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Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

  • 35Hz-200Hz
  • Power Output: 50 watts Continuous Average Output
  • Dynamic Power Output: 100 watts

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
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  • Chris H.
  • 2/4/2016 7:30:21 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBulky, but Great Sound

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Sounds amazing, 4 years later

Cons: large and bulky.

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  • Doug C.
  • 12/29/2015 2:09:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsLow and tight and a great 50w x2 clean full range amp

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: The full range sounds bright and a little louder from the amp to my polk T15 bookshelf speakers than my headunit I use with my pc. Easy install and crossover frequency adjustment.

Cons: Not certain if the power out is crossed over. The label does not say if the crossover level is only for the subwoofer speaker. My speakers sound like they are but cannot be certain.

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  • Brian S.
  • 12/10/2015 12:46:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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3 out of 5 eggsits "okay"

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: It arrived safely and undamaged in just two business days.

Its not a bad subwoofer for the money given I bought on sale. It paired up with my audio engine A5's easily enough.

Cons: Instead of authentic style drum beat it just has that drowned down pushing air effect.

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3 out of 5 eggsDecent but plenty of problems

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Plenty of volume for only 50W
Clean, attractive look with filter on or off
*Capable* of really clean bass
Compact size

Cons: Very boomy out of the box. Some people love that, but a kick drum should sound like a kick drum, not a formless mass of pressure waves.

But everyone says that sort of thing, so I'll give some more info. Ideally, when a kick drum goes off, you should feel the brief shift in pressure, you should hear the higher pitched vibrations of the membrane, and you should be able to distinguish exactly when the drummer's pedal hits the drum.

These extra sounds are what distinguish a drum from an electronic beat. Any halfway decent recording in mp3 format will have those sounds embedded, but people don't hear them because the air in their sub keeps moving around.

That's "boomy." And that's what this sub is.

Beyond that, it has terrible port noise. Port noise is what happens when the air being moved by the back of the subwoofer's driver passes through the port fast enough to be heard. It's like an added shiver in the sound whenever something loud and bassy happens, and sounds almost like the speaker is being blown.

Both of these problems can be mitigated with the liberal application of polyfil, but they shouldn't have to be.

Other Thoughts: Despite the nagativity, I am still using this sub in my (partially custom built) home theater today. With my modifications and good placement, it sounds awesome with everything.

Just understand that you can't get that lasting quality without pumping a ton of polyfil into every corner of the thing.

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3 out of 5 eggsOnly OK

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Purchased for $79.99.

Cons: Regardless of many shining reviews, the PSW10 sounds muddy sounding to me.
Got this to add second sub but really does not compare to my Klipsch K-100SW is sound quality/definition or powerful reproduction you would expect from a subwoofer.
No LFE connection.
Below 35hz the sub bottoms out and there is awful port chuffing noise.
Cheap speaker cover

Other Thoughts: Better for music reproduction, not so much for home theater.

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  • Martin D.
  • 11/4/2015 7:28:36 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Still working great after 5 years...

Cons: none... maybe just a little rattle if its on high, but I am very happy with this, great buy.

so this is not a con.

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  • Ben D.
  • 8/31/2015 4:56:45 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: I bought this Polk Sub because I have 5 other Polk speakers that work and sound great! This on I added to a Vizio sound Bar that worked ok. Added the 10" Polk powered sub and really brought it to life. These go on sale pretty often and are a great addition to sound bar's.
I bought a 12" for my main surround system and it really brought it alive also. When there is gun fire or fireworks our little dog come running because he thinks it is real.
I saw someone say the sound was distorted, there are adjustments on the back of these to tune that out. I like that it comes on when needed and off when not in use, very handy when placed in hard to reach area's. I have had mine about 3 years with no problems at all.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Wait for one to come on sale, or not and buy one without thinking twice. In my Opinion!!

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  • Michael H.
  • 6/26/2015 3:36:33 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Flexible configuration--can either feed it a line in from your receiver, or tap your speakers directly. Phase switch to simply resolution of phase problems. Auto power-off function that detects when receiver has been powered off and powers off the sub as well.

Cons: Setting the crossover frequency is a bit tricky. There's a fine line between "where's the bass?" and "WHOOOMPH!" At higher output levels, tends to sound a little muddy.

Other Thoughts: Bought to replace an old passive Kenwood sub on a dying Kenwood receiver. Originally drove this off the front speakers (make sure to set your receiver to "large speakers" for the front speakers, else the receiver's internal crossover will remove most of the bass) of my old Kenwood receiver. When I replaced the Kenwood with a Yamaha unit that provides a line-level subwoofer out, I reconfigured to use the line input. Both configurations were satisfying and had a similar feel for the bass.

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  • James S.
  • 6/16/2015 6:34:39 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill good

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Still working great over a year later...

Cons: Should have bought the 12

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  • JOSE C.
  • 5/11/2015 6:27:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRefine Your Sound

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Polk Quality and plenty of power for household use. Auto-On so no need to turn it on/off separately. Couldn't beat the $99 price!

Cons: No separate LFE input channel like other models, but works fine with input into right channel RCA. Enclosure is heavy and rather large. I use a Polk 100W sub for my home theater system and it's actually smaller.

Other Thoughts: I'm using this sub to compliment two outdoor Polk Atrium speakers on my covered deck. Wow, what a difference. It comes inside when not in use so the weight is a small con.

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