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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.





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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.

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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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Average Attribution Rating

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4.8

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

15 Dual Sealed Single Cab Truck Subwoofer Box

Durable 11/16" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) construction.

Your Price $89.95

Single 15" Sealed MDF Subwoofer Enclosure

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

Your Price $44.99

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.

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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

15" Protective Waffle Metal Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe with its durable metal construction!

Your Price $6.99

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

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Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

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1 Alpine SWR-1542D Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Alpine SWR-1542D Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Alpine SWR-1542D Subwoofers

Mono Amp

4 Channel Amp

4 Alpine SWR-1542D Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWR-1542D

UPC

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