10-inch High Performance Subwoofer
400 Watt Subwoofer 16 1/8" H x 15" W x 15 1/2" D
40.96cm H x 38.10cm W x 39.37cm D
The Best Bass... Finally,
Polk subwoofers are famous for their deep, musical bass response. And with Polk Room Optimizer (PRO) technology, you can put this subwoofer anywhere in your listening room, even inside audio furniture or cabinets. The intelligent digital amplifier in the DSWPRO550wi effortlessly drives its 10-inch woofer with 400 Watts of continuous power. Polk subwoofers mean deep bass.
DSWPRO Series enclosures are designed and engineered for perfect volume, minutely tuned for distortion-free low frequencies, and internally braced and damped to eliminate internal standing waves and other performance-robbing resonances.
Polk intelligent amplifiers require less power to sound great, use power more efficiently and know when to stand down (especially at low volumes or in “Standby” mode); even at extreme listening levels, it’s a wonder of digital high efficiency, bullet-proof reliability and minimal heat generation.
Feed forward distortion suppression technology enables us to set our performance limits much higher than normal, much closer to the actual (theoretical) maximum output of the subwoofer, with no risk of excessive distortion or damage.
Choose one of four preset “Room Optimizers’ from the remote controller, and Polk’s exclusive PRO™ technology programs in the optimal bass and blending setting for your room.
Our state-of-the-art Klippel distortion analyzer optimizes the woofer’s motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension for smooth for unimpeded movement over a broad spectrum of the lower frequencies to ensure the best, most efficient performance even at extreme listening levels.
We can design unique driver materials, speaker geometry and enclosure construction techniques that actually produce cleaner, clearer sound using our patented Dynamic Balance® process. DSWPRO Series subwoofers feature Dynamic Balance materials and construction elements that help them perform effortlessly in high stress, big bass situations when you need them most.
Lightweight, super-stiff composite polypropylene cones create greater efficiency and more cone control, while durable rubber surrounds provide superior damping and free range of motion.
DSWPRO subwoofers can be arranged with their feet forward or down, for standard downward-firing position or innovative front-firing mode (you can snap on the grille and it looks smart) that lets you can place the subwoofer just about anywhere, even inside audio furniture or a rack system.
The unique slot-loaded port design of the DSWPRO Series adds significantly more port surface area, for deeper, smoother bass response even in a smaller cabinet size, plus special tuning eliminates unwanted chuffing and air turbulence at the mouth of the slot-loaded port, for distortion-free bass.
You never have to leave your seat while you adjust your subwoofer to its optimum performance level thanks to feedback from the blue status LED, four-way phase selection for easy blending with your main speakers and full control of the Polk Room Optimizer (PRO).
LFE, line level inputs and outputs and 5-way binding posts for speaker level inputs allows easy connection to any system.
The “Night Mode” setting temporarily lowers the sub’s intensity with a quick and easy toggle from the remote control.
DSWPRO Series subwoofers blend perfectly with systems composed of other Polk loudspeakers.
Use adjustable rubber feet for hard surface flooring or adjustable carpet spikes for carpet; both options give you more placement flexibility and a totally dependable, more efficiently stable setup.
All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Type||Dynamic Balance polymer composite cone driver|
|Total Frequency Response||23Hz-160Hz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||125Hz kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||30 Hz|
|Inputs||LFE, Line Level, Speaker Level|
|Outputs||Line Level, Speaker Level|
|Continuous Power||200 watts|
|Dynamic Power||400 watts|
|Height||16 1/8" (40.96cm)|
|Depth||15 1/2" (39.37cm)|
|Subwoofer Enclosure Type||Downward firing slot port|
|Product Weight (each)||41 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||47 pounds|
|Included Accessories||Remote Control|
|Recommended Accessories||Grille for forward-firing configuration|
|Speaker Warranty||5 years parts and labor (original purchaser)|
|Subwoofer Amplifier Warranty||3 year parts and labor (original purchaser)|
Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
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by jim hesketh, November 13, 201114 out of 16 people found this review helpful.
Build quality is superb at this price point. Ability to change down firing or forward firing.
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Not the last name in subwoofers, but for the price, especially if you get it on sale, you can't beat the sound and quality build of this subwoofer. Fairly easy to set up, the build quality is superb, blends well with other equipment. There is certainly alot of competition at this price point, and I don't believe it will satisfy the hardline audiophile, but for most this would a great choice on a budget.
by Basshead, February 18, 20129 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
Power, response and clarity. Can't beat this sub for music!
Front-firing position (better for music) means controls/connections are underneath the sub and remote no longer works. Frequent noise complaints from neighbors.
This thing is a beast! Once you set it up with your speakers it transitions seamlessly into the frequency spectrum. Only now you'll have unlimited power round the bottom. This sub will shake the house but is still responsive enough for sharp attacks like kick-drum. As someone who only uses it for music, I can say the 550 excels at everything, from dubstep to techno to jazz. Even for loud house parties, it has all the power you could wish for. Like any home audio component, you'll have to set it up for optimal performance. Which leads to my main complaint. The sub is designed for downward firing position, i.e. the cone underneath the sub, firing at the floor. While this may be great for home theater, I prefer front firing mode for music. You can easily switch to front firing mode, but all controls and connections will then be inaccessibly hidden underneath the sub. The remote control receiver, normally in front, will now face up, meaning the remote won't work. So set-up is a mild annoyance, but the reward is worth the effort. In sum, I would buy it again immediately and will recommend it to anyone. For music, I recommend front firing mode and the purchase of an IR repeater and cover grill.
by Billy Budd, January 15, 20127 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Lots of low end power and very easy to set up. The remote is an additional bonus.
Can't use it when the kids are asleep
Attractive clean looks and serious punch for home theater. I have found that I have to turn it down for some music selections.. I am using it with the wireless connection, which is very handy as it allows a location I couldn't use otherwise. Everyone in the house loves it except the cats, which regard it as something that may attack them.
by Conradicles, January 25, 20127 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Versatility, accurate, remote, wireless, 4 preset EQ settings, 4 phase settings, inputs, looks
Wireless kit must be purchased separately, would like to see a band frequency adjustment EQ to help notch out the floor-to-ceiling room mode that does not yield to placement or other remedies
DSW PRO 550wi Sub Review Over the last year I spent a lot of time with this subwoofer. It has been used in various rooms, with different speakers, a few different pieces of gear and in both down firing and front firing configurations. The strong point of this subwoofer in my opinion is versatility. Engineered to excel in any given room placement option, with the flexibility of wireless transmission. Pleasantly surprising is the ability to handle music with accuracy and finesse when dialed in properly. Make sure to read the manual for set-up and options, but also take the time to read online subwoofer set-up procedures and learn about Low Frequency Room Response and Q. When this subwoofer is properly set-up, bass should sound like it is coming only from the main L and R speakers. The subwoofer should not draw attention to itself. That is exactly what this sub can do and still provide that bass that sounds real. Authoritative - yet smooth.
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