This product is a vintage Polk model and is not available for sale, but it may still be available in some stores as a closeout or used product. The following text is taken from the original sales brochure for this product and does not reflect current availability. If you happen to have any question or concerns about this product, or any other Polk Audio product, feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm EST


Powered Subwoofer

Available Finishes:

Dynamic Balance® Drivers

Dual 10" (25cm) Dynamic Balance drivers have nearly 40% more surface area than a single 12" driver and a much greater force to mass ratio. The result is lower distortion and higher sound pressure level with superb detail and musicality for truly big, tight, emotionally satisfying bass.

Dual Voice Coils

High roll surrounds allow longer cone excursion for louder, gut-kicking bass. Both drivers feature vented, four-layer, long-winding-height voice coils, vented pole pieces, and aluminum formers, ensuring better heat dissipation and less heat build-up for a long life of big bass. Both drivers are magnetically shielded, so the PSW1000 is safe for placement near video equipment with no risk of video picture distortion.

Two Bass Venting Technologies

Slot load vent and PowerPort®—combine to virtually eliminate port turbulence and noise. The PSW1000 specializes in low distortion, high output, deep bass that you can really feel.

Klippel Optimized Woofer Structure

During the design process, a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, laser optimization machine is used to perfectly position the voice coil in the magnetic gap. This ensures that equal force is placed on the driver cone in both forward and backward travel. The result is tighter, more detailed, lower distortion bass.

High Quality Cabinet Construction

Heavy duty MDF Cabinet with 1 3/4" (4.5cm) side panels and rigid internal bracing—a level of craftsmanship rarely seen in subs at this price level—control vibration for near-zero cabinet resonance.

Furniture-Quality Finishes

High gloss lacquer finish with your choice of Ebony or Cherry real wood veneer side panels.

Stable Footing

Adjustable Carpet Spikes/Rubber Feet reduce bass coloration and ensure that the PSW1000 doesn't “walk around your room” like an old washing machine. Stiff, low-resonance, driver suspension keeps the driver stable for increased transient bass response and more musical detail and definition.

Polk Dependability & Durability

Huge, fire-retardant flat NOMEX® spiders provide highly reliable mechanical and thermal stability for safe, extended linear motion and long excursion bass. Convenient front panel control pod gives instant access to volume control, low pass adjustment, 3dB bass boost toggle switch and power indicator light to give you more immediate subwoofer control.

Amplifier Features

BASH amplifier combines the fidelity of conventional Class A/B amplifiers with the efficiency of Class D amplifiers. You get high power, cool, reliable operation with precise definition and low distortion. It's so powerful that it allows this amplifier to be rated at 825 Watts Peak—more than a whole horsepower (which is 746 Watts, in case you need to know)! The most sophisticated protection circuitry of any Polk amplifier ensures years of trouble free operation even under high stress use conditions.

Multiple Professional Connection Options

Multiple connection options, including filtered LINE INS & OUTS, SPEAKER LEVEL INS & OUTS, adjustable-filtered LINE IN and unfiltered LFE give you unprecedented hookup flexibility and more control.

Dual Metal Gold-Plated 5-Way Binding Posts

For the most professional, secure connections.

Available in 110 and 220 Volts.

Driver Complement

Diameter10" (25.40cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance long-throw drivers with Polymer Composite cones 


CEA2010 Rating
CEA2010 Low117 
CEA2010 Ultra100.1 
Total Frequency Response20Hz - 160Hz 
Upper -3dB Limit125Hz kHz
Lower -3dB Limit30 Hz
Power Handling
Continuous400 watts
Peak825 watts
Subwoofer Crossover50Hz - 140 Hz 

Amplifier Specs

Power Requirements (voltage)120V or 240V AC 50/60 Hz 
Bandwidth20Hz - 145 
220V AvailabilityYes 
Continuous Average Output
Amplifier TypeSubwoofer 
Dynamic Power825 watts


Cabinet Dimensions
Height16 3/4" (42.55cm) 
Width16 7/8" (42.86cm) 
Depth19 3/8" (49.21cm) 
Enclosure Type
Subwoofer Enclosure TypeVented via slot loaded Power Port 


Total Shipping Weight76.00 pounds


Speaker Warranty5 years parts and labor (original purchaser) 
Subwoofer Amplifier Warranty3 years 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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