Summary: If you're on somewhat of a budget you cannot go wrong with the speakers. I just bought these for a living room surround sound system. These blew me away on how well they sound and they seem to be getting better and better every day as they break themselves in. They sounds great at any volume and have a full rich range of sounds from extreme highs to sub lows.
Summary: This is an outstanding floor standing speaker. Quality of sound is superb. Output power is 175W (massive for my house). Bass is incredible. If you really want to add an outstanding set of speakers to your receiver get these POLK 75T. The best!
Summary: I'm not into $500+/each speakers (a minor budget issue). Everything I read about the Polk TSI500 was great, and that would've been my choice except for the $$$. As others have said, these are essentially the same thing with a different look and a much better price. I was running much smaller Polk's and finally got the $$$ to upgrade. And these just blow me away. Maybe a little heavy on the bass, but you can fix that by changing the bass setting on your amp.
Wasn't very happy with the distinguished sounds of the base
8 November 2014
Summary: Wasn't very happy with the distinguished sounds of the base. Purchased BIC PL89II. They cost a little more but sound great. The way the speaker is made gives a higher volume on a lower volume setting. The BIC PL89II are highly recommended.