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Alpine SWX-1043D

10" Dual 4 ohm Type-X Series Car Subwoofer

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Product Features:

  • 10" Dual 4 ohm Type-X Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 3000 watts
    • RMS: 1000 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohms
  • Kevlar-Rohacell® parabolic cone
  • Injection Molded Santoprene®
  • Concealed Mount Gasket System
  • Reinforced Layer Spider Integration
  • Heavy Duty 8 gauge Push, Banana Plug Jumper
  • Perimeter Vented
  • Custom High Strength Steel
  • Airflow Optimized Extended/Vented Pole
  • 220°C High Temp Wire on Glass Fiber (TIL) Former
  • 6-Layer Dual 4 ohm Voice Coil
  • Frequency response: 26-200 Hz
  • 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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(newest, current model)
Alpine SWX-1042D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine SWX-1043D)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Type-X (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.
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.
4 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).
26 - 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".
82 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.
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.
Glass Fiber and Pulp/Kevlar
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.
1.0 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.
0.8 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.
1.5 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.
8.6"
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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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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Average Attribution Rating

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4.8
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4.8
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4.9
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4.8
Usability
4.7

Everedee

red wing, mn

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Great 10" sub hits hard

October 22, 2011

I have this sub with a kenwood KAC-9105D amp 900w rms at 2 ohms. I've had it for a month now, and just now the sub is starting to break in and is sounding better every day. I was worried about the distortion at first but it seems to be clearing up...I wonder if anyone else has had issues with this. It seems as though it shouldn't waffle or distort being 1000w rms and 3000 peak. But it truly sounds a lot better now than at first maybe it was just break in period. Sonix got all the deals and I won't shop anywhere else.

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LitlChevy

Chester.WV

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Sound good but be careful

February 5, 2014

I have had these 2 of these subs for a week now. They do have excellent sound quality if put in the correct box. I have them in a dual 10" separately sealed box. With 1.25 cubic feet per. They sound very nice. Problem is i have them running on a Rockford Fosgate T-2500bdcp. I do have the gain turned way down. I had everything professionally installed or so i thought. After two weeks of playing them easy to break in 1 blew at a fairly low level. I didnt have in bumping. Just heard a crack then pop. Boom sub is gone. I am going to replace it with another but turn gain down even farther. All in all i do recommend them but make sure you properly power them. Use SMD products to watch clipping. Be easy on them for awhile and you should be good. I listen to mainly metal music death, black, and industrial metal. They kept up with the double bass drum beautifly. Try them.

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Big Al

New Bedford mass.

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Amazing subwoofer

March 12, 2013

I would definitely recommend this sub to anyone looking for loud clean bass but just make sure you use the recommended enclosure and let me tell you this little sub is evil ! I am running a Pair in my trailblazer ss Powered by alpine Pdx-m12 amp .box is vented 1.2 cu.ft L ported

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Joe

Dallas Tx,,

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Best speaker i have owned

February 21, 2013

I would recommend loud as hell and i only have one 10" in a probox. Only bad thing is that it smells funny for the first couple of months when u push it, but after that either you don't notice or u get use to the smell better than kicker punch and JL audio i have owned them all.

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Goulet

Enfield CT

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No complaints, slams hard for a 10

January 9, 2013

Not tooo big of a fan of alpine but they never let me down. I have had type s's and i had both the newer type r's as well as the first generation type x 12. Bought this off my friend and put it in a 1.75cu box ported and it sucks up some low notes to my surprise. But still mostly just hits very hard and punchy. I have it on a mbquart onyx 1500.1 at 2 ohms giving it 1000 watts rms. Onl thing is my RE audio sx 10 puts this sub to shame on spl notes. But overall the type x is better built imo. No cone distortion and it overall has better sound quality to ppl who want to listen to every type of music other than rap. It definitely sounds better than the new 2012 type r. If you have the room to fit a single 15 inch sub go with the new alpine type s 15 in a ported box. I have one in my other vehicle on a alpine pdx1000 and it hits very hard and its a very affordable sub. And btw, this ten hits harder than the 2 cvr kickers i had.

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Christopher

Boston, MA

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Upgrade from Walmart Brand

June 23, 2012

Upgraded From 2 12' Dual Subwoofers in a bandpass box with Dual 300W RMS Amp, to 1 Of these in a 1.3^ft Ported Box bought here on sonic Powered by a Alpine MRX-M100, 1000W RMS Amp. This Subwoofer is Considerably louder then my Old Setup, Takes up 1/2 of the trunk space of my old setup, and the sound quality of the Old setup isn't even comparable. Amazing Product for sure.

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Ralphy

Tucson, AZ

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Sweet

May 29, 2012

this thing is crazy awesome for people looking for SPL

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Cliffton

Germany

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Type X 10

November 22, 2011

I have this sub, and it is amazing!!!! I am currently under powering this sub with a US Amps Merlin MD1 1200. It only gives me 600 rms @ 2 ohms, but i have to say that it still bangs!!!! Currently changing my stereo and am leaning toward the Hifonics hfi 1500d. This should push the sub nicely. I ordered a new larger box from Sonic and waiting on it to arrive. Ordered my Hifonics hfi 55.4 today and the big boy will be will be ordered soon. Still trying to decide on the highs and mids.

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Kyle

Rochester, MN

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5 Star Review

September 28, 2011

I've been running this sub for about 6 months and I couldn't be happier with it! People always assume I am running two 12's or something and are amazed when I pop the trunk and they see one lone 10 inch sub! Plenty of punch and hits the lows very nicely! I absolutely love Alpine products and would recommend them to anyone!

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dustin

Morgan City, LA

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Great

September 27, 2011

This sub is very top of the line. Glad to have it. Sounds great.

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reece

willow grove, pa

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alpine swx-1043d

August 25, 2011

This sub it precision audio at its best. I know theres better out there but when you on a budget this sub surpasses them all and is deff my prefered choice.

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Tone

mississippi

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best 10s I've ever heard

August 16, 2011

I bought one of these six months ago. I have it on one 1100 watt m-class Memphis amp in my Mustang. It's louder than most cars with two 12s. I'm really satisfied.

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Justin

Rockford, MN

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great

August 8, 2011

This is a great sub. This subs makes the most noise for how big it is you should get it but i did buy the 12" after i bought the 10"

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Michael

Littleton, CO

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Audiophiles look here!

July 20, 2011

Seriously though, if you bought a different sub then you bought the wrong sub. This is by far the best sub on the market today for a 10". I only have a Rockford Fosgate t500.1bdcp and running it at full for hours everyday. People ask me if I have two 12"s. Haha yeah it's only "a" ten. At half power. From one audiophile to any other buy this first and you won't regret it. I only wish I knew more about audio systems when I was first buying 3 years ago.

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scott

tampa florida

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great sub

February 19, 2011

I have a Rockford Fosgate T1500.1bd hooked up to my Alpine Type X 10 and it is wired to 2 ohms around 1200 watts and play at 3/4 volume for 30-40 min a day and the Alpine type x takes it with no problem and no voice coil heat up odors at all I will eventually get a second type x for the 1 ohm side of my t1500.1 I would recommend this sub if you like it loud.

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Rudolf

Brazil

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Great Building Quality

December 31, 2010

Very resistant product built with good quality parts, good for people who want a subwoofer with great sound quality, I recommend

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carl

omaha, NE

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high quality sub for good price

November 22, 2010

AMP: RF T1500-1db (1800 rms) 1F CAP These are loud! Got a pair ported downfiring in ext ranger..very clean bass and can certainly take a beating..very well made..really dont think you can go wrong ported or sealed..just a great quality sub..no joke..must buy!

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Nathan

Tucson, AZ

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THE BEST!!!!!!!

November 22, 2010

This sub is absolutely the way to go if you want MONSTER power!! As long as you have a big enough amp hooked up to it though..I had a 12" in my jeep but recently got a truck and got the 10" for it. I haven't had a problem with either of them, extremely durable!!!

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Sunoo

Laguna Niguel. CA

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AMAZING SUB

October 22, 2010

have one of these powered by a Hifonics HFi1000D at 1000rms in my 09 nissan 370z. all i can say is, oh my god. the sub pounds directly from my trunk right behind my seat and it pounds the crap out of my car. the highs are clean and tight and the lows carry surprisingly well. this sub has definitely combined the all around playability of JL and those great lows we usually see from rockford p3's and such. and of course, the best part was the price.

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ricky k.

omrovegas, WI

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great woofer

October 13, 2010

I HIGHLY reccomend this woofer to anybody.. it is simply amazing. It hits so hard and sounds sooo good. Best woofer I've ever owned yet.. this is my 17th system.. i am working on getting another 10 type x to complete it and i will never get another one.. honestly if your looking for a one sub combo.. even 2 or three.. this is the one. i cant even describe how it feels to have this beast in my ranger XLT getting pushed by a Rockford fosgate 1000-1bd amp..amazing sound..amazing woofer.. i was skeptical at first.. but after the first time i hooked her up.. i was amazed.. you cant go wrong. great price. great sound...great bass.. for 210 bucks... you get better quality that any other sub priced up to 300-maybe even-350! no doubt../////Alpine has my heart.. my ears... my WALLET (lol)... and got my f'n truck on BLAM! this is the ultimate woofer.. get it... you wont regret it.. and you will be pleased! just gotta spend good$ on a good amp to power her.. and get good mids and highs.. but this sub is the complete sub.. idc about JL... alpine rocks my world.. TYPEX FTW

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX 20 ft. of True Spec 8 Gauge Speaker Wire

Flexible multi-strand cable bends and twists to meet your installation needs.

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25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

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

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Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

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Single 10" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

CARB Compliant, 5/8" MDF Shallow Sub Enclosure Lined with Polyfil.

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Single 10" Sealed MDF Subwoofer Enclosure

10-inch Sealed Car Sub Box Made with 3/4" MDF and lined w/ Polyfil.

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Single 10" Ported Enclosure Custom Black Baffle

Durable 3/4" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) construction.

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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

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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

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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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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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Universal 10" Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer safe from accidental damages with this amazing grill.

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10" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

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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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AutoSound 2000 CD-101

Low frequency test CD

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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 SWX-1043D Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Alpine SWX-1043D Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Alpine SWX-1043D Subwoofers

Mono Amp

4 Channel Amp

4 Alpine SWX-1043D Subwoofers

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWX-1043D

UPC

793276620972

Weight

31.00lbs

Internal SKU

swx1043d

Internal Product ID

9266

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 SWX-1043D