Expert Service 1-877-289-7664 [Hours]

Free eGift Card Promo

Pioneer TS-SW3001S2

400W 12" Shallow-Mount Series Single 2 ohm Subwoofer

Discontinued
|

We apologize

This item has been discontinued

Get FAST answers from customers ASK a Question See questions answers

General Features

  • 12" Single 2 Ohm Shallow Mount Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Impedance: Single 2 Ohm
  • Double woofer cone design
  • Air suspension control system
  • Interlaced Basalt/Carbon fiber reinforced IMPP woofer cone
  • 3-Layer fiber woven radial woofer surround with m-shape cross-section
  • Cast aluminum basket with fin-shaped design
  • Phenol resin coated glass cloth voice coil bobbin
  • Projected pole yoke with vented pole
  • 6 Layer aluminum voice coil
  • Strontium magnet construction
  • Silver spring compression wire terminals
  • Frequency response: 20-230 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 93 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

Pioneer TS-SW3001S2 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Pioneer TS-SW1201S2 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-SW3001S2)

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.
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.
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 - 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.
Interlaced Carbon-Glass Fiber Composite (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.
Fiber Woven Radial
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"
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.

Yes

Electromechanical Parameters

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.

Specials with this Item

Promotions
Promotions we have offer More Ways to Shop for items that are on clearance, last chance, special offer and sales, Made in America, and more!

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
63%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
4%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.6
Features
4.5
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7
Mary

Palm Bay, FL

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great!

June 9, 2011

I was very happy with my purchase and would recommend this place to others. Thank you for the quick delivery and worthwhile purchase!

2 of 2 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

brian

humboldt, TN

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Good Sub, a great price, decent quality

April 28, 2014

Sub sounds great and great sound quality. But it always smells like voice coils are breaking in. Had 1st sub on a kicker 5 channel amp. Sub blew. And amp went out. Both came from sonic.
Sonic sent new sub and replacement amp. Now this new sub smells the same way. So that makes me unsure of the quality of these subs.
Kicker amp only pushed 400 watts. New amp is turned all way down on 900 watts. Still smells like it's burning.
Sonicelectronix.com does stand behind their warranty and is a great company with their service.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

b

jackson, tn

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Very Good Sounding Sub for what it is. great price

December 8, 2013

This is a very good sounding sub. Fits in the small air spaces perfectly and handles good power. I was very impressed with the sound quality and handling of this sob.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Jared

Springfield, MO

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Tough Shallow Sub

December 2, 2013

Plays very well in an under-seat box in an ext-cab Chevy. has worked flawlessly for about a year now.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

B

OR

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Totally stoked

September 18, 2013

I bought two and put them in the trunk of my BMW 330ci. They're enclosure volume requirements are low compared to other shallow mounts of this size and wattage. After using them for 4 months, I am impressed. I am powering them with the pioneer amp GDM8601 and they are loud enough to cause mild discomfort during bass heavy songs but still sound crisp during faster rock/metal. I don't think I have pushed their potential, as I turn them down when the headlights start dimming. I'm super pleased.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Robert

Bronx, NY

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
value

September 18, 2013

I have not put it to the test as of yet, looks like its made well though!

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Vaughn-Design.com

Detroit, MI

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Yes to the Pioneer sw3001s2 flat sub

September 17, 2013

I love my Complete JL audio setup in my truck and hated getting rid of my w3 sub because it was taking away a back seat. This pioneer sub (i hate to say) pounds harder than my jl did and still has clarity and balance throughout the frequency band. I have it in a 1cu ft flat longated box tucked under my back seat and u probably wont find a better sub for the price.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Johnny

Madison wi

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Review

September 17, 2013

Very good service awesome product works seemlessly the sound that is produces is ridiculously clear and the bass does not vibrate and rattle like most subs do

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Tapru

Nampa, ID

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great

August 5, 2013

These speakers are very well worth the value. They have good sound quality for being shallow mounts.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Adam

Seattle, WA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great subs

March 31, 2013

ive owned 2 of these for a little over a year now, i have them wired at 1 ohm at 800 watts on a boston acoustics d 1000.1 they pound hard. and they have excellent sound quality.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Austin

Bentonville, AR

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Big bang, Small package

January 31, 2013

For anyone looking for a shallow sub that will still pound, this is a good choice. It's the only sub I have ever had, but compared to my friends full size 12" Sony X-plod sub and amplifier, this Pioneer just destroys it in accuracy and sound.

Running
4 T-1682 Speakers from Rockford Fosgate
1 600-5 5 channel amp from Rockford Fosgate
1 Pioneer 12" shallow mount

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

miata bass

chicago,il

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Good sub poor design

December 25, 2012

So I bought the box and amp recommended for it and installed it in the truck of my miata. I have tons of pioneer equipment and swear by them but they messed up this time. The sub sounds amazing and the amp stays practically cold somehow. However the amount the sub flexes when in the box is greater then the space they gave for it. I had it professional tuned and when he tuned it he noticed it right away. The box doesn't even give an inch for downward flex which is how they show it to be installed. So if you get this which I do recommend getting the whole package, raise the box an extra inch or so because my sub tore its face of and put holes in itself even though I never came close to 60% gain on pioneers amp for this setup.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

JN

Suffolk, VA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great for small spaces

July 23, 2012

Bought one of these to fit in the back of my minivan (don't laugh). I built the box according to the Pioneer optimal ported specs. At .8cuft it doesn't take up much space at all.

I blew the first one while setting the gain. I had a test 30Hz since wave going through it at 80% volume. Thing decided to melt down. My fault. I learned later the better way of setting gain using a multi-meter. I highly recommend doing it that way!!!

Second sub installed and this thing hits great. After the first few weeks of break in it can even hit 20-25 Hz. I'm pushing it with a Kenwood 500W RMS amp. Its still not enough bass for me, but I have to deal with the WAF.

I bought two more of these and used them to build a home theater sub with a Dayton SPA1000. Watching Transformers shakes the whole house!

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Gusto

Hinesville, Ga

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Pioneer TS-SW3001S2

July 2, 2012

Nice sounding speakers that deliver an outstanding sound. These subs brings the bass. I highly recommend these subs.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

treg

north dartmouth, MA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
quality sub

May 19, 2012

The sub sure is small, it isn't the biggest, ground shaking, sub you might want it to be, but it sure will give you that extreme bass while keeping sound quality just as good.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Eaglewindspirit

Dallas

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Awesome Punch

January 12, 2012

Pumping 500 watts RMS into this shallow mount 12" sub in a .7 cubic foot sealed custom box behind the rear seat of my 05 Tacoma. Good lows without booming resonate bass. Produces a gut felt tight bass response. The construction exceeds the expensive popular subs. Thinking about using them as a powered home sub box. Smaller the box the more power you will need.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Rob

Canada

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Pioneer-TS-SW3001S2

December 1, 2011

This Sub is AMAZING! i put 700 watts RMS and 1500 peak to this sub everyday, pounds like you wouldnt belive, how i havent blown this sub i dont know. Buy it you wont be disapointed for the price!

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

rulo

NM farmington

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
very great speaker

November 28, 2011

I owned 4 of these in a single cab chevy 1994. They hit so hard my wind sheild wipers move and shake. My back window would flex so much. I would totally recommend these!! The reason i dont have them anymore is because i am getting a single 10" Pioneer Premier 800/3000 watt sub between my bucket seats but this a great starter sub no doubt!!

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Dan

Australia

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Quality

November 11, 2011

This is a great subwoofer for a reasonable price. The sub was easy to connect up because of the spring loaded clips, and a great all around product.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Your Vibe Radio

Miami Gardens Fl

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
You would never believe when you hear it!

October 31, 2011

Looking for some sub woofers for a limited space Chevy Silverado 1500, my brother told me about these speakers. The Pioneer TS-SW3001S2. These woofers are simply impressive for the size, design, weight and not mention the power handling. Don't believe me? Try them, I guarantee that you will be impressed with this woofer. best money i have spent!!!
PS! My system specs: Pioneer double din 4300 dvd player and 1 orion 1200 watts for the Pioneer TS-SW3001S2

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

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

Your Price $44.95

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

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 $1.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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

Your Price $14.99

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

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Pioneer TS-SW3001S2 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Pioneer TS-SW3001S2 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Pioneer TS-SW3001S2 Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Pioneer TS-SW3001S2 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

Hide answersShow all answers | Sort by
No questions have been asked about this item. Be the first!

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TS-SW3001S2

UPC

012562945750

Weight

17.00lbs

Internal SKU

tssw3001s2

Internal Product ID

29557

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-SW3001S2