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Pioneer TS-W252R

10" Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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10" Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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  • 10" Single 4 Ohm Champion Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 600 watts
    • RMS: 120 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohms
  • IMPP composite cone woofer
  • Wide-Roll, dual-layer urethane surround
  • Conex damper with damper ring
  • Spring compression terminals
  • Four-layer Single 4 ohm voice coil
  • Frequency response: 20-110 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 95 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

Pioneer TS-W106M thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Pioneer TS-W254R thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W106M)
Pioneer TS-W253R thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W254R)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W253R)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W252R)
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Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
10"
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
600 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
120 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Single
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 110 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
95 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
7.8 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Silver
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Polyurethane
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.7 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.3 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.9 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.55 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
5 3/8"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
9 3/16"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)
This number represents the trade off between having an efficient woofer and one with a wide bandwidth. To calculate this number, take the Fs and divide it by the Qes. If the number is below 50, the woofer is designed for a sealed enclosure only. If it's between 50-100 it can be used in either. Lastly, if it's greater than 100 it's designed for vented enclosures.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
42%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
8%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.5
Features
3.9
Design
4.3
Usability
4.6
Ryan

Kernersville, NC

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Nice Sub

April 9, 2008

I bought this sub for my jeep wrangler and really wasn't expecting much at all, as a matter of fact is was a temporary sub that I only had in to keep my whole system together, but I was rather impressed. It puts out a good amount of punch especially in something with limited room like a jeep. If you're looking for something that won't ruin your car while you run it, then this is your guy. It's got a good hard thump that will leave you feeling pretty satisfied.

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Zachary

Cozad, NE

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Value
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Not Bad

November 5, 2008

Great sub for the little money you pay. It was my first sub and for a 10" it does pretty good. I ran it with a bazooka amp that pushed 100 watts a 4ohms and it did really good. In my opinion its the best sub out there for the money.

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NICK

MS

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Price to Quality Rate

July 6, 2009

i have 2 of these in a ported box powered by a pioneer g5300t amp. the amp pushes them at 125x2 at 4 in a 98 cherokee. i would definately recommend this subs to anyone who wants to hit nicely on a budget. these subs will shake my rearview mirror a little. they can rattle parts of my house when im parked in front of it. GET EM

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ANTY

Chicago, IL

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Great sub for the price

May 19, 2009

This is a great sub for the money. Sounds great in my Focus ZX3. Very nice and clear sound. Cant get any better for the price.

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TIM

omaha, NE

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Complete Waste of money

August 4, 2008

I own 2 of these pioneer subwoofers and i think that they are not worth the money. I had them hooked up to a 500 watt crunch amplifier and they still did not hit as much as i wanted them to. The service from soniceletronix was good and fast shipping, but the product was not what i expected. basically, you get what you paid for.

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Steven

Virginia Beach, VA

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Amatuer Sub

April 10, 2008

Excellent price for a great brand! If your looking to add some extra bump in your vehicle, this Pioneer sub if for you. I did end up blowing my first set of these though. Theyre estimated at 120 RMS, I wash pushing 300 RMS to them with my power acoustik 980watt max amp, of course they gave out after 8 days. I put another pair in, and its been about 6 months with 350 RMS going to them, and theyre going, but I can tell its only a matter of time. Id recommend this sub along with the Pioneer 760 watt amp, its pretty much designed for it.

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Steven

Grovetown, GA

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Good starter level sub.

July 3, 2008

I have this sub in a pre-fab box hooked up to an Alpine MRP-T220 that puts out 140 RMS. It puts out nice clean bass and shakes my rear view mirror but it is nothing ground shaking. This is a good inexpensive sub if you just want to get some bump in your system without breaking the bank. Its been going strong for a few months now.

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connor

riverside, IL

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great pioneers

April 23, 2008

i bought a pair of these for one of my customers and we put them in a custom box in his civic with one pioneer amp and it sounded great

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nathan

Mena, AR

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Nice Sub

February 20, 2008

This sub hits nice if your a beginner. I got one of these with another pioneer and a 760 amp. they hit good for 10's especially with only 120w RMS. they also fit nice and snug in a truck box. good starting sub. I would recommend to a beginner for the low price.

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Timothy

Matoaca, VA

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great value

February 17, 2011

these things really seem to handle well no matter what type of music I play very deep sound with quality. I would recomend this product.

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Dean

Strasburg, PA

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Great for the price

July 9, 2009

I would recommend this subwoofer to a beginner in car stereo work. It adds the extra depth that makes music sound great, while still being extremely affordable and reliable. I am impressed with this product. I would recommend that more serious users would look to a more upscale product, though, because it does have a tendency to become distorted at higher volumes.

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Lee

El Dorado, AR

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Great Value?

August 24, 2009

The best 10 inch woofer in this price range!

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2 Pioneer TS-W252R Subwoofers

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2 Channel Amp

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3 Pioneer TS-W252R Subwoofers

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4 Pioneer TS-W252R Subwoofers

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TS-W252R

UPC

012562869872

Weight

9.00lbs

Internal SKU

tsw252r

Internal Product ID

11092

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Pioneer TS-W252R