Review: Polk Audio PSW10 10" Powered Subwoofer - Featuring High Current Amp and Low-Pass Filter | Up to 100 Watts | Big Bass at a Great Value | Easy integration Home Theater Systems and more electronics reviews Saturday, Febr

Review: Polk Audio PSW10 10

Here are several home audio products. From the Polk Audio PSW10 10 to the Klipsch R and the Polk Audio PSW505 12 this investigation takes a look at some of the best home audio products around.

The Majority of the listings below get well above average reviews. For example Chad say's of the Polk Audio PSW10 10: Great sub for the money has good bass. Made out of solid materials. Expect this quality out of Polk Audio.. -- Reviewer PingZings mentions the Klipsch R, This sucker is like a mini earthquake. Geez, I use 2 subs in my theatre. I bought one to hear the difference between my Polk 10. It’s ridiculous. The problem I have now is, do I really want a second Klipsch 10” sub? Man o man. Buy one, trust me. Whoa. -- And C. Smith loves the Polk Audio PSW505 12: This sub woofer is amazing! I have it hooked to an 800 watt Sony Home Theater receiver. This thing will actually shake the house!!! Movie sound tracks and special effects can be heard AND felt!! I love it.

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

Polk Audio PSW10 10:

  • Great Sub: Great sub for the money has good bass. Made out of solid materials. Expect this quality...
  • 10 Stars! But It!: I now have 3 of these PSW's in my home. Great product....Great value!
  • Work very well: I am very happy with the performance of the subwoofer which was clearly missing from my...
  • deep bass: happy with my purchase great item at a great price nice deep bass
  • Rattle the windows!: Using this sub with two Bose desktop speakers. Whst can I say? This thing is AWESOME!!...


Klipsch R:
  • More than I expected, MUCH more. Wow.: This sucker is like a mini earthquake. Geez, I use 2 subs in my theatre. I...
  • Nice deep bass: Very nice deep but not booming bass
  • Best of the best!: This is my third Klipsch sub and they continue to impress.
  • Klipsch is the best: I have the whole Klipsch surround speaker system. They rock. Money well spent.
  • Love it: My first time using a subwoofer. It really makes the sounds more full and deep.I don’t...


Polk Audio PSW505 12:
  • Your Neighbors Will Hear The Bass!!: This sub woofer is amazing! I have it hooked to an 800 watt Sony Home...
  • What happened: I love this sub. But why did the price go up so much? I bought mine...
  • This is the best subwoofer ever, kills any infinity product, will blow your roof off..: Love the power
  • Polk audio subwoofer: Great sound.
  • Great sounding powered subwoofer, what deep bass.: Love its construction and sound is awesome. I bought this powered subwoofer to replace one that...


Acoustic Audio PSW:
  • You got to love Acoustic Audio: I added this sub to my 5.1.2 surround system and with only halfway volume, my room...
  • Good compact subwoofer!: Good compact subwoofer for small apartment.
  • This thing rocks: Mother of god, I went from no bass at all in my speaker setup to installing...
  • Really great subwoofer for the money: I've had this subwoofer connected for about 10 months now. It's plenty powerful, its sound is...
  • Great compact sub for small spaces!: I am likely in a very small subset of music lovers to utilize this powered sub...

Polk Audio PSW10 10" Powered Subwoofer - Featuring High Current Amp and Low-Pass Filter | Up to 100 Watts | Big Bass at a Great Value | Easy integration Home Theater Systems

Category

electronics, home audio

Price

$89.99

SKU:

B0002KVQBA

Product Rating

4.6 / 5

  • POWERED SUBWOOFER FOR EXTRA BASS & PUNCH - A 10-inch Dynamic Balance woofer & a uniquely configured directed port provides accurate bass with added depth that brings your music and movies alive. A perfect solution for your small-to-mid size room
  • LOUDER CLEARER SOUND EVEN AT HIGH VOLUME - Enjoy a thrilling yet balanced music experience with rich, deep sound, even at low frequencies. BLENDS EASILY WITH ANY SPEAKER and plays the most demanding nodes effortlessly without any distortion. PSW Series subwoofers blend perfectly with systems composed of other Polk loudspeakers, especially TSi, RM and R/T/M Series speakers
  • DOUBLE THE AMPLIFIER POWER TO 100 Watts of Dynamic Power with its in-built 50-watt RMS amp. Sophisticated engineering with best in class resonance-free driver materials make this sub highly durable and FIT FOR EXTENDED USE
  • EASY TO INTEGRATE WITH EXISTING SYSTEMS - Hook up this sub to the receiver and upgrade your music sound instantly! Features continuously variable 80-160 Hz crossover and 40-160 Hz (-3dB) frequency response
  • A sleek detachable grille on the front, speaker and line-level inputs as well as speaker-level outputs on the back, and a Phase Toggle Switch for a multiple subwoofers, make this sub cohesive and complete

Great Sub By:
Great sub for the money has good bass. Made out of solid materials. Expect this quality out of Polk Audio.
10 Stars! But It! By:
I now have 3 of these PSW's in my home. Great product....Great value!
Work very well By:
I am very happy with the performance of the subwoofer which was clearly missing from my speaker setup. It was a nice price and arrived in good packaging. Very happy.
deep bass By:
happy with my purchase great item at a great price nice deep bass
Rattle the windows! By:
Using this sub with two Bose desktop speakers. Whst can I say? This thing is AWESOME!!
Sound is NUTS! By:
This thing bangs! Only complaint is that when you turn it up the force of the sub's air pressure can force the speaker cover off! LOL. Good problem to have, me thinks.
Great deal By:
Can’t beat it at this price.
Good sound, good price By:
If you want to fill the room with depth and lows at a good price, buy now. This unit works well with my Pioneer receiver and brings the bass capably whether the receiver is set to radio, t.v., or computer. The cabinet looks good. Very satisfied so far.

Klipsch R-120SW Subwoofer

Category

electronics, home audio

Price

$359.96

SKU:

B07FK2WNW4

Product Rating

4.9 / 5

  • 12" High excursion spun-copper imp woofer
  • 29Hz - 120Hz +/- 3dB
  • 400 watt
  • Max acoustic output 116dB
  • Bass-reflex via rear firing port.AMPLIFIER POWER (CONT/PEAK):200W/400W

More than I expected, MUCH more. Wow. By:
This sucker is like a mini earthquake. Geez, I use 2 subs in my theatre. I bought one to hear the difference between my Polk 10. It’s ridiculous. The problem I have now is, do I really want a second Klipsch 10” sub? Man o man. Buy one, trust me. Whoa.
Nice deep bass By:
Very nice deep but not booming bass
Best of the best! By:
This is my third Klipsch sub and they continue to impress.
Klipsch is the best By:
I have the whole Klipsch surround speaker system. They rock. Money well spent.
Love it By:
My first time using a subwoofer. It really makes the sounds more full and deep.I don’t know how others sound like. But I’m pretty satisfy with it.
Very Good By:
Very good [email protected]!!
Good Speakers By:
Good Speakers i will give them a 10
You will feel the power By:
Plug and play. This really brought my theater to life. I had no motivation to use the theater instead of the regular TV in another room until I put this thing in. Now it’s all I want to do. It really sounds balanced and perfect with my set up.

Polk Audio PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer - High Precision Bass with Extreme Power & Wide Soundstage | Up to 460 Watts | Big Bass at a Great Value

Category

electronics, home audio

Price

$200.00

SKU:

B000092TT0

Product Rating

4.3 / 5

  • HEART-THUMPING MUSIC WITH DEEP, POWERFUL BASS – Polk's 12-inch Dynamic Balance Woofer sounds better because it is built better. Make your movies, music & sports experience thrilling
  • ACCURATE SOUND REPRODUCTIONS - Be it delicate, melodious string music or solid blasts and booms from bombs and bullets, this subwoofer picks the subtleties between different kinds of sound correctly and reproduces them with absolute perfection
  • DRIVEN BY IMMENSE 460 WATT POWER, the PSW505 gives HIGH PERFORMANCE IMPACTFUL SOUND WITHOUT ANY DISTORTION. While it blends with any speaker, it works best with Polk's Signature Series Speakers. Highly recommended for your home theater
  • VERSATILE & FULLY LOADED – the front grille is detachable, and the back has a magnetically shielded LFE-input for noisy signal aversion, line- & speaker-level inputs and outputs, and a Phase Toggle Switch designed for running multiple subwoofers
  • EASY TO INTEGRATE WITH EXISTING SYSTEMS - Hook up this sub to the receiver and upgrade your music sound instantly! Features continuously variable 60-120 Hz crossover and 25-125 Hz frequency response

Your Neighbors Will Hear The Bass!! By:
This sub woofer is amazing! I have it hooked to an 800 watt Sony Home Theater receiver. This thing will actually shake the house!!! Movie sound tracks and special effects can be heard AND felt!! I love it.
What happened By:
I love this sub. But why did the price go up so much? I bought mine for about for 240 dollars!
This is the best subwoofer ever, kills any infinity product, will blow your roof off.. By:
Love the power
Polk audio subwoofer By:
Great sound.
Great sounding powered subwoofer, what deep bass. By:
Love its construction and sound is awesome. I bought this powered subwoofer to replace one that wore out, a different brand. This is so much better made, the raw speaker is strongly made.
Medium sized room, massive sound By:
This thing kills in a medium sized room with a 7.1 system. All the dials set to around 40%
Beautiful sound By:
Beautiful sound with deep base and great depth. Nice black wood finish.

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

Category

electronics, home audio

Price

$96.43

SKU:

B002AT94HE

Product Rating

4.0 / 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

You got to love Acoustic Audio By:
I added this sub to my 5.1.2 surround system and with only halfway volume, my room was rumbling with base. I love my movie night at home now instead of going to movie theater. Thank you very much Acoustic Audio.
Good compact subwoofer! By:
Good compact subwoofer for small apartment.
This thing rocks By:
Mother of god, I went from no bass at all in my speaker setup to installing this thing and realizing that I have been missing the "BASS" for far too long. Enjoy!
Really great subwoofer for the money By:
I've had this subwoofer connected for about 10 months now. It's plenty powerful, its sound is sharp and clear, and it's a great addition to my home stereo theater.
Great compact sub for small spaces! By:
I am likely in a very small subset of music lovers to utilize this powered sub under my kitchen sink, in the cabinet, to round out my in-ceiling speakers (monoprice). This, the 8” model, and the 6” model also, were 2 of perhaps 4 subwoofers I was able to find that would be able to fit in the confined space. The Acoustic Audio fit my needs with pass-through speaker line option that powers off the sub when not in use, which is important so I am not required to have to crawl under the sink to power it on and off. I’m very impressed with the low frequencies this thing puts out. It puts out more than enough volume for my needs in the kitchen and was easy to tweak it’s settings to play nice with my in-ceiling speakers. It’s great that it is down firing because it keeps the actual speaker more protected from accidental damage from all the odds and ends and cleaners etc, under the cabinet. Furthermore I personally can’t even hear a difference when the cabinet doors are opened or closed (which is what I was hoping). Materials seem spot on and the unit is nicely put together and solid. I wouldn’t use the 8” for my home theater surround sound (though I would definitely consider checking out this company’s larger offerings), but for my application, this model is a resounding winner! My kitchen rocks out with authority! :)
Do not hesitate, this is a fantastic sub for the price By:
This sub is fantastic for the money, absolutely surpasses most every other sub I have heard for anywhere near the money. Admittedly no bells and whistles as far as equalizer, piano finish, or remote... but come on for this price, I am blown away by the low frequencies.I only wish I could have shipped the 15", but I live overseas and could only get the 12" delivered with prime. Don't worry it is a 120v/60hz powered unit, I use a transformer for it at my location.
Impressive for small subwoofer By:
Very impressed on the bass delivery of this small subwoofer
Good buy By:
Good value. Hooked it up to Panasonic home theater sound system and it gives out a great background base sound.