Pioneer TS-SW2002D2 8-inch Shallow-Mount Subwoofer

Pioneer TS-SW2002D2

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The secret behind getting louder, deeper, better, and of course, a more detailed definition of your music lies in your choice of a subwoofer. 

If your stock subs are subpar, you won’t be getting that loud thump to get that beat pumping! And the punch to the beats in your tunes will be almost non-existing. That’s why a good sub is one of the best investments you can make to achieve an amazing listening experience. 

A common misconception is that only huge subs can add a boom to your music. And although there’s some truth to this statement, there are some compact subs that will wow you with their performance.  

In this article, we’ll introduce to you one of the best 8-inch shallow mount subs that money can buy: the Pioneer TS-SW2002D2 8-inch subwoofer

Whether you consider yourself an audiophile or not, there’s a high chance you’ve heard of Pioneer. Pioneer has been in the business of creating affordable yet top-notch audio equipment for decades, and their art only gets better.  

The Pioneer TS-SW2002D2 8-inch shallow mount subwoofer is a small and ultra-compact sub that can fit in the shallowest enclosures. It has an extremely shallow depth of just 2-5/8″. 

And although the cones of this sub are only 8 inches wide, it is a powerful sub that can add the much-needed boom to any tune, regardless of the genre. Installation is easy, and its operation is also flawless. 

Does this sound like a sub you would consider? Read on and find out! 

Pioneer TS-SW2002D2 8-inch Shallow Mount subwoofer Review 

Pioneer TS-SW2002D2Summary of Features 

  • Oversized cone technology 
  • Mica-injected molded resin cones 
  • Shallow mounting depth 
  • Ideal for both sealed or ported enclosures 
  • Superb sound quality 
  • Compact and sturdy
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  • power rating: 200 watts rms / 600 watts max
  • cone material: spun aluminum cone, surround material: high strength rubber epdm enhanced surround
  • final impedance: 4-ohm, copper wound kapton voice coil, push type terminals
  • sensitivity: 90db, frequency response: 32hz - 500hz
  • "enclosure dimensions: 12.09" x 5.7" x 9.45" / 307mm x 145mm x 240mm"

Summary of Specifications 

  • Dual 2-ohm voice coils 
  • Frequency response range: 20 – 200 Hz 
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB 
  • 2-5/8″ mounting depth 
  • Nominal power: 150 watts 
  • Peak power: 600 watts 
  • Recommended enclosure dimensions: 0.15 – 0.50 cu. ft. or Free Air 
  • Cutout diameter of 7 inches 
  • 1-year warranty 
  • Mica-injected resin cone 

Small and Ultra Compact 

Do you want to upgrade your factory sub with an option that gives you a deep and thunderous bass to those low-frequency tunes while enhancing the boom in mid-range and high-frequency music? 

Though larger 10” and 12” subs guarantee deep, rich, and ponderous bass that is loud enough to shake your neighbor’s balcony, they do require a lot of space. Thus, they are not ideal for compact cars.  

On the bright side, Pioneer has manufactured a top-quality 8” shallow mount sub. This one is small enough to fit in enclosures of a wide range of vehicles. You can either fit it underneath or behind your car seat – It has an impressively shallow mounting depth of just 2-5/8″.  

Oversized Cones  

Do not be deceived by the shallow mount of the Pioneer TS-SW2002D2 8-inch subwoofer. Pioneer has really optimized its design for the topmost performance. For example, its cone is a size bigger than others in the same class. And the larger gasket and cone surface area allow the sub to move more air. Thus, the bass is deeper and louder, which makes it ideal for bass lovers. 

The cones are made of mica-injected resin and have a double-layer elastic polymer surround to top it all off. So besides being extremely durable, your sub will produce intense and punchy bass all day long.

Great Performance of Pioneer TS-SW2002D2 Shallow Mount Subwoofer

With a decent RMS of 150 watts and a peak power rating of 600 watts, the performance of this sub stands unbeaten at this price point. So you can now relax as you listen to hours of soft jazz or blast your favorite classical jams.  

In addition, the Pioneer TS-SW2002D2 free air has a decent sensitivity of 86dB. And the dual 2-ohm voice coils give you flexibility in wiring with a total impedance of either 4-ohms or 1 -ohm. 

That’s not all. This sub is designed to work in either free-air or sealed enclosures. And because the sub is super shallow, it is perfect for use in cars with tight enclosures without compromising on the quality of your listening experience. 

Why We Like It 

  • Oversized cone for a deeper and louder sound 
  • Shallow design that fits even the shallowest enclosures 
  • Reinforced cones with a double-layered surround to produce accurate and detailed bass 
  • Sound is crisp and bass is smooth and deep 
  • Perfect for free-air or sealed use 
  • Easy installation 
  • Ideal for a wide range of cars 

What We Did Not Like

  • A grille is not included in the package 
  • Slight distortion at high volume 

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Final Thoughts 

Pioneer TS-SW2002D2, 8-inch subwoofer, is a low-profile 8” shallow mount sub designed for cars with limited space and shallow enclosures. It has multiple installation options and can easily be installed under the seat, on the door, or in any other tight space available. 

But despite its small size, this sub is a performer. It even outdoes some bigger subs when it comes to bass clarity. In addition, because of its oversized cones, Pioneer TS-SW2002D2 8 inch Shallow mount subwoofer has impressive sound reproduction that will leave any audiophile smiling.  

What’s more, this sub is one of the most cost-effective solutions for anyone looking to replace their stock speakers. 

Definitely, for an 8-inch sub, you don’t expect the bass to be loud enough to blow off the roof of your car, but you’ll be surprised by the transformation that such a small sub can give. 

Pioneer TS-SW2002D2

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