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3000W Peak 12" Type-R Series Dual 2-ohm High Performance Subwoofer

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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 2 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: 84.7dB
  • 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
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Product History:

Alpine SWR-12D2 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Alpine SWR-1223D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine Type-R SWR-12D2)
Alpine SWR-1222D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SWR-1223D)
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(previous model, replaced by Alpine SWR-1222D)

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.
2 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.

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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.
27 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.
0.44
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.
0.47
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.
1.95 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.
7.10

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
85%
4 Star
6%
3 Star
3%
2 Star
4%
1 Star
1%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.7
Features
4.8
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9
Anthony

Schaumburg, IL

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just wow

January 22, 2014

All i can say about this sub, it hits HARD. If you are debating this sub or another one, this is the one. The right box with 1100 watts just pounds.

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Amos

Mesa, AZ

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Would not buy for several reasons

April 24, 2014

If you have an amp that pushes a true RMS of over 800 i would strongly recommend buying a different sub. 800 RMS or less for the money this is a great sub though..... I had this Sub for 1 day on a PPI 1000.1 amp.. it sounded great until i turned it up to negative 12 on my pioneer deck... Toast!! ... Waiting to hear from the warranty department in store credit I'll keep you posted!......

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Kicks

Hammond, LA

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Pounders

June 9, 2014

Awesome speakers! These things pound and are often compared to rockford P3's but these are better in my opinion. Started off with three and added another one so now I have 4 of these. My power drill went through the cone of one of my subs and sonic electronix said there was no warranty against that but other than that these things slam.

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Gabino

Green River, UT

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Beast Speakers!

June 4, 2012

I have 3 of these with a hifonics brz2400.1D in my truck and these things are crazy loud, I cut the firewall from the cab to the bed made a custom box and man am I happy with the sound. (: I do recommend these to anyone!

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Tweak

Muncy, PA

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Great sub for the price

March 30, 2015

I'm running this sub with a 500W class D mono block amp in a ported box and it sounds great. It hits harder than i expected. For the price i recommend the Type R to anyone that wants good boom for under $200

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marco

Irving, TX

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Alpine type R is a beast!!!

January 19, 2015

The type r has the cleanest bass I've ever heard. I had a kicker cvr before and this blows it away with same amp I had. Went with a sealed box because I don't really listen to rap and perfer sq. I recomend this to anyone who want the best bang for their buck!!

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Jordan

West Chester, OH

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Love these subs

December 2, 2013

Have had these for about a year and they still are great. Running them at 700RMS Each and it is incredibly loud. Would recommend these to everyone

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Ace

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Alpine SWR-12D2

January 9, 2015

Idk where to start! It sounds great and had great thumping to it. Hits hard!
I love it. You must have to buy it to test it yourself.
You'll enjoy it as much as I do. You get what you paid for!

Pros: power handling are strong as describe and has nice clear bass!

Cons: N/A

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Oscar

Grandview, WA

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Alpine!

November 17, 2014

i've only had alpine subs and they have never let me down, i have 2 of these and they go hard even under powered waiting for my new amp that i purchased from sonic electronix, they do handle 1000 watts rms but i wouldn't go any more than that.

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Jonathan

Killeen, TX

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Owned for a little over one month...

July 9, 2014

I purchased this sub to pair with Pioneer GM-D8601 @1ohm and 800w RMS. I ran into issues with the subwoofer's durability and ease of use. After only two weeks of low to moderate volume levels (with matched gains for Pioneer headunit) one of the manufacturer banana plug jumpers popped off. Shortly after fixing this issue with jumpers of my own, the sub would sometimes work and othertimes not. The amplifier was tested and worked fine with the same cabling, so the problem was the subwoofer.

Other gripes include the spring-loaded terminals on the subwoofer providing lower tension than I would imagine for a sub rated up to 1kw RMS. I would have preferred screw-on terminals due to the lackluster spring tension and location on the underside of the subwoofer. If you mount this subwoofer horizontally (typical install) with the "R" right-side up, the wiring hangs beneath the subwoofer, possibly shaking loose.

Overall, the Alpine Type-R is still a good value for the cost and performance, but the factory jumpers and internal components may be defective or come loose after light use. Lesson learned; I will use my own jumpers from now on. Good thing I purchased the additional warranty as the loose jumpers was not the only issue I encountered. Hopefully the replacement is better.

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Smuck

Des Moines, IA

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Alpine SWR-12D2

January 9, 2014

I have this sub wired down to 1 ohms on a NVX JAD1200.1. I have it in a custom slot ported box tuned to 33 hz with 2.25 cubic feet of airspace. This sub hits crazy hard and low with excellent sound quality. This sub also has 20 millimeters of excursion, which means more air being moved, which is up there with a lot of the top of the line subwoofers. I am very impressed and pleased with the Type R. There is no doubt in my mind that you can feed this sub 1000 watts RMS. I've had it about a year now and it's still hitting hard. It looks mean and sounds even better. The only flaw with this sub is that it took forever to break in, but I also got it in the middle of winter. I highly recommend the Type R. Excellent product!

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RJT

Flower Mound, Texas

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Excellent sub

March 10, 2014

I have always own alpine products can't go wrong with these subs. Powerful yet affordable.

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Connor

Seattle, WA

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Perfect!

January 23, 2014

Great sub for a great price. Offers a perfect low end! Just what I was looking for.

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Eric

Anderson, CA

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Ooooohhhhh MMMMMYYYY

January 5, 2014

This sub hits so low, I had an mtx thunder 4500 before this and this sub hands down is wayyyyyy better, I give it 700 watts rms and it shakes my whole car. For any price alpine cannot be beat in quality.

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tonny

Norway

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buy it love it

September 15, 2014

Swr 12d2 is so clear and sounds great love every beat that comes from it!

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Jeffrey

Fredericksburg, VA

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Hits hard

August 25, 2014

Great sub for a mix of sq and loud bass.

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PhilSam

Bartlett, IL

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1 Ohm or Go Home

August 14, 2013

I ran this at 1 ohm with a budget SSL 5000D amp and with my 3 farad capacitor the headlights get a little draw still when I'm HAMMERING... It makes my hairs move and the seat becomes part of the music.

I also put it in a sealed box to max capacity air space because I like rock and rap with some others around that too. If you just want bass galore then I recommend a ported box but, it wasn't my preference for my taste of music. You will need to upgrade your door speakers to match the performance and clarity of this brilliant monster.

At 1 ohm the sub slams and my amp is running cool. I don't why you would run a mono amp at anything less. Gain at 3/4 and bass boost at 0. I adjust the rest through the head unit. I could go on forever on how great every song sounds now but, you need to hear it yourselves.

If you are in the market seriously shopping... save this page and look around. You will not find a better sub for the price. Definitely a competition subwoofer. I have just one in a Jeep Wrangler 2002 and I never thought this upgrade would be this good from my Infinity 12".

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Daniel

Wayland, MI

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good sub a little pricy tho

March 18, 2015

I put one of these in a single ported prefab box powered by a hifonics Brutus 1200 in my 2000 dodge ram extend cab it hits hard for 1 12 and has accurate bass response I am happy with it if I was to do it again I would have used a sealed box because I can hear air rushing through the port

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Reshard

Titus, AL

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Awesome Sub

January 30, 2014

I have one of these and its being pushed to the full 1000 watts and it sounds amazing. I would definitely recommend buying this.

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Cam

Amherst, WI

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Best Subs I've Ever Owned

January 4, 2013

If you're wondering if you should buy these, do it.

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Kyanite XFR

Anaheim, CA

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Nice Subwoofer

January 19, 2015

I replaced a 10 year old Infinity Perfect 10 with this sub and am pleased. I'm still working out my gain/output settings from my LC-7 for a balanced sound with my existing system. The bass is definitely more powerful now and sounds more like when I had two of the Perfects in previous systems. I have it in a sealed box of approx. 1.0 cubic feet in my spare tire well and get good bass levels through the back seat of a Jaguar, which is pretty well padded. Construction is good and I have no issues so far.

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Austin

kingsley, IA

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Great woofer!

March 19, 2013

The new Alpine Type R is phenomenal and so is the service SonicElectronix provides. Heres my story:

I purchased the SWR-12D4 and shipping was very fast. With it, I also bought the HiFonics GLX 1400.1D. I wired the speaker at 2ohms giving it a total of 1000 Watts and WOW. This thing at 1000 Watts rattled my brains all freaking day. I do not recommend giving this speaker 1000 Watts unless you get it installed professionally. My type R blew after 20 hours of almost non-stop pounding (totally my fault). After I called SonicElectronix, they explained to me that you shouldn't wire it at 1000 unless conditions are absolutely perfect. I assumed the worst but here is the best part THEY REPLACED IT FREE OF CHARGE!!! They even gave me the 2ohm model instead so I could wire it at 4ohms @ 500 watts instead. I could not believe it. It says everywhere in the warranty and return policy that they do not replace blown woofers, but they did it anyway. SONICELECTRONIX UNTIL THE DAY I DIE!!

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Will

Palestine, IL

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Amazing subs for great price

June 14, 2014

I have 4 of these subs running off 2000 rms @ 1 ohm and they handle it with ease and rattle everything in my car. Probably one of the if not the best subs you can buy within this price range. I've owned a lot of subs and I love Alpine products. I have also owned both models of these subs before this one and they were good too. With these you get the value of what you normally have to pay twice as much for. Great build, great sound quality and output, overall great value, and price. Would highly recommend to anyone as long as you have the amp to power them. Type R series from Alpine are the way to go.

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cody

Edgar, WI

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Great brand and Product!

April 28, 2014

Love the alpine type r swr-12d2. Great brand and product all around sonic had great shipping time and a unbeatable price!

DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE!

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arteaga

canoga park

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alpine type R 12 20hm

April 24, 2014

Amazing subwoofer Will buy another one again. Gives you great quality. Great brand wont let you down. Really recommend this sub gives really good bass.

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Matt

Spokane, WA

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Awesome Sub

February 24, 2015

This subwoofer is great. My son loves it as it is loud and it gives him the sound he wants when listening to his music.

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Patrick

lake stevens, WA

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amazing sub

December 30, 2014

I have been running this sub for a month now. All I can say is wow! I accidentally bought the dual 2 ohm and at this point I'm kinda glad I did. I have it bridged to 4 ohms and am running it off a 7 year old Sony 9001gtr amp. I had to turn the sub adjustment on my deck down into the - range. Because this thing runs so hard. Even at 500 watts. I will definitely be buying another one for my girlfriend's car.

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Patrick

lake stevens, WA

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amazing sub

December 30, 2014

I have been running this sub for a month now. All I can say is wow! I accidentally bought the dual 2 ohm and at this point I'm kinda glad I did. I have it bridged to 4 ohms and am running it off a 7 year old Sony 9001gtr amp. I had to turn the sub adjustment on my deck down into the - range. Because this thing runs so hard. Even at 500 watts. I will definitely be buying another one for my girlfriend's car.

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Tyler

Toledo, OH

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Best Subs You Can Buy

March 9, 2014

When I say "best subs you can buy" I mean, they are the best ones you can buy at a store (with the exception of Alpine Type-X's), because I'm not sure how true it is because I've never heard any, but I always heard the best subs you can get are the competition subs you have to order.
I've had these installed for a bout a month now, and use them just about every day. They hit hard as hell and I have them under powered. They're rated for 300-1000 RMS watts, and I only have them hooked up through one Alpine amp that is 11000 watts, so they're only pushing out 550 RMS watts each (I have two 12's). From other reviews I read, many people have said only 1 of these 12" subs sound better than most 2 12" sub set ups, and I believe it.
For anyone that is going to buy these (especially if it's more than 1) I recommend buying a secondary battery (Kinetik, Reissen, Stinger, etc.), and a battery isolator (do not get a capacitor, everyone has told me they're junk).
I also recommend buying them from Sonic Electronix since they're $149.

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Nick

Blandinsville, IL

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DAMN!!

August 10, 2012

Have 600 watts going to each of my type Rs and no one elses subs even come close!!! People can hear me coming from all the way down the road!!! Amazing sound quality as well. Cant go wrong with an alpine sub.

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Ray

Hudson, Fl.

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Great Value and speaker

February 27, 2015

This speaker is made of high quality materials, hits and sounds superb

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David

topeka, KS

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awesome sub

February 18, 2015

this is one of the best sub I've ever owned it's hard hitting great sound it has a rubber outer ring and said her to ditional foam ring which makes it last longer and hit harderthis is a really awesome sub

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Bam

St.louis, Mo

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Lord have mercy

May 8, 2013

I bought two of these and I must say... It was worth every dollar!!! Got them on my kenwood 1200 watt because I'm waiting on my power acoustic amp (from sonic electronix). U gotta buy these no doubt

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Bo Jangles

Rhode Island

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Clean

January 15, 2013

Just installed two of these in my volvo s60, its in a vented enclosure running off of a Rockford fosgate Power series 1200watt mono. Probably the cleanest bass ive heard, and these subs deliver some ass pounding lows. So low that is pounds your a**

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ithree6mafia

Bentonville, Arkansas

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Good Bang For The Buck!

January 6, 2013

I decided to upgrade from my 12" Kicker CVR's that I had in a extended cab chevy s10. They were really loud, but didnt quite hit the lows that I wanted.

I upgraded to two of these Type R's in a custom 4 cubic foot box tuned @ 32hz and this thing hits so low! Not even joking it makes the whole car vibrate different then highs. its a new type of bass that I experienced from these subs. they look great and pound hard, I havent exactly broke them in yet because I just got them in yesterday but so far im impressed!

I have them in a 2007 honda civic ex coupe. powered by a MTX TE801D

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Brandon

State College, PA

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Awsome Sub

June 26, 2012

I have one of these running 700 watts rms and it blows everything out of the water. It hits notes my old Kicker CVR could only dream of hitting. The notes are so clear and smooth too. I recommend these to anyone.

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John

Texas

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Good sound design not very good

March 16, 2015

This is a very good sounding speaker only problem is the dust shield cracked within a week of owning it wether that is my fault or not I'm not sure but I've owned several other different brand speakers and have never had one crack on the dust shield.

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bobby

los angeles ca

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Great Value

September 24, 2013

Alpine is a great sub bass is clear and clean and hits hard and holds alot of power

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Shane

Saint Augustine

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Great sub and small boxs!!!

May 31, 2013

I have 2 that are in a 2 chamber small sealed box 0.8 after sub. This is great for rock and everything more control of the drivers for tight bass and sq pushing. 300 watts each at 4 ohms And one in a ported at 34hz .1,43cf after flared port and sub displacement I used a 3" port by 10.5 long and it slams 600 watts at 4 ohms. I like 4 ohms at less rms then 2 ohms at full rms. For the price and build you cant go wrong. I am just not sure if you want to feed them 1000 or more watts . 1/2 of that will still do you good.

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Stewie

Newark, CA

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Pure Bass

August 9, 2012

Once again Alpine has done it. A good, durable sub for a great price, what more could you ask for? As soon as you open the box, you see that glossy shine from the cone. Its sleek design is sure to be an eye-catcher.

Probably the most common set up with this sub is indeed the Hifonics Brutus 1200.1D. The voice coils on these babies are rated as 500 RMS each, which adds to a total 1,000RMS, but these subs can handle more, just don't abuse them too much! Wired to the sub is a Hifonics Brutus 1200.1D, at a full 1 Ohm load. The sub hits very well, and is accurate to most songs out there. Most people think two subs are in the back, and they are surprised that its only just one! (But remember, get the proper enclosure, it does make a HUGE difference - use the recommended specs from Alpine). The sub is in a sedan. Lots of rear view mirror shaking and trunk rattling. Its been over 7 weeks now and the sub still looks brand new. To the people out there who had problems with the same exact set up, I'd hope you had a warranty so you can get a new one.

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max

Los Angeles, Ca

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Great bang for your buck!

November 21, 2014

Cool look, giant magnet, not too fancy, bumps pretty hard for one sub.

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Alejandro

Spring Valley, CA

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Haven't hooked it up

March 6, 2013

Waiting on my hifonics amp right now after that, ima turn this beast on. A friend of mine has one only pushing 500w on it and sounds like a beast I had to get one.

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Daniel

Schererville, IN

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Disapointed

March 3, 2013

I bought a pair of these Alpine subs as an upgrade to my 2 kicker cvr's powerd by a Rockford Fosgate T1000. The Kickers sounded much better so I returned them and got 2 Kicker cvx and RF T1500 now very happy.

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darren

Catoosa, OK

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looks nice

February 25, 2013

i have had two of these at seperate times...they both blew at 100 rms so i would reccomend only feeding then 800 rms or less. but they look very nice and i would buy again if they were on sale and i was looking for some more 12's

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Deadpulse

Oklahoma City ok

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Worth it

February 24, 2013

Get them worth every penny my gave been Pounding for almost a year now

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Brad

Omaha, NE

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BASS INCOMING!

February 19, 2013

These things are B.A.!!! Currently feeding them 1000w rms and they rattle my entire car! Can't wait to get a bigger amp to push these subs to the limit. Great sexy look and the standard alpine durability! People can hear me coming from a block away!

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james

Lansing, MI

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Bought two, lincoln ls.

February 11, 2013

Absolutely beautiful. I have owned everything from Sony to kicker, Jl to Sundown lol everything under the sun.
Bought them because of the price and stats they sound beautiful! Roll off on rock is amazing, rap/hip hop is flawless. overall amazing

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Jake

LaSalle, IL

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Amazing sub!!

February 9, 2013

My brother has 2 of the original Type R's, with a 2000 watt amp, and they POUND! I recently bought one of these new 12d2's, and have it on an 800 watt amp, and my one will keep up with his 2 all day! It's in a ported box, and it rattled my license plate off, cracked my taillights, and everything in the car shakes like crazy. Looks BA too.

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Tyler

Evergreen, CO

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Not very impressed...

August 3, 2012

I purchased this sub about 4 months ago. I broke it in for 2 weeks an i have it in a 1.5 cubic foot box and power it with a hifonics brz1200.1. A lot of my friends have had the past versions of the type R and i thought they were awesome, but this sub has been nothing but trouble. It over heats like crazy. I can't even get through a whole song with out my car smelling like burnt plastic and copper... It hits hard for the 2 min i can play it but after that if you feel the cone it will literally burn your hand... I never had this problem with my p3, 2 p2's or the old t1 and now I'm considering getting a new T1 cause I've never had any problems with RF. I would not recomend this sub to anyone that wants to bump for more than 2-3 min...

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tantan

Canada

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Just great

November 4, 2013

I bought from sonic and the service was great.Got it in time as ordered.
I had the earlier model which was captured by my son. Had it for over four years and it still thumps so I decided to get one for myself but was introduced to this one by sonic service. Best sub I have ever owned. Sounds deep and lows clear. Bought it in Dec. 2012 and no problems whatsoever. Powered by hifonics 1400 @2 ohms and just sounds beautiful.I would definitely recommend it.Saw it in VIsions for double the price. My good. Thanks Sonic.

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Erock

Fl, okeechobee

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Top shelf!!!!

September 17, 2013

Top quality speakers that do not disappoint.....I recommend these to anyone that wants the most out of there system

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esalo

Columbia Falls, MT

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Competion worth!

September 18, 2013

Installed this sub in my 2013 Accord sport sedan with an Alpine 500W RMS Digital amp and this sub can hit lower than anything I've ever heard For the money I wouldn't consider buying anything else. A few rattles I have to take care of with Dynamat but blows everyones ears off that I give a ride to. Takes a while to tune right with no rattles but You wont be disappointing!!

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Joel

Ontario, CA

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Very great subwoofer!!

March 26, 2013

The Alpine SWR-12D2 sticks to the Alpine name when it comes to performance. I have it paired with the MRX-M240 and it performs mighty well. Clean, powerful and perfect. Works beyond excellent for the price. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

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Rob

Newark, CA

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Ridiculous Bassness! Crazy Boom! Boom!

August 10, 2012

I must say I have been researching for the right subwoofer for about a year and then came across this baby! Let's just start off with the basics. I have one of these Alpine SWR 12D2's in a custom bulit ported box hooked up to a hifonics brutus brz1200.1d amp, wired to 1 ohm.

This subwoofer has clearly exceeded my expectations. At first I was skeptic thinking that it would not be able to handle 1000 watts and boy was I wrong. It has been about 7 weeks now since I have had this sub and it still is hodling out pretty strong!

For the cost of this sub you cannot go wrong, very affordable and a big bang for your buck. The look is very simple but slick with a glossy black finish, and the durabiltiy of this sub is very well built in terms of weight and structure. Alpine, you have made me a fan and in the future I will most likely purchase another sub to make my system slap my socks off!

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Anthony

Spartanburg, South Carolina

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1000 watt RMS!!! JOKE

July 30, 2012

Ok I would like to first off state I have owned the two Type R's before this one in a 10". The last one looks very similar other than the front finish and color. When I first seen this new 2012 announced I just had to get one since it could handle another 400 watt rms! Well guess what it doesn't. I have a Brutus 1200.1 that powered my last Type R great. This new one how ever for some reason can not even handle the same power. Same amp settings, same custom built box, same car. I'm not saying its a bad subwoofer and you shouldn't get one but if you already have a Type R like I did or are expecting more power don't get it! Very disappointed in you Alpine. I may be done.

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chris

Brockport, NY

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wow

December 27, 2012

Bought these subs 6 months ago. I built a custom enclosure in the spare tire well of my grand Cherokee. about .8 cube per sub. Oh my god these are amazing. i am a huge JL Audio fan but the price of these were great so I thought I'd try them. All I can say is im so glad i did. I using a MA Audio mono amp pushing 500 rms and peak 1000. these subs are so crystal clear for subs and pound like crazy. my wife says she can here me coming 2 blocks away.. i HIGHLY recommend them. my music intrest is usually country but listen to everything depending on my mood.. buy these for sure..

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Bill

Houston

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A well worth buy

September 20, 2015

These subs are awesome i ended up gettin them in a promotion for 25%off!!! Which is awesome deal, believe me if u find them for dirt cheap id keep an eye of suspicion so please buy authorized or go sonic they offer warranties. But neways these subs hit all the notes wen tuned well nd most def put in a ported box... Id shoot for 2 cu feet. I had a pair in sealed nd they blew under pressure within two weeks. U will be happy with these subs unless u just want alotta spl for ur buck.

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MARK19

Green Bay, WI

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Very Nice

December 27, 2015

Years ago (1999 to be exact) I bought 3 JL 10W3's for $150 each. Today (2015) I bought this sub for about the same price. Inflation has not increased the price of everything!!! This sub is way better than the JL 10W3 and is about the same price. I have the sub in a ported enclosure. I'm using just one 12 inch sub. I think the sound is very nice. Hits lower than my 10's did of course (I owned other subs between the JL's and this one by the way). I am very pleased with the construction and feel of the sub. It just looks and feels very quality, durable, well made, etc. I am able to listen to fast rock and roll as well as slower hip hop and rap music. The sub seems to handle everything quite well. I would definitely recommend this sub.

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Charles

Miami, FL

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Supersonic

August 15, 2016

Great Sub at a great price thanks Sonic. This sub hits hard and is tight no distortion.

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DAVE

Lodi,wi

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Amazing sounds

June 20, 2016

Have to say I don't do reviews but I will on this product, purchase 2 12-inch had them installed with the pioneer m110 amplifier. They are amazing subs and above what I expected. I will highly recommend these subs for anyone who's looking for Quality sound.

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DAVE

Lodi,wi

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Amazing sounds

June 20, 2016

Have to say I don't do reviews but I will on this product, purchase 2 12-inch had them installed with the pioneer m110 amplifier. They are amazing subs and above what I expected. I will highly recommend these subs for anyone who's looking for Quality sound.

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Dash

Lehi, Utah

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Great Buy!

June 6, 2016

I only put one sub in my Subaru STI and it was plenty bass for me. I was just looking for a little thump and these delivered. I don't even have the amp turned up past a quarter of its potential and it still rattles things off the walls inside my garage. These are clear and sound excellent! I would recommend these to any one.

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Aj

Cuba city wi

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Alpine swr12d2

May 29, 2016

This is the second set I've had. The first lasted 3 years until my amp shorted and caught fire sending a power surge blowing the old ones. If my amp didn't fail these subs sure would've lasted a lot longer. They hit very hard. I've blown the rear hatch window right out of my crx while going 70mph down the highway lol. They almost hit too hard. Great subs at a decent price

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Charles

Miami, FL

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Finally put it in

May 20, 2016

It's a nice speaker. I got the 2 ohm and didn't realize with duel voice coils you can make them 4 ohm by series hook up or 1 ohm parallel. With a 2 ohm stables amp I have to run it at 4 ohms. The only way to get 2 ohms final would be adding another 4 ohm final and parallel them. With only 1 sub I should have got the 4 ohm to get 2 ohm. It's misleading could have been clearer. Not a big deal I have s huge 1200 mono giving me 700 at 4 and it's plenty. I still could tweek amp and crossover settings but it got realistic 12" sound. I would like to get more puch but don't except this to do that I am getting other systems going hopefully for that. Added the matching alpine 5 1/4 component today running off the head but have an amp to add to them. I probably would have gone 8 or 10 but the price for this was hard to pass. I'm not a big booming bass fanatic but like to have kick. Why lie bass pedals on Genesis Dance on the Volcano is awesome Song choice amp and settings make a difference with final sound and this sub is sounding versatile. Trying to get George Benson Breezing to audiophile quality in my Saab 900 S. S could be for Sonic now. Having changed out from a Bass Link it's 100 times the bass and 100 times cleaner. I would have to directly compare it to another similar sub to have more of an opinion but I'm pleased with it alpine is a name I am familiar with. Don't think you can go wrong with this if you have room. It has a big power handling cap and a big amp on it. Woo I added the Alpine matching grill too.

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JAMES

Ardmore, OK

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Love it

April 1, 2016

I love this sub it straight rocks my Lil Ranger

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Myself

Birmingham, AL

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Alpine SWR-12D2

April 1, 2016

I bought two of these babies, along with a Kicker KX1600.1 (1600 watt) amp. I built the fiberglass sub inclosure (3.23 cubic feet, for both subs in one sealed box, "fighting one another"). "Bad to the bone" does not even begin to explain the awesome sauce that these babies force out! Get this setup, and your next problem will be, trying to pad your vehicle, so nothing rattles. If you want to be heard, and I mean crisp and clear, there's no doubt about the fact that these SWR-12D2's are the ticket! This is a GREAT price, for the product! When shopping for the components, for my system, I was looking totally for the most RMS power handling ability. 1000 watts, per sub, is AWESOME! Just shop around, if you don't believe me.

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Bobby

West Islip ny

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Alpine swr-12d2

December 21, 2015

This sub is f in awesome. This things slams your chest
Great sub for value. Don't get the kicker cvx. Get this
You won't regret. 10 years audio experience

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Frank H on Aug 9, 2016
I believe that this subwoofer would be perfect for the enclosure that I built. You can never have too much bass.
Jackson K on Jan 16, 2016
Alpine car subwoofers have always sounded the cleanest to me while also packing a big punch of bass at the same time. Not many other subwoofers have the same quality for the good price that Alpine has. That, along with Sonic Electronix great prices, I couldn't pass up this offer.
Adam S on Feb 23, 2016
It is compatible with my 2 channel amp that, when bridged, will equal 4 ohms (dual 2 ohm).
Derek S on Nov 21, 2015
I was wondering if the Alpine SWR-12D2 1000W 12" Type-R Dual 2 ohm Subwoofer would fit in this box? The box says it has a mount depth of 6.5 inches but then says it has a depth of 13-1/4 inches. The sub says it has a top mount depth of 6-3/8 inches but has another measurement of 10-7/8 inches. Thanks
Jake G on Oct 28, 2014
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Best Answer: You're taking a chance trying to install that sub into this enclosure. Although the mounting depth allows room for the depth of the magnet at the center of the opening, it does not account for the diameter of the subs basket. View the exploded images, the basket is most likely going to strike one of the angled supports. Put a low powered sub or a shallow mount in this enclosure.
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What amplifier is good for 2 12in. dual alpine type r subs?
John G on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: I have 1 of your subs hooked up to a hifonics Zeus 1200.1 and gains are up about 80% and I haven't had any problems for over a year. Because you bought the 12d2 version your setup will be a lot more expensive granted that if you wire them to one amp you can only wire them as .5 or 4 ohms. You won't find an amp that runs 2000 rms at 4 ohms unless you spend some serious money. Also running an amp with that much power at .5 ohms will kill your electrical system. So I would pick up 2 hifonics Zeus 1200.1 amps and be prepared to have your ear drums hurtibg
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Will this fit an Alpine SWR-12D2?
Josh A on Aug 16, 2015
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Best Answer: No the top mount on the SWR-12D2 is about 1" to deep
Reply · Report · Dan H on Aug 17, 2015
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I would like to know if this amp ALPINE MRX-M1100 WILL WORK FOR 2 ALPINE TYPE R SWR -12D2??please let me know thanks
oscar f on Apr 24, 2015
Best Answer: Great amp for these 2 subs. Each sub must be wired individually in series. Then wired parallel from amp. This should provide over 500 watts per sub of power. Make sure you got big at least 4 gauge wire. I would use 2 gauge.( I always overkill). Get a good ground and a good box.ihave 3 of these subs using a Hifonics 2400 watt amp at 1.5 or so ohms. It's pushing about 18 or 19 hundred watts RMS. Best system in town. There in a PROBOX sealed. Removed back seat from my F150 and it fits real nice.also have 4 Diamond Audio component door speakers with TWO TWEETS ON EACH CROSSOVER. Push these twelve speakers with a Hifonics 1800 watt 4 channel amp.Have to run a fan on this amp or it overheats. Use a DB audio equalizer and a Epicenter to accentuate the bass in my older music. It will make your ears bleed.
Reply · Report · jimmy p on Apr 26, 2015
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I have a 1 Ohm stable MA Audio Hard Kore series HK1000. Will this speaker do well with this amp at 1 Ohm ?
Ben B on Nov 6, 2015
Best Answer: I have to be honest and say I'm not entirely sure... I had a few Alpine amps running Diamond Audio components and 2 JL Audio W3v somethings and the knocked half the truck loose... I ended up taking the truck off the road for a while and ended up putting some sound into my beater Subaru Legacy wagon... Alpine Type S components in the front and Type S 6 1/2s in the rear with 1 Alpine SWR 12D2 with those same amps and I'm super happy with the sound .. crisp all around sound from the speakers and lots of bass with just one subwoofer .. and I would not have made the purchase had the sales team at sonic not pointed me (without bias) towards the sound I was looking for.. I'm an Internet research maniac when I want something but when it comes to sound , it's all preference. ... I simply told them what I wanted to hear and viola , I got it.. call and speak to a staff member and you'll get all the info you need..
Reply · Report · Marc C on Nov 6, 2015
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Will this amp be enough to power two Alpine SWR-12d4? Or am I better off getting the SWR-12d2 and getting the Belva BB5000D amplifier?
Nash P on Dec 20, 2014
Alpine SWR-12D2
Alpine SWR-12D2
Hifonics BRX2000.1D
Hifonics BRX2000.1D
Belva BB5000D
Belva BB5000D
Alpine SWR-12D4-OB
Alpine SWR-12D4-OB
Best Answer: Also, with the car revving thing the guy said above, it's not like that, that be like, I could set the max to 8,000 rpm to get maximum power when I need it, or I could set a governor at 6,000 so I'll never really be able to use the full potential. Just because you wire it to be able to push a 1,000 watts each, doesn't mean you're driving around with the stereo cranked. Which is just a bad idea. The belva is probably overrated anyway
Reply · Report · Deon M on Dec 26, 2014
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would this box fit for this sub???
Mon21 on May 1, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D2
Alpine SWR-12D2
Atrend 12SQV
Atrend 12SQV
Best Answer: No, not even close. Youll have to custom build the box for it using their recommended specs
Reply · Report · sheryl m on May 3, 2016
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Does this work good with a single Alpine SWR 12D2? and seal box or ported box for the sub? Please help me out with your opinion and knowledge. Thank you
Mon21 on May 3, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D2
Alpine SWR-12D2
Atrend 12SQL
Atrend 12SQL
Hifonics HFi1500D
Hifonics HFi1500D
Atrend 12SQV
Atrend 12SQV
Best Answer: As far as boxes go I built a sealed box to speck and was not vary happy with it, then I bought the sealed atrend 12ql and it sounded a little better. But after buying a ported box for it there was no going back!!! It is one of the best sounding subs I have ever heard in s ported box .
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Will this be able to work with 1 single Alpine SWR 12D2????
Mon21 on May 1, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D2
Alpine SWR-12D2
Crunch PDX-2000.1D
Crunch PDX-2000.1D
Best Answer: At 1st glance without doing a ton of research: A single DVC sub @ 2? with RMS rating of 1000W wired down to 1?. This matches the RMS of the amp: 1000w RMS @ 1?. I have this amp and it it quite powerful... Granted, that's at 1? pushing (2) NVX 10" subs (DVC at 4? each).

I guess the short answer is yes; the RMS specs seem to match on both.
Reply (2) · Report · Bryan C on May 1, 2016
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what box should I get to put this sub in?
Travis L on Nov 18, 2015
Best Answer: Depends if you're gonna go for a sealed box or a ported box. Both boxes require different specs. I'd recommend looking at the specs for thIs sub on Alpine's site. I am not sure if there are any pre-fabricated boxes you can buy that will meet the specs exactly as needed.
Reply · Report · CHRISTOPHER M on Nov 19, 2015
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Could I power one of these with the 5th channel on a PDXV9 without causing damage by underpowering it at onlt 500RMS?
Grayson S on Feb 25, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Grayson,

500w RMS is NOT "underpowering" . In fact, Alpine suggest powering the driver anywhere between 300-1000 watts RMS. Just because the higher number says "1000" that DOESN'T mean you should shoot for that figure (most drivers fail at that load anyway). The most important part of this setup is 1) Make sure you wire the driver CORRECTLY and 2) Make sure you send the amp a clean signal, so that the subwoofer gets a clean signal.

To be fair, if you wanted to "better" match the specs of the amp, consider the SWS-12D4 .
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Feb 25, 2015
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will this Subwoofer do 1ohm?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. If you are running one subwoofer to a single channel then it is easy to run 1 ohm you just wire the dual voice coils in parallel.
Reply · Report · Deon M on Sep 17, 2014
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what will happen if i only hook up one vc not both of them?
leon lewis on Nov 15, 2014
Best Answer: It wont play and most likely blow the sub
Reply · Report · Zach H on Nov 16, 2014
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which one is better for a single Alpine SWR 12D2: Crunch 1-ohm Stable Class D Monoblock - PDX-2000.1D or THIS one???
Mon21 on May 1, 2016
Alpine SWR-12D2
Alpine SWR-12D2
Hifonics BRX1100.1D
Hifonics BRX1100.1D
Crunch PDX-2000.1D
Crunch PDX-2000.1D
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWR-12D2

UPC

793276011794

Weight

26.50lbs

Internal SKU

swr12d2

Internal Product ID

45522

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-12D2

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