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Polk Audio PWSK-1

Wireless audio kit for select Polk subwoofers

15 Reviews | 2 questions - 3 answers

Item #: 107PWSK1

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Overview

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Put your Polk subwoofer anywhere you want with this wireless kit. This simple plug-and-play kit adds lossless wireless audio capability to select Polk subwoofers in seconds. Plug your sub into a nearby wall outlet, connect the small wireless dongle to the back of the sub, connect the transmitter to your receiver, and you're done. The transmitter sends wireless audio signals from your receiver to the sub, so you won't have to worry about running speaker or interconnect cables across your floor.

This is an easy way to make the subwoofer wireless.

Carol M, Phoenix, AZ

What's in the Box:

  • PWSK-1 transmitter
  • PWSK-1 plug-in receiver module
  • AC adapter with attached 5.75' DC output cord (DC output: 5V/1A)
  • 3' Mono RCA cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Details

  • plug-and-play kit adds lossless wireless audio capability to select Polk subwoofers
  • includes wireless transmitter and subwoofer dongle
  • wireless range: approx. 50 feet
  • transmitter dimensions: 5"W x 1-3/8"H x 3-5/8"D
  • dongle dimensions: 1-13/16""W x 1"H x 2-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Polk Audio PWSK-1 Reviews

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15 Reviews

Wireless Audio kit for Polk Subwoofer

Carol M from Phoenix, AZ on 1/24/2016

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This is an easy way to make the subwoofer wireless.

Pros: We don't have to wire for the subwoofer. My A/V specialist was excellent in helping me with surround sound for a Christmas present.

Cons: I didn't know I had to pay for this in addition to the subwoofer.

Works as it should

ToddG from New Iberia, LA on 10/23/2015

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The unit was easy to install and works well. The only negative I have is that the sub has to be manually turn off when not in use.

Pros: Clear reception with no interruptions.

Cons: Doesn't alow sub to turn off automatically.

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keith from South Dakota on 5/30/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug n Play away you go.

Pros: Quick and easy set up.

Cons: None

Polk Audio PWSK-1 Simply Works

Dave P from South Carolina on 4/9/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works perfectly - no issues. Plug wire from transmitter into receiver and power into surge protector. Plug receiver into wireless adapter port on the back of your sub woofer and you are done. The receiver is on a built-in book shelf next to fireplace, the sub woofer is on the other side of the room behind a chair. Wireless reception path is blocked by fireplace wall and chair. True, auto sleep mode does not work with wireless config. Not an issue for me. Keep it in standby mode and press the power button on or off from the remote that comes with the sub woofer.

Pros: No reception issues Works perfectly

Cons: Blue light on transmitter is bright when powered - noticeable in a dark room; put something in front of it if it bothers you

Good little wireless transmitter

Alan Milgrim from New York on 2/12/2015

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I bought this rather than a wire for the sub woofer because my advisor told me the wire should be straight and I could not guarantee that would happen. So I bought this device and it works perfectly. Glad I bought it.

Pros: Price, size, quality, performance

Cons: None that I see.

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Mfishesn from Redding, CT on 1/4/2015

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Works great passing all of the signals when the unit us supposed to. Has a glitch or two connecting to subwoofer.

Pros: Excellent response when connected

Cons: Interferes with any other wireless activity nearby

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Edgar H from Las Vegas on 3/16/2014

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This wireless PWSK1 kit works great with my DSW PRO 440wi, it allows me to set my sub anywhere in the room with out worrying about the wires being ran across the room. performs great

Pros: Highly recommend this if you want need set up

Cons: None

Works but makes the sub hum.

Mike from Arlington TX on 2/24/2014

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Hums. You can hear this hum when the music stops.

Pros: Always get the signal to the sub.

Cons: Makes the sub hum The auto off/on for the sub does not work with this adaptor.

Polk Audio PWSK-1 Wireless Subwoofer kit

FrankVP from Cincinnati,Ohio on 1/12/2014

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Very easy hook up. Transmitter and receiver linked up right away.

Pros: No wires, able to move subwoofer to a better spot without having to run a long cable.

Cons: Sub does not go into sleep mode, which I believe is normal. Solvved this by plugging sub into a switched outlet.

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Polk Audio PWSK-1 from Las Vegas on 12/26/2013

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Very simple and easy to install, worked on the first try.

Pros: Small enough, works good on long distance ranges and does what it's supposed to do.

Cons: Once in a while the sub goes to sleep and doesn't wake up when I turn on my receiver so I have to turn off the sub off and turn it back on. Also, occasionally when the receiver is turned off the sub will make a single pop noise.

Works great!

Sean O. from Philadelphia, PA on 8/26/2013

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Very easy set up, works flawlessly. I've had it set up for a few weeks now and haven't had any issues with connectivity or sound!

Pros: Convenient for locating sub without having to run a subwoofer cable.

Cons: None

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Tom from Charlotte, NC on 8/19/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm not sure if I like this or not. On the plus, it offers connectivity to the DSW PRO 660. The downside, the sub never goes to sleep because it always thinks it has signal. Polk said this is normal. The blue light on the transmitter and the receiver puck is annoyingly bright. Audio quality is fine.

Pros: No wires.

Cons: Sub won't go to sleep when not in use, occasional pops and hums from interference when the sub has no signal going to it.

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BHC Steve from BHC, AZ on 1/17/2013

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This is a nice little unit, inconspicuous amoung the many other black boxes comprising my sound system. Don't let the term "Wireless" fool you into thinking, "Wow! It's 'WIRELESS,' so I just pop the receiver into the sub and put it where ever I want it, hook up the transmitter and let 'er rip." That's basically it, BUT don't forget this is for a POWERED sub, it's gotta have power for the amp to work. This 'wireless' kit doesn't give the freedom to place the sub anywhere you want it, the sub only has a 6 foot power cord, so it has to be located that close to an electrical outlet. They don't recommend using an extension cord with the unit, somethink to do with safety - someone may trip on the cord. "Hey! Stoopid! Pick up your fat feet." is what I said, but the insurance company didn't think it was a good idea. They are a bunch of dummys! This kit gave me some extra wiggle room to get the best placement for the sub, so far. After plugging the transmitter's power supply and connecting it to the LFE output from the AVR, just snap the receiver into its receptacle, plug in the sub and turn it on. Press the SCAN button and the two gadgets will find each other and start to talk. Sometimes they start talking as soon as they get powered up. Kinda like wimin. Then, You are done! Except for a couple hours of auditioning your new setup. Naturally you will have to make sure the sub is working correctly on the Low lows. How do you do that? CRANK IT UP! It works. WHAT??

Pros: Smile, :) this IS easy. I did it, myself! Easy to install. Increases possible placement sites for the Sub. Only one cable to deal with so install now looks neat and clean. You found SweetSpot-Center x More enjoyment time. = You = ;) x 10^23.==> A mole of happiness.

Cons: These "picture directions" on the box? Well, they just plain...SUCK. Even after you find them scrunched onto a small panel on a side of the box. I didn't need to 'pound on the receiver with your hand' mine just snapped in correctly. I am TOO strong! No, I just showered.--LAUGHS, PLEASE.... Cannot turn Sub OFF with remote, must use the Power Sw on the Sub. You found SweetSpot-Center = More enjoyment time 4 U. Wife = Mad^2 = WM@U^(TIME) = U R rly ded^BIGtime Haahaahaahaahaa.

Freedom

BA from Lakeland, Floida on 11/6/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to connect. Makes speaker placement anywhere

Pros: Quick easy setup

Cons: None......await other size speakers to become wireless too

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el g from PA on 10/3/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not bad. Does what it's supposed to for the most part, but I gotta say I had to play around with the placement of the transmitter because where I originally placed it I experienced loss of signal/connection to the sub. It was a straight shot about 25-30 feet apart but after I moved the transmitter around a little I have not experienced this issue.

Pros: Eliminates wires for sub

Cons: Signal might drop depends on you set up and the distance between transmitter and sub

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Features

Overview: The Polk Audio PWSK-1 Wireless Conversion Kit is designed to make the DSW PRO wi subwoofers wireless in two easy steps, eliminating the need to run a cable from your home theater receiver to your subwoofer. The wireless transmitter connects to your receiver, and the wireless receiver plugs directly into the port on the wireless-ready subwoofer. The PWSK-1 is compatible with the following Polk Audio subwoofers:

Transmitter: The PWSK-1's wireless transmitter sends uncompressed (16-bit resolution) bass signals to the subwoofer via the 2.4 GHz wireless band. It has a 3-1/2" long antenna and a range of approximately 50 feet. The transmitter connects to your home theater receiver via mono or stereo RCA. If your receiver has a subwoofer/LFE output, it can be connected with a single (mono) RCA cable to the "Right/LFE" input. If the receiver has no subwoofer/LFE output, you can use the preamp outputs, connecting it using a stereo RCA cable and the "Left" and "Right" inputs. A 3' mono RCA cable is included.

Receiver: The PWSK-1's wireless receiver plugs directly into the adapter port on the rear panel of the DSW PRO wi subwoofer. The "Scan" button allows the receiver to "find" the wireless transmitter. When plugged in, the wireless receiver protrudes slightly from the back of the subwoofer.

Dimensions: The PWSK-1's dimensions are:

  • Transmitter:
    • Width: 4.993"
    • Height: 1.326" (4.011" with antenna positioned vertically)
    • Depth: 3.609" (approx. 4.5" with RCAs)
  • Receiver:
    • Width: 1.806"
    • Height: 0.979"
    • Depth: 2.756"

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

So I can place my sub anywhere I want too [ Todd  Jan 17, 2016 ]
theater room [ MARSHALL  Dec 13, 2015 ]

2 questions already asked

Probably, The part that goes on the subwoofer plugs into a specific port that polk has built into the subwoofers electronics board/amplifier. I love it though with the concrete cracking polk sub that I have.(Polk Audio DSW PRO 660wi) [ Eric  Sep 14, 2015 ]
Yes, the polk pro series has a special plug in for this device. [ KEVIN  Sep 12, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Dec 16, 2013 ]  Staff