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Pioneer TS-SW301

250W 12" Shallow-Mount Series Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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  • 12" Single 4 Ohm Shallow Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 250 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohms
  • Injection molded polypropylene cone woofer
  • 3-Layer woven radial urethane rubber surround
  • Air suspension system: allows harmonious movement of the drive cone and the main cone for a spiderless design and cleaner sound
  • Angled push terminals for greater versatility and easier installation
  • 55oz. Magnet structure
  • Frequency response: 20-114 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-SW3001S4)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Shallow Mount (Pioneer)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
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.
1000 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.
250 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 - 114 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".
91 dB
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.
Black
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.
Urethane
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.

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.
0.5 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.
1.00 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.
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.
3-3/8"
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.

Yes

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
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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.7
Features
4.5
Design
4.7
Usability
4.8
Jeff

Petaluma, California

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You guys don't know what your saying

February 13, 2013

These are great subs, I bought 2 of them off my friend as I was impressed with their sealed box performance. I built a ported enclosure just over 1 cubic foot tuned to about 30 hz for under the seat of my extended cab Duramax. These things hit so hard down low its unbelievable shallow mount performance they are rated for 250watts each and i ran them @2 ohms on my mb quart reference mono amp good for 600 Watt rms @2 ohms. 1000 watts rms these guys would definitely blow. Look at rms or nominal (nom) wattage people. not peak or max wattage, those peak numbers will never be reached.

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john l

kingsland georgia

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great speaker

August 7, 2012

Matter of fact I orerderd another one, guess what, they hit so hard my amp is not strong enough sounds good but can be better wit 1500 wat amp.

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EDP221

Winston-Salem NC

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GREAT SUBS!

August 4, 2012

I bought two of these and had them hooked up to a 1000 watt amp and it shook the cabinets inside my house when i parked in the garage! Great sound and super loud.

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lillyandcaos

Kake,AK.

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great subwoofer

June 19, 2012

Very good sound would get another if needed. Put it in my truck and all my friends want one now.

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Paul

Temple, TX

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Great fit

April 15, 2011

Needed some shallow subs to put under the rear seats in my 07 Tundra DC, these fit the bill perfectly and sound great with only a 300w amp running 2 of them, it's not rattling peoples houses but you can hear me coming and with a little more power I think they could do a lot more.

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YOSLO

Central Coast, CA

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Nice!

March 30, 2011

This is an awesome sub. With the right power and box, this is a lot of sub for a single cab truck. I have it in my 02 Ranger, which has NO room behind the seat, and this thing keeps me very happy. I am using the Sonic Sub Box that is super shallow, but provides plenty of air space and this thing hits plenty hard and low. I was a little worried about the deep bass, but I am very satisfied, and have even turned it down on occasion. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with space constraints. I have tried many arrangements in my truck (1x8, 2x8, 1x10, 2x10, 12) and this is by far the most accommodating. I can have my seat at a comfortable location, and get bass that is loud and low.

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Big D

Chester

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Pioneer Shallow-Mount TS-SW301

February 19, 2011

This speaker is very good to have. nice product. Thanks! I own 2 of them.

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Ken

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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good sub for the price.

May 4, 2010

I have 2 of these powered by a JL Audio 500 amp and they have a nice sound with my Pioneer AVH4200DVD. i really like the fact that they fit nicely under the back seat of my F250 Super Duty.

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Scotty

Lawton, OK

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Very very nice

February 16, 2009

I got 1 of these in my truck running about 700 watts...its crazy how hard this thing will hit for 1 12. my windshield wipers are usually jumping off my windshield

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Mauricio

Pacoima, CA

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GREAT SUBS...

July 10, 2008

I GOT 2 OF THESE IN MY TRUCK AND THEY SOUND VERY LOUD U CAN HERE ME COMING FROM BLOCKS AWAY...

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mr hill

jersey shore pa

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it works well

November 6, 2013

i picked this sub woofer because it met my rms and max wattage, was slim enough to fit into my enclosure, and is inexpensive. i would both recommend this and would not hesitate to purchase another one like it.

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Ben

Conway, AR

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Great Value for Money

September 30, 2013

I just installed this behind the seat of a compact pickup. I can't speak to the durability yet, but it sounds great considering it hasn't been "broken in." I'm very impressed, especially with its ability to make the sound in only .75 cu.ft. of air space.

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BigdaddyJ

Fort Worth, Texas

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Awesome

September 17, 2013

I have two of these in my Dodge extended cab. I am running them off a Audiobahn A16000J amp. At 4 ohms its pushing about 900 watts. These things pound. I was completely surprised of how loud they were when i hooked them up. They have lasted for nearly a year now without a problem, now that I say that they might blow next time i crank it up lol. Everyone that gets in my truck thinks I spent a fortune on my system, well worth the price. I would definitely buy them again!

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pjmaxx

Greenbrier, TN

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Great sound..

August 20, 2013

I have always liked the sound from Pioneer Subs over most other subs. bought 2 shallow mounts to replace 2 very old Pioneer subs and to upgrade power handling.. I have ran 370-400 watts rms to 2 150 watt rms Pioneers for about 5 years and never had any problems.. Shipping was very fast..

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rockin 80 chevy

fort collins . colorado

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Awesome

May 1, 2013

I got these 6 months ago pushing 900 rms to them they are great.shakes my truck and everything around it definitely recommend to any one looking to get great bass from small areas

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ziggy

Canada

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Great subs!

September 20, 2012

Have them in the back of my accord and sound fills the whole car. Would only really want to go bigger if I was looking at comp.

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Bbgun904

Greenville sc

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Awsome product

December 25, 2011

I put this in a truck box behind the seat of my s10 and let me tell you... I'm powering it by a 300watt amp and it rattles the whole cab. My frend says he can hear me coming 2 blocks away best sub ive ever bought. Good shipping too.

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Damean

Adelanto, California

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Lots of Sound in a small space...

January 13, 2010

The pioneer sub puts out great clean bass when installed in a well designed enclosure and power requirements are matched from the amplifier. Excellent sound at a great price.. I have and would recommend this sub to anyone wanting clean strong bass out of a small area... Just make sure you use a sealed enclosure.

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Garrett

KY

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Great for what it is

December 2, 2009

Great sub for the money and the size. Have this in a thin, sealed fiberglass box behind the seat of my single cab f150, about .6 cubic feet and stuffed with polyfill. Hooked up to a pioneer gm-5400t, 380 rms and 760 max. I have the sub dialed back pretty clean but it is very impressive for what it is when you crank her up.

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V.

NC

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Nice sub for the money!

March 13, 2009

This sub, in the right enclosure, pounds and uses very little space! If you're short on space, short on cash, and want big bass, this is the sub for you! Def. WOULD buy again if I needed another! V.

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20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

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Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

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Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for your whole trunk!

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

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Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

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4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

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2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

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1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

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12" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

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Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

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Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

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1 Pioneer TS-SW301 Subwoofer

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Mono Amp

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3 Pioneer TS-SW301 Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Pioneer TS-SW301 Subwoofers

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2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

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Great reviews. Good price. Met the specifications I needed.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TS-SW301

UPC

012562882086

Weight

13.50lbs

Internal SKU

tssw301

Internal Product ID

11652

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-SW301