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Polk Audio PSW10 10" Powered Subwoofer $79.99 + Free Shipping *It's Back*

calistyle 48,495 December 1, 2012 at 09:58 PM in Tech & Electronics (6)
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Think 80 bucks for this = FP. Deja Vu.

For everyone buying - you need a subwoofer splitter cable. Made the mistake of buying a single co-ax subwoofer cable off amazon
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Think 80 bucks for this = FP. Deja Vu.

For everyone buying - you need a subwoofer splitter cable. Made the mistake of buying a single co-ax subwoofer cable off amazon
The reason they have both L/R on this sub is because it has a speaker-out connections too. You usually don't need a splitter cable unless you're trying to pass the sound through the subwoofer's speaker-out connections. Otherwise, connecting to L with single RCA cable will do. Did you find that not to be the case with the Polk PSW10?
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Same price on Amazon.
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IMO, this sub isn't worth messing with unless you really don't need much bass boost. If you push this sub you'll get some pretty sever port chuffing. You would think they would correct this with an updated model, but no. The Pioneer 8" sub is actually better.
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The reason they have both L/R on this sub is because it has a speaker-out connections too. You usually don't need a splitter cable unless you're trying to pass the sound through the subwoofer's speaker-out connections. Otherwise, connecting to L with single RCA cable will do. Did you find that not to be the case with the Polk PSW10?
This holds true with other subwoofers. Should hold true here as well
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IMO, this sub isn't worth messing with unless you really don't need much bass boost. If you push this sub you'll get some pretty sever port chuffing. You would think they would correct this with an updated model, but no. The Pioneer 8" sub is actually better.
Do you mean the Pioneer SW-8? What's a good sale price for that model?

Saw this Amazon review for the SW-8:
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Bought this sub (SW-8) over a month ago and returned the first one for having a hum, even when nothing was plugged in to it. The second one had about the same hum and I worked with four different people at Pioneer to see about returning again or getting a small adjustment on the price for a defective product. I was finally advised by a tech support person that the hum was NORMAL on this model sub woofer. In all fairness to pioneer support, they did finally agree to a full refund if I so desired. Truth of the matter is, this is a great sounding woofer (if you don't mind a hum in quiet times}. One thing I did to make it better was to position on a side wall so that the port on front was not facing me. This helped a lot. It still hums but it doesn't bother me now. Also worth noting is that it runs pretty warm to the touch, even in standby mode. Another reason I kept it was that I bought this as a package with a center and four surounds. I would rate it four stars if it had no hum. Would still take off one star for the heat the amp makes in standby.
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If you listen carefully and are right up on it, you will likely hear a light hum in most all subs. The SW-8, IMO, is a better sub than the PSW10.....and I've owned both. I would give a slight edge to the PSW10, but the port chuffing is really bothersome. If the port was on the back it might not be as noticeable, but the port is in the front. The SW-8 has been on sale several times for less than $80. It's actually the same price right now, but has been lower. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882117402
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It supposed be perfect for shoppers, Newegg and Amazon matching price each other, but CA tax kill them all.

Enjoy the lucky ones.
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It supposed be perfect for shoppers, Newegg and Amazon matching price each other, but CA tax kill them all.

Enjoy the lucky ones.
Sucks to be in a liberal state like Cali that is drowning in it's own debt. People and businesses are jumping from Cali like passengers on the Titanic when is was going down.EEK!
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It's back! At the same shitty price.
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It's back! At the same shitty price.
If by shitty, you actually meant Frontpage deal price or lowest price ever, then you'd be correct. Thumbup
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The reason they have both L/R on this sub is because it has a speaker-out connections too. You usually don't need a splitter cable unless you're trying to pass the sound through the subwoofer's speaker-out connections. Otherwise, connecting to L with single RCA cable will do. Did you find that not to be the case with the Polk PSW10?
Interesting! I did not know that. The manual asks for a splitter cable. For the PSW12 it says that - a single cable would suffice. I will try this out. Thanks! Repping you if works. You just saved me a trip to Home Depot tomorrow morning.
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The reason they have both L/R on this sub is because it has a speaker-out connections too. You usually don't need a splitter cable unless you're trying to pass the sound through the subwoofer's speaker-out connections. Otherwise, connecting to L with single RCA cable will do. Did you find that not to be the case with the Polk PSW10?
So when I connect this to my receiver just use a single rca cable? Why not just connect both? I am a complete beginner when it comes to audio and was really confused on how to set this sub up on my receiver. Every other speaker was working just fine, except for some reason this sub kept acting up.
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