Audioengine S8 vs Pioneer SW-8

S8 vs SW-8 comparison chart

Overall
Audioengine S8
7
Pioneer SW-8
6
8
8

Audioengine S8 vs Pioneer SW-8 review

Audioengine S8
vs
Pioneer SW-8

Here we show you the best comparison of Audioengine S8 vs Pioneer SW-8 subwoofers. S8 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 vs 6 out of 10 for SW-8.

Advantages Audioengine S8 over Pioneer SW-8

  • Maximum peak power: 250W vs 100W (RMS)
  • Better low limit of frequency response: 27Hz vs 38Hz
  • Better high limit of frequency response: 180Hz vs 150Hz

Common strengths

  • Vented boxes
  • Equal driver size 8"
  • Phase control
  • Low-pass filter
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Rating 5 5
Audioengine S8

May 14, 2020

Audioengine S8 was created specifically to add true, dense, even bass to your active speaker system! Its design is top-notch and it owns all the necessary connectivity items. Let’s proceed to t...

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Pioneer SW-8

May 15, 2020

Designed by Pioneer’s Chief Speaker Engineer, internationally renowned Andrew Jones, this subwoofer comes with a remarkable pedigree of over 70 years of Pioneer audio heritage and industry firs...

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Common

Product

Audioengine S8
Pioneer SW-8

Model

S8
SW-8

Brand

Audioengine
Pioneer

Reviews

267
95

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150

Maximal output power (RMS), W

250
100

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

88

Impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response, Hz

27-180
38-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

50-130
40-150

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

8
8

Driver placement

down firing
down firing

Port placement

front panel
front panel

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
0

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
1

RCA outputs

1
0

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

XLR outputs (pair)

0
0

Speaker level output (pair)

0
0

Speaker level input (pair)

0
2

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black, white
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D), cm/in

33.2 x 28.1 x 33.2/13.1 x 11.1 x 13.2
30.7 x 35.8 x 30.7 /12.1 x 14.1 x 12.1

Weight, kg/pounds

12.7/28.1
9.2/20.4

Other

Release year

2008
2011
Audioengine S8
Pioneer SW-8
Audioengine S8
Pioneer SW-8

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6
  • 7Audioengine S8
  • 6Pioneer SW-8