Klipsch Sub-12HG vs Polk Audio PSW505

Klipsch Sub-12HG vs Polk Audio PSW505

Klipsch Sub-12HG review

Klipsch Sub-12HG vs Polk Audio PSW505 has 300 W power, another one – 250 W nominal output power. Also, It has a 12-inch driver size that produces rich sound and without any terrible unwanted rumble. The Klipsch Sub-12HG subwoofer driver is located in a well-built MDF cabinet with a matte surface of polymer veneer.

It keeps on rather strange legs, and this makes it look like some kind of spaceship. This subwoofer is different from the usual Klipsch design. Now the driver is not copper. Since it has a down-directed driver, there is no need to have a detachable grill.

Klipsch Sub-12HG

Polk Audio PSW505 review

PSW505 also has a 12-inch driver size. This device can provide power up to 480 watts at the peak. It sounded great and enhances your music system. There is a mode of automatic inclusion "on signal" and turning off the subwoofer in the 15-minute absence. The body is mounted on metal supports.

The robust MDF construction suppresses the resonance of the case panel for an accurate response without distortion. The walls are covered with a tinted oak veneer. Polk Audio PSW505 has detachable grill vs Klipsch Sub-12HG hasn’t.

Polk Audio PSW505

Klipsch Sub-12HG pros & cons

Pros

  • The ability to set the crossover frequency in the range from 40 Hz to 120 Hz to get the best low frequencies for a particular room
  • It sounds deep and rich with sufficient accuracy

Cons

  • Amplifier poor quality. Two hours later, the amplifier on the subwoofer failed

Polk Audio PSW505 pros & cons

Pros

  • The magnetic screen allows you to place the device close to the TV
  • High peak and RMS power

Cons

  • Buttons for adjusting are located behind

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Klipsch Sub-12HG
7.3
Polk Audio PSW505
7.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Klipsch Sub-12HG
Polk Audio PSW505

Model

Sub-12HG
PSW505

Brand

Klipsch
Polk Audio

Reviews

543
2560

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
sealed

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

300
250

Maximal output power (RMS), W

650
480

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

117
85

Impedance, Ohm

4
4

Frequency response, Hz

24-120
25-160

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-120
60-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
12

Driver placement

down firing
front panel

Port placement

back side
without

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

31.1 x 45.7 x 50.5/15 x 18 x 19.8
38.4 x 40.9 x 46.2/15.2 x 18.2 x 16.2

Weight, kg/pounds

18.2/40.1
19.5/43
Klipsch Sub-12HG
Polk Audio PSW505
Klipsch Sub-12HG
Polk Audio PSW505

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.3Klipsch Sub-12HG
  • 7.6Polk Audio PSW505

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