Polk Audio HTS 12 vs Polk Audio PSW505

HTS 12 vs PSW505 comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio HTS 12
6.8
Polk Audio PSW505
7.6
8
8

Polk Audio HTS 12 vs Polk Audio PSW505 review

Polk Audio HTS 12
vs
Polk Audio PSW505

Comparing Polk Audio HTS 12 vs Polk Audio PSW505? Our experts can help you find the best subwoofer. HTS 12 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 vs 7.6 out of 10 for PSW505.

Advantages Polk Audio HTS 12 over Polk Audio PSW505

  • Better low limit of frequency response: 22Hz vs 25Hz
  • Better high limit of frequency response: 180Hz vs 160Hz

Advantages Polk Audio PSW505 over Polk Audio HTS 12

  • Has more nominal output power: 250W vs 200W (RMS)
  • Maximum peak power: 480W vs 400W (RMS)

Common strengths

  • Detachable grilles
  • Equal driver size 12"
  • Phase control
  • Low-pass filter
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Rating 5 5
Polk Audio PSW505

May 11, 2020

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Common

Product

Polk Audio HTS 12
Polk Audio PSW505

Model

HTS 12
PSW505

Brand

Polk Audio
Polk Audio

Reviews

359
2983

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
sealed

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

200
250

Maximal output power (RMS), W

400
480

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

85

Impedance, Ohm

4

Frequency response, Hz

22-180
25-160

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-160
60-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

down firing
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)

0
2

Speaker level input (pair)

0
2

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF

Woofer composition

polymer

Colors

black
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

47.8 x 43.4 x 46/18.8 x 17.1 x 18.1
38.4 x 40.9 x 46.2/15.2 x 18.2 x 16.2

Weight, kg/pounds

22.6/50
19.5/43

Other

Release year

2017
2005
Polk Audio HTS 12
Polk Audio PSW505
Polk Audio HTS 12
Polk Audio PSW505

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
  • 6.8Polk Audio HTS 12
  • 7.6Polk Audio PSW505

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