Polk Audio TSi300
Floor-standing speaker (Cherry)
Our take on the Polk Audio TSi300 by Crutchfield's Loren Barstow
Music lovers and movie buffs alike will enjoy the smooth, clean sound of the Polk TSi300. Its silk tweeter delivers sparkling highs, while two polycarbonate woofers churn out accurate mids and lows. The braced MDF cabinet fights resonance so the details in your music and movies shine through. Dual five-way binding posts let you bi-amp or bi-wire the TSi300 for even better performance — a rare feature for a speaker in this price range.
A woodgrain vinyl finish gives the TSi300 a refined looked, capped by an elegant piano black top plate. At the base of the speaker you'll find sturdy stabilizer feet to keep it anchored to your floor, regardless of whether it's carpeted or non-carpeted. And since the speaker's footprint takes up less than one square foot, you can enjoy authoritative tower speaker sound without sacrificing a lot of space.
- bass-reflex (ported) design
- frequency response 47-24,000 Hz (-3dB)
- handles 20-150 watts
- 1" Dynamic Balance® silk dome tweeter
- dual 5-1/4" polycarbonate woofers
- 8-ohm impedance
- sensitivity 90 dB
- dual 5-way binding post terminals
- woodgrain vinyl finish with piano black top plate
- 8-3/16"W x 36-1/4"H x 11-3/4"D
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Cherry tower speaker
- Detachable cloth grille (installed)
- Owner's Manual
- Wall-Mount template
- Online registration sheet
- Polk Audio product brochure
great clean and crisp sound. Could use a little more low end but overall a great piece of equipment for a budget minded person.
Zeessou, Riverside, CA
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||---|
|Woofer Size (inches)||5.25|
|Woofer Composition||Organic Fiber|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl Rubber|
|Built-in Powered Sub||No|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Frequency Response||47-24k Hz|
|Subwoofer Amp Power||---|
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: The 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: The speaker features a 1.0" silk dome dynamic balance tweeter for detailed highs. The 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 35Hz-25kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 47-24kHz.
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. 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 floorstanding speakers feature a down-firing power port.
Dual 5-Way Binding Posts: The speaker has two sets of gold-plated 5-way binding posts connected by gold-plated jumpers. Using the dual 5-way binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers.
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.
Built-In Conical Feet: The speaker features four built-in conical feet to ensure stability for precise bass response and superior imaging.
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Why did you buy this?
I have an earlier pair of these from years ago and they are great speakers -- good bass, nice midrange and terrific top-end. Needed floor speakers for another room so this was a no-brainer. [ Paul Aug 16, 2018 ]
i chose this speakers, to use in combination with a vintage receiver that i own since new. floor speakers produce the best sound for my taste. [ miguel Apr 11, 2018 ]
I wanted a decent listening experience without exceeding my budget. I saw these on sale and read the reviews both technical and customer on Crutchfield and the web. Bottom line these speakers are high quality and I'm really excited about this purchase! [ Daniel Apr 06, 2018 ]
Building a new stereo system and a friend was happy with the TSi speakers. They are within my price range and I liked the specs. [ Jennifer Mar 22, 2018 ]
Great tower and big sound [ GRISELY Dec 29, 2017 ]
My brother say the sound is very good I will love it. [ Glenford Dec 24, 2017 ]
Great speaker. Great price. [ Daniel Dec 18, 2017 ]
I needed a small speaker to hang in the ceiling [ Matthew Dec 16, 2017 ]
I'm trusting your recent recommendation of these speakers and the price seems goo. Won't know in til I hook them up in replacement of my ancient Marantz VII speakers from c. 1972! I hope my receiver/tuner amp (Yamaha HTR-5590) is strong enough to drive them. I don't do the home theater thing. These Polks will be used mainly for CD/vinyl/cassette listening. [ al Nov 24, 2017 ]
A friend who is in the business recommended them as top quality. [ David M. Oct 10, 2017 ]
Love they way they sound and look [ Eloy Aug 11, 2017 ]
Great Speaker for the price. Have several Polk Products. Great Bang For the Buck. [ MAURICE Aug 10, 2017 ]
Good name and good price ! [ Eugene Jul 18, 2017 ]
Love Polk sound [ Alberto Jul 12, 2017 ]
Many good reviews. I have Klipsch in my other setup, so one day I will compare. [ GEORGE Jul 05, 2017 ]
This matched my amp in output and I had read good reviews about this brand.....and they were on sale. [ Brenda Jun 23, 2017 ]
Past experiences with Polk audio equipment [ Bobby Jun 16, 2017 ]
I have had good experiences with Polk Audio speakers over the years. Good price and confidence in Crutchfield. [ DWIGHT J Jun 06, 2017 ]
Polk reputation, positive reviews, on sale. [ Phil May 23, 2017 ]
price point [ Ronald May 02, 2017 ]
update our system [ diana Apr 23, 2017 ]
High quality, great price, well paired with existing equipment. Wanted to get serious speakers to replace JBL satellites for the front stereo speakers. [ THOMAS Apr 19, 2017 ]
Upgrade on speakers and I like the idea that I can 'try' them and return them if not satisified. [ Kenneth Feb 27, 2017 ]
To complete my surround sound setup. I bought 2 of the Polk tsi200 bookshelf speakers from Crutchfield. I just ordered the Polk tsi300 speakers for front speakers. Love Crutchfield! [ BOBBIE A Feb 25, 2017 ]
Solid reviews and seem to be a best buy for the money, plus I prefer silk tweeters for material, a bias from my a/d/s car audio days. [ gf Feb 22, 2017 ]
On sale ,and always wanted to try Polk. [ SHAWN Feb 21, 2017 ]
Recommended by Friends and family [ Manoj Jan 18, 2017 ]
My other home theater equipment is black. [ Fred Jan 11, 2017 ]
Hear there great [ Freddie Jan 10, 2017 ]
Top rated item that fit my budgetary constraints. [ Tyler Nov 28, 2016 ]
This Polk Audio TSi200 tower speakers are inexpensive, but let me tell you that the combination of power and sound are superb!! [ JOSE Nov 27, 2016 ]
Sales associate recommendation [ James Feb 24, 2016 ]
I have all polk home theatre speakers (subwoofer, center, and surround) except the front left and right [ Louis Jan 08, 2016 ]
Recommendation of a friend. Sale price [ Robert Jan 05, 2016 ]
becaused I have a polk audio system [ richard Dec 16, 2015 ]
Reasonable price. Good customer reviews. [ Jack V. Dec 11, 2015 ]
For TV system--Use for audio alone often. Powering with Denon 75 W per channel amp. paired with subwoofer sounds great. [ STEVEN Dec 03, 2015 ]
I have been a loyal Polk Speaker purchaser since the mid 80's. I still own a pair of Polk Monitor 10-b's; and a pair of Polk; LSiM 707's purchased from Crutchfield a few years ago. I will use these along with the Monitor 10's for a surround system I am putting together. I love the sound, smoothness and bass reflex action of them. I've always found them to be most accurate, and of exceptional quality. [ frederic Jul 24, 2018 ]
To complete my current Polk Audio system. [ Q Apr 29, 2018 ]
Color and woofers that improve detail. [ Kean Ryan Rober Feb 13, 2018 ]
Price and color plus overal a good experience with the organization... [ Garrett Jan 29, 2018 ]
Have owned Polk in the past and trust the product. Would prefer to have visited your store to hear them first but see that your sale ends tomorrow and I can't make it there by then. They do look great as well. [ Steve Jan 05, 2018 ]
Good specifications for the price. [ Jeffrey Jenkins Dec 02, 2017 ]
They will look good in my living room. And Polk is a great product for a great price. [ Matthew Nov 16, 2017 ]
Good specs, great reviews and the price was right. [ Joe Nov 01, 2017 ]
I love good sound at a great price and you cant beat that with these polk towers. for the money they really sing and the finish on them is absolutely beautiful. I had never owned polk speakers before these and can say I'm more than happy i chose them. and sos my wallet [ Sadie Aug 09, 2017 ]
Perfect fit for my application and need. Aesthetically fits my decor. And the reputation and quality of Polk Audio is a no brainer! Add that to the outstanding, all around customer service at Crutchfield, why go anywhere else! [ Dallas Jul 28, 2017 ]
price and style and name brand [ Vance Jul 10, 2017 ]
I had to replace my Proscan 35" TV internal speakers (rotted out) with something, so decided on these. I hope the 10W RMS output from it will give sufficient loudness. [ Thomas D. May 02, 2017 ]
Its a good match for my receiver [ mario Feb 28, 2017 ]
Price and look ! [ John Feb 22, 2017 ]
Good sale and opinions son and significnt other [ Jo Ann Feb 14, 2017 ]
Crisp crystal clear natural detailed sound without distorting bass everyone talks about in the reviews everywhere. That is exactly the kind of speaker I'm looking for. [ Carlos Feb 02, 2017 ]
Reviews and price [ ERIC Jan 13, 2017 ]
I have wanted a pair of Polk Standing speakers for a long time (Stereo Review's magazine of the 1980's), now I can finally justify buying them since 4 out of my 5 children are out of college and on their own. [ John Jan 11, 2017 ]
value and reviews [ Jeff Jan 05, 2017 ]
Great sounding speaker for such a low cost [ David Dec 07, 2016 ]
Good price, free shipping and the product quality. [ JOSE O Nov 26, 2016 ]
Adviser recommended based on planned use, listening preference, and room size [ MARK C Nov 22, 2016 ]
I have moved and bought a new denon receiver. While setting up my system I realized that one of my front speakers had gone bad. I had originally intended to wait and save up to buy some fairly high end speakers but now I needed to get speakers on a budget. These fit the price point and the reviews are very positive. I'm sure they will be a big step up from my previous speakers. [ Joel Oct 03, 2016 ]
Liked the Cherry color. Compatible with other colors in room. [ Jackie Mar 29, 2016 ]
I was going for the 'level up' in the scratch and dent, but they only had a single speaker in stock. The TSi300 was on sale, so I figured I check them out instead. [ Rebecca Mar 02, 2016 ]
8 questions already asked
Yes, they will work. And I love these speakers. [ Karen Aug 31, 2018 ]
Not sure but these speakers are capable of regular positive & negative hook up via speaker wire given your receiver outputs. Check how much power your receiver sends to speakers & compare to how much speakers can handle. [ Keith Aug 31, 2018 ]
The SONY is rated 100 watts per stereo channel, and the Polks will handle that. Now, as to what you do with it, ah there's the question, the Polks may behave better with more power for LOUD rock, but normal listening volume should be just fine. I drive mine with a NAD integrated amp, rated about 40 per channel, and I have beautiful sound, so the SONY should be FINE!! [ ROBERT W. Aug 31, 2018 ]
I do not know, but I will see if the person who selected and set them up might know. I will get back with you. [ Karen Aug 31, 2018 ]
I looked at the specs on the receiver and it's 8 ohms. These speakers should work well. You'll have to keep them bi amped (the metal piece connecting the two terminals) since the receiver only has two channels. [ Matthew Aug 31, 2018 ]
With "100 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .08% THD, with 2 channels driven" stereo sound will be FINE. Polk makes good speakers. But if you plan using 7.2 setup fully, remember to keep to efficient speakers for the rest of the channels. [ ROBERT W. Aug 31, 2018 ]
Although I've never used Polk speakers, I am using premiere acoustics speakers and I believe you will get better results with Polk.. [ julian Feb 17, 2017 ]
Yes they are. However I would go with the TSI400 or even better yet the TSI400 you can still find them oN line cheep. [ BRAD Feb 17, 2017 ]
The Polk Audio would be a good match with the Onkyo receiver.I have a bigger model polk towers hooked up to mine and they sound great.If you are using to play movies,make sure to get a good center channel speaker too. [ Guest Feb 17, 2017 ]
They come with a hard metal connector, connecting bass and treble terminals. Remove to biwire, leave it there to have single wires coming in. [ ROBERT W. Aug 31, 2018 ]
With jumpers [ WILLIAM B Aug 29, 2016 ]
There are two sets of red & black connectors. You use just one set for a normal connection, and for bi-amping you use all four after removing the metal jumpers. [ Tom Aug 27, 2016 ]
Scratch and Dent items are generally product returns from Crutchfield customers. All of these products have been thoroughly inspected by our return technicians to ensure functionality and to make sure the cosmetic integrity is still in tact. They also come fully covered by a manufacturer's warranty and our 60-day satisfaction guarantee, same as new. You can view pictures of items previously sold from our Scratch and Dent stock here: http://www.crutchfield.com/product/outlet/CloserLook.aspx [ Larry Nov 01, 2015 ] Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They will be able to walk you through how to bi-amp the speakers. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. You can find out more about bi-amp here: http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/blogs/av_tips/archive/2008/04/23/are-you-sitting-on-a-wealth-of-untapped-power.aspx?showAll=N If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff May 01, 2014 ] Staff
The price is listed each - so it will be for just one speaker. [ Jeff Nov 26, 2013 ] Staff
The Port of these speakers is at the bottom of the cabinet (Down Fire Port). If your TV or Monitor is LCD, LED or OLED, do not worry as these types of TV is not affected by Magnetism. [ JESUS Oct 31, 2017 ]
Up date to my earlier answer. The speakers are ported through the bottom, this the ports are not visible. [ Alan Oct 17, 2017 ]
Port is on the bottom. My speakers are maybe 2 feet from a 55-inch LED and they work just fine. [ Dennis Oct 17, 2017 ]
I am using both the TSI 300 speakers and TSI 400 speakers. I use the 300's for the rear speakers and the 400's for the front speakers. Question 1: Ported - I have never noticed the ports, maybe in the bottom (guessing).. I'm going to check when I get home as I'm now curious. Question 2: How far from the LCD TV: Generally my front speakers are about 4-8 feet either side of the TV (65" Sony). The difference in distances depends on how the room is set up. BUT, I also have the Polk CSI-A4 center speaker which lives about a foot under the TV. I've never had an issue with interference. Years ago I had a different system with a plasma screen and definitely had an issue, but none with the Polk and Sony combination. [ Alan Oct 17, 2017 ]
I suggest the Polk Audio TSi CS10 (Cherry) that is the perfect center channel companion speaker. Unfortunately Crutchfiiels only sells the model in black. [ JESUS Oct 31, 2017 ]
During your planning make sure to consider how high the tv would be if you placed it above the speaker. Avoid placing the tv so high your neck so your neck starts to ache from looking up for a whole movie. I wouldn't recommend placing the speaker on its side because of its design. [ SEAN P May 17, 2017 ]
To big [ KENNETH May 15, 2017 ]
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