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. Good luck. The ohms load is so low - it trips my amp. That means it does not work (or at least play music) IF you are considering - know this...
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. Made to be coupled as a single with satellite speakers, the passive Atrium 10's can really shine if a little thought it is put into their use.
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 a double deck consisting of (2) 16x20 decks with a step down between. I have the larger Def Tech speakers on the house and they sound great, but you lose the base as you are on the lower deck so I thought I'd try this. It arrived 18hrs after I ordered it (amazing). At first I wasn't happy and thought perhaps it was defective. They quickly sent me another, but it sounded the same. Something made me hook them both up parallel and WOW. What a difference.
Pros: Superior outdoor sound quality, paintable
Cons: Took 2 of them to get the sound I was looking for, crossover setting a little high for my taste in Sub bass.
Summary: Connected and adjusted amplifier output with dedicated L&R channels through a Russound SDB 6.1 to match with 4 Bic America Adatto Dv52Si Adatto Indoor/Outdoor Speakers (Black) satellites of higher efficiency. Easy to hook-up and looks great underneath one of many terracotta patio planters. Sounds great at even low listening levels--not too "punchy.