Pioneer Shallow Subwoofers Generate More Bass in Less Space

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today unveiled a second generation of slim subwoofers that are available in 8-inch to 12-inch versions, making it easy for consumers to add low frequency bass information in any type of vehicle with minimal space.  Each subwoofer in the line-up is 3-1/4-inches deep or less and requires an enclosure of less than one-cubic foot, allowing them to fit in space-limited areas such as under or behind a seat.  Pioneer has enhanced its slim subwoofer technology as well as increased the overall product line-up to include more sizes including a 12- and 10-inch Pioneer brand and 12-, 10- and 8-inch Pioneer Premier brand.

“Our previous Premier slim subwoofer, available only in a 12-inch version, was such a hit because it saved a lot of space, so this year we’re expanding our line,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.   “Available in more sizes and only a few inches in depth, the new slim subwoofers will fit in virtually every car, truck or SUV offering deep bass for music ranging from rap and hip hop to symphony.”

Pioneer created an air suspension control system that locks air between the main cone and the drive (rear back) cone, to replace the traditional “spider” of a speaker.   By trapping the air, the pressure created in the pocket creates a solid and smooth cone movement resulting in tight bass response from a small enclosure.  The subwoofers are packed with new technologies including C-type shaped reinforced nodes, M-shaped three-layer fiber woven radial surround, interlaced ultra-long glass fiber reinforced IMMP cone, large magnet circuitry and 2-piece T-pole yoke – all of which help in the production of an extremely shallow speaker with great audio quality. 

The rear of the subwoofer, also uniquely designed, utilizes a “fin-shape” directional basket directing air movement sideways, to eliminate the “loading effect” when the unit is installed too close to the wall of a speaker enclosure. 

Design features include:

Pioneer’s Mobile Entertainment Division is the leading manufacturer of audio, video and information products for in-car 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 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 SHALLOW SUBWOOFERS

PIONEER

TS-SW2541D

TS-SW3041D

Specifications

10-inch

12-inch

Depth

2.88”

3.25”

Total Height

3.5”

3.88”

Maximum Music Power

1000 Watts

1400 Watts

Nominal Power Handling

250 Watts

350 Watts

Frequency Response

20Hz ~ 1kHz

18Hz ~ 1kHz

Sensitivity (Efficiency)

87 dB

88 dB

Impedance

4 Ohm

4 Ohm

Voice Coil Diameter

2-3/16”

2-9/16”

Magnet Weight

42 oz

62 oz

Recommended Enclosure Size

0.35 ~ .7 cu. Ft.

0.5 ~ 1 cu. Ft.

Suggested Price

$180

$200

Availability

Mar. 06

Mar. 06

PIONEER PREMIER SHALLOW SUBWOOFERS

PREMIER

TS-SW841D

TS-SW1241D

TS-SW1041D

Specifications

8-inch

10-inch

12-inch

Depth

2.5”

2.88”

3.25”

Total Height

3”

3.5”

3.88”

Maximum Music Power

500 Watts

1000 Watts

1400 Watts

Nominal Power Handling

120 Watts

250 Watts

350 Watts

Frequency Response

30Hz ~ 1.5kHz

20Hz ~ 1KHz

18Hz ~ 1kHz

Sensitivity (Efficiency)

85 dB

87 dB

88 dB

Impedance

4 Ohm

4 Ohm

4 Ohm

Voice Coil Diameter

1-9/16”

2-3/16”

2-9/16”

Magnet Weight

23 oz

42 oz

62 oz

Recommended Enclosure Size

0.15 ~ .5 cu. Ft

0.35 ~ .7 cu. Ft.

0.5 ~ 1 cu. Ft.

Suggested Price

$160

$180

$200

Availability

May 06

Mar. 06

Mar. 06

 

 

 

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