BIC America F12 vs Pioneer SW-8MK2

Pioneer SW-8MK2 vs BIC America F12

Pioneer SW-8MK2 review

This is an active 8-inch subwoofer. The low-frequency output from this subwoofer is excellent, loud enough for medium-sized rooms. The nominal output power is small, only 50 watts. The SW-8MK2 is a perfect size, it sounds amazing, and the bass is solid.

Pioneer SW-8MK2 vs BIC America F12 has a better quality. You cannot make a mistake with the quality of Pioneer. The design looks great and very compact. The subwoofer has a strapless crossover that can be set from 40 to 150 Hz, which allows you to use a subwoofer with virtually any full-range speaker.

Pioneer SW-8MK2

BIC America F12 review

It has a 12-inch driver size. BIC America F12 real find for collectors and connoisseurs of beautiful sound. The sound is detailed and clear. There is ventilation BIC "Venturi" eliminates port noise. BIC America F12 has 150 watts power vs Pioneer SW-8MK2 has only 50 W.

The body is made of MDF board. It has a very nice metallic look. F12 weighs 9,2 kg. The F12 also has an adjustable crossover, volume control, automatic signal recognition, high-level inputs, as well as Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital / DTS inputs.

BIC America F12

Pioneer SW-8MK2 pros & cons

Pros

  • The design of the front glass makes it easy to find a suitable place for its adjustment
  • It sounds great and looks good

Cons

  • This low-frequency speaker was inaccurate during short bursts of sound effects.

BIC America F12 pros & cons

Pros

  • Impeccable crossover design with adjustable handle
  • The 180-degree phase switch

Cons

  • Heat up strongly under high load

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
BIC America F12
7.3
Pioneer SW-8MK2
6
8
8
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Common

Product

BIC America F12
Pioneer SW-8MK2

Model

F12
SW-8MK2

Brand

BIC America
Pioneer

Reviews

1676
599

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150
50

Maximal output power (RMS), W

475
100

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

90
80

Impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response, Hz

25-200
38-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-90
31-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
8

Driver placement

front panel
down firing

Port placement

back side
front panel

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
0

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
1

RCA outputs

0
0

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

XLR outputs (pair)

0
0

Speaker level output (pair)

2
0

Speaker level input (pair)

2
2

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

27.9 x 30.8 x 33/19 x 21 x 22
27 x 27 x 30/12.2 x 12.2 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

9.2/20
9.3/20.2
BIC America F12
Pioneer SW-8MK2
BIC America F12
Pioneer SW-8MK2

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6
  • 7.3BIC America F12
  • 6Pioneer SW-8MK2

The BIC America F12 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check BIC America F12 price