AD-S28Tw Subwoofer - Batts Audio, Video and Lighting

AD-S28Tw Subwoofer

QSC Audio, Inc.

The AcousticDesign Series of installation loudspeaker products from QSC expands with the new AD-S28Tw surface mount subwoofer system. Designed to supplement audio systems by adding low-frequency extension, the new AD-S28Tw is acoustically matched to the entire AD Series. Rated for 250 watts continuous power handling and able to take up to 700 watt peaks, the AD-S28Tw is a great complement to any of the ceiling-mount or surface-mount AD Series models. 

The dual 8" woofers are equipped with polypropylene cones for protection in humid environments. The bandpass enclosure features two chambers. One chamber is completely sealed, while the other chamber features a large port. The bandpass design allows for tight precise bass with extension down to 36 Hz. This highly efficient design produces a 1W at 1m sensitivity of 94 dB SPL. The AD-S28Tw has a built-in passive low-pass filter set at 120 Hz. 

The marine grade plywood enclosure is built to the highest standard to provide exceptional resistance to high humidity. The zinc-plated steel grille has a black foam backing, molded ABS endcaps and a rotatable logo. On the rear of the enclosure is the input cup with a hinged door to conceal the controls and input connections. Input and output nickel plated screw terminals accept wiring from 18 AWG (1.02 mm) to 12 AWG (2.053 mm). Two rotary switches can be found in the input cup. One switch selects between the 70V / 100V transformer taps, while the other switch enables or disables the internal passive low-pass filter. 

The AD-S28Tw can be deployed in a number of ways. With the included rubber feet attached, the subwoofer can be floor or shelf-standing. Suspended installation is available with either the included forged-shoulder eyebolts and accessories or the included steel yoke.

  • Dual 8" polypropylene cone woofers
  • Large port area for extended low-frequency performance
  • Dual chamber ported bandpass cabinet
  • Defeatable passive 120 Hz low-pass filter with impedance compensation
  • 250 watts continuous power handling, 700 watts peak
  • 70/100 V multitap transformer with 8 ohm bypass
  • Yoke mount and flying hardware included
  • Marine grade plywood construction

Package Includes:
  • 1 qty. AD-S28Tw loudspeaker
  • 1 qty. Yoke mount
  • 1 qty. Suspension hardware kit
  • 1 qty. Grille backing cloth 

Configuration Surface mount bandpass subwoofer, ported
Low-frequency Transducer Dual 8" (200 mm) weather resistant, polypropylene cone woofers, rubber surround
Frequency Range 1
  Frequency Response (-6 dB)
  Useable Frequency Range (-10 dB)

42 Hz – 165 Hz
36 Hz – 205 Hz
Filter 120 Hz low-pass, passive, bypassable
Maximum Output 2
  Calculated Peak / Continuous Output
  2pi (half space)
  4pi (full space)

124 dB SPL / 118 dB SPL
118 dB SPL / 112 dB SPL
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Power Rating
RMS Power Handling3
Recommended Max Amp Power

250 W (2 hours IEC)
500 W RMS
Sensitivity 94 dB, 2.83 V, 1 m, half space (2pi)
Type Custom low distortion laminated core, wide bandwidth design
Taps 70V: 200, 100, 50, 25 W / 100V: 200, 100, 50 W / 8 ohms selected by switch
Material Marine grade plywood, ABS, steel grille
Environmental Exceeds Mil Spec 810 for humidity, salt spray and dust; IEC 60529 IP-X4 splash rating
Finish Textured black paint
Grille Painted steel
Connectors 4 position barrier strip; 2 in / 2 out
Mounting Hardware Black powder coated steel yoke with attachment hardware
Black zinc coated forged shoulder steel M6 eyebolts
Black powder coated steel shear plates with attachment hardware
Black rubber feet with integral threaded bolt
Weight 43 lb (19.5 kg) / 55 lb (25 kg)

Collections: All Vendors, Audio/Video, QSC Audio

Category: Subwoofers

Type: Speakers