Rockford Fosgate FNQ3414, FNQ3614, FNQ4401X, FNQ3146, FNQ3406MB, FNQ3514 User Manual

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3-Way FNQ3146

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Dear Customer,

Congratulations on your purchase of the world's finest brand of car audio speakers. At Rockford Fosgate we are fanatics about musical reproduction at its best, and we are pleased you chose our product. Through years of engineering expertise, hand craftsmanship and critical testing procedures, we have created a wide range of products that reproduce music with all the clarity and richness you deserve.

For maximum performance we recommend you have your new Rockford Fosgate product installed by an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer, as we provide specialized training through Rockford Technical Training Institute (RTTI). Please read your warranty and retain your receipt and original carton for possible future use.

Great product and competent installations are only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to your system. Make sure that your installer is using 100% authentic installation accessories from Connecting Punch in your installation. Connecting Punch has everything from RCA cables and speaker wire to Power line and battery connectors. Insist on it! After all, your new system deserves nothing but the best.

To add the finishing touch to your new Rockford Fosgate image order your Rockford accessories, which include everything from T-shirts and jackets to hats and sunglasses.

To get a free brochure on Rockford Fosgate products and Rockford accessories, in the U.S. call 480-967-3565 or FAX 480-967-8132.

For all other countries, call +001-480-967-3565 or FAX +001-480-967-8132.


Continuous exposure to sound pressure levels over 100dB may cause permanent hearing loss. High powered auto sound systems may produce sound pressure levels well over 130dB. Use common sense and practice safe sound.

If, after reading your manual, you still have questions regarding this product, we recommend that you see your Rockford Fosgate dealer. If you need further assistance, you can call us direct at 1-800-669-9899. Be sure to have your serial number, model number and date of purchase available when you call.

The serial number can be found on the outside of the box. Please record it in the space provided below as your permanent record. This will serve as verification of your factory warranty and may become useful in recovering your unit if it is ever stolen.

Serial Number: _________________________________________

Model Number: ________________________________________


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Introduction

. 2

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Installation - Tweeters

. 5-6

Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 3

Installation - Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


What This Manual Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 3

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Installation Considerations . . . . . . . . . .

. 4

Limited Warranty Information . . . . . . . . .

. 11

Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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International Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . .

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NOTE: Review each section for more detailed information.



Welcome to Rockford Fosgate! This manual is designed to provide information for the owner, salesperson and installer. For those of you who want quick information on how to install this product, please turn to the Installation Section of this manual. Other information can be located by using the Table of Contents. We, at Rockford Fosgate, have worked very hard to make sure all the information in this manual is current. But, as we are constantly finding new ways to improve our product, this information is subject to change without notice.


This symbol with “WARNING” is intended to alert the user to the presence of important instructions. Failure to heed the instructions will result in severe injury or death.

This symbol with “CAUTION” is intended to alert the user to the presence of important instructions. Failure to heed the instructions can result in injury or unit damage.

! CAUTION: To prevent injury and damage to the unit, please read and follow the instructions in this manual. We want you to have enjoyment from this system, not a headache.

! CAUTION If you feel unsure about installing this system yourself, have it installed by a qualified Rockford Fosgate technician.

! CAUTION Before installation, disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal to prevent damage to the unit, fire and/or possible injury.


This manual covers four (4) parts of the Fanatic Q Component System. These are; Tweeters, System, Mid Bass and 3-Way, which is a combination of the previous three. Each of these component parts can be purchased separately, or together, and can connect to the other parts to make a system personalized to your needs.

Follow all safety and installation instructions along with the sections covering the components you are using to help you get the best enjoyment from the Fanatic Q System you create.

Visit our web site for the latest information on all Rockford products.




The following is a list of tools needed for installation:


Volt/Ohm Meter

1/8" diameter heatshrink tubing


#2 Phillips screwdriver

Wire strippers


Battery post wrench

Wire crimpers


Hand held drill w/assorted bits

Wire cutters


CAUTION: If you feel unsure about installing this system yourself, have it installed

by a qualified Rockford Fosgate technician.


CAUTION: Before installation, disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal to

prevent damage to the unit, fire and/or possible injury.

Before beginning any installation, follow these simple rules:

1.Be sure to carefully read and understand the instructions before attempting to install the Unit.

2.For safety, disconnect the negative lead from the battery prior to beginning the installation.

3.For easier assembly, we suggest you run all wires prior to mounting your Unit in place.

4.Use high quality connectors for a reliable installation and to minimize signal or power loss.

5.Think before you drill! Be careful not to cut or drill into gas tanks, fuel lines, brake or hydraulic lines, vacuum lines or electrical wiring when working on any vehicle.

6.Never run wires underneath the vehicle. Running the wires inside the vehicle provides the best protection.

7.Avoid running wires over or through sharp edges. Use rubber or plastic grommets to protect any wires routed through metal, especially the firewall.

8.Mount the speakers/crossovers away from electrical sources (other than the amplifier) i.e., power cables, electronic fuel pumps, vehicle computers, and other potential noise sources.

9.Mount the speakers/crossovers away from areas of extreme heat or moisture.



1.Determine where the speakers will be mounted. Ensure an area large enough for the speaker to mount evenly. Be sure that the mounting location is deep enough for the speaker to fit; if mounting in a door, operate all functions (windows, locks, etc.) through their entire operating range to ensure there is no obstruction.

2.When mounting the speaker(s) on the rear deck of the vehicle, check the operation of the rear hatch or trunk lid. Make sure the torsion bars and other moving parts are not obstructed by the speaker(s) installation.

3.Refer to the specification chart to determine the proper diameter hole to cut for your speaker model.


1.Make sure there is a flat area large enough for the crossover to mount.

2.For best results, mount the crossover(s) next to the amplifier for a decorative finish to the installation and provide an easy upgrade (no new wires to run) for a bi-amp Rockford Fosgate system in the future.



Use this section when installing Tweeters, Systems, or 3-Way

A solid front stage with a good image is one of the most difficult tasks to achieve in a vehicle. No car has the optimum listening environment. This makes proper sound staging very difficult to accomplish. Most speakers tend to be placed where they will fit easily, as opposed to where they can perform the best. The mounting location of your speakers will have a great effect on the sound quality of your stereo system. The special care taken to place the speakers will yield many hours of listening enjoyment in return. Several important recommendations should be followed.

Place the speakers where they have a direct path to the listening area.

For the best integration between the midrange and tweeter, the tweeter should be placed less than 2" from the midrange (Figure 1).

If you cannot place the tweeter less than 2" from the midrange, then place the tweeter more than 7" from the midrange. Placing the tweeter 2"–7" from the midrange can cause destructive interference (frequency response problems) which will affect the speaker's ability to reproduce the frequency range around the crossover frequency of the system.

Whenever possible, place the tweeter directly above or below the midrange as this maximizes the imaging (point source) capability of the speakers (Figure 1).

Sound radiated from a “point source” provides the best stereo imaging because the separation of the acoustical

centers between the midrange and tweeter for each channel is at the optimum distance. In a

closed environment such as an automobile, horizontal speaker alignment (Figure 2) can cause amplitude and phase differences which will degrade not only the imaging, but also the frequency response. This is due to the path length differences between the midrange and tweeter. Mounting the speaker with minimum path length difference will ensure the best staging and imaging possible from

your audio system.

2" or Less

Figure 1

Figure 2

Flush Mount

Surface Mount













Tweeter Housing




Wedge Mount









Wiring Tweeter to Crossover

1.Use illustrations for proper connection.

2.Be sure to maintain speaker polarity

Setting Crossover

A0°/180° Tweeter Phase matches the phase response of the tweeter to the midrange (eminent when tweeter is located away from the midrange). Leave the switch in the position that results in the best sound quality.

B0dB Tweeter Level matches the amplitude of the tweeter to the midrange

C-3dB/-6dB Tweeter Level reduces the amplitude of the tweeter -3dB or -6dB lower than the midrange. (ex. ideal for tweeters located high in door panels and midranges located low in the kick panel)

DReplaceable Tweeter Protection Bulb acts as a fuse to protect against overload. If the bulb burns out, remove the burned out bulb and insert a new bulb (part# HDW10932) into the retainer clips.








One Channel from Source or Amplifier

Tweeter or System Crossover

Mid Range


Use this when installing Tweeters or Systems


Use this section when installing Systems, Mid Bass, or 3-Way

1. Cut the proper size hole for the speaker.

NOTE: See Specifications for proper hole size.

2.Place the mounting ring over the mounting hole and mark the location of the screw mounting holes.



3.Remove the ring. Drill the holes for the screws using a 1/8" drill bit.

4.Route the wire through the mounting hole cut-out.

5.Attach the wires. Observe proper speaker polarity.

6.Place the mounting ring over the speaker.

7.Place the speaker into the hole and screw the speaker into place.

8.Press the speaker grille into the mounting ring.

Mounting Ring



Mounting Hole,



Example of speaker installation

Use this when installing Mid Bass or 3-Way









One Channel



From Source

Mid Bass


or Amplifier












No sound from speakers


Wires not connected properly.


Check wiring, repair or replace.



Amplifier has no output.


Check with working amplifier and





repair or replace as needed.



Speaker wires are shorted to each


Check wiring with a volt/ohm meter



other or to the chassis of vehicle.


and repair or replace as needed



Speakers are blown.


Check with working speaker and





repair or replace as needed.






Distorted sound from


Incorrect wiring between crossover


Check wiring, repair or replace.



and speakers








Tweeters “burn up”


Excessive power from amplifier


Check gain settings on amplifier and





readjust as necessary



Equalizer (if available) has excessive


Check settings on equalizer and



boost in the high frequency range


readjust as necessary






Engine noise from one


Wires shorted to chassis of vehicle.


Check wiring with a volt/ohm meter

or more speakers




and repair or replace as needed



Speaker wires are routed near high


Re-route speaker wiring away from



power source. (Power cables,


noise sources.



vehicle computers, etc.)





Crossover is mounted near high


Move crossovers away from noise



power source.












FEATURES - Tweeters


• 25mm Voice Coil

Inverted Aluminum Dome

Rubber Surround

• 3 Mounting Applications

Nominal Diameter (inch)

1-7/8" (48mm)

Nominal Impedance (ohms)


Frequency Response


Sensitivity (SPL@1w/1m)


RMS Power Handling

100 Watts

(with supplied crossover)




Tweeter Crossover Dimensions

FEATURES - System Crossover

Crossover Frequency

3200Hz @ 4Ω

Crossover Slope

24dB/octave High-Pass


12dB/octave Low-Pass

Filter Q


Tweeter Protection

Optical Compression

Tweeter Phase




FEATURES - Mid Bass Crossover

Crossover Frequency

300Hz @ 4Ω

Crossover Slope

12dB/octave High-Pass


12dB/octave Low-Pass

Filter Q


FEATURES - Tweeter Crossover

Crossover Frequency

3200Hz @ 4Ω

Crossover Slope

24dB/octave High-Pass

Filter Q


Tweeter Protection

Optical Compression

Tweeter Phase




System and Mid Bass Crossover


Specifications subject to change without notice



FEATURES - Mid Range









Flat Spider








Rubber Surround









Neodymium Magnet








Cast Aluminum Basket









Aluminum Cone








System Model












Mid Range Model












Nominal Diameter - inch (mm)




4" (102mm)



5-1/4" (133mm)


6-1/2" (165mm)

Nominal Impedance (ohms)




















Frequency Response










Sensitivity (SPL@1w/1m)



















RMS Power Handling





100 Watts





100 Watts



100 Watts

Mounting Diameter - inch (mm)

3-1/2" (88.9mm)



4-1/2" (114.3mm)

5-17/32" (140.5mm)

Mounting Depth - inch (mm)

2-1/16" (52.4mm)



2-7/16" (61.9mm)

2-17/32" (64.3mm)














































































































































































































































































































































































• Rubber Surround

• Cast Aluminum Basket

• Flat Spider

• Neodymium Magnet

• Aluminum Cone

Mid Bass Model


Nominal Diameter - inch (mm)

6-1/2" (165mm)

Nominal Impedance (ohms)


Frequency Response


Sensitivity (SPL@1w/1m)


RMS Power Handling

100 Watts

Mounting Diameter - inch (mm)

5-17/32" (140.5mm)

Mounting Depth - inch (mm)

2-17/32" (64.3mm)

Specifications subject to change without notice



Rockford Corporation offers a limited warranty on Rockford Fosgate products on the following terms:

Length of Warranty


PUNCH Amplifiers – 2 years

All Other Amplifier Models – 3 years

Source Units – 1 year

Speakers – 1 year

90 days on speaker, amplifier and source unit B-stock (receipt required)

What is Covered

This warranty applies only to Rockford Fosgate products sold to consumers by Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealers in the United States of America or its possessions. Product purchased by consumers from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer in another country are covered only by that country’s Distributor and not by Rockford Corporation.

Who is Covered

This warranty covers only the original purchaser of Rockford product purchased from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer in the United States. In order to receive service, the purchaser must provide Rockford with a copy of the receipt stating the customer name, dealer name, product purchased and date of purchase.

Products found to be defective during the warranty period will be repaired or replaced (with a product deemed to be equivalent) at Rockford's discretion.

What is Not Covered

1.Damage caused by accident, abuse, improper operations, water, theft

2.Any cost or expense related to the removal or reinstallation of product

3.Service performed by anyone other than Rockford or an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Service Center

4.Any product which has had the serial number defaced, altered, or removed

5.Subsequent damage to other components

6.Any product purchased outside the U.S.

7.Any product not purchased from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer

Limit on Implied Warranties

Any implied warranties including warranties of fitness for use and merchantability are limited in duration to the period of the express warranty set forth above. Some states do not allow limitations on the length of an implied warranty, so this limitation may not apply. No person is authorized to assume for Rockford Fosgate any other liability in connection with the sale of the product.

How to Obtain Service

Please call 1-800-669-9899 for Rockford Customer Service. You must obtain an RA# (Return Authorization number) to return any product to Rockford Fosgate. You are responsible for shipment of product to Rockford.

EU Warranty

This product meets the current EU warranty requirements, see your Authorized dealer for details.

Ship to: Electronics

Ship to: Speakers

Rockford Corporation

Rockford Acoustic Design

Warranty Repair Department

Speaker Returns

2055 E. 5th Street

2356 Turner Ave. NW

Tempe, AZ 85281

Grand Rapids, MI 49544

RA#: _________________________

RA#: ____________________




Cher client,

Toutes nos félicitations pour avoir acheté la meilleure marque de haut-parleurs pour automobile. Chez Rockford Fosgate nous sommes des mordus de la reproduction musicale à son meilleur. C’est pourquoi nous sommes heureux que vous ayez choisi notre produit. Des années d’expertise en ingénierie, de savoir-faire et d’essais poussés nous ont permis de créer une vaste gamme de produits capables de reproduire toute la clarté et la richesse musicales que vous méritez.

Pour obtenir les meilleurs résultats, nous vous recommandons de faire installer votre nouvel appareil par un concessionnaire Rockford Fosgate agréé formé spécialement par notre Institut de formation technique Rockford (RTTI). Prenez soin de lire la garantie et conservez votre reçu ainsi que l’emballage d'origine pour usage ultérieur.

Pour monter un excellent système, il ne suffit pas de posséder un super produit et d’assurer une installation qualifiéecompétente. Vous devez veiller à ce que votre installateur utilise des accessoires d’origine fournis par Connecting Punch. Connecting Punch a tout ce qu’il vous faut, des câbles RCA aux câbles de haut-parleurs, en passant par les câbles d’alimentation et les connecteurs de batterie. Insistez pour les avoir! Après tout, votre nouveau système ne mérite rien de moins.

Pour compléter votre nouvelle image Rockford Fosgate, commandez des accessoires Rockford tels que T-shirts, vestes, chapeaux et lunettes de soleil.

Pour obtenir une brochure gratuite sur les produits Rockford Fosgate et les accessoires Rockford, appelez aux États-Unis le 480-967-3565 ou faxez au 480-967-8132.

Pour tous les autres pays, appelez le +001-480-967-3565 ou faxez au +001-480-967-8132.


Une exposition continue à des niveaux de pression acoustique supérieurs à 100 dB peut causer une perte d'acuité auditive permanente. Les systèmes audio de forte puissance pour auto peuvent produire des niveaux de pression acoustique bien audelà de 130 dB. Faites preuve de bon sens et pratiquez une écoute sans risques

Si vous avez encore des questions à propos de ce produit, même après avoir lu ce manuel, contactez votre concessionnaire Rockford Fosgate agréé. Si vous avez besoin d'aide, appelez-nous au 1-800-669-9899. Veuillez avoir les numéros de modèle et de série, ainsi que la date d'achat de l'appareil à portée de main lorsque vous appelez.

Le numéro de série est indiqué sur l’extérieur de l’emballage. Veuillez l’inscrire ci-dessous dans l'espace réservé à cet effet. Il permettra de vérifier votre garantie et de retrouver votre appareil en cas de vol.

Numéro de série :_______________________________________

Numéro de modèle : ____________________________________


Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Consignes de sécurité . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sujets traités dans le manuel . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5

Considérations concernant l'installation . 4 Montage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Spécifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Garantie limitée . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

NOTE : consultez chaque section pour de plus amples informations.



Bienvenue à Rockford Fosgate ! Ce manuel vise à informer le propriétaire, le vendeur et l’installateur de l’appareil. Si vous désirez apprendre rapidement comment installer ce produit, consultez la section Installation du manuel. Reportez-vous à la Table des matières pour d’autres informations. Nous nous efforçons de faire en sorte que toutes les informations contenues dans ce manuel soient à jour. Mais comme nous améliorons constamment nos produits, nous nous réservons le droit de modifier ces informations sans aucun préavis.


Le symbole accompagnant le mot « AVERTISSEMENT » signale à l'utilisateur la présence d’instructions importantes. Le non-respect de ces instructions causera des blessures graves ou la mort.

Le symbole accompagnant l’expression « MISE EN GARDE » signale à l'utilisateur la présence d’instructions importantes. Le non-respect de ces instructions peut causer des blessures ou endommager l’appareil.

! MISE EN GARDE : pour éviter des blessures et ne pas endommager l'appareil, veuillez lire et suivre les instructions du manuel. Notre but est que ce système vous donne du plaisir et non des maux de tête.

! MISE EN GARDE : si vous vous sentez incapable d’installer l’appareil vous-même, confiez la tâche à un technicien Rockford Fosgate qualifié.

! MISE EN GARDE : avant d'entamer l'installation, déconnectez la broche négative (-) de la batterie pour éviter tout risque de blessures, d’incendie ou de dommages à l'appareil.


Ce manuel couvre les quatre (4) composants du système Fanatic Q suivants : les tweeters, le système, les médium-basses et les 3 voies, qui constituent une combinaison des trois autres. Vous pouvez vous procurer chacun de ces composants séparément ou ensemble. Vous pouvez aussi les connecter aux autres éléments afin de personnaliser votre système selon vos besoins.

Suivez toutes les consignes de sécurité et de montage des sections de chaque composant utilisé afin de tirer le meilleur parti de votre système Fanatic Q.

Visitez notre site Web pour obtenir les dernières informations sur tous les produits Rockford.





Voici la liste d’outils requis pour l’installation :


Tournevis à embout cruciforme no 2 Clé de borne de batterie

Perceuse à main avec mèches assorties

Tube thermorétrécissable de 1/8 po de diamètre Pince à dénuder

Pince à sertir Coupe-fils


MISE EN GARDE : si vous vous sentez incapable d’installer l’appareil vous-même,

confiez la tâche à un technicien qualifié.

! MISE EN GARDE : avant d'entamer l'installation, déconnectez la broche négative (-) de la batterie pour éviter tout risque de blessures, d’incendie ou de dommages à l'appareil.

Avant de commencer l’installation, suivez ces règles toutes simples :

1.Prenez soin de bien lire et comprendre les instructions avant d’installer l’appareil.

2.Par mesure de sécurité, veuillez débrancher le fil négatif de la batterie avant de commencer l’installation.

3.Pour faciliter le montage, nous vous suggérons de dérouler tous les câbles avant d'installer l'appareil.

4.Utilisez des connecteurs de haute qualité pour assurer une installation fiable et minimiser la perte de signal ou de puissance.

5.Réfléchissez avant de percer quoique ce soit ! Faites attention de ne pas couper ou percer le réservoir d’essence, les conduites de carburant, de frein, hydrauliques ou de dépression, ou le câblage électrique lorsque vous travaillez sur un véhicule.

6.Ne faites jamais passer les fils sous le véhicule. Il vaut mieux les installer à l’intérieur du véhicule pour assurer une meilleure protection.

7.Évitez de faire passer les fils par dessus ou à travers des bords tranchants. Tout fil acheminé à travers du métal, un pare-feu en particulier, doit être protégé avec des bagues en caoutchouc ou plastique.

8.Fixez les haut-parleurs et les filtres à l'écart des sources électriques (autres que l'ampli) c.-à-d. câbles d'alimentation, pompes à carburant électroniques, ordinateurs de bord et autres sources potentielles de bruit.

9.Fixez les haut-parleurs et les filtres à l'écart des zones à forte chaleur ou humidité.



1.Déterminez l'emplacement des haut-parleurs. Prévoyez un espace suffisamment grand pour assurer un montage égal des haut-parleurs. Assurez-vous que l'emplacement est assez profond pour les haut-parleurs; s'il s'agit d'une porte, actionnez complètement toutes les fonctions (fenêtres, verrous, etc.) pour vous assurer qu'il n'y pas d'obstruction.

2.Lorsque vous montez les haut-parleurs sur la tablette arrière, vérifiez le fonctionnement du hayon arrière ou du couvercle du coffre. Assurez-vous que les barres de torsion et autres pièces mobiles ne sont pas obstruées par l'installation des haut-parleurs.

3.Reportez-vous au tableau des spécifications pour déterminer le diamètre approprié à découper pour votre modèle de haut-parleur.

Filtres passifs

1.Prévoyez un espace plat suffisamment grand pour le montage du filtre.

2.Pour obtenir les meilleurs résultats possibles, fixez le ou les filtres près de l'ampli afin de donner une belle apparence à l'ensemble et permettre une mise à niveau facile à l'avenir (pas besoin de faire passer des fils) vers un système Rockford Fosgate à deux amplis.


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