User Manual Rockford Fosgate PS-8 Rock Fosgate Punch Single 8" Amplified Loaded Enclosure PS8

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Dear Customer.

Congratulations on your purchase of the world’s finest brand of audio products. At Rockford Fosgate we are fanatics about musical reproduc tion at its best. and we are pleased you chose our product. Through years of engineering expertise. hand craftsmanship and critical testing procedures. we have created a wide range of products that reproduce music with all the clarity and richness you deserve.

For maximum performance we recommend you have your new Rockford Fosgate product installed by an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer. as we provide specialized training through Rockford Technical Training Institute (RTTI). Please read your warranty and retain your receipt and original carton for possible future use.

Great product and competent installations are only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to your system. Make sure that your installer is using 100% authentic installation accessories from Rockford Fosgate in your installation. Rockford Fosgate has everything from RCA cables and speaker wire to power wire and battery connectors. Insist on it! After all. your new system deserves nothing but the best.

To add the finishing touch to your new Rockford Fosgate image. order your Rockford accessories. which include everything from T-shirts to hats.

Visit our web site for the latest information on all Rockford products; www.rockfordfosgate.com or. in the U.S. call 1-800-669-9899 or FAX 1-800-398-3985. For all other countries. call +001-480-967-3565 or FAX +001-480-966-3983.

Table of Content

If. after reading your manual. you still have questions regarding this prod uct. we recommend that you see your Rockford Fosgate dealer. If you need further assistance. you can call us direct at 1-800-669-9899. Be sure to have your serial number. model number and date of purchase available when you call.

Safety

This symbol with “WARNING” is intended to alert the user to the presence of important instructions. Failure to heed the instructions will result in severe injury or death.

This symbol with “CAUTION” is intended to alert the user to the presence of important instructions. Failure to heed the instructions can result in injury or unit damage.

• To prevent injury and damage to the unit. please read and follow the

• If you feel unsure about installing this system yourself. have it installed

• Before installation. disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal to

Introduction Specifications

+2014 Rockford Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ROCKFORD FOSGATE. PUNCH and associated logos where applicable are registered trademarks of Rockford Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Specifications subject to change without notice.

PRACTICE SAFE SOUND

Continuous exposure to sound pressure levels over 100dB may cause

PRATIQUEZ UNE ÉCOUTE SANS RISQUES Une exposition continue à des niveaux de pression acoustique upérieurs à 100 dB peut causer une perte d’acuité auditive permanente. Les systèmes

PRACTIQUE EL SONIDO SEGURO

El contacto continuo con niveles de presión de sonido superiores a 100 dB puede causar la pérdida permanente de la audición. Los sistemas de

PRAKTIZIEREN SIE SICHEREN SOUND

Fortgesetzte Geräuschdruckpegel von über 100 dB können beim Menschen zu permanentem Hörverlust führen. Leistungsstarke

Autosoundsysteme können Geräuschdruckpegel erzeugen. die weit über

130 dB liegen. Bitte wenden Sie gesunden Menschenverstand an und

OSSERVATE LE REGOLE DEL SUONO SENZA PERICOLI

La costante esposizione a livelli di pressione acustica al di sopra dei 100dB possono causare la perdita permanente dell’udito. I sistemi

2 Introduction

3 Specifications

4 Design Features

5-6 Installation

Installation Considerations

Battery and Charging

Wiring the System

7 Operation

Adjusting Level / Crossover

Phase Switch

Input Level

Auto Turn-on

Punch EQ / Remote Punch Level

8-15 Additional Languages

French

Spanish

German

Italian

16 Limited Warranty Information

Model PS-8

Description 8” Powered Subwoofer

Power Rating

(RMS/Peak) W / 300W

Crossover Slope 12dB/Oct

Crossover Frequency Variable 50Hz-120Hz

Punch EQ Variable 0 - +12dB @ 45Hz

Frequency Response Hz - 150Hz

Input Sensitivity 125mV - 9V

Fuse Rating

Overall Dimensions 13.9” x 9.4” x 3.3”

(33.7cm x 45.7cm x 22.6/15cm)

CEA 2006 Power ratings on Rockford Fosgate amplifiers conform to CEA-2006 in dustry standards. These guidelines mean your amplifier’s output power ratings are REAL POWER numbers. not inflated marketing ratings.

CEA 2031 Power handling on Rockford Fosgate speakers conform to CEA-2031 industry standards. This means your speaker has the capacity to handle power under continuous demand. not instantaneous power handling. that over time can damage voice coils.

13.9" (354mm)

9.4" (239mm)

3.3" (85mm)

3.3" (85mm)

PUNCH EQ

MIN MAX

LEVEL

MIN MAX

FREQ. Hz

PWR / PRT

PHASE

AUTO TURN ON

REM - DC - AUDIO

0º - 180º

PS-8

REM GND

POWER INPUT LEVEL

LOW - HIGH

REMOTE PUNCH LEVEL

SPEAKERS

PUNCH EQ

MIN MAX

LEVEL

MIN MAX

FREQ. Hz

PWR / PRT

PHASE

AUTO TURN ON

REM - DC - AUDIO

0º - 180º

PS-8

REM GND

POWER INPUT LEVEL

LOW - HIGH

REMOTE PUNCH LEVEL

SPEAKERS

Design Features

Installation

Power Connector

The power connector allows for quick connec tion and disconnection of the amplifier’s Re mote. power and ground source. The power and ground are set-screw wire connectors and will accommodate 4 AWG. The remote is a set-screw wire connector and will accommodate 8 AWG.

Phase Switch

Allows you to select the output phase of the amplifier between 0° and 180°.

Input Level

Set the Input Level switch to match the outputs of your source unit.(LO - RCA or HI - Speaker Level)

Auto Turn On

Three different automatic turn-on modes can be se lected; REM(+12V). DC Offset and Audio.

Variable Crossover

Is a built-in 12dB/octave Butterworth filter with a crossover point variable from 50Hz to 120Hz.

Punch EQ

This is an adjustable Bass control adjustment vari able from 0dB to +12dB @ 45Hz.

Power/Protect LED

Power LED illuminates green when the unit is turned on.

Protect LED illuminates red if a short circuit or to low of an impedance is detected at the speaker connections.

The amplifier will automati cally shut down if this oc curs.

Remote Punch Level Control

When connected. the “Level Control” is linked and allows you to remotely control the output level of the amplifier from the dash or center console.

Audio Input

The RCA/Speaker Harness utilizes either speaker level (high-level) or RCA (low-level) inputs.

Input Level Control

The input level control is used to match the output of the audio source.

Contents

8” Powered Subwoofer Enclosure

RCA/Speaker Harness

Power Connector

Remote Punch Level Control

Power. Ground and Remote Wire

Installation Considerations

The following is a list of tools needed for installation:

This section focuses on some of the vehicle considerations for installing your new powered loaded enclsoure. Pre-planning your system layout and best wiring routes will save installation time. When deciding on the layout of your new system. be sure that each component will be easily accessible for making adjustments.

If you feel unsure about installing this system yourself. have it installed by a qualified technician.

Before installation. disconnect the battery neg ative (-) terminal to prevent damage to the unit. fire and/or possible injury.

Before beginning any installation. follow these simple rules:

1. Be sure to carefully read and understand the instructions before

2. For safety. disconnect the negative lead from the battery prior to

3. For easier assembly. we suggest you run all wires prior to mounting

4. Route all of the RCA cables close together and away from any high

5. Use high quality connectors for a reliable installation and to minimize

6. Think before you drill! Be careful not to cut or drill into gas tanks. fuel

• Volt/Ohm Meter

• Wire strippers

• Wire crimpers

• Wire cutters

• #2 Phillips screwdriver

• Battery post wrench

• Hand held drill w/assorted bits

• Assorted connectors

7. Never run wires underneath the vehicle. Running the wires inside the

8. Avoid running wires over or through sharp edges. Use rubber or

9. ALWAYS protect the battery and electrical system from damage with

10. When grounding to the chassis of the vehicle. scrape all paint from

Mounting Locations

Trunk or Passenger Compartment Mounting

Choose a structurally sound location to mount your powered loaded en closure. Mount the enclosure in such a manner that the amplifier has a minimum of 1” (2.54cm) of air gap around the amplifier’s heatsink to pro vide proper cooling to ensure optimum performance of the amplifier is strongly recommended.

Battery and Charging

Amplifiers will put an increased load on the vehicle’s battery and charging system. We recommend checking your alternator and battery condition to ensure that the electrical system has enough capacity to handle the increased load of your stereo system. Stock electrical systems which are in good condition should be able to handle the extra load of any Prime Series amplifier without problems. although battery and alternator life can be reduced slightly. To maximize the performance of your amplifier. we suggest the use of a heavy duty battery and an energy storage capacitor.

Wiring the System

If you do not feel comfortable with wiring your new unit. please see your local Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer for installation.

Before installation. disconnect the battery neg ative (-) terminal to prevent damage to the unit. fire and/or possible injury.

Avoid running power wires near the low level input cables. antenna. power leads. sensitive equipment or harnesses. The power wires car ry substantial current and could induce noise into the audio system.

Installation Operation/Troubleshooting

1. Plan the wire routing. Keep RCA cables close together but isolated

2. Prepare the RED wire (power cable) for attachment to the amplifier by

NOTE: The B+ cable MUST be fused 18” or less from the vehicle’s battery.

Install the fuseholder under the hood and ensure connections are water tight.

3. Trim the RED wire (power cable) within 18” of the battery and splice in

4. Strip 1/2” from the battery end of the power cable and crimp an

5. Prepare the BLACK wire (Ground cable) for attachment to the amplifier

NOTE: Keep the length of the BLACK wire (Ground) as short as possible.

Always less than 30”.

6. Prepare the Remote turn-on wire for attachment to the amplifier by

NOTE: In the event that a switched +12V is not available. either DC offset or Audio sense can be selected for amplifier turn-on.

7. Connect the power connector to the mating connector at the amplifier.

8. Connect from source signal by plugging the RCA cables into the RCA/

Speaker Harness input jacks. then insert the four pin Molex connector into the mating four pin INPUT connector at the amplifier.

NOTE: When the installation requires a High Level(Speaker) input. the RCA/Speaker Harness will need to be cut on the speaker wire side of the y splitter.Then connect the white to the left(+). white/black to the left(-). grey to the right(+). and grey/black to the right(-) corresponding vehicle wires.

Always ensure power is off or disconnected at the amplifier before connecting RCA cables.

Failure to do so may cause damage to the am plifier and/or connected components.

9. Perform a final check of the completed system wiring to ensure that all

Troubleshooting

NOTE: If you are having problems after installation follow the Trouble shooting procedures below.

Step 1.

Check Amplifier for proper connections. Verify that POWER light is on. If POWER light is on skip to Step 3. if not continue.

• Check in-line fuse on battery positive cable. Replace if necessary.

• Check fuse(s) on amplifier. Replace if necessary.

• Verify that Ground connection is connected to clean metal on the

• Verify there is 9 to 14.4 Volts present at the positive battery and remote

Step 2.

Protect light is on.

• If the Protect light is on. this is a sign of a possible short in the speaker

Step 3.

Check Amplifier for audio output.

• Verify good RCA input connections at stereo and amplifier. Check

• Disconnect RCA input from amplifier. Connect RCA input from test

Step 4.

Check Amplifier if you experience Turn-on Pop.

• Disconnect input signal to amplifier and turn amplifier on and off.

• If the noise is eliminated. connect the REMOTE lead of amplifier to

• Use a different 12 Volt source for REMOTE lead of amplifier.

Step 5.

Check Amplifier if you experience excess Engine Noise.

• Route all signal carrying wires (RCA. Speaker cables) away from power

• Bypass any and all electrical components between the stereo and the

• Remove existing ground wires for all electrical components. Reground

• Add secondary ground cable from negative battery terminal to the

• Have alternator and battery load tested by your mechanic. Verify good

Adjusting Level

1. Turn amplifier level to minimum (counter-clockwise).

2. Turn the source unit volume up to 7/8 maximum (or when distortion

3. Slowly increase amplifier gain control until adequate volume is

NOTE: Best signal to noise and dynamic range are realized with gain set to minimum. For a more in depth setting procedure. contact Rockford Tech nical Support.

Avoid setting amplifier level high as noise and distortion will greatly increase.

Adjusting Crossover Frequency

The crossover frequency can be adjusted between 50-120Hz.The cross over is set to LP (Low Pass) only. Turn the crossover adjustment knob all the way down. With the system playing. turn the crossover adjustment knob up slowly until the desired crossover point is achieved.

Phase Switch

Allows you to conveniently switch the output phase of the amplifier be tween 0° and 180°. This has the same effect as physically reversing the Positive (+) and Negative (-) speaker wires

Input Level

Set the Input Level switch to match the outputs of your source unit.(LO RCA or HI - Speaker Level)

Auto Turn On(illus.-3.1)

Three different automatic turn-on modes can be selected; REM(+12V). DC Offset. and Audio.

Remote: Set the switch to REM to use the remote turn-on lead from your source unit.

DC Offset: Set the switch to DC Offset to detect a DC offset from the HI Level speaker outputs when the source unit has been turned on.

Audio: Set the switch to Audio to detect the incoming audio signal from your source unit and automatically turn on your powered loaded enclo sure.

NOTE: Using either the DC Offset or Audio mode causes the REM on the power connector to have +12V out for turning on additional amplifiers.

Punch EQ

This works along with the crossover switch on the amplifier. When set to Low-Pass (LP) operation. this is a variable Bass Boost. Set this to your personal preference while listening to the system.

Over excursion and subsequent damage may occur at high levels of boost.

Remote Punch Level Control

When connected. the “Level Control” is linked and allows you to remotely control the output level of the amplifier from the dash or center console.

LOW INPUT HI-LEVEL INPUT

AUTO TURN ON NOTES

Requires 4mV signal

Needs 6V DC on factory speaker wires

Use hi-level or low level input

AUTO TURN ON

REM - DC - AUDIO

AUTO TURN ON

REM - DC - AUDIO

AUTO TURN ON

REM - DC - AUDIO

Rockford Corporation offers a limited warranty on Rockford Fosgate products on the following terms:

Length of Warranty

POWER Amplifiers – 2 Years BMW Direct Fit Speakers – 2 Years All other products - 1 Year Any Factory Refurbished Product – 90 days (receipt required)

What is Covered

This warranty applies only to Rockford Fosgate products sold to consumers by Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealers in the United States of America or its possessions. Product purchased by consumers from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer in another country are covered only by that country’s Distribu tor and not by Rockford Corporation.

Who is Covered

This warranty covers only the original purchaser of Rockford product purchased from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer in the United States. In order to receive service. the purchaser must provide Rockford with a copy of the receipt stating the customer name. dealer name. product purchased and date of purchase.

Products found to be defective during the warranty period will be repaired or replaced (with a product deemed to be equivalent) at Rockford’s discretion.

What is Not Covered

1. Damage caused by accident. abuse. improper operations. ater. theft. shipping.

2. Any cost or expense related to the removal or reinstallation of product.

3. Service performed by anyone other than Rockford or an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Service Center.

4. Any product which has had the serial number defaced. altered. or removed.

5. Subsequent damage to other components.

6. Any product purchased outside the U.S.

7. Any product not purchased from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer.

Limit on Implied Warranties

Any implied warranties including warranties of fitness for use and merchantability are limited in duration to the period of the express warranty set forth above. Some states do not allow limitations on the length of an implied warranty. so this limitation may not apply. No person is authorized to assume for Rockford Fosgate any other liability in connection with the sale of the product.

How to Obtain Service

Contact the Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer you purchased this product from. If you need further assistance. call 1-800-669-9899 for Rockford Cus tomer Service. You must obtain an RA# (Return Authorization number) to return any product to Rockford Fosgate. You are responsible for shipment of product to Rockford.

EU Warranty

This product meets the current EU warranty requirements. see your Authorized dealer for details.

Warranty



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