Pioneer SW-8MK2 vs Yamaha YST-SW216

Pioneer SW-8MK2

Pioneer SW-8MK2 review

Aug 30, 2018

Recently I had the chance to test an amazing subwoofer, so I decided to write a Pioneer SW-8MK2 review. This subwoofer has a strong 100-watt internal amplifier that is specifically designed to delive...

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Yamaha YST-SW216

Yamaha YST-SW216 review

Apr 05, 2019

The Yamaha YST-SW216 is a great combination of modern technologies and Yamaha reliability. This is an amazing subwoofer that has everything you need. The venting ports help to avoid any resonance and...

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Product

Pioneer SW-8MK2
Yamaha YST-SW216

Model

SW-8MK2
YST-SW216

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Rating

4.0 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

420
381

General

Amplification type

active
active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

50
50

Maximal output power (RMS), W

100
100

Audio amplifier output power, W

100
50

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

80
100

Impedance, Ohm

8
12

Frequency response, Hz

38-150
25-180

Crossover frequency, Hz

31-125
40-140

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

8
10

Driver placement

down firing
front panel

Port placement

front panel
right panel

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

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

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

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

27 x 27 x 30/12.2 x 12.2 x 14.2
34 x 34 x 38.5/13.3 x 13.3 x 15.1

Weight, kg/pounds

9.3/20.2
11.2/24.7

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  • 9.4
  • 10.5
  • 9.4Pioneer SW-8MK2
  • 10.5Yamaha YST-SW216

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