Polk Audio PSW505 Review and Specs

Polk Audio PSW505 The Polk Audio PSW505 is a very popular option among home theater enthusiasts. It’s high powered and produces quality audio for the cost, but we found that it’s limited by some fairly significant drawbacks. See this Polk Audio PSW505 review for more Polk Audio PSW505 specs.

Polk Audio PSW505 Review

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Features

The on-board amplifier develops power up to 300 W in continuous operation at a peak of 460 - which is very good for the AV class. There is a mode of automatic inclusion "on signal" and turning off the subwoofer in the 15-minute absence. The frequency response is 23Hz - 160Hz. Driver size is 12". The subwoofer will distinguish different sounds. Therefore, the calm, peaceful melodies will sound even clearer than you’re used to, while explosive, aggressive sounds may be heart thumping. Meanwhile, the noise-cancellation will eliminate all turbulence and distortion.

Design and build

The driver located on the front panel of the American subwoofer makes a great impression: the 300th head with a cellulose diffuser coated with a polymer layer, a flat central dustproof insert and a wide polymer suspension. The magnetic screen allows you to position the unit close to the TV or even use it as a stand under 25 ". The case is made of 18mm MDF, while the thickness of the front panel reaches 25 mm - an effective method of attenuating vibrations. The walls are covered with tinted oak veneer. At the bottom of the back The panel is equipped with a slot-in phase inverter port (Slot Load Vent) designed to minimize spurious noise of the air flow. High-amplitude inputs and outputs (screw terminals) are short-circuited.

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Connectivity

At the front, you can take off the subwoofer’s front grille. At the back, you have a line and speaker-level inputs and outputs. You also have a toggle switch so you can run additional subwoofers. There’s also a precise volume control at the back so you can merge the subwoofer with any set of speakers. There are two line inputs plus an LFE input for a special signal from the AV receiver.

Pros and 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

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Common features

Product

Polk Audio PSW505

Model

PSW505

Brand

Polk Audio

Reviews

2744

General

Amplification type

active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

sealed

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

250

Maximal output power (RMS), W

480

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

85

Impedance, Ohm

4

Frequency response, Hz

25-160

Crossover frequency, Hz

60-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1

Driver size, in

12

Driver placement

front panel

Port placement

without

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1

RCA outputs

0

XLR inputs (pair)

0

XLR outputs (pair)

0

Speaker level output (pair)

2

Speaker level input (pair)

2

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF

Woofer composition

polymer

Colors

black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

38.4 x 40.9 x 46.2/15.2 x 18.2 x 16.2

Weight, kg/pounds

19.5/43
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