Polk Audio PSW10 VS BIC America F12
Polk Audio PSW10
  • Brand - Polk Audio
  • Amplification Type - active
  • Detachable Grilles - true
BIC America F12
  • Brand - BIC America
  • Amplification Type - active
  • Detachable Grilles - true

The powerful solution – BIC America F12 vs Polk Audio PSW10

BIC America F12 vs Polk Audio PSW10

Comparison chart: BIC America F12 vs Polk Audio PSW10

These two models can fill your house with deep and clear bass sound. However, we need to compare their output power and BIC wins here – the maximal output power is 475 W versus 100 W of Polk Audio. Being 4 times more powerful, BIC also has better a frequency response with the range of 25-200 Hz, compare it with 35-200 Hz of PSW10.

The advantage of BIC America F12 is its high power. The disadvantage is its unreliable built-in amplifier. Some customers claim that it worked for less than a year. Plus, this subwoofer may become too hot.

The advantage of PSW10 is its good crossover frequency range that goes from 80 to 160 Hz. The disadvantage is that it has unreliable rubber feet.

If you need to decide between Polk Audio PSW10 vs BIC America F12 and you need more bass sound then go for F12, but if you do not need that much bass then PSW10 should be a perfect option for you.

Features & Performance

BIC America F12 vs Polk Audio PSW10 back

BIC has inputs both for Dolby Digital/DTS and for Pro Logic, as well as speaker level and RCA inputs. This model has a BASH designed amplifier. It has magnetic shielding and the gold-plated terminals help to prevent any noise. PSW10 features speaker- and line-level inputs. It outputs linear, deep and precise sound. Both models have an auto on/off feature and a phase switch. Crossover and volume can be controlled via easy-to-reach knobs.

Design

F12 features a 12 in injection molded long throw woofer when PSW10 has a 10 in polymer-composite cone driver. Both models are made of MDF, which guarantees high rigidity. These models are built-well and nothing shakes even if you set the volume to a high level. The dimensions are 21x19x22 in for F12 and 16.2x14x14.4 in for PSW10. The weight is 20 and 26 pounds respectively.

Pros & Cons

Polk Audio PSW10

VS

Pros

    • Deep and Powerful Bass
    • Compact Size
    • Wide Frequency Response
    • Adjustable Crossover and Volume Control

Cons

    • Lack of Advanced Features
    • Limited Placement Flexibility

BIC America F12

VS

Pros

    • Adjustable Crossover and Volume Control
    • Front-Firing Design
    • Multiple Input Options
    • Wide Frequency Response

Cons

    • Large Size
    • Limited Aesthetics

Specifications

Specification Polk Audio PSW10 BIC America F12
Power
Nominal Output Power (rms), W 50 150
Audio Amplifier Output Power, W 50 150
Maximal Output Power (rms), W 100 475
Driver
Driver Size, In 10 12
Driver Quantity 1 1
Port Placement front panel back side
Driver Placement front panel front panel
Connections
Bi-amp
Xlr Outputs (pair)
Xlr Inputs (pair)
Rca Outputs
Rca Stereo Line Level Inputs (pair) 1 1
Rca Lfe Inputs 1
Speaker Inputs (pair) 2 2
Speaker Outputs (pair) 2 2
Material
Woofer Composition polymer polymer
Body Material MDF MDF
Enclosure Type vented vented
Colors black, brown, silver black
General
Detachable Grilles
Amplification Type active active
Audio Performance
Crossover Frequency, Hz 80-160 40-90
Frequency Response, Hz 35-200 25-200
Impedance, Ohm 4 8
Sensitivity, Db 85 90
Controls
Main Power Switch
Low-pass Filter
Subwoofer Phase
Volume
Dimensions
Weight, Kg/pounds 11.8/26 9.2/20
Dimensions (h X W X D), Cm/in 36.5 x 35.6 x 41/16.2 x 14 x 14.4 30.8 x 27.9 x 33/21 x 19 x 22
User Manual
Manual psw10.pdf f12.pdf

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