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Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

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  • 23Hz-160Hz
  • Power Output: 300 watts Continuous Average Output
  • Dynamic Power Output: 460 watts

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Polk Audio 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Explosive Performance for Movies and Music

Have a big room? Have the need for big, life-like bass impact? Then the PSW505 is the subwoofer for you. More than a mere brute, the PSW505 is equally at home reproducing all the subtle nuance of a plucked string bass as it is belting out a rocker's roar. Full-featured and over-powered, the PSW505 will rock your world and tick off your neighbors.

PSW505 Features

  • Real wood veneer finish
  • Slot Load Venting improves bass response. The wide, long Slot Load Vent dramatically lessens turbulence, noise and distortion, pouring out a tidal wave of precise, thunderous bass!
  • Polk subs sound better because they're built better. Rock-solid MDF construction (including a 1-inch thick front baffle) suppresses enclosure panel resonance for distortion-free, accurate response.
  • Big 12-inch Long Throw Driver for longer excursion and better linearity.
  • Huge Hi-Roll Surrounds that support their longer excursion.
  • Most powered subwoofers are good for just gut-rumble and boom. Polk understands that you listen to music too so our subs are tight, precise and accurate.
  • High current 300-Watt Continuous (460-Watt Dynamic) power amplifier.
  • Adjustable low pass crossover, phase switch and volume control allows perfect blending with any main speaker.
  • Auto on/off circuit that automatically turns your subwoofer on when it senses a program signal. When no signal is present, the amplifier turns off within 15 minutes
  • Unfiltered LFE input for use with low pass filtered subwoofer output jacks
  • Pro-grade 5-way binding posts speaker inputs and outputs.
  • Magnetically shielded for safe, flexible placement next to a TV or video monitor.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2016 9:42:46 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat sub

Pros: Great subwoofer! I've tried out many different subwoofer and the psw505 was by far the best. It sounds much better than the speakers that are twice the price. My set up is a 3.1 (for now). I am running 2 wharfedale diamond 8.4 towers and a wharfedale 10.cc center channel, all powered my a denon avr-x3100w reciever. My diamond 8.4 towers are full range and have no problem hitting low tones. So when shopping for a sub, I was looking for a speaker that would complement my 8.4's. Psw505 was exactly what I was looking for in a sub.

Cons: There are only 2 things I feel work against the psw505. First is the size. The cabinet is huge. The other issue I had with it is the power amp stopped working about a year after I bought it. I contacted polk and they sent me a new amp covered by warranty with no questions asked. Which was great that they held true to their warranty, but it was an inconvenience.

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  • Charles D.
  • 1/25/2016 6:24:16 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Product - Easy Setup

Pros: Excellent inexpensive sub - good bottom end and sufficient power for normal movies.

Cons: Unfortunate longevity problems. It developed an annoying noise this weekend. Purchased 10/2014 - Died 01/2016. About 16 months of useful service. I suppose that the breakpoint on the price.

Other Thoughts: Yes I would recommend this product as a stopgap or interim piece
I did order another to replace it... Can't beat the price

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  • Glen W.
  • 1/18/2016 5:20:50 PM

5 out of 5 eggsEasy Set-up Great Sound Clean response!!!!

Pros: Well made speaker. Easy connection. The sound is tight. Not a booming sound as some sub-woofers give. You don't need to max out the volume to get a clear bass line. I have listen to R&B, Jazz, Classical, Indie, and Alternative music with the Polk PSW 505 sub. The sub-woofer can and does handle all of the sounds well. The bass is not over powering and sounds very well with movies... I own a Onkyo and Yamaha receiver I have connected the sub to both. The PSW 505 sub-woofer sounds great.... You won't regret the buy....

Cons: The are no cons. The sub-woofer meets all of my needs.

Other Thoughts: I would and have recommend this sub-woofer to friends and family....

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/16/2016 9:48:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat sub for great price

Pros: This sub sounds amazing in comparison to my old polk 10" PSW110. The PSW110 blew, so I bought this as a replacement. No problems so far and my movies sounds amazing.

Cons: I have no cons with the product. The shipping company that NewEgg used (OnTrac), delivered this item with a huge hole in the carboard box and small hole in the screen cover and a small dent in the sub-woofer box. Not happy at all with the shipping service provided by NewEgg and OnTrac.

Other Thoughts: Product is amazing. Definitely recommend this to others.

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  • Darrin A.
  • 1/14/2016 7:39:48 AM

2 out of 5 eggsUnresponsive warranty service

Pros: OK sound while it lasts

Cons: Stopped working after just a few months and customer service is completely unresponsive regarding warranty claim.

Other Thoughts: Based on the customer service I've seen so far, I will never buy another PolkAudio product again.
UPDATE
After calling several times, I got an answer that they were backlogged on repaclement amps.
A couple of months later, the new amp arrived and the subwoofer is functional again.
Bumping up one star since it is functional now - even though it was out of service for several months

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  • jonathan h.
  • 1/13/2016 6:37:23 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslove this sub

Pros: price, looks, sound.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have had one for 6 years and still works great. ordered another and the amp burned out after 3 years but I could buy anther one for cheaper than an amp so I did. love these subs very loud clean clear deep base. one shacks my pictures/windows I usually leave the second one off until the wife isn't home. they blow away other subs that are 3 times the price.

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  • Borman B.
  • 1/12/2016 9:54:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Sub and super fast shipping

Pros: Received next day with standard shipping, A+ to NewEgg
Powerful, rich and smooth bass, slick and elegant look.
Could not be more satisfied overall

Cons: No Cons, is just larger than you would expect so just FYI

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  • Joel H.
  • 1/8/2016 9:12:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPower of Sparta, Clarity of Socrates

Pros: - Full, rich sound with heart stopping power
- Clear, smooth bass
- Looks simple and sleek
- Very substantial and solidly built

Cons: - Heavy, although this is to be expected
- Slightly on the large side but not bad

Other Thoughts: - I tried it with my sound bar and with my 5.1 receiver system (both Polk) and the bass is way louder with the 5.1 system, food for thought

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  • Khaim C.
  • 1/6/2016 6:49:41 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStopped working after 6 months

Pros: Good price
Decent Sub sound
Fast Shipping

Cons: Product stopped working after 6 months for no reason.
Makes a popping sound.

Other Thoughts: If this had not broken after 6 months with no rhyme or reason I would have no complaints. Though it did, and under minimal stress levels. The power output was always kept low as it was only used for a home theater to watch stuff at home in the living room.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2015 6:30:37 PM

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Sub -Newegg Rules!

Pros: - Newegg service, shipping and pricing
- Sub is tight,solid and well built

Cons: Using UPS to deliver the unit........

Other Thoughts: I ordered a PSW10 from another on-line retailer. It took a week and a half to receive it and honestly the sub did not perform and the auto -on function dis not operate properly. I sent it back and ordered this best from Newegg. Ordered it the on Dec 23 and got it on Dec 24th. Amazing lightning fast shipping, service and outstanding price! This sub is hands down extremely better than the PSW10. The bass it puts out is tight, clear and very loud at half the volume, The auto-on function doesn't miss a beat and roars as soon as the A/V is turned on. The only probelm I had is with UPS. The driver and his helper delivered it to the home across the street from me. My house is marked clearly both on the mailbox and house, my front door was open and I was home but yet they (yes two UPS workers) continued up my neighbors drive and left it there since they weren't home, It was raining so they made a feeble effort to drape a plastic bag over the box. They also place the sub box in a puddle. Luckily I was home and walked over as soon as they drove away so the unit was not damaged. Overall would highly recommend the PSW505 and Newegg, they both are outstanding!

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