Review: Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black) plus a couple more electronics reviews Sunday, December 23, 2018

Review: Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black) plus a couple more electronics reviews Sunday, December 23, 2018

Here are several home audio items. From the Polk Audio PSW10 10 to the Klipsch Reference R and the Yamaha NS this review covers some of the best home audio products around.

Most of the listings below get very good reviews. For example Dozer say's of the Polk Audio PSW10 10: Always been a fan of Polk Audio my original system was a Yamaha receiver with 5.1 surround sound Polk Audio speakers bought a new Sony 4K AV receiver and had to buy a new sub because the old one finally went out after 15 years. -- Reviewer MICHAEL A JIRIK mentions the Klipsch Reference R, Wonderful subwoofer, especially for the price. I use it in a large family room with a vaulted ceiling. It gives me all the bass I would ever want. -- And Steve C. loves the Yamaha NS: perfect bass for my set up.

The quick summary of what is being said about each product is as follows:

Polk Audio PSW10 10:

  • Great Sound adjustable volume and Hertz also has a on-off or auto function: Always been a fan of Polk Audio my original system was a Yamaha receiver with 5.1...
  • Good sound: First home theater sub I ever bought. I am a car audio guy. For only 50...
  • Break it in, Chip.: This isn't part of my home theater, it's in the coat closet next to my kitchen....
  • Good bass for my room: Love the bass box
  • Great subwofer: I bought two to make a 7.2 av system. They sound great! Great lows !


Klipsch Reference R:
  • All the bass you will ever need: Wonderful subwoofer, especially for the price. I use it in a large family room with a...
  • Quality #1: Easy to setup, great sound!
  • Clean distortion free bass!! adjustable volume and at 300 watt very loud if you want them to be.: Love these subs. Very clean bass. Great for movies. They sound better than my cerwin vega...
  • Pretty sure my neighbors hate me...: Awesome. Way better than my previous 'came with the receiver' sub. It's not just...
  • Outstanding: Very pleased with the sound quality.


Yamaha NS:
  • great sound: perfect bass for my set up.
  • Great value for the money: Connected to my Yamaha AST1080 and sounds awesome with the Yamaha sub
  • Awesome: This subwoofer sounds awesome!! I love it. It was so reasonable in price....
  • Pleasantly Surprised: Based on the price, though I knew Yamaha had a great reputation; I was surprised by...
  • Great Sound: Love my Yamaha subwoofer


Acoustic Audio PSW:
  • Acoustic Audio PSW-6: Great subwoofer! i have never had a down firing subwoofer but i got to tell its...
  • GREAT for Digital Pianos!: Hooked this sub-woofer up to my AUX OUT on my piano and it delivers great deep...
  • Great compliment to our surround system: Great sound!
  • Great: Great
  • Speedy promised delivery.: Speaker was delivered a day earlier and works great.

Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black)

Category

electronics, home audio

Price

$89.99

SKU:

B0002KVQBA

Product Rating

4.6 / 5

  • Single 10-inch subwoofer in black with built-in high-current amplifier for big bass
  • Equipped with one 10-inch polymer-composite dynamic-balance cone driver. Line- and speaker-level inputs and speaker level outputs allow easy connection to any system
  • Laser-based Klippel measurement technology for improved linearity and deep, precise sound. Low-Pass Crossover Frequency : 80-160 Hz
  • Non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with 0.75-inch-thick baffles and internal bracing. Amplifier Continuous Power - 50 watts.Amplifier Dynamic Power - 100 watts
  • Measures 14 by 14.38 by 16.12 inches (WxHxD)
  • Polk Audio loudspeakers and subwoofers are capable of playing at extremely high volume levels. You should limit prolonged exposure to volumes that exceed 85 decibels(dB)

Great Sound adjustable volume and Hertz also has a on-off or auto function By:
Always been a fan of Polk Audio my original system was a Yamaha receiver with 5.1 surround sound Polk Audio speakers bought a new Sony 4K AV receiver and had to buy a new sub because the old one finally went out after 15 years
Good sound By:
First home theater sub I ever bought. I am a car audio guy. For only 50 watts it put out bass that will shake your house. I'll probably upgrade into a 300 watt sub in the next 3 years or so. This one will do for now as a starter.
Break it in, Chip. By:
This isn't part of my home theater, it's in the coat closet next to my kitchen. Hey, I like to listen to music when I cook! As others have said it has a steep break-in curve. With sporadic use it took a while, but I've found myself turning it down a little at a time. Works great for my totally overkill application! Not giving up my Definitive Supercube in the theater room though ;)
Good bass for my room By:
Love the bass box
Great subwofer By:
I bought two to make a 7.2 av system. They sound great! Great lows !
Good for what they are!!!! By:
Great for the price!! I have five in my movie room.. they work just fine.
price was great By:
the sound unbelievable
Eceeded my expectations this thing bangs!! By:
It says its rated max 100 watts its way more than that!Sounds great!Very happy would recommend to any audio enthusiast ! Great value!
Well made By:
So far it's held up well. I play my movies loud. Lasted beyond the (name brand) that came with the stereo
Buy them By:
I love this subwoofer I bought 2 because they said 50 Watts but once I connected just one ohhhhh my God this subwoofer is the truth believe me I'm a real sound man from the old school and I'm thinking about buying another one for this price it's a steal I still can't believe how great they sound I can hear them from my parking lot the bass Is just ridiculous loud

Klipsch Reference R-10SW 10" 300w Powered Subwoofer (Black)

Category

electronics, home audio

Price

$199.00

SKU:

B00MH42BBI

Product Rating

4.7 / 5

  • Powerful 10" copper-spun front-firing woofer
  • All-digital amplifier delivers 300 watts of dynamic power
  • Equally impressive with music and movies
  • Low pass crossover and phase control,Dimensions:14(H) x 12.5(W) x 15.7(D) Inches
  • Line/LFE inputs for compatibility with most receivers

All the bass you will ever need By:
Wonderful subwoofer, especially for the price. I use it in a large family room with a vaulted ceiling. It gives me all the bass I would ever want.
Quality #1 By:
Easy to setup, great sound!
Clean distortion free bass!! adjustable volume and at 300 watt very loud if you want them to be. By:
Love these subs. Very clean bass. Great for movies. They sound better than my cerwin vega I used to be so proud of. I have them under my rs8000 klipsch floor standing speakers in the front for the bottom end. It makes them sound like $5000 dollar speakers to me by adding these subs underneath them.
Pretty sure my neighbors hate me... By:
Awesome. Way better than my previous 'came with the receiver' sub. It's not just loud, it's loud and accurate.
Outstanding By:
Very pleased with the sound quality.
Klipsch is the best By:
Sounds great, great quality for the price!!
It works great By:
It looks nice, it's built solid and it sounds great. I wish the two adjustable pots for frequency and volume were in front, but that's not really an issue.
WHAT...? YEAH WORKS GREAT! By:
I meant to buy the 12" but some how clicked the 10" not disappointed. I have to make sure the wine glasses in the wine racks aren't touching two rooms away. Ting ting ting!
Got that bass? By:
this sub was a game changer in how I was listening to TV/Music in my family room. mid to deep bass on this bad boy, I love it. Get one and you'll love it too.
Nothing to deny its quality. By:
It is works perfectly with my Bose 301 V.

Yamaha NS-SW100BL 10" 100W Powered Subwoofer  Black

Category

electronics, home audio

Price

$192.99

SKU:

B0774KV6YT

Product Rating

4.4 / 5

  • 10" Cone woofer
  • Dynamic power: 100W
  • Frequency response: 25 to 180 Hz
  • Advanced YST II Technology

great sound By:
perfect bass for my set up.
Great value for the money By:
Connected to my Yamaha AST1080 and sounds awesome with the Yamaha sub
Awesome By:
This subwoofer sounds awesome!! I love it. It was so reasonable in price. I highly recommend it. Sound is fabulous and so easy to hook up.
Pleasantly Surprised By:
Based on the price, though I knew Yamaha had a great reputation; I was surprised by the quality, weight, fit and finish was similar to the subwoofer I replaced. A much higher priced unit that lasted 2.5 years with very limited use...
Great Sound By:
Love my Yamaha subwoofer
Thundering. By:
Added to my viso sound bar and wow. My house rumbles when watching tv. And movies are amazing. Sci-fi movies are amazing. Even just regular tv shows are enhanced. You will have to adjust the level on back after a couple of days cause I had mine to high and was thundering over people talking lol. I set mine at 6 to 7 and right now seems good. Star Trek and Star Wars are great to hear ships rumble.
Nice little sub By:
Puts out good bass. Smaller than my previous 10".
Lots of Bass By:
This thing shakes our den. It’s like being at the theater. Highly recommended.
Use at half volume By:
Puts out good deep bass
Good Quality By:
Great product!!!!

Acoustic Audio PSW-8 300 Watt 8-Inch Down Firing Powered Subwoofer (Black)

Category

electronics, home audio

Price

$97.59

SKU:

B002AT94HE

Product Rating

4.1 / 5

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  • Acoustic Audio PSW-8 Specialty Series home theater powered subwoofer, 300 watts peak power, frequency response is 26Hz-250Hz, efficiency is 97dB, 8ohm impedance
  • Built in digital drive high efficiency amplifier, 8” down firing long throw subwoofer, high rigidity PVA treated cone, adjustable independent gain control
  • Low level and speaker level inputs and outputs, variable low pass frequency crossover control, signal sensing auto shut off function, phase control switch, bottom slotted bass port
  • Black ash high density MDF enclosure with advanced RFL bass reflex design, product dimensions (H x W x D) 12.4" × 9.4" × 10.2", designed and engineered In the USA
  • Use for in wall or in ceiling home entertainment, home theater systems, surround sound systems and multiple room systems

Acoustic Audio PSW-6 By:
Great subwoofer! i have never had a down firing subwoofer but i got to tell its awesome! and the size is perfect, i just wish it had a grill. I would recommend!
GREAT for Digital Pianos! By:
Hooked this sub-woofer up to my AUX OUT on my piano and it delivers great deep bass that the installed speakers can't produce for the lower register keys. Makes it sound more like an acoustic piano in those lower ranges. Must have and use piano's Aux Output ... if you connect to headphone jack your on-board speakers won't work.Much heavier than I expected, which is a good thing for speakers. Speaker cabinet look great and not like a cheap black plastic case.
Great compliment to our surround system By:
Great sound!
Great By:
Great
Speedy promised delivery. By:
Speaker was delivered a day earlier and works great.
great for a small room By:
i love how loud it is, great for home theater. (small room 15X15)
It fills bottom of sound spectrum By:
It works well
Deep, heavy bass without being overbearing... By:
The design of this woofer is different than my previous subs in that the speaker is on the bottom of the unit, facing directly down towards the floor. This design does seem to make the low frequencies ''spread'' further out across the room it's set up in. Great value for the price too!
I was surprised how much it pushed. By:
When this arrived it came in a huge box. However once I unpacked it, it was quite small in size. Which led me to wonder just how much sound I would actually get out of it. Initially I was not impressed. I had a Polk 10" & it sounded great. I had to make some changes on the receiver to send a bit more power to the unit & booyah. Now It gives me what I had hoped for.
Good bass sound By:
This worked to replace an older subwoofer. Makes movies sound great. Doesn't over power the room.