Pros: Could easily pay twice to three times as much
Cons: Setup is confusing, and I am a Sr. Systems Engineer
After I figured out how to get it to work correctly with my Pioneer VSX-1015TX the sound is astounding. The bass rocks my 2300 sq ft. house; so much so that I had to seriously turn down the speaker's amplifier. I agree with the other reviewer in that you don't need the 'Y' cable, works just fine without. I think my biggest complaint is that unless you set your receiver to expect 'small' speakers for the front (verse 'large') the sub-woofer gets no traffic at all (i.e, it becomes disabled) I initially ignored this in the instructions because it appeared to only pertain to the 12" model, As a result, I spent a good couple of hours trying to figure out why the subwoofer was not providing any output. In addition, being forced to set the receiver's surround sound setting to 'small' for the front speaker designation presents problems calibrating the surround sound for larger speakers such as the pair of classic Cervin Vega D7's I own. Such speakers calibrate much more easily if you can simply set the surround sound settings to the 'large' designation instead. Because of this, I had to recalibrate my surround sound a half a dozen times to get it to sound close to what it did before I swapped out my Sony 8" subwoofer for the Polk 10". In some ways, I still don't think the Cervin Vega's are performing as well in this configuration. I also think it is a bit odd that Polk did not provide a LFE (unfiltered) input like it does with their 12". I think that may well be the reason why I haven't quite been able to get the Cervin Vega's calibrated. Absent the above comments, the subwoofer does it job and does it well.