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Infinity PS-10 powered subwoofer review: Infinity PS-10 powered subwoofer

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The Good Compact powered subwoofer; 250 watts; technologically advanced 10-inch metal woofer; equally adept with home theater and music.

The Bad May not be the best match for Infinity's smaller satellites.

The Bottom Line Infinity's midline woofer can rock your world and still sculpt high-definition bass lines.

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7.8 Overall

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The $399 PS 10 is Infinity's midsize powered subwoofer. An oh-so-boring cube shape is par for the course for subs, and this model's only available finish is black "wood grain" vinyl. But we brightened up the PS 10's appearance by removing its grille to reveal the 10-inch front-firing woofer. The distinctive silver baffle lends the sub a fresh look. Considering the PS 10's prodigious 250 watts, the unit is fairly compact: 14.75 inches high, 12.5 inches wide, and 16 inches deep. It weighs a beefy 38 pounds.

The PS 10's back panel offers speaker and line-level inputs; we predict that most people will run a single interconnect cable between the sub and an A/V receiver. The direct (bypassed) input enables the receiver's internal crossover to match the PS 10 to your satellites; that approach will always result in the best sound.

We auditioned the PS 10 with Infinity Primus speakers: the 360 towers, the C25 center, and the 150 bookshelf monitors. For the most part, the matchup was pretty successful. We noted a slight gap in bass response between the 150s and the PS 10, but we were just being picky.

In our large room, the PS 10 reached down to the mid-30Hz range. While respectable, that bass extension is no deeper than that of Klipsch's potent 8-inch subwoofer, the RW-8. But that number doesn't tell the full story. We felt--literally--that the PS 10 was the more powerful sub. It could play higher volumes and had greater midbass punch.

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