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Shallow-mount 12" Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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Pioneer Premier TS-SW1201S4

Shallow-mount 12" Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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Single 12" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

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Looking for the perfect way to add some quality bass in your car without sacrificing any precious space? Pioneer has the perfect solution for you with their shallow mount subwoofers. By integrating some cutting-edge technology, as well as some industry firsts, Pioneer was ale to make a shallow subwoofer that sounds as good as a full size subwoofer. These subwoofers use a unique Air Suspension system that traps air in between the main cone and the drive cone. That air then acts as a spring and removes the necessity of having a spider to keep the cone aligned. This system allows Pioneer to reduce the mounting depth of the sub without having an effect on the overall sound quality. This design also enables the subwoofer to work with small enclosures that fit snug behind a seat, under a seat, in a trunk, or any place else that space is valuable. The cone of these shallow mounting subwoofers are made with interlaced basalt, a material that only Pioneer is currently using in the car audio industry. The volcanic rock material the subwoofer produce a more natural and deeper sound. No matter what type of car, truck, SUV, van, or other type of vehicle you have, a Pioneer shallow mount subwoofer is the perfect way to add quality bass.

  • Shallow-mount 12" Single 4 ohm Subwoofer
  • Perfect for mounting underneath seats, behind seats, and in other locations that do not have a lot of space
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohm
  • Double cone with air suspension control system
  • Interlaced basalt/carbon fiber reinforced IMPP cone
  • Basalt interlacing in the cone produces natural bass, while being lightweight and rigid
  • 3-Layer fiber woven radial surround with M-shape cross-section
  • Cast aluminum basket with fin-shaped design
  • Air Suspension system locks air in-between the main cone and the drive cone to create a spring like effect
  • Spiderless design is made possible with the Air Suspension system
  • Spring compression wire terminals
  • T-Pole yoke top plate
  • Projected pole yoke with a vented pole
  • Dual 4 layer with long voice coils
  • Aluminum voice coil wire
  • Phenol resin glass cloth voice coil bobbin
  • Strontium magnet
  • Ideal for small box installations, requiring only 0.5-1.0 cubic feet of air space
  • Frequency response: 20-230 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 93 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer Premier TS-SW1201S4)

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.
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.
1500 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.
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 - 230 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".
93 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) w/ Carbon/Glass Fiber
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.
Fiber Woven Radial
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.
1.0 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.
3-1/4"
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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4 Star
14%
3 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
5.0
Features
4.6
Design
4.6
Usability
5.0
Ky Kid

Mc Kee, Ky

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All I can say is wow

May 9, 2010

Talk about a nice subwoofer. I just installed a set of these hooked to a Kenwood KAC 9105d amplifier, and man do they bounce. All hooked up in a 06 Silverado in a under the seat down firing box, and I couldnt be happier, highly recommended.

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TheGDog

Garden Grove

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DAYUMMM...!!!....NICE..!! :)

October 20, 2009

As part of a BDay present for my wife I made custom enclosure .68 cu. ft. to sit in the right rear corner of the Cargo area in her 2007 Nissan XTERRA firing towards the other side of the Cargo area. Enclosure is pretty much fully stuffed (but not compacted) with Polyfil High-Loft Quilt-style batting.

The lows this thing can hit are sooo clear and amazing!

Stock radio fed into a [Sound Storm SSL F4.1200] amplifier. Right now I'm currently only using 2 of the 4 channels Bridged to 1 which means it's supposedly giving it 300 Watts RMS @ 4 Ohms,

Lemme tell ya... I can't even imagine what 2 of these would be like. It'd be TOTAL overkill.

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Dom

Austin, TX

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12" Subwoofers

July 12, 2010

I think anyone who purchases these speakers will love the sound you get from them. I used them to replace the kicker speakers I had in before. They have better sound, louder bass and fit perfect inside my Chevy 2500 4 door truck. The sound is concert quality inside and does not rattle the outside. Great speakers for any selection of music. Will definitely purchase again.

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mandini

Phoenix, AZ

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I recommend these to anyone

July 1, 2010

I've had these for a few months and I still can't believe the sound. The bass sounds clean and hits hard too. People always smile when they hear and see how much room my trunk still has. They always say the same thing "I thought those were for trucks". I had a smaller pioneer amp hooked up to the two 12's but finally ordered a kicker 750.1 and it makes these things pound. I will never go back to the full size speakers again

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Jake

Columbia City

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The BEST!!!!

January 18, 2010

I bought this sub today and i was skeptical about buying it because it was a shallow mount. But wow is all i have to say! Better than my 12 Kicker CVR. Seriously this sub rocks sounds amazing hit lows very well. Rap, Rock, Jazz, Pop, whatever it can handle it very well. BUY this sub! It will amaze you. Im just wondering if my truck can handle it when it breaks in?????

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Ben

Philadelphia, PA

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Just What I needed

March 18, 2009

I purchased 1 of these and paired it with a Kenwood Class D Mono Amp which outputs roughly the same RMS power. I was a bit skeptical if 1 Shallow mount subwoofer would be enough ( for my Civic coupe) because in every review people are using 2 shallow mount subs. I was pleasantly surprised that this 1 subwoofer mounted in appx .75 cf sealed box was enough. It has one of the shallowest mounting depths of a 12" sub that I've seen and it actually gets quite loud. (For me it has to be able to make my Rear View mirror vibrate enough so that I cannot see out of it and it did!!!) This is a very capable sub on its own.

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Jay

Beach, ND

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Hard Hitting Shallow Mount!

April 14, 2010

Bought this sub and didn't know what to think but its all i could fit in my 1995 chevy downfire box. I installed it with a JH300 Mtx amplifier and it seriously does hit harder or at least the lows harder than a Kicker Cvr cause that is what i use to have in it but man does it sound good to. Even if i wasn't short on room i would by this sub!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TS-SW1201S4

UPC

012562945613

Weight

17.00lbs

Internal SKU

tssw1201s4

Internal Product ID

16662

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 Premier TS-SW1201S4