About the Alpine SWT-10S2
Right size, right sound
Right size, right sound
Here's a big bass breakthrough for truck lovers. Alpine engineered their SWT-10S2 10" subwoofer to go behind your seat, and sound especially good in the limited space of a truck cab.This deep-sounding, high-performance sub works well in shallow enclosures that'll fit behind or under the seat in your truck. A "high amplitude" surround allows more cone travel than a regular sub, so the SWT-10S2 can push more air and play louder.
Subs get hot as they play, and the heat usually gets vented away via a port in the back of the sub's pole piece. Alpine recessed the pole port and added cooling air vents on the sides of the frame, allowing you to use an enclosure with an inside clearance of as little as 4-3/16" without blocking critical air flow. An SWT-10S2 will work well in either a ported or a sealed box, so you can get your favorite kind of bass tone, boomy or tight.
The power it takes
This single voice coil, 2-ohm sub will draw maximum power from most subwoofer amplifiers. For top performance, you'll want to pick an amp that delivers between 300 and 500 watts RMS at 2 ohms.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 375 and 750 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
- 10" truck subwoofer with 2-ohm voice coil
- Kevlar reinforced pulp cone with polyurethane foam surround
- power handling: 350 watts RMS (1000 watts peak)
- frequency response: 30-200 Hz
- mounting depth: 4-3/16"
- grille not included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # SWT-10S2
What's in the box:
- One 10" Thin-mount subwoofer
- Rubber trim-ring (installed)
- Application Guide
- On-line product registration information (English/ French/ Spanish)
- Warranty information (English/ French)
- Important Notice! (English/ French)
Alpine SWT-10S2 reviews
I needed a shallower profile sub to fit under the rear seat in my hunting/fishing truck ( Avalanche) . Installed in a sealed .65 cubic foot box and my initial reaction was " wow, that's more than I expected from a shallower sub in a small sealed enclosure. I'm more into sound quality than absolute spl so this fits my needs well and blends nicely with the Morel components I'm running for the front stage.
Pros: Well controlled with nice punch plus it fits in a tight space.
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After 30 years in car audio I've owned dozens of subs in every kind of enclosure. I bought a standard cab 95 F150 to be my occasional work truck for lumber runs etc. I started gutting the interior and replacing everything, Ended up being my favorite daily driver. I decided to go all out with a blue top (for the extra posts), 150 amp alternator, and 2/0 welding wire. You know there is little to no room in a standard cab. I'm 6'5" and need that seat back and hated the idea of having to use an 8" for sub duty because 8"s just can't do serious sub duty. Under the drivers side of the bench is a PPI 2050AM and crossovers for the Infinity Reference set. Under the passenger side after measuring the well area I bought a budget amp I'd normally never admit: a Jensen DUBa1100D. I put 2 of the Alpine SWT10S2 in their recommended sealed volumes side by side in their own chambers sharing an alleged 550 watts RMS on tap. With a -3db at 50Hz I was disappointed because I'm a 20-40Hz addict. So I modeled them on my software and found the 1.3 cu ft volume of the box was perfect. I removed the divider and 1 of the subs,added a slot port tuned to 29Hz to the bottom side of the box. It's been 3 years now. I've just got around to writing this review. I've been pushing 1 SWT-10S2 with 800 watts RMS in the ported box and love it. 1 ported (on less power) is so much louder and LOWER than 2 sealed! I keep the other sub as a spare but haven't needed it. If I hear it stress I back off a bit.
Pros: Designed for maximum ventilation. Magnet even has vent channels. Can be placed with motor touching rear wall of enclosure. Handles mad power. Plays 30Hz like a boss in ported enclosure. Single voice coil. Built perfectly deep for a standard cab truck box. (I'm not a fan of most of those "shallow mount" subs with their 50Hz -3db)
Cons: Not really a full con but... Contacted Alpine about a grill. They told me it's designed with the giant trim ring to be its (only) protection against the back of your (truck) seat. If you use this anywhere else just be mindful.
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I bought these for my shallow mount box for my 08 ram. I loved how eazy they installed they sound great way better than the poineers i had in before.
Pros: Shallow great quality and there good name brand also match my amp
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These subs had me wondering about power at first with the 350 watt RMS rating. I'm running two wired down to 1 ohm and putting 200 watts on each via the sub channel of a memphis baby belle amp and they sound great. Very smooth sound and good looks. I didn't have any space issues but these subs are a shallower mount for those who need the space. I'm impressed with them like all the Alpine products I've used in the past. They seem to be built well.
Pros: Sleek looks Great sound quality Will perform well on 200 watts RMS
Cons: Haven't found any yet
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More details on the Alpine SWT-10S2
Features & specs
|Surround Material||Polyurethane Foam|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.47|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.04|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
84.8 dB at 1 watt |
|Frequency Response||30 - 200 Hz|
|Max RMS Power Handling||350|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||1000|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||4 3/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||8 7/8|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
HAMR Surround: The High-Amplitude Multi Roll (HAMR) Surround Design allows for extreme excursions without sacrificing valuable cone area.
Speaker Terminals: The spring post terminals will accommodate single banana plugs or bare wire up to 8-gauge.
Gasket Cover: Alpine uses a Concealed Mount Gasket System to cover the mounting screws for a clean look. The black rubber gasket ring comes already installed on the woofer and needs to be removed before drilling the mounting screws (not supplied). The gasket ring then snaps back into place once the woofer is mounted.
Recommended Sealed Box Volume: The recommended sealed box sizes range from 0.35 ft³ to 0.82 ft³. Within this range, the ideal size is 0.47 ft³.
Recommended Vented Box Volume: The recommended vented box sizes range from 0.75 ft³ to 1.27 ft³. Within this range, the ideal size is 1.24 ft³. A slot port with the following dimensions should be used: 10" (wide) x 1" (tall) x 20" (long).
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