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    Just read the psw10 performs horribly; But i recently purchased the the psw 110 and wanted to hear some opinions on this model. It was more exspensive and that sometimes is a selling point for me.

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    Have had mine for just about a year. LOVE it. It's not the most musical sub out there by a long shot, but it's decent. It will rumble the average room with surprising bass on a modest budget for HT. We actually have to keep ours down around 30-35% on the gain. For the bucks, we're still happy a year later. Keep in mind, YMMV.

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    Welcome to Club Polk Matheu :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Uilleann View Post
    Have had mine for just about a year. LOVE it. It's not the most musical sub out there by a long shot, but it's decent. It will rumble the average room with surprising bass on a modest budget for HT. We actually have to keep ours down around 30-35% on the gain. For the bucks, we're still happy a year later. Keep in mind, YMMV.

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    I fully agree with you!

    No comparition what so ever between the PSW10 and the PSW110. I never use this sub for music (prefers full range speakers for that purpose), solely for HT. Been happy with it since November 2007. Humble sub that rumbles during HT experience
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    Unhappy Still lacking in musical bass presence, ample bass drum presence

    I continue to find the PSW110 to be more of an extension of the bass drum than having a significant effect on musical bass. It also seems to need a strong signal to stay on at lower volumes.

    I'll explain...

    What I mean by more of an extension of the bass drum than having a significant effect on musical bass (e.g., synth bass, electric bass, upright bass) is this: When calibrated as the same as the other speakers (75 dBC at the receiver's reference volume of -18 dB), the bass line of music is barely detectable, and yet at the same time there is significant added pop, thump, or boom to the bass drum in the music (depends on whether a particular song uses a pop, thump, or boom for its bass drum). But then if I turn up the subwoofer amp dial to the point where I can hear the musical bass, then the bass drum ends up overpowering the music. What I've just ended up doing is not calibrating the sub to the other speakers, then turning up the subwoofer amplifier knob just enough so that it just fills in the low end and complements the mains. That still means the mains are doing most of the bass output, and the sub just ends up filling in the low end of the bass drum not fully reproduced by the front mains.

    What I mean by needing a strong signal to stay on at lower volumes is that the subwoofer turns off at volume levels where it seems it should stay on. If I'm listening at a lower volume level, the sub light stays yellow/standby powered on. But if I flip the switch to On from Auto, and put my ear to the front of the subwoofer, there is bass output. That means, to me, the sub should be staying on. So to compensate, I've had to increase the subwoofer output to +10 dB. Then, since I was warned about possible distortion when maxing out the subwoofer channel on the receiver, I went down just a bit but it still needs to be at +8.5 dB for the subwoofer output from the receiver. It's also worth noting that this is a Pioneer VSX-517 receiver, and the subwoofer is connected via Subwoofer/LFE out from the receiver to the R/LFE In input on the PSW 110--I have seen a few other discussions here about low bass output and/or the subwoofer not powering on with respect to Pioneer receivers and PSW subs.

    (I haven't tried rewiring the sub yet by using the speaker level connectors, rather than the LFE connector, but some have reported better bass using that connection than the LFE connection.)
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    Main room speakers setup, 5.1 surround sound setup: Pioneer VSX-517K AV receiver, Polk Audio Monitor 40 Front speakers, Polk Audio CSM Center speaker, Polk Audio M10 Surround speakers, Polk Audio PSW110 Subwoofer.

    Secondary room, 2 channel stereo setup:
    Technics SA-GX170, KLH TW-09B.

    Computer, 2 channel stereo setup: Nata SL-200 Integrated Amplifier and Speaker System connected to a Soundblaster X-fi Xtreme Audio Soundcard.

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