Select and Compare: Alpine S-W12D4 S-Series Subwoofers to the Kicker 8-Inch 300W

Today's product comparison has Music Critic comparing the Alpine S-W12D4 S-Series Subwoofers to the Kicker 8-Inch 300W. The team take this task very seriously - two products enter, but only one can leave. This product comparison article is just one in a series titled 10 Best Subwoofers for Cars in 2023

 Alpine S-W12D4 S-Series SubwoofersFirst, let's have a look at the Alpine S-W12D4 S-Series Subwoofers. Get great sound with the Alpine S-W12D4 S-Series. These 12-inch subwoofers feature dual 4-ohm voice coils, and a kevlar reinforced pulp cone to ensure maximum sound. They come with a frequency response of 26-200 Hz and can handle up to 600 watts RMS, with 300 watts per coil.

 Kicker 8-Inch 300WThe second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the Kicker 8-Inch 300W.

Reasons to buy the Alpine S-W12D4 S-Series Subwoofers

The sound quality of these subwoofers is exceptional, especially if you purchase the whole Alpine system.


Alpine S-W12D4 S-Series Subwoofers

Kicker 8-Inch 300W


+ Good customer service
+ 600 watts RMS
+ Excellent sound

+ 600 watts peak power
+ Highly responsive
+ Super durable
+ 300 watts RMS
+ Dual voice coil


The S-W12D4 S-Series subwoofer is a no-nonsense music device that will bring you great sound. It’s sure to last a long time, too - reviewers have mentioned they had their previous Alpine subwoofer a great number of years before having to replace it!

It's a great budget sub that's made by a highly respectable brand. Above all else, it's the performance of this affordable speaker that we loved the most.

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Check out Music Critic's in-depth article 10 Best Subwoofers for Cars in 2023 which includes even more information.

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