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Pioneer TS-W306C

12" Subwoofer (FREE UPGRADE TO NEW 2007 MODEL: TS-W307D2)

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  • 12" Subwoofer
  • Peak Power Handling: 1000 Watts
  • RMS Power Handling: 400 Watts
  • 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-W307D2 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W308D2)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer TS-W307D2)

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.
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).
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.
8.7 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
60%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
7%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.9
Features
4.5
Design
4.4
Usability
4.9
Dominic

Kansas City, MO

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Not Bad...

May 14, 2006

These things are simply amazing… they sound great & have great lows… + they even hold a little juice… for this sub 2 not be their power house models… I put them on my Hifonics Gex X I Colossus !!! only in 4 ohm stereo & 2 12’s in a 4.0 gross cu ft sealed box + on a audiocontrol epicenter. So with that much air space & playing around 25 – to 45 hz they were under lots of mechanical stress. & they still held up… my X I colossus is a older (2 channel amp) that has a regulated power supply… so it’s continually kicking out a true 600w @ 4 ohms per channel… So they were also under lots of electrical stress as well… & they still survived. Best sub in entry to mid level classes for the price!!! My 4star rating is equal to 95% good…

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Lori

Tontogany, OH

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Amazing!!!

May 4, 2006

I was unsure about these subwoofers only because I had never heard them in anyone's car before, but once I got them and hooked them up I was completely blown away with the amount of SPL these subs deliver! I have a Kenwood KAC-9102D amp hooked up to them and I'm loving every minute of them. Highly reccomended and very high quality product!

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shaun

lake city, AR

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amazing

April 27, 2006

The subs hit really hard. Great value. I have 2 of these subs with a 200 watt amp. It sounds pretty good i am about to get a 1600 watt boss gt riot amp. it will bump really hard

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Eddie

Richmond, IN

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Off Da Hook

April 13, 2006

I bought 2 of these subz and lemme tell you that they are banging for da price, and they pioneer what else could you ask for.... A+

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Michael

Wise, VA

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michael mullins from wise va.

March 16, 2006

I have two of these sub on an power aucostic 1200 watt amp and they hit so hard if I turn the bass boost all the way up I can set off car alarms from the opposite side of the street and I am really not running that much power to them only 600 watts a peice. Thus these subs are well worth the money and they are my favorite brand.

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Jesse

Austin, TX

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Pioneer

January 9, 2006

Nice and Clear Sound bass. The Best Brand you can own. I Have All Pioneer Brand And I Love it.Pioneer the Best....

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Curtice

Redington Shores, FL

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January 9, 2006

so my friend needed some subs and didnt have that much money to spend so i let him take a look here on sonicelectronix and once he saw these things a big smile apearred on his face...ive heard the premier series that look just like this and they were !clear!

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Gerold

Gary, IN

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Decent Subs (Not Much To Brag About)

January 2, 2006

Have a friend with 2 of these in a very small sealed box. He has a 94' Olds Cutlass. They are very loud (heard him up the street from my house in the basement). Very attractive looking subs. Doesn't take a ton of watts to make these things bang; and believe me they do quake. Reconmmend these to beginners. The sound quality (SQ)of these speakers is very bad. You hear the car rattle more than the subs. But that shouldn't be anything a little dynamate can't handle. Reconmmend you dynamate the whole trunk. I give these subs a 7 out of 10. Oh, and whoever said Kicker CompVR (CVR) are worse than these subs must be out of their f***ing mind!

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Dorothy

East Orland, ME

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Great Price

December 28, 2005

My friend bought these for his car but he payed 100 dollars a piece from a different store. They are nice subs though.

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Gevork

Fresno, CA

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A True Pioneer Product

December 20, 2005

This is a true pioneer, known for its dependability and quality. I didn't know about the quality of pioneer subs but I took the chance and bought 2 of them, now I just have 1 in a sealed box running off the 50watts from the head unit and I can already tell I am going to love these w/ an amp. Best value fo' show.

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Sergio

Roswell, NM

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December 20, 2005

I hook up 2 12" Pioneer TS-W306C for a frined with a 1200watt sony amp and the subs hit nice.

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aaron

budville, MN

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this sub pounds

December 5, 2005

When i first got it i put it in a ported box and and it hits real hard and smooth its loud, these dont need hardly any power to thump. I cant wait til i get an amp. smooth clear sq! Great price!

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John

Yukon, OK

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4 THUMBS UP

November 5, 2005

in my truck i used to have all pioneer (2 months ago) i had a 9600 mp, 2 510d amps, pushing 2 of these 306c subs. it hit so hard it broke my back glass out of my 83 chevy pickup. i had them in a probox and the box cracked. for the price of these, you cannot get ANY better. al my friends want me to trade them, even my friends cvr 12's.

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steven

Alexandria, VA

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Not to shabby

November 1, 2005

Upon getting these subs i was a little hastey, because i didn't know how Pioneer subs would actually hit, i mean come on they are from pioneer they make great speakers but no clue about the subs. Anyways once i put them in my 99 Si, i was actually really suprised on how they sounded. They hit real nice...not to much bass where it just sounds bad but then again it wasn't too little, it was enough bass to know i was coming down the street from about 1/4 of a mile away. Overall...really nice subs, they have a clear pitch to them, would recommend

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shaun

Lake City, AR

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its awesome

September 30, 2005

i got 4 of these in my blazer there being powered by 2 1600 watt lanzer amps. it really bumps i have had kicker and rockford fostgate subs but these blow them out of the water and their cheap so u need to get these

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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

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

Your Price $59.99

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

Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

Your Price $3.99

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.

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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

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-W306C Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Pioneer TS-W306C Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Pioneer TS-W306C Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Pioneer TS-W306C 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-W306C

Weight

16.00lbs

Internal SKU

tsw306c

Internal Product ID

5292

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-W306C