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Awesome product , sound and stylish is great
Enjoy crystal-clear dialogue and a robust center image from Polk's CS10 center channel speaker. Polk carefully designed its woofers and tweeter using laser testing to help identify and eliminate resonance points. The acoustically inert MDF (medium density fiberboard) cabinet fights internal vibrations that can compromise performance. It all adds up to smooth, accurate sound with movie soundtracks and multichannel music sources.
The CS10 is designed with an angled top, so you can invert the speaker for placement on a low shelf to direct the sound towards your listening area. And a woodgrain vinyl finish with stylish piano black sides gives this speaker a refined look, making it an attractive addition to just about any room.
Awesome product , sound and stylish is great
Pedro, Boston, MA
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Awesome product , sound and stylish is great
Great center speaker for the price. Dialogue with movies is very clear.
Pros: Price. Sound quality.
Cons: None so far.
Great speaker for both movies and music. If you have an HTR with complete control of crossovers and levels you can really dial it in. I expected it to bring the dialog up a level from its older replacement and it did very well. What really surprised me is in the music realm, If I pull out the fronts and sub and isolate it, the nasty 400 to 250hz problematic drum sounds are actually quite pleasing. I was very pleased with the snair impact and super tight low-mid bass drum sound. At reference level, It provides a superb addition to the middle to short bottom. I think polk did a superb job on the crossover filters and hit the spot on the roll off for a really good dynamic range. If the need for high spl arose with the old center I needed to go virtual 2.1 to save the overdriven center but not with this speaker. It hits surprisingly hard for the frequency range required and does a fantastic job on 1khz and 2khz although I did drop 125hz, 500hz, 2khz and 4k about -1.0 dB ea, and added +.5 dB to 8khz, I did it for personal reasons not because it was stressing (I've developed habits after 30 years of audio graphs). I set it up inverted due to my setup which is a feature I like and found no dispersion problems. It's crossed over at 80hz but performs well enough at 60hz to leave it alone and let it rock. It's my first Polk and it is a really good speaker as all the reviews have so eloquently said.
Pros: Underpriced in my opinion.
Cons: Better rubber booties!!!!
Another, awesome product from Polk Audio and Crutchfield. Extremely fast shipping. Great customer service. With this center channel I have now rounded out my 5.1 AV system. And if or when I decide to add the other 2 channels to my system, I'm more than likely going to buy from Crutchfield. If you're going with Polk Audio, you can not go wrong with this speaker. And if you are on the fence about whether or not to buy this center channel. You can be confident without pondering too much about it, and trust all the 5 stars to just buy it. You will not ever regret it. Hope this helps somebody.. if it does, enjoy your decision. I know I am!
Pros: Just an Amazing Speaker for the price. I doubt I will have to replace this center unless I upgrade..
I am a senior who has hearing loss. This center speaker has improved my TV/movie experience greatly. Very crisp and clear sound (especially voice)!
Improves the realism of any production enabled with 5.1 to 7.2. Physically the speaker is very attractive, fine fit and finish.
Looks great in Cherry. Sounds great and perfect match for my TSI 100's. I wanted to make sure the sounds were the same and not miss match the front 3 speakers. All HT application not much music at home. I would recommend to anyone looking to set up their HT polk system. It is a great segway into the world of polk speakers for HT. I wish i had more info for straight music lovers but this is a center channel so probably not too relevent.
This is an awesome center channel. It matches my other TSi series speakers, and really helps dialogue keep up with the rest of the action. I had previously gotten a smaller center channel to fit in the space I had. It always felt lacking compared to the other speakers in my system. With a little maneuvering I was able to make this TSi CS10 fit in. I'm glad I did! The sound is much fuller and clearer.
Pros: Full, rich sound Great bang for the buck
Cons: It's pretty big but worth it if you can make the room.
Another great product from Polk, quality !!
Pros: Great sounding, great looking speaker, as expected from Polk !
Cons: None so far !
This was my second center channel purchase that I needed after my Infinity center's foam surrounds completely wore away after about 5 years. Bought this to work with my Polk Monitor 40's that were also bass reflex speakers that were timber matched to this centers tweeter. For the price this center is really great! It's twin 5 1/4" mid-bass drivers and 1" silk down tweeter are quality drivers and with their rubber surrounds will last almost a lifetime. This is Polks TSi line which is one up from their cheaper monitor line but would work great with Polks Monitor line or other basic and just average sounding speakers. The 4 star rating is based on this center channel and thus it can't be compared to Polks RTi/LSi line or other higher end centers. However, if you need a center channel for a average speaker system you can't beat this rear ported center channel for its price point.
Pros: Well built and nice looking center that can be turned up-side down if needed to get the angle you need in your center. Great low price! The glass black sides are a nice look Good SPL rating of 90 DB If you have Polk TSi speakers this would be timber matched and match the piano black tops.
Cons: The only potential con is not knowing this center uses a rear bass reflex port to boost it's performance. If you do not have it placed within about 8" of a solid wall or wooden backed shelf it will not sound good at all. Bass reflex speakers are great but have the to be placed correctly, which is why more and more reflex speakers are using a front port or Polks rear power port used in their RTi and LSi lines.
Can not beat the sound quality for the price. Cheaper here than anywhere else. I can finally hear the voices in movies clearly! Perfect!
Pros: Sound quality. Price. Quality build. Looks good. It's Polk!
Cons: None yet.
Great addition to my home theatre setup I have this along with my two tsi400 with a demon avr-s510bt
Pros: Great quality , great sound
I had a Infinity that was 25 years old and it had seen its days. This was a good deal for the price and works perfect.
EASY to see why this center channel speaker is a top seller! It is easily the most you shall get in a name brand center channel speaker at this price, out performs expectations in my by no means pricey system. For those who appreciate a buy that performs, this is the one. Yes it is a LOT bigger than the neat stuff from Bose, and as another reviewer opined, the Klipsh is better, just not at that price better. Size aside, I am more than happy with how it sounds.
Pros: GREAT performance, reasonable price.
Cons: Should have gotten one years ago
Perfect fit for our small apartment. Enriched the sound with two front and two surround speakers. Looks and sounds great.
Pros: Price, sound for size, looks great.
Good sound, Great price. Angle option fills in the center area beautifully.
Pros: sound, price, option
Great center speaker on my 5.1 surround system! Worth the price!
The unit is great sound is incredible
For the money, you simply cannot beat this center channel speaker. I was able to compare this to the Klipsch RP-450C in person. Was the Klipsch better? Absolutely. Was it $550.00 better? Not by a long shot. With the CS10 you're getting a great deal. Aside from the price, it really is a good sounding speaker. I spent most of my new home theater budget on L/R and receiver and the center channel really holds it's own. I've only had to give it a marginal db bump to compete with my Klipsch RP-280Fs and it really holds its own at low - moderate - moderate/high volume. At loud, though, like bordering on noise complaint from the neighbors loud, I do notice a difference in quality. For day to day and even intense movie and video game experience IN YOUR LIVING ROOM this is great. If you're looking to pop this into a dedicated home theater room, I suspect you'll need to go for a higher quality speaker. As far as aesthetics go, it's bulky. I didn't pay attention to the dimensions when I bought it (shame on me), and it's quite large; however, I love the slant in the back as it fits perfectly under my TV. To summarize, for the price of a center channel speaker you simply cannot do better.
Pros: Price Low-mid-moderately loud sound Slant/design
Cons: High volume when pair with "better" L/R speakers is noticeable. Bulky
It's early yet but maybe a little nasal sounding in the mids. Still an excellent value. It replaced a center costing 3 times the price.
Pros: Sensative so should match with most gear.
Cons: Grills are a little stiff and don't come off easily.
give a new sound to my home theater , exelent
Great sound, easy setup. A little bulky.
Pros: Great sound.
Cons: A little bulky
Great sound voices are clear !
Pros: Clear sound
Great center channel awsome sound
Pros: Very loud
Cons: None so far
Good center channel speaker but I would like it more if it was a little louder but overall it gets the job done great sound
Cons: Could be a little louder
This thing is Heavy Duty. I think you could throw a very deep bass line to this box and it will take it and chunk along like it will handle it forever. Be sure to read the size chart. It's not a tiny sit under the TV speaker. It's huge compared to what I thought it was. Using it anyway and loving it anyway.
I have a cheap receiver and a cheap set of surround sound speakers. Can't understand voices on TV shows that I run through the system. Thought I would start off by replacing the center speaker as that is where the voice comes from. This CS10 is amazing. I can now keep the volume low and still understand what they are saying. Better than that is when I play music through the system. I now hear instruments and sounds that I never heard before in music I have been listening to for more than 30 years. Crutchfield staff were very helpful in this process. I am looking into replacing the rest of the system.
Polk audio does it again. Always crisp clear sound. Impressive design
Pros: Design. Sound
I finally decided to get a good center speaker to complete my AV system. Works like a charm. Now I can hear the voices loud and clear.
This produces a natural vocal. They have a good dynamic range. I was really impressed with how low they go. And how high they go. The bass isn't boomy but you can tell there is bass there even without a sub.
Pros: Great sound all around. Worth the price if you have the space for this.
Cons: It is a rather large center channel speaker. So, if you don't have the space you might want to look for a smaller footprint. Read the specs before you purchase. I have the room for this but others might not.
Nice, balanced sound, good bang for the buck.
The Polk TSi CS10 is great. Love the clarity and overall sound it delivers.
Good size and plenty of sound! This has got to be the best value for a center speaker.
matched with polk monitor 60's and the difference from my old center speaker was immediately obvious. Highly recommended.
So far so good. Sound is good for the receiver that I have and the quality and look of the speaker is excellent
I'm using it with my projector setup in my theater room (Epson projector, Pioneer Elite 7.1, Pioneer front speakers and Onkyo surround speakers. I can now hear everything that is being said in a movie, even with the volume lowered. With my old center channel speaker, if I had it set so that I could hear (understand) speech, when the music came on, I got blasted out. Very satisfied.
What can I say that hasn't already been said? This Speaker is probably the best bang for your buck on the market, maybe even over Pioneer's new lineup. Not having listened to the Pioneer speaker, in terms of just looks, and finish, the Polk is the clear winner. The Highs sound crisp, the mids are punchy and the bass is solid. Pairs perfectly with my Monitor 40's and even sounds great with some Klipsch kg3.5 towers. You can spend twice as much but will it sound twice as good? I doubt your ears can tell.
Pros: Sounds amazing, great price.
Great sounding center channel. Very clear.
Pros: Great sound, not as bulky as I thought it would be, affordable
This center speaker is really a good value. It sounds really good and I am very pleased with it. The construction and craftsmanship also is very good. Now we can actually hear the dialogue in movies and TV shows.
Great start for the speaker upgrades I am doing to my system. After about three weeks of play, the CS10 is starting to loosen up. Will be using Polk TSI200s for front and rear. Can't wait to get them.
Pros: Good Center channel for the price.
Cons: Wish it shipped inside of another box. Package theives love seeing what's on the porch.
Excellent center channel speaker. No complaints of any kind. This was a major upgrade from the el cheapo 5.1 center I had been using for years. Buyers, keep in mind this thing is massive, larger than my receiver.
Pros: Price Aesthetics Sound quality 5 way binding posts
Love it! Great center channel speaker.
The clarity and amount of sound that comes out of this speaker is great. The quality of sound for this price makes for an excellent deal.
Pros: Clarity, quality.
Cons: It's pretty large...
The sound from this channel is amazing with the right amp.
Pros: Sound quality, clarity.
Cons: The only semi-con I have found is it's size. It's bulky.
Great center channel sound at a great price. Crutchfield has a competitive price on this product.
Pros: Price, sound for its category
Cons: Not visually appealing
This center speaker has great sound
Pros: Nice sound
Cons: Kinda big need to produce a smaller one
For the price I couldn't be happier. The sound is very clear without being harsh or muddy. It's very natural sounding even at high volumes. I've noticed more sounds in movies that I'm watching again since upgrading my speakers. And it's much easier to tell what people are saying during scenes where there is whispering. I haven't played this speaker at really low volume however.
Pros: Natural sounding. Clear dialog. A lot of bang for your buck.
Cons: A little big.
Great looks and even better sound! Really makes the dialogue in the movies easy to hear.
Love this speaker. The sound is outstanding , I added it to my in-ceiling speakers and it's a perfect match. Crutchfield shipping was extremely fast.
Very good value and quality.
Pros: Provides good clear and audible voices and works well with an affordable receiver.
Cons: None really at this price range.
Great product! I purchased this center speaker per recommendation from Crutchfield technician because Of audio problems with my old ceiling center mounted speaker. I placed this speaker right above my TV and immediately noticed the clarity of sounds both from watching movies and listening to music. Very good value.
Pros: Very good sound quality and the unit blends in with my home decor.
Great center speaker
Having had no center speaker, liking the clarity provide by the CS10
Great audio, especially dialogue
Pros: Better than most center speakers. Dialogue response and overall audio
Cons: none for price point
Great speaker at a great price! Clarity of dialogue even at a low volume far exceeds the old Advent center channel that I had for years. Size and design fits comfortably on shelve below TV. Could not be happier and would highly recommend this speaker.
Pros: Clear sound, size and price
The TSi CS100 is a great center speaker for price. If you have a home theater system and aren't using a center speaker your really missing out. The quality of the speaker is amazing and I am truly impressed with build quality and sound quality these speakers produce. I added the Polk Audio TSi CS10 to my TSi 200 speakers and I couldn't be happier. With my receiver in 3.1 I don't miss any audio out from my receiver and movies are so much better.
Excellent crisp sound from this awesome looking speaker
Love it! Great sound, and looks great too!
excellent product and dealing with Crutchfield could not be better thanks
So far so good. I have this hooked up as part of my 7.1 to my Onkyo TX-NR717 receiver and it sounds great. I think I still have some tuning to do, so far I've done the auto balance and tune through the receiver. I think I should be able to get a little extra bass out of it. It's larger than I thought it was (yes I know there are dimensions specified).
Love the price and performance of this speaker
Worth every penny ... actually worth a lot more pennies than it costs! Great sound, clean look.
I bought this speaker as a 'scratch and dent'. The notes said it might be missing something in the packaging. The only thing missing was the paperwork - which I am sure is available online. I see no scratches or dents, and it works perfectly! I'm quite happy to have an entirely matched Polk surround system.
Pros: Fills in the center channel nicely. Much better clarity than my previous center speaker.
I love the sound and the price didn't break my bank.
Pros: Great sound Great price Beautiful wood
Great center channel speaker.
It's definitely an upgrade from my previous cheap center speaker. Good entry level for home theater. I pair it up with Polk R30 floor speakers as front. Works fine. I tuned 1dB down because it is slightly overpowering the R30 (which is not designed for home theater) even after calibration. Maybe I was used to the cheap center before.
Pros: crisp sound
Cons: piano finish on sides
Awesome. Sounds amazing...little big
Sound quality is good, shipping was fast, no problems so far!
very good all around speaker, if you have a somewhat inclosed area your putting these in, the bass is pretty good !
Cons: none really
Great look and great sound
Love this speaker sounds GREAT more GREAT advice from thec support (Thanks Mike)
Pros: Crystal clear
what a great center channel speaker at a great value. love the improvement it added to my 5.1 surround system.
Great speaker at the right price!
Bought this center speaker because voices were hard to hear with my old speaker. Works very well with my surround sound. difference is night and day .
fast shipping, very good price, great sound, (way better than what I had) thanks crutchfield
Excellent speaker, very robust, very clear vocals in a wide range of frequencies . Great anchor point for my 7.1 sound system. Would highly recommend this speaker for both functionality and appearance. Not to mention the price from Crutchfield is at or below retail elsewhere . Which left me with no hesitation to purchase from a very reliable retailer. Excellent product knowledge and upstanding consumer regard.
Pros: Great range and clarity. Nice size and appearance. Price can't be beat for what you get.
Cons: None at this time.
Excellent product...the dialogue pumping through this center speaker is clear while all other tones come in beautifully. Video games sound great as well.
Excellent speaker. After doing some research on center speakers, I decided to buy this to match two Polk TSi 400s. I am really happy with the result and am amazed at the difference in dialogue. I did decide to use center spread on my Yamaha RX A760 and it makes the three speakers sound amazing. Crutchfield is amazing with excellent customer service and shipping.
Pros: Excellent clarity with dialogue Sounds great with center spread turned on
Cons: Can't think of any!
It is wonderful sound.
Bought with Yamaha RX-V681 receiver (see review) and hard to evaluate alone. Main objective was to improve TV dialog. It is clear from fooling with receiver settings that those make a diffeence but it is also clear that the speaker in combination with my existing AR speakers provides a tremendous improvement. Still the basic truth is garbage in garbage out but the Polk has found stuff hidden in the garbage. I've heard closing tag lines in many Law & Order shows for the first time. Bones is still mumble city. Advisor's original rec was ELAC UC5 but provided enough info for a comparison and later input was best one my choice. The Polk is 1 or 2 on everybody's top 10 list. The ELAC is on nobody's list but gets dynamite reviews. Probably came out too late. The ELAC tends to be reviewed by audiophiles and techies; the Polk by regular people like me. My guess is that the ELAC may be marginally better but its hard to imagine how. The ELAC also is 70% more expensive. The Polk not only improves the TV sound, it give a big boost to all my audio.
Pros: Isolates and clarifies TV dialog. Gives greater depth to all my audio. Price is right.
Very pleased the speaker. I can hear dialogue now, i couldn't hear it well before. I purchased the matching TSI 400's to complement this speaker. For the price you can't go wrong.
The speaker is very clear. We bought it to help understand dialogue on TV. While it doesn't fix an actors poor diction, or too much back round noise or music on a movie or program, it does provide very clear audio reproduction.
I recently purchased the Polk Audio TSi CS10 after much research and comparison among other options. I went with the CS10 based on reviews, ratings, and budgetary constraints. Overall, I have been really pleased with the performance of the CS10. I have not been able to extensively test the range of functionality with regard to music, different movies, TV, games, etc. However, I do notice a significant upgrade to the sound, dialogue, clarity, and crispness as compared to what I had before. I do believe that the performance is enhanced depending on the medium that is being utilized. But, the bass and lows are quite good, and I don't think I have really pushed the limit of the speaker. The highs and detail are easily detected and make a tremendous difference in music, movies, and dialogue. I am sure I will continue to enjoy it as I utilize it in differing formats and across movies. And, for the money, I couldn't go wrong.
Pros: Clarity Lows and Bass Easy set up Movies and other formats come alive Depth and extensiveness of sound
Cons: None as of this time
I am very satisfied with this center channel. It works well with my Mirage Omni surround speakers and sub-woofer.
great center speaker. Clear dialogue.
Pros: Can be set straight on or flip it for a 30 degree rise for different placements on shelves
Bought this center channel speaker with the hope that we'd better dialog when we watch TV. Very pleased with the improvement over are old speaker, richer lower frequencies improve understanding.
Pros: Great sound.
Cons: Large size may make placement near TV difficult.
Absolutely perfect. Very high quality. Delivered on time and in perfect condition. Crutchfield is the best.
Pros: High quality
Replaced a JBL center speaker with this. Crisp, clear voice and dialogue. Paired with Tsi400 towers and a Polk Audio sub; incredible!!
Pros: Completes an all Polk audio system, paired with a new Denon receiver. Crisp dialogue now radiates from the center of an unbelieveable home theater system.
Replaced an old Bose center center speaker with the CS10. Much larger than the Bose and made a shelf/box over the speaker so I could place a 37" TV on top. Sound is very good & smooth although the highs are not as bright as my 2009 vintage TSi100 L & R channel speakers. Ordering via Crutchfield is outstanding. Superb website and excellent follow through and tracking of the order. Mine was an "open box" order and everything was like new.
Pros: Very cost effective Center channel speaker
Cons: Sloped top is good for upward facing floor position, but you cannot place TV directly on top of the speaker.
Awesome center speaker, I replaced a Bose center speaker. I get more realistic voice range with this Polk Audio Crutchfield guys were great!
Pros: Brings the movie sound together the way it should, price was right.
This is a very nice center channel speaker. Dialogue is crisp and clear. Well worth the purchase.
Pros: Crisp, clear sound. Well built, and very nice looking.
great price. well worth the money. fast shipping .Would like it to have a little more bass
Pros: excellent price
Cons: could use more bass. I listen to a lot of 7channel stereo
This is just what I needed dialogue is much clearer
Pros: Great sound
Having purchased products online that were stated to be "used, like new" and finding them to be new but with damaged packaging, I didn't hesitate purchasing this "open box" item. Much to my dismay, it was a customer return, had the previous shipping label attached and missing the manual, the warranty card and the rubber feet. Having impaired hearing, I can't say how it sounds but my wife says it sounds.
Pros: The box did have a speaker inside, not a box of rocks
Cons: missing the manual, warranty card and rubber feet wonder why the previous owner returned it
Such a dynamic center speaker. Can really push the mid range and hit the highs. Wanted something a bit more powderful than the typical small center channels. Just didn't expect it to be so big, but that's my fault for not even noticing the measurements.
Pros: awesome dynamic sound capability
Cons: it's bigger than what I expected.
Sounds great. Vocals really cut through nice.
Pros: Built strong , sounds good, price is good ,
As my wife and I have gotten older, we have had trouble understanding the dialog in movies. Several years ago I bought 7 large matching Polk bookshelf speakers. Model RT-55, for those of you who know Polk. Using the RT-55 as the matching center channel was okay, but just did not help us understand the dialog. I looked all over the net, got reviews, which I though were a bit over-the-top, but because of Crutchfield's 90 day return policy, I went ahead and ordered one. Oh, BTW, I even contacted the Polk site and ask about the compatibility of the CS-10 with my older RT-55 speakers. Ken was very positive in his reply. Conclusion: It works! Now I can't decide what to do with my extra RT-55. Thanks Crutchfield for letting me use my reward $$ to get a lower price. End of review......
Pros: Our older ears can now hear the dialog.
Cons: None that I can find.
A lot of speaker for the money. You will notice the weight of it as soon as you pick it up. This heavy duty speaker replaced my old plastic cased center channel speaker, and the sound is much more solid and crisp. It's not a 400 dollar speaker but it certainly is a big bang for the buck.
Pros: It produces a great clear sound and is well worth the money paid.
Cons: I can't think of any, unless your looking for the sound of a 400 dollar speaker, and Crutchfield sells those also.
I added this center channel speaker to an existing mix and match Dolby Digital system. My theater room dictates that my center channel must be on the floor which is not ideal. The Polk has an angled cabinet that can make the speaker fire upwardly. It is perfectly clear and i hear dialogue better than ever.
Pros: clarity, price. accuracy, angled cabinet
Cons: none so far
This center channel blows away my old one. Dialogue is clear, sounds are crisp, and it gets LOUD (but stays just as clear). Extremely impressed (especially for the price).
You can almost live by, you get what you pay for, with Audio. Pay more, you are likely to get better quality. NOT the case here. Polk, no matter what, makes excellent quality no matter what they sell. This sounds as good, if not better, than center speakers costing much much more. I am very happy with this. I wanted to start out cheap, and maybe upgrade down the road, to a more expensive center speakers( thinking back to the old saying price vs. quality)...I won't have to nor want to. This is an amazing quality built speaker. It's made by Polk, so enough said
Pros: Amazing Polk sound at an amazing Crutchfield price and service
My wife would complain that she could not hear the dialogue when we watched movies. Picked this up for a great price from scratch and dent. No more complaints and the soundtrack is complete.
Pros: Scratch and dent. Just do it. There was nothing wrong with this speaker & I saved money ??
Can't get a better speaker for anywhere near that price, sound superb.
Pros: Great speaker, great price
Cons: None.....It is a little big but that's not a problem for me.
this speaker has very crisp sounds. good choice for most .
Purchased this speaker to replace a pretty decent Yamaha center channel, but preferred a better match for my new Polk TSx330 towers. The CS10 provided a definite improvement and dialogue is very clear and distinct.
Pros: Sound quality Appearance Solid build quality
Cons: A bit on the large size (if space is an issue)
Let me preface this by saying I listen to music on a pair of Klipschorn speakers and a Harman Kardon amp, so my expectations weren't high for this center-channel speaker. That said, I needed to add Home Theater sound to the 55" LED TV I purchased on 'Cyber Monday' -- nothing fancy -- Pioneer amp, Polk Audio Model 60 Series II floor speakers, and Polk Audio TSi CS10 center-channel speaker. All audio sources sound quite nice on this setup ! Runs circles around the various $500 soundbar setups that I had considered purchasing.
Pros: This speaker is big, heavy, and sounds great ! No buzzing or rattling. Quality construction. Does what it's supposed to do. Adds spacial content (especially nice on voices) without getting in your face, or barking at you. It's a subtle thing, really, but makes watching TV MUCH more enjoyable than without it !
Cons: I've read a lot of comments about the size of the Polk Audio TSi CS10. I guess I'm rather immune to this issue, because my Klipschorns require a hand-truck to move. Plus, my Home Theater setup is sitting inside a 10' Danish Wall Unit, so I have plenty of shelves and cabinets to spare. Still, I would caution people to check the measurements before purchasing this speaker. If you have the room, go for it !
Prior to this, my center speaker was one of those tiny, thin underpowered speakers that comes in a package set. Dialogue was constantly drowned out, and sudden loud explosions or dramatic music would incur a "Turn that down!" from the Mrs. What a difference this speaker has made. I can actually clearly hear people talking without having to crank up the volume. If you are suffering from center speaker woes as I was, look no further.
Pros: I can actually hear dialogue!
Upgraded my old Infinity center speaker for my basement entertainment system. The combination of the tilted cabinet and wide sound field made it a perfect fit in my wide area layout. This is a great compliment to my Boston powered sub towers and Bose surrounds.
Pros: tilted cabinet option, wide sound
Great value and great center speaker. It was over 50% off MSRP. Free Shipping and it arrived in 2 days. I have a HTIB 5.1 set from RCA that I am upgrading, added this center and soon getting a pair of Polk TSx330 for R and left and moving current RCA to presence speakers. Added much to my movie watching, much less dialogue drowned out from the R and L music now. Yamaha 7.1 receiver is finally being put to use.
Pros: great sound, great price. not budget but not high end. Just right for me. Baby bear.
Cons: Larger than the HTIB I had, I had to put in a shelf for it (poor me)
5 years ago I purchased a really nice receiver and a powered subwoofer. I hooked up my old cheap JVC floor speakers to it and patiently waited to buy some new speakers. I finally have come to a point where I could afford to buy some nice speakers and started with this Polk CS10 center speaker because I have always had problems hearing voices and detail noises without one. I am so impressed. I know its because it is a center speaker but I can finally hear voices and detail noises easily and can now mute my TV when listening to movies and other devices. I was immediately impressed. Then after listening for awhile it hit me. WOW. I was no longer turning my volume up a lot to hear my stereo which after checking meant my old floor speakers were not producing hardly any of the awesome sound coming from my stereo. I am listening to almost nothing but this center speaker now. I left the floor speakers hooked up more because I am to lazy to disconnect theme but there really is no need to leave them hooked up at all at this point. I am so impressed with this Polk speaker I will never buy or recommend another brand. Even in the stores I thought they were the best sounding speakers when I went browsing. I still can not believe that this one speaker makes my stereo sound like a stereo all on its own. I can not wait to buy the Polk surrounds and floor speakers next.
Pros: Awesome incredible sound. Very attractive on the shelf. Easy to hook up. Took my stereo from sounding like bottom end to top end all on its own. Blows my cheaper older JVC speakers out of the water.
Cons: Honestly can not think of one
The Polk Audio TSi CS10 center speaker sounds perfect with my 2 front TSi100 speakers. The CS10 is crisp and clear with a really good midrange. I like that it can be put upside down so you can place it on a lower shelf. It can be aimed at your seating area.
Pros: A great sounding center speaker at a really good price.
Cons: If you plan on putting it in front of your HDTV, it will probably block part of your TV.
Exactly what i was looking for. Shopped around for a few weeks but Crutchfield had the best price. The sound it puts out is amazing. I replaced an old JBL center that had a blown tweeter and this Polk sounds so much better.
WOW! I couldn't believe you could get a center channel speaker this good for this price, totally blown away!
Pros: Matches the rest of my system perfectly, great sound, great price
Sounds decent, but it's big. It would be large enough to set a TV on top of it... if it was flat.
This is an awesome center channel speaker. We had a decent system that came as a package of speakers. I didn't realize that the center channel is really the work horse of the system. I cannot tell you what a difference this made!
Pros: Good looking, great sound, high quality.
Cons: Might be a little large for some uses. Check the dimensions.
very happy with this purchase, speaker is like brand new and shipping come quickly.Thanks you CRUTCHFIELD.
I have been running this speaker now for a couple of weeks, and I have to say it sounds way better than the Bose center channel speaker I used to have. The volume, clarity and overall sound are good. I am sure more expensive speakers may sound a little better, but for 100 bucks, this speaker is great.
Pros: Price, size and sound
We bought this speaker as we were having trouble hearing/understanding voices while using our other Polk speakers. This rounded out our system very nicely and we really like it! A noticeable difference and great sound quality.
Bought this speaker to replace an older one. Great sound
Pros: awesome sound!
Cons: A bit bigger than i expected
After reading the great reviews this speaker received I decided to give it a shot. I was not disappointed. It is definitely an upgrade over my previous center channel speaker. The voices are crisp and I can hear those "background" sounds again, like when someone is walking on gravel. Completes my brand new 4K setup.
Pros: Great sound, great frequency response.
Cons: None that I have found.
This is a great center channel speaker, especially for the money. It perfectly complements my Polk RTi A7 towers and Polk sub to get me to a 3.1 setup (for now).
Pros: Great sound, great looks, great price, can be oriented either horizontally or angled upwards, matches my other Polk speakers perfectly, appears very solid and well made
The tsi cs10 does a great job in enhancing dialog from movies (performs great when streaming music also). I use this speaker together with a couple of tsi200 book shelf speakers and collectively, the sound quality is phenomenal when watching movies or listening to streamed music! It took a bit getting used to the bigger size speakers on my entertainment center (I had been using much smaller sony home theater speakers for the last 15 years), but with the big difference in sound... i quickly got over this personal issues. I would definitely recommend this center speaker to those looking for really great sound on a budget.... in a nut shell, you get "a lot of bang for your buck"!
Pros: Good clear voice sound quality.
Fast shipping, easy hook-up! Definitely recommend, best bang for buck!
This center channel speaker combined with the TSi 100 speakers has helped improve the overall sound and imaging of my 5.1 system.
This speaker really finished out my setup. Has really nice sound and looks awesome
Pros: Nice look Great sound
Cons: No keyholes for wall mounting A little bulky
The cs100 is a very nice center channel. Can't go wrong with it. However, I think that movies, tv, etc all sound better through my main fronts , the tsi 300's. Imo, using front speakers as a wide center sounds better . So much better that i fired the cs100 for not serving a purpose.
Pros: Looks sexy sounds good and clear
Cons: Cons are opinionated. I just felt like i didn't need it. The main speakers do a better job as a center in my set up
Powered 90 watts rms it sounds great, cristal highs and great vocals
Pros: Great mids and highs.
Cons: Non yet
Fast shipping, would buy again, good sounding speaker,well put together product.Always purchase polk audio for home system.
It's a good product with excellent audio.
Performs well with my Klipsch RB81 II's. Really brings out the dialog in TV/movies.
Pros: Nice cabinet. Quality build.
Excelent speaker real crystal sound and bass i realy enjoy
This center channel has far exceeded the relatively low price tag. No matter how loud the mains and how deep the bass goes on my HT system the voices are crystal clear. This center channel also handles some of the lows in my HT system.
Pros: sound is amazing, finish is superb.
Cons: if you don't plan for it the size may become a hassle.
Awsome speaker for the price abit on the bulky size but lets remember they are large speakers! Would recommend highly,great sound!
Pros: great sound,price
Cons: a bit bulky
shipping is fast, and the product is good based on the current price!
I recently decided to downgrade a 12 year old 5.1 floor-standing speaker system to a smaller 3.1 bookshelf system that would take up less space in my TV room. I ordered the CS10 to replace a Klipsch Reference RC3-II. I didn't expect the CS10 to sound as good as the Klipsch in terms of clarity and detail. I was completely wrong. Much to my surprise, the CS10 sounds better and has a wider sweet spot. I highly recommend!
Pros: Impressive clarity and detail
Great speaker. Clear sound and have not been able to turn up loud enough to distort
I ordered this speaker from Crutchfield's scratch and dent outlet, and let me say I could not be more impressed! I ordered the item on a Monday morning, selected free shipping, and it arrived the next day. After scouring the outside of the speakers beautiful enclosure, I could not find any blemishes or signs of wear - it looked brand new (must have just been an open box item)! I hooked it up to my Yamaha RX-V377 to pair with Polk TSi100 bookshelf's and a 12 inch BIC America sub, and it blew me away. This speaker sounds fantastic for the price. In fact, I would be willing to pay $100 more for its performance. It brought my music, games, and video to life to complete a simple dorm room setup. If you're hunting for an affordable center, look no further!
Pros: Fast shipping, crisp highs, deep lows, beautiful wood/piano black finish, low profile, big sound, great price.
I have greatly enjoyed this center channel speaker. This unit provides a crisp/clear sound much needed to complete my polk 5.1 system.
Pros: Price Sound quality
Couldn't be Happier sound great! for the price don't think you could find a better Center speaker!
Pros: Clear high's
I replaced my smaller Polk CL1 w/ the TSi CS10. I was happy w/ the CL1 but wanted the CS10 from the beginning. Most Center speakers are quite large and I couldn't fit it in front of my TV. I recently moved and got my TV away from the fireplace and onto an entertainment center where I had room for a bigger center speaker. The sound is great especially dialogue which is much clearer. Made my whole system sound better. I highly recommend this speaker.
Pros: Sound, Great Dialogue, Looks
Sounds really good and matches the Polk towers perfectly.
Pros: Easy hook up and good looks.
Great speaker, at a good price. this speaker made my surround system come alive!
Pros: Great sound!
Ordered this to pair with the Tsi100s. They sound great and look great on our entertainment center!
Pros: Look great Sound great
Great Sounding Speaker for the price. Looked at many others before buying this one.
I purchased the Polk CS10 Center Channel speaker in order to give my front sound stage a boost and I am completely satisfied. It looks and sounds terrific with the rest of my surround system. I have a Yamaha Receiver, four Polk satellites and two Boston Acoustic Subs. This system sounds great and the new speakers were exactly what I needed to give my front stage a nice upgrade. As always I highly recommend Crutchfield. Best service out there and fast shipping.
Pros: Professional Polk Sound. Sleek and gorgeous look and feel. Clean crisp movie dialog.
Cons: It is big! Not a con for me really but I have a dedicated theater room. If you got the space for a large center channel this is the one!
Used with Polk Tsi 400s and PSW 111. Makes a good set for music and TV. Size was perfect for locating below TV in a step-back hutch.
Pros: Size looks and performance are great.
I looked at a lot of different canter channels and I finally decided on this one mainly because of all the positive reviews. When it comes to dialogue and watching movies this center channel really shines. I have not had to turn up the dialogue at all. I'm using a Denon receiver with this just for comparison. If you are a heavy music listener that is where this speaker could do a little better. The highs are great but there is not much mid response and there is no low response at all. I know its not designed for lows but I thought it would do a little better. For movies I give it two thumbs up. For music in five or seven channel stereo mode I give it one thumbs up. Since it is a center channel speaker and made for movies and not music I'll give it four stars. All in all I think its a great buy for movies and does a great job. If you are looking for something with better range then I would pass.
Pros: Great dialogue, Good highs, Clean and loud, great for movies
Cons: Not great for music, no mid or lows
Excellent product for the price. Very clear and well made. I couldn't be anymore happier. I am very picky with sound but the polk brand delivers!
Pros: Clear, Crisp sound Design
Cons: None noted
Pros: Higth Fidelity and clear voice frenquency!
Bumped along without a center channel for years, and jumped at the chance to get a good center speaker when these came on sale. Having the center channel really cleans up the imaging and "surround-ness" of the sound. Somewhat familiar with Polks, as I have (and really enjoy) a pair of small ones in another room. The CS 10 seems a bit bright and "edgy" compared with the KEF I've got in the L-R positions. Except for that, it blends with them pretty well through the low end and midrange. Some will say the center is supposed to be a bit crisper to make it easier to understand dialogue. I can see where some folks would really like this - for myself, I'm still forming an opinion.
Pros: A "big" speaker that fits in my center console! clean, smooth, not harsh or boomy. Low end extends below 80 Hz - helps keep dialogue out of the sub. Very good for the price.
Cons: could be a bit crisp for some tastes.
Let me say up front that I do not have a high end sound system. While my receiver is capable of 7.1, I have only been using it as a 2.1 for years. I recently moved to a new location and the room is much bigger with 10ft ceilings. In the new location the system sounded very muddy and it was almost impossible to hear the dialogue. I made several adjustments to the settings with little improvement. I decided to add this speaker as the center channel. Now I have the system as a 3.1 and the sound is dramatically better. The dialogue is clear and I can run the sound at lower volume settings and hear it clearly. The muddiness is gone and the spatial clarity is way better. Nice speaker for less than a hundred bucks. Can't wait to add the Polk Audio Blackstone TL2 to the rear channel.
Pros: Low cost with big results. Easy to set up and adds significantly to the overall sound.
Great item, sounds super amazing! Worth the money!
Pros: Great sound!
Overall this is a very good center speaker. I purchased this speaker with the intent of replacing a 10 y/o Infinity center. The infinity was pretty decent, and the midrange was slightly more natural than that of the Polk. The main problem was the trebble of the Infinity did not seem to have the range to match my Polk 60 front speakers. It was obvious when ever dialogue would pan from the center to a front speaker. Now the sane transition feels much more seamless. The additional benefit has been that I don't have to turn up the receiver quite as high now since the center dialogue is a bit clearer due to the extra trebble. All in all I'm very happy with this purchase. This was my first experience with Crutchfield in over 14 years, and it was fantastic. I'm eager to order from them again when the need arises.
Pros: Trebble, skinnier than other full size centers.
very good speaker for the money. I have it on the wall in the garage above the tv. even in a 30 x 44 building it has good bass and even sound. ordering was easy and shipping was faster than expected. good stuff
Pros: very good quality solidly built. great sound even with minimal wattage receiver. nice looking finish
Cons: this speaker is meant to sit on a tv stand or shelf. there is no mounting hardware. like I said mine is mounted on the wall above the tv, so I had to fabricate a mounting bracket.
Excelente center, la voz en las peliculas se escuchan claras y fuertes. Era el upgrade que necesitaba. Excellent center, the voices in the movies are heard very clear and strong. This is the upgrade I needed.
Pros: Claridad en las conversaciones de las peliculas. Clarity during conversations in movies.
Cons: Cuidado si tienes poco espacio, el center es bastante grande. Be careful if you have little space, this center is very big.Crutchfield response on 11/18/2014 Translation provided by Crutchfield's Spanish Sales & Support team. Visit our new Spanish-language site at www.crutchfieldenespanol.com.
Was deciding between this and Boston Acoustics and chose this based on price and the fact we had Polk Audio home theatre speakers in our last house and liked them a lot. Very happy with our purchase. This center channel delivers excellent dialogue clarity - we had no need to adjust the volume louder in order to understand what's being said, which can be an issue with some center channels we've heard. Great deal on the price from Crutchfield as well. Well worth the money.
Pros: Excellent clarity; great price; looks great with our decor.
Great Center speaker.
Pros: Clean sound. Rather efficient.
Cons: Ported on the back side. Make sure it's not up against anything.
Superb sound with an excellent fit and finish at this price point. Voices were clear and distinct with weight and heft Usually reserved for speakers costing far more. I was also surprised at the weight of this speaker, which indicates Quality parts and a non resonant cabinet. All in all I Am very impressed and pleased with the purchase.
Pros: Sound and fit and finish with a pleasing cabinet shape
I needed a speaker to bring out voices and this speaker did that and more. Not only did it compliment my side and bass speaker for sound it makes voices much clearer.
Pros: - Voice clarity - Great sound
Cons: - none
This is a great compliment to the Polk TSi300 floor standing speakers. Incredible frequency range, didn't realize there was bass in the center channel program of movies. Dialog is crisp and natural. Only thing I wish it had (and this is nitpicking) was a way to mount it to the tv's wall mount. I placed mine on a shelf.
Pros: Frequency Response Crisp, Natural, Accurate sound Compliments TSi series
This is a superb addition to my surround sound system. I have always loved Polk Audio in what they have done in music in all classes and movies in its realistic presentation. Great job Polk Audio and thank you.
Pros: Crisp and clear sound with my system of Monitor 30, CS10, PSW10 and Paradigm used for rears.
Polk speakers seem to have the best voice clarity I have heard. A superior center channel speaker at a great price.
Pros: Excellent voice clarity for DVD movies.
Cons: None that I could find.
Bought this for my first home theater along with POLK towers. Fetched polk bookshelf surround from ebay on deal. All r connected to Yamaha receiver & polk PSW111 woofer. Everything going well. For the price one of the best center speakers.
Pros: Afordable. Nice quality.
Cons: Expected a little more from Polk brand for this one.
great price and sound, works well with subwoofer
Pros: low price, well built, great sound
Great Low Cost Center Speaker
Pros: Generally good response but lacking deep bass
Great sounding center channel speaker.
Pros: This center channel sounds great. The bass that comes from this does not interfere with the treble at all.
Cons: Rather large compared to most center channels
Excellent sound. Well built. Serious gear economically priced. Crutchfield including Puerto Rico in their free shipping makes the world a better place. Gracias Crutchfield.
Pros: Clean full Sound. The shape allows the speaker to direct sound waves up from a low placement position.
Cons: None thus far.
Product was shipped fast from Crutchfield. The sound of this speaker is superb. Very well made. Fits perfect in my TV stand.
Pros: Sound quality Sleekness Size
nice speakers. good smooth sound with no distortion from a 80wpc amp. Im receiving the yamaha aventage rx a740 tomorrow and im sure theyll sound even better with the yamaha. shipping timing was great and the people at crutchfield are very helpful with not trying to sell what i dont need.
Pros: good smooth sound, no distortion. great build and the piano black top looks great
Great for a small room. Proportioned to size of TV. Works well with other Polk speakers. Good value for the price. Better sound than TV's speakers and previous speaker I had there.
Pros: Good sound for its' compact size. Bought on sale.
Cons: None at this time.
Was having problems hearing dialog with my old center channel speaker. Bought the Polk Audio speaker as a fairly inexpensive replacement and am completely satisfied with it's performance. Dialog now is much clearer and the rest of the sound spectrum is reproduced with clarity and with very natural sound.
Pros: Good quality sound reproduction. Affordable
Cons: None so far.
After looking around for a couple of days between specifications and price, I decided for this Polk CS10 and I'm really pleased I did. The sound is really good, and it takes full advantage of the center channel of my system. Quality/price ratio is really good, considering that there are $200+ center speakers from other brands. The combination of this center peaker, with a Polk Super Woofer, complemented perfectly the Dolby 7 that I have. Great purchase! On the down side, I have to say that it is a little bulky (20 inches long), so if you are a minimalist, then select a Bose system, but be ready to pay big bucks.
Pros: Sound quality Price Great dynamic range
A very nice speaker, but too big for most pedestal mounted televisions.
Pros: Quality product
Cons: foot print and overall size too big
I am using this product as a center back speaker in a 6.1 surround system. It does a wonderful job of bring to life flyovers, storms, sea sounds and every other audio surround element. It is excellent at bridging my left and right surround speakers for complete wrap around sound. This speak brings the lows of my powered subwoofer around quite well also for great low end surround effect.
Pros: This product delivers very crisp and clean sound and easily handles the 120 watts my Sony ES receiver and DSP delivers.
Cons: the low end frequency response could drop a bit although with a powered sub woofer the 80 hertz bottom end does well.
Great sounding center channel for the price.
Pros: Great sound. Quality. Price
Cons: Slightly large. Can block TV depending on your set up.
nice looking center channel speaker. perfect match for my tsi500s. as usual, nothing but good things to say about crutchfield delivery and support
Pros: great sound, nice looking
Great center channel. Good sound!
I wanted to a center speaker to my existing 4.1 system and after researching extensively I went went this one and extremely happy with my decision. By adding this speaker to my setup the clarity and dialogue of shows, movies, video games is vastly improved. I'm a sound quality buff and this gets my approval.
Pros: Sounds amazing, looks great and everything I expected.
Cons: May be slightly large if trying to fit into a entertainment center.
I used the CS10 to replace the center channel of my Bose Acustamass 10 set up and it is a great improvement. I can now hear dialogue much clearer.
Pros: Great price, great sound
Cons: A little large but not an eyesore.
Does a great job. I can now understand what's being said without the volume being on smoke.
Great addition to my TV/BLU RAY experience!!A much better sound that makes watching anything on my TV like going to a movie,just no sticky floors!!!
Pros: Perfect size for my cabinet,great sound,great price,and free shipping from CRUTCHFIELD!!!!!!
Cons: None for me
Great center speaker for the price. Obviously you get what you pay for but I am not disappointed at all. Would buy again.
Pros: Good sound great price
Cons: Sound could always be better if you want to spend more
After years of buying small cheap speakers I discovered the importance of a quality center channel speaker. Said to be the most important speaker and I couldn't agree more. For anyone with young kids do you find yourself turning up the volume to hear dialogue and then turning it down during action scenes? I figured this was part of watching a movie when you had kids...then I purchase this speaker and the world of TV\Movie watching has been changed forever. I can now watch a movie without a remote in hand. It is amazing how much better the news sounds and at such low volumes. I have my receiver always turn on at -20 and with my new center channel that even seems too loud so I need to lower the power on volume. While I love this speaker it was not the top speaker on my list. The Infinity PC351 was top on my list and I still to this day wonder if the CS10 sounds this good does that one sound even better? It's just a massive speaker with so many speakers on it but over all I am very happy with the CS10 and for the price it can't be beat.
Pros: Cheap...as in price, Quality Name, Great look, Sounds Awesome!
After having operated the CS10 for more than a month I can say without equivocation that this center speaker operates very well indeed. What I was seeking was clarity of voice and that's what i got. This Polk lives up to the reputation of the manufacturer. This modestly priced system performs well above expectations. It's a value, think of that in this modern economic climate.
Pros: The ability to flip the speaker over to elevate the sound field was a great idea.
Who knew? I've been complaining about not understanding the dialogue for years. Replaced my center speaker with this one and immediately noticed the difference.
Pros: Price quality sound
I use Polk cs10 very clearer and good sound come i can hear any dialog with out trouble i enjoy every time watch my Samsung f7050 TV really i love it. i believe good to decide to buy it
Once again, so impressed with Polk Audio & Crutchfield. Absolutely Love this center channel. Finally able to upgrade from an older Optimus center & now paired with my Polk TSi 100's and Denon receiver this speaker has brought new life to movies & music. Feel like I need to watch all my favorites again just to enjoy this new addition. Thanks again Polk and Crutchfield. Sincerely, Chaz
Pros: Beautiful build quality. Heavy. Feels solid and well made. Looks like it is more expensive than it is.
The speaker was far too large to use where I had intended. I had thought of placing it in front of the TV or hand on the wall above the TV. It was huge and blocked the TV when in front of it and too heavy for a hanging speaker.
Great sound. Replaced smaller Polk from 7.1 Home Theater set. Compares to my much more expensive Infinity downstairs.
Pros: - voice Track is Awesome
Cons: - kinda large and heavy
I bought this to replace the center speaker from a '5 speakers + sub" in-a-box kit. I wasn't able to hear dialogue clearly in movies or TV shows. I can't speak to "tones" or "pitch" or any other such speaker-talk, I just know that I can hear dialogue that I couldn't hear before. Very happy.
Pros: Got a great price from Crutchfield. Fast shipping.
Great sounding speaker! Only had for a month, but has more than exceeded my expectations. GREAT deal as well, Crutchfield! Very happy.
Pros: Great sound. Good look Easily connected
Cons: Slightly big, but slanted back really helped it fit where I wanted it.
Good sound quality, enhances our overall audio set up. Very easy to configure with other components.
This was is the missing link, It fills out the surround and adds clear sound to your system it is worth the $$
Pros: a bunch of pro's here, this gets the job done.
Add voice to TV & movies
Great deep sounding center. Anchors the dialogue where it should be.
Pros: deep sound, balanced, piano black
Upgraded from a cheaper, way smaller center speaker to this Polk and the improvement in the clarity of dialogue is incredible. If the other 4 small speakers were larger, I could really take advantage of the dynamic range and frequency range by telling the amp to use a lower frequency cutoff without destroying the other 4 that I have. Can't beat it for the price, and I looked long and hard. Buy it.
Pros: sound quality, price, looks
Cons: It's large, had to lift the TV to keep it from blocking the remote control sensor. It's heavy, be careful trying to hang it off a shelf, whether on the wall or the TV
This is an excellent speaker; the sound is crisp. It delivers superior sound for voice at all listening levels. My room is 23 x 24 and this unit rocks. Great purchase for an excellent price.
Pros: Quality, Sound, Price
My Polk TL2 Center was getting the job done but found its sound to be thin matched with Tsi100s so CS10 investment was needed . I went on the hunt finding lowest price with free shipping at Crutchfield. I ordered it on a Tuesday afternoon receiving it the following day which I found amazing , Such online delivery is a purchasers dream come true so I'm very happy will be shopping here again. Now to the product, CS10 provides excellent high ,mid , lows with full warm sound totally blowing away my TL2c. Dialog is crisp & clear no more need for dvr rewinds to hear what was missed. It has solid build quality & looks sharp look I'm loving it
Very crisp clear mids and highs. I paired this speaker with a pair of TSi400 and a PSW125 and they match very well. I'm very impressed with the sound and build quality.
Pros: Crisp clear highs and mids at both low and high volumes
Cons: None so far
The center channel is very important...and this is a good one. I've combined this center channel with the RC80i ceiling speakers for the rear and Tsi 300 for the front satelites (and a 12" sub). This is my first 5.1 set-up so I don't have a lot to compare to. What I can say is that the 5.1 exerience is far supperior to a front only set-up (ok - not a news flash). This center speaker provides a great balance to the rest of the system. Make sure you have a receiver than can balance the speaker output to you liking. This center channel seems very versatile and matches the other speakers in my set-up very nicely. It's a bargain too.
Pros: Price, performance, balance, well matched with other Polk Tsi speakers.
This speaker's sound is better than I expected. It compliments my Polk TSi300's perfectly.
Crystal clear dialogue, full range center channel. Matches perfect with my Polk in-wall fronts and in-ceiling rears. No better buy available.
Works good with Polk Audio TSi100
Good product. Does come in box with photo and what it is, so be cautious if not home to retrieve delivery. Otherwise great product and fast shipping.
Have used this product for a year now and love it!
I've been putting my system together by piecemeal, something here and something there as my budget would allow. I was shocked, in a pleasant way, when I got this Polk center speaker. Suddenly, I began to hear the slightest sound effects that I never knew were there before. Is as if I have a much more swanky system now. Polk is worth every penny.
To be honest my experience with this speaker is mixed. After unboxing, I discovered a loose part inside the speakers cabinet, rattling. I thought first thought of as a screw. It turned out that it was a fragment of a plastic tie. I spent quite some time to remove this part, which otherwise would have destroyed the speakers membranes sooner or later. Also the hex nuts for the speaker cable were so tightly screwed that it required a special tool to loosen them and they almost broke. So there is a serious issue with Polk's quality control or maybe got a restocked item from Crutchfield. Otherwise I think it is a good sounding central speaker for the price.
Pros: Good central speaker for the price, and would give at least four stars
Cons: Bad quality control
Realy great center channel speaker for the cost. Didn't know what I had been missing. Crutchfield had the best deal on this item.
Pros: Great sound, and will handle some good power levels
Cons: Sorta a large unit.
This is an excellent center channel speaker at a great price. Crisp clear vocals, and great overall sound. Works well with Bose surround and rear speakers. Very pleased with this purchase and I would recommend this product. Be sure to measure available space before purchasing this center speaker.
Sounds great with all my other equipment and looks good. Used brackets on wall to set shelf. It is a little big but knew that before I bought it.
Pros: sounds great
Cons: Little big
Great sound it complete my surround sound system fill in the void
Fantastic sound and performance, plus a great price.
I just started using my CS10 center speaker for about a week now.(Xmas gift) I asked for .I gave it a 5 star rating because for a 99.00 you get a lot of speaker and good sound for the money. But if your a person that cant get that certain quality sound you demand as I tried to get out of it,- SPEND the Extra DOLLARS and get better. Its my own fault. I will be returning it and purchasing a better speaker from Crutchfield soon.
Pros: for that price a very very good value.
Nothing like hearing clear dialogue and sounds you've never heard before. I put together a "budget" surround 5.1 system to compliment our new 60" Vizio LCD in the 20x19 den. The little Yamaha RX V375 AVR with Polk R300 mains, this CS 10 center, TSi 100 surrounds and a Polk PSW 110 sub exceeded my wildest expectations! Thank you Crutchfield!
The great thing about Polk is clarity in a wide range of pricing for everyone to be able to enjoy great sound. I have Polk speakers in 3 rooms of my house and in my car. Once you go Polk you may never go back.
Pros: Quality, affordability
The sound quality is excellent, but I feel the physical size of the speaker looks to large to place on top of a TV.
Pros: The sound is excellent
Cons: The speaker is fairly large.
Wonderful sound. Designed to accent voices as a center channel speaker very well.
Pros: Great Sound
Cons: A bit large
I really am suprised how much I was missing! Wow just amazing hoe much better movie dialog is.
Pros: Very nice looking. And very well made. Sounds amazing!
Cons: It is a little large. So make sure you have enough room. I did pleanty of home work before I bought it. So I knew its size. But it is large.
The Tsi CS 10 is performing very well. I originally wanted to purchase the CS 20, based solely on reviews read. But stayed with CS 10. I am very satisfied with it's performance as the center channel speaker, it is rich and full. The audio for voice is crisp. My rooms dimensions dictated my choice. I'm sure the CS20 would have been incredible,but I would not have been able to enjoy it as it was intended. Also my neighbors probably would not have appreciated it.
Pros: The black finish is nice and clean. The dimensions are perfect for placement in a cabinet. The sound is very satisfying.
Cons: Wish my room was much larger. To fill with more sound.
Fantastic deal... great sound, clear and powerfull...
Pros: great quality and sound.
Fantastic speaker and great price
Pros: Great sound, looking speaker.
Cons: Absolutely nothing..!
I just put together a new home theater system using TSi300's as the front speakers, TSi100's as the rear speakers, a TSi CS10 as the center speaker, a PSW125 sub, and a Sony STR-DN840 receiver. Everything sounds great so far. I have no complaints.
I could not be more impressed by the value of this 'little' center channel speaker. I must admit that I was a sort of disappointed by how large the speaker box is after I set it up, but after a few days, I don't notice it and the sound of my movies is so much better. My girlfriend no longer lunges for the remote during action scenes, and dialogue is incredibly clear. The price is fantastic as well, since a refurbished one direct from Polk goes for the same price as this new.
Pros: Sound quality, value, accuracy
Good, clear sound, nice cabinet (though the Cherry is not that apparent on my mantle). A little larger than I expected. Nice upgrade over my Onkyo 7.1 set's center channel.
Pros: Sound quality Beautiful cabinet High value
Great center channel speaker, exactly what I was looking for and most of all "On Sale". Great customer support when ordering.
Pros: Matches my TSi 300 tower speakers sound to the T, the piano black tops compliment my t.v. and entertainment center.
Cons: They weren't free.
This is a pretty good speaker when accurately paired with the TSI 400 front channels and the Polk Sub. Adding the center helps render dialogue better and you don't need to turn the volume up really high. This is good because when you turn the volume up to hear dialogue, music, explosions, etc... will rock your house.
Pros: -Affordable -Easy to shelf Mount -Helps with dialogue -good looking
Cons: I think it could be a little more potent. While the sound is clear it is not very loud. Now, this could be due to either or both of the following: 1. The speaker is not fully broken in yet, I have it only a few weeks. 2. I am in a 420 square ft room with 13 ft ceilings at its peak. It's possible I should have upgraded to the TSI 500s or the RTI line. If either of these things are true it is not the fault of Polk. It's still a very good speaker.
Sounds great. A little bit big for under a wall mounted TV.
Exceptional value performs way above the sony it replaced.
Pros: Can hear at very low volume
great sound, great price.
Pros: good looking, full sound
The POLK center channel has worked fine but my receiver lost it's center channel connection I did connect it to one of the other channels and it works fine I just do not have enough feedback from my system yet
Cons:Crutchfield response on 10/30/2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
I was auditioning a pair of Polk TSi 200's bookshelf speakers, and found that beside's incredible value for money, they presented a terrific sound stage with adequate bass. The highs and mid ranges were very well articulated and what really came through for these speakers were the clarity of the instruments. As I needed a center channel speaker for my home theater setup, I purchased the Polk Audio TSi CS10 as match for the TSi 200's. The integrate seamlessly with the Polk Audio TSi CS10, and offer incredible sound for an amazing price. Good home theater experience does not have to be expensive if you match and position your speakers correctly! As usual, Crutchfield's service and competitive pricing, combined with a fantastic return policy, makes me a customer for life
Pros: Incredible clarity, no muddiness when volumes are increased. Can play loud without much distortion. Great cabinet finish, and incredible value for money.
Cons: Rock music may seem a little harsh and blaring at high volumes, (you may like that though)until speakers have been broken in
What everyone else is saying in the reviews about this center speaker is exactly true! If you have problems hearing dialog at low volumes like I did in your HT, add this puppy and your problem is solved. Sounds nice and clear, Great speaker and I am completely satisfied!
Pros: It let me finally hear dialog at low volumes instead of constantly adjusting volume from loud to low during action scenes, trying not to wake up my 2 year old
Great speaker for the price! If you are looking for something to replace listening to the sound from the TV.....do it!
I was skeptical at first but went for it. Great sound and great price!
Pros: The cherry color is a welcome addition to my collection.
Cons: None at all.
You cant beat the TSI CS10 for the money. It is the best center channel I have had. Great for on a budget and had good experience with Crutchfield.
Pros: Good band for the buck, sounds like a professional system
Amazing center channel for the price.
Pros: Sounds and looks great!
WOW! The CS10 replaced a Pioneer SP-C21 which, on paper should be comparable or at least in the same ballpark. They both have 2- 5.25"s and a tweeter, but the Polk really brought out the dialogue in movies and is SOOO much crisper than the Pioneer. The CS10 is more efficient at 91db which is very noticeable. What a bargain at this price. I paid more for the Pioneer, and what great service and speed of delivery from you guys at Crutchfield.
Pros: Great center at a very affordable price with great service.
This is a nice center channel speaker for a great price. The aesthetics are pleasing, although I would've preferred the wood veneer all around. The shiny plastic on the ends just gives it the impression of something cheaper than what it is. The sounds is great and it really brings out the dialogue. It even offers a little bass when listening to music. Overall I am very pleased with this center channel speaker. It is a little big (depth) so you will need to put it under your tv or mount it over on a shelf.
Pros: Great sound, good bass, and mids. Dialogue does not sound garbled.
Cons: Shiny plastic ends. Take away from the overall aesthetics of the wood veneer.
Before the new center I had a Sherwood center with matching satellite speakers, good sound till I plug in this center. I'll be really honest, I thought that I wasn't going to here much diference but when I listen to my fist movie I was able to here things that I never heard before and it was so clear that I thought that Crutchfield sent me the wrong one. At this price range you just simply won't get any better. A friend of mine bought the same one after my recommendation and replaced the brand new energy center that he used to have he couldn't believe all the sound that he was missing... You will love it... Now I want to try the cs20!! It's big be aware of that!
Pros: Great Sound! Clear heights, voice match tsi series, ridiculous price. Beautiful design.
Cons: None yet
speaker sounds great especially for the price!
Pros: nice piece!
Very Clem sound . Have Onkyo TX- NR609 receiver 110 watts per channel and this speaker handles it nicely.
Pros: Clear & powerful center speaker without spending a great deal of money
Cons: None totally pleased
This center channel is great! I haven't tried many center channels but this performs extraordinary for my needs. I have the cs10 paired with Polk Audio tsi100's as the front left and right speakers. The cs10 blends perfectly to match the tsi100's, creating a seamless soundstage when watching movies. It reminds me of a movie theater system! I am upgrading to the cs10 from a "budget center channel" (I wont get into brands) and the difference is phenomenal to say the least. Not to mention the cs10 is very clear, letting me hear the finest details in people's voice, an even when they breathe! A quality center channel really does complete any home theater and fills any holes in the audio experience. For the price here at Crutchfield, I have absolutely no regrets
Pros: Just an all around great center channel
Cons: None so far!
Solidly built speaker with a nice sound.
Pros: Best sound for the price
Cons: A bit bulky - make sure you have the space and have given thought to where you will install it
Great speaker. Can't beat the price for Center Channel that does the job well
FROM MY SHORT EXPERIENCE, THIS IS A GOOD OUTPUT PERFORMANCE SPEAKER AND MATCHED WITH POLK SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS..........SO ALL ION ALL THIS IS GOOD AND I AM SATISFIED WITH THE LEVEL.
Cons: NONE YET
Very nice center channel! The sound is much more than I expected...broad soundstage, yet clear and precise imaging with surprising bass response. Compliments my Polk tsi100s nicely :). Cant wait until it "breaks" in so I can really hear its potential. Great Crutchfield service as always :)
My first experience with a center channel and the second step to building a home theater system. Paired with Polk TSi300's, driven by a Denon AV1513, it improved the overall sound with respect to clarity and fullness. A real compliment to the 300's which, by themselves are lacking slightly. Good price, good Polk quality, excellent customer service from Crutchfield, as always. Highly recommend.
I have had a 7.1 Onkyo surround system for several years, but hated the muddled dialog from the Onkyo speakers when watching a movie. Adding the Polk CS10 was such a dramatic improvement with both movies and CD's that I ordered matching fronts.
Pros: Absolute clarity at all volumes.
Excellent speaker,very good price. You will not be disappointed. I had to replace an old Boston Accoustics Center Speaker. Very pleased. Will change other speakers to Polk when the time comes.
Pros: Price. Sound.
Cons: A little large. Just make sure you have space before you order
Absolutely fantastic sound which blends well with my audio components. There are more costly systems oust there, but the quality for the price is unmatched.
Pros: Quality of product, price.
I was looking for a center channel speaker to add to my floor standing Energy speakers, I searched the internet but Crutchfield was the lowest price by about $30 and they also offer free shipping to Hawaii. I am very happy with the Polk speakers, the sound is very clear and the speaker looks classy.
Pros: Excelllent sound, great price, Crutchfield ships very quickly.
For the prices a very good center speaker, my home system improved a lot.
Pros: Good sound quality and nice terminations.
I have 4 of the Polk RD85i speakers in the walls of the bonus room along with 2 Polk RC80i speakers in the ceiling and a Polk TSI CS10 hooked up to a Onkyo TX-NR515. The sound is amazing and would like to thank the Crutchfield customer service for their help getting this all together.
I added this center speaker by Polk Audio, TSi-10 to complete my 7.1 surround sound system which includes two TSi-300 floor standing speakers, two TS-15 front speakers, two Bose 301 rear speakers and a Sony 12" sub speaker, all hooked up to a Sony STR-DH520 Muti-channel Receiver. This addition made all the difference in sound and clarity. It works great with what I have and seems the sound is indenical with the Polk Audio TSi=300's. Simply great.
Pros: Completes the surround experience.
Cons: It is big and needs to be mounted on a short stand.
It is a little difficult to figure out where you are going to put it once you get it, but it sounds amazing! When setting up the surround sound the receiver did a test on this alone and it sound like it was surrounding me without any of the other speakers even on.
This is a great center speaker for the money, I bought a sound bar prevously but could not connect it to my stereo to use as a center speaker.
Pros: Excellent sound.
Cons: Could be a bit slimmer.
Looks great, sounds great, perfect size for a center speaker.
Pros: Sound, price, looks.
Cons: None found.
Great sound for the price.
This is by far the best center channel speaker I have ever heard. Sure, I could go on and on about the clarity - the distinct highs and mids - the sleek cabinet etc. It is a better use of time to encourage you to buy this speaker. It is a large center channel so if you don't have the space in your set up...steer clear until you do. Like others on here, I have mine paired with the TSi 300s and they sound amazing in tandem with one another.
Pros: This speaker locks dialogue onto the screen better than any center channel I have ever heard.
Cons: It's big. Make sure you have the room in your set up.
The Polk Audio TSi10 did its job well! I have a 7.1 Yamaha surround sound composed of Bose 301, 201, 101, and a Yamaha base module . Polk Audio adds a bit more of volume and crisp sound to the dialog .
Pros: Heavy duty unit, great price, looks nice, great connectors
Great front speaker! Paired it with 2 Polk TSi100 fronts. This baby can sing. Great sound, voices are crisp and clean, can even hear keys jingle! Very impressed. Thought about the CS20 but honestly don't need it.
Pros: Sound quality. Performance. Price.
matched perfectly to my tsi polk speakers.
Pros: great looking and perfect sound to add to excisting polk speakers
Superb sound! Finally can listen at low volume and still hear voices when they whisper. Great presence. Using with Boston satellite system front speakers, homemade rear and Infinity PS38 sub. So glad I spent a little more for a center speaker....Polk really came through with this one!
Pros: Great sound clarity at all volume levels. Good price.
I wanted a center channel to match my Bose towers, so I ordered this one..perfect match in sound and clarity.. Glad I didn't invest hundreds more hoping to get quality sound
Pros: Great sounding, and good price
Cons: Wanted a smaller housing
With my old center channel, I had trouble hearing some of the dialog in movies so I had to increase the volume significantly. When I purchased the CS10 and hooked it up, I was amazed at the difference. I can hear everything clearly now without turning the volume up. I have it matched with the TSI300 towers and I love the quality of sound they output together.
Pros: Clear and crisp sound Inexpensive
Cons: It's large in size but this isn't really a con if you have space for it
Upgrade to this center and well worth it. Voices are crisp and clean from whispers to shouts.
Pros: Great center channe
Cons: The cherry case is invisible when placing the speaker "correctly"-
Clear crisp highs and strong mids. A strong performer for a very reasonable price. Would recommend to anyone building a great sounding HT or stereo system on a budget.
Pros: Sound quality, performance and a fantastic value
Polk has been a name with speakers that combine good looks, good value, and an overall nice build with great cross over electronics. I own a all Polk speaker system and they are all voice matched with each other. This is a very nice touch and you can hear the difference, that they use good parts in the cross-overs and in the drivers themselves! All my Polk speakers use 5 1/4 woofers with a very nice rubber surround, with great 1 inch silk dome tweeters. There are many very expensive speakers out there that still use that cheap foam surround that will always wear out over time. The only drivers that still need to use foam surround are the subwoofers! This center channel is a better sounding than all the centers I listened to except the Definative center. However the Definative's price at well over 3 times the cost and could not justify it's cost in my mind. I love Polk speakers and the fact that they pass down there high end tech. into there cheaper speakers. FYI: My last center was a expensive Infinity that had that foam surround. Well that's what did it in over time as the foam surround wore out and was causing the center to distort. I'm glade it happened or I never would have bought this great sounding Polk CS-10 center with beautiful black piano finish on both sides and real black oak vaneer. This unit also allows you to turn it upside down to mount it on a shelf at a 45 degree angle to allow you to get perfect sound,without mounting it in a strange spot above your T.V....
Pros: By far the best center channel I have ever heard! I tried 4 different centers before deciding to go with this unit!
Cons: None, this is the perfect speaker!
This Polk CS10 delivers excellent sound for the price. I am using it with a 110 watt per channel system and it has not disappointed me at all. I would highly recommend it to anyone!
Pros: Nice clear sound with enough bass for a center speaker. Great price
Cons: Height and width are fine but the depth is a little larger than my needs.
Excellent Price on a great center channel speaker. Great looking and produces excellent sound. I highly recommend this speaker.
Pros: Sound, price, construction and looks.
Can't beat the price for this CC speaker. Very impressed, great quality sound and materials.
Pros: Great Quality, Great Sound
great sound and appearance at a reasonable price
Pros: sound quality, flexible connections
Love it, shocked at the diffeence a good center channel makes. Would buy it again..and did! Have it in both my primary as well as my backup TV room, which is really used more for music
Pros: great sound, cosmetically appealing
Cons: bigger than it looks, make sure u have space for it
Great center channel very clear but with my set up it gets lost in a big action scene im sending it back to go with the cs20
Pros: Very clear great speaker
Cons: A little big but not to bad
No complaints, I'm not expert, so don't want to steer you either way, nevertheless the speaker is built w/ Quality and sounds great!
I have this Center Channel Speaker and I have been very happy with it! The sound is very Precise, Clear, Articulate and just awesome! Great for ALL sounds not just speaking! Especially for a hundred dollar speaker! The price put me off at first thinking with the astronomical costs of Center Channel Speakers in the hundreds even thousands, how could a sub two hundred dollar speaker be any good? But I have been very happy with Polk speakers, I own four Polk T15 speakers that I now use as my Surround speakers in both my Living room and in my bedroom. So, based on that I purchased the Polk TSi CS10, and gave it a listen, I was and am extremely happy with it! I then found this speaker being sold and reviewed at Crutchfield. Unfortunately I saw this too late and spent much more for it elsewhere! Still I wanted to add my comments. My setup is a Pioneer Elite VSX 60 AV Receiver, (B&W) Bowers & Wilkins 685 front left & right speakers, Polk T15 surrounds and this TSi CS10 Center Channel Speaker! A definite 5 out of 5! You won't be disappointed!
Pros: The sound is very Precise, Clear, Articulate and just awesome! Not just for speaking, you can throw anything at it!
Great sounding speaker that delivers crisp and clear dialogue for a fantastic price.
Pros: crisp dialogue, fantastic price
Cons: A little bigger than expected.
Well made speaker at a very reasonable Crutchfield price. Came in 3 days delivered to my front door. Had it hooked up and watching movie in a few minutes. Crystal clear dialogue.
Pros: Polk build quality. Attractive cabinet. Able to use on lower shelf and aim at listeners.
The Polk Audio TSi CS10 is wonderful value for your money. Sound is fantastic, fit and finish is phenomenal. You do need to read the spec sheet, because this center channel is quite large. Pretty tall and deep.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, even better price
Cons: It is quite large. Be sure to read the spec sheet on dimensions.
Awesome sound! We added it to some Bose speakers we have and they sound great together!!
Pros: Audio much clearer when watching movies.
Cons: Larger than I expected. Takes up more room under the tv than I wanted
Pros: Clean sound
Excellent speaker quality
Cons: The shipment arrived from ups and the box was toe and crushed in several places. Looked like the box had been purposefully abused.
Sound quality reproducing machine
Pros: Crystal clear conversation when it comes to movies
Cons: Little awkward size
Great value center speaker. Overall sound is reasonable but sensitivity is not great, nor is the dynamic range. i drive it with an Onkyo NR609
Pros: Great value
Cons: Size is large. Plan your speaker placement before buying.
This is a great addition to my system. My wall, ceiling, and sub-base speakers are Polk as well creating a balanced sound all driven from a Pioneer VSX-1021-k. Finding the center speaker on sale at Crutchfield was a bonus.
Pros: Clear sound, easy install, professional appearance. Great bargain. My wife even likes it.
Cons: Size is large, I needed to make minor adjustments to my cabinet. Overall installation was less than an hour.
It sounds better than I expected. Sounds better than my TSi100's for the front speakers. I like it a lot, particularly since there are more expensive options out there that while I'm sure they sound better, this speaker has higher sound quality than I originally thought I'd get from the budget I was working with. Very happy.
Pros: Looks good, fits on the Center Stage speaker shelf well, looks good above the tv. Sounds great.
Cons: No cons really, except that the angles are odd.
The sound quality is great on this center channel. I am amazed by how the sound fills the room compared to what I am used to, and the price....wow, what a bargain. The highs and lows are very crisp, and stay that way when pumping up the volume. Can't go wrong on this one!
Pros: Sound quality and price are fantastic.
Cons: You will need some room to place this speaker, very large and heavy.
I just completed my 7.1 system on our family room and watching a 7.1 blu-ray disc, the system was awesome but lacking something. I know I won't be satisfied so I went to crutchfield.com to look around. Thanks to the website's product knowledge topics and support I found Polk audio Tsi CS10 center channel speaker. It's a perfect companion to my Polk audio TSi 300 front speakers. Now I have a smaller version of a movie house in my family room. Dialogues came alive and even watching news became enjoyable to me. I can watch movies and news in low volume and still hear the voices clearly. And a little bonus, the mids and highs got a pretty good boost when listening to music. For the price, and Crutchfield's fast and free shipping I think this one is a sure winner. Thanks again Crutchfield !
Pros: crystal clear sound reproduction both in low and high volumes build quality ( looks high-end even for the lower price )
Cons: Size but not really. Take note of the specs and your available space before you buy.
the old speaker i had was a center channel speaker from radio shack (optimus)very good but very old ,seen the deal at Crutchfield on the polk cs-10 center channel glad i did.running with the big dogs now, my infinty beta 50 & beta 10 with a velodyn 10 sub rubble across the street very awesome .
Pros: great speaker for the buck keep up the good work Crutchfield
Cons: need a little volume to get it going
great center channel !!!! sounds are clear
Pros: Cherry wood cabinet
Awesome center channel at a great price. Seems every time I try something new from Polk, I'm absolutely impressed. Had a small Sony center channel (part of a small surround pack) that I just couldn't understand the vocals. Needless to say, I don't have that problem anymore! I would highly recommend this center.
Pros: Sounds awesome, Much value for price.
Cons: Large, so make sure you have or can make room.
Now I can understand the words better than the old small center speaker...LIKE IT!
Great center channel speaker! I am extremely pleased with the sound quality and the amount of sound this speaker puts out. The speaker is being used in a 20' x 20' theater room and it fills the space with sound! I was a little skeptical at first with the price point being what it is, but rest assured it is worth a lot more than the current price! The one piece of advice I can offer up to anyone considering this speaker is to be aware of the size of the speaker before purchasing. Take the measurements off the site and make sure it will fit where you are putting it as it is every bit as big as the measurements tell you it is. Overall, this is a fantastic speaker that I highly recommend.
Pros: Sound Quality, Build Quality, Price Point, Look of Speaker
Cons: None for my application.
I purchased a cheap home theater in a box a while back and I could tell the speakers weren't that great. The center channel was very small and the sound quality while playing music was pretty bad. I finally got around to replacing them and this was the first speaker I upgraded. After hooking it up I could immediately tell that this upgrade made a huge difference. I now love playing music through my system and everything sounds clear. Plus the price is great for a speaker of this quality.
great value for the money. $89 cheaper than my local big box store for the same speaker
Pros: sounds great
Now I can understand the vocals in movies, I was Listening to Front L/R with a Sub and the Vocals were hard to pick up and understand. Now with this CS10 I have watched several DVD's and have'nt missed a beat.
Pros: Very good Build Quallity and can sit straight on or angle up/down due to the cabinet design. Real good Bang for the buck.
Cons: It eats up some room so check your HxWxD.
I had seen this center-channel speaker from Polk Audio in an audio-visual store for $189. Just before purchasing it, I decided to go online and found the same speaker here for this price. It has superb sound, and the delivery was extraordinarily punctual, arriving by UPS overnight. I know where to start my search in the future!
Pros: The sound in my home theater is much better than it used to be with the Polk Audio TSi CS10 speaker. This was a very good investment for me
Nice sounding speaker, well-suited for surround sound system.
Pros: Good size, well constructed, nice sound.
I am in the process of putting together a home theater system. Initially I only had two front speakers - Polk Audio TSi200's hooked to a Pioneer VSX 1040 receiver. The sound was great but you could sense there was something missing when playing songs on my iPod or watching a DVD - particularly the vocals were not too clear. Adding this center speaker simply had a day-and-night difference and music sounds beautiful as do DVDs. I stream a lot through my Roku box and I am not too happy with the sound quality of streaming videos, but that probably is because the original signal itself is poor. Looking forward to a more fulfilling musical experience - this speaker system has been really good so far!
Pros: Already mentioned above
Cons: Not much of a con, but the size is clearly something you have to be prepared for.
This speaker is awesome and totally changes how we watch tv or movies. It is so clear and projects sound so well. I love it.
Pros: Crisp and clear sound. Great looking.
Cons: Haven't found any yet.
Nice clean sound
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Cannot remove front grill
Excellent speaker for center channel, plus free shipping
Pros: Sounds great, looks beautiful
Exceeds my expectations. Very well made and excellent clear sound. The black wood version blends in unobtrusively with the rest of my system.
Pros: Excellent quality, especially for the price.
Cons: Curved top prevents stacking something on top of it, but I guess that is the point.
After doing some research on center channel speakers for Amps that don't cost $1200 I decide to buy these. I could not be happier. They have crisp full sound with little to no distortion. I had a Sony surround sound system and slowly upgraded. After purchasing Energy CF-50's for my front channels they overwhelmed my center channel Sony speaker. The Sony just didn't measure up. In fact voices seemed muffled and were hard to hear. After hooking up the Polk Tsi100 the voice correction was perfect and they sound great with music or Bluray movies. I purchased the open box and they were in perfect condition. Don't be afraid to save a little extra with open box. Crutchfield is a trusted seller.
Pros: Price, performance and clarity
Cons: almost to big for a center channel.
so far so good no problems our issues. Not using to full range yet.
Great speaker at a great price and quick service.
Pros: Sound is excellent and greatly enhances my surround sound speaker arrangement.
Cons: Speaker is large so may not be suitable for some situations. Fits great in my space.
I had been considering buying this speaker for a while and for whatever reason didn't. My procrastination cost me $30 extra, but after hearing it I'm not the least bit upset! Those who say that your center channel is the most important speaker is exactly right. I've incorporated it with a set of Polk Audio RM10-5 pack speaker system I bought a few years ago. The sound is much clearer & crisper than what we had before. I took the old center channel and used it as a rear 6th speaker in our setup. We have a Polk PSW111 sub and all is driven by a Denon AVR888 receiver. Movies & TV have never been better, you won't go wrong with this speaker!
Pros: Excellent sound!
Cons: It's a little big, but if you have the room go for it.
Center Channel is located in my living room and used as 1 of my 6 channels of surround. Excellent sound and value. Polk always makes great products.
Pros: Sound and price.
Cons: Nothing yet.
Originally for my center channel speaker I took a Logitech 8" active sub woofer and turned it into a passive sub and jerry rigged it with an old car stereo tweeter because my center channel just wasn't getting it done. Found this guy at Crutchfield for a great price and also with free shipping which beat the local big box store and internet prices. It is just as good if not better. Looks great and the girlfriend isn't complaining about how ugly my center channel speaker looks anymore. Keep in mind this speaker is pretty big. I would recommend the CS20 for rooms that are extremely large, but for my mid-sized living room this is a perfect speaker. And for this price you can't go wrong. Also you simply cannot beat the service that Crutchfield offers.
Pros: Can't beat the price, especially with free shipping.
Cons: It is pretty big, but hey, bigger is better.
I purchased this center channel speaker to replace my in-walls. With all the good reviews and feedbacks, I decided to give this a try. I was pleasantly surprised with the output of this speaker. The sound was clear with right amount of bass. I loved the sub-woofer type air vent on the back. I have to agree that bigger sounds better. I dont remember if i ordered black or Cherry but I received cherry which is not a big deal for me. I have started to become a fan of Polk speakers, it started with the 10" sub-woofer and now the center channel. Good product for the price.
The TSi CS1 center speaker is a good match for my Polk Monitor Series II bookshelf speakers that I use for front right and left channels. These Polk speakers, together with a pair of rear speakers, provide wonderfully clean sound for my TV and listening to music.
It is a good quality speaker, and sounds excellent. Price was great. Would reccomend to a friend for purchase.
I teamed this up with Polk TSi 400 floor standing speakers and RTi A1 bookshelf speakers (which I used as my surround sound speakers) to replace my Bose Acumass 10 speakers. I was hoping the woofers in all these speakers would negate the need for a powered sub-woofer, I was wrong and followed up with a Polk sub-woofer. But this center speaker very clearly reproduces the sounds one would expect out of a center speaker. They sound and look beautiful and with the discount I purchased them at it was a great deal. Strongly recommended.
I recently upgraded from a packaged home theater in a box center channel to the Polk TSi CS10, and wow, what a difference it makes. I had focused on upgrading my front stereo speakers, but I never realized what I was missing in movies and TV by not having a quality center channel. Even with the volume turned up with my old center speaker, my wife would continually ask "what did they say?," but now dialog and other sounds come through clear as a bell. The speaker was a little bigger than I expected, and doesn't work sitting in front of a TV that's just sitting on top of a TV stand. I had to get a new TV stand with a separate mount for the TV to make it work, so definitely keep that in mind. In terms of quality, though, the speaker is everything I had hoped for and more. I highly recommended it, especially for the cost.
This center channel is one of the clearest and most defined that I have heard. I listened to quite a few different models from different companies over a three or four week time span. I compared other companies products and even different models from polk and decided to get the TSi CS10. WOW, I am very glad I chose the TSi. Other more pricey brands didn't sound as natural to me. This Polk center channel really delivers! Polk has really done a great job with this line of speakers in respect to sound quality, but another important aspect to me is appearance. These speakers look as good as they sound. The piano black ends coupled with the smooth black front makes for a great looking speaker. My orignal plan was to conceal my center channel, but this one is so nice looking, that I had to keep it visible. Polks quality and reputation, very reasonable price, excellent sound quality, excellent appearance.... this is definately a great center channel for any theater system.,
This center channel is so clear an crisp the sound is excellent. I recommend this series TSI . For the price to anyone who wants a great sound for the buck I'm considing purchasing the rest of the TSI series to complete my system. The reveiws i read here were right on the money. Thanks see ya soon Norm M.
For the price of this speaker you cant beat it. Takes some time to break in. But after that it sounds great.
Awesome sound and great looking piece of equipment. Syncs well with Onkyo receiver and RC85i in wall speakers. Highly recommend!
Bought Polk TSi CS10 for my center channel. This box is doing the job and handles the speaking portion of the theater system. Sounds clear and is matched up with my Denon AVR-1911 as the driver. Good buy for the $$.
Was a little concerned when I opened the package and noticed only one input, my receiver has two center channels. By going through the manual on the receiver, I did find out how to use it with one input. The sound is very clean, good response throughout the range. Using it with an older Athena surround system and it blends in nicely. A nice speaker at a good price.
great sound and value
Sounds great with the tsi300 as fronts!! Great price A+
Bought this for the bedroom theater setup, needed a center speaker to got with the right and left speakers. It sounds almost as good as my $400 center in the family room. We own other Polk speakers and they have not let me down yet!
|Midrange size (inches)||---|
|Woofer size (inches)||5-1/4|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Frequency Response||63-24k Hz|
|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, the center-channel speakers produces sound that is open, spacious and clear, even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers.
Bi-Laminate Composite Woofers: The center-channel speaker features two 5.25" bi-laminate composite (organic fiber) dynamic balance drivers which is light and stiff for deep bass response and low distortion. The multiple smaller driver configuration is capable of better detail than one single large woofer. This design also projects sound over a wider area, so there is a broader "sweet-spot". For high performance and durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.
Silk dome Tweeters: The center-channel speaker features a 1.0" silk dome dynamic balance tweeter for detailed highs. Each tweeter features mylar bypass capacitors in the crossovers to extend high frequency response and improve detail and transparency.
Frequency Response: The overall frequency response is 53Hz-25kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 63-24kHz.
Quality Built Cabinets: The TSi speaker cabinets are extensively braced MDF with ¾" thick baffles and have pewter accents, piano black end caps, and a removable black grille. All models are available in a choice of black or cherry wood-grain vinyl finishes.
Narrow Baffle Geometry: Narrow baffle geometry is a design that creates a sleek looking speaker with great sound. First the high quality cabinet is slender and tucks away easily in your room. The smaller-diameter speaker components are lighter in mass, translating to clearer sound.
Flared Ports: All TSi speaker feature Critically Tuned Flared Ports. Flared Ports minimize port noise ("chuffing") and ensure good low frequency extension with low distortion. With Flared Ports, TSi speakers reveal realistic, natural, full-bodied sound with rich bass. The TSi center-channel speaker uses a rear-firing port.
5-Way Binding Posts: The center-channel speaker has a pair of gold-plated 5-way binding posts for a superior connection to your AV receiver.
Placement: The center-channel speaker should be placed directly above or below your television. The TSi series center-channel speaker is magnetically shielded for safe placement near your TV or video monitor.
Rubber Feet: The center-channel speaker comes with four self-adhesive rubber feet so it will sit securely on your stand or shelf.
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Need a center speaker component upgrade to my home theater system to improve, hopefully, TV sound quality - especially voice broadcasts, news, sports, movies. This Polk Audio selection seemingly will deliver the upgrade at an attractive price point. [ Charles Jun 08, 2018 ]
Have had other pol k center speakers. The clarity of voices is very good. [ Rick May 28, 2018 ]
it was voice matched to polk tsi400 speakers i ordered [ KELLY May 25, 2018 ]
Size and price. Compatible with tower speakers [ Timothy May 16, 2018 ]
Positive reviews and listened to a similar one at best buy. [ G May 08, 2018 ]
I have used Polk speakers before and have always been happy with them. The CS10 is the right size for the smaller-medium room where I will use it. [ Robert Apr 25, 2018 ]
My current center channel speaker is lacking in performance. Based on Polk's reputation, and the pricing of this particular speaker, decided to give it a try. [ Jeffrey Apr 23, 2018 ]
Low cost option [ Rick Apr 21, 2018 ]
To go with my Yamaha receiver [ Leonardo Apr 11, 2018 ]
Price and reviews! [ T Apr 08, 2018 ]
Buying a home theatre setup slowly needed a nice center did a lot of research and decided on this since my fronts are tsi400 [ Zachary Feb 17, 2018 ]
The Best sound... period [ elmo Feb 15, 2018 ]
Needed an upgraded center channel speaker. Hope this one does the trick! Well reviewed. [ Steven Feb 14, 2018 ]
thought I would add a center Channel to my music, to see if i can hear any difference. [ phillip Feb 07, 2018 ]
Building a budget system polk is a outstanding product [ JON Feb 07, 2018 ]
Experience with Polk, Polk's reputation, good reviews, and reasonable price of the speaker and it's companion speakers. [ Michael Jan 19, 2018 ]
Was looking for a center speaker, and the angle design will allow me to place it on a shelve just below my TV. [ Rickey Jan 11, 2018 ]
Crutchfield advisor Joey was extremely helpful in helping to select amongst several choices. [ Bart J. Jan 02, 2018 ]
For the great sound and quality [ GRISELY Dec 29, 2017 ]
Great Reviews for the Price! [ Jason De Dec 28, 2017 ]
It was suggested by Jenny [ KRIS Dec 27, 2017 ]
revews [ RAFAEL Dec 26, 2017 ]
It has awesome reviews and priced right and I needed a center speaker. Thank you very much, Chris [ Christopher Dec 23, 2017 ]
looking to upgrade and replace former component [ JOHN Dec 03, 2017 ]
Matches other components [ Ken Nov 27, 2017 ]
Size, color, online reviews. [ Jeffrey Nov 26, 2017 ]
Competitive price for above average product with consistently excellent reviews. [ Jeff Nov 26, 2017 ]
They're a good match for my Polk bookshelf speakers [ Rex Nov 25, 2017 ]
To match up properly with the floor Standing TSi400s [ Jeremy Nov 16, 2017 ]
great brand great sound. [ Steven Nov 14, 2017 ]
I have been searching for a center channel speaker for a while. Today I received notice in email about a sale on Polk audio. Found this speaker and know of Polk quality and couldn't pass on the price.. [ Jon Nov 05, 2017 ]
I have order before and are happy with the price and good quality.of the Polk [ J Oct 11, 2017 ]