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Single 8" Ported Enclosure Loaded with a Type-R Subwoofer

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Alpine SBR-S83V

Single 8" Ported Enclosure Loaded with a Type-R Subwoofer

$249.95

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Subwoofer Features:

  • 8" Dual 4 ohm Type-R Series Loaded Subwoofer Enclosure
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 300 watts
    • Recommended RMS Power: 100-300 watts
  • Impedance: 2 ohms final impedance
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone woofer
  • Injection molded Santoprene rubber surround
  • 2-Piece Structural Parabolic diaphragm design
  • Alpine High Amplitude Multi-Roll (H.A.M.R) surround
  • 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 heat sink
  • 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 reduced distortion
  • High-power, double-stacked strontium magnet structure
  • Newly redesigned for a 20% depth reduction
  • Frequency response: 28-400 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 83.5 dB
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

General Enclosure Features:

  • 8" Ported Loaded Enclosure
  • Compact and shallow design for any virtual installation
  • Constructed from 3/8" high-density MDF
  • Professional high-quality carpet and sleek laminate finish
  • Black, metal-mesh grille for added subwoofer protection
  • Tuned to 30 Hz for the best bass reproduction possible
  • Flush-mount spring loaded terminals for easy and quick connections
  • Internally braced for added stiffness and durability
  • Dimensions: 11-1/2"L x 19-1/4"W x 5-1/2"H

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.
8"
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
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.
300 watts
Total RMS Power Handling
This is the total RMS power handling of all the subwoofers included in the package or enclosure.

If the loaded enclosure or amplifier and subwoofer package includes more than a single subwoofer, then this is the total RMS power handling for all of the subs combined.

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 giving your subwoofer(s) 75% - 90% of the recommended RMS rating.
300 watts
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.
900 watts
Total Peak Power Handling
This is the Total Peak Power handling of all the subwoofers included in the package or enclosure.

If the loaded enclosure or amplifier and subwoofer package includes more than a single subwoofer, then this is the total peak power handling for all of the subs combined.

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.
1000 watts
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
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".
83.5 dB
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 - 400 Hz
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.
14 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.

Enclosure Specifications

Box Type
Represents the style of the enclosure. Be sure to purchase the appropriate enclosure type and internal volume that will be compatible with your subwoofer's recommendation.

Sealed - Sealed boxes are those that have no holes or vents in it. The only hole in a sealed box is where the subwoofer is installed. Smaller sealed boxes require more power than a larger sealed box. They provide a tight, accurate bass, while the larger sealed enclosures provide a "boomier" and louder bass.

Ported / Vented - Ported/Vented Enclosures provide an even boomier, louder bass, but less accurate then a small, sealed box. Ported enclosures typically require more airspace per sub and also less power output from an amplifier to perform correctly.

Bandpass - Bandpass enclosures make subwoofers perform efficiently, but loose. The bass is not as "boomy" as a ported enclosure nor as punchy as a sealed enclosure. Bandpass enclosures work well with lower to mid-level subwoofers.
Vented / Ported
Number of Subs/Speakers
This value represents the number of speakers or subwoofers that the enclosure accommodates.
1
Box Style/Shape
The box style or shape refers to the actual shape of the box. Square and rectangular boxes are straight-edged boxes on all sides, whereas hatchback and truck style enclosures feature an angled front or back design that allows for installation in places short on depth such as single cab pickup trucks. You can also use such enclosures in hatchback cars or other vehicles where space is a premium. Tube and cylinder shaped boxes were made popular by Bazooka and are a great option for those looking for a nice amount of bass without sacrificing lots of space. They may even fit in locations that slim truck boxes cannot fit in. If the enclosure is vehicle specific, we encourage you to read the product description to find out which vehicles the enclosure is made for.
Square/Rectangle
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
5-1/2"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
19-1/4"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
11-1/2"
Wood Thickness
The thickness of the wood the enclosure is made of, measured in inches.
3/8"
Number of Terminals
The number of terminals the enclosure has. Each terminal represents 1 positive and 1 negative.
1
Terminal Type
Spring clip terminals work best with bare wire connections with small-gauge speaker wire, or pin-type connectors.

Binding post terminals are a sturdier, more versatile type of speaker terminal. Because binding post terminals are are threaded, you can tighten them down against the wire or connector for a tight, clean connection. The most popular style of binding post terminals is known as a "5-way binding post". This type can accept bare wire, or any of the common speaker wire connectors. Binding posts with the option to be used with banana clips are even more versatile

Spring posts are a hybrid of the two. Instead of using a thread and "screwing" them tight, they use a spring to allow the wire to fit and tighten against the terminal.

Spring posts
Box Exterior Color
The color of the enclosure's exterior/outer finish.
Black
Box Finish
The material used on the outside of the box. Most boxes are carpeted to prevent exterior scratches; however vinyl is popular as it can often be color-matched to a near exact look of your leather factory interior.
Carpet

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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
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4 Star
40%
3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.6
Features
4.4
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
Madmo

Florida

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Wow, very impressed!

March 16, 2014

I was a little worried about how this sub would perform but when holed up to one of the new Alpine 500 watt amps in the back of a Nissan 4x4 crewcab Frontier I was blown away. The mids and base on this platform are perfect for this application. It's not overly intrusive, something I was trying to avoid, it's a good jump from factory top aftermarket. No crazy bass but enough to boom you out

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Aaron

Canada

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Alpine SBR-S83V

August 6, 2012

Holy balogna! For such a small package this thing really fills in the low end and brings some serious punch! I have one hooked up in the back of a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. It takes up virtually no space (I have it wrapped up in a black pillow case as I am paranoid of people seeing it). I was hesitant that I would hear much of a difference due to it being so small. But seriously, this thing has really impressed! Bends perfectly with my polk mm6501 components and brings the low end i had been missing. Excellent purchase for those looking for a compact solution. For what I was looking for, I think two would be over-kill.

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Mike

Gaston, OR

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Packs a punch!

April 25, 2012

I've only had this installed for a few days now so I'm still getting a feel for it but so far it is very impressive for it's size. It is in my 2008 regular cab Toyota tundra. I have it running bridged off the two rear channels of a Alpine PDX F4 amp. Because this amp and lots of others is not 2-ohm stable bridged I had to pull the sub out of the box and reconfigure the jumpers to be wired in series for an 8 ohm load. It would be nice if Alpine offered this package loaded with a SWR-823D driver so you could get a final impedence of 4 ohms bridged, but they don't. Regaurdless, this little slugger does alright at 8 ohms with about 250w. One other thing to consider is if you are going to power it with an amp that does not offer a subsonic filter (like mine) I would strongly suggest you get some 30 hz inline high pass filters before your amp like the fmods. You don't want this thing bottoming out below 30 hz. Overall I'm happy. For a ported enclosure it comes across very musical and tight unlike many others that just sound loose and sloppy. I'm surprised there is not more feedback or reviews on the Web which is exactly why I put this up.

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Carlos

San Diego, CA

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Hits hard for an 8

July 31, 2013

So i bought this sub because i wanted something with a box, man this type r hits hard, i dont know how far people can hear it but they can because im like 20 feet away and they turn around, so if people turn around then you know it has some knock to it. This sub is great for someone who is looking for some bass that does not require a lot of power or room. The sub barely flexes its muscle and it sounds great, i think im starting to be a fan of alpine since im just starting out my system.

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Gary

winder, GA

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Great compact subwoofer

August 26, 2012

I have 2 of these in the spare tire well of a 2013 Mazda CX-5 hidden under the rear floor. It's like these were made to fit there, I get great sound and keep all my trunk space. In case of flats I have a small compressor and tire plugs with me. Back to the sub, I have 2 of them running paralell on a Polk PA D5000.5 subwoofer channel at 1ohm the amp puts out 500w so I'm running 250w each with the subsonic filter around 28hz. They sound great down to about 28hz but will bottom out at higher volumes below that. Before these I had a MB Quart 12" in a sealed box and these are just as loud but have better SQ. If you want people to hear you 2 blocks away go with something bigger but if you want a small stealthy subwoofer that doesn't take up your entire trunk this one is awesome. Build quality is great and I have had zero problems from them so far. They sound great with all types of music, especially fast rock music (Yes they keep up with double kick drums). Source is from the OEM radio running through an Audiocontrol LC6i then to the amp and it sounds clean with focal components in the front and coaxes in the rear.

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SBR-S83V

Weight

18.00lbs

Internal SKU

sbrs83v

Internal Product ID

40430

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 SBR-S83V