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Hey guys trying to decide between these subs. Here are the prices I am able to get each sub for right now:
Polk psw505- $189
Bic f12- $170
Bic pl200- $200
Based on these prices which would you consider to be the best value.
Subwoofer will be equally used for both home theater and music.
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According to BIC owners (consistently), the PL-200 is better than the F12. The PL-200 is almost certainly better than the Polk PSW505.

You can read excellent reviews by Josh Ricci of the Premier Acoustic PA-150 (~$425 - check threads how to get best price) and the BIC PL-200 (<$300 check threads on how to get best price) at www.data-bass.com that are two other highly recommended subs in this forum.

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_12_2/polk-psw-505-subwoofer-4-2005.html - Ed Mullen review of 505, little output below 30-35 Hz but still may be reasonable for music and some HT situations. " As expected, room gain helped considerably to improve deep extension, with the Polk holding flat to about 25 Hz, and then dropping to –10 dB at 20 Hz" . Polk sub amps have generally been quite reliable.
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