Summary: I purchaced this speaker along with four Polk Monitor 30 satalites, a Pioneer VSX-1017TXV-K receiver, and a Velodyne VX-10 sub about two months ago. I did tons of research and read hundreds of reviews for about a month before I pulled the trigger. The center channel sound is a perfect match (to no surprise) with the other Polk Monitor speakers. The sound is warm and crisp, but not too bright. Voices sound natural and well defined.
Summary: I have nothing to complain about this central speaker. The sound of the voice, the clarity of dialogs is outstanding. Not only the dialogs sound great, but other frequencies too, when I listen to the music. This PolkAudio speaker works great with my Onkyo 5.1 receiver and a mix of other speakers (Sony 3-way towers). I am a big fan of Polk Audio, so no complains at all!
Great budget center channel speaker! Bad seller...
A. Ayon, Amazon
22 March 2008
Summary: I ordered this Monitor CS1 and Monitor 40's to replace the speakers in my Onkyo HT-SR800 HTiB...HUGE improvement in sound quality. They will play very loud and clear without distorting with the crossover set at 80 or 100hz. While they don't produce the very realistic 3D soundstage you get with more expensive speakers (high-end Polks, internet direct brands like Axiom/Ascend Acoustics, etc.), they will blow away any HTiB system for just a few more dollars.
Summary: I ordered this to replace my previous Polk center channel speaker. I had NO idea on how huge this thing was!! But, regardless it amplifies my movies and games a whole lot. No more turning up the volume to hear the voices. Everything about this speaker is great.
Summary: This speaker plays fine and is better than the internal speakers of my Sharp Aquos. It is not especially efficient but it a great match for my other Polk Audio speakers in my home theatre setup.
Summary: This speaker has it all. Great sound, great looks, and as of right now, a great price. This will be 100x better than any speaker included with a bundled home theater package. Sounds great - highly recommended.
Summary: This speaker replaced cheap radio shack center channel,that never really gave decent sound. Especially dialog on movie soundtracks... My wife would always say"What did he just say?" or "I can't hear them " etc. Haven't had that problem anymore. Made the biggest sound differece in speaker setup because so much of dolby 5.1 is though the center speaker. This got a good review in CNET rated 7 of 10. it is really well built and quite large.
Summary: This is my first foray (actually it was a gift) into Polk Audio merchandise. I am pleased with the crisp, clear, and detailed high frequency sound it emits. It has considerable resolution and articulation that helps deliever lifelike representations of vocals and instruments. There is virtually no distortion, and it sits above my T.V., which sometimes speakers and T.V.s will play interference with each other, but not this monitor.