Audio Partner Rockford Fosgate® Takes Dynamic Sound to the Next Level
For the upgraded audio system available in the 2017 and 2018 Impreza and the all-new 2018 Crosstrek, Subaru partner Rockford Fosgate had one big goal: Very loud, very clear sound that makes you feel like you’re standing front and center in front of your favorite artist at a live concert. Whether it’s an epic Jimmy Page solo, gorgeous classical crescendo or deep bass, the Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade truly immerses listeners in a world of sound that they don’t just hear – they experience.
One reason why the sound is so real is PUNCH – the one-two combo sonic signature of volume and clarity that’s defined Rockford Fosgate since its inception. Rockford Fosgate’s amped-up system is the perfect partner for daily commutes and weekend road trips.
The Rockford Fosgate sound system available in the 2017 Impreza features speakers strategically placed via digital mapping.
Widely recognized as a leader in the audio aftermarket, Rockford Fosgate is especially popular with younger listeners, who appreciate its high-energy, immersive audio. While many audio companies limit output in the low and high frequencies to reduce distortion, Rockford Fosgate delivers balanced power all the way up the volume scale – with a sound that hits you in the chest and leaves a smile on your face.
Loud and Clear
To design a thrilling system, Rockford Fosgate took a three-pronged attack by incorporating speakers that borrow heavily from the aftermarket, installing premium power amplifiers, and mapping the interior acoustics of the vehicle to create a thrilling listening environment.
First, with the goal of producing an experiential sound that makes even the longest commute a joyride, the available Rockford Fosgate system for the Impreza and Crosstrek features speakers backed by powerful motors, resulting in superior control over the cone. Additionally, a copper cap is placed on the voice coil to improve midrange and high frequency clarity. These are supported by a high-efficiency microprocessor controlled amplifier with a state-of-the-art digital signal processor. Due to no compressing or restrictions by the speakers’ suspension limits, the output is balanced at all volume levels.
The third part of the equation is an interior mapping process that helped Rockford Fosgate apply its aftermarket knowledge to the Impreza and Crosstrek. By mapping the acoustics of each individual vehicle, Subaru and Rockford Fosgate engineers were able to identify areas that amplify certain frequencies as well as spots that might deaden sound. With that data, they programmed the digital signal processor to tune the audio components to cabin acoustics. Rockford Fosgate had a lot to work with, though, as the Impreza and Crosstrek both possess strong innate damping characteristics. The end result? More engaging, exciting and powerful 360-degree sound – even at those high volumes.
The Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade is available as an accessory on 2018 Impreza 2.0i Premium, Limited and Sport trims; all 2017 Impreza trim levels; and all 2018 Crosstrek trim levels. See your Subaru retailer for additional details.