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Pioneer TS-WX130DA

50-watt compact powered subwoofer

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Pioneer's TS-WX130DA powered subwoofer brings you deep, soulful bass in a truly compact enclosure.

Pioneer's TS-WX130DA powered subwoofer brings you deep, soulful bass in a truly compact enclosure.

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About the Pioneer TS-WX130DA

Easy-to-fit enclosure

Pioneer's TS-WX130DA powered subwoofer brings you deep, soulful bass in a truly compact enclosure. At only 2-3/4” tall, this enclosure is designed to fit into those tight spots in your vehicle such as under a front seat, behind a truck seat, or inside a storage compartment. It's an excellent solution that allows you to pump up the bass while saving space.

Easy-to-fit enclosure

Pioneer's TS-WX130DA powered subwoofer brings you deep, soulful bass in a truly compact enclosure. At only 2-3/4” tall, this enclosure is designed to fit into those tight spots in your vehicle such as under a front seat, behind a truck seat, or inside a storage compartment. It's an excellent solution that allows you to pump up the bass while saving space.

Aluminum cone subwoofer with adjustable sound

You'll get great bass response from this enclosure's 8" x 5-1/4" woofer, which is fed 50 watts RMS by the durable built-in amplifier. An aluminum cone provides the added stiffness to combat distortion, while the urethane surround keeps the cone on track. The system's wired remote allows you to adjust your gain, low-pass filter, and phase settings, plus you can choose between two bass settings that let you adjust the speaker's dynamic range and sensitivity. This powered subwoofer gives you solid bass response and adjustability in an easy-to-stow package.


Product highlights:

  • compact powered subwoofer
  • 8" x 5-1/4" sub with aluminum cone
  • built-in amplifier: 50 watts RMS (160 watts peak)
  • wired remote for control over:
    • gain
    • low-pass filter
    • selectable phase control (0°, 180°)
  • Bass Mode settings:
    • Deep: 20 to 200 Hz frequency response, 95 dB sensitivity
    • Dynamic: 40 to 160 Hz frequency response, 100 dB sensitivity
  • dimensions: 11-1/8"W x 2-3/4"H x 8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # TS-WX130DA

What's in the box:

  • Powered subwoofer
  • 10.5" RCA input harness (4-pin Molex plug/2 female RCAs)
  • Power harness with 16.5' power and remote turn-on leads and 6' ground wire (3-pin Molex plug)
  • 10A ATO fuse in fuse holder (installed on power wire)
  • Wired Digital Bass Control with attached 16.25' cable (RJ-45 plug)
  • 2 Mounting feet
  • Cable clamp
  • 2 Self-tapping screws (M5 x 18mm)
  • 2 Machine screws (M5 x 14mm)
  • 2 Machine screws (M3 x 8mm)
  • Adhesive backed hook-and-loop pad
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty sheet

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Adequate bass in a small package

Isaac from Plover, WI on 4/7/2018

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First, this is not 160 watts RMS. It is 50 watts RMS, as per the manual. 10 amp fuse on the power wire, so very easy to power (don't necessarily have to run to the battery, depending on the vehicle). The wired remote is very clunky and large and doesn't provide good mounting applications for a nice clean dash mount anywhere. The unit itself is very compact, as per the specs. Tuning and setup is easy, there's no 'gain' on the unit to adjust, only the 'gain' on the remote, which being able to be adjusted by the user means it's more of a volume than anything. Bass output is acceptable, and at levels expected of a low powered hideaway unit. If mounted in the trunk of a car it will be completely lost, and it won't add anything to a bass-heavy factory system (such as one with premium audio and a factory subwoofer), but for a base trim vehicle that doesn't have a sub and can only recreate mids and highs properly this rounds out the audio spectrum nicely. Certainly not for bassheads, but for someone who feels they are lacking the low end/bass and just wants to be able to play lower than door speakers will allow this is a good option. Recommended mounting under a seat or in a hatchback so it's in the same listening space as the occupants, don't waste time mounting one in a trunk.

Pros: Small footprint, very low power consumption, easy to adjust, auto turn on when using high level inputs

Cons: Clunky remote, low power amplifier (50w rms)

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More details on the Pioneer TS-WX130DA

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Features & specs

Enclosure Type Sealed
Finish Material Compound resin
Grille Metal
Connector Type Harness (RCA)
Bi-amp Inputs No
Woofer Size (inches) 8x5.25
Woofer Material Aluminum
Passive Radiator ---
Width 11-1/8"
Height 2-13/16"
Depth 8"
Second Depth ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Frequency Response 20-200
Amplifier Power (RMS) 50 watts
Maximum Wattage 160 watts
Sensitivity 100 dB
Impedance ---
Second Voice Coil Impedance ---
Crossover Point 50-125

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Overview: The Pioneer TS-WX130DA is an amplified subwoofer with a built-in Class D amplifier. It contains an 8" x 5-1/4" cone woofer, which is driven by a 50-watt RMS (160W Max) amp. The acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure is compact enough to fit under the seat, behind the seat, or in small storage compartments. The TS-WX130DA comes with a wired Digital Bass control to let you control its volume and the frequency of the low-pass filter.

Woofer Cone: The Pioneer compact active subwoofer has an 8" x 5-1/4" aluminum cone woofer with an 18-ounce Strontium magnet and heat-resistant voice coil. The speaker has a urethane (foam) surround.

Enclosure: The TS-WX130DA features a specially designed acoustic suspension enclosure. It is made of a high density compound resin. The enclosure includes a 10" x 7" metal grille (non-removable).

Digital Bass Control: The active subwoofer comes with a wired Digital Bass Control with a 16.25' cable. From the control, you can set the Gain, and vary the Frequency Control (of the built-in low pass filter) from 50 Hz to 125 Hz. There are two selectable listening modes (Bass Modes) to choose from: Deep and Dynamic. In addition, you can switch the phase of the woofer from Normal to Reverse, if needed.

Bass Modes: There are two selectable Bass Modes to tune the unit to suit various types of music:

  • Deep: The Deep mode is for bass heavy music, and has a sound that is similar to a ported enclosure. It has a wider frequency response (20 Hz to 200 Hz), and a 95dB sensitivity.
  • Dynamic: The Dynamic mode has a tight, punchy bass, much like a sealed enclosure. The frequency range in narrower than the Deep setting (40 Hz to 160 Hz), with a 100dB sensitivity.

Connections: The TS-WX130DA comes with a power wiring harness as well as an RCA input harness. The power wiring harness has 16.25' lengths of 18-gauge power wire (with an in-line 10A ATO fuse) and 18-gauge turn-on lead, plus a 6' 18-gauge ground wire. The RCA input harness allows you to connect the subwoofer to an aftermarket stereo via RCA cables. If you're connecting to a factory radio (or a radio without RCA outputs), you can cut the RCA plugs off of the input harness and splice it to the speaker wires. An RJ-45 jack is provided for plugging in the Digital Bass Control cable.

Note: If you are using speaker-level inputs, the amplifier will automatically turn itself on when the head unit is turned on. When the head unit is turned off, the amplifier will turn itself off.

Controls: Two switches are located on the bottom of the unit inside the recessed connection panel. The Input Level switch should be set to "SPK" or "RCA" depending upon how the signal is input via speaker wire or RCA plugs. The Input Gain switch is set to "Normal" when using speaker level inputs or RCA inputs of less than 4V. If the RCA input signal is 4V or higher, the Input Gain switch should be set to "High."

Installation: The subwoofer comes with the hardware needed for installation. The enclosure installs using only two brackets (included) attached on opposite corners. Each bracket can be installed at 0°, 45°, or 90°. All of the power, remote, and signal connections are made in a recessed area on the bottom of the unit. The wires exit through a channel on the side of the unit. The included cable clamp holds the power, remote, and signal wires in place as they exit the channel.


  • Frequency Response:
    • Deep: 20 Hz to 200 Hz
    • Dynamic: 40 Hz to 160 Hz
  • Sensitivity (In Car, Input 2V):
    • Deep: 95 dB
    • Dynamic: 100 dB
  • Input Level:
    • RCA:
      • Deep: 60mV + 60mV (22 kΩ)
      • Dynamic: 30mV + 30mV (22 kΩ)
    • Speaker Line:
      • Deep: 1.2V + 1.2mV (5 kΩ)
      • Dynamic: 0.6V + 0.6V (5 kΩ)
  • Power Output:
    • Nominal: 50 watts (80 Hz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum: 160 watts (80 Hz, 35% THD)
  • Dimensions: Width 11.106", Height 2.794", Depth 7.981"
  • Weight: 7 pounds 11 ounces

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
Wanted deep range I could keep within the cab.. my neighbors (and passangers) dont care for my taste in music [ William  Feb 05, 2019 ]
Class D amp, compact size [ John  Jun 07, 2018 ]
compact and quality behind the name [ JASON  Jun 06, 2018 ]

4 questions already asked

does the remote need to be connected? Can I set the sub up and then disconnect it and use my head unit to control the level?
[ jeffrey  May 07, 2019 ]
1 answer
Yes the remote needs to be connected and I never tried to fiddle with it through my head unit mainly because I have had to disconnect the battery several times to work on the truck and I haven't bothered to try it.
[ michael  May 08, 2019 ]
Will it wire up to GMC factory steareo?
[ Rey  Dec 17, 2018 ]
1 answer
I hooked the unit to my rear speakers and the battery. The unit turns on with sound. You do not have to go behind the radio.
[ Eric  Dec 17, 2018 ]
Is anything else required to connect this to the fuse box of a 2013 Civic?
[ marjo  Oct 20, 2018 ]
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The only other thing that is needed is something to make the actual connection to the power wire in the vehicle that goes into the fuse box. You can tap into that wire to make the connection or you can use a fuse holder meant to plug into the fuse to give you an extra hookup for the power wire for this powered subwoofer. You can find those here:|Metra My Bio:
[ Paul  Oct 29, 2018 ]  Staff
I purchased two of these. My intention was to have one under the driver's and one under the passenger's seat. I will be running them off of speaker-level inputs from my factory radio (2018 Jeep Renegade w/ Nav no beats). Can or should each sub tap off of their respective channel and run as mono? The harness that comes with the sub has stereo connections. The only other option would be to parallel them, I guess? Also, once the gain, frequency, phase and mode are set with the controller -- will the speaker retain those values once the controller is unplugged? The controller is awkwardly large, would rather not have them if not needed.
[ Chris  May 15, 2018 ]
1 answer
I used this sub in an Audi A5 with the same intentions (under seat install). Due to the length of wire in the kit and the Audi have the battery installed in the trunk, it was much cleaner install. For my install I had to purchase a coaxial converter as the input requires rca jacks for in put. I grabbed a cheap on from local retailer and a couple coaxial splitters to make it work. When you disconnect the controller the sub goes to a default balanced setting. For me this sub fit the bill, minimal components and plenty of sound.
[ Adrian  Jun 03, 2018 ]

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