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Alpine SWR-T10

600W 10" Type-R Shallow Mount Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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Product Features:

  • 10" Single 4 Ohm Type-R Shallow-Mount Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1800 watts
    • RMS: 300-600 watts
  • Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Aluminum woofer cone
  • Injection Molded Santoprene rubber surround
  • High-Amplitude Multi-Roll (HAMR) suspension results in the highest X-max and SPL output in its category
  • Thin design allows for installation in compact areas
  • FEA-Optimization allows for maximum linearity, greatly reduces distortion, and improves power handling and output
  • Vented voice coil heat sink, and airflow management system keeps subwoofer cool, while reducing distortion
  • 4" diameter single layer edge-wound ribbon wire voice coil
  • Unique spider and pass-through gap design, provide over 50mm of peak-to-peak excursion
  • Neodymium 35SH magnet structure
  • Frequency response: 28-200 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 83dB
  • 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.

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.
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.
1200 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.
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
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).
28 - 200 Hz
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.
15 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.
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.
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
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.

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
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.
0.25 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.
0.50 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.
0.50 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.
0.75 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.
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.
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.


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

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Average Attribution Rating





Not Impressed

November 8, 2011

I would not recomend this sub to anyone. I had mine hooked up by a certified alpine dealer to a 1.600 alpine pdx. That one lasted 2 days after the break-in process. Sent it back and they determined it wasn't blown and gave me a store credit. Purchased another one. Same thing happened, sent it back, recieved store credit. After reading some other reviews on different sites, the same thing is happening to other people. Strikes me as odd since Alpine is known to be a great manufacture. This time I learned from my mistake and have just purchased a JL 13 TW5.

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Incline Village, NV


Alpine SWR T10 Subwoofer

November 7, 2011

Great subwoofer for .43 cubic feet and with about 300-600 watts RMS it puts out some nice bass. This sub does a decent job of fitting in most places just make sure you get the cubic feet as close to spec as possible.

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Jacksonville, FL



January 9, 2013

Its a great sub for the price especially when you have limited space. I wound up building my own fiberglass box for my 06 Durango. They hit hard and sound great.

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Tampa, FL


Great sub

September 5, 2012

I have this sub in a ported enclosure in a Tacoma. Sounds great. I was amazed at the bass coming out of this sub considering how thin it is.

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Alpine SWR-T10

August 15, 2012

I have it mounted in an enclosure with just under 1 cubic ft volume, 12 gauge speaker cable, and powered by a Rockford Fosgate 800a2 at 960W x 1 at 4 ohms. It kicks about as hard as any other thin 10" I've ever heard, but most importantly so so accurate/clean. My last setup had the same amp powering a JBL 15" GTi in an enclosure with about 3.5 cubic feet of volume, and ported. So I definitely wasn't expecting the same level of boom. But what I lost in boom I more than made up in accuracy and tightness. A little expensive for what it is, but it's Alpine Type R level stuff after all. It's only started breaking in (have only had it running about a week) recently, but is exactly what you think it will be, a thin 10", that's super accurate, and gives you boom like a solid non-thin 10".

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savannah ga


best price in the world for this!!!!!

July 26, 2012

This is by far the very best speakers ive ever owned.

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Sierra Vista, AZ


Pretty Good Sub

July 17, 2012

I have 560 watts RMS going to this sub (Kicker IX1000) in a sealed box which is just barely larger than maximum recommended specs. It hits, but seems like it could stand to have a little more power going to it. As another review for it on here says, I would definitely go no lower than around 550 watts rms to this sub. I like it, it hits and sounds very smooth in delivery. For comparison's sake, I also have a Kicker 8" L7 in another sealed enclosure. They work well together, but between the the two, I like the Alpine SWR-T10. After a lot of research, I believe this is the best slim 10" out there.

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September 27, 2011

To begin with, i've come to the realization that you can almost never satisfy a true basshead. I have a JL audio 13.5 fathom in my home and it rocks the house! I recently bought a new subaru forester xt turbo. I knew i would do a system, but wanted to retain my utilty. Looking i found the alpine shallow. I measured my space under my pasenger seat, figured i could make a 5" x 8" x 8" box and the alpine. [ had a jl 1000/1 amp) i knew i could turn the gain down a lot. Anyway, it didn't fit!, after buying it and a custom box. Now what? Finally decided i have to get a small wedge type box and keep it in my trunk area (which i didn't want to do) so i buy a nice wedge box and mounted it behind the back seat. Sounded ok, pretty tight bass, just not buttpounding deep. It did seem to take a huge amount of power. I tried all kinds of settings with all kinds of power and it just did not do it for me. Here is what i've had in my car! Jl 1000/1 - alpine 10" shallow Jl 1000/1 = alpine r series (1243d) ported box sounded great, Jl 500/1 - alp r 1243 - sounded awsum Jl gmax 1200 - jl w7 pro wedge - sounded nice - boomy Many other variations of amps and subs because i still have all of them. Finally i have a setup that i am satisfied with. It's a jl 500/1 and a 12" jl audio w6 in a pro wedge box. It sounds fantastic. Finally a system i will keep. It's a fairly shallow box and leaves me a lot of space. My head unit is a kenwood excelon dnx 9980 I am 61

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los angeles, ca


Better power up first!!!

February 10, 2011

Well, I just got this sub, and for the price you would expect a lot more. It only requires a very small space, and I am kinda "meh" at the performance. If you want this sub to sound even decent, you had better throw some serious wattage at it, like at least 500w. I had to go with this sub because nothing else would fit under the seat in my truck, and wouldn't recommend it unless you are really pressed for space.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Single 10" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

CARB Compliant, 5/8" MDF Shallow Sub Enclosure Lined with Polyfil.

Your Price $34.99

Single 10" Sealed MDF Subwoofer Enclosure

10-inch Sealed Car Sub Box Made with 3/4" MDF and lined w/ Polyfil.

Your Price $34.99

Single 10" Ported Enclosure Custom Black Baffle

Durable 3/4" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) construction.

Your Price $54.99

NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

Your Price $39.99

25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

You'll need speaker wire to hook up that new subwoofer!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

40 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

Thicker than the competition, complete sound damping kit for entire vehicle! Use for trunk, doors, roof and floor.

Your Price $119.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

Your Price $159.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for the whole car!

Your Price $89.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

Your Price $6.99

Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

Your Price $3.99

40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

Your Price $39.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $3.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

Your Price $79.99

4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

Your Price $8.99

Universal 10" Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer safe from accidental damages with this amazing grill.

Your Price $13.99

10" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

Your Price $4.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-101

Low frequency test CD

Your Price $11.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Alpine SWR-T10 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Alpine SWR-T10 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Alpine SWR-T10 Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Alpine SWR-T10 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

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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-T10