Polk Audio TSi200
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Just what I needed. I paired them with Yamaha R-N303 and the sound is crisp clean and clear
The Polk TSi200s deliver open sound with wide staging and precise imaging. These speakers feature Polk's exclusive Dynamic Balance® drivers that undergo laser testing to find and eliminate resonance points, ensuring that everything you listen to sounds clean and accurate. The silk tweeter produces sparkling highs, while dual polycarbonate woofers pump out smooth mids and lows. The braced MDF cabinet fights resonance so the details in your music and movies shine through, even when you crank up the volume.
Just team these speakers with a Polk powered subwoofer for full-range sound. They also work great as surround speakers when used with Polk's TSi floor-standing models. And the TSi200 looks good, too. The woodgrain vinyl finish and elegant piano black top plate complement just about any décor.
They sound great. Loving them so far.
Roger, Carl Junction, MO
Average Customer Review(s):
Just what I needed. I paired them with Yamaha R-N303 and the sound is crisp clean and clear
Fantastic clarity, and despite the small size of the woofers, plenty of bass. I'm very happy with the look, the sound and the quality.
I was very impressed with the sound quality of this speaker. The sound is very clear and carries a nice amount of bass for its size. You can also use these as front speakers if you do not have enough space for larger speakers. I have the Denon 2200W pushing these and they have no problem handling the power.
Pros: A steal at the price.
They sound great. Loving them so far.
Pros: Sound great.
Cons: Bulky. Looking for where to put them.
Great speakers for smaller rooms
Pros: Looks and sound great.
Cons: Might not be so great in large areas.
I didn't expect these speakers to be as good as they are; especially not for the price. I purchased these as a replacement for my previous speakers (large bookshelf units, probably 20+ years old and literally blown). Just now, I've been listening to Donald Fagen's The Nightfly, and am currently listening to the Karelia Overture by SIbelius; I am impressed with both the clarity and the power these speakers deliver. There is no lack of bass, which I find surprising due to the relatively small size of the TSi200 (apparently, speaker technology has come a long way since my college days). The treble is beautifully crisp and clean, rendering percussion and brass with impressive purity. In a small listening room, they do have a certain aural presence, but by no means is it invasive. Physically, the speaker cabinets are nicely finished, with an attractive cherrywood veneer application on most surfaces (the tops have a faux lacquer-like black panel) and are small enough to fit into most listening rooms with little trouble; I imagine they could be used horizontally as well as vertically. My living room measures about eleven feet square, and these have no trouble providing room-filling sound (I have an NAD 370, so power levels are not a problem - these speakers only need about 1/4 volume from this amp to perform). All in all - very impressive. I wish I'd purchased them sooner.
Pros: price point, sound quality, bookshelf size
Cons: some aural presence
These speakers were the perfect choice for my application. They have plenty of power to fill my room with crystal clear sound.
Pros: High quality sound at a reasonable price. Stylish appearance.
Cons: Nothing I have found.
FOR THE PRICE THESE CAN NOT BE BEAT...BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! THE CHERRY FINISH IS TO DIE FOR!
Cons: NOTHING AT ALL!!!
I love my new Polk Audio speakers. My old JVC speakers were over 30 years old and needed replacing. These are really nice. They sound and look great. I am very happy with my purchase.
very good sound
Great speakers. I have these as my front speakers along with the Polkaudio CS 10 center speaker( in a 900 sq ft listening area) being pushed by the Denon AVR-X2400H. The bass is clean and strong, so if I don't want to use my 2 12 inch subs, depending on my mood, I don't have to. They sound and look great.
Pros: Great sound. Plenty of Bass. Well Built
Cons: None on my end
Great speaker for small room. Add sub for a larger one. Really clean audio. Mine are in a bedroom.
Pros: Works well in small room. Look great.
Cons: Need sub for larger area.
Very good speakers for the money
For a pair of bookshelf speakers these really put out a punch. Replaced my floor standing ones with these and there was minimal amount of sound loss.
The sound quality surpasses anything I was expecting. The bass is strong and clean and the appearance is high end.
These pair of speakers are powerful, sounds wonderful, words can't describe the quality of these speakers. And crutchfield has the lowest price on the planet and off course fast free shipping. I am getting every bang of my bucks with these speakers.
Pros: Great quality speaker, the speaker body feels strong, very much a premium speakers.
Excellent value and great performance, just what I needed.
Decent but i was wanting more out of them , not the wow factor i was looking for . They are definitely dynamic but i feel like they're missing something maybe deeper bass compared to my Athenas & i hate that when im listening to speakers when in the back of my mind im thinking they are lacking something , thats why i returned them . As for rear surround speakers they would be great but for a main listening set i don't recommend them , but im not a newbie when it comes to audio so my standards are high & my ears trained . I would say if these are on sale for a smokin deal then yeah they are worth it but they're not worth anywhere near the retail price. Good lower mid grade speaker imo . I do have other Polk products that i love so im not knocking the brand , i just wasnt impressed with these bookshelf speakers . My search continues ....
Pros: Looks , build quality
Cons: Bass , overall clarity at high volumes .
Great sounding speakers and size
Just what I needed in a medium sized room, great sound, Onkyo 80 per channel has plenty of oomph when needed. Looks great, piano black tops have wife-stuff decorations already. Win win!!
Great speakers for the price. Clean crisp sounds but I though it lacked a little bit in the bass department but I'm also a bass junky. I've always have had car systems so if that tells you much
Pros: Great speakers for the price. Hands down no questions best bargain bookshelf speakers
Cons: Lacked a tiny bit in bass
These speakers look great and sound incredible! I am very happy with them!
Good speaker for the money. Solid bass and clean highs. A bit shy in the midrange (ie...not as warm as some "old school" bookshelf speaker).
For the price it's a bargain. Last month I also bought Klipsch Reference R-15M from them. When I compare the sound I liked the $50 more expensive smaller R-15M better. While this Polk has good bass it seem to lack in the treble. It also has this hollow echo sound like if it was placed inside a box to listen from. The Klipsch seem to have cleaner pure sound but due to its smaller single base driver it lack the duo base of the Polk.
Pros: Low price, great looking cabinet, good base for the size.
Cons: Weak treble and sounded hollow.
Purchased these to use as my computer speakers connected to an older Sony 20W receiver. A bit overkill for the office, however, the sound is amazing. Great highs and mids, lows are heard, not felt. Got a great bargain on them and am very satisfied.
I love these speakers. I was buying speakers from a big electronics reatail store and returning them because they didn't sound like the salesman said they would. So I went online to Crutchfied. I got a sales person name Gus, he was very patient and knowledgeable. He recommended the Polk tis 100 book shelf speakers the not only met my ears expectations but exceeded the sound I expected. I would definitely call And order and order from them again for all my electronic needs. Again Gus was great. Thanks Again.
Great little speakers! I got these to update my living room theater system, along with a CS10 center speaker and PSW108 sub, and I'm very pleased. Good accuracy and imaging, obviously a little weak in the low bass, but that's what the sub is for. Hard to beat for the price, and small enough to fit in with decor.
Pros: Accuracy, imaging, small size.
Cons: Subwoofer needed to feel low bass.
These speakers sound great! You are not going to get a lot of bass out of these speakers but that is not what I bought them for.
Pros: Compact size, sound great!
Cons: I would have like a little more bass out of the unit but no big deal...
Somehow I feel it lacks the mid and treble... But we can't ask for more with the price like that!
I've been a big fan of Polk speakers for a very long time. The first pair of Polks that I purchased was back in the mid 1980s so that I could listen to the new stereo audio that TV stations had begun to broadcast. It was a very big deal back then! Since that time, I've purchased many different Polk models and enjoyed them all. I purchased my first pair of TSi200 speakers a number of years ago. I was extremely impressed by the sound quality, especially the amount of clean bass that this relatively small speaker was able to produce without covering up the mid and high range sounds. From time to time, I would try out other speakers, some from Polk, some from other speaker companies, in an attempt to find something that I might like more. I've never found anything that, for the price and for my particular needs, sounded better. Even more expensive speakers that I tried didn't sound as good to my ears. My TSi200s are paired with the matching CS10 center channel, which also sounds excellent with movies and TV shows. When I listen to music, I turn off the CS10 center speaker and really enjoy listening to the TSi200s by themselves. Crutchfield's price for the TSi200 was among the lowest from authorized online Polk dealers. And, as always, Crutchfield's service and communication after the sale was top notch. Now, it's time to finish writing this review, fire up the stereo, and listen to some Crosby, Stills and Nash through my TSi200s!
Pros: Balanced sound including deep, clean bass. Design; they look cool! Very attractive price for the performance
Cons: None for me. They are perfect for my needs.
I have had these speakers for about a month now. I am very satisfied, you get a great sound coming from a compact size. These are replacing floor speakers with 10" woofers so there is a slight difference in base but all others seem right on. Of course you aren't going to feel the air response if you crank them up but I am happy.
Clean, crisp, extremely dense sound over the entire spectrum. Much, much better sound quality than I expected; delivers quality audio throughout the living room/dining room/kitchen of our open floor plan home. Couldn't be happier with these speakers; they're an excellent value.
These speakers are amazing!!!!!! We ordered them in the cherry wood finish and not only are they beautiful to look at, the sound is top quality. In our home we listen to a wide variety of music, from swing to classic rock to Wardruna and everything in between. Nothing we've played yet is too big a challenge for these amazing speakers paired with our Onkyo receiver and CD player. We purchased these after chatting online with one of the techs and outlining not only our system but also the music we enjoy. Thank you Crutchfield for taking all the guess work out of building our customer audio system!
Pros: Range of sound Crisp highs Rich lows Beautiful to look at AMAZING price
Hooked to a vintage Pioneer SX-750 receiver - sounds and works great. Punches above weight for size. Ability to position speaker horizontal and vertical makes it easy to fit speakers in more spaces.
Pros: Good punch for size.
Love these speakers! I restored an old Heathkit receiver rated at 10 w/ch for my daughter. Added a Harman/Kardon Bluetooth Adaptor so she can stream from her iPad. Also can listen to record player. Absolutely fantastic sound from this 50 year old stereo with these Polk speakers.
Pros: Great sound, exceptional value.
Awesome speakers. Put them in zone 2. Everything I was looking for. Great sound
Looks and sounds great
Pros: Looks and sounds great
These sound great, look fantastic and customer service is wonderful. These speakers wont rattle the windows but are crisp, clear highs and a nice punch of bass.
Pros: Crisp clear highs, look great
Let's start with the good. Nice looking speaker. The black blends well with my decor. Now for the sound. Set my AV controller to left- right stereo for some music auditioning. I played everything from rap, r&b, jazz, metal, gospel, classical, and live music. I must say they performed well. Even with the sub turned off they produced a decent amount of bass. The highs were crisp without sounding like bacon frying. I was most impressed with the sound reproduction of a live version of Hotel California by the Eagles. These speakers require very little power to drive them. Paired with a Polk CS10 Center Channel i listened to a little TV, and the vocals are strong but not a harsh box speaker sound. This is a great speaker to set up and enjoy. Having a friend that's an audiophile, (Magnepan living room set up) he would find everything wrong with them. For me they sound great out the box. I say to anybody who plans to use this speaker as part of your front soundstage. Use them as rears as well. I will watch a few of my popcorn movies (explosions) over the weekend.
Pros: Great speaker for a small to mid size room set up. They respond well at low and high volumes.
Cons: Not for the person who will spend more time critiquing them than enjoying them.
Great sound quality for the speaker size and price!!
The speakers sound great rich highs deep bass all in a beautiful cabinet.
Pros: Very satisfied great speakers
Excellent quality with room filling sound that can get easily too loud for my apartment. Highs are not harsh and the midrange and low end are very robust. For the price point these are an excellent value.
I bought the TSi200 speakers, along with a Polk Audio TSi CS10 center speaker, to replace smaller front satellite speakers in my small home theater setup. The speakers being replaced were under achieving, but, I don't need 'large' speakers. So, by integrating the Polk TSi series front speakers with my previously existing four satellite surround speakers, and powered subwoofer, I now have great, well balanced, 100 watt per channel home theater sound system. I chose Polk Audio speakers after looking at a number of expert review articles, and being able to purchase them at a substantially lower than 'suggested list price' at Crutchfield. I have not been disappointed with any of these decisions.
Pros: Quality. Sonically integratable with satellite surround speakers.
my ancient speakers were toast ,i shredded the the connection .out with the old and bingo new wonderful sounding speakers.easily installed and good to go.The timing on delivery was perfect,instructions clear,price excellent,thanks ! CATHY
High highs, booming bass, pure midrange. Overall, excellent sound quality. I cranked them to wall-shaking volume and they still sounded great. Plus, they're built solid. Surprisingly inexpensive.
Easy hook up. Sounds good
Pros: Looks good. Sounds great
Great speakers, I love these for music and movies.
Pros: Great rich and full sound. Great highs and lows.
Great & solid sound. Perfect for any home theater or audio system
Pros: Great sound. Solid speaker.
These speakers were purchased to replace larger (10") speakers because of limited space. The TSi200 speakers sound very good for the size and fit in small spaces.
Pros: Good sound on all ranges Good size for limited space
Cons: limited bass with smaller speakers
Value beyond what I paid for!!! Cheaper than another online retailer and customer service that's second to none! What a pair of speakers!!! Power handling capabilities are higher than I expected, a sub woofer isn't necessary unless you love lots of bass! Very crisp highs and bass is perfect for a bookshelf speaker!! Cant praise Polk Audio or Crutchfield enough!!!
Pros: looks, finish, sound, price
As others have said , very nice for the price. I also have the 100's plus the C10. Will get 2 subs but not Polks. Any suggestions?
Pros: Very nice looking, sound ok so far not broken yet
Cons: None yet ,fingers are crossed. Should be fine since they have been around for some time.
These are some AMAZINGLY POWERFUL BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS!!!!! Crisp and Clear highs and enough bass to where I font have to use my sub on my pc anymore! Feels solidly built, no distortion at high volumes, Great for my HiFi Music streaming i constantly do, these are definitely audiophile grade speakers! IM IN LOVE WITH THESE! Best speaker purchase ever!!
Pros: Every single thing
Cons: None exist
Great speakers for the price. Also have a pair of Tsi 100. I buy all my stuff @ Crutchfield. Great people to deal with!!! Excellent product + fast shipping =100% satisfied
Great Crutchfield service. Beautiful cherry wood finish. Connected to Yamaha amp and Onkyo CD changer. Sounds great. A satisfied customer.
Bought these speakers to run off a vintage Marantz 20-watt receiver on a desk in my home office. But first I ran them through my primary system; 100-watt Yamaha amp, turntable and CD player. They did not disappoint even at 100 watts. With the 20-watt Marantz receiver and its 20-20,000 hz frequency response, the bass, midrange and highs of these speakers did not disappoint with only 20 watts of power, delivering loud, clear, articulate, pleasing sound. Cannot imagine any other speakers sounding this good at 20 or 100 watts for only $199! Plus Polk quality! Highly recommend them! Great Crutchfield service!
Pros: Sound, Value, Quality - so much bang for the buck! Impressive with 20 or 100 watts of power!
Like most have said, these Polk Audio bookshelf speakers are a big bang for your buck. I was surprised at how good they sound hooked up to my Marantz 2252B receiver. Vinyl sounds great coming through these. Highly recommend, and for the price, probably the best on the market. I've been a Polk Audio fan for over 45 years, and they just seem to be getting better an better.
Pros: Size is great, sound superb
Cons: Wish I had picked up a pair sooner
Just hooked these up to my Yamaha R-S700. They sound great! A
Pros: Size, quality and depth of sound. Also volume!
Cons: Should have bought these long ago.
Great bookshelf speakers
Pros: Sound,price and more important brand
The sound of these speakers is good. The price was great.
Pros: Good sound and looks.
Cons: High frequencies could be better. Not a full range speaker, a subwoofer is a good idea. Good steel stands are recommended too.
These sound magnificent with my Polk subwoofer. My old speakers were seriously lacking in the top-end and these are just what I needed.
Pros: With some hearing loss due to age and flight deck work, these help fill in the highs and I can hear more clearly.
Cons: None. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
I have to say, these speakers are far better than I had even hoped. A few of the reviews had mentioned that there is no bass or very little from these but I can feel my wood floor vibrate from across the room before I placed them on stands. As a matter of fact that was the only issue I had with them. The bass was so powerful that it was making my turntable skip from the vibrations. I would highly recommend these speakers to anyone looking for a great set of loud and clear stand alone speakers for a stereo system. I do not use them for a home theater so I cannot say how well they are suited for that but as a pair of stereo speakers, they are AMAZING!!!!!
Pros: Tons of power, very clear sound, very nice looking and great bass.
Cons: So much bass that they need to be physically isolated from a turntable or CD player.
I have a polk middle channel speaker and I bought these to go with it. I have them inside of my entertainment centers columns so because of their location, they are not crazy loud but they add a perfect wall of sound. Quality wise, they seem nice and sturdy. Crutchfield had them priced well below the competition. Polk I feel is an underrated company and people just skip over their product line...but their mid-tier speakers are a great value. I have a different set of Polk speakers and are very happy with them.
Excellent speakers. They had a lot more power than I expected, and the sound out of these bookshelf speakers is amazing. Don't hesitate to buy these speakers.
Pros: A lot of power and the sound out of these bookshelf speakers is amazing.
I bought the speakers as a second set. The speakers have a rich bass sound, which compliments my other Polk TSx220.
Terrific value! These speakers surprised me. They were purchased for a small gym/office room and they do a really nice job. The woofers are on the smallish side but they do make an impressive about of bass. However, compared to our 3-way floor speakers, the bass seems stressed and weak and the mids are hidden or muffled. But compared to other bookshelf speakers I have heard, these sound much better than many more expensive models. If I don't compare them to giant floor speakers, the sound is very impressive. For use as background music these are a perfect fit and will not disappoint.
Pros: Good sound surprising bass
Cons: i don't care for the "metal" trim, looks cheesy
Great sound from bookshelf speakers, really surprised.
Good quality, good size, good price, what else can I say
Pros: Just the right size for my needs
I got these on sale even if they were not on sale there awesome speaker's. Sound great cant go wrong with polk i would highly recommend these if you have a small space.
Pros: Sounds great Handles alot of power
I ordered these yesterday and in true Crutchfield style they arrived today. Hooked up to a vintage Marantz 2230 they do a fine job with everything but the bass and volume set flat. I got this receiver a couple of years ago at a bargain and I finally get to use it. Great speakers at a great price. If you decide on these you won't be disappointed.
Pros: They sound good set flat. I like to jack the bass up just a tad. I have the iPod hooked up to my vintage receiver and they rock.
Cons: None that I can think of.
I bought the TSi200, TSi100 and CS10 center channel speakers. I hooked them up and calibrated them with my Yamaha RX-V663 system then played Top Gun. These speakers sound great, and I am really impressed with their performance. I also have a Polk subwoofer which makes for a really good 5.1 audio system.
First I will admit my love of Polk products. But that said, all speakers need the right setup, the right stand, a good stage, good reflection (since this is a ported enclosure), etc. After a couple weeks, a pair of short stands to get the stage and enclosure coupling correct, these are set. Now, I have with the Polk TSi200 bookself speakers Just about the best sound for my home office that I could ask for. I am still thinking about a (Polk) powered sub, but now that the stage is correct, I think it will not be not needed. But I may change my mind, I like the deeper lows too. Paired with a good receiver for this setup in the Yamaha R-S300 (50 x 2 and 4 ohm stable), I could not be happier.
Pros: warm, even sound, excellent midrange (with 2 low-mid drivers), and balanced (ie, not too bright) highs. As much bass as you could want (or ask for) in a bookshelf speaker.
Cons: ports can cause bumpy bass around the port frequency. But that is expected in any ported enclosure, so it gives you the bump if you want it, and you can easily manage it with simple measures (like a small padding / towel behind the port). So this is not really a "con" but more of a "hey if you like it bumpy you can get it, or not".
Service good, looks good, sounds good.
Using these speakers for my garage, I thought my old yahama receiver was kinda beat, boy was I wrong, these Polk bookshelf speakers just brought my garage to life, highs are amazing and the bass is very respectable! Can't go wrong with a Polk product!
Great sound for the size! Have these hooked up to my vintage Pioneer SX-650 and they work great!
Pros: Solid cabinet, great sound, 5-way terminals.
Cons: Haven't found any yet.
Good crisp sound with excellent bass response. Very happy with my purchase and would recommend these speakers for any home application.
Pros: excellent sound for the size!
Clear highs and mid range as well as healthy, accurate, low end. Cabinet and grill very well made.
Pros: Crisp highs and clear mid range as well as healthy accurate low range. Quality, fit and finish of cabinet and grill.
I purchased these along with a Polk psw108 sub and Sony STR-DH770 receiver to begin piecing together decent sound for my living room. I was undecided between the TSi100 and TSi200 bookshelf speakers, but went with the TSi200 and am glad that I did. This setup has greatly improved the sound in my living room. From music to movies, I do not have any complaints. The speakers are very crisp and clear and when I decide to complete my audio package, I would certainly buy again to fill the room out and would recommend these to anyone. Not to mention, Crutchfield's service is fantastic. I had an issue connecting my AV receiver to my TV through ARC(still an issue but I blame the tv) and the tech guy helped me for a good 20 minutes until we exhausted all options. I am very pleased with this experience. I have not had the chance to push them to far yet as I live in an apartment and don't want to make people angry. I will do this tomorrow most likely, but at volume level 30 and below, it is enough to fill my living room.
Pros: Great crisp sound Passed testing from the Budget and Aesthetics Committee(AKA my wife) so they look great and sound great too
Cons: None as of now, but I have only been using them for two days. I don't imagine that my opinion will change as the experience is only getting better each day
Excellent service, the order was put on wednesday and already on friday were in the mail, the speakers are just what i needed for my home theater.
Pros: Good quality speakers, sounds great.
In a word, WOW. I have these speakers paired with a set of TSi100 bookshelf speakers connected to a Sony DNR860 home theater receiver, in a family room that is ~18x22. Without having a subwoofer currently connected, the sound is incredible! The TSi200s are set atop bookshelves, at 25 inches above the floor, with the back of the speakers six inches from the wall behind them. The low frequency response is amazing, and while I plan a future purchase of a quality sub for the system, I am in no hurry. The bass from the current setup possesses the ability to have less tolerant townhouse neighbors complaining. Fortunately, my neighbors are laid back. These TSi200s have a surprisingly full and rich sound, whether I am watching movies or listening to music, both of which are always at high volume. I highly recommend these speakers. They look great and sound inredible.
Pros: Look great, sound even greater
Small speaker - BIG sound! These replace my larger and heavier Fisher XP7s with no sacrifice in sound quality or timbre. the cherry side panels are attractive and take away from a totally "techy" look.
Exactly what I needed, sounds great in the room.
The best bang for your buck, great sound and quality!!
This speaker doesn't even distort even if i make the volume loud.the built is very nice and well constructed.i paired it with marantz sr7008 and it sounds fantasticl.all kind of speaker will only sound absolutely good if an amp has a built-in manual graphic equalizer just like my marantz.i owned onkyo , harman,nad and pioneer before and my bose 301,infinity primus tower speaker,jamo s626 ,mb quart tower speaker sound good but when i connect and turned ON the seperate 10 band graphic equalizer unit,the sound is 10x better!buy marantz because even their cheapest home theater reciever has a built-in manual graphic equalizer . U dont need to buy a seperate graphic equalizer .
Pros: Looks great bought these for a vintage quelle senator tube receiver the wood finish is very similar nice match given the limitations of the receiver these polk speaker's produce an excellent sound an excellent value for the price highly recommend them.
Great speakers in this price range! I have an older Onkyo receiver and they work fantastic. These were for my phono set-up and there is little distortion with these speakers. I may even buy another set!
Pros: Best speakers for this price and size.
Nice looking speakers that sound as good as they look. I'm using them in a smaller room listening at lower sound levels. Powered by a old receiver 35 watts per channel. Very happy with the bass for the size of speakers. Very good sound I'm glad I bought them.
Quite affordable and serious sound reproduction. After having many speaker's I have finally found sound as I think it should be.
Great sound top, middle and bottom - fills the 14 x 22 room and getting them on sale was great
Pros: Great sound top, middle and bottom - fills the 14 x 22 room
Cons: May be a little be for a book case, but works well on the extended fireplace mantle/bookshelf
These are great sounding speakers, especially for the price! I have these paired with a CS10 center channel and they work great together. The highs are very crisp and defined while the bottom end is good as well. These sound good with all types of audio...normal TV, sports, movies, streaming music, CDs, XBox 1, etc.
These speakers are super crisp with decent bottom end. I am using them with a Sony bookshelf unit with an audio technica turntable and seems to be a great match! Would recommend these to a friend.
AMAZING speakers! For bookshelf speakers these really pack a punch. I am so glad I choose these. The size is a littttttle big for the bookshelves, but the sound greatly outweighs this.
Pros: Sound quality Versatility Visual appearance
Cons: Size, a little large
These are great speakers for a family room. Big sound from a small package.
Pros: Great sound, very clear
I use my speakers in my 14' x 20' living room with a Sony receiver, for listening to my music library and radio. Having moved from an apartment to a house, I needed larger sound than my 25 year old DBX Soundfield 3x2 bookshelf speakers could handle. So I considered this model as well as the TS220B and TSi400B. I listen to a broad spectrum of music genres, but really wanted something that could produce clear vocals, instrumental jazz combos and big band sound. I consulted online with Daniel, and he recommended these over the TSi220Bs, or, if I had room, the TSi400Bs for greater bass. When I decided I didn't want the towers in my living room, I chose these, and thought I could always add a subwoofer later, if I needed. When they arrived, I put on the Johnny Nocturne Band with Kim Nalley singing vocals, started a song on my old speakers, paused it to quickly switch to these, then continued the song. It was a world difference! Fuller sound with clear, bright vocals and live sounding instruments! To test the bass, I switched to The Scorpions' 'Still Loving You' and they rocked! More bass than I expected for speakers in this category. I won't be adding a subwoofer. I'm thrilled with these! The best value electronic purchase I've made in years. Be sure to find the small rubber pads in the packaging and apply them to the speakers, if you're putting them on a hard surface. Thanks Daniel, good advice!
Pros: Relatively large bookcase speakers able to fill a large room with sound. Beautifully clear mid and upper range, with more bass than one would expect from "bookshelf" speakers. Good looking but inconspicuous if need be. A great value.
Just downsized from a large home with huge family room with built-in sound, to a small cottage with a living room 18'x15'. I had to start from scratch for my new audio system. Started with a Yamaha RX-V673 amp, Bose ctr channel, Martin Logan Motion 15 front speakers, and a Definitive sub. Because the house was built in the 1950's I didn't put in rear speakers because of wiring issues. After a few mths. of enjoying great sound I realized I had to add rear sound to complete my audio experience! So, I spent two days under my house stringing speaker wire to my sub-flooring, drilling holes up through my walls to finally get a rear speaker connection. Once I was done I needed speakers, contacted Crutchfield and they recommended the Polk Audio Tsi-200. They convinced me these would be great for rear speakers! After receiving them and listening to their sound, it was so good I decided to make them my front speakers, and moved the Martin Logans to the rear because they are a little deeper in bass, fills the room better with this configuration. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get great sound, these Tsi-200 are fantastic. I'll admit having a good amp and sub makes a difference in your sound, but even without the sub, these produce sharp, crisp, and clear sounds for music and movies. I would recommend these speakers for both front or rear, you will not be disappointed! Great job Crutchfield, you have never let me down!
Pros: Great speakers for surround sound.
Cons: None, worth more than asking price!
Nice speakers sound good so far look nice
Great sound in a small package for a very reasonable price.
great sound for bookshelf speakers
Bought these to use in my office with an old Pioneer amp from the 70's and they sound outstanding. For the price they were a perfect fit.
Pros: great sound and look good in the office
Good quality speaker for what you pay ,would always recommend Polk.
Pros: Excellent value.
Beautiful looking and sounding speakers. Very well made and designed. Don't let the small size fool you these are substantial speakers, they are quite heavy for their size, which is a good thing where speakers are concerned. And the price was right. And Polk Audio is a name I associate with quality equipment.
Pros: Beautiful looking as well great performing speakers. Small for such a big sound.
Cons: None so far.
Great pair of speakers, the quality sound when paired with a powered subwoofer is above and beyond my expectations. Anyone looking for high quality sound for a small room or even an apartment complex, need look no further.
Sounds great I am very pleased . But I must up grade the amp as it is very old. But still works. I feel this was a good purchase.
Pros: Smaller speakers Big sound
Great sounding speakers!
The speakers are a true reproduction of the music and vocals. The only thing I miss from my previous speakers is a bit more bass, that is not to say the bass response is poor, just that a little extra rumble and for my taste would provide the ultimate sound.
Nice sound for my great room. Replacing a pair of Polk floor tower speakers, and just wanted something smaller, more compact and out of the way. The price was right and the foot print fits perfect on a set of book shelves sitting on their sides. Not quite the amount of low end that the old tower speakers have, but over all nice, not booming. The only real thing that I was looking for was a real wood cabinet, but so are the Polk tower speakers ( and those cabinets have held up well).
Pros: The size, price and sound.
Speakers sound great! Well worth what I paid for them.
Did a lot of debating about what speakers to get as I was upgrading from a set of Polk RM7 mains and center. I purchased the Polk CS20 center channel first and then had to make the decision between towers and bookshelves. My area where I have my system set up is rather small so I took that into consideration. I ended up getting these after reading lots of reviews and they fit my budget. I built speaker stands for them out of 2x6 and 1x12 lumber and they are super sturdy. The stands put the speakers tweeters right at ear level and they sound great! I do have a sub in my system and would recommend one, as these are not designed to reproduce low frequencies. I am very pleased with the sound of these and they pair perfectly with the CS20 center. And the speakers are very well built and beautifully crafted.
Pros: Great sound and beautiful build quality.
Cons: May be large for some people. Just look at the size specs first before ordering. I knew what to expect as far as size.
As has been stated these speakers ROCK !! I have them in a 14x14 man cave room with two satelite Onkyo speakers driven by a 100 watt 5 year old Sony receiver . Very Wow Pink Floyd , no sub woofer needed no distorsion at cranking it . Very happy with these !
Pros: Clear sound
Just bought this pair. Had been looking for some time now and wanting to replace some 20yo Polk Bookshelf's. Had been comparing and leaning towards the Polk S15's but when Crutchfield brought the price down, I jumped on these. I have them hooked up to a Marantz NR1504 with a Polk Center Blackstone TL2 and Polk PSW108. My system is now complete (I do have Klipsch sat speakers so not all Polk powered). I still have to give these some burn in but so far, I am blown away with them. Crisp highs and nice lows.. works well with the sub... Couldn't be happier..
Pros: Great price! Great sound!
Cons: None so far. Don't anticipate any!
I am pulling together my first component stereo system in 20 years and I wanted some very nice speakers that won't take up a lot of room, I have been going to concerts since 1964 and I have a lot of requirements for my speakers. I used too only use Bose but it seems they aren't what they used to be, so I decided on these Polk Audio speakers only using the reviews I had read. Once I hooked them up I decided this is the speakers for my small house, I can heard them thru out the house and they make my music sound like I am at a concert. I have decided I am going to add two more in my living room for a quadrophonic sound, if you want to invest in a good speaker in this price range then use these, you won't be disappointed.
Pros: Great investment.
Cons: none yet.
Amasing sound good bass and mid range sounds
Pros: Excellent sound perfet size
So far so good. Replaced smaller front speakers with these. Guess they are bigger than I anticipated, but not an issue. Sounds good....give them a little break-in period to see if they start sounding even better. But really great so far.
Pros: Look good and sound great!
These are little speakers with a rich and full sound. I move them from a different room than where the receiver is located. They are not heavy. They also have a nice look and go well with my furniture. I have 4 of them but usually only use two at a time. Overall, for the price they're a good value.
Pros: Lightweight, full sound and attractive.
I purchased these to complete my all Polk 7.1 system. I was apprehensive and nervous to replace my critically acclaimed Aperion Audio Intimus left and right speakers with a more expensive pair of speakers. I'm amazed! I always struggled with the soundstage with my Aperion speakers. I blamed it on my room or equipment. Now I can place individual instruments on the orchestra stage. The stage feels like it is deep and wider than my room. The bass extension is deep on their own without my Polk subwoofer. Male and female opera voices give my goosebumps. I hear sound bouncing around the chamber walls, yet I'm in a heavily damped listening room. How is this possible? What have I been missing?
Pros: Broad wide soundstage. Fantastic voice articulation. Deep bass extension.
Cons: None thus far.
Had a "classic" receiver, but the speakers had died long ago. My teenage daughter got her first vinyl and we were trying to get new to mix with old. These speakers are AMAZING - crisp, clear, incredible tone. I would not have been confident in hooking these beautiful new speakers to my old system, but I uploaded a photo and made a call, all the service guys are great. I am a loyal fan now.
Pros: EVERYTHING - the product, shopping experience, shipping, and packing.
Cons: ZIP, NADA
Bought these speakers after reading many positive reviews. Needed some speakers to listen to my old vinyl. Wow - what a great sound. I can't believe how great these old records sound
Pros: Perfect size. Attractive enclosure.
It is what I expected
Pros: See above
I replaced the speakers on my stereo components that were 30 years old. These Polk speakers really do a fine job on my music discs ranging in style from pops to dixieland jazz to some classicals to big bands etc. I also added the Polk subwoofer PSW 108 which really gives me new pleasure in listening to these discs.
Great speakers, specialty sound, gud tiems
Pros: Beautiful cherry wood
Super sound & great value :)
Pros: Great speaker / sound. Have to spend twice as much to get more sound. Great sound & value.
Replaced Bose cube speakers for my front surrounds. Couldn't believe the difference. These sound clear. Look amazing. I use them to also listen to my music through them. I can turn them up and they sound great.
Pros: Nice size
Excellent and crisp sound that involve my livinroom.
Awesome Bookshelf speaker...awesome sound....
Pros: Big punch in a small Bookshelf speaker....you will not be disappointed...
I bought these speakers as my second choice, originally I had purchased a pair of Polk TSi400s but once I set them up in my living room they were a little too big & a little more obvious in the room that we were hoping for so after talking with my adviser, I ordered a pair of TSi200s. Ironically these were my advisor's first suggestion & it turns out that I should have listened to her in the first place it seems. The TSI200s are a nice sized bookshelf speaker that hold their own even when on the floor. Perhaps if you mount them on stands or a bookshelf you may get a little bit more clarity but for my installation they perform very well. Since they have a rearward facing port I have them about a foot away from the wall to let the bass breathe & have no complaints. While I have considered a subwoofer I don't think its necessary. The bass & midrange are very clear & well defined, not at all muddy; the highs are crisp & sharp without being harsh. In all a very well balanced sound; these speakers perform well with everything I've thrown at them, from classical to rock. The two driver & one tweeter set up really does a great job, yes the TSi400s perform better but given these are less than half the size and are far less conspicuous and the difference is very subtle these were a great choice. I ordered the black which are sharp but I think the cherry are even nicer looking, they were out of stock when I placed my order or I would have definitely ordered the cherry instead
Pros: Convenient size Excellent sound characteristics Clear range Quality fit and finish
I got these to give me a 9.2 home theater setup and could not be any happier! Matched with my amp, they can handle a lot of power. Thanks again Crutchfield for this great product!
Pros: Sound Great!
I really like these speakers. Great sound for a book shelf speaker. I have been very suprised at the sound of these speakers.
Installed as FR and FL for 5.1 surround in basement / play room. Big sound, very clear and broad across the spectrum - even at high volume, the sound is sharp. Solid advice from Crutchfield.
I purchased these pair of Polk TSi 200s to go in the store we are opening up, and as soon as I heard them I wanted to get a pair for the house. I have them hooked up to a Yamaha RX-V375 Receiver, and they sound awesome. Fast shipping and great price from Crutchfield as always!
I only have about 30 hours burned in on these, but so far they are sounding pretty nice for Bookshelf speakers. A bit on the bright side, but I expected that. Adding a sub will make a big difference. For a smaller space, these speakers are great. I am quite happy with them.
Pros: Good value. Bigger sound then you might expect.
Cons: Not really a con, but you'll want to have a good sub to go with these.
Nice looking and great sound quality in a small cabinet. A great value and sound
bought these in 2010 to use with a onkyo tx nr 808 at 135watts x2 sounded great..but i paired them with a yamaha as 500 no bass ..these speakers definitely sound best with more power even 85 watts is not enough i am also using 2 powered subs with the yamaha as 500 still lacking bass up front so if u are looking for bass buy somthing else..all the reviews rate 5 stars i just dont see it in these speakers they are 89db need lots of power seems like all polk speakers lack in power
Pros: the tweeters give warm sound
Cons: power hungry ..still no bass
These came in two days, they are quality and they look great. Black top is very nice . sound is clear and clean.
Pros: Look great sound great ,they can play at a high level with no problems
Excellent overall speaker, well built, good looking (Cherry finish), outstanding reproduction and clarity through out the entire listening range, with the exception of the very bottom end - just remember its a book shelf speaker - but mated with the PSW110 subwoofer to cover the bottom 200 Hz, they performs wonderfully. In comparison they stand pretty tall next to my classic ADS L980's
Pros: Great speaker, well built (Excellent Terminals), Good looking , and a Fantastic Crutchfield price and delivery - with a free subwoofer to boot (Thanx Dolly)
Cons: A little lacking in the low Hz- not enough to lose a star
Great speakers for a small location. I used these in a studio apartment with high ceilings and get great sound. I have them set up to play my vinyl record collection and they bring out the music the way it should be heard. Great sound at a great price. Crutchfield delivered these to my door super fast. I ordered them one morning and was listening to the speakers the next night. Thanks
Pros: great tone and sound
Cons: if you like a heavy driving bass you need a good subwoofer
love them they will go good with my new jamha 1020 vantage.souns great..with my klipsh spickers .
Well built, excellent quality. Outstanding range and clarity. Great bang for the buck!
Pros: High quality for not a lot of $$
Excellant spearkers , clear tones ,Very happy , fast delivery
Pros: Clear and crisp tones . Highly recomend .
Bright clear sound. Will be adding a subwoofer.
Pros: clarity in sound definition
Cons: needs a little support on the low end
I love these speakers. I am not a audio snob, but I just know what I like. These speakers do the job for me at a reasonable price and that is the combination that suits me just right.
Excellant looks and a fantastic sound. You wont go wrong with purchasing these.....Buy them.
If your looking for a great pair of bookshelf speakers look no further. Once you get them thru the "Burn in" period the imaging qualities & the overall sound quality really comes together. If you really have the need for added bass you'll have to add a sub, but with a decent equalizer & amp pushing these speakers you will be amazed what they'll do if you've never heard them before. I've been an "audioholic" for years & have had a lot of different brands of speakers & equipment including Old Polk's that I just can't get rid of & Polk stands true to the statement of designing resonably priced speakers that sound great & this pair of speakers is just another example of how true they are to their word. Crutchfield's customer service is very professional.
Pros: You put on a well recored piece of music & sit back & close your eyes & you will think your listening to a pair of floorstanding speakers.
We bought these because they had such great reviews, both from buyers and in magazines. We're very pleased. We use just these in a 2 channel set up (no "surround sound" or sub) with a Yamaha RX-V475 receiver and they sound fantastic. The sound fills our medium-sized den, and they sound pretty good from other rooms too. We went to stores and listened to some B&W bookshelves that cost three times as much. I won't say the Polks sound better (it's difficult to tell because we listened in such different settings) but they're in the same league. We also use these speakers for movies. Again, they're fantastic. Customer service at Crutchfield is also excellent. They were very helpful when we were settting everything up.
Pros: Great sound, low price, a good looking speaker.
Cons: These speakers are a bit larger than most bookshelves. (Not a problem for us).
I bought a pair of TSi-200s to replace my TSi-100s surround speakers in my 5.1 Polk Audio Set-up that includes 2 TSi-500s as my main speakers. Eventually I will hook up the TSi-100s to complete a 7.1 set-up. As surrounds, they gave me a fuller, lower end sound. They can handle explosions, gunfire, spaceship rumble, helicopters, with no difficulty. But what I love the most is the clarity of the upper end of all these Polk speakers. Vocals and voices sound as smooth as silk no matter how loud you crank your system, even at the THX Reference level. As your main front speakers, they give you a super wide sound field, even on older stereo cd recordings. If you do use them as your main speakers, however, I do recommend a sub-woofer to get a complete sound. Oh, and in addition, they look amazing in the cherry wood veneer.
Pros: Excellent quality. They sound amazing and look like fine furniture. I got them on sale since they are being replaced by another series.
These speakers are great midrange to high sound. I combined an Infinity 8" subwoofer with them. The subwoofer, if adjusted properly with your receiver, really kicks the bass up. I use the speakers for stereo sound as opposed to surround sound. I love the total package and you buy it from Crutchfields for a total of $550, which is a bargain for a complete stereo speaker setup. More sound than I can use due to apartment neighbors, so I added a wireless Sony headset. Again, great sound.
Pros: Nice speaker enclosures, which look very good. Two 51/2 inch speakers plus the tweeter, throw out all the sound you'll need for small to large rooms. I like to listen at high volumes and this setup puts it out.
I expected these speakers to be good by reviews but then I tried them when I got them and I was shocked between these units and the Polk Cs20 Center Channel I got - Wow!!! The richness and full body of the sound is incredible, you would have thought I had Full Standing Speakers that cost much more if you didn't see them. Nice Weight to the speakers gives them the beautiful full sound. These things are incredible...buy them you won't Regret!
Pros: - Very Full Sound - Can Handle ample Power - Nice Cabinets with good weight and strong design - Will shock you how wonderful they sound!!
Cons: - None I can find.
excellent speaker for the money. I'm using them for surround sound speakers but for a bookshelf speaker in an audio system they also sound great!
Pros: alot of sound for the price, fit in alot of places, attractive cabinet finish. great value for the money
Great home audio speakers ....
AWSOME FULLNESS IN DETAIL
I purchased the TS1200's for use as "mid range" speakers in a five channel digital organ hookup; their solid construction and low distortion power handling capacity are both very good. The TS1200's feature a characteristic high end emphasis that is just what I wanted to help define the timber of the reed and string stops of the organ. However, other uses, such as in some home "hi-fi" or home theater systems, would require a good set of audio controls in order to integrate their sonic profile into the over-all sound of the existing set up.
Pros: Price/utility ratio; construction; power handling; low distortion.
Cons: High end emphasis could cause problems in some applications.
Replacing old JBL LX44's. Currently using as front speakers for home theater system. Will probably upgrade fronts to TSI400's and use these as rear speakers. Blend well with the CS10 center channel. Great sound and great price.
Pros: Cherry finish. Great sound.
The best pair for the money with excellent sound I love the bass I get with my woofer
Pros: I have nothing bad to say about the pair of speakers
Cons: I would recomend other friends purchase them
I bought these to go with Polk center, woofer and rear surround speakers and they work perfectly together. I initially thought that they sounded somewhat nasal but after balancing and adjusting the sound output from my Yamaha AVR the sound from the speakers was superior to old PSB speakers that I had been using.
Pros: full sound
Cons: shiny finish shows dust
great sound from a small box. i was looking to fill a large area with backgroud music and these speakers did the trick.
I purchased these and amazed how loud they are. They sound amazing and are worth every penny.
Cons: Size is pretty big but sound coming out of these speakers are well worth it
I din't spend hugh money on these speakers, but I got a lot for the money. I drive them with a 30 watts per channel stereo boom box and it came alive. I use them for music and TV/Movies. It's not a perfect home theater but it beats the TV speakers they replaced. Polks give a more natural sound than I've been able to find in many others costing way more money. For sensitive ears like mine there are faint nuances in songs or movie sounds I pick up from these that others fumble. Polk speakers tend to have a deeper, cleaner bass than many others, especially those using larger woofers. There's none better than Polk for the money. Very clean sound. Truly a superior product.
Pros: They don't cost a bundle or take over a small room. Work really well on speaker stands 16 inches or a bit higher. They're visually attractive and should fit in almost anywhere.
Cons: The only drawback is that the bass reflex ports face the rear, so some spacing out from the wall is required for best bass sound. That's the only reason I don't give these a perfect 5 star rating.
These speakers play awesome!! They are being used as a set of back tower speakers and keep up with my Cerwin Vega Front tower speakers with 1 1/2 tweeter 5 1/4 mid and a twelve on each Vega. I have a Definitive Technology pro-sub 1000 for deeper base and a BIC Acoustic PL-28 for center. Regarding the Polks; with the SIlk tweeter My highs are as clean as all the base in the room!! They Handle 150 watts and are 8 ohms. My system is finally complete and I am very satisfied!!
Pros: Great Product vs. Price. Extremely good quality would recommend to any one. Have received allot of compliment on both sound and craftsmanship. Can also be used for main speakers!!
Cons: Even though They came with a free 5 yr. labor/parts warranty I really do not expect to be using it!!!
The Sound comes ouy crystal clear. This is the best speakers to compliment the CSI 300, the center channel CS20 and the Polk PS 120 Subwoofer. Be careful with the sound or you will have your neighbors complaining because these speakers really sound great. You will be be in the middle of the action when you connect the speakers to your home theater.
Pros: The speaker system soun great.
Cons: None so far
The speakers didn't have the clarity I expected, bought these to replace my 25 year old M-10's.
Love these speakers!! Original orderd 200 model and they were physically too big. Crutchfield was a big help and made the exchange easy!! 5 stars!! These speakers sound great. Will definately by Polk products again. You wont be sorry....
Pros: Sound, size, quality
Cons: did not come in white
Very nice finish, nice sound, good bass, I use it in my bedroom with excellent sound. but........ I still preferred Klipsch. Of course you need to pay more.
The Polk Audio TSi200 Bookcase speakers (I bought 4 for a 7.1 surround sound system) are sweet! Much bigger that I had anticipated but they put out the sound with the help of my new Onkyo TXNR609 receiver. The speakers were easy to set up, option of bare wire or banana plug. Not that it is a problem, the size of the speaker does not lend itself for standard speaker stands, these are meant to be on a heavy duty speaker stand or shelf. I cranked up the sound and for our first party in the "cave" my friends were impressed!!! Great speakers for the price.
Pros: Great for the price.
Cons: No Cons.
I'm very happy with these speakers because of the versatility. I'm running a 2 channel system through my tuner. I listen to different genres of music on LP, CD, and cable music channels; the radio; movies; and regular TV through these speakers and everything sounds really good. These speakers take a little getting used to--the bass is surprisingly good and I'm amazed at some of the sounds it picks up I never noticed before. I'm not exactly an audiophile, but appreciate good sound. For the price and my application, these are a perfect match.
These bookshelf speakers pack a big punch! I am using these as my front speakers with other Polk speakers in my 3-D home theatre system and they sound terrific! Not too much bass from these individual speakers but not needed since I am also using a Polk subwoofer. My surround sound system sounds wonderful. Great value for the money, IMO!
Purchased the Polk TSI 200's as surround speakers matched with TSI 400 mains, a CS20 center channel and PSW 125 sub. The TSI 200's sound great. Good crisp highs and good midrange. They are a bit large. Will have to put on stands, but happy with my purchase.
I waited a couple months after ordering these bookshelfs to make sure this review is accurate (because who doesn't love new products they just bought). I still give them a 5 out of 5. I'm a stereo guy, and I do not have a powered subwoofer in my system. These speakers are warm in the mids, plenty hot up in the highs, and can provide bass for most music genres. If you want to sound like the guy next to you at a stoplight, with the whole car rattling, you need a powered sub. But these can make you grandmothers pacemaker skip a beat here and there if you crank them up, and the clarity at a high level is just as good or better than at a low level. Additionally, these can really fill up a room with sound, the dual 5 1/4" woofers are great. In summary, if you listen to music at less than full volume, or you are over the age of 25, these speakers are incredible! Feed em a clean source and you will be MORE than satisfied, impressed by their quality.
I updated my home audio with a pair of TSi200's a CS20 center channel, and a Polk Audio PSW111. Togethor they sound terrific. I have a small sized living room and these deliver plenty of clear vibrant sound that could fill a much larger room. I would recommend these to anyone. The only thing I would say is pay attention to the speaker dimensions as they are larger then I had anticipated.
I just bought a pair of these for my father. I helped him set them up and then sat down to listen to them. I was overwhelmed with how well these speakers sounded. I had a hard time imagining a speaker for a similar price sounding any better than these. They really are a tremendous buy at this price.
Purchased these bookshelf speakers due to my wife being tired of my old 3.5ft speakers. The sound is fabulous; requires very low power to drive. Great buy for the money.
I have to say that there is nothing out there that can out perform this speaker in its price range. If you are a base junky like me than you will need a subwoofer but the speaker can hold its own without one, just do not place it too close to the wall it will take away from the bass that it can produce. I am not an audio file but I know when good sound is being produced and this speaker can produce some nice imaging. Almost bought some B&W speakers for triple the price and I did not hear such a huge advantage over these TSI's.
The TSi200's have been wonderful front speakers for my new surround sound system. The sound is crisp and crystal clear when watching BluRay's and they have handled both high and low volumes without a problem. I have only pushed them to about 50% of the power of my Denon 1910 but they sound like they would go to the top end of the receivers power without a problem. The sound of stereo music from my ipod is very concise and clarity is superb, while my Polk subwoofer picks up the bass making for listening pleasure. The cherry finish with piano black top is beautiful and has a rich look. The only thing missing from these speakers is Bi-amping capability. This is the only reason that I did not give them 5 stars. I highly recommend these speakers for value, aestetics and performance.
No doubt these are one of the best pair of speakers you can set on a bookshelf! These things rock! Pure clean sound! worth every penny!
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||---|
|Woofer Size (inches)||5.25|
|Woofer Composition||Organic Fiber|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl Rubber|
|Frequency Response||50-24k Hz|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||16-26|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.
Klippel Optimized: Using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Polk engineers were able to optimize the speaker structure and cabinet design for the best possible performance, even at extreme listening levels.
High Efficiency Design: Compatible with practically any AV receiver, these speakers produce sound that is open, spacious and clear, even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers.
Bi-Laminate Composite Woofers: Each speaker features two 5.25" bi-laminate composite dynamic balance drivers which are light and stiff for deep bass response and low distortion. For high performance durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.
Silk dome Tweeters: Each speaker features a 1.0" silk dome dynamic balance tweeter for detailed highs. Each tweeter features Mylar bypass capacitors in the crossovers to extend high frequency response and improve detail and transparency.
Frequency Response: The overall frequency response is 43Hz-25kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 50-24kHz.
Quality Built Cabinets: The TSi speaker cabinets are extensively braced MDF with ¾" thick baffles. With pewter accents, a piano black top plate and removable black grille, TSi speakers look awesome and take up less than one square foot. All models are available in a choice of black or cherry wood-grain vinyl finishes.
Narrow Baffle Geometry: Narrow baffle geometry is a design that creates a sleek looking speaker with great sound. First the high quality cabinet is slender and tucks away easily in your room. The smaller-diameter speaker components are lighter in mass, translating to clearer sound.
Flared Ports: All TSi speakers feature critically-tuned flared ports. Flared ports minimize port noise ("chuffing") and ensure good low frequency extension with low distortion. With flared ports, TSi speakers reveal realistic, natural, full-bodied sound with rich bass. These TSi bookshelf speakers feature a rear-firing port.
5-Way Binding Posts: Each speaker has a set of gold-plated 5-way binding posts.
Placement: Create an equilateral triangle between the speaker and the listening position. If you notice video distortion or discoloration, immediately move the speaker away from the video source.
Rubber Feet: Each speaker comes with four self-adhesive rubber feet so they will sit securely on your speaker stands or shelf.
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reviews look good, needed small speakers to add to my polk center channel and because of small room size. [ kevin Dec 16, 2018 ]
I have a pair of Polk speakers and they are fantastic. Can't go wrong with what works for you. [ Charlie Dec 12, 2018 ]
All the good reviews and wanted a new one and I like Polk Audio speakers [ Dave Dec 03, 2018 ]
I have the polk Rti 7 and they sound great. [ Farley Nov 03, 2018 ]
Good brand name, good price, and hopefully fantastic sound. [ Roger Nov 02, 2018 ]
great price! great product!! [ mary kay Aug 04, 2018 ]
I had Polk audio speakers and love their performance. And for the price you can't beat it. So I got them again.(my old system was stolen) [ Phillip V. May 26, 2018 ]
price -quality- free shipping [ Kenneth May 14, 2018 ]
Because out of all the bookshelf speakers this one has 2 woofers instead of just one. I wanted the performance of floorstanding speakers in bookshelf size. [ Tony Mar 06, 2018 ]
Good reviews [ Nam Jan 16, 2018 ]
They are compatible with my Sony stereo system per Trevor [ Monica Jan 07, 2018 ]
I needed a pair of front speakers that paired well with my Polk Audio CS10 center channel speaker. I don't have space for towers, so these fit the bill. [ Jon Dec 28, 2017 ]
I bought these Polk Audio TSi200 Black Speakers to be use in my surround sound setup for the surround back R&L. Based on the positive reviews I think I made the right choice. Cant wait for them to deliver so I can hook then up to my AV Receiver. I will put then to the test. [ Glendon Dec 13, 2017 ]
I THINK IT WILL BE A GOOD REPLACEMENT FOR WHAT I HAVE. [ PETER L. Nov 18, 2017 ]
After expelling to the Crutchfield audio expert what we were using this equipment for, this is what he recommended. [ Gregory Nov 17, 2017 ]
Based on the consistent reviews of the Polk TSI line, i decided to give them a try. I am upgrading an existing system. Pioneer Elite VSX53 used as a preamp, Rotel MarkII 5 channel amp. I started my speaker upgrade with the Polk CS10 Center Channel. The TSi200s will be my fronts, and I will add another pair to the rear. I see most people use the TSi100 as rear surround but, you only live once. i will also add a Dayton 1200 sub to complete the setup. [ Frank Sep 14, 2017 ]
Polk gives the best bang for the buckt [ Michael Sep 09, 2017 ]
Price point and reviews. Website was extremely helpful with selection [ Dante Sep 07, 2017 ]
Needed new good surround speakers at a reasonable price [ Jeffrey Sep 05, 2017 ]
Great quality for the price!! [ Anthony Sep 04, 2017 ]
Company reputation, price, and customer reviews [ J Sep 04, 2017 ]
Bought Polk before and liked the sound. [ K Sep 03, 2017 ]
excellent reputation [ catherine Jul 29, 2017 ]
Polk audio they make some of the best speakers in the world. Very reliable they get the job done [ Grantely Jul 07, 2017 ]
SALE PRICE AND SIZE [ Kristofor Jul 06, 2017 ]
I purchased these to replace my side surrounds. These speakers are rated up to 150 watts, and my old ones are only rated at 100. [ Jim Jun 20, 2017 ]
Polk sound & quality, price, crutchfield reviews & product specs [ Jaime Jun 20, 2017 ]
Have a pair of Polk speakers already.Great speakers for the money.Plus Cruthfields is a great place.100% satisfied customer. [ RANDY Jun 19, 2017 ]
Cheaper than Amazon and free 2 day shipping! Wow! [ Phillip Jun 14, 2017 ]
I just ordered a Polk Audio powered sub and love it, My old AR surround speaker gave up the ghost and thought these would work nicely. [ Keith R. May 18, 2017 ]
reviews and complete my polk speaker system [ ISMAEL May 10, 2017 ]
Value [ KEVIN May 07, 2017 ]
I can't say enough about these amazing little speakers!!! The reviews that say they don't have any bass are completely inaccurate! I have these on the floor right now, I just purchased stands for them, and they have so much bass at half volume that my feet vibrate from across the room. They have great sound reproduction and look beautiful. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a pair of speakers for up to a medium sized room!!! [ Thomas May 01, 2017 ]
Adding more speakers to my system... [ Kevin Apr 22, 2017 ]
I have always had good luck with polk [ JOHN K Apr 18, 2017 ]
Just need some speakers for the garage. [ Richard Apr 16, 2017 ]
Polk is a leader in this category, I have Polk Atriums on my deck and they rock!! [ Chris Apr 09, 2017 ]
polk fame [ RAFAEL Apr 06, 2017 ]
name [ Benjamin Mar 30, 2017 ]
I choose these speakers because of the reviews it got on your website. [ Robert Mar 22, 2017 ]
crutchfield reviews [ Dennis Mar 14, 2017 ]
good product at a good price [ RONALD Feb 28, 2017 ]
Love the style [ Marlon Feb 08, 2017 ]
I need to replace my current speakers and wanted something with good sound and that would last. My brother helped me in my decision. These were on sale for the same price range I was looking and a better speaker with treble, middle and base. [ Sarah Jan 15, 2017 ]
Sale price and amazon reviews [ JEFFREY Jan 13, 2017 ]
Great reviews, great looking speakers [ Austin Eugene Jan 09, 2017 ]
Price, size, availability, reputation of dealer [ Michael Jan 05, 2017 ]
polk is amazing for the price. [ A Jan 02, 2017 ]
prior experience with brand and product reviews [ Scott R. Dec 29, 2016 ]
Reviews & Price. [ ROBERT A Dec 13, 2016 ]
Chat guy Larry's suggestion. [ Richard Dec 09, 2016 ]
Polk brand ,good reviews [ TONY M Dec 06, 2016 ]
Price and reviews from other customers [ Pete De La Dec 03, 2016 ]
I've bought other models of "polk" speakers; and I have been very satisfied with them. [ Jeffery Nov 24, 2016 ]
Noticed good reviews on the speakers, and needed speakers that were hooked up by wire not wireless. [ Kenneth Nov 20, 2016 ]
The size will fit well into my smaller home theater area. The speakers have lots of great reviews, and I have the CS10 center, so these will be timber matched. I built custom speaker stands according to the speaker size specs so the tweeter will be right at ear level. Stands I made are 31" tall. [ david Nov 14, 2016 ]
my daughter researched the items that was ordered and found them to be the best for what she was looking for [ ROGER Nov 12, 2016 ]
After conferring with "Daisy" on my audio preferences I chose this. [ Raymond Oct 13, 2016 ]
Affordable. Good quality. Good brand. [ Jane Jul 16, 2016 ]
appear to be a good quality book shell speaker, I ready some gpood report from other customer and the price is good for thr pair [ CARLOS CRUZ Jul 12, 2016 ]
Great sounding speakers. I bought two sets! [ Don Jun 28, 2016 ]
Good reviews. [ TIM Jun 26, 2016 ]
recommendation by crutchfield consultant based on my current center channel and the receiver he recommended to replace my current receiver. [ Delmart Jun 25, 2016 ]
These seemed like the best value for my limited budget. Doubling the price didn't seem to get me that much more. [ Gordon Burns Dec 21, 2015 ]
Excellent reviews on the Crutchfield website. [ G Dec 19, 2015 ]
Using for rear speakers in a surround sound setup where I already have some nice Polk towers for the front [ Jacob Dec 08, 2015 ]
Qualify price [ STEVEN Oct 13, 2018 ]
Have had two sets on my Yamaha receiver in my desent sized basement bar. They rock hard in good sized spaces with multiple sets. Worth every penny... [ Nessman Oct 10, 2018 ]
size and specs that fit my requirements. [ Robert Oct 01, 2018 ]
Great reviews. Had Polk Audio before and they look and sound fantastic with a 5 year warranty. No better speakers for the price... [ Terry Sep 14, 2018 ]
Good price, compact size and good power handling ability. [ Mark Aug 24, 2018 ]
This was very similar to a pair of infinity speakers that I've had for 30 plus years that I love so I hope I get similar usage out of these [ Richard Jun 23, 2018 ]
The brand and size were my two biggest reasons for choosing these speakers [ David Jun 21, 2018 ]
Best sound <200.00 [ Robert De Mar 19, 2018 ]
The speakers were recommend by a friend, I heard the tsi100 liked them, and felt the speaker was nice looking [ Charles Feb 13, 2018 ]
I am pleased with Polk Audio products and the price drop was nice too. [ Steven Jan 25, 2018 ]
I have had a great experience with Polk products, My rear surrounds were having trouble reproducing hard to produce Piano frequencies so I knew it was time to replace them with another Polk surround bookshelf speaker that could go below 70hz. TSi200 hopefully fits the bill. More to follow. [ Dane Jan 12, 2018 ]
adviser recommendation. [ THOMAS E E Dec 21, 2017 ]
Looks good; Polk reputation for quality and great sound; fantastic price with free shipping [ Barney Dec 16, 2017 ]
advise of sale lady [ Darrell Dec 15, 2017 ]
I need mid range boosting speakers for my setup. I have everything else. [ Don Oct 31, 2017 ]
compact size ,with the speakers I wanted [ joseph Sep 24, 2017 ]
I like dealing with Crutchfield have dealt with them several times before this and Polk audio is a good brand also [ RICHARD Sep 22, 2017 ]
Looks like a good value for the price. Polk audio is highly spoken of and the ratings are good. [ William Sep 20, 2017 ]
Very positive reviews. [ Jens Aug 25, 2017 ]
I chose these speakers because of the good reviews. Hope they work out [ Art Aug 23, 2017 ]
Great company I and I love the look of the speakers [ Andy Aug 19, 2017 ]
I love the extremely reliable brand name Polk Audio and I love anything in a cherry finish. It's a win win. [ Briefly Spoken Jul 23, 2017 ]
Bought polk speakers 2006. Like the brand trust crutchfield [ Leon Jul 19, 2017 ]
reviews [ Anthony Jul 18, 2017 ]
I need a new pair of book shelf speakers to replace a pair of old AR speakers. Have not tried Polk speakers so I thought ai would try. [ Marilyn Jul 15, 2017 ]
Amazing Reviews, outstanding brand, and nice cherry wood. [ Nathan Jul 12, 2017 ]
Small speaker with higher wattage. Beats other brands that are the same physical size. [ Richard Jul 12, 2017 ]
I liked the look and heard Polk produced a quality product. The spec's seemed to exceed Cerwin Vega's in this category. [ susan Jun 13, 2017 ]
great luck with this product name in the past and looks and style along with great reviews. [ robert Jun 10, 2017 ]
Great deal [ Louis M. Jun 01, 2017 ]
Good size for small apartment [ William May 29, 2017 ]
On sale. Polk makes good products. [ I May 15, 2017 ]
I just love the look and sound [ Arthur May 11, 2017 ]
Perfect sound and great speaker... [ THOMAS C May 08, 2017 ]
they are very good [ George E. May 04, 2017 ]
Price was definitely right; being able to look through other buyers reviews of the product sealed the deal for me and let me buy with confidence that I was getting what I wanted for my needs and would be satisfied with my decision. [ Nicholas p. Apr 30, 2017 ]
I'm putting a stereo system together. Need speakers. Speakers got good reviews. [ Kenji Apr 30, 2017 ]
Right now I'm dealing with limited space in my bedroom for electronics so a nice sounding bookshelf is just what the doctor ordered. Hooked up to my vintage Marantz receiver they should work nicely. Looking forward to delivery day which is at the most 2 days with Crutchfield. [ Alan Apr 26, 2017 ]
price [ DARRYL Apr 21, 2017 ]
Good reviews and The Polk name.... great price [ SEYMOUR W Apr 19, 2017 ]
Bought to upgrade/replace a pair of 30-year-old Polk Monitor 5Bs in the study. [ Jesse Apr 09, 2017 ]
Reputation of Polk Audio, cherry cabinet appearance, size. [ John Apr 06, 2017 ]
Price to value. Positive reviews from others using these speakers with vintage audio components. Polk's reputation. Attractive. [ Casey Mar 29, 2017 ]
I need a pair of very good bookshelf loudspeaker's to compliment my JVC stereo component's. These speaker's are the perfect choice!!! [ Bruce Mar 21, 2017 ]
I own other Polk Audio speakers. I've never been disappointed. [ Randall Mar 09, 2017 ]
Replacing very old speakers in my home office [ Mark Mar 07, 2017 ]
Good Quality & Price! [ Frank A. Feb 26, 2017 ]
look cool great deal [ datrucks Feb 20, 2017 ]
Price + reviews [ Dennis Feb 14, 2017 ]
i bought a pair last year and they sound great...needed another pair for family room...these are hooked up to Marantz 2250B mfg date 1976 and the speakers rock that raw rock n roll sound. thanks dudes [ Robert Feb 07, 2017 ]
Based on reviews and past performance with Polk speakers. Needed accurate mid and high range to use with existing Polk sub. [ Mark Jan 14, 2017 ]
brand name and other products from this company.. [ RANDALL Dec 31, 2016 ]
good value, very good sound and cherry [ TOM M Dec 19, 2016 ]
I already own the TS400's and I am pleased with them so I'm getting these for a different room. [ JEFF Dec 04, 2016 ]
Great quality and price. [ JIM Nov 26, 2016 ]
Price, reviews were all positive, good looking speaker [ Daniel Nov 23, 2016 ]
love polk speaker. I find them to be a very good quality at an affordable price [ JOE Nov 08, 2016 ]
Value [ Barry Nov 03, 2016 ]
Good reviews [ Luis Jul 11, 2016 ]
store advice [ Anthony Jul 01, 2016 ]
I wanted a floor speaker originally, but the ones I wanted were sold out. I'm glad I got these. They wound up fitting perfectly on the TV stand on either side of the TV. Bass response is only slightly worse than the floor speakers I had been looking at but that doesn't even matter when you've got a subwoofer. I like these speakers. [ Michael May 17, 2016 ]
Mine are open to the room. I see no reason why your set up would not work well . Speakers sound excellent [ Gregory Jan 09, 2018 ]
Hello Randy... I have my 200's placed on either side of my TV in a large entertainment center. I'm not sure you would call it enclosed but the sound never ceases to amaze me. I'm sure there are better speakers out there but for the cost, I did not go wrong. I would say, in answer to you question, that yes they would work. [ Daniel Jan 09, 2018 ]
Yes they will work. They are a ported speaker so the lack of space behind may hinder bass response. I have the same receiver!! [ david Jan 09, 2018 ]
Yes. [ Gregory Jan 09, 2018 ]
Yes. I am currently driving them with a 100W/channel Yamaha receiver. I turn it up just over half and it's pretty loud. Note: Keep them a couple inches away from the wall for better bass response. [ Misty Oct 03, 2017 ]
Hello Matt H... sorry for the late response. No, as I understand Bi Amping, you'd have to have 4 sets of wiring poles and these do not... You'd also have to have a 7.1 system to do so. I only have a 5.1 system. In hindsight, I would love to try Bi Amping but I still have a great sound with these speakers... Love them. If you can do it, by all means, go for BA... [ Daniel Aug 24, 2017 ]
not sure about the amp: I run aprox 50 watts to each and they sound great for the size: [ RANDY Aug 23, 2017 ]
Hi--The 200's are NOT bi-ampable but the 300's are and yes it does make a difference and I have (4) tsi-300's bi-amped ---Carl [ Carl Aug 23, 2017 ]
might help if you had a receiver [ Christopher Jan 26, 2017 ]
Hi Randall- In my set-up, my polk speakers are connected to an audio/visual receiver (AVR) I'm not sure that a Samsung smart tv will power the polk speakers. [ Greg Jan 26, 2017 ]
i Have them standing up but i don't see why they wouldn't work laying on their sides [ Bruce Dec 28, 2015 ]
Yes, you can place these on their side, would likely work well on a bookshelf. Keep in mind that for best sound they need some space behind them for the rear port. [ Paul Dec 27, 2015 ]
absolutely yes [ Gabriel Dec 27, 2015 ]
No problem these speakers are great !,,, [ RICHARD S Dec 26, 2015 ]
Yes, I actually have mine laying on their side on shelves that are mounted on the wall. These speakers sound great! [ RICHARD S. Dec 26, 2015 ]
NO they are better as surrounds .only if u are using .a small home theater set up ,u may use them as mains. [ nathaniel Dec 22, 2015 ]
THey would b better as rear set however if your room is not to large they would work fine. They can't b by amped [ darryl Dec 17, 2015 ]
Yes sounds great for my family using them as left and right front also using sub woofer [ ROSS Dec 17, 2015 ]
Yes, absolutely. I used them with a 7.1 sound system in my TV/theater room. They create a big sound with excellent quality, yet are small enough to place on a shelf. They are a good by for a reasonable cost. [ Dorwin Dec 17, 2015 ]
Mike- I bought 3 pairs of these Polk Audio speakers to bring sound to our microbrewery production room and tasting room. Roughly 2750 squ. feet of open space. I checked the specs to see that they have an 89db efficiency and have a good frequency handling range. We are using them with a Polk Audio powered sub to reproduce low and mid-low frequencies better. We will power them with an amp that can give us a main and aux zone control and the amp is rated to 150W per channel They are described as bookshelf speakers, but checking speaker dimensions, are fairly large. I would recommend an above average viewing room for these speakers. My caution is to ignore placement instructions that advise hanging speakers like you might a picture frame, that is, flush with the wall. I believe that a ported speaker, as these are, require a bit of clearance to the wall to allow best utilization of the port. Whether you purchase this model speaker or not, you can't find a better sounding speaker for your money than Polk Audio. [ Greg Dec 17, 2015 ]
They will. But if you want earth shaking rumbling sound effects from your movies, you may need a subwoofer in addition. I have these as mains in a 13x16 room and they are great. I hear details I've never heard in my music before. [ Joshua Dec 17, 2015 ]
Yes, these speakers are wonderful as main speakers for left and right. Music, voice, and movie soundtracks are clear and uncolored, with very good presence. A pleasure to listen to. I recently bought a second pair to use in another room. You can also find many glowing reviews on-line with a search such as "polk audio tsi200 bookshelf speakers review". [ Bill Dec 16, 2015 ]
i am using them in my shop . I am very satisfied with polk speakers [ herb Dec 16, 2015 ]
They work great as my main front L and R speakers. I also use the TSi100s for the rears, a little overkill though. Will depend on the size of the room. The room I am using these in is maybe a 20x25 space. These will work in a bigger room and probably sound better than they do in my small living room. [ Christopher Dec 16, 2015 ]
Yes, that is how I used them. [ RYAN Dec 16, 2015 ]
They work great - big clear sound, fills up the room. Both the music and movie sounds are rich. I recommend. [ Edward Dec 16, 2015 ]
They should be more than enough. Can,t go wrong especially with Polk. [ GERARD J Jun 28, 2016 ]
I am using these af Front left and Right speakers in a room that is 15 by 23 with 8 foot ceillings. I also have the cs10 center channel and the psw10 powered subwoofer. The floor is carpeted and I have typical furniture, couch, loveseat and a couple recliners. The AV receiver is an Onkyo TX SR333. The sound is frich an full and for me anyway with this combination of spearkers is more than enough to handle what I want. The primary usage is for movies and tv. I also have played music through this setup. I do not play the system at wall shaking levels. I have had this setup for about eight months now and I am very satisfied with the performance. [ Keith Jun 28, 2016 ]
I use these speakers in a 18x24 living room. Great sound. [ Kevin Jun 28, 2016 ]
My home theatre is in a similarly-sized room, about 15x8, with 8' ceiling. I only have two of these speakers, so it's only playing stereo, not surround. But I'm very pleased with it. [ Matthew Jun 28, 2016 ]
I had these as my right and left channel speakers sitting next to the tv, a center channel, and two tsi100s as surrounds plus a couple subs. The room was roughly 20 x 15 with 8 foot ceilings, not including the dining room and kitchen area. I received numerous compliments on movie nights and parties as to how loud and clear my set up was, everything is Polk in my house and I would highly recommend them. [ Ramey Jun 28, 2016 ]
I use the TSi200s in a small room about 10x10. They sound great, really fill the room. Frankly, they would work in a much larger space. They have great high and mid range and their bass range is still very good. [ Vincent Jun 28, 2016 ]
I purchased them for our breakfast room/kitchen and have been pleased [ JOSEPH K Jun 28, 2016 ]
I have these speakers in our home office,15 x 16 and they are more than sufficient. They definitely would work well in your smaller room. [ David Jun 27, 2016 ]
These are full range speakers and for the size they develop good base, and have a very bright mid and high end. I am currently using them for two channel sound with a 30 year old NAD 7175 PE receiver, only listening to music. [ RICKY Feb 17, 2014 ]
Yes [ JIM Feb 14, 2014 ]
I have them working well in a 7.1 surround system, balancing the Bass is at times difficult, but I suspect this is far more due to the nature of the audio mixing on some discs and certainly not the speaker. [ MERLYN Feb 14, 2014 ]