Rockford R168X2 Review

Rockford R168X2 Review

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Sound Quality


It was my sons eighteenth birthday and my husband and I surprised him with a brand new car. It had all the bells and whistles. My son, David was so excited he jumped right in and I in the passenger seat and we went to take a ride to the Catskills. Beautiful mountainous region in south eastern New York state.

As we were driving, David decided to try out his new downloaded music on iTunes. We were at a good speed going about 50mph with the windows down and the breath of Spring air. It was heaven. David liked the car and the way it rode, but he didn’t like the sound system. 

He said it was just a factory speaker and the sound quality wasn’t that good. At first I thought David was being a bit picky, but once I listened to it, I understood what he meant. We went shopping for a new sound system and after much effort and research we discovered that Rockford R168X2 was the best choice for quality and price. In facet, this is one of the best 6×8 speakers on the market. If you need other size then you can also read our review of The 5 Best 5.25 Speakers.

Whom is Rockford R168X2 designed for?

  • checkIntelligent consumer
  • checkHousewife
  • check Chef
  • checkAnyone who enjoys quality sound 
  • checkSomeone special in your life that deserves the best

Here are some of the Features:

1.Full Range Coaxial Speaker

When you purchase a brand new vehicle, the speakers which are installed are from the factory and do not provide an exceptional sound quality experience. Full Range Coaxial Speakers provide a better audio experience due to the audio frequencies that are available in a single unit.

Picture yourself driving and stopped at a red light. Your favorite song is on the radio and you crank it up. The bass sound is at its max and you can feel the vibrations. Your speakers have reached the maximum unit of frequency range and the speakers make a crackling sound.The car beside you have their speakers on to the max and you can hear the car booming. The factory speakers you have are mid size and they are not built for a high dynamic range. Full range coaxial speakers will change the way you experience sound.

2.Nominal Impedance

This is a technical term that defines the electric current or circuit. For instance take a look at an antennae. The higher the ohms, the better the sound quality will be. For instance 4 ohm is great quality and Rockford R168X2 speakers offers this as high as 8 ohm.Electrical charges to Resistance.

It is similar to a radio frequency antennae. If you have heard of radio waves than you will know that he stronger the electric current, the stronger the sound and distance it will travel via transmitters.

When you listen to music, there are many different frequencies playing at the same time. With a clear Nominal Impedance, you get a clear and sharp frequency.Every note and every song will be crystal clear.

3.Rubber Surround

There are 2 types of material for mounting your speakers. They are foam or rubber. Rubber lasts longer and foam,even though slightly cheaper, can deteriorate much quicker. When the foam does deteriorate it will effect the sound of the bass and overall quality of top of the line speakers.

With rubber you will have a much more satisfying sound experience and performance level.Foam can rot over time and has to be replaced where Rubber Surround will be effective from the day it’s put in to the day you purchase a new car in years to come.Spend money now and save in the long run with Rubber surround speakers.

4.Vacuum Polypropylene cones

Vacuum Polypropylene is one of the features of the Fosgate Speaker. The rubber surround that is featured, protects and enhances the speaker. It prevents any crossover needless extra wiring. This feature will save you time and money. As a result your sound will come through with much more clarity and make you feel like you are sitting live in from of as Symphony!Every instrument and every note will be crisp and identifiable leaving you with a memorable experience.

5.Two year Warranty

Fosgate offers and extended Two year warranty on their amplifiers. The staff at Rockford Fosgate want you to have the best experience and customer satisfaction. A two year warranty is offered to commitment and value of this product. Complete customer service satisfaction. Our valued and trained staff will help you with any questions you may have to ensure a great experience.

What We Like

  • Superior quality at affordable price
  • Advanced technology always evolving
  • Frequency accuracy and consistent sound
  • Modern design and easy to maintain
  • Excellent customer service
  • Much better response to bass than factory speakers
  • Advanced technology always

What We Don’t Like

  • Mid range is avera
  • It weighs about 3.5 pounds
  • Mid woofers do not carry best bass sound
  • Instructions for installation may be hard to follow


There are frequent questions about these speakers and the Rockford R168X2 Review. Are these the right fit for my car? Would this be a gift for my spouse? Who are these speakers for? How long will these speakers last? What happens when my warranty runs out? How do I install them? Can I test them before purchasing?

Final Verdict

These speakers are for you. Whether your parents just bought your first car and want to have the best sound system to show your friends. You just graduated and are off to College and you want to make an impression.Or maybe you can treat yourself.You deserve a break as well.You are the matriarch of the family and work hard to make your family happy.

You may also read: Alpine Spe-6090 Review

Picture yourself enjoying a long drive in the country. You have your music playlist of the best classical composers. These speakers give you the experience and makes you feel like you are driving with the Philharmonic orchestra along the Catskills! Best part is that you can get a Bang for your buck! Let the music move you with Fosgate Sound. Because You deserve the best!

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