Polk Audio PSW111 Compact Powered 8" Subwoofer (Black)

Polk Audio

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Polk Audio PSW111

 

The Polk Audio PSW111 is a ultra compact powered Subwoofer that delivers deep PUNCHY BASS. The PSW111's high-current, 150-watt amp effortlessly drives an 8" woofer for dynamic low-frequency effects. And this compact subwoofer sports a new, more powerful driver design to deliver deeper, louder, and punchier bass than previous Polk subs. Special circuitry inside the amp and a solid MDF cabinet with internal bracings ensure clean, detailed lows, even when you crank up the volume.

 

Product highlights:

  • Bass-reflex (ported) enclosure
  • 150-watt RMS amplifier
  • 8" front-firing driver
  • Frequency response: 38-250 Hz
  • Continuously variable 60-160 Hz crossover
  • Phase switch
  • Auto on/off
  • Line-level/LFE input
  • Speaker-level input and output
  • 11"W x 12-5/16"H x 14-15/16"D
  • Warranty: 5 years woofer, 3 years amplifier

 

What's in the box:

  • Polk Audio PSW111 owner's manual
  • Black powered subwoofer
  • Grille (installed)
  • 8' Detachable power cord
  • 4 Rubber insert feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online registration card
  • Rubber feet installation diagram

 

Driver

The Polk Audio PSW111 uses a 8" Dynamic Balance composite cone driver for deep, accurate response with low distortion. For a smoother response and improved durability, the woofer utilizes a rubber surround.

 

Klippel Optimized Woofer:

By using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Polk is able to optimize the woofer's motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension for the best possible performance even at extreme listening levels.

 

Motor Structure:

The PSW111 utilizes a powerful motor structure for a higher BL response (the measure of the motive force applied to the cone) that results in louder, deeper and punchier bass.

 

Compression Circuitry:

The woofer's Compression Circuitry limits distortion at high volume levels.

 

Amplifier:

The subwoofer is powered by a high-current amplifier producing 150 watts RMS/300 watts dynamic power that supplies clean power for loud bass and the wide dynamic range necessary to recreate a life-like experience in your home.

 

Enclosure:

The PSW111 features a bass-reflex enclosure with non-resonant MDF construction and internal bracing for deep bass impact with superior detail and accuracy.

 

Down-Firing Port:

The powered subwoofer's downward firing port allows the woofer to be extremely efficient and provides more bass impact for your home theater experience.

 

Placement:

You may place the subwoofer anywhere in your room, but it will perform best when it's on the same side of the room as your system's front speakers. Also, placing the subwoofer near a wall or in a corner will reinforce the output.

 

Controls
3-Way Power Switch: The subwoofer has a 3-way power switch on the rear panel. You can select Auto, which turns the unit on automatically when an input signal is received and off 15 minutes after the signal stops; On, which keeps the unit on and Standby, which turns the unit off. The LED power indicator glows green when the unit is on and red when the unit is off.

Volume Control:

The PSW111 has a rotary volume control to adjust the volume of the subwoofer relative to the other speakers in the system.

 

Phase Switch:

The subwoofer's phase switch allows you to select 0-degrees (normal) or 180-degrees (reverse). If the bass sounds muddy or unclear, toggling the phase control can sometimes strengthen the bass attack.

 

Low-Pass Filter:

The PSW111 offers a continuously variable low-pass crossover, adjustable from 60-160 Hz. There is an LFE position for use with the filtered LFE output from a receiver or preamp.


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