Polk Audio PSW111 vs Polk Audio PSW505

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Polk Audio PSW111 review

The cubic foot enclosure of the Polk Audio PSW111 subwoofer combines many of the company's advanced technologies developed in the field of acoustics of this class. This compact subwoofer is perfect for placement even in small rooms where it will be almost invisible, but will provide powerful, fast and quite deep bass. Comparing Polk Audio PSW111 vs Polk Audio PSW505 we can see that they have 8-inch and 12-inch drivers respectively. The power of the built-in amplifier is 300 W, while its output stages are designed to achieve maximum damping of the load, that is, to get a focused and elaborate bass. Polk Audio PSW111

Polk Audio PSW505 review

Polk has managed a fantastically balanced subwoofer with the PSW505. The massive, 12-inch woofer reaches deep into the 20Hz range, and that’s apparent the first time this subwoofer is powered on. Lows are rich and full-bodied at all listening volumes, never distorting, and always sounding huge. Looking at weight Polk Audio PSW505 has 19.5 kg vs 9.5 kg from PSW111. The Klippet Optimized long throw woofer was designed with the Klippel Distortion Analyzer, which measures performance at extreme listening levels. What results is a woofer that is optimized to deliver solid performance across listening volumes. Polk Audio PSW505

Polk Audio PSW111 pros & cons

Pros

  • Provides a well-balanced theater sound without shaking all the nails loose in your house
  • Great sounding bass with lots of power for such small product dimensions
  • Easy-to-use adjustment controls

Cons

  • Fragile amplifier board

Polk Audio PSW505 pros & cons

Pros

  • It has a huge reserve of power, which will be enough even for a huge home cinema
  • This subwoofer has all the necessary connectors and controls that make it easier to connect to any audio system

Cons

  • In a week something inside the amps had burnt out or failed

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio PSW111
7.3
Polk Audio PSW505
7.6
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Product

Polk Audio PSW111
Polk Audio PSW505

Model

PSW111
PSW505

Brand

Polk Audio
Polk Audio

Reviews

339
2570

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

sealed
sealed

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150
250

Maximal output power (RMS), W

300
480

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

90
85

Impedance, Ohm

4
4

Frequency response, Hz

38-250
25-160

Crossover frequency, Hz

60-120
60-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

8
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)

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 33/11 x 14 x 12.2
38.4 x 40.9 x 46.2/15.2 x 18.2 x 16.2

Weight, kg/pounds

9.5/21
19.5/43
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Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.3Polk Audio PSW111
  • 7.6Polk Audio PSW505

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