12/16/2016 Version 13.3 About the Author Feel the Noise! Written by: Bryan Norman 12/16/2016 Version 13.3 Audio Partner Rockford Fosgate® Takes Dynamic Sound to the Next Level in the All-New 2017 Impreza For the available audio system in the all-new 2017 Impreza, 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, Rockford Fosgate truly immerses listeners in a world of sound that they don’t just hear – they experience. One reason why is PUNCH – the one-two combo sonic signature of volume and clarity that’s defined Rockford Fosgate since its inception. Available across 2017 Impreza models, Rockford Fosgate’s amped-up system is the perfect complement to the high-performance Sport. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and crank up the volume! The Rockford Fosgate sound system available in the 2017 Impreza features speakers strategically placed via digital mapping. Raw Power 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. Rockford Fosgate EcoPunch Audio System Rockford Fosgate FLEX41 Amp. Loud and Clear To design a thrilling system for the all-new 2017 Impreza Sport, also available on Premium and Limited trims, Rockford Fosgate took a three-pronged attack, 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. With the goal of producing an experiential sound that makes even the longest commute a joyride, the available Rockford Fosgate system for the Impreza 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. By mapping the acoustics of the 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 possessed strong innate damping characteristics. The end result? More engaging, exciting and powerful 360-degree sound – even at those high volumes! Pump up your Impreza with Rockford Fosgate. Visit your local retailer today for more information.