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Polk Audio CSi3
Center channel speaker (Black oak finish)
Our take on the Polk Audio CSi3 by Crutchfield's Tom Mathew
Polk's CSi3 center channel speaker sports the latest generation of Dynamic Balance® drivers for exceptional home theater performance. The dual 5-1/4" woofers and 1" silk/polymer tweeter work together to anchor on-screen dialogue and special effects to your television's picture. Voice-matched to Polk's RTi tower and bookshelf speakers and FXi surround speakers, you can put together a stunning home theater speaker package that will do your DVD movies and multichannel music sources justice.
As usual, Polk has paid close attention to the details: 5-way binding post terminals for sure connections, solid MDF construction with real wood veneer (available in black oak or cherry finish), internal bracings for reduced resonance and cleaner sound, and a computer-designed tweeter faceplate for more open and spacious imaging.
I have had this speaker for a short time and it works great and sounds great!
oddjob75150, Forney, TX
What's in the Box:
- Black oak center channel speaker
- 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet
- Owner's Manual
- Online registration sheet
- frequency response 65-26,000 Hz (-3dB)
- 8-ohm impedance
- sensitivity 89 dB
- handles up to 180 watts
- 5-way binding post terminals
- real wood veneer
- 20"W x 6-15/16"H x 9-7/16"D
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Midrange size (inches)||---|
|Woofer size (inches)||5-1/4|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Frequency Response||65-26k 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.
Polymer Composite Woofers: The speaker features two polymer composite woofers for smooth wide-range response with low distortion. For high performance durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.
Silk/Polymer Tweeter: The speaker has a 1" silk/polymer dome tweeter that provides clear, detailed highs. The tweeter uses a heat sink on the Neodymium magnet for superior heat dissipation, power handling and reliability.
Acoustically Inert Cabinet: The speaker cabinet features all-MDF construction with internal bracings that virtually eliminate sound-muddying resonance.
Reversible Design: If the speaker must be positioned below ear level, you can turn the cabinet upside down, allowing the drivers to fire upward.
Port: There is a single port tube opening on the front of the speaker for increased and extended bass response.
Anti-Diffraction Grille: The floating anti-diffraction grille minimizes grille diffraction for spacious, 3-dimensional imaging.
5-Way Binding Posts: The gold-plated 5-way binding posts will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, banana plugs, and dual banana plugs.
Magnetically Shielded: The speaker is magnetically shielded, allowing you to place it on your television without distorting the picture.
Frequency Response Note: The overall frequency response is 55Hz-27kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 65-26kHz.
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