Alpine SWS-10D2

Type-S 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

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You can tell that Alpine's bass pedigree runs deep in their latest line of Type-S subwoofers. Using technology found in their higher end subs, this sub will rock your system and add depth to your favorite tracks. You'll love the detail it brings to a bass guitar and the impact you'll feel when a kick drum hits. Throw a couple of these in your ride and prepare to be amazed by unrelenting bass.

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Advanced materials

The SWS-10D2 10" sub can handle up to 500 watts of RMS power, so you can drive it hard and it'll keep up. The tough Kevlar® treated cone stays rigid under pressure, while its rubber HAMRS surround allows for maximum excursion. Its dual 2-ohm voice coils allow for wiring flexibility which helps if you plan on adding another subwoofer down the line. Also, it rocks in both sealed and ported boxes, so you can choose an enclosure that suits your tastes.

Note: If you are wiring this DVC sub for lower impedance, make sure that your amp is compatible.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 375 and 750 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Product Highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone with HAMRS Santoprene rubber surround
  • frequency response: 28-200 Hz
  • power handling: 150-500 watts RMS (250 watts per coil)
  • peak power: 1,500 watts
  • sensitivity: 85.1 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-9/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.54-0.89 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 0.79-1.34 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

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Great Sub!

Written By joe, Alabama on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Very good sub for the money, excellent clarity and powerful sound reproduction, excellent construction..

Pros: Deep Bass Great value Great looks High build quality

Cons: none

Hard Hitting Deep Low Bass

Written By Greg T., Fort Leavenworth, KS on Friday, May 29, 2015

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Those who rated these subs poorly must not have installed them correctly or don't have a good amp to push them because I have nothing but hard hitting lows in my truck and get nothing but compliments. I have two of them and I am extremely satisfied and would order them again in the future.

Pros: Hard hitting major low bass

Cons: None

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Written By Anonymous, Massachusetts on Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Both my Subs blew after 3 weeks. Crutchfield said they would happily replace them for free but I am not taking the chance on having these blow on me again. Getting the Alpine Type-R's now.

Pros: looks and sounds good

Cons: Terrible build

Great value hard hitter

Written By Brandon m, Ventura, CA on Tuesday, December 03, 2013

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Good value, previously had 2 JL W1 dual in my truck, there is a noticeable quality difference. But the price difference doesn't show it. (you get very little less quality for a lot less price with alpine)

Great Sub!

Written By Brandon J, Uniontown, PA on Monday, July 29, 2013

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This subwoofer is a great buy! I purchased it about 6 months ago and it still sounds amazing. I have it paired with a sound ordinance 4 channel amp. 2 channels are powering the sub at 4 ohms and the other two are powering my Polk Audio component door speakers. This thing pounds! All of my friends tease me about only having a single 10" sub until they hear it. It's optimal for that chest pounding bass in rock music and that HUGE sound that dub step/club music has. It even is very loud and does not distort for rap music.

The sound it produces is so clean and powerful. My friend has a top model, 2 12" Kicker setup. Yes his is much louder, but it is nowhere near as clean and clear as my Alpine.

It is also constructed very well. It's been in my trunk getting hit with guitars, pressure washers, etc for 6 months now and is still fine.

Lastly, it looks great. There's a rubber piece that goes around the screws and it makes it look very clean.

I recommend this to anyone looking to have huge sounding bass without taking their entire trunk up with a subwoofer.

Pros: Small Loud Clear Looks clean

Cons: Only Con: the rubber piece around the edging is tough to put back on.

pleasantly surpprised

Written By Ben, Roundup, MT on Sunday, March 24, 2013

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I have this sub in a ported box powered with a sound ordnance M-2250 amp. RMS power matches up perfectly and is a great combination. Not a bad way to get a little bang for your buck.

Great sound, poor construction quality

Written By DJ in Texas, Houston, TX on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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Easy install with great instructions. Installed in a box with the volume exactly as per the specifications. Speaker matched to amplifier as per the sales person recommendation. Sound was great - hit hard,

Speaker coils failed after less than one week. Manufacturer replaced unit - no questions asked. Let's see how long the second unit lasts.

Pros: Great sound, easy installation, easy-to-follow instructions. Warranty replacement easy.

Cons: Did not last one week. Coils blew with matched amplifier and not even a high volume.

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What's in the box?

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  • One 10" Dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • 1 Rubber concealing ring (installed)
  • Two 3" jumper cables (each has a single banana connector on each end)
  • Type-S Subwoofer Application Guide (English/ French)
  • On-line product registration information (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information (English/ French)
  • Important Notice! (English/ French)

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Features
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Features

Kevlar Reinforced Pulp Cone: This Alpine Type-S subwoofer uses a parabolic cone structure, with a Kevlar reinforced pulp cone and a Poly-Mica dust cap. Kevlar adds strength and tear resistance to the woofer cone while maintaining the benefits of a pulp cone design. The oversized, inverted poly-mica dust cap increases rigidity and virtually eliminates cone distortion at extreme volume levels.

HAMRS: The woofer features a High Amplitude Multi Roll Surround (HAMRS), made of Santoprene, that allows a large linear excursion and greater SPL. The HAMRS design allows extreme excursions without sacrificing valuable cone area.

Progressive Spider: The progressive Conex spider has reinforced layer tinsel leads to ensure reliable and consistent control of the tinsel leads and eliminate any mechanical noise or interference often seen in high excursion cone designs.

Compound Radius Curve Pole Geometry: Alpine's Patented Compound Radius Curve pole geometry ensures a symmetrical magnetic field, while optimizing flux density to reduce distortion and further improve power handling and output.

Oversized Voice Coil: The oversized (65mm), high-temperature, 5-layer dual voice coils offer power handling up to 500W RMS / 1500W Peak (250 watts RMS per coil).

Dual Voice Coils: For system flexibility, the woofer has two 2-ohm voice coils. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 1-ohm load. When the voice coils are wired in series, the woofer presents a 4-ohm load.

Spring Terminals: The spring post terminals are all located on one side of the woofer. The terminals will accept pin connectors, single banana plugs, or bare wire up to 8 gauge.

Jumpers: Included with the woofer are two voice coil terminal jumpers. These jumpers allow you to easily wire the voice coils in parallel (for a 1-ohm load) or series (for a 4-ohm load).

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box: Alpine recommends a sealed enclosure with an internal volume between 0.54 and 0.89 cubic feet, with an ideal volume of 0.54 cubic feet. Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer, will handle a lot of power, and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music.

Ported Box Volume: The recommended ported box volume ranges from 0.79 cubic feet to 1.34 cubic feet, with the ideal size being 1.04 cubic feet, using a slot port measuring 10" (W) x 1" (H) x 18" (L).

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