PSW 505

marcpamjocemarcpamjoce Registered UserPosts: 62
Are all the remaining psw505 refurbishes or are there still new units floating around.
Dedicated Theater Room / 7.2.4 (ATMOS upcoming)
Epson 6040UB Professionally Calibrated; Screen Innovations 133" 2.35 Cinemascope
Panamax M5400-PM Surge Protector; Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray Player
Emotiva XMC1 preamp, Emotiva Gen 3 Amp (3-channel), Emotiva Gen 3 Amp (4-channel)
Polk Audio RTIA9 towers, CSIA6 center, FXIA6 surrounds
Dual JTR Cap 1400s Black Oak (2017 Versions)


  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,181
    A PSW505 is a great budget sub. Only one problem is there seams to be an amp problem. I have seen a lot of post on this board and have had a couple of friend who's 505's amp died after 2 years

    For me I would double down and get either a HSU VTF1 or and SVS
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • dannylightningdannylightning Posts: 226
    no, they are not making the sub any more so you can get it for a heck of a deal. i remember it being a kind of expensive sub at full price. its good for movies and music IMO. i set my crossover to the lowest setting which i think 60hz so i mainly just picks up the really deep lows and its great for that really deep bass.

    i have had a few brands of subs and the polk subs are the one ones i have liked.
    i have had 2 other nicer polk subs and i though they were great. i bought a low end polk sub once but it went back to the store pretty fast, it just sounded cheap.

    the 505 has excellent deep floor shaking bass with the crossover set to 60hz and the volume knob on the sub set around 3 o clock or less. i barley need to turn the volume up on the sub and windows rattle and door knobs vibrate and the speaker is barley moving even with really bass heavy music. that is with my receivers volume around only 3 o clock.

    with the music channel i have on Pandora that plays all that 80's bass music. stuff that is made to be played in car stereos at bass competitions. say i put the volume on the receiver to 6 o clock that subs speaker starts moving like crazy and things start falling off my book shelf and what not, it gets extremely loud at 6 o clock and this sub has no issue handling that and the sub sounds just as good at those volumes as it does at normal listening volumes. it even sounds good at low listening volume.

    for rock and roll, country, pop, blue grass blues and so on it sound very good to me i try and set it so you can just barley tell its there but if something really bass heavy come on you get that nice deep growl.

    now if you turn the crossover on the sub up past 12 oclock on the 505 im not sure i like how it sounds but if you keep it so its only playing the lower frequencies it sounds excellent to me. if you want a sub that is good for more than the really deep bass you may want to look some other place but if you want something that can belt out the really deep bass and sound really good doing it i think this sub rocks.
    Cambridge Azur 651A
    Polk LSi M703
    Sonos Connect

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