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General Features:

  • 12" Fifth-Generation Type-R Series Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 3000 watts
    • RMS: 250-1000 watts
  • Recommend power range: 250 - 750 watts RMS
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohms
  • Kevlar treated pulp cone
  • Reinforced parabolic cone structure with Poly-Mica dust cap
  • Durable High Amplitude Multi-Roll santoprene surround
  • Progressive Conex spider with reinforced layer tinsel lead
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Cast aluminum frame with integral shorting sleeve
  • Radial vented heat sink
  • Compound Radius Curve pole geometry
  • Oversized 2.6", High-Temperature, 4-Layer Dual Voice Coil
  • Spiral cut, black anodized aluminum former
  • Airflow Optimized dual flare pole vent
  • High-grade strontium ferrite segmented magnet assembly
  • Integrated 8 AWG push terminals with VC jumpers
  • Top-mount depth: 6-3/8"
  • Cutout diameter: 10-7/8"
  • Frequency response: 24 - 200 Hz
  • Xmax: 20mm
  • Sensitivity: 84.9dB
  • Magnet weight: 127oz
  • Protective 2-Piece Grille Available, sold separately: Alpine KTE-12G
  • Recommended sealed enclosure: 0.55 - 1.00 ft³
  • Recommended ported enclosure: 1.00 - 1.50 ft³
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

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Check out the Alpine Type-R Subwoofer Owner's Manual

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.

Specifications

Second Depth
The second depth is used only when the box is slanted or angled. This value is the top measurement and it is measured in inches.
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
Color
Color of handle.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
90 days
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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Already have one and it slams great, curious what two will do with a Audiopipe 15001D.
Shawn A on Jul 6, 2016
I have the older Alpine type R's and they are the loudest sub ive ever owned. Ive out pounded 15s with these 2 12's. They have the sound of a 15 but the reaction of a 10 inch subwoofer. The sound quality is beyond anything ive heard, if you want subs that pound and sound great while doing it these are the subs to get.
Draven B on Jan 7, 2016
I owned the 2nd gen type R for 9 years and it still works fantastic. Great sub period. The only reason I am replacing it is I need a new sub box and with the price so low to replace the sub as well I figured why not? There is not a better subwoofer value/performance on the market.
Tom F on Jan 23, 2016
the right product at the right price!
Jimmy M on Nov 29, 2015
Does this fit the A201-12CP?
jwilliams on May 5, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Bbox A201-12CP
Bbox A201-12CP
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Im trying to power an Alpine Type R SWR 12D4. Should i go with this or different?
Alex R on Mar 7, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Precision Power i650.1
Precision Power i650.1
Best Answer: Ya it will push the Alpine good. The amp puts out a good amount of power. Sonic tested this amp and it puts out neer rated. I have one running two alpine 10" bass line subs and it seems to run them just fine. Not the best for SQ but it gets the job done and at a cheap price.
Reply · Report · ron g on Mar 11, 2016
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So, I just put two of these in the trunk of my 2005 Saturn Ion in a sealed box powered by a Pioneer GM-D9601 and I am wondering what the best gain and frequency settings would be? I would like them to hit hard at high volumes but I also want it to be crisp and clean and be able to hit the quick bass when its there. If it makes a difference, my head unit is the Power Acoustik PTID-8920B. Thank you in advance!
lyon21 on Feb 13, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Power Acoustik PTID-8920B
Power Acoustik PTID-8920B
Pioneer GM-D9601
Pioneer GM-D9601
Best Answer: Hello CJ,

The Power Acoustik PTID-8920B doesn't provide the greatest signal, so your Gain will need to be turned up fairly high. The higher the gain is set, the lower the overall sound quality you are able to reach. This isn't a Terrible thing, 2v is a common figure, but we want you to understand that there is always room for improvement on the final outcome. We suggest setting your LPF, or "Freq", to ~80Hz. This will be roughly the half way point between 60-125Hz .

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=63975&picture_id=2356780

Setting the gain, however, isn't as easy as just giving you a figure. Please do a bit of homework of your own to understand the setting. Below are two link to give you a headstart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhrDqke8BKo

http://knowledge.sonicelectronix.com/car-audio-and-video/car-amplifiers/how-to-adjust-amplifier-gains-using-a-digital-multi-meter/#comment-1846836004
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Feb 14, 2015
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im getting a 10 and a 12 in these speakers. What size and type of amp would be best to push them?
A shopper on Feb 10, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

Each driver is asking for the same power . So we suggest two Monoblocks providing ~750w RMS @ 2ohms . Two NVX JAD1200.1 , one for each subwoofer, will work very well.
NVX JAD1200.1
NVX JAD1200.1
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Feb 10, 2015
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Will these fit on part # A182-12cp? depth should be fine. But I don't know if the magnet will clear. Can you help me out?
Saul S on Oct 21, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Bbox LS-A182-12CP-OBC
Bbox LS-A182-12CP-OBC
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what would be the best amp for a set of swr-12d4 subs?
scott on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: I'm not 100% sure, but I have a 1000/1 jl mono block and it plays pretty good. No issues or blown subs yet. I'd stick with any amp that is 1000 watts or more just to be safe and have a little extra power incase you upgrade later. Don't get a amp with not enough power and cause distortion because of the amp not strong. I have those same exact subs and I know they say they can play 1k watts but I think for these speakers, it can't handle that power, I believe they're 600 watts rms, so a amp that has maybe 1200 watts or plus will treat you good. Hope this helps
Reply · Report · Julian T on Sep 1, 2014
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hi there i have 2 alpine mrp m500 can use it on this one sub single 12 sealed subwoofer box ? thanks bud
A shopper on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, however the sub pry will not require that much power. I run to 10d4s in my truck in a sealed box at 1200 watts between the two of them and its more than enough power. I also run the same set up with 2 12D4s in my ford edge in a labrynth ported box with the prime series 1200 watt fosgate and it hits hard as hell. I would try just the single 500 m class fist yhendecide from thrre
Reply · Report · Brandon R on Aug 18, 2014
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Would this amp be able to show me the true potential of 2 alpine type srw 12d4?
James H on Apr 10, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Hifonics HERCULES 4K
Hifonics HERCULES 4K
Best Answer: Yes, I pushed 1 of these alpines with a treo 1000w and almost blew it up...a few times
Reply · Report · Derrick L on Apr 10, 2015
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I an currently running an kicker cx1200.1 amplifier, Am I better off purcahsing 2 type s 10 inch subs or 1 type r 12 inch? which would give me more sound and more power?
Peter K on Feb 1, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Kicker CX1200.1
Kicker CX1200.1
Best Answer: I have 1- 12" with old jl 1000 mono block.
huge deep fast recovery base.
this is in an excursion with a big box.10" is tighter but not as deep.
Reply · Report · john j on Mar 8, 2016
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will this power 2 alpine SWR-12D4s?
S F on Sep 21, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
SoundStorm EVO2200.2
SoundStorm EVO2200.2
Best Answer: According to the specs of the SS EVO2200.2, it can power 2 Alpine swr-12d4. I got this amp pushing 2 Alpine SWS 10D4 at 2ohms, set to 75% of full amp power. I don't believe this amp is up to specs nor will handle 2 SWR-12D4. In summer, when i push these subs a bit(never at max) for an hour, my amp overheats. I would save money & get a better amp. I would not recommend this amp, just waiting for it to break to get a better one.
Reply · Report · ASDGADGF A on Sep 21, 2015
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hi there i have 2 apine mrp m500 can use it on this sub? thanks bud
A shopper on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

We highly suggest only using ONE MRP-M500 on ONE SWR-12D4. You will be getting the 2 ohm rating of 500W x 1 , which everyone knows is an underrated figure. Assuming that, you will be Very happy with the performance.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Aug 18, 2014
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If I wire in 1 Ohm will this amplifier push 1000 watts a piece to 2 12" Type R's? If so is this a good idea and will it slam? I am currently pushing 2 12" rockford fostgates at 260w a piece and am severely unhappy with the lack of "bump". My highs over power the bass right now. I have an Alpine 4 ch amp pushing 4 rockford fostgage speakers that sound great but need more bass.
A shopper on Feb 7, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Hifonics BRX2400.1D
Hifonics BRX2400.1D
Best Answer: Hello,

You were rather vague in your inquiry, but we thing we can assume a few things.

Two Alpine SWR-12D4 wired in parallel to a 1ohm load, will get the 1ohm rating of the amplifier, and that power Will be split among the two subwoofers. So, yes, ~1000w per subwoofer.

Is it "a good idea"? We certainly don't think so, considering the Recommend power range is 250 - 750 watts RMS. "Will it slam"? That is a subjective question that we can't answer, but we can say 1500w+ is pretty big power numbers and considered "well above modest".
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Feb 7, 2016
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I purchased 2 Alpine SWR12D4 subs from you and I am wondering how do I wire them so I can run them at 1ohm since I have a 1800W mono amp that is 1ohm stable?
Scooby on Apr 24, 2015
Best Answer: It will not allow me to link you to any particular site... Do a Google images search for "4 ohm to 1 ohm diagram" and you should find images to help you on your way. I have these speakers also and I had them hooked up to a Zeus ZRX1800:1 Amp and these babies pump and are clear on the bass so its not just boom you hear but actual varying levels of beats and bass... Everyone tells me that its the clearest bass theyve ever heard. I turn heads wherever I go! B-) Trust me... You will not be disappointed!!! One helpful hint: Use a Stinger amp hookup that will handle the wattage(has to be thick wire) for it and you wont have to worry too much about power drain. See the one im using...
Stinger SK6641
Stinger SK6641
Reply (2) · Report · Michael M on Apr 25, 2015
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can I drop this down to 2 ohms?
7UK Face on Apr 21, 2015
Best Answer: Yes connecting them in parallel will give you 2ohms. Meaning since its two voice coils, you connect negative to negative and positive to positive then run the wires to the amp
Reply · Report · Ronald L on Apr 21, 2015
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Why are these lower power than the equivalent 12" Type-R's?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-1522D
Alpine SWR-1522D
Best Answer: Hello,

That would be a question for Alpine. However, our Recommend power range for the SWR-12D4 is 250 - 750 watts RMS, which is right in line with the SWR-1522D. Moreover, we often advise AGAINST driving the SWR-12D4 with 1000w; just because it says it can, doesn't mean it should, which is why we have a recommended power range.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Feb 9, 2016
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using this sub powered by Monoblock JBL GTO-1001EZ GTO Series Class D Car Amplifier, witch box would be best for this a ported or sealed?
brit g on Nov 9, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
JBL GTO-1001EZ
JBL GTO-1001EZ
Best Answer: Hello Brit,

Neither enclosure is "better" than the other. It comes down to YOUR preference and desired sound. Below are two links to our KBase that will help you decided.

http://knowledge.sonicelectronix.com/car-audio-and-video/subwoofer-enclosures/subwoofer-box-types/

http://knowledge.sonicelectronix.com/car-audio-and-video/car-subwoofers/subwoofer-enclosure-buying-guide/
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Nov 9, 2015
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can this power my 2 12 in subs?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Power Acoustik GT1-6000D
Power Acoustik GT1-6000D
Best Answer: Hello,

We highly recommend getting into an amp that matches the QUALITY of the Type-R drivers. Power Acoustik is an entry level manufacture, so the performance will reflect that. To your question, unfortunately the amplifier is not CEA compliant so the figures are a bit too skewed to provide an honest answer. However, crunching the figures suggests that the amp can do ~1600w True RMS, which actually makes it a fairly good match for the SWR drivers, Numbers wise. Still, the quality just isn't on par to Alpine Type-R products.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 16, 2015
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what hits harder 2 Fosgate P3D4-12 or Alpine SWR-12D4 ?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Before giving you an answer, we Really hope you understand how general/vague/subjective your question is.

Assuming all things equal - power/environments/components/settings/etc... - the Alpine SWR-12D4 will have a slight edge. This has Nothing to do with power ratings - which the Alpine SWR-12D4 CANNOT hold 1k continuously - instead it is based specific specs. Of which, suggests the Alpine SWR-12D4's excursion will be further, and will reach lower frequencies.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Sep 13, 2014
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This may be a stupid question but when it says "dual 4 ohm subwoofer "... does that mean that when you order this, there are two separate Alpine subwoofers? Thanks
skerdock on Sep 2, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Spencer,

The sku you have written your question on - for $319.90 - IS for Two SWR-12D4 subwoofers.

Below is the link to the Individual subs.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_45521_Alpine-SWR-12D4.html
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Sep 3, 2014
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i am just about to buy 2 swr-12d4 alpine and 2 Planet Audio AC3000.1, i am wondering if one of the amplifiers is as master and 1 as slave can I used them at 1omh with the subwoofers? thanks!!
benjamin on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Benjamin,

The BRX2400 is a traditional MONOBLOCK, that just happens to have an extra output for situations Just like this. You will simply wire EACH SWR-12D4 in Parallel, to a 2ohm final Load, then give EACH one its own channel. The amp will then bring the connections together INTERNALLY, and bring the impedance down to 1ohm.
If this is too confusing, then simply use ONE Positive and ONE Negative, and treat it as a traditional amp. Neither way is better than the other!!
Also, we highly recommend NOT going with the 2400 RMS model. That is waay to much power for these subs. 1000w RMS to each - despite what the manufacture's claims are - is also pushing the extreme but more tolerable.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Aug 13, 2014
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is this the price for one or two?
Tina E on Dec 1, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Tina,

Unless specified otherwise, subwoofers are always sold Individually (One) .
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Dec 1, 2015
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can this support my 2 12 alpine type r srw 12d4's
And what wiring would I use?
James H on Apr 10, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Boss CXXD3800
Boss CXXD3800
Best Answer: Hello,

This is highly discouraged. There is no product that Boss makes to match the performance of the high end Alpine Type-R series. The Amplifier will run the drivers, but never to the potential that justifies the price and hype of the SWR-12D4.
Assuming the amplifier is really doing the figures it suggests (questionable because it is not CEA Compliant, and the price seems a bit suspicious) then you will require 0 gauge OFC wiring.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWR-12D4

UPC

793276011787

Weight

27.00lbs

Internal SKU

ls-swr12d4-obc253005-2

Internal Product ID

120061

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 Type-R SWR-12D4