Pioneer Shakes it up with New Pro Series Subwoofers

Rocking out to music in the car is never complete without good sounding bass from a subwoofer. Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is making it easier for consumers to get the best sounding bass possible with a new line of subwoofers introduced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show.  Available in 12- and 10-inch versions, the PRO series subwoofers, TS-W3001D4/2 and TS-W2501D4/2, are the most advanced subwoofers Pioneer has ever developed featuring technologies such as the exclusive  “Air Suspension” system that allows them to be installed in extremely small enclosures.

“We’re implementing new technologies into the PRO subwoofers that were developed based on what we’ve learned through our participation in SPL sound competitions,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.   “These subs have the ability to deliver extremely low and accurate bass without the need for large enclosures.  From rock to rap, they’ll supply the sound that’s missing.”

The “Air Suspension” technology in the PRS subwoofers replaced the conventional spider found in the construction of most subwoofers and speakers.  The technique eliminated the spider altogether and replaced it with a second cone that traps or “sandwiches” air between the front and secondary cone.  The technology decreases the enclosure size requirement by 70 percent.  In approximately half the space needed for conventional drivers of the same size, Pioneer’s subwoofers obtain similar output levels with higher sound quality. 

Other technologies in the PRO series subwoofers include:

Pioneer’s Mobile Entertainment Division is known for offering the kind of in-car products that make driving more enjoyable by offering high quality audio and video, advanced connectivity and ease-of-use.  Its focus is on the development of new digital technologies including audio video, navigation and satellite radio, while maintaining its strong heritage in products for car audio enthusiasts and sound competitors. The company markets its products under the Pioneer and Premier brand names.  When purchased from an authorized dealer, consumers receive a limited warranty for one year with Pioneer products and two years for Premier electronic products.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com.  Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.  The company focuses on four core business domains including Blu-ray Disc and DVD, display technologies, navigation and Digital Network Entertainment.™


PIONEER PRO SERIES SUBWOOFERS

PIONEER

TS-W2501D4

TS-W2501D2

TS-W3001D4

TS-W3001D2

Specifications

10-inch

10-inch

12-inch

12-inch

Voice Coil

Dual 4-Ohm

Dual 2-Ohm

Dual 4-Ohm

Dual 2-Ohm

Maximum Music Power

2500 Watts

2500 Watts

3000 Watts

3000 Watts

Nominal Power Handling

800 Watts

800 Watts

1000 Watts

1000 Watts

Frequency Response

20Hz ~ 150Hz

20Hz ~ 150Hz

20Hz ~ 150Hz

20Hz ~ 150Hz

Sensitivity (Efficiency)

90 dB

90 dB

92 dB

92 dB

Impedance

4 Ohm

2 Ohm

4 Ohm

2 Ohm

Voice Coil Diameter

2-1/4”

2-1/4”

2-1/2”

2-1/2”

Magnet Weight

85 oz

85 oz

110 oz

110 oz

Recommended Enclosure Size

0.35 ~ .7 cu. Ft.

0.35 ~ .7 cu. Ft.

0.5 ~ 1 cu. Ft.

0.5 ~ 1 cu. Ft.

Suggested Price

$230

$230

$250

$250

Availability

Mar. ‘07

Apr. ‘07

Mar. ‘07

Apr. ‘07


 

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