Summary: I should have searched the Internet for repair information concerning Polk products. It's amazing how many of their subwoofers fail just after the warranty expires. And that caused by a known manufacturer defect. Then, when one wants repair information about the unit, such as schematics, it is refused because "intellectual property".
The set up in general sounds great. Very glad I didn't spend hundreds more on ...
6 October 2014
Summary: Skeptical at first, but took a chance and went with this subwoofer to go with 4 mc60s and a polk center channel speaker. The set up in general sounds great. Very glad I didn't spend hundreds more on the expensive speakers the best buy guys wanted to sell me.
Summary: Polk Audio. Easily rivals Bose in construction and sound. The best quality is that this subwoofer will fit ANY amp out there built. It has several ways to hook up to your current system. It took less than 5 minutes to install once I removed it from it's package. Superb clear natural sound.
Summary: Some how still not working up to my expectations. I have got Polk towers, polk center speaker, and polk bookshelf surrounds. Hooked them to Yamaha RX-675 receiver. I even bought a special RCA woofer cable for this instead of regular speaker wire. Everything works perfect except this subwoofer, which is supposed to make more boom boom than anything else. Spent lot of money on this but yet to hear any sound from it.
I had a pretty tight space I need to fit the unit into
L. J. Servon, Amazon
14 September 2014
Summary: I had a pretty tight space I need to fit the unit into, and a pretty large room. I had to keep it under 15.5 inches or less in terms of depth. I did a lot of research and it was pretty difficult to find anything that would fit and still deliver big enough sound. I was focussing on 10 inch subwoofers, but after reading many reviews I decided to try this Polk Unit. I could not be happier.
Compact, punchy and works great with my Pioneer SP-FS52's
R. Reed, Amazon
4 September 2014
Summary: I wanted to add a small sub for more low end sound to my already amazing Pioneer SP-FS52 speakers. I didn't need to blow away the neighbors, but I was certainly missing that extra punch when watching movies and listening to certain genre's of music. The main criteria was that it be compact and affordable considering it was going into my main living area where my spouse was already giving me some grief about moving the Pioneer's there from my "former" media room now baby...
Summary: I purchased this Polk subwoofer for more of it's cosmetic appearance rather than it's specifications / expected performance. I'm still rather happy with it's performance though. It actually rattles my house when I crank it up. Still, I wouldn't highly recommend this subwoofer to others.
Summary: To be fair, I use a SVS 10" ported sub in my main listening/HT room. The PSW111 is not a competitor for a sub of SVS quality, but it does a decent job given the following constraints I had to deal with: small size (~1/2 the SVS, placed under a lamp table per CINCHOUSE), low cost (~1/4 the SVS), and accepts speaker level inputs. I would not recommend as the basis of a serious HT, but it can serve a purpose similar to mine.
Summary: I have had this sub for 6-7 months now. Initially, I didn't like the sound, but then read about the break in period. I don't recall how long the break-in was, but it wasn't more than a week or so of evening TV watching. The sound now is great! I gave it 4 stars because I don't think it is a great "feel it in your chest", or "thump" kind of bass that I like for hip-hop/dance music.