Product Comparison: Kenwood KSC-SW11 vs Pioneer TS-WX120A


General Specifications
Brand
Kenwood
Pioneer
Model
KSC-SW11
TS-WX120A
About the Product
If you are limited in space or just looking to add some bass to your vehicle's sound system, this kit is for you. The Kenwood KSC-SW11 is a compact low profile powered subwoofer system that can be added under car seat, in tight spaces or just in your trunk. This subwoofer is powered, so there is no need for an external amplifier! It also comes with a remote bass control and power and ground wire harness. It's made by Kenwood, so you are getting a quality made subwoofer that will last you a while!
The TS-WX120A is a uniquely compact speaker that allows installation in a wide range of vehicle applications. Installing the subwoofer under seats, and in small spaces is ideal for this powered subwoofer. While the TS-WX120A is compact, it does not lack in output. It has a built-in MOSFET amplifier that produces deep, solid sounding bass. The woofer cone is made of aluminum which allows for a consistant bass response.
Key Specs
Driver Diameter
8.25 in.
Power RMS
150 watts
50 watts
Impedance
4 ohms
Size & Weight
Height
4.25 in.
2.75 in.
Width
16.25 in.
11 in.
Depth
9.75 in.
7.875 in.
Weight
10 lbs.
7.9 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Kenwood KSC-SW11 150W Low-Profile Amplified Car Subwoofer Enclosure+Amp Kit
  • Easy to install and very small; about the size of a 12-disc CD changer.
  • great sound under my seat that adds a lot of bass and lower frequencies to my stereo. And it is only 8" x 5" in size.
  • I was also surprised at the weight. It's heavy (which is good).
  • Compact and feels solid (i.e. heavy, not sure which part of it contributes to the weight)
Audio
Enclosed
Yes
Yes
Max. Frequency Response
135 Hz
160 Hz
Min. Frequency Response
35 Hz
30 Hz
Peak Power
150 watts
150 watts
Sensitivity
98 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Kenwood KSC-SW11 150W Low-Profile Amplified Car Subwoofer Enclosure+Amp Kit
  • Its very handy for various music samples as depending on the quality the bass frequencies are either too high or severly attenuated.
  • This thing functions best on the very low frequencies. That's where it shines.
  • Hits the higher frequency bass well so it works exceptionally well for reggae
  • Does not do a good job with sub - frequencies. Does okay with low-mids. Doesn`t even compare with a small powered Bazooka tube I own, but considering the space issue, it`s probably the best option out there for a very limited application.
  • Does not hit real low frequencies Distorts easily if power is cranked up.
Features
Controls
Bass Control, Input level control
Gain, Frequency
Extras
Built-in Amplifier, Long Cord
What customers say about "Features"
Kenwood KSC-SW11 150W Low-Profile Amplified Car Subwoofer Enclosure+Amp Kit
  • The remote comes in handy as well, you can adjust the bass level and frequency.
  • The remote for adjusting the level and crossover frequency does a good job. It can add bass when I'm listening to music, and take it out when I'm listening to talk radio.
  • Thank goodness it has a remote to control the frequency and volume.
  • I drop one star because it's impossible to control it without installing the wired remote control unit supplied with it: there are no controls for its settings built into the machine itself, and without the remote, it operates simply on defaults -- the wrong defaults.
Connectivity
Inputs
Power connections
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Kenwood KSC-SW11 150W Low-Profile Amplified Car Subwoofer Enclosure+Amp Kit
  • You can splice it into a speaker line for signal, or wire it into a head unit's sub/preamp outs. it even has a +/- swap switch, in case it (or your speakers) are wired in backwards.
  • Installation was a breeze. I did choose to buy an "add-a-circuit" for power from the fuse box. but it was well worth the 10 dollars for the time it saved me
  • The unit comes with a long length of wires all connected to the sub's wiring harness. It includes a fuse. You may need to purchase connectors or splice tubes if you need to cut the wire.
  • The controller comes with a ton of extra cord. Other than that, you can adjust it's activation frequency and gain (volume).
  • Didn't come with the mounts it was supposed to have. Looks really cheap as well as the wiring. Bad instructions
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE


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