Polk Audio PSW110
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Adds the extra punch i needed
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Enjoy rich, accurate bass with the PSW110 from Polk. Its 10" woofer and 100-watt high-current amplifier work together to produce powerful lows with your movies and music. And this subwoofer sports a new, more powerful driver design to deliver deeper, louder, and punchier bass than previous Polk subs. Special circuitry inside the amp and a solid MDF cabinet with internal bracings ensure clean, detailed lows, even when you crank up the volume.
Adds the extra punch i needed
Louis M., Covington, LA
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Adds the extra punch i needed
Nice subwoofer at reasonable price. Distributes low end sounds throughout the room uniformly.
Pros: Lows you can feel. Sound distributes evenly throughout the room.
So I purchased this subwoofer a few years ago from Crutchfield Scratch & Dent, and it is still working just fine 5 years later. However, if you consider yourself even a tiny bit of an audiophile, please read my review. This sub has been a disappointment from the start, and there is a clear reason why: the range. I have been spoiled by subwoofers in the past that have amazing range and punch. Hear me loud and clear, I do not care about loud booming bass that rattles your house just for the sake of rattling your house - I want clear, crisp, punchy bass at high volume. This subwoofer has the capacity to be loud, and it will add depth to your system, but there is nothing more disappointing to me than listening to music and hearing the bass cut out to an "airy" booming sound because the subwoofer cannot hit a note - especially a 12" subwoofer. If you want a subwoofer for a budget, this is a fine choice, but if you want to create a system that both sounds great and was built on a budget, keep looking - I'm sure there are higher performing subwoofers out there for near the same price point.
Pros: Has the potential to provide loud bass.
Cons: The range of bass that this subwoofer is capable of producing is small, do not expect lower pitches to be produced well if even at all.
Seems to do what I need. Provide deep base to my entertainment system. Way to go, channel .1!
I bought a scratch and dent unit. It works perfectly, supporting the sub-100hz lows of my soundbar. Dialing it in is cake with the knobs, and it's capable of putting out house-shaking bass if you're watching a movie and want those effects.
Pros: Easy to set up. Looks nice. Capable of subtle or house shaking bass, your choice.
Awesome sub. Big bold sound. More than enough for my large room.
Got the subwoffer, took it out of the box, attached it tot the line outs on my amplifier, started up the amplifier and started listening to music. I have JBL Pro III satellite speakers which sounded great from the start with the Polk subwoofer. There were a few adjustments, geeks can't get something new without playing with it and that was it. Sounds like the speakers were made as a set.
Cons: Cat loves to sit on it. Hard to get him off it.
Over abundance of bass, but very controllable--can be chest rattling, but adjustable to almost nothing, how ever you like, well worth the price
Pros: fully adjustable with the controls on the back, along with the bass control on receiver if you have one-some receivers use music styles
This sub-woofer offers some serious punch . You will not be disappointed with their performance. They fill a spectrum of my music I didn't realizeI was missing.
Pros: Sound so filling. Great bass punch. Real quality sound. Good price.
Cons: Bit large and heavy
Great Value. Great sound.
It delivered what was promised. Great bass response.......
Pros: The subwoofer delivered what was promised..
This is my first sub. Spent a lot of time online trying to figure the best way to connect to a 2 channel amp, only to get more confused. My sales person was very clear and direct as to what I needed to do and what I needed for connection. His direction was right on, this sub adds a whole new demention to the sound of my system.
Pros: Sounds good, great value
Great product. exactly as described. quick shipping
This Subwoofer is just what I needed, at first I thought I needed a new Receiver. after talking to the sales person at Crutchfield he recommend the Polk Audio PSW110. Thank you guys, I would recommend this Subwoofer
Performed as expected. Setup was a VERY simple process. The instructions were easy to understand.
Pros: Easy setup.
This sub works well for my media room placement. 100 watts is enough power to rattle the walls. No quality or reliability problems, so far.
Pros: Down-firing port. Fully adjustable cut-off and volume. Reasonable price.
Cons: Bass is not as tight as my Velodyne sub-woofer currently used in our main living area.
I replaced an older AR sub with this one. Very happy with the sound with music and movies. Good Value.
Tremendo "subwoofer", buen sonido en los tonos bajos y a un precio módico. Amazing subwoofer, good sound in the low tones and a reasonable price.
Pros: Muy buen " subwoofer ", a un precio accesible. Very good subwoofer, an affordable price.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 5/17/2017 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
Good sound for the price!!!!
Pros: Good sound and look for low price ....
It's an excellent sub. I'm currently running two of these subs (7.2) with the Polk TSi series speakers and an Onkyo receiver. The sound quality is excellent.
Pros: Great value, quality, and sound.
Nice addition to my basic sound system. Pairs well with my stand alone Polk speakers!
Pros: Fits right in and adds that extra bass sound needed to compliment my musical selections.
Crutchfield was great to work with! Really happy wth the sub overall, and the customer service can't be beat! This sub puts out a ton of low end for its size.
Pros: Punchy, tons of low end
Cons: None so far!
This is basically a disposable product. The plate amplifier will expire immediately after the warranty expires, like clockwork. Polk was good enough to send a replacement the first time, but the replacement one just died. As an electrical engineer, I can safely say there's just no reason for this subwoofer not to last basically forever.
Pros: Looks good, sounds OK.
Cons: Short life span.
Excelente producto , trabaja muy bien en un cuarto 12'x12'. Excellent product , Works very well in a 12'x12' room.
Pros: Por su precio excelente sonido. Excellent sound for the price.
Cons: Nada en contra. None.Crutchfield response on 2/28/2017 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
excellent good sound controls
Works perfect :-) Made a huge difference in the quality of my home theater.
Pros: Does what it is designed to do
Cons: None that I can identify.
Beautiful Bass Sound Great Addition to My Surround Sound Speaker System Thanks to the Professionalism of Crutchfield Staff Help in Piching The Perfect SubWoofer Both Price And Sound Great Company I Recommend Doing Business again,GREAT COMPANY
Pros: Wonderful Company Will Spend All the time U need To Make Things great
Cons: Have Not Found Any
Received the speaker on time. It was well packaged, so no damage. Hooked it up and had no problems. Really good base sound for music and movies. Well worth the price.
This provides the boom booms for my movies.... What else is needed?
I have been using this for a couple weeks now and I am impressed. I have it hooked up with another infinity subwoofer and 5 satellite speakers/2 bookshelf speakers. It gives out deep bass and makes the room sound like a theater, I would say it's a better option for the money than the PSW108.
Pros: fits nicely in the corner
The Polk Audio PSW110 is the perfect compliment to a small to moderate surround system. The amount of bass seems appropriate for most television viewing as well as music playback. With great sound and an attractive cabinet, I am extremely pleased with the purchase.
Solid subwoofer that likes lower volume. You can still crank it up and enjoy the powerful bass it puts out, just be sure to set your gain correctly. Overall I am satisfied with this subwoofer for the cost!
Pros: tight bass, low lows.
Cons: Distorts at max bass and high volume, must be powered (LFE) or sounds underwater.
I currently have this subwoofer but wanted to add another to my system. They are no longer available in cherry and I was able to find another one on the Crutchfield's website. I typically don't like to buy scratch and dent units but I have to tell you that this unit arrived without a spec of damage on it.....and I mean nothing !!! It looked brand new except for the box being retaped. I can't thank Crutchfield enough for shipping this unit to me in immaculate condtion. Needless to say with 2 subs in my very large den really makes a difference. Thanks again Crutchfield !!!
Pros: Wonderful sound.....great price and cabinet design is spot on !!!
Cons: NONE !!!!!
For $150, I fully expected this subwoofer to be cheaply constructed. Quite the opposite, it is solidly built and looks good. The bass output is above average at this price point. There are higher priced units that sound better, but this one is a great value!
Pros: A lot of bass for the money
Awesome Bass - completes my new stereo system.
Pros: I just LOVE my new Polk Audio PSW110! I hooked it up to my NAD 316 BEE Amp and Wharfedale 220's to play vinyl on my Debut Carbon TT. The Bass is amazing! My roon is small, so I don't need to crank it - but if I do ( heh, heh, heh ) it'll rattle to windows. My neighbors must love me even more! Thank You very much Crutchfield for all the help and advice in making my sound system AWESOME! Great value for the money.
Sounds great. Love the cabinet furniture
This is my second Polk sub and I love it, this was for upstairs so I had to keep fine tuning till I found the sweet spot on the wood floor. I have to say the one downstairs on the carpeted concrete slab has a richer sound.
Pros: Great bass, plenty of adjustments available.
Good full deep bass i play bass and needed this powerful sub to fill in my towers sets
Pros: I am happy with power and only opened half way to shake the dust from the walls
Cons: Came with tiny scratches and corner dents and center of grill oressed in fron shipping but touched all up myself and am very happy. My first sub and i am very happy. It makes such a big difference in overall quality i am soouled now
This sub performs well with a nice beefy sound. I bought this to go with my RTi A3's and CSi A4 center speaker and I have no problem with the sound performance. I am a bit bummed out that the finish doesn't match and that I wasn't alerted to this before purchasing as I may have stuck with the black model. The finish on this sub is a laminate not a veneer like on the speakers and is lighter in color. This is only an appearance issue not a sound issue.
Pros: Solid build good deep bass
Cons: Laminate doesn't match the speakers veneer
great subwoofer, I use to have a bigger on but this one gave great reponse, love it.
Pros: best one I have ever had.
Adequate for the price, but distortion prevails when played loudly.
Hooked up with carver 150 rms amp and jbl 630t 4ohms speakers. Room 16x14. Connected with speaker wire input. Gain half way and cross over at 80. Really nice bass fill in. Shakes back door window 1/4 way up. Perfect for what I wanted with plenty of room to turn things up.
Pros: Nice adjustments. Plenty of power for what I want. Auto on/off. Nicely built.
This wolfer provides full bodied rich sound & brings the compelling dynamic you desire for a home theater system.
Pros: Really good deep, warm, room filling sound. Responsiveness seems tight & accurate.
Cons: Visual - I'd prefer to have a cloth cover over the speaker. The hard plastic shell with a front firing speaker is a bit 'In Your Face'.
In the process of upgrading my home theater system to 7.2 + Dolby Atmos with my Onkyo 838 receiver. I already own a Polk PSW 350 subwoofer at 100W which I also purchased from Crutchfield years ago. Needed a matching Polk subwoofer for 7.2 upgrade. The Polk PSW 110 is a perfect match. Sound is great and very smooth. Equally comparable to my older PSW 350 in looks, size and power output.
Pros: Per.fect match for my system. Smooth sound and easy settup
Old KLH 120w sub stopped working so replace it with the Polk PSW110. So far its been much better than expected. I was concerned with other reviews saying the 110 didn't have much punch. Connected it to my Pioneer theater amp - performed a couple of adjustments which resulted in plenty of smooth bass that you can feel not just hear in my 16'x12' viewing area. If your not experiencing this result I humbly suggest you check your amp settings like SW volume, as well as the on board PSW110 settings. Additionally the instructions suggest try moving the PSW110 to different locations in your room. I found placing it under an end table and facing it into the wall corner kind of acted like a bass megaphone - may sound strange but it worked for me and the speaker is completely hidden from sight. More than happy with this purchase. Crutchfield's easy check out and quick shipping was much appreciated.
Pros: Accurate smooth bass, auto on / off very nice, solid construction
Cons: Haven't found anything worth mentioning.
Great speaker for the price!
Pros: Great sound for a low price
it is what I needed too complete my home theater thanks to the people of Crutchfield for there help by email.
It perfectly complements the pair of Klipsch RB-51 ii that I purchased with it. Recommended by Crutchfield advisor and he was spot on. Seamless integration with a back beat.
Pros: It fulfills its intended purpose. Good value
I tried it as soon as it arrived and it seemed to work ok , but I thought it would have a little more punch to it. Haven't been able to use it lately because it was bought as a Christmas present and I will have to wait! If it does not work the way I expect I will return it and get a more powerfull one.
Pros: Shipping was excellent, it arrived before the expected date. The price seemed to be fair, but will have to wait until I can really try it to be sure.
Cons: It did seem a little weak on the bottom end, but again will have to wait till after Christmas to really be sure!
It took some getting used to the size of this thing, twice the size of my previous model but the accurate sound produced is a welcome change to the good sub I thought I had. The PSW 110 takes some tweaking even after YPAO room correction. After you find the correct crossover, bass has never sounded so good granted this is my first upgrade in 12 years due to the surround sound in a box sub died. Movies are a little tricky with the PSW 110 but I've learned that if you increase the bass level 2-3 db through OSD it handles movies very well. I would like to hear the Polk DSW PRO 550 wi just to know if bass can sound better than what I currently have. I have all Polk speakers and they all look and sound amazing. Thanks Crutchfield and Polk Audio.
Pros: Accurate bass, great looks, auto on / off is a real plus, hard metal grill is exceptional for placing in hi traffic areas and it a Polk!
There are more powerful subs out there but, they cost more. I enjoy the sonic accuracy of this sub and, for the price it's a steal. I play bass. I like bass. I watch others on tv play bass. So why would you want a sub that couldn't keep up? I had an old Sony sub. 140 watts. Doesn't come close to this Polk. 40 less watts and far beyond what I expected. This thing sounds EXACTLY like my bass amp. Reproduces the sound the way it was in the recording booth. Again, they make them with more power and, if I ever buy one of them you can bet it will be Polk. Outstanding job Polk, Bravo.
Pros: Power vs. Price Accurate bass reproduction Clear bass doesn't "get in the way"
Cons: I would like to see wireless included No banana plug input.
The Polk gives all I need for a solid bass delivery. Very clean and substantial for my home theatre set up. Good value in my opinion.
Pros: Great value
Cons: Non that I know of.
This sub was a nice addition to my bedroom system. I added it to some 21 year old Klipsh Forte II. The low frequency response is the same between the speakers and the sub, and the sub sound was kind of hidden. So, I switched the phase switch to 180, and the sub now produces a nice punchy bass.
Pros: Great price. Solid grill to protect woofer in high traffic areas. As always with Polk speakers, nice clean sound.
Cons: A little under powered. No video shielding.
Great bass. Can't say a bad thing.
I purchased this sub on sale. I use it in conjunction with Bose 301 V's, a Polk CS10 and some older Yamaha speakers. All I can say is it has brought life to the other speakers, particularly the Bose. It is driven by a Yamaha RX-V661 receiver at 90W per channel. Overall, the sound quality for music and movies is excellent for the price.
Pros: Value for price.
Cons: None considering price of sub. Don't, as many people do, compare it to a sub that cost $400+.
As the review title states, I returned and exchanged a Polk 110 for a PSB 125. It's been a year and I still prefer and enjoy the PSB 125. So, no regrets. As a matter of fact, I just ordered and received a PSB 100 from Crutchfield. Been up all night auditioning it and so far I like it just as much as the PSB 125. To Polk's credit, all my car audio (speakers and amp) are Polk. So Polk gets the job done too in that respect. Guess I just prefer PSB for home audio.
Pros: Overall attractive design (cherry finish).
Cons: Sounded cheap to me.
I believe it's a pretty good buy.. I started to buy a Yamaha 8' powered woofer but I wanted something with more power and a deeper bass.. so far not bad to say I got this a good price. I haven't quite cranked up the volume to see what it can really do, but at level 15 it hums to my satisfaction... I wouldn't buy this if you are looking to get fierce sounding thump... but if you want a conservative accent sound... you should buy it.
Pros: Nice accent bass
Cons: Not as a fierce as I would like... may get another one to get the fierce bass I want
Wonderful sub for most applications in medium to small rooms. It may be great in some large rooms. Setup took a few minutes, I bought this to replace a subwoofer that died. My home theater wasn't the same without an LFE subwoofer
Pros: Great unit for the price, easy to set up. Great directions.
Nice Sub produces a good bass for my mancave
Hugely disappointed. Amplifier died after just 2 years. Replacement amp is not worth the cost. I will by a different unit this time
Pros: sounded good when it worked
Cons: Died after just 2 years
great little sub woofer, does add richness of sound
Pros: adds richness or fullness to my sound system
A very well built subwoofer. Very easy to use,will add punch and a strong resonance to your system.
Pros: Amazing Sound, Great Features, Solid construction
Set up this sub in a large basement. Filled the room well. Great bass.
Pros: Easy set up.
After reading all the reviews I had some concerns about purchasing the PSW110 sub. Granted this is an entry level model but I couldn't imagine Polk manufacturing a product that didn't work or performed so poorly it would be considered dysfunctional. Well, rest assured it works just fine. When I first set it up I had the same problem as some others who gave it a poor performance review...extremely weak and nearly useless. After reviewing the instructions I found I had made an error setting it up. Once that was corrected it proved to be more than I'll ever need. I use it in a home theater system. When called on it really shines and adds that missing element, bringing the viewing experience to another level. If you're the type of person that wants the sub to rattle the windows...just crank it up.
Pros: Can be adjusted to suit your listening preference.
We got the unit home, attached all the cables, fired it up and it didn't work. No power. We tried two different wall sockets and two different power cords. Nothing. Boxed it up, returned it and got our money back. Our first and last experience with Polk products.
Cons: The unit didn't work.
The sound is great and not muffled like my older sub. Set up is a snap. 100 watts does not seem like a lot but this sub realy has punch and great sound!!
Pros: Great sound , Polk quality. And good looking.
Great sound and cherry cabinet looks classy. I use this to compliment vintage Sansui 1200 speakers and it adds a great bass sound. Simple to make connections.
Cons: large footprint
I bought this SW for my motorhome. It fits the space I had available and works great!
Pros: Small size, reasonable cost, does the job!
Simple black styling matched the rest of my audio components very well. The sound is very clean with only quick adjusting needed to dial it in to my setup. Even at louder volumes I have not heard any humming, buzzing, or distortion yet. I am using it to replace an older subwoofer from another manufacturer that had begun to crackle and distort. The output of the new Polk far surpasses the output of the old woofer in both volume and clarity.
Pros: Easy adjustments Simple, clean look
Cons: None yet
I've been using Polk speakers for years. They represent quality on construction, excellent sound quality and even better pricing. This sub shipped quick and looks great once unwrapped.
Pros: Great sound. Excellent cherry wood exterior. Great price.
Cons: None so far!
Great sound. Great price. Easy to set up. Greatly enhanced the bass sounds of my home theater setup.
Pros: Price, sound, set up
Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality woffer that looks and sounds amazing.
Pros: Deep sound. Can be adjusted to suit any listening preference. The wood cabinet is beautiful!
I must say I was quite surprised when my subwoofer arrived. It was larger than expected, more beautiful than I could have imagined and the sound quality is perfect. Nice smooth, "REAL BASS" sound. The cabinet quality is very nice.
Pros: Perfect for my needs
Purchased item in the scratch and dent dept, looks and sounds great. It was a great deal.
Polk should be ashamed of himself to want so much for this weak sub. Replaced it with a Paradigm PDR-8 for the same price and it blew the Polk out of the room. The Polk PSW10 sounds better and is also cheaper!
Pros: Built like a tank.
Cons: Its the weakest 100 watt sub i've ever heard!!!!
used a dozen times and amplifier fried. under warranty, but so many of these break gonna take 2 months to get a new one. dont waste time or money.
Cons: wont last long, polk customer service is horrible
Lets you hear the really low frequency sound without over loading your left and right speakers. The surround sound amplifiers also do not have quite enough power to get all the very low frequencies. Using the sub-woofer with polkaudio RTiA5's with an 80 Hz crossover.
Pros: Does the job! Nice looking and not to large. Like the solid cover that protects the speaker and auto sense or program material.
never owned a powered sub before, so hard to compare others-seemed like the bass was a humming/buzzing bass instead of a rumbling, toned bass
Needed a Sub for my new 7.1 Pioneer Elite VSX-60. Fits the need perfectly.
Pros: Affordable, and plenty of full rich sound for TV, Movies and Music.
Quite impressive versus old pioneer 6 in sub woofer i had. I'm glad i didn't buy the 12 inch sub my room is not big enough for that much bass. This sub does wonderful for classic rock and roll. Would recommend to anyone needing that extra "KICK" in their music system.
Pros: Wonderful sound and auto on and off.
Received a scratch or dent from Crutchfield, couldn't find the scratch or the dent. Excellent speaker for the price. Great for music or action movies.
Pros: Excellent lows, rocks the house if turned up.
Cons: None yet.
I have never owened a sub woofer before, so for my first one, it is awesome. I never new such low frequencies exsisted. I highly recommend this sub woofer to anyone. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I had just purchased a set of Polk Audio RTi A3's (which sound fantastic themselves) in the cherry finish and when purchasing the sub I chose the cherry finish as well thinking they would match, to my surprise they look nothing alike.
Pros: Awesome bass.
Cons: Finish does not match other Polk Audio speakers.
I like classic rock & roll and have a old style two channel Yamaha stereo amp and reccent JBL speakers. I've been trying to re-create the old 1970s sound when speakers used to have 12in woofers (which are hard to find in speakers today). This subwoofer fills the role just fine. It takes a while to get it balanced but it meets my expectations. Nice looking cabinet as well to keep the wife happy.
Pros: looks, works & sounds great at a fair price
Cons: owners manual shows how to hook up to home theater with three different outputs, but nothing on connecting to a simple two channel stero.
Just got this sub tonight and am sending it back tomorrow. Hooked it up to my B&W soundbar and almost no sound coming out, even with everything turned all the way up. Very disappointing. I know 100 watts is not a lot, but my old 8" Sonys put out much more bass with less power.
My new Polk Audio sub scares the dogs, it THUNDER'S...
I am using this sub with my computer system in my home office. First, I have a Dell XPS with all the bells and whistles. I am using a coax cable to carry the 7.1 sound to a Sony STRDH700 receiver. My room in 15X15. I got tired of computer speakers & wanted more. With Polk Audio, I got much more. I am using the Polk RM85 speaker set, utilizing the 5.1 sound. This setup needed more base, so I decided to add a sub to the system. I decided on the PSW110 because I preferred a 10" woofer and the 100/200 watt rating seemed right....boy was I right. The RM85 is a beautiful sounding system but was lacking the bottom end. The PSW110 added the base I needed easily. I am suing about 2/3 of the volume & the system is full and rich. What I like best about the sub is the natural full sound & its accurate reproduction of the base sounds. Drums & guitars seem to move naturally between the speakers & the sub & there is nothing missing. There is no fake fullness or humming or rattling, instead, the sound is clear & spreads throughout the range with pin-point clarity. The room is full & alive with music while being pleasant to the ear...many times I work for 4 to 6 hours straight & never get tired of the sound. As an added plus, you cannot hear the source, the base is even throughout the room & blends with the 5.1 perfectly. I could not ask for more...it's clear, natural, comfortable, full, & accurate. A great sub that out-performs many others costing much more.
Pros: This is a fantastic sub, even greater when you consider the price!
I listen mostly to acoustic music -- acoustic jazz, folk, newgrass. But with living space that overflows with windows and wood floors, even this type of music loses its low end (despite better-than-good Paradigm floor & shelf speakers). I love the handsome Polk Audio PSW110 because it has returned the third dimension to my sound system. The size of this sub is just right and its capacity to create sonic contours without overpowering my experience is just what I hoped for. A great buy.
Junk. Worked for a while, now there is no sound. Sub makes a loud scratching noise when just touching the volume control without any input cable connected. Luckily, I am within 60 day return period... I will not buy Polk again!
so far performing as advertised
I ordered a scratch & dent polkaudio sub woofer it only a few scratches on it but it only had two legs to stand on,but I made some legs out of wood dows and but rubber feet on them and it works great.As for the sound they really have some thump to them it really added what I needed for my suround-sound.I had Bose301 &201 &,Bose center channel speaker and although they souned great they did'nt have the punch I needed,so I'm very pleased with my purchase.
Great sub for the money. Using with a Marantz NR1501 and the bass fills the room. Replaced a Yamaha YST SW216. No comparison.
Having a very good experience with this subwoofer. I've seen complaints that this doesn't deliver enough bass, but I'm having trouble seeing how that could possibly be. With the gain turned up less than halfway, I get deep bass frequencies throughout the living room that adds real dimension to movies, and realistic definition to music. Ghettofabulous? No. Perfectly balanced for rational, normal listening? Yes. Highly recommended, unless, of course, you're trying to impress your neighbors or be the biggest gangsta on the block.
Sound is awesome and crisp. Have yet to hear any distortion of any kind. Using it with my Denon 2307CI and it sounds great.
Great product for the money, and has great bass, great product!!
This unit fills the theater with the base I was looking for. Great sound, install went easily, cabinet looks were great. The only nit I could find is that the volume pot caused some scratchy sounds when adjusted during play. Not a real problem as I see it, I just hope this component does not weaken and fail with all the vibration from the low freq effects it produces.
This sub is the real deal. it delivers bass the way bass is supposed to sound. The bass is clean and tight with no distortion. If you can dish out the money, get it, it's well worth it.
Very happy with this sub. Went from a passive Yamaha with 2 eights to this powered 10. Obviously the difference is night and day. Love the Xover feature and sound is clean and tight. Positioning is important with this sub, so if you think it sounds muddy or too "boomy", it may be an issue with your placement.
Worked for < month. Volume control failed. Looks nice as a plant stand though....
Upgraded my home theater by purchasing the TSI200 and the CS10 and suddenly my 10 year old Yamaha sub sounded musty. Bought this PSW110 knowing that Polk will not let me down and WOW I had no idea how bad my old sub was. Right out of the box the bass was so clean and tight (in a good way) that it had me wondering why didnt I do this sooner?? Any way I recomend this sub very highly. Thanks Crutchfield.
love the sub and thanks for the customer service!!!
fantastic Sub for the price, I bought this a second sub for my home theater and have been more than pleased with the results. Service from Crutchfield was once more superlative!!
I bought this sub woofer to replace my 10 year old yamaha 8 inch sub that kept bottoming out on movies this sub does a great job for movies with lots of bass I am using it in a room of about 12'x13' in size so I did not need more than 100 watts of power. I only have it turn up half way and it will blow you away. I would recomend this to anybody who is looking for a cheaper sub woofer with a great sound .
I love this sub!! More than enough bass for any medium to large room! I have my gain turned up right at 3/4 the way up and it pounds my living room hard!
My Home Theater sounds like never before, the clean and punchy bass are a touch of class, i'm very satisfied with the excellent quality, design and price. I'm consider to change all my bose speakers to Pork Audio.
Great performance for both Music and Home Theatre(Batman Begins movie and Rush 2112 used to see what it could do and performed flawlessly). Their is plenty of punch so you don't need to turn the amp much past half way. I also have the Polk CS-2 Center Channel and would recommend Polk to anyone...especially those preferring a rich , full sound
The Polk PSW110 is a great companion to the RM95 Home Theater Speaker System. It provides very good sound in the family room. I upgraded to this sub with the special pricing when I ordered my system. Definitely a great purchase!
Using a Sony STR-DE985 receiver in a 21x12 room. Sub is solid. Heard the difference the moment i turned it on. Sound encompasses the room which i was slightly worried about.
Sub looks good and sounds even better. Great addition to overall home theater system. It seems to get better the more I play.
Veyr nice cabinet and an excellent performing sub for our system with Bose speakers! Thank you!
Fills in my small basement listening room nicely but is definitely not overwhelming. One of the main reasons for purchasing this is the cherry finish to match the rest of my Polk speakers. Nicely finished with excellent build quality. Unobtrusive low end but will not shake the house if that's what you're looking for.
Three PSW110 subs are used for the Main and Solo cabinets of a large digital theatre organ. The room is small (about 12 X 20) so high volume is not an issue. These subs must handle the 8' and 16' Pedal stops which reach as low as 32 Hz. The sound is excellent. These, and six RM7 satellites, replace six 15" three-way speakers that overwhelmed the room. The subs are hidden in a window seat making them virtually invisible. External high-pass filters are used to keep the pedal frequencies out of the RM7 satellites. The Polk speakers were chosen following a "shootout" among three manufacturers by a group of experienced theatre organists. All agreed that the PSW110/RM7 combo provided the most realistic sound.
My systems consists of a Polk RM10 satellite system, a Klipsch RC10 center speaker, a Polk PSW10 subwoofer, and an Onkyo SR705 AV receiver. I'm very happy with my current setup, with the exception of wanting to upgrade my subwoofer. My Polk PSW10 has great punch in the low to low- mid ranges. (When I watch the pod race from SW Phantom Mencace, you can feel the racer engines starting, and as the ships roar by on the screen the effect is pretty incredible). My only complaint with the PSW10 is that it suffers from some port noise/speaker bottoming-out on some LFEs. Thinking that the PSW110 would be a logical upgrade (twice the power, similar sized footprint, downward firing port, compression circuitry) I ordered one. I thought that I would get similar performance minus the distortion. However, I was disappointed by the performance of the PSW110. Compared to the PSW10, the PSW110 suffered from a significant lack of punch on movies and music. Although you could sense a little better performance possible for some very low frequencies, it was not enough to offset the solid punch that you get from PSW10. The same pod racing scene was very un-inspiring on the PSW110. Also, I had to adjust the output gain control on the PSW110 to about 3/4 full power just to get a similar output to that of the PSW10 at about 5/8 of full power. I'm returning the PSW110.
This is a great subwoofer. It is a little on the bulky side, but sounds wonderful. We haven't even come close to turning the volume up because it vibrates the whole house. Would definitely purchase this product again.
The build quality is very good, bass output at lower volumes is great and will shake the walls. The only downside is the power, if you like it loud this is not the sub for you. But if your not looking to wake up the neighborhood then get it.. Its small and compact and looks very nice in a livingroom. I will most likely purchase a 2nd one.
What can I say. Its got a nice fit and finish. Like the metal grill. Sound is Great! It can pump out the bass in a large room with no distortion. It does music and movies well.
Plenty of bass for my 17x24' room, and that's at half volume. Cranked up louder and you can feel it throughout the house.
Wonderful subwoofer, fills my entire theater room (30'x30'), and I only have it half way!!!
This thing looks great, sounds great! It has plenty of input options. It sounds great in my medium sized living room, and I definitely do not need any more bass. I'd buy it again!
|Woofer Size (inches)||10|
|Woofer Composition||DB Composite|
|Low-Pass Crossover Freq||60-160 Hz|
|High-Pass Crossover Freq||None|
|Amplifier Output (watts)||100|
|Frequency Response||32-250 Hz|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||3 Years|
Driver: The Polk Audio PSW110 uses a 10" Dynamic Balance composite cone driver for deep, accurate response with low distortion. For a smoother response and improved durability, the woofer utilizes a rubber surround.
Klippel Optimized Woofer: By using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Polk is able to optimize the woofer's motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension for the best possible performance even at extreme listening levels.
Motor Structure: The PSW110 utilizes a powerful motor structure for a higher BL responses (the measure of the motive force applied to the cone) that results in louder, deeper and punchier bass.
Compression Circuitry: The woofer's Compression Circuitry limits distortion at high volume levels.
Amplifier: The subwoofer is powered by a high-current amplifier producing 100 watts RMS/200 watts dynamic power that supplies clean power for loud bass and a wide dynamic range necessary to recreate a life-like experience in your home.
Enclosure: The PSW110 features a bass-reflex enclosure with non-resonant MDF construction and internal bracing for deep bass impact with superior detail and accuracy.
Down-Firing Port: The powered subwoofer's downward firing port allows the woofer to be extremely efficient and provides more bass impact for your home theater experience.
Not Video Shielded: The subwoofer is not magnetically shielded, so it is not recommended to place it next to tube TVs and video monitors. Though LCD, DLP and Plasma televisions are not affected by magnetism you should allow at least 18" of space between the subwoofer and any TV.
Placement: You may place the 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.
3-Way Power Switch: The subwoofer has a 3-way power switch on the rear panel. You can select Auto, which turns the unit on automatically when an input signal is received and off 15 minutes after the signal stops; On, which keeps the unit on and Standby, which turns the unit off. The LED power indicator glows green when the unit is on and red when the unit is off.
Volume Control: The PSW110 has a rotary volume control to adjust the volume of the subwoofer relative to the other speakers in the system.
Phase Switch: The subwoofer's 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.
Low-Pass Filter: The PSW110 offers a continuously variable low-pass filter, adjustable from 60-160 Hz. There is an LFE position for use with the filtered LFE output from a receiver or preamp.
Line Inputs: The subwoofer has gold plated left and right RCA line level inputs for use with receivers having subwoofer or stereo preamp outputs that do not contain their own low-pass crossover. Using the Line Inputs allows PSW110 to do all the low-pass filtering. If your receiver or processor only has a single subwoofer line output, connect it to the Right line input jack.
LFE In: The right channel RCA input doubles as the LFE input; if your receiver has an LFE output and a built-in crossover, use this input and set the low-pass filter dial to LFE.
Speaker Level Input/Output: The subwoofer has spring clips for the speaker level inputs and outputs. The subwoofer's low-pass filter sends bass frequencies (based on the setting of the filter) to the subwoofer. The speaker level inputs and outputs are shorted together, so the output is not crossed over. You should set you receiver's front speaker setting to Large.
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had two prior that i lost in hurricane harvey. simple to use good product, reasonable price [ JOSEPH M Nov 22, 2017 ]
Previous sub stopped working. Purchased other Polk from Crutchfield and had great success. [ John Nov 17, 2017 ]
Cost and quality [ William Nov 09, 2017 ]
Need to round out the low end on my Tsi400's, particularly at low & moderate volume... This looks like it should fill that need nicely at a very nice price! [ Steve Oct 13, 2017 ]
Was a better price than the JBL subwoffers. I also like Polk speakers my speaker preference is JBL but hey. Had a friend purchase Polk because of cost and the type of music we play are similar and he loves the speaker and they do sound great! [ Fred Oct 13, 2017 ]
It was on sale, a trusted brand, and recommended by advisor. [ Ellie Sep 26, 2017 ]
Recommend by Clarence [ Jeffrey Aug 17, 2017 ]
My last one blew at 1 1/2 years and I have the Cherry case which I'm hoping I can reuse in place of this banged up case. [ CHARLES I Aug 16, 2017 ]
I also bought a new home theater receiver and needed a powered subwoofer, this one had specs I liked and was on sale, great deal! [ E Aug 15, 2017 ]
We weren't getting enough sound off of our television. Now we are. [ THOMAS Aug 14, 2017 ]
Adjustable crossover [ Jeffery Aug 08, 2017 ]
I have a pair of Polk speakers that still work like new. I bought them in 1985! Polk is a good brand. I hope this sub woofer will last as long. [ James Aug 07, 2017 ]
It seems to be a an excellent product for my need [ Samuel Jul 29, 2017 ]
to round out sound in my basement with sony STRDH-550 receiver and Polk TSX110B bookshelf speakers [ E Jul 28, 2017 ]
Made in the USA [ MONTANA Jul 27, 2017 ]
Reviews and price. The case was slightly nicked so the price was reduced, having no effect on the rich bass. [ Peter Jul 17, 2017 ]
Value for the price and it fits my requirements. [ Paul Jun 26, 2017 ]
To go with my system in the basement using TSi speakers. [ Don Jun 16, 2017 ]
price performance suited for small room. prior polk speaker experience favorable [ Frances Jun 14, 2017 ]
needed extra punch, substituting a old KHL that seems to have lost its power [ J May 24, 2017 ]
Advisor (Dewey??) helped identify a product that was similar to the one I had before. It was rated well. And it gives me a little bit more power from what I had before. He was extremely helpful and patient. Thank you for the wonderful experience Crutchfield. [ Maritess May 19, 2017 ]
Polk Audio is a reliable and respectable brand. [ Robert May 19, 2017 ]
Good reviews on this item for what I needed. [ Terry May 04, 2017 ]
to match the speakers that I had previously purchased for my son. [ Bruce Apr 07, 2017 ]
ease of setup [ David Apr 03, 2017 ]
Boom! [ Joseph Mar 14, 2017 ]
It received good reviews. [ Paul Mar 11, 2017 ]
Sounds amazing with my receiver and other speakers and was a great deal [ DAVID Feb 23, 2017 ]
Spoke at length with Crutchfield advisor James. Very detailed knowledge confirmed my thinking and gave great advice on the Polk which he currently owns himself (earlier model). Pointed out deal on the better model with twice the power rating - no brainer! [ Robert Feb 17, 2017 ]
I've trusted Polk for a long time, and the price and ease of ordering made the deal. It's getting hard to buy much in audio at brick and mortar stores these days. Crutchfield has it all. [ Ralph Jan 17, 2017 ]
because i dont just watch movies, i want to feel them too. [ Jonathan Nov 22, 2016 ]
Recommended by advisor. [ William Nov 07, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield [ Michael Oct 25, 2016 ]
Recommend by advisor [ Gary Sep 27, 2016 ]
Price, great reviews. [ ANTHONY V. Sep 15, 2016 ]
Needed a replacement for my old Vega 12" down firing sub. Talked to my adviser and he recommended this little guy.We absolutely love it! I hate to say it but for TV and movies, night and day over my Cerwin Vega and power amp. My room is 14' x 22', and I only have the level up to about 30. Much higher than that and it really starts to overpower the mains. But to entertain and have the kids playing their Iphones through bluetooth we crank it up to about 60. Just rumbles! [ JAY M Aug 22, 2016 ]
I've wanted to add a subwoofer to my original home theater purchased from Crutchfield 25 years ago. Consisting of Kenwood receiver and Bose 6.2 speakers. The speakers are still great but digital technology surpassed the receiver. One day it lost the rear channel so I decided time to buy a new receiver and add the subwoofer. Great addition and performance to improve my movie viewing experience. [ CHARLES Jul 28, 2016 ]
I've been looking for a subwoofer to go along with an older Harmon Kardon receiver. The 100W amp should pair perfectly without overpowering the receiver. Also, the 32 to 250 frequency range will fit my Infinity book shelf speakers nicely and reduce any distortion. [ Paul May 31, 2016 ]
Perfect value [ Michele V. May 10, 2016 ]
Has Great sound and great bass! [ WILLIAM Apr 19, 2016 ]
Free with Polk tower speakers [ DARYL Mar 07, 2016 ]
price and previous polk experience [ Susan L. Feb 14, 2016 ]
I have seen it in action. Impressive!! [ Chris Jan 20, 2016 ]
Reviews and Artie helped me to pick this one. Artie's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=93 [ john Jan 18, 2016 ]
Crutchfield Tech advisor recommendation. [ Donald Dec 21, 2015 ]
I currently have a Polk PSW 350 subwoofer in my system, 100w, 10" woofer. The PSW 110 is a perfect match as I'm upgrading to 7.2. Crutchfield advisor Abe confirmed the match for me. Great company that puts the customer first! [ ANTONIO G Dec 11, 2015 ]
Brand reputation. [ Robert Dec 03, 2015 ]
The cherry finish and price when compared to the Kilpsh woofer of similar specs. [ ANDREW ST Mar 29, 2016 ]
I was looking for a good subwoofer & this one probably will do the job at cruchfield they are very professional& helpfull [ Damian Feb 18, 2016 ]
i wanted 2 subs and the cost was right. also like the wood finish that will sit on shelves [ Tyler Feb 14, 2016 ]
Good deal. Part of a Polk Audio package that made the subwoofer free. Even the shipping. My favorite price. [ Bill Jan 18, 2016 ]
Polk's brand reputation and good reviews. I couldn't pass up the free Subwoofer, considering that incentive Crutchfield had a better price than Amazon and the free shipping for these large heavy speakers on top of everything else made it a very easy decision [ MARK A. Jan 06, 2016 ]
No you can connect it directly to the sub out in the receiver. [ Jeffrey Sep 28, 2017 ]
No. The unit does not have a voltage selector on its back. Only the 2-prong AC conector for the included cable. [ julio a perales Jan 08, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. We are still waiting on the holiday promotions to be finalized, so as of yet we don't have any additional information. Keep a check on our website and catalogs. [ Kenny Oct 24, 2016 ] Staff
No, it does not appear to be designed to be removed. [ JOHN Mar 28, 2016 ]
It cannot be removed [ CHRIS Mar 27, 2016 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Powered subwoofers have two RCA (left and right) inputs for when you are connecting from a receiver that doesn't have a designated subwoofer output. But when you have a home theater receiver with a single, mono subwoofer output, you need a mono subwoofer cable, such as this one, to connect to, in this case, your Polk Audio PSW110B powered subwoofer. And you need to connect the sub cable into the Right RCA input (not the Left) on the PSW110B. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Apr 30, 2014 ] Staff
Sorry but I never tried this kind of setup. The rxv667 is somwhat problematic with subs and its dsp modes. This is why I ended up buying a denon. [ FELIPE Feb 10, 2014 ]
Don't think so b/c even though is has two inputs it can only receive one [ ALEX J Feb 09, 2014 ]
As long as the powered TV speaker bar has a subwoofer pre-amp output any of the powered subwoofers should work great. [ Jeff Nov 30, 2013 ] Staff