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pioneer sw-8mk2 vs polk psw10

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Hi,

I did look but did not see a comparison between the two. Right now both sells at $100 on Amazon and hoping that you guys might be able to provide a feedback
to which is better. I already have the AJ designed Pioneer bookshelf and center speakers and thinking of getting the pioneer sub but since the PSW10 with a 10" with same
watts, would be a better choice. Though I did had a bad experience with the PSW10 when tested at best buy. I guess when testing at a store that has a larger open room,
for sure it will not perform well.

My basement is small about 12 x 16. The setup i have already sounds good watching movies with the pioneer bookshelf and center speaker. But what I noticed when doing karaoke is
you hear a speaker pop sound on some songs so I figure a sub will solve this issue. Thanks in advance for you inputs.


I apologize if there is already a comparison bet the two sub and kindly provide the link to the thread. Thanks so much!
Edited by quitosky - 12/16/13 at 11:26am
post #2 of 4
SW-8MK2
- 8" driver
- 50W (continuous) amp
- 38-150Hz +/-?dB

PSW10
- 10" driver
- 50W (continuous) amp
- 40-160Hz +/-3dB

I've auditioned the PSW10 in my home. It's a decent sub for smaller spaces and moderate volume levels. But it's no great shakes. I wouldn't expect the SW-8MK2 to be much - if at all - better.

You may want to consider the well-rated Dayton SUB-1200 instead:
- 12" driver
- 120W (RMS) amp
- 25-140Hz +/-?dB
- $109 (I think shipping is ~$15 extra)
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Thread Starter 
thanks eljaycanuck. The Dayton SUB-1200 looks like a great sub but might be overkill for my setup and small basement. I actually
have a 8 sub from the speaker company brand(remember this website?)connected to my other tv and looks similar to the Energy SW -8 and Pioneer AJ designed sub. Yes, it's not a sub that would shake the living room but I like it. Just enough bass for movie watching. But I have that TV only for that purpose. The TV in the basement are for both movies and music like karaoke and dance music. I thinking an 8 inch sub would do the job. I don't know.
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The Dayton SUB-1200 looks like a great sub but might be overkill for my setup and small basement.
Your basement space is 12' x 16'. Assuming a 7-1/2' ceiling, that's 1,440 cu.ft. No way a 120W, 12" sub is going to be overkill in that space. Especially once you've integrated it into your set-up and calibrated your system.

And if, by some miracle, it's too powerful for your needs, just lower the gain. smile.gif

Better that than a "lesser" sub that plays nicely at moderate volume levels but, every time you turn up the volume, leaves you wishing you had bought something else.
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