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Pioneer TS-A2000LD2 Shallow Mount Subwoofer Review

If you want nice bass in the car but do not have much space, you may be looking to upgrade your car sound system with a shallow-mount subwoofer, but without spending too much money.

An excellent example is Pioneer TS-A2000LD2, an 8-inch shallow-mount subwoofer with excellent bass performance in vehicles where conventional subs won’t fit.

Pioneer TS-A2000LD2 is a high-quality subwoofer with a fantastic performance that is well-suited for tight spaces and can deliver accurate bass.

Its low profile allows for slender enclosures, and its compatibility with many amps makes it a great choice for those who want to upgrade their car’s audio system.

It has an attractive design and features such as an oversized cone made of mica and glass-fiber reinforced polypropylene and dual 2-ohm voice coils. 

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In this article, I will provide a Pioneer TS-A2000LD2 review and give you our opinion on this subwoofer and its performance.

Design

The Pioneer TS-A2000LD2 (link to Amazon) has an attractive and sleek design.

The subwoofer features an oversized cone made of mica and glass-fiber-reinforced polypropylene that moves more air and delivers accurate bass.

PIONEER 8" Slim 700W 2 OHM SUBWOOFER

The dual 2-ohm voice coils allow you to wire the sub for 1- or 4-ohm impedance, which is handy and gives you several options with different amplifiers.

The sub works its best in a small sealed enclosure with a volume of 0.15-0.5 cubic feet, making it ideal for those tight spaces in today’s smaller vehicles.

I had the pleasure to test it for a few days with 0.3 cubic feet TR8P Sealed Box (link to Amazon), and I have to say it sounds excellent in such a small box.

One thing to remember, the box should be filled with sound-absorbing material for the warmer and slightly softer bass.

Functionality

The TS-A2000LD2 8″ shallow-mount sub handles up to 250 watts RMS with a mounting depth of just 2-5/8 inches.

The subwoofer has a frequency response of 20-1400 Hz, which is impressive for such a small sub, and a sensitivity of 83 dB. However, low sensitivity means that the amplifier needs to be strong to make it loud, ideally 150-200W RMS for each coil.

Features

The TS-A2000LD2 has several features that make it stand out from other models.

The dual 2-ohm voice coils allow you to wire the sub for 1 or 4 ohm impedance, and in both, it sounds impressive.

PIONEER 8" Slim 700W 2 OHM SUBWOOFER

The glass fiber and mica-reinforced polypropylene cone with rubber surround make this subwoofer an excellent choice for those looking for a high-quality subwoofer that can deliver accurate bass.

Ease of Use

The TS-A2000LD2 is easy to install and use. The subwoofer’s bolt pattern is designed to drop right into the factory 8″ subwoofer location in many vehicles with no drilling required. 

It works perfectly in many OEM standard locations. For example, if you have a Mustang 2010-2014 with the 8’s in the doors, TS-A2000LD2 will be a significant upgrade, but you must install an amplifier capable of running it. 

It is a little pricy but is very high quality. Installation is easy, but in some cars, it is not an exact drop-in for the old speaker.

When replacing other speakers, the mounting screw holes may not line up, so you may need to drill new ones in the right places.

Pros

  • Fits in tight spaces
  • Delivers accurate bass
  • Easy to install
  • Compatible with many amplifiers
  • Power handling of 250 watts RMS

Cons

  • Not an exact drop in for the old speaker
  • A little pricy

Conclusion

The Pioneer TS-A2000LD2 is a shallow-mount 8-inch subwoofer designed to perform phenomenal bass in vehicles where conventional subs won’t fit. With its low profile, it allows the use of slender enclosures that will fit behind a truck seat or into any tight space.

Its low profile and compatibility with many factory amps make it a great choice for those who want to upgrade their car’s audio system.

It has an attractive design, good power handling, and features like an oversized cone made of mica and glass-fiber reinforced polypropylene and dual 2-ohm voice coils.

FAQ

How Can I Install the Pioneer TS-A2000LD2 in My Vehicle?

The Pioneer TS-A2000LD2 is designed to be easy to install.

The subwoofer’s bolt pattern is designed to drop right into the factory 8″ subwoofer location in many vehicles with no drilling required.

However, if the spacing and pattern of the original screw holes don’t align with any of the holes in the Pioneer, you can drill new ones, and it will work fine.

It is recommended to read the manual and consult a professional if you need clarification on the installation process, and the manual includes the holes patterns.

How Do I Wire the Subwoofer for a 1 or 4-Ohm Impedance?

The TS-A2000LD2 has dual 2-ohm voice coils, which allow you to wire the subwoofer for 1- or 4-ohm impedance.

If you want to wire it for a 1-ohm impedance, you need to connect both voice coils in parallel. If you’re going to wire it for a 4-ohm impedance, you need to connect both voice coils in series.

The manual will have detailed instructions on how to wire the subwoofer for different impedance levels.

How Do I Adjust the Crossover Settings?

The TS-A2000LD2 has a crossover frequency range of 20-1400 Hz, which can be adjusted to suit your preferences.

You can adjust the crossover settings by using the controls on your amplifier, head unit, or a separate crossover unit.

It is recommended to consult the manual for detailed instructions on how to adjust the crossover settings.

How Can I Troubleshoot if the Subwoofer Is Not Working Correctly?

If the subwoofer is not working properly, there could be several reasons.

Firstly, check that all the connections are tight and secure. Also, ensure that the amplifier or head unit is set to the correct input or output for the subwoofer.

If the problem persists, you may need to consult the manual or contact customer support for further assistance.

How can I get the most out of my Pioneer TS-A2000LD2 subwoofer?

To get the most out of your Pioneer TS-A2000LD2 subwoofer, it is important to choose the proper enclosure and adjust the crossover settings to suit your preferences.

It’s also important to match the subwoofer’s power handling with the power output of your amplifier.

You should also ensure the subwoofer is placed in an optimal location within your vehicle.