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Polk Audio TSi200

Bookshelf speakers (Cherry)

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Our take on the Polk Audio TSi200

The Polk TSi200s deliver open sound with wide staging and precise imaging. These speakers feature Polk's exclusive Dynamic Balance® drivers that undergo laser testing to find and eliminate resonance points, ensuring that everything you listen to sounds clean and accurate. The silk tweeter produces sparkling highs, while dual polycarbonate woofers pump out smooth mids and lows. The braced MDF cabinet fights resonance so the details in your music and movies shine through, even when you crank up the volume.

The Polk TSi200s deliver open sound with wide staging and precise imaging. These speakers feature Polk's exclusive Dynamic Balance® drivers that undergo laser testing to find and eliminate resonance points, ensuring that everything you listen to sounds clean and accurate. The silk tweeter produces sparkling highs, while dual polycarbonate woofers pump out smooth mids and lows. The braced MDF cabinet fights resonance so the details in your music and movies shine through, even when you crank up the volume.

Just team these speakers with a Polk powered subwoofer for full-range sound. They also work great as surround speakers when used with Polk's TSi floor-standing models. And the TSi200 looks good, too. The woodgrain vinyl finish and elegant piano black top plate complement just about any décor.

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Great Crutchfield service. Beautiful cherry wood finish. Connected to Yamaha amp and Onkyo CD changer. Sounds great. A satisfied customer.

Ken, Newbury Park, CA

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Cherry bookshelf speakers
  • Detachable cloth grille (installed)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online registration sheet
  • Polk Audio product brochure

Product Highlights:

  • bass-reflex (ported) design
  • frequency response 50-24,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • handles 20-150 watts
  • 1" Dynamic Balance® silk dome tweeter
  • dual 5-1/4" polycarbonate woofers
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 5-way binding post terminals
  • woodgrain vinyl finish with piano black top plate
  • 8-1/16"W x 15-3/8"H x 12-1/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    Features and Specs

    Enclosure Bass Reflex
    Video Shielded No
    Tweeter Type Dome
    Tweeter Size (inches) 1
    Midrange Size (inches) ---
    Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
    Woofer Composition Organic Fiber
    Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
    Power Range 20-150
    Sensitivity 89 dB
    Impedance (Ohms) 8
    Frequency Response 50-24k Hz
    Connector Type 5-way post
    Bi-amp Inputs No
    Height (inches) 15-3/8
    Width (inches) 8-1/16
    Depth (inches) 12-1/16
    Weight (pounds) 17
    Mounting Bracket Included No
    Recommended Stand Height (inches) 16-26
    Parts Warranty 5 Years
    Labor Warranty 5 Years

    Product Research

    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, these speakers produce sound that is open, spacious and clear, even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers.

    Bi-Laminate Composite Woofers: Each speaker features two 5.25" bi-laminate composite dynamic balance drivers which are light and stiff for deep bass response and low distortion. For high performance durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.

    Silk dome Tweeters: Each speaker features a 1.0" silk dome dynamic balance tweeter for detailed highs. Each tweeter features Mylar bypass capacitors in the crossovers to extend high frequency response and improve detail and transparency.

    Frequency Response: The overall frequency response is 43Hz-25kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 50-24kHz.

    Enclosure Design

    Quality Built Cabinets: The TSi speaker cabinets are extensively braced MDF with ¾" thick baffles. With pewter accents, a piano black top plate and removable black grille, TSi speakers look awesome and take up less than one square foot. All models are available in a choice of black or cherry wood-grain vinyl finishes.

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

    Flared Ports: All TSi speakers feature critically-tuned flared ports. Flared ports minimize port noise ("chuffing") and ensure good low frequency extension with low distortion. With flared ports, TSi speakers reveal realistic, natural, full-bodied sound with rich bass. These TSi bookshelf speakers feature a rear-firing port.

    Connections

    5-Way Binding Posts: Each speaker has a set of gold-plated 5-way binding posts.

    Mounting Options

    Placement: Create an equilateral triangle between the speaker and the listening position. If you notice video distortion or discoloration, immediately move the speaker away from the video source.

    Rubber Feet: Each speaker comes with four self-adhesive rubber feet so they will sit securely on your speaker stands or shelf.

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    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    I purchased these to replace my side surrounds. These speakers are rated up to 150 watts, and my old ones are only rated at 100. [ Jim  Jun 20, 2017 ]
    Polk sound & quality, price, crutchfield reviews & product specs [ Jaime  Jun 20, 2017 ]
    Have a pair of Polk speakers already.Great speakers for the money.Plus Cruthfields is a great place.100% satisfied customer. [ RANDY  Jun 19, 2017 ]
    Cheaper than Amazon and free 2 day shipping! Wow! [ Phillip  Jun 14, 2017 ]
    I just ordered a Polk Audio powered sub and love it, My old AR surround speaker gave up the ghost and thought these would work nicely. [ Keith R.  May 18, 2017 ]
    reviews and complete my polk speaker system [ ISMAEL  May 10, 2017 ]
    Value [ KEVIN  May 07, 2017 ]
    I can't say enough about these amazing little speakers!!! The reviews that say they don't have any bass are completely inaccurate! I have these on the floor right now, I just purchased stands for them, and they have so much bass at half volume that my feet vibrate from across the room. They have great sound reproduction and look beautiful. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a pair of speakers for up to a medium sized room!!! [ Thomas  May 01, 2017 ]
    Adding more speakers to my system... [ Kevin  Apr 22, 2017 ]
    I have always had good luck with polk [ JOHN K  Apr 18, 2017 ]
    Just need some speakers for the garage. [ Richard  Apr 16, 2017 ]
    Polk is a leader in this category, I have Polk Atriums on my deck and they rock!! [ Chris  Apr 09, 2017 ]
    polk fame [ RAFAEL  Apr 06, 2017 ]
    name [ Benjamin  Mar 30, 2017 ]
    I choose these speakers because of the reviews it got on your website. [ Robert  Mar 22, 2017 ]
    crutchfield reviews [ Dennis  Mar 14, 2017 ]
    good product at a good price [ RONALD  Feb 28, 2017 ]
    Love the style [ Marlon  Feb 08, 2017 ]
    I need to replace my current speakers and wanted something with good sound and that would last. My brother helped me in my decision. These were on sale for the same price range I was looking and a better speaker with treble, middle and base. [ Sarah  Jan 15, 2017 ]
    Sale price and amazon reviews [ JEFFREY  Jan 13, 2017 ]
    Great reviews, great looking speakers [ Austin Eugene  Jan 09, 2017 ]
    Price, size, availability, reputation of dealer [ Michael  Jan 05, 2017 ]
    polk is amazing for the price. [ A  Jan 02, 2017 ]
    prior experience with brand and product reviews [ Scott R.  Dec 29, 2016 ]
    Reviews & Price. [ ROBERT A  Dec 13, 2016 ]
    Chat guy Larry's suggestion. [ Richard  Dec 09, 2016 ]
    Polk brand ,good reviews [ TONY M  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    Price and reviews from other customers [ Pete De La  Dec 03, 2016 ]
    I've bought other models of "polk" speakers; and I have been very satisfied with them. [ JEFFERY A  Nov 24, 2016 ]
    Noticed good reviews on the speakers, and needed speakers that were hooked up by wire not wireless. [ Kenneth  Nov 20, 2016 ]
    The size will fit well into my smaller home theater area. The speakers have lots of great reviews, and I have the CS10 center, so these will be timber matched. I built custom speaker stands according to the speaker size specs so the tweeter will be right at ear level. Stands I made are 31" tall. [ david  Nov 14, 2016 ]
    my daughter researched the items that was ordered and found them to be the best for what she was looking for [ ROGER  Nov 12, 2016 ]
    After conferring with "Daisy" on my audio preferences I chose this. [ Raymond  Oct 13, 2016 ]
    Affordable. Good quality. Good brand. [ Jane  Jul 16, 2016 ]
    appear to be a good quality book shell speaker, I ready some gpood report from other customer and the price is good for thr pair [ CARLOS CRUZ  Jul 12, 2016 ]
    Great sounding speakers. I bought two sets! [ Don  Jun 28, 2016 ]
    Good reviews. [ TIM  Jun 26, 2016 ]
    recommendation by crutchfield consultant based on my current center channel and the receiver he recommended to replace my current receiver. [ Delmart  Jun 25, 2016 ]
    These seemed like the best value for my limited budget. Doubling the price didn't seem to get me that much more. [ Gordon Burns  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    Excellent reviews on the Crutchfield website. [ G  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    Using for rear speakers in a surround sound setup where I already have some nice Polk towers for the front [ Jacob  Dec 08, 2015 ]
    I liked the look and heard Polk produced a quality product. The spec's seemed to exceed Cerwin Vega's in this category. [ susan  Jun 13, 2017 ]
    great luck with this product name in the past and looks and style along with great reviews. [ robert  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    Great deal [ Louis M.  Jun 01, 2017 ]
    Good size for small apartment [ William  May 29, 2017 ]
    On sale. Polk makes good products. [ I  May 15, 2017 ]
    I just love the look and sound [ Arthur  May 11, 2017 ]
    Perfect sound and great speaker... [ THOMAS C  May 08, 2017 ]
    they are very good [ George E.  May 04, 2017 ]
    Price was definitely right; being able to look through other buyers reviews of the product sealed the deal for me and let me buy with confidence that I was getting what I wanted for my needs and would be satisfied with my decision. [ Nicholas p.  Apr 30, 2017 ]
    I'm putting a stereo system together. Need speakers. Speakers got good reviews. [ Kenji  Apr 30, 2017 ]
    Right now I'm dealing with limited space in my bedroom for electronics so a nice sounding bookshelf is just what the doctor ordered. Hooked up to my vintage Marantz receiver they should work nicely. Looking forward to delivery day which is at the most 2 days with Crutchfield. [ Alan  Apr 26, 2017 ]
    price [ DARRYL  Apr 21, 2017 ]
    Good reviews and The Polk name.... great price [ SEYMOUR W  Apr 19, 2017 ]
    Bought to upgrade/replace a pair of 30-year-old Polk Monitor 5Bs in the study. [ Jesse  Apr 09, 2017 ]
    Reputation of Polk Audio, cherry cabinet appearance, size. [ John  Apr 06, 2017 ]
    Price to value. Positive reviews from others using these speakers with vintage audio components. Polk's reputation. Attractive. [ Casey  Mar 29, 2017 ]
    I need a pair of very good bookshelf loudspeaker's to compliment my JVC stereo component's. These speaker's are the perfect choice!!! [ Bruce  Mar 21, 2017 ]
    I own other Polk Audio speakers. I've never been disappointed. [ Randall  Mar 09, 2017 ]
    Replacing very old speakers in my home office [ Mark  Mar 07, 2017 ]
    Good Quality & Price! [ Frank A.  Feb 26, 2017 ]
    look cool great deal [ datrucks  Feb 20, 2017 ]
    Price + reviews [ Dennis  Feb 14, 2017 ]
    i bought a pair last year and they sound great...needed another pair for family room...these are hooked up to Marantz 2250B mfg date 1976 and the speakers rock that raw rock n roll sound. thanks dudes [ Robert  Feb 07, 2017 ]
    Based on reviews and past performance with Polk speakers. Needed accurate mid and high range to use with existing Polk sub. [ Mark  Jan 14, 2017 ]
    brand name and other products from this company.. [ RANDALL  Dec 31, 2016 ]
    good value, very good sound and cherry [ TOM M  Dec 19, 2016 ]
    I already own the TS400's and I am pleased with them so I'm getting these for a different room. [ JEFF  Dec 04, 2016 ]
    Great quality and price. [ JIM  Nov 26, 2016 ]
    Price, reviews were all positive, good looking speaker [ Daniel  Nov 23, 2016 ]
    love polk speaker. I find them to be a very good quality at an affordable price [ JOE  Nov 08, 2016 ]
    Value [ Barry  Nov 03, 2016 ]
    Good reviews [ Luis  Jul 11, 2016 ]
    store advice [ Anthony  Jul 01, 2016 ]
    I wanted a floor speaker originally, but the ones I wanted were sold out. I'm glad I got these. They wound up fitting perfectly on the TV stand on either side of the TV. Bass response is only slightly worse than the floor speakers I had been looking at but that doesn't even matter when you've got a subwoofer. I like these speakers. [ Michael  May 17, 2016 ]

    5 questions already asked

    might help if you had a receiver [ Christopher  Jan 26, 2017 ]
    Hi Randall- In my set-up, my polk speakers are connected to an audio/visual receiver (AVR) I'm not sure that a Samsung smart tv will power the polk speakers. [ Greg  Jan 26, 2017 ]
    i Have them standing up but i don't see why they wouldn't work laying on their sides [ Bruce  Dec 28, 2015 ]
    Yes, you can place these on their side, would likely work well on a bookshelf. Keep in mind that for best sound they need some space behind them for the rear port. [ Paul  Dec 27, 2015 ]
    absolutely yes [ Gabriel  Dec 27, 2015 ]
    No problem these speakers are great !,,, [ RICHARD S  Dec 26, 2015 ]
    Yes, I actually have mine laying on their side on shelves that are mounted on the wall. These speakers sound great! [ RICHARD S.  Dec 26, 2015 ]
    NO they are better as surrounds .only if u are using .a small home theater set up ,u may use them as mains. [ nathaniel  Dec 22, 2015 ]
    THey would b better as rear set however if your room is not to large they would work fine. They can't b by amped [ darryl  Dec 17, 2015 ]
    Yes sounds great for my family using them as left and right front also using sub woofer [ ROSS  Dec 17, 2015 ]
    Yes, absolutely. I used them with a 7.1 sound system in my TV/theater room. They create a big sound with excellent quality, yet are small enough to place on a shelf. They are a good by for a reasonable cost. [ Dorwin  Dec 17, 2015 ]
    Mike- I bought 3 pairs of these Polk Audio speakers to bring sound to our microbrewery production room and tasting room. Roughly 2750 squ. feet of open space. I checked the specs to see that they have an 89db efficiency and have a good frequency handling range. We are using them with a Polk Audio powered sub to reproduce low and mid-low frequencies better. We will power them with an amp that can give us a main and aux zone control and the amp is rated to 150W per channel They are described as bookshelf speakers, but checking speaker dimensions, are fairly large. I would recommend an above average viewing room for these speakers. My caution is to ignore placement instructions that advise hanging speakers like you might a picture frame, that is, flush with the wall. I believe that a ported speaker, as these are, require a bit of clearance to the wall to allow best utilization of the port. Whether you purchase this model speaker or not, you can't find a better sounding speaker for your money than Polk Audio. [ Greg  Dec 17, 2015 ]
    They will. But if you want earth shaking rumbling sound effects from your movies, you may need a subwoofer in addition. I have these as mains in a 13x16 room and they are great. I hear details I've never heard in my music before. [ Joshua  Dec 17, 2015 ]
    Yes, these speakers are wonderful as main speakers for left and right. Music, voice, and movie soundtracks are clear and uncolored, with very good presence. A pleasure to listen to. I recently bought a second pair to use in another room. You can also find many glowing reviews on-line with a search such as "polk audio tsi200 bookshelf speakers review". [ Bill  Dec 16, 2015 ]
    i am using them in my shop . I am very satisfied with polk speakers [ herb  Dec 16, 2015 ]
    They work great as my main front L and R speakers. I also use the TSi100s for the rears, a little overkill though. Will depend on the size of the room. The room I am using these in is maybe a 20x25 space. These will work in a bigger room and probably sound better than they do in my small living room. [ Christopher  Dec 16, 2015 ]
    Yes, that is how I used them. [ RYAN  Dec 16, 2015 ]
    They work great - big clear sound, fills up the room. Both the music and movie sounds are rich. I recommend. [ Edward  Dec 16, 2015 ]
    They should be more than enough. Can,t go wrong especially with Polk. [ GERARD J  Jun 28, 2016 ]
    I am using these af Front left and Right speakers in a room that is 15 by 23 with 8 foot ceillings. I also have the cs10 center channel and the psw10 powered subwoofer. The floor is carpeted and I have typical furniture, couch, loveseat and a couple recliners. The AV receiver is an Onkyo TX SR333. The sound is frich an full and for me anyway with this combination of spearkers is more than enough to handle what I want. The primary usage is for movies and tv. I also have played music through this setup. I do not play the system at wall shaking levels. I have had this setup for about eight months now and I am very satisfied with the performance. [ Keith  Jun 28, 2016 ]
    I use these speakers in a 18x24 living room. Great sound. [ Kevin  Jun 28, 2016 ]
    My home theatre is in a similarly-sized room, about 15x8, with 8' ceiling. I only have two of these speakers, so it's only playing stereo, not surround. But I'm very pleased with it. [ Matthew  Jun 28, 2016 ]
    I had these as my right and left channel speakers sitting next to the tv, a center channel, and two tsi100s as surrounds plus a couple subs. The room was roughly 20 x 15 with 8 foot ceilings, not including the dining room and kitchen area. I received numerous compliments on movie nights and parties as to how loud and clear my set up was, everything is Polk in my house and I would highly recommend them. [ Ramey  Jun 28, 2016 ]
    I use the TSi200s in a small room about 10x10. They sound great, really fill the room. Frankly, they would work in a much larger space. They have great high and mid range and their bass range is still very good. [ Vincent  Jun 28, 2016 ]
    I purchased them for our breakfast room/kitchen and have been pleased [ JOSEPH K  Jun 28, 2016 ]
    I have these speakers in our home office,15 x 16 and they are more than sufficient. They definitely would work well in your smaller room. [ David  Jun 27, 2016 ]
    These are full range speakers and for the size they develop good base, and have a very bright mid and high end. I am currently using them for two channel sound with a 30 year old NAD 7175 PE receiver, only listening to music. [ RICKY  Feb 17, 2014 ]
    Yes [ JIM  Feb 14, 2014 ]
    I have them working well in a 7.1 surround system, balancing the Bass is at times difficult, but I suspect this is far more due to the nature of the audio mixing on some discs and certainly not the speaker. [ MERLYN  Feb 14, 2014 ]
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