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    Default Subwoofer

    I bought the Polk Surround Bar 360 and would like to get a bit more out of it. Would a PSW series subwoofer help or any other recommendations would be helpful.

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    Give a Subwoofer a try.
    Linn AV5140 fronts
    Linn AV5120 Center
    Linn AV5140 Rears
    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
    Odyssey Mono-Blocs
    SVS Ultra-13 Gloss Black:D

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    What's your budget for the sub.
    Denon 1909, want to upgrade for pre outs
    Fronts-polk RTi A5
    center-polk CSi A4
    Sides Polk FXi A6
    rears- polk rm8's
    sub-SVS pb-13 ultra
    Blue ray-ps3
    Panasonic plasma 50 inch
    Buttkicker(don't use or need it anymore since getting the Ultra)

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    $100 - $250 budget

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    Hi m.

    Dayton Audio SUB-80. $95 at Parts-Express.com. Part #300-631

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    PC stereo: Viper custom PC: Windows XP; ASIO4ALL; JRiver Jukebox> Pop Pulse USB to S/PDIF conv> Monarchy DIP > Musiland MD10 DAC > Parasound 2100 pre> Aragon 4004 MKII amp> Dali Ikon6 towers; Sunfire True Sub; PSA Duet, Ultimate outlet and Noise Harvestors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcardillo View Post
    I bought the Polk Surround Bar 360 and would like to get a bit more out of it. Would a PSW series subwoofer help or any other recommendations would be helpful.
    I'm in the same boat, same system, the bass sounds fine out of the 360. My question is, what would a sub really do for me? Is it worth the money.

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    Hi THBlue -

    Polk doesn't give the low frequency response on the 360 Bar, but based on the other Bars, its probably 70Hz. So, on music you are missing from 40Hz to 69Hz (bass drum, bottom notes on bass guitar and piano). On DVD movies, you are missing from 25Hz to 69Hz - this is where the LFE (low frequency effects) reside.

    But, if you like the sound you have now, stay with it.
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    PC stereo: Viper custom PC: Windows XP; ASIO4ALL; JRiver Jukebox> Pop Pulse USB to S/PDIF conv> Monarchy DIP > Musiland MD10 DAC > Parasound 2100 pre> Aragon 4004 MKII amp> Dali Ikon6 towers; Sunfire True Sub; PSA Duet, Ultimate outlet and Noise Harvestors.

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    Thanks Mike, I do think the bass coming out of the bar now sounds good, but as you suggested, I'm pretty sure I'm missing some things. I have no problem with spending up to $250 but I think I 've read every sub thread on the internet and am a little overwhelmed.

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    Hi THBlue

    Your budget limits the type, power and quality of sub you can get.

    However, to go with a soundbar you don't need a giantkiller sub.

    Sony makes a sub with a 10" woofer and 100 watts power. It is on the small side so easy to fit in a small living room. I use 2 of them in my hometheater. These subs sound better than the $99 price would indicate. I highly recommend one.

    You can buy direct from Sony at:

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665089844

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    PC stereo: Viper custom PC: Windows XP; ASIO4ALL; JRiver Jukebox> Pop Pulse USB to S/PDIF conv> Monarchy DIP > Musiland MD10 DAC > Parasound 2100 pre> Aragon 4004 MKII amp> Dali Ikon6 towers; Sunfire True Sub; PSA Duet, Ultimate outlet and Noise Harvestors.

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    P. S.

    The Sony sub gets down to 28Hz which is really low for a $99 sub.
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    Default No power in my PSW1000

    First, my apologies if this question has previously been discussed on this thread, I 'searched' and didn't find it referenced, Anyway, I have a PSW1000 sub, that seems to not have any power...I have checked several outlets, the a/c main is on, and I have used both auto and 'on' settings on the toggle. I get no lights (red or green) on the front, no electronic 'humming', and no test signal when run thru the processor (JBL AV1 with an AV7 amp). I'm connecting from the 'sub out' on the processor to the 'line in 1&2' on the sub. Does anyone know if the psw has a fuse, circuit breaker or something similar that I might have blown in my exuberance of watching Quantum of Solace? Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer...

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    Strongly suggest to go with Polk, check on polk direct ebay or www.newegg.com
    they have some nice subs for less than 200, which will match with the SB360, sony is not for speakers i would say, and that sub is rated at 10% thd which is unacceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joninthedesert View Post
    First, my apologies if this question has previously been discussed on this thread, I 'searched' and didn't find it referenced, Anyway, I have a PSW1000 sub, that seems to not have any power...I have checked several outlets, the a/c main is on, and I have used both auto and 'on' settings on the toggle. I get no lights (red or green) on the front, no electronic 'humming', and no test signal when run thru the processor (JBL AV1 with an AV7 amp). I'm connecting from the 'sub out' on the processor to the 'line in 1&2' on the sub. Does anyone know if the psw has a fuse, circuit breaker or something similar that I might have blown in my exuberance of watching Quantum of Solace? Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer...
    jon, Can't tell you if your PSW1000 has a fuse or not, but would be surprised if it did not. Best advice I could give is to repost this in the "troubleshooting" section as that is the only area that Polk techs monitor. I am sure they can help

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    Thanks for the input guys. Tom

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