Product Comparison: Alpine PWE-V80 vs Alpine PWE-S8

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General Specifications
About the Product
This ready-to-use subwoofer is easy to install, so you can upgrade your sound system with just a few simple steps.
The compact PWE-S8 amplified subwoofer system lets you add deep, accurate bass to your sound system without taking up much space in your vehicle.
Key Specs
Driver Diameter
8 in.
8 in.
Power RMS
125 watts
120 watts
4 ohms
Size & Weight
3.1 in.
2.8 in.
13.5 in.
13.4 in.
9.4 in.
9.1 in.
11 lbs.
10 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Alpine PWE-V80 Underseat Active Subwoofer
  • This is an amazing product for its size.
  • Due to the size, it cannot drop down real low, but unless your building an SPL setup it won't matter.
  • The diminutive dimensions make sure that this can be mounted under most car seats.
  • Holding it in your hand, you know it is a piece of solid engineering, perfet size for my car!
  • The build quality is nothing short of awesome, but big size.
Alpine PWE-S8 Powered 8-inch Quad-Coil Subwoofer Box with built-in amplifier
  • I was looking for something to fill out the lower end sound in my 95 Nissan Hardbody, and it's perfect size for car.
  • This unit was perfect size to fit under front passenger seat.
  • Fits under the seat like a glove. It sounds OK for its size but I wish it a bit more powerful.
  • I bought that particular subwoofer because of its small size.
  • The great advantage of this device is its small and compact size, making it possible for you not to have to sacrifice cargo.
Amplifier Class
Max. Frequency Response
100 Hz
152 Hz
Min. Frequency Response
50 Hz
25 Hz
Peak Power
160 watts
240 watts
What customers say about "Audio"
Alpine PWE-V80 Underseat Active Subwoofer
  • The entire system is active and sounds blissful.
  • This thing is rock solid! Hard hitting bass that is sure to bring a smile. I love how full the music sounds now.
  • My rear components run at 2db over my fronts which sounds great once the TA has been set correctly.
  • It really transforms the sound it grooves like anything its really really punchy but still dsnt crack or loose the tightness it has.
  • Oh and, point to note - The sub will not work with the remote disconnected.
Alpine PWE-S8 Powered 8-inch Quad-Coil Subwoofer Box with built-in amplifier
  • Overall, I am very pleased with the sound quality of this unit.
  • When I powered it up for the first time I was pretty impressed at how much sound it adds.
  • It sounds so much more complete now and the low frequency response is very very impressive for such a small package.
  • It sounds amazing! The bass response is quick, punchy, and you can feel the vibrations in your chest.
  • It sounds great, but does not hold up to heavy bass or rock music, or maybe it was the cold weather. Buy something else!
Gain, Low Pass Filter, Phase switch
Phase switch, Low Pass Filter, Sub Gain, Power Mode, Power Button
Wired remote control, Built-in Amplifier, Die-Cast Housing, Installation Brackets Included
Die-Cast Housing, Easy Under Seat Installation, Built-in Amplifier
What customers say about "Features"
Alpine PWE-V80 Underseat Active Subwoofer
  • Wired Remote with LPF, Phase and Gain control, thats comfortable.
  • By bumping up the gain on the amp remote or amping the signal via HU, I can get the bass. that's what i need.
  • Remote activation cable have a long length.
  • It shuts off with the remote pulled, i really don't know why.
  • ON but remote kit light is not glowing and there is no playback at all.
Alpine PWE-S8 Powered 8-inch Quad-Coil Subwoofer Box with built-in amplifier
  • I’m using the remote bass control knob which is definitely needed from song to song. I installed it behind the rear right passenger seatback.
  • I'm very impressed with the clarity and customization of the low frequency cutoff and gain remote control.
  • I plugged in the Alpine remote level control as well, so thats working nice.
  • The bass is very tight and controlled (at 50% of max). It probably only needs to set to 33% to really match the speakers.
  • Only thing I did not like about it is the remote gain control, seems to do absolutely nothing until you hit about 4 clicks from max.
Low-level inputs (RCA), Remote control, Speaker Level Input
Speaker Level Input, Low-level inputs (RCA), Bass remote
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Alpine PWE-V80 Underseat Active Subwoofer
  • It was a simple RCA connection to the amp outputs and remote-on wire to have all the bass I need.
  • Connected everything up for a power-on test to make sure everything works. PASS!
  • It really is an easy install, but assuming you don't have knowledge of system installs, I would suggest taking your time.
  • It doesn't work with hi pass you can splice an av cable to connect to your car speaker wire and that worked with mine.
  • I did have to buy some more materials like an amp kit and some shrink wrap and t-taps to make the wire connections, along with an aux cable.
Alpine PWE-S8 Powered 8-inch Quad-Coil Subwoofer Box with built-in amplifier
  • It comes with a harness that plugs into the built-in amplifier, where you will connect your power, ground, remote, etc. and it's working.
  • I used 8 gauge from the battery to the amp, and had to buy a wire splice to connect it to the harness, perfect sound.
  • Folding down the seat gives easy access to make connections and adjustments, don't forget this guys.
  • I like the Alpine has an in-line fuse, multiple connection options (RCA or tapping the speakers), and an inline volume remote.
  • 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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
299.95 $

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