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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