Pioneer Brings Competition Quality to SPL Spec Series Subwoofers

Subs designed for big bass without the big price

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., the world's largest car speaker manufacturer continues to dominate the subwoofer speaker market with its new affordable line of Pioneer and Premier SPL SPEC series subwoofers. The Pioneer Premier TS-W2000SPL 12-inch and TS-W1500SPL 10-inch subwoofers boast unique technologies based on its recently released competition subwoofer.

The Pioneer Premier, TS-W2000SPL 12-inch and TS-W1500SPL 10-inch subwoofers, were intended to produce heart-pounding bass with very high power handling. The long excursion design produces extremely low and accurate bass response. Both 12-inch and 10-inch versions have more control in higher SPL conditions, necessary for use with powerful systems.

"This is our strongest subwoofer line-up ever," said Michael Townsen, vice president of marketing for mobile entertainment at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "These subs can withstand different conditions, from SPL contests to the daily grind. Consumers will find these subwoofers affordable, indestructible and pleasant to listen to."

The Pioneer Premier subwoofers feature:

  • Radial Surround Design - The radial surround design features a cloth insert urethane surround for deeper bass, longer excursion, more control and minimized distortion under extreme conditions. The weaving of cotton fiber between the two layers of urethane significantly reduces any unwanted physical distortion.
  • Interlaced Carbon Fiber Reinforced IMPP Cone - Pioneer blends long carbon fibers into a very rigid injection molded polypropylene cone, which forms an incredibly resilient fiber weave, resulting in superior strength and stiffness for incredible mass air movements.
  • Top Plate and Double Stacked Magnets - Long 20-millimeter top plate and extra large magnets increase the force factor which is essential to create extreme sound pressure levels. The dual stacked magnets also provide better control of the voice coil in the magnetic gap, producing a much more accurate bass response.
  • Aluminum Die-cast Basket - A one-piece aluminum basket assembly holds the motor assembly, cone and magnet structure, reducing internal stress and providing superior damping and increased magnetic efficiency.

The Pioneer subwoofers feature:

  • Interlaced aramid fiber Reinforced IMPP Cone - Strong aramid fibers combined with Pioneer's Injection Molded Polypropylene form a rigid but very light cone, perfect for any type of low frequency reproduction.


  TS-W2000SPL TS-W1500SPL
Specifications 12-inch 10-inch
Voice Coil Dual Dual
Maximum Music Power 2000 Watts 1500 Watts
Nominal Power Handling 750 Watts 600 Watts
Frequency Response 18-2,000 Hz 18-2,500 Hz
Sensitivity (Efficiency) 89 dB 87 dB
Impedance 4 Ohm 4 Ohm
Recommended Enclosure Size 1.5 cu/ft 1.0 cu/ft
Suggested Retail Price $250 $230
Availability January January

Pioneer Subwoofers

Specifications 12-inch 10-inch
Voice Coil Single and Dual Single and Dual
Maximum Music Power 800 Watts 700 Watts
Nominal Power Handling 400 Watts 350 Watts
Frequency Response 18-2000 Hz 18-2500 Hz
Sensitivity (Efficiency) 89 dB 87 dB
Impedance 4 Ohm 4 Ohm
Recommended Enclosure Size 1.5 cu/ft 1.0 cu/ft
Suggested Retail Price $130 $105
Availability January January