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Pioneer TS-W301R

12" 4-ohm subwoofer

18 Reviews

Item # 130TSW301R

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Overview

Our take on the Pioneer TS-W301R

There's no compromise on quality, though. The deep blue polypropylene woofer cone rides in a sturdy wide roll urethane surround that promotes forceful lows, while a molded gasket ensures an airtight fit when you mount the sub in a box. Special cooling vents allow the heavy-duty voice coil to withstand continual hard use.

You'll rock steady with the Pioneer TS-W301R 12" subwoofer riding in your car. This reliable performer provides great sound and a great value, so you won't have to run up a big tab to build a great system.

There's no compromise on quality, though. The deep blue polypropylene woofer cone rides in a sturdy wide roll urethane surround that promotes forceful lows, while a molded gasket ensures an airtight fit when you mount the sub in a box. Special cooling vents allow the heavy-duty voice coil to withstand continual hard use.

The TS-W301R matches up well with small sealed boxes — perfect if you like your bass accurate and deep. Sturdy spring compression wire terminals grab tight onto speaker wire for extra reliability.


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Product Highlights:

  • 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • composite IMPP cone with wide roll urethane surround
  • power range: 50-150 RMS watts (800 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 20-4000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • mounting depth: 5-3/4"
  • sealed box volume: 1.00-2.00 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.25-2.05 cu. ft.
  • Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • One 12" Woofer
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • Manual (English/Spanish/French)
  • Warranty sheet

These things hit hard!!! They are definitely worth it for any car. My 1981 Mercedes 300SD with an 800 watt Pioneer amp and two of these guys is now the envy of evryone who rides in it. Thanks Pioneer and Thanks Crutchfield!!!! :)

Ronald, Cleveland, OH

Reviews

Pioneer TS-W301R Reviews

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(18 Reviews)

Amazing sub and amazing price

corey from Lima, Ohio on 3/2/2008

I was looking at these subs for a while and just shopping around, i finally got a gret deal on two of these and the pioneer GM-7300M amp, so i went for it. I was a bit sceptical at first because everything was so cheap. I then went and got a cheap Bandpass box and mounted these in and hooked it up with a schoce wireing kit. When i turned on my stereo these things hit hard. I drive an astro and its tough to get that thing "bumpin" but these subs did the trick. So if you are short on money, don't hesitate at all to get this sub, and at such a great price get a few of them, you won't be dissopointed.

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A+ for the price.

Billy from Bartlett, TN on 2/10/2008

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I have two of these in a Q-Logic sealed dual box with separate chambers for each sub. Hooked up to a Pioneer GM-7300M amp in a 2 ohm configuration each sub getting 180 watts with an 8 gauge wiring kit patched to my Pioneer DEH-P3900MP head unit. I was a little afraid listening to people talk about them and little experience of my own that I wouldn't really feel the bass of any sub unless you had 500+ watts, but these two 12's can definately pound it out. They sound great for rock, feel the kick drum and good for more bass oriented music as well like techno or rap. According to the graph on the back of the box, they are best at 60Hz but still sound really nice all the way to the bottom of the spectrum. Just make sure your amp is giving it the power it needs and you won't be dissapointed for one of the lower end models. They are very tight out of the box so I would recommend breaking them in for as long as you can stand. This was about three days or so for me and they still sound fine. Enjoy if you get one!

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needs a little more

trevor from artesian, SD on 1/15/2008

i just bought one 12 inch 800 watt pioneer sub and a 1000 watt xplod amp for my 1995 blazer. its sounds great but its just not loud enough. i am going to buy another sub and amp and i think that it should sound alot better. it just needs that extra kick.

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Pioneer = Value

Craig K. from Gladwin, MI on 11/5/2007

I bought two of these subs and one of the 10 inch models to go along with them. I made them handle the lowest frequencies, and the 10 took care of some of the higher ones. The two twelves were paired with a 300 watt mono amp, and they were very loud. The 10 inch was running off of an identical amp, and the results were the same. Great value, but the sound quality leaves some to be desired at the higher volume levels. The three subs did throw my hair around a bit, though. For 350 dollars (3 subs and 2 amps) the system was impressive. I'm just dissappointed because the car I had them in decided to die. Oh well, they're definitely going in the next vehicle.

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Mostly Plastic

jb7 from Chantilly, VA on 8/30/2007

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These speaker are mostly flash, there is very little steel in the construction. Almost every thing you see is glued on plastic. I was very disappointed when I took them out of the package.

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Ronald from Cleveland, OH on 7/28/2007

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These things hit hard!!! They are definitely worth it for any car. My 1981 Mercedes 300SD with an 800 watt Pioneer amp and two of these guys is now the envy of evryone who rides in it. Thanks Pioneer and Thanks Crutchfield!!!! :)

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Love It!

Forrest from Hana, Hawaii on 6/18/2007

I have a 2006 Nissan Frontier Extended Cabwith the Kenwood KDC-MP205 stereo and kenwood speakers front door speakers (6x9). I had really poor quality bass in my system and I knew I wanted to get the deep tones from a component subwoofer. I decided to go with this one because of the price, and I knew if it sounded terrible I could return it. I have a 750 watt amp hooked up to it, and after almost 7 hours of working on installation (my first time ever) I fed it some hip hop and it started BOOMING. I have a slot ported box with it and it sounds great. Really hits low, and hard. Gets very loud and just sounds great overall. The only complaint that I have isn't with the subwoofer, but the fact that my truck, which is very limited with features, has many things that can rattle. When the volume of the music isn't very loud but there is bass coming from the sub, I can hear a lot of things vibrating on my truck. As soon as I pound the music and get the bass low and loud, it overrides everything and sounds truly kick!! I recommend this sub. do it...you won't be dissapointed at all!

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GET THESE SUBS ASAP!

Keegan from Shenandoah, IA on 5/26/2007

I just finished installing one of the Pioneer TS-W301R 12" 4-ohm subwoofers in my 1976 Plymouth Valiant. I got a 45W x 4 Sony head unit, a 600W Lightning Audio Amp (Bridged), 2 sony 6x9's, and 2 sony 6.5's. This sub completely floods the sound out of all my other speakers... AWESOME. I would recommend this sub to anyone wanting some major BASS for small cash! Note: Break in on 1/4 volume for twenty minutes in a sealed box, then it's a lot better sounding!!

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alex from wisconsin on 5/8/2007

not 4 star quality but you get the bang for your buck<BR>4 because they sound exceptionally well for the price<BR><BR>I bought two of these subs just wanting a basic system. but my amp doesnt put out that much power at 4 ohms. im getting a new one and i know they will pound because ive had them hooked up with a decent amp. These are great subs for the price. Even though there great i am going to by an alpine type r at 2 ohms from crutchfield. that will work with good amp perfectly. I recommend these subs to anybody who wants a cheap system that will actually pound. I have mine in a bandpass box and it sounds alright. they might not be strong enough for a bandpass box though

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12inch pioneer TS-W301R review

95eclipsers from Oak Harbor, Washington on 3/26/2007

hey i got two of these in my 95' eclipse and man these are loud, i also have a pioneer amp app (700watt) powering it i got as a starter bass package and im really impressed with i know for sure there isnt anyone in my town that has louder bass then me. i know this is a good set up for a starter not wanting to spend so much money

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Scott from somewhere, AL on 3/7/2007

I have two of these hooked up to a 700 watt profile amp in a 1998 s10 and i only have one word to say. WOW! I installed them two days ago so there not even broken in yet, and they slam! I definently have the loudest system at school. The only reason I gave them a 4 out of 5 is because they do distort a little bit, but im shure this will stop once there broken in. I've heard better, but if you dont want to spend all of your money, this is the only way to go.

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Randy from Connersville, Indiana on 12/13/2006

Ive got 2 of these in a 1.25 Sealed Box... I had them hooked up to my Mini-Hifi System in my House to get them Broke in and ready for my Car... I couldnt turn up the Volume that much because of the Difference in Ohms... But, I had the Volume on 15 out of 25 where I usually have the Volume Knob set... And, they bumped hard enough to shake everything outside of my Room... and my System pushes out 140 Watts x 2... Just got my Amp today from Crutchfield... Im getting ready to hook these Subs up to the Rockford Fosgate P3001... And, the Rating says that the P3001 can push 300 Watts at 2 Ohms... But, I got a Birth Certificate that says... 400 Watt at 2 Ohms... Thanx Pioneer for Making Amazing Subs at a Decent Price... And, Thank You Crutchfield.. For the Amazing Crew that u have that Knows there Stuff!!!

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GOOD CHIOCE

hfraser from suffolk, va on 10/22/2006

AM IMPRESS, WITH THE COMBINATION OF THE PIONEER DEH4800 HEAD UNIT AND ALL THE FEATURES. A 1200W AMP PUSHING THE SPEAKER. AM SATISFIED WITH MY PURCHASE. THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. IT WAS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. I TOLD MY FRIEND ABOUT THE RADIO. HE BOUGHT THE SAME ONE, HE LOVE IT. GREAT PRODUCT.

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absolutely the best sub for the money

grandmas boy1 from Dover,NH on 10/10/2006

I bought 2 of these subs. I wasnt expecting much, and after building a hefty custom enclosure i wasnt sure if they would do the job. But under no circumstances was i dissapointed. Pioneer has succeeded yet again. They are clear and hit real hard. My friend has a pair of rockford punch 2s in a bandpass box and these are much louder.(punch2s are significantly more expensive) They dont mind being underpowerd either. I definately recomend these subs. Also id recommend putting them in a sealed enclosure.

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Awesome Sub

Tyler from Memphis, Tn on 8/22/2006

I needed to get a sub and I was on a tight budget, so I new Pioneer was a good brand. I saw this sub and decided to get it. I hooked it up to my JVC reciever and to a 580 watt amp. I built a solid box for it, and then strapped it to it. I was sincerely immpressed with this sub. I have heard many subs. This takes the cake in my opinion. So if you are looking for a decent sub and you are on a budget I highly recomend this one.

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oscar from washington on 7/21/2006

Amazingly powerful for the price! I have two hooked up to a Pioneer GM-7200M amp, and they're so powerful that they really shake my outside mirrors, and I have to re-adjust my rearview mirror constantly while driving with them at half volume!<BR><BR>If you dont have an unlimited amount of money to spend on your sound system, and you want powerful bass that you can actually feel, then this is a great sub!

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w0w!

Michael from Spring Hill, KS on 6/11/2006

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I purchased 2 of these for my 1980 Chevy LUV. I have them hooked up to a cheapo amp 250W RMS @ 2 OHMS and in a sealed truck wedge. They can get REALLY LOUD, even on that weak of an AMP. My ears definalty hurt after driving around about 10 minutes. I turned the amp down so that it is only at about 1/8th the way up, and that is way more bass than a system would ever need... at least in my opinion.<BR><BR>I like my music to sound of high-quality, and adding two of these to my system gives me that, with the potential of going WAY higher if I want to. Since I am in an old pickup truck, these subs can also dround out the noise of the highway with all windows rolled down too!<BR><BR>I Highly reccommend these speakers to anyone wanting to add plenty of bass to there system.<BR><BR>I rate myself as a beginner to subwoffers, but a master of high-quality music. These definatly gave me what I was looking for in my stereo system.<BR><BR>Good Luck!

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Decent sub

Kyle from Loogootee IN on 4/25/2006

This aint that bad of a sub for the price, i have one in a sealed 1.25ci box powered by a 200 watt bridged amp, And people can really hear me, Pioneer contiues to wow us with quality products, before i had this i had a visonik bass package, and it could vibrate my mirror, but this sub literally moves my mirror, my bakc window actually VIBRATES enough so you can see it. DIFFENTLY worht it. im getting me another one with a 760 watt pioneer amp I CANT WAIT, by the way i got it in a 1998 ranger super cab.. so GET ONE OF THESE!!

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Features

Cone: The TS-W301R 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, Dual-Layer Urethane Surround provides excellent control for big bass notes.

Voice Coil: The woofer's 4-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 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 or dual banana plugs.

Specifications

Sealed Box Volume: The sealed 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.

Vented Box Volume: The vented box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 1.25 cu/ft to 2.05 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal size recommended by Pioneer is 1.65 cu/ft. The recommended port diameter is 3". The recommended length varies with enclosure size; 9" long with the 1.65 cu/ft enclosure, 11" long with the 1.25 cu/ft enclosure, and 7" long with the 2.05 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 1.0 cu/ft sealed rear chamber and a 0.8 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 1.2 cu/ft sealed rear chamber and a 1.0 cu/ft ported front chamber. A 3" diameter x 7" long port is recommended for all three sizes.

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