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Alpine SWR1242D / SWR-1242D / SWR-1242D 12 DVC Car Subwoofer

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  • ALPINE
  • SWR-1242D
  • SUBWOOFER 12"

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Alpine
  • Model: SWS1242D

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 25 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds
  • ASIN: B0009NXN7K
  • Item model number: SWS1242D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,234 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 28, 2005

Product Description

ALPINE SWR-1242D 12" TYPE-R 3000W SUBWOOFERS New Alpine Type R Subwoofers. These incredible subwoofers from Alpine have withstood the test of time and proven themselves to be one of the top subwoofer choices for car audio enthusiasts. The Type R subwoofers are designed and engineered for big bass, as well as a durable sub that will last for many years to come. These woofers use a pulp cone that is reinforced with Kelvar for an incredibly durable and rigid structure. The ribbed multi-roll santoprene surround is designed for excellent response, while assisting in smoother cone movement and excursion. The subwoofer will stay cool under extended hard playing with the unique thermal management system that Alpine designed into the Type R Subwoofer. The tinsel leads are hidden and woven into the dual Nomex spiders for a strong and unbreakable connection. For those looking for an industry standard subwoofer with break-taking bass, consider the Alpine Type-R subwoofer. 12" Dual 4 Ohm Type R Series Subwoofer Power Handling: Peak: 1500 watts RMS: 500 watts Impedance: Dual 4 ohms Parabolic Kevlar reinforced pulp fiber cone woofer High Amplitude Multi-Roll (HAMR) Santoprene surround HAMR Surround integrates a concealed mount gasket for Alpint Type-R grille Custom Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Perimeter Venting and Heat Transfer Plate Cast aluminum perimeter vented heat transfer frame Compound Radius Curve (CRC) Motor structure Spiral cut aluminum former with high temperature DVC Winding Radial Vented VC Heat sink and Airflow Management System Mirrored progressive Nomex Spiders with reinforced layer integrated tinsel leads Insert push terminals with one-sided layout One-sided terminal layout 1-year warranty...

Customer Reviews

They have great sound quality.
Carnis L. Burgess
Like I said I have my amp turned all the way up and this sub sounds perfect when I have the volume cranked as loud as I can stand with no distortion.
Anarchist8
If I ever blow them I think I will buy the same subs again.
Brad

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tyler_9_2 on July 15, 2007
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There is not a single thing wrong with this sub. The sound quality is perfect and when you want it to, it will blow you away with smooth powerful bass. I have it wired to an alpine MRP-M650 amp and it sounds perfect. It's actually better than the two twelve's I had before. The best thing about is the price, you can't beat it. Trust me, I did a lot of shopping before I picked this one. I listen to a lot of rock, techno, and some rap. This sub sounds great with it all. I highly recommend it. Someguy (the other reviewer) either needs to tune his amp or buy a better one. The bas IS deep and it IS most definitely clean. Don't get me wrong, this thing does have the power to bring the apocalypse but that is why you can adjust your amp to your preference.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Elena M. Allen on May 5, 2008
The Alpine type -R. Where do I begin? I've been in the car audio scene before I could legally drive. I am now 30 years old and still enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, there are a few subwoofers that outclass the type-r in my OPINION. i.e. L7's (kicker), and the W7's (JL) but for the price.... they can't be touched. I can't believe someone would put these under audiobahn. The alpine type-r will not fall apart, blow, or distort if matched with the proper amp and wired correctly. I was so impressed I am now curious if something for a $100 dollars sounds so good what do the type-x's sound like. Might have to buy a pair and find out. If you seriously want a great and powerful system for under a thousand dollars go with the type-r's as your subs. Don't cheap out and go audiobahn, lanzar, soundstream, sony, or any other cheaply priced and manufactured subs. Those subs are priced under 50 dollars for a reason. One alternative is power acoustik. We murdered a soundstream demo vehicle during a sound off at a grand opening of a electronics store that is "ultimate" with a power acoustik based system.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ricky on October 2, 2009
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These thing is unbelieveable,I have them wired to a Alpine pdx 1000 watt amp,everything shakes on my 2002 mercury mountaineer,when I turn them up I feel like my skin is leaving my body, othe peeps in my vehicle complain of their heart.But overall great subs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Williams on August 14, 2007
I bought this sub 2 years ago and it is great. I like how loud it can get while still maintaining good sound quality. This is a great sub for someone looking to get into car audio. It can be found online for half the cost of what retail stores like best buy and circuit city sell it for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. glende on March 30, 2008
this sub will take abuse, its bullet proof weather ur bumping at 200w or slammming it at 1000w dont forget ur ear plugs and a tube of rear view mirror adhiesive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ISKIMANTRA on October 11, 2010
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OK, so I have alpine type s speakers in my montero sport with an aftermarket deck. I was always turning my music up all the time just so I could have that bass! I decided to invest in a subwoofer so that I could have that bass without the volume so I started looking at subs. I was originally gonna go with the type s sub but it just seemed like amazon had a good price on type r's so i bought one with a attrend ported box and an m500 alpine amp to power it at 500 watts at 2 ohms. Well, my first impressions were ok. I thought the bass was good and was pleased. Then I drove a little and broke them in a little and they started to sound a lot louder and hit better. Just one sub hits hard on some songs but two would be even better. Bottom line: alpine is bomb and for the money, this is one clean hitting sub. it is very deep and clear which is what I wanted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Moore on August 14, 2009
This sub is one of the best subs I've ever owned, and trust me I've been through a few brands (polk, pioneer, sony, now alpine). Pushing this sucker with an Alpine MRP-500 amp which pushes 500 watts rms at 2 ohm load. It literally feels like someone's constantly kicking the back of my seat, with the headunit (pioneer DEH-p4000ub, also a good product) at around -12 (highest is +6) and the gain at about half on the amp. This sub SLAMS and is practically unbearable at full volume, its bound to give u a headache both inside the car and standing next to it when u show it off. Just can't say enough about this sub. This sub paired with the above mentioned alpine amp are the best mix for the money in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bass enthusiast on July 10, 2010
i spent weeks looking for the right subwoofer for my car and the alpine was the best buy for the money.
it is loud it hits all the notes without distortion. i am a VERY picky sound person and the quality of the sound cannot be beat!! i am an official alpine fan! just make sure you have enough power going to the speakers i have had these for two weeks and after breakin them in they sound better then ever don't let anyone talk you out of getting these they are a great buy!
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