Aug 30, 2018
I was lucky enough to get a review of the subwoofer BIC America F12. A good model for home use from a well-known company in the United States. For more than 40 years of existence, BIC America has bec...Read More
If we compare their features, we will see some common ones, for example, both models are quite flexible since you can control phase, crossover, volume. It helps to blend a subwoofer with other speakers. Another useful function is the auto on/off feature that uses a signal that comes from a receiver or other device to control the subwoofer. Therefore, you should not turn in on/off manually. Both models have a solid construction that helps avoid resonance or vibration and provide you with crisp and clear sound. BIC also uses their own technologies to reduce any noises.
However, there are some differences, and one of the crucial ones is the power – 100 W Pioneer versus BIC that has 150 W continuous and 475 W dynamic peak. They differ in size as well, Pioneer is an 8-inch subwoofer, while BIC is a 12-inch one.
The main advantage of Pioneer SW-8MK2 is that it is customizable, and you can adjust different parameters, which makes it possible to blend with other speakers. The disadvantage of this model is that the amplifier may produce “buzzing” noise. It can be heard clearly when the device is in the standby mode.
The main advantage of BIC F12 is its high power. Plus it delivers clear sound due to using different technologies used during the designing and building stages (like covering terminals with gold). The disadvantage of this model is that it starts vibrating when you crank the volume up.
If you are about to choose between BIC F12 vs Pioneer SW-8MK2 then you should pay attention to the power output of these models. Pioneer would be a perfect option for small- or middle-sized rooms. It can give you nice bass sound without any distortion, while BIC is a good option for middle or large areas where you need some power. Nevertheless, you should not forget about the proper placement of a subwoofer. Do not ignore the price factor as well, since Pioneer is not as expensive as BIC.
It is an Andrew Jones designed model with an 8-inch long throw woofer that guarantees clear sound at low frequencies. This model has vented enclosure that can assure extended bass sound. The solid construction helps to avoid any resonance or shaking even at high volume.
This model is powered by a 12-inch throw woofer. It also has the BASH designed amplifier installed. The vent is designed using the BIC patented technology “Venturi”, that excludes any port noses. Gold-plated terminals also reduce the noise that may be caused by connectors.
The BIC America F12 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check BIC America F12 price