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ALPINE ELECTRONICS INTRODUCES NEW TYPE-S SERIES SPEAKERS

Back January 7, 2008

Full Speaker Line Up Offers Premium Sound Solutions to Match Various Cars or Budgets

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2008 – One of the best ways to make music sound great in the car is to upgrade the speakers. With better car audio speakers on board, drivers can enjoy more realistic sound with better bass and clearer high frequencies, and hear details in the music that they may have never heard before. To get this kind of performance, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., the industry-leading manufacturer of automotive mobile media solutions, has speakers available to match almost any car and budget. The new Type-S Series speakers lead the line up for 2008 as the perfect factory upgrade solution with sizes to fit almost any vehicle.

“Upgrading car speakers is a great way to bring out the full potential of the audio gear in the car. Alpine’s new Type-S speakers are ideal for making simple, yet noticeable improvements in a car’s sound system,” said Stephen Witt, vice president, marketing and product planning, Alpine Electronics.

Type-S Series Speakers
The new Type-S speakers are a great-looking and great-sounding upgrade, yet are still budget-friendly. They offer versatility in several different aspects. With seven models in the Type-S line-up, users are sure to find a speaker size that fits their car’s stock speaker location. The new cosmetics look good in nearly any car and their shallow mounting design allows for easy installation in a wide range of door panels. As well, their high-efficiency design can run off of the power from the factory or Alpine head unit, resulting in an easy system improvement for any vehicle. The seven new Type-S speakers consist of one 6.5-inch component 2-way set; one 6x9-inch coaxial 3-way set; and five coaxial 2-way sets in the sizes of 6.5-inch, 5x7-inch, 5.25-inch, 4x6-inch and 4-inch.

Type-R Series Speakers
The Type-R speakers offer loud, high-performance Alpine sound with superior linearity, efficiency, clarity and bass response. The six Type-R speakers consist of 6.5-inch and 5.25-inch component 2-way sets, and four coaxial 2-way sets in the 6.5-inch, 5.25-inch, 6x9-inch and 5x7-inch sizes. Features include a reduced woofer magnet depth for easier installation, upgraded metal mesh grill design and swivel-mounted 25mm ring tweeter. The component sets come with an external crossover network design that has a six-level tweeter adjustment which allows for precise tuning, while the hidden screw terminal gives a sleek appearance.

Type-X Series Speakers
Type-X speakers are engineered to provide a dynamic and detailed musical experience in the car. This high-end line offers highly accurate, precise in-vehicle sound reproduction. The Type-X speakers can be tuned to sound outstanding in any vehicle with the adjustable crossover settings.

The Type-X Series boasts two categories: Type-X Pro and Type-X Reference. The Pro speakers, the SPX-13PRO and SPX-17PRO, feature a hybrid cross-rib glass fiber woofer cone with Neodymium magnet and aluminum phase plug for flawless sound reproduction. Experience smooth, silky highs with precise imaging and staging capabilities from the 1.25-inch swivel-mounted ring radiator tweeter. The crossover network for the SPX-13PRO and SPX-17PRO offers an easy-to-use phase link system that allows the user to compensate for various woofer/tweeter mounting configurations with six different plug-in modules. The SPX-17PRO is a CES Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award winner in the In-Vehicle Accessories category.

The Reference speakers, the SPX-13REF and SPX-17REF, combine premium sound with an easy-to-install design. The lightweight cross-rib aluminum woofer cone can be combined with the 19-mm ring dome tweeter to create a coaxial conversion with the included tweeter bridge.

Specifications, Pricing and Availability Type-S, Type-R and Type-X Series speakers are available at authorized Alpine dealers. (Note: see attached specifications for complete product details, suggested retail indexes and expected shipping dates.)

Alpine Electronics Type-S, Type-R and Type-X Series Speakers Specifications and Pricing

TYPE-S SERIES SPEAKERS

SPS-600C – 6.5-inch component 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 Speaker rating: 80W maximum RMS, 240W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 70Hz – 22kHz

Availability – January 2008
Suggested retail index – $150
SPS-600 – 6.5-inch coaxial 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 Speaker rating: 80W maximum RMS, 240W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 70Hz – 22kHz

Availability – January 2008
Suggested retail index – $120
SPS-609 – 6 x 9-inch coaxial 3-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 Speaker rating: 85W maximum RMS, 260W peak power handling, nominal impedance 3.6Ω
  • Frequency response: 65Hz – 23kHz

Availability – January 2008
Suggested retail index – $140
SPS-500 – 5.25-inch coaxial 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 Speaker rating: 55W maximum RMS, 170W peak power handling, nominal impedance 3.6Ω
  • Frequency response: 80Hz – 22kHz

Availability – January 2008
Suggested retail index – $100
SPS-507 – 5 x 7-inch coaxial 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 Speaker rating: 75W maximum RMS, 230W peak power handling, nominal impedance 3.6Ω
  • Frequency response: 73Hz – 22kHz

Availability – January 2008
Suggested retail index – $120
SPS-400 – 4-inch coaxial 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 Speaker rating: 45W maximum RMS, 140W peak power handling, nominal impedance 3.6Ω
  • Frequency response: 97Hz – 22kHz

Availability – January 2008
Suggested retail index – $80
SPS-406 – 4 x 6-inch coaxial 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 Speaker rating: 45W maximum RMS, 140W peak power handling, nominal impedance 3.6Ω
  • Frequency response: 93Hz – 22kHz

Availability – January 2008
Suggested retail index – $90

TYPE-R SERIES SPEAKERS

SPR-17S – 6.5-inch component 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 110W maximum RMS, 330W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 65Hz – 27kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $280
SPR-13C – 5.25-inch coaxial 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 90W maximum RMS, 270W peak power handling, nominal impedance 3.6Ω
  • Frequency response: 70Hz – 27kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $180
SPR-13S – 5.25-inch component 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 100W maximum RMS, 300W peak power handling, nominal impedance 3.6Ω
  • Frequency response: 70Hz – 27kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $280
SPR-69C – 6 x 9-inch coaxial 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 100W maximum RMS, 300W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 60Hz – 27kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $190
SPR-17C – 6.5-inch coaxial 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 100W maximum RMS, 300W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 65Hz – 27kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $180
SPR-57C – 5 x 7-inch coaxial 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 100W maximum RMS, 300W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 70Hz – 27kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $180

TYPE-X SERIES SPEAKERS

SPX-13PRO – 5.25-inch component 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 80W maximum RMS, 240W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 40Hz – 60kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $650
SPX-17PRO – 6.5-inch component 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 100W maximum RMS, 300W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 35Hz – 60kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $650
SPX-13REF – 5.25-inch component 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 60W maximum RMS, 180W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 40Hz – 40kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $400
SPX-17REF – 6.5-inch component 2-way Speaker
  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 75W maximum RMS, 225W peak power handling, nominal impedance 4Ω
  • Frequency response: 35Hz – 40kHz

Availability – Now
Suggested retail index – $400

About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is a global supplier of automotive mobile media solutions including audio, video, satellite-linked navigation and portable device connectivity systems for original equipment and aftermarket applications. Alpine is at the forefront of vehicle entertainment and information system innovation, with many first-to-market technologies such as portable navigation that docks into an in-dash unit, iPod® integration, full-range digital amplification and automated acoustical correction sound systems.

With manufacturing and R&D facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America, and more than 1,600 global patents, Alpine’s premium sound systems and user-friendly navigation products combine the latest in advanced technology with an enhanced user experience.

Alpine is a consolidated subsidiary of Alps Electric Co., Ltd., one of the world’s premier manufacturers of electronic components for computer, communications and car electronics equipment. Visit www.alpine-usa.com to learn more about Alpine products or to find an authorized retailer.

Notice: Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

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