Partner Highlight


Tempe, Arizona

The Rockford Fosgate “mini SoundLab” is a high performance demo vehicle built on a 2012 Ford Transit Connect wheelbase. The mini SoundLab features a 3,600 Watt PRESSURE CHAMBER with 12 speakers, including six Punch 15" subwoofers, and gives participants the opportunity to experience the full PUNCH of Rockford Fosgate car audio equipment.

Fabrication for the mini SoundLab took 2 months. The crew of three led by Mark Lowe, worked days and most nights over the extensive 60 day period. “This isn’t a typical demo vehicle”, states Mark. “We designed the mini SoundLab to work like its big brother SoundLab, so it could provide hundreds of demonstrations, drive to the next event, and still run strong!”

The Pressure Chamber consists of three Punch P1000X1bd amplifiers that generate 3,000 watts to six Punch P3 15 subwoofers, firing into your back as you rest on a low profile bench that comfortably seats two adults. Once the doors are closed, you’re faced with two Punch Pro 1.5 tweeters and four Punch Pro 8 midrange powered by one Punch P600X4 multi-channel amplifier.

The chamber is much smaller than its big brother “SoundLab” so more impactful SPL (Sound Pressure Level) can be generated. Once the doors close and faced toward the Punch Pro speakers “It feels like they could possibly rip your face off” states Brian Von Pasecky, one of the vehicle fabricators.

With so much SPL generated, Rockford Fosgate does take precautionary measures. Josh Kyler explains, “A pair of sound-deadening ear phones are suggested for each occupant” to prevent any hearing damage. “We also have [Punch Out] or panic buttons on each side of the Pressure Chamber to immediately stop the interactive sound and light show for those not tough enough to handle it.”

Driving the mini SoundLab doesn’t need to be a drag, so the fabrication team created a “Sound Quality” system for the front occupants. A Power T600-2 amplifier drives a pair of Power T3 6.5” component systems, while a Power T1000-1bdCP amplifier powers two Power T0 10” subwoofers.

With the popularity of the original “SoundLab West” and “SoundLab East” vehicles, Rockford Fosgate plans on building several “mini SoundLab” vehicles so reach more customers throughout the year in the United States. To experience the SoundLab or mini SoundLab, stay tuned to our Event Calendar.

1 ea. Apple iPad Mini (rear controller)1 ea. Apple iPad Mini (front controller)
1 ea. Punch P600X4 amplifier (mids/highs)1 ea. Power T600-2 amplifier (highs)
3 ea. Punch P1000X1bd amplifiers (subs)1 pr. Power T3 component speakers
2 ea. Punch Pro 1.5″ tweeters1 ea. Power T1000-1bdCP amplifier (subs)
4 ea. Punch Pro 8″ midrange2 ea. Power T0 10″ subwoofers
6 ea. Punch P3 15″ subwoofers