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Pioneer TS-W309S4

12" Single 4 ohm Champion Series Car Subwoofer

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  • 12" Single 4 ohm Champion Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1,400 watts
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohm
  • Seamless Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP) composite cone
  • Dual layer, fiber reinforced elastic polymer surround
  • Large spring loaded, push style binding posts
  • High temperature voice coil
  • Large double stacked high energy magnets
  • Designed for sealed, ported, or bandpass enclosures
  • Recommended enclosure volume:
    • Sealed: 1.25 cu. ft
    • Ported: 1.5 cu. ft
    • Bandpass: 0.9 cu. ft in front / 0.9 cu. ft in rear
  • Frequency response: 20-220 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 94 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

Pioneer TS-W311S4 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Pioneer TS-W310S4 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W311S4)
Pioneer TS-W309S4 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W310S4)

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.
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.
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 - 220 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".
94 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)
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.
Elastic Polymer
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.

Bandpass
Ported / Vented
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.
0.85 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.
1.75 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
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.
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.
2.0 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.
11-1/8"
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
78%
4 Star
22%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.8
Features
4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
4.9
Frankie

Marina, CA

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For the price, it hits

January 3, 2012

Once the sub is broken in, it sounds clean and hits pretty nice. I am running 350 watts rms in it and the sub's max rms is 400 watts. The amp pairs perfect with the sub. But if you want real bumps, this sub is not enough. Get 2 or buy a stronger sub for more money. I don't like rattling my car or drowning out the mids and highs, so this sub is good for me.

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Chopstix

Oregon

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Slammin'!

May 3, 2012

2 of these setup in my Samurai powered by 750RMS amp. Anything past 50% will make everything rattle! Get some dampener if you have a strip rig. I'd recommend it all day. If you have the extra 10 bucks, get the DVC thou so you can run it at 1 ohm (with compatible amp).

Just buy this and dont look back.

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ken

Topeka, KS

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Great sub for the money

August 28, 2013

This sub rocks. No complaints here. Great value. Sounds great in a 1.5 cubic foot sealed enclosure.

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Donald

MN

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love these!

March 25, 2013

nice sound, great when it hits, and if you set your system up right its just amazing!!

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mfft

streator illinois

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pioneer sub

March 13, 2013

I recomend it because it sounds AMAZING for its price

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Jack

Colorado

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Sounds Great Just What I Was Expecting

March 11, 2013

Currently I have two hooked up to my kac-9105d wired to 2 ohms running 900rms total. I've got my gains set fairly low because my alternator is bad but they still sounds great! Ported at 1.5 each they produce great low bass. It gets cold here in colorado, once they warm up a bit theyll bump all day long.

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Nucc

Boston

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Great Sub

February 28, 2013

I got this sub with an 1,800 watt amp and it works great. Of course you can get a better system, but for a single sub and monoblock amp, this hits really hard. My friend could hear my car from down the street, not even at full volume or bass. If you want a GOOD affordable system, get this sub. Other high end names are just overpriced. This sub will shake your car, while allowing almost all other sounds to be played along with it.

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Rays Kustom

chicago

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DEEP AND RICH

February 12, 2013

Ive had alot of subs from memphis kicker even fosgate.... for the price and quality of sound this is the best one. the bass is deep and clean i have 2 on an HFi 1500 running @ 2 ohms its like 1000 watts rms pounding its an a vented box. for $60 u can sound like u spent way more.

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levonte

McDonough, GA

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I love it

January 4, 2013

This subs hits hard af. I hav a small car so jus one of these shakes my whole car.

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Bigmix

Benton Harbor, Mi

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Decent subwoofers

December 25, 2012

I owned six of these subs. they sound really good in a good enclosure with the right amp and cd player. I have two in a 2008 malibu ltz with a ported box on a m500 with a pioneer tv deck and gave the car and sounds to my girl. it hits damn hard for a girl. SO I installed the other four in my 2000 buick regal in a sealed box and a power bass 3000d with a pioneer and it hits real hard it would have sounded better if i would have made the box bigger with ports holes but it sounded so good a guy gave me 600 dollars for it on spot at my job when he heard them and I only had them in a week! I only paid 350 for all four and the box. impressive. so their worth buying

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johnny

savannah, GA

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Splendid!

December 19, 2012

I bought 2 of these for 99$ and everyone doubted they're good quality. I did the break in period. I had one guy tell me they wouldn't hit good, and i never played them after they got broken in. My volume was on 15 and i cracked both tail lights and had police visit my house. I'm currently running the subs off 2 different amps and a bandpass box. I cut bass boosted on and shatter my bandpass box! I recommend these subs!!

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Jake

Atascadero, CA

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Great subs for the price

December 16, 2012

I have 2 of these hooked up to a 1000 rms monoblock amp running at 2ohms. They are in a ported box in my 1995 Nissan Maxima and these things pound. People at my school hear me coming. Would recommend these to anyone looking for lots of bass without breaking your budget.

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Meezyy Jayy

Alabama

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By Far, the Best Sub for a Budget Build Sound System

December 2, 2012

I absolutely love this sub. My set up is a just a small wedge box for my regular cab truck. The bass is amazing if you tune your amp correctly. This sub is definitely the bang for your buck.

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Boss Man

Rossville, IL

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Great BANG for the Buck!

November 11, 2012

I purchased these because my teenage step daughters had blown up a pair of JBL subs from another well known supplier. Come to find out the problem was poor workmanship on the part of the speaker manufacturer. I blamed the kids for kicking the system too hard, oops sorry about that!
So I looked around to find a cheaper pair that would work. What I got was an excellent pair of subs that I wish that I had started out with in the first place! Sound is great and no quality issues to deal with!
I would highly recommend these if you are looking for a quality produce at a fair price! Teenagers are happy now too!

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Brady

Pella, ia

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Boomers

September 14, 2012

These subs hammer. I have 2 of these in my s10 in a 1.2 cu box or each sub. Then hooked up to a 2000w mono. Running 450 to each which just above rms power which is good for subs. And these things pound. I've already gotten pulled over for having these things. I see no cons about them yet. They are loud, clean, and easy to clean. All materials seem durable and I've had them for 6 months with no issues. I highly recommend these subs.

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Matt K

Buffalo, NY

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Great Speaker!

September 5, 2012

Best speaker i could find 4 the price, sounds great in my car, actually sounds louder than my two 12" spaekers i had before I downsized to just one of these

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Jesse

Kansas City MO

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Good for the price

July 17, 2012

I have had this sub for about 3 months and have been satisfied. The price is good, but it's not enough if you want really hard hitting bass. I'm running it off of a 400w rms amp and it does the job if you don't like to rattle your whole car.

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P-O

Canada

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Awesome buy!

June 27, 2012

Worth every penny! Pounds super hard and sounds really nice. I have this in a ported box and it's really loud and it sounds good too. At this price point, it's really a good buy!

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Curt

Canada

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Very Happy

June 12, 2012

I was buying these to replace a pair of Clarions, these ones were a better price and overall much better quality. I was very happy with the purchase and the service. The product was exactly as described, had a very good sound quality for the price. I have 2 of them on a Class D 700 RMS amp in a ported box and they bump really nice. Very happy overall.

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Malcolm

blackshear, GA

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Amazing sound quality

June 11, 2012

Pioneer subwoofers are the best and have been. These subs hit so hard. If you want some subs that sound great and hit super hard these are subs you want to get!

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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.

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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.

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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-W309S4 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Pioneer TS-W309S4 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Pioneer TS-W309S4 Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Pioneer TS-W309S4 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TS-W309S4

UPC

884938126311

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

tsw309s4

Internal Product ID

32835

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-W309S4