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Kenwood KSC-SW10

150W Max Powered Subwoofer Enclosure with Bass Remote and Loaded with a 5" x 7" Sub

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Amplifier Features:

  • Max power output: 150 watts x 1 chan.
  • RMS power output: 38 watts x 1 chan.
  • Wired remote bass level and frequency control included
  • LED power indicators
  • 3-Point attenuator
  • RCA and speaker-level inputs
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-120 Hz)
  • Frequency response: 35-120 Hz
  • Dimensions: 14.53"L x 8.82"W x 3.70"H
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Subwoofer Features:

  • 5" x 7" Powered Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 150 watts
    • RMS: 38 watts
  • Injection molded polypropylene cone woofer
  • Surround rubber
  • Passive radiator system
  • Dual voice coil
  • Aluminum die-casting frame
  • Frequency response: 35-120 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
Read more about the KSC-SW10 at our blog.

Product History:

Kenwood KSC-SW10 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Kenwood KSC-SW1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KSC-SW10)

Amplifier Power Specifications

Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

150 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

Total Peak Power Output
The total peak power output is measured as the wattage per channel multiplied by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

It is measured during a brief musical burst, such as a sudden drum accent. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal.

The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

150 watts
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

38 watts
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
Yes
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
No
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

50 - 120 Hz
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Yes
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
No

Subwoofer Specifications

Number of Subs/Speakers
This value represents the number of speakers or subwoofers that the enclosure accommodates.
1
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
5" x 7"
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.
Dual
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.
38 watts
Total RMS Power Handling
This is the total RMS power handling of all the subwoofers included in the package or enclosure.

If the loaded enclosure or amplifier and subwoofer package includes more than a single subwoofer, then this is the total RMS power handling for all of the subs combined.

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 giving your subwoofer(s) 75% - 90% of the recommended RMS rating.
38 watts
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.
150 watts
Total Peak Power Handling
This is the Total Peak Power handling of all the subwoofers included in the package or enclosure.

If the loaded enclosure or amplifier and subwoofer package includes more than a single subwoofer, then this is the total peak power handling for all of the subs combined.

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.
150 watts
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.
Butyl Rubber
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)
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
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).
35 - 120 Hz

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
52%
4 Star
42%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
Value
4.5
Features
4.5
Design
4.7
Usability
4.6

Mike89

California

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Very Happy

October 15, 2009

Just upgraded my stock speakers in my 2001 Neon to some Kickers. I already had a nice Sony 52x4 radio, it's the reason I wanted better than stock speakers. Sounds very clear and defined but lacked bass. I decided to look into some Subs. I had no interest in the big bass subs I've heard around town when someone who has one pulls up next to me. I always get irritated and think they sound like crap. I wanted something that gives balanced clean bass and wouldn't shake the nuts and bolts off my car and alert everyone in town I joined the big bass club. I'm too old for that crap. Anyway, I looked here for subs, read reviews and decided on this Kenwood. I was crossing my fingers hoping I wasn't going to be disappointed. Got it and was pretty happy with what I saw. Looked well made and everything to hook it up was included. Put it in the back floorboard (wouldn't fit under the seat). Hooked it up and it gave me just what I wanted and what I was missing, clean bass. My system sounds so much better now, it's like brand new and never sounded this good. Lots of adjustments with the sub remote and existing settings that I can now play with all over again cause everything is different. I'm very satisfied with this purchase. It's not 2 12's but that's not what I wanted anyway.

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one drum

Pinckney, MI

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Perfect for Silverado

February 11, 2013

This unit fits perfect under the left rear seat of my 2002 Silverado. I had the local audio store install it. I had him put the wired remote in the console, with lots of cable left over for ease of adjustment. It really performs great. It more than makes up for the mediocre sound system that came in the truck. Crisp, clear mid and bass. Just a tip, the installer screwed the mounting screws into the carpet and not all the way into the sheet metal. They snagged the carpet enough to hold it firmly in place with no damage to the floor pan.

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rosivaldo_ce

Brazil

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excellent product

July 17, 2012

An excellent product. I recommend to everyone. I've been using it forever.

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KevinLee

Coldspring Tx.

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Xcellent product

June 16, 2012

It has a clear hard hitting sound as kenwood does and Super simple to install. I had mine playing in 20 min. I have 2 in an extended cab truck with factory tuner and the sound is incredible.

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Brad

Texas

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June 1, 2012

This powered sub was a perfect fit underneath the back seat of my 2011 crew cab Silverado. I wasn't ready to invest in a whole system just yet, and just wanted to add to the factory setup. This sub provides just the right amount of base for my truck and also allowed me to divert the rest of the power to the mids and highs of the speakers. This really made my entire sound come alive compared to before the sub. This sub certainly won't rattle any windows or provide bass for a block party, but it will definitely add good bass to a factory system without a sub. Good price and a great buy if you just want to add a little to what you already have!

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arydant

Twin Cities, MN

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Perfect for a roadster

May 4, 2012

I installed this unit as part of an upgrade system in a 1988 Mr2 where there is very little room for anything. I fastened it behind the seat and I can still get the roof panel in there as well. The control tucks nicely in front of the ashtray door and I can easily adjust the bass volume ans frequency sound by feel which does vary from song to song. Without this unit the system would rely on 3" speakers and it delivers enough low end to make driving to Jeff Beck a joy. I have owned it for a year and I am still very satisfied.

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Dennis

Miami, FL

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It fits perfectly on my Subaru Impreza!

April 29, 2012

Wow!!! What a product!!! It has power enough to enjoy listening to music in my car!

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2-DEUCES

ROSCOE, IL.

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Stay away bass lover

April 19, 2012

This sub is awful. Gives no bass whatsoever. You have to adjust the two dials for just about every song to try to get some bass, or to keep it from bottoming out. Disappointed with this purchase. Surprised Kenwood would put their name on this product.

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John

Wallkill, NY

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Great for small cars and low power audio systems.

April 18, 2012

I installed the KSC-SW10 on the rear floor in my Austin Mini Cooper to add a little more volume to the bottom end of a JVC KD-R810 driving Infinity kappa 42.9i speakers. This sub is ideal for small cars and pickups and for people who do not want to rupture their ear drums. It adds just the right amount of bass to fill out the bottom end when listening at comfortable volume levels, but it will distort if boosted too much. Installation was very easy with enough wire supplied for mounting anywhere in any vehicle.

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Pablo

Beaumont, TX

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Great Sound For The Price

April 6, 2012

I had four 6X9's in my truck with a 400W amp - it was missing the "bass" sound that I wanted. The amp was a four way and I needed something that was self-powered. The KSC-SW10 was exactly what I needed - it sounds great and perfectly fit in the space that I had to mount it. I recommend the KSC-SW10 to anyone that is missing the "bass" sound, because it will complete your system.

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BG

Memphis, Tn

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Great product for the price

March 18, 2012

I purchased this product to add some base to my after market car stereo. I needed an amplified subwoofer that was compact and inexpensive. I did not expect a really powerful sub but enough to make my system sound better. Well I got more than I bargained for! Not only is this little guy compact and inexpensive but the sound quality is excellent! And easy to control with the wired remote. I love it. I would recommend this product to anyone.

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Jeep_w_Bass

Grosse Pointe,MI

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Good Performance, Reasonably Priced

March 6, 2012

Installed the unit in the back seat of my 06 Jeep Wrangler. Sounds great! A huge improvement to the low end of the OEM system. Unit has worked flawlessly since it was installed six months ago. Unlike two BOSS units that failed after a couple of weeks. The unit came with good directions and plenty of hook up wire.

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J

Cushing, WI

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Just the right amount of bass

March 2, 2012

I needed some bass in my 81 ford truck but theres not alot of room behind the seat. This thing fits perfectly, gives me nice bass and a back massage to boot! Very easy to install and hook up. They give plenty of wires to reach anywhere. So i would definitely recommend this to anyone that just need a little extra bass to their system!

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Anthony

Manlius, NY

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November 19, 2011

Would recommend product if you are looking for an upgrade to your existing receiver/speakers. It will not, as previously stated, "boom" like some low life, "look at me", urban assault vehicle. It provides adequate bass, but wil not deafen you. Best placed onboard in the cabin. I installed mine in the arm rest pull down in my BMW 3 series by removing the ski door pass through.

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dc

Atlanta GA USA

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Kenwood KSC-SW10 car sub

November 13, 2011

For a self-contained amp/sub its not bad to install, the overall sound value is still lacking, but that could be placement on my part. As I had no sub in my Toyota Highlander, this at least adds some moderate bass. I am not using stock radio, I use a Pioneer head which has sub outs.

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Eston

Grand Canyon, AZ

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Not for a loud truck

September 27, 2011

This little woofer sounds pretty nice at low volume, but can't handle being turned up. It often bottoms out when I've the volume up (even just loud enough to get over engine noise) and on songs with lots of bass it sounds over worked. Save your money and get a real subwoofer!

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Austin

Searcy, AR

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Love it

June 16, 2011

I put this unit in my 1993 Miata (right behind the passenger seat). I was wanting a small system that wasn't to much and didn't shake the car to pieces. Found it on the daily deal a month ago and it was perfect. Gives a good clear sound with music but dosnt sound to well with rap and hip hop (this probly because my old Sony radio dosnt have a subwoofer out, so its plugged into the rear). But the remote makes for easy adjusting. Didn't have to screw or bolt it down, held down with velcro and the seat pressing it back. Great system only draw back was how much wire that was giving for it. (gives you enough to put in an RV).

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mike

long island NY

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great sound for a selfenclosed sub

June 15, 2011

More than I expected after reading some customer reviews.. perfect compliment to bring out the basetones in a system. Won't vibrate your car, but definately makes a system rich and full. We just slid it under the back seat of our Jeep Wrangler and never even mounted it.. fits tight and out of sight. Makes the Jeep's sound perfect. We keep it up only about halfway and get more than enough base.. with ragtop on or off, sound is exactly what we were missing with the jeep. You won't need anything more.

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stan

mason ohio

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great sound

January 19, 2011

fit in tight spot under rear seat of 2010 chevy silverado

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Redpop

Livonia, MI

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Good review

December 1, 2010

Basically this unit gets the job done. Installation is a breeze and you can fine tune it to your liking. I mounted it in the trunk of a 1950 Mercury, under the rear package shelf., and was looking for some bottom end that the 6X9 rear speakers fell short of. I'm fine with the performance but if Rap is your bag, this will not fill the bill.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KSC-SW10

UPC

019048175748

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

kscsw10

Internal Product ID

12058

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: Kenwood KSC-SW10