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12-inch, 250-Watt Powered Subwoofer
Put Some Thump in Your Theater
Take it to the next level with a big 250 Watts of continuous power (500 Watts peak!) and a big 12-inch Dynamic Balance® woofer. The DSWPRO600 is professional-level bass for music, gaming and movies, that will really move you. Feel the difference deep bass makes!
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 Audio 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 Audio 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 Audio 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 Audio loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Type||Downward Firing Slot Port|
|Total Frequency Response||20Hz - 160Hz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||125Hz kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||25 Hz|
|Subwoofer Crossover||60-120 Hz|
|Inputs||LFE, Line In, Speaker Level In|
|Outputs||Line Out, Speaker Level Out|
|Power Requirements (voltage)||120 or 220 V Capable|
|Continuous Average Output|
|Dynamic Power||500 watts|
|Height||17 1/8" (43.50cm)|
|Width||16 1/2" (41.91cm)|
|Depth||16 1/2" (41.91cm)|
|Product Weight (each)||45.00 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||51.00 pounds|
|Included Accessories||Remote Control.|
|Recommended Accessories||Grille for cabinet mounting (available soon)|
|Speaker Warranty||5 years parts and labor (original purchaser)|
|Subwoofer Amplifier Warranty||3 years|
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.
18 reviews with an average of 4.5Write your own review
by Douglas R. Davis, January 23, 20089 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
1. Compact, Clean, Flexible Design 2. Almost no thermal output from the amp, unlike Polk's PSW Series 3. Deep output Capability 4. Detachable Power Cord 5. Bright Blue L.E.D. CAN BE TURNED OFF. 6. Sits off the ground so spills or leaks are not a concern. (I lost a sub that way)
1. The remote is a cool idea, but I have sub controls built into my receiver. 2. Get rid of the buttons on the control panel and bring back the knobs for volume control. 3. I'll have to purchase some weather stripping or caulk because the Windows now rattle... allot. 4. Doesn't come in a cherry finish to complement my (2)-RTi-10's, (1)-CSi5, & (4)-RTi6's
Over the years I've graduated from one Sony SAW-M40 (1-12" 120W), to two Polk PSW-404's (1-10" 200W), and now to Polk TWO DSW-600's (1-12" 250W). Some might say that these two Behemoths of sound are a bit excessive for a 12 x 12 bedroom...they're right. While nearly the same overall dimensions as my previous subs, the sound output it Much Deeper and Much Louder than before. They aren't quite as tight or precise as the 404's were, but I'll live with it seeing as how I can now "feel" some sounds I can't hear!
by Carson Goldman, September 19, 20089 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
Apparently it's pretty good.
If this sub is replacing the PSW505, why the reduction in continous power 300 to 250(watts), and what is with the price hike? Crude oil price?
My current speakers are the monitor series. I will be replacing them with RTiA7 for fronts and CSi5 for center. I am so disappointed that polk did not offer its customers the choice of a matching cosmetic finish with this sub for the RTi series especially for those of us who prefer the cherry finish.
While the maximum continuous wattage has been reduced- however the efficiency of the components have been improved as well. In other words, we can get more sound out of the subwoofer with less wattage. Think of a vehicle- if one was reduced in weight, it no longer needs the same (or more) horsepower to perform at the same level.
by Greg, January 27, 20098 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
Power Sound Quality Construction
Annoys the neighbors
Excellent subwoofer. Reproduces great lows for movies and music alike adding that strong foundation for the rest of your system to rely on. I am running 2 RTi 10's, CSi 5, and 2 RTi 6's and the DSW 600 pro meshes excellently with the other Polk speakers. Other subwoofers have been either too boomy sounding or overpowering the DSW 600 pro brings power and excellent sound quality together.
by JP, March 3, 20097 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
Everything you could want in a sub and then some. A tun ed low will notice from the beginning you connect it.
I haven't come across any weaknesses yet. Other than me walking around my media room trying to find all the sources of the rattling objects in the room.
I have had the DSW PRO 600 for about 3 weeks now. I have finally got it dialed in to the point, I don't have to mess with the volumn funtion. I adjust the volumn ever so often, usually just 1 up or down. I have it working with my Polks RTI12's, CS2, and FXI5's for surrounds. The receiver I am using is a Yamaha 3800. On the sub I have the Phase set to 0 as the receiver sets the phase. I love the room filling boom of the sub. During movies it is very real, during music its surreal. I don't hear booming muffled lows from its location, I feel the rumbles. Listening to music I clearly hear the separation of bass lows. What more can I say for a sub that is mid priced. It is surely worth the Buck! Thanks Polk
by Andrew Gansemer, June 3, 20085 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Clean deep bass, especially with action movies. Also the fact that it will never blow makes it well worth the money.
For the money it could be slightly louder, but I'm not knocking it by any means. It was a brilliant idea to put restrictions on it to prevent the sub from ever blowing.
Over all it is an excellent by when you compare the sound quality to other similar priced self powered home subs. I've owned the 600 for 6 months and have no complaints. The remote is also a pretty sweet addition.
by Geirmund Grønberg, January 29, 20083 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Clean finnish and good punch. This is really worth its money
Missing an easy LFE bypass ( it really doesnt )
Clean deep and good warm sound
by Tracy, December 24, 20072 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Solid construction. Strong base.
Speaker too close to the carpet. Unable to adjust crossover with LFE connection.
There is no power rating on this subwoofer. The remote is great. There is no grill for cabnet mounting.
The LFE connection always bypasses the internal crossover (Polk is not the only one who does this). If you need to use the internal crossover, connect the subwoofer using the L or R line input. We do provide a power rating, it can be found here. 250 watts continuous. The grille for cabinet mounting will be available soon.
by D Beck, September 27, 20082 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great for music and movies. Can really feel the explosions in movies and running bass lines in music.
When you have it setup for front firing the amp is not easily accessible.
Love it!!! I use it for movies and music and it makes everything sound rounder and complete.
by Lyall C, October 20, 20082 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Superb bass quality Makes you feel movies again
Simply a superb upgrade to my HT. It compliments my RTi8s and CSi40, and delivers performance I am very happy with. Setup is easy, the remote is a nice touch and it looks pretty darn good too. As for performance, all I will say is that I now really know what tight and deep bass is. All that my family could say was 'Whoa!' when the first explosion in Ironman punched through our floor.
by Mark A, March 1, 20081 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Great price vs performance value. It is very versatile with front or downward firing and different position settings options. Convenient remote.
It is rated to 20Hz, 25Hz @-3dB. I would have liked to see the spec. down to 18Hz. More to brag if anything. Wished it was available with the cherry wood or gloss black to match finish to match the LSI series. (or add a remote to the PSW1000 and knock a couple of hundred off the price.)
This is a high quality great sounding subwoofer that beautifully compliments the sound of my LSI 25's and 15's in a large living room with a high ceiling. The surround sound really comes alive with the tremendous rumble that this sub can produce. The remote is very convenient and is fun to use when you have a digital sound meter.
by Jason Roberts, May 11, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Sounds great, especially with home theater. Capable of being either front-firing or down-firing. Remote control with room optimizing ability.
The remote control is not very effective when the subwoofer is in front firing position, but this is clearly stated in the paperwork and it was worth it . . . I never touch the remote now that I've got it set up anyway.
Excellent Subwoofer. This is the first subwoofer I have purchased of this quality. Once I get the subwoofer set up correctly and adjusted the sound, I've not touched it in weeks. Movies sound incredible in my large living room with wood floors. I set this sub up in a cabinet and placed it in the front firing position . . . hidden away is my preference. I'm extremely pleased that Polk thought to give this subwoofer the capability of being down firing our front firing. I'm blown away by the impressive bass.
by Tihomir Yankov, July 5, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Powerful, rich sound. The bottles on my wine rack in the other room can't get a rest.
by john, March 27, 20090 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
a lot of very clean and full bass with no distortion
will no longer be invited to the neighbors.
Well where to begin. absolutely amazing sub for the money. With God as my witness on the very first day of powering up my pro 600 i actually had the local law enforcement to my home for a noise complaint. I was watching the Anatomy of a drum solo DVD by Neil Peart and when the police came they said that the call had said "someone was playing the drums to loud". Nuff said?? i also own the rti A-7's as my main and the csi A-4 for the center and the fxi-4's for my surrounds with a wonderful onkyo reciever.
by jesse, March 29, 20090 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
easy to set up, sounds good out the box,i recommend geting two or more.
i love this subwoofer,its even more amazing if you pair them up,i got two DSW600 PRO SERIES,i never had so many complaints in my life,i cant imagine having that 1500$ top of the line to add to my collection.
by Guy, September 3, 20090 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Every picture, window, lamp shade and candle holder now rattles...
Have owned the DSW Pro 600 for several months now. What a great piece! Feeling my movies is as great as watching them now.
by Adam, September 20, 20090 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
great sound and look. best sub i have herd for under $1000
great sub. This is the biggest part of my system. It makes every thing sound better.
by Aaron C., January 20, 20100 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Remote is awesome for adjusting when kids are home. LED can be turned off.
Everything in the house rattles!
Excellent sound. It pounds out every bass note you throw at it. I had the DSW400 and am glad I returned it to get the DSW600!
by shri, March 3, 20100 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Solid construction, stays firm even when the volume is at the highest level.Off course the bass is much firmer and melodious.
Nothing that I can think of, but yes would like to point out the volume indication which comes as blinks on the LED. Guess a better way to indicate the same would be appreciated, but nevertheless strongly recommend this woofer.
Great Woofer! Quite frankly I had been looking for and listening to other brands, but none came as close to delivering the low freq and performance at such a price.
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