Summary: Considering how much you can spend on a center channel speaker, this one sounds pretty good. I have always had particular taste in sound, preferring a lot of mid range over treble and bass. While it is not my old Boston Acoustic speakers it is pretty good.
Summary: This speaker is amazing. I tested it on some great FLAC vocal music (Tool and dredg) and I have never heard such clarity, even at loud volumes. This was recommended by an audiophile friend, and I can hear why. It is pretty hefty, but exceedingly worth the weight and size.
Summary: These comments are mainly for those with a hearing loss in the upper frequencies. The entertainment system is located in a large room that serves as a library as well as a music room(for a 3 manual Allen Organ). The Polk CS10 is located 15 ft. from the listener.
Summary: Replaced Onkyo HTIB (Home Theater in Box) center channel speaker. Dialogue is so much more pronounced and clear. It's great being able to hear so much more detail and to understand the words said in Movies, TV, etc... even at lower volume levels.
Summary: I bought this as a Christmas present for my father, and liked it so much I replaced my slightly smaller/shallower Paradigm speaker with this Polk instead. I also run Polk 4" surround bookshelf speakers with a pair of Boston Acoustics 8" front speakers and a 10" Klipsch sub.
Summary: I've noticed after a few years that I have been turning the receiver up more and more to hear dialogue in movies and TV shows. Then the music comes on or a gunshot rings out and it's crazy loud. I turn it back down only to hear mumbled dialogue again in the next scene.
Summary: I have an Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver that came as part of an Onkyo home theater system, complete w/Onkyo speakers. The weakest speaker of the package was, by far, the center channel. I replaced it with the Polk CS10 center channel and could not be more satisfied. It brought the whole system to life!
Not Just Great for Home Theater - Great for Everything
Gadget Man Dan, Amazon
11 August 2012
Summary: I've been using small satellite speakers with a subwoofer for my family room home theater system for years. Grabbed some satellites from an old Logitech Z-5500 5.1 system. They got the job done, but I knew better quality was available at a good price if I was willing to do some homework.
Summary: In case you're like me... I didn't realize how big this speaker is. It's bigger than my dvr and dvd stacked together. Now as for the sound quality... I love the sound it puts out. I have some older Polk Audio Speakers and with the center channel addition, it sounds great.