Polk Audio PSW111 vs Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Polk Audio PSW111
vs
Dayton Audio SUB-1200

For an affordable subwoofer, Polk Audio PSW111 and Dayton Audio SUB-1200 are two comparable choices. Based on our rating, both subwoofers have the same overall rating of 7.3.

Advantages Polk Audio PSW111 over Dayton Audio SUB-1200

  • Has more nominal output power: 150W vs 120W (RMS)
  • Maximum peak power: 300W vs 120W (RMS)
  • Higher sensitivity: 90dB vs 85dB
  • Better high limit of frequency response: 250Hz vs 140Hz

Advantages Dayton Audio SUB-1200 over Polk Audio PSW111

  • Better low limit of frequency response: 25Hz vs 38Hz
  • Larger driver size: 12" vs 8"

Common strengths

  • Detachable grilles
  • Phase control
  • Low-pass filter
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio PSW111
7.3
Dayton Audio SUB-1200
7.3
8
8
Polk Audio PSW111

Polk Audio PSW111 review

May 13, 2020

The PSW111 model is manufacturer-oriented for home use in entry-level and mid-level musical and theater complexes installed in small rooms. This is a relatively modest externally unit with a simple (...

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Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 review

May 13, 2020

Dayton Audio is the "house brand" for the venerable electronics company Parts Express. It is a great solution for many music lovers. For more information check this Dayton Audio SUB-1200 review. Art...

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Product

Polk Audio PSW111
Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Model

PSW111
SUB-1200

Brand

Polk Audio
Dayton Audio

Reviews

402
154

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

sealed
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150
120

Maximal output power (RMS), W

300
120

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

90
85

Impedance, Ohm

4
8

Frequency response, Hz

38-250
25-140

Crossover frequency, Hz

60-120
40-140

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

8
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

down firing
down firing

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
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
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

27.9 x 30.8 x 33/11 x 14 x 12.2
41.1 x 45.3 x 42.6/ 16.2 x 17.8 x 16.8

Weight, kg/pounds

9.5/21
20/44.6
Polk Audio PSW111
Dayton Audio SUB-1200
Polk Audio PSW111
Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3Polk Audio PSW111
  • 7.3Dayton Audio SUB-1200

The Polk Audio PSW111 is better subwoofer in this comparison - check Polk Audio PSW111 price.