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Alpine KTE-12G

Grille for 12" Type-R and Type-S subwoofers

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Protect your investment with the stylish and tough KTE-12G grille for 12" Alpine Type-R and Type-S subwoofers. This black steel mesh grille fits the subwoofer perfectly and mounts using the screw holes already in place on the subwoofer. The included Alpine Type-R and Type-S logos are an excellent finishing touch for your installation. Warranty: 1 year.

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  • Black metal mesh grille
  • Rubber gasket
  • Eight 1-1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight S-series grille locks
  • Eight R-series grille locks
  • S-series logo
  • R-series logo
  • Installation instructions

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Features

Overview: The KTE-12G is a round grille, specifically designed for the 12" Alpine Type R, Type R Thin, and Type S subwoofers.

Construction: This mesh grille is made of black metal. The perimeter and mounting screws are covered by the included rubber gasket.

 
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5 out of 5

Quality subwoofer grille

Written By Cody, Nevada on Tuesday, October 07, 2014
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I was looking for a subwoofer grille that wasn't flimsy or cheap looking so to speak. I stumbled across this Alpine subwoofer grille and liked the way it looked and hid the screws. I talked with Abe who was very helpful and placed my order. In a few short business days had the grille in hand.(thank you Crutchfield for the fast shipping!) Install was easy and straight forward, take out the old screws, put the plastic spacers in the correct side down, install the guard, reinstall screws, put on outside trim gasket, place appropriate Alpine logo on grille and clean up. Very happy with this product! Looks clean and protects the sub face from getting damaged.
Pros:
Quality parts, spare spacers, new trim ring, good instructions, keeps the subwoofer face safe from objects. The mesh is very sturdy as well.
Cons:
Only complaint is the trim ring that goes around the subwoofer to hide the screws is tricky to get sitting flush. After a few minutes I got it to sit flush
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4 out of 5

CLEAN LOOK AND EASY INSTALL

Written By Anonymous, Plymouth, ma on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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The grills for right over the original sub face and the screws fit perfectly for the thickness of my box and all else. I put it off for some time but I'm glad I got these to protect my subs. Order them If ya need them.
Pros:
Sharp clean look. Fits perfectly.
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5 out of 5

Great piece that has saved my sub.

Written By Steve S, Algonquin, IL on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Works like its supposed to. Has saved my Type-R many times already from things moving around in my trunk. Tough grille takes it. Looks nice and clean after rubber surround is put in place. Becareful with the plastic spacers to make sure they are sitting flat before tightening screws though.
Pros:
Great clean look as well as protects the sub well.
Cons:
Plastic retainers can break easily if not flat when tightening screws
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4 out of 5

Expensive but so are type r's

Written By Luke, Cedar Rapids ia on Friday, July 18, 2014
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Fine steel mesh with plenty of room for cone travel. Looks clean
Pros:
Factory fit
Cons:
Pricey
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5 out of 5

great product

Written By gaunt1011, omaha nebraska on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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Great for protecting yours subs from damage
Pros:
Easy to install great finish
Cons:
Nothing
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By AustinC, Chattanooga, TN on Thursday, July 03, 2014
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This seems like a great grille. It is metal, and it fits well over my Type R. Very Protective. Also, it looks great.
Pros:
Protective, Well Made, Fits Well, Looks good
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Perfect Fit

Written By Joe, Lafayette, LA on Sunday, May 25, 2014
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I recently added this to my 2 year old Alpine 12" swr-1243d type r when switching cars and needing extra protection. Build quality is excellent and fits like a champ. Great value. I should have bought this originally when first getting my type r.
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5 out of 5

Sub grill

Written By D schwartz, Lockport il on Friday, May 16, 2014
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Nice grill comes with mounting screws for sub
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5 out of 5

Guard your grill, haha, or your sub

Written By AllWeKnowIsWinning, Raleigh, nc on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Great product. Fits my alpine type r 12 inch sub with no problems. I'm moving next weekend so this will protect my sub while I have things in my trunk during the move.
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5 out of 5

GREAT BUY

Written By Matt R, Fort Dodge, IA on Friday, January 24, 2014
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Works great and protects very well. I recommend all my friends to get these. Never have to worry about something rubbing or damaging the sub.
Pros:
Easy to install, looks awesome
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Alpine subwoofer covers

Written By M. Fletcher, West Jefferson, NC on Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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Works great with my 12" Alpine Type R Suowoofers!!!
Pros:
Fits tightly around the Alpine Type R Subwoofers, looks great, and provides great protection!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Looks great

Written By Scott, Norwich,ct on Saturday, November 02, 2013
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Looks great, easy to mount, used on type E sub
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5 out of 5

Great purchase!

Written By Stephenm, frederick md on Saturday, September 28, 2013
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This is a great purchase! the install was easy, it looks good, and it protects my investment!
Pros:
Protective, good looking, easy install
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Alpine KTE-12G

Written By BrianT, Upstate NY on Thursday, August 15, 2013
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I purchased this grill to replace a broken plastic Q-Logic grill that was included with the box. Q-Logic could not replace it due to its age. This grill fit my SWR-1242D sub perfectly. It is high quality and looks great. I had no issues with the plastic stand-offs using appropriate torque on the screw driver. The provided screws were the same as the original screws only longer so no extra wear and tear on the MDF when installing them.
Pros:
Strong steel grill Look great- Badge is a nice touch Easy to install in a few minutes
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Nice but not a perfect fit

Written By Mr Tom, Ohio on Thursday, August 01, 2013
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It did not fit perfectly but it looks very nice. You can only tell when I pop my trunk that it is not all the way on. I dont know why it doesn't fit right, I tried for about 1 hour to get it to fit and then i just gave up on it. The instruction are very simple and kinda like "here is a diagram, figure it out " type of instructions. I have the Alpine SWS-12D4 so maybe this grille is just a universal grill so maybe that is why it doesn't fit properly. Either way it still looks very sharp but once again not perfect.
Pros:
Very protective, Clean sharp look
Cons:
Fit
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5 out of 5

Alpine KTE-12G

Written By J-dawg, DC on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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this grill is actually pretty nice- put some polyfill in the box, grill matched up w/ subwoofer holes, came out looking sharp
Pros:
quality materials
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Beautifuly flush grille, great protection

Written By Nate, Leesport, PA on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Works with alpine type-e as someone previously stated, although they are being phased out sadly, just picked up a pair for my younger brother and they look great, same hammr surrounds my last gen type-r's had These grilles are very easy to mount over existing sub, just use the correct mounting hardware as there is two different grips, one for type r and the other for type s / type e (does not say it fits, but it does) be careful though as I managed to crack teh side off one grip out of the 16 (2 grilles, 8 plastic pieces each), it works fine with one partially broken, but the other side was still intact can't wait, getting a pair for my type-r's, they look fantastic
Pros:
Mounting hardware works well and effectively, easy to install on sub
Cons:
Bit Pricey, wish it came with subs, do not tighten hard with drill, I cracked 1 plastic mounting hardware out of 2 grilles
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1 out of 5

Cheap

Written By Anonymous, Florida on Friday, July 12, 2013
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Horrible set up, plastic pieces break when screwing them in to the box.
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5 out of 5

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Written By Anonymous, Huntsville, AL on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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great product with easy to install instructions. would recommend to anyone.
Pros:
easy installation and has everything needed in the box.
Cons:
doesn't come with subwoofer.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Alpine KTE-12G

Written By Anonymous, Milwaukee, WI on Friday, April 12, 2013
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Exactly as described and easy to install
Pros:
Easy to Install
Cons:
should probably come with the subwoofer
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

very needed if you always have hear near your speakers

Written By blak zeus, Hinesville, GA on Sunday, March 17, 2013
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I'm military and always carrying military gear in my truck I busted one speaker once and bought these so it will never happen again.
Pros:
Protective, appearance
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Alpine KTE-12G

Written By Anonymous, Wilmington, DE on Thursday, December 20, 2012
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This product is just as advertised it is great and serves its purpose to protect the Alpine Sub.
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5 out of 5

Works great

Written By ClayC, Denver, CO on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Covers worked great. Easy to install and very sturdy. I can wack these covers with my hand and everything is left undamaged. Subs and the cover. I would recommend these to anyone looking to protect your subs while also trying to have a nice slick look. The type r and s emblem that comes with the grill gives it a great touch! Well worth the money.
Pros:
Looks great and I don't have to worry about my subs being scratched anymore.
Cons:
If you are super tight on room they might come out a little too much.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect grille

Written By SethL, Jeffersonville, IN on Friday, October 05, 2012
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Well the Type E subs used to come with grilles, they no longer do. These do fit the new Type Es. The badges are easily left off so they look like the previous mesh grille. You have to use the Type S mounting hardware as they are the same structurally as the Type E. would be nice to have a type E badge with it. All in all a quality product again from Alpine.
Pros:
Fits all 12" Alpine subs with HAMR surround.
Cons:
No type E badge
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Grill should come with the sub!!!!

Written By Casper, Florida on Sunday, July 01, 2012
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I give it 3 cause its a pain to mount, and price I think it should come with the subs .Like the Type E .I mount my subs with t nuts 1/4 20's so I had to down size them to fit the grill.Come on alpine toss them in with the subs !!!!!!!!
Pros:
Will protect your sub and everyone will know its a type r with the included badge
Cons:
Price and mounting without using their include wood screws witch is a bad idea for MDF if you plan on pulling your sub for tuning ect.
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5 out of 5

Great grille

Written By Anton, Alabama on Thursday, May 03, 2012
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This is an excellent grille. High quality and easy to install! I really like the rubber surround that comes with it to cover up the screw holes
Pros:
Solid, sturdy grille, high quality rubber surround
Cons:
Didn't come with the sub
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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