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Alpine KTE-10G

Grille for 10" Type-R and Type-S subwoofers

22 Reviews | 2 questions - 16 answers

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825 Gardens Blvd

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Protect your investment with the stylish and tough KTE-10G grille for 10" Alpine Type-R and Type-S subwoofers. This black steel mesh grille fits the subwoofer perfectly and mounts using the screw holes already in place on the subwoofer. The included Alpine Type-R and Type-S logos are an excellent finishing touch for your installation. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

Nice grille, goes perfectly with my 10" type r sub and protects it from the junk in my trunk

Reuben, Germantown, MD

What's in the Box:

  • Black metal mesh grille
  • Rubber gasket
  • Eight 1-1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight S-series grille locks
  • Eight R-series grille locks
  • S-series logo
  • R-series logo
  • Installation instructions

Alpine KTE-10G Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(22 Reviews)


Sly White from Oklahoma City, OK on 1/1/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The SWR-1043D in my vehicle has been absorbing contact from cargo and groceries since 2010. This grill has been hard to find until I recently found it in stock at Crutchfield. The mounting plate of the the grill fits exactly as it should and grabs the circumference of the woofer nice and tight. It gives the custom built enclosure in my BMW(X5 E53) an updated look and matches the cargo area trim nicely.

Pros: Perfect fit and great protection for your sub driver.


lovely looking grille

Reuben from Germantown, MD on 7/29/2017

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Nice grille, goes perfectly with my 10" type r sub and protects it from the junk in my trunk

Pros: Great look, protects my sub

Cons: None

Quality cover

dana from Pottsville, PA on 6/14/2017

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Although this is a little pricey it's well worth it. It brings a peace of mind when I load anything into my cargo area that it isn't gonna accidentally punch through my sub. This is a quality cover and you can easily tell the difference from the cheap universal ones.

Pros: Well built solid cover

Cons: A little high on the price Tag

Good protection with good looks

Charlie from Blacksburg, VA on 3/22/2017

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I should have purchased these earlier, I'm just lucky my speakers didn't get damaged (they are in a subwoofer in a trunk that often has other cargo). These grills look fantastic in addition to protecting the speakers. Would recommend to a friend.

Pros: Easy to install, had two types of risers for different speaker models, came with type "R" and type "S" badge, visually appealing, protect speakers from damage, arrived early

Cons: N/A

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Kenneth from Washington, IL on 8/21/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I called and asked if this would fit the Alpine SWT-10s@ 10" subwoofer and was told that they could not confirm the fit. I purchased this for the Alpine SWT-10S2 10" sub, and it fits perfectly.



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Dre. from Huntsville, TX on 8/7/2016

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The install took about ten minutes and there is a noticeable sound difference because the subs are not hitting the bottom of my seats anymore.

Pros: Protects my subs

Cons: None

Excellent grills

Tucker from St George, UT on 7/18/2016

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I have 2 alpine type s 10 inch subwoofers and these grills are exactly what I wanted. They fit perfectly, as you would expect and look great once they are on. They were easy to install and seem to be very durable.

Pros: Look great Easy installation Durable

Cons: None

A must have for active audiophiles

Stuart from glasgow, KY on 1/19/2016

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I purchased this for my 10" Type R single sub that I have been using in my small SUV for some time. I am often tossing things in the back, moving things, doing things that put my speaker at risk. In fact, it's a wonder I haven't punctured it yet. This grille is perfectly suited to replace the existing ring cover which covers the screws on the sub itself. It comes with the screen and standoff's for securing the included screw cover, for a flush, clean look. There is plenty of space under the screen for subwoofer movement, although I never see the type R's extending that far, for the sound they give off, even at 1000+ RMS. A great buy if your sub is in that accident prone position just waiting to be destroyed by something. It also looks good, better than many out there. As always, Crutchfield got it here quick and correctly.

Pros: Clean look Fits tight Roomy

Cons: The emblem utilizes 2 sided tape, may not hold forever.

good product, buy them

Randy S from Pennsylvania on 1/4/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install; long screws that come with the kit go through sturdy plastic pieces which hold the cover and sub firmly in place. The black rubber ring that covers the screws is moderately hard to put on. This is good because that means is won't fall off! Grill is very firm and will provide good protection.

Pros: easy to install strong, firm

Cons: none (price)

Better than expected

Anonymous from Florida on 11/29/2015

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I was concerned that the sub could make contact with grill on heavy listening levels, those concerns are no more the grill attaches simply and secure does not shake loose. Very happy with install and material quality now if anything were to fall towards sub it will not cause damage when playing and not realize something is pressed against sub. Very nice look no complaints to be mentioned all positive this is my first grill since the sub is in a cargo area with who knows what else.

Pros: Does Not shake loose even under heavy listening Grill material will not allow small objects to get caught near moving cone

Cons: Can't find any yet

Well made and good value

BigChuck from Bay Area, CA on 10/15/2015

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Solid product and great finished look.

Pros: Well made. Looks great.

Cons: Lots of parts. Rubber molding a little hard to fit.

Do it right the first time

Coletrane from Harrisonburg Virginia on 10/5/2015

Was originally gonna go with a universal grille for my Type S sub. Decided to bite the bullet and get one that would fit correctly, and this one is great! Easy install, does not rattle at all, and is a full coverage grille so no chance of anything tearing my cone.

Pros: Full coverage No rattling

Cons: Price People with Type S subs will probably put the Type R badge on lol

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Mike from roseville, mi on 5/16/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Covered the sub perfect

Pros: Excellent product once again from alpine

Cons: None

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Anonymous from ny on 2/1/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Do not like at all. the flimsy cheap plastic brackets wont alow you to clamp down enough force on the sub

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: The brackets should have been made out of metal

Crutchfield response on 2/4/2015 We want to clarify that the brackets referred to in this review are the "grille locks" that are used to secure the metal mesh grille to the subwoofer's frame. They are made of a heavy-duty plastic and normally work fine.

Super easy to install and look great!

ElvisM from Uniondale, NY on 10/27/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought these for my SWR1042D Alpine Type R's. The grill's fit like a glove and look absolutely incredible. It was very easy to install and comes with all necessary hardware for the install. Each speaker took about 10 minutes with a regular screw driver. If you have a drill, cut that time in half.

Pros: Easy to install Look great Clear and complete directions

Cons: None.


Andy from orange county on 8/12/2014

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I have one 10inch sub using this sub cover is great its made of a thin metal so its very durable

Pros: Helps protect subs and look

Cons: None

Best protection at a great price !!!

Jared H. from Vinemont, Alabama on 6/22/2014

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The grill is a great way to protect your sub from damage do to stuff rolling around in your trunk also it looks really good and Very clean looking. It's also well made and fit perfectly this grill will work wonders for years to come thanks again alpine and Crutchfield!!!!!!!!

Pros: Well made!!!!! Very clean looking!!!! Protection for years to come!!!!

Cons: None at all !!!!!!!!!!!!


Auto from Fayetteville, NC on 6/10/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although it's not labeled, this actually fits E-Type subwoofers. it just doesn't come with a sticker. it only comes with a S & R-Type stickers.



Crutchfield response on 6/16/2014 That sounds reasonable. Alpine only lists Type R and Type S as being compatible because they no longer make Type E. And we don't have any Type E subs lying around, so we can't test the fit to be sure.

speaker protection

john from OK on 5/9/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Comes with screws and does a great job of protecting the sub.

Pros: looks good

Cons: price but what's new, it's alpine.

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Gbrown from Maryland on 8/26/2012

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The Alpine KTE works well, I never have to worry about anything in the trunk puncturing my Alpine woofer. This thing works.



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Drew from Coon Rapids, MN on 5/5/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This grille looks great and durable. Super easy install.

Pros: Looks good and protects sub.

Cons: None

Does what it says.

Mike D from Washington, DC on 4/2/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This grille is beautiful and fits my Alpine SWR-1043D like a glove. 5/5 for craftsmanship and 3/5 for price, though that's Alpine's fault and not Crutchfield's.

Pros: It protects my sub from groceries and such rolling around in the trunk. This looks better than the cheap waffle grilles and I know the high excursion depth of the sub won't hit the grille because it's from the manufacturer.

Cons: High price, and the stickers are silly. It's just a 10" and I don't want it getting stolen.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The KTE-10G is a round grille, specifically designed for the 10" Alpine Type R, Type R Thin, and Type S subwoofers.

Construction: This mesh grille is made of black metal. The perimeter and mounting screws are covered by the included rubber gasket.

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Why did you buy this?

Reasonable price that will work with my amp n box [ SAMSON  Nov 16, 2017 ]
to protect the speaker [ B  Oct 13, 2017 ]
For my subs in a dodge ram, so the speakers dont hit the bottoms of the seats anymore. [ CJ  Sep 09, 2017 ]
to protect my sub from stuff in my trunk rattling around [ Reuben Anthony  Aug 02, 2017 ]
To protect woofer in trunk. [ Charles  Aug 02, 2017 ]
Great price! [ jeff  Jun 24, 2017 ]
I had purchased an Alpine 10" sub but did not order the grille package. [ David  May 12, 2017 ]
I needed good speaker protection. [ JON  Aug 13, 2016 ]
To protect my Alpine Type R subwoofer from damage. [ Dillon  Jun 11, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

Individually. [ Ryan  Nov 11, 2014 ]
individually [ JORGE  Nov 09, 2014 ]
Hi, It is sold individually. Its only one grill per box. [ Alejandro  Nov 09, 2014 ]
This item is sold individually. [ ANDREW  Nov 08, 2014 ]
Individually [ EDWARD G  Nov 08, 2014 ]
Individually, just like the speakers [ EDWARD E  Nov 08, 2014 ]
Individually [ Bart  Nov 08, 2014 ]
This item is sold individually [ BRETT  Nov 08, 2014 ]
Individually [ Jihun  Nov 08, 2014 ]
They are sold individually. [ Curtis  Nov 08, 2014 ]
Individually [ daniel  Nov 08, 2014 ]
I bought mine as a single unit. [ JESSIE  Nov 08, 2014 ]
The outer diameter of the grill ring is 10 13/16". The inner diameter is 8 3/4". It is a black, rubber piece which replaces the rubber ring on the sub. This ring pushes onto adapter hooks which come with the kit and is what holds the grille in place so you could consider the grille as press fit. Hope this helps. [ EDWARD G  Apr 15, 2014 ]
The grill gets screwed down with when you mount the subwoofer. The grill fits within the the subwoofers diameter. [ ERIC  Apr 14, 2014 ]
The grill gets screwed down with when you mount the subwoofer. The grill fits within the the subwoofers diameter. [ ERIC  Apr 14, 2014 ]
the grill screws on and then the rubber ring is press fit into it, the rubber is a perfect fit with the OD of the speakers rubber lip [ MATHEW  Apr 14, 2014 ]

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