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.
Jacobo Lalo: Your the man bigdwiz. Nice collection i with i could have all those amps it would be like a dream come true
svtcontour: Anytime. Thanks for the awesome channel where we have the opportunity to leave awesome comments :)
Dereck BigDWiz: Great comment, thanks for sharing your experience with these amps!
svtcontour: I did some listening tests using some nice home speakers and a good source (uncompressed audio and a good DAC) and I compared the Orion HCCA series amps to the Fosgate Punch DSM series. I was fully expecting the Punch to sound worse but they were just as good if not a hint better than the HCCA amps (which are my favorite amps) for SQ. I was shocked actually. The punch amp I used was the 4080DSM. The orions I tested were the 225 and 250HCCA Digital reference series. I have new respect for DSM!
Dereck BigDWiz: Yes, there was a Punch 40 as part of the "slider" series along with a Punch 100 "slider". The bass and treble controls had 3 sliding adjustments...low, mid and high. These amps were from the early - mid 80's before the first generation of Punch 45, 75 and 150's hit the market. This video was focused on the DSM amplifiers from around 1993 up until 1996 or so. Sorry you didn't make it far in the video :-(
Adam A: I didn't make it very far in the video, on the Punch 40's. The whole series, there was an amp, Punch 40 before RF labeled them DSM. (Discrete Surface Mount) They came out with DSM as a model number scheme, every 2 years so you couldn't jump warranty dating, due to number scheme. So it was Punch 40> 40 DSM> Punch 40 DSMi> then Punch 40 DSM ix, with active x-over.
nikonman1: Still great equipment. I still run a 60x2 and 100x2 combo. I bought them used/pampered in 1998 and installed them one car. Ran for 4 years, then pulled them and traded vehicles, reinstalled them 6 months later and have been running them since 2003 trouble-free in my current truck.
Kevin Nieto: These are some of the best car amps rf built! I am running a whole system with a punch 40x2 and this sucker just hits! A pair of highs and one 12" sub all powered by one little amp. Sounds so clean and loud. I can imagine what a 60 or 100 would do!!
Dereck BigDWiz: Sending U a message...
usethisname8: 100ix i meant to type
Rockford Fosgate DSM Series Amplifiers - Old School5
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