Pioneer TS-W255C

10" 4-ohm Component Subwoofer

  • Pioneer TS-W255C


  • Pioneer TS-W255C

  • Pioneer TS-W255C

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What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

Ready for some high octane sound? You can pour on the gas (classical or otherwise) with Pioneer's VCCS Series TS-W255C 10" subwoofer and enjoy outstanding lows without distortion. That's because a 4-layer voice coil and extended, vented pole yoke enable this sub to handle big-time power with minimal heat build-up.

The TS-W255C boasts high power handling capability, thanks to the rugged durable Aramid fiber IMPP cone and overbuilt motor assembly. The carbon fiber dustcap provides extra reinforcement, so the cone can handle all that power. With a wide urethane surround for maximum travel, you can squeeze every last decibel out of that bass drum kick.

  • Aramid fiber IMPP cone
  • urethane surround
  • 4-layer voice coil
  • extended, vented pole yoke
  • frequency response 18-2,500 Hz
  • power range 50-350 watts RMS
  • peak power 700 watts
  • sensitivity 87 dB
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • top mount depth 5-5/16"
  • sealed box volume 1.0 cubic feet
  • ported box volume 1.1 cubic feet
  • Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 2
  • 1-year warranty
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Features and Specs
Size 10 -inch
Impedance 4 ohms
Cone Material Aramid fiber IMPP
Surround Material Fiber-woven urethane
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet) 1
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet) 1.1
Port diameter (inches) 3
Port length (inches) 8
Free-Air No
Dual Voice Coil No
Sensitivity 87 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 18 - 2500 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 50-350
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 700
Top Mount Depth (inches) 5 5/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches) 6 1/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 9 1/8
Vas (liters) 24.881
Fs (Hz) 35
Qts 0.351
Xmax (millimeters) 11.2
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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  • One 10" woofer
  • 6 Self-tapping screws
  • 1 Strip of self-adhesive foam
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty sheet

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Woofer: The TS-W255C features an interlaced Aramid fiber-reinforced IMPP (Injection Molded Polypropylene) cone woofer. With long Aramid fibers interlacing together inside, this IMPP cone design provides the strength and rigidity powerful bass sound requires. The high-density, compressed internal architecture is resilient, stacks up against high power and transfers sound very quickly. The result is full-bodied, rich bass.

Magnet: The woofer has a dual mass, high-power 74-ounce magnet.

Surround: The woofer has a 3-layer fiber-woven radial urethane surround.

Voice Coil: The woofer's 4-layer long voice coil design allows expanded piston motion for better linearity and improved power handling. The 12-slit aluminum voice coil bobbin helps to reduce voice coil heat and allows for stable bass reproduction and reinforced power handling capability.

Extended Pole Yoke: The extended pole yoke extends the magnetic field, greatly improving linearity during large woofer excursions at high input levels.

Vented Pole Yoke: The vented pole yoke allows air circulation in the magnetic circuitry to ensure better heat dissipation.


Recommended Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 0.9 cu/ft to 1.1 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal size recommended by Pioneer is 1.0 cu/ft, so this is the enclosure recommended by Crutchfield.

Vented Box Volume: The vented box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 0.99 cu/ft to 1.21 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal size recommended by Pioneer is 1.1 cu/ft, so this is the enclosure recommended by Crutchfield. One 3" diameter x 8" long port should be used with a 1.1 cu/ft enclosure.

Single Reflex Bandpass Volume: The bandpass box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 1.08 cu/ft to 1.32 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal size recommended by Pioneer is 1.2 cu/ft, so this is the enclosure recommended by Crutchfield. The 1.2 cu/ft enclosure should have a sealed chamber volume of 0.6 cu/ft and a vented chamber volume of 0.6 cu/ft. One 3" diameter x 7" long port should be used with a 1.2 cu/ft enclosure.

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4 out of 5

Pioneer TS-W255C great value

Written By zeek, Stella Niagara, NY on Monday, March 03, 2014
Great value for money.

Id buy again.
Cheep price for high quality product. Quite typical for Pioneer.
Not many cons. Fairly heavy. Amd quite large for a 10"
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