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Alpine SWE-1043

10" Single 4 ohm Type-E Series Car Subwoofer

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10" Single 4 ohm Type-E Series Car Subwoofer

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  • 10" Single 4 Ohm Type-E Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 750 watts
    • RMS: 250 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohms
  • Woven fiber with kevlar reinforced pulp cone woofer
  • Injection molded Santoprene surround
  • Shallow mounting depth allows for more flexibility and a clean finish
  • Protective grill conceals mounting hardware
  • Optimized air flow configuration
  • 4-Layer single voice coil
  • Frequency response: 29-1,000Hz
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Alpine products are warranted solely by Sonic Electronix, Inc. under the same period and terms as the original Alpine warranty. Sonic Electronix is not an Authorized Alpine Dealer and Alpine requires all merchandise purchased by Sonic Electronix customers to be returned solely to Sonic Electronix. Alpine products are also covered by our Standard Return Policy for returns on exchanges or refunds within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Product History:

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Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Type-E (Alpine)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
10"
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
750 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
250 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Single
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
29 - 1,000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
84 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
11.7 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Kevlar Reinforced Pulp (Paper)
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Santoprene Rubber
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
Yes - Included
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
.75 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.5 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.0 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
2.0 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
5-3/8"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
9"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)
This number represents the trade off between having an efficient woofer and one with a wide bandwidth. To calculate this number, take the Fs and divide it by the Qes. If the number is below 50, the woofer is designed for a sealed enclosure only. If it's between 50-100 it can be used in either. Lastly, if it's greater than 100 it's designed for vented enclosures.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
67%
4 Star
22%
3 Star
11%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.6
Features
4.3
Design
4.3
Usability
4.9
Trae

Summerdale, AL

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My first real system!!

August 30, 2011

When I got my first ride, a Olds Delta 88, my bro hooked me up with these little guys as a gift, and I never would've thought that they performed they way the did especially in such a big car! No one ever beleived they were entry level Alpine 10's till I showed them my trunk!

I eventually moved to the type r's because I wanted more power, but if your looking for a great sounding woofer, not SPL, you will not be dissapointed in these little guys. Especially with the Sonic pricing that can't be beaten!!!

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muck

Mesa,AZ

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bumps for a 10

April 21, 2011

holy s***, i just bought one of these type e 10's and it surprised me.... im only running 150w rms to it and it slams! much much better than the kicker comp 10s i had....alpine has quality for a good price! get this sub you will not regret it! i recommend a sealed enclosure, but thats just me.

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Casey

Japan

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Great sound

February 2, 2009

I have 1 of these in a .75cuft sealed enclosure in the trunk of my '95 240sx and it sounds great. I'm running it off of a MTX Audio TA4252 amp and I couldn't ask for more for the price. I listen to alot of Tool, RATM, etc. and the clarity is excellent. I highly recommend this sub for a cheap solution to decent sound in your daily driver.

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Halex

Canada

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GREAT!

May 20, 2011

Bought 2 in a Basswox box powered by a 600w RMS MTX amp and it POUNDS! Can be cranked really high without any distortion! Very satisfied with this product, the only thing I need now is a capacitor!

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Cody

Lancaster, CA

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Decent budget woofer

February 28, 2011

Put two in a buddies car and they were nice for the cost.... nothing special but they are cheap and you get what you pay for

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Christopher

Charlotte, NC

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OK Enrty Level Sub

September 11, 2010

I had 2 Polk MOMO 10" SUBS originally and they sounded excellent. I blew the voice coil on one of them so had to buy a pair of new subs. I bought these Alpines based on the reviews on the net. I will start off saying that the Polks were higher quality so I will not compare apples to apples. After about 10 hours of breaking in the Alpines they sounded OK. At higher volume they sounded distorted with music with high bass like Chevelle. They would bottom out making a popping sound. I made the decision to send them back and buy another set of Polks. This sub is OK for those who want a bit of kick in thier system, but not geared for good good bass response at higher levels. I would have rated these at 3, but the price is attractive for those on a budget so I would rate them at 4. Meanwhile while waiting on the new subs, I put my other good polk in a single cabinet and realized that sending the Alpines back was the right choice. The single Polk sounded better than the 2 Alpines. If you want good bass than buy one high quality 10" sub for 130.00 or so, you will be more satisfied then 2 of these puppies.

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Jon

Acworth, GA

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LOVE these subs

July 6, 2010

I bought a pair of these from a friend after he upgraded to a 12" type R and paired them with a 1250 watt power acoustik amplifier. Granted they are a bit underpowered, but they still shake the mirrors like an earthquake. A few of my buddies have kicker comps installed and they pale in comparison. On top of the performance I got a great price and Ive trusted Sonic Electronix for all of my audio purchases so far.

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Cami

Aurora, CO

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Good Sub

March 14, 2010

I liked this sub, I got it just to make my car bump and that's just what it does. I got a nice enclosure and JBL amp from Sonic Elextronix for low price but great value and it was sent in less than a week to my door step.
I wouldn't ever think twice about a different sub maybe just adding one more 10" :)

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tonetoka

waterbury

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Good little speaker

September 29, 2011

I would highly recommend this subs. Alpine is known for there excellent subs I owned a 12" Alpine type r and it was an amazing sub but for these type-s I was really not expecting them to have great bass for there lowest class sub. I have 2 custom boxes to fit my Acura tl and have a pioneer 900 watt amp to power them I have the amp really low and I didnt even bridge or bring it down to 1ohm and they hit really hard, deep bass and good quality sound so its a definite yes in my book.

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Sound Waves

Albany, GA

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Not what I expected

August 22, 2011

I recently installed a pair these in a Honda Element with 500 Watt Class D Alpine amplifier and was disappointed. Everyone on here was raving about them but it didn't live up to the hype to me. Go with two Kicker COMP 10's and a ZX300.1, it will put this Alpine product to shame and it's supposed to be comparable.

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Jonathan

Groveland, FL

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Five 10's

November 20, 2010

I have SIX 10" Type-E's in a custom ported fiberglass enclosure. I wired them in series/parallel to get a final impedance of 2.8 ohms to a single MRP-450 Alpine Class-D. It is very loud at high volumes while remaining accurate across all sound levels. For the price, they are good entry level woofers. Probably better for sealed, than ported.

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jimmy

sedona, AZ

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wow

September 13, 2009

i own 4 of these they are in a 3ftcu box and they thump for being type e's i didnt think they could be this loud but dam.

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Mooseman

Fond du Lac WI

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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 11, 2009

I put this sub in one of my work trucks and it is very impressive. Now my crew fights to drive the oldest truck in the fleet.

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rb

san marcos TX

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good buy

September 4, 2010

very nice sub good with clean notes with rock rap anything really. i had one for about a month then went with two. the bass went up and the clean notes were still the same good sub for the price. use ONLY a sealed box. i put it in a ported box and i fried one of them so i am back to one in the old pro box (sounds amazing) still a good sub through and through

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misterb63

Hampshire Il.

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great deal

June 1, 2010

excellent sound perfect bass.

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ExtremeAcres

Hartsville TN

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great bang for the buck !

May 5, 2010

I put 300W to this sub...from a PDX-5 Amp... in a ported 1.2 Cu Ft box I built and it rocked!! it was loud and clear and responsive.... I hit 132.2 dB at a local comp...and I won the Stock SQ class (which is really what my system is set up for ...Sound Quality ) Ive since changed to a Much more expensive Sub (for even better sound quality) but for for the Price of that SWE-1043 ...It was an Amazing Deal ... I kept mine ...and will Definitely use it in the future on some other project. For Sure ...It was a solid unit for a little 10"... and fit my needs perfectly when I was on tight budget.

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Ronny

Lexington, KY

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Excellent Value Entry-Level Subwoofer

February 6, 2010

This Type E is a very affordable entry-level sub. They sound good and look even better.

Alpine quality shows in the details. The SWE-1043's come with a really nice snap-in grille and the included rubber gasket makes a professional fit to any enclosure. I don't think you'll find a better sub at this price anywhere.

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Mike

Oak Hills,Ca.

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A lot of speaker for the price

October 25, 2011

Considering the cost and the size, this speaker puts out a lot of bass with a minimal amount of power. I have it in two vehicles, and along with 6.5" components, sounds awesome.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWE-1043

UPC

793276620996

Weight

12.00lbs

Internal SKU

swe1043

Internal Product ID

11797

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Alpine SWE-1043