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Polk Audio TSi CS20

Center channel speaker (Cherry)

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Item # 107CS20C

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Overview

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The Polk CS20 creates a life-sized center image and anchors dialogue and sound effects to your TV's screen. Polk carefully designed the woofers and tweeter using laser testing to help identify and eliminate resonance points. The acoustically inert MDF cabinet fights internal vibrations that can compromise performance. It all adds up to smooth, accurate sound with movie soundtracks and multichannel music sources.

The Polk CS20 creates a life-sized center image and anchors dialogue and sound effects to your TV's screen. Polk carefully designed the woofers and tweeter using laser testing to help identify and eliminate resonance points. The acoustically inert MDF cabinet fights internal vibrations that can compromise performance. It all adds up to smooth, accurate sound with movie soundtracks and multichannel music sources.

The CS20 is uniquely 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 give this speaker a warm, refined look, making it an attractive addition to just about any room.

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

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Better than I expected for the price! Delivery was fast, three days coast to coast. I am using it with a pair of Polk TSx220's, they go together very well. Sounds much better tan a soundbar and I can use the system to play decent music as well.

Anonymous, Seattle, wa

What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

  • video-shielded
  • bass reflex (ported) design
  • handles 20-150 watts
  • 1" Dynamic Balance® silk dome tweeter
  • dual 6-1/2" bi-laminate organic fiber cone woofers
  • frequency response: 58-24,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • angled top allows more flexible placement
  • woodgrain vinyl finish with piano black sides
  • 5-way binding post terminals
  • 23-1/16"W x 7-3/8"H x 10-15/16"D
  • weight: 19 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Tweeter Dome
Midrange size (inches) ---
Woofer size (inches) 6-1/2
Connector Type 5-way post
Power Range 20-150
Sensitivity 91 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 58-24k Hz
Height (inches) 7-3/8
Width (inches) 23-1/16
Depth (inches) 10-15/16
Weight 19 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

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

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

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

Bi-Laminate Composite Woofers: The center-channel speaker features two 6.5" 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 48Hz-25kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 58-24kHz.

Enclosure Design

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

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

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

Connections

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

Mounting Options

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

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

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