Polk Audio PSW10 vs Klipsch R-10SW

Klipsch R-10SW vs Polk Audio PSW10

Klipsch R-10SW review

Before starting to test Klipsch R-10SW vs Polk Audio PSW10 I couldn’t help noticing the similarity of their front panel drivers. Not only they are of the same size (10 inches) but the appearance and material type resemble as well. However, these may be the only aliknesses of the mentioned devices. Klipsch model shows an immense nominal - maximal output power range of 150-300 W as for the subwoofer of its dimensions. Handy low pass crossover and phase controls make it easy to regulate the sound according to your preferences while rational composition ensures deep bass quality and placement flexibility thanks to its front firing driver and all digital amplifier.

Klipsch R-10SW

Polk Audio PSW10 review

Recently, I’ve been testing Polk Audio PSW10 vs Klipsch R-10SW subwoofers. The one by Polk Audio has wider frequency and crossover response range of 35-200 Hz and 80-160 Hz respectively. PSW10 model loses in nominal - maximal output power range that is 50-100 W, however combining with 10 inch driver it adds depth to your sound and provides accurate bass. On the front panel it has a sleek detachable grill to protect the woofer from kids and pets. Intelligently engineered amplificator with a high-end driver produces an outstanding sounding for this subwoofer and makes it especially suitable for a long-term use.

Polk Audio PSW10

Klipsch R-10SW pros and cons

Pros

  • Produces equally impressive powerful sound with both music and movies
  • Adds unique punchy-sound to any audio-system it is combined with
  • Has no distortion even on the high volume

Cons

  • The corners appear to be poorly painted, thus may be easily scratched
  • Disturbing green light on the front panel

Polk Audio PSW10 pros and cons

Pros

  • High-quality explosion and car-crash sound effects in movies and games
  • Gives you an ‘effect of presence’ while playing games or watching movies
  • It is easy to integrate the PSW10 with your existing system due to RCA LFE and RCA stereo line level inputs

Cons

  • You may need a second one of this model for a large room
  • Slight distortion of the sound while using it on the high volume

Votes 4 4
Rating 3.7 3.7

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio PSW10
6.3
Klipsch R-10SW
6.6
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8
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Common

Product

Polk Audio PSW10
Klipsch R-10SW

Model

PSW10
R-10SW

Brand

Polk Audio
Klipsch

Reviews

6518
987

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

50
150

Maximal output power (RMS), W

100
300

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

85
112

Impedance, Ohm

4
8

Frequency response, Hz

35-200
32-120

Crossover frequency, Hz

80-160
40-160

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

10
10

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

front panel
back side

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
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, 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
31.7 x 35.5 x 39.8/12.5 x 14 x 15.7

Weight, kg/pounds

11.8/26
11.6/25.5
Polk Audio PSW10
Klipsch R-10SW
Polk Audio PSW10
Klipsch R-10SW

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
  • 6.3Polk Audio PSW10
  • 6.6Klipsch R-10SW

The Klipsch R-10SW is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Klipsch R-10SW price