About the Sony XS-GSW101
Sony created their GS Series subwoofers with performance in mind. Their XS-GSW101 10" subwoofer features a Mica Reinforced Cellullar honeycomb cone design that's 10 times more rigid than a polypropylene cone. You'll hear greater precision and lower distortion.
Serious power handling for this price range
A rugged rubber surround helps this Sony sub handle up to 450 watts RMS. The XS-GSW-101 is equally at home in a ported or sealed enclosure, so you can choose the sound you want for your system. And best of all, Sony backs up these workhorse subs with a cool 3-year warranty. If you want more bass in your space, this Sony's ready to go to work.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 325 and 675 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
- 10" subwoofer with 4-ohm voice coil
- mica reinforced cellular glass fiber cone with honeycomb internal matrix
- rubber surround
- handles up to 450 watts RMS (1800 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 28-500 Hz
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- impedance: 4 ohms
- top mount depth: 5-1/8"
- grille not included
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # XSGSW101
What's in the box:
- One 10" Single voice coil woofer
- Plastic trim ring
- Adhesive backed foam gasket
- Eight 1-1/4" Self-tapping screws
- Instructions (multiple languages)
- Warranty information
Sony XS-GSW101 reviews
Great sub - very full and wide frequency coverage. Deep deep bases for extreme low end would be better suited through a 12" but I knew what I wanted and this exceeds my expectations. Thanks Crutchfield
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More details on the Sony XS-GSW101
Features & specs
|Cone Material||Mica Reinforced Cellular Glass|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.84|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.37|
|Port diameter (inches)||4|
|Port length (inches)||9.875|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
89 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||28 - 500 Hz|
|Max RMS Power Handling||450|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||1800|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||5 1/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||5 3/4|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||9 1/16|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
Cone: The xs-GSW101 uses a honeycomb design MRC cone (Mica Reinforced Cellular glass fiber composite) to reduce weight and increase rigidity, delivering deep bass response.
Spring Posts: The spring post wire terminals will accept pin connectors, single banana plugs, and bare wire up to 12 gauge. The binding posts are spaced too far apart to accept standard dual banana plugs (3/4").
Enclosure Compatibility: The xs-GSW101 is compatible with either a sealed or ported enclosure.
- Sealed Box Volume: The ideal sealed box volume is 0.84 ft³.
- Ported Box Volume: The ideal ported box volume is 1.37 ft³ with a 4" diameter and 9-7/8" long port.
Specification Note: Sony's rated power spec for the xs-GSW101 is 350 watts (derived using IEC 60268-5 standards). In the manual they also list the CEA 2031 compliant RMS power as 450 watts. We've adopted the 450 watt RMS rating because CEA 2031 is the more common rating system.
Trim Ring: If the sub is mounted without the cosmetic trim ring, the flange height is 0.221" and the mounting height is 0.52" (top mount).