Polk Audio PSW111 review: Polk Audio PSW111

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.8
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 8.0

Average User Rating

5 stars 2 user reviews
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The Good 8-inch powered subwoofer; built-in 150-watt power amplifier; medium-density fiberboard cabinet with smoothly rounded corners; excellent connectivity.

The Bad The larger, more powerful 10-inch version costs $50 less.

The Bottom Line The able Polk Audio PSW111 subwoofer delivers seamless bass despite its compact size.

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The Polk Audio PSW111 isn't just a very good compact subwoofer, it's a excellent match with the brand's RM and SurroundBar speaker systems. Not that the PSW111 wouldn't jell with other Polk speakers, or those of any other manufacturer, for that matter, but its prime directive is to fill in the bass for the RM and SurroundBar Series. Based on our listening sessions with the SurroundBar 50, the PSW111's performance was beyond reproach.

At 12.1 inches high by 11 wide by 13 deep, it's small enough to hide behind furniture or tuck into a corner. The PWS111's softly rounded cabinet and nicely finished cloth grille add a bit of style, but it's otherwise an unobtrusive design. It weighs a manageable 20.3 pounds. The PSW111 is only available in a matte-black finish.

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Polk Audio PSW111

Part Number: PSW111
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Regional specs shown for US. UK specs are unavailable.

  • Color black
  • Speaker System Type Powered subwoofer
  • Nominal (RMS) Output Power 150 Watt
  • Speaker Type Powered subwoofer
  • Amplification Type active
  • Connectivity Technology wired