Alpine - 8" Powered Subwoofer System - Black

Amplify the bass in your vehicle using this Alpine PWE-S8 subwoofer system that features a compact design you can fit beneath or behind a truck seat, in a sedan trunk or in the hatchback of an SUV. The cast-metal construction ensures long-lasting use.
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Overview

What's Included


  • 8" Powered Subwoofer System
  • Input harness
  • Mounting brackets
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 37)

Features


Geek Squad® installation

is strongly recommended for this product. Please visit your local Best Buy store for details.

120W RMS power output

For deep and strong bass sound.

25-152Hz frequency response

Delivers accurate sound reproduction.

Easy-access side panel

For RCA and auto sensing speaker inputs. The side panel also ensures flexibility during installation by maintaining access to Phase, Gain, LP Crossover and Remote Sub Level controls.

Compact design

Measures just 9"H x 13-1/2"W x 3"D, so the system can easily fit beneath or behind your seat, in your trunk or in your hatchback space.

8" polypropylene/aluminum cone

Along with a rubber surround and cast-metal construction ensures detailed bass and rugged durability.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews

87%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2007 Mazda 3 Hatchback

    Posted
    JDRITCH

    This powered subwoofer was EXACTLY what I was looking for; a compact option that easily fit under my passenger side front seat, built-in amplifier, and does an excellent job of filling in the lows that my 5.25" woofers cannot touch. As others have mentioned, if you are looking for annoying car shaking bass, this sub isn't for you. The first thing you notice about the Alpine is the weight and rugged construction. It delivers excellent, quality bass in a small package. It does an excellent job of filling in the low end I'm missing from my 5.25" woofers. I like the Alpine has an in-line fuse, multiple connection options (RCA or tapping the speakers), and an inline volume remote. Admittedly, I didn't think I would use the remote much, but depending on the type of music (rock, R&B, etc) or my mood, I tinker with the volume much more than expected. I had no issues with this product but the only issue I could see for some would be the wiring harness. The wires for the power and ground are relatively short (around 8 inches), which is something you should consider when planning your installation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alpine a leader in car audio quality, excellent!

    Posted
    JBee
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Boom boom bass is all you hear if you purchase this PWE-S8 system that comes with both woofer and amplifier in one single stylish and conveniently sized box that comes from Alpine. I know this because I have it inside my car, in the back middle seat facing the front of the car. My original wiring was for a 12" Hertz subwoofer that was located in my trunk of my car. So maybe that has something to do with its tremendous punch which, for an 8" to SOUND similar to a bigger unit is all you need to know and to appreciate its authenticity, durability, and most importantly versatility. This system uses its own bass nob module that you can place anywhere virtually, and let's you choose your own bass gain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    exactly what i was looking for

    Posted
    kiko

    Installed in a big rig with a double bunk sleeper. I am a truck driver i work and live in my truck, i was looking for clean bass to match my mids/highs which run off the head unit ( no amp) this was perfect. this sub braught life back into my music. If you are looking to compete in a bass competition do NOT show up with this sub, but if you are looking for a clean thump you can feel inside your vehicle without sacrificing your cargo area or your next meal this is the way to go. verry well built, strong aluminum case if i step on it, bump it, drop something on it, it might get a scratch on it but i am not worried about it being damaged.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alpine quality massive storage space.

    Posted
    xyberknight
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is for those that don't wish to sacrifice sound quality and power for space. You get the quality of Alpine with the size a bit larger than the factory 6.5" Subaru Outback underseat powered subwoofer. This is a 120W RMS setup, and it's good on my HU all the way up to 40, LPF set to 60Hz for tuning, and all EQ disabled or set to 0, and it jars my car, and I still have the space to haul things for work or recreation. Mounted in the back hatch area, instead of under the seat, due to wanting a fuller sound. My car's cabin space basically acts as a bandpass enclosure for this thing to really hit hard and shake my glasses on my face.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed...

    Posted
    FLOHIOJKU
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased one of these for my 2016 Wrangler unlimited and had geeksquad install it. I wasnt expecting earth shaking bass but did expect it to fill things out by providing a little low end sound. (Kicker components throughout and an alpine powerpack running those) I listen to everything, while playing Rock and Country I couldn't even tell it was there, hip hop...ha forget about it, sub couldnt hang at all. Metal sounded ok, but of those genres its the one I play least. I decided to return it and purchase a shallow mount Rockford Fosgate 12" and a class D Rockford amp... What a difference! I was extremely disappointed in this sub, skip it and look elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small, but packs a punch

    Posted
    TractionAction
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was a little spectacle at first being that a subwoofer should have some size to the enclosure to be effective. However, this subwoofer really surprised me. I installed this into my 2012 Ford Focus and was very easy and due to the compact size, still left me with plenty of trunk space. I also used this in my Travel Trailer to boost the bass. Here is where the unit really shined. The subwoofer fills the air with good clean bass and performs well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for what it is.

    Posted
    Pedro
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    If your looking for something that can be heard down the street then look elsewhere. This unit is exactly what I needed for my wifes 2007 4 door jeep wrangler. I mounted it under the passenger seat and it gives the jeep sterio system that low end its always been missing without taking up any usable space. It doesnt compete with sub and box set ups but since the jeep is open this works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    Posted
    FLOHIOJKU
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    I purchased this Alpine to go in my Wrangler Unlimited. I had it installed by the Geek Squad and within 2 days I took it out, returned it and replaced it with a 12" Rockford and a single channel Rockford amp. This speaker really added zero low end sound to my system, it became easily distorted at higher volume levels and the remote gain actually made it sound worse. Look elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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