Polk Audio TSi CS10
Great looks and even better sound! Really makes the dialogue in the movies easy to hear.
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Enjoy crystal-clear dialogue and a robust center image from Polk's CS10 center channel speaker. Polk carefully designed its woofers and tweeter using laser testing to help identify and eliminate resonance points. The acoustically inert MDF (medium density fiberboard) cabinet fights internal vibrations that can compromise performance. It all adds up to smooth, accurate sound with movie soundtracks and multichannel music sources.
The CS10 is designed with an angled top, so you can invert the speaker for placement on a low shelf to direct the sound towards your listening area. And a woodgrain vinyl finish with stylish piano black sides gives this speaker a refined look, making it an attractive addition to just about any room.
Great looks and even better sound! Really makes the dialogue in the movies easy to hear.
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Average Customer Review(s):
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.