Does anyone like polk subs (specifically the 350 model ?)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by anthony_b, Jul 14, 2001.

  1. anthony_b

    anthony_b Screenwriter

    Aug 18, 2000
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    I'm looking for a sub under $300 dollars and this unit from polk and the jbl pb12 seem to get some decent reviews. I have not heard the polk, can anyone give me some more input ?...I'll eventually listen to one but I've never owned a polk product.
  2. Thomas_A

    Thomas_A Second Unit

    Feb 2, 2001
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    I run all polk speakers:
    f/x 300i's
    however...I have found a personal dislike for thier subs. Some people like them...I dont. for that money..I'd get a velodyne ct80... I've had one and IMO outperforms the psw350. I run a velodyne ct150 now ...but is out of your budget. I know Klipse makes a sub in the 300 dollar range. you may want to check them out also...and I know for a little more you would be able to get into the SVS wich this forum is in love with
    either way..what ever you buy..make sure if you dont like can take it back! everything usualy sounds diff. once you get it home..
    good luck- good hunting
  3. Jonathan_M

    Jonathan_M Stunt Coordinator

    May 8, 2001
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    I use all Polk speakers EXCEPT for my sub. I borrowed a friend's PSW350 and was dissatisfied with its output. I ended up getting a Velodyne VA-1250X which I have been extremely happy with.
    Mains: RT55i's
    Center: CS400i
    Surround: f/x 500's
    Sub: Velo VA-1250x
    "We're hosed. We lost the remote."
  4. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Screenwriter

    Nov 23, 1999
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    I use Polk all the way around (4 R10's, CS175i, PSW350), and I've been really happy with all of it. I tried a friend's Velodyne for about three days, but I found the Polk to be a bit tighter for the music I listen to. The Velodyne does extend a bit deeper frequency-wise, so it might be better if you're doing more HT watching than music-listening.
  5. Vin

    Vin Supporting Actor

    Oct 23, 2000
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    I've heard both the JBL PB-12 and the Polk and I prefered the sound of the JBL. I thought it played louder, tighter and with much less distortion.
    For around $300 delivered my unbiased opinion (I own a Velodyne CT-120)would definitely be the the PB-12 over the Polk. Also, IMO, the PB-12 would offer you more bang for your buck than the Velo CT-80.
    OK, are you ready to be inundated with all the recommendations for the Sony SAWM-40? [​IMG] BTW, I've heard this one too and I would agree that FOR THE MONEY, $200 or less, it's unbeatable, but IMO the PB-12 sounds better.
    Best advice, as another member already an in-home demo whenever possible.
    Good luck!
  6. Mike_Y

    Mike_Y Auditioning

    Jul 23, 2004
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    I have:
    Polk RT2000p fronts
    Polk CS400 center
    Polk f/x1000 rear sides
    Polk RT35 rear backs
    Polk PSW250 sub for center
    Polk PSW1200 awesome dual 12" side firing DB subs
    Infinity BU-2 12" sub for rear channels
    Denon 5800 THX Ultra Reciever
    I have all Polk speakers and I love them. I don't know about using them for music but for movies WOW that PSW1200 is incredible.

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