Polk Audio PSW125 vs JBL Arena Sub 100P

JBL Arena Sub 100P vs Polk Audio PSW125

JBL Arena Sub 100P review

The JBL Arena Sub 100P is a 10-inch active subwoofer with a compact and attractive body. Using a high-power woofer and two rear bass-optimizing ports, the sub plays its note to perfection. The bass is soft and kind, for the cinema will be perfect.

JBL Arena Sub 100P vs Polk Audio PSW125 is much lighter, it’s 10,9 kg vs 18,2 kg. The subwoofer body is compact enough to fit in a small room. Glossy coating of all components of this system will complement the interior of any room in your home.

JBL Arena Sub 100P

Polk Audio PSW125 review

Polk Audio PSW125 has 150 W power vs JBL Arena Sub 100P has 100 W. It has impressive dimensions and a solid 12-inch woofer. The diffuser has a composite structure and is made according to Dynamic Balance technology. To amplify the lowest frequencies, the phase inverter is directed downward, and the minimization of extraneous noise is achieved by an air duct with a rounded socket.

PSW125 is available in two main colors: black and light walnut - unlike the younger models, which are available only in black colors. This choice is classic and allows the buyer to choose the best solution for various interior styles.

Polk Audio PSW125

JBL Arena Sub 100P pros & cons

Pros

  • Contains unobtrusive controls located on the rear panel that provides convenient setup
  • Contemporary angular cabinet shape and metallic grill finish provide a modern look

Cons

  • A drop in volume during long bass

Polk Audio PSW125 pros & cons

Pros

  • Supports a wide range of reproduced low frequencies
  • As the base of the subwoofer enclosure, a high-strength MDF plate is used

Cons

  • The automatic on/off function does not work

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio PSW125
7.3
JBL Arena Sub 100P
5.3
8
8
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Product

Polk Audio PSW125
JBL Arena Sub 100P

Model

PSW125
Arena Sub 100P

Brand

Polk Audio
JBL

Reviews

180
115

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150
100

Maximal output power (RMS), W

300
200

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

89

Impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response, Hz

32-225
41-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

60-160
50-150

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
10

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

down firing
back side

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
0

RCA outputs

0
0

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

XLR outputs (pair)

0
0

Speaker level output (pair)

2
0

Speaker level input (pair)

2
0

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black, cherry
black, white

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

41.9 x 41.2 x 48.5/16.5 x 16.2 x 19.3
36 x 35.5 x 40.6/14.2 x 14.5 x 16

Weight, kg/pounds

18.2/40.1
10.9/24.1
Polk Audio PSW125
JBL Arena Sub 100P
Polk Audio PSW125
JBL Arena Sub 100P

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 7.3
  • 5.3
  • 7.3Polk Audio PSW125
  • 5.3JBL Arena Sub 100P

The Polk Audio PSW125 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Polk Audio PSW125 price