Select and Compare: Alpine SWR-12D2 Type-Rz to the Kicker 8-Inch 300W

Today's product comparison has Music Critic comparing the Alpine SWR-12D2 Type-Rz 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 2021

First, let's have a look at the Alpine SWR-12D2 Type-Rz.

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


Alpine SWR-12D2 Type-Rz

Kicker 8-Inch 300W


+ 1000 watts RMS power
+ Solid and rugged design
+ Beastly bass
+ 2-ohm dual voice coils
+ 3000 watts peak power

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


It's our top pick for a reason. It's simply the best choice for serious bass heads. The 2-ohm, dual voice coils are a superb feature, in our opinion. Remember, if you do go for this exceptional product, then make sure to pair it with a reflex case to get the most out of 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 2021 which includes even more information.

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