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Pioneer Premier TS-W5102SPL

12" Dual 2 ohm SPL Champion Edition Series Car Subwoofer

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  • 12" Dual 2 Ohm DVC Premier SPL Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 6000 watts
    • RMS: 2500 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 2 ohm
  • Interlaced Carbon Fiber Reinforced IMPP Cone
  • Rubber radial surround
  • Ultra-Strong Dust Cap With Foamed Acrylic Polymer
  • Aero-Dynamic Magnetic Gap
  • Ceramic-Coated Voice Coil Wire
  • Pure Titanium 3" Dual Voice Coil
  • 320 oz. Triple-Stack Magnet Assembly
  • Cast Aluminum Basket
  • Frequency response: 18-2,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • 2-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
SPL Champion
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.
6000 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.
2500 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.
2 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 - 2000 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".
88 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.
11.5 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.

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.
Wide-Roll 3-Layer Fiber Radial Surround
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.

Ported / Vented
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.
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.
1.5 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.
1.5 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.
10-1/2"
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.

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
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.8
Features
5.0
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
M aster''P''

Trinidad and Tobago

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Worth it's weight!!!!

February 9, 2013

I have one of this sub in my wagon,and had to change my windscreen twice,and the tailgate's trim was shredded!!Besides being powerful this speaker was built for destruction!!!

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phatsam

jax, fl

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man!!!!!1

November 4, 2011

I have 1 that all i needed to get pulled over by the cops, and i have it in a 06 GMC Canyon that has the front of my truck shaking it hooked up to an old school concept C-D 2410 @1ohm with 0 gauge and neg back to battery MAN!!!! This is a MONSTOR!! aka kicker, mtx, p12 , p13 and hcca vega KILLER!!!! Headache giver!!!! Also is says 2500 rms but will handle easy 3500rms@ 1ohm.

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kwon

stgeorge sc

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these subz r serious

May 17, 2011

Yo I got 2 of these things n a ported 12 box n I got them hooked up the my Mrs 7,500 watt amp n my 2003 toyota celica gt n OMG they hit so hard that that I feel that air all that way up to my seat driving and when I'm outside if my car my shirt just trimbles

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KillaFeeItwter

Da'ville, NC

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Respect it or kill yourself

April 18, 2011

Hardest hitting 12 I've heard, with or without amp and EQ adjustments... Check your status you cant get a weak amp and think you going to even get a feel of how hard a pair of these hit.. Get your bars up or stick to the off brand and pawn shop, lol

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TheLatinking28

philadelphia,pa

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Ground shaking subs

February 7, 2011

I own 2 of these subwoofer for 2yrs and I'm really happy with my boys and they are very tough lookin and im each of them of two T2500rms rockford fosgate at 2 ohms man they bang hard man get this sub you wont be disapointed im saving up to buy 2 more.

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mazda2284

appelton, wisconsin

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12'' subwoofer that makes 15's and 18's cry !!!

January 5, 2011

These are just insane subwoofers, they have a huge magnet on them !! Pioneer has some really awesome subwoofers that are over looked . There is only 1 subwoofer I know that has beat the Pioneer and it costs 3 times the amount of these !!!

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Joe

NV

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Rock Solid

January 8, 2010

When I first pulled this thing out of the box I was assured that this sub was no joke. Pioneer did their homework and built it VERY WELL for what it was intended to do and that's crushing the competition. Be careful though when installing this in your box cause you just might pinch your finger's like I did haha. Also be sure to have a buddie with you to help load this in your truck cause it's pretty heavy

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Captn. kush

chesterfield, virginia

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premier bass

May 1, 2009

these are the loudest 12s ive ever heard verry nice for the money these bad boys have 8 gauge titanium voice coils to get the most power to sub possible let me tell you if u have the money buy these and put them in a suv with a ported box and youll b godzilla in your town pioneer has the best subs ever period must buys these if ur a huge fan of big bass

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Jordan

APO AE, AE

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183db

October 12, 2007

This sub is the world record holder at 183 db. What else needs to be said? Its an absolute beast. You stick a pair of these in your trunk, and people will think godzilla is coming down the road

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edwin

San Leandro, CA

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KNOCKS

August 29, 2007

This sub knocks so hard,my friends could hear it 2 blocks away and feel the bass!!!

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mildyddy

richmond va

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great value

May 22, 2011

I don't on this but I have a pair of two Pioneer of TS-W3002d4. Will like to see how hard the hit. And what kind of amp I. Going to need if I buy this subwoofer I. Will like two have two of this subwoofer

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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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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

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Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

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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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12" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

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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 Premier TS-W5102SPL Subwoofer

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Mono Amp - Option 1

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Mono Amp - Option 1

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TS-W5102SPL

UPC

012562802213

Weight

75.00lbs

Internal SKU

tsw5102spl

Internal Product ID

9931

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 Premier TS-W5102SPL