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Pioneer TS-W304R

Champion Series 12" 4-ohm subwoofer

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Pioneer's Champion Series subs give you impressive performance without breaking your bank account. The TS-W304R 12" subwoofer sports a rugged cone made from injection-molded polypropylene for rigidity without added heft. The sub's seamless cone design increases efficiency and reduces distortion, while its treated foam surround keeps the cone under control so this sub sounds great in either sealed or ported enclosures.

A tough 6-layer voice coil allows the TS-W304R to handle up to 300 watts RMS. The stamped basket features a magnet cover for added protection, while extra venting helps to cool the sub's interior to protect against thermal breakdown. This sub's classic look will fit right in with any vehicle.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 225 and 450 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Product Highlights:

  • 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone with treated foam surround
  • power range: 50-300 watts RMS (1,200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 20-220 Hz
  • sensitivity: 95 dB
  • mounting depth: 5-5/16"
  • sealed box volume: 1.25 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.50 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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.

Pioneer TS-W304R Reviews

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Written by: JulianM from California on December 19, 2015

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I had a Lanzar amp but it gave out on me, what's the best amp and power rating for 2 of these badboys

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Nice for the price

Written by: D.Wilson from Rising Sun,Md on October 8, 2015

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I have had 1 for a few weeks....an so far so good! I have a cheap amp rated at 300rms an the speaker is in a sealed box! Bass hits really hard an loud! So if ur trying to save money this is definitely the speaker to get!!

Pros: Price,well made,easy to hook up

Cons: None so far

Nice subs

Written by: notyoda from Michigan on October 5, 2015

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These are awesome subs that shake my whole car

Pros: Loud , Shake , and Nice Bass

Cons: Took a while to install

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Written by: jay from South Carolina on May 1, 2015

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sounds great I have a jl audio amp 300x2 works great

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Written by: J.D. from fremont on April 8, 2015

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Got two used onesput them In a sealed box. Hooked a boss2000 with bass remote. Shake rattle and role. There no jls or alpine type r, iv had both. But they do hit pretty good.

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Great sounding sub

Written by: 318Fwood from Natchitoches on August 13, 2014

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Great sounding sub, I have a sound ordnance 1350 amp on one of these. Seems like the perfect combo! Sounds great in my extended cab truck!

Pros: Price, sound

Cons: None so far!

Great subs.....when they work

Written by: Jonnieboy111 from Tallassee, Alabama on July 15, 2014

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The subs are great when they actually work. Had them professionally installed in my box with my mtx 500 amp pushing 250 watts through them both. Within the first week, sub 2 blew up. I had bass boost off and everything was low in my car and all of a sudden white smoke comes out of my box and my amp shuts off... This just happened to sub 1 as well literally yesterday. I just had the installer put in the new sub 2 after getting a refund and sub 1 blew up that same day. So I'm getting rid of two pioneers and getting 2 kicker comp s. Hope they are better and last more than a week.

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Written by: steve m at ac from montpelier vt on June 13, 2014

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I bought a pair of the tsw304r subs and put them in a sound craft box tuned to 35hz its a bit large of a box for these but they slam pretty good off my boss r12002 2 channel amp I honestly recommend going more towards 2.5 cf for volume but in any case they hit hard both sealed and ported

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Written by: DeeBee from Oakland,Ca on June 7, 2014

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Overall pretty good product great for beginners bass heads should spend a lil extra.

Pros: Looks great, good build quality, nice material

Cons: Very light compared to other subs

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Written by: Jerry from Fresno,CA on April 4, 2014

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I love them they sound great

Pros: Hit hard, easy use

Cons: None

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Written by: Rex from Fayetteville, AR on October 17, 2013

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I bought this sub in a 1.4 cubic foot, sealed box with a matching pioneer amp that puts out 400 watts rms at 4 ohms. I installed it in my crew cab f350. I was looking for a home theater sound. Not loud bass, just powerful and full sounding. It sounds great, hits all the ranges pretty well, and sounds good at low or high volume. I listen to mostly rock and this sub integrates seamlessly with the highs (after a little tweaking of the low pass crossover). I pushed it with some Paul Wall to it's limit and it sounded smooth all the way up. For filing out the sound stage and normal hip hop listening, I couldn't be happier. I had a 10 inch kenwood sub that was very punchy, no depth of sound. This sub for seems like a great buy compared to that one. It's a very "middle of the road" speaker as far as loudness and sound quality but the price is very much on the low end. Great value ratio if you ask me. Good looking sub, too. Doesn't look cheap, surround material doesn't look like foam rubber.

Pros: Smooth, clear, deep, not punchy, very even across the range in an appropriate sealed box, inexpensive

Cons: Really high bass is a little "muddy" but we're talking HIGH bass. I set my crossover at 250Hz and it sounds excellent for my application. And I'm in the cab with it so muddy sound is very obvious.

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Written by: Michael D from Carbondale, PA on July 22, 2013

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I currently have this in a small box enclosure with plenty of polyfill, being pushed with ~300RMS, maybe closer to 250. Let me tell you, this thing bumps pretty nice. Put in a bigger box, maybe pick up a second one of these, it's all you'd ever want for your car as long as you're not trying to shake the cars two lanes over.

Pros: Build quality, tight response, low end response

Cons: high bass can sound slightly muddy

Decent Sub

Written by: Anonymous from Gulf Shores, AL on July 11, 2013

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Ok I have only had this sub a few days but seems to be a pretty nice sub. I have it installed in a single slot ported box and its ok nothing special. I have hooked to a Kicker Cx300.1 and it does a good job doesn't get hot or anything. I think with break in time the speaker will sound better and better as I have heard they do. I am curious of how it will sound in a sealed box different obviously but just curious how much different. I am only running a single sub not a pair .

Pros: Looks, sound and tight sounding

Cons: haven't had it long enough to tell

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • One 12" Woofer
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Instruction manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information

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Features
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Features

IMPP Cone: The Pioneer TS-W304R features an IMPP (Injection Molded Polypropylene) woofer cone. This process of cone molding assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity.

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.

Extended Pole Yoke: The extended pole yoke expands the magnetic field, improving linearity during large woofer excursions.

Vented Pole Yoke: The vented pole yoke allows air circulation within the motor structure to ensure better heat dissipation, thus improving the power handling capacity.

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

Specifications

Enclosure Compatibility: The Pioneer TS-W304R 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 recommended size is 1.25 cu/ft.

Vented Box Volume: The vented box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 1.25 cu/ft to 2.0 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal recommended size is 1.5 cu/ft. The recommended port diameter is 3" and the length varies with enclosure size; 7" long with the 1.5 cu/ft enclosure, 8" long with the 1.25 cu/ft enclosure, and 5.5" long with the 2.0 cu/ft enclosure.

Bandpass Volume: The bandpass box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 0.7 cu/ft to 1.1 cu/ft (per chamber). 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" and the length varies with enclosure size; 4" long with the 1.8 cu/ft enclosure, 4.5" long with the 1.4 cu/ft enclosure, and 3.5" long with the 2.2 cu/ft enclosure.

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Customer Q&A

9 questions already asked

Im sealed and sound is awesome. [ HALBERT  Dec 04, 2015 ]
I have mine in a sealed box sounds great!!!! [ Art  Dec 03, 2015 ]
Me personally I have a enclosed box more bass and my 12s have no voice coil just bass so enclosed works for me [ JERRY L  Dec 03, 2015 ]
Sealed are the best. [ Neil O  Dec 03, 2015 ]
IF the amp is 1 ohm stable and if the woofer is 4 ohm [ STUART  Aug 31, 2015 ]
Yes it should be ok [ KRISS  Aug 31, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Apr 26, 2015 ]  Staff
This sub will be a great match for the Alpine amplifier. [ Jeff  Apr 17, 2015 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Apr 03, 2015 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The break-in period should only be about 5-7 hours or so for this amp. There isn't a best way to set the settings. It's really up to you. You can do trial and error by turning up/down the gain, frequencies, bass boost, etc. til you find the perfect settings for you. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Mar 19, 2015 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes, you can wire two of these subs to a 2-ohm load by wiring them in parallel. Here is a diagram showing how to do this. Each subwoofer is rated at 300 watts RMS so you would want an amplifier that could push close to 600 watts RMS at 2 ohms. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Nov 13, 2014 ]  Staff
You will want to look for an amp that will provide around 300 watts RMS at 4-ohms. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Jeff  Dec 21, 2013 ]  Staff