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Rockford Fosgate Punch P200-2

Punch Series Compact 2-Channel Amplifier

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  • Punch Series 2-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 50 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 100 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 200 watts x 1 chan.
  • MOSFET power supply
  • Remote bass level input (remote level control sold separately)
  • LED power, thermal, and protect indicators
  • Tuned Bass EQ (0-18 dB bass boost at 45 Hz or 0-12 dB bass boost at 12 kHz depending on crossover selection)
  • On-board differential inputs eliminates noise picked up by the signal cable
  • 2/1 channel operation
  • Integrated Trans•ana technology simplifies the signal path of the amplifier allowing the signal to travel through the amplifier at a lower voltage. The result is greater reliability and exceptional sound quality.
  • RCA Pass-thru outputs
  • Featured custom designed TO-247 MOSFETs have 60% more metal tab area providing more power handling capacity, lower impedance and improved heat dissipation over traditional TO-220 MOSFETs found in most competitor's amps.
  • Built in NOMAD is a "real time" analog computer that protects your amplifier from shorting speaker wires and dangerously low speaker impedances.
  • Cast aluminum heatsink evenly distributes excess heat across entire amplifier heatsink
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 20-20000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 9"L x 7.625"W x 2.25"H
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended. Contact us for information regarding a discount on a select amplifier kit when purchased together.
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

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 speakers or subwoofers 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.

50 watts x 2 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 speakers or subwoofers 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.

100 watts x 2 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 speakers or subwoofers equals 1 ohm, 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.

Not Stable
Bridged RMS Power

Bridging refers to combining two channels on an amplifier to create one channel with double the voltage and an increased power output. A 2-channel amplifier will bridge down to 1-channel and a 4-channel amplifier can bridge to create 2-channels. An amplifier is most commonly bridged to drive a subwoofer.

Remember, once you bridge two channels down to one its final impedance will be 4 ohms unless otherwise specified. This rating lists the RMS power created once an amplifier is bridged.

200 watts x 1 channels
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

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Amplifier Specifications

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.

AB
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.
2
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.

200 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.
4 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
4 ohms
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.
0.05%
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.
No
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)
High-pass (HP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
The high-pass crossover frequency can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable high-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies above the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies below 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.

50 - 500 Hz
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.

50 - 500 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.
85 dB
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 18 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.
40A x 1 
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

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
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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
Usability
4.7

Alexander

Taylorville, IL

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more than expected

April 14, 2012

I have this with two cheap hifonics and it makes those subs hit and sound great. Freaking impresses me. The whole combo does.

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Jordan

Canada

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High quality amp for mids and highs

June 16, 2012

This little amp has been wonderful. I have it hooked up to two Kicker KS600 6.5" for my mids and highs in my daily driver. It puts out well over rated power of 50 watts at 4ohms. Metered at 82 watts RMS at 4ohms so you have lots of headroom. I have my gain all the way down, it pushes these kickers to their max, and it sounds great doing it. Doesn't get warm at all, feels solid. I probably have enough clean juice to add a little 8 for mids if i wanted. The connections look really clean you don't even see them, just the wire going to the amp, which also saves room, and it is very nice to not have to use any ring terminal connector etc for the power/ground/remote wires. Overall a very well designed amp, I recommend for anyone running up to roughly 1,500 watts of subwoofers. I'm running 1,000 watts clean on my subs and my mids and highs are borderline too loud for me with the gain all the way down. ;)

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David

West Milford, NJ

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Love Punch Series

May 30, 2012

They always deliver. I've never had one of these amplifiers fail on me. They always punch, just like their name. They're sleek looking and always more powerful than they are rated. Do not go for those cheap amplifiers that claim to put out a lot of power. Even if this amp costs a bit more than the others, it's WELL worth every extra penny.

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james

los angeles, CA

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Nice 2 channel amp!

April 17, 2012

Have this amp wired in parallel running four pioneer 6x8 speakers and it sounds really clean. Has a good adjustable EQ and a breeze to hook-up. I also got it at a good price. Thanks sonicelectronix!

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Colin

Muskogee, Oklahoma

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Amazing little amp.

March 17, 2012

I bought this amp just as a temp amp to power my old Rockford Punch Z Subwoofer. Well, in around 3 1/2 to 4 hours, the sub blew. So now, it's running a 10" RF R2. Let me tell you, this amp packs quite a punch. They say it's only 200 watts max power bridged, but when you check out the birth sheet, it says 263 watts @ 4ohms bridged.

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andre

philadelphia, PA

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Nice amp

February 29, 2012

It gets the job done at a low cost.

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Mike T

Remlap, Al

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Great Amp

February 27, 2012

This is a great amp. It brought my stero and speakers to life. It did way more than add volume, it added richness and fullness with crisp clean highs and solid bass without even a hint of distortion. I have it matched with some polk speakers and you would swear I had a subwoofer. I love it!!!

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Jeff

Las Cruces, NM

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Oustanding

May 5, 2011

I've had this amp for a while and i run a single Rockford Fosgate Punch 12 with an 8 gauge and it never gave mw any problems, I've had two MTX's hooked up before this and they blew fast with a rating higher than the amp. Main thing I like about this amp is that I have bumped it for a whole our in the summertime and it never overheated. I like the design as well.

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Taylor

Mapleton, MN

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good amp

March 28, 2011

Hits hard, sounds good

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Blueeyes

Casa Grande AZ

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January 13, 2011

Rockford is a well know brand is really good..... Got at good price as well...

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JMC

Kingston Springs, TN

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Great deal!

August 10, 2010

Exactly what we wanted and more! Fits perfect, slimmer than we thought so plenty of room behind the seat.

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Old Man Car Audio

Bedford, Texas

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A Punch 45 with a new cover.

April 6, 2010

Rockford has always stuck with the same goal.. SURPRISE!!

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Dan

Des Moines, IA

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Beautiful Surprise

March 23, 2010

Without question, this amplifier offers the best bang for your system buck. The birthsheet for my amp reads 81 Watts x 2 @ 4 ohm. This amplifier is clean and looks good. I've been a sound quality competitor for 15 years and I've never purchased anything of this quality for so little. I'd expect the performance delivered to cost twice as much - and I'd willingly pay for it.

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chris

Lexington, TN

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great buy!

February 1, 2010

i got this thing running my boston acoustic s60 components for the time being and it does great. its crisp clean and pushes them to the max. its small and compact and will fit where you need it.

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Joe

Lakeland, FL

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A beast

December 28, 2009

This amp is incredible for it's size. Very strong and reliable.

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Casey

Oxnard, CA

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Great little amp.

June 16, 2009

I have it running a pair of Rockford Fosgate Power T162C 6 1/2s. Very clean sound! I have been running them for about 3 months now and have had no problems.

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Jonny

Boston

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Not bad for the price.

January 12, 2009

We wired this amp bridged to two kenwood 12's and it sounded good, but when I turned the volume up loud the amp went into safe mode because there was too much power going through it. So we wired it straight up and it's not as loud but it does not cut out at all. Even the rock songs sound good on it, and rap is loud but nothing overwhelming. Overall a good amp if your looking to improve your sound and give it a little thump, but don't expect this thing to rattle your neighbors windows.

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nathan

arizona

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Rockford Amp

December 20, 2008

I would definitely recommend this amp to anyone who is buying an amp for their speakers, not so well with a high RMS sub. With my speakers it has never gone into thermal mode, even on my 7 hour trips. I have 8 speakers going through this one amp and my truck sounds amazing so. i would definitely recommend this product.

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Bryan

Plainfield, IL

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Rockford Fosgate

October 24, 2008

Little amp that packs a punch, I had two rockfords hooked up to this little amp and they pounded with great clarity. Very underated amp, highly recommend

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Bryan

Erie, PA

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great buy

October 13, 2008

I bought this and hooked it up to 2 12" Rockford P3's and I thought that the subs wouldn't be good because of the amp. I was pretty wrong. pulling up next to someone is always fun now. I almost gave an old couple a heart attack the other day. Its a great amp and for this price, worth it.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $79.99

Kicker Big 3 Package 1/0 Gauge Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $149.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

JL Audio HD-RLC

Remote Level Control for Select JL Audio Amplifiers

Your Price $29.99

StreetWires FB8

8 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

Your Price $17.99

Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

Your Price $89.99

NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft 2-Channel RCA Audio Interconnect Cable with Twisted Pair Construction

Your Price $11.99

Kicker KI24 K-Series RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

4 Meters (13 ft.) 2-Channel K-Series RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

Your Price $16.95

NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

Your Price $13.99

Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $14.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

Your Price $12.99

SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector

Set the gain of an audio amplifier quickly and accurately

Your Price $149.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High Frequency Test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

P200-2

UPC

780687326852

Weight

8.00lbs

Internal SKU

p200-2

Internal Product ID

9853

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 P200-2