Aug 30, 2018
I was lucky enough to get a review of the subwoofer BIC America F12. A good model for home use from a well-known company in the United States. For more than 40 years of existence, BIC America has bec...Read More
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.
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.
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.
BIC America F12 overview
Polk Audio PSW10 overview
The best subwoofer is Polk Audio PSW10. Check Polk Audio PSW10 price at Amazon