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1000W Peak 8" Type-R Series Dual 2 ohm High Performance Subwoofer

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General Features:

  • 8" Dual 2-Ohm Type-R Series Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 150-350 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 2 ohms
  • Reinforced Parabolic Cone Structure with Poly-Mica Dust Cap & Pulp-Kevlar Cone
  • Durable HAMR Santoprene surround
  • Nomex Progressive Conex spider
  • Compound Radius Curve pole geometry
  • Oversized 1.6", High-Temperature, 4-Layer Dual Voice Coil
  • 52 oz. magnet motor structure
  • Frequency response: 30-200 Hz
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 40Hz
  • Excursion: 12mm
  • Top-mount depth: 4-1/2"
  • Sensitivity: 83.5dB
  • Subwoofer Grilles Sold Separately - Alpine KTE-8G
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product History:

Alpine SWR-8D2 thumbnail
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Alpine SWR-823D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine Type-R SWR-8D2)

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.
8"
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.
350 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.
1-5/8"
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".
83.5 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.
12 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
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.
0.15 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.
0.30 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.
0.50 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.
0.25 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.
0.70 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.
0.70 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.
4-1/2"
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.
6-15/16"
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.
10.5 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.
0.50
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.
0.54
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.
1.85 + 1.85 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.
7.2

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
83%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.7
Features
4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
4.5
Harry T Baggs

fortuna california

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Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Good value

August 22, 2014

Good speaker all you can expect from an eight inch. No matter how much power you put to it, it's not a 12 inch sub.

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timothom

Western Montna

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Excellent 8" sub

February 19, 2015

I have one of these in my Tacoma. It's defiantly not earth-shattering melt your brain bass, but it is punchy and has great definition in the bass notes. I have no problem with the amount of output that one of these getting 300 watts RMS.

I like the 2 ohm version because you can wire the voice coils in a series and get a 4 ohm load, most 2 channel amps bridge into a 4 ohm load well.

I have it in a sealed box at about .27 cubic feet internal volume, and it sounds great. More than enough output. Perform well in cold weather as well as warm. I've had it for about 6 months now.

The sub is very well made. It has a heavy duty cast basket, nice terminals, and looks great. It was a shame to cover it up with a grill.

I am very happy with this sub and have no desire to try a JL one.

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MoonShine

Nashville TN

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Alpine SWR-8D2 Sub Woofer

January 5, 2015

These Subs are Dual Voice coil 2 ohm subwoofers "Type R"
These out perform most 12s... You definitely want two of them...
They are a very nice quality, Very clean Bass Not clattery like a lot of 12s and they hit hard... make sure you have the right box and they are properly powered and you will love them...

Alpine - "Feel Your Music"

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greger

lock haven pa.

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great little sub.

April 5, 2015

This sub sounds very good. Plays low tight and accurate. Great bang for the buck.

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Joseph

Salem, VA

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Very "good" product

April 5, 2016

Please read. As I attempted to post a review to the dual 4 ohm version, and Sonic Electronic apparently will not allow a review to go though unless it is 5 starts. All I will say about this sub is that you are warned. Quality is not the Alpine Type-R specialty any longer. Do not attempt to post a bad review when you have an issue either because they will filter it out.

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Keith

Shelbyville, TN

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You won't be disappointed

March 2, 2016

I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for bass in small space. I've built a lot of systems from just 200watts to even things out to 5000watt monsters so I'm pretty jaded, it takes something special to impress me and I must say in a 0.8cf (0.4 per driver) enclosure with a port tuned to 38hertz with just 500watts these little 8" subs made my jaw drop, don't get me wrong your not going to bass box with a well built 12" set up, they're not going to reach down as low as 15's but set um up right and you won't be disappointed. Worth double what Sonic sell them for easy.

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Reviews and fits in Nissan frontier under seat box Best quality Alpine
John C on Dec 4, 2014
does this speaker have a protective grill?
Ted U on Dec 8, 2015
Best Answer: No I had to order a separate one
Here's the link for the one that used, fits perfectly

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_60663_Alpine-KTE-8G.html
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What type of AMP should I use?
Nicholas H on Aug 22, 2015
Best Answer: I had mine paired with the JBL GTO 751EZ. it's an extremely powerful, very well made amplifier at an incredible price. Currently $150 I believe. JBL is a subsidiary of Harmon Kardon who produces some of the best audio products in the business. You can't go wrong with their products and for the price you're getting a lot of power. Wired to 2 ohms you're pushing around 750 RMS which is more than enough to push the type-R to its limits. I hope this helps
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWR-8D2

UPC

894613254819

Weight

9.50lbs

Internal SKU

swr8d2

Internal Product ID

72375

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-8D2