BIC America F12 vs Polk Audio PSW505

BIC America F12 vs Polk Audio PSW505

BIC America F12 review

BIC America F12 has a 12-inch driver size. This subwoofer allows you to enjoy the clear sound and rich bass while listening to your favorite tracks. There is ventilation BIC "Venturi" eliminates port noise.

The F12 has a very nice metallic look. The body is made of MDF board with black laminate. BIC America F12 vs Polk Audio PSW505 weighs less, it’s 9,2 kg 19,5 kg. The F12 also has an adjustable crossover, volume control, automatic signal recognition, high-level inputs, as well as Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital / DTS inputs.

BIC America F12

Polk Audio PSW505 review

This is a 12-inch active subwoofer. Polk Audio PSW505 has 250 W power vs BIC America F12 has 150 W. The sub delivers deep bass without distortion. A very musical subwoofer, just fantastic for listening to music regardless of genre. Movies sound great, quite deep, and impressive.

Solid MDF construction suppresses enclosure panel resonance for distortion-free, accurate response. The design looks great and very compact.

Polk Audio PSW505

BIC America F12 pros & cons

Pros

  • The 180-degree phase switch
  • Good quality inputs, switches, and knobs on the amplifier
  • Impeccable crossover design with adjustable handle

Cons

  • The woofer, despite its strength, it tends to be a bit violent

Polk Audio PSW505 pros & cons

Pros

  • The bass is excellent, it shakes the walls
  • The auto-off / on the switch
  • Attractive appearance

Cons

  • Cheap legs that vibrate the speaker during the play

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
BIC America F12
7.3
Polk Audio PSW505
7.6
8
8
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Product

BIC America F12
Polk Audio PSW505

Model

F12
PSW505

Brand

BIC America
Polk Audio

Reviews

1676
2570

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
sealed

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150
250

Maximal output power (RMS), W

475
480

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

90
85

Impedance, Ohm

8
4

Frequency response, Hz

25-200
25-160

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-90
60-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

back side
without

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
1

RCA outputs

0
0

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

XLR outputs (pair)

0
0

Speaker level output (pair)

2
2

Speaker level input (pair)

2
2

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D), cm/in

27.9 x 30.8 x 33/19 x 21 x 22
38.4 x 40.9 x 46.2/15.2 x 18.2 x 16.2

Weight, kg/pounds

9.2/20
19.5/43
BIC America F12
Polk Audio PSW505
BIC America F12
Polk Audio PSW505

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
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  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.3BIC America F12
  • 7.6Polk Audio PSW505

The Polk Audio PSW505 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Polk Audio PSW505 price