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Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

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  • 23Hz -160Hz
  • Power Output: 300 watts Continuous Average Output
  • Dynamic Power Output: 460 watts

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Polk Audio 12" Powered Subwoofer Single

Explosive Performance for Movies and Music

Have a big room? Have the need for big, life-like bass impact? Then the PSW505 is the subwoofer for you. More than a mere brute, the PSW505 is equally at home reproducing all the subtle nuance of a plucked string bass as it is belting out a rocker's roar. Full-featured and over-powered, the PSW505 will rock your world and tick off your neighbors.

PSW505 Features

  • Real wood veneer finish
  • Slot Load Venting improves bass response. The wide, long Slot Load Vent dramatically lessens turbulence, noise and distortion, pouring out a tidal wave of precise, thunderous bass!
  • Polk subs sound better because they're built better. Rock-solid MDF construction (including a 1-inch thick front baffle) suppresses enclosure panel resonance for distortion-free, accurate response.
  • Big 12-inch Long Throw Driver for longer excursion and better linearity.
  • Huge Hi-Roll Surrounds that support their longer excursion.
  • Most powered subwoofers are good for just gut-rumble and boom. Polk understands that you listen to music too so our subs are tight, precise and accurate.
  • High current 300-Watt Continuous (460-Watt Dynamic) power amplifier.
  • Adjustable low pass crossover, phase switch and volume control allows perfect blending with any main speaker.
  • Auto on/off circuit that automatically turns your subwoofer on when it senses a program signal. When no signal is present, the amplifier turns off within 15 minutes
  • Unfiltered LFE input for use with low pass filtered subwoofer output jacks
  • Pro-grade 5-way binding posts speaker inputs and outputs.
  • Magnetically shielded for safe, flexible placement next to a TV or video monitor.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Christopher R.
  • 5/18/2016 2:59:03 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value, excellent addition to my system

Pros: -Low price
-Low frequency

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I've been using it over a year and I'm pleased. It has normal amplification and crossover options on the controls, it had 180° phase change, plus it can be always ON or auto ON.
I'm not a super serious sound guy. I've just been incrementally improving things over several years. This replaced a small active sub with a 6" driver.

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  • Chris F.
  • 3/22/2016 10:42:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI did a ton of research, and for the minimal cost, this can't be beat.

Pros: Sounds Fantastic with movies and music.
Easy to hook up.
This is a solid well made unit.

Cons: I've only had this a couple of weeks, but so far, none.

Other Thoughts: This arrived from Newegg in 4 days, free shipping, from clear across the country.
Unit arrived in flawless perfect condition.

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  • Jeremiah D.
  • 3/12/2016 5:16:33 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKeeps up with the Polk reputation

Pros: Arrived quickly. No damage to woofer or grill. Sounds good.

Cons: hyper-Sensitive Volume Control

Other Thoughts: Update: 3/12/2016. Sub-woofer is still working as intended. A good buy.

2-10-13, purchased for 189.99, after promotional rebate. 2-12-13, Item arrived quickly, via UPS in two days, from distributor 85 miles away. Box arrived damaged, but sub-woofer arrived undamaged. Installed subwoofer in a small room environment. Currently testing range and capabilities with high end sound bar. Sounds good, so far. Remote volume adjustment would be a nice feature, since varying recordings have a wide range of bass. Would be nice if the speaker arrived with a single RCA cable for immediate connectivity and testing purposes. Will followup once I've had time to experience it with a range of media. Music-This sub picks up subtle nuances in the bass line, and kicks when it's supposed to.

B&W Panorama Surround Bar (LTE output)
PS3 (Media Output)
D-Link Boxee Box (Media Output)
LG 42LW5300-UC (3D TV)
Polk PSW505 (LTE input)

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  • Bernardo R.
  • 3/3/2016 8:37:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPolk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Singl

Pros: it s excellent product

Cons: it s excellent product

Other Thoughts: it s excellent product

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  • Catherine S.
  • 2/25/2016 10:55:15 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat warranty

Pros: Was great when it worked!
Customer support was Awesome!!
3 year warranty.

Cons: This was used in my theater room and has maybe about 40 hours play time on it and now its dead.

Other Thoughts: If you are wondering why I am now giving this product 5 stars even know it died. Its because I called customer support and they told me that there is a 3 YES a 3 year warranty on the mainboard. They took my shipping info and is sending me 2 replacement boards, 1 for the downed sub and 1 for my other sub Just in case. No questions asked except time of purchase. Fantastic service!! So if your sub is having issues Please contact their Tech support and I'm sure they will hook you up.

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  • 2/2/2016 9:42:46 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat sub

Pros: Great subwoofer! I've tried out many different subwoofer and the psw505 was by far the best. It sounds much better than the speakers that are twice the price. My set up is a 3.1 (for now). I am running 2 wharfedale diamond 8.4 towers and a wharfedale center channel, all powered my a denon avr-x3100w reciever. My diamond 8.4 towers are full range and have no problem hitting low tones. So when shopping for a sub, I was looking for a speaker that would complement my 8.4's. Psw505 was exactly what I was looking for in a sub.

Cons: There are only 2 things I feel work against the psw505. First is the size. The cabinet is huge. The other issue I had with it is the power amp stopped working about a year after I bought it. I contacted polk and they sent me a new amp covered by warranty with no questions asked. Which was great that they held true to their warranty, but it was an inconvenience.

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  • Charles D.
  • 1/25/2016 6:24:16 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Product - Easy Setup

Pros: Excellent inexpensive sub - good bottom end and sufficient power for normal movies.

Cons: Unfortunate longevity problems. It developed an annoying noise this weekend. Purchased 10/2014 - Died 01/2016. About 16 months of useful service. I suppose that the breakpoint on the price.

Other Thoughts: Yes I would recommend this product as a stopgap or interim piece
I did order another to replace it... Can't beat the price

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  • Glen W.
  • 1/18/2016 5:20:50 PM

5 out of 5 eggsEasy Set-up Great Sound Clean response!!!!

Pros: Well made speaker. Easy connection. The sound is tight. Not a booming sound as some sub-woofers give. You don't need to max out the volume to get a clear bass line. I have listen to R&B, Jazz, Classical, Indie, and Alternative music with the Polk PSW 505 sub. The sub-woofer can and does handle all of the sounds well. The bass is not over powering and sounds very well with movies... I own a Onkyo and Yamaha receiver I have connected the sub to both. The PSW 505 sub-woofer sounds great.... You won't regret the buy....

Cons: The are no cons. The sub-woofer meets all of my needs.

Other Thoughts: I would and have recommend this sub-woofer to friends and family....

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/16/2016 9:48:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat sub for great price

Pros: This sub sounds amazing in comparison to my old polk 10" PSW110. The PSW110 blew, so I bought this as a replacement. No problems so far and my movies sounds amazing.

Cons: I have no cons with the product. The shipping company that NewEgg used (OnTrac), delivered this item with a huge hole in the carboard box and small hole in the screen cover and a small dent in the sub-woofer box. Not happy at all with the shipping service provided by NewEgg and OnTrac.

Other Thoughts: Product is amazing. Definitely recommend this to others.

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  • Darrin A.
  • 1/14/2016 7:39:48 AM

2 out of 5 eggsUnresponsive warranty service

Pros: OK sound while it lasts

Cons: Stopped working after just a few months and customer service is completely unresponsive regarding warranty claim.

Other Thoughts: Based on the customer service I've seen so far, I will never buy another PolkAudio product again.
After calling several times, I got an answer that they were backlogged on repaclement amps.
A couple of months later, the new amp arrived and the subwoofer is functional again.
Bumping up one star since it is functional now - even though it was out of service for several months

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