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ALPINE’S SUBWOOFER LINE CONTINUES TO GROW

Back January 6, 2011

New 8-inch Type-R Model Offers More Installation Options

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 - Expanding on its already extensive array of subwoofer offerings, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., today announced another addition to its lineup. For the first time, 8-inch models will join the Type-R subwoofer line. Proving that power can come in small packages, these new subwoofers will create opportunities for creative installation options.

New 8-inch Models Added to Type-R Lineup
At only 4.5 inches deep and 8 inches in diameter, the new Type-R 8-inch subwoofers (SWR-0823D and SWR-0843D) are ideal for cramped quarters. Ideal for installation in door panels, trucks, or other tight spaces, the 8-inch subwoofers use technologies found in Type-R subwoofers and incorporate them in a smaller package. The 8-inch subwoofers have over 14mm of linear excursion for high output in small ported or sealed enclosures and handle up to 350W RMS.

Type-R subwoofers are proven and durable. Besides the new 8-inch size, Type-R subwoofers come in 10-inch (SWR-1023D and SWR-1043D), 12-inch (SWR-1223D and SWR-1243D) and 15-inch (SWR-1522D and SWR-1542D) models. Known for clean, deep bass and low frequency extension in small enclosures, these popular subwoofers are dependable performers. Using Alpine’s patent pending High-Amplitude Multi Roll (HAMR) surround and patented thermal management technology, the Type-R subwoofers run with cooler operation, higher output and longer life.

The Type-R subwoofers all have large, high temperature voice coils which allow for increased power handling, making them ideal for pairing with the Alpine PDX digital amplifiers. The HAMR surround design also allows for extreme excursion without sacrificing cone area. The subwoofers are constructed from a single piece cast aluminum frame and shorting sleeve, for a unique design that provides minimum inductance variance and reduced thermal compression. Cooling of the entire motor assembly is achieved from the innovative radial fins, leading to maximum cooling of the voice coil and reduced thermal compression.

Type-R Thin Subwoofers
Alpine continues to offer the innovative Type-R Thin subwoofers, the 10-inch SWR-T10 and 12-inch SWR-T12. These thin subwoofers are only 3.25 and 3.5 inches deep respectively, yet can handle the same power and provide the same output of traditional subwoofers thanks to their revolutionary segmented spider and neodymium motor design. Using Alpine’s patent pending Pass-Through Gap Geometry, the unique Thermoplastic Elastomer Segmented Spider passes completely through the motor structure. This gives the cone and voice coil assembly the physical clearance needed to achieve over 50 mm of peak-to-peak excursion. Their small size allows them to be housed in enclosures as small as 0.25 cubic feet for the SWR-T10 and 0.5 cubic feet for the SWR-T12. The small enclosure size creates various possibilities for installation locations beyond the traditional trunk area or hatch corners. Installation options include mounting a Type-R Thin subwoofer in a custom door panel, inside or under the glove box, in a custom headliner enclosure, under a seat, or even under a custom center console.

Type-X Subwoofers
For true audio enthusiasts, Alpine’s line up of Type-X subwoofers is also available. Thanks to a powerful motor, HAMR surround and ultra-strong Kevlar® parabolic cone with Rohacell® core, these subs produce incredible output. For high power handling with low power compression, they feature an 80mm six-layer aluminum voice coil and extensive thermal management technology. Easily accessible insert terminals and voice coil configuration jumpers make for quick installation and concealed mount gaskets add a polished look.

Type-S Subwoofers
For consumers seeking a quality yet economical upgrade to factory sound systems, the Type-S subwoofers provide tight, accurate bass while having a shallow mounting depth for flexible installation options. Their advanced airflow system has a stamped steel basket design with perimeter venting and leg venting cooling for sustained bass reproduction without overheating.

Type-E Subwoofers
Type-E subwoofers are simple add-ons for factory sound systems. They offer an affordable and attractive bass boost.

Specifications, Pricing and Availability
Alpine subwoofers are available at authorized Alpine retailers. (Note: See attached spec sheet for product details and prices.) Visit www.alpine-usa.com to locate a retailer.

TYPE-R SUBWOOFERS

SWR-823D 8-Inch Dual 2-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 350W maximum
  • RMS, 1000W peak power
  • Frequency response: 29Hz – 500Hz
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone
  • Single piece cast frame with integrated shorting
  • sleeve and radial cooling fins
  • 4-layer dual voice coil design
  • FEA optimized spider with reinforced layer
  • spider integration
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure
  • (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Heavy duty 8 GA terminals with banana plugs
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – April
Minimum Advertised Price - $159.95

SWR-843D – 8-inch Dual 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 350W maximum
  • RMS, 1000W peak power
  • Frequency response: 29Hz – 500Hz
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone
  • Single piece cast frame with integrated shorting
  • sleeve and radial cooling fins
  • 4-layer dual voice coil design
  • FEA optimized spider with reinforced layer
  • spider integration
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure
  • (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Heavy duty 8 GA terminals with banana plugs
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – April
Minimum Advertised Price - $159.95

SWR-1023D – 10-inch Dual 2-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 600W maximum RMS, 1800W peak power
  • Frequency response: 26Hz – 500Hz
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone
  • Single piece cast frame with integrated shorting
  • sleeve and radial cooling fins
  • 4-layer dual voice coil design
  • FEA optimized spider with reinforced layer
  • spider integration
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure
  • (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Heavy duty 8 GA terminals with banana plugs
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $179.95

SWR-1043D – 10-inch Dual 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 600W maximum RMS, 1800W peak power
  • Frequency response: 26Hz – 500Hz
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone
  • Single piece cast frame with integrated shorting
  • sleeve and radial cooling fins
  • 4-layer dual voice coil design
  • FEA optimized spider with reinforced layer
  • spider integration
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure
  • (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Heavy duty 8 GA terminals with banana plugs
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $179.95

SWR-1223D – 12-inch Dual 2-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 600W maximum RMS, 1800W peak power
  • Frequency response: 23Hz – 500Hz
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone
  • Single piece cast frame with integrated shorting
  • sleeve and radial cooling fins
  • 4-layer dual voice coil design
  • FEA optimized spider with reinforced layer
  • spider integration
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure
  • (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Heavy duty 8 GA terminals with banana plugs
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $199.95

SWR-1243D – 12-inch Dual 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 600W maximum RMS, 1800W peak power
  • Frequency response: 23Hz – 500Hz
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone
  • Single piece cast frame with integrated shorting
  • sleeve and radial cooling fins
  • 4-layer dual voice coil design
  • FEA optimized spider with reinforced layer
  • spider integration
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure
  • (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Heavy duty 8 GA terminals with banana plugs
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $199.95

SWR-1522D – 15-inch Dual 2-ohm Subwoofer

  • 750W RMS
  • 2000W peak power
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 500Hz
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone
  • Custom cast aluminum frame with integrated perimeter venting and heat transfer plate
  • Dual voice coil design
  • Mirrored Progressive Nomex spiders with reinforced layer integrated tinsel leads (pat. pending)
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure
  • (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Heavy duty 8 GA terminals with banana plugs
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $349.95

SWR-1542D – 15-inch Dual 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • 750W RMS
  • 2000W peak power
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 500Hz
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone
  • Custom cast aluminum frame with integrated perimeter venting and heat transfer plate
  • Dual voice coil design
  • Mirrored Progressive Nomex spiders with reinforced layer integrated tinsel leads (pat. pending)
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure
  • (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Heavy duty 8 GA terminals with banana plugs
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $349.95

TYPE-R THIN SUBWOOFERS

SWR-T10 - 10-inch Thin Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 600W maximum RMS, 1800W peak power
  • Frequency response: 28Hz – 200Hz
  • High-Excursion Pass-Through Gap Design (patent pending)
  • Direct-Coupled Shorting Sleeve/Heatsink and Frame Design
  • Oversized 100mm (4") Underhung Voice Coil
  • Dual compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure (patented)
  • Radial Vented VC Heat Sink & Shorting Sleeve with Airflow Management System (patented)
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $449.95

SWR-T12 - 12-inch Thin Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 600W maximum RMS, 1800W peak power
  • Frequency response: 28Hz – 200Hz
  • High-Excursion Pass-Through Gap Design (patent pending)
  • Direct-Coupled Shorting Sleeve/Heatsink and Frame Design
  • Oversized 100mm (4") Underhung Voice Coil
  • Dual compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure (patented)
  • Radial Vented VC Heat Sink & Shorting Sleeve with Airflow Management System (patented)
  • HAMR surround (patent pending)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $449.95

TYPE-S SUBWOOFERS

SWS-1023D – 10-inch Dual 2-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 300W maximum RMS, 900W peak power handling
  • Frequency response: 30Hz – 700Hz
  • Dual voice coil design
  • Shallow 4.3-inch mounting depth
  • 1-piece parabolic glass fiber and Pulp/Kevlar cone
  • High-strength custom steel frame
  • Single Progressive Nomex spider
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure (patented)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Integrated push terminals with banana plug jumpers
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $129.95

SWS-1043D – 10-inch Dual 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 300W maximum RMS, 900W peak power handling
  • Frequency response: 30Hz – 700Hz
  • Dual voice coil design
  • Shallow 4.3-inch mounting depth
  • 1-piece parabolic glass fiber and Pulp/Kevlar cone
  • High-strength custom steel frame
  • Single Progressive Nomex spider
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure (patented)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Integrated push terminals with banana plug jumpers
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $129.95

SWS-1223D – 12-inch Dual 2-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 300W maximum RMS, 900W peak power handling
  • Frequency response: 27Hz – 700Hz
  • Dual voice coil design
  • Shallow 5.1-inch mounting depth
  • 1-piece parabolic glass fiber and Pulp/Kevlar cone
  • High-strength custom steel frame
  • Single Progressive Nomex spider
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure (patented)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Integrated push terminals with banana plug jumpers
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $149.95

SWS-1243D – 12-inch Dual 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 300W maximum RMS, 900W peak power handling
  • Frequency response: 27Hz – 700Hz
  • Dual voice coil design
  • Shallow 5.1-inch mounting depth
  • 1-piece parabolic glass fiber and Pulp/Kevlar cone
  • High-strength custom steel frame
  • Single Progressive Nomex spider
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure (patented)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Integrated push terminals with banana plug jumpers
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $149.95

TYPE-X SUBWOOFERS

SWX-1043D – 10-inch Dual 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 1000W maximum RMS, 3000W peak power
  • Frequency response: 22Hz – 500Hz
  • 80mm, six-layer aluminum dual voice coils
  • Kevlar parabolic cone with Rohacell® core
  • Insert terminal block with voice-coil configuration system
  • Custom cast aluminum frame with integrated
  • perimeter venting and heat transfer plate
  • Mirrored Progressive Nomex spiders with
  • reinforced layer integrated tinsel leads
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) with T-drive motor structure (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR Santoprene surround (patented)
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $399.95

SWX-1243D – 12-inch Dual 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 1000W maximum RMS, 3000W peak power
  • Frequency response: 22Hz – 500Hz
  • 80mm, six-layer aluminum dual voice coils
  • Kevlar parabolic cone with Rohacell® core
  • Insert terminal block with voice-coil configuration system
  • Custom cast aluminum frame with integrated
  • perimeter venting and heat transfer plate
  • Mirrored Progressive Nomex spiders with
  • reinforced layer integrated tinsel leads
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) with T-drive motor structure (patented)
  • Multi-stage thermal management system
  • HAMR Santoprene surround (patented)
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - $399.95

TYPE-E SUBWOOFERS

SWE-1043 -- 10-inch 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 250W maximum RMS, 750W peak power handling
  • Frequency response: 29Hz – 1000Hz
  • Single voice coil design
  • 2-piece parabolic glass fiber and Pulp/Kevlar cone
  • High-strength custom steel frame
  • Single Progressive Nomex spider
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure (patented)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - Two for $129.95

SWE-1243 -- 12-inch 4-ohm Subwoofer

  • CEA-2031 speaker ratings: 250W maximum RMS, 750W peak power handling
  • Frequency response: 29Hz – 1000Hz
  • Single voice coil design
  • 2-piece parabolic glass fiber and Pulp/Kevlar cone
  • High-strength custom steel frame
  • Single Progressive Nomex spider
  • Compound radius curve (CRC) motor structure (patented)
  • Concealed mount gasket
  • Designed and engineered in the USA
Availability – Now
Minimum Advertised Price - Two for $129.95

About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies.

Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.

For more information about Alpine Electronics, visit www.alpine.com. For more information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com.

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Low Resolution
SWR-0843D+23D (1)  |  SWR-1043D+23D (1)  |  SWR-1243D+43D (1)  |  SWR-1542D+22D (1)  |  SWR-T10 (1)  |  SWR-T12 (1)  |  SWS-1223D+1023D+43D (1)  |  SWX-1243D+1043D (1)

High Resolution
SWR-0843D+23D (1)  |  SWR-1043D+23D (1)  |  SWR-1243D+43D (1)  |  SWR-1542D+22D (1)  |  SWR-T10 (1)  |  SWR-T12 (1)  |  SWS-1223D+1023D+43D (1)  |  SWX-1243D+1043D (1)



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