Polk Audio TSi CS10
Center channel speaker (Black)
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Item #: 107CS10B
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Enjoy crystal-clear dialogue and a robust center image from Polk's CS10 center channel speaker. Polk carefully designed its woofers and tweeter using laser testing to help identify and eliminate resonance points. The acoustically inert MDF (medium density fiberboard) cabinet fights internal vibrations that can compromise performance. It all adds up to smooth, accurate sound with movie soundtracks and multichannel music sources.
The CS10 is designed with an angled top, so you can invert the speaker for placement on a low shelf to direct the sound towards your listening area. And a woodgrain vinyl finish with stylish piano black sides gives this speaker a refined look, making it an attractive addition to just about any room.
The center channel speaker is the workhorse in a home theater system. It has to reproduce clear dialogue and special effects that keep your eyes and ears glued to the movie action. A high-quality center speaker is a great investment for any surround sound setup. Try to choose one that's as closely matched as possible to your front right and left speakers, so that as sound moves across the front stage, it stays seamlessly realistic.
Sounds decent, but it's big. It would be large enough to set a TV on top of it... if it was flat.
This is an awesome center channel speaker. We had a decent system that came as a package of speakers. I didn't realize that the center channel is really the work horse of the system. I cannot tell you what a difference this made!
Pros: Good looking, great sound, high quality.
Cons: Might be a little large for some uses. Check the dimensions.
very happy with this purchase, speaker is like brand new and shipping come quickly.Thanks you CRUTCHFIELD.
I have been running this speaker now for a couple of weeks, and I have to say it sounds way better than the Bose center channel speaker I used to have. The volume, clarity and overall sound are good. I am sure more expensive speakers may sound a little better, but for 100 bucks, this speaker is great.
Pros: Price, size and sound
We bought this speaker as we were having trouble hearing/understanding voices while using our other Polk speakers. This rounded out our system very nicely and we really like it! A noticeable difference and great sound quality.
Bought this speaker to replace an older one. Great sound
Pros: awesome sound!
Cons: A bit bigger than i expected
After reading the great reviews this speaker received I decided to give it a shot. I was not disappointed. It is definitely an upgrade over my previous center channel speaker. The voices are crisp and I can hear those "background" sounds again, like when someone is walking on gravel. Completes my brand new 4K setup.
Pros: Great sound, great frequency response.
Cons: None that I have found.
This is a great center channel speaker, especially for the money. It perfectly complements my Polk RTi A7 towers and Polk sub to get me to a 3.1 setup (for now).
Pros: Great sound, great looks, great price, can be oriented either horizontally or angled upwards, matches my other Polk speakers perfectly, appears very solid and well made
The tsi cs10 does a great job in enhancing dialog from movies (performs great when streaming music also). I use this speaker together with a couple of tsi200 book shelf speakers and collectively, the sound quality is phenomenal when watching movies or listening to streamed music! It took a bit getting used to the bigger size speakers on my entertainment center (I had been using much smaller sony home theater speakers for the last 15 years), but with the big difference in sound... i quickly got over this personal issues. I would definitely recommend this center speaker to those looking for really great sound on a budget.... in a nut shell, you get "a lot of bang for your buck"!
Pros: Good clear voice sound quality.
Fast shipping, easy hook-up! Definitely recommend, best bang for buck!
This center channel speaker combined with the TSi 100 speakers has helped improve the overall sound and imaging of my 5.1 system.
This speaker really finished out my setup. Has really nice sound and looks awesome
Pros: Nice look Great sound
Cons: No keyholes for wall mounting A little bulky
The cs100 is a very nice center channel. Can't go wrong with it. However, I think that movies, tv, etc all sound better through my main fronts , the tsi 300's. Imo, using front speakers as a wide center sounds better . So much better that i fired the cs100 for not serving a purpose.
Pros: Looks sexy sounds good and clear
Cons: Cons are opinionated. I just felt like i didn't need it. The main speakers do a better job as a center in my set up
Powered 90 watts rms it sounds great, cristal highs and great vocals
Pros: Great mids and highs.
Cons: Non yet
Fast shipping, would buy again, good sounding speaker,well put together product.Always purchase polk audio for home system.
It's a good product with excellent audio.
Performs well with my Klipsch RB81 II's. Really brings out the dialog in TV/movies.
Pros: Nice cabinet. Quality build.
Excelent speaker real crystal sound and bass i realy enjoy
This center channel has far exceeded the relatively low price tag. No matter how loud the mains and how deep the bass goes on my HT system the voices are crystal clear. This center channel also handles some of the lows in my HT system.
Pros: sound is amazing, finish is superb.
Cons: if you don't plan for it the size may become a hassle.
Awsome speaker for the price abit on the bulky size but lets remember they are large speakers! Would recommend highly,great sound!
Pros: great sound,price
Cons: a bit bulky
shipping is fast, and the product is good based on the current price!
I recently decided to downgrade a 12 year old 5.1 floor-standing speaker system to a smaller 3.1 bookshelf system that would take up less space in my TV room. I ordered the CS10 to replace a Klipsch Reference RC3-II. I didn't expect the CS10 to sound as good as the Klipsch in terms of clarity and detail. I was completely wrong. Much to my surprise, the CS10 sounds better and has a wider sweet spot. I highly recommend!
Pros: Impressive clarity and detail
Great speaker. Clear sound and have not been able to turn up loud enough to distort
I ordered this speaker from Crutchfield's scratch and dent outlet, and let me say I could not be more impressed! I ordered the item on a Monday morning, selected free shipping, and it arrived the next day. After scouring the outside of the speakers beautiful enclosure, I could not find any blemishes or signs of wear - it looked brand new (must have just been an open box item)! I hooked it up to my Yamaha RX-V377 to pair with Polk TSi100 bookshelf's and a 12 inch BIC America sub, and it blew me away. This speaker sounds fantastic for the price. In fact, I would be willing to pay $100 more for its performance. It brought my music, games, and video to life to complete a simple dorm room setup. If you're hunting for an affordable center, look no further!
Pros: Fast shipping, crisp highs, deep lows, beautiful wood/piano black finish, low profile, big sound, great price.
I have greatly enjoyed this center channel speaker. This unit provides a crisp/clear sound much needed to complete my polk 5.1 system.
Pros: Price Sound quality
Couldn't be Happier sound great! for the price don't think you could find a better Center speaker!
Pros: Clear high's
I replaced my smaller Polk CL1 w/ the TSi CS10. I was happy w/ the CL1 but wanted the CS10 from the beginning. Most Center speakers are quite large and I couldn't fit it in front of my TV. I recently moved and got my TV away from the fireplace and onto an entertainment center where I had room for a bigger center speaker. The sound is great especially dialogue which is much clearer. Made my whole system sound better. I highly recommend this speaker.
Pros: Sound, Great Dialogue, Looks
Sounds really good and matches the Polk towers perfectly.
Pros: Easy hook up and good looks.
Great speaker, at a good price. this speaker made my surround system come alive!
Pros: Great sound!
Ordered this to pair with the Tsi100s. They sound great and look great on our entertainment center!
Pros: Look great Sound great
Great Sounding Speaker for the price. Looked at many others before buying this one.
I purchased the Polk CS10 Center Channel speaker in order to give my front sound stage a boost and I am completely satisfied. It looks and sounds terrific with the rest of my surround system. I have a Yamaha Receiver, four Polk satellites and two Boston Acoustic Subs. This system sounds great and the new speakers were exactly what I needed to give my front stage a nice upgrade. As always I highly recommend Crutchfield. Best service out there and fast shipping.
Pros: Professional Polk Sound. Sleek and gorgeous look and feel. Clean crisp movie dialog.
Cons: It is big! Not a con for me really but I have a dedicated theater room. If you got the space for a large center channel this is the one!
Used with Polk Tsi 400s and PSW 111. Makes a good set for music and TV. Size was perfect for locating below TV in a step-back hutch.
Pros: Size looks and performance are great.
I looked at a lot of different canter channels and I finally decided on this one mainly because of all the positive reviews. When it comes to dialogue and watching movies this center channel really shines. I have not had to turn up the dialogue at all. I'm using a Denon receiver with this just for comparison. If you are a heavy music listener that is where this speaker could do a little better. The highs are great but there is not much mid response and there is no low response at all. I know its not designed for lows but I thought it would do a little better. For movies I give it two thumbs up. For music in five or seven channel stereo mode I give it one thumbs up. Since it is a center channel speaker and made for movies and not music I'll give it four stars. All in all I think its a great buy for movies and does a great job. If you are looking for something with better range then I would pass.
Pros: Great dialogue, Good highs, Clean and loud, great for movies
Cons: Not great for music, no mid or lows
Excellent product for the price. Very clear and well made. I couldn't be anymore happier. I am very picky with sound but the polk brand delivers!
Pros: Clear, Crisp sound Design
Cons: None noted
Pros: Higth Fidelity and clear voice frenquency!
Bumped along without a center channel for years, and jumped at the chance to get a good center speaker when these came on sale. Having the center channel really cleans up the imaging and "surround-ness" of the sound. Somewhat familiar with Polks, as I have (and really enjoy) a pair of small ones in another room. The CS 10 seems a bit bright and "edgy" compared with the KEF I've got in the L-R positions. Except for that, it blends with them pretty well through the low end and midrange. Some will say the center is supposed to be a bit crisper to make it easier to understand dialogue. I can see where some folks would really like this - for myself, I'm still forming an opinion.
Pros: A "big" speaker that fits in my center console! clean, smooth, not harsh or boomy. Low end extends below 80 Hz - helps keep dialogue out of the sub. Very good for the price.
Cons: could be a bit crisp for some tastes.
Let me say up front that I do not have a high end sound system. While my receiver is capable of 7.1, I have only been using it as a 2.1 for years. I recently moved to a new location and the room is much bigger with 10ft ceilings. In the new location the system sounded very muddy and it was almost impossible to hear the dialogue. I made several adjustments to the settings with little improvement. I decided to add this speaker as the center channel. Now I have the system as a 3.1 and the sound is dramatically better. The dialogue is clear and I can run the sound at lower volume settings and hear it clearly. The muddiness is gone and the spatial clarity is way better. Nice speaker for less than a hundred bucks. Can't wait to add the Polk Audio Blackstone TL2 to the rear channel.
Pros: Low cost with big results. Easy to set up and adds significantly to the overall sound.
Great item, sounds super amazing! Worth the money!
Pros: Great sound!
Overall this is a very good center speaker. I purchased this speaker with the intent of replacing a 10 y/o Infinity center. The infinity was pretty decent, and the midrange was slightly more natural than that of the Polk. The main problem was the trebble of the Infinity did not seem to have the range to match my Polk 60 front speakers. It was obvious when ever dialogue would pan from the center to a front speaker. Now the sane transition feels much more seamless. The additional benefit has been that I don't have to turn up the receiver quite as high now since the center dialogue is a bit clearer due to the extra trebble. All in all I'm very happy with this purchase.
This was my first experience with Crutchfield in over 14 years, and it was fantastic. I'm eager to order from them again when the need arises.
Pros: Trebble, skinnier than other full size centers.
very good speaker for the money. I have it on the wall in the garage above the tv. even in a 30 x 44 building it has good bass and even sound. ordering was easy and shipping was faster than expected. good stuff
Pros: very good quality solidly built. great sound even with minimal wattage receiver. nice looking finish
Cons: this speaker is meant to sit on a tv stand or shelf. there is no mounting hardware. like I said mine is mounted on the wall above the tv, so I had to fabricate a mounting bracket.
Excelente center, la voz en las peliculas se escuchan claras y fuertes. Era el upgrade que necesitaba.
Excellent center, the voices in the movies are heard very clear and strong. This is the upgrade I needed.
Pros: Claridad en las conversaciones de las peliculas. Clarity during conversations in movies.
Cons: Cuidado si tienes poco espacio, el center es bastante grande. Be careful if you have little space, this center is very big.Crutchfield response on November 18, 2014 Translation provided by Crutchfield's Spanish Sales & Support team. Visit our new Spanish-language site at www.crutchfieldenespanol.com.
Was deciding between this and Boston Acoustics and chose this based on price and the fact we had Polk Audio home theatre speakers in our last house and liked them a lot. Very happy with our purchase. This center channel delivers excellent dialogue clarity - we had no need to adjust the volume louder in order to understand what's being said, which can be an issue with some center channels we've heard. Great deal on the price from Crutchfield as well. Well worth the money.
Pros: Excellent clarity; great price; looks great with our decor.
Great Center speaker.
Pros: Clean sound. Rather efficient.
Cons: Ported on the back side. Make sure it's not up against anything.
Superb sound with an excellent fit and finish at this price point. Voices were clear and distinct with weight and heft Usually reserved for speakers costing far more. I was also surprised at the weight of this speaker, which indicates Quality parts and a non resonant cabinet. All in all I Am very impressed and pleased with the purchase.
Pros: Sound and fit and finish with a pleasing cabinet shape
I needed a speaker to bring out voices and this speaker did that and more. Not only did it compliment my side and bass speaker for sound it makes voices much clearer.
Pros: - Voice clarity - Great sound
Cons: - none
This is a great compliment to the Polk TSi300 floor standing speakers. Incredible frequency range, didn't realize there was bass in the center channel program of movies. Dialog is crisp and natural. Only thing I wish it had (and this is nitpicking) was a way to mount it to the tv's wall mount. I placed mine on a shelf.
Pros: Frequency Response Crisp, Natural, Accurate sound Compliments TSi series
This is a superb addition to my surround sound system. I have always loved Polk Audio in what they have done in music in all classes and movies in its realistic presentation. Great job Polk Audio and thank you.
Pros: Crisp and clear sound with my system of Monitor 30, CS10, PSW10 and Paradigm used for rears.
Polk speakers seem to have the best voice clarity I have heard. A superior center channel speaker at a great price.
Pros: Excellent voice clarity for DVD movies.
Cons: None that I could find.
Bought this for my first home theater along with POLK towers. Fetched polk bookshelf surround from ebay on deal. All r connected to Yamaha receiver & polk PSW111 woofer. Everything going well. For the price one of the best center speakers.
Pros: Afordable. Nice quality.
Cons: Expected a little more from Polk brand for this one.
great price and sound, works well with subwoofer
Pros: low price, well built, great sound
Great Low Cost Center Speaker
Pros: Generally good response but lacking deep bass
Great sounding center channel speaker.
Pros: This center channel sounds great. The bass that comes from this does not interfere with the treble at all.
Cons: Rather large compared to most center channels
Excellent sound. Well built. Serious gear economically priced. Crutchfield including Puerto Rico in their free shipping makes the world a better place. Gracias Crutchfield.
Pros: Clean full Sound. The shape allows the speaker to direct sound waves up from a low placement position.
Cons: None thus far.
Product was shipped fast from Crutchfield. The sound of this speaker is superb. Very well made. Fits perfect in my TV stand.
Pros: Sound quality Sleekness Size
nice speakers. good smooth sound with no distortion from a 80wpc amp.
Im receiving the yamaha aventage rx a740 tomorrow and im sure theyll sound even better with the yamaha. shipping timing was great and the people at crutchfield are very helpful with not trying to sell what i dont need.
Pros: good smooth sound, no distortion. great build and the piano black top looks great
Great for a small room. Proportioned to size of TV. Works well with other Polk speakers. Good value for the price. Better sound than TV's speakers and previous speaker I had there.
Pros: Good sound for its' compact size. Bought on sale.
Cons: None at this time.
Was having problems hearing dialog with my old center channel speaker. Bought the Polk Audio speaker as a fairly inexpensive replacement and am completely satisfied with it's performance. Dialog now is much clearer and the rest of the sound spectrum is reproduced with clarity and with very natural sound.
Pros: Good quality sound reproduction. Affordable
Cons: None so far.
After looking around for a couple of days between specifications and price, I decided for this Polk CS10 and I'm really pleased I did. The sound is really good, and it takes full advantage of the center channel of my system. Quality/price ratio is really good, considering that there are $200+ center speakers from other brands. The combination of this center peaker, with a Polk Super Woofer, complemented perfectly the Dolby 7 that I have. Great purchase! On the down side, I have to say that it is a little bulky (20 inches long), so if you are a minimalist, then select a Bose system, but be ready to pay big bucks.
Pros: Sound quality Price Great dynamic range
A very nice speaker, but too big for most pedestal mounted televisions.
Pros: Quality product
Cons: foot print and overall size too big
I am using this product as a center back speaker in a 6.1 surround system. It does a wonderful job of bring to life flyovers, storms, sea sounds and every other audio surround element. It is excellent at bridging my left and right surround speakers for complete wrap around sound. This speak brings the lows of my powered subwoofer around quite well also for great low end surround effect.
Pros: This product delivers very crisp and clean sound and easily handles the 120 watts my Sony ES receiver and DSP delivers.
Cons: the low end frequency response could drop a bit although with a powered sub woofer the 80 hertz bottom end does well.
Great sounding center channel for the price.
Pros: Great sound. Quality. Price
Cons: Slightly large. Can block TV depending on your set up.
nice looking center channel speaker. perfect match for my tsi500s. as usual, nothing but good things to say about crutchfield delivery and support
Pros: great sound, nice looking
Great center channel. Good sound!
I wanted to a center speaker to my existing 4.1 system and after researching extensively I went went this one and extremely happy with my decision. By adding this speaker to my setup the clarity and dialogue of shows, movies, video games is vastly improved. I'm a sound quality buff and this gets my approval.
Pros: Sounds amazing, looks great and everything I expected.
Cons: May be slightly large if trying to fit into a entertainment center.
I used the CS10 to replace the center channel of my Bose Acustamass 10 set up and it is a great improvement. I can now hear dialogue much clearer.
Pros: Great price, great sound
Cons: A little large but not an eyesore.
Does a great job. I can now understand what's being said without the volume being on smoke.
Great addition to my TV/BLU RAY experience!!A much better sound that makes watching anything on my TV like going to a movie,just no sticky floors!!!
Pros: Perfect size for my cabinet,great sound,great price,and free shipping from CRUTCHFIELD!!!!!!
Cons: None for me
Great center speaker for the price. Obviously you get what you pay for but I am not disappointed at all. Would buy again.
Pros: Good sound great price
Cons: Sound could always be better if you want to spend more
After years of buying small cheap speakers I discovered the importance of a quality center channel speaker. Said to be the most important speaker and I couldn't agree more. For anyone with young kids do you find yourself turning up the volume to hear dialogue and then turning it down during action scenes? I figured this was part of watching a movie when you had kids...then I purchase this speaker and the world of TV\Movie watching has been changed forever. I can now watch a movie without a remote in hand. It is amazing how much better the news sounds and at such low volumes. I have my receiver always turn on at -20 and with my new center channel that even seems too loud so I need to lower the power on volume. While I love this speaker it was not the top speaker on my list. The Infinity PC351 was top on my list and I still to this day wonder if the CS10 sounds this good does that one sound even better? It's just a massive speaker with so many speakers on it but over all I am very happy with the CS10 and for the price it can't be beat.
Pros: Cheap...as in price, Quality Name, Great look, Sounds Awesome!
After having operated the CS10 for more than a month I can say without equivocation that this center speaker operates very well indeed. What I was seeking was clarity of voice and that's what i got. This Polk lives up to the reputation of the manufacturer. This modestly priced system performs well above expectations. It's a value, think of that in this modern economic climate.
Pros: The ability to flip the speaker over to elevate the sound field was a great idea.
Who knew? I've been complaining about not understanding the dialogue for years. Replaced my center speaker with this one and immediately noticed the difference.
Pros: Price quality sound
I use Polk cs10 very clearer and good sound come i can hear any dialog with out trouble i enjoy every time watch my Samsung f7050 TV really i love it. i believe good to decide to buy it
Once again, so impressed with Polk Audio & Crutchfield. Absolutely Love this center channel. Finally able to upgrade from an older Optimus center & now paired with my Polk TSi 100's and Denon receiver this speaker has brought new life to movies & music. Feel like I need to watch all my favorites again just to enjoy this new addition. Thanks again Polk and Crutchfield. Sincerely, Chaz
Pros: Beautiful build quality. Heavy. Feels solid and well made. Looks like it is more expensive than it is.
The speaker was far too large to use where I had intended. I had thought of placing it in front of the TV or hand on the wall above the TV. It was huge and blocked the TV when in front of it and too heavy for a hanging speaker.
Great sound. Replaced smaller Polk from 7.1 Home Theater set. Compares to my much more expensive Infinity downstairs.
Pros: - voice Track is Awesome
Cons: - kinda large and heavy
I bought this to replace the center speaker from a '5 speakers + sub" in-a-box kit. I wasn't able to hear dialogue clearly in movies or TV shows. I can't speak to "tones" or "pitch" or any other such speaker-talk, I just know that I can hear dialogue that I couldn't hear before. Very happy.
Pros: Got a great price from Crutchfield. Fast shipping.
Great sounding speaker! Only had for a month, but has more than exceeded my expectations. GREAT deal as well, Crutchfield! Very happy.
Pros: Great sound. Good look Easily connected
Cons: Slightly big, but slanted back really helped it fit where I wanted it.
Good sound quality, enhances our overall audio set up. Very easy to configure with other components.
This was is the missing link, It fills out the surround and adds clear sound to your system it is worth the $$
Pros: a bunch of pro's here, this gets the job done.
Add voice to TV & movies
Great deep sounding center. Anchors the dialogue where it should be.
Pros: deep sound, balanced, piano black
Upgraded from a cheaper, way smaller center speaker to this Polk and the improvement in the clarity of dialogue is incredible. If the other 4 small speakers were larger, I could really take advantage of the dynamic range and frequency range by telling the amp to use a lower frequency cutoff without destroying the other 4 that I have. Can't beat it for the price, and I looked long and hard. Buy it.
Pros: sound quality, price, looks
Cons: It's large, had to lift the TV to keep it from blocking the remote control sensor. It's heavy, be careful trying to hang it off a shelf, whether on the wall or the TV
This is an excellent speaker; the sound is crisp. It delivers superior sound for voice at all listening levels. My room is 23 x 24 and this unit rocks. Great purchase for an excellent price.
Pros: Quality, Sound, Price
My Polk TL2 Center was getting the job done but found its sound to be thin matched with Tsi100s so CS10 investment was needed . I went on the hunt finding lowest price with free shipping at Crutchfield. I ordered it on a Tuesday afternoon receiving it the following day which I found amazing , Such online delivery is a purchasers dream come true so I'm very happy will be shopping here again. Now to the product, CS10 provides excellent high ,mid , lows with full warm sound totally blowing away my TL2c. Dialog is crisp & clear no more need for dvr rewinds to hear what was missed. It has solid build quality & looks sharp look I'm loving it
Very crisp clear mids and highs. I paired this speaker with a pair of TSi400 and a PSW125 and they match very well. I'm very impressed with the sound and build quality.
Pros: Crisp clear highs and mids at both low and high volumes
Cons: None so far
The center channel is very important...and this is a good one. I've combined this center channel with the RC80i ceiling speakers for the rear and Tsi 300 for the front satelites (and a 12" sub). This is my first 5.1 set-up so I don't have a lot to compare to. What I can say is that the 5.1 exerience is far supperior to a front only set-up (ok - not a news flash). This center speaker provides a great balance to the rest of the system. Make sure you have a receiver than can balance the speaker output to you liking. This center channel seems very versatile and matches the other speakers in my set-up very nicely. It's a bargain too.
Pros: Price, performance, balance, well matched with other Polk Tsi speakers.
This speaker's sound is better than I expected. It compliments my Polk TSi300's perfectly.
Crystal clear dialogue, full range center channel. Matches perfect with my Polk in-wall fronts and in-ceiling rears. No better buy available.
Works good with Polk Audio TSi100
Good product. Does come in box with photo and what it is, so be cautious if not home to retrieve delivery. Otherwise great product and fast shipping.
Have used this product for a year now and love it!
I've been putting my system together by piecemeal, something here and something there as my budget would allow. I was shocked, in a pleasant way, when I got this Polk center speaker. Suddenly, I began to hear the slightest sound effects that I never knew were there before. Is as if I have a much more swanky system now. Polk is worth every penny.
To be honest my experience with this speaker is mixed. After unboxing, I discovered a loose part inside the speakers cabinet, rattling. I thought first thought of as a screw. It turned out that it was a fragment of a plastic tie. I spent quite some time to remove this part, which otherwise would have destroyed the speakers membranes sooner or later. Also the hex nuts for the speaker cable were so tightly screwed that it required a special tool to loosen them and they almost broke. So there is a serious issue with Polk's quality control or maybe got a restocked item from Crutchfield. Otherwise I think it is a good sounding central speaker for the price.
Pros: Good central speaker for the price, and would give at least four stars
Cons: Bad quality control
Realy great center channel speaker for the cost. Didn't know what I had been missing. Crutchfield had the best deal on this item.
Pros: Great sound, and will handle some good power levels
Cons: Sorta a large unit.
This is an excellent center channel speaker at a great price. Crisp clear vocals, and great overall sound. Works well with Bose surround and rear speakers. Very pleased with this purchase and I would recommend this product. Be sure to measure available space before purchasing this center speaker.
Sounds great with all my other equipment and looks good. Used brackets on wall to set shelf. It is a little big but knew that before I bought it.
Pros: sounds great
Cons: Little big
Great sound it complete my surround sound system fill in the void
Fantastic sound and performance, plus a great price.
I just started using my CS10 center speaker for about a week now.(Xmas gift) I asked for .I gave it a 5 star rating because for a 99.00 you get a lot of speaker and good sound for the money. But if your a person that cant get that certain quality sound you demand as I tried to get out of it,- SPEND the Extra DOLLARS and get better. Its my own fault. I will be returning it and purchasing a better speaker from Crutchfield soon.
Pros: for that price a very very good value.
Nothing like hearing clear dialogue and sounds you've never heard before. I put together a "budget" surround 5.1 system to compliment our new 60" Vizio LCD in the 20x19 den. The little Yamaha RX V375 AVR with Polk R300 mains, this CS 10 center, TSi 100 surrounds and a Polk PSW 110 sub exceeded my wildest expectations! Thank you Crutchfield!
The great thing about Polk is clarity in a wide range of pricing for everyone to be able to enjoy great sound. I have Polk speakers in 3 rooms of my house and in my car. Once you go Polk you may never go back.
Pros: Quality, affordability
The sound quality is excellent, but I feel the physical size of the speaker looks to large to place on top of a TV.
Pros: The sound is excellent
Cons: The speaker is fairly large.
Wonderful sound. Designed to accent voices as a center channel speaker very well.
Pros: Great Sound
Cons: A bit large
I really am suprised how much I was missing! Wow just amazing hoe much better movie dialog is.
Pros: Very nice looking. And very well made. Sounds amazing!
Cons: It is a little large. So make sure you have enough room. I did pleanty of home work before I bought it. So I knew its size. But it is large.
The Tsi CS 10 is performing very well. I originally wanted to purchase the CS 20, based solely on reviews read. But stayed with CS 10. I am very satisfied with it's performance as the center channel speaker, it is rich and full. The audio for voice is crisp. My rooms dimensions dictated my choice. I'm sure the CS20 would have been incredible,but I would not have been able to enjoy it as it was intended. Also my neighbors probably would not have appreciated it.
Pros: The black finish is nice and clean. The dimensions are perfect for placement in a cabinet. The sound is very satisfying.
Cons: Wish my room was much larger. To fill with more sound.
Fantastic deal... great sound, clear and powerfull...
Pros: great quality and sound.
Fantastic speaker and great price
Pros: Great sound, looking speaker.
Cons: Absolutely nothing..!
I just put together a new home theater system using TSi300's as the front speakers, TSi100's as the rear speakers, a TSi CS10 as the center speaker, a PSW125 sub, and a Sony STR-DN840 receiver. Everything sounds great so far. I have no complaints.
I could not be more impressed by the value of this 'little' center channel speaker. I must admit that I was a sort of disappointed by how large the speaker box is after I set it up, but after a few days, I don't notice it and the sound of my movies is so much better. My girlfriend no longer lunges for the remote during action scenes, and dialogue is incredibly clear. The price is fantastic as well, since a refurbished one direct from Polk goes for the same price as this new.
Pros: Sound quality, value, accuracy
Good, clear sound, nice cabinet (though the Cherry is not that apparent on my mantle). A little larger than I expected. Nice upgrade over my Onkyo 7.1 set's center channel.
Pros: Sound quality Beautiful cabinet High value
Great center channel speaker, exactly what I was looking for and most of all "On Sale". Great customer support when ordering.
Pros: Matches my TSi 300 tower speakers sound to the T, the piano black tops compliment my t.v. and entertainment center.
Cons: They weren't free.
This is a pretty good speaker when accurately paired with the TSI 400 front channels and the Polk Sub. Adding the center helps render dialogue better and you don't need to turn the volume up really high. This is good because when you turn the volume up to hear dialogue, music, explosions, etc... will rock your house.
Pros: -Affordable -Easy to shelf Mount -Helps with dialogue -good looking
Cons: I think it could be a little more potent. While the sound is clear it is not very loud. Now, this could be due to either or both of the following: 1. The speaker is not fully broken in yet, I have it only a few weeks. 2. I am in a 420 square ft room with 13 ft ceilings at its peak. It's possible I should have upgraded to the TSI 500s or the RTI line. If either of these things are true it is not the fault of Polk. It's still a very good speaker.
Sounds great. A little bit big for under a wall mounted TV.
Exceptional value performs way above the sony it replaced.
Pros: Can hear at very low volume
great sound, great price.
Pros: good looking, full sound
The POLK center channel has worked fine but my receiver lost it's center channel connection I did connect it to one of the other channels and it works fine I just do not have enough feedback from my system yet
Cons:Crutchfield response on October 30, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
I was auditioning a pair of Polk TSi 200's bookshelf speakers, and found that beside's incredible value for money, they presented a terrific sound stage with adequate bass. The highs and mid ranges were very well articulated and what really came through for these speakers were the clarity of the instruments. As I needed a center channel speaker for my home theater setup, I purchased the Polk Audio TSi CS10 as match for the TSi 200's. The integrate seamlessly with the Polk Audio TSi CS10, and offer incredible sound for an amazing price. Good home theater experience does not have to be expensive if you match and position your speakers correctly! As usual, Crutchfield's service and competitive pricing, combined with a fantastic return policy, makes me a customer for life
Pros: Incredible clarity, no muddiness when volumes are increased. Can play loud without much distortion. Great cabinet finish, and incredible value for money.
Cons: Rock music may seem a little harsh and blaring at high volumes, (you may like that though)until speakers have been broken in
What everyone else is saying in the reviews about this center speaker is exactly true! If you have problems hearing dialog at low volumes like I did in your HT, add this puppy and your problem is solved. Sounds nice and clear, Great speaker and I am completely satisfied!
Pros: It let me finally hear dialog at low volumes instead of constantly adjusting volume from loud to low during action scenes, trying not to wake up my 2 year old
Great speaker for the price! If you are looking for something to replace listening to the sound from the TV.....do it!
I was skeptical at first but went for it. Great sound and great price!
Pros: The cherry color is a welcome addition to my collection.
Cons: None at all.
You cant beat the TSI CS10 for the money. It is the best center channel I have had. Great for on a budget and had good experience with Crutchfield.
Pros: Good band for the buck, sounds like a professional system
Amazing center channel for the price.
Pros: Sounds and looks great!
WOW! The CS10 replaced a Pioneer SP-C21 which, on paper should be comparable or at least in the same ballpark. They both have 2- 5.25"s and a tweeter, but the Polk really brought out the dialogue in movies and is SOOO much crisper than the Pioneer. The CS10 is more efficient at 91db which is very noticeable. What a bargain at this price. I paid more for the Pioneer, and what great service and speed of delivery from you guys at Crutchfield.
Pros: Great center at a very affordable price with great service.
This is a nice center channel speaker for a great price. The aesthetics are pleasing, although I would've preferred the wood veneer all around. The shiny plastic on the ends just gives it the impression of something cheaper than what it is. The sounds is great and it really brings out the dialogue. It even offers a little bass when listening to music. Overall I am very pleased with this center channel speaker. It is a little big (depth) so you will need to put it under your tv or mount it over on a shelf.
Pros: Great sound, good bass, and mids. Dialogue does not sound garbled.
Cons: Shiny plastic ends. Take away from the overall aesthetics of the wood veneer.
Before the new center I had a Sherwood center with matching satellite speakers, good sound till I plug in this center. I'll be really honest, I thought that I wasn't going to here much diference but when I listen to my fist movie I was able to here things that I never heard before and it was so clear that I thought that Crutchfield sent me the wrong one. At this price range you just simply won't get any better. A friend of mine bought the same one after my recommendation and replaced the brand new energy center that he used to have he couldn't believe all the sound that he was missing... You will love it... Now I want to try the cs20!!
It's big be aware of that!
Pros: Great Sound! Clear heights, voice match tsi series, ridiculous price. Beautiful design.
Cons: None yet
speaker sounds great especially for the price!
Pros: nice piece!
Very Clem sound . Have Onkyo TX- NR609 receiver 110 watts per channel and this speaker handles it nicely.
Pros: Clear & powerful center speaker without spending a great deal of money
Cons: None totally pleased
This center channel is great! I haven't tried many center channels but this performs extraordinary for my needs. I have the cs10 paired with Polk Audio tsi100's as the front left and right speakers. The cs10 blends perfectly to match the tsi100's, creating a seamless soundstage when watching movies. It reminds me of a movie theater system! I am upgrading to the cs10 from a "budget center channel" (I wont get into brands) and the difference is phenomenal to say the least. Not to mention the cs10 is very clear, letting me hear the finest details in people's voice, an even when they breathe! A quality center channel really does complete any home theater and fills any holes in the audio experience. For the price here at Crutchfield, I have absolutely no regrets
Pros: Just an all around great center channel
Cons: None so far!
Solidly built speaker with a nice sound.
Pros: Best sound for the price
Cons: A bit bulky - make sure you have the space and have given thought to where you will install it
Great speaker. Can't beat the price for Center Channel that does the job well
FROM MY SHORT EXPERIENCE, THIS IS A GOOD OUTPUT PERFORMANCE SPEAKER AND MATCHED WITH POLK SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS..........SO ALL ION ALL THIS IS GOOD AND I AM SATISFIED WITH THE LEVEL.
Cons: NONE YET
Very nice center channel! The sound is much more than I expected...broad soundstage, yet clear and precise imaging with surprising bass response. Compliments my Polk tsi100s nicely :). Cant wait until it "breaks" in so I can really hear its potential. Great Crutchfield service as always :)
My first experience with a center channel and the second step to building a home theater system. Paired with Polk TSi300's, driven by a Denon AV1513, it improved the overall sound with respect to clarity and fullness. A real compliment to the 300's which, by themselves are lacking slightly. Good price, good Polk quality, excellent customer service from Crutchfield, as always. Highly recommend.
I have had a 7.1 Onkyo surround system for several years, but hated the muddled dialog from the Onkyo speakers when watching a movie. Adding the Polk CS10 was such a dramatic improvement with both movies and CD's that I ordered matching fronts.
Pros: Absolute clarity at all volumes.
Excellent speaker,very good price. You will not be disappointed. I had to replace an old Boston Accoustics Center Speaker. Very pleased. Will change other speakers to Polk when the time comes.
Pros: Price. Sound.
Cons: A little large. Just make sure you have space before you order
Absolutely fantastic sound which blends well with my audio components. There are more costly systems oust there, but the quality for the price is unmatched.
Pros: Quality of product, price.
I was looking for a center channel speaker to add to my floor standing Energy speakers, I searched the internet but Crutchfield was the lowest price by about $30 and they also offer free shipping to Hawaii. I am very happy with the Polk speakers, the sound is very clear and the speaker looks classy.
Pros: Excelllent sound, great price, Crutchfield ships very quickly.
For the prices a very good center speaker, my home system improved a lot.
Pros: Good sound quality and nice terminations.
I have 4 of the Polk RD85i speakers in the walls of the bonus room along with 2 Polk RC80i speakers in the ceiling and a Polk TSI CS10 hooked up to a Onkyo TX-NR515. The sound is amazing and would like to thank the Crutchfield customer service for their help getting this all together.
I added this center speaker by Polk Audio, TSi-10 to complete my 7.1 surround sound system which includes two TSi-300 floor standing speakers, two TS-15 front speakers, two Bose 301 rear speakers and a Sony 12" sub speaker, all hooked up to a Sony STR-DH520 Muti-channel Receiver. This addition made all the difference in sound and clarity. It works great with what I have and seems the sound is indenical with the Polk Audio TSi=300's. Simply great.
Pros: Completes the surround experience.
Cons: It is big and needs to be mounted on a short stand.
It is a little difficult to figure out where you are going to put it once you get it, but it sounds amazing! When setting up the surround sound the receiver did a test on this alone and it sound like it was surrounding me without any of the other speakers even on.
This is a great center speaker for the money, I bought a sound bar prevously but could not connect it to my stereo to use as a center speaker.
Pros: Excellent sound.
Cons: Could be a bit slimmer.
Looks great, sounds great, perfect size for a center speaker.
Pros: Sound, price, looks.
Cons: None found.
Great sound for the price.
This is by far the best center channel speaker I have ever heard. Sure, I could go on and on about the clarity - the distinct highs and mids - the sleek cabinet etc. It is a better use of time to encourage you to buy this speaker. It is a large center channel so if you don't have the space in your set up...steer clear until you do. Like others on here, I have mine paired with the TSi 300s and they sound amazing in tandem with one another.
Pros: This speaker locks dialogue onto the screen better than any center channel I have ever heard.
Cons: It's big. Make sure you have the room in your set up.
The Polk Audio TSi10 did its job well! I have a 7.1 Yamaha surround sound composed of Bose 301, 201, 101, and a Yamaha base module . Polk Audio adds a bit more of volume and crisp sound to the dialog .
Pros: Heavy duty unit, great price, looks nice, great connectors
Great front speaker! Paired it with 2 Polk TSi100 fronts. This baby can sing. Great sound, voices are crisp and clean, can even hear keys jingle! Very impressed. Thought about the CS20 but honestly don't need it.
Pros: Sound quality. Performance. Price.
matched perfectly to my tsi polk speakers.
Pros: great looking and perfect sound to add to excisting polk speakers
Superb sound! Finally can listen at low volume and still hear voices when they whisper. Great presence. Using with Boston satellite system front speakers, homemade rear and Infinity PS38 sub. So glad I spent a little more for a center speaker....Polk really came through with this one!
Pros: Great sound clarity at all volume levels. Good price.
I wanted a center channel to match my Bose towers, so I ordered this one..perfect match in sound and clarity.. Glad I didn't invest hundreds more hoping to get quality sound
Pros: Great sounding, and good price
Cons: Wanted a smaller housing
With my old center channel, I had trouble hearing some of the dialog in movies so I had to increase the volume significantly. When I purchased the CS10 and hooked it up, I was amazed at the difference. I can hear everything clearly now without turning the volume up. I have it matched with the TSI300 towers and I love the quality of sound they output together.
Pros: Clear and crisp sound Inexpensive
Cons: It's large in size but this isn't really a con if you have space for it
Upgrade to this center and well worth it. Voices are crisp and clean from whispers to shouts.
Pros: Great center channe
Cons: The cherry case is invisible when placing the speaker "correctly"-
Clear crisp highs and strong mids. A strong performer for a very reasonable price. Would recommend to anyone building a great sounding HT or stereo system on a budget.
Pros: Sound quality, performance and a fantastic value
Polk has been a name with speakers that combine good looks, good value, and an overall nice build with great cross over electronics. I own a all Polk speaker system and they are all voice matched with each other. This is a very nice touch and you can hear the difference, that they use good parts in the cross-overs and in the drivers themselves! All my Polk speakers use 5 1/4 woofers with a very nice rubber surround, with great 1 inch silk dome tweeters. There are many very expensive speakers out there that still use that cheap foam surround that will always wear out over time. The only drivers that still need to use foam surround are the subwoofers! This center channel is a better sounding than all the centers I listened to except the Definative center. However the Definative's price at well over 3 times the cost and could not justify it's cost in my mind. I love Polk speakers and the fact that they pass down there high end tech. into there cheaper speakers. FYI: My last center was a expensive Infinity that had that foam surround. Well that's what did it in over time as the foam surround wore out and was causing the center to distort. I'm glade it happened or I never would have bought this great sounding Polk CS-10 center with beautiful black piano finish on both sides and real black oak vaneer. This unit also allows you to turn it upside down to mount it on a shelf at a 45 degree angle to allow you to get perfect sound,without mounting it in a strange spot above your T.V....
Pros: By far the best center channel I have ever heard! I tried 4 different centers before deciding to go with this unit!
Cons: None, this is the perfect speaker!
This Polk CS10 delivers excellent sound for the price. I am using it with a 110 watt per channel system and it has not disappointed me at all. I would highly recommend it to anyone!
Pros: Nice clear sound with enough bass for a center speaker. Great price
Cons: Height and width are fine but the depth is a little larger than my needs.
Excellent Price on a great center channel speaker. Great looking and produces excellent sound. I highly recommend this speaker.
Pros: Sound, price, construction and looks.
Can't beat the price for this CC speaker. Very impressed, great quality sound and materials.
Pros: Great Quality, Great Sound
great sound and appearance at a reasonable price
Pros: sound quality, flexible connections
Love it, shocked at the diffeence a good center channel makes. Would buy it again..and did! Have it in both my primary as well as my backup TV room, which is really used more for music
Pros: great sound, cosmetically appealing
Cons: bigger than it looks, make sure u have space for it
Great center channel very clear but with my set up it gets lost in a big action scene im sending it back to go with the cs20
Pros: Very clear great speaker
Cons: A little big but not to bad
No complaints, I'm not expert, so don't want to steer you either way, nevertheless the speaker is built w/ Quality and sounds great!
I have this Center Channel Speaker and I have been very happy with it! The sound is very Precise, Clear, Articulate and just awesome! Great for ALL sounds not just speaking! Especially for a hundred dollar speaker! The price put me off at first thinking with the astronomical costs of Center Channel Speakers in the hundreds even thousands, how could a sub two hundred dollar speaker be any good? But I have been very happy with Polk speakers, I own four Polk T15 speakers that I now use as my Surround speakers in both my Living room and in my bedroom. So, based on that I purchased the Polk TSi CS10, and gave it a listen, I was and am extremely happy with it! I then found this speaker being sold and reviewed at Crutchfield. Unfortunately I saw this too late and spent much more for it elsewhere! Still I wanted to add my comments. My setup is a Pioneer Elite VSX 60 AV Receiver, (B&W) Bowers & Wilkins 685 front left & right speakers, Polk T15 surrounds and this TSi CS10 Center Channel Speaker! A definite 5 out of 5! You won't be disappointed!
Pros: The sound is very Precise, Clear, Articulate and just awesome! Not just for speaking, you can throw anything at it!