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Pioneer TS-W306DVC

12" DVC Subwoofer (FREE UPGRADE TO TS-W1207D4 OR TS-W307D4)

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FREE UPGRADE TO 2007 PREMIER TS-W1207D4 OR TS-W307D4 MODEL.

  • 12" Subwoofer
  • Peak Power Handling: 1000 Watts
  • RMS Power Handling: 400 Watts
  • Dual 4 Ohm Impedance
  • Composite IMPP Woofer Cone with Interlaced Aramid Fiber
  • Cone Reinforcement Arcs
  • Wide Roll, Three-Layer Fiber Woven Radial Surround
  • 4-Layer Aluminum Voice Coil
  • Polyester-Imide Resin Coated Voice Coil Wire
  • 12 Slit Aluminum Voice Coil Bobbin
  • Conex Spider
  • Damper Ring
  • Top Plate Standard
  • Projected Pole Yoke with Vented Pole
  • 83 oz. Double Mass High-Power Magnet Construction
  • Stamped Basket with Magnet Cover
  • Molded Gasket
  • Spring-Compression Wire Terminals
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Pioneer TS-W309D4 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W310D4)
Pioneer TS-W308D4 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W309D4)
Pioneer TS-W307D4 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W308D4)
Pioneer TS-W306DVC thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W307D4)
Pioneer TS-W305DVC thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W306DVC)
Pioneer TS-W304DVC thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W305DVC 12" DVC)

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.
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.
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.
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).
18 - 500 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".
89 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
9.4 mm
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.

Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
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 Foam
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6-1/8"
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.
10-7/8"
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.

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
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
83%
4 Star
8%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
5.0
Rell

Richmond,VA

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Rell

March 6, 2010

Have Two Of These Now In A Ported Box.....Had In A 91 Grand Marquis Den And 88 Chevy Caprice with JBL GTO75.4 Amp.....Man Deez Speakers Ain't No Joke...Would Love Two More...Never Had Any Problems

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Numba One

Oxford, MS

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Hittin.

January 25, 2009

I have two in a bandpass box with only a 760w amp and they are hitting out this world. I paid $100 for both and if I knew then what I know now, I'd paid double. I've had them for about 2 years and have had no trouble.

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Francisco

Oakley, CA

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Awsome Sub

July 12, 2007

I own two of these subwoofers in a sealed box. And they hit hard, I have them hooked up to a 1200 watt amp. I've owned them for about a year and a half now, and they still hit super hard. Only now are they starting to show signs of wear, but that should be normal considering how hard Ive been pushing them. If you want a great product that will last this sub is the way to go.

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Dana

Eddystone, PA

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wow

March 15, 2007

i just bought two of these and a 1200 watt amp and a 1.2 farad capacitor and i put them in a custom fiberglass box i made and installed them myself in a 1990 eclipse and it is amazing how hard they hit and they sound so clean there is no rattling whatsoever i suggest if u know what u r doing or u can have someone do it but whats the fun in that anyway i suggest these subs they r amazing for the price.

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harvey

watervliet, NY

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boomers

March 1, 2007

I had 2 of these subs in a sealed enclosure in the trunk of a plymouth breeze and was not impressed.when i took these same subs in a slotted enclosure in my 96 blazer,look out! these subs blew away JL audios had and held more power!For the money i highly recommend them or they're newer model, the TS-W307D4's.I'm currently building a wall with 2 of each.

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John

Milton, WI

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Great bang for your buck

March 23, 2006

I bought two of these subs for a sealed enclosure. I put 370 wrms into them and they pound!! I tell all my friends to buy Pioneer subs if they're on a budget. This sub hits very low. I also like the looks of it a lot. I haven't had any problems with it in a year.

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derek

Madera, CA

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decent sub

February 25, 2006

For the price that it is on this site i think it is a good sub.. I payed $150 for 2 and i regret paying that much.. They hit hard in a SUV vehicle because there is ALOT more airspace. I have them in a extended cab silverado and they don't sound that good but they hit prety hard..

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Shawn

Scotts Hill, TN

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February 17, 2006

This sub is great it hits really hard and i love it.

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austin

west valley, UT

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good

January 17, 2006

sound good, price is good, good deal!

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Dorothy

East Orland, ME

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Pioneer subs

December 28, 2005

I just installed these in my car and they hit harder than what i had before.

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Derek

Catonsville, MD

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decent sub

November 28, 2005

Hits pretty hard. I was concerned about the brand name, but was satisfied with the subwoofer. Great value all-in-all.

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mike

Palm Bay, FL

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Great

November 23, 2005

I looked at over 10 subs before buying this. People told me i should get it, i should get a better name brand like rockford fosgate or kicker. i went to b*** b** heard the RF p2 and a lesser version of this, this sounded way better. it hits hard sounds great and for the price i highly recommend getting this subwoofer

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Accessory Tools and Products

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20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

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20 oz. Bag of Poly-Fil

Polyester fiber fiberfill adds better bass to your system.

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

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

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Spring Post Terminal Cup

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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.

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

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

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1mm All Purpose Solder

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

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Scosche SPL Meter

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

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Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

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1 Pioneer TS-W306DVC Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Pioneer TS-W306DVC Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Pioneer TS-W306DVC Subwoofers

Mono Amp

4 Channel Amp

4 Pioneer TS-W306DVC Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TS-W306DVC

Weight

17.00lbs

Internal SKU

tsw306dvc

Internal Product ID

5291

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-W306DVC