How do you compare subwoofers when all these boxes look the same? Recently, the Consumer Electronics Association decided to make it easier for you to more accur’re considering. The CEA now provides a “Loud & Low” specification. Polk was one of the first subwoofer manufacturers to comply with this specification, which really helps to separate the men from the boys when it comes to big bass. (We’re mostly on the men’s side of this.) Check out our CEA “Loud & Low” specifications on the specs pages of each model.
Explosive Performance for Movies & Music
At Polk, subwoofers are not an afterthought. They are an integral part of our music and movie sound systems. PSW Series subwoofers are designed to deliver astonishingly deep, realistically musical bass response, with superior system blending, in easy to live with enclosures at amazingly low prices. That’s a tall order for a purpose-designed loudspeaker, the mere “point one” in your home theater system, but one listen (once you experience its thrillingly visceral deep bass effects) and you’ll know you’ve found bass nirvana.
Technology & Features
Internally Braced Enclosure
PSW 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. Heavy duty construction quality translates into better power handling, less wasted energy, and bigger, deep bass.
All PSW Series subwoofers (except the PSW10) feature a downward-firing, floor-coupled port. This unique configuration uses a specially tuned and directed port to produce maximum bass impact, using your floor as more than just something to stand upon. This is bass you will feel, from your feet up. Downward-firing ports also keep the cabinet’s front profile as sleek as possible.
Dynamic Balance® Materials
Using advanced laser interferometry, Polk engineers can actually see how materials react before they build a speaker with them. By finding and eliminating surface resonances and distortion areas, Polk can design unique driver materials, speaker geometry and enclosure construction techniques that actually produce cleaner, clearer sound. This is our patented Dynamic Balance process. PSW 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.
Strong Composite Woofer
Our subwoofers are not afterthoughts. They are an integral part of our music and movie sound systems. They are built to the same quality standards as our highest performance loudspeakers. PSW Series subwoofers outperform the competition with durable, resonance-free Dynamic Balance driver materials that stay stiff and move fast. You experience deep, musical low frequencies and thrilling effects with superior system blending.
Klippel Optimized Woofer Structure
Our state-of-the-art Klippel distortion analyzer reveals flaws in the motor structure and movement path before they become performance-robbing problems. This is especially important in fast moving, heavy duty, hard-working loudspeakers like subwoofers. By optimizing the woofer’s motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension for smooth, unimpeded movement over a broad spectrum of the lower frequencies ensures the best, most efficient performance even at extreme listening levels. Plenty of movement is the key to seriously deep Polk bass.
Multiple Professional Connection Options
Easily accessible, professional-grade LFE, line- and speaker-level inputs, and speaker level outputs, allow easy connection to any system. (No LFE connections on PSW10 & PSWi225 models.)
High-Powered Intelligent Amplifiers
An on-board brain that not only needs less power to sound great, but can more efficiently use its power (especially at low volumes or in “standby” mode) to really make this subwoofer move some air? That’s the high powered PSW Series intelligent amplifier at work. Big power means big bass. More efficiency means more of it. Compact size keeps enclosures small.
Perfect System Blending
PSW Series subwoofers blend perfectly with systems composed of other Polk loudspeakers, especially TSi, RM and R/T/M Series speakers. Build the system of your dreams, and then add the perfectly blended, deep musical low end that takes it over the top!
Unique design keeps your subwoofer stable and steady even at radical volume levels, for more efficient use of power. No more “escaped washing machine” syndrome.
Loud & Low Rated
The Consumer Electronics Association made it easier for you to more accurately compare the performance specs of subwoofers by providing a “Loud & Low” specification. Polk was one of the first subwoofer manufacturers to comply with this specification, which helps separate the men from the boys when it comes to big bass. (We’re mostly on the men’s side of this.) Check out our CEA “Loud & Low” specifications on the specs pages of each model.