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    Default 2 PSW10 vs PSW505

    Hello Im looking for a HT Sub for about $300.. My Room is 10 x 11 I have Polk 50 Monitors Front//Polk CS1 center an YAMAHA RX-V365 Receiver.. With all that said I been looking at 2x PSW10 an the PSW505.. I've heard that 2 Subs our better then one?? Or should I just buy a PSW10 an get some Polk 30 monitors to finsh off my set ?

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    Finish the fset for sure because its the most important in my opinion

    get the 505 instead of 2 small subs as you can always add another 505 later

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    Finish the fset for sure because its the most important in my opinion

    get the 505 instead of 2 small subs as you can always add another 505 later
    I don't think you will need to add another 505 if you have one.

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    One big subs better than 2 small ones in the front and back

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    Get a 505 and call it a day. It will outperform 2 PSW10's anyday. Plus setting up two subs can be a pain. Welcome to Club Polk.

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    I also agree get the 505. I just sold my psw10 and bought a psw505. The 505 is much better . I am very happy with it. I`m also trying web maSTER Kenneth Swauger recommendation on adjustments for my sub. So far i`m resisting the temptation to turn up the bass.
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    Thanks for the Help Guys..


    Quote Originally Posted by over50 View Post
    I also agree get the 505. I just sold my psw10 and bought a psw505. The 505 is much better . I am very happy with it. I`m also trying web maSTER Kenneth Swauger recommendation on adjustments for my sub. So far i`m resisting the temptation to turn up the bass.

    web maSTER Kenneth Swauger recommendation on adjustments for my sub!

    Can someone give me a Link for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrHappyPants View Post
    Thanks for the Help Guys..





    web maSTER Kenneth Swauger recommendation on adjustments for my sub!

    Can someone give me a Link for that?
    Hi MrHappyPants!

    I purchased a PSW 505 sub last month, largely due recommendations from the guys here at Club Polk, and am really pleased with it. I am also interested in what Kenneth Swauger is recommending!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrHappyPants View Post
    Hello Im looking for a HT Sub for about $300.. My Room is 10 x 11 I have Polk 50 Monitors Front//Polk CS1 center an YAMAHA RX-V365 Receiver.. With all that said I been looking at 2x PSW10 an the PSW505.. I've heard that 2 Subs our better then one?? Or should I just buy a PSW10 an get some Polk 30 monitors to finsh off my set ?
    Welcome to Club Polk. Actually, two Polk PSW10's can sound quite good for music in a small room as you have.
    I have a spare bedroom setup with a pair of Monitor 50's, a CS1 and a pair of PSW10's.
    For HT, one PSW505 is better but you will likely have to turn it down.

    I originally that combo in my master bedroom along with a PSW505 off the LFE. The PSW10's were connected to the Monitor 50 speakers. That setup worked well in a larger room.

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    Default off topic question xcapri

    Quote Originally Posted by xcapri79 View Post
    Welcome to Club Polk. Actually, two Polk PSW10's can sound quite good for music in a small room as you have.
    I have a spare bedroom setup with a pair of Monitor 50's, a CS1 and a pair of PSW10's.
    For HT, one PSW505 is better but you will likely have to turn it down.

    I originally that combo in my master bedroom along with a PSW505 off the LFE. The PSW10's were connected to the Monitor 50 speakers. That setup worked well in a larger room.
    I am considering going to the LSi Series. Just to make things clear, I have bass covered (see signature). I was wondering, should I go with the LSi25s or LSi15s for fronts? I don't care about money, I can always save what I need. I mostly watch movies, but I DO listen to music quite often. Most people seem to be suggesting the LSi15s since the 8" will help with the mids and I don't need bass. I don't care if there's more bass or less bass, I want the best sound, more bass is always welcome for my listening preferences, but if the mids in the 15 IS actually better, then I guess the 15s might win the bid. Since I see that you own both, which would you suggest, and why did you choose the 25s for fronts? Thanks a ton for any advice you can give.
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    Hey guys, my names tony, new to polk audio, and I've been thru the psw 10 earlier last week and am now on the psw505, the psw10 was ok, pretty loud for a 50watt amp, anyway, needed somethin deeper, got the psw 505, and I was wondering, do any of you have an issue with port turbulence around the encloures fb!? Because mine sounds like there's a high pressure gas leak when anything I listen to goes around 30 or so HZ even though its supposed to reproduce down to 23 hz, any info or messages would be greatly appreciated

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    You could always get the DSW Pro660WI on sale. Right now it is on sale for $399 but it has been on sale from new egg for $329 and $349.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyw View Post
    Hey guys, my names tony, new to polk audio, and I've been thru the psw 10 earlier last week and am now on the psw505, the psw10 was ok, pretty loud for a 50watt amp, anyway, needed somethin deeper, got the psw 505, and I was wondering, do any of you have an issue with port turbulence around the encloures fb!? Because mine sounds like there's a high pressure gas leak when anything I listen to goes around 30 or so HZ even though its supposed to reproduce down to 23 hz, any info or messages would be greatly appreciated
    Tony,
    A few things. From your description it sounds like your bottoming out the sub. Check your settings and make sure your crossover is set correctly and your not using both the one in the sub and the one in the receiver.

    Secondly, placement is key. Try moving the sub to different room positions and see what offers the best sound.
    Third....on your assumption that it does 23 hz, keep in mind your in-room response will always vary from a manufacturers specs, regardless of brand. Everyone's room is different and not a specialized chamber used to create some specs.

    My guess is your settings are off and your over driving the sub too loud. Give us a rundown on the gear your using and what the current settings are and we can better help you.

    There is the outside possibility it was damaged during shipping, a crack somewhere, a tear in the woofer, etc. Examine closely for any air leaks.
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    What Tony said, I had this problem as well, I let AVR control the sub and the turbulence issue disappeared.
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