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Alpine SWR-1542D

750W 15" Type-R Dual 4 ohm Subwoofer

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Alpine Type R Subwoofers

These incredible subwoofers from Alpine have withstood the test of time and proven themselves to be one of the top subwoofer choices for car audio enthusiasts. The Type R subwoofers are designed and engineered for big bass, as well as a durable sub that will last for many years to come. These woofers use a pulp cone that is reinforced with Kevlar for an incredibly durable and rigid structure. The ribbed multi-roll santoprene surround is designed for excellent response, while assisting in smoother cone movement and excursion. The subwoofer will stay cool under extended hard playing with the unique thermal management system that Alpine designed into the Type R Subwoofer. The tinsel leads are hidden and woven into the dual Nomex spiders for a strong and unbreakable connection. For those looking for an industry standard subwoofer with break-taking bass, consider the Alpine Type-R subwoofer.

Product Features:

  • 15" Dual 4 ohm Type-R Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 2000 watts
    • RMS: 750 watts
  • Parabolic kevlar/pulp fiber cone
  • High amplitude multi-roll santoprene surround
  • Cast aluminum perimeter vented heat transfer frame
  • Compound Radius Curve (CRC) Motor structure
  • Spiral cut aluminum former with high temperature DVC Winding
  • Radial Vented (VC) heat sink and Airflow Management System
  • Mirrored progressive nomex spiders with reinforced layer integrated tinsel leads
  • 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-R (Alpine)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
15"
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.
2000 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.
750 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
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).
20 - 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".
87 dB
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.
Silver
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.
No
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.
1.75 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.
1.75 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.
2.9 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.
2.9 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.
9.2"
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.
13.8"
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

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
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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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slap king

hayward ca

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insane

March 3, 2012

Dude this slaps too hard while im driving. I had to get out and close the trunk while driving.

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Nathaniel

Covington, LA

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it called to me

April 28, 2014

I personally haven't set it up yet but my friend has one and it sounds pretty great I would reccomend it

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Manny

Bonita Springs, FL

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Amaaaazin

September 27, 2012

Great sound quality and has an amazing kick to it. My room mates in the third floor of our apartment complex said they know when I'm home because they can hear me parking. Tuned properly and you're set, crisp nice boom to the music.

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Po Boy

Apalachin,NY

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DEF CON ONE

April 8, 2012

Well I got two of these bad boys in a custom built to specs candy apple red box hooked to a 1500.1 crunch power zone amp and when I ride though parking lots I set off car alarms and people cover their ears. Even the cart boy said he hears me across the parking lot.

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Ma

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Hits Hard!

February 2, 2012

I would buy this sub if your looking for a loud sub that hits hard on the lows! Put it in a good box with at least 500 watts rms and it will slam.

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timothy

cairo

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i love these speakers

January 12, 2012

I recently bought two of these speakers and they are stupid loud.

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Damian

Cookeville, TN

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killing bass

December 29, 2010

I bought this sub from a friend of mine and im using it in a focus and the sound it looud!! im pushin this wit a T1000Bd and u can hear my car coming from blocks away just one speaker wit a ported box..

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Mark

Glen Allen, VA

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Great price

February 24, 2014

Great price fast shipping the best 15 sub for the money and the rms

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out law

red wing minn

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great price

November 18, 2011

These subs really are super awesome for lows.

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Chris

Atlanta, Ga

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Great price for big bass!!

July 15, 2011

I cant believe how great these sound and why people knock them i dont know! ive had plenty of Jl's (overpriced), have used audioques hdc 3's banged hard but sold them, had mtx 9515 is really loud lots of power sounded good to a point and was last sub before my alpines and for some reason the alpine 15s sound absolutely great in a 6ft ported box at 34 hertz powered by a powerbass xa 3000d at 1 ohm! The alpines may not be as loud as some higher end brands but for 25% of a W7 or RE Audio xxx this hands down best sub for the money. The mtx 9515 gave me a 150.1 on 2200 rms but with both of these alpines i can tell u its definitely louder and sound quality is great while doing it! I wud recomment these to anyone! Tuned right with the proper amount of rms power, voltage, no clipping, proper built box, and big 3 upgrade, these will take a beating!

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Liquidmind

DC

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Sounds way better than two twelves

March 24, 2011

I bought two of these subs about 5 months ago and hooked them up at 1 ohm to my Rockford Fosgate P1000-1BD in a sealed box and it completely quakes. Still going strong and I leave them on for a while. Of course they heat up a little now and then but have great heat distribution and I know my amp rocks but I had no idea for the price of these subs they could put out over 150 dB. Supersonic down to about 20-25 and leave it steady at 80 hz on the LPF. Must buy, SonicElectronix always runs a deal on these

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15"

Chicago Illinois

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Great sound

February 18, 2014

Great price - great subwoofer - very friendly service and FAST shipping.

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Derek

Pleasanton, CA

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Great Deal Fast Shipping!

October 19, 2011

Fast shipping, product came in perfect condition, and the sub bangs! Would definitely reccomend to anybody! Powered by a kicker 1000.1 settin off car alarms!

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jai

Canada

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THANX TO SONIC alpine type r 15'' swr1542d

June 8, 2011

THANX TO SONIC ELECTRONICS
If you want the a sub that can play low's super loud than Alpine Type r 15" is for u,this sub is rated at 750 rms but I used Alpine PDX1.1000 and now Kicker zx1000.1 on this sub and this sub takes 1000 rms+ with no issues,runing this sub on 750 rms is a waste of this sub,for best bass, ported alpine spec encloure and alpine pdx 1.1000 or kicker zx1000.1 and u be all set. if u just wanna DISTROY ur vehicle than 2 of these will do the job just fine for u, DO NOT USE ANYTHING UNDER 500 rms worth OF mids and highs in order to make it sound crisp,

IF U R COMPARING THIS SUB TO ANY OTHER SUB WITH 750 RMS THAN U R WASTING UR TIME COZ THERE IS NO CHANCE THAT ANY SUB WILL COME CLOSE TO THIS SUB.

1000 rms to this sub will give u enough bass that u can feel in ur throat and chest. all ur bass need'll be fulfilled.

sonic did a great job on the price+shipping+packing,these guys get 10 out of 10,very happy with purchase.
GIVE SONIC A CHANCE AND THEY WILL MAKE U HAPPY WITH THERE GREAT SERVICE.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH SONIC

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Dewey

Memphis, TN

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Great!!

March 20, 2014

Great sub woofers. great price. Did not take long to break in. Easily installed..Not recommended for those who don't enjoy lots of bass.

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Dash

Detroit, Mi

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You guys are the best

August 11, 2013

Alpine type r is the best 15 inch subwoofer I've ever bought. I highly recommend this subwoofer to anyone.

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Nicholas

St. Johnsbury, VT

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Love The Bass

May 14, 2012

My alpine is a beast. It's a jaw dropper when people look in the back of my 2000 ford ranger. Ive given it all ive got and havent been able to do anything damaging to it yet. I ran a 2200w SPL amp and fried the amp pounding it a little too hard. Got another amp on the way and the beast will roar again. I highly recomend this sub. It's fun to watch the last cone start to move and feel the waves through the seat, steering wheel, roof, Ohh and my roof and back portion of the cab flex with the bass. It's a head turner and a seat shaker. Don't believe me try out in a ported box. I fiber-glassed the inside of my box. Huge difference.

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DB The General

Pleasanton, CA

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Broke my mirror!

April 16, 2012

This sub knocks! I have one of these and a hifonics 1000.1d at 2 ohms 750 rms. Havent had any problems so far with the sub, easy install, great buy!

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sound man

pittsfield, ma

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the best sub

March 31, 2012

Clean hard hitting lows, need at least 500 watts rms from a good amp to fully appreciate how awsome they are. I like jl audio but i love my alpine type R by far the best sub Ive ever owned. Thanks Alpine.

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omalley

Alexandria, VA

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killer sub

July 9, 2011

I bought this sub for 180 shipped and have owned it for 8 months and am very pleased with the performance. Its running at 2ohms on the Alpine 1000 RMS mono with gain at 70 percent in a ported box at 5hrz. Best buy for the money sound quality is great sounds better than my L7 I had. You will not be disappointed

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Tony

Garner, IA

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Alpines

May 17, 2011

very good subs bought 2 of these monsters. they both have been through A Lot i mean A Lot pounding to the max and still run like brand new had them for about a year now. been through a few amps but no worries. i recommend these to anyone who wants a nice system. very clean. besides im a huge fan of Alpine :D

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Val

CALDWELL, ID

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Love it!

May 16, 2011

This is probably one of the best subs out there for the money. Yeah you can get louder subs, but that's not why people buy Alpine. It's all about the clarity. I'm using a slightly undersized sealed enclosure, and I still get deep, rich bass no matter what genre I listen to. Pair this with a good Alpine head unit and some Type R or Type X mids and amps, and you've got one of the best sounding systems available right now. Definitely recommend this sub!

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rondell

Grenada

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great sub

April 16, 2011

Good sub sounds good and clean, very loud bass.

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Doug

Carmel, CA

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Sub of Gods

March 1, 2011

I bought this and hooked it up in my 94 cadillac, with a 2000watt amp and a ported box. I started bumping it at a quarter gain and it slaps so hard!!!!!!! This sub shocked the hell out of all my friends and is one of the loudest I have heard at my school, not to mention i haven't even turned it up past half so far until it is all the way broken in. It is defiantly quality bass that u can feel. It is like a back massager for the people sitting in the back seats! Because of this i will never buy a speaker that is not Alpine.

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david

mesa,az

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loud sub

February 25, 2011

I have one of these in a 1.8cu sealed enclosure running off a Alpine MRP-M1000 amp with a Audiobahn cap and Dynamat lined trunk and wow. At half gain on the amp it hurts and my car is falling apart lol sub handles alot of power. Highly recommend this sub and brand to anyone Alpine is the best by far!

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Brady

Omaha, NE

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Big heavy sub

February 9, 2011

This sub is great. I am sure I am underpowering it with my Power Acoustics Stax 2000/1 Class D Mono Amp. I have it ran 2 OHMS and everything works great. The bass is very loud and also very clear. No distortion. This sub is mounted in a ported box 3.1 Cu Feet.

I would say this beats most 2 12" sub setups I've seen that are within this price range.

Alpine is a great brand name and Sonic is the only place to get it from for the right price.

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rondell

Grenada

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good product

January 7, 2011

easy to install, looks great and they sound realy clean and clear.
good price to

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Tim

Elk Grove, CA

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Holy ****!!!

December 12, 2010

I had two Kicker comps (C15's) in my truck and blew both within two weeks. I bought two of these with the knowledge alpine had great subwoofers. They have accurate bass without the distortion the comps had when the volume was high. The hit so hard my rearview mirror shook off!! I recommend these to anyone who wants alot o bass. Great product!!! YOU CANT BEAT ALPINE!

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Wesley

Cape Coral, FL

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This Sub Pounds!

December 1, 2010

I ordered one of these bad boys so far for my project on my car. I''m fitting two of these suckers in a 1996 Mazda MX-6 in their own custom sealed boxes. The only bad thing was when I received the Sub, i discovered a small crack on one of the supports from the metal frame. But with Sonic Electronix's customer service, it was no problem working it out and now I'm getting another brand new one. I know these things are good cause my friend has one and it honestly feels like your getting punched in the back when its cranked :)

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Rango

Washington

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KILLER LOWS!!!

November 24, 2010

I have two of these monsters in a 6 cubic ft. custom made 1" MDF Ported box tuned to 36hz.. I got them wired down to 2ohms on to a Kicker ZX2500.1 with gains @ roughly 70% so they get well over 850 RMS a Piece (& can easily lift two more) DAILY and boy does my truck slam!! For my power source I got an Optima Yellow Top Under the Hood Big 3 Upgrade & used nothing But 0Guage. The Real Low Bass Notes sound Brutal Yet Clean and Strong not muddy and distorted. The subs take the power like a walk in the park Literally & Alpine is known to underrate their products.. I Definitely Recommend These!

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Bassline

Missoula, MT

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Alpine Rocks

October 1, 2010

This sub pounds. I have had MTX 12s, a 12 kicker L7, and this sub is my favorite. People bash on the sound quality, but it sounds great! I don't know what they are talking about. If you want loud bass that sounds great at 750 watts rms, this is your sub!

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tyler

ramona, CA

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great!!!!!!!!!!!

July 31, 2010

i bought this sub only expecting the best and that's exactly what i got. loudest, hardest hitting sub out there.

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Chase

Punta Gorda, FL

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Wow!

June 14, 2010

I bought this sub, and when it showed up i was already amazed how huge it was. I have it in my S10, wired to a Soundstream PCX2000, and well...L7's got nothing on me. Great sub, would defiantly buy again.

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reaper

augusta GA

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best ever

June 13, 2010

i have two of these in my 98 Chevy blazer four door. there in a slot ported box tuned to 38 hertz. i recently won a car show hitting 153.8 db on a term lab pro meter. i work at a shop and I'm running two dual 2s with a 1500 on each. that's 1500 rms 3000 max at 14.8 volts. they take every bit.

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Madflaa

East Tawas, Michigan

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INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!

June 1, 2010

This sub is awesome!!! I'll be as honest as I can, it isn't much for high bass, but the low mids and lows are absolutely mind blowing! I've only had mine for about a week and its still breaking in so I don't have it turned all the way up but it blows away my old lanzar 15 by a billion miles. If you're looking for a good rock solid sub definitely go for the Alpine Type R. You will not be disappointed!! And not to mention this thing is huge! At least a good 30 pounds or more and well built. It says 750 rms but I'm pushing 900 rms to it and it doesn't smell funny or anything, so if your worried about that it will take more power than rated.

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michael

Horton, KS

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15" type R

May 17, 2010

bought this sub to put in our conversion van. it works perfectly in a 3 cubic foot ported enclosure. definately a brain rattler. when i get another sub this will the one i choose. nice bass for the price.

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magic bass

nasty nati ohio

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type r 15

May 13, 2010

I would recommend this product to anyone looking for 15s with awesome bass, my friend has them in his Chevy S10 and you can hear him coming from almost a mile away. He is pushing it right at 750 RMS, perfect 15, def better off spending the money to buy two of these then one kicker for sure.

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Shlummy T.

Humboldt, KS

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Fantastic Deal

April 19, 2010

I bought this sub recently and put it in a box tuned at roughly 40 Hz and it bumps.

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Crispy

Rhode island

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Takes a beating

March 29, 2009

I'm putting 1100 watts rms to it and it handles every bit hits hard on low notes

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CJ

Des Moines, IA

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excellent

February 16, 2009

I have 2 of these hooked up to a 2006D hifonics amp and i have never heard anything as loud. They are louder than my friends 2 15' l7's. I would highly recommend these 2 anyone who wants 2 go loud and cheap

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Chris

Solon, OH

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WOW

November 18, 2008

so i heard this sub at my school
new setup in a ported box...
LOUDEST and clearest sub at our school
BY FARRRRRRRRR
im ordering it
dont even look anywhere else
this thing is redonkulous

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jamar

joliet, IL

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PERFECTO!!!!!

April 25, 2008

excellent speakers they pound so hard. i have a bxi1206D hifonic hooked to these and it is crazy loud. a stange but perfect thing about this combo is that two 15s sound like four 12s. INSANE, and worth the money. PERFECTO!!!!

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Nathaniel

Newberg, OR

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Learn first bash second

April 9, 2008

To those who don't know what they are doing or talking about have it professionally installed.

I am running 4 Alpine Type R 15's powered by 2 MTX 81001 strapped together in my 08' Supra Launch 22SSV. These subs hit so hard they enduce vomit and they are the cleanest on all types of music.

Anyone who disagrees needs to learn what to buy (i.e. powering) and how to install properly.

Learn what you have before you bash it.

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Sue

Nottingham, MD

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LOUD!

February 20, 2008

This sub is really loud especially when i play it loud for 5 minutes my ears start to ring. My girlfriends love it!! Unfortunately the this sub could not take more then what it is rated so when you hear that i advise you to not listen! if you are looking to get this sub i would recommend an amp no higher then 850 watts RMS! Other then this incident this sub is amazingly loud and i love it and hope you do to! Pi** off those neighbors!

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Gary

Nantucket, MA

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Really Nice

January 24, 2008

This sub sounds so nice i am giving it 800 watts rms and it handles it like a champ. This sounds will out preform any other 15 it sounds so clean and hits the lows and mids well i was very happy with it

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Juan

denver, CO

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great subs

December 8, 2007

this subs are great i have them in a jeep and they hit so hard you could feel the air when the bass hits i have with a mtx amp and it only pushs 1900 watts.

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Dona

Poulsbo, WA

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Great for the $$$

September 28, 2007

I have two of these in my Chevy Avalanche, 8cu ft box tuned to 33Hz, running on a hifonics Bxi2607D, and its pretty insane. They sound great and clear, but also have the ability to get retarded loud as well. Also, these subs can take much more than there rated power of 750RMS. mine are getting about 1100RMS watts a piece and they do just fine.

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Jim

West st. Paul, MN

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BUY THESE

August 8, 2007

These subs wang so hard. you will not be disappointed .

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Benjamin

Woodbury, MN

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Great Buy

July 13, 2007

Great Sub for the price, kinda had to customize a box because none i found had the requirments especially for my trunk but its bumps really good and is really loud, also very good if you want to have a good sound system and dont want to bump it like your deaf. Thank Sonic

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Dan

Mason, MI

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man i love alpine!!

July 13, 2007

these type r's just slam there is no way else to put it...two of them dual four wired down to one ohm just pounds the bass...my back window flexes over a half an inch...

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Will

Louisville, KY

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Awesome Sub

July 13, 2007

Ive had this subwoofer for over a year and it is amazing. It hits lows so well and hits highs great. It has been awesome with my JL amp and I would def. recommend this sub to everyone. I get compliments on it all the time.

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Kimberly

Jasper, AL

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Excellent Subs!!

August 24, 2006

I have 2 of these in a 2001 Tahoe ported to 38hz powered by a Boss RT1045D pushing 800 watts to each sub. I have to say I am very happy with the purchase. They have lived up to all of my expectations. I still need to meter my system, but I would guess it's in the high 140dB's. These are excellent subs for the money! They hit very hard and very deep. I would encourage anyone that likes there music to sound great to get some of these subwoofers.

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Chris

Leominster, MA

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NIIIIIIIIIICE

February 17, 2006

this kid at my school has two of these in a seale box and they bump insanley deep. alot of kids have systems at my school adn i think his is better than my friend 12 L5 and this other kids 15" 2000 watt MA audio which in my opinion is made for rock but he doesnt think that. THESE SLAME great for rap and reggae really deep all i can say is NIIIIIIIICE, highly recomend these if you like chillin in ur car... but i would sugest you go ported with these babies.

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Erik

Athens, TN

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wow.......top of the line!!

November 27, 2005

I do not own this product but my friend does. He has a mitsubishi elclipse and i'd swear he had the baddest and most expensive subs in town. Then I found out he had these and i was like wow.....these are awesome1!!I highly recommend them to anyone interested in bass and good quality.They are wonderful for the amount of money that you pay for them. Sonicelectronix is the Best!!!Keep it up.

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James

Hackettstown, NJ

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amazing

October 18, 2005

amazing product. hooked it up in my 2001 Ford Taurus with an Audiobahn 800w amp, and it hits so nicely.

i love it

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Zack

your mom house

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BASS

November 14, 2014

This subwoofer, hands down is the best I've ever heard. Ive owned MTX and Kicker before this, and decieded to go a little more high end and i do not regret it. Just 1 of these with a Hifonics Brutus 1600 mono, and its got my whole car shaking like an earthquake. Definitely staying with Alpine for subwoofers as this one gave me enough of a reason to.

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Amir Designer

TEH

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amazing sound

May 10, 2014

two of my friend have this sub and testing it in 3 kind of ported boxes with diffrerent volume and tune frequence.very powerful in low frequnce and powerful sound.it has amazing sound.

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Bob

New Mexico

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Sealed box

March 19, 2014

I have one in a sealed box which saves a lot of space in my small trunk, It is louder than my two 12" infinity 1262 that were in a ported box tuned at 32hz with the same amp. Being a 15" it hits lower than the 12's, just like I wanted it.

"900w" @ 2 ohms with a Kenwood kac-9152d. Its overpowered, but I do have the gain turned down.

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@PsHeLL08

Eupora, Ms

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Awespme

September 14, 2011

This is the best sub ive owned as far as sound quality and total output. Thanks alpine and SonicElectronix!

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Joseph

Madison, AL

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Strong and Powerful

August 10, 2011

I heard a demo of this sub at a local store and wow do they bang. The shelf it was sitting on rumbled like an earthquake was coming. I would recommend to anyone who can purchase this sub.

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Oonna

Lexington, TN

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good sub

January 30, 2006

good sub not really likeing 15"s because not really nothing but lows but it good for breaking the glass.

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james

Canada

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alpine swr-1541D

August 6, 2005

very nice product made by alpine for sure...my buddy has 3 of these in a neon ran by two stacked Memphis 1000Ds and WOW.....he has won every comp he has been in.

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Wayne

Council Bluffs, IA

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alpine type r 15

January 16, 2015

Definitely recommend to anyone. They are true to what they say. I got 2 15s on a zx1500.1 in a s channel box an it just amazing.

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Steve

Lake in the hills, IL

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Superb!

July 19, 2012

Throughout the past 6 yrs now, I've been installing and buying subs and currently I've found nothing much better than a type R 15" for the price. I run one right now in my Malibu at 1000RMS powered by JX1000D and I've been slamming it around and it still sounds louder and louder each day. Alpine did a great job on this one, highly recommended.

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Hunter

West milford, NJ

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BEST SUB FOR PRICE

February 3, 2012

This sub is freaking insane!!! Let me tell you its so loud its unbelievable. I first had a jeep wrangler and i built a 3ft cubic box tuned to 33hz for it, it was hooked up to a kicker zx 750.1 and it was so loud my hard top bolts rattled out and almost came off driving down the highway. I then bought a audioque 1200d put the sub in a 4 cubic foot box tunned to 31hz and put it in a Volkswagen jetta and it still rattles everything and everyones cars from 50 feet away. The lows this sub produces are so nice i love it. if you want to be heard from a mile away when your friends are waiting for you get this sub!!!!!!

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CJ

Norfolk

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type r 15

August 11, 2011

Just got one and love it, sounds really good compared to most subs around this price. And for the guy saying put 1000 rms to it is stupid you'll burn the voice coils. Anyways, great sub i recommend these.

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Stanley

Ventura, CA

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Solid Deal

June 28, 2011

This is a great speaker and the ladies love it!!!! It makes my car even more sexy than it already was. .... Really, all joking aside the speaker worked out well and I Highly recommend it.

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Moncho

galt,ca

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Very happy

June 15, 2011

Shipped out very quick. GreAt purchase

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wilson

willimantic,ct

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alpine speakers

June 19, 2014

I order these speakers for my husband. he's so in love with them

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Mak

Great Britain

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OMG

August 7, 2013

I cannot say anything bad about this sub, I had the small 12 type r they were amazing so I upgraded to the 15, on volume 5 with amp down and headunit sub level up the car rattles and its scary, it actually surprises people as they think am holding a 600 sub and a 500 amp lol. this sub is not powering to its full yet as I need to upgrade my amp as I only have a 1300watt amp and thats nothing! so it says it all when upgraded al be sitting on volume 1 hahaha great buy!

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Dat Kid Dylan

Papillion, Nebraska

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Simply Amazing!

March 25, 2013

I bought this from a friend with a Alpine MRX-M1110 in a 1.7 ft. sealed box. I haven't set it up in my own vehicle yet but i've heard it in his car, POUNDS! Slams the lows like none other. Almost seems like it struggles for the higher notes, still hits, but doesn't kill the highs (good thing for my 6x9's.) Can move hair, vibrate your whole body, and be heard from probably 1/2-3/4 mile away. One of the loudest in town. Great sq output, dBs and value.

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Williott

Folsom, CA

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Be warned

April 20, 2012

I bought this thinking it would be awesome, and it was. I had it in a sealed enclosure and it would kick super hard. It sounded amazing. However, just today, it broke just like my buddies type r-12 did. I was in the car listening to music and then the bass stopped. I checked my amp and the amp was fine, but upon inspecting the subwoofer, I found that the spider had broken off and could no longer move. I'm starting to notice this trend because I know some other people who's type r has broken on the spider as well.

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CJ

Norfolk, VA

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DO NOT BUY

October 3, 2011

I owned two type r's and yes they sounded great if your under powering them.... if you actually put the real power to them the voice coils burn up very fast, i was very unhappy with how cheap they are made. I just got a L7 15, it sounds wayyy better and handles the REAL rms it says it does.. stay away from alpine they are made cheap.

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these subs are the best
Marcus R on Jan 23, 2015
Needed a new subwoofer
Thomas T on Jul 30, 2014
great subwoofer has pounding bass and blows kicker comps out of the water.
Kyle S on Nov 10, 2014
Is there a type of box that i can buy specifically made for placing 2 of these in, or is there only generic boxes? If so, is there a link to were i could find it?
Erik V on Dec 21, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Erik,

There are Surely options available in the market; Unfortunately we do not have model specific enclosures for the SWR. The most common approach is a Custom Enclosure, but if you research a bit further, you may very well find a custom enclosure fabricator that has made what you seek. Otherwise, we can only offer "generic"/Pre-Fab enclosures.
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Product Summary

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SWR-1542D

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793276620767

Weight

42.00lbs

Internal SKU

swr1542d

Internal Product ID

4194

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-1542D