New Polk HTS Subwoofers

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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 78
    edited September 9
    DaveHo wrote: »
    They look nice until you get to the plastic power port base. Would have been better on the back, but then where do you mount the amp? Wonder how that will hold up when someone drops a sub.

    It is the same design as the PSW1200. Polk should definitely reuse this proven design I think.
    Should be better today with more power. I always thought the 1200 need more cabinet for 2-12" woofers.
    Matt Polk and the guys sure have added a lot of proven technology to the industry.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    I'm wondering if these subs have the same issue as the floor standing Signature speakers, no capability to install spikes.
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 1,995
    edited September 10
    The plastic base is for sure a matter of personal taste. Overall I think they hit their target design goals of making them look just like the rest of the line and adding in the power port. To do away with plastic would required something expensive like aluminum, hardwood, etc...not going to happen at the given price point. The older Rel T series comes to mind. Much more expensive entry sub. They used a PR some no need for a port.
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    Still, not bad looking when looking around at others with a plastic base. As far as spikes...I guess not a part of the design goals. I'm sure they could have come up with a cheap plastic spike design at the very least....I'm seen it many times on other speakers. Still, if one wanted them on the towers...a handy person could add them to the feet...or better yet get a second set to work with. Drill a hole and get something like these to work.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Speaker-Spike-Stand-Foot-Speaker-Cone-Isolation-Spikes-Set-of-8-/151624825521?hash=item234d8b3ab1:g:ZjcAAOSwBLlVC3cJ
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  • @mrloren we may have to set something up then.

    @F1nut, Jesse I will look into that for you.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,144
    @KenCustomerService sure thing. I am busy all this weekend. Just PM me when is good for you. I'll give it a test for a week.
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  • VoodooGTSVoodooGTS Posts: 58
    Which would be better. 1 SVS SB-2000 or (2)Polks new HTS 12 subwoofer ? Tempted !
  • @F1nut, I finally found out, the HTS does not have the capability to install spikes in them.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 4,807
    VoodooGTS wrote: »
    Which would be better. 1 SVS SB-2000 or (2)Polks new HTS 12 subwoofer ? Tempted !

    Try both brands and return 1
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,668
    VoodooGTS wrote: »
    Which would be better. 1 SVS SB-2000 or (2)Polks new HTS 12 subwoofer ? Tempted !

    Depends in part on room and application. If you going to run them in true stereo for music, then two is better than one. Especially if its a larger room. However, the SVS will provide stronger output in the 20-30 hz range and more output overall, and take less space. So, unless you are running true stereo for music, I would go with the SVS.
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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,426
    VoodooGTS wrote: »
    Which would be better. 1 SVS SB-2000 or (2)Polks new HTS 12 subwoofer ? Tempted !

    Have to go with the single SVS.

    I think the bigger amp in the SVS would be stressed less, and I really don't care for the looks of the signature series sub.
  • Rich502Rich502 Posts: 65
    VoodooGTS wrote: »
    Which would be better. 1 SVS SB-2000 or (2)Polks new HTS 12 subwoofer ? Tempted !

    A sealed box sub versus two ported subs? Even though the svs is more powerful the output of two ported subs would probably be greater. Why not compare to the PB2000 to two HTS12?
  • VoodooGTSVoodooGTS Posts: 58
    Thanks for the input everyone. Mainly use for movies. My current set up is with a SVS PB2000. Sounds great but I was always curious on a dual ported sub set up. Really love how the new HTS12 subs look!
    Wish Polk had a hassle free subwoofer to test the subs.
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  • MarflyMarfly Posts: 36
    edited October 13
    I wouldn't mind a test drive with my TL2 Black Stones. Any feedback on how the HTS 10 would fair in a 2.1 setup with these?
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,813
    @F1nut, I finally found out, the HTS does not have the capability to install spikes in them.

    Not that big a deal IMHO. Just grab something like this from lowes, cut it in two, layer the pieces up, paint it black and install spikes on it.

    Or just buy a amp stand as the dimensions should be somewhat similar......
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,668
    @F1nut, I finally found out, the HTS does not have the capability to install spikes in them.

    Not that big a deal IMHO. Just grab something like this from lowes, cut it in two, layer the pieces up, paint it black and install spikes on it.

    Or just buy a amp stand as the dimensions should be somewhat similar......

    True, or if you really want spikes just take the money and buy a sub that can accept spikes ;-)
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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,456
    Forget the spikes and put it on an Auralic subdude.
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 1,995
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    Forget the spikes and put it on an Auralic subdude.

    Decoupling works. Maybe even better than coupling in some cases. No spikes is not the end of the world when dealing with subs.
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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,456
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    Forget the spikes and put it on an Auralic subdude.

    Meant auralex subdude. Looks like my phone learnt Auralic as in the Aries. Haha... so smart but soo dumb.
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  • Anyone had a chance to try the new HTS subs yet? Says its been available from the Polk site for a couple of weeks now.
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