Rockford Fosgate Turns Up the Volume for 2008 Chicago Auto Show

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 11 -- Rockford Corp. (NASDAQ:ROFO) announced its high-performance audio products were selected for use in four exciting new Suzuki show vehicles, including three Equator midsize pickup truck concepts unveiled at this year's Chicago Auto Show. Rockford Fosgate, the world's leader in aftermarket mobile audio, designed three unique audio systems for the trio of Suzuki Equators, and an over-the-top show system in the SXForce, a motorcycle-themed concept based on the 2008 four-door SX4 Sport. The concept vehicles deliver varying degrees of the dynamic Rockford Fosgate sonic experience.

Equator Quay

Built to reflect the boating and watersports lifestyles, Quay features a popular aftermarket audio upgrade solution from Rockford Fosgate. The PUNCH® audio system required no major modifications to the truck and keeps all usable storage areas intact for a dramatic and stealthy audio upgrade. The system utilizes P162S 6" component loudspeakers in the front stock speaker locations and P163C 6" three-way speakers in the rear. Providing the clean music power is a PUNCH P400-4 amplifier mounted discreetly under the front seat.

Equator Quad

The outdoor enthusiast's dream vehicle, Quad channels the Suzuki Quad Runner ATV's appearance and spirit. The Quad's Rockford Fosgate audio system adds the Bluetooth wireless tuning control of 3SIXTY.2 and features nine speakers and 1000 watts of power. System design demanded high-performance aftermarket sound while retaining an unaltered look and all available storage space to be kept intact. A T400-4 amplifier mounted behind the rear seat provides crystal clear full range sound driving front and rear 5¼-inch Power Series loudspeakers mounted into stock speaker locations behind factory trim. Quad is outfitted with a single enclosure loaded with one 10" shallow profile subwoofer to generate the deep bass that gives music that sense of power. The enclosure was fabricated to reside unobtrusively under the rear seat and is driven by a T500-1 Power Series amplifier, tucked out of sight.

Equator RMZ-4

Inspired by Suzuki's performance motocross motorcycles, the RMZ-4 is an eye-catching, capable truck built on a crew cab platform. The Rockford Fosgate sound system in the RMZ-4, designed for all-out performance and attention, is capable of generating incredibly high output levels while remaining clear and detailed. Genuine Rockford Fosgate bass is provided by two P3SD210 shallow mount 10-inch long-throw subwoofers housed in a hand-sculpted enclosure under the rear seats. Custom fabricated speaker pods in the front and rear each contain a set of T152S component speakers generating natural, clear acoustics. A custom floorboard amplifier rack is home to a T1500-1bd subwoofer amplifier and T600-4 amplifier, together generating more than 2 Kilowatts of power. The 3SIXTY.2 processor provides Bluetooth wireless tuning control over this mobile sound masterpiece


The SXForce is a sportbike-inspired concept vehicle based on the 2008 SX4 Sport. Rockford Fosgate audio treatments helped push this wild concept vehicle over the edge by adding an earth-shattering audio system built to grab looks and shake things up. SXForce is a prime example of what can be done when the best of high-end audio components and creative minds come together. The rear seating area has given way to an audacious stereo system anchored by a custom formed and painted fiberglass subwoofer enclosure housing three of Rockford's legendary long throw subwoofers driven by a T1500-1bd amplifier. Front and rear full range sound is made through Power Series 6" component loudspeakers mounted visibly in the doors, powered by a T600-4 amplifier. More than 2 Kilowatts of power and 11 speakers ensure this concept car is never overlooked, or unheard.

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Rockford is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance audio systems for the mobile audio aftermarket and for the OEM market. Rockford's mobile audio products are marketed primarily under the Rockford Fosgate, Rockford Acoustic Design and Lightning Audio brand names.

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