1-v-1 Product Comparison - the Polk Audio PSW10 10" Powered Subwoofer vs the Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active Subwoofer

Today's product comparison has Music Critic comparing the Polk Audio PSW10 10" Powered Subwoofer to the Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active Subwoofer. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. If you would like to see more product comparisons from the same category, click here.

 Polk Audio PSW10 10Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Polk Audio PSW10 10" Powered Subwoofer. At the higher end of the budget price range is this premium product from Polk. It has been designed to be incorporated into a home sound system. It offers you a huge amount of bass in a compact, understated enclosure that won’t take up much room in your living room.

 Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active SubwooferThe second product we will be examining in this comparison is the Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active Subwoofer. Yamaha is known for raising the benchmark in the music world. The YST-SW012 by Yamaha gives you a true audio impression packed in a small size.


More about the Polk Audio PSW10 10" Powered Subwoofer

A key feature of this sub is the powerful bass that it delivers. This is down to the exceptional driver inside it. It is a 10”, front-firing driver that’s been made from a polymer composite material. The bass has to be heard to be believed. Not only is it thunderous but it is also smooth and lacking in any unwanted distortion.


Taking a look at the features of the Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active Subwoofer

This front-firing subwoofer delivers miracles. Don’t be fooled by the unique enclosure - this subwoofer will blast your ears. They are only intended to reach an intermediate level of bass. From a beginners perspective, the YST-SW012 truly fulfills all of your expectations.

HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON

Polk Audio PSW10 10" Powered Subwoofer

Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active Subwoofer

KEY FEATURES


+ Very Powerful Bass
+ Smooth, Distortion-Free Sound
+ Reasonable Price
+ Compact Unit
+ Stylish Looks


+ High 100W dynamic power.
+ Low-frequency response (28-200 Hz).
+ Linear port for minimizing disturbing noise.
+ 8-inch multi-range driver with magnetic shielding.

WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT

It’s rare to find a subwoofer in this price range that delivers such sumptuous, powerful bass without any distortion. The compact unit also allows for easy, subtle placement inside the home.

With a linear port to minimize the noise, a good low-frequency response range, and 8-inch multi-range driver, this subwoofer is the perfect partner for your home audio system.



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