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Pioneer TS-W308D2

12" Dual 2 ohm Champion Series Subwoofer

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  • 12" Dual 2 ohm Champion Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1400 watts
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 2 ohm
  • Injection molded polypropylene (IMPP) cone woofer
  • Wide triple layer radial sound
  • Single-sided spring compression terminals
  • Dual voice coil
  • Dual mass magnet with magnet cover
  • Frequency response: 20-180 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

Pioneer TS-W308D2 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Pioneer TS-W307D2 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W308D2)
Pioneer TS-W306C thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W307D2)

Subwoofer Specifications

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.
1400 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.
400 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.
Dual
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.
2 ohms
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 - 180 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)
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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
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.
.85 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.
1.75 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.
1.25 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.
2.05 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.
6"
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.
11"
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

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
67%
4 Star
27%
3 Star
7%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.9
Features
4.5
Design
4.5
Usability
4.9

Daniel

Miami, FL

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subs bang hit sound good and last

February 1, 2012

Had these subs for about maybe 3 or 4 years strong. Unfortunately now its time for an upgrade. I'm most likely going to get the 3002 versions because they have more rms rating. These are lovely subs.

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Greg

Rancho Cucamonga

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Wow!!

January 19, 2011

Just received a pair of these for custom sealed Subwoofer enclosure for my 2011 Camaro and they sound great!! They throw so much bass I had to turn the gain on my amp almost all the way down. They seem very well constructed and are very heavy.

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Voodoo

Canada

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Best bass for the buck, by far !

November 10, 2010

I have had this sub wired to a 300w RMS amplifier and it plays great !! I give it 4 stars because the layout of the banana plugs, wich is one voice coil per side, gets you some trouble inserting the subwoofer in the box once wired, and it could have looked better !

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Jake

Bluffton, MN

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It is a good sub

October 25, 2010

I like the way it sounded, very clean, tight bass. It wasn't overpowering and sure wasn't disappointing either. The only thing I did not like was the way it was built. It seemed a little cheap. As far as sounds go, it didn't sound cheap at all. Sounded like a nice quality subwoofer. It picked up highs and lows with ease as well. Just make sure you do not feed more than the rated RMS, It won't handle it very well.

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Cotton top

Memphis, Tn

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Pioneer TS-W308D2

October 12, 2010

This product met all my expectations! I've had it for several months and its thumping hard! Sounds great and a great deal.

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william

Crescent City, CA

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Kicker

September 17, 2010

I had 2 of these and they hit really hard on my zx1000.1 kicker amp but when the lows kicked in they get hot and smell from the ports made me sad cuz they cant bump at all. for the price they're great but i got a 12" l7 (just one) and in the breaking-in stage it out powers both the pioneers. So if your looking for cheap loud subs these are for you but if you looking for quality bass I would recommend something else.. you get what you pay for.

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samuel

maringouin, LA

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Dont be fooled by the price

June 22, 2010

Great mixture of Sound quality and hard hitting bass, hits the low notes with ease and no bottoming out. So this sub I can honestly say is very good and for the price outstanding but I also have it in a small sealed enclosure round .90 cu ft so I dont know what it would do ported or even in a bigger enclosure but if your looking to put something in a small enclosure these babies will do the trick.

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GET_MONEY901

Collierville, TN

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Good

March 28, 2010

I have one in a ported box, its pretty good. I'm going upgrade to a alpine type R pretty soon but the sub is still good you wont be disappointed.

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C-Murder

CALI, SAC

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Pretty D@mn good!

February 5, 2010

Love them...pushin them with a JL amp...in a dodge ram Quad cab.....great bass pretty deep...no issues..My advise...dont buy a cheap box they will blow it apart!

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rodeo king

windsor CO

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Great!

January 7, 2010

i have one of these in a sealed box and a kenwood mono 1000 watt amp and it kicks hard the sound is great and the bass hits hard

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bobst

Canada

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nice subs

November 21, 2009

i would def rec these subs.they are really good in a ported box i have em.they pound hard and clean.they are also very efficient.the price is best ive seen.the service at sonic is great.what more could you ask for?

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BaddBaby

Indianola, MS

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A Bang For Your Buck

August 30, 2009

If you want a lot of clear, deep, bass for a little cash, then these subs are what you want !! I purchased 2 and installed them in an pro box, these big boys have yet to let me down. It's like the more I throw at them the clearer and harder they hit. I know guys that have 1000 bucks or better into their sound system and to this day they think I paid the same thing because the W308D2's ,that they have no idea I have, perform with the really big boys. In my opinion, Purchasing these subs will give you a lot more than you pay for. Just make sure you get them from Sonic Electronix !!!!! You won't find these deals anywhere else.

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I GET GET GET IT

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Bang 4 the buck

May 26, 2009

im running 2 of these subs at 2 ohms on a kole audio ph2-2000 bridged in a sealed box and these subs hit hard you can easily be heard this is a great bang for the buck

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JJimenez

Compton

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Best Subs Ive Owned Great Price For 1400watts

April 26, 2009

Okay i will admit I was a skeptical about these subs at first because of pioneers bad rep when it comes to subs but after comparing them to a pair of mtx I had and a pair of Hifonics Brutus that I as gonna get the specs seem good specially for 64.99 so I said what the hell and I ordered two of these bad boys and man do these beasts have some serious thump to them paired along side a 2400watt power acoustik amp each getting 450rms @ 4ohms man oh man my poor little focus sounds and feels like its falling apart my trunk looks it could pop open a second these are the real deal never again will I doubt pioneer subs!!!

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JJimenez

Compton

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Best BASS!!! For ThE Price And Size

March 25, 2009

I must admit that at first I was a little hesitant because of pioneer not being known for good subs but after shopping around I had settled on a pair of Hifonics Brutus 12"s 2000watts(pair) $99.00 each but then i stumbled on this website and after looking up some reviews I decided to give it a shot and behold I found these pioneers 2ohm dvc 2800watts(pair) $64.99each I checked out some vids on youtube of both the hifonics and pioneers and I was amazed at the response these were getting so I went for it two days later and here we are with half of my hearing gone after setting these up in a custom ported box with 1200watts rms at 2ohms from a MTX mono d class amp these things make ford focus shake and rattle like crazy my trunk lifts up mm's these things are the S%@#!!!!!!! GET THESE OR THERE PREMIER COUNTER PART($4.00 +)THEY WONT DISSAPOINT!!!!!!!!!

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Single 12" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

CARB Compliant, 5/8" MDF Shallow Sub Enclosure Lined with Polyfil.

Your Price $34.99

Single 12" Sealed MDF Subwoofer Enclosure

12-inch Sealed Car Sub Box Made with 3/4" MDF and lined w/ Polyfil.

Your Price $34.99

Single 12" Ported Enclosure Custom Black Baffle

Gold Binding post terminals and a high quality 5/8" MDF construction.

Your Price $59.99

25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

You'll need speaker wire to hook up that new subwoofer!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

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

Your Price $59.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

Your Price $109.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

Your Price $69.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

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

Your Price $6.99

Spring Post Terminal Cup

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

Your Price $3.99

40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

Your Price $39.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $3.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

Your Price $79.99

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

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

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

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

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

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

Your Price $8.99

12" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

Your Price $4.99

Scosche SPL Meter

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

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-101

Low frequency test CD

Your Price $11.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Pioneer TS-W308D2 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Pioneer TS-W308D2 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Pioneer TS-W308D2 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

4 Pioneer TS-W308D2 Subwoofers

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TS-W308D2

UPC

012562940779

Weight

17.00lbs

Internal SKU

tsw308d2

Internal Product ID

16494

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-W308D2