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Alpine SWR-1522D

750W 15" Type-R Dual 2 ohm Subwoofer

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Alpine Type R Subwoofers

These incredible subwoofers from Alpine have withstood the test of time and proven themselves to be one of the top subwoofer choices for car audio enthusiasts. The Type R subwoofers are designed and engineered for big bass, as well as a durable sub that will last for many years to come. These woofers use a pulp cone that is reinforced with Kevlar for an incredibly durable and rigid structure. The ribbed multi-roll santoprene surround is designed for excellent response, while assisting in smoother cone movement and excursion. The subwoofer will stay cool under extended hard playing with the unique thermal management system that Alpine designed into the Type R Subwoofer. The tinsel leads are hidden and woven into the dual Nomex spiders for a strong and unbreakable connection. For those looking for an industry standard subwoofer with break-taking bass, consider the Alpine Type-R subwoofer.

General Features

  • 15" Dual 2 ohm Type-R Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 2000 watts
    • RMS: 750 watts
  • Parabolic kevlar/pulp fiber cone
  • High amplitude multi-roll santoprene surround
  • Cast aluminum perimeter vented heat transfer frame
  • Compound Radius Curve (CRC) Motor structure
  • Spiral cut aluminum former with high temperature DVC Winding
  • Radial Vented (VC) heat sink and Airflow Management System
  • Mirrored progressive nomex spiders with reinforced layer integrated tinsel leads
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

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

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Alpine SWR-1522D)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Type-R (Alpine)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
15"
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
2000 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
750 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Dual
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
2 ohms
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 400 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
87 dB
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

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

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

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Silver
Woofer 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.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

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

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

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

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

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.75 cubic feet
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.75 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
2.9 cubic feet
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
2.9 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
9.2"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
13.8"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

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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Usability
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Peter

east moriches, NY

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Fantastic!

August 19, 2010

I recently bought one of these. It's in a sealed box running off a nitro bmw 2000w amp and it sounds great. hits all the lows and as loud as you want it it'll never get distorted. Anybody looking for a single sub that gives you a back massage while you drive, look no further

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Chris

Decatur, GA

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Alpine Sub Lover

July 3, 2014

Ridiculously happy and I don't think you could get more bang for your buck!

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cody

greenville, OH

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Alpine type R 15"

April 19, 2014

First off, I believe the type r I had was (defective), said to be brand new when purchased from sonic electronix. It appeared to new, however upon powering the subwoofer with a rockford fosgate r1200 (400@4ohms) in a 2.9 cu ft box cross braced with 1" threaded rod, tuned with dual flared 4" precision aero ports and double baffled subwoofer plank and port plank boards. I started to play sine waves at less than half volume from the head unit, bass settings all off amp & head unit, and it was making a wanging noise, so I tried music and it didn't change the tone, shortly after the alpine type r stopped working. :-(...so I contacted SE they gave me a return authorization number, and I shipped it back to them for $ 70.00, I later received the broken subwoofer and no refund, they said iwas my fault because 400 rms isn't enough to break in a 750rms woofer in a ported enclosure...this subwoofer was apart of a $700.00 order, sonic electronix lost my future purchases an those of all my bass head buddies...

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Alpine

Fl

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Great product

April 16, 2014

Great sub and product I have it in a ported box with a 14in 6 in PVC port and sounds great

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Krystal

Riverton, UT

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great speaker

December 3, 2013

i love the sound and the way it hits it is an awesome product and would recommend it to anyone!!

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craiger

Cottonwood,ca

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Great Service!

September 18, 2013

Great service! shipping went smooth and on time! Very happy with product!

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Neverlost

Agawam, MA

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Powerful Sub

September 17, 2013

I would highly recommend this product! I'm new to the car audio scene, but this was the best investment I've made so far. I run 8 6" kicker and polk audio speakers in my nissan max. I have this sub bridged at 2ohms at 1,200 watts and it pounds...just watch youtube videos of it's power and kit's an understatement! It's about to blow out my rear window with sheer strength! Looks nice in my trunk but box takes up most of the room, next to my air ride tank

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Daniel

Adelantoadelanto, CA

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got 4 of em

August 15, 2013

These muthalovas slam hard as hell whole truck and house and neighbors house shaken on 3000 watts rms

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Dope man

Chicago

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Awesome

April 22, 2013

It was a great product. I would recommend for anyone looking for deep bass.

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Skyler

Phoenix, AZ

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Alpine SWR-1522D

April 2, 2013

Fantastic subwoofer! You will not be disappointed! Best quality for Alpine Type R series.

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Ian

WA

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IT IS LOUD

January 5, 2013

I went from a 300 watt rms 12" pioneer sub to this... and boy I can hear a difference! I have it powered by the Re Audio DTS 1000.1 amp and I have it wired in parallel to 1 ohm. I made a custom ported box out of mdf and have it to the suggested 2.9 ft2 and tuned to about 32 hz. This thing hits really hard and it's kinda annoying because it makes so many things (including the trunk) vibrate and rattle, which is kind of what you go for in this nice of a sub! It kind of makes you feel uncomfortable playing it loud and you can feel it! When playing some songs with really low bass you can definitely tell that it is a 15" because it plays the lows of the lows. aside from being just loud it is also clear and everything you could want from a 15". It turns a lot of heads... It just happened to me the other day I was a couple hundred feet from these group of guys going TOWARDS them and all of their heads turned at the same time lol.

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Everick

Rockford, IL

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Dang!!

November 18, 2012

Worth every penny..no joke these subs cand handel any thing u can give it.

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Belial

Ohio

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Great Subs

August 22, 2012

I have had two of these for over a year and a half. I recently blew one (my own fault) and just ordered a new one because these are the best for the money by far. Great durability and response. I would highly recommend.

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ryan

delaware

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alpine swr-1522D

August 8, 2012

I would recommend this sub to anyone that wants a great subwoofer to hit the low notes and slam your whole car. I threw this and 2 alpine swr-1222Ds in my truck of a corolla. Custom box they all face the same way. I'm feeding them all the exact ammount of rms wattage they take. I've had them at the rms and they still hit hard. My whole set up is Alpine. I've experimented with kicker, pioneer, boss, and others. Alpine is definitely top quality.

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SilentBass

Lansing,MI

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Amazing sub

June 17, 2012

If you're into music with heavy bass like rap definitely an AMAZING buy. Have the box tuned super low and it hits so freaking hard it'll knock your socks off. Have only had it in an SUV however. Never have seemed to have over heated it, definitely it has warmed up a bit but nothing too concerning. Doesn't do the best with rock, but handles SOME rock decently. First sub I've owned and an amazing one at that!

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kris

Plover, WI

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type r ok

June 6, 2012

Good sub for the money, handels good power, i had it in a sealed box which was nice, but it limited the sub which finially blew the rubber, sub still pounds but would suggest a ported box

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YouTube Yun Doe if you want music to play your subs on.

Bay Area

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Super Fast Shipping

March 24, 2012

This sub came super fast. Ordered it Monday 1 AM. Shipped that same day. Was at my door early Wednesday morning. Only bad thing is after I bought this sub, I wanted to buy another one but the price jumped. I think I'm going to sale this and go with 2 12" Type-Rs.

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Kp

Millersville, MD

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facemelting

February 26, 2012

I have had this sub for almost 6 months. Hits harder than the kickers solo baric L7, my friend has one and mine is noticably better. Theres no better feeling than going on a long car ride with this sub having your whole car vibrating. As T.I. says "rear view's shaking, and my seats vibrating".

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ManessBoy

Lexington,TN

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Bangin Subs

February 8, 2012

I love these sub i got two in my Ranger with a 4000 pa amp and they bang hard!!!! My back glass flexs 3 inches.

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CB

Ocala, Florida

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Great subwoofer

December 10, 2011

Best system at my school and I only have 1, running on 1800 watts. Louder than another kid with 2 15" kicker comps. Really good at hitting lows, and really almost any pitch/note/whatever. Getting a second one soon. It's a good price for it and it's worth the money. Recommend this sub for anyone who has room. It bangs hard in my little extended cab chevy s-10.

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Accessory Tools and Products

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NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

Your Price $39.99

25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

You'll need speaker wire to hook up that new subwoofer!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

40 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

Thicker than the competition, complete sound damping kit for entire vehicle! Use for trunk, doors, roof and floor.

Your Price $119.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

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Stinger Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for the whole car!

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

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40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

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Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

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4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

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2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

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1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

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15" Protective Waffle Metal Subwoofer Grille

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

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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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Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

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1 Alpine SWR-1522D Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Alpine SWR-1522D Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Alpine SWR-1522D Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

4 Alpine SWR-1522D Subwoofers

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4 Channel Amp

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I am an Alpine fan and I'm hoping this will be the perfect addition to my sound system. I am currently upgrading from a ten year old (purchased new) 12 inch Type E which is a great starter subwoofer.
Jamison P on Oct 14, 2014

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWR-1522D

UPC

793276620774

Weight

41.00lbs

Internal SKU

swr1522d

Internal Product ID

7033

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Alpine SWR-1522D