Polk Audio PSW505 vs Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Polk Audio PSW505 vs Definitive Technology ProSub 1000: The Clash Of Titans

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 vs Polk Audio PSW505

Polk Audio PSW505 vs Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

PSW 505 is a definite leader of the market has made a huge name and gained a loyal following. But now the new kid on the block ProSub 1000 is coming for the throne. So how come ProSub is gaining popularity so fast? Let us study Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 vs Polk Audio PSW505. The technology and the crisp sound are the keys to the customer’s heart. Although Polk Audio PSW 505 has been on the market for some time it does not have the latest technologies. ProSub has an awesome low frequencies radiator at the bottom.

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Features & Performance

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 vs Polk Audio PSW505 back

They both have 300 Watts power amplifiers. PSW weights 56 pounds with a 12-inch subwoofer. ProSub 1000 weighs 31 pounds with a 10-inch subwoofer. Polk Audio has a 23-160 Hz frequency range versus ProSub 18-150 Hz frequency range.

Design

Both Polk Audio PSW505 vs Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 is sleek. PSW 505 by Polk Audio is known for a signature black matte wood veneer finish. The composition turned out to be winning and customers loved the stylish look. The Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 has a matte black finish. In comparison with the main competitors, the emphasis is made on the minimalism in order to highlight the features.

Polk Audio PSW505 pros & cons

Pros:

  • The vent is specifically designed to subdue any turbulence. This is a very smart design feature so you will not have any distortion from the vent.
  • 12-inch long throw driver. Gives you a better linearity with the home theater.
  • The price is more affordable.

Cons:

  • It is getting outdated. The time goes on and now you cannot compare the features to the newer models being crisper and sharper.
  • Slow customer service response. The working hours are limited and the waiting time might be an issue with certain customers.

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 pros & cons

Pros:

  • The ProSub 1000 has an electronic crossover that ensures crispness and clearness of the sound.
  • The container does not resonate. I mean it does not resonate ever, for real.

Cons:

  • This is a pricier option so if you love technology you should be willing to pay more.
  • Some buyers reported on the rattle-like noise that comes after a few months of regular use.

Polk Audio PSW505
Polk Audio PSW505 review

May 20, 2019

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...

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Definitive Technology ProSub 1000
Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 review

Apr 16, 2019

ProSub 1000 produces great sound/bass when watching movies or playing video games on Xbox or anything else. It works so well at this, that sometimes you may not pick up on the subtle sounds that are ...

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Common

Product

Polk Audio PSW505
Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Model

PSW505
ProSub 1000

Brand

Polk Audio
Definitive Technology

Rating

4.3 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

2304
66

General

Amplification type

active
active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

250
300

Maximal output power (RMS), W

480
750

Audio amplifier output power, W

360
300

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

85
105

Impedance, Ohm

4
8

Frequency response, Hz

25-160
18-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

60-125
40-150

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
10

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

has not
down firing

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

1
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
2

RCA outputs

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

Enclosure type

sealed
vented

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

40.9 x 38.4 x 46.2/18.2 x 15.2 x 16.2
36.5 x 30.5 x 45.5/14.4 x 12 x 17.9

Width, kg/pounds

19.5/43
13.4/31

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  • 7.9
  • 13.1Polk Audio PSW505
  • 7.9Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

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