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Champion Series 12" 4-ohm subwoofer

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by Dominic Devito
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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.

The TS-W303R 12" subwoofer from Pioneer's Champion Series sports a rugged cone made from injection-molded polypropylene and paper for rigidity without added heft. The sub's double cone design increases efficiency and reduces distortion, and the urethane surround keeps the cone under control for thumping output that sounds great in sealed or ported enclosures. And you can get all this performance without breaking your bank account.

A tough 6-layer voice coil allows the TS-W303R to handle up to 250 watts RMS. The stamped basket features a magnet cover for added protection, while the vented pole piece helps cool the sub's interior to protect against thermal breakdown. And the upgraded graphics on the sub give it a classic look you'll be proud to show off.

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Highlights:

  • 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • injection-molded polypropylene and paper composite cone with urethane surround
  • power range: 50-250 watts RMS (1,200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 20-180 Hz
  • sensitivity: 95 dB
  • mounting depth: 5-5/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.85 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.75 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
Size
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12 -inch
Impedance
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4 ohms
Cone Material
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IMPP Composite & Paper
Surround Material
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Urethane
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)
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1.25
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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1.5
Port diameter (inches)
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3
Port length (inches)
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6.5
Free-Air
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No
Dual Voice Coil
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No
Sensitivity
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95 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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20 - 180 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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50-250
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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1200
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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5 5/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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10 11/16
Vas (liters)
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86.26
Fs (Hz)
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29.1
Qts
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0.64
Xmax (millimeters)
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5.9
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • One 12" Woofer
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • Instruction Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Warranty sheet

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Features
Specifications

Features

Overview: The Pioneer TS-W303R 12-inch, 4-ohm component subwoofer handles 1,200 watts max. (250 watts RMS nominal power), and features Pioneer's extremely strong and lightweight IMPP Composite Cone Woofer, for improved sensitivity and reduced distortion. The TS-W303R features a double cone woofer design with reinforcement nodes to deliver higher power handling and deeper bass, and a 6-Layer Long Voice Coil adds extra power and control. In addition, the woofer's Wide-Roll Urethane Surround provides excellent control for your big bass notes, and the woofer's Projected Pole Yoke with Vented Pole delivers tight, powerful sound with lower distortion.

IMPP Woofer: The Pioneer TS-W303R features an IMPP (Injection Molded Polypropylene) woofer cone. The IMPP cone design provides the strength and rigidity powerful bass sound requires.

Surround: The Wide-Roll Urethane Surround provides excellent control for big bass notes.

Voice Coil: The woofer's 6-layer long voice coil design allows expanded piston motion for better linearity, improved power handling, and more bass impact.

Projected Pole Yoke: The projected 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 within the motor structure to ensure better heat dissipation.

Terminals: The heavy duty spring compression terminals will accept bare wire up to 10 gauge, pin connectors, and single banana plugs.

Optional Grille: We recommend covering up the subwoofer with the Pioneer Subwoofer Grille (130UDG308, sold separately). This stylish spoke grille is made of durable ABS plastic.

Specifications

Enclosure Compatibility: The Pioneer TS-W303R offers great performance using either a sealed, ported, or bandpass enclosure.

Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 0.85 cu/ft to 1.75 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal size recommended by Pioneer is 1.25 cu/ft.

Vented Box Volume: The vented box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 1.0 cu/ft to 2.0 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal size recommended by Pioneer is 1.5 cu/ft. The recommended port diameter is 3". The recommended length varies with enclosure size; 6.5" long with the 1.5 cu/ft enclosure, 8.5" long with the 1.0 cu/ft enclosure, and 3.5" long with the 2.0 cu/ft enclosure.

Bandpass Volume: The bandpass box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 1.4 cu/ft to 2.2 cu/ft. The ideal enclosure has a 0.9 cu/ft sealed rear chamber and a 0.9 cu/ft ported front chamber. The minimum recommended size has a 0.7 cu/ft sealed rear chamber and a 0.7 cu/ft ported front chamber. The maximum recommended size has a 1.1 cu/ft sealed rear chamber and a 1.1 cu/ft ported front chamber. The recommended port diameter is 3". The recommended length varies with enclosure size; 4.5" long with the 1.8 cu/ft enclosure, 6.5" long with the 1.4 cu/ft enclosure, and 3.0" long with the 2.2 cu/ft enclosure.

 
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5 out of 5

great sub

Written By Anonymous, pinson alabama on Sunday, November 25, 2012
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Great bass
Pros:
Great price n sound
Cons:
.None
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4 out of 5

Pleasantly Surprised

Written By Dominick, Toms River, NJ on Saturday, July 07, 2012
 
I am using to compliment to DLS 3-way front stage with 6.5 mid-bass, 3" mid and 1" tweet. The sub is crossed at 28hz to 63hz and powered with 300w RMS from by an Alpine M500. It's in a home made .85 cubic foot sealed box in my trunk, up against and firing toward the rear seat. I'll have to say, I am completely surprised by its performance. It's not going to go any lower than 28hz without breaking up, and it doesn't provide a lot of punch, so you'll have to use it with a goos front mid-bass. If you cross it properly and don't overpower it, you'll be happy. A sealed box would probably give it a little more "boom".
Pros:
sounds great if powered and crossed-over properly. Has a nice look.
Cons:
For this price range - none. Easily outperforms some more expensive subwoofers.
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5 out of 5

Great sound

Written By Sam L, Provo, UT on Tuesday, May 01, 2012
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This sub sonds great! I just replaced a 10" JBL with this one. The sound difference is amazing. I'm running it with 400 watts from a sony amp. It hits hard, but pushes deep loud bass at the same time. Pioneer is the best brand I've ever owned and I've owned almost all brands!.
Pros:
Price, looks, quality, sound!
Cons:
None
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

These r okay

Written By Chad, Queens, ny on Monday, June 27, 2011
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These r okay but they started smoking on me with in a week da only good thing is dat they replace it I think next time imma go with a mtx
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5 out of 5

Great Buy !!!

Written By Gavin, Hamilton, OH on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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I bought 2 of these about a month ago and put them in my Ford Ranger they hit great !!!
They are excellent for the price. Couldn't ask for better results.
I would recommend these to everyone.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Pioneer TS-W303R

Written By BlairH, Buckley, WA on Wednesday, August 25, 2010
 
I bought one of these last week and its currently powered by a 760 watt pioneer amp in
my 1993 Ford explorer. I am very impressed although i cannot run at full power yet as I
need a cap. Hits neerly as hard as my friends Alpine Type R at a fraction of the price.
Hoping to buy another in the near future.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Pioneer TS-W303R

Written By David, Raymond, MS on Friday, April 23, 2010
 
Pioneer subs have always been my choice for many reasons. Price, Quality, and overall audio quality produced by them compared to other comparably priced subs. Do a side by side comparison with these and any other subs you may be thinking about buying, take note that Pioneer subs will almost ALWAYS have higher sensitivity levels then the other.

What that means to you is more sound, less wasted power from your amplifier, higher quality audio even at low levels. Hard to beat that for the price.
9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome Subs for price

Written By Superduty, Colorado on Friday, November 20, 2009
 
Bought 2 of these and put them in my Ford Superduty with a Rockford 1000 watt amp.
These things pound twice as hard as my Rockford Subs, doesn't hit the really low bass
as good but overaul I would buy these again and even pay double the price
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