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Polk Audio CSW100

Passive in-floor/in-ceiling subwoofer

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Overview

Our take on the Polk Audio CSW100

It's easy to see why Polk Audio's décor-friendly CSW100 won the prestigious 2006 Innovations Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association. This subwoofer's clever construction allows for out-of-sight placement in your floor, ceiling, or even a piece of furniture. After it's installed, all you'll see is the included 4" x 14-1/2" grille, which looks like an ordinary air vent.

It's easy to see why Polk Audio's décor-friendly CSW100 won the prestigious 2006 Innovations Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association. This subwoofer's clever construction allows for out-of-sight placement in your floor, ceiling, or even a piece of furniture. After it's installed, all you'll see is the included 4" x 14-1/2" grille, which looks like an ordinary air vent.

Performance is excellent, too. You get clear, potent bass with movies and music. Feel the deep rumble of the engines in an on-screen car chase, and enjoy richer, fuller sound from your favorite songs.

Polk's optional SWA500 amplifier powers the CSW100.

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What's in the Box:

  • In-wall ceiling subwoofer with a 3.25" x 13" wooden woofer cover plate mounted to it
  • One 4" x 14.5" plastic white grille
  • 4 Metal mounting brackets
  • 5 Self-adhesive foam isolation pads
  • Ten 0.75" wood screws
  • 10 Flat washers
  • 6 Rubber caps
  • Owners Manual
  • Online product registration sheet

Product Highlights:

  • requires a separate amplifier such as Polk's SWA500
  • 10" woofer
  • frequency response 33-120 Hz (-3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • High Velocity Compression Drive® for more powerful bass
  • Laminar Flow Port for resonance and noise-free performance
  • rigid MDF (medium-density fiberboard) enclosure
  • speaker-level inputs
  • mounting hardware, anti-rattle isolation pads included
  • paintable 4" x 14-1/2" grille
  • cutout: 13"W x 26-1/4"H
  • mounting depth: 9"
  • lifetime warranty
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Features and Specs

Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter ---
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 10
Cutout Size 12-15/16 x 3-1/8
Woofer Composition Fiber
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) N/A
Sensitivity ---
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 33-120Hz
Connector Type Spring posts
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime

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Features

Matched Amplifier: The CSW100 requires and is designed to only be used with the Polk SWA500 Subwoofer amplifier (107SWA500, sold separately). The SWA500 comes with a SPEX Card that configures the EQ, crossover, and power control circuitry to match the CSW100 subwoofer.

Woofer: The CSW100 features a long-throw 10" fiber cone woofer with a rubber surround.

Enclosure Construction: The CSW100 has rigidly braced MDF enclosure construction for low resonance and rattle-free performance.

Slot Vent: The enclosure features an integrated slot vent for deep, driving bass.

Grille: The CSW100 is designed to fire through an opening in the floor or ceiling. Once the installation is complete, the opening can be covered with an optional grille. The CSW100 comes with a 4" x 14-1/2" grille that looks like an air vent.

Spring Posts: The CSW100 subwoofer has one set of spring post terminals that will accept pin connectors and bare wire.

Mounting Options

Mounting Location: The CSW100 is designed to be mounted between floor or ceiling joists. The CSW100 can fit between the tighter joist-spacing of QuietFloor or wooden I-Beam construction. The subwoofer requires a joist spacing of at least 13" and a depth of 9". The overall length of the subwoofer is 26.25".

Mounting Brackets: The supplied brackets and wood screws allow you to mount the CSW100 to any parallel floor or ceiling joists.

Isolation Pads: When the enclosure is installed, it fits snugly against one of the floor or ceiling joists. To prevent rattling, two of the isolation pads should be installed between the enclosure and the joist, while the other three isolation pads should be placed on the front panel of the enclosure.

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if you have the depth, you should be fine, normal walls aren't that deep so you will have to modify or put in a place that has dead space behind it ig. closet [ DANA  Jun 17, 2015 ]
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