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1000W Peak 10" Type-S Series Dual 2-Ohm High Performance Subwoofer

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1000W Peak 10" Type-S Series Dual 2-Ohm High Performance Subwoofer

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General Features:

  • 10" Type-S Series Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 500 watts
  • Recommended power range: 100 - 500 watts RMS
  • Impedance: Dual 2 ohms
  • Kevlar reinforced cone
  • HAMR performance surround
  • Progressive spider for reliable and consistent control
  • FEA Optimized Dual-Sided CRC Motor Structure
  • CEA-2031 compliant
  • 10" Protective 2-Piece Subwoofer Grille Available, sold separately:
  • 2.5" Voice Coil
  • 64 oz. magnet motor structure
  • Frequency response: 28-200 Hz
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 35 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 85.1 dB
  • Top-mount depth: 5-9/16"
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty
Priced Individually

Alpine products are warranted solely by Sonic Electronix, Inc. under the same period and terms as the original Alpine warranty. Sonic Electronix is not an Authorized Alpine Dealer and Alpine requires all merchandise purchased by Sonic Electronix customers to be returned solely to Sonic Electronix. Alpine products are also covered by our Standard Return Policy for returns on exchanges or refunds within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Product History:

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Alpine SWS-1023D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine Type-S SWS-10D2)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Type-S (Alpine)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
10"
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.
1000 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.
500 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.
2.5"
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
28 - 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".
85 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.
15 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.
Black
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 Reinforced Pulp (Paper)
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
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Double Stacked
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

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

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

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

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

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.50 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.54 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.
0.85 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.
0.75 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.22 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.
1.3 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.
5-9/16"
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.
8-5/16"
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.
3.5 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.
25 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.
0.49
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.
1.8 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.
7.54

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

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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.8
Features
4.9
Design
4.8
Usability
4.9
BerzerK

SC

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Alpine Type S

January 31, 2014

Its a good sub, i own 2 10s in my 2002 dodge ram. They sit under the back seat and they hit hard, I owned the JL w3 and honestly think that JL sounds better but they are more expensive

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ACE

manchaca tx

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Excellent sub

March 17, 2014

The Alpine SWS-10D2 sub is the best for the money!
I have it and it hits very hard

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Bmack

Canada

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Awesome subs, great price. Excellent customer service

May 11, 2014

I would definitely recommend sonic electronix, fast shipping for going across North America, I will be buying more in the near future

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Will

Brighton, TN

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beast of a woofer!

March 2, 2013

I got two of these and they're breaking in nicely after about a week or 2. I have these babies in a shared chamber sealed box that I built roughly 1.12 cubes so right at what alpine calls for. They're running 500rms each powered by my kicker dx1000.1. They will hit as low as my 15's and keep wanting more. not so much loud as rumbling and super clean sounding. Love them and recommend so hard.

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MATTHEW

WICHITA, KS

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sws 10d2

September 12, 2013

great sub for the price, amazing sound quality and bass

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Kelly

Ben wheeler, TX

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Very good subs

January 6, 2016

I got this alpine subs on Black Friday for $80 a piece and all I can say is you can't buy a better sub for $80. They are good,crisp,clear,and loud subs. I have them in a sealed enclosure with .54 cubic feet of air space and they sound beautiful

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Ryan

Celina, TX

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They bang hard

January 4, 2016

I received these as a christmas present for my truck and I have to say wow. I am absolutely in love with these. Be warned however, these subs were designed to be placed in bigger sealed or ported boxes and have a rather large magnet. I had to buy spacers for my truck box, which was luckily outward facing and i could afford the room. For downward facing however may not have been so lucky. They have plenty of power and bang hard, and the magnet size is all I have sort of had a problem with. Definitely would recommend to anyone.

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keenan

Asheville, NC

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awesome product

December 27, 2015

Great service, quick shipping and product matched the description. I'll definitely be ordering from this site again!

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basshead

NC

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Alpine SWS 10D2 in a tapped horn

November 27, 2015

Google lilmikes PICOWRECKER; free build plans on avsforum
a Tapped horn worthy to build
Alpine subs work great in TH applications.
If you build one of these the applications are only limited by size. With 600rms one picowrecker 10" sws can put out over 120db over a range of 20-80hz; I'm measuring 126db at the mouth of the horn.
A plate amp that works great for it is partsexpress yung 500D w/ 6db boost @30hz.

There's also lilmikes lilwrecker(alpine sws 15") and the housewrecker (kicker CVX)

bass you've never heard in your life from a single 10" sub

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Justin

Sparks, NV

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Awesome!

December 14, 2014

For the price you can't get anything better. Build quality is really good. I hooked mine up to a pioneer 400w rms amp and it hits way harder than most 12's. I am really impressed with this sub. Alpine makes good stuff. If you are looking for a good sub buy this one you won't regret it.

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RICK O

albuquerque, NM

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99 Dodge Ram excab 1500

November 15, 2015

These are the best used one of their boxes for the truck fiberglass the back end and it became the best Suboxone ever had with these golfers Have punch 500.1 that kick ass

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Andrew

St. George, UT

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Great Sub

February 10, 2014

I am using this sub in my 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8. I didnt want to loose any space in the back that I use for my dogs So I used the MTX Audio Thunderform enclosure. It worked out great but took some tinkering to make it seal perfectly with that enclosure. But once it was done I have some nice hitting bass. The interesting thing is that I can be inside the car and heave my ears hurting from the pressure from the sub, but on the outside of the car you can barely tell there is a sub pounding. I dont know if its just my car or the setup in the back? Either way at least I dont have to be worried about a cop stopping me for a noise issue.

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pedrikis

C.A

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Great Value

July 19, 2013

if I liked them and I'm happy with a speaker but I'm looking for an amplifier that can. thank you.

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Justin

Columbia, MO

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Rockin my Impreza TS

March 14, 2013

I hooked this sub up to the Kenwood KAC-8105D amp. I only have it wired to 4 ohms, which gives it 300w rms, and I can only imagine what it would sound like with the whole 500w rms. This thing beats hard and clean! Sounds great and shakes the mirrors. I like this sub so much, I might even get a dual box and another one of these subs!

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darren

Catoosa, OK

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good

February 25, 2013

this sub sounds very clean and it gets very loud in a sealed box at 400 rms. it also looks very nice and is the best woofer for the price!

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1 Alpine Type-S SWS-10D2 Subwoofer

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great sub for a even better price!
joel a on Aug 19, 2015
My current sub needs to be replaced, Alpine SWR-1042D. Will the Alpine SWS-10D2 sub be a compatible replacement?
Chris L on Sep 27, 2015
Best Answer: That kind of depends on your existing setup. If you wanted to keep impedance the same as your current setup, you should consider the SWS-10D4 instead as it has dual 4 ohm voice coils (like the SWR-1042D) as opposed to the 10D2's dual 2 ohm voice coils.

If you are using a mono sub amplifier and you are only powering a single 2 ohm dual voice coil subwoofer, your only options for wiring it are 1 ohm and 4 ohm. If you have a 1 ohm stable amp and don't mind running it at 1 ohm, then yes, this sub will work, and it will receive more power than a 4 ohm dual voice coil sub in the same setup (which can be wired at either 2 or 8 ohms).

So as you can see, it depends on your amp and number of subs. I'd recommend doing a google search for "subwoofer wiring diagram" as you can select your number of subs and their configuration (i.e. 2 ohm DVC or 4 ohm DVC) and see what your options are for impedance given what type of amp you have.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWS-10D2

UPC

793276011879

Weight

13.50lbs

Internal SKU

sws10d2

Internal Product ID

45532

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-S SWS-10D2