PSW 111

Powered Compact 8" 300W Subwoofer

$349.00
4.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
PSW 111 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19.
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The PSW111 packs all the power of Polk Audio technology into just a little over a square foot. Experience the strongest bass you'll ever feel in one of the smallest subwoofers you’ll ever find.

  • Innovative Features
  • Expertly Crafted
  • Unique Configuration
  • 5-year speaker & 3-year amplifier warranty

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PSW 111

PSW 111

$349.00
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Dynamic Balance®

Unique driver materials, speaker geometry and construction techniques produce clean, crisp sound and effortlessly big bass, especially when you need it most.

Klippel Distortion Analyzer

State-of-the-art optimizations to the motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension ensure the best, most efficient performance at all volumes.

PSW 111

Innovative Features

PSW 111

Innovative Features

Heavy-duty MDF construction ensures perfect volume and distortion-free low frequencies, while eliminating internal standing waves and performance-robbing resonances.

Specially-tuned, downward-firing ports produce maximum bass impact and keep the cabinet's front profile as sleek as possible.

PSW Series subwoofers blend perfectly with systems made up of other Polk Audio loudspeakers.

Key Technologies

  • Proudly engineered and designed in Baltimore, Maryland, Polk products are crafted to meet high standards of quality, performance, and reliability, ensuring a premium audio experience that is the pinnacle of American Hi-Fi.
  • Polk’s exclusive lightweight Dynamic Balance® Polypropylene Cones deliver spectacular midrange clarity, punchy bass and high efficiency.

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PSW 111
Details & Specifications

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this sub! I have had this sub since about 2016 and it still works like new. I have a 7.1 Yamaha Receiver, and all of my other speakers are the Monitor 2, I have the 70's, 50's, and the 40 series, and I love them as well. I bought them all at the same time as the PSW111 Polk sub, and they are still like new also. I have them in a bedroom, and they will rock you out. I recommend Polk to anyone who ask about speakers. This PSW111 sub by Polk is dynamite in a small package.It will vibrate the walls in my house, and the hole setup is great for movies also. I highly recommend them.
Date published: 2023-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement for old PSW111 Had this same subwoofer for 12+ years before it recently died. I tried to have it fixed by a local electronics repair shop but he couldn't get it to work properly, so it was time to replace it with a new one. Decided to go with the same thing since it worked well for me for a long time, and puts out nice tight bass.
Date published: 2022-11-05
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Questions

Can I bypass the built in amp by using an external amp to feed in a speaker level input to the speaker wire inputs on the rear of the unit? (The internal amp of the PSW111 appears to be broken, and I am out of the 5 year warranty period.)

Asked by: speakerman77
You can bypass any sub's built-in amp and effectively convert an active sub into a passive sub by removing all the sub's internal components except for the speaker driver, then wire the speaker driver directly to the rear speaker-level input ports. Then use a hot glue gun to seal air holes created by the other now-unused rear ports. Congrats, you've just performed your first ampectomy! Then buy a "mono amp" or "subwoofer amp" - expect a suitable one to cost $50-$100. Run a cable from the sub-out or pre-out ports of your existing amp/receiver to the input port(s) of the new mono/sub amp, and run speaker wire from the mono/sub amp to your sub. Ensure that there's a sub crossover frequency control somewhere in your setup, otherwise the sub will sound muddy due to it trying to output higher frequencies.
Answered by: Ranso
Date published: 2024-02-06

My amp has no RCA subwoofer out nor L&R RCA subwoofer preout but has 3.5mm subwoofer preout. How to connect to PSW III ?

Asked by: nongnet
To use the 3.5mm subwoofer pre-out, A 3.5 to RCA wire is required. The Polk Audio PSW 111 also provides a Hi-Level speaker line input. The subwoofer can be connected via your speaker terminals.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-07-22

I have an eight inch powered subwoofer from your firm. However, I cannot find neither my power cord or my receiver to sub-woofer connector. Is this something you sell after--market? It's a standard plug in power cord w/femaile prong recepticle end.

Asked by: Eric Fremstad
Hello, The PSW-111 sub-woofer power cord is a standard figure of eight power cord. This is easily found on websites like Amazon. Be sure to order the length you require. The connection from the sub-woofer to an AVR is a single RCA cable. Also easily found on the same websites as where you'd find the power cord.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-05-08

What are the overall dimensions of the PSW111?  Trying to figure out if it will fit on my shelf. 

Asked by: Fred23
Polk Audio PSW 111 Dimensions. Please note that the Polk Audio PSW 111 subwoofer is ported at the bottom. -Height 12.13" (30.81 cm) -Width 11" (27.94 cm) -Depth 13" (33.02 cm)
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-05-31

Is this ok to use on a thick carpeted floor or would the carpet somewhat deaden the bass response?

Asked by: Rich1340
Hi Rich1340, Generally, thicker carpet doesn't much impede the bass response with a downward-firing sub-woofer, but it does depend on how thick the carpet is.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-01-04

What is the Sensitivity rating for this unit. It is not outlined in any of the tech documentation or listed on the website.

Asked by: SharkDude
The Polk Audio PSW-111 has its own dedicated 300-watt amplifier built-in. Audio inputs provided are LFE or Speaker level inputs.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2022-12-20

If my receiver only has one RCA input for sub how can I hook up the sub to it bc the sub has 2 RCA

Asked by: BossHogg
The two RCA inputs allow for connection flexibility with stereo amplifiers. When connecting to an AV receiver with a subwoofer output (LFE), use only the one labeled R/LFE in. It is Red in color.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-07-03
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