Polk Audio PSW10
Powered subwoofer (Black)
Our take on the Polk Audio PSW10 by Crutchfield's Tom Mathew
Add serious low-frequency impact to your movies and music with Polk's PSW10. This powered subwoofer delivers solid, accurate bass thanks to its 50-watt RMS amp and 10" woofer. The cabinet is constructed from non-resonant MDF, and is reinforced with internal bracings for superior bass clarity. The PSW10 is a great way to round out a home theater system or add depth to your stereo music.
Polk makes it easy to integrate the PSW10 with your existing system. You can hook your receiver up to the sub either through the line-level or the speaker-level connections. And the continuously variable low-pass crossover lets you tailor the sound to match the PSW10 with the rest of your speakers.
- bass-reflex (ported) enclosure
- 50-watt RMS amplifier
- 10" front-firing driver
- frequency response 40-160 Hz (-3dB)
- continuously variable 80-160 Hz crossover
- phase switch
- auto on/off
- speaker and line-level inputs; speaker-level output
- black oak vinyl finish
- removable grille included
- 14"W x 14-3/8"H x 16-3/16"D
- warranty: 5 years woofer, 3 years amplifier
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Black powered subwoofer
- Owner's Manual
- Online registration card
Just added another psw10, to my stereo. I now have huge base, and they rock next to my 4 bose 601's. Crutchfield has blamed a home run. Thanks so much
John, Dubuque, IA
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Features and Specs
|Woofer Size (inches)||10|
|Woofer Composition||Polymer Composite|
|Low-Pass Crossover Freq||80-160 Hz|
|High-Pass Crossover Freq||None|
|Amplifier Output (watts)||50|
|Frequency Response||40-160 Hz|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||5 Yrs woofer/3 Yrs amp|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||5 Yrs woofer/3 Yrs amp|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||---|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||---|
Driver: The PSW10 uses a 10" Dynamic Balance polymer composite cone driver for deep, smooth response and low distortion. For longer excursion, the woofer uses a hi-roll foam surround.
Not Video Shielded: The subwoofer is not magnetically shielded, so it is not recommended to place it next to TVs and video monitors.
Amplifier: The subwoofer is powered by a high-current amplifier producing 50 watts RMS/100 watts dynamic power.
Enclosure: The PSW10 features non-resonant MDF construction with 3/4" baffle and internal bracing for deep bass impact with superior detail and accuracy.
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 a few minutes after the signal stops; On, which keeps the unit on until it is switched off, and Off, which turns the unit completely off (instead of placing it in a standby mode). The LED power indicator glows green when the unit is on and red when the unit is off.
Volume Control: The PSW10 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 normal or reverse. If the bass sounds muddy or unclear, toggling the phase control can sometimes strengthen the bass attack.
Low-Pass Filter: The PSW10 offers a continuously variable low-pass filter, adjustable from 80-160 Hz. Note: The manual incorrectly lists the frequency range as 80-200Hz.
Line Inputs: The subwoofer has gold plated left and right RCA Line Level inputs. These inputs are for use with electronics featuring stereo pre-amp line outputs or an LFE subwoofer output. If your receiver or processor only has a single subwoofer line output, either the left or right input jack can be used.
Note: If the filtered Low Frequency Effects (LFE) output of an A/V receiver or processor is connected to the PSW10's line inputs, low frequency signals will be filtered by the A/V receiver/processor and the PSW10. When this happens the PSW10's low-pass filter setting should be as high as possible (160Hz) to minimize the interaction between the filters.
Speaker Level Input/Output: The subwoofer has spring clips for the speaker level input and output. The subwoofer's low-pass filter takes the low frequencies (based on the setting of the filter) and passes a full-range signal out to the speakers. This is the recommended method of connecting the subwoofer with a Polk Audio RM-series Home Theater speaker package and other satellite speaker systems.
Frequency Response: The overall frequency response for the subwoofer is 35-200 Hz, and the -3 dB frequency response is 40-160 Hz.
Amplifier: The warranty on the amplifier is 3 years parts and labor.
Driver: The warranty on the driver is 5 years parts and labor.
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1 question already asked
not sure [ samson Jun 20, 2018 ]
i dont remembered the rason ihave made returned because need to work needs amplifier [ samson Jun 20, 2018 ]
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