The Type-R Thin subwoofers were recognized with a CES Innovations honors award for their unique use of Alpine-patented technology to create deep-subwoofer performance in a thin package. Every year at the world’s largest consumer technology trade show, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Program recognizes the most innovative consumer electronics products.
“Alpine's version of the thin sub shows that through better engineering you can get closer to what you might get from a full size subwoofer in a much smaller design.”
More Mounting Options without Compromise
The Type-R Thin series have been engineered to offer more installation flexibility and application versatility to build the ideal sound system. At 3-1/4” deep for the 10” and 3-1/2” deep for the 12”, these subs provide deep bass performance where it normally couldn’t fit. And the 0.35 cubic foot (SWR-T10) and 0.6 cubic foot (SWR-T12) ideal enclosure sizes mean great bass performance can go just about anywhere in your vehicle.
Exclusive Alpine Technologies Ensure High Performance
The new Type-R Thin boasts no less than 7 unique Alpine technologies in its industry-first design. These innovations allow the Type-R Thin to have the output and power handling of the traditional Type-R series in less than half the depth. The new Type-R Thin design has the same DNA of the standard Type-Rs - demanding cleaner, deeper bass extension, faster, more accurate transients and even greater output capability.
Revolutionary Segmented Spider Design Provides the Excursion of a Tall Subwoofer
You can count on Type-R Thins to deliver strong, impactful output like its predecessors. Most shallow-mount subwoofers have less output than traditional deep subwoofers, since their shallow frame limits how far their cones can move at high power levels. The Type-R Thin uses Alpine’s patent pending Pass-Through Gap Geometry, allowing the unique Thermoplastic Elastomer Segmented Spider to completely pass through the motor structure. This means the cone and voice coil assembly have the clearance needed for over 50mm of peak-to-peak excursion, allowing for massive output even in such a shallow frame.
Consistent, Reliable Performance out of the Box
There’s no need to play your sub for hours to break it in to achieve consistent performance. This sub is designed to deliver consistent performance right out of the box. Since this revolutionary design is made with an injection mold resin, rather than phenolic stiffened textile, this new spider requires no break in to achieve ideal performance. A Co-Molded Aluminum collar attaches the voice coil to the spider to ensure a reliable, high-strength design.
FEA Optimized = Maximum Linearity
Alpine’s Patented Dual-Sided Compound Radius Curve pole geometry ensures an ultra symmetrical magnetic field with optimized flux density to greatly reduce distortion, while further improving power handling and output. (U.S. Patent #6,639,993)
More Excursion = More Output
The new FEA-Optimized Motor Structure together with the revolutionary High-Amplitude Multi- Roll (HAMR) Suspension Design gives the new Type-R Thin Subwoofers the highest X-max and SPL output in the category.
With a real-world, measured 15mm of X-max, allow the new Type-R Thin Subwoofers to deliver the best-in-class bass output, ultra-low distortion, and unparalleled sound quality.