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Pioneer SW-8

Pioneer SW-8
alaScore 93

128 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Pioneer SW-8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Pioneer SW-8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Pioneer SW-8 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer SW-8 100 Watt RMS Subwoofer SystemPioneer SW-8 100-Watt Powered Subwoofer (Black)

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Pioneer SW-8MK2 Subwoofer Reviewed


Terry London examines the SW-8MK2 subwoofer from Pioneer and is absolutely blown away by the level of performance that this $160 eight-inch, 100-watt subwoofer can deliver.

The Pioneer SW-8MK2 subwoofer is very well built for its price point and has the look of a more expensive unit ; The stock SW-8MK2 offers terrific sonic performance in the areas of increasing soundstage dimensions, image density, and extension of lower...

The Pioneer SW-8MK2 subwoofer only comes in a matte black ash finish, which might not match the color or wood grain of your main speakers

The Pioneer SW-8MK2 subwoofer offers remarkable performance, not just for its very inexpensive price but because it competes with much more expensive units. With the $160 stock model, the SW-8MK2 already has excellent bass extension and tonality. If...

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Great woofer for money


Overall I am satisfied with Pioneer speaker quality. I owe this little sub, surround speakers & bookshelf speakers for quite a time. In some case, however, you might wanna insulate speaker box little better.

Neat looking, without any fancy blows & whistles ; Good quality. I owe it over half a year - no problems encountered



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Produces an audible hum


Sound quality is rather decent. The bass response it rather crisp. (I generally listen to music) . It is connected to a Yamaha receiver ; cabinets built quality seems nice. the feet provide plenty of vibration absorption

Main issue is that it produces an audible hum even when in standby ; It is not coming from the speaker , so it is not a ground fault

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Fantastic sound on a budget


Got this for $50 after MIR. Outstanding performance for the price. Matches the Andrew Jones towers and center channel very well

Suffers from "chuffing" and isn't quite as musical as originally anticipated

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Very good subwoofer


Makes my computer audio sound like a movie theater. A-1


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Pioneer SW-8MK2


I'm not a audiophile however I try to read up and learn what I can from various forums. I decided to get this sub instead of a couple others I was looking at (Dayton, MartinLogan, BIC) mainly because I have the rest of the Andrew Jones series of...

Love the sound, asthenics, matches my other speakers. Fast shipping and got it on sale. Standard RCA input and also has speaker wire inputs

Wish it had a slightly longer power cord. No other cables included which was fine for me since I had purchased a sub cable. Main speaker faces down which may disturb residents if you have any under you

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Value is key


I bought this during one of Newegg's many sales for my brother. He was in need of a sub, and I've been buying Pioneer equipment my entire adult life. After hooking it up and setting the recommended crossover, I thought the unit might be bad, as I could...

Bought it at yard sale price (from Newegg of course)


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great little sub


The bass output for this little sub is good. I live in a small appt building, the upstairs neighbor's kids run around all day, when i've had enough, i just crank the bass and turn up the beats!

I have this little sub connected to a 40" vizio sound bar - very satisfied with the sound quality. Auto power off feature. for an 8" sub, this hits pretty hard

No cons to report

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The sound of this sub is deafening. The deep is very deep and I never turn the volume beyond the half way mark. It almost mimics a movie theater experience.

Price was good and has been durable so far. Looks pleasing to the eye too

The connection sucks. Red and white RCA inputs means you have to get a splitter. Also has a background hum even when the TV is on but not talking

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Pretty good


Good product. I thought I would get more low end bass from this thing. Think I could have done better with a good equalizer.