Polk Audio - PSW Series 10" Active Subwoofer - Black

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This Polk Audio PSW Series PSW 108 active subwoofer features a 10" Dynamic Balance polymer composite cone for bold, powerful low-end sound. The Klippel distortion analyzer delivers optimal performance at high listening levels.

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What's Included


  • Polk Audio PSW Series 10" Active Subwoofer
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1487 out of 1523)

Features


35-200Hz frequency response

Providers deep, powerful low-frequency sound.

Line- and speaker-level inputs

Along with speaker-level outputs enable flexible connectivity.

Front-firing, flared port

Directs high-impact bass at your seating area.

Klippel distortion analyzer

Optimizes the woofer's motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension for enhanced performance at high listening levels. Laser Interferometry analysis tunes out distortion and unwanted resonance for pure sound.

10" active subwoofer

With a Dynamic Balance polymer composite cone delivers thunderous bass for high-quality home theater audio.

Internal amplifier

Supplies 100W peak power for a high level of volume with minimal distortion.


Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a musical entry-level sub at a good price

    Posted
    MGNEO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Despite low cost, and even lower-cost as I bought an open-box item, this little sub does no harm, and has no negative traits. I feels subs can be broken into two categories: Music OR Theater. This will NOT rumble your rafters during explosions in action movies, but, will add pleasant bass presence. It is better suited to fleshing out the low-end sounds of music when using main speakers with woofers less than 6" in diameter, in moderate or small rooms. Controls are logical and intuitive, with multiple hook-up options. Noise floor is dead quiet. Neutral-looking, can be placed discreetly in the room. Do not over-use your sub. Most people do. A little sub volume goes a long way. If you are listening to CNN and the newscaster's voice is booming and rumbling, turn the sub down, and/or lower the crossover frequency….both easily done on this sub. Your regular speakers should produce 95% of your normal audio. When a low frequency bass note occurs in a song, or in a movie or TV show, a properly set-up sub will suddenly make it's presence known, and you will smile. Like an alligator or shark gliding just below the surface of the water, you shouldn’t notice the sub until !BAM! it strikes. This sub does that nicely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

    Posted
    Jackie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Fantastic, deep, thundering sound for my home theater system. Excellent response. It also adds the thrill of "being there" when I play first-person-shooters on the PS4 (COD: Ghosts is still my favorite!). It's actually a bit OVER powered for what I am using it for, however I just use the volume/power knob and turn it down until the bass matches the need (music vs. movie vs. gaming, etc). As another reviewer noted, DO NOT let the 50 watts RMS spec deter you or fool you into thinking this thing is underpowered... it is NOT. :) A big plus is that it comes with both speaker-level and line-level inputs. I was a bit disappointed that it did not include an LFE input, however. No big deal though. It also has a variable crossover and volume knob. See the pic I included for the full set of back panel features available to the end user. It may help some of you to understand the connection options at your disposal. I used it to replace the cheap 6" subwoofer that my Pioneer "home theater in a box" came with. The difference is astounding. I also had to replace the Pioneer receiver because the display went out and a couple of the channels quit working, so I bought a Pioneer VSX-530-K... it works well with this Polk subwoofer. If I ever need to upgrade my home theater system, I know I can keep this sub because it will fit right in with a higher-end system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Polk PSW108 (PSW10) subwoofer is a great value

    Posted
    John
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    During 3/2017, my Yamaha YST-SW215 subwoofer burned out after 12 years of satisfying use, so I needed a replacement subwoofer. Originally, I wanted to replace this Yamaha subwoofer with the exact same unit. Unfortunately, Yamaha did away with this unit as it existed. The nearest new Yamaha subwoofer that I could use as a replacement lacked the automatic power on feature when there is heavy bass in the sound input to the subwoofer. During 4/2017, I found the Polk PSW108 (PSW108) at Best Buy, and it did have the automatic power on feature when there is heavy bass sound in the sound input to the unit, so I bought the PSW108 at Best Buy. Best Buy had the unit on sale at a special price! The Polk subwoofer is bigger, the subwoofer is 10 inches versus 8 inches for the Yamaha subwoofer that I replaced. The overall enclosure of the Polk subwoofer is bigger than the Yamaha subwoofer as well. I am using this Polk subwoofer with a Yamaha surround sound receiver RX-V679 in a 5.1 surround sound speaker setup. This Polk suboofer is a great value. It offers good bass response, and I was able to tailor its sound and performance to my liking by using both the controls that exist on the Polk subwoofer and some settings on my Yamaha surround sound receiver. This Polk subwoofer performs well when playing music or when you view a movie that has special effects with explosions and booms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bang for the buck!

    Posted
    Luvnewgear
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My system consists of a Denon X4000 avr, B&W 683 S2 mains, B&W HTM61 S2 center channel, and 6.5" in ceiling rear speakers. I originally bought the matching $650 B&W ASW610 10" sealed subwoofer to fill in the low end, but was unsatisfied. The B&W subwoofer was very tight and clean for music, but lacked in overall output for movies. I didn't want to spend any more money on an additional matching B&W subwoofer, so I figured I'd now try 2 less expensive 10" ported subwoofers instead for increased output. After reading many great reviews for this $200 Polk Audio PSW108, I exchanged the B&W for 2 of them. They are not quite as tight and detailed as the B&W for music, however they make up for it with much more power and impact for movies. With 2 subs vs 1 I also get much more uniform bass response throughout my listening area. I am more than satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bass! How low can you go?

    Posted
    Chris0972
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this for half price on a 3 hour flash sale that Bestbuy texted me about. (If you're not signed up for Bestbuy email alerts than you're missing out.) Just days after my small Infiniti 8 inch sub took a dump and wouldn't stop buzzing. I got a text alert about certain Polk speakers 50% off for 3 hours so I bit the bullet and picked this up along with a pair of T50 towers and a T30 center channel all for 1/2 off to go in my small home theater/ game room I'm building. Great buy with excellent bass for smaller rooms. Music movies and games all rumble nicely hooked up to my Pioneer Elite VSX90. You're not going to find better bass for less than $400. This thing kicks in my Dolby Atmos 7.1 setup. It powers on and off along with my receiver and has a nice crisp punch unlike the muddy bass you get from many subs in this price range. I'm not exactly an audiophile but I'm no slouch when it comes putting together great sounding home theatre systems on a budget. Thanks again Bestbuy for the flash sale! My wife may not share my enthusiasm though. Lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great subwoofer for the price

    Posted
    chichay
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    I'm a newbie in sound system, but before I purchased this product I made sure to search for reviews and feedback that people gave online. It was on sale and it was one of the cheapest that I found, with good reviews I decided to purchase this product. At first I thought it's just one of those that you can enjoy now and then later on you can give away because you have no more use for it. When my roommate and I tested it with our bose speakers connected to the new amp, we were blown away with the quality of sound this subwoofer produced. With the kind of bass power it gives our movie watching and music playing became more lively and entertaining. Polk Audio subwoofer gives quality sound that complements the quality of our bose speakers, we're actually very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good subwoofer

    Posted
    Jeff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Before purchasing this subwoofer I had purchased a Samsung soundbar and wireless subwoofer to try to feel out the bottom end of my home entertainment system. Before that purchase I had a Sony subwoofer that was really great so moving to the Samsung I noticed it just didn't have the bass in general of the Sony setup I had previously. So that's why I purchased this subwoofer, all in all I'm definitely happy with my purchase it's definitely better than either of my previous setups but with one issue. The distortion is pretty high if the subwoofers gain is cranked up even 3/4 of the way up. Leaving it at about halfway fixes the issue but you do lose some of the bass that would be possible with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good for the price

    Posted
    jimoblivion
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have a pieced together 5.1 system w/a Sony Center Channel, Polk Audio rears, mono price fronts and this Sony Sub. I'm ultimately going to get a complete system now that I know the potential of a 5.1 system. This sub fit right in. My wife doesn't like a lot of bass and I was able to tune it to where it doesn't annoy her. I don't listen to music w/them too often but they didn't miss a beat as I listen to Melodic Metal, EDM and Hip-Hop and as long as the volume isn't too high it's all quality. I'm a fanatic about hearing the full sprectrum in songs from 20Hz to 20KHz and this sub works. Con - I had to find the manual to get the correct settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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