Summary: I have owned many companies including the expensive klipsch reference series speakers. I bought this CS1 for the 4th time. Y? Because every time I buy other speakers that are supposed to be better, I somehow miss the SOFTNESS of these speakers. They don't sound like a loud speaker or a loud horn. They sound very soft, smooth and fulfilling. The monitor series for me has always been a great buy because u get great quality for the price.
Summary: I have a very nice Yamaha receiver, two Yamaha subs and the usual small satellite speakers, but there was something not right, so after doing some reading I decided it was the centre speaker, I read so many 5 star reviews on this CS10 unit I went what the heck, and got it, yes its big, but oh boy the clarity of movies and music, I now feel solid base thuds not warbles and reverberations, its like I replaced the whole system, best money I have spent in a long time, and if...
Summary: WOW! The CS10 replaced a Pioneer SP-C21 which, on paper should be comparable or at least in the same ballpark. They both have 2- 5.25"s and a tweeter, but the Polk really brought out the dialogue in movies and is SOOO much crisper than the Pioneer. The CS10 is more efficient at 91db which is very noticeable. What a bargain at this price. I paid more for the Pioneer, and what great service and speed of delivery from you guys at Crutchfield.
Pros: Great center at a very affordable price with great service.
Summary: This is a nice center channel speaker for a great price. The aesthetics are pleasing, although I would've preferred the wood veneer all around. The shiny plastic on the ends just gives it the impression of something cheaper than what it is. The sounds is great and it really brings out the dialogue. It even offers a little bass when listening to music. Overall I am very pleased with this center channel speaker.
Pros: Great sound, good bass, and mids. Dialogue does not sound garbled.
Cons: Shiny plastic ends. Take away from the overall aesthetics of the wood veneer.
Summary: Before the new center I had a Sherwood center with matching satellite speakers, good sound till I plug in this center. I'll be really honest, I thought that I wasn't going to here much diference but when I listen to my fist movie I was able to here things that I never heard before and it was so clear that I thought that Crutchfield sent me the wrong one. At this price range you just simply won't get any better.
Pros: Great Sound! Clear heights, voice match tsi series, ridiculous price. Beautiful design.
Summary: This center channel is great! I haven't tried many center channels but this performs extraordinary for my needs. I have the cs10 paired with Polk Audio tsi100's as the front left and right speakers. The cs10 blends perfectly to match the tsi100's, creating a seamless soundstage when watching movies. It reminds me of a movie theater system! I am upgrading to the cs10 from a "budget center channel" (I wont get into brands) and the difference is phenomenal to say the least.