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Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

  • 23Hz-160Hz
  • Power Output: 300 watts Continuous Average Output
  • Dynamic Power Output: 460 watts
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • jeffrey l.
  • 4/3/2015 11:56:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsawsome for price

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: easy to setup. many ways to set this up ,went lfe.have 2 now for 7.2 sound.very sharp looking. like control in back, for my needs has plenty thump. dont think u can do better this price range.

Cons: kind of heavy for me to lift, sometimes pick up a little gurgling in male voice in mid range punch, to low end . not sure y? been trying to cut feq- but still does it. could be the ypao mic set up, on the yamaha.

Other Thoughts: would like to thank new egg for fast delivery,overnight. ground.ups came with no damage i know the guy he does supper job every time i get him on delivery.thanking him personality on here.it does make a diff- when they care too, lot less damage.makes everyone happy.

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  • Eric H.
  • 4/1/2015 7:57:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPounds!!

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: It pounds
12 picks up a great range from deep lows to those weirdish highs.
COD sounded just amazing.
Action/adventure/Sci-Fi movies are great on this sub.
I listen to a lot of rap/hip-hop and this thing just goes to town on that type of music. Oh man, put in some triple six mafia and watch for the cops out front.

Cons: Cannot hook up in my apartment building. Neighbors would get ultra PO'd. Plus I have a state trooper living downstairs now :(
Very heavy, kind of a beast to move.
Sharp corners?
I'm really stretching for some cons here.

Other Thoughts: I could not be happier with this sub. I have it, had it, in with 2 infinity towers, some little KLH monitors, and a Polk center channel. Not an audiophile quality system but hey, it rocks my world.

Watch that Star Trek reboot, the first one, this thing kills it.

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  • uzair h.
  • 3/2/2015 7:04:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDead after 1.5 months or 5 movies

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: good price- i bought a bunch of polk speakers /floor standing center etc. Tthey all sound good, this was loud- i mean really loud, i had the bass about 35%. this served as a 2nd sub add to my bedroom setup.
i think

Cons: Died in a month and half and i guess i watched about 5 movies, its making static sound or no sound. I researched and seems like its problem with polk subs with their boards dying. I called in Polk and they are sending me another board free- which i thought was pretty awesome.

Other Thoughts: its a ok sub- i wished i had bought Klipsch or maybe JL or a better one. The sound is LOUD but not deep- its hard to explain- my other onkyo sub which a 10' and half of its size sounds deeper better. Maybe this needs to be broken in.
5 Stars for polk customer service though-

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  • Mark W.
  • 2/28/2015 7:03:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswhat?! I can't hear you.

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: easy set up. nice clean bass...and I haven't even broke it in yet. Impressed and very happy with my purchase.

Cons: It isn't a $5000 Velodyne. lol

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  • Carl G.
  • 2/20/2015 2:34:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Sub

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: The sub is easy to set up and sounds great. When properly paired with a receiver the bass can be set to fit your taste.

Cons: No real cons yet.

Other Thoughts: When you set it up be sure to use the receiver to control the frequencies that are sent to the sub amplifier to obtain the best sound balance among all speakers.

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  • nicholas K.
  • 2/13/2015 8:32:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPolk Audio PSW505 12"

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Sounds great with my Sony 7.1 receiver and all Polk Audio speaker set up. Bass sounds clear and is not muddled

Cons: Somehow when i was swapping the cord for the LFE the port became damaged and would no longer work. Speaker worked fine using other methods but this was the main one for my receiver.

Other Thoughts: Called Polk and they were pretty helpful and decided that they would ship a whole new sub to me and I did not have to do anything with the damaged one which was great. After about 2 weeks I still havent received the sub. Called Polk and they will not receive anymore speakers to ship out till the beginning of March.

I am happy they are sending me a new one but a bit annoyed by the time frame.

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  • David K.
  • 2/5/2015 7:33:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Sub

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Polk is a high end brand in home and car audio. With that in mind, I decided to get this sub instead of a different one in the same price range. It's a good sub, but not great. It does get loud, it does rumble pretty good, but it doesn't like really low bass. Anything really low, like below 40 hz, roughly, and it will distort even on lower power settings.
I pad $150 for this sub. For that price, it is a really good sub.
Front firing, 300 watts RMS, nice sturdy construction. A nice looking piece of furniture.

Cons: Tends to distort with really low bass. Bass frequencies below 40 hz and this thing will just distort and pop. It's not really bad, I've heard much much much worse. But its bad enough that I was disappointed. If super low bass is important to you, then a better sub would be recommended.

Other Thoughts: I got this sub after I got my dad a Polk sub. I bought him the super epic 1100 watt RMS 8 inch Polk. That thing is epic. Of course it is, right? But after hearing how amazing that thing sounded, I decided to go with this one. It's a great sub for cheap. It's good for gaming, music and movies. It's really best for music, but it does well for games and movies too. Just loud explosions with really low notes tend to distort and when that happens you notice it immediately and its really distracting.
But, if you just want a decent sub for a budget home theatre then this one is great. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again for what I paid. But knowing how it performs, I might have paid more for something else. It's always nice to test out home audio before you buy, something I can't do way out here where I live in the middle of nowhere.
This is the type of sub that you hear, not feel. There are subs that just shake your house where you can't really hear super loud booming bass. Those are the subs that are great for gaming and movies. Then there are subs that are really loud. They hit hard, but they don't shake your house apart. Those are they type that are better for music. This is the latter, more loud than rumble.

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  • Aaron R.
  • 1/26/2015 9:33:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery impressive for the price

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: Very tight bass, the punch behind it and how together it sounds is comparable to some sealed subwoofers. The standby mode that automatically turns it on and off is nice as mine is tucked away where the switch is not easily accessible.

Cons: The manual included is a little lacking and the setup instructions are a tid bit unclear.

Other Thoughts: If you buy this subwoofer it is better to give it a very long burn in time before you expect it to truly drive to it's full potential. As with all stereo speakers, you must give them time before you drive them as hard as they can go. I've had mine for about 3 months now, and it was not running up to it's full potential until about two months after the purchase. This is normal and too be expected, but now this is a very, very good subwoofer, that since it's always on sale is a great value.

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  • Michael H.
  • 1/20/2015 7:43:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: This thumps. I wasn't expecting this sub to be so powerful. I had to reduce the volume quite a bit so the people upstairs would quit stomping on the floor, and so it would sound level with the rest of the speakers.

Cons: Very heavy. Not a total con but it does make me have to prepare for it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/19/2015 10:49:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsprice per performance

This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Pros: I bought it on black friday for a buck fifty! It replaced an aging sub and brought some new life into the room. Warm lows easy on the ears.

Cons: I guess i should have told my wife we bought a new sub woofer:)

Other Thoughts: I set it up for movies, hope it last. Not driving it too hard just filling the room with low freq's and it sounds great.

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