4-12