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Polk Audio TSi CS10

Center channel speaker (Cherry)

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Our take on the Polk Audio TSi CS10

by Kristen Schaub
Polk Audio

Your home theater's most important speaker

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.

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.

Mix and match this center speaker with any of Polk's TSi series floor-standing or bookshelf speakers. Add Polk's satellite speakers and a subwoofer for a complete surround sound system.

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Highlights:

  • video-shielded
  • bass reflex (ported) design
  • handles 20-125 watts
  • 1" Dynamic Balance® silk dome tweeter
  • dual 5-1/4" bi-laminate organic fiber cone woofers
  • overall frequency response: 53-25,000 Hz
  • frequency response (-3dB): 63-24,000 Hz
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • angled top allows more flexible placement
  • woodgrain vinyl finish with piano black sides
  • 5-way binding post terminals
  • 20-1/16"W x 6-9/16"H x 9-15/16"D
  • weight: 16 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure
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Bass Reflex
Tweeter
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Dome
Midrange size (inches)
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Woofer size (inches)
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5-1/4
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5-way post
Power Range
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20-125
Sensitivity
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91 dB
Impedance (Ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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63-24k Hz
Height (inches)
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6-9/16
Width (inches)
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20-1/16
Depth (inches)
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9-15/16
Weight
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16 lbs
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5 Years
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5 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • Cherry center-channel speaker (removable cloth grille)
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online registration sheet
  • Polk Audio product brochure

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Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Klippel Optimized: Using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Polk engineers were able to optimize the speaker structure and cabinet design for the best possible performance, even at extreme listening levels.

High Efficiency Design: Compatible with practically any AV receiver, the center-channel speakers produces sound that is open, spacious and clear, even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers.

Bi-Laminate Composite Woofers: The center-channel speaker features two 5.25" bi-laminate composite (organic fiber) dynamic balance drivers which is light and stiff for deep bass response and low distortion. The multiple smaller driver configuration is capable of better detail than one single large woofer. This design also projects sound over a wider area, so there is a broader "sweet-spot". For high performance and durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.

Silk dome Tweeters: The center-channel speaker features a 1.0" silk dome dynamic balance tweeter for detailed highs. Each tweeter features mylar bypass capacitors in the crossovers to extend high frequency response and improve detail and transparency.

Frequency Response: The overall frequency response is 53Hz-25kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 63-24kHz.

Enclosure Design

Quality Built Cabinets: The TSi speaker cabinets are extensively braced MDF with ¾" thick baffles and have pewter accents, piano black end caps, and a removable black grille. All models are available in a choice of black or cherry wood-grain vinyl finishes.

Narrow Baffle Geometry: Narrow baffle geometry is a design that creates a sleek looking speaker with great sound. First the high quality cabinet is slender and tucks away easily in your room. The smaller-diameter speaker components are lighter in mass, translating to clearer sound.

Flared Ports: All TSi speaker feature Critically Tuned Flared Ports. Flared Ports minimize port noise ("chuffing") and ensure good low frequency extension with low distortion. With Flared Ports, TSi speakers reveal realistic, natural, full-bodied sound with rich bass. The TSi center-channel speaker uses a rear-firing port.

Connections

5-Way Binding Posts: The center-channel speaker has a pair of gold-plated 5-way binding posts for a superior connection to your AV receiver.

Mounting Options

Placement: The center-channel speaker should be placed directly above or below your television. The TSi series center-channel speaker is magnetically shielded for safe placement near your TV or video monitor.

Rubber Feet: The center-channel speaker comes with four self-adhesive rubber feet so it will sit securely on your stand or shelf.

 
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4 out of 5

Good Speaker

Written By FW, Ark on Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Great Low Cost Center Speaker
Pros:
Generally good response but lacking deep bass
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great sound

Written By Dsmig, Fort Worth, TX on Saturday, August 09, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

No Problem

Written By Cadmium, Culebra, Puerto Rico on Friday, August 08, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Great Sound

Written By Rhino, Corpus Christi, Texas on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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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
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4 out of 5

good speaker

Written By cjg, pt pleasant nj on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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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
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

TSi CS10 center speaker

Written By Mark K, Howell,NJ on Friday, July 11, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

New Center Channel Speaker

Written By PeteS, Saint Johns, FL on Thursday, July 10, 2014
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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.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great and Affordable Center Speaker

Written By GerardS, Houston, TX on Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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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
Cons:
Bulky
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4 out of 5

Polk Center

Written By Mick, Superior.WI on Sunday, July 06, 2014
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A very nice speaker, but too big for most pedestal mounted televisions.
Pros:
Quality product
Cons:
foot print and overall size too big
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4 out of 5

polk speaker

Written By ScottM, Norman, ok on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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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.
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4 out of 5

Polk TSi CS10

Written By KD, Henderson, NV on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Great sounding center channel for the price.
Pros:
Great sound. Quality. Price
Cons:
Slightly large. Can block TV depending on your set up.
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5 out of 5

good fit

Written By chuck, lakeville mn on Saturday, June 14, 2014
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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
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By Anonymous, Lakewood, CO on Monday, June 02, 2014
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Great center channel. Good sound!
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5 out of 5

Sounds amazing, great price - highly recomend!

Written By Dave D, Orlando, FL on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10 Center Channel

Written By Tony K, Palmdale, Ca on Sunday, May 11, 2014
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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.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By Dan, Cape Coral, FL on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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Does a great job. I can now understand what's being said without the volume being on smoke.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Polk center channel TSi CS10

Written By Rick T, Valley Stream,NY on Thursday, May 01, 2014
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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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Great for the price

Written By Anonymous, tampa, fl on Monday, April 28, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Most IMPORTANT Speaker

Written By Scott, Sacramento, CA on Monday, April 21, 2014
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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!
Cons:
Large
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5 out of 5

TSI-CS10

Written By FB, New England on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Polk Center Speaker

Written By Softshoe, Jax, FL on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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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
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

pork audio cs10

Written By lion king, Bethesda md on Friday, April 11, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Outstanding...

Written By Chaz, Upstate NY on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
 
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.
Cons:
None.
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3 out of 5

Couldn't use it

Written By genee, Salem, OR on Monday, April 07, 2014
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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.
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4 out of 5

Polk TSi CS10

Written By Go Gators, Texas on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Very happy with Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By Eric K, West Chester, OH on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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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.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Speaker worth buying!

Written By JJ, Knoxville, TN on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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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.
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4 out of 5

Great center speaker

Written By LG, California on Monday, March 31, 2014
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Good sound quality, enhances our overall audio set up. Very easy to configure with other components.
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5 out of 5

TSi CS10

Written By Soundman, Near CDA,Idaho on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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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.
Cons:
none!
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By Anonymous, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, March 29, 2014
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Add voice to TV & movies
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5 out of 5

Polk Center

Written By chuck, houston,tx. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Great deep sounding center. Anchors the dialogue where it should be.
Pros:
deep sound, balanced, piano black
Cons:
Power
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5 out of 5

Makes All the Difference

Written By Kryten, Manassas, VA on Friday, March 21, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

CS10 Center Speaker

Written By Bandit, Katy, TX on Saturday, March 15, 2014
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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
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield + Polk CS10 = Amazing

Written By Phil-, Va Beach on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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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
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
Nothing
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By BillO, Denver Colorado on Monday, March 10, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Great center channel.

Written By DariusB, Boise, ID on Monday, March 03, 2014
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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.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Amazing Sound, Great Value

Written By DanB, Upper Michigan on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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This speaker's sound is better than I expected. It compliments my Polk TSi300's perfectly.
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By DB, Woodbury, NJ on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Crystal clear dialogue, full range center channel. Matches perfect with my Polk in-wall fronts and in-ceiling rears. No better buy available.
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5 out of 5

Great Center speaker

Written By DonM, Rochester on Monday, February 24, 2014
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Works good with Polk Audio TSi100
Pros:
Size
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

great product

Written By Nicole, Bellevue Nebraska on Monday, February 17, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Outperforms it's price point!

Written By Robert, Chicago (suburbs) on Sunday, February 09, 2014
 
Have used this product for a year now and love it!
Pros:
Pice/sound/looks
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Amazing

Written By JPoteat, Thurmond, N.C. on Monday, January 27, 2014
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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.
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3 out of 5

Good speaker for the price, bad quality control

Written By Peter, Shorewood on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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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
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4 out of 5

Polk CS10 speaker

Written By Lonnie, Pasadena, Tx on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Quality Speaker

Written By GlennC, Daytona Beach, FL on Monday, January 13, 2014
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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.
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4 out of 5

Polk SpeakerTSi Cs10 center channel speaker

Written By TimW, Raleigh,NC on Friday, January 10, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

TSI CS10

Written By Attitude Adjuster, LAURELTON ,NY on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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Great sound it complete my surround sound system fill in the void
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By Christian B., Akron, OH on Monday, January 06, 2014
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Fantastic sound and performance, plus a great price.
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5 out of 5

TSi CS10 Speaker

Written By DB, N.J. on Monday, January 06, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Polk CS 10 - center channel greatness!

Written By Reno, Baytown, TX on Monday, January 06, 2014
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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!
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5 out of 5

POLK is enough said.

Written By bncjr, Alabama on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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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
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By MarkS, Greensboro, NC on Friday, January 03, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Love It!

Written By KR, Ellijay, GA on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Wonderful sound. Designed to accent voices as a center channel speaker very well.
Pros:
Great Sound
Cons:
A bit large
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5 out of 5

Great center channel

Written By Michael, Houston, Pa on Monday, December 30, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

Perfect match

Written By Rory, Yonkers, N Y on Saturday, December 28, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

outstanding...

Written By Marlin, Orange, New Jersey on Friday, December 20, 2013
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Fantastic deal... great sound, clear and powerfull...
Pros:
great quality and sound.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Excellent speaker

Written By Deepak, Reno NV on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Excellent speakers
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By Anonymous, Marietta, GA on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Fantastic speaker and great price
Pros:
Great sound, looking speaker.
Cons:
Absolutely nothing..!
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5 out of 5

Great performance for the price

Written By Mike, Lakeville, MN on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

Nice

Written By Anonymous, Cleveland TN on Monday, December 16, 2013
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Love it
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5 out of 5

Awesome Deal!!!

Written By SeanH, Iowa City, IA on Saturday, December 07, 2013
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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
Cons:
Size
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5 out of 5

Nice center channel speaker for home theater

Written By js, Berkeley, CA on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Great speaker

Written By KeithA, Muscle Shoals,Al on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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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.
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4 out of 5

TSi CS10

Written By Billy_Bob, Cincinnati, OH on Sunday, November 17, 2013
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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.
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4 out of 5

TSi CS10

Written By TM, Henderson, NY on Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Sounds great. A little bit big for under a wall mounted TV.
Pros:
Sound
Cons:
Big
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5 out of 5

Cs10

Written By Anonymous, Tarpon Springs, FL on Thursday, November 07, 2013
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Exceptional value performs way above the sony it replaced.
Pros:
Can hear at very low volume
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By Rita, Williston, Vt. on Sunday, November 03, 2013
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great sound, great price.
Pros:
good looking, full sound
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

The POLK center channel has worked fine but my receiver lost it's cent

Written By Jim, Delaware on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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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
Crutchfield response on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10 Crisp Clean Dialogue and fabulous value for money

Written By AriD, Dallas Texas on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

tsi cs10

Written By Bryan, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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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
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By Jonathan R., Baton Rouge, LA on Monday, October 14, 2013
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Great speaker for the price! If you are looking for something to replace listening to the sound from the TV.....do it!
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By DionD, Old Bridge, NJ on Thursday, October 10, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

Excellent Speaker

Written By tonymech, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on Monday, September 16, 2013
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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
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

More than worth it

Written By MattF, Bethlehem, PA on Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Amazing center channel for the price.
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5 out of 5

Great center channel for the price

Written By JAM, Clarkston, MI on Monday, September 09, 2013
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Amazing clarity.
Pros:
Sounds and looks great!
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5 out of 5

Pok TSI CS10 center

Written By Kevin, Akron Oh on Saturday, September 07, 2013
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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.
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Good Center Channel - Great Price

Written By Diab0lus, Southern California on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

My sound sistem it's alive!!

Written By Pedrin, Toa alta, PR on Monday, August 05, 2013
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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
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By mm, westfield, mass. on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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speaker sounds great especially for the price!
Pros:
nice piece!
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5 out of 5

Polk Tsi C10

Written By Louis, Cabot ,AR on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Awesome!

Written By Brian E, Hudson, MA on Friday, August 02, 2013
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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!
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4 out of 5

Budget Friendly Speaker

Written By JC, Middletown on Saturday, July 27, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10

Written By Anonymous, WI on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Great speaker. Can't beat the price for Center Channel that does the job well
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3 out of 5

GOOD PERFORMANCE SPEAKER CS 10

Written By JS, HYATTSVILLE, MARYLAND on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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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.
Pros:
GOOD
Cons:
NONE YET
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5 out of 5

Polk CS10

Written By PhillR, Englewood,FL on Monday, July 22, 2013
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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 :)
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio TSi CS10 Center

Written By Grouch, Saginaw, MN on Friday, July 19, 2013
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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.
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4 out of 5

Center Channel

Written By Pete V, Alpharetta, GA on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Sounds great
Pros:
Clear
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