Dayton Audio SUB-1000L vs Pioneer SW-8MK2

Dayton Audio SUB-1000L vs Pioneer SW-8MK2: Sound Perfection and Versatility

Dayton Audio SUB-1000L vs Pioneer SW-8MK2

The Dayton Audio SUB-1000L vs Pioneer SW-8MK2 analogy allows seeing the nominal output power difference. The Dayton’s device has nominal output 100W power, while the Pioneer’s – only 50W. The first is supplemented by the floor stands and on-wall mounting brackets, and the second one is regarded as the only on-floor device (or it can be wall-mounted, using the user’s own tools).

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Features & Performance

The Pioneer SW-8MK2 vs Dayton Audio SUB-1000L sound quality collation demonstrates me the first device peculiarities. It offers me low thundering lows while retaining great frequency and not overpowering the lows and mids. The second model can boast with the excessive boom at high volumes and the sub-bass rolls off too quick. The SW-8MK2 has the 8 inches driver, so device greatly fits the small rooms, while the SUB-1000L (10 inches driver) is able to fill with sound even big apartments with lots of furniture.

Pioneer SW-8MK2 vs Dayton Audio SUB-1000L

Design

The Dayton Audio SUB-1000L versus Pioneer SW-8MK2 visual comparison shows that the Pioneer has a classic for most modern subwoofers design. Its LED light has to indicate whether the sub is in sleep mode (red) or being utilized (green), but sometimes the indicator doesn’t reflect the real picture. It can glow green while being in a sleep mode. The Dayton doesn’t have such a feature at all, but it looks completely different than the SUB-1000L due to the slimness and placing all the plugs and controllers below (the Pioneer has all these elements from the back side). Moreover, if I compare the SW-8MK2 and SUB-1000L weights, the first unit is lighter (20.2 pounds against 25.7 pounds).

Dayton Audio SUB-1000L Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The device can be a home theater part and produce very realistic sound.
  • The wall-mounted subwoofer fits very tight against the wall and such a position creates the surround sound effect.

Cons:

  • The instruction manual contains not enough information for normal installation. I have to search for the answers online.
  • The auto switch kicks off when a powerful bass signal appears. Then it turns off in a few seconds.

Pioneer SW-8MK2 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • It can be adapted to any furniture. The sub sounds very crisp, rhythmical, and musical.
  • The sound becomes even better when using RCA plugs instead of customary speaker cables.

Cons:

  • Some hard-rock songs are followed by the scratching sound and the reason for is definitely not the recording quality.
  • The device becomes very hot while testing.

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Common

Product

Dayton Audio SUB-1000L
Pioneer SW-8MK2

Model

SUB-1000L
SW-8MK2

Brand

Dayton Audio
Pioneer

Rating

3.5 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

20
420

General

Amplification type

active
active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

100
50

Maximal output power (RMS), W

100
100

Audio amplifier output power, W

100
100

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

85
80

Impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response, Hz

32-140
38-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-140
31-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

10
8

Driver placement

down firing
down firing

Port placement

down firing
front panel

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
1

RCA outputs

XLR inputs (pair)

XLR outputs (pair)

Wireless

Bi-amp

Speaker outputs (pair)

2
2

Speaker inputs (pair)

2

Controls

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

Material

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black
black

Enclosure type

vented
vented

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

69.6 x 43.2 x 23/27 x 17.1 x 9
27 x 27 x 30/12.2 x 12.2 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

11.6/25.7
9.3/20.2

Subwoofers HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 11.4
  • 7.3Dayton Audio SUB-1000L
  • 11.4Pioneer SW-8MK2

The Pioneer SW-8MK2 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Pioneer SW-8MK2 price