Product Comparison: Kenwood KSC-PSW8 vs Kenwood KSC-SW11

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General Specifications
About the Product
The compact active subwoofer KSC-PSW8 can be easily installed in the vehicle interior thanks to its particularly small dimensions. The low height allows for installation in many vehicles, for example, even under a seat.
The Kenwood KSC-SW11 is a compact low profile powered subwoofer system that can be added under car seat, in tight spaces or just in your trunk.
Key Specs
Driver Diameter
8 in.
8.25 in.
Power RMS
250 watts
150 watts
22 ohms
Size & Weight
2.9 in.
2.76 in.
13.8 in.
11.02 in.
9.4 in.
7.48 in.
9.9 lbs.
6.17 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Kenwood KSC-PSW8 Compact Active Subwoofer Black
  • Small size, fit under front passenger seat, like that.
  • Great power, great size. I don't have much storage space in my '15 wrangler 2 door. But this size perfect.
  • This is my 2nd unit. Beautiful design and good size.
  • Sound really nice, weight and size perfect for my car. I recommend.
  • I wasn't expecting a huge amount of punch out of a small unit like this and I'm still disappointed.
Amplifier Class
Max. Frequency Response
150 Hz
150 Hz
Min. Frequency Response
35 Hz
35 Hz
81 dB
Peak Power
250 watts
150 watts
What customers say about "Audio"
Kenwood KSC-PSW8 Compact Active Subwoofer Black
  • Sound really nice, enough punch for my taste and I still have room to add more bass if I want to.
  • Make every song sound great and you can feel it in the seat big time.
  • If you are installing it with a factory radio make sure to also get a RCA converter for easy install. It sounds great!
  • Great sound. Small package. For an 8 Inch Sub it sounds awesome. Really gives a big punch.
  • I installed this on my new Nissan Terra but find the sound now much improved but the bass is loud but very noisy.
Volume, Frequency, Phase switch
Frequency, Volume, Phase switch
Automatic switch-on, Distortion-free playback, Die-cast aluminium frame
Die-cast aluminium frame, Noise-less sound, Wired remote control
What customers say about "Features"
Kenwood KSC-PSW8 Compact Active Subwoofer Black
  • Remote to control the frequency (Crossover), gain, and phase (180 or normal). This remote control is perfect.
  • The remote is great allows for adjustment of the gain (volume), frequency and phase.
  • The bass gets good, even at moderate volume. I recommend this.
  • But I really would like a little more Bass Volume out of a subwoofer.
  • My $40 6x9s have more bass and volume. Could not tell built in amp was working. Not worth the money.
Remote control, Speaker Level Input
Speaker Level Input, Remote control
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Kenwood KSC-PSW8 Compact Active Subwoofer Black
  • Simple connection, 2 plugs, that's it. Very easy.
  • Sound really nice, enough punch for my taste and I still have room to add more bass if I want to because connection system is good.
  • When connected to the sub out there is quite a few settings to do on the head unit but worth setting up fully. Would recommend.
  • Got these to replace existing Kenwood self powered subs I got back in 2007, cool design, power sound, simple connection.
  • The remote turn on wire is also long, but it doesn't have plug to disconnect it, so for this, either you use the whole wire.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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