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Pioneer Premier TS-W1208D2
Champion Series 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
Our take on the Pioneer Premier TS-W1208D2 by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
Pioneer Premier's Champion Series subs deliver high-impact bass without thrashing your wallet. They combine top-notch materials with precise construction, so you hear dynamic low end that really stands out.
The TS-W1208D2 12" subwoofer features an injection-molded polypropylene cone, backed with basalt and Aramid fiber for durability and rigidity without packing on unnecessary weight. The sub's 3-layer surround sandwiches interwoven fiber between two layers of urethane for long excursion with exceptional accuracy. Add a solid dual-mass magnet assembly for increased control and hard-hitting propulsive power, and you've got yourself a tremendous bass value.
The dual 2-ohm voice coils allow you to set up a high-powered system with a compatible low-impedance amp. Pioneer makes it easy to reconfigure the sub's wiring to the impedance you need.
Priced per speaker
- 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
- IMPP cone reinforced with Aramid and basalt fibers
- 3-layer urethane and fiber-woven radial surround
- stamped steel basket
- switchable to 4-ohm or 1-ohm impedance configuration
- power range: 50-400 watts RMS (200 watts RMS per coil)
- peak power handling: 1,400 watts
- frequency response: 20-180 Hz
- sensitivity: 91 dB
- top-mount depth: 6"
- sealed box volume: 0.85-1.75 cubic feet
- ported box volume: 1.25-2.05 cubic feet
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- One 12" Premier Champion Series woofer
- 8 Self-tapping screws (5mm x 30mm)
- Self adhesive foam gasket
- Manual (English/ Spanish/ French)
- Warranty information
Features and Specs
|Impedance||1 ohm or 4 ohms|
|Cone Material||Basalt/Aramid Fiber IMPP|
|Surround Material||Urethane/interwoven fiber|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.25|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.65|
|Port diameter (inches)||3|
|Port length (inches)||6|
|Dual Voice Coil||Yes|
91 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||20 - 180 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||50-400|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||1400|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||6|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||10 3/4|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years*|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years*|
Woofer: The TS-W1208D2 is an IMPP (Injection Molded Polypropylene) composite cone woofer with interlaced Basalt and Aramid fibers. This process of cone molding assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. The cone is lightweight and rigid for low distortion and superior bass response.
3-Layer Urethane Surround: The surround uses two layers of urethane with a layer of interwoven fiber between them to add strength and stability and reduce cone distortion.
Dual Voice Coils: For increased system flexibility, the woofer has two 2Ω voice coils. The two sets of spring compression binding post terminals are side-by-side for easy wiring. Each post will accept a pin connector, a single banana plug, or bare wire up to 10 gauge. The speaker is shipped with two of the terminals shorted together and covered (wired in series) to present a 4Ω load. Remove the shorting wire and connect the terminals in parallel to present a 1Ω load. Additionally, each coil can be connected to a different amplifier channel and each channel will see a 2Ω load.
Dual Mass Magnet: The TS-W1208D2 uses a Dual Mass Magnet assembly (weighing in at 83oz.) to create a powerful magnetic force. This increases the control exerted over the voice coil and the power transferred to the cone.
Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 0.85 ft³ to 1.75 ft³; within this range the ideal size is 1.25 ft³.
Vented Box Volume: The vented box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 1.25 ft³ to 2.05 ft³; within this range the ideal size is 1.65 ft³. The ideal port size for a 1.65 ft³ enclosure is 3" diameter x 6" long.
Single Reflex Bandpass Volume: The bandpass box sizes recommended by Pioneer range from 0.7 ft³ per chamber to 1.1 ft³ per chamber; within this range the ideal size is 0.9 ft³ per chamber. One 3" diameter x 3.5" long port should be used in an enclosure with 0.9 ft³ chambers.
Power Handling: The woofer has two 2Ω voice coils; each coil can handle up to 200 watts RMS (400 watts total).
Warranty Note: The included warranty card indicates a 1 year parts and labor warranty for Premier brand loudspeakers. The warranty is extended to 3 years if the speakers are installed by a Pioneer Premier dealer. However, Pioneer has extended the warranty to 3 years for all Premier brand speakers purchased from Crutchfield, regardless of who installs them.
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