Polk Audio PSW10 vs Klipsch Reference R-10SWi

PSW10 vs R-10SWi comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio PSW10
6.3
Klipsch Reference R-10SWi
7.3
8
8

Polk Audio PSW10 vs Klipsch Reference R-10SWi review

Polk Audio PSW10 vs Klipsch Reference R-10SWi

Polk Audio PSW10 review

PSW10 has a not high power amplifier – 50 watts. The front panel without a detachable grille pleases the eye with a silver color. It is a 10-inch speaker with a polymer composite diffuser. The knobs for adjusting the level and cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter, stereo, and linear inputs are output to the rear panel. Polk Audio PSW10 vs Klipsch Reference R-10SWi has speaker level output (pair), while the R-10SWi hasn't. In the sound of the sub, the power and quality properties are perfectly harmonized. You can adjust the gain in a very wide range, and the bass is not done either sluggish, dull or stiff.

Polk Audio PSW10

Klipsch Reference R-10SWi review

This model has a very attractive and at the same time minimalistic design. The device is presented in black and is made of high-quality material. Klipsch Reference R-10SWi has 150(300) W vs Polk Audio PSW10 - only 50(100) W total output power. The frequency range is equal to – 32-120 Hz. As for the sound, let me tell you: it is a fantasy. I really like the clear rumbling bass producing movies and games. This sub makes it easy to make a humble buzz in the science fiction movie fills the room, creating the illusion of being present on the ship.

Klipsch Reference R-10SWi

Polk Audio PSW10 pros & cons

Pros

  • Good compatibility with many shelving speakers
  • Deep and fast bass both at small and at high volume

Cons

  • Adjustments on the back of the subwoofer

Klipsch Reference R-10SWi pros & cons

Pros

  • The clean sound corresponds to the way the source is to sound

Cons

  • Greenlight. It is a bad idea to put a green light on top of a black grid
  • The corners appear to be very poorly painted, and the overall finish is not very pleasant

Votes 4 4
Rating 4.7 4.7
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Common

Product

Polk Audio PSW10
Klipsch Reference R-10SWi

Model

PSW10
R-10SWi

Brand

Polk Audio
Klipsch Reference

Reviews

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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
90-150

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
35.5 x 31.7 x 39.8/14.5 x 12.5 x 15.7

Weight, kg/pounds

11.8/26
11.6/25.5

Other

Release year

2006
2016
Polk Audio PSW10
Klipsch Reference R-10SWi
Polk Audio PSW10
Klipsch Reference R-10SWi

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.3Polk Audio PSW10
  • 7.3Klipsch Reference R-10SWi

The Klipsch Reference R-10SWi is better subwoofer in this comparison - check Klipsch Reference R-10SWi price.

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