Aug 28, 2018
I had the opportunity to take the Polk Audio PSW505 on my test. This model with a 12-inch driver from the PSW subwoofer series. Polk Audio produces high-quality products that have always received war...Read More
Monoprice 9723 vs Polk Audio PSW505 review is made to compare budget subwoofers in term of producing a deep bass in a wide frequency range with a significant difference in maximum power. Monoprice 9723 produces 200W maximal output power, while PSW505 – 480W.
Monoprice 9723 is the powered subwoofer with phase inverter. It has a 12-inch driver. The amplifier produces 150W of nominal output power in the frequency range of 50 to 250 Hz. The 9723 is equipped with a crossover filter, which can be tuned over the entire working range. The amp is supplied with impedance matching circuitry. The subwoofer allows fining tune the crossover filter and the power output for the necessary bass output.
Polk Audio PSW505 is a home subwoofer with a 12-inch driver, too. It has an advantage over the Monoprice subwoofer, as the power of its amplifier is higher. It can produce 250W of nominal output power. However, PSW505 has lower impedance, only 4 Ohms versus 8 Ohms in Monoprice 9723. The power of amplifier of Polk Audio is enough to fill with the sound a large room. PSW505 has deep and rich bass in the entire frequency range.
Monoprice 9723 has a wooden case, with a black oak finish. The front panel is covered by a black cloth grill. On the rear panel, Monoprice has 2 knobs on the control panel. In the same place, there is the high-level output, it can be used to connect to stereo or front speakers. The subwoofer has a set of right/left line level inputs.
Polk Audio PSW505 is made of thick MDF. The driver is made of polymer-coated cellulose. Pairwise shorted screw terminals and 2 line inputs, as well as an LFE input for the special signal from the AV receiver are at the metal panel on the rear of the subwoofer. In this Polk Audio PSW505 vs Monoprice 9723 review, it should be noted that the advantage of the Monoprice 9723 over the PSW505 is the presence of the radiator for cooling the amplifier.
The Polk Audio PSW505 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Polk Audio PSW505 price