SQUARE BLACK POPCORN POPPER!! - DO I HAVE TO GIVE IT A STAR??
DAVID ELIASON, Amazon
11 October 2013
Summary: WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK THIS POLK AUDIO IS... POPCORN POPPING OR FIREWORKS IN THE AIR - IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE PLAYING THEN THESE SPEAKERS WILL SOUND JUST FINE... AND IT IS NOT JUST THIS SPEAKER THAT INTERCEPTS JUST ABOUT ANY 2.4 WIRELESS OUTPUT IN ITS PATH, INCLUDING OUR INNOCENT GE MICROWAVE 40 FEET AWAY IN THE KITCHEN!
Bass sound is fine but popping sound is a deal breaker
D. Royal, Amazon
30 July 2013
Summary: Purchased this one year ago when I was still deciding on an entertainment room layout and thought wireless would be a great option for my subwoofer at this price. I found the setup to be simple and consider the sound to be great for a low-price subwoofer. However, I have largely had to leave it turned off due to a frequent but random popping sound that can quite loud and startling. My wife finds it far less amusing than I do.
Summary: Im a fan of Polk audio because of thier car speaker systems, but this is a wireless sub for my home theater and since its wireless it has to communicate on a frequency, and the transmitter is not that good or strong...I live in an apartment complex so there are many frequencies roaming around causing this one to fail. I called polk and had them send me a new transmitter but that one failed to quickly.
Summary: Easy setup. Plugged the transmitter into my A/V Receiver. Plugged the power cord of the subwoofer into the wall. Auto-calibrated my speakers. Now my surround sound is complete. Adds so much depth to the sound. My only regret is waiting so long to add a powered subwoofer.
Produces great base, wireless transmission within 20 feet great
2 September 2012
Summary: I purchased this unit to place in a theater room which is separated from the A/V components. My component closet is approximately 50 feet from the location of the theater room. I found the range of the wireless capability is great within 20 feet of the transmitter unit, starts to work intermittently between 20 and 30 feet, and didn't receive signal greater than 30 feet in my environment.
Summary: This subwoofer sounds great, adds a lot of bass. I had a buttkicker installed and after receiving this subwoofer, I stored the buttkicker since it was no longer needed. You can really feel the vibration from the sub....it will distort at max volume, but it is loud enough at moderate volume. I have had this speaker for two years and really wanted to like it since it sounds great, except when it starts making poping and crackling noises.
Summary: It works great and sound great for my home theater system but still think it is expensive. The only complain I have is that it has the wireless sensor interference especially when someone close by. The look and shape are cool.
Summary: I've had my Polk wireless subwoofer for 2 weeks now and I simply love it. It performs exactly as advertised. It was easy to set up and what a difference it makes when listening to your favorite music or movies. I googled great rock songs with bass to test out the subwoofer, downloaded them from iTunes and played them through my AppleTV. WOW! What a difference the bass makes!
Summary: I ordered this unit as a replacement for a Bose subwoofer. The problem was that it always popped and cracked when it wasn't receiving a signal from the transmitter. I tried all 4 wireless channels and put the unit in different locations within the room and still had the same results. Also, when I changed input sources I had to reset the transmitter to get it to send the new signal to the subwoofer. When it worked it was ok but never sounded as good as the Bose subwoofer.
Summary: The PSWI225 arrived quickly and in good condition. The finish of the unit was nice, and it felt well built. Unfortunately, it goes downhill from there. From day one, the output seemed to be lacking (and I'm no bass-head), and the auto turn-on refused to sense a signal. But then, loud POP noises starting happening at random intervals. I tried all manner of power conditioners, ground loop isolators, etc. and nothing did the trick.