Summary: Got an opportunity to demo unit against the Sony SA-W2500 and Pioneer SW-8MK2 at my local BB's listening room. Amongst the 3, the PSW10 is in its own class. It would be the home audio pick. All have crossover dials and auto on/off switches. The latter 2 are close. Each was selected joining a HT system of Yamaha receiver and Pioneer speakers in a 5.1 configuration.
Summary: I purchased this because of the size and price. It has a good bass sound and is nice looking. I don't not like the fact that the speaker is on the bottom. It would be much better if the sound was coming from the front. If I knew the speaker was on the bottom I wouldn't have purchased it.
Summary: I've had this sub for a couple of years. The only thing that makes this sub worth buying is when it is on sale in the $100 range. There really isn't anything that can compete with it at the $100 segment. Don't ever buy it at regular price. This sub is the absolute bottom performer in its regular price range. Every other sub in the $300 price range will destroy this thing. I own other subs from Velodyne, NHT, and Reel.
Summary: I didn't even audition the sound, as I couldn't get past the hum. Plug it in, with the power off and no input - hum. Inputs from receiver plugged in and in auto position - hum. Flip the switch to full on - you guessed it! Hum. My guitar amp hum, my home theatre subwoofer shouldn't. It's going back tomorrow. I'll try another to see if it hums.... I'll report back.
Summary: Picked the PSW-10 up at my local FS today. It install fine right out of the box and the 10 driver delivers decent low bass. The controls on the back are easy to use and the unit itself has a nice clean look. However the room I'm using it in is quite large 20'x20' living room and the 50 watts this thing generates are simply not sufficient.