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Alpine Introduces S-Series Shallow Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures

The subwoofers feature an ultra-shallow footprint and impressive output

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Jan. 5, 2023) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”) introduces two new S-Series Shallow Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures available in 12” (SS-SB12) or 10” (SS-SB10) versions. The enclosures feature an ultra-shallow footprint and impressive output for the ideal bass upgrade.

“The ultra-shallow enclosure design will make it easier than ever for customers to add bass to vehicles that are lacking in space,” said Mike Anderson, Executive Director at Alps Alpine North America, Inc. “Even with a shallow footprint, the subwoofers deliver a powerful bass performance that will enhance any sound system.”

Precise Performance

The S-Series Shallow Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures feature a sealed 12” or 10” polymer cabinet preloaded with an S-Series shallow subwoofer. The shallow subwoofers feature a 2” voice coil inside of a lightweight yet powerful neodymium magnet for up to 300W RMS of power handling.

Exclusive to Alpine is the Gen2 DD-Linear Magnetic Circuit technology, a compact and efficient dual-gap voice coil structure that allows for better control over the motor, resulting in 22mm of peak-to-peak linear excursion for maximized fidelity and output.

Innovative Design

Using an internally braced polymer enclosure, the design maximizes airspace in the shallowest depth possible. Featuring a mounting depth of 4.5” on the 10” model (5.25” for the 12”), the enclosures were meticulously designed to provide a bass upgrade to a factory or aftermarket sound system that lacks space for a traditional subwoofer enclosure.

The S-Shallow enclosures are molded in a rugged polymer material and IPX-rated, unlike traditional competitor models which use a wooden cabinet that can become damaged from moisture. The package includes four steel mounting brackets that rotate 90 degrees, allowing flexible installation in many vehicle types. The construction provides an efficient and reliable bass response. The enclosure is non-powered and features a single 2Ω voice coil with a custom Alpine-branded push terminal, compatible with Alpine’s 5-Channel S-Series S-A55V Amplifier, KTA-200M or KTA-30MW Powered Amplifiers.

The S-Series Shallow Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosures will ship in February 2023 in a 12” version (SS-SB12) for $499.95 and a 10” version (SS-SB10) for $449.95 and can be purchased at Alpine Authorized retailerd Preferred Online Stores. Please check the store locator on www.alpine-usa.comfor details.


SS-SB12 12” S-Series Shallow Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosure ($499.95)

  • Preloaded 12” S-Series Shallow Subwoofer
  • 300W RMS Power Handling
  • IPX Rated Enclosure
  • Includes (4) Steel Mounting Brackets (90 Degree Adjustable)
  • Optimal Sealed Polymer Cabinet
  • Alpine Gen2 DD Linear Magnetic Circuit   
  • Polypropylene Subwoofer Cone
  • Neodymium Magnet
  • Copper Voice Coil: 2” (50.0mm) 
  • SVC 2Ω (Compatible with S-A55V, KTA-200M, or KTA-30MW) 
  • Dimensions: 13.25” W x 5.25” H x 22.25” D 
  • Frequency response: 30Hz – 200Hz 

SS-SB10 10” S-Series Shallow Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosure ($449.95)

Same as above with:

  • Preloaded 10” S-Series Shallow Subwoofer
  • Dimensions: 12.5” W x 4.5” H x 18.5” D 
  • Frequency response: 35Hz – 200Hz  

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

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, has brought the world numerous “First 1” and “Number 1” products since its founding in 1948. The Alps Alpine Group currently operates 110 bases in 26 countries and regions, supplying roughly 40,000 different products and solutions to around 2,000 companies worldwide. Those offerings include devices such as switches, sensors, data communication modules, touch input panels, actuators and power inductors; electronic shifters, remote keyless entry systems and other automotive units; consumer electronics like car navigation and audio-visual systems; and systems and services such as digital keys based on smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring.


Alps Alpine North America Media Contact  

Allison Saunders   

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(586) 719-8966

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