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TEMPE, Ariz. – August 8, 2017 – Rockford Fosgate ( has announced the availability of its new line of motorsports audio solutions specific to Polaris® Ranger® side-by-sides. Designed as plug and play solutions for Ranger models 2015 and newer, stages 1, 2, and 3 (RNGR-STAGE1, RNGR-STAGE2, and RNGR-STAGE3) are currently available, while Stage 4 and REAR (RNGR-STAGE4 and RNGR-REAR) will be available in September.

“The outdoor environment can be unforgiving on audio gear as both terrain and weather can wreak havoc on these components,” explained Jake Braaten, Rockford Vice President of New Product Development and Engineering. “With that in mind and with the overall success of our Polaris RZR solutions, Rockford has created the ultimate off-road listening experience for Polaris Ranger side-by-sides.”

The RNGR-STAGE1 Kit (MSRP: $349.99) lets you easily add Rockford’s PMX-2 digital media receiver with 2.7-inch color display to your Ranger using the included dash mounting kit (RFRNGR-PMXDK). Coming prepackaged with all necessary hardware and pre-terminated wire harness, this kit allows you to quickly add a source unit to your Ranger with minimal time and tools required.

The RNGR-STAGE2 Kit (MSRP: $699.99) includes the components of the Stage 1 kit and adds Rockford’s front speaker enclosures (RFRNGR-FSE) and a pair of RM1652 speakers. This is ideal if you’re looking to add some sound to your ride but may not be ready to add the amplifiers or subwoofer system yet.

The RNGR-STAGE3 Kit (MSRP: $1,699.99) builds on the Stage 2 kit, with added amplifier mounting and installation kit (RFRNGR-PMXDK), a TM400X4ad 400-watt Element Ready amplifier and under seat subwoofer enclosure (RFRNGR-FEW). This complete system gets you rocking out in no time whether you’re working the fields or running the trails with your friends. The Prime 10-inch subwoofer (RM110D2B) and RANGER amp kit and mounting plate (RFRNGR-K8) round out Stage 3.

The RNGR-STAGE4 Kit (MSRP: $2,199.99) includes:

  • Direct connect wiring harnesses for RANGER models
  • System is Element Ready™ to withstand harsh outdoor environment
  • Speaker & sub enclosures integrate with no loss of passenger/cargo space
  • PMX-2: Punch Marine Compact AM/FM/WB Digital Media Receiver 2.7-inch display
  • RFRNGR-PMXDK: Installation Kit for Dash
  • RM1652B: Prime 6.5-inch Full Range Speakers - Black (Pair)
  • RFRNGR-FSE: 6.5-inch Front Lower Speaker Enclosure (Pair)
  • RM110D2B: Prime 10-inch Dual 2-Ohm Subwoofer Black
  • RFRNGR-FWE: 10-inch Front Subwoofer Enclosure
  • TM400X4ad: Power Marine 400 Watt Class-ad 4-Channel Amplifier
  • RFRNGR-K8: 2-Seat or 4-Seat Amp Wire Kit
  • RM1652W-MB: Prime Marine 6.5-inch Rear Speakers in Enclosure - Black (Pair)
  • PM-CL3B: Punch Diecast Clamp for Polaris Lock & Ride® roll cage - Black (Pair)
  • RFRNGR-RSW16: Polaris Ranger Rear Speaker Add-on Harness
  • *Antenna not included
  • **Compatible with Polaris heater & defrost option

The RNGR-REAR Add-on Rear Speaker Kit (MSRP: $599.99) is compatible with RNGR-STAGE2 and RNGR-STAGE3 Kits, and includes:

  • Direct connect wiring harnesses for RANGER models
  • System is Element Ready™ to withstand harsh outdoor environment
  • RM1652W-MB: Prime Marine 6.5-inch Rear Speakers in Enclosure - Black (Pair)
  • PM-CL3B: Punch Diecast Clamp for Polaris Lock & Ride® roll cage - Black (Pair)
  • RFRNGR-RSW16: Polaris Ranger Rear Speaker Add-on Harness

“All of the products are designed to perform while out in the elements, and we keep the installation simple by offering very efficient plug-and-play kits designed to fit factory locations,” concluded Braaten.

For more information on Rockford Fosgate, please visit

TEMPE, Ariz. – July 1, 2016 – Rockford Fosgate has announced that Auburn, Wash.-based Oliver Marketing is expanding representation of the brand’s mobile, motorsports, and marine products into the Southern California market, effective immediately.

“We are honored to have the privilege of now representing the Rockford Fosgate brand for the entire West Coast,” said Bob Oliver, Oliver Marketing president and CEO. “We feel that we will grow the business substantially by using our infrastructure of sales, marketing, and logistics to help retailers put the Rockford Fosgate brand in front of the more than 22 million SoCal customers. Over the years our team has had great success with Rockford’s mobile audio products. Likewise, Rockford’s new motorsports and marine products have taken off in our northern markets and we feel that Southern California will be no different. We look forward to working with everyone in Southern California.”

Oliver Marketing has been Rockford Fosgate’s manufacturer’s representative in the Pacific Northwest territory since 1991.

“Bob [Oliver] and his team have done a tremendous job representing Rockford Fosgate for more than 25 years,” said Theresa Anthony, Rockford Corp. vice president – sales and marketing. “Oliver Marketing helped us build the brand when we were a small car audio company and they have evolved with us as we have launched new categories and made inroads to new retail channels. They continually re-invest in their business and in tools to support their dealers. Rockford is pleased to be able to provide a consistently superior level of service through Oliver Marketing to all of our customers on the west coast.”

For more information on Rockford Corporation, please visit

BUCHANAN, Mich. (June 29, 2016) – RedBud MX, “America’s Motocross Track,” welcomes Rockford Fosgate and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort as co-presenting sponsors for the upcoming (July 2nd) Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship MX National at RedBud.

“And just when you thought motocross couldn’t get any louder … RedBud welcomes the paint-peeling, neighbor-rattling, motor mount-loosening audio fanatics from Rockford Fosgate,” said RedBud’s Tim Ritchie. “It’s gonna get LOUD next weekend!”

An industry-leader in all things audio – and well known for its generosity toward the motocross industry for the past two decades – Rockford Fosgate joins RedBud MX for the first time as a presenting sponsor for the popular MX National. Sponsor of the RCH Racing team, Rockford Fosgate subwoofers, car speakers and car amplifiers are a mainstay in the rides of top pro motocrossers as well as amateur racers across the country.

“Great atmosphere, great crowds, and a hard-core passion for racing are what RedBud MX is all about,” said Tammy Lowe, Rockford Fosgate director of marketing. “As a presenting sponsor for the five-day festival and championship with a legion of our own hard core audio fanatics, as well as with our partnership with RCH Racing, it’s only natural for Rockford Fosgate and RedBud to align for such a great event. We are excited to be part of it.”

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort continues its partnership with RedBud, returning for the third-consecutive year as the presenting sponsor for RedBud’s long-running (since ’74) MX National. And the partnership with Soaring Eagle continues when Michigan’s top gaming destination opens its doors to motocross racers for the annual running of the “Edge of Summer MX” event this September – produced by RedBud – on the grounds of Soaring Eagle.

“We’re pumped to have the premier gaming facility in Michigan, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, back on board this summer. We’re looking forward to working with them on both the RedBud National and the ‘Edge of Summer MX’ event,” added Ritchie.

Said Raul Venegas, Director of Marketing and Entertainment for Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort: “Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is proud to continue its partnership with RedBud MX. The tie into the outdoor nationals, Edge of Summer and the multiple activities at our luxury resort & casino is an amazing pairing. We’ll be on-site at RedBud giving away some really aggressive promotions for both the resort and gaming. We look forward to another great race at RedBud and for our Soaring Eagle RCH boys to take home another win!”

For more information on RedBud MX and the upcoming Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship MX National at RedBud, presented by Rockford Fosgate and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, please visit:

Rockford Fosgate is now shipping that its new add-on tweeter system for 2016 Punch element-ready speakers. With an MSRP of $199.99, the 1-inch, 100/200 Watt (RMS/Peak), 4-ohm PM2T-S is an "excellent option for those who want even more high end on sand or surf," according to the company.

“If you’re looking to add a little more high frequency output to your audio system, then look no further than the PM2T-S element-ready add-on tweeter kit,” said Jake Braaten, Rockford’s V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “The PM2T-S features a 1-inch high quality aluminum dome tweeter designed to be incredibly accurate while still producing high output. Knowing this tweeter will likely be exposed to the elements on both sand and surf, we have designed it using marine-rated materials as well as testing it for survival in outdoor applications.”

Additionally, the PM2T-S is easily connected to Rockford’s existing line of PM series marine speakers using the additional terminals already provided in their design. The PM2T-S also features multiple mounting options such as surface mounting using our discreet dual clamp tweeter mounting system or an optional horn loading mounting flange to provide more directional and higher output volume.

The PM2T-S kit also comes with an inline audiophile-grade 18dB crossover pack to ensure proper filtering of unwanted frequencies, protecting the tweeter while directing the proper sound to it. Additional features include marine grade PEI rubber surround, high temperature Kapton voice coil former, Neodymium motor structure, all marine grade construction, and mounting hardware.

For more information on Rockford Fosgate, please visit

Rockford Fosgate has announced its list of vehicles on display at the 2015 SEMA Show, which is being held in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Nov. 3 - 6. The systems can be viewed at

“Each year, we take pride in collaborating with leading auto integrators in order to feature our latest high-performance aftermarket audio systems to the SEMA Show audience,” explained Tammy Lowe, Rockford Fosgate director of marketing. “This year, as in years past, we are excited to promote both the vehicles and their owners in order to show that our high-performance systems are the ideal choice for any install and for any customer.”

Rockford Fosgate sponsored SEMA Show vehicles include:

  • GMC Yukon XL (location: outside South Hall; DUB)

-          1,000 Watt Punch System

  • 2015 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Liter 4x4 Crew Max (location: outside South Hall; Westin Automotive Feature Vehicle Spot)

-          1,000 Watt 5-Channel Punch System

  • 1961 Cadillac Convertible (location: Sherwin Williams #10831)

-          1,000 Watt Punch Pro Series System

  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 V6 (location: Hyundai #24387)

-          1,000 Watt Punch System

  • 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo (location: Hyundai #24387)

-          1,000 Watt Punch System

  • 2015 Toyota Tundra (location: Ranch Fiberglass #36127)

-          1,000 Watt 5-Way Punch System

  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JK Unlimited (location: )

-          1,000 Watt Power/Punch System

  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JK Unlimited (location: Rugged Ridge #30171)

-          900 Watt Power Compact System

  • 2016 Honda HR-V (location: Honda #24887)

-          450 Watt Punch Powered System

  • 2016 Leer Ford F150 Super Crew Cab (location: Ford #22200)

-          1,000 Watt Front/Rear Punch System

“Year in and year out, the SEMA Show and its market remain strong,” added Lowe. “Whatever your ride…from cars to trucks to motorcycles to watercraft…Rockford Fosgate has a system for you, and SEMA creates the opportunity to showcase any and all of these systems.”

For complete details on all Rockford-equipped vehicles on display during SEMA 2015, visit For more information on Rockford Corporation, please visit

Rockford Corp. has announced the retirement of industry veteran Howard Miller. Miller and his wife, Sharon, founded Crimestopper in 1980, and Miller joined Rockford as a consultant after Rockford acquired Crimestopper in 2014. Miller will remain with Rockford until June 30.

“Howard has built hundreds of business relationships and developed deep friendships throughout his long tenure in the industry,” said Rockford Corporation President and CEO Bill Jackson. “He is known as a field intensive guy and a person who has a work ethic that is second to none. He is one of those iconic people in the industry that basically everyone knows and everyone likes because of his personality and professionalism.”

For 35 years in the North American market, Crimestopper, Inc. has been an industry leader in 12 Volt aftermarket electronics and has become a one-stop-shop for total vehicle security and safety needs. Over the past decade, the company has been recognized for offering the widest selection of vehicle security and remote start systems in the marketplace. It has also expanded its product line to include GPS tracking systems and a wide variety of vehicle safety products such as cameras, monitors, wireless video systems, collision avoidance and parking sensor systems, DVR systems, and tire pressure monitoring systems.

“It’s been quite a ride,” said Miller. “Sharon and I started Crimestopper with humble beginnings with quite literally nothing, and built it up to one of the most respected brands in the industry over the past four decades. There are too many people to recognize for helping us along the way, but we do thank each and every one of them. And now, seeing what Rockford is putting into the business allows me to retire knowing Crimestopper is in good hands.”

Jackson concluded, “We are sad to see Howard leave the organization. He has been a great partner and has built a fabulous reputation in the industry. I am sure Howard is looking forward to improving his golf handicap and relaxing. We wish nothing but the best for the Millers and look forward to carrying on their legacy by continuing to build the Crimestopper brand.”

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TEMPE, Ariz. – April 21, 2016 – Rockford Corp. has announced that it has finalized and completed the transition of the distribution of Audiotec Fischer products under the Brax, Helix, and Match brands in the U.S. and Mexico to Atlanta-based Hybrid Audio Technologies, Inc., officially effective April 25, 2016. Rockford announced the end of its four-year distribution agreement with Audiotec Fischer in January 2016 in order to dedicate resources and capitalize on opportunities within its own brands.

“After careful consideration, Audiotec Fischer chose Scott Buwalda and the team at Hybrid Audio Technologies to take over distribution of the Brax, Helix, and Match brands in the U.S. and Mexico,” explained Theresa Anthony, Rockford Corp. VP of sales and marketing. “Hybrid Audio Technologies will assume all service and support for dealers who purchased from Rockford Corporation, so it will be as seamless a transition for all involved…most importantly, for Brax, Helix, and Match retailers and customers.”

Brax, Helix, and Match will be now be managed under the dba namesake Audiotec Fischer Brands USA (AFB-USA), sister company to Hybrid Audio Technologies, Inc.

“AFB-USA and Hybrid Audio Technologies are collectively and uniquely positioned to assume the Brax, Helix, and Match distributorship,” added Scott Buwalda, Hybrid Audio Technologies founder and president. “We plan to expand the reach of each brand as we grow them in parallel with each other, complementing a large and diverse collection of the very finest retailers across the USA. Additionally, a distribution announcement in Mexico is imminent.”

Heinz Fischer, owner of Audiotec Fischer, stated, “I would like to thank Rockford for their dedication and efforts over the past four years, and with their professionalism and dedication to our brands and customers during this transition. We are pleased that Hybrid Audio Technologies will continue this trend in North America.”

Bill Jackson, president and CEO of Rockford Corporation, stated, “Everyone at Rockford, including myself, has the highest level of respect for Mr. Heinz and Mrs. Gudrun Fischer, their brands, and the technology they bring to the market place. Brax, Helix, and Match are in good hands with Hybrid Audio Technologies, and we wish them continued success.”

Complete Audio Offering with Multiple Stages Ensures Customers Sound As Good As They Look

TEMPE, Ariz. – June 8, 2017 – Rockford Fosgate (, has announced a distribution agreement with Yamaha Parts and Accessories, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., for a new line of motorsports audio solutions specific to Yamaha’s YXZ1000R Side-by-Side models. The four individual audio systems are now available.

“With the ever growing popularity of the Yamaha YXZ1000R and the limited high quality audio offerings available, we have developed multiple class leading kits that offer options for source unit integration to complete high performance audio solutions,” explained Jake Braaten, Rockford Vice President of New Product Development and Engineering. “All of the products are designed to perform while out in the elements, and we keep the installation simple by offering very efficient plug-and-play kits designed to fit factory locations on the YXZ1000R. Our systems are engineered and tested to last, no matter whether in the mud, sand, or on rough mountain trails.”

From as low as $349.99 for a YXZ-STAGE1 solution up to a modest $2,199.99 for a complete YXZ-STAGE4 400-watt amplified stereo audio system, Rockford Fosgate has all the gear anyone could ever need. All system components carry the Rockford Fosgate sound signature while meeting element-ready standards for outdoor situations, including rain, wind, dust, and UV protection.

“Yamaha developed the perfect Side-By-Side for any terrain, and our collaboration with Rockford Fosgate enhances this by letting the owner put a soundtrack to their day,” said Frank Pittman, Vice President, Customer Support Group, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. “Depending on personal taste and the desired outcome, the YXZ1000R owner has their choice of one of four stages that can build on each other. We already offer fantastic customization opportunities on the accessory side so this was the perfect evolution.”

For more information on Rockford Fosgate, please visit

Rockford Fosgate Engineers Plug and Play Audio Solutions for 2016-2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R & 2017 YXZ1000R SS Side-By-Side Models

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sept. 15, 2016 – Rockford Fosgate (, has announced the launch of a new line of motorsports audio solutions specific to select 2016-2017 Yamaha YXZ side-by-side models. All audio solution lines for 2016-2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R & 2017 YXZ1000R SS are scheduled to ship in Q1 2017.

“With the ever growing popularity of the Yamaha YXZ and the limited high quality audio offerings available, we have developed multiple class leading kits that offer options for source unit integration to complete high performance audio solutions,” explained Jake Braaten, Rockford Vice President of New Product Development and Engineering. “All of the products are designed to perform while out in the elements, and we keep the installation simple by offering very efficient plug-and-play kits designed to fit factory locations on the YXZ. Our systems are engineered and tested to last, no matter whether in the mud, sand, or on rough mountain trails.”

From as low as $349.99 for a YXZ-STAGE1 solution up to $2,299.99 for a complete YXZ-STAGE5 400-watt amplified audio system including four speakers and subwoofer, Rockford Fosgate has gear for any need. All system components carry the legendary Rockford Fosgate sound signature while meeting element-ready standards for outdoor situations, including rain, wind, dust, and UV protection.

For more information on Rockford Fosgate, please visit

Rockford Fosgate is now shipping its new lineup of DEADSKIN sound dampening products. 

"The DEADSKIN line was announced with great success at our recent Annual Product Showcase to rave reviews,” said Jake Braaten, Rockford’s V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “In the world of audio, noise is one of the biggest enemies we face. The Rockford product team designed the DEADSKIN line in partnership with the experts at Hushmat to reduce the everyday noise and vibration encountered in vehicles.”

DEADSKIN products include trunk, door, speaker and bulk kits as well as a license plate kit with laser-etched stainless steel license plate frame. With a material thickness just under 1/8-inch (1.5mm), DEADSKIN is designed to be applied to most surfaces with little or no preparation. It is also highly flexible and cold formable to irregular surfaces so no heat guns are required to install the products and comes with a black foil backing.

“Ambient noise detracts from our ability to enjoy our music and often requires us to turn up the volume just to hear it,” Braaten continued. “This in turn leads to listening fatigue and stress which is not how we want to spend our time in our vehicles. Whether from basic road noise or vibration created from heavy bass beats, DEADSKIN products reduce the resonating abilities of your vehicle panels allowing you to truly appreciate your music library the way it should be heard.”

DEADSKIN products are OEM specified and approved, and are manufactured in the USA. With a variety of kits available, Rockford has the sound damping material needed to do the job. Price range for the DEADSKIN line is $25.99 - $278.99. Contact Rockford Fosgate for individual kit pricing.

“Hushmat is a pioneer in the category of sound damping materials, and so they are the perfect company to help us develop our new offering of DEADSKIN products,” added Bill Jackson, Rockford president & CEO. “Rockford Fosgate is always about offering the best quality products to our customers, and this new line of DEADSKIN delivers on that promise. With a complete line that fits each application, we think our customers will be excited to pair new DEADSKIN products with their speaker and subwoofer purchases.”

For more information on Rockford Fosgate, please visit


Rockford Fosgate has announced that the PMX-2 and PMX-5 Element-Ready moto-marine source units are now shipping.

“We designed both the PMX-5 and compact PMX-2 digital media receivers to be the ideal choices when selecting a source unit for just about any marine or motorsports application,” said Jake Braaten, Rockford’s V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “Each unit features a 2.7-inch full color TFT display for optimum viewing - even in full sun - that is optically wet bonded to prevent any dust or moisture penetration. Both units faceplates are IPX6-rated and use a water resistant rotary encoder knob with white LED button illumination and front mounted sub level controls. Perfect for sand or surf, the PMX-2 and PMX-5 are the true command centers of any system.”

Output flexibility for both units come with a 4 x 50W (2 ohm) internal amplifier for direct speaker connection or front and rear/sub output RCA’s on the PMX-2 and dual zone output RCA’s on the PMX-5 allowing the addition of after-market amplifiers for more power and output. Both also feature an EEPROM memory system which retains settings even when power is removed, a custom, user-focused GUI interface, and expansion capabilities for up to three additional wired remotes such as the Rockford Fosgate PMX-1R.

The compact PMX-2 (MSRP: $299.99) comes in at just 4.5in W x 4.2in H x 2.9in D and features Pandora control capabilities, Bluetooth audio steaming with album art support for Apple and Android products, and iPod playback with on-screen display.

The PMX-5 (MSRP: $399.99) (8in W x 3.5in H x 7.1in D) features SiriusXM and Pandora capabilities, Bluetooth audio steaming with album art support for Apple and Android products, True 2 Zone/2 Source control and a steering wheel control interface. Additionally, the PMX-5 features expanded connectivity with our PMX-CAN CAN-BUS interface.  This allows the unit to interface with on-board multi-function displays for control of the unit through the boats main screen.

Additional specifications for both the PMX-2 & PMX-5 include:

  • FCC, CE, IC, and C-Tick certified
  • Multi-region radio frequencies
  • Low voltage warning alert
  • AUX and USB inputs with USB charging
  • On-board Punch EQ control
  • Independent subwoofer level control
  • Selectable HP / LP / AP crossovers with selectable slope 12 / 24 dB/Oct
  • IPX6 marine rated faceplate
  • 7-Band graphic EQ
  • Zone control: 2 zone / 2 source (F/R/S + F) (PMX-5 only)
For more information on Rockford Fosgate, please visit


Rockford Fosgate, Official Audio Sponsor of Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ 2017, Announces August Availability of Motorcycle Bag Lid Audio Kits Designed for Harley Davidson® Models 2014-Present

TEMPE, Ariz. – July 11, 2017 – Rockford Fosgate has announced for the fourth consecutive year that it will be the official motorcycle audio sponsor of the famed Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ 2017. Rockford Fosgate is proud to bring high performance motorcycle audio systems, including a new line of bag lid audio kits, to the crowds of enthusiasts on Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis, S.D. during the 77th annual event from August 4-12.

“As in prior years, Rockford Fosgate will showcase bike builds, interactive displays, and lots of great music at our booth,” said Bill Jackson, Rockford CEO and president. “This year, Rockford will also use our Sturgis experience as a launch pad for a new line of bag lid audio solutions designed for Harley Davidson® 2014 and newer bikes that will be available to consumers beginning in August.”

As motorcyclists from across the nation converge on Sturgis, the team at Rockford Fosgate is revved up and ready to demonstrate sound systems purpose-built for the motorcycle environment. Bikers will be able to hear front audio systems and the all new bag lid speaker solutions installed in a variety of Harley Davidson® motorcycles. 

According to Rockford, the all new bag lid speaker kits (TMS69BL14: $499.99) designed for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are easy to install and are designed to mount into the existing factory lids. They deliver a cranked up output that is crystal clear no matter how loud the ride. The kits feature a lightweight speaker frame, are waterproof, and include an easy-to-follow cutting template with a mounting system that makes the installation into factory bag lids seamless.

In addition to the kits, Rockford will also offer Element Ready 6 x 9-inch replacement speakers (TMS69: $299.99) that are lightweight, waterproof, and powerful enough to perform in the motorcycle environment.

“With the addition of the bag lid speaker kits, motorcyclists can now enjoy a complete sound solution from Rockford Fosgate,” Jackson continued. “You can pair the bag lid kit with a Rockford Fosgate front audio kit in 2014 or newer Harley Davidson® motorcycles. This makes a complete sound system because the front audio kit includes a 400 watt, 4-channel amplifier. Two channels power the front audio kit and two channels deliver power to the bag lids. You just need to run the speaker wire harness from the amp to the bags and turn up your music!”

According to Jackson, anyone who loves riding on the open road knows how harsh the elements can be, whether it be road noise, dirt, dust, moisture, and even temperature. “To that end, we have further developed element-ready amplifiers, speakers, and installation accessories that are specifically designed to fit on a motorcycle, but powerful and durable enough to deliver our acclaimed sonic signature while withstanding the torture of such a tight and demanding environment.”

Later this year Rockford will begin shipping bag lid audio kits designed for Harley Davidson® motorcycles model years 1998 – 2013 (TMS69BL9813: $499.99).

Since 1938, the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ has grown to become one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world.

Rockford Fosgate will also sponsor the “15th Annual Mayor’s Ride,” held during the rally.

For more information on participating in the Mayor’s Ride, please visit


DSR1 Joins the 3Sixty Family of Digital Signal Processors; Includes iDataLink Maestro Technology for Integration of Factory Equipped Controls

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sept. 19, 2017 – Rockford Fosgate ( has announced that the new DSR1 Digital Signal Processor is now available. With an MSRP of $249.99, the DSR1 was co-developed with ADS using their iDatalink Maestro interface technology, combining a full-featured 3Sixty digital signal processor with a flashable iDatalink Maestro integration module.

“The DSR1 allows for a seamless upgrade to aftermarket amplifiers, speakers, and subwoofers in most vehicles,” explained Jake Braaten, Rockford’s V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “It can accept a quick flash download to add vehicle specific firmware to the unit enabling integration without the loss of factory equipped controls and features in vehicles that require it.”

The DSR1 utilizes the power processor found in Rockford’s patented 3Sixty.3 for features such as adjustable crossovers with selectable slope and crossover type, time alignment, and 239 bands of equalization, as well as flexible connections including 4-channel balanced differential RCA inputs, 4-channel high level inputs with signal sense turn on, 8-channels of 4-volt capable RCA outputs, remote Turn On/Off Function with adjustable Turn On delay, and auxiliary RCA and SPDIF coaxial inputs. For added installation flexibility, the DSR1s advanced tuning capabilities are accessed through an easy-to-use app for wireless tuning from Apple and Android devices.

“The DSR1 is the first real solution for replacing the factory amplifier and speakers in Ford and Chrysler vehicles,” Braaten continued. “The DSR1 uses the full-range, flat audio signal from the factory head unit. After the built-in Maestro interface is flashed with the vehicle-specific firmware, the factory head unit CAN messages are used to control the internal signal routing of the DSR1. Prior to the DSR1, installers had no choice but to add amplifiers after the factory amplifier which required complex signal summing as well as de-equalization and time alignment.”

Vehicles covered with integration at launch include 2011 to current Ford and Lincoln vehicles with 8-inch My Ford Touch radio and Sony amplifier and 2012 to current Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles with 8-inch radio and factory amplifier.

“When used in late model Ford and Chrysler vehicles, the DSR1 can be installed with one of three plug-and-play harnesses available at launch,” Braaten continued. “After installation, the factory tone controls and sound field settings are remapped to control like adjustments within the DSR1. For example, the use of the factory bass control is used as the sub-volume adjustment of the DSR1 eliminating the need to install extra controllers or knobs. With a retail price of only $249.99, there is no reason that every audio system shouldn’t have the benefit of a DSR1.”

Additional DSR1 specifications and features include:

  • Frequency response: 20 - 20k +/- 0.5 dB
  • 239 Bands of equalization for aftermarket tuning
  • Adjustable crossovers with selectable slope and crossover type
  • Crossover Frequency: 20 - 20k Hz
  • Time Alignment of up to 10msec of delay on each channel
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for convenient setup
  • Interactive Tuning Interface Controlled via Android/ iOS App
  • Optional PLC2 Level Controller with assignable functions
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.12 in. x 4.04 in. x 1,26 in.
  • CE Compliant

For more information on Rockford Fosgate, please visit

Designed to Withstand the Outdoor Elements, the Highly Efficient Yet Compact Chassis Make the TM1000X5ad Amp Perfect for Hybrid, Electric, Small Cars, Trucks, Watercraft, Motorcycles, and Side-by-Side UTVs

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sept. 12, 2016Rockford Fosgate ( has announced that the new Element-Ready Power Series TM1000X5ad 5-Channel amplifier is now available with an MSRP of $1,049.99. Designed to withstand the outdoor elements, whether on sand, surf, or the open road, this marine-grade, high-efficient amplifier combined with a compact chassis makes it perfect for hybrid, electric, small cars, trucks, watercraft, motorcycles, and side-by-side UTVs.

“The Element-Ready TM1000X5ad is built on our proprietary Class ad platform designed to deliver unprecedented sound quality with superior power efficiency in a small chassis,” explained Jake Braaten, Rockford’s V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “The TM1000X5ad is protected against dust, UV, and corrosion with marine grade two-part epoxy coating on circuit boards, and features stainless hardware. Combined with our Constant Power technology, this amplifier can easily exceed its rated power by up to 25 percent additional output per channel.”

The amplifier’s top mounted controls include Rockford’s C.L.E.A.N. level setting system, integrated high/ low pass crossovers, input channel configuration switches, and a Punch EQ boost circuit. Upgraded input RCA connectors allow for high or low level input signals to be used through the differential input circuit which eliminates incoming noise and can provide a remote out signal when using high level inputs. Dual fan cooling, real time thermal monitoring, and dual extruded heat sinks maintain heat dissipation even at high outputs, thus keeping the amp cool. The TM1000X5ad is also compatible with Rockford’s PLC2 level remote control, thus allowing remote output level control of the sub channel.

Additional features and specifications include:

  • Rated Power:   100 Watts x 4 @ 4-Ohm + 400 x 1 @ 4-Ohm

100 Watts x 4 @ 2-Ohm + 600 x 1 @ 2-Ohm

600 Watts (sub channel) @ 1-Ohm

front and rear N/A @ 1-Ohm

  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Dimensions: 12in x 4.25in x 1.62in (30.5cm x 10.8cm x 4.1 cm)
  • Marine grade two part epoxy coating on circuit boards
  • Class-AD technology (channels 1-4)
  • Class-bd technology (sub channel)
  • Differential inputs with high level auto turn-on feature
  • 4/2 Ohm multi-impedance Constant Power
  • Remote-Out feature when using high level inputs
  • 2013 PLC2 remote ready
  • Top mounted controls
  • Dual fan cooled
  • Real time thermal sensing with Rollback technology
  • Dual extruded heat sinks
  • All other normal Rockford protection schemes
  • 3-stage airflow: effectively exhausts heat and ensures amp runs cooler for optimum performance
  • CEA-2006 and CE compliant
  • Discrete surface mount technology
  • 2-year standard warranty (extended 1-year warranty available)

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Two-Day Event (July 6-7) Was Attended by Rep Firms Covering All 50 States; Focused on Complete Immersion in New Remote Start and Telematics Products, as well as Upcoming

New Product Launches and Dealer Programs and Initiatives for Latter Half of 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. – July 20, 2016 – Rockford Fosgate ( recently held its 2016 National Rep Meeting in Montreal, Canada. The two-day event (July 6-7) was attended by all rep firms from all 50 states.

“Day one of the meeting included a complete immersion in our newest product offering of remote start and telematics,” explained Theresa Anthony, Rockford Corp. vice president – sales and marketing. “Our sales reps participated in a full day of training at Automotive Data Solutions Inc. (ADS) on the new iDataStart® HC3 remote start system. Everyone had the chance to get their hands on the product, ask detailed questions about how the Flex configuration works, discuss the advantages of our buy-in program for dealers, and get an in-depth look at Autolink, Rockford Fosgate’s new telematics solution.”

Zach Luke, Rockford’s national sales manager, kicked off day two with discussions of improved service to Rockford Fosgate dealers, programs, growth for the second half of 2016, and a full download on Rockford’s new motorcycle audio kits that are shipping in late July.

“We’re in a great position moving into the second half of 2016,” Luke said. “Our product offering in categories complementary to mobile audio, such as side-by-side and motorcycle stereo integration, has opened up entirely new platforms for our retailers. But with these new products comes an evolution in our business…that’s why we pulled our entire sales force together. They need to be focused, knowledgeable, and have the right tools to provide the best service to our customers.”

Recently, Rockford Fosgate and ADS announced the launch of the all-new iDataStartÒ HC3 remote start system with FLEXÒ RF technology. HC3 is exclusively available through Rockford’s U.S.-based network of representatives.

With iDataStart HC3, mobile electronics retailers are offered the versatility of stocking a single remote start system, equipped with two 2-way LED remote controls, configurable in one of three configurations at the time of sale: FLEX 1W (1-way, half-mile), FLEX 2W (2-way, half-mile) or premium FLEX 2WX (2-way, 1-mile) delivering up to a genuine 1-mile of FCC-approved operating range.

At a later date, consumers can elect to enhance their experience with a FLEX configuration upgrade and this without any hardware transformations. Retailers can also choose to offer a free 30-day 2WX trial for customers who would rather try FLEX 2WX before accepting an upgrade purchase.

The iDataStart HC3’s “All-In-One” hardware features ADS’s industry-leading on-board vehicle integration technology with support for more than 10,000 vehicles. HC3 is also compatible with a complete selection of T-harnesses (sold separately) and offers integration with the most popular smartphone telematics solutions.

Rockford Fosgate is offering the iDataStart HC3 with an aggressive buy-in program. The dealer inventory carrying cost is reduced to as low as 35 percent with the balance (up to 65 percent) only billable at the time of the installation.

Rockford Fosgate will be shipping the iDataStart HC3 to dealers in early September.

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Participants to Receive Exclusive Discounts Off All Rockford Fosgate Products

TEMPE, Ariz. – May 1, 2018 – The Legends Rally invites attendees to ride with the best, and that now includes the best in audio. Rockford Fosgate (, the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, has joined The Legends Rally as supporting sponsor of the 250-mile journey through Baja May 4-7. Rockford Fosgate has spearheaded the car audio revolution for decades and has set the standard for excellence in the audio industry. Rockford will be bringing two cars down for the ride led by off-road Legend Larry Roeseler. Each Legends Rally participant will receive exclusive discounts on their first order with Rockford Fosgate for an awesome opportunity to dial in their vehicle with some the best speakers in motorsport audio solutions.

Rockford Fosgate provides a full line of multi-stage kits for off-road vehicles including Polaris, Yamaha, and Can-Am models. All kits are designed to provide high performance audio for the backcountry and twisted trails while out in the elements. Rockford keeps the installation simple by offering incredibly efficient plug-and-play kits designed to fit factory locations perfectly by utilizing precise 3D scanning so there is no loss of storage or cabin space.

“We are excited to head down south for a few days of riding in Baja!” said Tammy Lowe, Rockford Corp. Director of Marketing. “We’ve been following these rides and they look like a blast. It’s great that our support of UTV Underground now extends to their own consumer events like The Legends Rally and we’re happy to extend that support to their participants with our discount for all participants.”

There are still spots available! The Legends Rally will explore the most epic trails between Horsepower Ranch and mountains west of San Felipe, all while eating and drinking in typical Legends Rally fashion.

On Day 1, we will ride from Horsepower Ranch to Ojos Negros, then straight north to the treacherous Rumorosa Grade. Once at the bottom of Rumorosa, we will head East around the mountains then straight south to our end destination of Guadalupe Canyon.

Michelin Star Chef Drew Deckman will prepare Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning brunch in Guadalupe Canyon. Participants will arrive to Guadalupe Canyon with camping accommodations waiting for them.

On Day 2, we will once again pass over the mountains on a new trail just pre-ran with legend, Larry Roeseler. This trail provides some of the most epic views on the ride. Once on the other side, we’ll head to Laguna Hanson for a quick photo op before dinner at La Cava de Marcelo.  

From there, it’s one last stop at Rancho El Tule for epic sunset views five miles back to the city of Ensenada. The Guadalupe Canyon Legends Rally will conclude with a party at Horsepower Ranch.

For more information on The Legends Rally, please visit

The Legends Rally is an exciting new, approachable off-road event series in Baja, Mexico designed to preserve, celebrate and share the culture of off-roading and introduce new people to the culture in a fun, exciting and approachable way.  The Legends Rally is a culinary off-road experience that explores the stunning beauty of Baja, while enjoying gourmet food and drink prepared by local chefs and craft spirit experts from the region. Our events are led by various off-road legends including Larry Ragland, Walker Evans, Ivan Stewart and Larry Roeseler and each event will feature a different 150 to 200 mile loop starting at the famed Horsepower Ranch nestled in a quiet rural valley just outside Ensenada, Baja, CA.

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About Rockford Corporation

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 or distributes its products under multiple brands: Rockford Fosgate(R), CrimeStopper, and Renegade. For more information, please visit:,, and

TEMPE, Ariz. – July 21, 2016 – Rockford Fosgate has announced the launch of the autolink smart control app for remote start systems. Sold exclusively through Rockford Fosgate dealers, autolink is offered to consumers for only $99.99 USD (excluding installation), which includes the first year of service atno additional charge. After year one, consumers have the option to renew for just $29 a year. Two and three-year renewal options are also available.

“Consumers have made it clear that they want the ability to control everything from their smartphone,” explained Theresa Anthony, Rockford Corp. vice president – sales and marketing. “But many have waited to add this to their remote start system because the initial retail cost is too great and there are expensive service fees to be paid. That’s why we have worked to bring a solution that is both well-equipped and affordable.”

The multi-brand compatible autolink add-on interface module allows control of an aftermarket remote start system through a downloadable Smart phone application. The app provides control of a vehicle from virtually anywhere network service is available. Additionally, an integrated GPS locator will show the user where the vehicle is at anytime from anywhere.

Additional features, specs, and pricing include:

  • Remote start or stop vehicle’s engine
  • Remotely Lock or Unlock vehicle and door lock status
  • Locate vehicle via GPS
  • Battery voltage status
  • Control up to four additional functions from the smartphone such as truck release, heated seats, defrost, windows, and more (functions are dependent upon the remote start system installed in the vehicle)
  • For use with multiple brands - autolink works with most digital alarm remote start systems
  • Supports IOS and Android
  • autolink operates on a nationwide cellular network so the user can be virtually anywhere and still control the vehicle
  • App control will function when smartphone has a cellular network connection or Wifi Internet connection
  • First year is free with autolink purchase

-       1 YR $29

-       2 YR $49

-       3 YR $59

Consumers can purchase autolink at Rockford Fosgate retail locations beginning in late September.

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Perfect for Tight Installs and Available mid October, the PBR400X4D is the Most Efficient and Offers the Most Power Per Channel in the PBR Series

TEMPE, Ariz. – Oct. 05, 2017 – Rockford Fosgate ( has announced the launch of the new compact Punch Series full range Class D amplifier. Perfect for small cars and trucks where space is at a premium, the highly efficient 400 Watt PBR400X4D is scheduled to ship mid October with an MSRP of $249.99.

“The PBR400X4D delivers more power per channel in the same PBR chassis…and we’ve made it even easier to set up,” explained Jake Braaten, Rockford’s V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “Building on the innovative design of the PBR Series, the Rockford team continues to push the realm of what is possible in a compact amplifier category. Uncompromised performance, purposeful design, and more power set the stage for the creation of the PBR400X4D amp…the most efficient amp in the PBR Series.”

The 2-Ohm stereo/4-Ohm bridgeable PBR400X4D utilizes Rockford’s CLEAN technology. The clip indicators allow you to easily match the amplifier to the source unit and set output gain, which provides immense power with zero distortion. Endless options are available with a pair of dual selectable high pass crossovers. You can easily configure the output channels to work with a variety of full range speaker sizes, ensuring you get the response and output that you are looking for from your system.

“With inputs accepting both speaker line and RCA signals, adding amplified power to factory or aftermarket systems is now seamless with the PBR400X4D,” Braaten continued. “Integration is made even easier with auto sensing turn on and no remote lead wire required. And our time saving quick connect wire harness system eliminates screw terminal connections, therefore making it faster and easier to install.”

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TEMPE, Ariz. – August 1, 2016 – Rockford Fosgate has announced the launch of new Power Series audio kits specific to Harley-Davidson motorcycles, model years 1998-current. The audio kits include speakers, amplifiers, and installation accessories. The full line is shipping now with retail prices ranging up to $999.99 MSRP for a complete vehicle specific audio kit.

“Rarely is anyone completely satisfied with motorcycle stock audio equipment, especially when riding on the open road,” said Jake Braaten, Rockford’s V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “A reason many don’t upgrade their systems is because they don’t want to have to modify their bike in order to add new components. Our new motorcycle speakers have been designed as a direct fit premium quality audio solution with ease of installation in mind. These components deliver the audio experience that people expect from Rockford Fosgate, but require no modification when installed in factory locations. Great sound with relatively no effort!”

The new Power Series audio kit options include a wire harness which works for 1998 and up Harleys that includes mounting brackets and wire connections. All kits also come with new bike-specific grill assemblies.

Available Power Series Audio Kit options include:

Power Series Kit for Road Glide® & Street Glide® (Model Years 2014+):

  • RFKHD amplifier installation kit; includes mounting plate, heatsink, and wiring kit for installing compact Punch and Power series amplifiers
  • TMS65 75-Watt 6.5-Inch speakers (1 pr.)
  • TM400X4ad 400-Watt Class-ad 4-Channel Amplifier

The TMS65 speakers fit all locations of the bike and include three sets of grilles for installation in Road Glide, Street Glide, and Tour-Pak speaker locations in 2014+ models.

Power Series Kit for Road Glide (1998-’13):

  • RFKHD amplifier installation kit; includes mounting plate, heatsink, and wiring kit for installing compact Punch and Power series amplifiers
  • TMS6RG 75-Watt 6.5-Inch speakers (1 pr.)
  • TM400X4ad 400-Watt Class-ad 4-Channel Amplifier

Power Series Kit for Street Glide (1998-’13):

  • RFKHD amplifier installation kit; includes mounting plate, heatsink, and wiring kit for installing compact Punch and Power series amplifiers
  • TMS6SG 75-Watt 6.5-Inch speakers (1 pr.)
  • TM400X4ad 400-Watt Class-ad 4-Channel Amplifier

Power Series Tour-Pak Option for Road Glide and Street Glide (1998-’13):

  • TMS5 65-Watt 5.25-Inch speakers (1 pr.)

“The RFKHD amplifier installation kit’s cables have been upgraded to provide the necessary current and voltage required for the amplifier and the heat sink provides extended thermal time under demanding situations, which are common for tight installation areas such as on a motorcycle,” added Braaten. “Also included are mounting brackets for Street Glide and Road Glide model bikes as well as speaker adapter plugs that allow the kit to work with 1998-2013 model Harley-Davidson motorcycles. All wiring is pre-terminated and is designed for simple plug and play installation.”

Braaten added that the TMS5 full range coaxial speaker is designed for direct fitment applications in 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the Tour-Pak locations. “This speaker directly replaces the existing factory speakers using the factory mounting hardware and speaker connectors,” explained Braaten. “It features a compact Neodymium motor structure, as well as an ultra-efficient 25mm dome tweeter with integrated phase plug for crisp clear highs even at highway cruising speeds. It is made water/weather resistant, and requires no modification of the factory location and comes with new grille assemblies.”


The “No Power Wire Required” PM100X1K is a High Dynamic Power Amplifier Utilizing BTL-Powered Freeload Technology and a Conformal Coated PC Board Designed for Mobile, Motorsport, and Marine Applications

TEMPE, Ariz. – August 11, 2016 – Rockford Fosgate (, has announced that the new “No Power Wire Required” PM100X1K Punch Element-Ready 100-Watt full range mono amplifier is now available. Designed for mobile, motorsport and marine applications, the PM100X1K has an MSRP of $399.99 per pair (left/right).

“The Element-Ready PM100X1K is a high dynamic power amplifier that utilizes our patent pending BTL-powered ‘Freeload’ technology and a conformal coated pc board for multiple applications in a small, stealth-like package for installation basically anywhere…whether you’re on the road, on the beach, or on the water,” explained Jake Braaten, Rockford’s V.P. of Product Development & Engineering. “The single-channel PM100X1K amplifier provides a very unique amplifier solution…it utilizes the speaker output of the radio to not only provide the audio signal it needs, but also the power that runs the unit. This is done through a combination of the DC offset voltage commonly present and the audio AC signal itself. It also presents a safe load to the radio amp circuit to eliminate excessive wear and tear on the radio, making it ideal for both OEM and aftermarket radio integration.”

The patent pending technology in the PM100X1K initially uses the DC offset voltage for its turn on power as well as primary amplification power. As volume is increased and the output power demand rises, the amplifier begins sharing the power load between the DC and AC signals. Once high volume is reached, the majority of the amplifier’s power is provided from the AC signal only and is supplemented by its internal storage bank.

“This design allows it to actually charge its capacitive bank on the downside of the AC signal wave which is essentially unused power anyway,” Braaten continued. “It also presents no more load to the radio than a standard 2/4 ohm speaker would thus keeping the radio amplifier circuit safe from low impedance conditions. This design allows the amplifier to be connected to a radio with a rated 20-watt output and produce up to 100 watts dynamically. The unit also features a 2/4 ohm input switch to match the amplifier to the output impedance rating of the radio circuit. For speaker protection, we incorporate and selectable high pass crossover with setting at 60, 80, and 100Hz.”

For added versatility, an add on B+ wire is included and can be tied to other lower current circuits in its proximity for use in rare cases where there is not enough DC voltage present to power the amp at turn on. It is also Element Ready with an IPX6 rating for those installs where moisture may be present. Braaten explained, “These design features make the amplifier ideal for OEM or aftermarket upgrades because the amplifiers can be hidden in the dash or doors of the vehicle, in the fairing of a bike, or, frankly, anywhere a speaker exists.”

Additional specifications and features include:

  • Frequency Response: 60Hz to 20kHz +/- 1.0dB
  • Crossover: Selectable 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz Selectable @ 12dB/octave Butterworth
  • Dynamic Power: 61 Watts x 1 @ 4-Ohm
  • Dimensions: 1.3 x 3 x 3.9 (in); 3.3 x 7.62 x 9.91 (cm)
  • Patent Pending BTL Powered "FreeLoad" Technology
  • Harvests both B+ and Audio Signal From Standard Head Unit Speaker Outputs
  • Uses Stored Energy from BTL Amplifier to Produce Dynamic Power of More Than 100W
  • Current Limited to Protect Head Unit for Both 4 Ohm and 2 Ohm Configurations
  • High Level Turn On
  • Optional B+ Connection for Non-Standard Speaker Outputs
  • Selectable 4 and 2 Ohm Play
  • Small Stealth Package that Allows for Anywhere Installation
  • Pig Tail Connectivity for Easy Installation
  • Extruded Aluminum Heat Sink
  • Muted turn on
  • Thermal Protection
  • Short Circuit & Over Voltage Protection
  • Discrete Surface Mount Technology
  • CEA-2006 Compliant & CE Compliant
  • Sold in pairs (left/right)
  • 2-Year Standard Warranty

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