These things are awesome I have 2 of them running off a kicker kx1600.1 @ 2ohms and it's super loud I would definilty recommend them.
Showing 23 reviews for Alpine R-W12D2
March 8, 2018
Bought this to replace my 1 year old Type S. My daily driver is a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country (Hey I got kids and they haul crap). I just wanted a little more than what the S was giving me. Got way more than I had hoped for. I thought I would get about double the sound. Nope its way more than double. I have this matched to a Pioneer GM D8601. Puts out (True) 800RMS @ 1ohm. Installed it today and got it set up. I dont do the break in ritual some people live by but I do take it easy for the first hour. Then retune and go all out. I must say for 1 12 in a 1.5cuft slot port in the back of a minivan sounds like I got way more than what I do have. Got a buddy at work work running 2 12' JL W3s and I cant wait to run the db meter with him to see how this compares. I know vehicle makes a difference and box but hes got those in a Tahoe in slot ports and they dont hit as hard. So heres my Pros and Cons....
Way under priced (For what it is should really be in the 350+ range)
Very well built
Love the new look
Packaging is solid
Puts out way more than expected
Comes with jumpers
Only 1 The included jumper wires.
I run 8ga speaker wire. Why? Mostly because I can, but I do notice a difference in responsiveness and also amp runs way cooler. But that being said the included jumpers have cheap banana ends on them. When I put the 8ga into the push terminals it makes the banana only go half way in. Was a little worried about them popping out so ended up using the set that I had from my type S that seemed a bit sturdier. Plan to rework inside the box and just make my own jumpers to eliminate the potential problem.
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Kershaw South Carolina
February 2, 2018
These subs are monsters unreal bang for the buck! I am running them on a JL1000 mono block amp and all I can say Is ouch!! They hit so hard in a spl ported box 1.71 cubic ft of ported air space hits harder than 2 15’s!!! I highly recommend these subs if you want shock and awgh thunderous BASS
4 found this helpful
October 12, 2018
Awesome sub!!!!! This is the best 250$ and under sub you will get promise!!! I've been into car audio for 25+ years @ this pounds!! And I ran 4k true power to it and it never even started to smell! lol I feel bad that I cant give 11 stars!
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June 25, 2019
I have had these subs for over a year now and they still bump! I am running 2 12WD4 in a custom ported box running 1800W RMS to both of them at 1ohm with 1G oxygen-free wire and a big 3 upgrade. With this set up my windshield flexes like crazy and the truck sounds like it wants to fall off when I push them to their full potential. You tune them right and they will go off! Absolutely worth the price!!!
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March 28, 2018
I owned alpine type R 12 inch sub before but the older model one sub never let me down great quality sub for your money... but I purchased the new were model alpine type R 12 inch sub and I’m loving every minute of it sounds great hits hard.
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December 26, 2020
I'll be honest and say that I don't have this current model, I have the one from ten years ago called the 1223D and it's been put through years of abuse and is still going strong. It only has 600w rms compared to this new one but I currently have it wired down to 1ohm hooked up to a Pioneer GM-8701 thrown into a ported box in the cab of my Ranger. It pounds just as hard as the day I got it in 2010. I want to upgrade to this new one since it has 150w rms more and my amp has 800w rms at 1ohm but this old type r won't die! If you want something that has deep bass and longevity all for a great price? This is the one.
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July 25, 2020
I have owned two of the type s series years back and good grief they were loud, or so I thought, they cracked the glass on the hatch of the 89 mustang they were in. Fast forward to now and I currently have two 2ohm type R. Pushed by a rockford fosgate t-1000bdcp amp. They shake my seats, the roof of my car flexes. With the amps constant power technology at 2 ohm I'm feeding both speakers just a hair under their rated rms. They get as low as the box and amp will let them and when the highs come in (100ish hz)
It sounds like there's a really pissed beast trying to rip its way out of my trunk. They're FANTASTIC subs. I beat on them every single day for at least an hr of full rms pounding. To the point that get a bit smelly. Yet every day they sound amazing. I paid $350 each so seeing them for so cheap here makes me think about adding a couple more to the mix. You will not be disapointed with this sub. I can promise you that. They're built for abuse....
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San Angelo, TX