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Old 4th September 2009, 13:15   #1
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Default POLK MM Subwoofers

One of the brands which isn't much talked about on the forum is Polk.
The POLK 1540 looks quite good, the specs are as follows-

Overall Frequency Response 18-150 Hz

Nominal Impedance 4 ohms

Power Handling (continuous) 425 w

Power Handling (peak) 850 w

Efficiency 93 dB

Voice Coil Diameter: Driver 2" (5.08cm)

Thiele/Small Parameters Resonant Frequency 27 Hz

Qms 5.0

Qes .56

Qts .5

Vas 3.5 cu ft/100 L

Sd 128.5 sq in/829 sq cm

Xmax (linear) 3/4

Le 3.0 mH

How would this subs performance be comparing it to brands like ID, GZ, JBL, Infinity in the 15k price range?
Any polk MM users on t-bhp?
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Old 9th September 2009, 16:58   #2
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Interesting question. Wonder why no one seems to want to contribute? BUMP!
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Its been five days now since I posted this but nobody seems interested, seems like polk isn't a well marketed brand in India.
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Its been five days now since I posted this but nobody seems interested, seems like polk isn't a well marketed brand in India.
Forget marketing, I recently got to audition WagonR which belongs Polk's Marketing Head for North India.

The equipment was:
4" Polk Components
6x9 Polk
4" Polk AMP
Pioneer 4050 or 5050 cant remember perfectly
Polk Entry level 1204 Sub in ported box

Loudness - High
SLA +4
EQ full on

Auditioned it for 2 mins and came out of the car.
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At Polk prices there are better options like Infinity, Ground Zero, etc...
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4" Polk AMP
Kya sirji, 4" ka amplifier?
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Offtopic:
Wonder why there are no Quads or Monitor Audios for ICE.
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Ontopic: Polks are much better marketed brand than most others. I would call them lifeless and bright in general, rather than natural sounding, pretty much in the likes of much touted JBL etc.

Dunno in particular about this subwoofer.
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Ask Tushar Gohil he fitted Polk DB in his car, he may give some inputs.
He might be reffering 4" to a 4 channel amp
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from what iv heard Polk subs do go low but not that loud. They are not all that expensive as you could get a 12" MM for about 11 and thus cant be compared to GZ.
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Wonder why there are no Quads or Monitor Audios for ICE.
:(.
there is no Brax or ID for home audio either. some companies specialise in one form others like Harman do Car audio, Home audio, Pro audio, Public Address and more. It is a business/brand decision not technology.
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