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Alpine SWS-1023D

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

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Item # 500SWS1023

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Our take on the Alpine SWS-1023D

You'd like to fit a monster subwoofer in your pickup or compact car, but you just don't have the room. Alpine's got the solution for you. The Type-S SWS-1023D 10" subwoofer stands only 4-1/4" tall, so you can fit realistic bass in tighter spots without giving up an ounce of sound quality.

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You'd like to fit a monster subwoofer in your pickup or compact car, but you just don't have the room. Alpine's got the solution for you. The Type-S SWS-1023D 10" subwoofer stands only 4-1/4" tall, so you can fit realistic bass in tighter spots without giving up an ounce of sound quality.

Alpine starts with a one-piece pulp/glass fiber cone, reinforced with Kevlar® for uncompromising strength and accurate response. The tapered Santoprene™ rubber surround extends cone excursion and improves dynamics, so you can rock your Type-S subs without fear of a blowout. Advanced engineering gives you top performance while shaving 1-3/4" from the mounting depth of their previous Type-S 10" subwoofer.

Alpine builds the speaker leads into the spider, so they can't shake loose during extreme cone movement. A network of cooling vents reduces heat-induced distortion, so you can push your music and leave the meltdown worries behind. The dual 2-ohm voice coils give you more options for tweaking your bass, whether you're looking to wire up a multi-sub system or draw more power from your amplifier.

Note: If you are wiring this DVC sub for lower impedance, make sure that your amp is compatible. Most 2-channel car amplifiers are stable down to 2 ohms in standard mode, or 4 ohms in bridged operation. Most mono amps are stable down to 2 ohms.

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Product Highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • pulp/glass fiber cone reinforced with Kevlar
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • power range: 50-300 watts RMS (150 watts per voice coil)
  • peak power handling: 900 watts
  • frequency response: 30-700 Hz
  • sensitivity: 84 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-1/4"
  • sealed box volume: 0.65-1.5 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.0-1.75 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 10" Subwoofer
  • Rubber screw cover gasket
  • Two 3" Speaker wire jumpers (with banana plugs on both ends)
  • Type-S subwoofer application guide
  • Warranty card
  • Customer Care Registration card
  • Important Notice (concerning installation guidelines)

Alpine SWS-1023D Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)


Justin from Southgate, MI on 5/17/2008

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I have a 2003 Ford F150 Supercab and wanted better overall sound. I have a premium radio package from Ford's and wanted to maintain the factory appearance and head unit. I called Crutchfield's Service Advisors and they helped me choose these subs. Mounting depth is especially important in this application as the box and room under the back seat is very minimal in space. I have 2 of these 10" Subs loaded in my stealth box that fits snug under the back seat, with the relocation and modification of the jack. Powering them is the Alpine MRP-M500 giving them 250rms at 2ohms. WOW these things POUND!



good subs

Iceman1414 from Alexandria,LA on 10/7/2007

I have a '07 Dodge quad cab with a Alpine 9856 head unit, a mrp 650 amp, and two Type S 10's mounted in a mtx thunderform box. It hits hard. I chose these subs because I am now in the high performance sub game but yet I am not so extreme where I have to buy a capacitator, bigger battery, high output alternator and spend money on a 1000 watt amp. For your money these 10s hit. You will be impressed with them for what they are.




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Kevlar Reinforced Cone: This Alpine Type-S subwoofer has a Parabolic Glass Fiber and Kevlar reinforced Pulp cone. Kevlar adds strength and tear resistance to the woofer cone while maintaining the benefits of a pulp cone design.

Santoprene Rubber Surround: The high-excursion Santoprene rubber surround is durable and resistant to the elements, resulting in very reliable performance. The surround is specially designed to resist deformation that is common in most woofers with wide surrounds. This design gives the surround more control over the woofer cone to reduce distortion and possible driver failure.

Screw Cover Gasket: The woofer includes a rubber gasket to cover the screw holes for a clean look. If the gasket isn't installed, the mounting height is only 0.625 inches.

Dual 2-ohm Voice Coils: The SWS-1023D features dual 2-layer voice coils which utilize 180°C high-temperature wire and a glass fiber former. Dual voice coil woofers offer flexibility in wiring. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 1 ohm mono load. When the voice coils are wired in series, the woofer presents an 4 ohm mono load. In addition, each coil may be connected to a different amplifier channel and each channel will see a 2 ohm load.

Spring Posts: The woofer has two pair of spring posts which will accept pin connectors, banana plugs, and up to 8 gauge bare wire. All four speaker terminals are located on one side of the woofer to make it easier to connect the woofer in a parallel or series configuration.

Wire Jumpers: The woofer is equipped with two 3" speaker wire jumpers with banana plugs on both ends. These jumpers allow you to wire the voice coils in parallel (for a 1-ohm load) or series (for a 4-ohm load).

Progressive Nomex Spider: This subwoofer has a progressive Nomex spider for added stability and mechanical durability. The custom progressive rolls give the woofer a longer, more linear stroke with maximum centering and restoring force. Special edge control design and Nomex construction provide excellent tear resistance, strength and long-term reliability. The tinsel speaker leads are integrated into the spider.

Steel Basket: The high strength custom steel frame is vented around the perimeter for extra cooling.

Bumped Back Plate and Extended Vented Pole Piece: This woofer combines a bumped back plate and an extended pole piece, giving it a 2" peak-to-peak cone excursion. This extra long cone movement provides a higher bass output. The vents and dual flared design of the pole piece maximize airflow around the voice coil, giving it a more reliable performance.


Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box sizes recommended by Alpine range from 0.65 cu/ft to 1.5 cu/ft. The ideal recommended volume is 1.0 cu/ft.

Vented Box Volume: The vented box sizes recommended by Alpine range from 1.0 cu/ft to 1.75 cu/ft. The ideal recommended volume is 1.2 cu/ft with a 1" x 10" x 14" (long) slot port.

Bandpass Box: The manual also mentions using a bandpass enclosure, but gives no volume recommendations.

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