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Polk Audio PSW505 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black) Reviews

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esdwa

Great air pump to shake your room without ability to produce decent sound at lowest notes

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Pros: Price

Cons: Slow, muddy bass, audible 60Hz hum at mid volume setting with no muted audio

With over 700 mostly five star reviews and huge discount for discontinued product listed on one of most popular online merchant store, I was sure I can't go wrong with PSW505. But I was. If you never had any sub before, this probably will meet your expectations as for less than $200 you get massive heavy well built cube able to shake your room well. But is it all what defines decent sub sound quality? Certainly not. First of all, this sub must have really poor amplifier/supply design as it produces audible hum with no signal being inputted. This 60Hz noise level follow the volume setting and is also affected by the length of connecting LF input RCA cable. Which tells me about poor design...
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corekneelius

Stay FAR away from these!

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Pros: Cost

Cons: Lacks bottom end. Muddy when pushed hard. Port Noise.

I own 2 of these subs. No bottom end without excessive port noise, actually not much bottom end period. If you are thinking about buying this sub, DONT. Save your money until you can get something better, or buy something different around the same price point. I will be replacing these subs as soon as the wife will let me. Stay far away, no matter how cheap it is. I regret buying these subs, un-listenable at high volume levels, your ears will thank you if you do not buy this sub. STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS SUB!
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