For the movie lover this unit is a big bonus to your experience.
8 September 2011
Summary: To bring clarity to dialog in movies is what this center speaker excels at. I didn't realize the importance of a GOOD center speaker in an audio setup till I got this Polk unit. I've always had center speakers but never of this caliber. The only downside to this guy is that it's so big. At 20" wide by 10" deep by nearly 7" high you've got to be sure it's not going to get in the way.
Summary: Having had the CS10 for more than a month now, I can report that it is worth every cent. 1. Appearance, great looking Cherry finish, like leaving the cover off the drivers to show it off. Minor criticism, cover is a bit hard to pry loose. 2. Installation simple, just plugged in existing speaker cable. Instructions specifically said to set the center channel setting of your receiver to 'small'. THANX! 3.
Pros: As always polk leaves competitors in the dust, Replacing a KLH center with this speaker. And am nothing but impressed, it has a great range and is acurate in its sound. Will always and forever be a polk fan. I like not having all the change shaken out of my pockets for great home audio thanks New egg!
Cons: None really, just take a look at the space you have available this bad boy is no less then 15 LBS and quite large.
Summary: Many here have commented on how big this center channel speaker is, I do not feel it is that big at all. If you look at the dimensions you can easily see if this will fit into your existing setup or not, If you are expecting some tiny little speaker that you can tuck away this is not that, but at the same time its not all that big.
Summary: I just hooked up this as part of a new sound system today. It delivers crisp, clear dialogue and really does the sound tracks of movies justice. I have it paired with Monitor40's for front and Monitor30's rear all run by a Pioneer VSX-521-K. This center is a great anchor for a sound system that really lets your other speakers do their jobs cause it handles the dialogue just fine.
Summary: I purchased this center channel speaker to replace my in-walls. With all the good reviews and feedbacks, I decided to give this a try. I was pleasantly surprised with the output of this speaker. The sound was clear with right amount of bass. I loved the sub-woofer type air vent on the back. I have to agree that bigger sounds better. I dont remember if i ordered black or Cherry but I received cherry which is not a big deal for me.
Summary: Replaced a Kenwood center channel that was quite a few years old, and probably not a very good speaker. Waiting a week to get a new receiver and front speakers, this center stood on it's own with just some tiny surround satellites for support and sounded pretty impressive even on it's own.
Pros: Admittedly I'm no audio-phile, fairly ignorant on the subject of sound. I've been living with "home theater in a box" setups for several years. My significant other had her house built and custom wired for sound, I have a few friends that have poured more money than they will even admit into their home theater setups and this blows them away. YAMAHA RX-V371 reciever and Polk Monitor II 60's, the CS10 center channel speaker and PSW10 subwoofer and a couple of older KLH...
Summary: The TSi CS1 center speaker is a good match for my Polk Monitor Series II bookshelf speakers that I use for front right and left channels. These Polk speakers, together with a pair of rear speakers, provide wonderfully clean sound for my TV and listening to music.