Great product. Would never know it was refurbished.
7 days ago
Summary: Bought it to round out my 5.1 surround sound system. Even though it is refurbished it is in excellent condition. So far it is working well. It is powerful enough for my system yet small enough not to be obtrusive in the room.
Summary: I love this subwoofer, it looks great, sounds great, and is not huge or obtrusive. For two years it worked just fine until suddently it stopped working and I started getting a clicking noise instead. I was about to just throw it out when on a whim I decided to e-mail Polk and see if they knew what the problem was. Polk responds within five minutes saying it was probably a bad amp and offering to send me a new one right away, two years after I bought the first one!
Summary: When we remodeled the family room, I had limited space and detailed instructions as to what we could put in it with respect to home theater equipment. So I put in a soundbar (Klipsch G-42) and this Polk Audio PSW111 subwoofer. I chose this subwoofer because I had exactly 11.25 inches between the floor moldings on the wall and the cabinets this had to fit between. Well, the output is more than I expected.
Summary: For what your getting with this sub it's incredibly over priced in my opinion. It will just not get low enough to justify it's cost. I tested 4 different subs including this and the Bic-F12 for only $200 sound better than this. Also I ended up buying and keeping a Dayton Audio 1200 12" 120 watt powered Subwoofer that is an unbelievable deal! It looks just like the Polk 125 sub that I tested along with the Polk505 300 watt sub.
Summary: I've bought it from Amazon and works fine for 21 months. Suddenly started with a buzz noise that went worst and worst. Polk Service changed the amplifier board for a new one. Was very fast and shipped to me in Peru on South America without cost. I was very happy with Polk Support but the SW failed again after 5 months with the new amp board. The same old problem. Ths is clearly a design issue on the 111. Something makes it very "fragile".
This was a great product... until the amplifier died!
Marcus Rodrigues, Amazon
27 June 2013
Summary: I can tell you this is a great subwoofer, but durability is questionable. I have a few friends who bought the exact same Sub (within one year interval), and *ALL* of them died with similar symptoms (amplified likely in short circuit and blowing fuses) a few months after warranty expiration. One could blame improper use or non-ideal operational conditions, but all Subs were under conditioned power sources (Panamax and Monster) and under low to moderate use.