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Behind the Scenes at audiogrog by Bill Braun

Let’s face it: this is an unconventional time to start a 12-volt company. Between the shrinking sandbox that is aftermarket car audio and the increasingly difficult process of integrating gear into newer vehicles, most companies are receding from our industry, not adding to it. Yet, there are some that are not merely surviving. They are thriving.

Audiofrog is a fledgling manufacturer that comes to the table with some legendary names on the letterhead. The most notable among them are two long time forces in the industry: Andy Wehmeyer, formerly a product manager at Harman International (JBL, Infinity, et al.); Gary Biggs, formerly of JBL, Kicker and sound competition stardom; and Marcus Yeo, formerly of Harman Asia Pacific and Pioneer APAC. Gary and Andy could be fairly referred to as “installers extraordinaire.” Both have a wealth of technical knowledge as trainers, sound-off competitors, business owners and product developers that extends decades back.

And now they make speakers.

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Oklahoma City, OK, July 27, 2017 -- DD Audio announces the release of the next generation Z Series Subwoofers. Over the years, the Z motor system has undergone many transformations and improvements, but none quite as drastic as the latest, according to the company.

Available in an all new performance and style package, the staple Z Series was designed to look and perform better than ever before.The new Z3 will be accompanied by the compact Z2.5, aka mini Z, and gargantuan Z4 models.

The new Z’s feature several design improvements such as; redesigned magnetic architecture for increased flux levels, revised Free Flow Cooling System for better long term heat dissipation and geometric changes for increased maximum excursion capability and a wider range of configurations.

The new Z’s overhauled cosmetics feature a black oxide coating combined with red anodized accents. The motors are also adorned with custom CNC engraved designs, and every motor is engraved with its production number, making each sub a one of a kind. In keeping the True To The Source, all Z’s are still machined and hand built with pride in Oklahoma City, OK, using American parts.

For more information visit DDAUDIO.COM.

Rockford Fosgate announced that the updated six-model Prime Series R1 subwoofer line for 2014, including 10- and 12-inch subs and four sealed enclosure options, are now shipping.

“Rockford Fosgate Prime subwoofers provide high performance bass at an unbelievable value,” said Jake Braaten, Rockford Corp’s director of product development. “Our 2014 R1 models are a step up from its predecessors. They now work great in sealed and vented enclosures, have an integrated trim ring, and increased power handling of 200 watts RMS. PRIME woofers are the perfect first step into performance mobile audio.”

The 2014 models are Klippel-verified and CES-2013 Compliant, and feature an aluminum curvilinear dust-cap to dissipate heat generated by the increased power handling as well as a solid stamped steel frame and integrated frame mounted compression terminals.

Specifications for the R1S4-10 subwoofer include:

  • 10-inch
  • 4 Ohm
  • SVC
  • Mounting Depth: 4.4in.
  • 200 Watts RMS / 400 Watts Peak
  • MAP: $59.99

Specifications for the R1S4-12 subwoofer include:

  • 12-inch
  • 4 Ohm
  • SVC
  • Mounting Depth: 4.9in.
  • 200 Watts RMS / 400 Watts Peak
  • MAP: $69.99

Specifications for the R1-1X10 include:

  • Single 10in. Sealed Enclosure
  • Dimensions: H 12.2in. x W 15.9in. x L 12.1in.
  • 200 Watts RMS / 400 Watts Peak
  • MAP: $129.99

Specifications for the R1-2X10 include:

  • Dual 10in. Sealed Enclosure
  • Dimensions: H 12.2in. x W 30.1in. x L 12.1in.
  • 400 Watts RMS / 800 Watts Peak
  • MAP: $219.99

Specifications for the R1-1X12 include:

  • Single 12in. Sealed Enclosure
  • Dimensions H 14.4in. x W 17.7in. x L 12.5in.
  • 200 Watts RMS / 400 Watts Peak
  • MAP: $149.99

Specifications for the R1-2X12 include:

  • Dual 12in. Sealed Enclosure
  • Dimensions: H: 14.4in. x W 34.1in. x L12.5in.
  • 400 Watts RMS / 800 Watts Peak
  • MAP: $249.99
  • Specifications and prices subject to change without notice.
For more information on Rockford Corporation, please visit

Infinite baffle or Small sealed Options Provide Outstanding Output no Matter the Space

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockford Fosgate the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, is happy to announce that they are now shipping the new 12-inch M2 Color Optix™ subwoofers. They are available in infinite baffle or small sealed options and provide outstanding output no matter the space. With class-leading output, total lighting control and grille customization, these subs ensure an on-water experience second to none.

Customers may choose variety of cosmetic configurations including black, white, black with stainless insert, or white with stainless insert then customize them by connecting an optional Color Optix™ Controller and RF Connect App that adds the ability to select their own light color and patterns.

These subwoofers are part of the Element Ready™ line-up that Rockford Fosgate introduced last November. They feature the IP67 certified rating as well as Deutsch™ and Amphenol™ connectors for true plug and play integration and Rockford's VERSA switch for series or parallel wiring at the flip of switch.

For more information on the complete line of Color Optix™ products please visit

New M2 Series Subwoofers:

M2D2-12S/ M2D2-12SB  10" DVC 2Ω Color Optix Sealed Enclosure Marine Subwoofer
M2D4-12S / M2D4-12SB 10" DVC 4Ω Color Optix Sealed Enclosure Marine Subwoofer
M2D2-12I / M2D2-12IB   10" DVC 2Ω Color Optix Infinite Baffle Marine Subwoofer
M2D4-12I / M2D4-12IB   10" DVC 4Ω Color Optix Infinite Baffle Marine Subwoofer

Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, the Rockford Corporation markets and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile, motorsport, and marine audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a publicly traded company and manufactures its products under the brand Rockford Fosgate(R).

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