C.L.E.A.N. Set-Up, Top Mount Controls, and Significant Increases in Total RMS and Thermal Mass Dominate the 2013 Punch Series
Rockford Fosgate, the industry leader in high-performance car audio
systems, announced it will launch and showcase its updated 11-model 2013 Punch Series
amplifier line during its 2013 Product Showcase at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.
from Jan. 8-10, 2013, in The Palms Ballroom. The 2013 Punch series is schedule to ship in Q1,
"Punch amplifiers continue to reign as the standard for the car audio amplifier industry," said
Theresa Hephner, Rockford senior director, products and marketing. "The 2013 package
includes 11 models with numerous upgrades, including on-board integration for factory and
aftermarket source units, top mount controls, and significant increases in both average total RMS
power and thermal mass."
"Punch has been the ‘go-to’ amplifier for more than two decades, so we had a lofty goal to make
improvements and to provide our customers with the best possible amplifier on the market,"
commented Jake Braaten, Rockford’s director of product development. "The 2013 Punch amplifier
series has once again revolutionized the industry, combining heritage with the latest technology in a
The most notable new feature included with the 2013 Punch series is the inclusion of C.L.E.A.N.
level setting technology. This Rockford Fosgate-developed technology with on-board input/output
clipping indicators allows the installer to precisely tune the amplifier to the optimum power for their
desired performance before clipping occurs and, thus, eliminating speaker damaging distortion.
Three indicators (blue, blue/red, red) on the amplifiers’ top mount control boards monitor the exact
point in which the ideal signal and power are being utilized. Once this occurs, the “blue/red”
indicator tells the installer that optimum performance has been achieved, and so once set it never
has to be configured again.
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