Question about Rockford Fosgate P6001BD Car Audio Amplifier

Open Question

Rockford Fosgate P60001BD: Power but no sound?!?

I recently acquired a Rockford Fosgate P6001BD in a trade for a couple subs with a guy. He, of course, took off before I had it hooked up (doh!). When I did get it connected to my 2004 model Alpint Type-R subwoofers, the RF logo/power light lit up just fine, but there was no power going to the subs. I have hooked the subs up to a previous amp with the same wiring (6awg kit) before and they worked fine so I know that isn't the problem. I even took one out of the enclosure, and connected it wired to 4ohm and 2ohm to no avail. I have taken apart the amp to check the guts for soot, burns, etc and found nothing. I will be the speaker outputs with a voltage meter tomorrow, but, for now, does anyone have any suggestions of what to try?

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 300 Answers

SOURCE: Something Wrong With my Fosgate 500-a2 Amp

Is the amp being fed directly from the head unit's RCA preamp outputs or is it being fed by another amp's preamp outputs? Try temporarily wiring up a speaker you know is good in place of the sub and see if anything changes.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Rockford Fosgate 800a2 To 2 SVC 2ohm subs

Ok.. Bridge the two sub into 4ohm than bridge to amp.

So. this how it goes.

sub1 + -
to      | |
sub2 - +
=      4ohm

           From Sub
            -          +  
            |           |
amp (L) - + (R)- +

This will use the full potiental of RF 800a2 amp. I believe it like 1153 watts max out.

Posted on May 29, 2008

  • 59 Answers

SOURCE: Help with CVR 12 (kickers) and a Power 1050 s amp (Rockford Fosgate)

Send me your email account and i will draw you a diagram and send it to you there. I will need to know if the ohms of each sub as well as the amp. I'll also need to know if the subs come with one or two voice coils.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

  • 655 Answers

SOURCE: Will my car handle a rockford fosgat 801s power load?

Hello dreww1005,

If your alternator and battery are in good condition, you probably don't need a capacitor. At maximum output, the 801S will need to draw a little over 30 amps at 12.8V. The specifications call for 8-gauge power and ground wiring and a 40A primary fuse. The Vibe's electrical system should be able to handle it OK.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 08, 2009

  • 82 Answers

SOURCE: wire my rockford fosgate rf2002 amp and 12"sub to cobalt

Hi my names Josh. I see you want put your rockford amp in. Assuming you have your factory radio you have some wiring to do. But first you need and amp kit it wil have the necessary wiring you will need in it to wire your amp to your car. You will also need a line level converter they you can pick on up at best buy other wise known as a pac converter. This will alow you to transfer the high level frenquency your radio puts out to a low level frenquency to go strait to your amp through a pair of RCA's thus giving you sound to your amp and then to the sub. Your wiring will consist of the ground which you will have to ground off the vehicles chasis no more than a foot from your amps designated location. Then you have you power 12v which is about a 4 gauge wire and will be fuzed and ran strait to the positive side of your battery and last will be your remote wire. Your amp will have a place marked remote on it that is strickly for you to wire to your radio/ignition source for powering the amp up when radio is on and powering it down when it is off. YOU MUST ISOLATE THAT WIRE with a 12 volt tester it will be the wire that is tied in to your radio to power only when your igniton is on and when you turn your key it should tell you if you know how to properly check for this wire. wants you istolate this wire you will want to tie into to it and then of coarse run it and tie it into your amps remote power again it will be marked remote on your amp. From there all you have left is tying in your line level convererter.. This takes some patience as you must make sure that you do isolate your sound left and right postive and negetive front and rear channels the line level converter will tie into either your front or rear channel but caution you dont get them mixed or you will not have a signal at all. Again my names Josh and i hope you are able to get it hooked up okay.

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My son has a Rockford Fosgate sub #TOD212 and it sounds bad. When you touch the center of the speaker it makes a clicking sound. Can anyone tell me whats wrong. It sound really bad in the car.

Sounds like a dragging voice coil....usually caused by overpowering the sub or lots of play time on...either way not much you can do besides replace it.....

Mar 19, 2012 | Rockford Fosgate Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

Why does my 6x9 amp drop or not let the sound play at all when my subs are on? it just started to happen? they worked together fine before. i turn the subs off and the 6x9 work? but when i turn the subs on...

You probably have too much hooked up for the size of your power supply which is presumably a small car battery. You either need to get:

A) New, better bigger battery.
B) Capacitor in series with battery.
C) Both of the above.

Mar 08, 2010 | Rockford Fosgate Punch Stage P212 S4 Car...

1 Answer

Rockford Fosgate P60001BD: Power but no sound?!? (part 2)

yes there is. depending on the radio's output (sometimes found on the front of the radio) you can use a volt mete on the ac scale of volts and put the red probe in or on the center leg of one of the rca's coming out of the radio and the black one on the metal round outside portion of the rca and turn the radio up should be in the range of 2 to 4 volts ac if not you have no signal and depending where you take the test it could be the rca's or the radio. first start at the amp end of the rca's and take test there on all rca's jack's if nothing remove the radio and take the test at the rca's coming out the back and if no voltage there then the issue is with the radio if there is then tthe issue is the rca cable and if you have voltage theough out then your issue is with the amp. if you have any more question please ask. good luck

Sep 09, 2009 | Rockford Fosgate P6001BD Car Audio...

1 Answer

Rockford Punch HE2 wiring question.

if your sub will handle it, bridging it will give you more power. The best thing to do is to find out how much power the amp puts out ( RMS ) and if it is in your power handling range bridge it. It sounds better and gives you a harder punch because of more power.

Feb 05, 2009 | Rockford Fosgate HE2 RFP4212 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

15 in subs wont trun on

Hello. You can call Sound Repair 321-690-0808 for estimate.

Jan 26, 2009 | Rockford Fosgate (P210D4) Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

Sub hook ups

There's a lot more factors involved than that.
  • Power capability of the subs
  • Type/size of the sub box
  • Allotted space in the vehicle for the sub box
  • Voice coil impedance of the subs versus the capability of the amp
  • Etc.

Jun 19, 2008 | Rockford Fosgate Punch 500a2 Car Audio...

1 Answer


There is no reset button. If you disconnect all of the speaker wires from the amplifier's speaker terminals and unplug the RCA cables, does the protect light still come on (I assume that you've already replaced the fuse)?

Jan 12, 2008 | Rockford Fosgate P6001BD Car Audio...

1 Answer

Old rockford fosgate power 1001bd

The 1001BD will produce it's rated power (1000 watts RMS into 2 ohms).

Nov 25, 2007 | Rockford Fosgate Power 1001BD Car Audio...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Rockford Fosgate P6001BD Car Audio Amplifier Logo

Related Topics:

185 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Rockford Fosgate Car Audio & Video Experts

Tygh Duval
Tygh Duval

Level 2 Expert

300 Answers


Level 2 Expert

92 Answers


Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Are you a Rockford Fosgate Car Audio and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides