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Alpine PWA-S10V

Single 10" powered subwoofer

Item # 500PWAS10V

You love listening to music in your car, but it's missing some low end punch.

You love listening to music in your car, but it's missing some low end punch.

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Item # 500PWAS10V

About the Alpine PWA-S10V

Alpine delivers

You love listening to music in your car, but it's missing some low end punch. Alpine's PWA-S10V powered subwoofer will put some bass thump back into your music. Alpine builds a 2-ohm BASSLINE™ 10" subwoofer and a space-saving MRV-M250 amp into an extremely low-profile ported enclosure that delivers enhanced boom.
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Alpine delivers

You love listening to music in your car, but it's missing some low end punch. Alpine's PWA-S10V powered subwoofer will put some bass thump back into your music. Alpine builds a 2-ohm BASSLINE™ 10" subwoofer and a space-saving MRV-M250 amp into an extremely low-profile ported enclosure that delivers enhanced boom.

BASSLINE in place

The SWA-10S4 BASSLINE 10” speaker comes equipped with a rigid polypropylene/mica cone that won't flex under high volumes and cause distortion, while its poly-foam surround will last for years to come. The tough steel frame offers the stability you need to keep the bottom tight during intense bass sessions. This sub handles up to 250 watts RMS, and its 2-ohm impedance makes it a perfect match for the MRV-M250 amplifier. 

Alpine PWA-S10V 10" 2 Ohm Powered Sub Box

The ported enclosure helps get big bass without taking up too much space.

A full-fledged sub amp

While the Class D MRV-M250 amp delivers a perfect wallop for the sub, its small footprint enabled Alpine to build such a compact sub. The amp includes preamp- and speaker-level inputs, so you can install it in almost any vehicle, even one with a factory radio. If you're using the speaker-level inputs, the amp senses an incoming signal and turns itself on, eliminating the need to run a turn-on wire run back to your vehicle's receiver. You can even control the volume of your MRV-M250 from the front seat with the optional RUX-KNOB remote bass controller.  

Only 11" deep

The PWA-S10V's angled-back box design is only 11" deep, so it'll fit into tight areas in your car or truck. And don't let the small size fool you — this shallow enclosure still lets the sub hit down deep when your music calls for it. The ported enclosure helps the amp to run efficiently, as well as sustaining that nice bass bump you can feel. The enclosure includes a BASSLINE grille to protect your speaker and show what's important to you.

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Product highlights:

  • powered 10" subwoofer enclosure
  • SWA-10S4 BASSLINE subwoofer
  • Alpine MRV-M250 amp (250 watts RMS at 2 ohms)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 50 Hz)
  • variable low-pass crossover (50-400 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • Remote Sensing automatic turn-on when using speaker-level inputs
  • compatible with optional RUX-KNOB wired remote level control
  • frequency response: 26-400 Hz
  • 21-11/16"W x 13-3/16"H x 9-1/16"D1 x 11-13/16"D2
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PWA-S10V

What's in the box:

  • 10" Subwoofer in ported enclosure
  • MRV-M250 Amplifier (mounted to enclosure)
  • Removable amplifier trim panel (installed)
  • 30-amp ATO fuse (installed)
  • 2 Metal mounting plates
  • 7" Speaker-level input harness
  • Six 1/2" Pan-head self-tapping screws
  • One 5-1/2" Zip tie
  • Enclosure installation instructions (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Amplifier owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information
  • Amplifier test verification certificate

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Type Ported
Finish Material Textured Vinyl
Grille Plastic
Connector Type RCA/Harness
Bi-amp Inputs No
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Woofer Material Polypropylene/Mica
Passive Radiator ---
Width 21-11/16"
Height 13-13/16"
Depth 13-1/8"
Second Depth 10-1/2"
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Frequency Response 26-400
Amplifier Power (RMS) 250 watts
Maximum Wattage N/A
Sensitivity N/A
Impedance 2 ohms
Second Voice Coil Impedance N/A
Crossover Point 50-400

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Features

Auto Turn-on: If using the speaker level input, an automatic circuit turns the amplifier on when it senses an input signal. When using the line level inputs you must also use a remote turn on lead.

Low Pass Filter: The amp has a built-in low-pass filter, variable from 50 to 400 Hz with a slope of 24 dB/octave. This being a subwoofer amp, the crossover is always engaged.

Speaker Level Input: A speaker level input harness is included, making it easier to add the amplifier to a factory radio or to a receiver with no preamp outputs. The 8-pin harness has inputs for front and rear speakers. While only two speaker inputs are necessary, wiring all four will minimize the fader's effect on the subwoofer output.

Bass EQ: The Bass EQ circuit provides a variable boost (0-12dB) at 50 Hz.

Optional Wired Remote: An RJ-25 jack is provided for connecting an optional RUX-KNOB wired remote (item number 500RUXKNOB, sold separately), allowing remote control of the output level of the amplifier.

Controls:

  • Gain: rotary control; 0.15-4.0 volts line level; 0.4-10 volts speaker level
  • Low Pass Filter: rotary control; 50-400 Hz
  • Bass EQ: rotary control; 0 to +12 dB centered at 50 Hz

Connections:

  • BATT: screw terminal; accepts spade connectors or ring terminals up to 0.35" wide (Alpine recommends minimum 8 gauge power and ground wire)
  • REM: screw terminal; accepts spade connectors or ring terminals up to 0.35" wide
  • GND: screw terminal; accepts spade connectors or ring terminals up to 0.35" wide
  • RCA: left and right line level inputs
  • Remote: phone-type jack for use with the optional wired remote
  • Speaker-level Input: 8-pin jack for use with the supplied speaker-level input harness
  • Speaker Output: screw terminal; connected to the subwoofer at the factory

Dimensions:

  • Width: 21-11/16"
  • Height: 13-13/16"
  • Depth:
    • At Base: 11-13/16" (13-1/8" including the speaker grille)
    • At Top: 9-1/8" (10-1/2" including the speaker grille)

Amplifier CEA-2006 Compliant: CEA-2006 is a system of testing and measurement methods for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates a uniform method for measuring an amplifier's RMS power output and signal-to-noise ratio. The criteria for measuring power uses a DC input voltage of 14.4 volts and the RMS power output is measured with 1% or less Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise (THD+N) over a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz (for full range amplifiers). Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4Ω. CEA-2006 allows consumers to compare car amplifiers and receivers on an equal basis. Using CEA-2006 criteria, the Alpine MRV-M250 is rated as follows:

  • Power Output:
    • 4Ω: 150 watts x 1-channel (<0.2% THD+N)
    • 2Ω: 250 watts x 1-channel (<0.3% THD+N)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 85 dBA (105 dB at rated power)

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Customer Q&A

7 questions already asked

Q
Will this unit fit under my backseat in my F-150 4 door crew cab?
[ Kevin  Oct 29, 2016 ]
1 answer
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For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Nov 02, 2016 ]  Staff
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I can't decide between a sealed or a ported box. If I put a foam cylinder or rolled up towel in the port of this, will it behave like a regular sealed box at no detriment to the speaker/sound quality?
[ Grey  Nov 06, 2015 ]
1 answer
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We have not done any in-house testing to see if you can plug the port in this system. Some subwoofers can work in the same size sealed or ported boxes, but where this box comes preloaded with the subwoofer, we don't have those specifications to see if this is possible. If you try plugging the port, I recommend using a rigid material so that is doesn't flex when the subwoofer moves.
[ Paul  Nov 10, 2015 ]  Staff
Q
Will this give some big bass? By that I mean, will it shake my rear view mirror, and rattle my car?
[ Dylpickle  Aug 27, 2015 ]
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Unit has ALOT of quality bass BUT you also need a powerful amp to go along with it to get loud power. And great speakers.
[ L.  Sep 22, 2015 ]
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If you turn it up too much it will. The box itself has a control knob. It is a very good box.
[ Rubhard  Aug 27, 2015 ]
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Will this be able to fit behind the back seats in my 2005 jeep wrangler?
[ Smith10  Aug 06, 2015 ]
1 answer
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Aug 09, 2015 ]  Staff
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Depending on the song, and if the song is really bassy, and I crank the crap out of this, "can people hear me from down the block?"
[ Seth_da_king  Mar 09, 2015 ]
2 answers
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This unit has GREAT bass but you also need a powerful amp and higher quality, higher rated speakers to hear it down the block. This wont do that on its own. BUT it does have great quality, adjustable bass!
[ L.  Sep 22, 2015 ]
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If powered properly - absolutely.
[ Jeff  Mar 11, 2015 ]  Staff
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I am looking to add some bass to a Lincoln Town Car, and I don't need it to rock the neighborhood I just want to have some respectable bass. Would this do the trick?
[ Derek  Oct 19, 2014 ]
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I had the installer adjust/lower the bass as it was too much when first installed. It has alot of bass.
[ L.  Sep 22, 2015 ]
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This receiver has plenty of bass - for my taste (redneck) anyway.
[ JOHN  Oct 20, 2014 ]
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