Polk Audio Atrium Sub100
Outdoor passive subwoofer (Terracotta)
Our take on the Polk Audio Atrium Sub100 by Crutchfield's Eric Angevine
Powerful bass for your backyard sound system
You probably like to play party tunes when you fire up the grill for a BBQ, and you shouldn't have to sacrifice bass just because you're in the backyard. The Polk Audio Atrium Sub100 is a dual-voice-coil 10" subwoofer that's marine-rated for full-time outdoor use, and it rocks. It can handle up to 200 watts of power, it's paintable to match your patio decor, and you can even use it as a handy end-table to set your plate on. It does it all!
The Sub100 is a perfect anchor for an outdoor system. It works and plays well with Polk's lineup of weather-resistant Atrium outdoor speakers.
The Polk Audio Atrium Sub100 is a powerful subwoofer that looks good and doubles as outdoor furniture for your patio.
- 10" down-firing composite cone subwoofer
- marine-certified weatherproof for outdoor use
- power handling: 200 watts
- dual 2" voice coils produce bass from both stereo channels
- nominal impedance: 8 ohms
- frequency response: 50-110 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity: 88 dB
- eye-bolt security anchor and anti-theft screw-down points
- 4-conductor direct burial pigtail cable
- paintable to match your decor
- 16" diameter x 11"H
- weight: 16 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- One outdoor subwoofer (w/attached 39" speaker wire)
- Waterproof junction box (bag w/ six 10mm screws inside junction box)
- 8 Wire-nuts (4 waterproof / 4 standard)
- Owner's manual
- Warranty registration sheet
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Features and Specs
|Woofer Surround||Butyl rubber|
|Power Range (watts)||10-200|
|Frequency Response||50-110 Hz|
|Connector Type||Bare wire|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Overview: The Polk Atrium Sub100 delivers heavy-duty bass performance and all-weather durability with indoor level bass performance. Designed for outdoor use, the Sub100 passive subwoofer features a 10" downward firing subwoofer in a weatherproof sealed enclosure that's ideal for patios, walkways, pool areas, parks, and other outdoor venues. The Atrium Sub100 is a perfect match for the Polk Atrium Sat300 satellite speakers for a 3-way system.
Driver: The Sub100 features a 10" long-throw Dynamic Balance driver for deeper, cleaner bass while eliminating driver distortion. It's dual 2" voice-coils (8Ω each) include separate wire inputs for each, allowing the sub to be driven from a stereo amplifier (sold separately). The downward-firing sub can handle up to 200 watts of power and is protected by a weather-proof aluminum grill.
Enclosure: The 10" subwoofer driver is housed in a molded and sealed resin enclosure that's acoustically optimized and carries an IPX66 weather-proof rating, giving it year-round outdoor performance. The color-impregnated resin housing will never fade and is designed to naturally blend with the outdoor environment. It can be painted to match the surroundings and can even be used as a plant stand or pedestal table. The underside of the Sub100 features 4 screw-down keyhole slots and an eye-bolt security anchor for added stability and security.
Crossover: The Sub100 includes a built-in high performance low-pass crossover at 150 Hz, allowing the sub to be powered from a full-range amplifier (sold separately).
Junction Box: Included with the Sub100 is a waterproof junction box for connecting other outdoor speakers along with the subwoofer. The junction box has an IP68 waterproof rating and is approved for in-ground use.
Wiring: Connection to the subwoofer is done through a 39" 4-conductor set of wires that's rated for direct burial. Four waterproof wire-nuts are included for in-ground connections. The sub's bare ended wires are color coded and labeled:
- White: L+
- Green: L-
- Red: R+
- Black: R-
- Driver: 10" Long-throw Dynamic Balance, dual voice-coil
- Recommended Power: 10 watts - 200 watts
- Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (each voice-coil)
- Sensitivity (1W @ 1M): 88 dB
- Frequency Response (-3 dB): 50 Hz - 110 Hz
- Low-Pass Crossover (internal): 150 Hz
- Dimensions: Diameter - 17.0", Height - 11.0"
- Net Weight: 16.75 lbs.
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