Rockford Fosgate DSM Series Amplifiers - Old School




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nikonman1: I can't get enough of your videos. I still have a 60x2 and 100x2 that has moved through several cars I've owned and been in daily use since the late 90's. They still get the job done and anyone who rides in my truck for the first time is always impressed with the sound. I'm sure I could buy something more powerful and more efficient to replace them with, but no since fixing what isn't broken (and not likely to ever break).

Kevin Nieto: Is possible to run a punch 100ix at 2 ohm mono? I have a kicker compVR it's the old school model that's all black with red kicker logo it's a dvc 4 ohm have it in a ground shaker box. I picked up that amp for $40 on offer up its in mint condition came with end covers it's a nice looking amp

Mario M: As you said, Ken C. Pohlmann, the reviewer at CSR, rated these amps as simply the best. This guy was super -picky, a HUGE audio snob, he's a hot shot scientist. He tested all equipment on his own Porsche. His endorsement pretty much convinced me to invest in Punch amps at the time. I wasn't disappointed.

Ken Rivers: other people went with orion and pheonix gold but nothing beat rockford for good quality hard hitting bass! I had punch 200 and a punch 60 on the highs but my babies were 2 HX2e 15' lawd have mercy!

MrAllthisswamp: you have any that work for sale

l337pwnage: Memory lane. I had Punch 60 back in the day and ran my whole car off of it, two 12" punch drivers, and 10 other drivers. Worked awesome. Later on I bought a 40 for the mids/highs and just put the 60 on the subs. Definitely cleaned up the bass when the amp didn't have to do all that other work.
I'm sure everybody knows this, but DSM = Discrete Surface Mount. It was a new tech at the time. Basically just another step in miniaturization letting you cram more stuff on a circuit board.

eme559: Hey do you sell them as well because I went to the page and I didn't see where to buy

Tee Money: you selling them

TheTardis157: Well this video just clarified that the am I bough isn't just a 40dsm but a 40ix dsm. Now I just gotta fix it. And find some endcaps for it :).

david fagan: Heck yea your one lucky guy to have that museum

Vanila Kung: Old school PORN!!!

Jason Denman: When will you test the 100ix?

Pimphand Gamester: Good amps for their time but the new Power series demolishes it in SQ and features. The new punches have diminished in quality to be more of an entry level amp yet priced at mid level.
One thing about the old school amps is that hiss when there's no sound...reminds me of cassette tapes between tracks. Oh and turn on pop.
Still have the Punch 60ix in my garage where it will stay. Many newer amps sound so much cleaner and use less power.

Brandon Edge: i had a 4080 that thang was badass back in the day! some punk robed my home and stole my crap! I was afraid to leave the rockford amp in my car for fear of theft. goes to show if they want it bad enough they will get it! allso lost a linerer amp alpine HU and 2 kicker solo;s. watching this takes me back. thx

James Dyer: Found a 160x4 at a garage sale for 5 bucks. No clue if it works or what I'm gonna do with it but Def a nice piece of audio history and the heydays of RF.

Joseph Stalin: Dang Dereck, that's a nice collection. It's amazing how most of them are still in awesome condition.

Alan Reid: In high school i had a punch 200 and 3 W6 JL 12's talkina bout serious bass, ahhh those were the days

Goshindo Tanaka: hey big d i enjoy your videos you should get the earthquake 700 bx amp i had one of those back in 1998 with 2 autotek gold series 15 in a sealed box and that hit hard as hell try to get some to bench test.

Kevin Nieto: I have a punch 100.2 it's the same as a 100x2 I think. Anyway it has powered two big 15" kicker subs one being a 15" solo baric L5 and one being a CVR 15 both subs were in a ported box. And let me tell you! Retarded bass!! Way to loud haha. These little amps are powerhouses!

imthefercho: I love the simple/elegant design of these amps. Today you can see lots of huge, excentric, lighted, chromed, flashy amps that give no power at all.
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