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General Features:

  • 12" Fifth-Generation Type-R Series Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 3000 watts
    • RMS: 250-1000 watts
  • Recommend power range: 250 - 750 watts RMS
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohms
  • Kevlar treated pulp cone
  • Reinforced parabolic cone structure with Poly-Mica dust cap
  • Durable High Amplitude Multi-Roll santoprene surround
  • Progressive Conex spider with reinforced layer tinsel lead
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Cast aluminum frame with integral shorting sleeve
  • Radial vented heat sink
  • Compound Radius Curve pole geometry
  • Oversized 2.6", High-Temperature, 4-Layer Dual Voice Coil
  • Spiral cut, black anodized aluminum former
  • Airflow Optimized dual flare pole vent
  • High-grade strontium ferrite segmented magnet assembly
  • Integrated 8 AWG push terminals with VC jumpers
  • Top-mount depth: 6-3/8"
  • Cutout diameter: 10-7/8"
  • Frequency response: 24 - 200 Hz
  • Xmax: 20mm
  • Sensitivity: 84.9dB
  • Magnet weight: 127oz
  • Protective 2-Piece Grille Available, sold separately: Alpine KTE-12G
  • Recommended sealed enclosure: 0.55 - 1.00 ft³
  • Recommended ported enclosure: 1.00 - 1.50 ft³
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

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Check out the Alpine Type-R Subwoofer Owner's Manual

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:

Alpine SWR-12D4 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Alpine SWR-1243D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine Type-R SWR-12D4)
Alpine SWR-1242D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SWR-1243D)
Alpine SWR-1241D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SWR-1242D)

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.
12"
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.
3000 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.
1000 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Dual
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
2.6"
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).
24 - 200 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".
84.9 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
20 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Dark Gray
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Kevlar Fiber
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Santoprene Rubber
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.55 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.
1.00 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.
1.0 cubic feet
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.50 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
6-3/8"
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.
10-7/8"
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

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
28 Hz
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
46 liters
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
0.48
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
0.52
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
3.8 ohms
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
6.04

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
74%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
7%
2 Star
2%
1 Star
2%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.6
Features
4.6
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7
Solo

Cincinnati, OH

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Great Products; Great Prices

January 31, 2015

I've had previous Alpine Type R 12" speakers, and purchasing their most recent version from Sonic Electronix was good move! Great product for way less than you'll pay anywhere else. I'm consistently impressed with Sonic Electronix 's product selection and shockingly low prices. I will continue to support and recommended this Company.

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Tika8lack

Queens, NY

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the hardest hitting subs ive owned

May 16, 2014

I have had dual Rockford fosgate p3 12s and dual hifonics Brutus sq 12s and neither compare to these sub's. You can not beat the price and quality of sub's. Must buy!!!!!! Only issue for me is the extra rubber that hides screw's. It would stay on so I didn't use it but they still look and sound beautiful in ground shaker bandpass box.

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Prosound

Boston, Masss

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For clean tight low end response

February 7, 2014

This is definately the sub for the true audiophile that is not looking to spend a fortune, but demands the best in sound quality and true clean bass respone, this is a great purchase and a well built driver.

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txrtr

glen burnie

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question

November 6, 2014

I want to ask someone who really have owned this new type R and owned a type x also, I had bought a type R in 2009 and it wasn't loud so I changed to a type x, I am wondering if this new Type R is the same as a Type X since as they discontinued the Type X?

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Kevin

Antioch, TN

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Don't be fooled

March 30, 2014

Alpine say's that this sub will run 1000 watts. Don't be fooled I Bought one and blew and 3 months after the break in period I blew a voice coil. I had it hooked up to a JL Audio 1000/1 V2 slash series amp. The sub is worth the money if you're not gonna run 1000 watts to it but if you are you might want to go with the type x.

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michael

garland, TX

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Sub Gone Bad

September 12, 2013

Purchased this sub about 6 months ago and installed it in a ported box and it sounded great until the cone came unglued and now I am having to have it repaired. I am hoping after the repairs are complete it will sound as good as it did the first 6 months and that it will last a lot longer this time.

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Tracy

Lafitte, LA

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alpine subwoofers

February 10, 2015

Great buy couldn't ask for anything better. Great choice for great price.

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Marlon

Virginia beach, VA

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great speakers

January 12, 2015

Great speakers to have, got to get them hard hitters

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Brandon

Broussard, LA

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Alpine type R

February 11, 2014

This is a great subwoofer, for 159$ this and the RE audio line, are the best for the price. I chose alpine however for the significant power boost. Just so you guys know you really don't have to worry about power, just watch your gains. I'm giving mine 1200 rms and it takes it like a beast. Highly recommend this in a sealed box for rock, and really it gets to a great volume in a sealed, but ported for sure if you're into volume and you will only need one of these.

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john

Marietta, OH

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Alpine...

December 28, 2014

I love Alpine! I did not get to use this product I returned it for the better NVX subs but I have seen them in action they are beastly but there is better choices out there!

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brandon

loveland, OH

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alpine swr-12d4

December 14, 2014

i would recomend this for anyone that wants to spend the money i have two in a ported box with 2400 watts going them and they slam. they take a min to break in but when they do its welll worth the wait.

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Raymond

higginsville, MO

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not for me.

March 27, 2014

The subs showed up on time and in new condition. Hooked them up and put them in a prefab box and could only do 130db berore clipping...the subs will not take 1000 watts rms...I'd say 600..taking them out and putting in 2 sundown x 12s

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shourtie

Tulsa ok

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love it

March 16, 2015

Love the product shipment was fast and the sound is great

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john

Webster, TX

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Amazing

June 17, 2014

Paired this sub with a jl 1000 w monoblock........amazing non stop base. It replaced 2 10" pioneer. The 10s were tighter but could not produce the deep base. I have an excursion and it rocks.

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tony

stlouis mo

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pound

May 14, 2014

I have 3 of these type r alpines in a 2000 grand marquis and people be so surprised to see its not something larger......breath taking bass....

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Kavoc

Fresno,CA

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Good sub

May 29, 2014

These are really good for the price. I have a JX1000 1D amp hooked to one of these in a sealed box. It hits really hard. The sound quality is pretty good. I would buy it again I'm satisfied.

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Tracy

Lafitte, LA

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alpine subwoofers

February 9, 2015

Great buy couldn't ask for anything better. Great choice for great price.

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Mingo

Hayward, CA

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Perfect sound

September 17, 2013

Not only do they hit hard with a small amount of power but they can take a beating. I started off with about 350 watts per sub... I am now pushing 1300 per sub and they don't skip a beat. Tight solid hard hitting/low frequencies for low bass.

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Beni

Philadelphia

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Great value

May 20, 2014

Worth every penny. If you have the right amp this sub will shake your car like crazy. Had lots of subs, nothing compares to the bass the alpine gives out much more deeper. Shipping was super fast it came in a day early.

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Lucky

Canada

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These subs are not a joke

May 16, 2014

Got them about a month ago and all i have to say is wow! Amazing bass ,shakes up the whole car. Great product ,i have to get a more powerful amp currently running a 1200 rms kicker amp from my old car .i know my amp is way under power but still these subs are amazing ,and sonic has the best price!

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Veronica

Carver, MA

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Great

May 10, 2014

I have this in a ported box tuned to 36hz With 500 rms of alpine power and this thing knocks well worth it for sure

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Baltazar

Bakersfield

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Awesome bass

November 19, 2013

Couldn't be happier with my new type r subs
The bass is awesome

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Raymond

McLeansville, NC

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600 WATTS RMS

April 30, 2015

we ran 2 of these to a 2000 watts rms amp and well bad new they couldn't hold never heard them take the full power as well they where only ever pushed 2/3 of the way and well both froze same time. now I want say alpine is bad yet just that they over rated this one. if your going to hook 2 of them up do it to a 1200 watt rms not 2000

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Dash

Eastpointe Mi

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Best Buy!!!

October 5, 2014

Best sub ever!!! I highly recommend these subs to anyone. Affordable & durable. Alpine gets a five star rating. Thanks SONIC!!!

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Alldayj

Odessa, Texas

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July 3, 2015

Don't like seeing the hate on these subs about overpowering them. List the amp you have pushing them and the settings. I have an NVX JAD 1200.1 powering 2- Dual 4 ohm 12's. My electrical doesn't support it just before clipping. Backed it down just a little and voilà. There you have it. Haters quit hating and adjust your amps correctly or pay someone who knows what they are doing to do it for you. Damn good subs. Highly recommend.

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channing

stanley, ND

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great sound and great price

March 19, 2015

Sub hits good, sounds clear and just one is all I needed for my truck. I would suggest that this sub would be all you need for good bass and sound. Not going to win any competitions but people look when your bumping down the road.

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GB

Stony Brook, NY

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Great sub, so-so in reliability

May 16, 2014

I have been an Alpine fan in general since the mid to late 80s. I have always relied upon a great head unit, amps, and even subs. This sub is no exception. However, here's my take on the matter.

The sound quality itself is really good. Toanlly accurate, tight, deep bass in my sealed box. Power handling is exceptional as well (hitting 2 units with about 700w RMS RF power). Not bad at all.

However, recently the cone has separated from the surround from daily use. I do not compete, and I don't listen at compettition levels. I listen at moderate levels only. When a sub recently blew, I thought it was the voice coil. But in this case it was not that. I think Alpine quality has been slowly dgrading over time. Still a GOOD product / good value for the money. But there are better subs out there, you just need to do your homework.

As always, you get what you pay for. I am in the process now of having the defective sub replaced. Sonic has been really good overall since my first purchase years back. I love them overall and will continue to do business with them.

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Mark

Charlotte, NC

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Great Value

November 25, 2013

Great sub for the price. You can't beat it power wise.

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Deere guy!

green bay, wi

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beware, not true 1000rms, will overheat with extended play and fail.

October 16, 2013

These are great subs for the price, but dont beat them to true 1000 rms playing dub step or hip hop. 30v at 1 ohm with 50hz tone and this soon will blow easily! After first one failed, then the replacement failed, i own a hippo 122 and now unleash my amp at 39v 1 ohm load and am afraid of my car falling apart! If you have over 1000 rms amp just get 1 hippo 122 you will make your friends jealous when they see it's only one 12 in the trunk! Thanks sonic for the great prices and selection!

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Bud

Chicago

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Amazin

May 23, 2012

I have been through 3 subs since i had put sounds in my 2009 Eclipse. 1st one was a 12" Orion Xtr Pro, was pretty decent but i blew it. 2nd was an RE audio SE, Liked it a lot but i wanted to see if the new Apline R Type was better. Lol. Lets just say that i messed the hatch up with just ONE of them. The hatch flexes now. i had to turn down my Power Bass 2000 watts. Will be buying another one and plan to bust peoples ear drums. lol

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David

Woodville, oh

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Hmmm

May 7, 2012

My buddy has two of these on a kicker zx2500.1 in a ported spec box. And wow. Alpine really changed these up. They are no longer sq oriented. They are LOUD. And actually kinda sloppy. You won't get that crisp sound that alpine usually delivers but you will get a ton of spl. Amazing bang for your buck.

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Austin

Stuart, FL

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Excellent Price, Fast Service

January 23, 2015

Product exactly as described and shipping was fast and efficient. I would highly recommend this seller!

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Mr Campbell

Canada

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Killer sub

January 7, 2015

I bought a 12 inch alpine type r from sonic and was again super pleases with the fast delivery and also am more than happy with this killer sub! May add another one soon.

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Rell

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Nice Sub

July 1, 2014

I have a single 12 dual 4 ohms pulling 2 ohms from a Alpine M110. It sounds nice but the amp is just a little to powerful for it, I have to keep all the levels down in order not to damage the speaker. I'm thinking about changing up and maybe getting two subs just to be able to get the most power out of everything.

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Ryan

Canada

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Really great sub!!

December 14, 2012

I ordered this sub because I have ears great things about it and wow does it live up to the hype. I also ordered a sealed box to go with it and am very happy with the quality of both products. I've got the sub wired at 2 ohm to an alpine mrp-m500 and I must say it sounds amazing, with both good sound quality and bass. I am however considering upgrading the amp and also getting a ported box because it is currently getting 500 watts, half of what it's rated for and i want to hear it at its best! I would definitely recommend sonic electronix to anyone looking for the best deals and super fast shipping.

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Dustin

Goose Creek, SC

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awesome

September 11, 2014

I love it!! It hits hard and sounds beautiful, highly recommend

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Andrew

Fairfield, CT

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loud bass

August 5, 2013

I have 2 of these running off a 1000 watt Alpine amp with a custom ported box and 10 gauge speaker wire in a hatchback and these things bump really loud !!! Even running at half the power these speakers bump pretty hard. Best subs I have ever had, thinking of adding a bigger amp too.

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Trey w

springville UT

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2 type r 12d4

September 25, 2012

I have 2 of these walled off in my 99 accord (trunk wall) in a 2.98 cube box tuned to 33hz. Definitely my favorite subs ive owned. I have them running off a soundstream rub1.1600d their getting 721 watts each. Combined 1442 rms and they slam. Couldn't be more impressed. I would reccomend these IF you have the electrical to back it up and ONLY give it clean power. Great job Alpine A+ i can bump these for a full hour longest I've went and they get warm, but not hot by any means.

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Sean

Santa Clarita, CA

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The quality is ehhhh

September 20, 2013

I had this woofer for about 9 months and had the same problem as another reviewer. The cone came unglued from the surround and fortunately sonic let me get a store credit so i could get another woofer. I loved the woofer until it unglued but i just got a RE SEX in the same box and it bumps!

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jeff

los angeles ca

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Amazing sub

May 11, 2013

best subs ive ever owned I have these on 2 650 watt power acoustik amps pounds stupid hard thinking bout two more moves air amazing

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Jonathan

Boswell, PA

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Great bass

May 7, 2013

Very pleased with the alpine type R. All the pros of the type X and about half the price. would recommend this sub to anyone.

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wood man

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can.t be beat for$ 150

February 18, 2015

Alpine quality and performances:need not say any more
Always great

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Biglimpen

Florence, South Carolina

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No Regrets

March 25, 2014

These subs are ridiculous and extremely loud with the proper power. These things bang and at this price they are more than worth the purchase.
I was replaced 2 pioneer champion series pro subs ( the big heavy grey and black ones) with just one of these. Get one you will have no regrets.

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Austin

Chattanooga, TN

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Awesome

February 3, 2014

I will go ahead and mention, I am definitely an Alpine guy, so I am biased. I have several of their products and I love all of them, which is why I decided to go with this subwoofer in the first place. I have never had a problem with Alpine.

I had an older Alpine Type E before I bought the Type R, and there is a big difference between the two. It is much louder and you definitely feel it more. It vibrates everything in the car. And I only have one. Two of these would be crazy.

I am running it off the Rockford Fosgate R500X1D amp, which powers it very well.

I put the Type R in the same ported box I used the Type E in, which isn't a even a good box, but I'm planning to get a proper enclosure built to the correct specs soon, so I'm sure that will make it sound even better.

I can't really speak about the durability yet, but based on my prior experience with Alpine, I have no doubts this sub is made well and will last a long time. It weights almost 30 pounds!

This sub sounds great, looks great, and you really can't go wrong with Alpine. Buy it!

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henry

Albuquerque Quealbuquer, NM

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alpine type R

September 17, 2013

I purchased two alpine type R. I am very pleased with the performance of these subs. definitely should buy.

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Bj

Harvey, Illinois

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March 19, 2013

Alpine Type R is excellent product. The speakers never caused me a problem, they are one of the best subs I ever had. Like I said alpine is an excellent product to buy. Good quality bass.

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Daniel

Miami, FL

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Nice sounding subs

February 23, 2013

Reminds me of re audio subs...but it hits the higher notes well also....just make sure u dnt crank the boost/sensitivity up too high or the woofer will come apart from the cone....

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Luis Valencia

Morris, IL

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Best Investment & Sub!

January 10, 2013

I bought a pair of these after some idiot stole my L7's. I used to have a pair like 2 years ago and they were good so i bought them again and i would have to say this is one of the best investments I've had. ive had them for about a month now and they are flawless. They're not over expensive and they POUND! I have them paired with a Rockford Fosgate T1500-1BDCP amp and they shake everything in my jeep. These hit alot harder than my L7s ever did. I put them in a Sound Ordenece box with 1.61 cubic space each. I will have videos up on youtube soon. Feel free to check them out: Rockford Fosgate t1500 with 2 type rs.

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DeezNUTZ

H-town, VA

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ALPINES NEW TYPE X+

December 2, 2012

Alright maybe im over my type X but this thing is like, man I can't even explain it properly you gotta witness this before you even talk about this sub. There are some people writing neg reviews cause they don't know how wire and give power to this baby properly. My experience of this sub. It actually hits harder than my type X and weights less and takes less space inside my enclosure. It's sexy and sleek, had some dudes trying take pictures of this like it won a competition or something. You can't go wrong with alpine I got a alpine CDA-105, got a sub now and speaker system on the way. Easy install, beast connections. In and out like a 1st night stand but this baby you just wanna KEEP ON HITTIN! This the baby u wanna introduce your family to cause she is a keeper.

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Reddz

san diego, CA

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Bad a** subs

November 24, 2012

Just purchased and installed two of these Alpine 12s and I must say they hit hard I am really impressed with how they sound I have them hooked up to a Rockford fosgate 2-channel 1800 watt amp subs wired at 2 ohms it makes the chairs in my EXT feel like a massage chair I can only imagine how they will sound once they are fully broken in as right now I have the bass negative 13 on my screen and amp remote turned down.

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Rodamus21

Dahlgren, VA

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Alpine Type R SQL

November 9, 2012

First thing I notice was the tightness of the cone. I switched from CVX to these. I had 1732 real rms watts on the CVX's I have a new amp putting 1949 REAL rms watts to these bad boys. They sound so good. I 20mm of xmax, they catch all the notes that the CVX's missed. Alpine really out did themselves with these subs. They even match my trunk's carpet. My buddy has two T1 12's on a T1500CP and my systems is louder than his. I metered at 148.2 and he hit 143.6. Not bad for Type R's.

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CJ

Norfolk Va

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bang for your buck

June 13, 2012

Bought two of these and put them in a custom ported box tuned to 35 htz and wired to 1 ohm with a power Acoustik BAMF 4000/1D and these things pound!! Alpine did a really good job changing these up... wish they would do the same for the 15's!!!

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Dennis

Los Alamos, NM

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Alpine's uppin their game

May 25, 2012

My friend has one of these wired at 4 ohms he has a cheap amp so it probably gives the woofer around 200 watts, I connected the sub to my Rockford T1500-1bdcp which puts out over 1000 watts @ 4 ohms and the alpine really started slappin (no audible mechanical noise at 1000 watts either). 1 of these is good on 1000 watts, I would definitely get one if looking for good bass out of a single sub. 2 of these on an amp up to 2000 watts rms would be super loud. This is a nice sub I recommend.
Don't know anything about its durability.

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Mel

Mechanicsburg, PA

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They effin bump!

June 5, 2015

These subs hit so hard especially if you drop them down to 2 ohms. Great product. Very happy with my order.

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whoami

Bear,DE

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Disappointed

May 27, 2015

This sub is perfect for someone who will power the sub @ 500 rms or less. I had the Alpine mrx m110 hooked up to it and had it smoking in a week . Will not purchase again for my car, maybe for my wife's car

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So Official Audio

Random Lake, WI

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There's a reason why this sub is rated 5 stars.

March 30, 2013

I bought two of these straight off of sonic electronics and received them around a week later in perfect condition. You can't complain with Sonic Electronix. THE BEST car audio website in my opinion, and i use many many many of them.

If your looking to get into car audio and you want to start out with a really nice set up. My advice would be to go with these alpine type R's. Alpine really makes sure the customer is happy.

The product:
One thing that really confuses people new to car audio may be how much power can this subwoofer really take? It rated peak is 3000 watts. NOW, although alpine does underrate there subs for the safety of you not blowing them, That doesnt mean you go and get a 4000 watt amp. 2 of my R's ran perfect on a 2000 rms amp. The subs always ran cool and never got warm for me once... and im picky about checking that stuff. This sub shines in style. REALLY good looking sub.

The bass!
This is obviously what everyone wants to see. and let me tell you, you cant go wrong with this sub. If you have the money, and are looking to get a quality system. Look no further because this is the one. For 169$ per sub I was blown away at how loud these things were. Along with them being loud the quality of the sub is beautiful. They really punch out clear bass notes. Defiantly a 5 star sub, I still have these currently hooked up in a buddies car and he loves them, never given him a problem for a year and a half.

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420

Dillon, MT

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Great Sub

March 9, 2013

I bought one of these and a ported box and it hits just as hard as 2 12in kickers

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Juan

Scottsbluff, NE

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Super Great...

June 8, 2015

These subs sound amazing!!!! I got them in a 2013 f150 and rattles like no other...

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Tyler

Chico, CA

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Surprised!

February 1, 2013

I was doing a lot, and I mean a LOT of research on woofers. After I blew up one of my Infinity woofers I knew I wanted something that could handle the power. I have a BRZ1200.1D and even though these woofers can take up to 1000 watts rms a piece, they still slap on 600 watts rms which also isn't what they're actually getting because my charging system tops off at 14.0 instead of 14.4 like the specs on the brutus says for 1200 watts. I showed my friend who got me into car stereo stuff and he said one of these woofer weighed the same as one of his 15" Kicker CVR's. They're not even broken in yet and I played a song that made my rear view mirror just aim straight down that I could never do with the Infinity's. If your considering getting these, just go ahead, you won't be disappointed!

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Adam

St louis, MO

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Amazing subwoofer sounds like 2 12s

December 11, 2013

Great bang for the buck if you want to get more bass than your normal others brands. I sell and install over and over again.

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bFlo92

whitehall, michigan

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Great sub

June 29, 2012

I purhased this sub brand new a week ago and i love it. I have always heard good things about the type r series and had to invest in one. Still breaking it in so the gain on my mx-50 Alpine amp is only up 1/4 of the way and this single sub shakes the mirrors in my olds alero and gives a nice back massage! Cant wait to hear it slam when i adjust the gain! Very crisp and clean sound.

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Filipp

Littleton, CO

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GREAT SUB!!!

September 2, 2013

This sub is amazing.
My old sub was stolen and i was debating on ether buying this one or a pioneer premier sub. But i got the alpine and its AMAZING.
I built my own box for it and im pushing around 1000 watts from a hiffonics amp that i bought from here as well and its really nice, low, and loud!!
I WOULD TOTALY RECOMEND THIS SUB!!
Did take some time for it to brake in but other that that its nice

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Cutter

Fort Worth, TX

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Thourougly impressed. Clean. Loud. And DURABLE.

December 1, 2012

Sometimes people say "you get what you pay for." Well, this is definitely NOT the case. Alpine has surely been generous in this deal. I bought one of these back in march only to watch my cheap 1600 watt lanzar push the sub until it went into thermal protection (which was a 6 hour trip from Dallas to Lubbock) the sub though: a little warm. Alpine must have solved the heat problem for sure.
I guess the next thing to note is durability. Being a teenager in high school I always have people in my truck and with a console box, people touch the speaker while its running and stuff gets put against it. Worst it got: a scratch
I recently upgraded in September by buying a second one and building a new custom box. So end result: 2 swr12-d4's in a 6.67 cube box (yes I know it's oversized) running abt 900Wrms. Got a friend with a meter: pushing 116.
Recently bought a Hifonics glx2200.1d and HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. My friend's meter cuts out at 130 so now I have to go find a term lab to test it. Now with the right power this audiophile-to-be can't be any happier because I can now have the sound quality to match a system many times more expensive but also possess the power to show off upon occasion.

2005 F150 supercab
Rockford Fosgate 6X8 full range component system
400Wrms 4 channel Planet Audio amp
2X alpine SWR-12D4 in 6.67 vented box tuned to 36 hz
2200 Wrms Hifonics GLX series amp

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Alexander

Taylorville, IL

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you only need one

November 30, 2012

I have a single 12 in a box a built tuned to 32htz and 2.68c ft of airspace, this thing whollops its louder then my 2 15s on twice the watts, btw I'm running an alpine Mrp500 but pros it seems very sturdy and is very stylish but for how much the surround moves at 500rms 1000rms seems like it would really over push it, I might post again in six months on the durability of it.

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Matt

Dallas

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Very satisfied--recommended

August 1, 2012

Usually when I see a full 5-star rating I think it's just a fan boy who doesn't really know what he's talking about. This is an exception.

*Value* - $200 for 1000watts? That's incredible
*Design* - Dead sexy. Perfect with black interior.
*Durability* - Very strong. See below.
*Features* - Included jumper cables and connections - very convenient to wire the sub to its final ohm rating.
*Ease of use* - Manual is very descriptive and includes diagrams of all the different wiring options. Wiring the jumper cables and the speaker connections to the amp was very easy.


This woofer was a huge upgrade for me. I went from 2 DUAL 12" in the rather large, flashy bandpass enclosure of theirs to this Alpine sub in a Sound Ordnance ported box. I've got a Hifonics Brutus 1200.1 powering it at 2ohms.

While I'm still breaking it in and tweaking some settings with the tuning, I have to say I'm very happy with it. With my bass knob, I can dial it down and get very clean, subtle bass perfect for really any genre. Upon cranking it up, it hits *very* hard and I soon forgot I only had one 12" in my hatch.

It seems to keep at a low temperature, and I have my gains and bass boosts set pretty conservatively. I tuned my amp with a multimeter to reach the desired voltage. It looks amazing--huge upgrade, in my opinion, from the older type R's. Flexes well, no noise, etc. I do sometimes smell the woofer at high levels, but I think it's just being broken in (with the DUAL's I learned what voice coils smell like). Also, that magnet is *heavy* and this thing is tough.

Overall, if you want a sub that hits very hard cleanly, or one that cleans up and compliments the mix, this is perfect.

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Horacio

South Houston, TX

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Awesomee Subwoofers!

July 26, 2012

I bought 4 of these and they bang very good if you like hard bass i highly recommend these to you.

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Eduardo

Elgin, TX

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Fried Amp lol......

March 15, 2014

I have a pair of this in my trunk for thing they did was destroyed amp=D:) never ever buying lanzar again.... but its nice when they make your face feel numb don't have no regrets.... they heavy though

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Peter

Plaistow, NH

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This thing bangs!

March 19, 2013

I initially got the previous model which could handle only 600rms and I cracked the spider so I wanted to get something that could handle more power. This subwoofer put in 1.8cu ported slams lows like I have two 12's in my trunk. PLUS I am only feeding it 3/4 power on my alpine mrp m500. Compared to the previous model this sub is more than worth it.

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Marquis

Salters, SC

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 11, 2012

These subs are freaking AWESOME, i jus got them in today and i am in love. They look great and sound great. I strongly recommend this sub to everyone, BUY THEM.

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Tc

Grand rapids, mi

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Alpine swr 12d4

August 14, 2015

Ive bought two of these now and ran them on an alpine mrp m100 and i can promise you that this thing will not take 1000 watts.

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John

Toledo, IL

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No complaints.

December 2, 2013

A friend of mine recommended these to me because I was looking for tons of power without a huge hit to sound quality. So bought one, it hit so hard, and sounded so good i bought another! My Only complaint is the way you have to put the speaker wire into the sub i found it quite hard to get the wire to stay in place. Really this sub is just a great mix of power, sound quality, and price! As long as its from sonic other websites this sub was $279 bucks!

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Randi

Los Angeles CA

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Alpine made a fake advertisment for consumers but!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 17, 2012

I would highly recommend the alpine type r they hit very hard and clean unless you don't have the electrical, a powerful amp , the right box , the right gauge and battery and everything , then they wont hit. alpine really did change the type r completely i mean the previous hit harder but the power wasn't still balanced because it has 1800 peak and 600rms that's not a balance sub-woofer if you look it the rest of the company's they have there rms half of what the peak is for example if the sub-woofer is 1000peak then the sub will be 500rms, alpine usually doesn't do that that's why they always have problems but finally the first time they have the rms of the new alpine type r balance with the peak thats how you'll get a good system in your car especially when it comes down with the rms power, but iam still breaking in the subs, and i kind of smell something weird when the sub-woofer hit maybe iam breaking into them ill wait more time and see what happens just recently still bought them, the alpine type r does not do 3000 watt peak that's for sure because i heard a 3000 watt sub-woofer and it pounds super hard compare to the new type r and that's a fact and proven that type r doesn't do 3000 watt peak its 2000 peak 1000rms look on alpine.com and see for yourself and if you have the these subs you could tell they hit 2000 peak and for sure 1000 true rms they lied about the peak power but not the rms i have 2 of these in a sealed box with an alpine pdx m12 which mine is rated 1450 rms at birth sheet at 12 volts which is plenty enough for the type r each getting about 700rms each that's good you don't want to go over you could but i like to be in the safe side and not put pressure on the voice coils even thou they build the new ones strong. and my system pounds super clean and sound quality is amazing for the money you pay for. my chest pounds and my teeth rattles but for a fact not 3000peak or else I'll be ****in up car alarms in the parking lot like crazy because a peak means how much can the sub pinch it doesn't pinch 3000 it pinch 2000peak for fact and alpine even said it , so they made a big false statement to the consumers and thinking there going to get the same power as the 13w7 jl audio because it has about 1000rms and 3000peak. lets be straight here the previous version has 1800 peak and now the new ones have 3000 peak now lol that's funny the news still pinch about the same as the older ones just 200 peak difference not 3000 watts my ass.
but overall the the previous type r hit good and hard but not enough rms power as the alpine type r d4 which does 1000rms clean and true, and the new ones to let you know i still bought them but since it hit truly hard and clean and sound quality is outstanding , i have to wait more time and I'll see what alpine really did to the new type r and will see what there up to if its worth, but other than that i would recommend to anyone buying these sub

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Collin

Mayfield, KY

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Fantastic--best subwoofer for your money

November 11, 2015

Before installing these I had previously installed (4) 6X8 Type-R door speakers powered by (1) 400 watt Pioneer GM-D8604 amp hooked to a Sony XAV 64BT head unit. I can't say enough good thing about the Type-R brand: these door speakers are impressive.

I lacked that extra bass push that I really wanted though, so I decided to stick with the Type-R family and install two 12" Type-R subs powered by a 1900W BRUTUS X-14 Series Class D Monoblock 1-Channel Amplifier.

The result is a system with full, rich audio that will slam when needed. I chose to install my subs in a sealed box, and I wired them at 1 ohm. I highly recommend these subwoofers to anyone looking to build an affordable yet very respectable system.

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Sean

Johnsburg, IL

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Was amazing but blew

January 22, 2016

I bought this sub an amazing sub for someone looking for a slamin single sub I have this sub ran with 4 gauge for 1000 rms ran the sub in parallel at 2 ohms wich is rated 1000 rms for my amp. I had it goin great sub fuckin slammed so hard for one but then one day I was slamin and not even turned all the way up sub just blew. Idk what I did wrong I believe I possibly could have broken it in incorrectly but I still let it break in.

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Bacon

Dallas, TX

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SPL bro

November 22, 2015

First off, I have my Type R in a 3.4^ft gross box with a 4"x5" round port (build us slot port, it sounds better). It is powered by a JL Audio GMAX giving it 49V. Stock100A alternator and stock battery. Voltage drop down to 13V at full tilt.
The first week I broke the sub in, I used a 1.2^ft sealed box.DO NOT SEAL THIS SUB! It will sound like garbage compared to a ported box. And if you really want to get max SPL, make a ported box a little bigger than 3^ft. If you put it in a box that big, you cannot give it more than 800 RMS. YOU WILL BLOW THIS SUB IF YOU DO!
Not particularly sloppy or muddy, but definitely not tight. Personally, it works good for me. Sounds good with metal, country, and rock. This bad boy really shines with trap and dub.
Extremely loud for a 12". Rear view mirror always faces my shift knob now. Slight difficulty breathing, hearing loss after extended listening, and free bass back massages are all side effects that come with this basshead prescription. Enjoy!

P.S.- Go with a RE Audio SXX. Nothing hits harder for the money.

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Galvin

Glenpool, OK

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Great Subs! Very Pleased

June 8, 2016

I looked around for places to buy these particular subs. One vendor from Amazon sent the wrong model, I had to return item. Tried Ebay, after purchasing the subs from them, got a message the item was actually out of stock! Finally tried Sonic Electronix, they shipped faster than the vendor who shipped the wrong subs, and sold a better price. Glad I found Sonic!! Subs sound awesome to say the least! I should have bought from Sonic 1st

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1116 N . Waverly Rd

Lansing, MI

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Great sub

June 6, 2016

I would definitely recommend this sub. I am very pleased with the sound quality. I would have chosen a more powerful amplifier though. Running a 1500w planet audio amp and it may not be enough power.

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Daniel

Tennessee

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Awesome

May 27, 2016

I've always like the way Alpine subs looked but never thought about getting one cause figured they would be too expensive. But lockout after looking found this deal and got one. At first I was nervous to install cause I had already blown a kicker in the same enclosure and same setup. it sounds amazing and handles power like a boss. Could oonly imagine what two sound like

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Woodard Boy

Ripley, TN

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Love this sub!

April 20, 2016

I love this sub. I ordered mine, saved money by ordering it threw sonic electronix, and it's a awesome sub. Hits very hard, I only have 500 watts on it now about to put 1500 on it. Awesome sound quality and durability. It's absolutely amazing, if you want something that hits hard even putting low wattage to it and for a good price order this sub. I currently have it wired at 2 ohms.

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Lj

Hinesville, GA

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Great

April 10, 2016

Ive been hearing that these were good so i bought two and they are..will be a good pickup if you decide to get these

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purvis

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great product, flawless transaction

March 25, 2016

I'll put these speakers up against a SA12 any day. Best budget build speaker I've came across. Smooth transaction with S.E. and great customer service.

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Joey

Bethlehem , Pa.

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Alpine Type-R SWR-12D4 Subs

March 24, 2016

I put a Whole new system ... These Subs are Slammin .... 5 stars ... recommend HIGHLY

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Mike

Las Vegas, NV

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Great subs!!

February 18, 2016

These alpine type r subs are awesome, I have 2 of them hooked up to a Hifonics brx2400.1d and slams hard in my challenger.

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Jeff B

sealy,TX

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They beat pretty hard.

February 9, 2016

Hifonics Hercules 2400.1D at 1ohm about 3/4 on the gain xs xp3000 bat and all upgraded wiring, and my Tahoe is falling part.

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Caveman

Texas

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Type R 12

February 5, 2016

Overall I'm pretty satisfied, but if you had a set of the first gen type R's these don't hold a candle.

I'm pushing a pair of dvc 4 ohm type R's dropped down to 1 ohm stable with a CT Sounds at1400.1 and they beat hard till between ¼-½ gain and then they start distorting/clipping.

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osar funez

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swr12d4 amazing

November 29, 2015

This is the subs thank you soniceletronix u lo ve this sub

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1 Alpine Type-R SWR-12D4 Subwoofer

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2 Alpine Type-R SWR-12D4 Subwoofers

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SWR-12D4_HFi1000.1D main
12" Alpine Type-R + Hifonics Monoblock Amplifier

• Wired HFR-3 remote bass level control included
• Reinforced parabolic cone structure
• Durable High Amplitude Multi-Roll santoprene surround
• Cast aluminum frame with integral shorting sleeve
• High-grade strontium ferrite segmented magnet assembly
• Integrated 8 AWG push terminals with VC jumpers
• Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
• Frequency Response: 15 - 250 Hz
• Signal to Noise Ration: >95 dB
• Variable low-pass filter: 30 - 250 Hz, 24 dB/octave

Your Price $299.98

2-SWR-12D4_BRX1516.1D main
Two 12" Alpine Type-R + Hifonics Brutus 1-Ohm Stable Class D Monoblock Amplifier

Wired remote bass level control included
• 1500W x 1 @ 1 ohm
• Reinforced parabolic cone structure
• Durable High Amplitude Multi-Roll santoprene surround
• Cast aluminum frame with integral shorting sleeve
• High-grade strontium ferrite segmented magnet assembly
• Integrated 8 AWG push terminals with VC jumpers
• 1 Pair of Preamp Outputs
• Bass Boost 0-10 dB
• Subsonic Filter From 15-35 Hz
• Dimensions: 9.8" W x 12.5" L x 2.4" H

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Sonic Electronix Store
Already have one and it slams great, curious what two will do with a Audiopipe 15001D.
Shawn A on Jul 6, 2016
I have the older Alpine type R's and they are the loudest sub ive ever owned. Ive out pounded 15s with these 2 12's. They have the sound of a 15 but the reaction of a 10 inch subwoofer. The sound quality is beyond anything ive heard, if you want subs that pound and sound great while doing it these are the subs to get.
Draven B on Jan 7, 2016
I owned the 2nd gen type R for 9 years and it still works fantastic. Great sub period. The only reason I am replacing it is I need a new sub box and with the price so low to replace the sub as well I figured why not? There is not a better subwoofer value/performance on the market.
Tom F on Jan 23, 2016
the right product at the right price!
Jimmy M on Nov 29, 2015
Does this fit the A201-12CP?
jwilliams on May 5, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Bbox A201-12CP
Bbox A201-12CP
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Im trying to power an Alpine Type R SWR 12D4. Should i go with this or different?
Alex R on Mar 7, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Precision Power i650.1
Precision Power i650.1
Best Answer: Ya it will push the Alpine good. The amp puts out a good amount of power. Sonic tested this amp and it puts out neer rated. I have one running two alpine 10" bass line subs and it seems to run them just fine. Not the best for SQ but it gets the job done and at a cheap price.
Reply · Report · ron g on Mar 11, 2016
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So, I just put two of these in the trunk of my 2005 Saturn Ion in a sealed box powered by a Pioneer GM-D9601 and I am wondering what the best gain and frequency settings would be? I would like them to hit hard at high volumes but I also want it to be crisp and clean and be able to hit the quick bass when its there. If it makes a difference, my head unit is the Power Acoustik PTID-8920B. Thank you in advance!
lyon21 on Feb 13, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Power Acoustik PTID-8920B
Power Acoustik PTID-8920B
Pioneer GM-D9601
Pioneer GM-D9601
Best Answer: Hello CJ,

The Power Acoustik PTID-8920B doesn't provide the greatest signal, so your Gain will need to be turned up fairly high. The higher the gain is set, the lower the overall sound quality you are able to reach. This isn't a Terrible thing, 2v is a common figure, but we want you to understand that there is always room for improvement on the final outcome. We suggest setting your LPF, or "Freq", to ~80Hz. This will be roughly the half way point between 60-125Hz .

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=63975&picture_id=2356780

Setting the gain, however, isn't as easy as just giving you a figure. Please do a bit of homework of your own to understand the setting. Below are two link to give you a headstart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhrDqke8BKo

http://knowledge.sonicelectronix.com/car-audio-and-video/car-amplifiers/how-to-adjust-amplifier-gains-using-a-digital-multi-meter/#comment-1846836004
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Feb 14, 2015
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im getting a 10 and a 12 in these speakers. What size and type of amp would be best to push them?
A shopper on Feb 10, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

Each driver is asking for the same power . So we suggest two Monoblocks providing ~750w RMS @ 2ohms . Two NVX JAD1200.1 , one for each subwoofer, will work very well.
NVX JAD1200.1
NVX JAD1200.1
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Feb 10, 2015
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Will these fit on part # A182-12cp? depth should be fine. But I don't know if the magnet will clear. Can you help me out?
Saul S on Oct 21, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Bbox LS-A182-12CP-OBC
Bbox LS-A182-12CP-OBC
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what would be the best amp for a set of swr-12d4 subs?
scott on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: I'm not 100% sure, but I have a 1000/1 jl mono block and it plays pretty good. No issues or blown subs yet. I'd stick with any amp that is 1000 watts or more just to be safe and have a little extra power incase you upgrade later. Don't get a amp with not enough power and cause distortion because of the amp not strong. I have those same exact subs and I know they say they can play 1k watts but I think for these speakers, it can't handle that power, I believe they're 600 watts rms, so a amp that has maybe 1200 watts or plus will treat you good. Hope this helps
Reply · Report · Julian T on Sep 1, 2014
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hi there i have 2 alpine mrp m500 can use it on this one sub single 12 sealed subwoofer box ? thanks bud
A shopper on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, however the sub pry will not require that much power. I run to 10d4s in my truck in a sealed box at 1200 watts between the two of them and its more than enough power. I also run the same set up with 2 12D4s in my ford edge in a labrynth ported box with the prime series 1200 watt fosgate and it hits hard as hell. I would try just the single 500 m class fist yhendecide from thrre
Reply · Report · Brandon R on Aug 18, 2014
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Would this amp be able to show me the true potential of 2 alpine type srw 12d4?
James H on Apr 10, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Hifonics HERCULES 4K
Hifonics HERCULES 4K
Best Answer: Yes, I pushed 1 of these alpines with a treo 1000w and almost blew it up...a few times
Reply · Report · Derrick L on Apr 10, 2015
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I an currently running an kicker cx1200.1 amplifier, Am I better off purcahsing 2 type s 10 inch subs or 1 type r 12 inch? which would give me more sound and more power?
Peter K on Feb 1, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Kicker CX1200.1
Kicker CX1200.1
Best Answer: I have 1- 12" with old jl 1000 mono block.
huge deep fast recovery base.
this is in an excursion with a big box.10" is tighter but not as deep.
Reply · Report · john j on Mar 8, 2016
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will this power 2 alpine SWR-12D4s?
S F on Sep 21, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
SoundStorm EVO2200.2
SoundStorm EVO2200.2
Best Answer: According to the specs of the SS EVO2200.2, it can power 2 Alpine swr-12d4. I got this amp pushing 2 Alpine SWS 10D4 at 2ohms, set to 75% of full amp power. I don't believe this amp is up to specs nor will handle 2 SWR-12D4. In summer, when i push these subs a bit(never at max) for an hour, my amp overheats. I would save money & get a better amp. I would not recommend this amp, just waiting for it to break to get a better one.
Reply · Report · ASDGADGF A on Sep 21, 2015
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hi there i have 2 apine mrp m500 can use it on this sub? thanks bud
A shopper on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

We highly suggest only using ONE MRP-M500 on ONE SWR-12D4. You will be getting the 2 ohm rating of 500W x 1 , which everyone knows is an underrated figure. Assuming that, you will be Very happy with the performance.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Aug 18, 2014
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If I wire in 1 Ohm will this amplifier push 1000 watts a piece to 2 12" Type R's? If so is this a good idea and will it slam? I am currently pushing 2 12" rockford fostgates at 260w a piece and am severely unhappy with the lack of "bump". My highs over power the bass right now. I have an Alpine 4 ch amp pushing 4 rockford fostgage speakers that sound great but need more bass.
A shopper on Feb 7, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Hifonics BRX2400.1D
Hifonics BRX2400.1D
Best Answer: Hello,

You were rather vague in your inquiry, but we thing we can assume a few things.

Two Alpine SWR-12D4 wired in parallel to a 1ohm load, will get the 1ohm rating of the amplifier, and that power Will be split among the two subwoofers. So, yes, ~1000w per subwoofer.

Is it "a good idea"? We certainly don't think so, considering the Recommend power range is 250 - 750 watts RMS. "Will it slam"? That is a subjective question that we can't answer, but we can say 1500w+ is pretty big power numbers and considered "well above modest".
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Feb 7, 2016
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I purchased 2 Alpine SWR12D4 subs from you and I am wondering how do I wire them so I can run them at 1ohm since I have a 1800W mono amp that is 1ohm stable?
Scooby on Apr 24, 2015
Best Answer: It will not allow me to link you to any particular site... Do a Google images search for "4 ohm to 1 ohm diagram" and you should find images to help you on your way. I have these speakers also and I had them hooked up to a Zeus ZRX1800:1 Amp and these babies pump and are clear on the bass so its not just boom you hear but actual varying levels of beats and bass... Everyone tells me that its the clearest bass theyve ever heard. I turn heads wherever I go! B-) Trust me... You will not be disappointed!!! One helpful hint: Use a Stinger amp hookup that will handle the wattage(has to be thick wire) for it and you wont have to worry too much about power drain. See the one im using...
Stinger SK6641
Stinger SK6641
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can I drop this down to 2 ohms?
7UK Face on Apr 21, 2015
Best Answer: Yes connecting them in parallel will give you 2ohms. Meaning since its two voice coils, you connect negative to negative and positive to positive then run the wires to the amp
Reply · Report · Ronald L on Apr 21, 2015
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Why are these lower power than the equivalent 12" Type-R's?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-1522D
Alpine SWR-1522D
Best Answer: Hello,

That would be a question for Alpine. However, our Recommend power range for the SWR-12D4 is 250 - 750 watts RMS, which is right in line with the SWR-1522D. Moreover, we often advise AGAINST driving the SWR-12D4 with 1000w; just because it says it can, doesn't mean it should, which is why we have a recommended power range.
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using this sub powered by Monoblock JBL GTO-1001EZ GTO Series Class D Car Amplifier, witch box would be best for this a ported or sealed?
brit g on Nov 9, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
JBL GTO-1001EZ
JBL GTO-1001EZ
Best Answer: Hello Brit,

Neither enclosure is "better" than the other. It comes down to YOUR preference and desired sound. Below are two links to our KBase that will help you decided.

http://knowledge.sonicelectronix.com/car-audio-and-video/subwoofer-enclosures/subwoofer-box-types/

http://knowledge.sonicelectronix.com/car-audio-and-video/car-subwoofers/subwoofer-enclosure-buying-guide/
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Nov 9, 2015
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can this power my 2 12 in subs?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Power Acoustik GT1-6000D
Power Acoustik GT1-6000D
Best Answer: Hello,

We highly recommend getting into an amp that matches the QUALITY of the Type-R drivers. Power Acoustik is an entry level manufacture, so the performance will reflect that. To your question, unfortunately the amplifier is not CEA compliant so the figures are a bit too skewed to provide an honest answer. However, crunching the figures suggests that the amp can do ~1600w True RMS, which actually makes it a fairly good match for the SWR drivers, Numbers wise. Still, the quality just isn't on par to Alpine Type-R products.
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what hits harder 2 Fosgate P3D4-12 or Alpine SWR-12D4 ?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Before giving you an answer, we Really hope you understand how general/vague/subjective your question is.

Assuming all things equal - power/environments/components/settings/etc... - the Alpine SWR-12D4 will have a slight edge. This has Nothing to do with power ratings - which the Alpine SWR-12D4 CANNOT hold 1k continuously - instead it is based specific specs. Of which, suggests the Alpine SWR-12D4's excursion will be further, and will reach lower frequencies.
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This may be a stupid question but when it says "dual 4 ohm subwoofer "... does that mean that when you order this, there are two separate Alpine subwoofers? Thanks
skerdock on Sep 2, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Spencer,

The sku you have written your question on - for $319.90 - IS for Two SWR-12D4 subwoofers.

Below is the link to the Individual subs.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_45521_Alpine-SWR-12D4.html
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i am just about to buy 2 swr-12d4 alpine and 2 Planet Audio AC3000.1, i am wondering if one of the amplifiers is as master and 1 as slave can I used them at 1omh with the subwoofers? thanks!!
benjamin on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Benjamin,

The BRX2400 is a traditional MONOBLOCK, that just happens to have an extra output for situations Just like this. You will simply wire EACH SWR-12D4 in Parallel, to a 2ohm final Load, then give EACH one its own channel. The amp will then bring the connections together INTERNALLY, and bring the impedance down to 1ohm.
If this is too confusing, then simply use ONE Positive and ONE Negative, and treat it as a traditional amp. Neither way is better than the other!!
Also, we highly recommend NOT going with the 2400 RMS model. That is waay to much power for these subs. 1000w RMS to each - despite what the manufacture's claims are - is also pushing the extreme but more tolerable.
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is this the price for one or two?
Tina E on Dec 1, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Tina,

Unless specified otherwise, subwoofers are always sold Individually (One) .
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Dec 1, 2015
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can this support my 2 12 alpine type r srw 12d4's
And what wiring would I use?
James H on Apr 10, 2015
Alpine SWR-12D4
Alpine SWR-12D4
Boss CXXD3800
Boss CXXD3800
Best Answer: Hello,

This is highly discouraged. There is no product that Boss makes to match the performance of the high end Alpine Type-R series. The Amplifier will run the drivers, but never to the potential that justifies the price and hype of the SWR-12D4.
Assuming the amplifier is really doing the figures it suggests (questionable because it is not CEA Compliant, and the price seems a bit suspicious) then you will require 0 gauge OFC wiring.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWR-12D4

UPC

793276011787

Weight

27.00lbs

Internal SKU

swr12d4

Internal Product ID

45521

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 Type-R SWR-12D4

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