Monoprice 9723 vs Polk Audio PSW10

What is better for your setup – Monoprice 9723 vs Polk Audio PSW10?

Monoprice 9723 vs Polk Audio PSW10

Comparison chart — Monoprice 9723 vs Polk Audio PSW10

If we compare the maximal output power we see that Monoprice 9723 is better – 200 W versus 100 W that PSW10 produces. We also need to pay attention to the crossover frequency – 50-150 Hz for Monoprice 9723 and 80-160 Hz for Polk Audio PSW10.

The main advantage of Monoprice 9723 is its high power output. The disadvantage is that you may get buzzing noise.

The advantage of Polk Audio PSW10 is its frequency response, which can hit 35 Hz while Monoprice’s minimal frequency response is 50 Hz. The disadvantage is that its feet are not too reliable.

If you choose between Polk Audio PSW10 vs Monoprice 9723, then you should remember that Monoprice is more powerful, but Polk Audio PSW10 has a better frequency response. If you are about to install a subwoofer in a small room then Polk Audio will be a good option.

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Features & Performance

Monoprice 9723 vs Polk Audio PSW10 back

Monoprice has an internal battery and its operating life is around 9 hours. It has a Bluetooth module that can transmit the audio signal to two sets of receivers. The operating range of the splitter is about 30 feet. Polk Audio PSW10 is built using laser-based measurement technology to improve the linearity of sound preserving its precision. You can change phasing. Both models are quite flexible in terms of connection – there are different ports, which guarantee a perfect connection. These subwoofers are also great in terms of controlling – you can adjust crossover and volume. Both models have an auto turn on/off feature.

Design

Monoprice features a 12 in woofer. Polk Audio PSW10 has a 10 in one driver and an additional port. The construction of both models is very solid. Both stand on four feet. The dimensions are 17.5x17.3x17 in for Monoprice and 16.2x14.x14.4 in for Polk Audio PSW10. The weight is 40.9 and 26 pounds respectively.

Monoprice 9723 pros & cons

Pros:

  • This subwoofer is very powerful and it outputs clear sound without any distortion even at high volumes.
  • The solid construction of this device excludes any vibrations or shaking.

Cons:

  • Has intermittent issues and buzzing noise.
  • Tweaking and finding the right values for volume and crossover may take some time.

Polk Audio PSW10 pros & cons

Pros:

  • It comes with speaker-level and line-level inputs.
  • The high quality of the output sound – it is deep and clear.

Cons:

  • No LFE input.
  • It may start to distort the output sound when you go above moderate sound levels.
  • The rubber feet are not strong any may break easily.

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Common

Product

Monoprice 9723
Polk Audio PSW10

Model

9723
PSW10

Brand

Monoprice
Polk Audio

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.6 of 5

Reviews

75
4460

General

Amplification type

active
active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150
50

Maximal output power (RMS), W

200
100

Audio amplifier output power, W

150
50

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

115
85

Impedance, Ohm

8
4

Frequency response, Hz

50-250
35-200

Crossover frequency, Hz

50-150
80-160

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
10

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

down firing
front panel

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
1

RCA outputs

1

XLR inputs (pair)

XLR outputs (pair)

Wireless

Bi-amp

Speaker outputs (pair)

2
2

Speaker inputs (pair)

2
2

Controls

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

Material

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black
black, brown, silver

Enclosure type

vented
vented

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D), cm/in

41.6 x 43.9 x 43.1/17.5 x 17.3 x 17
36.5 x 35.6 x 41/16.2 x 14 x 14.4

Width, kg/pounds

18/40.9
11.8/26

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  • 1Monoprice 9723
  • 7Polk Audio PSW10

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