Contact us
Close contact box

Alpine SWS-10D2

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

Item # 500SWS10D2

You can tell that Alpine's bass pedigree runs deep in their latest line of Type-S subwoofers.

You can tell that Alpine's bass pedigree runs deep in their latest line of Type-S subwoofers.

Need help?
Contact our Virginia-based experts.
Discontinueditem
3 questions - 5 answers

Item # 500SWS10D2

About the Alpine SWS-10D2

Bring on the bass

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.

Bring on the bass

Alpine Authorized Online Dealer

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.

Side view of SWS-10D2 subwoofer

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.

READ LESS

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.
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SWS-10D2
KEEP READINGREAD LESS

What's in the box:

  • 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)

Customer reviews

Loading reviews...

Alpine SWS-10D2 reviews

Average review:

20 reviews

Filter by rating

Customer photos

Sort reviews

Sort by:
Items per page:
View page:

Durable quality subs

Lucas from Kenai, AK on 6/4/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I've run one of these subs for 2 years on an alpine pdx1000. It can take a beating and sound great doing it. I run mine in a ported box that's on the larger side of recommended airspace for it, hits lows I was surprised by. Very happy with it and would recommend this sub to anyone wanting a good mid range sub. I work at an audio shop and recommend these subs to lots of people that are satisfied 100% with the impressive amount of bass they offer. Quality sub for the money.

Pros: Sounds great, beat mine hard for 2 years and it's still going.

Cons: Trim ring is kind of a pain, wipe the part that holds it in place with a damp cloth and it goes on a little easier.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Alpine SWS-10D2

david from Winchester, VA on 3/12/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

awesome subs for the price

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

These subs are incredible.

Joe from Taylor, MI on 3/12/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

The sound you get for these and the price you cannot beat them. I'm juicing them 400 watts rms and they can stand 500 watts rms. Power them with a solid amp and feed them power and they will rock. I was going to buy 12 inch r series but may keep these s series 10s for awhile. They are perfect for my SQ system perfect bass goes awesome with the mids and highs. Can't beat Alpine for quality sound. If you have a Ram 1500 with the rear seat storage these subs are great for this application since they don't need alot of air space volume.

Pros: Awesome punch bass. Don't need a large sub box. Bass quality is phenomenal.

Cons: The rubber seal that covers the screws around the rim is tough to put on. They don't hit low bass notes, but they are mid level 10s so probally was not getting low bass out of these anyway.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Alpine SWS-10D2

Matthew from East Weymouth, MA on 2/24/2018

2016 Toyota Sienna

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

It's a great sub nice and clean and accurate ....i only have one hooked up a jl 500/1 and it plentylius and it pounds!!!!

Pros: Loud Clean Plays low

Cons: The jumper wire that are included don't fit well and lose contact..but a 2 inch piece of 12 gauge fixed it

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Alpine SWS-10D2

Michael from Ponte Vedra, FL on 2/23/2018

2013 Scion tC

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Amazing subs for the price. Take a few hours to break in good, but overall, very good sounding setup.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Worth every penny

Mike from New Haven, IN on 1/27/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great sub. Worth every penny

Pros: Very good sound, big bass, bang for your buck

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Alpine SWS-10D2

Steve from Saint Louis, MO on 11/30/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I had a Pioneer 10" sub that cost twice as much as the Alpine 10" sub. The Alpine hits harder and has a tighter hit than the Pioneer sub. Great sub for the price.

Pros: Great sub for the price. Sounds great in small box

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Great sound!

Greg from Granite City, IL on 11/6/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These are great subs. I have owned type r subs in the past and these are equally good if you don't have the power for a type r.

Pros: Small enclosure, great power range, good sound

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Alpine SWS-10D2

Crutchfield customer from Elkhart, IN on 7/2/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Sound great and customer service is mindblowingly good

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

Alpine SWS-10D2

Crutchfield customer from Springfield, IL on 5/29/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

this is a quality sub and definitely worth the price, only down side is should have spent the money for the r-type, but this matched my amp perfectly and works great

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

3 of 4 found this helpful

MJ of Subwoofers

Guest from Madison Heights, VA on 6/26/2016

2006 Honda Ridgeline

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I have owned several of the major brands and My ears were never satisfied. One was loud one was real punchy with no depth one was very loud. These alpines provide the hard hitting, they get loud if u want them too and they massage you. At low volumes all the way to max they deliver clean extremely accurate bass. Sound quality along with shaking mirrors was what I was after and I dont have to look any further. I have two of these in a sealed enclosure under the rear seat of my ridgeline running off a kicker 1200 watt amp. I listen to ol school, r&b, rap, even a little country and all of these I have thrown at this sub sound new to me like I never really heard them before. There is no way you will go wrong Alpine now has a new lifetime customer as well as the great staff at Crutchfield.

Pros: Everyhing.

Cons: You dont have them.

Crutchfield response on

7 of 7 found this helpful

hard hitter

Crutchfield customer from Pennsylvania on 12/26/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I put two of these subs in my single cab f250 in a sealed box I built, specifically designed for trucks. I powered them with a Kenwood 1000w amp at 2 ohms. I have had many decent systems in other trucks, but none are even close to this one. I chose these for their good specs and they blew me away. I have very good response down to 25hz and it drops pretty quick from there. If powered properly, these subs will hit very hard and sound fantastic at any volume. There is cheaper stuff and also more expensive.. I think these are very good mid priced subs that will greatly exceed your expectations. Give them a try. I highly recommend them.

Pros: Look great, excellent value for price. Exceptional sound. Will Get Loud. Does exactly what they are supposed to if properly set up.

Cons: Nothing I would change.

Crutchfield response on

5 of 5 found this helpful

Sound Good - Don't Last

Chad from Florida on 12/15/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Put two in sealed enclosure with volume exactly as recommended. 400W of amp to each. Voice coil failed in 3 weeks on first. Crutchfield replaced it. Second failed after 4 weeks. Replacement lasted a week. Turned gain down to minimum on amp and they lasted 4 months and both blew within a couple weeks of each other. Gone through 5 and they have all failed the same way - with an open voice coil. No sound degradation just quit working completely with no warning. Avoid.

Pros: Sound great

Cons: Don't last long driving them anywhere close to the rating.

Crutchfield response on

3 of 14 found this helpful

Great Sub!

joe from Alabama on 6/16/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Hard Hitting Deep Low Bass

Greg T. from Fort Leavenworth, KS on 5/29/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

4 of 4 found this helpful

Alpine SWS-10D2

Crutchfield customer from Massachusetts on 5/21/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

1 of 3 found this helpful

Great value hard hitter

Brandon m from Ventura, CA on 12/3/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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)

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

5 of 6 found this helpful

Great Sub!

Brandon J from Uniontown, PA on 7/29/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

5 of 6 found this helpful

pleasantly surpprised

Ben from Roundup, MT on 3/24/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 3 found this helpful

Great sound, poor construction quality

DJ in Texas from Houston, TX on 9/5/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

10 of 14 found this helpful

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response

<< >>

Product Research

Features
Enclosure Compatibility

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).

Loading accessories...

Customer Q&A

Q
Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
A
Was a good price for the sub needed to put in vented box with limited air space [ jason  Apr 01, 2018 ]
A
Chuck told me to [ Mike  Dec 31, 2017 ]
A
Because I wanna make my neighbors mad......lol [ Kevin  Dec 07, 2017 ]
A
basss [ michael  Jan 13, 2017 ]
A
I needed a second sub for my van. [ JON  Aug 13, 2016 ]
A
Quality and performance of brand. And buy one get one free Alpine sub awesome deal. [ Cordie  Jun 06, 2016 ]
A
kramer said so [ rory  Dec 03, 2015 ]
SHOW MORESHOW LESS

3 questions already asked

Q
can i run two of those SWS10D2 subwoofer with the PDXV9 amplifier?
[ abundis13  Mar 31, 2018 ]
2 answers
A
Yes if you wire the 2 subwoofers voice coil in parallel to create a 1 ohm load each ..and then wire the subwoofers in series to create a 2 ohm loat to the amp
[ Matthew  Mar 31, 2018 ]
A
Yes..... You have 4- 2 ohm voicecoils. Ultimately.... You can end up with either an 8 ohm load or a 2 ohm load. An 8 ohm load would waste amplifier power as the subs provide more resistance. Luckily the PDXV9 appears to be stable for a 2 ohm load for the subwoofer channel. Wire the sub's voice coils in series to create a 4 ohm load and then wire the two subs in parallel to one another for a 2 ohm final load.
[ Fernando  Mar 31, 2018 ]
Q
I recently checked my receipt online of my sub purchase 3 years earlier and I realized that I had an Alpine Type S SWS 10D2. (I thought that I had a Alpine SWS 10D4) A mono block Soundstream RUB 1.700 @ 400Watts 4 Ohm stable was pushing this 10" sub. I've been running it for 3 years w/ no problems. The last 2 months, I've been popping my fuse that runs + red to my battery from my Soundstream amp. Am I hurting my amp or my sub? Is there a way to make the impedences correct without buying more subs/amps. My sub is in a Ground Shaker bandpass box. Isn't there a way to do this with the wiring from the subwoofer? Thanks to anyone who can save me some headaches.
[ poshin  Dec 19, 2017 ]
2 answers
A
Hi Poshin, As long as this sub is wired correctly to your amp (it can be wired to a total of one ohm or four ohms, you would want four.) the setup should be perfectly fine, it sounds like it has been for a few years until recently. Blowing fuses should not happen. Make sure you are using the correct size fuse first, (amp manual) then start checking connections, a common problem is the primary power and ground wires running into the amp will come loose over time, and if the positive (red) wire becomes exposed and touches the ground (black) wire, or a metal piece of the car (short to ground) it will blow the fuse so it does not catch on fire. The ground could also be coming loose wherever it is attached to the vehicle etc. if everything checks out there the wires themselves on the way to and from the amp could have a cut and be hitting metal somewhere on the car somewhere also causing a short to ground, a common place to check would be where the primary positive runs through the firewall, if a grommet is not used through the firewall it will eventually chaff through the wires sheathing. Good luck, I hope you find the problem.
[ Eli  Dec 19, 2017 ]
A
Poshin, One of my favorite things about DIY car stereo installations is learning how the whole system fits together. I have used many different setups with different ohms, dual or single voice coils, and more than one speaker. I can never remember off the top of my head all the different wiring combinations. Although I have found many different subwoofer wiring calculators on the web that have helped me in achieving my car stereo goal. These are a very handy tool, that has helped with my configurations in the past. Hope you can find one that helps you!!
[ Kevin  Dec 19, 2017 ]
Q
Which amp is good for a single sws10-D2?
[ Carlos  May 04, 2016 ]
1 answer
A
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  May 04, 2016 ]  Staff

Loading articles...

TOP