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07-27-2018, 06:33 PM
So need a new subwoofer for HT system.

Use maybe 2 hours a week. But have only been getting 4 to 5 years out of the polk ones. Is this normal.

Current one that stopped working is a Polk psw111 which is a 8".
Last one was same brand but a larger model.
A 8 " does all I want it to do for the occasional movie. And smaller the better for looks.

Is polk subs dependable as anyother brand. 15 years and never a problem with the center, fronts or rear speakers.


08-10-2018, 08:07 AM
Would help if you provided a budget.

08-28-2018, 07:48 PM
Try to check out RSL Speedwoofer. It is a decent subwoofer and not pricey.

01-15-2019, 04:22 PM
Velodyne or SVS, I have owned both. The Velodyne, a 12" I gave to my son, he is still using it, darn thing is twenty years old! If not older! And I know what you mean about the Folks, they rarely last, and are not the best bang for the buck. Much better picks out there.

03-27-2019, 10:35 PM
Please tell me your budget range, because no one suggests you without your exact budget, well anyways I suggest you to once check on the promo code for free (, if your budget range is $200 or more, there are much varieties of subwoofer you will need to explore a lil bit.

04-30-2019, 05:02 AM
I've had good luck with Velodyne (knock on wood) as far as reliability goes. I have a microvee and a Spl-1500R that have been kicking for years. Subwoofer plate amps no matter which vendor are hit and miss sometimes though.

05-07-2019, 06:55 AM
I would personally and definitely recommend JBL LSR310S 10″! We have been using it for a couple of months and it's 11/10. Hahaha! Well for a much more convenient one, you should try Sonos SUB Wireless Subwoofer with Integrated SONOSNet 2.0 Extender (Gloss White). It is wireless and it has a superb convenience guarantee! It's the best, check it out (!

05-08-2019, 07:24 PM
Agreed. I have JBL LSR310S at home and Im impressed with its performance. I bought it for a minimal price and I never regret any second!
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12-11-2019, 09:54 AM
I have the same dilemma. I hope to find good recommendations here.
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12-31-2019, 10:48 AM
I have had a HSU STF-2 that HSU probably does not even sell anymore since 2011. And now that I have their VTF3-MK5 I moved the STF-2 to my home office. In other words HSU makes excellent subwoofers that last a long time!!