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Pioneer SW-8MK2 Andrew Jones Designed Subwoofer - $89.99 + FS @ AMAZON

VanGoghst 26 December 26, 2012 at 01:27 PM in Tech & Electronics (5) More Newegg Deals
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Last Edited by VanGoghst December 26, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Amazon has the Pioneer SW-8MK2 [amazon.com] designed by Andrew Jones for only 89.99 + FS, and according to The Tracktor [thetracktor.com], this is the lowest it's ever been.

Newegg has its less fancy counterpart, the Pioneer SW-8 [newegg.com] on clearance for $70, if anyone can provide input on the differences between the two, it'd be quite helpful.


Features
›› 100-Watt Amplifier*
›› 8” Driver
›› Vented Enclosure for Extended Bass
›› Phase Adjustment
›› Crossover Adjustment
›› Speaker Level and Line Level Inputs

Specifications
›› Frequency Range....................................................38 Hz-150 Hz
›› Maximum Input Power.......................................................100 W
›› Driver Size.................................................................................8”
›› Dimensions (W x H x D) ...........12-3/16” x 14-3/16” x 12-3/16”
››Weight (each)..............................................................20 lbs 4 oz
›› Power Consumption............................................................1.0 A
›› Power Requirement................................................120 V / 60 Hz

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Quote from Leonine View Post :
Amazon has the Pioneer SW-8MK2 [amazon.com] designed by Andrew Jones for only 89.99 + FS, and according to The Tracktor [thetracktor.com], this is the lowest it's ever been.

Newegg has its less fancy counterpart, the Pioneer SW-8 [newegg.com] on clearance for $70, if anyone can provide input on the differences between the two, it'd be quite helpful.


Features
›› 100-Watt Amplifier*
›› 8” Driver
›› Vented Enclosure for Extended Bass
›› Phase Adjustment
›› Crossover Adjustment
›› Speaker Level and Line Level Inputs

Specifications
›› Frequency Range....................................................38 Hz-150 Hz
›› Maximum Input Power.......................................................100 W
›› Driver Size.................................................................................8”
›› Dimensions (W x H x D) ...........12-3/16” x 14-3/16” x 12-3/16”
››Weight (each)..............................................................20 lbs 4 oz
›› Power Consumption............................................................1.0 A
›› Power Requirement................................................120 V / 60 Hz
No idea why you call the NewEgg one Less Fancy... far as I can tell.. they are the same.. NewEgg is simply cheaper in this case.
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Quote from 5stardeals View Post :
No idea why you call the NewEgg one Less Fancy... far as I can tell.. they are the same.. NewEgg is simply cheaper in this case.
Perhaps "less fancy" was the wrong descriptor, but the model Newegg is selling is from an older generation that came out in 2011, whereas the MK2 debuted sometime in 2012. However, attempts to research for technical differences wielded little result, so perhaps the new generation doesn't bring remarkable difference? I couldn't find out, which is why I asked for further input.
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The one from amazon is the latest version of the subwoofer from A. Jones. The newegg one is the old one. Supposedly the new one is better, but I have not heard it yet.
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I believe the SW-8 @ NewEgg is the 2011 model, the SW-8MK2 is the 2012 model. Both were designed by Andrew Jones. From below's further reading, this subwoofer was the least changed speaker in the line. I had the SW-8MK2 on my wishlist and ordered before researching the difference between these two, but I'm a little OCD and plan on filling out the rest of this 2012 line for my HTC.

Thanks OP!

Further reading:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3...-speakers/

http://www.hometheatershack.com/f...z2GCAJGT6V
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Get the older model from newegg for 69.99. The new line of speakers look really cheap. The center channel is not nearly as good as the old model. Just 4" woofers and only rated to 90watts. The old center had 5 1/4" woofers and rated to 130watts.

The floorstanding are also now sold individually instead of in pairs. At $125 each ($250 pair), these are pretty pricey for what is supposed to be budget, 6ohm speakers. I would MUCH rather have the Polk Monitor 50 series II for $75 each, which is what they have been ol sale for a few times recently. If they come back, those are much better.
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Quote from MIX MASTER ICE View Post :
The floorstanding are also now sold individually instead of in pairs. At $125 each ($250 pair), these are pretty pricey for what is supposed to be budget, 6ohm speakers. I would MUCH rather have the Polk Monitor 50 series II for $75 each, which is what they have been ol sale for a few times recently. If they come back, those are much better.
You're quoting the non-sale prices of the Pioneers vs. the sale prices of the Polks.

Anyway, while both Pioneer and Polk make good inexpensive speakers, the subs - less so. This is a good deal if it's all you have to spend. If you have a litle more budget, you can do better. Especially if you have the space for a larger sub.

While it's great that they are making good speakers at low price point, it's weak that they bury the true specs of the sub in a footnote at the bottom of a PDF on the Pioneer website:

*50W FTC Power Output
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Quote from buzzy View Post :
You're quoting the non-sale prices of the Pioneers vs. the sale prices of the Polks.

Anyway, while both Pioneer and Polk make good inexpensive speakers, the subs - less so. This is a good deal if it's all you have to spend. If you have a litle more budget, you can do better. Especially if you have the space for a larger sub.

While it's great that they are making good speakers at low price point, it's weak that they bury the true specs of the sub in a footnote at the bottom of a PDF on the Pioneer website:

*50W FTC Power Output
Thanks for this! I've been looking for a sub to go with my AudioEngine A2's for a long time, and all the threads on AVS has been dizzying as they pile on more and more expensive recommendations. What would you suggest I get for a $200 budget? I just want an accurate non-boomy bass to couple my small computer setup, mainly for music listening in a wide variety of genres.
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Quote from buzzy View Post :
You're quoting the non-sale prices of the Pioneers vs. the sale prices of the Polks.

Anyway, while both Pioneer and Polk make good inexpensive speakers, the subs - less so. This is a good deal if it's all you have to spend. If you have a litle more budget, you can do better. Especially if you have the space for a larger sub.

While it's great that they are making good speakers at low price point, it's weak that they bury the true specs of the sub in a footnote at the bottom of a PDF on the Pioneer website:

*50W FTC Power Output
Well the Monitor 50's are on sale so often that it's like it's regular price..lol. My point was they can be had for much less than the FS52's. I've had all but the 4" bookshelf of the old set and actually found the subwoofer to be the strongest of the set. Of course it's not as good as larger subs, but at just 70 bucks it's outstanding. I may even get one to sit next to my couch, despite the fact that I really don't need it. It's the best sub for under 100 bucks.
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I thought Andrew Jones was taken in for domestic dispute. Wink
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I thought Andrew Jones was taken in for domestic dispute. Wink

Yea just read it on espn. Dragging ex wife down stairs...
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New to home AV; will this work with the Onkyo HT-RC330 I just bought?
I see the onkyo only has a single pre-out for the sub and these have L and R in channels. Do I put the L and R from the speaker output and then attach the speakers to the back of the sub?
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New to home AV; will this work with the Onkyo HT-RC330 I just bought?
I see the onkyo only has a single pre-out for the sub and these have L and R in channels. Do I put the L and R from the speaker output and then attach the speakers to the back of the sub?
Run one RCA type cable from the RC330 sub pre-out to one of the RCA inputs on the sub - choose the left or the right . That is what I did. You shouldn't need to connect both inputs on the sub.
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Quote from MIX MASTER ICE View Post :
Well the Monitor 50's are on sale so often that it's like it's regular price..lol.
Right, it's not like the Pioneer stuff ever went on sale every other week or anything.
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It's the best sub for under 100 bucks.
The best 8" sub under $100 is this Martin Logan.
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Thanks for this! I've been looking for a sub to go with my AudioEngine A2's for a long time, and all the threads on AVS has been dizzying as they pile on more and more expensive recommendations. What would you suggest I get for a $200 budget? I just want an accurate non-boomy bass to couple my small computer setup, mainly for music listening in a wide variety of genres.
Given the size of the A2s, you don't need a lot of output. It's not for home theater, just music, and not really loud music. Either one of the Pioneers mentioned would be a good match, and an appropriate amount to spend given what those speakers can do.
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