more than satisfied the need for bass next to the pool
A G, Amazon
19 August 2015
Summary: more than satisfied the need for bass next to the pool. Setting under (and into) a bench seat/storage which will hide it but not reduce its capability You need a separate amp for this to work efficiently! Picked up a SMP250 Mono High Current Subwoofer Amp. Great sound for a backyard setup
Summary: I purchased the Polk Atrium Sub10 Woofer along with a pair of Atrium Sat30 loudspeakers and have left them outdoors through four harsh Wisconsin winters without any problems. The woofer sounds best when placed near a wall.
To some it may appear to be a pricey system for an outdoor porch but it sounds great.
FRANK MATONIS, Amazon
27 October 2014
Summary: Hooked this subwoofer up in parallel with a pair if Polk Atrium 4 speakers. The natural roll off of the subwoofer and the satellites blend perfectly. To some it may appear to be a pricey system for an outdoor porch but it sounds great.
Summary: I had a hard time rating between 1-2 stars. I love the idea of this unit. However, Polk should really consider how to place/market it. It costs the same as a powered unit. IT is not (and I knew that going in). The materials act like you can give this its own channel - which was my preference.
Summary: These can be an excellent solution if you're looking to round out an exterior system on the lows and mid-lows. If you're looking for a bone rattling ultra-low frequency sub, find a powered one that can handle the outdoors.
Pros: An excellent solution for me to round out the lows and mid-lows and add an overall "richness" to my outdoor sound.
Cons: Be prepared to tweak things to get the sound you want in your specific application - adding volume control and/or using a pair - especially when using with other brand speakers.
Summary: I have been very impressed with the bass provided by the Polk 10" Sub. I have a large outdoor pool area and used 2 10" subs that fill the whole area with good sound. I think that placement along walls and some distance from each other helps a lot.