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Pioneer TS-W253R

10" Single 4 ohm Champion Series Car Subwoofer

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10" Single 4 ohm Champion Series Car Subwoofer

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  • 10" Single 4 ohm Champion Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 200 watts
  • IMPP Composite and paper cone woofer
  • Double cone design with reinforcement nodes
  • Urethane surround
  • Nomex spider
  • Projected pole yoke with vented pole
  • 6 Layer, long copper voice coil
  • 32oz. Strontium magnet structure
  • Stamped basket with magnet cover
  • Integrated single-sided spring compression terminals
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix 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)
Pioneer TS-W252R thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W253R)
Pioneer TS-W251R thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W252R)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W251R)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Champion (Pioneer)
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.
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.
200 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.
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.
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.

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.
.65 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.
1.25 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.
5"
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
56%
4 Star
44%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.8
Features
4.6
Design
4.4
Usability
4.8
Ken

Kuna, ID

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Not used to a 10 that will hit a decent low!

March 6, 2010

Im running it solo in a custom fiberglass box around 0.75-0.82 and it hits a clean 25hz! I think its getting somewhere around 250rms 900w max its hard to judge a class D @ 2 ohms. Im just happy when it knocks the congestion outta my chest and does it without a load of cone distortion. I'd buy another one if I had the money free'd up!

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MANTON RANGER 2011

MANTON MI 49663

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pioneer ts-w253r

June 28, 2011

I just brought this 10" Pioneer and let me tell u wow
It sounds great. Put in a sealed box .85cuft and it will sound great. Lows are great and clear put poly phil in box it will make a big difference .

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Troy

Albert Lea, MN

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nice sub value

July 13, 2011

I have mine in a .75 cu ft box w/ polyfill driven w/ 220w rms and it provides good thump without distortion.

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Adam

Clearwater, Florida

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Nice Sub

December 7, 2010

Awesome sound in a small package! Mounting depth is a huge plus for tight areas.

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Rob

Eclectic, AL

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Great all around sound

November 16, 2009

I have two of these hooked up to my kicker amp and in a sealed box and they rock. They hit hard to any music and at the price they are great for any system your building. They will make your eyes shake.

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Greg

Lewiston, ID

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Great Sub!

July 1, 2011

Does the trick and looks good too! Great response and smooth sound when hooked to proper wattage.

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Gator, Joyce

alapaha, GA

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pretty big thump

August 1, 2010

i got two of these hooked to a crunch p.1100 and they hit good. once i got them broken in they sound pretty good. good product lasts a good while and saves cash!

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Jon

PSL,FL

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Best 10's for the money

January 13, 2010

I have 3 of these, hooked up to a 300w alpine amp and a 600w sony amp. They seem to made out of great material & the magnet on this sub is huge for a 10. Seriously these things thump, you can hear me from at least 3 street away. The only personal con that i have with them is the outer rim of the woofer. I think it should be removable. My box hold 3 10's and i have to kinda squeeze them in. But besides that their amazing.

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this guy

doso new mexico

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pioneer

August 12, 2011

This sub was good while it lasted... it hit hard played lows and highs good till it blew. definately wouldn't recommend giving it more than 500 watts.

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Eagle06

Rio Rancho,NM

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For being 10's, they hit.

May 18, 2011

Bought 2 and placed them in a sealed box, was only giving them 50 watts each. but they still sounded great and hit the lows just fine. bought 2 more and going to use all four with their RMS power as soon as I get some funds. I tried to use them in a ported box, but to me it sounded like crap. Don't recommend a ported setup.

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salem, or

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big improvement

February 19, 2010

i don't know what pioneer did to this model but they sound a great deal better than the older version of these speakers. Pioneer is a great brand that will last a long time.

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Derrick

Brevard,NC

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Good Value!

February 25, 2010

These subs really beat in a low powered system. They're rated at 200RMS,but I had 150RMS running to each,and it's all they could do to take it. These subs distort easier than I like. These subs are great for some low powered beat, but if you want something that can take some heat, without the distortion, for the money, Sony xplod 10s are better.

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hydude

Canada

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Great Value!

December 23, 2012

It's a good buy for the money. Good sub for BASS, I used a 800w boss amp for my sub.

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Silver03

Lincoln Nebraska

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Great Sub For the Price

January 8, 2010

i bought this sub and have it in my f 150 it sounds really great and hits the only thing about them is that if there is to big of a box they rattle. just use the size of box that they recommend.

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Jason

Hockessin, DE

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Good Bass

April 7, 2011

Despite the cheesy plastic back covering, once the speaker is mounted properly in the box it sounds simply amazing. A 10 inch speaker with 1000 Watt rating at this price is rarely found.

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Eddy

Los Angeles, CA

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Awesome

August 5, 2010

I bought this woofer because i have a 18" kicker 07s18x4 hooked up to a kicker warhorse amp and with my son just being born i cant have the music loud and i need more space in the back of my 09 Honda. Anyways, don't be fooled by the size of this speaker it hits more like a 12" not a 10" over all great sound, sexy look and great price. Would definitely recommend this woofer. However I've only had it for 1 month so i cant really rate durability.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TS-W253R

UPC

012562963488

Weight

9.00lbs

Internal SKU

tsw253r

Internal Product ID

20057

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-W253R