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Polk Audio HTS 10

Powered subwoofer (Washed Black Walnut)

Item # 107HTS10

Polk Audio has been one of Crutchfield's best-selling home speaker brands for decades.

Polk Audio has been one of Crutchfield's best-selling home speaker brands for decades.

Item # 107HTS10

In stock

$399.00 -$50.00 Price break

$349.00

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About the Polk Audio HTS 10

Powerful bass from a customer favorite

Polk Audio has been one of Crutchfield's best-selling home speaker brands for decades. And for good reason — they produce high-quality speakers and subwoofers at affordable prices. The HTS 10 is the company's latest offering on the powered subwoofer front. Use it as part of a Polk Audio Signature two-channel stereo or home theater system for excellent bass without breaking the bank.

Powerful bass from a customer favorite

Polk Audio has been one of Crutchfield's best-selling home speaker brands for decades. And for good reason — they produce high-quality speakers and subwoofers at affordable prices. The HTS 10 is the company's latest offering on the powered subwoofer front. Use it as part of a Polk Audio Signature two-channel stereo or home theater system for excellent bass without breaking the bank.

Polk Audio HTS 10 powered subwoofer

The Polk Audio HTS 10 powered sub features a sleek, rounded enclosure and a removable grille.

Ideal for small- and medium-sized rooms

This sleek sub features a hip, updated design with rounded corners and a slot on the bottom that shows off the flared, down-firing port — a bit of a departure from Polk's previous enclosures. Cosmetically, it's my favorite Polk sub design to date.

But the HTS 10 offers more than just good looks. It pairs a 10", front-firing driver with a 100-watt amp for tight, punchy bass in small- or medium-sized rooms. If you have a large room, I recommend considering this sub's big brother, the HTS 12.

Get the most out of your sub

Where you place your sub within your room makes a big difference in how it sounds. Check out our tips for placement and setup to get the best performance out of your system. 

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Product highlights:

  • bass-reflex (ported) enclosure with down-firing Power Port® for clear, accurate bass
  • 10" front-firing polypropylene woofer
  • 100-watt RMS (200-watt peak) Class D amplifier
  • frequency response: 30-120 Hz (-3dB)
  • RCA line level/LFE (low frequency effects) input
  • variable low-pass crossover control
  • phase switch to acoustically match the subwoofer's output to your main speakers
  • automatically powers off when it no longer receives signal from the receiver
  • 15-1/8"W x 16-5/8"H x 18-1/16"D
  • weight: 37.75 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years woofer, 3 years amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # AM7416-A

What's in the box:

  • Powered subwoofer
  • Grille
  • 8' AC power cord
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Product Registration sheet

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Firing Direction Front
Wireless No
Preamp-Level Inputs Yes
Speaker-Level Inputs No
Speaker-Level Outputs No
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 40-160
High-Pass Crossover Freq None
Phase Switch Yes
Amplifier Output (watts) 100
Frequency Response 30-120 Hz
Height (inches) 16-5/8
Width (inches) 15-1/8
Depth (inches) 18-1/16
Weight 37.75 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty 5 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 5 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 3 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty 3 Years
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Features

10" Polypropylene Dynamic Balance Woofer: The HTS 10 houses a front-firing 10" polypropylene long-throw woofer with rubber surround for deep, accurate bass. The woofer incorporates Polk's patented Dynamic Balance technology and is Klippel optimized to provide clean, clear bass, better linearity, lower distortion, and greater durability.

100W Class D Amplifier: The Polk HTS10 employs a 100 watt (RMS) / 200 watt (Peak) Class D amplifier for dynamic bass performance.

Power Port Technology: The Polk HTS 10 powered subwoofer utilizes floor-firing patented Power Port Technology for deeper bass response and reduced port noise. The Power Port floor-firing design smoothly transitions air flow from the speaker into your listening area for deep, extended bass impact while minimizing turbulence, distortion, and port noise. At the port tuning frequency, Power Port equipped subwoofers have 3dB less port noise than similarly configured subwoofers without Power Port.

Non-Resonant Enclosure: The powered sub's strong, rigid, and acoustically inert curved enclosure reduces unwanted internal standing waves for less audible coloration. Its non-resonant Meddite MDF construction, with extra bracing and thick baffle, ensures a more lifelike sound.

Controls: Built-in controls for variable volume, low pass filter, and phase let you tune in optimum bass levels. All controls are found on the rear-panel of the powered sub.

  • Volume: The rotary volume knob adjusts the volume of the powered sub relative to the other speakers in the system.
  • Low-Pass Filter: The variable low-pass filter is adjustable from 40-160 Hz. The low-pass filter is only active for the powered sub's stereo RCA inputs. The low-pass filter is deactivated when using the powered sub's LFE input.
  • Phase: The phase switch allows you to select 0-degrees (normal) or 180-degrees (reverse). If the bass sounds muddy or unclear, toggling the phase control can sometimes strengthen the bass attack.

Line-Level Inputs: The Polk HTS 10 powered subwoofer is outfitted with an unfiltered LFE input and filtered stereo RCA inputs (subwoofer cable not included).

  • LFE Input (Unfiltered): The LFE input consists of an unfiltered mono-RCA jack (the LFE input bypasses the powered sub's variable low pass filter). Using the LFE input when connecting to an AV receiver or integrated amp with a filtered LFE output and built-in crossover control.
  • Stereo RCA Input (Filtered): The Stereo input consists of a left & right RCA jack (both jacks are filtered). Use the Stereo input when connecting to a receiver or integrated amp that does not have an LFE output, but does provide a preamp output.

Auto & DC Power On/Off: The powered subwoofer will automatically turn on when an audio signal is received and off when there is no audio signal for about 20 minutes. There is also a 12V trigger input on the back of powered sub which allows it to power on with your receiver or integrated amp that features a 12V trigger output (the 12V trigger provides a faster auto on/off).

Note: There is a switch on the back of the powered sub that indicates which power on/off method you will be using - Auto or DC.

Placement: You may place the powered subwoofer anywhere in your room, but it will perform best when it's on the same side of the room as your system's front speakers. Also, placing the subwoofer near a wall or in a corner will increase its loudness.

Frequency Response: The overall frequency response for the subwoofer is 25-180Hz, and the -3 dB frequency response is 30-120Hz.

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Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

Q
I have an old Pioneer receiver without sub outputs, but I have A+B speaker outputs. Can I run the sub to my B speaker outputs?
[ Gabe  Apr 23, 2020 ]
2 answers
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i would not think so but i by no means know for certain. best to call Crutchfield
[ STAN  Apr 23, 2020 ]
A
I would think not, there is a red/white RCA line-in option if your receiver has outputs other than speaker wire. If not, you're probably better suited for tower speakers which add lows.
[ Chris  Apr 23, 2020 ]
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Will this Sub work with KEF LS50W wireless speakers directly? Please clarify.
[ Chendur  Aug 29, 2020 ]
3 answers
A
Don't know specifics, but I'm not aware of using the SW wireless, without a third party adapter. I have mine wired. Good question to ask tech support at Polk or Crutchfield.
[ Donald  Aug 30, 2020 ]
A
I mean LS50W does not have a dedicated separate amps. They are powered active wireless speakers that have a sub output.
[ Chendur  Aug 29, 2020 ]
A
It is independent of the speakers. If your amp has a sub output it'll work.
[ JOHN  Aug 29, 2020 ]

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