Polk woofer up-grade

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  1. Hugh Scrivener

    Hugh Scrivener Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Polk psw-350, that for a low-end product does ok, I have to admit I probably push it way too hard though.

    My question is: Has anyone ever replaced the existing woofer with a different woofer? The woofer is rated a wopping 38Hz on the low end(which of course is questionable) while some woofers that are manufactured for car audio, made by Polk and others, are rated as low as 18Hz. I know that there are different types of woofers for different enclosures, but would I be able to use one of these in the Polk enclosure after matching the specs?

    The Polk has a nice tone but rattles pitifully whenever real low freqs are around. I can barely watch Fight Club, and the THX logo at the opening of Phantom Menence is correctly named the sub-woofer killer.

    Any help or info is greatly appreciated!!!!
     
  2. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Screenwriter

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    I own the same Polk sub, which is being replaced by a SVS 20-39CS+ on Tuesday. Sadly, given the enclosure size, dual porting, and the frequency range that the amp boosts, I think you're out of luck as far as upgrading the driver. That's why I'm dumping mine off on a sub-less friend and getting the SVS.
     

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