Polk Audio PSW10 vs Dayton Audio SUB-800

Dayton Audio SUB-800 vs Polk Audio PSW10

Polk Audio PSW10 review

PSW12 is a great combination of power and restraint. It has an amplifier power of 50 watts. Polk Audio PSW10 vs Dayton Audio SUB-800 is bigger, it’s 10-inch vs 8-inch driver size. The sub represents excellent sound quality and superior craftsmanship. You can adjust the gain over a very wide range.

It has a nice silver color front panel. The back panel displays all the necessary adjustments. The LFE cinema input is supplemented with separate connectors for the right and left channels. The crossover adjustment range is 60 – 110 Hz. The phase changes only discretely.

Polk Audio PSW10

Dayton Audio SUB-800 review

Great performance and compact size. For a small space, this 8-inch sub is more than enough, even with suboptimal placement. Dayton Audio SUB-800 has 80 W nominal power vs Polk Audio PSW10 has 50. The sound quality is much better than you might expect. Highly recommended for those who work with limited space but still want a clean, deep, and accurate bass.

The case is solidly built and looks great. The amplifier on the rear panel has all the necessary connections, and the controls have a sense of quality. If you remove the grille, you can see the strong driver with a great thick roll-up edging.

Dayton Audio SUB-800

Polk Audio PSW10 pros & cons

Pros

  • In the sound of the subwoofer, power and quality properties are perfectly harmonized
  • Correct reproduction of bass after-tones

Cons

  • Noisy bass reflex

Dayton Audio SUB-800 pros & cons

Pros

  • At medium volume, this small subwoofer produces surprisingly clean and precise bass down to the lowest notes
  • It is very high quality for a product in this range

Cons

  • There is background noise

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio PSW10
6.3
Dayton Audio SUB-800
7.3
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8
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Product

Polk Audio PSW10
Dayton Audio SUB-800

Model

PSW10
SUB-800

Brand

Polk Audio
Dayton Audio

Reviews

6752
97

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

50
80

Maximal output power (RMS), W

100
80

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

85

Impedance, Ohm

4

Frequency response, Hz

35-200
40-140

Crossover frequency, Hz

80-160
40-140

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

10
8

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

front panel
down firing

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

0
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
1

RCA outputs

0
1

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
36.5 x 31 x 32.5/14.4 x 12.2 x 12.8

Weight, kg/pounds

11.8/26
10.8/24.1
Polk Audio PSW10
Dayton Audio SUB-800
Polk Audio PSW10
Dayton Audio SUB-800

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  • 6.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.3Polk Audio PSW10
  • 7.3Dayton Audio SUB-800

The Dayton Audio SUB-800 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Dayton Audio SUB-800 price