Polk Audio PSW10 vs Polk Audio PSW505

Polk Audio PSW10 review

Recently, I’ve been testing Polk Audio PSW10 vs Polk Audio PSW505 subwoofers. PSW10 model has a 10 inches driver on the front panel with a 50 W nominal and 100 W maximal output power. With a 85 dB sensitivity and 35-200 Hz frequency response range this subwoofer produces exceptionally clear sound. The combination of high-quality polymer woofer composition, enclosure construction techniques and proper speaker geometry results in an outstanding experience while listening to your favourite tracks.

Polk Audio PSW10

Polk Audio PSW505 review

Having an opportunity to test Polk Audio PSW505 vs PSW10 devices I found out that they noticeably differ in nominal-maximal output power range. PSW505 has significant 250-480 Hz and 360 W audio amplifier. Its 12-inch driver produces decent sounding to make movies, music and sports experience thrilling. With 25-160 Hz frequency response this subwoofer provides the room with a high performance impactful sound without any distortion. It can be easily connected to the existing system to upgrade the music sound instantly.

Polk Audio PSW505

Polk Audio PSW10 pros and cons

Pros

  • Subwoofer comes with both speaker-level and line-level inputs
  • It has a variable crossover and volume knob
  • Sound quality and wideness of PSW10 brings a thrill of “being there”

Cons

  • A slight disappointment that the package did not include an LFE input
  • For a large room as mine, I felt the need of a second subwoofer
  • On high volumes there was too much distortion in low frequencies

Polk Audio PSW505 pros and cons

Pros

  • Amazing deep bass for 'beaty' music styles: Hip-hop, D'n'B, EDM etc.
  • Quickly hooks up with audio-systems by other manufacturers

Cons

  • You will need two subwoofers of this kind for large rooms

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio PSW10
6.3
Polk Audio PSW505
7.6
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Product

Polk Audio PSW10
Polk Audio PSW505

Model

PSW10
PSW505

Brand

Polk Audio
Polk Audio

Reviews

6752
2651

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
sealed

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

50
250

Maximal output power (RMS), W

100
480

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

85
85

Impedance, Ohm

4
4

Frequency response, Hz

35-200
25-160

Crossover frequency, Hz

80-160
60-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

10
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

front panel
without

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

0
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, brown, silver
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

35.6 x 36.5 x 41/14 x 16.2 x 14.4
38.4 x 40.9 x 46.2/15.2 x 18.2 x 16.2

Weight, kg/pounds

11.8/26
19.5/43
Polk Audio PSW10
Polk Audio PSW505
Polk Audio PSW10
Polk Audio PSW505

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.3
  • 7.6
  • 6.3Polk Audio PSW10
  • 7.6Polk Audio PSW505

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