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Alpine SWE-10S4

250W 10" Type-E Single 4-Ohm Subwoofer

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Genetically Built Like A Type-R

The new Type-E’s highly efficient design can play both louder and lower, and is more durable than its predecessor. With a shallow mounting depth, these subs can be installed just about anywhere, but they look so good, you won't want to hide them.

The Type-E cones are built with a reinforced parabolic cone structure and lightweight poly mica dust cap, enabling a faster snappy dynamic response. The high excursion Santoprene® H.A.M.R. surround allows for impressive linear excursion so Type-E subs play louder, and lower!

What is unique and amazing about the new Type-E subwoofer is not only the engineering behind the build, it's the new requirements for them to optimally perform. The new Type-E 12” specification requires 0.65 – 1.0 cubic feet air space for superior performance. That’s 35% less air space used in your vehicle!

General Features:

  • 10" Single 4-Ohm Type-E Series Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 750 watts
    • RMS: 250 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohms
  • Woven Fiber w/ Kevlar Reinforced Pulp cone
  • Multi-Roll Santoprene Woofer Surround
  • Custom High Strength Steel Basket
  • Progressive Nomex Spider
  • 2.6" 3-Layer Single Voice Coil
  • FEA Optimized Design w/ Compound Radii
  • Frequency response: 32-200 Hz
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 40Hz
  • Top-mount depth: 4-3/4"
  • Sensitivity: 86.9dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com Warranty

Product History:

Alpine SWE-10S4 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Alpine SWE-1043 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SWE-10S4)
Alpine SWE-1042 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SWE-1043)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Type-E (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.
750 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.
250 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.
Single
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.
2-1/2"
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).
32 - 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".
86.9 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.
10 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.
Woven Kevlar and Glass Fiber Composite
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Santoprene Rubber
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

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

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

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

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

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.50 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
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.
1.30 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.
4-3/4"
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.
8-15/16"
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.
40 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.
26 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.
0.51
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.
0.55
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.
3.6 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.
6.75

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
78%
4 Star
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3 Star
6%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.9
Features
4.6
Design
4.7
Usability
4.9

Chad

Chandler, AZ

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Best svc 10 on the market

October 20, 2013

Make sure you put this in a sealed box & it WON'T disappoint you!

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sid

nebraska

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good review

February 4, 2014

it doesn't take a lot of power to get great sound from this sub, and it produces great bass in a relatively small enclosure. the price isn't bad for what you get either.

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Chad

Boonville, MO

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Great speaker at a great price.

December 13, 2013

Put this in a sealed box and you wont be disappointed. Run 250-300 rms to it and it is a great addition to any stereo. Good bass range/response and good amount of bass. The new design is awesome with ribbed surround.

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steve

Canada

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Boom!

November 15, 2013

These are a fantastic 10 inch sub. Powered with 300w kennwood, there is no disappointment. A fantastic deal and great bass with an easy fit.

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Alex

Yuma, AZ

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Great Starter Subs

October 24, 2013

Before these models, I had two of the previous models, which were my first subs ever. Loved them, and after several other subs, i bought three of these and wired them to 1.4 ohms. Great sound, not just quality but also in spl. They were in a ported box, that i also got from this site. Overall, very very good looking subs, and were friendly with most types of music. Awesome subs, and would definitely buy again, especially from Sonicelectronix, Great service, prices and customer service.

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Rick

Hayneville Al.

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Alpine swe 10s4

October 10, 2013

These are great speakers, they are very responsive to any kind of music you want to listen to. Overall a great buy. I am going to put a set in my car also.

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steve

middletown, OH

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Great ub for value

September 28, 2013

i purchased this sub to replace my JL Audio 10W3, this was a cheap purchase and so far very pleased with sound to value ratio. Im only pushing 200w to it and it sounds great

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Eric

Cabot, AR

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Really good subs

September 19, 2013

These are really good subs for the money. They handle all bass frequencies very good. If you don't have the room for 12" or 15" subs these are the one for you.

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chess315

kansas city

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good speaker

September 17, 2013

i already knew the speaker was good lol had two of the 10s i my old school cadillac very loud if didnt know better could honestly think it was 2 15s or something and very clean also was honestly shocked got another one replacing one i blew no fault of the speaker.

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TonyMac

Rockwall, TX

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Just a solid sub, love it

September 17, 2013

I have a pair of these and they do what they are built to do - thump. Driven by an Alpine amp, I am really happy with these. Only thing I do not care for is the rubber piece that goes around the sub once mounted.

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Brian K.

Tucson, AZ

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Alpine SWE-10S4

August 11, 2013

I bought 2 of these sub woofers and installed them in a custom made box per the recommended space size. I have them running off a Rockford Fosgate 5 channel P1000X5D, delivering 500W mono into the subs. They work just as they should. You get what you pay for and they perform just as you would expect. For the price i would definitely recommend them to anybody on a budget as I was.

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Djrolas

Lancaster, California

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Amazing bass

July 28, 2013

I put 2 10s of this baby's in my 12 dodge ram under the backseat with a 500 rms jl audio mono amp and they sound amazing. Alpine subs are one of the best subs in the market. I love the way this subs handle the bass, they are very accurate and all you can hear is clean bass + the look/design is very cool.

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Bartman

Michigan

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Alpine SWE-10S4

May 9, 2013

Excellent bass response. Clean and crisp. I would recommend this for any crew cab truck owner whom, doesn't want his teeth to fall out from two 15 inches. I like the two 10's. They offer the balance along with a clean sound.

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bill

richmond, texas

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great!!

April 24, 2013

I have the previous model and am looking to get the newer model. I blast this sub with a kenwood 1000 watt max amp in my room, I have yet to try it in a vehicle. I have it in a 12 x 18 x 14 inch box with a 23.5 inch port that is 1 and a quarter inches by 11 inches. It hits hard and is fills my room with tight and loud bass. Hits hard enough to rattle every wall in my house. No distortion.

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KC

Humble, TX

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Good subs

February 21, 2013

Have 2 of them in a 1.1 cubic foot shared box , a bit smaller than I wanted but all I could fit behind the rear seats of my truck. Great tight bass and would recommend you put them in a bigger box if your looking for that extra thump.

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Chuck O

springville

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Buy em!

November 25, 2012

Installed 3 of these subs in a single chamber sealed box. Over six months and they still perform with deep, tight, well controlled bass. Very good sub and a great price!

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Josh

Joplin, MO

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bang for the buck.

November 23, 2012

I purchased this sub a 1 year ago, and have over powered it since the day i bought it. This sub has pass my expectations and for a 10" at 250rms, i was pleased with the performance. I would recomend this product as a entry product, for starters.

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CharlieD1126

Kennesaw, GA

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Good while it lasted...

August 7, 2012

I would not recommend this product at all. I did not buy it from Sonic but I am on here all the time so I figured I would share my experience. First off, the sub does sound really good! But the HAMR system that Alpine has implemented into their Type E series was a bad idea. The sub lasted maybe 2 months going at 200-300 watts. The HAMR system completely unglued itself from the inner part of the sub. For people who don't know what the HAMR system is, it is the rubber that is all wrinkly to put it in non-tech savvy terms. How is that even possible at that little of watts. Poor quality and poor workmanship. Maybe that is just the one I got, but I am not pleased at all.

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Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

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1mm All Purpose Solder

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Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

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1 Alpine SWE-10S4 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Alpine SWE-10S4 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

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4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Alpine SWE-10S4 Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Alpine SWE-10S4 Subwoofers

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWE-10S4

UPC

4958043541768

Weight

13.00lbs

Internal SKU

swe10s4

Internal Product ID

45534

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 SWE-10S4