This year we gave the TS-W256C and TS-W256DVC (Dual Voice Coil model) an all-new design and bumped their power up 100 watts, to 800 watts max. Their cones are made of Pioneer's IMPP with aramid fiber, for light weight, rigidity, and extraordinary strength. A dual mass magnet assembly produces additional magnetic force — and more power, and the wire terminals (8-gauge max.) are spring-loaded for a lock-tight grip on your cable. The TS-W256DVC is the dual voice coil version of this model.
IMPP with aramid fiber Cone Pioneer is the world's largest car speaker manufacturer, and our work in advanced materials and manufacturing processes has led to major breakthroughs in mobile audio. One of these was IMPP (Injection-Molded Polypropylene), which allowed cones to be lighter AND more rigid. Now we've combined this with Aramid fiber, a material used in the manufacture of bulletproof products. This combination produces a cone that's incredibly strong, very light, and very rigid. In other words, it's perfect for a high-performance subwoofer.
3-Layer Radial Surround
A sub's surround plays a key role in its overall performance. In order for bass response to be clear and tight, the surround has to respond evenly around its entire circumference without flexing or puckering, even at high volume levels. That's why Pioneer created a surround consisting of two layers of urethane, with a layer of interwoven fiber between them. It's strong, stable, and it reduces distortion.
Dual Mass Magnet with Magnet Cover
It's simple, really. Follow us here: to accurately drive and control its voice coil, a speaker needs a magnet and a pole yoke, to create magnetic force. The bigger or denser the magnet, the greater the magnetic force. The greater the magnetic force, the greater the power and control that's exerted over the voice coil. To make this happen in a big way, we use a Dual Mass Magnet assembly (weighing in at 83oz.) to significantly increase the magnetic force. SO, you get bigger and more accurate music. And yes, we even included a magnet cover.
Aluminum Voice Coil
Aluminum happens to be an excellent material for use in voice coils. It conducts heat so the voice coil can cool. And its light weight allows the voice coil to do its work — creating a magnetic field — as efficiently as possible.
Spring-Compression Binding Posts
Why do we use Spring-Compression Binding Posts, instead of standard speaker wire terminals? So your speaker wire won't shake loose due to vibration (either from the road or from your music). When you insert the wire, the connector keeps a constant pressure on it. And it won't let go. These binding posts will accept wire as large as 8-gauge.
Dual Voice Coil (TS-W256DVC only)
TS-W256DVC provides two voice coils, each at 4 ohms. This design offers you the flexibility of turning the TS-W256DVC into either a 2-ohm sub (voice coils connected in parallel) or an 8-ohm sub (connected in a series). So you can use a low-impedance amp to produce much bigger, much more powerful bass. More options, more power: that's what DVC is all about.