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This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single
Pros: I rate my tech knowledge high in the realm of home and car audio, to be specific. Thus, I thought to review this Polk Sub.
This is replacing a MUCH larger, 12", MTX Subwoofer that is also boxed in wood, ported, and the same 100 wattage. The only difference is it is downfiring, while you can adjust the polk where the sound faces you, as it sits on its feet. So, all-in-all, it's a fair comparison.
The Polk blows the MTX away. The bass is punchy, powerful for what it is, but much tighter. There isn't the sloppiness that the MTX creates as the bass pounds away - The Polk is tight and refined bass.
I have this setup as a part of a 7.1 all Polk Home Theater set-up and it holds it's own with the other Series II speakers. In fact, it adds a nice dimension when I'm just listening to music through my 2 front 70's, which are good speakers in and of themselves. But this makes them sound richer and fuller.
Power, well, that is a relatively subjective thing, as far as if these are "Loud" enough. I can only tell you that the bass stays clear and punchy, all the way to the point where the entire Polk set-up is hurting my ears and my wife is yelling to turn it down!
Thus, it will suit most people's needs for an excellent, entry level subwoofer that keeps the Polk promise of giving you a LOT for your money.
Cons: There are no cons here. Even the black, wood veneer looks good. I'm not sure that it needed a silver accent, but that is merely nit-picking at looks. Overall, it looks almost as good as it sounds.
Other Thoughts: I've been in the home audio field for many years. You can't do better than this for a basic, yet highly capable sub.
If we could do a blind "listen test," I guarantee you that this sub would sound better than many brands that cost 3X as much.
Pros: *SOLID CONSTRUCTION WITH GOOD WELDS
*SIMPLE DRIVE BRACKET INSTALLS
*CLEAN LOOKING BLACK MATTE FINISH
Cons: *NZXT HAS TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SUPPORT - AS IN NONE...THE UPPER VERTICAL SLANTED LED LIGHT WOULD NEVER POWER UP. IT HAS A SMALL CIRCULAR GREEN LIGHT BELOW IT (YE OLE COMPUTER AT WORK LIGHT) AND IS HARD TO SEE FROM THE PICS BUT CLICK ON THEM TO BLOW THEM UP FOR A CLOSER LOOK. THEY NEVER DID POWER UP EVEN AFTER EXCHANGING MOTHERBOARDS AND NZXT WOULD NOT EVEN RETURN MY EMAILS. TSK, TSK.
*THIS IS A BIG TOWER AND IT CAN'T HANDLE SOME SLI/CROSS CONFIGURATIONS. CHECK THE OTHER REVIEWS. EX. 4850X2, NOPE. WHAT'S THE POINT OF OWNING A TOWER THEN! MY GTX 260 CORE 216 SC BLOCKED OFF THE AUDIO CABLE. CABLE IS JUST TOO SHORT, A COMMON COMPLAINT. I'M SURE EXPANSION CARDS WILL BE TOO MUCH FOR THE CABLE EVEN IF YOUR VIDEO CARD ALLOWS THE FIT, SO PLAN ON SOLVING THIS HEADACHE AHEAD OF TIME.
*CABLE MGMT. IS JUST NON-EXISTENT.
*NEVER RECEIVED MY REBATE. IF YOU STILL WANT TO WASTE YOUR MONEY, WAIT FOR A SALE.
FYI, I DUMPED THIS AND BOUGHT MY FIRST RAIDMAX SMILODON. I LIKE IT. GOOD LUCK!
This review is from: MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: It was not masquerading as an IED - in other words the things you can google about in the news that go bang, so I am still here and able to write this now.
Cons: 1. Don't be hoodwinked regarding your hard-earned money regarding rebates! A rebate was advertised on this exact mobo with the newegg link to a rebate and everything. I checked the dates and the rebate date went until 8/2 and it was was only 7/28 so you'd think that was fine right? Wrong. MSI created the link and Newegg even added it to the listing and it only applied to sales 7/31-8/2. Bad MSI and bad Newegg! How absurd. I've saved $100's doing rebates and never seen such atrociously misleading advertising. To list a rebate offer and not honor it by sneaky FINE PRINT is disgusting.
2. I troubleshot over and over and couldn't figure out what the problem was with the mobo during installation. After hours of wasted time, it turned out the vdeo adapter slot was faulty. Thanks for poor quality control as these should have been tested with a multimeter at the factory. Thanks for deceptive advertising and poor quality MSI.
Other Thoughts: First and last MSI purchase. I will stick with Intel and Asus mobos.READ FULL REVIEW