January 10, 2007 by Rachel Cericola
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, Polk Audio announced a new line of compact, powered subwoofers for 2007. The four DSW MicroPRO Series models join six other new powered subwoofers from Polk Audio being introduced at CES 2007. The four DSW MicroPRO models range in price from $950 to $1,780 and feature proprietary digital engines and optimization for room acoustic and placement conditions by means of the Polk Room Optimizer (PRO) and Automatic Polk Room Optimizer (AutoPRO) systems.
All DSW MicroPRO models are compact designs. Special attention was lavished on the cosmetics of the active drivers, allowing a grille-free design. Three of the models sport high gloss black lacquer finish for the ultimate in home theater elegance. The DSW1000 is finished in satin black and may be painted to match room decor.
All four models are powered by a Twelve Hundred Watt (Continuous) digital BASH amplifier with an integrated proprietary Digital Signal Processing engine. The DSP engine features three proprietary Polk Audio technologies that provide the listener with dramatic benefits.
The first is Feed Forward distortion suppression technology, which is designed to maximize acoustic output while reducing audible distortion. The second Polk innovation is the AutoPRO (Automatic Polk Room Optimizer) in-room optimization system which measures (by means of a supplied microphone) the response peaks created by standing waves (room modes) and flattens in-room response in a novel way. The DSW MicroPRO remote control offers PRO, four push-button room equalization preset choices that correct for room boundary effects in typical rooms.
The DSW MicroPRO1000 features the push-button PRO equalization presets but does not offer the AutoPRO in-room optimization system.
Additional DSW MicroPRO features include inert 1-inch thick MDF enclosure panels, carpet spike feet for ideal mechanical stability, 12-volt trigger (except DSW1000), IR input (except DSW1000), and universal voltage operation (120V and 220V).
- $950 to $1,780
- Available in July 2007
- Continuous Power: 1,200W
- PRO room boundary presets
- Includes credit card-sized remote control
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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