Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rockford Fosgate Punch 30HD - Old School aka "Peanut"

See a Rockford Punch 30HD survivor in 1080p HD! This amp is TINY and is rated at 15 watts x 2 into 4 ohms. A friend of mine had one of these in high school powering (2) 8's in one of those full range boxes (had two 8's and two horn tweeters) and it KICKED! 

The Punch 30HD was the only "Punch" amplifier at the time missing bass and treble controls. Originally priced at $179 US, the Punch 30HD was a full $100 less than the infamous Punch 45HD. The Punch 30HD was retired after a few years and replaced by the "Series 1" amps. The "Series 1" was Rockford's entry level line and also lacked bass and treble controls.

Actual dimensions of the Punch 30HD are: 6.1" Long x 7.1" Wide x 1.6" Tall

For a link to the full 1080p version of this video, go here:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rockford Fosgate Punch 45 and Punch 150 Mosfet - Old School / Vintage Overview

Enjoy a demonstration of a first generation Rockford Fosgate Punch 45 and Punch 150 in FULL 1080p! These were originally produced in the late 1980's. In 2005, Rockford re-introduced the Punch 45, 75, 150 and Power 1000 as "25 to Life" anniversary edition models. Rockford, along with Orion, Precision Power, Soundstream, and others help boost the popularity of upgraded car audio systems beginning back in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

The Rockford Fosgate Mosfet series amps eventually transformed into the "HD" or "Hybrid Design" in the early 1990's. Hybrid Design was touted as more efficient an durable because of the surface mounted components. See future videos for more information on the "HD" Series of Rockford Fosgate amplifiers.

See the embedded video below or click the link to enjoy full 1080p video of these vintage amplifiers:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rockford Fosgate Punch 45 Mosfet - Vintage Old School

This is a VERY short video showing off an original Rockford Fosgate Punch 45 mosfet power amplifier (in FULL 1080p!!). This amp was produced in the late 1980's (in the USA) and helped thrust Rockford into the top rankings of the car audio / competition area. Rockford Fosgate built a reputation of underrating their amplifiers and for years, the Punch 45 was the amp to beat in the 0-50 watt class.

There was an earlier model called the Punch 40 (aka "Slider Series"). Even earlier, there were Fosgate amplifiers, prior to Rockford. I don't have much information on these amplifiers, so anyone wanting to share information would be great!

To see this video in full 1080p, please visit the link below:

Rockford Fosgate Old School Amps - Punch 45 and More!

Below is a video displaying some examples of Rockford Fosgate's history of automobile amplifiers. See all of the Punch "HD" amps including the Punch 30HD, Punch 45HD, Punch 75HD and Punch 150HD. I also display the first generation Punch 45 and Punch 150 mosfet amplifiers along with a mint, Rockford made, Hafler MSE88tn. Finally, you'll see a Punch 45 "25 to Life" amplifier. Also, watch my other videos where I give you a closer look at each amp.

Video is also available in 1080p High Definition by visiting the YouTube page directly: