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Alpine Electronics PWE-S8 Restyle Compact Powered 8-Inch Subwoofer
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|Model Name||Alpine Restyle|
|Speakers Maximum Output Power||240 Watts|
|Mounting Type||Floor Standing|
About this item
- 8-inch subwoofer and 120W amplifier, housed together in a cast aluminum enclosure
- The compact size measures just 13.5” L x 9” W x 3” D so it can be installed under or behind a seat in a truck, in a sedan’s trunk or in an SUV’s hatch
- 32Hz-150Hz frequency response, Power Rating: 120W RMS. RCA (0.1-4V) / Speaker Input (1.5-30V/auto sensing)
- RCA and Auto-sensing Speaker Level Inputs are located on the side panel, along with controls for Phase, Gain, LP Crossover and Remote Sub Level
- The PWE-S8 is an Authorized Online Product Sold By and Shipped from Amazon; visit the store locator on the Alpine USA website for professional installation
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From the manufacturer
The PWE-S8 is a small but mighty amplified subwoofer system.
Add a Bass Anywhere in Your Vehicle
The PWE-S8 is a compact, 120-watt powered 8-inch subwoofer that has a small footprint with impressive output for deep, powerful bass that can be installed anywhere in the vehicle.
Easy Bass Addition in Any Vehicle
More Bass, Less Space
When you're looking to make the most audible impact in your sound system, you add a subwoofer for more bass, but what if you don't have room on your vehicle for a subwoofer? Alpine's PWE-S8 measures at 3-inch deep, 13.5-inches wide and 9-inches tall for a compact subwoofer system that can be installed under or behind a seat in a truck or in the trunk of an SUV.
The PWE-S8 gives you bass you can rely on, with a rugged, cast metal enclosure that's built for a rough ride, while protecting the subwoofer inside. No matter where you install the PWE-S8, the enclosure was designed for durability and performance, even in tight installation spots.
Don't let the size fool you - the PWE-S8 can hold it's own. Using a Class D amplifier rated at 120-watts, the 8" inch subwoofer is high-excursion to deliver strong bass output. A side panel gives you access to the built-in amplifier controls for phase, gain, and a low-pass crossover so you can blend your bass with your factory or aftermarket sound system.
Control your bass level from the driver's seat with an input for a wired remote level knob. The remote level knob has a 15' cable attached for flexible installation anywhere on the dash. Adding the PWE-S8 is easy with the easy-access RCA inputs and speaker-level inputs with automatic turn-on.
|Compact Subwoofer||8" Subwoofer with Hgih-Excursion Quad Coil|
|Power Rating||120-watts RMS/ 240-watts Peak Power|
|Frequency Response||25Hz - 152Hz|
|Variable Low-Pass Crossover||80 - 200 Hz|
|Variable Phase Control||0 - 180 Degrees|
|Inputs||Pre-Amp and Speaker-Level|
|Dimensions||13-1/2"W x 9"H x 3"D|
|Constructionq||Cast Metal Enclosure|
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The PWE-S8 Alpine Restyle Compact Powered 8-inch Subwoofer is an easy way to add powerful bass to your vehicle’s sound system. It features a powered 8-inch subwoofer paired with a built-in amplifier, housed together in a cast aluminum enclosure. The PWE-S8 measures just 13.5” L x 9” W x 3” D (at the tallest point) so you can add low, punchy, accurate bass to your sound system without taking up much space in your vehicle. The compact shallow mount design gives you the flexibility to install the PWE-S8 under or behind the seat of a truck, in the trunk of a sedan, or in the hatch of an SUV, or tucked in any other compact space. The die cast aluminum construction provides durability for ongoing performance. The amplifier produces 120W continuous power and the quad-coil subwoofer delivers 32Hz-150Hz frequency response. The PWE-S8 connects to your sound system through the RCA or Auto-sensing Speaker Level Inputs which are conveniently located on the side panel. The side panel also gives you access to Phase, Gain, LP Crossover and Remote Sub Level controls for proper sound setup and greater flexibility during installation. The PWE-S8 is authorized to be sold and shipped from Amazon. For professional installation, visit the store locator on the Alpine USA website to find an authorized Alpine retailer near you.Max Power Output: 240 Watts
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It comes with a harness that plugs into the built-in amplifier, where you will connect your power, ground, remote, etc. One thing worth noting is that the wiring for the power and ground is fairly small, probably 10 or 12 gauge if I had to guess. I used 8 gauge from the battery to the amp, and had to buy a wire splice to connect it to the harness. This isn't a big deal, but I just thought I'd mention it.
I will update this if I have any problems with it.
All 4 factory speakers are easily replaced without major surgery. I got Polk dB461's for the front and dB651's for the sound bar in the back. They were a direct retrofit installed in about an hour. Great sound from the Polks. Bright and clear speakers that I'm really happy with. With the loudness on, the 651's in particular had pretty good bass but it still needed that fullness only a sub-woofer could provide. I wanted to "feel" the lows. With the wiring already in place, I considered building my own sub-woofer with a matching Polk 8 or 10" sub driver. Researching cabinets and amps, I realized loss of storage space and potential theft were significant considerations. I also don't need to vibrate the license plate. Just fill the sound band.
A compact self powered sub is all I really needed. The PWE-S8 rose to the top of the choices. As it turns out, it fits invisibly under the back seat. I'm still tuning it but so far, the TJ sound is amazing over a wide range of music. I can literally feel the low keys resonate from piano and bass guitar passages. With adjustment capability at the head unit, I am able to experiment to find the sweet spot between sub and mains. The bass source location from the Alpine invisible to the ear. It's is all over the car. Exactly what I was looking for.
A special note on installation and Alpine Tech Support in particular-Make sure your electrical connections are done right. I made my own ground connection on the rear seat bracket with a solid self tapping screw. Sanded the surface down to bare metal. The guys at Best Buy helped me properly run the red hot wire directly from the battery along the passenger side to the back. (The head unit wires run along the driver side. This separation eliminated any chance of interference and noise.) Then we connected to the remote-on wire (blue/white) of the head unit, plugged in the RCA connections and voila...NOTHING! No power light. We fiddled with it for about a half hour before the BB guys determined it must be the PWE-S8. I got the exchange unit from Amazon the next day thinking it will be a plug and play swap. This one didn't work either! that's when I called Alpine support and they walked me through some tests with a multi-meter. The guy emphatically said it's got to be my connection. Even though I was getting 12 volts, it dropped to 9 when the amp was under load. I know the hot was good because I saw it installed. This lead me back to the ground connection. I removed the seat bracket (2 big torx screws) and found paint on paint at the mounting point there. I sanded that down to bare metal on both surfaces, bolted it all back together and now, for real, VOILA! It worked beautifully.
Self inflicted pain made a pretty straightforward installation a frustrating experience but I got it done. The Alpine PWE-S8 was the finishing touch on a great upgrade. My 2-3 hours in the Jeep in commute traffic is a lot better now.