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Polk Audio CSi A6

Center channel speaker (Cherry)

MFR # AM6612-B

Polk Audio CSi A6

Polk Audio CSi A6

Center channel speaker (Cherry)

MFR # AM6612-B

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A total winner.

Crutchfield customer from Tooele, UT on 2/28/2021

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I find this product performs as specified I recently had a smaller version of this Polk and I did OK but this one really does a great job I recommend it to anybody you won't be disappointed

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Cal Nev Ari, NV on 2/25/2021

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Great product great company

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Port Charlotte, FL on 2/24/2021

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Speaker sounds great paired with A9 Front speakers and F/Xi A6 surround speakers sounds great

Pros: Sounds good, looks good, great price

Cons: None

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, NE on 2/23/2021

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This was an upgrade from a Polk TL2 center channel and all I can say is WOW! The TL2 was capable but the sound quality of the A6 is a massive upgrade. I was looking at the CSi A4, but then the price dropped on this and my decision was made. This center is not for the faint of heart or faint entertainment centers. This hoss is large and in charge.

Pros: Crystal clear dialogue

Cons: Hugeness

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Excellent center channel speaker

Crutchfield customer from Newmarket, NH on 2/16/2021

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Excellent center channel speaker, although it is large and you need to measure the space where you are going to put it. Arrived with a gouge in a lower corner, Crutchfield promptly took care of the problem! Always a good idea to purchase from the folks at Crutchfield

Pros: Makes movie dialogue easy to hear and can play music very well even at high volume.

Cons: It's large and heavy, make sure you have enough space

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Center channel

Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 2/4/2021

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Was looking to finally add a center channel to my sound system and this has been great so far

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Cons: Haven't had it long enough to notice anything

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Elk Grove, CA on 1/26/2021

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Sounds great - dialog is clear and even.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Victorville, CA on 1/25/2021

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Great speaker

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Joplin, MO on 1/17/2021

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Now i can hear dialogue clearly excellant product

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Ooops!

C from Allen Park, MI on 1/4/2021

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CSiA6 is great. I received a cosmetically defective CsiA6, see picture. Soon as I actually return it for an exchange, I'll write again

Pros: I have had a Black CSiA6 for 5 years, it is great.

Cons: None, when QC checks everything.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from S San Fran, CA on 1/1/2021

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Adds a noticeable amount of bass compared to the A4, but it is much larger. Glad I made the switchover!

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Quality

Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 12/31/2020

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A nice piece of furniture. Quality built fit and finish perfect. The sound is crystal clear and fills the room. Also 5stars to Crutchfield for price and less than 2 days shipping. Easy 5 stars!

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 12/30/2020

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Sounds exceptional.

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Wow!!!

Crutchfield customer from Springfield , OH on 12/28/2020

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Been trying to put together a nice system for a few years now. Bought the CSI A6 replacing a Bose center speaker that i have had for far to long. Nothing against Bose but what a difference. Go really well with my RTi A7s

Pros: Beautiful-Quality

Cons: There is none

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 12/23/2020

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Impressive sound, size and beautiful. Perfect complement to my sound system.!!

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Great Center Channel

Crutchfield customer from Bluffton, SC on 12/19/2020

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I splurged on this center channel speaker mainly because it's cherry wood and matches my TSI 300s and it's much more than matching it's awesome and well worth the money

Pros: Great sound for the money definitely worth it

Cons: It's pretty big and not wall mountable

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Crutchfield customer from Fair Lawn, NJ on 12/12/2020

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Love the sound and look of this speaker

Pros: Solid speaker great construction great sound

Cons: None

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Awesome speakers for decent price

Crutchfield customer from Streetman, TX on 12/2/2020

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Beautiful speaker and great sound.

Pros: Beautiful speaker and great sound.

Cons: None

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Turlock, CA on 11/8/2020

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Matches well with 4 RTi A9's for an immersive sound

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 10/6/2020

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great center channel voice

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Cons: none, but need to check space available for size

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Lynn from Fayetteville, AR on 9/23/2020

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Arrived late yesterday and I set it up. Replaced a Pioneer Andrew Jones center speaker that had been highly rated. I already had the matching Polk Audio left and right speakers, so all three match now. After one evening of shows and a movie, I am very pleased. The sound was much better than the Pioneer center speaker. Voices are clearer and have better volume. I'm extremely pleased with the sound. This speaker is very large, so placement might be an issue. I already have my 65 inch tv raised to make room for the center speaker, but this one is even larger. It worked without modification, but does block part of the screen view when sitting. I'll need to come up with a way to raise the tv another couple of inches. But I'm very happy with the speaker performance.

Pros: Good price, great sound, attractive.

Cons: Very large

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Michigan City, IN on 9/9/2020

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Great sound - easy connect.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 9/3/2020

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Definitely recommend this center speaker to whoever wants to upgrade. Wonderful customer service.

Pros: Everything about it.

Cons: None

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Centerville, IN on 9/2/2020

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Great looking and sound is very clear

Pros: Looks

Cons: Too deep to fit in a traditional tv stand

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Rapid City, SD on 9/2/2020

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Excellent sound, highly Recommended! This is a great center channel for surround sound matched with the RTI's.

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Big sound. Nice looking

James from Crestwood, KY on 8/24/2020

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I have been a fan of Polk audio for a while. In my last media room I put an in wall speaker system. It was good,looked good also. This time around I decided to do all floor standing speakers and I have noticed a difference right away. The sound just seems larger, and fills the space better. I have a good size room and very impressed.

Pros: Great mounting options and balance

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Perfect

Paul from Villa Ridge, Missouri on 8/23/2020

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This arrived one day ahead of RTIA9 tower speakers. Needless to say it got connected to the system right away. The sound and clarity greatly improved my listening experience. As stated in my review of the RTIA9'S I have significant hearing loss. I love the sound, my wife looked at me and her jaw dropped over the new sound. She really loves the new sounds coming from this center channel. Next purchase will be a sub woofer, then surround. My only complaint is a mistake that I made when I ordered these speakers. I failed to notice that I had 2 of these in the cart. Wife opened both, so I'm tempted to use the extra one in our bedroom using the television as the source.

Pros: Sounds great, comes with adjustable kick stand.

Cons: Can't find any.

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Exceptional clarity, detail and refinement

Faisal from Ashburn, VA on 8/22/2020

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I have both CSI A6 and its smaller sibling CSI A4 as in pic. My front speakers are TSI A7 which use 6" drivers. A6 incorporats 6" drivers and a much larger rear ported cabinet, whereas A4 incorporates 5.25" drivers and front ported cabinet. Both sound fantastic, however in A to B comparison, A6 sounds deeper, slightly more accurate and can handle larger volumes, suitable for larger rooms. If size is not a problem than A6 is way to go, considering there is only $50 difference in price. Another aspect to consider is that A6 is rear ported so if you intend to place it inside a cabinet, then rear ports may be an issue for lower frequencies. In that case my choice would be smaller front ported A4. Otherwise, A6 is a no brainer.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Large cabinet, rear ported

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Scratch & Dent

Audra H from Meridian, ID on 8/19/2020

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Scratch & dent pricing was an incredible deal. A small imperfection on top of the speaker is something I can easily live with, it's a beautiful speaker. The first thing my wife said was "Wow that sounds so much better". Pair nicely with my Fluance XL7's, sound matches very well along with the color. Replaced a cs10 with this and it's a worthy upgrade.

Pros: Sound and appearance are amazing. Scratch & dent pricing is a heckuva deal.

Cons: Veneer is fragile, easily scuffed.

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good center speaker at good price

Crutchfield customer from Bartlett, TN on 8/4/2020

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nice venter speaker , did not actually perform as expected.wanting a stronger voice out of center speaker , did a little better than the center speaker I was replacing that is about 6 years old. goes well with the Polk tower speakers and polk bass speaker.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Kingsport, TN on 7/14/2020

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Sounds amazing. Hearing sounds that I had never heard before. Awesome price and fast shipping.

Pros: Sound and looks.

Cons: None

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Roanoke, VA on 7/13/2020

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Best center channel I've had. Completely changed my ability to hear dialogue.

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Couldn't be happier!

Crutchfield customer from Ethel, WA on 7/5/2020

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An amazing center speaker. This was bigger than I thought. Crutchfield has the correct dimensions, I was just to excited to get this product that I didnt pay attention to the dimensions!! This speaker packs a punch and is very clear. I highly recommend this product it is in your price range.

Pros: Crisp, clear, and powerful.

Cons: Larger than I thought, but that's my fault!

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Bright and harsh

Joel from Burlington on 6/21/2020

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Really wanted to like this because the cherry cabinet is beautiful. The sound is really hit or miss, likely depending on the quality of the source and stream, but all too often, I turn off the center channel in home theater applications because this speaker is so bright and harsh. It's really bad with anything upmixed from stereo to 5.1. Swapping receivers (I've tried Denon and Yamaha) didn't help. The more I listen the more strongly I feel the tone simply doesn't match my RTI a5's very well. Most people seem to love this, so maybe I just learned the hard way that I don't like bright speakers.

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A1 Quality Speaker

Darren from Nixa on 6/17/2020

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Huge Polk fan. Have had a set of Polk tower speakers forever and never had a center that could keep up. Finally decided to choke up a little extra coin. Couldnt be happier. Clarity and power to keep up with the towers. Definately recommend. Make sure you have room for this bad boy though. It's huge.

Pros: Sounds amazing Beautiful

Cons: Huge

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Glen Allen, VA on 6/8/2020

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CSi A6 has transformed my center speaker channel. Voices come through with more clarity and the two 6.5" add a new dimension in range and frequency

Pros: everything you want from front speaker and more

Cons: Large size requires much space but well worth the effort

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Nice piece of furniture!

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 5/29/2020

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This is a beast. Sound is very good. Nice fit with my in ceiling Polks and Denon receiver for surround system.

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Beastly center speaker!!

Jason from Morton, IL on 5/25/2020

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Great center speaker. I have most of the speakers from the Polk RTi lineup and I purchased the A6 and the A4 to choose a center speaker to add to my theater system. The A6 was well worth the extra cost. The bass was much better than the almost non-existent bass of the A4. The A6 also has bi-wire capabilities if anyone wants to bi-wire a center speaker?? The A6 also has two different lengths of adjustable"legs" in the back to be able to tilt the speaker down if placed up high. Also on the back are two bass ports that fit in with the rest of the RTi lineup. The A4 doesn't have any bass ports. The only downside I can possible see with the A6 is size of this speaker. It is rather large and not very many cabinets have a center speaker shelf that can accommodate this beast. Mine is on the floor in front of my cabinet until I can get a new cabinet that will work with this speaker. I had to sent back two of them due to cosmetic issues from the factory. However, Crutchfield was very accommodating in that regard and took care of me. Thanks again, Hogan!!

Pros: Great sound, good bass. Bi-wire capable.

Cons: Size of this speaker will fit very few center speaker shelves in TV cabinets. As with all RTi speakers, the grille fits very snugly into the grommets.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Swansea, MA on 5/24/2020

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Excellent clarity and big upgrade over my other Polk center channel

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Madera, CA on 5/24/2020

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The speaker sounds great. Happy with the purchase.

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Love it

Crutchfield customer from Winter Haven, FL on 5/19/2020

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wow. man this in an excellent example of what a center channel should be.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 5/19/2020

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So far I am very happy with the center speaker. The sound is great, maybe a bit larger unit than is right for my space but what the heck. Support from Crutchfield staff as awesome.

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Totally solved my problem understanding movie dialogue

Crutchfield customer from Annandale, VA on 5/18/2020

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I got this speaker to replace a 20 year old Acoustic Energy center speaker on my 5.1 system. I found that as my ears aged I was struggling to understand dialogue so I thought I'd see what this Polk speaker could do for me. Success! Much clearer, crisper sound. No more issues understanding dialogue. I was worried this speaker wouldn't blend with the rather "warm" sounding left and right speakers, but seems to be no issue once I re-adjusted the volume levels. This is physically a much bigger speaker than my old one so I had to do a little adjustment to furniture to accommodate the depth. Now the only problem is I keep eyeing the Polk tower speakers to replace my AE towers.

Pros: Crystal clear dialogue. Overall excellent sound

Cons: Watch your size limitations

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, MD on 5/6/2020

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Does not disappoint!

Crutchfield customer from Hollywood, FL on 5/4/2020

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Does not disappoint. Solidly built, with excellent, rich sound. Was heading to purchase the CSiA4, but several reviewers said the CSiA6 stood well above the CSiA4 in terms of rich, deep sound. It is BIG, however it looks good, especially if mounted below your TV on a table. It did take me a few days to get used to it's size, because it is imposing, but I've eventually gotten used to it. I do have two large towers with 12" drivers (not Polk), and this center channel fits right in acoustically (no, I am not a diehard audiophile. I go with what sounds good to me). I'm still assessing it, but for now, it looks like a keeper for sure. At the reduced price that Crutchfield has it listed for, it's well worth the cost.

Pros: Deep, rich sound. Quality build. The wood cabinet looks nice (in black).

Cons: Large, very large (but you will get used to it).

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POLK CSI A6

Crutchfield customer from Dublin, CA on 5/4/2020

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I am glad that I chose to buy this center speaker over getting a sound bar because it has balanced my 5.1 channels with a pair of Polk LSMi 707s and Klipsch surround speakers well. I can now hear soft dialogues much better and without using my hearing aids. I only gave four stars because I bought banana plugs, which ought to work, but the instructions said something like dig out the plug to make the plugs fit. That part was weird to say the least without giving more specific instructions.

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Great Center Channel Speaker

Crutchfield customer from Humble, TX on 5/3/2020

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Great clarity! Looks great and works well with my Polk Audio LSIM 703 speakers. Crutchfield great company !

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Fremont, CA on 4/29/2020

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I upgraded from a cs-20 and so glad I did this speaker night and day from before. My room sounds more filled out. This was an awesome purchase and so glad I made the change down side it is rather large so make sure you have the space for it as it is quite a bit deeper than the cs-20 overall I would recommend this unit to anyone thinking of upgrading the center channel

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 4/27/2020

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All I can say is that the CSiA6 sounds really good. From bass - mid range-treble. It's big and heavy and I like it. It is solid and well built. The quality of sound has gotten better as it has been broken in. Crutchfield is awfully fast in their shipment. They are on top of it.

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Polk Audio Csi A6 Center Speaker Review

Crutchfield customer from Highland Park, NJ on 4/27/2020

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Was the perfect choice to complete my surround sound experience using Polk Audio in both the front (RTi A7) and rear (TSi200) surround sound positions. When watching TV, movies or videos, with proper placement of this speaker, whomever is speaking on the video end has his/her words come straight at you from in front while other sounds, music come at your from the other speakers in the positions relative to the speaker on screen. Voice range expertly reproduced by the pair of speakers in the box. Great price, too.

Pros: See main review above.

Cons: None that I found

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Great center

Crutchfield customer from Toledo, OH on 4/13/2020

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Really like this center. Very clear and great soundstage. Reaches quite low too .

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Great Upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Cedar Park, TX on 4/6/2020

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At the current pricing I couldn't help but upgrade now to the CSi A6 center channel. I am running a 7.2 system with Polk's and the CSi A6 replaced a CSi A4. Utilizing RTi A5's floor standing speakers, and those will upgraded later to RTi A7's after moving to new house (and use the RTi A5's as surrounds). I am a huge fan of Polk's quality sound delivery at very reasonable pricing. The CSi A6 delivers crisp tight sound, fuller than the CSi A4. That is no knock on the CSi A4 as it also delivered great sound, just not as bold as the CSi A6.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 4/2/2020

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Amazing sound quality and easy to set up.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Bill S. from Mccall, ID on 3/22/2020

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Wish I had bought this center channel speaker at the same time I purchased the RTi A7's front standing speakers. CSi A4 center channel speaker was alright; however this CSi A6 makes voices and everything dedicated to what center channel speakers do, sound much brighter and magnified in it's own unique way. Better than CSi A3 and CSi A$ by quite a lot! I'm very happy with this new sound from the CSi A6 Polk Audio center channel speaker. Once again, thank you to Josh in tech support to help get the "best possible sound out of the RTi A7's and this new CSi A6 center channel Polk Audio by assisting me in manually adjusting the sound capabilities from the set up screen of the Onkyo 828 receiver from Crutchfield. Thanks Josh, without your adjustments on the Onkyo 828 receiver, the RTi A7's and the CSi A6 would just be "bland sounding", not terrific sounding as they are now.

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Typical Crutchfield experience

Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 3/16/2020

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Sound quality is excellent and the speaker looks great. As always, the selection, shopping experience, and delivery from Crutchfield was superb.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 3/15/2020

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This is a great center speaker.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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CSI A6 Great SOUNDS

Crutchfield customer from Blackshear, GA on 3/11/2020

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This sounds awesome. Tried to decide between the 4 and the bigger csi a6. Glad I went with the 6. Especially at this great price. Can't go wrong with Crutchfield.

Pros: Clarity and looks

Cons: None

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 3/11/2020

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Now I can hear the dialogue. Rather large speaker, so make sure you have the space for it before ordering.

Pros: Nice sound.

Cons: Very large. Wish it was a bit smaller.

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CSi A6

Rich from Sedalia, MO on 3/8/2020

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The a6 totally transformed the sound of my setup. Beautiful sound and beautiful looks. Worth every penny. Highly recommend this amazing piece.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Anchorage, AK on 3/2/2020

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Amazing

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Clear words spoken

Crutchfield customer from Lakewood, OH on 2/24/2020

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Great center speaker - I can hear ever word now

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Crutchfield customer from Cumming, GA on 2/13/2020

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Sounds great and makes the dialogue a lot more improved . It is a little larger than I thought. Overall great choice

Pros: Sound and built

Cons: Size. Although I have the space to accommodate the size.

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Great Clarity

Brian from Las Vegas, NV on 2/12/2020

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Upgraded from an old Infinity center channel speaker. What a difference. The clarity of this speaker is top-notch. Be sure to check measurements - this thing is a beast.

Pros: Puts out great vocals and mid-range sound, and a little bass if you need it.

Cons: Very large - so it may not fit on a shelf in your entertainment center. Be sure to measure.

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Good center channel speaker

Crutchfield customer from Marysville, WA on 2/10/2020

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Attractive packaging. Easy to set up and connect to amp. Different front cover color options would be an improvement. Labeling of the speaker wire connections could be clearer to indicate the availability of banana plug connections.

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Big boy, great sound.

Bob from Woodstock, VA on 2/4/2020

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This is a big boy! Have it paired with T50s, T30s, and T15s. Slightly different timbre, but my RZ830's AccuEQ Advance blended it in nicely with the T-series. Vast improvement over the T30s which now do duty as side surrounds. Clear and powerful, yet has a bit of refinement for Atmos upmixed two channel music listening. (let's face it, T-series and CSi A6 are hardly audiophile quality...but they sound very nice.) Superb for movies.

Pros: lots. (see review)

Cons: The slightest timbre difference. But I have to really concentrate on (till I'm nearly crossed eyed) to even notice it.

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Crutchfield customer from Coxs Creek , KY on 1/27/2020

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Rich, powerful sound!

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Crutchfield customer from Watertown, CT on 1/24/2020

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Integrates well with my Polk Audio 265RT front speakers

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Randall from Fort Worth on 1/23/2020

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Just picked this up as an open box and am highly impressed. Purchased a pair of Polk Rti A3's a few years back and was running a Klipsch RC-52 ii with it. It was good but a little bright compared to the Polks. The CSi A6 is a big center channel speaker, but I already had a shelf above the TV and I just had to adjust it slightly to get the big boy to fit. The sound is clear with music and movies. Ran the room software and it crossed it over at 80Hz along with the RTI's. Makes sense as they are both big. Music in Dolby Digital Audio is great. Doesn't take away from the "stereo" feel but gives a great center image of the voice. This would be a 5 star review at the retail price but because this line of Polks are getting a little long in the tooth, they are an absolute bargain at this price. Wish I could give "6" stars. One can buy this and a pair of A3's for less than $500. That's about what I paid for the A3's a few years ago. Running 2 PSW10 subs. Not the best subs but at about $100/per, they are great for movies and significantly cheaper than other choices. If you can find them though I'd go with a pair of PSW110, but they seem to be out and or discontinued. This entire line is a little on the "bright" side, but I enjoy that sound. Less harsh than Klipsch though. Just right for me. Plays all genres well. You can't go wrong with this line of Polks at this price. I'd get the whole set while they're still available. The TV is a 65" for size reference.

Pros: Great sound and not hard to drive. Lively but not too bright.

Cons: Big but that should be expected. You can't break the laws of physics.

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, AL on 1/10/2020

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Gives clear dialog and looks good doing it. Make sure you check the dimensions, this puppy isn't small by any means.

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 12/29/2019

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Sounds great

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Center replacement

Crutchfield customer from Clear Lake, IA on 12/16/2019

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This was the first part of a full stereo revamp. I replaced an old Yamaha center speaker and the sound and clarity is amazing. Polk comes through again!

Pros: Great sound and clarity

Cons: Very big

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Great Center Channel Speaker

Crutchfield customer from Saginaw, MI on 12/14/2019

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very happy with my center channel speaker. very full sound. crystal clear highs and clear mids wonderful replacement for my BOSE mid priced Center channel. Ordered the black cabinet and it looks wonderful on top of my TV cabinet

Pros: Very Clear Full Sound

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Pittsville, WI on 12/12/2019

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It's exactly what I was looking for thanks for the help crutchfield

Pros: Fits perfect with the rest of my system

Cons: It's a little bigger than what I was thinking

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Frank from Lacombe on 12/4/2019

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Running with Yamaha RX A880 Sounds like a tin can. No help from Crutchfield support.

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Crutchfield customer from Andover, MN on 12/2/2019

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Could be a bit better but not bad

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Gerald from Keene, NH on 10/15/2019

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This is one great center speaker, dialog comes in clear and bright, the big plus for me was being able to flip over the unit to have it angled upward....

Pros: Sounds great, looks great and the price was great....

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, AR on 10/5/2019

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This is a big center channel with big sound. Crisp and clear vocals. Paired with voice matched mains and surrounds to make movies sound awesome.

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Crutchfield customer from Lanesboro, MA on 9/29/2019

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I am getting hard of hearing voices from my 20+ year old (equivalent) Polk center channel during Dolby 5.1 movies. Crutchfield rep thought that replacing my Denon receiver might be a better option. Since replacing the receiver would be 3X the expense, I decided to start with this Center Channel. It does make a dramatic difference. Well worth the expense.

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Best for the price

Kevin from Sparks, NV on 8/18/2019

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Price and cherry veneer are hard to beat. Sounds great as well. Not sure why all the complaining about the size of the speaker. It gives the dimensions so make sure to measure first if there are potential size issues.

Pros: Price, wood finish, great sound.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from New Orleans, LA on 7/31/2019

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Sound and looks great! However was bigger than I was expecting, so make sure the measure the space where it will be installed.

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Very Satisfied with my entire Crutchfield experience

Crutchfield customer from Covington, KY on 7/30/2019

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The Polk Audio RTiA6 Center Speaker that I ordered, is the best sounding, and best looking center speaker I've ever had. It arrived at my home much quicker than expected, which means Crutchfield processed my order immediately. The packaging of the speaker was impressive, having a thick, double-boxed, carton system, with polystyrene bracing. The equipment arrived in pristine condition. Also, my Crutchfield Representative, over the phone took time to find out what I was after, and asked a number of questions, and then walked me through a number of speaker options. His personal approach to customer service, and the overall Crutchfield approach of being able to talk live with real representatives was a huge help to me!

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Crutchfield customer from Winnetka, CA on 7/29/2019

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Great quality and sound !!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 7/17/2019

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The Polk Audio CSiA6 is a great center speak and pairs well with the Polk RC80i ceiling speakers and a sub woofer in a 5.1 surround system. The CSiA6 provides rich and true sound. The clarity of dialog is excellent!

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Crutchfield customer from Cartersville, GA on 7/1/2019

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Much more fuller sounding speaker with clearer highs and mid range, also deeper bass. The beautiful real wood cherry cabinet is a real plus!

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Vincent J from Glen Mills, PA on 6/30/2019

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Very happy with my purchase, they basically checked ever box, within budget/great value, their performance is everything I wanted in a center channel speaker, clear vocals and paired with the RTi A7s even better. And attractive to boot.

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Great center channel

Colt from Wake Forest, NC on 6/18/2019

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The Polk CSI A6 is A beautifully designed center channel. It's definitely beefy, and bigger than I thought it would be. I like that it can be inverted. Are use below the TV, so being able to invert it is an added benefit. Beautiful fit and finish. Blends seamlessly with my other Polk speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Bend, OR on 5/14/2019

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Great center speaker with clear dialog that balances well with my Polk RTi A9 floor speakers an FXi A6 surround speakers that I had also purchased from Crutchfield. Also had a kick-stand that I used to direct the sound properly.

Pros: Sound quality, beautiful Cherry finish an value!

Cons: size, so I would definitely measure your space.

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An Awesome Speaker!

Crutchfield customer from Antioch, TN on 4/21/2019

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I purchased this to replace a TSi CS20 Polk Audio speaker. It was a good center channel also. But the CSI A6 is on another level above it. The bass and clarity this speaker produces is amazing! Definitely a step up. The vocals from movies, music and video games clear and robust. I have it paired with the Polk Audio RTi A6 ( front height L/R), (4) Monitor 70IIs ( front L/R and side Surround L/R), Monitor 40IIs ( rear surround L/R) and finally (4) PSW 505 subs. All powered by a Yamaha RX-A3060 AVR. The CSI A6 is never lost and makes its presence known and felt. This is a great center speaker.

Pros: Price and finish ( real wood veneer)

Cons: Some reviews I read say it's a bit on the large size. But it's not an issue for me.

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Buy it!

Brad from Dayton on 4/19/2019

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This is one quality speaker! Everything about this center channel is professional. The sound is fantastic.

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Handles everything I throw at it.

Crutchfield customer from Clinton Twp, MI on 4/9/2019

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Love it! Great upgrade from my old CS 245i. It is bigger than I expected, but goes nicely in my setup. Definitely handles everything I throw at it, from Sarah McLachlan to Miles Davis to Fury Road on Blu-ray.

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Brian from Simi Valley, CA on 3/28/2019

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A little bigger than I thought. It Sounds Good, Plays Music well. Tv Voice could be a little brighter. Beautiful Enclosure! Im happy with purchase!

Pros: Nice Looking, good sound, blends sound well!

Cons: Size is Big

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Polk! The one and only!

Tracy from Louisville, OH on 3/27/2019

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A huge upgrade from small satellites! This center is amazing!

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Great sounding center channel

Patrick from Forest Hill, MD on 3/5/2019

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This center sounds great. Very clear dialog and good bass.

Pros: excellent sound

Cons: a little large

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Crutchfield customer from Sioux Falls, SD on 3/3/2019

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Love it, excellent sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Valdese, NC on 2/24/2019

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AWESOME !!!!! A+A+A+A+A+

Pros: Price, Looks, Fullness of Sound...

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Quality sound.

Randy from Nicholasville, KY on 2/12/2019

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Quality sound. Great addition to surround sound.

Pros: High quality sound. Suggest bi-wiring it.

Cons: None.

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Nice addition

Crutchfield customer from Madisonville, TX on 1/22/2019

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I bought this to match my rti a7 towers because I was so impressed with them. I don't have much to say about it because I only use it for movies and games. I leave it out for music. Dialogue is the biggest improvement. Even the quietest parts are clearly heard. When paired with a front stage it widens the soundstage and adds a good bit of detail. For music I'm not the biggest fan of it because it takes priority over my towers. It doesn't sound bad by any means. The rti a7s are just amazing so I haven't wanted to run just the a6 by itself. At the moment they're running at a lower power but I'm looking forward to adding more. I'm sure it will surprise me further when it gets the power it wants.

Pros: Clear dialogue. Improved soundstage on movies and games. Impressive low end for a center.

Cons: Personally not a fan how it blends with the rtia7 on music. Mainly because it takes over the hard work and puts the a7s as backup. It very well could be my settings but it's the only complaint I could think of.

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Great sounding speaker.

Tommy from North Las Vegas, NV on 1/21/2019

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This center channel is the bomb, it is what you expect from your center channel.

Pros: You can't go wrong.

Cons: None.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

cliff from Raleigh, NC on 1/8/2019

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Great product!!

Pros: great sound

Cons: nothing

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Wow!

Anthony from St Petersburg, FL on 12/30/2018

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All I can say is wow! Bought this along with a pair of RTi A5s and I'm thoroughly impressed. Bit larger than I expected, but otherwise it's a beautiful looking and sounding center!

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Crutchfield customer from Humphrey, NE on 12/28/2018

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Bought this to match my Polk RTi A7 towers. I am not sure if Polk is discontinuing this speaker line but I didn't want to miss out on getting the perfect match for my main speakers. I am glad that I did. This speaker is an absolute beast. It has clear and crisp dialogue and impressive deep bass for a center channel adding an incredible new dimension to my home theater that my old center did not have. Make sure you measure the space you have before purchasing this, especially if you are putting this in a cabinet. This speaker is large, probably why it sounds so good! In this case I believe bigger is better. I think all the Crutchfield advisors will agree. Don't skimp on a center channel.

Pros: Excellent speaker! Clear dialogue!

Cons: None!

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Crutchfield customer from Riverview, FL on 12/22/2018

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This is a very large (HUGE IMHO)... great sound center... I got this at a ridiculous price so well worthy of the investment!

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Crutchfield customer from Kapaa, HI on 12/20/2018

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Awesome speaker

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CSi A6

Charles from York, PA on 12/4/2018

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This replaced a Def Tech 8060 that developed a bad amp. Although the 8060 was a great center speaker, I like the CSI A6 better. The bass seems to be just as good and voices and mids are definitely better. Plus this actually a better match for my Polk A7 towers.

Pros: Great balanced sounds

Cons: Large, but I don't care

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Love it.

Joseph from Philadelphia, PA on 12/3/2018

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Crazy delicious sound for the money. Amazing mids out of this baby. Crisp, clear highs. Very happy with the purchase. Worth 2-3 times what I paid.

Pros: Great balanced sound.

Cons: On the large size but that's the price you pay for big sound.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Eric from Martinsburg, WV on 11/12/2018

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Great sound

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Plano, TX on 10/14/2018

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Solid rich sound

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Brian from Normalville, PA on 10/14/2018

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I have the CSI a6 since 2009 they still sound awsome so does . Rti.a9 RtiA3 The fsxi A6 2 dsw pro 600 subs 9 years best investment thanks crunchfield sincerely what are your favorite customers all my shopping comes through here

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Great center channel

Andy from Kinnelon , NJ on 10/8/2018

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Perfect match for my new A7's

Pros: Replaced 15 year old csi center channel... what a difference!

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Middle River, MD on 10/5/2018

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Paired this in my theater with the A6 surrounds. RTi A9s are arriving after the back order fills. Dialogue has never been so clear in my theater. It fills my large room very nicely.

Pros: Looks and sounds great.

Cons: Large and heavy. I knew this before ordering it and built a stand for it. I listened to other smaller centers that would have got above the screen in my theater, but the difference in sound quality made me willing to place this below my screen.

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Amazing sound

Craig from Vancouver BC on 9/15/2018

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Crystal clear, not a bit of distortion. Bought mine used and love it. Pairs beautifully with my pool surrounds and subwoofer

Pros: Great clear sound

Cons: Big. Bigger than I expected so I mounted the TV on the wall and set the center speaker under it

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Nice Center Channel

Santino from Silt, CO on 9/11/2018

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This center channel was a fantastic upgrade from an old Advent speaker (it was 26 years old but top of their line at the time). I can clearly hear and understand dialog again. It's sounding better everyday, however, be aware it has a fairly long break-in period. Very happen with my decision.

Pros: Crisp and Clear Dialog in a beautiful big cherry veneer wrapper.

Cons: It's HUUUGE for a center channel.

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Center channel

Stacey from Harrisburg, PA on 8/30/2018

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I play this as a full sized speaker with a cut off at 80hz. It plays a rich full sized sound. For my front stage I have the RTI A9's. I'm really impressed at the power that it can take and the sound that comes out.

Pros: Sound

Cons: It's big, quite big.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Carroll from Hixson, TN on 8/27/2018

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This unit replaced a Klipsch center channel speaker from the early 1990's. The Polk is highly recommended. The clarity of speach makes movies so much better in addition to the other sounds in a home theater setting. We are running a 7.4.2 configuration. I have played clips from a number of movies and the sound from the Polk is awesome. Weak dialogue has been my main complaint when watching movies. No more. I'm sorry I waited so long to upgrade our system. You will love this speaker.

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A Great Center Channel

Jim from Palmyra, VA on 8/5/2018

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I've always enjoyed the sound signature of Polk speakers and the CSi A6 center channel lives up to the Polk heritage that it comes from. It produces a very clear sound so dialogue is easy to understand and movies are now far more enjoyable than they were with my older speakers. These are well worth the price in my opinion.

Pros: Excellent sound Clear dialogue

Cons: A little large

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fraser from Commerce, GA on 7/31/2018

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Good sounding speaker slight upgrade from the polk cs 20

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Great center channel

Kevin from Snohomish, WA on 7/16/2018

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Clean beautiful and sounds great. Awesome center channel.

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Crutchfield customer from St Charles, IL on 7/2/2018

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Amazing speaker! Highly recommend it. It willow you away!

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Robin Charles from Goodlettsville, TN on 6/4/2018

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Unreal!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!

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Great sounding center.

Rob from Helena, MT on 6/2/2018

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This is a great sounding and beautiful center speaker. Highly recommend.

Pros: Great sound for the price Beautiful speaker

Cons: None

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incredible

MATT from Cedarburg, WI on 5/23/2018

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Very nice speaker! Sounds incredible

Pros: quality rocks

Cons: large speaker, if that is a con

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It's all about the details!!!!

Travis from Independence, MO on 5/14/2018

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It's all about the details. Clear dialogue, crisp details and it picks up the mids and fills in the sound. In order to get this sound the cabinet apparently had to be rather large. I'm considering mounting my TV on the wall or using a stand that will elevate is slightly allowing me to scoot it back some. It takes up quite a bit of room. In my opinion the trade off is worth it for the fuller sound. Gave the A4 a try and seemed to lack a little. . . . oomph? It would be fine for most applications and sounded good but just wanted to go all the way. The A6 is breaking in and as people say you will notice it getting clearer. Its a real treat hearing it blossom. Don't judge it right out of the box.

Pros: Dialogue, details in music and everything sounds amazing. It can handle high volumes without straining. Handles the mids and lower stuff just fine. Doesn't really compromise anywhere that I see. Set up for bi amp.

Cons: It's large but for what it does you can't expect a small setup to do what this can do.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Kenneth S. from Fayetteville, NC on 5/7/2018

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Great sounding speaker very impressed with the quality and nice upgrade to my surround system.

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Sounds good thus far!

Will from Syracuse, NY on 5/2/2018

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4 7/8 stars = So far, so good! Not impressed with the Made in China piece with this Polk speaker, but the sound quality is all there, serious voice clarity. Time will tell on the long term build quality. Crutchfield on the other hand - 100% and TOP NOTCH SERVICE!

Pros: 95% of the build quality and sound.

Cons: Wire termination points - cheap and Made in China.

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Crutchfield customer from Alvin, TX on 5/1/2018

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Although I haven't wired these Polk's in yet, they are exactly what I was looking for to replace my system that was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey...Plus, They were on sale!

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I hear voices!

Crutchfield customer from Saint Paul, MN on 4/24/2018

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Great sound and looks. Bigger than I expected but I didn't look at the dimensions when I ordered. This center speaker has eliminated the problem I was experiencing with my all paradigm system where the music was loud but the voices were difficult to hear. Had to have the volume up high and turn down on action movies/shows when the music came in. Great clarity, very pleased with this product and it looks great with my other Polk speakers.

Pros: Brought out the voices that were dropping out with my old speakers.

Cons: A little bigger and harder to hide but the sound is worth it.

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Sounds and looks great

Jeff from Greenacres, WA on 4/2/2018

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Always very impressed with Polk Audio gear. Sound is great. Night and day difference. I will keep building my system up now that this is purchased. And always Crutchfield is the place to buy equipment.

Pros: Sound and appearance.

Cons: None

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Fremont, MI on 3/26/2018

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Solid construction and excellent clarity.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Chad from Arlington, VA on 2/11/2018

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Perfect complement and completion for my surround sound system. Polk rear and center, refurbished Infinity SM 120s for front. It's awesome now. Thanks, Crutchfield!

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Another great Polk speaker

Jim from Bedford, IN on 2/9/2018

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I guess I should start first by giving a equipment list and a reason behind my purchase. I have a Marantz SR5010 AVR with a Carver TFM15CB amp for my fronts, a CarverTFM6CB amp, for my center channel, Polk RTi7 for fronts, RTi 3 for the rears and a brand new Polk CSi A6 center channel. My old Polk center channel which was close to 25 years old started to make some odd sounds here and there during movies and then I could hear some crackling sounds, that's when I thought , ok time to upgrade. So I just got my Csi A6 center channel today, and I'm here to tell ya, it sounds out of this world. First I played Super 8 through it , then the Force Awakens, and I can hear things that I never heard with the old speaker. I have always been a Polk fan, have been since my first set in the late 80's. I think they build a really good speaker for the money. My old center channel lasted through three homes two teenage kids, and hundreds if not thousands of movies, so its been a work horse, and of course it was a Polk as well. There is no doubt in my mind I will get 25 years out of my new CSi A6.

Pros: Awesome sound, works great with the Polk Rti7's

Cons: none

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Great Center speaker!

Paul from Acton Ca on 1/21/2018

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Loving this center channel speaker! Have it paired up with some RTIA9 fronts. It makes for an immersive sound stage and clear crisp dialogue for movies.

Pros: Clean crisp dialogue and excellent sound stage for music and movies.

Cons: None that I can think of.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Robert from Gleason, WI on 1/15/2018

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Excellent Speakers

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Fort Lee, NJ on 1/15/2018

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Great sound

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Center sound, loud and proud!

Jeff from Commack, NY on 1/9/2018

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A beast of a speaker.....Clarity is awesome and its built like a truck. Make sure you have the room for this - I do and love the look of this speaker. I have it match with RTiA7s - I have no sub yet and this center speaker mixes in to create a great clear and powerful sound. As time goes on and I get more comfy, I'll probably adjust some of the indepth featuers through my AVR.

Pros: Clarity, power, look and build.

Cons: None

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Kevin from Appleton, WI on 1/1/2018

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Been a while since I invested in an upgrade to my home audio system and I almost forgot just how good quality can sound. Right out of the box it sounded amazing and is only getting better as it breaks in. The room I have it in is 13 x 15 and it fills the room with sound at just the right level. Only four stars here as it really is much larger than I thought. Would not fit under the TV so had to build a shelf over the TV for it. Paired this with an Onkyo TX-NR777 Used for TV and movies (70%) and audio (30%)

Pros: Cherry looks amazing Sound

Cons: Size

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Wailuku, HI on 12/18/2017

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As with the RTi A9's that were received damaged, the CSi A6 "sounds" great, but it was also damaged during shipment. )-:

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Outstanding

Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 12/4/2017

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Outstanding sound for my movies.

Pros: Outstanding sound for movies

Cons: None

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the fullness it creats

michael from Loves Park, IL on 12/3/2017

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Love Polk Audio!!!! Was replacing a 12 year old center speaker(that still performs like new), with a vary large update. I love my new CSi a6 center speaker !!! Would,and have, recommend it to all my friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-)

Pros: sounds great!

Cons: none

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Oklahoma City, OK on 11/29/2017

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Upgraded from CS40 Polk Center Speaker. Sound is more evenly spread out with this speaker. Fronts and surrounds sound alot better. Speaker is Biamped. Great sound.

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Just buy it

Dick in Manassas from Manassas, VA on 11/15/2017

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Seamlessly matches my RTi towers. Marked improvement in clarity of dialogue and our "movie experience" is more fun. This is a big but efficient center speaker.

Pros: Build quality, sound quality, efficiency

Cons: Large size means it may not work for everyone

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Samuel from Raymore, MO on 11/10/2017

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Very large but sounds and looks awesome

Pros: Sound

Cons: Very large

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 10/28/2017

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My purchase of the CSI A6 was a HUGE upgrade from my smaller T30 center.. The clarity that projects across my living room is amazing, you will not regret this center channel and it will match up with your high end tower speakers! P.S The customer service I received when ordering was unbelievable, I just became a Loyal Crutchfield customer for life!

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Rodney from Randlestown Md on 10/10/2017

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Great speaker for the price. A large speaker.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Size. A large speaker

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 10/5/2017

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I have bought 4 of the over the past few years. Have I heard better, yes, but at 3 times or more the price.

Pros: Durable, scratch resistant finish. One of the few centers with dual 6 1/2" drivers.

Cons: None.

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Poll Audio, Take 2...

Daryl from Murrieta, CA on 10/5/2017

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The Polk Audio CSi A6 was an excellent purchase... In replacing a Polk Audio CSi A4 that I bought 2 years ago and then fried voice coil (my fault), the CSi 6 is much more beefier, has better sound, still perfectly matches my system and gives me the confidence that it can handle any source that I throw at it, wether it's the center channel duties from hi-res audio and surround sound from CD, dts-CD, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Blu-ray and BD-Audio... Very happy with the purchase...

Pros: Excellent sound, still matches my current system and bigger, but not TOO big... Polk Audio...

Cons: None...

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Good sound

Ben from Radford, va on 10/4/2017

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Good stuff

Pros: Sounds great. Looks good too!

Cons: Big this speaker is huge compared to the other center channels I've seen.

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A great center channel speaker!

Marc from Plymouth, IN on 7/18/2017

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Due to a home remodel we were able to upgrade our old book shelf speaker 5.1 system with a new Polk Audio speaker system. I purchased the CSi A6 along with the RTi A7's (mains) and the FXi A6's (surrounds). There was no where for me to go to actually listen to any of these speakers but based on our budget, reviews and Crutchfield's return policy, I decide to buy all 5 speakers. The CSi A6 is a big center channel but it sounds great! I wanted to get the larger A6 because the room is 23' x 13' with the main seating position 20' away from the TV. I needed to get a center channel that could fill the room and get the job done. The CSi A6 has exceeded my expectations. It's a great speaker for the price! I was impressed with the clarity and depth of sound it produced to our movies! Definitely a great purchase!

Pros: built in rear kickstand to adjust direction of speaker; can be bi-amped!

Cons: It's a big center channel but it's well worth it! Make sure you look at the dimensions to make sure it fits!

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Wide open natural Polk sound with perfect tonal quality

Craig from Seattle, WA on 6/16/2017

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This center is a match for my "vintage" Polk main speakers and I've been wanting to add it to my home theater for a while. Having just gone on sale I had to pull the trigger and I can't be happier. It has the wide open "natural" polk sound, and the tone matches my other speakers perfectly.

Pros: Matches my vintage monitor 5B's and RTA-8TL speakers perfectly!

Cons: none that I can think of, it is large but perfect if you have the space under your panel.

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Quality Center

Mark from Salt Lake City, UT on 6/4/2017

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I purchased this center to go with my new RTIA9's. It Replaced a Polk CS1000p that went with my Polk RT2000p's. So far I'm very impressed with this smaller center for its size. I do wish they built for driver model again. It doesn't have the depth of the CS1000p but it shouldn't. A few changes to my crossover settings made a great center. My RTI A9's give enough depth to the front stage. The new tweeters that Polk went with for this line is impressive. Very clear and detailed. For the money this is an awesome and I'm not regretting the change.

Pros: Very detailed and works great with RTI A9's. Quality construction. Nice fit and finish.

Cons: None for its size.

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Spicer from Tucson, AZ on 8/20/2016

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very clear

Pros: very clear

Cons: none

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Incredible Speaker!

Bill from Del Rio, TX on 8/20/2016

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I bought this as an upgrade from my Polk Audio CS350-LS expecting it to be a little better in the bass area due to larger drivers. What I didn't expect was the HUGE improvement it made in clarity of vocals, the depth it added to the lower frequencies. This truly is a full range speaker. I found myself listening to multi channel music through this speaker and really enjoying it! The life it brought to movies compared to my 350 was like night and day. I am seriously considering using two of these as front width speakers in my HT set up! Thanks Polk Audio, once again, for a beautiful looking and sounding product. Thanks Crutchfield for carrying this wonderful line and for your incredible customer service and your sales team, truly remarkable in this day and age!

Pros: Very powerful sound Clear dialogue in movies Great for multi channel music Blu Rays

Cons: A bit large depth wise

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Good center channel, sounds good with my RTi A7's

jwb from Springboro, OH on 4/13/2016

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It sounds good, voices are clear and my towers sound strong

Pros: Very good center channel speaker

Cons: a little big and expensive

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Great Product

Parshan M. from Las Vegas, NV on 4/6/2016

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Once again Polk and Crutchfield lives up to their reputation. Very satisfied.

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Great Upgrade

Pete from Wilton Manors, FL on 2/15/2016

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Upgraded from a Polk CS series center speaker. At first I was concerned that it wouldn't fit in my entertainment cabinet, but removed a shelf and it works perfectly. Great improvement in clarity of dialog over the TV or my older, smaller center speaker. Much better highs and lows even during music on movies and shows. Highly recommend this speaker.

Pros: Excellent sound from TV and Movie dialog. Very good highs and lows to support surround sound system.

Cons: Large and heavy. Make sure you have room for this speaker before ordering because once you hook it up you'll never want to return it.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

matt from orlando, FL on 2/6/2016

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Fantastic Center Channel!!!

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CSi A6 - great decision

Doug C from gulf breeze, FL on 2/5/2016

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Decided to go with the A6, instead of the A4 and glad I did. This thing is a beast

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Great product and great service

Norris from Wilmington, NC on 1/21/2016

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Crutchfield always delivers the best service and best knowledge. I ordered this online after researching all of the reviews and in-depth review on their site. This is an amazing center channel speaker. Just as others have noted, it is a large speaker but the sound quality more than makes up for it. spend the money and get a speaker that is well worth it

Pros: great sound quality, cherry cabinet looks great

Cons: size

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Awesome center channel speaker

Carole from New Jersey on 12/18/2015

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Love this center speaker. Wish I had purchased sooner. Worth the price! Crutchfield is GREAT!

Pros: Looks great, sounds great with RTi6 tower speakers!

Cons: Would have purchased sooner, but had to come up with a solution for location since it wouldn't fit in lower cabinet and too big for wall mount.

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Very good center speaker

Mike M from California on 12/14/2015

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Polk Audio CSi A6 Center speaker is a very good choice for my home theater at a reasonable price.

Pros: Very good quality and sound. The price is reasonable.

Cons: None

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Clear Detailed Spacious Vocals

Joe from Florida on 4/27/2015

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I purchased the CSi A6 Center Channel Speaker on 12/18/14 to compliment my Bi-amped Polk Monitor 70 Tower Speakers and SVS SB-1000 Subwoofer using a Onkyo AV Receiver, Dune HD Media Player, and OPPO Blu-ray Player. I liked the specs: 55-26k Hz frequency response, 90 dB Sensitivity, 20-200 watts power range, 6-1/2" woofer and dome tweeter in a bass reflex forward ported cabinet all combined to produce clear detailed spacious vocals without being harsh and overbearing or sounding "boxy". It's important to set the center channel speaker configuration Crossover Frequency settings in your AV receiver to your sound preference and listening area dimensions. THX recommends setting the crossover frequency at 80Hz but I prefer setting it to full band. After four months using the CSi A6, movies, music, and even regular TV all sound great. I am very happy with it. It was money well spent and I expect it to last for many years of listening pleasure.

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GREAT CENTER CHANNEL

Bill from North Carolina on 4/7/2015

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Set up a system for my in home gym. Running a Onkyo 828 receiver, 2 Polk Audio RTi A9s a Polk Audio 660wi powered 12" subwoofer and this Center Channel. Awesome combination that just ROCKS the room. The room is 20'X20' and it could probably handle a room twice that size

Pros: EVRYTHING

Cons: SIZE

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Center Channel upgrade

Joshua from Indiana on 3/28/2015

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Was looking to upgrade a set of Polk speakers (RM7600) I was using in home theater. After researching stuck with Polk. This center channel sounds awesome. Using an Onkyo receiver as the driver. The speakers do not disappoint whether listening to music or viewing movies.

Pros: sound quality superb for the price.

Cons: only negative could be the depth of the speaker if you don't have room. (mounted mine above the TV and it fits perfectly there)

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Polk CSi A6

cpinmi from Michigan on 2/16/2015

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Added this center channel to my ht setup of rti a7 fronts and fxi a4 rears along with the dsw pro 660wi subwoofer all powered by a Yamaha Rx v775 receiver. Epson 5030 ub projector. Elite 120" screen. This speaker replaced a Kef Q600c that failed after 9 months of moderate use. This was the center channel I wanted at the time but I couldn't afford it. I dropped the cash this time and the difference is amazing. Wishing I had spent the money upfront on it. Highly recommended at least for my setup. Our seats are 18 feet from the screen. 1800 square foot basement and we are using about 1000 sq ft of it for the ht. Stairwell divides the room. Lots of openness but this speaker makes the audio crystal clear on all types of programs. We have DirecTv, we stream Netflix, WatchEspn and other apps via AppleTv and we have a PS3Move we use for 3d movies and gaming.

Pros: Great sound. I like that it is concaved so it can be flipped to project sound up or down to suit your needs. Audio is crisp and full. Surround sound moves equally around the room with no highs or lows.

Cons: It is big so plan for that. Well worth the size.

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Great Center Speaker

Michael from Carson City Nevada on 1/18/2015

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When I contacted Crutchfield to buy a new set of speakers, the sales rep helped be be sure the front 3 match, and boy do they!

Pros: Amazing sound quality!

Cons: A bit to big to truly hang on the wall below my TV, but I wouldn't change it for any other!

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Gorgeous!

Plummit from Northern Minnesota on 1/18/2015

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I was a little concerned with the size of this thing, however, in the case of a center channel speaker being responsible for a vast majority of the audio while watching TV or movies, it only makes sense. The Cherry finish is flawless and compliments our decor very well.

Pros: Sound quality. Performance. Looks.

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Exceptional! A Great Big Wow!

Lite T from Florida on 12/1/2014

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Polk has been my favorite speaker for a long time. This center channel speaker, the CSi A6 far exceeded my expectations. My music, movies, and even TV shows come alive with my new center speaker -- a very important part of my Home Theater System. My recommendation: make the purchase; you will be very pleased!

Pros: Everything about it: design, performance, output, and even appearance!

Cons: none.

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Great Quality and Excellent Sound.

Robert from Midland, Texas on 11/11/2014

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Great price, excellent woodwork on enclosure, and near perfect sound. I was impressed from the time opened the box...this speaker is packaged beautifully, is heavy, and sounds GREAT. I would highly recommend this speaker for a center channel speaker system. The quality cannot be matched in my opinion.

Pros: price, quality, and sound.

Cons: none.

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CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Jupiter, FL on 6/6/2014

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A must have for 5.1 or 7.1 audio systems. Takes all you ask it to do... and more.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Crutchfield customer from Archie MO on 4/14/2014

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So far very happy with item I waited a couple months before reviewing item and I would by again granted I haven't ever had a center channel before so I don't have much to compare it to but seems good quality and it's always a safe purchase with Crutchfield service

Pros: Looks good sounds good

Cons: None

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Best Center Speaker Ever

Kellerman from Cincinnati, Ohio on 4/13/2014

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Absolutely amazing. Been looking at this speaker for over a year and decided it was time to break down and buy it. I have an Onkyo 1009 with 2 Polk Audio RTi-7 and this speaker just finishes it. very loud and crisp and it never strains to deliver. Not gonna buy anything better then this.

Pros: Nice finish, very loud, very clear.and of course, it's Polk Audio

Cons: Just very large.

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Polk Audio CSI A6

ChrisD from Laredo, TX on 2/13/2014

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Excellent speaker if you have the space. Crisp clear sound not disappointed at all with this purchase.

Pros: Excellent sounding speaker

Cons: Size

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Voice Clarity

m d from Central Indiana on 1/6/2014

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Good clarity. Compared to previous unit, wife says voices no longer "muffled" and can now "understand" the content. Voices are robust and distinct. Blends perfectly with my RTiA7s - a noticeable improvement. The unit is large but fits fine (slightly pointed downward utilizing attached stand) atop my entertainment armoire.

Pros: Sound quality. Adjustable kickstand. Binding posts. Bi-wire capable. Nice looking wood cabinet.

Cons: Large size might result in less-than-optimal placement.

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POLK CSI A6

Crutchfield customer from Lexington,MA on 9/23/2013

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SUPER HAPPY with this center speaker. An upgrade from my old sony center. Clear and crisp sounds. Works great together with my other Polk speakers.

Pros: clear and crisp sound. looks nice

Cons: none

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Great Speaker

Ruty from Atlanta, GA on 9/19/2013

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Replaced tired Klipsch center. Great sound

Pros: Easy to install, fast shipping

Cons: VERY large - when I need a new center I will get a smaller unit

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Sound great

TomC1965 from Kunkletown, PA on 9/12/2013

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These are still new to me and maybe they are not all the way broken in. Compared to my last speakers these have more highs and midrange. All the different sounds seem separate like the drums, cymbals, guitars, etc... My last speakers didn't have the highs or midrange so the sounds were blended and muddy. These are not at all. The only thing I find I don't like about them is that the tweeter sounds scratchy when I play any song with a lot of highs in it. This is rather large. Like the cabinet and would buy them again if I needed to. I would give these a 3.5 but I cannot do that on this website.

Pros: Have decent bass, excellent midrange, good highs, and a large sound stage

Cons: When really close to the speaker with it playing the tweeter sounds scratchy and blown.

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Perfect Fit

JonBoz from Carbondale, IL on 8/18/2013

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I've been using this center channel speaker several days now and love it. In combination with four other large speakers (Altec Lansing-like 604's, actually by Great Plains Audio) and a powered subwoofer, the CSi A6 holds its own. I really filled out voices and center-action events in DVDs. I've not tried it yet with classical music, but it should be just fine. I auditioned this unit with another one costing $800 and picked the CSi A6 since it actually sounded as good and looked nicer (real wood versus glossy plastic). My system: Two Great Plains Audio 604 8H II in self built cabinets Two GPA 8H III's in self built cabinets Aperion Intimus S12 Powered Subwoofer Polk CSi A6 Center Channel Yamaha RX V-663 receiver Sony Bravia 42" LCD

Pros: Great sound, excellent workmanship of cabinet.

Cons: None - some people object to size, but it fits perfectly on top of my stereo sidebar, just under the TV.

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A noticeable difference.

PAenthusiast from Fresno, CA on 8/4/2013

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I was amazed at how much better my surround sound system performed when I swapped out my old center channel system for the new one. Voices were noticeably more clear and it made the experience more theater like. I would reccomend this speaker to a person who wants the more defined sound AND has the space for the speaker. A nice upgrade!

Pros: More defined sound. Wood finish looks great.

Cons: Large and heavy speaker. Isn't ideal for some setups.

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Polk CSI A6 is schweeeeet

Nate from Hogansville GA on 7/22/2013

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I'm blown away by this speaker first I ordered the tl1, then I ordered the tl3, and neither of them did any thing for me since a have the RTI A7's. I just couldnt take it any longer and had to order the CSI A6 man I'm glad I did of course the wife almost killed me but it was worth it. We both agree the sound quility is phenomenal especially with the towers, and the look of them is absolutely beautiful. Now I don't have to waste time or money buying anything else cause that's exactly what you'll if you don't buy the right one the first time is waste money by this speaker and never have to by another one again....

Pros: SOUND AND LOOKS

Cons: NONE

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Excellent

Bruce from Appleton, WI on 6/5/2013

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Would not have purchased any other product!!!

Pros: Many

Cons: None

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Polk CSi A6

Chris B from Burbank, CA on 1/15/2013

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This is part of my first home theater setup and I am enjoying this center speaker, it sounds great and looks great.

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Very nice center channel

BrianD from Shelton, CT on 1/13/2013

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This speaker sounds excellent, but is very large compared to many of the other center channels I've seen. Stupidly I didn't pay attention to the measurements before I ordered, so I had to rearrange some things to make it fit. If space is not an issue, this speaker is great.

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Great but not best price

Alan from Sea Bright. Nj on 11/28/2012

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Quick ship, knowledgable customer service

Pros: Knowledgable customer service

Cons: Not best price

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awsome

robert from red river, nm on 9/21/2012

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im glad i didnt cheap out. this center channel should last for a good 10 years. sounds great, looks great. even my wife likes the look and sound. might be a little big for some people so measure before you order. i had plenty of room so it didnt matter to me.

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CS10 vs CSi A6

Joe C. from Laurel, MD on 8/17/2012

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Okay, so I've been using the CS10 center with my system for the past few years now. I own the RTi A7's. This little center is not too bad if you're on a budget. But honestly, something was lacking. It just couldn't keep up with my mains. I'm talking about movie scenes ie. Terminator 2 when Arnie is riding around on that bad-ass Harley. Sounded more like a Yamaha! I came to the conclusion that I really needed an upgrade. Patience is a virtue. The CSi A6 was finally on sale! I happily ordered one here on Crutchfield and did not look back. It's like night and day guys. Much fuller sound! This CSi A6 is a perfect match with the RTi A7 tower speakers. So I watched that scene from T2 again and was just blown away! That's what a Harley sounds like! This center channel speaker makes me want to re-watch all of my old movies now because everything sounds so much better! Go ahead and pull the trigger on the CSi A6 if you're in the market and while it's on sale. Come to think of it, now that I know how good this speaker really is, I would've paid full price and still been very satisfied.

Pros: Higher highs and lower lows vs the inferior CS10. Much fuller sound. Perfect match with the RTi A7's.

Cons: Pricey, yet still a bargain for the quality of sound. Remember, this is the most important speaker in your home theater system.

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Great Product

Bjorn from Saratoga, CA on 7/31/2012

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The CSi A6 completed my full 7.2 surround sound system. The majority of my speakers are built into the wals, but I wanted the front and center speakers to be stand alone. This allows me the opportunity to upgrade as needed, as well as much better pure music sound, as the system serves two purposes.

Pros: Good price, great speech reproduction, great mid range as well. Matches the performance of my existing front Polk speakers

Cons: None so far....

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Amazing sound

Blake from Royal oak,mi on 4/20/2012

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Had a much small created channel before this and wanted something that would really bring out the voices in my music and movie watching. This hit the spot, run with with polks rti A9's and their 10" sub powered by a denon 3312, everything I watch sounds amazing.

Pros: Sound clarity, bi-wire capability, looks great

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A Must Have

Diego from US Virgin Islands on 3/5/2012

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I bought this speaker along with a set of the RTiA3,RTiA1 and a DSW550 subwoofer from Crutchfield. After hearing this speaker all I can say is that it is a MUST HAVE speaker. It made a great difference on my HT. The speakers set is run by the fantastic Yamaha RXV871 that make those speakers dance. Crutchfield people made the transaction a delight. I received the speaker in two days. Five stars for Crutchfield!!!

Pros: Excellent sound and clarity, fantastic quality and craftmanship and beatiful cherry finish.

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POLK AUDIO CSi A6 CENTER SPEAKER

EDWINs from LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA on 2/16/2012

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GREAT SPEAKER FROM POLKAUDIO. I NOTICED THE BIG IMPROVEMENT IN COMPARISON TO MY PREVIOUS INFINITY . I'M THINKING OF GETTING A PAIR OF BOOKSHELF ALSO FOR MY BACK SURROUND SPEAKERS.

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Wow!

GD from Atlanta, GA on 7/26/2011

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Wow! I bought this to replace a 13 year old BA center channel in my 5.1 system. The change in overall sound and depth is astounding. I also assume it will only get better after break in time. I would highly recommend this center. I have heard many friends systems that now just dont compare.This center has vastly improved my systems sound even with my older front, back, sub. I plan on replacing these with sound matched Polk front and rears soon. FYI...The speaker is Large so make sure you measure your spot for it. I would not want it mounted on the wall as it is just too large to be pleasing to the eye.

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Finally a Great center channel at a Great price!

Chad from Auburn, CA on 7/21/2011

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I'm the type of audio file that takes the time to find the right component for serious listening. This venture took a some time. I found THE ONE. The Polk CSI A6 I beleve is the best bang for the buck. I would consider the CSI A6 compairable to center channels costing 3 times as much. After quite some time allowing for break in (about 50-60 hours easy) this bad boy came alive. Very crisp, clear, and realistic. When paired it with my front speakers (some position/tunning) the sound stage became extreamly wide. Definitely a full range center. At this point no sub needed. As for home theater use the hard working CSI A6 is very commanding and accurate. I bought the cherry wood. Looks great. Impressive porting front and rear. My freinds and fam say "wow" thats cool. My wife says it's beautiful. Yah, I scored Big Time.

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Floor Rattling Nirvana

Noeardrums from charlottesville, va on 6/24/2011

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Great, great, great improvement over my out-the-box Sony system. I expected a marked improvement, but not another world of listening...and I haven't replaced the surrounds in my system yet. The Polk CSi A6 shook the floor!! No loss in sound quality at high volume. Great range with movies and great power with music. (I started to get the CSi A4 but wanted more punch. If you can't afford the perfect system, indulge on the workhorse....the center speaker). I'll be replacing the surrounds next week.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Vicki from College Grove, TN on 11/1/2009

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It's a wonderful center speaker, and it's beautiful also. But I didn't get any little rubber feet to put on the bottom, but I just happened to have some. it's top notch.

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Excellent Polk Center

Tom from NW, Arkansas on 1/17/2009

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Bought this as part of a complete upgrade to my system. My old Polks were retired and replaced with fresh RTi A7 fronts, RTi A1 bookshelf surrounds, and the CSi A6 center. Also replaced my aging Velodyne with a new Polk Micro Pro. I am currently powering this system with a 100 watt per channel Denon. The result- total listening bliss. The CSiA6 is an incredible center. It is very, very precise and clear and provides for easy understanding of movie dialogue without having to ever strain. When I auditioned the equipment I considered both the A4 and the A6. While both sounded fine, the A6 seemed fuller and seemed to match the the other speakers better to me. Yes, it is large. But it fits perfectly in my entertainment center, so not an issue with me. I am very, very impressed with this.

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Gorgeous Sound

xandra from Rochester, NY on 6/24/2008

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Pros: Audio quality is spectacular both for dialog and music. This is a MAJOR upgrade from CSi3/CSiA4 model. The sound is remarkably full and rich with excellent detail in all ranges. I have it matched with my RTi10's but I wouldn't hesitate to purchase with Polks that recc'd the CSiA4 unless you have an underpowered receiver. Also be aware that Polk has outstanding support, so it's an excellent brand to consider. So why not 5 stars?.... 1 Con: This puppy is ENORMOUS and weights a ton. Thus it won't fit in most center speaker compartments in cabinets. and realistically would need a seriously mounted shelf (shelf supports) to put on a wall. And although the curved profile looks beautiful, I miss the ability to set the speaker at an angle in order to direct sound like the previous (CSi5) model. THE UPSHOT: If you have a place to put this - don't think twice, you'll be thrilled. Also, don't waste your time deal hunting - they cost the same everywhere - buy 'em from Crutchfield and you'll have fabulous speakers with top-notch service.

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Finally, great dialogue

Ken from maplewood, nj on 4/29/2008

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The CSiA6 is a great center channel speaker, dialogue is crisp and tonally correct, very detailed, open and extended range. As a point of reference, my HT occupies about ½ of a 16' x 24' room so is essentially a small installation, about 16' x 14' with sound quality versus quantity as the guiding priority. For better or worse I have tested a number of Polk center channel speakers as my system has been 'evolving' since the original purchase of the Polk CS2 to be used with Polk Monitor 40s up front before deciding to get a sub. As an aside, the CS2 was never a great match with the 40s, instead the CS1 was a very good match and had I not decided to get a pair of RTi A1s to replace the 40s as front speakers I would have stopped there and been happy. Please see other review re RTI A1s. If the CSiA3 sounded as good as the RTiA1 they would be great, they do not in my view, but the CSiA6 does and is a great center channel. Too bad of course that the smaller CSiA3 did not get the job done, @ $150 less this would have been great, but in the end; the A6 is well worth the additional cost. Hope this helps, Crutchfield is great, would not buy anything they carry from anyone else. HT Gear: Sony SXRD KDS-50A3000 50" rear projection HDTV Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray player Onkyo TX-SR705 receiver Polk RTi A1 front speakers Polk CSi A6 center speaker Polk RM8 rear surrounds Polk PSW111 powered subwoofer

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Spot On Dialogue

Larry from Cincinnati, Ohio on 4/28/2008

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I am replacing an 18-year-old 5.1 system and decided to seriously upgrade the center speaker! Wow, what a nice sounding product that is beautiful to look at. When my friends walk in and see this speaker, they stop in their tracks. This really does give my room a feel of a proper theater. I have a dedicated 2,850 cubic foot theater room and added a complete 7.0 system from Polk (I already had a new 12" 350WRMS Sub). A tower speaker was ruled out due to the WAF (Wife Appreciation Factor) and the built in 15' wide entertainment center. I paired this speaker with the RtiA3 front speakers, FXiA6 surround speakers and RTiA1 back surround speakers. The sound field produced is amazing for clarity and balance and with a proper AVR & HD player; the Wife & I are never going to the Cinema again! Whether you are watching a concert HD Disc or Hollywood movie, the sound is so accurate and believable to what you are watching. This speaker produces an experience with sound that I have never heard before. The Sub takes care of the LFE and that allows the rest of system to work the mids and highs to perfection. The sound is warm, inviting and immerses the listener. I can now listen to HD movies at higher SPL without any discomfort (at certain frequencies) that bothered me with the old system. This system will easily support me for another 18 years (Sorry Crutchfield!)

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Champion speaker

Todd from Glendale, CA on 4/26/2008

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I purchased this center channel speaker for my family's 5th wheel trailer (to marry up to my new Yamaha receiver) because the built-in cube surround sound speakers could not provide the voice clarity and separation. Connection to the Yamaha receiver using Monster Ultra speaker cable was a breeze. More importantly, this Polk center channel provided the voice separation and clarity along with some additional bass and allowed the entire system work beautifully. Eventhough this Polk center channel speaker is not paired up with other Polk speakers, it has improved our trailer entertainment system dramatically and is the champion speaker of the system.

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Polk Audio CSi A6

Joe from Germantown MD on 3/2/2008

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I had been shopping around for quite some time. After speaking with Bryce at Crutchfield. I decided to purchase this speaker. WOW, am I glad I did. The sound is amazing. I've only had it a couple of days and can't wait to really sit back and enjoy it. Polk and Crutchfield make a great pair. I also bought a pair of RTI6's for the front channel. They sound perfectly matched to the CSI6. Thanks!

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Great speaker

Alex from SF Bay Area, CA on 2/10/2008

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Bought this one to add center channel to a pair of RTi12's, since CSi5 has been discontinued. Great product, just like the rest of them, from Polk. I enjoy the sound from my system very much. Thanks to Chrutchfield for great communication and prompt shipment, as usual!

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