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10" Dual 4 ohm Type-R Series Car Subwoofer

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New and Improved Alpine Type-R:

Introducing the 10" Dual 4 ohm Type-R subwoofer powering a peak of 1800 watts of pure power! This reinforced pulp cone woofer delivers the best bass output, while having enhanced audio playback to become your ideal sound system. Type-R's new depth design offers a 20% reduction while adding the new and improved magnet structure. With this updated double-stacked strontium magnet, this product gains over 20% more motor force to provide a louder, cleaner bass. The optimized CRC machined motor creates an even magnetic field to provide the user with less distortion and overall improves the subwoofers power handling. This subwoofer features a High-Amplitude Multi Roll (HAMR) to provide excellent excursion with overall better output. Having a new and improved airflow management system controlling the temperature of the voice coils, the air is redirected across the heatsink to avoid overheating. With heavy playing time, this heatsink feature minimizes the amount of compression to reduce any heat damage to the voice coils giving you a long-lasting subwoofer.

  • 10" Dual 4 ohm Type R Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1800 watts
    • RMS: 300-600 watts
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone woofer
  • 2-Piece Structural Parabolic diaphragm design
  • Injection molded Santoprene rubber surround
  • Alpine exclusive High Amplitude Multi-Roll (H.A.M.R) surround for impressive excursion and clean, accurate bass
  • FEA Optimized progressive NOMEX spider
  • Radial vented VC head sink
  • Concealed mount gasket system
  • Reinforced layer spider integration tinsel leads
  • Oversized 2-1/2" Voice coil
  • 4-Layer dual voice coil design
  • Voice coil made from 180°C high temperature wire on spiral cut aluminum former
  • Single-piece cast aluminum frame with Alpine Patent Pending Airflow Management System for efficient cooling
  • Airflow Management system controls the temperature of the voice coil by directing the air across the heatsink
  • One sided push terminals make installation and wiring fast and simple
  • Each terminal accepts up to 8 AWG wire for high power signal transfer
  • Concealed gasket mounting system hides the screw holes and makes for a clean install
  • Integrated grill technology allows for a seamless installation of a grill
  • US Patented Compound Radius Curve (CRC) design with integrated short sleeve configuration
  • CRC Machined motor structure creates a symmetrical magnetic field for less distortion and improves power handling
  • High-power, double-stacked strontium magnet structure
  • Newly redesigned for a 20% depth reduction
  • Frequency response: 26-400 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 83 dB
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix 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-R (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.
1800 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.
600 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.
Dual
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).
26 - 400 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".
83 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.
20 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.
Dark Gray
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 Fiber
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
0.5 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.
1.0 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.
0.8 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.
1.5 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.
6"
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.
9-1/16"
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.

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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
83%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
4%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
Value
4.9
Features
4.8
Design
4.8
Usability
4.9
spuds

luxemburg, WI

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pretty good

February 16, 2011

These subs pound pretty good for the price, but you get what you pay for. if your on a budget then these would be a good choice. I would recommend these to anybody who is looking for a good sub at a decent price

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Danner

Kansas

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Alpine SWR-1043D

January 22, 2012

I would recommend this sub to anybody. I had it in a crew cab Chevy Colorado in a sealed box. The sub hit all the notes well and deep. There's more than enough power there for me And I listen to mainly rock and some rap. The design of the subwoofer is great as well, very well built and the mounting depth was perfect for what i was looking for. I love it and will buy another if this one ever gives out!!!

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Jonathan

Edmond, OK

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Decent

November 2, 2011

For the money I have few complaints. I am used to larger subs(12-15) and this is not like those. The audible bass is loud and clean but its not shaking the car next to me. Which is what I was looking for when I bought only one of these. I installed it in a .6^2ft box and am happy to have most of my trunk back to being useable.

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CJ

Los Angeles, CA

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Nice

August 9, 2011

This Alpine Type R is nice i have it with a kole audio amp 980w but it gives me 800w rms. I also have it with a epicenter and a equalizer and a capacitor and i have an amp for the speaker doors. This thing is loud Oh and i have a custom box for it and that box is a beast..it it louder than 2 12 cvrs and 2 15 memphis. this 10 makes my whole dash move

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Michael

Mount Juliet, TN

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BUY THIS SUB

March 20, 2011

I am SQ guy and had a 8" RE & then Infinity. Could not get exactly what I was looking for with the 8". Read a lot on 1042d and it got great reviews. The new upgrade interested me. Bought sub and Alpine mono amp to run DVC @ 2 ohms. It sounds awesome and will run you out of car if you wanted it to.
Pro: Great sub. Great in a .75cu' sealed box. Running -2 on Pioneer 4200dvd.
Con: Trying to find one.

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Greg

Phila Pa

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The one to have in your trunk .

February 6, 2011

As with all alpine subs it totally slams .in my opinion it is the best bang for the buck.

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KNIZ

LA

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Underpowered and still kills

November 30, 2010

I have one of these in a sealed box at 2 ohms hooked up to an Alpine MRP-M500. The sub is a little bit underpowered but it still hits ridiculously hard. I am definitely going to get a second one of these. The value is amazing.... Similar Kicker and RF's are more expensive and don't have as good of specs. In my experience with Alpine, you'll get what you expect plus much much more.

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king

saint joe , mn

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good buy

May 5, 2010

thing pounds. make sure you have very durable box cause this thing will tear it up its almost ridiculous if you are pushing 600 true rms into it. i bought two but am only able to use one cause otherwise i cant hear anything for rest of day

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ANDREW

Fairfax, VA

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Deciding which sub started and ended with 2 ohm or 4 ohm

April 21, 2013

I knew it was going to be an Alpine Type R 10" sub. All I had to do was figure out the configuration I was going to be most comfortable with now and in the future and the dvc 4 ohm was the answer. I could have looked at other subs but Type Xs are expensive so I devoted more time figuring out the best ohm load.

My certainty on Alpine subs was matched by my knowledge of the vendor I eventually purchased from and that was Sonic Electronix fulfilling through A*****.

Claims of top customer service can be posted anywhere, said by anyone. Where the rubber hits the road is when you are the party seeking customer service and receiving customer service that you were never expecting. Sonic answered the bell when I needed to complete an RMA. Weighing the cost benefit of the possibility of running into a completely unexpected scenario always has you leaning towards Sonic. I like purchasing from them and I will do so again

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Chris

Cincinnati

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its all aboit the box!

May 13, 2012

I just purchased and installed this sub in a 0.75 cu/ft sealed enclosure with a 500watt Alpine amp and it did squat. I then purchased the 101KPRO ported enclosure from Sonic. The bass now renders my rear view mirror useless due to the bass. This single sub/box combo sounds like a pair of twelves. Amazing!

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Kristen

Fordyce, AR

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Alpine SWR-1043D

March 25, 2012

Great speakers. I absolutely love them! Great deal! Thanks again!

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Dennis

Mesa, AZ

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Very nice...

January 10, 2012

Once I pulled this out of the box I was very impressed with the build quality, not surprised, but impressed none the less. Sub definitely needs to broken in, cone is very stiff when new. Sound is incredible, very clean, tight bass. Wouldn't recommend for those looking for wide, boomy bass. Although with the right equipment and box probably could fulfill those needs as well. Make sure not to under power, fairly power hungry. However, when powered right, very nice.

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Connor

Spokane, WA

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Alpine SWR-1043D

December 21, 2011

I replaced my 12" Sony Xplod in a sealed box with this Alpine SWR 1043D in a new ported box and this sub hits twice as hard as my Sony! Looking forward to purchasing another soon. Pros: Great sound for a awesome price! Cons: None

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Maidenfan

Cozad, NE

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Very Impressed!

August 15, 2011

I have no complaints about Alpine subs. I have mine mounted in a self made sealed box. It hits hard and sounds smooth with the kind of metal music I like.

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pro10is

Westford, VT

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Incredible

February 3, 2011

I didn't have the room for a 12" unit and I was concerned that I wouldn't get enough performance out of a 10" subwoofer. There is no need to worry, this monster will knock your rearview mirror off if you let it. Clear, clean, powerful bass that you can feel as well as hear. If you need more bass than this in a car you're insane.

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Krishan

Rogersville, AL

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great value

October 17, 2011

I listen to heavy metal double bass to low frequency rap music and man do these pound. i have 1800 watts running to two of these and they take it like a champ. my friends think i had two twelves so if you want a sub that is a great value and sounds great playing anything then this is the one.

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Myles

Orlando, FL

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Awesome Sub

August 9, 2011

This sub is awesome! I built a custom subwoofer box out of fiberglass to fit right in the side of my trunk of my 2007 civic. I originally wanted to power 2 of these subs with one Alpine MRP-M1000 amp. Didn't work very well for me. These can handle a lot of power. So I have one of these hooked up to that amp with the amp turned almost all the way up. Sounds better than when i had both hooked up. Overall very pleased and I have no complaints at all. Just can't wait to get another 1000 watt amp to power the other one i have :)

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Sldrs61

Andover,MN

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Buy it cant go wrong

October 29, 2010

This thing will blow my old pioneer premier pro out of the water. Was originally going to get two of these but after listening to one I was amazed at the accurate and distortion-less bass reproduction. I have all Alpine components in my truck including the head unit. This thing is loud!!! I have it hooked up at 2 ohms with 650 watts RMS

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ricardo

Las Vegas, NV

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amazing

December 29, 2011

Pretty much the first heavy artillery i put into my car, along with the momo speakers. Best value for a midrange subwoofer and that is saying a lot.

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William

Midland, TX

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Ridiculous bass for only a single 10"

December 16, 2012

I got this older model Type-R and figured i'd give it a shot. I wanted to do it right and figured i could outhit my friends two twelves, so i put this ten into a ProBox 110SPB and it definitely did the job. I'm only running 400 watts rms from an Alpine MRP-M450 and it still hits harder than two twelves. The low notes player so clear and the bass is just amazing without having to empty out my wallet.

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The Iron Ranger

Colorado

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Sweet subs

April 25, 2012

I have 2 of these lil guys wired down to 1 ohm and they pound. I run them for long periods of time before on 3/4 volume and they dont get hot at all they barely get warm. I have come very close to breaking my back window in my truck, if I have them too loud. If you want a small sub that can hit hard and last forever this is one of the best.

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Kelz

San Diego, Ca

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was great unitl...

January 19, 2012

It blew on me. I had two hooked up to a RF T-1000D, Birth sheet said 1102 @ 1 ohm. So slightly under powered. For three months it sounded great! Loud, clean, clear bass but one of them blew on me last night and the other one isn't in good shape. They were in a small sealed box because I have a mustang and dont want to spend 800$ for a custom install, so it's more so my fault than sub failure. A bit of advice make sure they're in a ported box so the voice coils dont burn up on you like mine did.

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Tim

Roper, NC

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Great 10"

July 29, 2011

I have just one of these bad boys in a regular vented box paired with a Kenwood KAC-9105D and I get a very nice thump out of it. For the price, you get a great sub. I'm looking to pair it with another one in a custom band pass soon and expect mind numbing bass out of them as the Kenwood has power to spare. No problems with the amp or sub so far. This is a great sub.

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Don

Lombard, IL

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Alpine 10" Type R

July 20, 2011

I am reviewing the Alpine Type R. Overall the quality of the sub is great. Easy connections for speaker wire and solid frame. I have had an issue though and I'm not sure if I should blame it on the Sub or my amp. Originally I had 1 Type R hooked to a Kenwood 9104 at 4ohm so it was running 500 watts rms. The amp went into protect and when I swapped out the speaker it worked fine, so I figured it was a bad speaker. I bought 2 more Type R's and wired them at 1 ohm giving each sub 450w rms. After about a month, the same thing happened. The amp goes into protect mode. I worked with tech support and tested the speakers and they said they tested good and must be my amp. I am buying a Hifonics Brutus to run the subs. When I get that I will find out if it was the speakers or the amp.

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william

camden, AR

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alpine is the best

July 7, 2011

had them for 6 months and they still sound loud and clear

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Aarron

Johnstown, PA

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What it really is...

June 22, 2011

The RMS rating is a "little" false. I put one Type-r 10 in an eclipse competition bandpass box... played it for two hours low volume and cranked it for about 20 seconds..... bang, left my daytona's hatch in a cloud of smoke. im not sure how. i was only powering it off of a sony 800w max 2 channel amp. But I'm sure if you had at least 2 of these, and didn't slam them on a constant basis you would be just fine. THESE THINGS HIT HIGHS LIKE NO OTHER. i would strongly recommend a sealed box. dont push more than 350w to a 10 or problems may occur. (from personal experience)

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OH

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excellent

March 24, 2011

I got a set of these to replace my old subs in my tuned slot ported box and they are louder than my old subs. My deck is a Alpine and the bass is all the way down (always-7) and subwoofer is on halfish (+6 out of 15) and the old subs hit 143db@46hz I hope these are hittin 150db I'll find out when I get them tested

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pkracing

Hammond,In.

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Great sound quality

March 2, 2011

I purchased 2 of these 10's (replaced 2 Kicker L5's) for trunk space mainly, and let me tell you the bass is very accurate from low volume all the way up the scale! NO JOKE! They sound better to me than the Kickers they replaced, and they are in very little (.50cuft. boxes). And yet they play the lows every bit if not better than the L5's. I have them hooked up to a Hiphonics BXI 2600 and this works flawlessly! I HIGHLY recommend.

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Kyle

Winnie, TX

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girlfriend approved

July 2, 2012

I put 2 of these in my gfs car on a wal mart pioneer amp and they slam. they almost hit as hard as my two l7s but thats prolly cuz hers are in a ported box. everything in her car flexes and tha bass clarity you get from alpine is amazing.

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Tonkka

Bronx, ny

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Surprising

November 30, 2011

I was looking for a reasonable speaker box, and this is it, inexpensive and great quality, sounds great in my mini cooper 08.

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astro161

Fayetteville NC

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Very Good Sub for the price

September 16, 2011

I have one of these in a chevrolet astro van, and since its only a ten i was doubting it, but was i wrong. This thing pounds, of course i made a box probably around 3 cubic feet, but this thing is nice, especially for the price. Alpine always has good things anyways so i decided to try it out, i used to have a type e but its not comparison for the lows. My box is ported and i have one in the astro and it will make the roof rack jump and make all the doors rattle. Not sure about the sealed box, tried but didnt like the sound. A VERY GOOD BUY. always check the ohms before you hook it up though.

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Keaton

Dallas, TX

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Awesome sound

August 28, 2011

I had a bottom of the line Polk sub before I got the Alpine (the Polk blew out pretty quickly) and there's really no comparison. The Alpine is much more punchy, hits higher notes more clearly, and sounds much better. I compare it to listing to music at high volume with some decent computer speakers (Polk) to being at the concert and really feeling the bass (Alpine). You feel much more of the music, which is one of the cool things about listening to a live band. Anyways, I've had this sub for several months now (I got an e-mail from sonic-electronix asking for a review) and am a true Alpine fan.

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O

CA

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great sub for the money

August 26, 2011

I have one of these 10" type-r's sitting in one of my cars getting about 400 watts rms from an alpine amp. For the money, this is a great amp. It can easily push 600 watts rms cleanly. I like that the 10" hits hard and precisely. Good clean sub bass. Would def recommend to all my friends.

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Freewood

ABQ, NM

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Thump!

August 10, 2011

My 1043D is mounted in a downfire, center console, sealed box, powered with 600 true wrms, from an Alpine MRD-M605, and all I can say is wow!!! This sub will stir your insides up, and the SQ is nothing to be disappointed about.

Pro: Kills for the price, and can take a beating if wired properly.
Con: Let you know when I find one, and it's almost been a year.

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Romel

San Diego, CA

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Love it!

April 25, 2011

Hits pretty hard for a single 10" sub inside my Infiniti G37

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jason

houston, TX

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best speakers

March 11, 2011

I bought 4 of these for my cougar I didn't know thay could be soo loud they do call for a lot of power so I bought 2 3000 watt amps 1 for each set and they take it and ask for more it amazing and clear sound no distortion

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louis

milford, ct

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amazing

March 2, 2011

this was a wonderful product with great sound and boom. i recommend for anyone

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brad

lake nebagamon, WI

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Nice product

February 27, 2011

I would recommend it to anyone

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H

GARDEN GROVE, CA

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600 rms in a 10" sub

February 17, 2011

Just one 10" gets compliments from people who go for a ride in my truck all the time. they say it sounds better than their 12 sub. But thats the reason why i bought it, I like sound quality over spl, although it does offer spl if you use the enclosure dimensions that alpine recommends. Alpine's instructions include an optimal vented enclosure design that i am in fact using.

i most pleased to find a powerful sub for the price that is listed.

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jb

buhl,ID

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this sub absolutely slaps

February 17, 2011

this sub absolutely slaps i got it turned up two thirds of the way and its is turning heads like crazy. go alpine

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James

Brooksville, FL

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Great sub! Buttt i prefer the older model 1042d

February 16, 2011

Excellent sub, as always. Can never touch the alpine type R subs with any other sub within $100 of the price of these. Although, I was slightly disappointed when I tried out this one after using the 1042d for a full year. Bass is not as tight or clean on this sub, I found some notes that it really couldn't play, and sounded bad on. Even after a full year of heavy usage I've yet to find a note the older model can't play amazingly well. Although, this sub does seem a bit louder, and power handling is improved, and mounting depth is shorter, it is more of a sidestep from the 1042 than an upgrade. (Note: I bought both subs brand new and used them in the exact same conditions to make the comparison). All in all, if this was the first alpine sub I bought for my car, i would have no complaints whatsoever. But considering I like the sound of the older model a little bit better, ill be switching back to that one.

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C2daLo

Turlock, California

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Buy Now!!!

August 19, 2010

Bought this and put it in a sealed box n they hit hard! Sound great and very clean! Broke them in for 2 weeks and then built them a custom ported box built to specs and man to they pound! They hit ridiculously hard and I mean hard not like when people have a kicker comp ams say it hits hard that's not hard at all! These speakers pound!!! I have them on an arc audio 1000rms amp and they love it! Pair these subs up with a ported box and quality amp and be ready to rattle u car apart and get alot of attention! Had L5s, W3s, CVRs, cliff designs, cerwin vegas all 10s and all on the same amp and the type Rs are deff the best!!!!!!!

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Tonkka

Bronx, ny

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Surprising

November 30, 2011

I was looking for a reasonable speaker box, and this is it, inexpensive and great quality, sounds great in my mini cooper 08.

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TEXASBOY

HOUSTON, TX

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Nice sub

August 13, 2011

The subs are great! and are very good quality. They just did not come with hard ware to mount them. but they sound phenomenal!

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Peter

Hammond, IN

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Awesome subs!

August 10, 2011

These are awesome subs. HANDSDOWN!!! Hooked up to the ever so popular (for a reason) Hifonics BXI 2610D, and handle what this amp can give. I love them and quite sure you will too. The thing is, these are in the smallest(sealed) box possible for these subs(per specs. from Alpine), I can imagine how they would sound in a bigger ported box OMG! Try them out. For the price I feel they can't be beat.

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MJS

NO,LA

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Awesome Sub!

November 7, 2011

Placed one SWR-1043D in a 1 sq/ft sealed box at the very back passenger side corner of my 240sx hatch. I am feeding it about 500W/rms with a Kenwood KAC-8105D. It really beats!! However we placed the same setup in a downward firing under seat box for my friends GMC, wish we would have gone with two.

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Mo

Va beach

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Awesome sound quality

April 4, 2011

Got these in a week and breaking them in but man, the sound that comes from these are the best I've heard so far. I have had everything from L7s to MTX and almost everything else in the middle but these are the best sounding to me anyways. Before my car used to shake but now it rattles and I just can't get over the sound quality.I've only had these up to maybe 300 rms but I have a mrp-m2000 (overkill) on the way and I know it's going to be awesome. If you are looking for a great sounding sub from low to high volumes this is it. Sonic had them for the cheapest that I've seen.

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Product Summary

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SWR-1043D

UPC

793276601551

Weight

23.00lbs

Internal SKU

swr1043d

Internal Product ID

24186

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 SWR-1043D